Archive for the 'EC law' Category

Websites should notify EU users about privacy breaches, says justice commissioner – OUT-LAW.com

“Europe-wide laws which require telecommunications companies to notify users if their data is at risk should be extended, the European justice commissioner has said.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 5th May 2011

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Stem cell treatments threatened by European patents ruling – The Guardian

“Work on revolutionary medical treatments for incurable diseases is in danger of being wiped out by a European court ruling on embryonic stem cells, according to leading scientists.”

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The Guardian, 27th April 2011

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Government publishes cookie law plans and says browser settings cannot give consent – OUT-LAW.com

“Browser settings alone cannot be used by web users to give consent to their behaviour being tracked under a new EU law, the UK Government has said. The Government said that it will implement the EU law by a 25 May deadline.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 18th April 2011

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Staatssecretaris van Financiën v Sony Supply Chain Solutions (Europe) BV, formerly Sony Logistics Europe BV – WLR Daily

Staatssecretaris van Financiën v Sony Supply Chain Solutions (Europe) BV, formerly Sony Logistics Europe BV (Case C-153/10); [2011] WLR (D) 130

“A person who made customs declarations in his own name and on his own behalf could not rely on a binding tariff information of which he was not the holder, but which associated company on whose instructions he made those declarations. A person could, however, in proceedings relating to the imposition of customs duties, challenge the imposition of duties by submitting as evidence a binding tariff information issued in another member state.”

WLR Daily, 7th April 2011

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Community trade mark court rulings should apply across the EU, ECJ rules – OUT-LAW.com

“Rulings by Community trade mark courts should in most cases apply across the EU and not just in the country in which they were made, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has said.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 13th April 2011

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Toki v Ipourgos Ethnikis Pedias kai Thriskevmaton – WLR Daily

Toki v Ipourgos Ethnikis Pedias kai Thriskevmaton (Case C-424/09); [2011] WLR (D) 128

“The mechanisms for the recognition of higher education diplomas pursuant to article 3(b) of Council Directive 89/48/EEC, as amended, were applicable where the profession at issue was a regulated professional activity within the meaning of the second sub-paragraph of article 1(d) of the Directive in the member state of origin, irrespective of whether the person concerned was or was not a full member of the professional association or organisation concerned. In order for professional experience to be taken into account for the purposes of recognition under article 3(b) certain specific conditions had to be satisfied.”

WLR Daily, 5th April 2011

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Trivial cases undermining European arrest warrants, warns Brussels – The Guardian

“The cross-border pursuit of bicycle thieves, piglet rustlers and those accused of trivial offences is damaging the credibility of the European arrest warrant, according to a report from Brussels.”

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The Guardian, 10th April 2011

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Société fiduciaire nationale d’expertise comptable v Ministre du Budget, des Comptes publics et de la Fonction publique – WLR Daily

Société fiduciaire nationale d’expertise comptable v Ministre du Budget, des Comptes publics et de la Fonction publique (Case C-119/09); [2011] WLR (D) 127

“National legislation totally prohibiting the members of a regulated profession from engaging in canvassing was contrary to article 24(1) of European Parliament and Council Directive 2006/123/EC of 12 December 2006 on services in the internal market (OJ 2006 L 376, p 36).”

WLR Daily, 5th April 2011

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European courts face workload ‘crisis’, claims House of Lords – Law Society’s Gazette

“The European Union’s two highest courts are facing a ‘crisis’ in managing their existing and ever increasing workloads, according to House of Lords report published yesterday.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 7th April 2011

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Aurubis Balgaria AD v Nachalnik na Mitnitsa Stolichna – WLR Daily

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Aurubis Balgaria AD v Nachalnik na Mitnitsa Stolichna (Case C-546/09); [2011] WLR (D) 123

“Interest on arrears in relation to customs duties still to be recovered could only be charged pursuant to article 232(1)(b) of Regulation 2913/92, as amended, in respect of the period falling after the deadline by which those duties were to be paid.”

