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European court allows library to digitize but not disseminate works
September 13, 2014
The European Court of Justice (EJC) ruled on Thursday that EU member states may authorize public libraries to digitize works contained in their collections without the consent of the rights holders. The ruling comes after the Technical University of Darmstadt in Germany brought a lawsuit against Eu....... [more]

EU court rules against France over water pollution
September 4, 2014
The EU's top court ruled Thursday that France had failed to fulfill its obligation to improve the quality of its groundwater, marking the third time since 2001 the European Court of Justice has ordered France to strengthen its regulations. The ruling says that French laws have not done enough to kee....... [more]

Conflict of Laws: Data Protection in the Cloud
August 15, 2014
JURIST Guest Columnist Ben Weinberger of Phoenix discusses the international protection of data in the cloud... In a recent proceeding before the US Court, Microsoft was ordered to turn-over email belonging to a user of its hosted mail service. That email belonged to a user outside the US. The ema....... [more]

Europe rights court rules UK ban on prisoner voting violates human rights
August 13, 2014
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled Tuesday that the UK's ban preventing prisoners from voting violates their human rights. The judgment came on a case brought by 10 British prisoners who claimed that the voting ban, which prohibits prisoners from voting in national or European elections....... [more]

EU adopts new sanctions against Russia
August 5, 2014
The new Russian discount airline Dobrolet on Monday suspended all flights as a result of tightening EU sanctions against Dobrolet and Russia. The EU on Wednesday stated that the airline's service from Moscow to Crimea "facilitates the integration of the illegally annexed Autonomous Republic of Crime....... [more]

European Parliament allows Lithuania to adopt euro
July 17, 2014
The European Parliament approved a resolution to allow Lithuania to adopt the euro as their official currency in a plenary session Wednesday. The resolution, which will make Lithuania the nineteenth nation to join the Eurozone on January 1, 2015, was passed by a vote of 545-116. "This is good news f....... [more]

EU court rules German language requirements for Turkish immigrants unlawful
July 11, 2014
The EU's highest court, the Court of Justice, on Thursday ruled that Germany cannot require spouses of Turkish nationals living in Germany to show basic knowledge of the German language as a requirement when applying for family reunification visas. The case was brought by Naime Dogan, a Turkish wom....... [more]

EU court rules on transparency of commission planning transatlantic trade agreement
July 4, 2014
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled Thursday that the European Commission is not being sufficiently transparent regarding negotiations with the US on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). The TTIP aims to remove trade barriers between the EU and US, and make it easier to....... [more]

European Union urge for deeper investigation into Afghan election fraud
July 4, 2014
The European Union (EU) on Thursday called on Afghanistan to conduct a more extensive investigation into vote-rigging in their presidential election. Observers involved with the EU specifically stated that other aspects of the election should be investigated, such an uncharacteristically high number....... [more]

Ukraine president signs EU trade and economic pact
June 28, 2014
New Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Friday signed a trade and economic pact with the European Union (EU) in an attempt to move from past Russian ties towards European influence. Ukraine, along with Georgia and the Republic of Moldova, is currently a part of the Conference of the Regional and....... [more]

EU court rules pregnant worker entitled to income support
June 21, 2014
The Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) on Thursday ruled that a pregnant Frenchwoman was entitled to income support after she stopped working in Britain. The woman, Jessie Saint Prix, entered the UK in 2006 and has worked as teaching assistant and other in school jobs. Saint Prix decided t....... [more]




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