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Greek Lawyers on strike for 13 days to protest against a draft bill amending the Civil Procedure Code

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 against Greece due to excessive length of judicial proceedings, which constitutes a violation of Art. 6 of the ECHR protecting the right to a fair trial. But it was not until the recent financial and economic crisis that the debt-ridden country's government set (at least verbally) the problem amo... [Read All]

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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The issue of “digital forgetting” has been discussed for many years within the general plan to modernize data protection law and bring the data protection rules from “digital stone a...
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In a historical referendum held on September 18, 2014, the Scottish people voted by a majority of 55% against breaking the 300-year old political Union with the rest of Great Britain. Had “YES&r...
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This case addresses a common practice among aspiring Italian lawyers, who allegedly “bypass” some “harsh” features of the Italian route to qualifying for the practice of law in...
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The European Commission has shown a renewed interest in putting together a systematic framework of the fundamental principles of private law, primarily in the fields of contracts and sales. The Green ...
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Family Law Case Law
Successfully balancing professional and family life has long been one of the major objectives of EU employment legislation. The EU law provisions concerning pregnancy, childbirth and parenthood can be...
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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)
Employment Law Articles
Post Date: 27-11-2014 - Article Date: 27-11-2014
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 against Greece due to excessive length of judicial proceedings, which constitutes a violation of Art.... [Read All] - Comments (0)
Employment Law Articles
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)