Press releases

No 166/2019 : 20 December 2019
Order of the Court of Justice in Case C-646/19 P(R)
Puigdemont i Casamajó and Comín i Oliveres v Parliament
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Law governing the institutions

No 165/2019 : 19 December 2019
Approximation of laws
According to Advocate General Saugmandsgaard Øe, Commission Decision 2010/87/EU on standard contractual clauses for the transfer of personal data to processors established in third countries is valid

No 164/2019 : 19 December 2019
COAD
The coercive detention of persons at the head of the Land of Bavaria for the purpose of enjoining them to adopt measures to improve ambient air quality in Munich (such as a traffic ban in respect of certain diesel vehicles) can be ordered only if a national legal basis which is sufficiently accessible, precise and foreseeable in its application exists to that end and if the detention is proportionate

No 163/2019 : 19 December 2019
Transport
An airline is liable for the harm caused by a spilt cup of hot coffee

No 162/2019 : 19 December 2019
Freedom of establishment
France cannot require Airbnb to hold an estate agent’s professional licence as it did not notify the Commission of that requirement in accordance with the Directive on electronic commerce

No 161/2019 : 19 December 2019
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Privileges and immunities
A person elected to the European Parliament acquires the status of Member of that institution at the time of the official declaration of the results and enjoys, from that time, the immunities attached to that status

No 160/2019 : 19 December 2019
Law governing the institutions
The Court holds that the General Court did not err in upholding the decision of the Commission not to submit a proposal for legislation in response to the European citizens’ initiative ‘One of us’

No 159/2019 : 19 December 2019
Freedom of establishment
The sale of second-hand e-books through a website constitutes a communication to the public that is subject to authorisation by the author

No 158/2019 : 18 December 2019
Approximation of laws
Advocate General Campos Sánchez-Bordona proposes that the Court of Justice declare that the Italian legislation preventing Vivendi from acquiring 28% of the share capital of Mediaset is contrary to EU law

No 157/2019 : 12 December 2019
Intellectual and industrial property
A sign referring to marijuana may not, as the law currently stands, be registered as an EU trade mark

No 156/2019 : 12 December 2019
Area of Freedom, Security and Justice
The Court finds that the French, Swedish and Belgian public prosecutor’s offices satisfy the requirements for issuing a European arrest warrant, and clarifies the scope of the judicial protection afforded to persons referred to in such warrants

No 155/2019 : 12 December 2019
Competition
Persons not operating as suppliers or as customers on the market affected by a cartel may request compensation for loss caused by that cartel

No 154/2019 : 12 December 2019
SOPO
The Pension complement granted by Spain to mothers who are recipients of an invalidity pension where they have two or more children must also be awarded to fathers in a comparable situation

No 153/2019 : 11 December 2019
Principles of Community law
Advocate General Pikamäe: the Court of Justice does not have jurisdiction to rule on an international boundary dispute that falls outside the scope of EU law

No 152/2019 : 5 December 2019
Area of Freedom, Security and Justice
The competent authority of the State of execution may not refuse to recognise and enforce a fine in respect of a road traffic offence imposed on the person in whose name the vehicle is registered, provided that such a presumption of liability may be rebutted.

No 151/2019 : 5 December 2019
Energy
European Union law does not preclude a national law that provides that each owner of a property in a building in co-ownership is required to contribute to the cost of heating supplied to the common parts of that building

No 150/2019 : 4 December 2019
Agriculture and fisheries
The protection of the name ‘Aceto Balsamico di Modena’ does not extend to the use of the non-geographical terms of that name such as ‘aceto’ and ‘balsamico’

No 149/2019 : 3 December 2019
Industrial Policy
The Court of Justice dismisses the action of the Czech Republic against the directive reinforcing control of the acquisition and possession of firearms

No 148/2019 : 26 November 2019
Area of Freedom, Security and Justice
Advocate General Campos Sánchez-Bordona: the judicial authority which issues a European arrest warrant must be fully independent and must not be subject to hierarchical constraints or to orders or instructions

