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No 69/2001 : 13 December 2001
Free movement of goods
WHEN WASTE IS SHIPPED TO ANOTHER MEMBER STATE FOR DISPOSAL, THE MEMBER STATE FROM WHICH IT IS SHIPPED CANNOT REQUIRE THAT THE WASTE BE DISPOSED OF IN ACCORDANCE WITH ITS OWN ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION LEGISLATION

No 68/2001 : 13 December 2001
Agriculture
THE COURT DECLARES UNLAWFUL FRANCE'S REFUSAL TO LIFT THE BAN ON CORRECTLY MARKED OR LABELLED IMPORTS OF BRITISH BEEF AND VEAL FROM 30 DECEMBER 1999.

No 67/2001 : 13 December 2001
Competition
SPANISH LEGISLATION CONCERNING INTERCONNECTION AND ACCESS TO THE PUBLIC NETWORKS AND TO NUMBERING IS IN CONFORMITY WITH COMMUNITY LAW

No 66/2001 : 13 December 2001
Judgment of the Court of Justice in Case C-481/99
Heininger
de fr it
Environment and consumers

No 65/2001 : 6 December 2001

No 64/2001 : 6 December 2001
Approximation of laws
PRODUCTS LABELLED "CHOCOLATE" DO NOT NECESSARILY HAVE COCOA BUTTER AS THE SOLE VEGETABLE FAT INGREDIENT

No 63/2001 : 6 December 2001
Law governing the institutions
THE COURT OF JUSTICE UPHOLDS THE JUDGMENT OF THE COURT OF FIRST INSTANCE ANNULLING THE COUNCIL'S DECISION TO REFUSE MS HAUTALA ACCESS TO A REPORT ON ARMS EXPORTS

No 62/2001 : 29 November 2001
Social policy
THE COURT OF JUSTICE RULES THAT CIVIL SERVANTS WHO ARE FATHERS AND MOTHERS MUST BE TREATED EQUALLY WHEN THEIR RETIREMENT PENSIONS ARE BEING CALCULATED

No 61/2001 : 29 November 2001
Freedom to provide services
LEVY OF A MUNICIPAL TAX APPLYING ONLY TO SATELLITE DISHES IS DECLARED CONTRARY TO THE FREEDOM TO PROVIDE SERVICES

No 60/2001 : 27 November 2001
Judgment of the Court of Justice in Joined Cases C-285/99 and C-286/99
Impresa Lombardini
fr it
Freedom to provide services

No 59/2001 : 22 November 2001
Environment and consumers
THE TERM 'CONSUMER' IN THE DIRECTIVE ON UNFAIR TERMS IN CONSUMER CONTRACTS CONCLUDED BETWEEN A SELLER OR SUPPLIER AND A CONSUMER REFERS ONLY TO NATURAL PERSONS

No 58/2001 : 20 November 2001
Approximation of laws
THE CONSENT OF A TRADE MARK PROPRIETOR TO MARKETING WITHIN THE EEA OF GOODS PLACED ON THE MARKET OUTSIDE THE EEA MUST BE EXPRESSED UNEQUIVOCALLY, WHETHER IT IS EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. SUCH IS NOT THE CASE WHERE THE TRADE MARK PROPRIETOR IS MERELY SILENT.

No 57/2001 : 16 November 2001
Order of the President of the Court of First Instance in Case T-151/01R
Der Grüne Punkt - Duales System Deutschland / Commission
de fr
Competition

No 56/2001 : 8 November 2001
Taxation
THE COURT FINDS THAT THE NETHERLANDS HAS FAILED TO FULFIL ITS OBLIGATIONS

No 55/2001 : 25 October 2001
Taxation
THE ADVOCATE GENERAL CONSIDERS FINNISH RULES UNDER WHICH CAR TAX AND "VALUE ADDED TAX" ARE CALCULATED UPON THE IMPORT OF A USED MOTOR VEHICLE FROM ANOTHER MEMBER STATE INTO FINLAND TO BE CONTRARY TO COMMUNITY LAW.

