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Malta breaking EU law on wild birds: EU Court

Malta breaking EU law on wild birds: EU Court

Posted by EUbusiness at 21 June 2018, 18:55 CET |

Malta has failed to fulfil its obligations under EU law in its adoption of a derogation regime to allow the trapping of seven species of wild birds, the European Court of Justice ruled on Thursday.

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Le Pen must repay EUR 300,000: EU Court

Le Pen must repay EUR 300,000: EU Court

Posted by EUbusiness at 19 June 2018, 17:45 CET |

Former French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen MEP must repay almost EUR 300,000 to the European Parliament, the EU's top Court confirmed Tuesday, for the employment of a parliamentary assistant.

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Louboutin wins right to red sole in EU Court

Louboutin wins right to red sole in EU Court

Posted by EUbusiness at 12 June 2018, 18:56 CET |

Luxury shoe designer Christian Louboutin won a case at the European Court of Justice Tuesday over the right to trademark its exclusive red sole trademark used in high-heeled shoes for women.

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June 2018 infringements package: key decisions

Posted by EUbusiness at 07 June 2018, 23:37 CET |
Filed under: EU Law

In its June 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.

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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