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  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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Introduction   Over the years, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) persistently emphasized the fundamental importance of the preliminary reference procedure within the EU judicial system. The procedure defined under Article 267 TFEU enables a dialogue between the national courts and the CJEU with the aim of ensuring the uniform interpretation and… » read more

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  Opinion of the Advocate General in the case C-157/15 Achbita Press: en fr   Opinion: not yet available   Key words: Principles of Community law   In the view of Advocate General Kokott, a ban on wearing headscarves in companies may be admissible

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Opinion of the Advocate General in the case C-76/15 Vervloet and Others Press: en fr Opinion: not yet available   Key words: Freedom of establishment In Advocate General Kokott’s view, Belgium’s guarantee for ARCO financial cooperatives infringes EU law

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Opinion of the Advocate General in cases C-401/15, C-402/15, C-403/15 Depesme and Kerrou Press: en fr Opinion: http://curia.europa.eu/juris/documents.jsf?num=C-401/15   Key words: Freedom of movement for persons Advocate General Wathelet considers that a child in a reconstituted family may be regarded as the child of the stepparent for the purposes of a cross-frontier social advantage

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Judgment of the Court of Justice in Case C-438/14 Bogendorff von Wolffersdorff Press : en fr Case: http://curia.europa.eu/juris/liste.jsf?num=C-438/14   Key words: Principles of Community law A name containing several tokens of nobility and freely chosen by a German in another Member State of which he also holds the nationality does not necessarily have to be… » read more

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Judgment of the General Court in joined cases T-426/10, T-440/12, T-427/10, T-439/12, T-428/10, T-441/12, T-429/10, T-438/12 Moreda-Riviere Trefilerías v Commission Press : en fr Case: http://curia.europa.eu/juris/documents.jsf?num=T-426/10   Key words: Competition The General Court dismisses the actions brought by the four Spanish companies which had participated in the cartel on the European pre-stressing steel market

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Judgment of the Court of Justice in Case C-47/15 Affum Press : en fr Case: http://curia.europa.eu/juris/liste.jsf?language=en&jur=C,T,F&num=c-47/15   Key words: Area of Freedom, Security and Justice, Migration The Return Directive prevents a national of a non-EU country who has not yet been subject to the return procedure being imprisoned solely because he or she has entered… » read more

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Judgment of the Court of Justice in Case C-470/14 EGEDA and Others Press : en fr Case: http://curia.europa.eu/juris/liste.jsf?language=en&jur=C,T,F&num=C-470/14%20P&td=ALL%20%E2%80%9CC-470/14%E2%80%9D   Key words: Approximation of laws The copyright directive precludes fair compensation due to authors for private copying of their works from being financed by a budgetary scheme such as that established in Spain

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