C-192/18 Commission v Poland. Polish rules relating to the retirement age of judges and public prosecutors, adopted in July 2017, are contrary to EU law

In today’s judgment the Court, upholds the action for failure to fulfil obligations brought by the Commission against the Republic of Poland and held that that Member State had failed to fulfil its obligations under EU law, first, by establishing… Read moreC-192/18 Commission v Poland. Polish rules relating to the retirement age of judges and public prosecutors, adopted in July 2017, are contrary to EU law

GCEU. T-755/15 and T-759/15. The General Court confirms the Commission’s decision on the aid measure granted by Luxembourg to Fiat Chrysler Finance Europe

On 3 September 2012, the Luxembourg tax authorities issued a tax ruling in favour of Fiat Chrysler Finance Europe (‘FFT’), an undertaking in the Fiat group that provided treasury and financing services to the group companies established in Europe. The… Read moreGCEU. T-755/15 and T-759/15. The General Court confirms the Commission’s decision on the aid measure granted by Luxembourg to Fiat Chrysler Finance Europe

GCEU. T-760/15 and T-636/16. The General Court annuls the Commission’s decision on the aid measure implemented by the Netherlands in favour of Starbucks

In 2008, the Netherlands tax authorities concluded an advance pricing arrangement (APA) with Starbucks Manufacturing EMEA BV (SMBV), part of the Starbucks group, which, inter alia, roasts coffees. The objective of that arrangement was to determine SMBV’s remuneration for its… Read moreGCEU. T-760/15 and T-636/16. The General Court annuls the Commission’s decision on the aid measure implemented by the Netherlands in favour of Starbucks

Financial inclusion through education and access to financial services – a condition for a prosperous society

AmCham Romania launches a public invitation for dialogue and collaboration aimed at increasing Romanian’s financial inclusion, a determinant for increasing the quality of life for citizens, for the prosperity of individuals and society as a whole, and an area where… Read moreFinancial inclusion through education and access to financial services – a condition for a prosperous society

GCEU. T-883/16 Press and Information Poland v Commission. The General Court annuls the Commission decision approving the modification of the exemption regime for the operation of the OPAL gas pipeline

The gas pipeline Ostseepipeline-Anbindungsleitung ﴾OPAL) is the terrestrial section to the west of the Nord Stream 1 gas pipeline. Its entry point is located in Germany and its exit point is in the Czech Republic. In 2009, the Bundesnetzagentur (BNetzA,… Read moreGCEU. T-883/16 Press and Information Poland v Commission. The General Court annuls the Commission decision approving the modification of the exemption regime for the operation of the OPAL gas pipeline

Marc Sel: Technology and law constantly meet and cross-fertilise one another

Alina Matei: Thank you, Mr. Marc Sel for your time and for accepting to give this interview. In 1984, you were pursuing a master’s degree in Information Technology in Brussels. How did you know that this is the future? Marc… Read more<font color='#bb0000'><strong>Marc Sel</strong></font>: Technology and law constantly meet and cross-fertilise one another

The autonomy of EU law and ISDS mechanism in CETA agreement- developments and implications of Opinion 1-17

1. Introduction The conferral of competence over foreign direct investment on the European Union in the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union[1] (hereinafter, TFEU) brought with it legal issues, in particular in respect to the boundaries of power… Read moreThe autonomy of EU law and ISDS mechanism in CETA agreement- developments and implications of Opinion 1-17

The EUIPO “Judges’ Seminar on weak trade-mark elements,18-19 June 2019, Alicante, or bringing the EUIPO “Convergence Programmes” closer to the EU judiciary

The internationalisation of the EU judiciary brings the need to develop knowledge and skill in different domains of law, direct and indirect related to judges’ daily activity. My inner belief in this principle and an older desire to find connections… Read moreThe EUIPO “Judges’ Seminar on weak trade-mark elements,18-19 June 2019, Alicante, or bringing the EUIPO “Convergence Programmes” closer to the EU judiciary

CJEU. C-192/18 Commission v Poland. Advocate General Tanchev: the Court should rule that the new retirement rules for Polish judges are contrary to EU law

The contested measures violate the prohibition of discrimination on grounds of sex and the principles of irremovability of judges and of judicial independence. On the 12 July 2017[1] Poland introduced a law entailing new retirement rules for Polish judges. Under… Read moreCJEU. C-192/18 Commission v Poland. Advocate General Tanchev: the Court should rule that the new retirement rules for Polish judges are contrary to EU law