No 147/2019 : 26 November 2019
Area of Freedom, Security and Justice
AG Bobek: when assessing the maximum threshold period imposed by the Framework Decision on the European arrest warrant in order to surrender a requested person without verification of the criterion of double criminality, the relevant law of the issuing Member State is the one actually applicable to the case

No 146/2019 : 26 November 2019
Social security for migrant workers
According to Advocate General Pikamäe, the employer of lorry drivers employed in the international road transport sector is the transport undertaking which recruited those drivers for an indefinite period, exercises effective control over the drivers and actually bears the wage costs

No 145/2019 : 19 November 2019
Law governing the institutions
The referring court must ascertain whether the new Disciplinary Chamber of the Polish Supreme Court is independent in order to determine whether that chamber has jurisdiction to rule on cases where judges of the Supreme Court have been retired, or in order to determine whether such cases must be examined by another court which meets the requirement that courts must be independent

No 144/2019 : 14 November 2019
Solemn undertaking before the Court of Justice of the European Union by two new Members of the European Court of Auditors

No 143/2019 : 14 November 2019
COAD
According to Advocate General Saugmandsgaard Øe, imprisonment cannot be used against the public officials responsible, including the Minister-President, in order to compel them to introduce traffic bans on diesel vehicles in Munich

No 142/2019 : 12 November 2019
Environment and consumers
Ireland is ordered to pay pecuniary penalties for failing to comply with an earlier judgment of the Court which required, in particular, that an environmental assessment be carried out in respect of a wind farm

No 141/2019 : 12 November 2019
Area of Freedom, Security and Justice
An applicant for international protection guilty of serious breaches of the rules of the accommodation centre in which he or she is hosted or of seriously violent behaviour cannot be sanctioned by a withdrawal of material reception conditions relating to housing, food or clothing

No 140/2019 : 12 November 2019
Approximation of laws
Foodstuffs originating in the territories occupied by the State of Israel must bear the indication of their territory of origin, accompanied, where those foodstuffs come from an Israeli settlement within that territory, by the indication of that provenance

No 139/2019 : 12 November 2019
Privileges and immunities
According to Advocate General Szpunar, MEPs’ Parliamentary mandate is acquired solely from the electorate and this cannot be conditional on the completion of any subsequent formality

No 138/2019 : 7 November 2019
Law governing the institutions
The European Parliament’s decision on the financing of the ADDE party in 2015 is annulled for lack of impartiality

No 137/2019 : 7 November 2019
Environment and consumers
When the public is not put in a position to actually participate in the environmental impact assessment for a project, a time limit for bringing proceedings against the decision granting consent for the project cannot be relied on against the public

No 136/2019 : 7 November 2019
Transport
When a passenger boards a train without a ticket, he concludes a contract with the carrier

No 135/2019 : 6 November 2019
The Court of Justice of the European Union makes procedural and doctrinal documents freely accessible on its website

No 134/2019 : 5 November 2019
Principles of Community law
Polish rules relating to the retirement age of judges and public prosecutors, adopted in July 2017, are contrary to EU law

No 133/2019 : 31 October 2019
Area of Freedom, Security and Justice
Advocate General Sharpston: the Court should rule that, by refusing to comply with the provisional and time-limited mechanism for the mandatory relocation of applicants for international protection, Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic have failed to fulfil their obligations under EU law

No 132/2019 : 24 October 2019
Environment and consumers
France has systematically and persistently exceeded the annual limit value for nitrogen dioxide since 1 January 2010

No 131/2019 : 24 October 2019
Intellectual and industrial property
The General Court confirms the cancellation of the EU trade mark consisting of the shape of the ‘Rubik’s Cube’

No 130/2019 : 7 October 2019
Entry into office of two new Members of the Court of Justice

No 129/2019 : 3 October 2019
Approximation of laws
In loan contracts concluded in Poland and indexed to a foreign currency, unfair terms relating to the difference in exchange rates cannot be replaced by general provisions of Polish civil law

