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Commission refers Spain to the CJEU for infringement relating to its rules on compensation for damages

Yesterday the European Commission decided to refer Spain to the Court of Justice regarding Spanish rules on compensation for damages caused by the state when adopting legislation contrary to EU law. This decision comes under the framework of the infringement procedure against Spain launched by the Commission on 14 June 2017. The Commission considers that Spanish rules are in breach of the...

European Arrest Warrant, the Procedural-Substantive Criminal Law Dualism and the Principle of Legality. Another Brick in the Wall?

Valtònyc is a 25 year old rapper who was sentenced to three years of prison in Spain in 2018 for glorification of terrorism and humiliation of the victims of terrorism (among other charges) through his lyrics. He fled to Belgium after being sentenced, and the Spanish authorities issued a European Arrest Warrant to have him extradited back to Spain. The case is now pending a preliminary ruling...

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...

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