WLR Daily, 31st March 2011

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Guidance on agency workers’ rights leaves crucial questions unanswered, says expert – OUT-LAW.com

“Government guidance on the rights of agency workers leaves some questions unanswered that will only be cleared up through employment tribunals, according to an employment law expert.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 5th April 2011

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Schröder v Finanzamt Hameln – WLR Daily

Schröder v Finanzamt Hameln (Case C-450/09); [2011] WLR (D) 121

“National legislation which allowed a resident taxpayer to deduct the annuities paid to a relative who had transferred immovable property to him, from the rental income derived from that property, but did not grant such a deduction to a non-resident taxpayer, was contrary to article 63FEU of the FEU Treaty in so far as the undertaking to pay those annuities resulted from the transfer of that property.”

WLR Daily, 31st March 2011

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European Commission v Italian Republic – WLR Daily

European Commission v Italian Republic (Case C-565/08); [2011] WLR (D) 118

“Mandatory national provisions obliging lawyers to comply with maximum tariffs, in all cases where there was no conditional fee agreement or no special agreement between lawyer and client, were not contrary to articles 43EC and 49EC of the EC Treaty.”

WLR Daily, 29th March 2011

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Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families v Fletcher; Duncombe v Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families – WLR Daily

Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families v Fletcher; Duncombe v Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families [2011] UKSC 14; [2011] WLR (D) 114

“It was objectively justified, under regulation 8 of the Fixed-term Employees (Prevention of Less Favourable Treatment) Regulations 2002, for the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families to employ teachers on a succession of fixed-term contracts for secondment to European Schools.”

WLR Daily, 30th March 2011

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Football Dataco Ltd and others v Sportradar GmbH and another – WLR Daily

Football Dataco Ltd and others v Sportradar GmbH and another [2011] EWCA Civ 330; [2011] WLR (D) 113

“There was no good arguable case of copyright infringement under article 3 of Directive 96/9/EC such as to establish that the English court had jurisdiction for the purposes of article 27 of Council Regulation (EC) No 44/2001 where, even though the collection of data might involve some intellectual creation, what was alleged to have been copied was mere data on any reasonable view.”

WLR Daily, 29th March 2011

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ECJ asked to rule on crucial internet publishing jurisdiction issue – OUT-LAW.com

“The Court of Appeal has asked the European Court of Justice (ECJ) to decide whether online publishing takes place where information is hosted or where it is read.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 30th March 2011

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Regina (Save Britain’s Heritage) v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government and another – WLR Daily

Regina (Save Britain’s Heritage) v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government and another [2011] EWCA Civ 334; [2011] WLR (D) 107

“Demolition works were capable of constituting a project for the purposes of article 1(2) of Council Directive 85/337/EEC on the assessment of the effects of certain public and private projects on the environment.”

WLR Daily, 25th March 2011

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Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB Momsgrupp v Skatteverket – WLR Daily

Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB Momsgrupp v Skatteverket (Case C-540/09);  [2011] WLR (D)  103

“The exemption from VAT laid down in article 13B(d)(5) of Sixth Council Directive 77/388/EEC applied to services supplied by a credit institution, for consideration, in the form of an underwriting guarantee to a company wishing to issue shares, where under that guarantee the credit institution undertook to acquire any shares which were not subscribed within the period for share subscription.”

WLR Daily, 10th March 2011

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Telefónica Móviles España SA v Administración del Estado, Secretaría de Estado de Telecomunicaciones – WLR Daily

Telefónica Móviles España SA v Administración del Estado, Secretaría de Estado de Telecomunicaciones (Case C-85/10);  [2011] WLR (D)  102

“National legislation that provided for a fee to be levied on operators of telecommunications services holding individual licences for the use of radio frequencies, but which did not allocate a specific use to the income derived from that fee, and which significantly increased the fee for a particular technology, was not precluded by article 11(2) of Directive 97/13/EC.”

WLR Daily, 10th March 2011

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Republic of Latvia (supported by Republic of Lithuania and Slovak Republic intervening) v European Commission (supported by United Kingdom intervening) – WLR Daily

Republic of Latvia (supported by Republic of Lithuania and Slovak Republic intervening) v European Commission (supported by United Kingdom intervening) (Case T-369/07);  [2011] WLR (D)  101

“The three-month time limit under article 9(3) of Directive 2003/87/EC during which the Commission might reject a member state’s plan stating the total quantity of greenhouse gas emission allowance that it intended to allocate, started to run from the initial notification and subsequent notifications of different versions of the plan, so that each notification triggered a new three-month time-limit.”