No 128/2019 : 3 October 2019
Freedom of establishment
EU law does not preclude a host provider such as Facebook from being ordered to remove identical and, in certain circumstances, equivalent comments previously declared to be illegal

No 127/2019 : 1 October 2019
Election of the Presidents of Chambers of the General Court of the European Union

No 126/2019 : 1 October 2019
Agriculture and fisheries
There are no grounds to question the validity of the regulation on the placing of plant protection products on the market

No 125/2019 : 1 October 2019
PDON
Storing cookies requires internet users’ active consent

No 124/2019 : 27 September 2019
Mr Savvas Papasavvas is elected Vice-President of the General Court of the European Union

No 123/2019 : 27 September 2019
Mr Marc van der Woude is elected President of the General Court of the European Union

No 122/2019 : 26 September 2019
Partial renewal of the membership and entry into office of 14 new Members of the General Court of the European Union

No 121/2019 : 25 September 2019
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CELEBRATION OF THE 30th ANNIVERSARY OF THE GENERAL COURT

No 120/2019 : 24 September 2019
Citizenship of the Union
The General Court confirms the Commission’s decision to register the proposed European citizens’ initiative ‘Minority SafePack - one million signatures for diversity in Europe’

No 119/2019 : 24 September 2019
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State aid
The General Court annuls the Commission’s decision on the aid measure implemented by the Netherlands in favour of Starbucks

No 118/2019 : 24 September 2019
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State aid
The General Court confirms the Commission’s decision on the aid measure granted by Luxembourg to Fiat Chrysler Finance Europe

No 117/2019 : 24 September 2019
Intellectual and industrial property
Piaggio’s intellectual property rights in the Vespa LX scooter have not been infringed

No 116/2019 : 24 September 2019
Competition
Fine imposed on HSBC group for anticompetitive practices in the interest rate derivatives sector is annulled

No 115/2019 : 24 September 2019
Research, information, education, statistics
Advocate General Bobek: the General Court erred in law when it held that the existence of a teaching contract between an applicant and its legal representative meant that the requirement of independent legal representation was not satisfied

No 114/2019 : 24 September 2019
Law governing the institutions
Advocate General Tanchev: the Court should declare that the requests for a preliminary ruling relating to the national measures establishing a regime for disciplinary proceedings against judges in Poland are inadmissible

No 113/2019 : 24 September 2019
PDON
The prohibition on processing certain categories of sensitive personal data applies also to operators of search engines

No 112/2019 : 24 September 2019
PDON
The operator of a search engine is not required to carry out a de-referencing on all versions of its search engine

No 111/2019 : 19 September 2019
The General Court of the European Union prepares to welcome additional Judges

No 110/2019 : 19 September 2019
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INAUGURATION OF THE FIFTH EXTENSION OF THE BUILDING COMPLEX OF THE COURT OF JUSTICE OF THE EUROPEAN UNION

No 109/2019 : 12 September 2019
Freedom of establishment
Copyright protection may not be granted to designs on the sole ground that, over and above their practical purpose, they produce a specific aesthetic effect

No 108/2019 : 12 September 2019
Approximation of laws
A German provision prohibiting internet search engines from using newspaper or magazine snippets without the publisher’s authorisation must be disregarded in the absence of its prior notification to the Commission

No 107/2019 : 10 September 2019
Energy
The General Court annuls the Commission decision approving the modification of the exemption regime for the operation of the OPAL gas pipeline

No 106/2019 : 5 September 2019
Environment and consumers
Italy has failed to comply with its obligation to implement measures to prevent the spread of the Xylella fastidiosa bacterium, which can cause the death of a large number of plants, in particular olive trees

No 105/2019 : 5 September 2019
Approximation of laws
Telecommunications undertakings must transmit, free of charge, to the authority handling emergency calls made to ‘112’ information enabling the caller to be located

