The ruling follows a request for advice from The Netherlands about three gay refugees seeking asylum from Uganda, Sierra Leone and Senegal
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Tuesday 25 January 2011
A Scottish university lecturer working in Italy pleaded for EU help today against a bizarre Italian move to wipe the legal rights of foreign workers from the statute book.
Friday 29 October 2010
The Treasury is facing potential legal claims of at least £500m after the High Court let companies share costs in seeking repayment of stamp duties on share issues.
Sunday 10 October 2010
Men approaching retirement face a substantial cut in their pension income if changes to EU law get the green light.
Saturday 02 October 2010
Poor old Adam Crozier. His colleagues rather dropped the new chief executive of ITV in it during the period before he took up his post.
Tuesday 28 September 2010
The Government today vowed to fight the European Commission over efforts by Brussels to lift British social security restrictions designed to curb "benefit tourism".
Wednesday 15 September 2010
Bad news for Lego, the Danish toy manufacturer with which the world has grown up. Its bricks – specifically the most basic 4x2 block – have long been protected by European trademark law, preventing rivals from offering similar products. Now the European Court of Justice has upheld a complaint from Canada's Mega Brands, the maker of Mega Bloks, that trademark protection can't be extended to a shape in this way. There's no room for sentimentality in the courtroom.
Tuesday 14 September 2010
The Lego brick, one of the most instantly recognised toys in the world, cannot be trademarked, European judges ruled today.
Wednesday 18 August 2010
Outlook Sooner or later, the European Commission is going to have to think again about the complicated and often draconian rules governing what airlines must do in the event of delays or cancellations of their flights. The airline industry has just been buoyed by a High Court victory, which will require the European Court of Justice (ECJ) to look again at new rules it effectively introduced last year, but the system is a mess.
Saturday 17 July 2010
No drugs please, you're foreigners.
Friday 09 July 2010
Telefonica's attempt to assume control of Brazil's leading mobile phone operator, Vivo, edged closer to a conclusion yesterday after the European Court of Justice ruled against a key hurdle to the takeover.
Wednesday 09 June 2010
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) yesterday upheld laws forcing mobile operators to cut roaming charges in the face of a legal challenge from Vodafone, O2, T-Mobile and Orange. The regulations, first passed by the European Commission in 2007, cap call charges at 49 euro cents (41p) per minute for making a call and 24 euro cents per minute for receiving one while travelling abroad, with further reductions due in 2011.
Monday 31 May 2010
Ministers are are breathing a sigh of relief after a landmark High Court ruling appeared to indicate that the Treasury will not have to find billions of pounds to pay additional compensation to businesses it has accepted are owed refunds of value added tax (VAT).
Thursday 29 April 2010
Treasury restrictions on State handouts to the wives of terrorist suspects are illegal, European judges ruled today.
Tuesday 23 March 2010
It is only 10in long and spends half the time hibernating, but it could still block the march of business in one corner of France. No wonder it is named the "Great Hamster of Alsace".
Thursday 18 March 2010
Sex shops showing films in cubicles lost their battle today to charge the same lower VAT rate as ordinary cinemas.
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