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EU Court upholds graphite cartel fines

Posted by Leopold Gasteen at 17 November 2009, 14:55 CET |

The European Court of Justice has upheld fines, totaling EUR 101.4 million, imposed by the European Commission in 2003, on some of the region's top industrial groups for their role in a cartel that fixed the price of carbon based products.

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Commission seek cross-border cooperation on evidence in criminal matters

Posted by Leopold Gasteen at 15 November 2009, 14:45 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, Evidence

The existing rules on obtaining evidence from another Member State consist of a number of co-existing instruments based on different underlying principles and scopes. This makes the application of these rules burdensome and may cause confusion among practitioners, and lead to situations where they do not use the most appropriate instrument for the evidence sought. Ultimately, these factors may therefore hinder the course of justice, and effective cross-border cooperation.

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No preferential customs treatment for products from occupied territories: EC Court Opinion

Posted by EUbusiness at 03 November 2009, 12:45 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, Israel, Finance

Products originating from the occupied territories are not entitled to preferential customs treatment under the EC-Israel Agreement, according to the Opinion of the European Court's Advocate General.

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EC Court rules on rights for dismissed pregnant workers

Posted by EUbusiness at 03 November 2009, 12:35 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, Employment, ECJ, Social, SMEs

Dismissed pregnant workers must enjoy effective judicial protection of their under Community law, according to a ruling by the European Court of Justice.

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