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Judgments European Court of Justice


 JUDGMENTS EUROPEAN COURT OF JUSTICE

Press Release 83/16 Judgment in Case C‑294/16 PPU JZ v Prokuratura Rejonowa Łódź–Śródmieście

The Member State that issued a European arrest warrant is required to consider, for the purposes of deducting the period of detention served in the executing Member State, whether the measures taken against the person concerned in the executing State have the effect of depriving a person of liberty

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Press Release 82/16 Judgment in Case C‑330/15 P Johannes Tomana and Others v Council and Commission

The Court of Justice confirms the restrictive measures imposed on Johannes Tomana, Attorney-General of Zimbabwe, and 120 other individuals and companies in Zimbabwe

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 Press release 30/16 Judgment in Case T-100/15 Dextro Energy/Commission

The General Court confirms that a number of health claims relating to glucose may not be authorised.

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Press release 29/16 Judgment in Case T-201/14 The Body Shop International/OHMI - Spa Monopole.

The Body Shop cannot register ‘SPA WISDOM’ as a Community trade mark

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Press release 28/16 Opinion in Case C-484/14 Mc Fadden

Advocate General Szpunar: the operator of a shop, hotel or bar who offers a Wi-Fi network free of charge to the public is not liable for copyright infringements committed by users of that network

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Press release 19/16 Judgment in Case C 292/14 Elliniko Dimosio v Stroumpoulis and Others

Greek seamen living in Greece and engaged by a company with its registered office in a non-member country are protected under EU law in the event of the company’s insolvency

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Press release 18/16 Judgment in Case C-299/14 Vestische Arbeit Jobcenter Kreis Recklinghausen v Jovanna García-Nieto and Others

The Court of Justice confirms that nationals of other Member States may be refused certain social benefits in their first three months of residence

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 Press release 17/16 Order of the Court in Case C 396/15 Shoe Branding Europe BVBA v adidas AG

Adidas may oppose the registration, as a Community mark, of parallel stripes placed on the side of sports shoes

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 Press release 16/16 Judgment in case T-411/14 The Coca-Cola Company V OHMI

The General Court dismisses the action brought by Coca-Cola seeking registration of a contour bottle without fluting as a Community trade mark

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Press release 15/16 Judgment in Case C-179/14 Commission v Hungary

Certain aspects of the SZÉP leisure-card and Erzsébet meal-voucher schemes, under which employers in Hungary may provide their employees with benefits in kind under favourable tax conditions are incompatible with EU law

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Press release 14/16 Judgment in Case C 176/13 P Council v Bank Mellat

The Court of Justice confirms the annulment of the fund-freezing measures in place against Bank Mellat since 2010

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Press release 13/16 Judgment in Case C 601/15 PPU J.N. v Staatssecretaris van Veiligheid en Justitie

EU law allows an asylum seeker to be detained when the protection of national security or public order so requires

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Press release 12/16  AGO in Cases C-165/14 Alfredo Rendón Marín v Administración del Estado & C-304/14 CS v Secretary of State for the Home Department

According to Advocate General Szpunar, a non-EU national having sole care and control of a minor child who is a citizen of the EU may not be expelled from a Member State or be refused a residence permit simply because he has a criminal record

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Press release 11/16 Judgment: C-659/13 C&J Clark Intl Ltd v The Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs & C-34/14 Puma SE v Hauptzollamt Nürnberg

The regulation imposing an anti-dumping duty on imports into the EU of certain leather footwear originating in China and Vietnam is partially invalid

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 Press release 10/16 Judgment in Case C-336/14 Sebat Ince

EU law may preclude the imposition of penalties in respect of the unauthorised cross-border intermediation of sporting bets carried out in Germany

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Press release 8/16 Judgment in Case T-427/12 Austria v Commission

The General Court confirms that the guarantee granted by Austria to BayernLB in the context of its restructuring concerning BayernLB’s credit lines in favour of Hypo Group Alpe Adria constitutes State aid which is nevertheless compatible with EU law

