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The CCBE Manifesto for the 2014 European elections

Article Date: 05-03-2014
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IMPROVING JUSTICE IN EUROPE The Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe’s manifesto for the 2014 European elections This Manifesto is intended as a guide to justice issues for the 2014 European elections and beyond, in order to support the institutions of the European Union in implementi... [Read All]

CJEU found Art. 27 of the EU Charter not directly applicable in a controversy between private parties

European Court of Justice, case C‑176/12

Article Date: 15-01-2014
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The instant case, which was referred to the CJEU by the French Cour de Cassation, concerned a dispute on the representation of workers within the undertaking with which they are employed. The CJEU addressed two key issues: in the first place, it analysed the conformity of French labour law with Dir... [Read All]

Big blow to the City of London as EU court confirms ESMA’s powers to regulate short-selling

European Court of Justice, case C-270/12

Article Date: 22-01-2014
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The controversial decision reached by the Court of Justice on 22 January is likely to have significant consequences in the process of increased centralisation of regulatory and supervisory powers within EU financial markets. The legal challenge brought by the United Kingdom was in fact aimed at limi... [Read All]

Italian RTA compensation scheme consistent with EU law, CJEU rules

European Court of Justice, case C-371/12

Article Date: 23-01-2014
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The case was referred to the CJEU by the Tivoli General Court (a first instant court located in Italy, near Rome); in the domestic proceedings, a Spanish national, who had had a road accident in Italy, had brought a claim against the insurance company of the Italian driver that had caused the accide... [Read All]

Misleading commercial practices designed to attract consumers into a store are ''unfair'' under EU Law

European Court of Justice, case C-281/12

Article Date: 19-12-2013
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The case was referred to the CJEU by the Italian Consiglio di Stato –the domestic last instance court for administrative cases. In the national proceedings, a company had challenged an administrative sanction issued by the AGCOM –the Italian communication and consumer protection authorit... [Read All]

Parliament gives thumbs-up to EU Data Protection Package

Article Date: 16-12-2013
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The EU Parliament has given its assent to the draft EU package on data protection, which will consist of a Regulation on the core principles of data processing and of a Directive regarding the data protection and criminal prosecution/crime prevention activities. The measure has been welcomed by Viv... [Read All]

The Italian Lawyer Aldo Bulgarelli is the new President of the CCBE

Article Date: 04-12-2013
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Aldo Bulgarelli, an Italian Lawyer in Verona and former councillor of the Italian National Bar Council, has been elected, for the year 2014, president of the CCBE, the representative body, seated in Brussels, of Bars and Law Societies of Europe. Appointment was at the plenary session, held on 29th ... [Read All]

Digital fingerprints may legally be used in passports

European Court of Justice, n. C-291/12

Article Date: 17-10-2013
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Regulation n. 2252/2004 provides that passports and other travel documents released by member states include, in addition to the picture, also the holder’s fingerprints (in digital format, on a high security support). These can be used only to verify the passport’s authenticity and the h... [Read All]

Mandatory insurance must cover non-material injuries suffered by victims' family members

European Court of Justice, case C-22/12

Article Date: 24-10-2013
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The CJEU addressed the compatibility with EU Law of the exclusion and/or limitation of certain heads of non-pecuniary damages suffered by family members of road traffic accident victims. In the first case, a Slovakian-insured motorist had caused a lethal car accident in the Czech Republic. Pursuant... [Read All]

Commercial websites as indicators of commercial activity directed at another member State

European Court of Justice, case C-218/12

Article Date: 17-10-2013
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In the instant case, a French car dealer, established near the German border, had sold a car to a German customer; this latter had found the dealer’s contact details on its website, which indicated a French landline phone number and a German mobile phone number. The customer sued the dealer (... [Read All]
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