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Under certain circumstances the use of successive fixed-term contracts to recruit university lecturers is compatible with EU law

It is quite common within various EU member states, that teaching personnel at universities and colleges is employed on successive fixed-term contracts. Do such practices comply with EU law and, in particular, with Directive 1999/70/EC? That was the main question referred to CJEU in case C-190/13. After holding the first question admissible, the Court reiterated that, according to its case-law, all workers fall within the scope of the Framework Agreement on fixed-term work (annexed to Directive... [Read All]

The case was referred to the CJEU by the Verwaltungsgericht Berlin (Berlin Administrative Court). The original proceedings were brought by a Tunisian citizen, who had been denied a study visa by the G...
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Greece's notoriously slow and ineffective judicial system has been a long-known problem. Among others it has led to the European Court of Human Rights delivering from 1959 to 2013 some 449 cases a...
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The case was referred to the CJEU by a Romanian court, and concerned the reimbursement of medical treatment obtained abroad pursuant to Regulation 71/1408/EEC. The instrument in question prescribes (a...
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The case was referred to the CJEU by the Verwaltungsgericht Berlin (Berlin Administrative Court). The original proceedings were brought by a Tunisian citizen, who had been denied a study visa by the G...
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Post Date: 05-09-2013 - Article Date: 02-09-2013
The government has announced the national minimum wage rates which will take effect on 1 October 2013. It accepted most of the recommendations of the Low Pay Commission (LPC) with one exception; the LPC had recommended freezing the apprenticeship rate at £2.65 an hour, but the government has ... [Read All] - Comments (0)
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Post Date: 27-09-2012 - Article Date: 22-08-2012
  As it was before, the “composition with creditors” (art. 160, Italian Bankruptcy Act) helped too little the insolvent entrpreneurs. Not to mention the “restructuring agreements” (art. 182bis, I.B.A.). The tools provided by the legislator between 2005 and 2006, were am... [Read All] - Comments (0)
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Post Date: 04-12-2014 - Article Date: 27-11-2014
It is quite common within various EU member states, that teaching personnel at universities and colleges is employed on successive fixed-term contracts. Do such practices comply with EU law and, in particular, with Directive 1999/70/EC? That was the main question referred to CJEU in case C-190/13. ... [Read All] - Comments (0)