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Press release 7/16 Judgments in Cases T-331/14, T-332/14, T-341/14, T-434/14 and T-486/14 - Five Ukranians

The General Court annuls the freezing of the assets of five Ukrainians, including Mykola Yanovych Azarov and Sergej Arbuzov, former Prime Ministers of Ukraine, for the period from 6 March 2014 to 5 March 2015

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Press release 6/16 Judgment in Case C-375/14 Rosanna Laezza v Italy

National rules on betting and gaming may be contrary to the principle of proportionality if they require the licensee to transfer free of charge the equipment used for the collection of bets

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 Press release 5/16 Judgment in Case C-514/14 P Éditions Odile Jacob SAS v Commission

The Court dismisses Odile Jacob’s appeal in the case concerning Lagardère’s purchase of Vivendi Universal Publishing

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Press release 3/16 Judgment in Case C-428/14 DHL Express (Italy) S.r.l. and Others v Autorità Garante della Concorrenza e del Mercato and Others

In the field of competition law, the leniency programmes of the EU and of the Member States coexist autonomously

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Press release 1/16 Judgments in Cases T-397/13 Tilly-Sabco v Commission, T-434/13 Doux v Commission and T-549/13 France v Commission

The General Court holds that the Commission did not err in fixing the export refunds in the poultry meat sector at €0 in July 2013

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Press release 155/15 Judgment in Case C-333/14 Scotch Whisky Association and Others v Lord Advocate

The Scottish legislation introducing a minimum price per unit of alcohol is contrary to EU law if less restrictive tax measures can be introduced

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Press release 154/15 AGOs in Cases C-358/14 Poland v Parliament and Council, C-477/14 Pillbox 38 (UK) Ltd, C-547/14 Philip Morris Brands SARL & Others

Advocate General Kokott considers the new EU tobacco directive of 2014 to be valid

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Press release 153/15 Judgment in Joined Cases C 250/14 and C 289/14 Air France -KLM and Hop!-Brit Air v Ministère des Finances et des Comptes publics

VAT is chargeable on unused air tickets which are not refundable

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Press release 152/15 Judgment in Case C 180/14 Commission v Greece

By allowing doctors to work 24 hours or more consecutively, Greek law infringes EU law

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Press release 151/15 Judgment in Case T-242/12 Société nationale des chemins de fer v Commission

The General Court confirms that the State aid in the sum of € 503 million granted by France to Sernam and conditionally approved by the Commission in an earlier decision was wrongfully implemented

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Press release 149/15 Judgment in Case C-157/14 Neptune Distribution v Ministre de l'Économie et des Finances

The sodium content of natural mineral waters must be calculated on the basis not only of sodium chloride but also of sodium bicarbonate

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Press release 148/15 Judgment in Case C 419/14 WebMindLicenses kft. v Nemzeti Adó- és Vámhivatal Kiemelt Adó- és Vám Főigazgatóság

The transfer of know-how enabling operation of the erotic site livejasmin.com from Hungary to Madeira where a lower rate of VAT applies does not amount, in itself, to an abusive practice

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 Press release 147/15 Judgments in cases: T-9/11, T-28/11, T-36/11, T-38/11, T-39/11, T-40/11, T-43/11, T-46/11, T-48/11, T56/11, T-62/11, T-63/11 and T-67/11

The General Court annuls the decision by which the Commission imposed fines amounting to approximately €790 million on several airlines for their participation in a cartel on the airfreight market.

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Press release 144/15 Judgment in Case T-615/14 Fútbol Club Barcelona v OHIM

The General Court dismisses the action brought by FC Barcelona seeking registration of the outline of its crest as a Community trade mark

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 Press release  143/15 Judgment in Case C-312/14 Banif Plus Bank Zrt. v Márton Lantos and Mártonné Lantos

Foreign exchange transactions which form part of certain types of foreign currency denominated loans do not constitute an investment service

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Press release 142/15 Judgment in Case C-326/14 Verein für Konsumenteninformation v A1 Telekom Austria AGJudgment in Case C-326/14 Verein für Konsumenteninformation v A1 Telekom Austria AG

An increase in telecommunications charges in accordance with a consumer price index does not allow subscribers to withdraw from their contract

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Press release 141/15 Judgments in cases: T-461/13, T-462/13, T-463/13, T-464/13, T-465/13 , T-487/13 and T-541/13

The General Court confirms the Commission’s decision ordering the recovery of State aid granted by Spain to the operators of the terrestrial television platform.