WLR Daily, 22nd March 2011

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Chris Huhne faces legal challenge over nuclear link to cancer in children – The Guardian

“The government has ordered an expansion of the UK’s nuclear programme without properly factoring in evidence that nuclear power stations cause an increase in cancer cases in children living nearby, according to a legal challenge in the high court.”

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The Guardian, 25th March 2011

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Strong Segurança SA v Município de Sintra and another – WLR Daily

Strong Segurança SA v Município de Sintra and another (Case C-95/10); [2011] WLR (D) 99

“Article 47(2) of Parliament and Council Directive 2004/18/EC (permitting an economic operator participating in a public tendering process for the provision of services to rely on the capacities of other entities, provided that it could prove that it would have at its disposal the resources necessary) did not apply to contracts which had as their object services referred to in Annex IIB of the Directive, such as the provision of surveillance and security services. However member states and, possibly, contracting authorities, could provide for that which article 47(2) permitted in, respectively, their legislation and the documents relating to the contract.”

WLR Daily, 17th March 2011

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Proceedings brought by Peñarroja Fa – WLR Daily

Proceedings brought by Peñarroja Fa (Joined Cases C-372/09 and C-373/09); [2011] WLR (D) 98

“A duty entrusted by a court, in relation to specific matters within the context of a dispute before it, to a professional who had been appointed as a court expert translator constituted the provision of services for the purposes of article 50EC of the EC Treaty (now article 57FEU of the FEU Treaty)). The activities of court experts in the field of translation did not constitute activities which were connected with the ‘exercise of official authority’ for the purposes of the first paragraph of article 45EC of the EC Treaty (now article 51FEU of the FEU Treaty). Article 49 EC (now Article 56 TFEU) precluded (a) national legislation under which (i) enrolment in a register of court expert translators was subject to conditions concerning qualifications but (ii) the interested parties could not obtain knowledge of the reasons for the decision taken and that decision was not open to effective judicial scrutiny enabling its legality to be reviewed, inter alia, with regard to its compliance with the requirement under European Union law that the qualifications obtained and recognised in other member states had to have been properly taken into account; and (b) a requirement that no person might be enrolled in a national register of court experts as a translator unless he could prove that he had been enrolled for three consecutive years in a register of court experts maintained by a particular national court, where such a requirement was found to prevent the qualification obtained by a person and recognised in that another member state from being duly taken into account for the purposes of determining whether that qualification might attest to skills equivalent to those normally expected of a person who had been enrolled for three consecutive years in a register of court experts maintained by the member state in which the expert was seeking enrolment. The duties of court expert translators, as discharged by experts enrolled in a national register were not covered by the definition of ‘regulated profession’ set out in article 3(1)(a) of Parliament and Council Directive 2005/36/EC of 7 September 2005 on the recognition of professional qualifications (OJ 2005 L 255, p 22).”

WLR Daily, 17th March 2011

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Deutsche Lufthansa AG v Kumpan – WLR Daily

Deutsche Lufthansa AG v Kumpan (Case C-109/09); [2011] WLR (D) 90

“Where an employee was first employed on a contract for an indefinite period and then subsequently employed by the same employer to carry out the same work on successive fixed-term contracts over a period of several years, clause 5(1) of the Framework Agreement on fixed-term work, which had the objective of preventing the abuse of the successive use of fixed-term contracts, had to be interpreted as meaning, in relation to the imposition of the final fixed-term contract, that according to the national law ‘a close objective connection with a previous employment contract of indefinite duration concluded with the same employer’ existed.”

WLR Daily, 10th March 2011

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Patmalniece v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (AIRE Centre intervening) – WLR Daily

Patmalniece v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (AIRE Centre intervening) [2011] UKSC 11; [2011] WLR (D) 91

“The conditions for entitlement to state pension credit, which included a requirement that a claimant had a right to reside in the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland, constituted indirect discrimination against nationals of other European Union member states which was, however, justified by the legitimate aim of protecting the resources of the United Kingdom against benefit or social tourism by those who were not economically or socially integrated with the country.”

