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Patent Court, National Courts and EU Law: Opinion 1/09 NEW
EU Law Blog 3 Years, 1 Month, 1 Hour, 51 Minutes ago
The Court of Justice has handed down a very significant Opinion in Case Opinion 1/09 on the compatibility with EU law of a draft agreement which aims to set up a new European Patent Court system. We’ve written about that...
Court Statistics for 2010 NEW
EU Law Blog 3 Years, 1 Month, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 23 Hours, 58 Minutes ago
The Court of Justice, the General Court and the Civil Service Tribunal have published a summary of their case statistics for 2010. There's good news and bad news. The good news first: The average time for dealing with cases before...
Cannabis, Coffee Shops, Non-Discrimination and Public Policy: Case C-137/09 NEW
EU Law Blog 3 Years, 3 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 4 Hours, 18 Minutes ago
The Court of Justice has handed down an intriguing judgment in Case C-137/09 Marc Michel Josemans v. Burgemeester van Maastricht about the right to restrict the access of non-residents to places called "coffee shops" which sell dope legally...
Population, Voting in Council and Qualified Majority: Council's Rules of Procedure NEW
EU Law Blog 3 Years, 3 Months, 3 Weeks, 8 Hours, 20 Minutes ago
Season's greetings, Dear Readers ! To help you in those end of year trivia quizzes, you'll be pleased to know that the Council has once again amended its Rules of Procedure to quantify the 62% population threshold set out in...
New Commission Communication on Penalty Payments in Infringement Procedures: Article 260 §3 NEW
EU Law Blog 3 Years, 4 Months, 6 Days, 19 Hours ago
Consequently, since the entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty, if the Commission considers that a member State has not complied with a Court judgment, it has to accomplish only one pre-litigation procedural step, namely the sending of a letter of fo...
Workload of the Court of Justice: The House of Lords EU Committee Inquiry NEW
EU Law Blog 3 Years, 4 Months, 1 Week, 2 Days, 19 Hours, 46 Minutes ago
The House of Lords European Union Select Committee - of which we are big fans - is currently conducting an inquiry into the workload of the Court of Justice and the impact of the Lisbon Treaty. In the words of...
Internet Sales, Jurisdiction and Consumer Protection: Joined Cases C-585/08 and C-144/09 NEW
EU Law Blog 3 Years, 4 Months, 1 Week, 3 Days, 13 Hours, 45 Minutes ago
The Court of Justice has handed down an interesting, well written and important judgment on the competent jurisdiction to deal with disputes concerning services offered on the internet in Joined Cases C-585/08 and C-144/09 Pammer and Hotel Alpenhof.
Bilateral Investment Treaties, Arbitration and EU Law: Eureko BV v Slovak Republic NEW
EU Law Blog 3 Years, 4 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 13 Hours, 38 Minutes ago
We may have hinted at this before: Bilateral investment treaty litigation is the new, big frontier of EU law. This arbitral award in the case of Eureko BV v. The Slovak Republic will delight some, worry others. The story, much...
New Financial Market Supervision Authorities: Interesting Article NEW
EU Law Blog 3 Years, 5 Months, 13 Hours, 48 Minutes ago
The enduring financial crisis in Europe has exposed a tremendous weakness in the supervision of financial markets. What supervision was actually exercised not only failed to prevent a crisis but may have precipitated it. In September 2010, the Europe...
New Framework Agreement between the European Parliament and Commission NEW
EU Law Blog 3 Years, 5 Months, 3 Days, 10 Hours, 28 Minutes ago
There's big trouble brewing between the Council and the Commission. The European Parliament and Commission have, apparently, concluded a new "Framework Agreement" on how the two institutions should coöperate (for a press release see here).
Judicial Appointment to the General Court: Judge Dimitrios Gratsias NEW
EU Law Blog 3 Years, 5 Months, 3 Days, 13 Hours, 43 Minutes ago
After the difficulties surrounding the appointment of a judge from Greece to the General Court (about which see here), a brilliant appointment appointment has been made. Judge Dimitrios Gratsias has been appointed to the General Court, to replace Jud...
We are back! NEW
EU Law Blog 3 Years, 5 Months, 5 Days, 13 Hours, 43 Minutes ago
After a long break, we are back! Many thanks to our patient readers for sticking with us.
Judicial Appointments in the General Court and Court of Justice NEW
EU Law Blog 3 Years, 9 Months, 1 Week, 3 Days, 12 Hours, 15 Minutes ago
There's been quite a lot of activity on appointments of judges to the Court of Justice and, especially, the General Court lately. They are the first appointments to be made under the new procedure laid down in Article 255 TFEU...
State Aid Procedure, Access to File and Transparency: Case C-139/07 P NEW
EU Law Blog 3 Years, 9 Months, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 19 Minutes ago
The Court of Justice has handed down a controversial judgment in Case C-139/07 P Commission v. Technische Galswerke Ilmenau GmbH. It held that the EU institutions may refuse under Regulation 1049/2001 to grant members of the public access to document...
Mobile Phones; Roaming Charges, Price Caps and Harmonization: Case C-58/08 NEW
EU Law Blog 3 Years, 10 Months, 1 Week, 3 Days, 2 Hours, 10 Minutes ago
The Court of Justice has handed down an important judgment in Case C-58/08 Vodafone and Others v. Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform upholding the legality of Regulation 717/2007 - the Roaming Regulation. Anyone who has...
Students, Free Movement, Discrimination and Restrictions: Case C-73/08 NEW
EU Law Blog 3 Years, 10 Months, 1 Week, 5 Days, 6 Hours, 33 Minutes ago
The Court of Justice has handed down an important and interesting judgment on the right of a member State to restrict the number of students coming from other member States. In its judgment in Case C-73/08 Nicolas Bressol and others...
Antitrust Fines, Due Process and the ECHR NEW
EU Law Blog 3 Years, 10 Months, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 2 Hours, 11 Minutes ago
Over at the highly recommended ECHR Blog, there's an excellent post on EU antitrust fines and ECHR fair trial rights. The author of the post, Felix Ronkes Agerbeek, is an eminent lawyer, who works in the Commission's presitigious legal service,...
Consumer Collective Redress: Comments of EESC NEW
EU Law Blog 3 Years, 11 Months, 16 Hours, 16 Minutes ago
The European Economic and Social Committee has published an interesting opinion on the Commission's Green Paper on Consumer Collective Redress (or class actions, to call it by another name). For a brief explanation of what a Green Paper is, see...
Data Privacy, Independence of National Supervisory Authorities and Scrutiny: Case C-518/07 NEW
EU Law Blog 3 Years, 11 Months, 3 Days, 16 Hours, 40 Minutes ago
We need to catch up on some juicy judgments! A while back, the Court of Justice declared in Case C-518/07 Commission v. Germany that Germany had breached Article 28 §1 of Directive 95/46/EC on data protection because the authorities it...
Amendment to the Lisbon Treaty: Protocol N° 36 on Number of MEPs NEW
EU Law Blog 3 Years, 11 Months, 2 Weeks, 23 Hours, 17 Minutes ago
There's a proposal to amend the Lisbon Treaty and its Protocol n° 36 already! It concerns the number of Members of the European Parliament (MEPs). At present there are 736 members. When the European elections were last held, in June...