No 54/2001 : 25 October 2001
el en fr
Free movement of goods
GREEK LEGISLATION ON EMERGENCY STOCKS OF PETROLEUM PRODUCTS IS INCOMPATIBLE WITH COMMUNITY LAW

No 53/2001 : 25 October 2001
de en fr
Competition
THE COURT OF JUSTICE RULES ON THE QUASI-MONOPOLY OF MEDICAL AID ORGANISATIONS OVER THE TRANSPORT OF PATIENTS BY AMBULANCE IN THE LAND OF RHEINLAND-PFALZ

No 52/2001 : 25 October 2001
Freedom of movement for persons
A MEMBER STATE MAY, IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES, REQUIRE A CONSTRUCTION BUSINESS ESTABLISHED IN ANOTHER MEMBER STATE WHICH SENDS WORKERS TO WORK IN THE FIRST MEMBER STATE TO COMPLY WITH A SCHEME FOR PAID LEAVE IF THE SCHEME IS TO THE ADVANTAGE OF THOSE WORKERS

No 51/2001 : 11 October 2001
de en fr
Social security for migrant workers
REFUGEES OR STATELESS PERSONS CANNOT CLAIM PAYMENT OF FAMILY BENEFITS UNDER COMMUNITY LAW WHERE THEY HAVE TRAVELLED DIRECTLY FROM A NON-MEMBER STATE AND ARE IN A SITUATION HAVING NO FACTOR LINKING THEM WITH COMMUNITY LAW

No 50/2001 : 10 October 2001
en fr
Law governing the institutions
THE COURT OF FIRST INSTANCE ANNULS THE COMMISSION'S DECISION PARTIALLY REFUSING BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO INTERNATIONAL (INVESTMENTS) LTD ACCESS TO MINUTES OF THE COMMITTEE ON EXCISE DUTIES

No 49/2001 : 9 October 2001
Agriculture
ADVOCATE GENERAL LÉGER PROPOSES THAT THE COURT SHOULD ALLOW THE ITALIAN REPUBLIC TO PROHIBIT THE PRODUCTION IN ITALY OF "PARMESAN" CHEESE THAT DOES NOT HAVE THE CHARACTERISTICS OF REAL "PARMIGIANO REGGIANO"

No 48/2001 : 9 October 2001
Principles of Community law
THE COURT OF JUSTICE HAS DISMISSED THE ACTION BROUGHT BY THE NETHERLANDS SEEKING ANNULMENT OF THE COMMUNITY DIRECTIVE ON THE LEGAL PROTECTION OF BIOTECHNOLOGICAL INVENTIONS

No 47/2001 : 4 October 2001
Social policy
THE COURT DEVELOPS ITS CASE-LAW ON THE PROHIBITION OF DISMISSAL OF PREGNANT WOMEN

No 46/2001 : 2 October 2001
Law governing the institutions
THE COURT OF FIRST INSTANCE DISMISSES THE ACTIONS BROUGHT BY MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT AND THE FRONT NATIONAL AGAINST THE ACT OF 14 SEPTEMBER 1999 INTERPRETING THE RULE OF PROCEDURE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT CONCERNING THE FORMATION OF POLITICAL GROUPS

No 45/2001 : 27 September 2001
External relations
THE COURT OF JUSTICE DELIVERS THREE JUDGMENTS CONCERNING THE RIGHT OF ESTABLISHMENT OF POLISH, CZECH AND BULGARIAN NATIONALS WITHIN THE MEMBER STATES OF THE EUROPEAN UNION

No 44/2001 : 26 September 2001
Opinion of the Advocate General in the case C-209/00
Commission / Germany
de it
State aid

No 43/2001 : 20 September 2001
Agriculture
ADVOCATE GENERAL JEAN MISCHO DELIVERS HIS OPINION ON THE LIFTING OF THE BAN ON BRITISH MEAT

No 42/2001 : 20 September 2001
Freedom to provide services
ACCORDING TO ADVOCATE GENERAL TIZZANO, TRAVEL AGENTS SELLING PACKAGE HOLIDAYS ARE LIABLE, IN THE EVENT OF NON-PERFORMANCE OR IMPROPER PERFORMANCE OF THE CONTRACT, EVEN FOR NON-MATERIAL DAMAGE SUFFERED BY TOURISTS THROUGH LOSS OF ENJOYMENT OF THE HOLIDAY

No 41/2001 : 20 September 2001
Principles of Community law
STUDENTS RESIDING IN A MEMBER STATE OTHER THAN THEIR OWN ARE ENTITLED TO RECEIVE A MINIMUM SUBSISTENCE ALLOWANCE ON THE SAME CONDITIONS AS NATIONALS OF THE HOST STATE

No 40/2001 : 20 September 2001
de en fr
External relations
ADVOCATE GENERAL JACOBS PROPOSES THAT A GERMAN LAW ACCORDING TO WHICH POSTS FOR FOREIGN-LANGUAGE ASSISTANTS MAY BE FILLED BY MEANS OF EMPLOYMENT CONTRACTS OF LIMITED DURATION IS CONTRARY TO THE PROHIBITION ON DISCRIMINATION AGAINST POLISH WORKERS LEGALLY EMPLOYED IN THE MEMBER STATES