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Press release 139/15 Judgment in Case C-115/14 RegioPost GmbH & Co. KG v Stadt Landau in der Pfalz

The award of public contracts may be made subject by law to a minimum wage

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ECJ Press Release 136/15

The General Court dismisses the action brought by two minority shareholders of HSH Nordbank and therefore upholds the Commission decision of 2011 authorising, under certain conditions, rescue measures in respect of that bank

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ECJ Press Release 135/15

The termination of an employment contract following the worker’s refusal to accept a significant unilateral change to essential elements of the contract which operates to his detriment constitutes a redundancy for the purpose of the directive on collective redundancies

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ECJ Press Release 134/15

The Court defines for the first time the concept of extrajudicial documents of which the formal transmission to addressees residing in another Member State is necessary

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 ECJ Press Release 133/15

Dyson’s action for annulment of the regulation on energy labelling of vacuum cleaners is unsuccessful

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ECJ Press Release 132/15 

The General Court dismisses an action involving the award of a public service contract by the European Parliament for the supply of fire security, assistance to persons and external surveillance at the European Parliament’s site in Brussels

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Press release 130/15

The time-limit for challenging mortgage enforcement proceedings in progress when a judgment of the Court of Justice was implemented in Spain is contrary to EU law

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Press release 129/15 Judgment in Case T-290/14 Andriy Portnov v Council

The General Court sets aside the freeze on the funds of Andriy Portnov, one-time adviser to the former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych

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Press release 128/15 Judgment in Case C-264/14 Skatteverket v David Hedqvist

The exchange of traditional currencies for units of the ‘bitcoin’ virtual currency is exempt from VAT

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Press release 127/15 Judgment in Case C-347/14 New Media Online GmbH v Bundeskommunikationssenat

The offer of short videos on a newspaper’s website may fall under audiovisual media services legislation

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Press release 126/15 Judgment in Case C-167/14 Commission v Greece

Because of its delay in implementing the directive on urban waste water treatment, Greece is ordered to pay a fixed sum of €10 million and a periodic fine of €3.64 million per semester of delay

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Press release 123/15 Election of the Presidents of the Chambers of five Judges of the Court of Justice

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Press release 122/15 Election of Vice-President of the Court of Justice of the European Union

Mr Antonio Tizzano is elected Vice-President of the Court of Justice of the European Union

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Press release 121/15 Election of the President of the Court of Justice

Mr Koen Lenaerts is elected President of the Court of Justice of the European Union

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Press release 120/15 Judgment in Joined Cases T-292/14 and T-293/14 Republic of Cyprus v OHIM (HALLOUMI and XAΛΛOYMI).

The General Court dismisses the actions brought by the Republic of Cyprus against the decisions to refuse registration of the signs HALLOUMI and XAΛΛOYMI

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Press release 119/15 Judgment in case T-79/13 Alessandro Accorinti  & others V ECB

Le préjudice subi en 2012 par les détenteurs privés de titres de créance grecs dans le cadre de la restructuration de la dette publique de l’État grec n’est pas imputable à la BCE, mais aux risques économiques normalement inhérents aux activités du secteur financier

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Press release 118/15 Judgment in Case C-650/13 Thierry Delvigne v Commune de Lesparre-Médoc and Préfet de la Gironde

A Member State can maintain an indefinite ban on voting in European Parliament elections for certain nationals of that State

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Press release 117/15 Judgment in Case C-362/14 Maximillian Schrems v Data Protection Commissioner

The Court of Justice declares that the Commission’s US Safe Harbour Decision is invalid

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Press release 115/15 Judgments in Cases T-275/12 and T-276/12 Football Club ‘Dynamo-Minsk’ ZAO v Council

The General Court annuls the majority of the measures by which the council froze the funds of the football club ‘Dynamo Minsk’

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Press release 114/15 Advocate General’s Opinion in Case C-308/14 Commission v United Kingdom

Advocate General Cruz Villalón proposes that the Court should dismiss the Commission’s action against the United Kingdom concerning allowances for children.