No 104/2019 : 5 September 2019
Approximation of laws
The option to pay by SEPA direct debit cannot be subject to a condition of residence in the national territory

No 103/2019 : 4 September 2019
Judgment of the Court of Justice in Case C-347/18
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Area of Freedom, Security and Justice

No 102/2019 : 29 July 2019
Law governing the institutions
Advocate General Bobek: the General Court was correct in confirming the Commission decision not to submit a legislative proposal in the context of the European citizens’ initiative ‘One of Us’

No 101/2019 : 29 July 2019
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Freedom of establishment
The use of a protected work for the purposes of reporting current events does not, in principle, require a prior request for authorisation

No 100/2019 : 29 July 2019
Environment and consumers
The Belgian law extending the operating life of nuclear power stations Doel 1 and Doel 2 was adopted without the required environmental assessments being carried out first

No 99/2019 : 29 July 2019
PDON
The operator of a website that features a Facebook ‘Like’ button can be a controller jointly with Facebook in respect of the collection and transmission to Facebook of the personal data of visitors to its website

No 98/2019 : 29 July 2019
Freedom of establishment
Sampling without authorisation can infringe a phonogram producer’s rights

No 97/2019 : 29 July 2019
Freedom of establishment
Freedom of information and the freedom of the press cannot justify a derogation from the rights of copyright holders beyond the exceptions and limitations set out in the Copyright Directive

No 96/2019 : 12 July 2019
Competition
The General Court upholds the Commission’s Decision finding that there was a cartel on the optical disk drives market

No 95/2019 : 11 July 2019
Transport
Connecting flights that are the subject of a single reservation departing from a Member State to a non-Member State via another non-Member State: the air carrier that performed the first flight is obliged to pay compensation to passengers who suffered a long delay in the arrival of the second flight performed by a nonCommunity air carrier

No 94/2019 : 11 July 2019
Judgment of the Court of Justice in Case C-91/18
Commission v Greece (Tsipouro)
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Taxation

No 93/2019 : 11 July 2019
External relations
The General Court annuls the freezing of funds of seven members of the former Ukrainian ruling class, including Viktor Yanukovych, former President of Ukraine

No 92/2019 : 11 July 2019
Research, information, education, statistics
Confirmation of the inclusion of Bisphenol A as a substance of very high concern on account of its properties as a substance toxic for reproduction

No 91/2019 : 10 July 2019
Transport
Passengers who have the right to hold their tour organiser liable for reimbursement of the cost of their air tickets cannot also claim reimbursement of the cost of those tickets from the air carrier

No 90/2019 : 10 July 2019
Freedom of movement for persons
The method of calculating the minimum length of activity in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, required by that Member State, for the grant of financial aid to non-resident students who are children of cross-border workers is contrary to EU law

No 89/2019 : 10 July 2019
Environment and consumers
An e-commerce platform such as Amazon is not obliged in all cases to make a telephone number available to consumers before the conclusion of a contract

No 88/2019 : 8 July 2019
Approximation of laws
The Court interprets and applies for the first time Article 260(3) TFEU, which permits the imposition of a financial penalty for failure to fulfil the ‘obligation to notify measures transposing’ an EU directive

No 87/2019 : 4 July 2019
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A Member State may, for reasons of public policy such as combating incitement to hatred, impose a temporary obligation to broadcast or retransmit a television channel from another Member State only in pay-to-view packages

No 86/2019 : 2 July 2019
Intellectual and industrial property
Advocate General Bobek: EUIPO’s decision rejecting the registration of the trade mark ‘Fack Ju Göhte’ should be annulled

No 85/2019 : 1 July 2019
The application for interim measures of Mr Carles Puigdemont and Mr Antoni Comín, to order the European Parliament to enable them to take their seats in Parliament is dismissed

No 84/2019 : 27 June 2019
State aid
The General Court annuls the Commission’s decision finding that the Hungarian advertisement tax was incompatible with the EU State aid rules

