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Bonelli Erede Pappalardo

Posted by EUbusiness at 30 November 2009, 19:10 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, Italy

Bonelli Erede Pappalardo enjoys a distinguished reputation as one of Italy's finest law firms and is one of the few Italian firms capable of offering comprehensive legal advice in all sectors of business law.

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Common rules for imports into the EU

Posted by Ina Dimireva at 30 November 2009, 19:30 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, EU Law summaries, Trade

This Regulation aims to establish common rules for imports into the European Community based on the principle of the freedom of import and to define the procedures enabling the Community to implement, where necessary, the surveillance and safeguard measures required to protect its interests.

Common rules for EU exports

Posted by Ina Dimireva at 30 November 2009, 20:30 CET |

This Regulation establishes common rules for exports from the European Community (EC) based on the principle of freedom of export and to define the procedures enabling the Community to implement, where necessary, the surveillance and protective measures required.

Ecodesign for energy-using appliances

Posted by Ina Dimireva at 30 November 2009, 20:30 CET |

The EU's 'ecodesign' is a new concept aimed at reducing energy consumption by products such as household electrical appliances. Information concerning a product's environmental performance and energy efficiency must be visible if possible on the product itself, thus allowing consumers to compare before purchasing.

Greenhouse gas emission allowance trading scheme

Posted by Ina Dimireva at 30 November 2009, 20:30 CET |

The European Union is establishing a greenhouse gas emission trading scheme for the cost-effective reduction of such emissions in the Community. This scheme should enable the Community and the Member States to meet the commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions made in the context of the Kyoto Protocol. Installations operating in the energy sector, iron and steel production and processing, the mineral industry and the paper and board industry will automatically be subject to the emission trading scheme.

Research & Innovation: Seventh Framework Programme (2007-2013) - Building the Europe of Knowledge

Posted by Ina Dimireva at 30 November 2009, 20:30 CET |

At the heart of the Lisbon Strategy, research is a component of a knowledge triangle (the other two being education and innovation) meant to boost growth and employment in the European Union (EU) in the context of a global economy. The 7th Framework Programme for Research, covering the period 2007 to 2013, is an opportunity for the EU to match its research policy to its ambitions in terms of economic and social policy by consolidating the European Research Area (ERA).

Research & Innovation: Seventh Framework Programme (2007-2013) - Building the Europe of Knowledge

Posted by Ina Dimireva at 30 November 2009, 20:30 CET |

At the heart of the Lisbon Strategy, research is a component of a knowledge triangle (the other two being education and innovation) meant to boost growth and employment in the European Union (EU) in the context of a global economy. The 7th Framework Programme for Research, covering the period 2007 to 2013, is an opportunity for the EU to match its research policy to its ambitions in terms of economic and social policy by consolidating the European Research Area (ERA).

Co-ordinating Member States' direct tax systems

Posted by Ina Dimireva at 30 November 2009, 20:30 CET |

The initiatives announced in this Communication aim to promote greater co-ordination of the Member States' direct tax systems in order to remove fiscal barriers and to eliminate discrimination and double taxation at a European Union (EU) level. The aim of co-ordinating the unharmonised direct tax systems of the Member States is to render them compatible with Community law and European Court of Justice case law. Two of the initiatives concern the specific areas of exit taxation and offsetting of cross-border losses for companies and groups.

Co-ordinating Member States' direct tax systems

Posted by Ina Dimireva at 30 November 2009, 20:30 CET |

The initiatives announced in this Communication aim to promote greater co-ordination of the Member States' direct tax systems in order to remove fiscal barriers and to eliminate discrimination and double taxation at a European Union (EU) level. The aim of co-ordinating the unharmonised direct tax systems of the Member States is to render them compatible with Community law and European Court of Justice case law. Two of the initiatives concern the specific areas of exit taxation and offsetting of cross-border losses for companies and groups.

European Industrial Policy

Posted by Ina Dimireva at 30 November 2009, 20:30 CET |

The European Commission is presenting a new industrial policy to create a more suitable framework for European manufacturing. Establishing a solid and dynamic industrial base contributes to the growth of the European Union and sustains its economic and technological leadership in a context of growing globalisation.