WLR Daily, 16th March 2011

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Koelzsch v État du Grand-Duché de Luxembourg – WLR Daily

Koelzsch v État du Grand-Duché de Luxembourg (Case C-29/10); [2011] WLR (D) 93

“Where an employee carries out activities in more than one contracting state the country in which the employee ‘habitually carries out his work in performance of the contract’, within the meaning of article 6(2)(a) of the Rome Convention on the law applicable to contractual obligations, was that in which or from which, in the light of all the factors which characterised that activity, the employee performed the greater part of his obligations towards his employer.”

WLR Daily, 15th March 2011

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Digital Economy Act: ‘rushed’ anti-piracy laws delayed until 2012 – Daily Telegraph

“The Government has admitted that it cannot implement legislation to curb internet piracy until spring 2012 at the earliest, as it prepares for a legal battle in the High Court.”

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Daily Telegraph, 21st March 2011

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Borger v Tiroler Gebietskrankenkasse – WLR Daily

Borger v Tiroler Gebietskrankenkasse (Case C-516/09); [2011] WLR (D) 89

“The status of an ’employed person’, within the meaning of article 1(a) of Council Regulation (EEC) No 1408/71, as amended , applied to a person during a six-month period of extended unpaid leave following the birth of a child, provided that, during that period, that person was covered, even if only in respect of a single risk, on a compulsory or optional basis, by a general or special social security scheme mentioned in article 1(a) of that Regulation.”

WLR Daily, 10th March 2011

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Privater Rettungsdienst und Krankentransport Stadler v Zweckverband für Rettungsdienst und Feuerwehralarmierung Passau (Malteser Hilfdienst eV and another, intervening) – WLR Daily

Privater Rettungsdienst und Krankentransport Stadler v Zweckverband für Rettungsdienst und Feuerwehralarmierung Passau (Malteser Hilfdienst eV and another, intervening) (Case C–274/09); [2011] WLR (D) 88

“A contract concerning rescue services under which the operator was fully remunerated by persons other than the contracting authority awarding the contract and which placed a limited operating risk on the operator was classified as a ‘service concession’ within the meaning of article 1(4) of Parliament and Council Directive 2004/18/EC, as distinct from a public contract or public service contract within article 1(2)(a)(d).”

WLR Daily, 10th March 2011

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Finanzamt Burgdorf v Bog; CinemaxX Entertainment GmbH & Co KG v Finanzamt; Hamburg-Barmbek-Uhlenhorst; Lohmeyer v Finanzamt Minden; Fleischerei Nier GmbH & Co KG v Finanzamt Detmold – WLR Daily

Finanzamt Burgdorf v Bog; CinemaxX Entertainment GmbH & Co KG v Finanzamt; Hamburg-Barmbek-Uhlenhorst; Lohmeyer v Finanzamt Minden; Fleischerei Nier GmbH & Co KG v Finanzamt Detmold (Joined Cases C‑497/09, C‑499/09, C‑501/09 and C‑502/09); [2011] WLR (D) 87

“The supply of food or meals freshly prepared for immediate consumption from snack stalls or mobile snack bars or in cinema foyers was a supply of goods within the meaning of article 5 of Council Directive 77/388/EEC, as amended by Council Directive 92/111/EEC, if a qualitative examination of the entire transaction showed that the elements of supply of services preceding and accompanying the supply of the food were not predominant.”

WLR Daily, 10th March 2011

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EU to force social network sites to enhance privacy – The Guardian

“‘Right to be forgotten’ would ensure users of Facebook and other sites could completely erase personal data.”

