Law & Justice

  • Official Advises ECJ to Overturn German Refugee Restriction

    October 09, 2015

    Court of Justice of the EU ("ECJ") Advocate General Pedro Cruz Villalón has advised the ECJ to strike down a German rule requiring refugees in receipt of social security benefits to take up residence in a particular location in the country.

  • Newspapers Seek EU-Mandated Payments from Google

    October 08, 2015

    Politico reports that European newspaper companies are lobbying the EU to reform its copyright regime to require Google to compensate newspapers when its search engine reproduces snippets of their articles.

  • Slovakia Pursues Challenge to EU Relocation Plan

    October 02, 2015

    Slovakian Prime Minister Robert Fico has announced that his Government will pursue a legal challenge to a plan, recently agreed by EU interior ministers, for mandatory resettlement of 120,000 people claiming asylum in Europe.

  • EU Clamps Down on National Asylum Rules

    September 30, 2015

    Following agreement among EU countries to the mandatory resettlement of 120,000 migrants, the European Commission has announced that it has launched 40 infringement decisions against EU member states accusing them of failing to communicate the transposition of various EU directives on asylum seekers into their national laws.

  • ECJ Official: US-EU Data Protection Deal Is Invalid

    September 24, 2015

    Advocate General at the Court of Justice of the EU ("ECJ") Yves Bot, whose decisions are not final but tend to be followed by the ECJ, has found that the data protection agreement between the US and the EU is invalid because it does too little to protect Europeans' privacy, casting doubt upon online data transfers between the US and EU.

  • Google Denies EU Competition Allegations

    September 01, 2015

    The New York Times reports that search engine Google has denied antitrust allegations from the European Commission that it has abused its dominance in the European online market, arguing that it faces substantial competition from other companies.

  • EU Investigates Amazon E-Books Business

    June 12, 2015

    As it pursues investigations into the operations of several US-based technology companies in Europe, the European Commission has announced that it has launched an investigation over whether tech giant Amazon used its dominant position in e-books to favor its own products over others.

  • Ministers Adopt CoE Protocol on Terrorism

    May 27, 2015

    Foreign ministers from countries across Europe have adopted a legally binding protocol to the Council of Europe’s (“CoE”) convention on the prevention of terrorism that requires countries to carry out measures to prevent terrorist radicalization and training.

  • MEPs Vote to Include Legal Aid in EU Trials Directive

    May 08, 2015

    A committee in the European Parliament has voted to amend the proposed EU directive on fair trial rights to strengthen the requirement of legal aid from EU member states in the case that a criminal suspect cannot afford an attorney.

  • EU Announces E-Commerce Antitrust Inquiry

    May 06, 2015

    As part of its overhaul of European e-commerce in order to establish a "Digital Single Market," the European Commission has announced an investigation into whether the U.S. e-commerce company Amazon violated EU antitrust rules by imposing barriers to access to goods across borders in Europe.

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