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ECtHR: Russian Did Not Breach the Convention in Refusing Requests From Persons Struggling with Addiction for Methadone Replacement Therapy

The ECtHR published yesterday its judgment in the case of Abdyusheva and Others v. Russia (application no. 58502/11), where it found no violation Article 8 of the Convention (right to respect for private life). The case concerned the applicants’ requests to be prescribed replacement therapy for their opioid use. The substances requested by the applicants as substitutes for opioid products, namely...

Greece Back into the List of “Marketable Risk” Countries for Short-Term Export Credit Insurance

The Commission has decided to insert Greece back in the list of “marketable risk” countries for short-term export credit insurance as of 1 January 2020. Therefore, short-term export credit risks towards Greece will be considered again as marketable to be covered by private insurers. The Commission removed Greece from this list in 2013 due to the difficult economic situation and the lack of...

Paid Annual Leave and Collective Agreements after the TSN Judgment (C-609/17 and C-610/17)

TSN (Joined Cases C-609/17 and C-610/17), delivered by the Court of Justice earlier this week and already analysed in EU Law Live here, is a rather surprising judgment. It partly restricts the effects of earlier case law, such as Bauer and Willmeroth and Max-Planck. In those cases Article 31 of the Charter on the right to fair working conditions, including paid annual leave, was held to apply to...

Commission Management of EU Funds Questioned at the General Court on the Grounds of Discrimination Against Persons with Disabilities

Three disability rights organizations have brought an action of annulment before the General Court against the European Commission, for failing to halt EU infrastructure funding used by Bulgarian authorities to build institutions for persons with disabilities. Having failed to suspend the projects in Bulgaria, the organizations turned to the European Commission to halt funding to Bulgaria until...

Charter Applicability Under More Favourable Provisions of National Law. The TSN Judgment and the Future of Article 51.1 of the Charter

Yesterday all the attention was focused on the judgment of the Court of Justice on the Polish judiciary (more on that will follow in this blog). But on the same day, the Grand Chamber and the same reporting judge issued another important judgment that has passed by more discretely: the TSN case, on the scope of application of the Charter when Member States increase the level of protection...

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