No 83/2019 : 27 June 2019
Law governing the institutions
Advocate General Tanchev: the newly-created Disciplinary Chamber of the Polish Supreme Court does not satisfy the requirements of judicial independence established by EU law

No 82/2019 : 26 June 2019
Environment and consumers
National courts have jurisdiction to review the choice of location of air quality measuring stations and to take all necessary measures against the national authority concerned

No 81/2019 : 24 June 2019
Principles of Community law
The Polish legislation concerning the lowering of the retirement age of judges of the Supreme Court is contrary to EU law

No 80/2019 : 20 June 2019
Approximation of laws
A situation in which a vehicle parked in a private garage of a building for more than 24 hours has caught fire, causing a fire originating in the vehicle's electrical system and causing damage to the building falls within the concept of ‘use of vehicles’ within the meaning of the directive on insurance against civil liability in respect of the use of motor vehicles 

No 79/2019 : 20 June 2019
SOPO
According to the framework agreement on fixed-term work, professors who are contract agents under public law are entitled to the same additional remuneration for grade as civil servant professors with the same seniority if the completion of a certain period of service is the only condition for granting that supplement

No 78/2019 : 20 June 2019
Principles of Community law
Advocate General Tanchev: the Court should rule that the new retirement rules for Polish judges are contrary to EU law

No 77/2019 : 19 June 2019
State aid
The General Court upholds the Commission’s decision concerning State aid granted by Germany to the Nürburgring

No 76/2019 : 19 June 2019
Intellectual and industrial property
The General Court of the EU confirms the invalidity of the adidas EU trade mark which consists of three parallel stripes applied in any direction

No 75/2019 : 18 June 2019
Citizenship of the Union
The German vignette for the use by passenger vehicles of federal roads is contrary to EU law

No 73/2019 : 13 June 2019
Approximation of laws
Advocate General Hogan: EU law requires, for a product originating in a territory occupied by Israel since 1967, the indication of the geographical name of this territory and, where it is the case, the indication that the product comes from an Israeli settlement

No 72/2019 : 13 June 2019
DISC
The exclusion, in part, of nationals of other Member States from the German senior amateur athletics championships may be contrary to EU law.

No 70/2019 : 6 June 2019
Law governing the institutions
The Court dismisses the action brought by the former European Commissioner John Dalli by which he applied for compensation for damage allegedly suffered as a result of the termination of his office

No 69/2019 : 4 June 2019
Freedom of establishment
According to Advocate General Szpunar, Facebook can be ordered to seek and identify all comments identical to a defamatory comment that has been found to be illegal, and equivalent comments in so far as the latter originate from the same user

No 68/2019 : 27 May 2019
Area of Freedom, Security and Justice
German public prosecutor’s offices do not provide a sufficient guarantee of independence from the executive for the purposes of issuing a European arrest warrant

No 67/2019 : 23 May 2019
Judgment of the Court of Justice in Case C-658/17
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Area of Freedom, Security and Justice

No 66/2019 : 23 May 2019
Law governing the institutions
The General Court rejects the action for compensation brought against the ECB by private investors who suffered losses as a result of the restructuring of the Greek public debt in 2012

No 65/2019 : 21 May 2019
Free movement of capital
In cancelling the rights of usufruct over agricultural land in its territory that are held, directly or indirectly, by nationals of other Member States, Hungary has failed to fulfil its obligations arising from the principle of the free movement of capital and the right to property guaranteed by the Charter

No 64/2019 : 16 May 2019
State aid
The General Court annuls the Commission’s decisions concerning the Polish tax on the retail sector

No 63/2019 : 14 May 2019
Intellectual and industrial property
The General Court of the EU confirms that registration of the mark ‘NEYMAR’ by a third party is invalid

No 62/2019 : 14 May 2019
Area of Freedom, Security and Justice
The provisions of the Refugee Directive relating to the revocation of and refusal to grant refugee status on grounds connected with the protection of the security or the community of the host Member State are valid

