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    1. September 3, 2015

      Scotland’s alcohol price policy ‘could break EU trade rules’

      In a setback for the Scottish government’s flagship policy to tackle problem drinking, a top European court lawyer has...

    2. July 30, 2015

      Google disobeys French request to extend ‘right to be forgotten’

      Google will disobey a formal notice from France’s privacy watchdog which has demanded the company extends Europe’s...

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    1. The Connected Business

      Digital health looks like an idea whose time has come. The rise of digital technology ...
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    1. July 26, 2015

      The make believe world of eurozone rules

      Whenever you are in a room with European officials and discuss the euro, there is usually somebody who raises his...

    2. July 23, 2015

      Brussels in antitrust case against Sky and six Hollywood studios

      Brussels accused Sky UK and six leading Hollywood studios of breaking antitrust law on Thursday, in a landmark case...

    3. July 20, 2015

      Judge refers Spanish Uber case to European Court of Justice

      The European Court of Justice has been called on to decide whether Uber should be considered a transport company or a...

    4. July 17, 2015

      Judges strike down ‘vital’ data gathering law

      Surveillance legislation the government considered “vital” and rushed through parliament last year has been struck down...

    5. July 2, 2015

      ECJ judge faces potential censure in row over court reform

      A top judge at the EU’s second-highest court faces possible disciplinary action as a dispute about reform plans at the...

    6. Brussels Blog

      June 30, 2015

      ECJ Fight Club: EU's top judge complains about MEP

      The EU’s top judge has written to the European Parliament’s president to complain about an MEP involved in the...

    7. FT Alphaville

      June 29, 2015

      Greece: Analyst views on capital controls, bank holidays

      We’ll be slamming up the best of our collective inbox on matters Greece as and when the good stuff pours in. Catching...

    8. June 16, 2015

      Mario Draghi vindicated as court backs ECB bond-buying plan

      The most important weapon in the European Central Bank’s crisis-fighting armoury has been approved by the EU’s highest...

    9. May 20, 2015

      Conflict over data ownership lies ahead

      Consumers and companies are at odds over the data economy. Companies — which saw General Electric make more than $1bn...

    10. May 20, 2015

      Complexity of data rules weaves a tangled global web

      Mario Costeja González has no particular axe to grind with Google. Indeed, he likes and uses the search engine. But the...

    11. April 30, 2015

      Employers welcome European ruling on redundancies

      The law on collective redundancies in the UK will revert to a more employer-friendly version, prompting relief from...

    12. April 29, 2015

      European Court of Justice justifies some bans on donated gay blood

      Lifetime bans on gay men donating blood may be justified as long as authorities have no access to “less onerous”...

    13. Brussels Blog

      April 27, 2015

      The 1st rule of ECJ fight club...is about to be broken

      Fans of warring judges are in a for treat: the fight over reform at the EU’s second-highest court is about break into...

    14. Brussels Blog

      April 17, 2015

      The multiplying judges of the ECJ

      Earlier this week, we reported that rather than the 12 new judges initially requested by the European Court of Justice...

    15. April 12, 2015

      European Court of Justice doubles number of judges

      The number of judges at the second-highest court in the EU is to double to 56, even though the court itself initially...

    16. April 2, 2015

      German bank files suit to avoid ECB monitors

      A regional German bank has filed a suit to avoid being supervised by the European Central Bank, becoming the first...

    17. March 25, 2015

      Employers told to factor commission into holiday pay

      Employers must take account of commission payments when they calculate holiday pay for their staff, according to a...

    18. March 24, 2015

      US tech giants face fresh fight with Europe over privacy

      An Austrian student could force companies such as Facebook to overhaul their European businesses after challenging the...

    19. March 4, 2015

      The City avoids Brexit from trading in euros

      The “L” in LCH.Clearnet stands for London, a city known to stand proudly outside the eurozone. Yet every day it clears...

    20. February 26, 2015

      British cider makers face rise in costs after EU ruling

      Four out of five British cider makers face a rise in costs after the European Commission demanded that the UK stop its...

    21. February 9, 2015

      Rosneft’s Russian sanctions case referred to EU

      A case brought by Russian state-controlled oil group Rosneft to challenge the legality of sweeping sanctions imposed on...

    22. February 5, 2015

      Reversal of UK collective redundancy law likely

      The law on collective redundancies in the UK looks likely to revert to the more employer-friendly version that existed...

    23. January 18, 2015

      Focus on possible extension of ECB programme of asset purchases

      This week’s highlight will undoubtedly be the meeting of the European Central Bank on Thursday. Although the consensus...

    24. January 16, 2015

      The economy is worse than you hoped but better than you think

      The oil price has fallen by more than half in a little over six months, and you might expect investors to be cheering....

    25. January 14, 2015

      Mario Draghi fights a battle for independence at the ECB

      Monetary policy making is usually portrayed as a fine judgment that balances the risk of inflation against the demand...

    26. The World

      January 14, 2015

      Q&A: the ECJ decision and QE

      A top adviser at the European Court of Justice has said that the European Central Bank’s crisis-fighting Outright...

    27. The World

      January 14, 2015

      Increased danger of EU constitutional reform struggle

      Most euro area governments and investors are breathing a sigh of relief after Wednesday’s preliminary judgment from the...

    28. January 14, 2015

      Troika in question after EU court ruling on bond-buying plan

      The much-hated “troika” that has overseen a succession of eurozone bailouts may be dismantled — not by voters enraged...

    29. FT Alphaville

      January 14, 2015

      ECJ: OMT OK (ish)

      UPDATE: The full, 263 point, opinion is out and here. Do click through for the full statement on OMT (and QE by...

    30. January 14, 2015

      Legal opinion paves way for ECB bond-buying programme

      The removal of a big legal hurdle to government bond buying by the European Central Bank pushed the euro to a fresh...

    31. January 13, 2015

      Court decision could narrow ECB’s quantitative easing options

      Splits on the European Central Bank’s governing council had already left Mario Draghi facing tough choices on how to...

    32. Gavyn Davies

      January 7, 2015

      A critical few weeks for the eurozone

      The markets are waking up to the fact that the euro area faces a critical few weeks in which its economic path for...

    33. January 1, 2015

      Europe’s best days on the internet could lie ahead

      “Don’t get mad, get even,” advised Robert F Kennedy. European governments have been doing both in response to the...

    34. December 26, 2014

      Silicon Valley comes under fire in Europe

      The global march of Silicon Valley companies began to face serious resistance in Europe this year, as the continent’s...

    35. December 18, 2014

      European judgment opens way for stem-cell patents

      Europe’s top court has cleared the way for companies to widen their intellectual property claims on stem-cell research...

    36. December 18, 2014

      Multinationals edge nearer tax refund legal victory

      Multinationals have moved a step closer to winning their long running court battle for up to £4bn of tax refunds, after...

    37. December 18, 2014

      Downing St ‘disappointed’ at residence ruling

      Residence permits issued by EU member states must be honoured by Britain, the EU’s top court has ruled, in another blow...

    38. December 18, 2014

      Obesity can be considered a disability, European court rules

      Obesity can be considered a disability, the European Court of Justice has said in a ruling that could change the way...

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