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Press Releases

No 71/2017 : 27 June 2017
State aid
Tax exemptions for the Catholic Church in Spain may constitute unlawful State aid if and to the extent to which they are granted for economic activities

No 70/2017 : 22 June 2017
Employees’ rights in the event of transfers of undertakings may be maintained where a ‘pre-pack’ is put into effect following insolvency

No 69/2017 : 22 June 2017
Approximation of laws
Advocate General Sharpston clarifies the criteria for determining what is an ‘emanation of the State’ for the purposes of establishing the bodies against which an individual may bring a claim based on rights under an EU directive which has not been transposed correctly into national law

No 68/2017 : 22 June 2017
Freedom to provide services
The Hungarian legislation on the authorisation of online games of chance is not compatible with the principle of the freedom to provide services

No 67/2017 : 21 June 2017
Area of Freedom, Security and Justice
A national of a non-EU country holding a single work permit in a Member State enjoys, as a general rule, the social security benefits provided for nationals of that State

No 66/2017 : 21 June 2017
Approximation of laws
Where there is a lack of scientific consensus, the proof of the defect of the vaccine and of a causal link between the defect and the damage suffered may be made out by serious, specific and consistent evidence

No 65/2017 : 20 June 2017
Area of Freedom, Security and Justice
Advocate General Sharpston considers that an applicant for international protection can challenge a Member State’s decision to transfer him to another Member State on the basis that the ‘take charge request’ sent by the first Member State was not made within the time limits set out under EU law

No 64/2017 : 14 June 2017
Freedom of establishment
Making available and managing an online platform for sharing copyright-protected works, such as ‘The Pirate Bay’, may constitute an infringement of copyright

No 63/2017 : 14 June 2017
Agriculture and fisheries
Purely plant-based products cannot, in principle, be marketed with designations such as ‘milk’, ‘cream’, ‘butter’, ‘cheese’ or ‘yoghurt’, which are reserved by EU law for animal products

No 62/2017 : 14 June 2017
Approximation of laws
EU law does not preclude national legislation which provides that, in disputes involving consumers, mandatory mediation should take place before any court proceedings


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