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The Guardian, 16th March 2011

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Casteels v British Airways plc – WLR Daily

“Article 48FEU of the FEU Treaty, concerning the adoption of measures in the field of social security, could not be relied on by an individual against his private sector employer in a dispute before a national court. In the context of the mandatory application of a collective labour agreement, article 45FEU of the FEU Treaty precluded the non-inclusion of years of service completed by a worker for the same employer in different member states in the calculation of the period for the acquisition of definitive entitlements to supplementary pension benefits.”
WLR Daily, 11th March 2011
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Lesoochranárske zoskupenie VLK v Ministerstvo životného prostredia Slovenskej republiky – WLR Daily

“Article 9(3) of the Convention on access to information, public participation in decision-making and access to justice in environmental matters (‘the Aarhus Convention’) did not have direct effect in European Union law.”
WLR Daily, 10th March 2011
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Britain fends off threat of £300m fine over London air pollution – The Guardian

“The government has fended off the threat of £300m in fines over air pollution in London after the European commission put on hold infringement proceedings by granting the UK a time extension to meet a key air quality directive, subject to an emergency action plan.”

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The Guardian, 11th March 2011

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Ruiz Zambrano v Office national de L’emploi (ONEm) – WLR Daily

 “A third country national with dependent children who were European citizens, had, pursuant to article 20FEU of the FEU Treaty, a right of residence in the member state of residence and nationality of those children and was entitled to a work permit in so far as this enabled the children to enjoy the substance of the rights attaching to the status of European Union citizenship.”

WLR Daily, 10th March 2011

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Prisoners should be given the vote, signals watchdog – Daily Telegraph

“Nick Hardwick, the chief inspector of prisons, signalled he was in favour of some prisoners being given the vote, despite admitting he has not come across a single inmate who wants it.”

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Daily Telegraph, 10th March 2011

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Direktsia “Obzhalvane i upravlenie na izpalnenieto”—Varna v Auto Nikolovi OOD – WLR Daily

Direktsia “Obzhalvane i upravlenie na izpalnenieto”—Varna v Auto Nikolovi OOD (Case C 203-10); [2011] WLR (D) 75

“The margin scheme which could be applied pursuant to article 314 of Council Directive 2006/112/EC to second hand goods, works of art, collectors items or antiques was not applicable to supplies of goods such as spare parts for motor vehicles, which the taxable dealer himself imported into the European Union under the normal value added tax scheme. Articles 320(1) and (2) of the Directive precluded a national provision which provided for the deferral, until the subsequent supply under the normal value added tax scheme, of the right of the taxable dealer to deduct value added tax paid on importation of goods other than works of art, collectors’ items or antiques. Article 314, the first subparagraph of article 320(1) and article 320(2) of the Directive were directly effective.”

WLR Daily, 9th March 2011

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Claes v Landsbanki Luxembourg SA (in liquidation) – WLR Daily

Claes v Landsbanki Luxembourg SA (in liquidation) (Joined Cases C-235/10–239/10); [2011] WLR (D) 74

“Articles 1 and 3 of Council Directive 98/59/EC, concerning the procedure to be adopted upon collective redundancies, applied to the termination of the activities of an employing establishment as a result of a judicial winding up on grounds of insolvency, even where, in the event of such a termination, national legislation provided for the termination of employment contracts with immediate effect. Until the legal personality of an establishment whose dissolution and winding up had been ordered had ceased to exist, the obligations under article 2 and 3 of the Directive, concerning consultation of employees and notification of public authorities, had to be fulfilled.”

WLR Daily, 9th March 2011

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Proposed patent court not compatible with EU law, says ECJ – OUT-LAW.com

“The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has said that the planned creation of a pan-European Patent Court would break EU law. The European Commission has said that the ECJ opinion will not affect a second EU patent plan.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 9th March 2011

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Government working on browser solution for new cookie law, says spokesman – OUT-LAW.com

“The Government is working with browser manufacturers to create new settings that will help businesses comply with a controversial new EU law on cookies that is due to come into force in May.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 8th March 2011

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Foreign drivers ‘will escape punishment for UK offences’ – Daily Telegraph

“Foreign drivers will be able to drink and drive, break the speed limit, jump red lights and escape without punishment because the Government has not signed up to an EU crackdown, it was claimed.”

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Daily Telegraph, 4th March 2011

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Association belge des Consommateurs Test-Achats ASBL and others v Conseil des ministres – WLR Daily

Association belge des Consommateurs Test-Achats ASBL and others v Conseil des ministres (Case C-236/09); [2011] WLR (D) 67

“Article 5(2) of Council Directive 2004/113/EC was invalid with effect from 21 December 2012 since it permitted European Union law and consequently member states’ laws, to derogate from the principle of equal treatment of men and women, guaranteed by articles 21 and 23 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union, without temporal limitation.”