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Press release 113/15 Partial renewal of the Membership of European Court of Justice

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Press release 112/15 Judgment in Case C-290/14 Skerdjan Celaj

The ‘Return Directive’ does not, in principle, preclude legislation of a Member State which imposes a prison sentence on a third-country national who unlawfully enters its territory in breach of an entry ban

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Press release 111/15 Judgment in Case C-230/14 Weltimmo s.r.o. v Nemzeti Adatvédelmi és Információszabadság Hatóság

 Data protection legislation of a Member State may be applied to a foreign company which exercises in that State, through stable arrangements, a real and effective activity

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 Press release 110/15 Judgment in Case C-201/14 Smaranda Bara and Others v Președintele Casei Naționale de Asigurări de Sănătate and Others

Persons whose personal data are subject to transfer and processing between two public administrative bodies must be informed in advance

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Press release 109/15 Case T 364/13 Eugenia Mocek, Jadwiga Wenta KAJMAN Firma Handlowo-Usługowo-Produkcyjna v OHIM

The General Court considers that the repute of the Lacoste crocodile is such as to prevent the registration of crocodile or caiman figures for leather goods, clothing and footwear

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 Press release 108/15 Judgment in Case T 450/12 Alexios Anagnostakis v Commission

The General Court of the EU confirms that the European citizens’ initiative seeking to allow cancellation of the onerous public debt of countries in a state of necessity such as Greece cannot be registered

 

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Press release 107/15 Judgment in Cases T 124/13 Italy v Commission and T 191/13 Spain v Commission

The General Court annuls three competition notices which require the candidates to choose English, French or German as their second language and as the language of communication with EPSO

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Press release 106/15 Advocate General’s Opinion in Case C-362/14 Maximillian Schrems v Data Protection Commissioner

According to Advocate General Bot, the Commission decision finding that the protection of personal data in the United States is adequate does not prevent national authorities from suspending the transfer of the data of European Facebook subscribers to servers located in the United States

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Press release 105/15 Judgment in case: C-257/14 Corina van der Lans v Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij NV

Even in the event of a flight cancellation on account of unforeseen technical problems, air carriers are required to compensate passengers

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Press release 104/15 Judgments in Cases C 597/13 P Total SA v Commission and C-634/13 P Total Marketing Services SA v Commission

The Court of Justice reduces the fine imposed on Total jointly and severally with Total France from €128 million to €125 million

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Press release 103/15 Judgment in Case C-367/14 Commission v Italy

Due to its delay in recovering aid incompatible with the common market, Italy is ordered to pay a lump sum of €30 million and a fine of €12 million per semester of delay

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Press release 102/15 in cases C 361/13 and C-433/13 Commission v Slovakia

By limiting entitlement to disability benefits and the Christmas bonus for persons on a low income to Slovak residents, Slovakia has not failed to fulfil its obligations under an EU regulation

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Press release 101/15 Judgment in case C-67/14 Alimanovic

A Member State may exclude Union citizens who go to that State to find work from certain non-contributory social security benefits

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Press release 100/15 Judgment in Case C-106/14 Reach regulation

Articles incorporated as components of a complex product must be notified to the European Chemicals Agency when they contain a substance of very high concern in a concentration above 0.1%

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Press release 99/15 Judgment in Case C-266/14

The journeys made by workers without fixed or habitual place of work between their homes and the first and last customer of the day constitute working time

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Press release 98/15 Judgment in T-525/13 and T-526/13 H&M

