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Press Releases

No 81/2016 : 20 July 2016
Freedom of movement for persons
When he himself puts an end to his employment relationship, a worker is entitled to an allowance if he could not use up all or part of his right to paid annual leave

No 80/2016 : 19 July 2016
State aid
The Communication from the Commission on aid to the banking sector is valid

No 79/2016 : 19 July 2016
Approximation of laws
According to Advocate General Saugmandsgaard Øe, a general obligation to retain data imposed by a Member State on providers of electronic communication services may be compatible with EU law

No 78/2016 : 18 July 2016
The Court of Justice of the European Union adds its voice to the tributes paid to the victims of the attack of 14 July in Nice

No 77/2016 : 14 July 2016
Freedom of establishment
EU law precludes concessions for the exercise of tourist and leisure-orientated business activities on State-owned maritime and lakeside property from being extended automatically without any selection procedure for potential candidates

No 76/2016 : 14 July 2016
State aid
The General Court sets aside the Commission decision ordering Germany to recover from Deutsche Post part of the subsidies paid in respect of former civil servant postal workers’ pensions

No 75/2016 : 13 July 2016
Approximation of laws
According to Advocate General Mengozzi, the temporal limit on the effects of the invalidity of ‘floor’ clauses included in mortgage loan agreements in Spain is compatible with EU law

No 74/2016 : 13 July 2016
Principles of Community law
Advocate General Sharpston considers that a company policy requiring an employee to remove her Islamic headscarf when in contact with clients constitutes unlawful direct discrimination

No 73/2016 : 7 July 2016
The beneficiary of a patent licence must pay the agreed royalty even if it does not infringe the patented technology

No 72/2016 : 7 July 2016
Approximation of laws
The operator of a physical marketplace may be forced to put an end to trademark infringements committed by market-traders


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