No 61/2019 : 14 May 2019
SOPO
Member States must require employers to set up a system enabling the duration of daily working time to be measured

No 60/2019 : 8 May 2019
SOPO
The calculation of compensation payments for dismissal and redeployment of an employee who is on part-time parental leave must be carried out on the basis of the full-time salary

No 59/2019 : 8 May 2019
SOPO
The Spanish legislation on the calculation of retirement pensions for part-time workers is contrary to EU law if it is found to be particularly disadvantageous to female workers

No 58/2019 : 8 May 2018
Social security for migrant workers
A seafarer who maintains his residence in his Member State of origin, whilst working for an employer established in a Member State on board a vessel flying the flag of a third State and travelling outside of the territory of the EU falls within the scope of the regulation on the coordination of social security systems

No 57/2019 : 8 May 2019
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DFON
The Austrian system of remuneration and advancement of State officials and contractual public servants remains contrary to the prohibition of discrimination on grounds of age

No 56/2019 : 7 May 2019
Freedom of establishment
The Greek legislation prohibiting a monk who has the status of lawyer in another Member State from registering at the bar, on account of the incompatibility between the status of monk and the profession of lawyer, is contrary to EU law

No 55/2019 : 2 May 2019
Agriculture and fisheries
The use of figurative signs evoking the geographical area with which a protected designation of origin (PDO) is associated may constitute an unlawful evocation of that designation

No 54/2019 : 2 May 2019
Approximation of laws
Advocate General Szpunar: Deutsche Bahn cannot require customers wishing to purchase travel tickets online by direct debit to be resident in Germany

No 53/2019 : 30 April 2019
The Court of Justice adopts new rules on whether or not to allow appeals to proceed in cases which have already been considered twice

No 52/2019 : 30 April 2019
The mechanism for the resolution of disputes between investors and States provided for by the free trade agreement between the EU and Canada (CETA) is compatible with EU law

No 51/2019 : 30 April 2019
Freedom of establishment
According to Advocate General Szupunar a service such as that provided by the AIRBNB portal constitutes an information society service

No 50/2019 : 11 April 2019
Freedom of movement for persons
National legislation may lay down, for the purpose of calculating the average weekly working time, reference periods which start and end on fixed calendar dates

No 49/2019 : 11 April 2019
Industrial Policy
Advocate General Sharpston: the Court should dismiss the Czech Republic’s action against EU legislation introducing more stringent rules for the acquisition and possession of firearms

No 48/2019 : 11 April 2019
Principles of Community law
Advocate General Tanchev: the Court should rule that the provisions of Polish legislation relating to the lowering of the retirement age for Supreme Court judges are contrary to EU law

No 47/2019 : 4 April 2019
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All European Final of the European Moot Court Competition takes place at the Court of Justice of the European Union in Luxembourg on 5 April

No 46/2019 : 4 April 2019
Judgment of the Court of Justice in Joined Cases C-266/17 et C-267/17
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Transport

No 45/2019 : 4 April 2019
Transport
An air carrier is only required to compensate passengers for a delay of three hours or more where an aircraft tyre is damaged by a screw lying on the runway if it fails to prove that it deployed all means at its disposal for limiting the delay of the flight

No 44/2019 : 28 March 2019
State aid
The Court of Justice annuls the Commission decision stating that the German law on renewable energy of 2012 (the EEG 2012) involved State aid

No 43/2019 : 28 March 2019
Environment and consumers
Advocate General Tanchev: The Court of Justice should find that Spain failed to adopt the necessary laws to comply with the directive on credit agreements for consumers relating to residential immovable property

No 42/2019 : 27 March 2019
Environment and consumers
Consumers’ right of withdrawal from online purchases applies to mattresses from which the protective film has been removed after delivery

No 41/2019 : 26 March 2019
Citizenship of the Union
A minor in the guardianship of a citizen of the EU under the Algerian kafala system cannot be regarded as a ‘direct descendant’ of that citizen

No 40/2019 : 26 March 2019
Staff Regulations of Officials
Differences of treatment based on language are, in principle, not allowed in the procedures for selecting staff for the EU institutions.

