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From TheJournal.ie Poland, Hungary and Czech Republic broke EU law by refusing refugees, European Court of Justice rules Refugee Crisis

Poland, Hungary and Czech Republic broke EU law by refusing refugees, European Court of Justice rules

They ‘failed to fulfil their obligations under European Union law,’ the ECJ held.

From TheJournal.ie EU countries must now label products imported from Israeli occupied territories Settlements

EU countries must now label products imported from Israeli occupied territories

It follows a case taken by a French tribunal in 2016.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland fined €5m plus daily penalty of €15,000 over landslides at Galway wind farm Derrybrien

Ireland fined €5m plus daily penalty of €15,000 over landslides at Galway wind farm

The fine relates to an incident which saw 50,000 fish killed in 2003.

From TheJournal.ie Starbucks wins appeal in EU court over €30 million European Commission tax fine Big Bucks

Starbucks wins appeal in EU court over €30 million European Commission tax fine

Ireland is also battling a similar fine levied against tech giant Apple over its Irish-based operations.

From TheJournal.ie European Court rules that two-tier teacher pay scale isn't age discrimination INTO

European Court rules that two-tier teacher pay scale isn't age discrimination

Teacher’s union the INTO said that it the ruling was “a bitter disappointment”.

From TheJournal.ie HIV drug may be more affordable after European court ruling Prep

HIV drug may be more affordable after European court ruling

The case now returns to the English High Court for a final decision.

From TheJournal.ie Ryanair fell foul of Europe's top court today - here's what you need to know Trade Unions

Ryanair fell foul of Europe's top court today - here's what you need to know

The decision may have a big impact on future labour disputes at the airline.

From TheJournal.ie UK says it will 'take back control of its laws' after Brexit European Court Of Justice

UK says it will 'take back control of its laws' after Brexit

The British government wants to end the direct jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice in the UK.

From TheJournal.ie EU court rules companies can ban staff from wearing headscarves Religion

EU court rules companies can ban staff from wearing headscarves

The court said it does not constitute “direct discrimination” if a firm has an internal rule banning the wearing of any political, philosophical or religious sign.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland to oppose Uber application to circumvent taxi regulations across EU ECJ

Ireland to oppose Uber application to circumvent taxi regulations across EU

The company’s flagship service is banned here – and the government wants to keep it that way.

From TheJournal.ie European court sides with the government over bank recapitalisation Irish Life

European court sides with the government over bank recapitalisation

The court found there is a greater public interest in protecting financial systems.

From TheJournal.ie Menthol cigarettes will be 'banned in Ireland by 2020' Let's Go Menthol

Menthol cigarettes will be 'banned in Ireland by 2020'

Part of the ECJ plan paves the way for the banning of menthol cigarettes.

From TheJournal.ie Minimum pricing for alcohol could be illegal - but Ireland's pressing ahead Taxing Issue

Minimum pricing for alcohol could be illegal - but Ireland's pressing ahead

A European Court of Justice ruling says a tax should be introduced instead of minimum pricing.

From TheJournal.ie Workers set to be paid for travel to and from work after major ruling Serious Change

Workers set to be paid for travel to and from work after major ruling

This will impact on employees without a fixed place of work.

From TheJournal.ie 'If I had done this in Ireland it would've taken 25 years' - Facebook Privacy Campaigner Madness

'If I had done this in Ireland it would've taken 25 years' - Facebook Privacy Campaigner

Max Schrems has taken a €10 million class action lawsuit against the tech giant in his native Austria so as to avoid the ‘madness of the Irish courts’.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland is overworking its junior doctors - and could face huge fines because of it Junior Docs

Ireland is overworking its junior doctors - and could face huge fines because of it

A legal opinion has been issued to say that Ireland is breaching the EU Working Time Directive.

From TheJournal.ie A European court has ruled against "welfare tourism" Benefits

A European court has ruled against "welfare tourism"

The European Court of Justice said that Germany did not have to give a Romanian man benefits.

From TheJournal.ie 25,000 people join privacy lawsuit against Facebook Group Effort

25,000 people join privacy lawsuit against Facebook

The class action suit, filed by lawyer Max Schrems, is limiting the number of participants to 25,000 until all requests are verified.

From TheJournal.ie Apple's distinctive store design has now been trademarked by the EU Copyright

Apple's distinctive store design has now been trademarked by the EU

The ruling means that the layout of Apple’s stores are now registered as a trademark in both the US and EU.

From TheJournal.ie Dunnes-v-Karen Millen goes to Europe, the result isn't good for the Irish store Who Wore It Better?

Dunnes-v-Karen Millen goes to Europe, the result isn't good for the Irish store

It’s a dispute over a woman’s top and shirt.