WLR Daily, 2nd March 2011

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Is European court gender insurance ruling completely bonkers? – The Guardian

“Legally speaking, the judgment from the European court of justice that prohibits use of gender in underwriting premiums is unsurprising.”

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The Guardian, 1st March 2011

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Gender insurance ruling: case study – The Guardian

“Jade Sell is a young driver whose car insurance premium is set to rise as a result of today’s ECJ ruling on gender.”

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The Guardian, 1st March 2011

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Male pensioners could lose out in EU sex discrimination ruling – Daily Telegraph

“Male pensioners could lose around £340 a year if the European court backs gender equality rules for insurance companies this week, experts are predicting.”

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Daily Telegraph, 27th February 2011

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Julian Assange extradition decision: full judgment – The Guardian

“Read the judgment ordering the Wikileaks founder to be extradited to Sweden to face allegations of rape and sexual assault.”

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The Guardian, 24th February 2011

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Julian Assange should face extradition, judge rules – Daily Telegraph

“WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange should be extradited to Sweden to face sex offence charges, a judge ruled today.”

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Daily Telegraph, 24th February 2011

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Ineos Healthcare Ltd v Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market (Trade Marks and Designs) (OHIM) (Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd, other party) – WLR Daily

Ineos Healthcare Ltd v Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market (Trade Marks and Designs) (OHIM) (Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd, other party) (Case T-222/09); [2011] WLR (D) 53

“In opposition proceedings against registration of a trade mark pursuant to article 42 of Council Regulation (EC) No 40/94, the opposing party was not obliged to adduce evidence in support of the opposition. Whilst in relation to proceedings relating to relative grounds for refusal the Board of Appeal of the Office of Harmonisation in the Internal Market (Trade Marks and Designs) could take into account facts which were likely to be known by anyone or which might be learned from generally accessible sources, it was not, however, entitled to exceed the conditions governing examination set out in article 74 of Regulation 40/94.”

WLR Daily, 23rd February 2011

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Julian Assange is very likely to be extradited, says Matrix barrister – The Guardian

“It is ‘very likely’ that a senior district judge will order the extradition of Julian Assange to Sweden to face sexual assault charges, a barrister at Matrix Chambers predicted this week.”

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The Guardian, 23rd February 2011

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First details of Commission data protection action against UK are revealed – OUT-LAW.com

“Details of the European Commission’s objections to the Data Protection Act (DPA) have been revealed for the first time. A document has been published outlining why the Commission thinks the DPA fails to implement the EU’s Data Protection Directive.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 22nd February 2011

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Werynski v Mediatel 4B spólka z o o – WLR Daily

Werynski v Mediatel 4B spólka z o o (Case C-283/09); [2011] WLR (D) 50

“In respect of acts which had been adopted in the field of Title IV of the EC Treaty, since December 1 2009 the Court of Justice of the European Union has had jurisdiction to hear and determine a reference for a preliminary ruling from a court against whose decision there was a judicial remedy under national law even where the reference was lodged prior to that date. In determining whether the question referred to the Court of Justice was necessary to enable the referring court to ‘give judgment’ pursuant to article 267FEU of the FEU Treaty, ‘give judgment’ referred to the entire process of creating the judgment, including all issues relating to the responsibility for the costs of proceedings. Where the examination of a witness by a court was at issue there was a direct connection between the question referred for a preliminary ruling and the performance by the referring court of a judicial function. A requested court was not entitled pursuant to Council Regulation (EC) No 1206/2001 on cooperation between the courts of the member states in the taking of evidence in civil or commercial matters (OJ 2001 L 174, p 1), to make the examination of a witness conditional on prior payment of an advance from the requesting court covering his witness expense and there was no obligation upon the requesting court to pay such an advance nor was the requesting court obliged to reimburse the expenses paid to the witness examined.”

