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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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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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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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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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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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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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