From TheJournal.ie High Court asks Europe whether Facebook should be investigated over NSA Europe Vs Facebook

High Court asks Europe whether Facebook should be investigated over NSA

A number of questions relating to a case involving the Irish Data Protection Commissioner’s decision to not investigate Facebook, will now be dealt with by the European Court of Justice.

From TheJournal.ie Europe struck wrong balance on 'right to be forgotten' ruling, says Google boss Collision

Europe struck wrong balance on 'right to be forgotten' ruling, says Google boss

The company’s executive chairman, Eric Schmidt, said the ECJ had struck the wrong balance, causing what he describes as a “collision between a right to be forgotten and a right to know.”

From TheJournal.ie 79 per cent increase in number of complaints to pensions ombudsman Pensions

79 per cent increase in number of complaints to pensions ombudsman

Paul Kenny’s report illustrates a significant increase in the number of difficulties experienced by the public.

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Thursday Take 5

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

From TheJournal.ie ECJ ruling casts doubt on planning permission for Galway bypass Planning

ECJ ruling casts doubt on planning permission for Galway bypass

The EU’s top court hands a major boost to opponents to the N6 bypass around Galway, ahead of a final Supreme Court ruling.

From TheJournal.ie ECJ rules Spain's eviction laws breach EU directive Spain

ECJ rules Spain's eviction laws breach EU directive

The Spanish government has promised its law will now be “corrected” to comply with the ruling.

From TheJournal.ie Ryanair loses ECJ case on reimbursing costs for stranded passengers Ryanair

Ryanair loses ECJ case on reimbursing costs for stranded passengers

The court ruling could have wide-ranging implications for air carriers and their passengers.

From TheJournal.ie EU court makes latest ruling in Budweiser v Budweiser saga Best Bud-dies

EU court makes latest ruling in Budweiser v Budweiser saga

Here’s our crash course on the marathon legal disputes between Anheuser-Busch and a Czech brewery over the name ‘Bud’.

From TheJournal.ie Three-balled sex toy rejected by European judges Juris Prudence

Three-balled sex toy rejected by European judges

Yep, that’s an actual headline.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland fined €2 million over failure to impose septic tank rules Septic Tanks

Ireland fined €2 million over failure to impose septic tank rules

The ECJ also fines Ireland another €1.5 million for breach of European rules on environmental impact assessments.

From TheJournal.ie ECJ to rule on whether Ireland will face septic tank fines Septic Tanks

ECJ to rule on whether Ireland will face septic tank fines

The EU’s top court will rule later this month on whether Ireland’s new septic tank inspections are enough to avoid a fine.

From TheJournal.ie Pringle could face substantial legal costs after European court loss Pringle

Pringle could face substantial legal costs after European court loss

The independent TD said that if the court decides he’s liable for a six figure sum he does not have the cash in hand to pay.

From TheJournal.ie European court rules against Thomas Pringle, says ESM is lawful ESM

European court rules against Thomas Pringle, says ESM is lawful

The European Court of Justice has ruled that the eurozone’s permanent bailout fund is lawful.

From TheJournal.ie CAP payments to be published again after privacy case Farmers

CAP payments to be published again after privacy case

German farmers had taken a successful case to the European Court of Justice in 2008 arguing that publishing the information was a data protection breach.

From TheJournal.ie Government to ratify ESM today following Supreme Court ruling ESM

Government to ratify ESM today following Supreme Court ruling

The EU’s permanent bailout fund still has to clear the hurdle of the German Constitutional Court which is expected to issue a ruling in September.

From TheJournal.ie ECJ to rule on whether permanent Euro bailout fund is legal Bailout Funds

ECJ to rule on whether permanent Euro bailout fund is legal

The Supreme Court has asked the European Court of Justice for clarity after a legal challenge from TD Thomas Pringle.

From TheJournal.ie Pringle's challenge to ESM treaty rejected by High Court Constitutional

Pringle's challenge to ESM treaty rejected by High Court

However, a legal issue has been referred to the European Court of Justice.

From TheJournal.ie The Daily Fix: Thursday Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Thursday

Your essential evening round-up of the day’s biggest news, plus the bits and pieces you may have missed…

From TheJournal.ie Lindt bunny not distinctive enough to be trademarked, says court War Of The Bunnies

Lindt bunny not distinctive enough to be trademarked, says court

The European Court of Justice rejects Lindt’s claim that the chocolate Easter Bunny was little known outside Germany.

From TheJournal.ie EU court says hotels should pay royalties for in-room TVs Phonograms

EU court says hotels should pay royalties for in-room TVs

Hoteliers in Ireland have called the ruling “outrageous”.

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