Family Law Articles

Right of residence for third-country national family members in the union citizen's state of origin

European Courte of Justice, cases C-456/12 and C-457/12

The Dutch Raad van State (Council of State, Netherlands), in the context of four different disputes, submitted two separate requests for a preliminary ruling concerning the correct interpretation of Directive 2004/38. This legislative instrument provides EU citizens and their family members with the right to move and reside freely across the EU. The questions addressed the existence, under Union law, of a derived right of residence for third-country national family members of Union citizens in t... [Read All]

EU primary law provides that State aid granted by a Member State must not distort competition or trade inside the EU. The Commission is in charge of ensuring that the State aid complies with EU law. I...
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Consumer Law Articles

Periods in prison cannot be counted towards residence permit

European Court of Justice, cases C‑378/12 and C-400/12


In two separate judgments, delivered on 16 January 2014, the CJEU ruled that periods of imprisonment cannot be taken into account for the acquisition of a permanent residence permit or for the grant o...
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While the Court of Justice took no major step forward in its long-settled jurisprudence on free movement of workers, its judgment in case C-514/12 is still very interesting due to the current south-to...
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Employment Law Case Law
European Court of Justice, case C‑595/12
Tackling discrimination on grounds of sex and reconciling professional and family life are two of the main goals of EU legislation and EU policy in general. In this regard, it is of major importance t...
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A key point summary of the project's main features
The Shanghai Free Trading Zone (FTZ) is an area that covers Waigaoqiao Free Trade Zone, Waigaoqiao Bonded Logistics Park, the Yangshan Bonded Part and Shanghai Pudong Airport Free Trade Zone and four ...
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Intellectual Property Case Law
European Court of Justice, Case C-466/12
Could you imagine if every time you wanted to post a link to a cool newspaper article or a youtube VEVO video on your blog you had to obtain a license from the content's rights holders, or else be...
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Employment Law Case Law
European Court of Justice, Case C-267/12
In a recent judgment, issued the 12th of December 2013, the CJEU ruled that a national collective agreement, which excludes same-sex couples from certain employment benefits available for married coup...
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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: 22-04-2014 - Article Date: 22-04-2014
The Dutch Raad van State (Council of State, Netherlands), in the context of four different disputes, submitted two separate requests for a preliminary ruling concerning the correct interpretation of Directive 2004/38. This legislative instrument provides EU citizens and their family members with the... [Read All] - Comments (0)
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  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)