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Parliament, Council reach deal on EU-wide penalties for money laundering

Parliament, Council reach deal on EU-wide penalties for money laundering

Posted by EUbusiness at 07 June 2018, 18:40 CET |
Filed under: Headline1, Finance, Crime

The European Parliament and the EU Member States reached provisional agreement Thursday on strengthened criminal law measures to counter money laundering.

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Gay spouses have equal rights to EU residence: European Court

Gay spouses have equal rights to EU residence: European Court

Posted by EUbusiness at 05 June 2018, 21:45 CET |

While EU Member States have the freedom to decide whether to legalise same-sex marriages, they have no right to deny residence rights to spouses of the same sex, the EU's top court has ruled.

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EU launches WTO case against China

EU launches WTO case against China

Posted by EUbusiness at 03 June 2018, 20:39 CET |
Filed under: Headline1, China, EU Law - IP, Trade

The European Union launched legal proceedings in the World Trade Organisation (WTO) Friday against Chinese legislation that it claims undermines the intellectual property rights of European companies.

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EU Justice, Rights and Values Fund

Posted by EUbusiness at 31 May 2018, 23:50 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, EU Funding

The Commission is proposing a new Justice, Rights and Values Fund, simplifying the existing programmes in this field.

Ritual slaughter can only take place in approved abattoirs: EU Court

Ritual slaughter can only take place in approved abattoirs: EU Court

Posted by EUbusiness at 30 May 2018, 00:10 CET |

The European Court of Justice confirmed Tuesday that ritual slaughter without stunning may take place only in an approved slaughterhouse, in a case referred by Belgium's Flemish region.

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Supplementary protection certificate for medicinal products

Posted by EUbusiness at 29 May 2018, 23:34 CET |

The EU Commission proposed on 28 May a targeted adjustment to intellectual property rules to help Europe's pharmaceutical companies tap into fast-growing global markets and foster jobs, growth and investments in the EU.

EU Justice Scoreboard 2018

Posted by EUbusiness at 29 May 2018, 23:30 CET |
Filed under: EU Law

The European Commission published on 28 May the 2018 EU Justice Scoreboard, which gives a comparative overview of the independence, quality and efficiency of justice systems in EU Member States.

EU pharma waiver to boost generic drugs exports

EU pharma waiver to boost generic drugs exports

Posted by EUbusiness at 29 May 2018, 23:20 CET |

The EU Commission proposed Monday to adjust intellectual property rules to help Europe's pharmaceutical companies tap into fast-growing global markets and foster jobs, growth and investments in the EU.

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Brussels takes legal action against 7 states over air quality

Brussels takes legal action against 7 states over air quality

Posted by EUbusiness at 17 May 2018, 21:10 CET |

The EU Commission took legal action to improve air quality in Europe Thursday, stepping up its enforcement against 7 EU Member States for breaching EU rules on air pollution limits and type approval for cars.

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May 2018 infringements package: key decisions

Posted by EUbusiness at 17 May 2018, 17:49 CET |
Filed under: EU Law

In its May 2018 monthly package of infringement decisions, the European Commission is pursuing legal action against EU Member States for failing to comply with their obligations under EU law.

Messi can register 'MESSI' trademark says EU Court

Messi can register 'MESSI' trademark says EU Court

Posted by EUbusiness at 26 April 2018, 13:15 CET |

Lionel Messi, the world's best-paid footballer, can register the trademark 'MESSI' for sports equipment and clothing, the EU's top Court ruled Thursday despite a Spanish company's 'MASSI' trademark.

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New Company Law Rules

Posted by EUbusiness at 25 April 2018, 20:13 CET |

The European Commission proposed on 25 April new company law rules with a view to making it easier for companies to merge, divide or move within the EU Single Market.

New EU rules to help companies grow and merge in single market

New EU rules to help companies grow and merge in single market

Posted by EUbusiness at 25 April 2018, 20:35 CET |

EU companies should find it easier to merge, divide or move within the single market and to digitalise setting-up and running a business, under new company law rules outlined Wednesday by Brussels.

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Whistleblower protection

Posted by EUbusiness at 23 April 2018, 20:20 CET |
Filed under: EU Law

The European Commission proposed on 23 April a new law to strengthen whistleblower protection across the EU.

Whistleblowers to be protected by EU law

Whistleblowers to be protected by EU law

Posted by EUbusiness at 23 April 2018, 20:55 CET |
Filed under: Headline1, EU Law - company

In the wake of the Dieselgate, Luxleaks, Panama Papers and recently the Cambridge Analytica revelations, the EU Commission proposed Monday a new law strengthen whistleblower protection across the EU.

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Kitkat protected status in doubt in EU Court's opinion

Kitkat protected status in doubt in EU Court's opinion

Posted by EUbusiness at 19 April 2018, 20:53 CET |

The future of the three-dimensional shape of Nestle's ‘Kit Kat 4 fingers’ chocolate as an EU trade mark is in doubt following Thursday's opinion of the Advocate-General of the European Court of Justice.

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Brussels wants fingerprints added to ID cards

Brussels wants fingerprints added to ID cards

Posted by EUbusiness at 18 April 2018, 16:45 CET |
Filed under: Headline2, Migration, Crime

The EU Commission put forward a package of security measures Tuesday, including more secure ID cards, stricter rules on explosives and firearms, and better data sharing to help fight crime and terrorism.

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6 hours for tech firms to hand over key evidence under EU security proposal

6 hours for tech firms to hand over key evidence under EU security proposal

Posted by EUbusiness at 18 April 2018, 00:01 CET |
Filed under: Headline, Internet, Crime

Police and judicial authorities would gain easier and faster access to e-evidence such as e-mails or documents under new EU proposals to help them investigate, prosecute and convict criminals and terrorists.

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Logging in Bialowieza Forest broke law: EU Court

Logging in Bialowieza Forest broke law: EU Court

Posted by EUbusiness at 17 April 2018, 18:15 CET |
Filed under: Poland, EU Law-environment

Increasing logging operations in Poland's Białowieza Forest nature reserve infringed EU law, the European Court of Justice ruled Tuesday in a final judgement.

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