Order of the General Court in Case T-46/23 | Kaili v Parliament and the European Public Prosecutor’s Office. Lifting of parliamentary immunity: Eva Kaili’s action against the request of the European Chief Prosecutor and the decision of the President of the European Parliament is dismissed

On the basis of an investigation concerning the management of parliamentary allowances, the European Chief Prosecutor, Laura Kövesi, made a request on 15 December 2022 to the President of the European Parliament, Roberta Metsola, to lift the parliamentary immunity of… Read moreOrder of the General Court in Case T-46/23 | Kaili v Parliament and the European Public Prosecutor’s Office. Lifting of parliamentary immunity: Eva Kaili’s action against the request of the European Chief Prosecutor and the decision of the President of the European Parliament is dismissed

Advocate General’s Opinion in Case C-563/22: Palestinian applicants for refugee status can claim that UNRWA’s protection has ‘ceased’ in the light of the general living conditions prevailing in the Gaza Strip

Applicants must not be obliged to show that they are specifically targeted or affected by those conditions due to their personal circumstances SN and LN are two stateless persons of Palestinian origin, who used to live in the Gaza Strip…. Read moreAdvocate General’s Opinion in Case C-563/22: Palestinian applicants for refugee status can claim that UNRWA’s protection has ‘ceased’ in the light of the general living conditions prevailing in the Gaza Strip

CJEU. The irregularity committed by the Commission is not the determining cause of UPS’ alleged loss of profit and therefore cannot justify a compensation payment

By deciding not to go ahead with acquiring TNT as soon as the decision at issue was announced, UPS broke the causal link between the Commission’s infringement and the alleged damage In 2013[1], the Commission declared a notified concentration between… Read moreCJEU. The irregularity committed by the Commission is not the determining cause of UPS’ alleged loss of profit and therefore cannot justify a compensation payment

CJEU dismisses the Commission’s action against Denmark concerning the maximum parking time on motorway lay-bys

In 2018, Denmark laid down a rule limiting the maximum parking time at public rest areas along the Danish motorway network to 25 hours. The European Commission is of the opinion that that rule constitutes a restriction on the freedom… Read moreCJEU dismisses the Commission’s action against Denmark concerning the maximum parking time on motorway lay-bys

CJEU. The rules of UEFA and the Belgian football association on ‘home-grown players’ could be contrary to EU law

A footballer and a Belgian club are challenging UEFA’s rules and those of the Belgian football association that require a minimum number of ‘home-grown players’ to be included in teams. The Court holds that that requirement could infringe both competition… Read moreCJEU. The rules of UEFA and the Belgian football association on ‘home-grown players’ could be contrary to EU law

CJEU. The FIFA and UEFA rules on prior approval of interclub football competitions, such as the Super League, are contrary to EU law

They are contrary to competition law and the freedom to provide services The FIFA and UEFA rules making any new interclub football project subject to their prior approval, such as the Super League, and prohibiting clubs and players from playing… Read moreCJEU. The FIFA and UEFA rules on prior approval of interclub football competitions, such as the Super League, are contrary to EU law

CJEU. The rules of the International Skating Union on the prior authorisation of skating competitions infringe EU law

They have the object of restricting competition to the detriment, in particular, of athletes, consumers and audiences Following the European Commission and the General Court, the Court of Justice confirms that the rules of the International Skating Union, which empower… Read moreCJEU. The rules of the International Skating Union on the prior authorisation of skating competitions infringe EU law

The restrictive measures against Russia do not in principle prohibit a Russian citizen holding a private license from piloting a plane in the European Union

Since 2014, the European Union has adopted restrictive measures against Russia on account of its annexation of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol and its ongoing destabilising actions in eastern Ukraine. Following the Russian attack against Ukraine on 24 February… Read moreThe restrictive measures against Russia do not in principle prohibit a Russian citizen holding a private license from piloting a plane in the European Union

War in Ukraine: the General Court of the European Union dismisses the action brought by Roman Arkadyevich Abramovich, thereby upholding the restrictive measures taken against him

Mr Roman Arkadyevich Abramovich is a businessman of Russian, Israeli and Portuguese nationalities. He is, in particular, the majority shareholder in the parent company Evraz, one of the leading Russian groups in the steel and mining sector. That sector provides… Read moreWar in Ukraine: the General Court of the European Union dismisses the action brought by Roman Arkadyevich Abramovich, thereby upholding the restrictive measures taken against him

War in Ukraine: the General Court confirms that the funds of Dmitry Arkadievich Mazepin must remain frozen

Dmitry Arkadievich Mazepin is a businessperson of Russian nationality. He is the owner and CEO of Uralchem, a Russian manufacturer of a wide range of chemical products. That company holds itself out as being the largest producer of ammonium nitrate… Read moreWar in Ukraine: the General Court confirms that the funds of Dmitry Arkadievich Mazepin must remain frozen