Consumer Law Articles

Periods in prison cannot be counted towards residence permit

European Court of Justice, cases Cā€‘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 of enhanced protection against expulsion within the meaning of Directive 2004/38 on the right of citizens of the Union and their family members to move and reside freely within the territory of the Member States. Both cases were referred to the CJEU by the Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamb... [Read All]

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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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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Shangai free trade zone pilot project

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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Employment Law Case Law
European Court of Justice, case C-588/12
    In the instant case, the CJEU considered whether the Belgian legislation on unfair dismissal of workers during part-time parental leave was consistent with EU Law -particularly with cl...
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Consumer Law Case Law
European Court of Justice, case C-45/13
The case was referred to the CJEU by the Austrian Supreme Court, and addresses the interpretation of art. 5 (3) of Regulation 44/2001, which pertains to jurisdiction in claims for damages caused by de...
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Post Date: 14-04-2014 - Article Date: 16-01-2014
JUDGMENT OF THE COURT (Second Chamber) 16 January 2014 (*) (Request for a preliminary ruling – Directive 2004/38/EC – Article 16(2) and (3) – Right of permanent residence of third-country nationals who are family members of a Union citizen – Taking into consideration of per... [Read All] - Comments (0)
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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)