No 39/2019 : 25 March 2019
Judicial statistics 2018: the Court of Justice and the General Court establish record productivity with 1,769 cases completed

No 38/2019 : 21 March 2019
Freedom of establishment
Public procurement rules do not apply to services for the transport of patients provided, in emergency situations, by non-profit organisations or associations

No 37/2019 : 21 March 2019
Environment and consumers
Italy has failed to fulfil its obligations under the directive on the landfill of waste as regards 44 landfill sites

No 36/2019 : 20 March 2019
Entry into office of new Members at the Court of Justice and at the General Court of the European Union

No 35/2019 : 19 March 2019
Area of Freedom, Security and Justice
An internal border of a Member State at which border control has been reintroduced cannot be equated with an external border within the meaning of the ‘Returns Directive’

No 34/2019 : 19 March 2019
State aid
The General Court annuls the Commission’s decision that support measures adopted by a consortium governed by private law for the benefit of one of its members constituted ‘aid granted by a State’

No 33/2019 : 19 March 2019
Area of Freedom, Security and Justice
An asylum seeker may be transferred to the Member State that is normally responsible for processing his application or that has previously granted him subsidiary protection unless the expected living conditions in that Member State of those granted international protection would expose him to a situation of extreme material poverty, contrary to the prohibition of inhuman or degrading treatment

No 32/2019 : 14 March 2019
Social security for migrant workers
Welfare contributions aimed at funding social security benefits in France cannot be charged on income from the assets of French residents insured under the Swiss social security scheme

No 31/2019 : 14 March 2019
Taxation
Motor vehicle driving tuition for categories B and C1 is not school or university education exempt from VAT

No 30/2019 : 14 March 2019
Area of Freedom, Security and Justice
Where they have been granted on the basis of falsified documents, residence permits obtained for the purpose of family reunification and long-term resident status may be withdrawn, even if the holders of such permits or status were unaware of the fraud committed

No 29/2019 : 14 March 2019
Environment and consumers
The Court dismisses the Commission’s action against the Czech Republic concerning its refusal to ensure the take-back of 20 000 tonnes of a mixture called TPS-NOLO (Geobal) shipped to Poland from the Czech Republic

No 28/2019 : 14 March 2019
Environment and consumers
The Hungarian legislation excluding the retroactive cancellation of a loan contract denominated in a foreign currency which includes an unfair term relating to the exchange-rate risk is contrary to EU law

No 27/2019 : 12 March 2019
Agriculture and fisheries
Advocate General Sharpston: there is no factor affecting the validity of the Regulation concerning the placing of plant protection products on the market

No 26/2019 : 12 March 2019
Citizenship of the Union
EU law does not preclude the loss of the nationality of a Member State and, consequently, the loss of citizenship of the EU, where the genuine link between the person concerned and that Member State is durably interrupted

No 25/2019 : 7 March 2019
Law governing the institutions
EFSA’s decisions refusing access to the toxicity and carcinogenicity studies on the active substance glyphosate are annulled

No 24/2019 : 7 March 2019
Law governing the institutions
The Commission erred in law by refusing to register the European citizens’ initiative aimed at improving the situation of national minority regions

No 23/2019 : 28 February 2019
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Advocate General Saugmandsgaard Øe: the Audiovisual Media Services Directive does not preclude the adoption by a Member State of a measure imposing an obligation to broadcast or retransmit a foreign television channel only in packages available for an additional fee, in order to restrict the dissemination by that channel to the public of that State of information inciting hatred

No 22/2019 : 28 February 2019
Environment and consumers
Advocate General Pitruzzella proposes that the Court rule that an e-commerce platform such as Amazon cannot be obliged to make a telephone number available to consumers