The General Court dismisses the actions brought by H&M against the registration of two Yves Saint Laurent bag designs

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Press release 97/15 Judgment in CRT Cartel cases

The General Court reduces the fines imposed by the Commission on Panasonic and on Toshiba for their participation in a cartel on the European market for tubes for television sets

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Press release 95/15 Judgment in Case C-105/14 Ivo Taricco and Others

By preventing, in cases of serious fraud in relation to VAT, the imposition of effective and dissuasive penalties because the overall limitation period is too brief, Italian law is liable to affect the financial interests of the European Union

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Press release 94/15 Judgment in Case C 89/14 A2A v Agenzia delle Entrate

EU law does not preclude Italian legislation which, by reference to an EU regulation not in force at the time, provides for the application of compound interest to the recovery of State aid

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Press release 93/15 Judgment in Case C 398/13 P Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami and Others v Commission

The Court of Justice confirms the validity of the regulation on trade in seal products

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Press release no. 92/15 Judgment in Case C 386/14 Groupe Steria SCA v Ministère des Finances et des Comptes publics

The differentiated taxation of dividends received by the parent companies of a tax-integrated group depending on where the subsidiaries are established is contrary to EU law

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Press release 91/15 Judgment in Case C 237/15 PPU Minister for Justice and Equality v Francis Lanigan

The expiry of the time limits to take a decision on the execution of a European arrest warrant does not free the competent court of its obligation to adopt a decision in that regard and does not preclude, in itself, the continued holding of the requested person in custody

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Press release 88/15 Judgment in Case C 170/13 Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd v ZTE Corp., ZTE Deutschland GmbH

The bringing of an action for a prohibitory injunction against an alleged infringer by the proprietor of a standard-essential patent which holds a dominant position may constitute an abuse of that dominant position in certain circumstances

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Press release 86/15 Judgment in Case C 653/13 Commission v Italy

As a result of its incorrect application of the Waste Directive in the region of Campania, Italy is ordered to pay a lump sum of €20 million and a daily late-payment penalty of €120 000

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Press release 85/15 Judgment in Case C 218/14 Kuldip Singh and Others v Minister for Justice and Equality

A national of a third country who is married to an EU citizen residing in a Member State other than the citizen’s own State can no longer enjoy a right of residence in that State where the EU citizen leaves that State before the commencement of divorce proceedings

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 Press release 84/15 Judgment in Case C 83/14 CHEZ Razpredelenie Bulgaria AD v Komisia za zashtita ot diskriminatsia

The installation of electricity meters at an inaccessible height in a district densely populated by Roma is liable to constitute discrimination on the grounds of ethnic origin when such meters are installed in other districts at a normal height

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Press release 83/15 Judgment joined cases: T-389/10, T-391/10, T-393/10, T-398/10, T-406/10, T-413/10, T-414/10, T-418/10, T-419/10, T-422/10, T-423/10, 

The General Court reduces the fines imposed by the Commission on three members of the European pre-stressing steel market cartel

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Press release 82/15 Judgment in case C-63/14 Commission V France

France has failed to fulfil its obligations by failing to recover aid amounting to €220 million granted to SNCM for certain ferry services between Marseille and Corsica

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Press release 80/15 Judgment in Case C 87/14 Commission v Ireland

The Commission has not succeeded in establishing that Ireland has failed to fulfil its obligations under the Working Time Directive for Non-Consultant Hospital Doctors

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Press release 79/15 Judgment in Case C 231/14 P InnoLux Corp. v Commission

The Court confirms the €288 million fine imposed on InnoLux for its participation in the cartel on the market for LCD panels

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Press release 78/15 Judgment in Case C-153/14 Minister van Buitenlandse Zaken v K and A

Member States may require third country nationals to pass a civic integration examination prior to family reunification

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The installation of electricity meters at an inaccessible height in a district densely populated by Roma is liable to constitute discrimination on the grounds of ethnic origin when such meters are installed in other districts at a normal height

