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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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  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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