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Case C‑202/13, McCarthy NEW
ECJBlog 6 Months, 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 17 Hours, 41 Minutes ago
Where third-country nationals hold a ‘residence card of a family member of a Union citizen’, UK cannot make right of entry subject to requirement to first obtain visa>> McCarthy had dual British and Irish nationality. He and his wif...
Case C‑354/13, Kaltoft NEW
ECJBlog 6 Months, 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 17 Hours, 41 Minutes ago
EU law not laying down principle of non-discrimination on grounds of obesityThe Employment Equality Directive (Directive 2000/78/EC) prohibits discrimination based on religion, belief, disability, age or sexual orientation in relation to employment i...
Case C‑416/13, Vital Pérez NEW
ECJBlog 6 Months, 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 17 Hours, 41 Minutes ago
Local rule setting maximum age for recruitment of police officers at 30 years contrary to EU law>> The Employment Equality Directive (The EE Directive, Directive 2000/78/EC)  prohibits any form of discrimination in employment based directl...
Case C-268/13, Petru NEW
ECJBlog 6 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 8 Hours, 1 Minute ago
Reimbursement of medical expenses incurred in another Member State cannot be refused where a lack of basic medical supplies and infrastructure makes it impossible to receive hospital treatment in good time>> Under Regulation (EEC) No 1408/71, a...
Case C-404/13, ClientEarth NEW
ECJBlog 6 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 8 Hours, 1 Minute ago
 Claude Monet Musée d'Orsay Court clarifies Member States’ obligations as regards respecting the limit values for nitrogen dioxide >> The Air Quality Directive (Directive 2008/50/EC ) establishes limit values fo...
Joined Cases C‑344/13 and C‑367/13, Blanco and Fabretti NEW
ECJBlog 6 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 8 Hours, 1 Minute ago
Italian legislation taxing winnings from games of chance obtained abroad but exempting such winnings obtained on its territory infringing freedom to provide servicesIn Italy, winnings from casinos were subject to income tax, while winnings from casin...
Case C‑34/13, Kušionová NEW
ECJBlog 7 Months, 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 3 Hours, 23 Minutes ago
Right to accommodation fundamental right which must be taken into consideration  when implementing UTCC Directive>> The Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts Directive (UTCC- Directive 93/13) has harmonised the laws, regulations and administr...
Case C-600/12, Commission v Greece NEW
ECJBlog 1 Year, 4 Days, 16 Hours, 8 Minutes 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 1 Year, 4 Days, 17 Hours, 25 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 1 Year, 2 Weeks, 16 Hours, 23 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 1 Year, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 9 Hours, 18 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 1 Year, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 18 Hours, 20 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 1 Year, 1 Month, 1 Week, 5 Days, 6 Hours, 58 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 1 Year, 2 Months, 20 Hours, 23 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 1 Year, 2 Months, 1 Day, 19 Hours, 18 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 1 Year, 2 Months, 6 Days, 12 Hours, 40 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 1 Year, 2 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 17 Hours, 56 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 1 Year, 3 Months, 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 7 Hours, 7 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 1 Year, 3 Months, 4 Weeks, 2 Days, 6 Hours, 26 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 1 Year, 5 Months, 1 Day, 6 Hours, 50 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...