European Industrial Policy

Posted by Ina Dimireva at 30 November 2009, 20:30 CET |

The European Commission is presenting a new industrial policy to create a more suitable framework for European manufacturing. Establishing a solid and dynamic industrial base contributes to the growth of the European Union and sustains its economic and technological leadership in a context of growing globalisation.

The European Civil Service Tribunal - background guide

Posted by Ina Dimireva at 26 November 2009, 23:20 CET |

An overview of the composition, jurisdiction and procedure of the Civil Service Tribunal.

The European Court of First Instance - background guide

Posted by Ina Dimireva at 26 November 2009, 23:20 CET |

An overview of the composition, jurisdiction and procedure of the Court of First Instance.

The Court of Justice of the European Communities in the Community legal order

Posted by Ina Dimireva at 26 November 2009, 23:19 CET |

The Court of Justice of the European Communities is the judicial institution of the Community. It is made up of three courts: the Court of Justice, the Court of First Instance and the Civil Service Tribunal. Their main task is to examine the legality of Community measures and ensure the uniform interpretation and application of Community law.

Failure of a Member State to fulfil obligations - Freedom to provide services - CASELEX:EU:2009:94

Posted by Caselex at 25 November 2009, 16:05 CET |
Filed under: Finance, EU Law, Media, Spain

Spanish legislation that exempted from tax all winnings from lotteries, games of chance and betting organised by public bodies or entities pursuing social or charitable non-profit-making activities that were established in Spain was a restriction on the freedom to provide services of similar bodies and entities established in other Member States and was contrary to Article 49 EC and Article 36 of the EEA Agreement, as that exemption did not apply to those bodies and entities established in other Member States. Such an exemption could not be justified on the grounds of prevention of money laundering, public health or other socio-economic reasons.

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Failure of a Member State to fulfil obligations – Directive 75/442/EEC - Waste - European Court of Justice Judgement - CASELEX:EU:2009:133

Posted by Caselex at 25 November 2009, 15:00 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, Environment

Waste waters fell outside the scope of the Waste Directive 75/442/EEC only if, and to the extent that, they were governed by ‘other legislation’ at the Community or local level. Since no other Community legislation regulated domestic waste waters disposed of in the countryside through septic tanks and other individual water-waste treatment systems, the Republic of Ireland was obliged to adopt the necessary provisions, as regards such waste waters. By failing to do so, Ireland had failed to fulfil its obligations under Articles 4 and 8 of the Waste Directive.

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Public works contracts obligations - Judgement of European Court of Justice - CASELEX:EU:2009:132

Posted by Caselex at 25 November 2009, 15:55 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, Finance

Failure of a Member State to fulfil obligations – Public works contracts – Directive 93/37/EEC

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Sexual discrimination case - Bulgaria - CASELEX:BG:2009:42

Posted by Caselex at 25 November 2009, 15:40 CET |

In an action brought by a female worker claiming that she had been sexually harassed within the meaning of Article 5 in conjunction with Section 1(2) of the Protection from Discrimination Act 2003, transposing Article 2(2)(a) in conjunction with Article 1(d) of Directive 2006/54/EC, the testimony of witnesses reproducing her story was valid evidence -- not of the circumstances known only to the harasser and the victim but of the victim's behaviour, remarks and reactions to the harassment - Judgement by Bulgaria's Supreme Administrative Court.

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Cannabis trademark ruled out of order

Posted by Leopold Gasteen at 26 November 2009, 01:30 CET |

The registration of the trade mark 'CANNABIS' is not valid in respect of the branding of beverages, according to a European Court of Justice ruling.

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Passengers whose flights are delayed may be entitled to compensation

Posted by Leopold Gasteen at 21 November 2009, 00:30 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, airlines

Air travellers in Europe faced with a delay of three hours or more are entitled to compensation, following a judgement by the European Court of Justice. The judgement clarifies the rights available to airline passengers who have undergone delay. It was ruled that a delay totalling three hours or more would entitle the passenger to compensation.

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