No 38/2001 : 13 September 2001
de en fr
Freedom of movement for persons
THE ADVOCATE GENERAL EXAMINES A MEMBER STATE'S POWERS TO REFUSE TO ALLOW SPECIFIED PERSONS ENTRY AT THE BORDER, AND TO REFUSE TO GRANT THEM A RESIDENCE PERMIT OR EXPEL THEM ONCE THEY HAVE ENTERED THE COUNTRY

No 37/2001 : 13 September 2001
de en fr
Freedom to provide services
THE ADVOCATE GENERAL CONSIDERS THAT THE SPOUSE FROM A NON- MEMBER COUNTRY OF A CITIZEN OF THE EUROPEAN UNION HAS A RIGHT OF RESIDENCE UNDER COMMUNITY LAW IF AND AS LONG AS THE CITIZEN OF THE EUROPEAN UNION EXERCISES HIS OR HER FUNDAMENTAL FREEDOMS IN COMMUNITY LAW OF CROSS-FRONTIER ESTABLISHMENT OR FREEDOM TO PROVIDE SERVICES

No 36/2001 : 12 September 2001
NEW MEMBER OF THE COURT OF FIRST INSTANCE OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES

No 35/2001 : 11 September 2001
de en fr
Approximation of laws
THE COURT OF JUSTICE RULES AGAINST FRANCE, GERMANY AND IRELAND FOR FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH COMMUNITY LAW ON THE ENVIRONMENT

No 34/2001 : 12 July 2001
Agriculture
THE PRINCIPLE OF A BAN ON VACCINATION AGAINST FOOT-AND-MOUTH DISEASE, AS LAID DOWN BY THE COUNCIL IN 1990, IS NOT CONTRARY TO COMMUNITY LAW

No 33/2001 : 12 July 2001
Freedom of movement for persons
FURTHER DEVELOPING ITS CASE-LAW CONCERNING PRIOR AUTHORISATION TO RECEIVE MEDICAL TREATMENT IN ANOTHER MEMBER STATE, THE COURT OF JUSTICE RULES ON THE ASSUMPTION OF COSTS OF TREATMENT INCURRED WHEN UNDERGOING AN OPERATION IN HOSPITAL

No 32/2001 : 19 July 2001
THE CONDITIONS FOR OBTAINING PRIOR AUTHORISATION TO RECEIVE HOSPITAL TREATMENT IN ANOTHER MEMBER STATE MUST NOT GIVE RISE TO AN ARBITRARY REFUSAL

No 31/2001 : 12 July 2001
de en fr
State aid
THE COURT OF FIRST INSTANCE DISMISSES ACTIONS BROUGHT BY RJB MINING AGAINST DECISIONS OF THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION AUTHORISING AID GRANTED BY GERMANY TO ITS COAL INDUSTRY FOR 1998 AND 1999

No 30/2001 : 12 July 2001
Judgment of the Court of Justice in Case C-262/99
Louloudakis
Taxation

No 29/2001 : 11 July 2001
Official visit to the Court of Justice
fr

No 28/2001 : 10 July 2001
Law governing the institutions
ADVOCATE GENERAL LÉGER PROPOSES THAT THE COURT OF JUSTICE SHOULD UPHOLD THE DECISION OF THE COURT OF FIRST INSTANCE OF 19 JULY 1999 GIVING A RIGHT OF PARTIAL ACCESS TO COUNCIL DOCUMENTS AND SO DISMISS THE COUNCIL'S APPEAL

No 27/2001 : 10 July 2001
Competition
IN THE VIEW OF ADVOCATE GENERAL LÉGER, A MEMBER STATE WHICH APPROVES A DRAFT FEE SCALE ESTABLISHED BY A PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION OF LAWYERS MUST JUSTIFY ITS CONDUCT

No 26/2001 : 10 July 2001
Competition
IN THE ADVOCATE GENERAL'S VIEW, A PROHIBITION OF COLLABORATION BETWEEN LAWYERS AND ACCOUNTANTS MAY BE JUSTIFIED

No 25/2001 : 4 July 2001
Hearing in Case C-1/00 T-17/00 (Rothley)
fr

No 24/2001 : 3 July 2001
es en fr
Freedom to provide services
In the opinion of the Advocate General, it is possible for Member states to organise systems of company ownership, particulary in strategic sectors (for example energy) in as far as this organisation does not discriminate against citizens from other Member states.