WLR Daily, 21st February 2011

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Haribo Lakritzen Hans Riegel Betriebs GmbH v Finanzamt Linz; Osterreichische Salinen AG v Same – WLR Daily

Haribo Lakritzen Hans Riegel Betriebs GmbH v Finanzamt Linz; Osterreichische Salinen AG v Same(Joined Cases C-436/08 and C-437/08); ; [2011] WLR (D) 49

“Legislation of a member state which discriminated against portfolio dividends received by a resident company from a company resident in a non member state party to an EEA Agreement, was contrary to the principle of free movement of capital, where that discrimination was based upon a comprehensive agreement of mutual assistance. It was not contrary to article 63FEU of the FEU Treaty for member states to exempt from corporation tax portfolio dividends which one resident company received from another whilst subjecting portfolio dividends which a resident company received from a non member state company party to an EEA Agreement or from a company resident in another member state, provided that the tax was credited against tax payable in the members state of the recipient company and the administrative burdens were not excessive. National legislation which discriminated against dividends received from non member states on the basis of the shareholding held by the recipient company in the non member state company was not contrary to article 63FEU provided the mechanisms in place to off set the charges to tax led to equivalent results.”

WLR Daily, 18th February 2011

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Vicoplus SC PUH v v Minister van Sociale Zaken en Werkgelegenheid; BAM Vermeer Contracting sp. zoo v Same; Olbek Industrial Services sp. zoo v Same – WLR Daily

Vicoplus SC PUH v v Minister van Sociale Zaken en Werkgelegenheid; BAM Vermeer Contracting sp. zoo v Same; Olbek Industrial Services sp. zoo v Same (Case C-307/09 to C-309/09); [2011] WLR (D) 46

“Articles 56FEU and 57FEU of the FEU Treaty did not preclude a member state from making the hiring out on its territory of workers who were Polish nationals subject to the obtaining of a work permit during the transitional period provided for in paragraph 2 of Chapter 2 of Annex XII to the Act of Accession of the Czech Republic, Estonia, Cyprus, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary, Malta, Poland, Slovenia and Slovakia (OJ 2003 L236, p 33). The hiring out of workers, within the meaning of article 1(3)(c) of Parliament and Council Directive 96/71/EC concerning the posting of workers in the framework of the provision of services (OJ 1997 L18, p1), was a service provided for remuneration in respect of which the worker who had been hired out remained in the employ of the undertaking providing the service, no contract of employment having been entered into with the user undertaking.”

WLR Daily, 15th February 2011

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Andersson v Staten genom Kronofogdemyndigheten i Jönköping, Tillsynsmynidigheten – WLR Daily

Andersson v Staten genom Kronofogdemyndigheten i Jönköping, Tillsynsmynidigheten C-30/10; [2011] WLR (D) 44

“A provision of national law which excluded an employee from entitlement under the guarantee of payment of employees’ outstanding claims in the event of their employer’s insolvency, on the ground that the employee within the six months preceding the application for a declaration of insolvency had been the owner of an essential part of the undertaking or business concerned and had had a considerable influence on it activities, was compatible with Parliament and Council Directive 2008/94/EC relating to the protection of employees in the event of the insolvency of their employer.”

WLR Daily, 14th February 2011

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Kasprzak v Warsaw Regional Court, Poland; Bingham v Trial Court No 4 of Marbella, Spain; Wilson-Campbell v Court of Instruction No 4 of Orihuela, Alicante, Spain – WLR Daily

Kasprzak v Warsaw Regional Court, Poland; Bingham v Trial Court No 4 of Marbella, Spain; Wilson-Campbell v Court of Instruction No 4 of Orihuela, Alicante, Spain [2011] EWHC 100 (Admin); [2011] WLR (D) 35

“Article 23 of the Council Framework Decision of 13 June 2002 on the European arrest warrant and the surrender procedures between member states, as implemented by s 36(3)(b) of the Extradition Act 2003, contemplated the possibility of agreement being sought and given for an extension of the period for extradition after the expiry of the original period, since it was only at the end of the original period that circumstances beyond the control of the member state or serious humanitarian reasons prevented extradition within that period and gave rise to the need for agreement on a new date for removal.”

WLR Daily, 3rd February 2011

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