No 21/2019 : 28 February 2019
Environment and consumers
Advocate General Kokott proposes that the Court of Justice should rule that national courts must, on application by affected individuals, examine whether air sampling points were sited in accordance with the criteria set out in EU law

No 20/2019 : 28 February 2019
Approximation of laws
Advocate General Bot proposes that the Court should declare that spontaneous burning of a vehicle parked in a private garage for more than 24 hours falls within the concept of ‘use of vehicles’

No 19/2019 : 27 February 2019
Freedom of establishment
The conditions set by the Portuguese Government for the reprivatisation of TAP are compatible with EU law with the exception of the requirement to maintain and develop the existing national hub

No 18/2019 : 26 February 2019
Law governing the institutions
The Court annuls the decision suspending the Governor of the Central Bank of Latvia from office

No 17/2019 : 26 February 2019
State aid
The General Court annuls the Commission’s decision classifying the tax regime of four Spanish professional football clubs as State aid

No 16/2019 : 26 February 2016
Citizenship of the Union
Advocate General Campos Sánchez-Bordona proposes that the Court of Justice declare that a child in the legal guardianship of an EU citizen under the Algerian Kafala system cannot be classed as a ‘direct descendant’ of that citizen

No 15/2019 : 26 February 2019
Agriculture and fisheries
The Organic production logo of the European Union cannot be placed on meat derived from animals that have been slaughtered in accordance with religious rites without first being stunned

No 14/2019 : 14 February 2019
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State aid
The General Court annuls the Commission’s decision concerning tax exemptions granted by Belgium by means of rulings

No 13/2019 : 14 February 2019
Area of Freedom, Security and Justice
A national law cannot invalidate, by a retroactive, general and automatic rule, credit agreements concluded with foreign lenders which were not authorised to provide credit services in that Member State

No 12/2019 : 8 February 2019
Intellectual and industrial property
The General Court annuls EUIPO’s decision refusing registration of the figurative mark ‘Chiara Ferragni’ as an EU trade mark

No 11/2019 : 7 February 2019
Social security for migrant workers
Under EU law it is not necessary that a person pursue an activity as an employed person in a Member State in order to be entitled to family benefits in respect of his children living in another Member State

No 10/2019 : 6 February 2019
Entry into office of a new Advocate General at the Court of Justice

No 9/2019 : 6 February 2019
Citizenship of the Union
Advocate General Wahl proposes that the Court of Justice should dismiss Austria’s action against the new German motorway charge

No 8/2019 : 31 January 2019
SOPO
Advocate General Pitruzzella proposes that the Court find that undertakings are under an obligation to introduce a system for measuring the actual number of hours worked each day

No 7/2019 : 30 January 2019
Freedom of establishment
The prohibition in stages at EU level of cigarettes and roll-your-own tobacco containing flavourings is valid

No 6/2019 : 29 January 2019
According to Advocate General Bot, the mechanism for the settlement of disputes between investors and States provided for by the free trade agreement between the EU and Canada is compatible with EU law

No 5/2019 : 23 January 2019
Area of Freedom, Security and Justice
A Member State that has given notice of its intention to withdraw from the EU in accordance with Article 50 TEU remains the responsible State for the purposes of the Dublin III Regulation

No 4/2019 : 22 January 2019
SOPO
The grant under Austrian law of a paid public holiday on Good Friday only to employees who are members of certain churches constitutes discrimination on grounds of religion prohibited under EU law

No 3/2019 : 16 January 2019
Competition
The Court of Justice confirms that the Commission’s decision prohibiting the acquisition of TNT Express by UPS must be annulled due to procedural irregularity

No 2/2019 : 10 January 2019
PDON
Advocate General Szpunar proposes that the Court should limit the scope of the de-referencing that search engine operators are required to carry out to the EU

No 1/2019 : 10 January 2019
PDON
Advocate General Szpunar proposes that the Court should hold that the operator of a search engine must, as a matter of course, accede to a request for the de-referencing of sensitive data


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