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Case C-600/12, Commission v Greece NEW
ECJBlog 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 18 Hours ago
Greek infringing EU law by not prohibiting uncontrolled management of landfill site at Natura 2000 site>> The Waste Framework Directive (Directive 2008/98, herinafter: „ WFD”) requires Member States to take the necessary measures to...
Case C‑338/13, Noorzia NEW
ECJBlog 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 19 Hours, 17 Minutes ago
Requiring minimum age 21 by date of application reunification of spouses not infringing Directive on right to family reunification>> The Directive on the right to family reunification (Directive 2003/86/EC) lays down the conditions under which...
Case C-573/12, Ålands Vindkraft NEW
ECJBlog 5 Months, 6 Days, 8 Hours, 15 Minutes ago
Swedish support scheme promoting green energy production in national territory compatible with EU law>> The Renewable Energy Directive (Directive 2009/28) allows Member States to support the production of green energy. Member States which grant...
Joined Cases C-362, 363 and 407/13 NEW
ECJBlog 5 Months, 1 Week, 2 Days, 1 Hour, 10 Minutes ago
Italian seafarers legislation complying with principles of EU law>> The Italian Navigation Code of Italy set the maximum duration of fixed-term contracts  of seafarers ar at one year. The code also required the start date and the duration...
Case C-76/13, Commission v. Portugal NEW
ECJBlog 5 Months, 3 Weeks, 10 Hours, 12 Minutes ago
Court taking into account financial crisis when setting amount penalty payment Portugal>> Portugal Telecom (PTC, HQ pictured) is the largest telecommunications operator in Portugal and also operates in numerous other countries such as  Bra...
Case C‑156/13, Digibet and Albers v Westdeutsche Lotterie NEW
ECJBlog 6 Months, 3 Days, 22 Hours, 50 Minutes ago
Schleswig - Holstein could tempo temporarily allow games of chance without infringing EU law. >> German legislation prohibitted the organisation and facilitation of games of chance on the Internet and the advertising of games of...
Case C‑43/12, Commission v. Parliament and Council NEW
ECJBlog 6 Months, 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 22 Hours, 15 Minutes ago
Court annuls directive on exchange of information on eight road safety related traffic offenses>> In, the European Commission submitted to the Parliament and the Council a proposal for a directive seeking, in essence, to facilitate the exchange...
Case C-209/13, UK v. Council NEW
ECJBlog 6 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 21 Hours, 10 Minutes ago
Court dismisses action brought by the United Kingdom against the decision authorising eleven Member States to establish enhanced cooperation to  set up a financial transaction tax>> The United Kingdom asked the Court of Justice to ann...
Case C‑184/11, Commission v Spain NEW
ECJBlog 6 Months, 4 Weeks, 14 Hours, 32 Minutes ago
Spain ordered to pay a lump sum of €30 million for having failed to adopt all the measures necessary to recover unlawful State aid granted by provinces of Basque Country.In the 1990’s, Álava, Vizcaya and Guipúzcoa (the three...
Joined Cases C‑293/12 and C‑594/12 NEW
ECJBlog 7 Months, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 9 Hours, 48 Minutes ago
Court declares Data Retention Directive to be invalidThe main objective of the Data Retention Directive (Directive 2006/24) was to harmonise Member States’ provisions concerning the retention of certain data which were generated or processed by...
Case C-82/12, Transportes Jordi Besora SL NEW
ECJBlog 8 Months, 1 Week, 6 Days, 22 Hours, 59 Minutes ago
Court finds that Spanish tax on retail sales of diesel and petrol is contrary to EU law>> The Excise Duty Directive (Directive 92/12) which concerns, inter alia, mineral oils such as petrol, diesel, heavy fuel oil and kerosene, lays down the ru...
Case C-17/13, Alpina and Nicko NEW
ECJBlog 8 Months, 3 Weeks, 22 Hours, 18 Minutes ago
Freedom to provide services to maritime cabotage applicable to EU shipowners who have their ships registered in a Member State governs maritime cruise servicesUnder the regulation on maritime cabotage (Council Regulation (EEC) No 3577/9) freedom to p...
Case C-555/13 Merck v. Accord Healthcare NEW
ECJBlog 9 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 8 Hours, 42 Minutes ago
An arbitral tribunal such as the Portuguese ‘Tribunal Arbitral necessário’ may refer questions to the Court of Justice for a preliminary rulingIn order to avoid the period between the lodging of a patent application for a medicinal...
Case C‑262/12, Bruguier NEW
ECJBlog 1 Year, 2 Hours, 19 Minutes ago
Court further defines first criterion article 107(1) TFEU>> This case concerned the question whether a mechanism for offsetting in full the additional costs imposed on undertakings because of an obligation to purchase wind-generated electricity...
Case C‑284/12, Lufthansa v Flughafen Frankfurt-Hah NEW
ECJBlog 1 Year, 4 Days, 9 Hours, 16 Minutes ago
Court further clarifies role of national courts with regard to standstill principle of Article 108(3) TFEU>> Flughafen Frankfurt-Hah (FFH), operator of Frankfurt Hahn Civil Airport, was owned, until January 2009, 65% by Fraport AG, 17.5% b...
Joined Cases C‑214/12 P, C‑215/12 P and C‑223/12 P, Land Burgenland, Austria and Grawe NEW
ECJBlog 1 Year, 4 Days, 10 Hours, 54 Minutes ago
Court further defines scope of private investor test and relevance tender procedure>> By their appeals, Land Burgenland (Case C‑214/12 P) and Austria (Case C‑223/12 P) sought to have set aside the judgment of the General Court of th...
Case C‑280/11 P, Access Info Europe NEW
ECJBlog 1 Year, 5 Days, 11 Hours, 35 Minutes ago
Note on positions of Member States revision Regulation 1049/2001 subject to public access>> By this appeal, the Council sought to have set aside the judgment of 22 March 2011 in Case T‑233/09 Access Info Europe v Council [2011]...
Case C‑539/11, Ottica New Line di Accardi Vincenzo NEW
ECJBlog 1 Year, 1 Week, 9 Hours, 18 Minutes ago
Regional law making establishment of new opticians’ practices subject to criteria based on population density and distance between practices likely to infringe freedom of establishment >> This request for a preliminary ruling concern...
Case C‑625/11 P, PPG and SNF NEW
ECJBlog 1 Year, 1 Week, 10 Hours, 59 Minutes ago
Article 102(1) Rules of Procedure not just applying to measures published in OJ >> By their appeal, Polyelectrolyte Producers Group GEIE (PPG) (‘PPG’) and SNF SAS (‘SNF’) sought to have set aside the order of t...
Joined Cases C‑216/12 and C‑217/12, Hliddal and Bornand NEW
ECJBlog 1 Year, 1 Week, 1 Day, 10 Hours, 9 Minutes ago
Court further defines concept of ‚pay’ in the sense of Article 157(2) TFEU>> Ms Hliddal and Mr Bornand, both Swiss nationals, reside in Switzerland with their respective families and work as airline captains for an airline in Luxemb...