No 23/2001 : 26 June 2001
Official visit to the Court of Justice
de

No 21/2001 : 26 June 2001
Social policy
THE RIGHT TO PAID ANNUAL LEAVE IS A SOCIAL RIGHT CONFERRED DIRECTLY ON ALL WORKERS BY COMMUNITY LAW

No 20/2001 : 20 June 2001
Audience dans l'affaire T-17/00
fr

No 19/2001 : 20 June 2001
es

No 18/2001 : 14 June 2001
Judgments of the Court of Justice in Cases C-345/99 and C-40/00
Commission / France
fr
Taxation

No 16/2001 : 12 June 2001

No 15/2001 : 31 May 2001
Judgment of the Court of Justice in Case C-43/99
Leclere et Deaconescu
fr
Freedom of movement for persons

No 14/2001 : 17 May 2001
COMPETITION
AN UNDERTAKING PROVIDING AN EXPRESS MAIL SERVICE MAY IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES BE REQUIRED TO PAY POSTAL DUES TO THE OPERATOR RESPONSIBLE FOR THE UNIVERSAL POSTAL SERVICE

No 13/2001 : 5 April 2001
de en fr
APPROXIMATION OF LAWS
ADVOCATE GENERAL STIX-HACKL PROPOSES THAT, WHEN THE EXHAUSTION PRINCIPLE UNDER THE TRADE MARKS DIRECTIVE IS APPLIED TO PARALLEL IMPORTS FROM NON-MEMBER COUNTRIES, ACCOUNT MUST ALSO BE TAKEN OF THE INTERESTS OF THE TRADERS INVOLVED

No 11/2001 : 29 March 2001
de en fr
COMPETITION
WITHDRAWAL OF PRELIMINARY REFERENCE IN CASE C-264/98 BALOG

No 10/2001 : 13 March 2001
STATE AID
AN OBLIGATION TO PURCHASE AT MINIMUM PRICES DOES NOT CONSTITUTE STATE AID MERELY BECAUSE IT IS IMPOSED BY STATUTE

No 9/2001 : 8 March 2001
dgment of the Court of Justice in Case C-215/99
Jauch
de fr
FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT FOR PERSONS

No 8/2001 : 8 March 2001
Judgment of the Court of Justice in Case C-276/98
Commission / Portuguese Rapublic
fr pt
TAXATION

No 7/2001 : 6 March 2001
STAFF REGULATIONS OF OFFICIALS
MR CONNOLLY'S CONDUCT WAS BOUND TO LEAD TO A BREAKDOWN IN MUTUAL TRUST BETWEEN HIM AND HIS EMPLOYER AND TO THE END OF THEIR WORKING RELATIONSHIP

No 6/2001 : 23 February 2001
Order of the President of the Court of Justice in Case C-445/00 R
Austria / Council
de fr it
ACCESSION OF NEW MEMBER STATES

No 5/2001 : 15 February 2001
de en fr
STATE AID
THE COMMISSION MUST ADHERE TO A TWO-MONTH PERIOD FOR ITS PRELIMINARY EXAMINATION OF STATE AID MEASURES

No 4/2001 : 8 February 2001
en it
SOCIAL POLICY
IN HIS OPINION, ADVOCATE GENERAL TIZZANO PROPOSES THAT THE BRITISH LAW ACCORDING TO WHICH THE RIGHT TO LEAVE IS CONDITIONAL UPON THE WORKER HAVING BEEN EMPLOYED FOR 13 WEEKS IS CONTRARY TO THE EUROPEAN WORKING TIME DIRECTIVE

No 3/2001 : 8 February 2001
de en fr
SOCIAL POLICY
EMPLOYERS MUST INFORM EMPLOYEES OF THEIR OBLIGATION TO WORK OVERTIME

No 2/2001 : 31 January 2001
de en fr
Competition
THE COURT OF FIRST INSTANCE ANNULS THE COMMISSION'S 1998 DECISION APPROVING THE MERGER OF THREE UNDERTAKINGS IN THE GERMAN COAL-MINING INDUSTRY

No 1/2001 : 18 January 2001
Judgment of the Court of Justice in Case C-83/99
Commission / Spain
es fr pt
Taxation
THE COURT OF JUSTICE RULES ON THE 10 APPEALS BROUGHT BY UNDERTAKINGS AGAINST THE JUDGMENTS OF THE COURT OF FIRST INSTANCE IN THE "CARTONBOARD" CASES


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