Law & Justice

  • UK May Accept Lingering Post-Brexit ECJ Jurisdiction

    August 21, 2017

    The Daily Telegraph reports that UK officials have expressed the government's willingness to subject Britain to the jurisdiction of the Court of Justice of the EU (ECJ) until the end of any post-Brexit transition period, leaving open the possibility that the ECJ may still be resolving British cases as late as the year 2027.

  • Irish Official Criticizes EU's Apple Tax Demand

    August 17, 2017

    In a recent interview, Irish Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe criticized the European Commission's demand that Ireland collect €13 billion from tech giant Apple in back taxes and warned that the EU should be focusing on completing its banking union rather than establishing a eurozone budget and finance minister.

  • ECJ Orders Poland to Stop Logging in Ancient Forest

    August 14, 2017

    The Court of Justice of the EU (ECJ) has issued an interim decision regarding a complaint filed by the European Commission against Poland for violating EU wildlife protection laws by logging in the Białowieża Forest, recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, ordering Poland to cease logging activities in the forest immediately to prevent "serious and irreversible damage."

  • US Reportedly Intervenes in EU-Apple Tax Case

    August 14, 2017

    The Daily Express reports that the US federal government has filed a request with an EU court to intervene in support of technology giant Apple in an EU legal proceeding alleging that Apple's tax rate in Ireland constituted unlawful state aid and demanding that, as a result, the company pay Ireland nearly $15 billion in back taxes.

  • ECJ Official: France Had Authority to Prosecute Uber Service

    August 10, 2017

    An Advocate General of the Court of Justice of the EU (ECJ) has found that France was not required to notify EU officials in advance of adopting a law criminalizing the UberPop service for connecting passengers with drivers who are unlicensed under French law because UberPop is a transportation service subject to regulation at the national level.

  • UK Plans Departure from EU Arrest Warrant System

    August 09, 2017

    The Sun reports that the British Government is developing plans to permit UK judges to deny extradition requests from EU member states after Brexit, breaking from the European Arrest Warrant scheme overseen by the Court of Justice of the EU that provides little judicial recourse to arrest warrants from other members.

  • Observers: EU Should Stay Out of Polish Judicial Controversy

    August 09, 2017

    Mike Muller and Luke Coffey of the Heritage Foundation argue that the European Commission’s threat to strip Poland of its voting rights in the EU Council over its judicial reforms is unwarranted, as the country’s controversy is an internal debate that should be decided democratically rather than by EU officials.

  • ECJ Limits Tax Exemptions to Religious Institutions

    August 09, 2017

    The Court of Justice of the EU (ECJ) has ruled that it considers tax exemptions by EU member states for religious institutions, such as the Catholic Church, as unlawful state aid if the activities for which the exemptions are granted are economic, rather than religious, in nature.

  • ECJ: Hungary Discriminated Against Online Betting Company

    August 09, 2017

    The Court of Justice of the EU (ECJ) has held that Hungary discriminated against a company that offers online "games of chance," in violation of EU law, by blocking access to that company's betting site without offering it a sufficient opportunity to register with Hungarian authorities as a legal operation.

  • ECJ: EU Members Must Offer Benefits to Foreign Workers

    August 09, 2017

    The Court of Justice of the EU (ECJ) has held that an EU member state must provide a national of a non-EU country who holds a permit to work in that member state the same welfare and social security benefits as it offers to its citizens.

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