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The Achbita and Bougnaoui cases, while raising overlapping questions, have led to diverging Opinions, issued just two weeks apart by Advocates General Kokott and Sharpston. Both cases are references for preliminary ruling on the interpretation of the prohibition on discrimination in the workplace, which reflects the fundamental right enshrined at Article 21 of the Charter… » read more

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Posted by Aline Vanderborght

In the recent DI case, the Court of Justice has added another chapter to the saga of the difference between the extents of the application of the rights arising from Directive 2000/78/EC on non-discrimination and the general principle of non-discrimination on the ground of age in employment (the Directive also prohibits discrimination in employment on… » read more

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Posted by Aline Vanderborght

  On 16 June 2016 Advocate Geneal (AG) Szpunar, who recently is very active in the field of European copyright (see also on this blog here), published his Opinion in Vereniging Openbare Bibliotheken v Stichting Leenrecht. The case deals with the question whether public libraries are entitled to lend electronic versions of books (e-books) and,… » read more

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Posted by Aline Vanderborght