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ECJ rules in favour of making EU cash handouts conditional
The high court rejected a bid by Poland and Hungary, which argued the budgetary instrument exceeded EU competences.
Brussels to withhold EU funds from Poland to cover unpaid fines
Warsaw was slapped with a €500,000-a-day fine last year for failing to close a controversial lignite mine near the Czech Republic.
EU sends formal request to Poland for payment of daily €1 million fine
The European Commission has sent a formal request to Poland for payment of a daily €1 million fine.
Same-sex parents and their children 'must be recognised as a family'
The case came before the court after Bulgarian authorities refused to give a birth certificate to the baby daughter of a same-sex couple.
EU top court adviser issues opinion on police use of phone data
If the opinion is upheld it has the potential to shape how European authorities gather evidence, potentially limiting their ability utilise mobile phone traffic and location data in criminal investigations.
Poland must pay €1 million daily over judiciary reforms, ECJ rules
The court has ordered Warsaw to comply with a previous ruling that said the country's disciplinary chamber of judges must be dismantled.
Will Poland's 'nuclear strike' on EU's legal order lead to 'Polexit'?
The ruling that Polish law has supremacy over the EU's sent shockwaves across Europe. But what will it mean for EU-Poland relations?
EU court scraps farming, fishing ties with Morocco over Western Sahara
The rebel Polisario Front said that the decision was a victory.
Poland 'must pay €500,000-a-day fine' over controversial coal mine
Poland must pay €500,000-a-day to Brussels over controversial coal mine, says ECJ
EU wants daily fines for Poland over its contentious judiciary reforms
The European Commission has asked for daily penalties to be imposed on Poland until the country agrees to change its controversial disciplinary chamber of judges.
Poland's president changes tune on judicial reform amid row with EU
“Everything indicates that legislative changes will be needed,” President Duda said after a top Polish judge urged him to bring the country's controversial judicial reform into line with EU law.
How Frontex became the most contentious EU agency
The EU's external border agency is facing the most serious crisis of confidence in its history just as it prepares to expand its mandate, budget and personnel.
Thousands of Polish judges urge their country to heed EU court rulings
The magistrates say a refusal to abide by the European Court of Justice's rulings would not only violate EU laws but also Poland's national constitution.
Headscarf ruling puts a target on the backs of Muslim women | View
"This judgment is a legal setback that follows a concerning trend in Europe: the more Muslim women try to take part in public life, the more rejection and hatred they face."
Employers can ban headscarves and religious symbols, EU court says
The ruling from the European Court of Justice (ECJ) states that the ban "may be justified by the employer's need to present itself in a neutral manner to customers or to prevent social conflicts."
ECJ dismisses attempt by Hungary to reverse MEPs rule of law vote
The bloc's highest court rejected Budapest's attempt to overturn a 2018 vote that started so-called Article 7 proceedings.
EU's top court rules against Ryanair over airlines' COVID bailouts
The Irish airline argued support member states provided to their flag carriers to weather the pandemic was in breach of EU state aid rules.
EU 'must act faster' to stop loss of judicial independence in Poland
It comes as the EU's top court ruled Warsaw's new regulations for appointing judges to the Supreme Court could violate the bloc's law.
EU warns Hungary over failure to respect ECJ ruling on NGO funding
Budapest now has two months to reply to the European Commission and may face a fine.
EU's top court holds its first hearing in Irish
Historic! It is the first case to be heard in Irish at the European Court of Justice for nearly 50 years.
EU countries 'should be able to challenge' big tech firms over privacy
Data protection agencies should be allowed to pursue legal action against Facebook and other firms over privacy issues, says the advocate general of the ECJ.
Hungary asylum policies 'failed' to fulfill EU obligations, ECJ rules
The EU top court said Budapest made it virtually impossible for people to make an asylum claim.
ECJ should reject Hungary's bid to dismiss Article 7 vote: Top advisor
The bloc's Advocate General, Michal Bobek, said on Thursday that the ECJ should dismiss "as unfounded" Hungary's bid to discredit the EU Parliament's vote that called on the bloc to trigger disciplinary proceedings against Budapest.
Italy 'persistently' broke EU air pollution laws, top court rules
"Being forced to breathe dirty air is unacceptable in the 21st century. Now, in the face of COVID-19, we have all been reminded of how important it is to protect respiratory health," said environmental NGO Client Earth.
Spies to not access phone data except for serious threats - EU court
The European Court of Justice has issued its long-awaited ruling on whether data collection and retention by national governments aligns with EU law.
EU court rules against Hungary's Viktor Orban over Soros university
Hungary's far-right leader was widely viewed to have passed the law as his latest political attack against Hungarian-American investor George Soros.