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EU to tackle piracy of online sports, live events 11 May 2023, 01:45 CET
The European Commission adopted a Recommendation Thursday on how to combat commercial scale online piracy of sports and other live events, such as concerts and theatre performances.

EU slaps EUR 12.5m antitrust fine on Nike 27 March 2019, 00:54 CET
The EU Commission fined Nike EUR 12.5 million Monday for banning traders from selling the licensed merchandise of some of Europe's best-known football clubs to other countries within the EEA.

Messi can register 'MESSI' trademark says EU Court 26 April 2018, 13:16 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.

Brussels confirms antitrust raids on sports media firms 12 April 2018, 00:46 CET
EU officials carried out unannounced inspections in several Member States at the premises of companies active in the distribution of media rights and related rights relating to sports events and broadcasting.

Brussels extends cooperation with UEFA 22 February 2018, 00:29 CET
The EU Commission and the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) signed a new agreement Wednesday to consolidate and strengthen their cooperation in the period up to the end of 2020.

No tax break for bridge, as it's not a sport: EU Court 26 October 2017, 22:56 CET
Bridge is not a 'sport' and cannot be exempt from the EU's VAT Directive, the European Court of Justice court ruled Thursday, though it does come under the concept of 'cultural services'.

Barcelona, Real Madrid 'in breach of EU state aid rules' 05 July 2016, 16:55 CET
Barcelona and Real Madrid were among seven Spanish football clubs deemed by the European Commission Monday to have been granted unfair advantage under EU state aid rules.

Football clubs eligible for compensation, EU Court rules 23 March 2010, 20:39 CET
The European Court of Justice has ruled that football clubs who have trained and prepared young players may seek compensation if that player wishes to sign their first contract with a different club within the European Union.