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Romania: Judicial reforms 'contrary to EU law' — ECJ legal advice
This case concerns the Bucharest government's appointment of an interim Chief Judicial Inspector and the creation of a prosecution department with exclusive oversight of judges' offences.
EU court confirms validity of French housing law in Airbnb owners case
The EU Court of Justice ruled against two Airbnb owners who were fined after repeatedly and without authorisation rent for short periods to a transient clientele.
ECJ invalidates EU-US data transfer agreement over surveillance fears
The court stressed that personal data transferred outside the bloc must be "afforded the level of protection essentially equivalent to that guaranteed within the EU."
ECJ 'makes it easier' to get compensation for Dieselgate scandal
This is seen as a victory for consumers because it is likely easier to sue in one's own country rather than having to do it in Germany.
Hungary breaking EU law over foreign-funded NGO crackdown, says ECJ
The restrictions placed on NGO funding was seen as targeting billionaire philanthropist George Soros.
PIP breast implants: Only French victims can claim damages, rules ECJ
PIP sold an estimated one million faulty breast implants in 65 countries around the world.
Unruly passengers 'could exempt airlines from paying compensation'
"The unruly behaviour of an air passenger may constitute an ‘extraordinary circumstance’ capable of exempting the carrier from its obligation to pay compensation for the cancellation or long delay of the flight concerned," the court said.
Don’t be fooled by its sudden compliance. Hungary is helping to unravel the EU’s legal order ǀ View
The Hungarian government’s decision to comply with the Luxembourg court’s judgement makes perfect sense in the illiberal calculus of strategically resetting the terms of EU membership.
The German Constitutional Court struck a blow to EU integration. This is how we can save it ǀ View
In a single decision, the German Constitutional Court struck two blows at the heart of European integration: its common currency and the primacy of EU law. The next weeks will tell us whether it will lead to disintegration or further integration.
Germany’s Constitutional Court has gone nuclear. What happens next will shape the EU’s future ǀ View
The BVerfG has blown up more than 60 years of loyal dialogue with Luxembourg and has profoundly eroded the authority of the EU’s highest jurisdiction. This comes at a particularly sensitive time.
Hungary 'won't accept ECJ ruling' on migrant transit zones.
It relates to the case of four migrants from Afghanistan and Iran, who had their applications rejected by Hungarian authorities.
EU to evaluate possible infringement proceedings against Germany
Government bond-buying is at the centre of a complex legal row, bringing national and federal justice into the spotlight.
Poland's all-postal election 'undermines democracy', warns HRW
Poland's government has moved ahead with plans to hold the presidential election on May 10 via a new mail-in system. Human Rights Watch says the moved would not deliver "free, and fair" elections.
Ryanair ruling: ECJ warns airlines against VAT add-ons, taxes and fees
The decision comes at the end of an almost decade-long battle between budget carrier Ryanair and the Italian Competition and Market Authority
Poland, Hungary and Czech Republic guilty of rejecting refugees - ECJ
Poland, Hungary and Czech Republic breached EU law by failing to take in refugees, rules European Court of Justice
Michal Šimečka: Inability to solve the EU’s rule of law crisis will lead to disintegration ǀ View
If the EU wants to survive as a meaningful organisation delivering for all of its citizens, it will have to step up its response to the ongoing rule of law crisis.
Google takes appeal against €2.4bn fine to European Court of Justice
The European Court of Justice is hearing Google's appeal over a 2017 sanction for anti-competitive behaviour.
The broken airline delay compensation scheme needs fixing to benefit airlines and passengers ǀ View
The EU passenger compensation scheme is broken. The mechanics of the program are not working today for airlines or passengers. That is because there is no uniform arbiter for when passengers are due compensation, and no streamlined process for either passengers or airlines to settle up.
Hungary’s rules for foreign-funded NGOs unlawful, says top EU advisor
He said the rules were disproportionate and unjustified.
Oriol Junqueras’ trial shows the healthy functioning of Spanish law and democracy ǀ View
Legitimate debate is completely different from destructive propaganda, the gratuitous bashing of the Spanish judiciary or the propagation of conspiracy theories. Let’s discuss everything, including legal or constitutional changes. But in the meantime, we democrats must abide by the law as it is.
Oriol Junqueras is Europe and it has spoken with a loud voice: Spain must respect democracy ǀ View
More than two years ago, Oriol Junqueras was the legal, legitimate and elected vice president of Catalonia, contributing decisively to calling a referendum of self-determination. Now, he could also be remembered as a key shaper of Europe.
Junqueras immunity: European Parliament President calls on Spanish authorities to comply ruling
Oriol Junqueras, former Vice President of Catalonia, became a Member of the European Parliament as soon as he was elected – so says the EU's top court in Luxembourg. That means he enjoyed parliamentary immunity from that moment on, even if he was in pre-trial detention.
EU court rules Catalan separatist had immunity when jailed
The pro-independence Esquerra Republicana party, which Oriol Junqueras leads, called for his "immediate release" from jailed.
Time is fast running out for judicial independence in PiS-ruled Poland ǀ View
The new proposed bill tries to put a definitive end to the activities of an abundant number of Polish judges to uphold the rule of law. The attack against judicial independence, then, takes a further step forward.
The Brief: Catalan question and European Parliament immunity
This week could be a crucial one for legal proceedings in the case of jailed and exiled Catalan politicians.
Catalonia is the EU’s canary in a coalmine when it comes to its citizens’ democratic rights ǀ View
“They will not dare, right?” If I had a cent for every time a European politician, advisor or journalist asked me that regarding what is Spain ready to do to keep Catalonia inside its ranks, I would be rich by now.