CJEU Press – Press Archive

The European Court of Justice makes sure EU law is applied the same way across the EU.

The General Court confirms the withdrawal of AAB Bank’s authorisation as a credit institution

(Source: Court of Justice of the European Union)

That withdrawal by the ECB is justified inter alia by AAB Bank’s serious breaches of the rules on anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism

Since 2010, the Österreichische Finanzmarktbehörde (Austrian financial markets supervisory authority; ‘the FMA’) has adopted a large number of injunctions and sanctions against […]

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The action seeking annulment of the decision by the Commission to approve aid granted by Finland to the airline Finnair is dismissed in its entirety

(Source: Court of Justice of the European Union)

The Commission was entitled to approve the recapitalisation of Finnair, carried out by its public and private owners on a pro rata basis in proportion to the previously existing ownership structure, without initiating the formal investigation procedure.

On 3 June 2020, Finland notified the Commission of an aid […]

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The General Court upholds the Commission’s decision prohibiting the proposed merger between thyssenkrupp and Tata Steel

(Source: Court of Justice of the European Union)

Thyssenkrupp, a German industrial group, and Tata Steel, a company whose registered office is in India, are active, inter alia, in the manufacturing and supply of flat carbon steel products and of electrical steel. Their centres of production are located, respectively, in Germany, the United Kingdom and […]

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According to Advocate General Medina, uncontaminated top -quality excavated soil supplied by a construction undertaking to local farmers for improving the cultivation land may not constitute ‘waste’ under EU law

(Source: Court of Justice of the European Union)

Uncontaminated top-quality excavated soil, supplied after it has been selected and undergone a quality control, constitutes a by-product provided that the conditions laid down in the Waste Directive are fulfilled In July 2015, certain farmers asked Porr Bau, an Austrian construction undertaking, to supply them with excavated […]

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The Court specifies the temporal scope of the rules governing the limitation period for bringing an action for damages for infringements of competition law and of the rules governing the quantification of the harm resulting from such infringements and the rebuttable presumption relating to the existence of harm resulting from a cartel

(Source: Court of Justice of the European Union)

By decision of 19 July 2016, the European Commission found that, by agreeing, first, on the prices of trucks in the European Economic Area (EEA) from 1997 to 2011 and, second, on the timing and passing on of costs for the introduction of emission technologies required by […]

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Protection of the capercaillie (Tetrao urogallus) and the Natura 2000 areas hosting the habitat of that wild bird: the Court finds that Slovakia has infringed the Habitats Directive and the Birds Directive

(Source: Court of Justice of the European Union)

In addition to failing to submit certain plans and projects with significant effects in those areas to an appropriate assessment, that Member State has failed to take the necessary steps to conserve the habitats of tthat species.

In 2017, the Commission received several complaints reporting that forests were […]

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The Court considers that respect for fundamental rights requires that the powers provided for by the PNR Directive be limited to what is strictly necessary

(Source: Court of Justice of the European Union)

In the absence of a genuine and present or foreseeable terrorist threat to a Member State, EU law precludes national legislation providing for the transfer and processing of the PNR data of intra-EU flights and transport operations carried out by other means within the European Union

The PNR […]

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The Prestige sinking: The arbitration proceedings initiated in the United Kingdom cannot block the recognition of the Spanish judgment ordering the insurer to pay compensation for the damage caused by the oil spill

(Source: Court of Justice of the European Union)

A judgment confirming an arbitral award can prevent the recognition of judicial decisions from other Member States only if the content of that award could also have been the subject of a judicial decision adopted in compliance with the provisions and fundamental objectives of Regulation No 44/2001

In […]

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According to Advocate General Szpunar, the appeal brought by Mr Junqueras i Vies against the order of the General Court of the European Union delivered on 15 December 2020 must be dismissed

(Source: Court of Justice of the European Union)

That order declared that his action – directed against, inter alia, the declaration by the President of the European Parliament that his seat had become vacant – was inadmissible

By judgment of the Tribunal Supremo (Supreme Court, Spain) delivered on 14 October 2019, Mr Oriol Junqueras i Vies […]

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The adjustment of family allowances and of various tax advantages granted by Austria to workers according to their children’s State of residence is contrary to EU law

(Source: Court of Justice of the European Union)

Such a mechanism constitutes unjustified indirect discrimination based on the nationality of migrant workers

On 1 January 2019, Austria put in place an adjustment mechanism for calculating the flat-rate amount of family allowances and of various tax advantages which it grants to workers whose children reside permanently in […]

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