Press release 84/15 Judgment in Case C 83/14 CHEZ Razpredelenie Bulgaria AD v Komisia za zashtita ot diskriminatsia

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The shareholder loan offered to France Télécom by the French authorities at a time when the telephone operator was undergoing a major crisis cannot be classified as State aid

Press release 76/15 Judgment in Joined Cases T 425/04 RENV France v Commission and T-444/04 Orange v Commission

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The obligations laid down by the Water Framework Directive concerning enhancement and prevention of deterioration apply to individual projects such as the deepening of a navigable river

Press release 74/15 Judgment in Case C-461/13 Bund für Umwelt und Naturschutz Deutschland eV v Bundesrepublik 

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Advocate General Maciej Szpunar considers that the website of a daily newspaper containing audiovisual material is not an audiovisual service within the meaning of EU law.

Press Release 75/15 Advocate General’s Opinion in Case C 347/14 New Media Online

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Italian legislation requiring certification bodies to have their registered office in Italy is contrary to EU law.

Press release 72/15 Judgment in Case C 593/13 Presidenza del Consiglio dei Ministri and Others v Rina Services SpA and Others

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The OMT programme announced by the ECB in September 2012 is compatible with EU law.

Press release 70/15 Case: C-62/14 Gauweiler & Others

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The General Court upholds the registration of the shape of Lego figures as a Community trade mark.

Press release 71/15 Judgments in cases: T-395/14 and T-396/14 Best-Lock Europe (Ltd) v OHIM — Lego Juris

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The Universal Service Directive does not lay down a social pricing obligation for mobile communications and mobile Internet subscriptions

Press release 68/15 Judgment in Case C-1/14 Base Company NV and Mobistar  NV v Ministerraad

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Hungarian legislation which prohibits the operation of slot machines outside casinos may be contrary to the principle of freedom to provide services

Press release : 69/15 Judgment in Case C-98/14 Berlington Hungary Tanácsadó és Szolgáltató Kft. and Others v Magyar Állam

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Legal proceedings brought in Germany against the Greek State by individuals following the forced exchange of their government bonds may be served on that State in accordance with the EU Regulation on service.

Press release 67/15 - Judgment in Cases C 226/13, C-245/13, C-247/13 and C-578/13 Stefan Fahnenbrock and Others v Greek State.

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The Court clarifies the rules on consumer protection with regard to the sale of consumer goods and associated guarantees

Press release 63/15 Judgment in Case C 497/13 Froukje Faber v Autobedrijf Hazet Ochten BV

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According to Advocate General Wathelet, EU citizens who move to a Member State of which they are not nationals may be excluded from entitlement to certain social benefits during the first three months

Press release 60/15 Opinion - C-299/14 Vestische Arbeit Jobcenter Kreis Recklinghausen v Jovanna García-Nieto, Joel Peña Cuevas, Jovanlis Peña García, Joel Luis Peña Cruz

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The Court of Justice, like the General Court, confirms that the agreement between the Hungarian State and the oil company MOL relating to the exploitation of hydrocarbon fields does not constitute State aid

Press release 59/15 Judgment in Case C 15/14 P Commission v MOL Magyar Olaj- és Gázipari Nyrt

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The labelling of a foodstuff must not mislead the consumer by giving the impression that a particular ingredient is present, even though it is not in fact present

 Press release 64/15 Case C-195/14 Bundesverband der Verbraucherzentralen und Verbraucherverbände 

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German duty on nuclear fuel is compatible with EU law

Press release 62/15 Judgment in Case C-5/14 Kernkraftwerke Lippe-Ems GmbH v Hauptzollamt Osnabrück

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The United Kingdom cannot apply, with respect to all housing, a reduced rate of VAT to the supply and installation of energy-saving materials, since that rate is reserved solely to transactions relating to social housing

Press release 65/15 Judgment in Case C 161/14 Commission v United Kingdom

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Member States may require third-country nationals with long-term resident status to pass a civic integration examination

Press release 61/15 Judgment in Case C 579/13 P and S v Commissie Sociale Zekerheid Breda.

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