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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...

Blogging on Professional Matters After Work. Strasbourg Strikes a Balance in Herbai v. Hungary

Workers are entitled to freedom of expression outside work. But how is that freedom affected by their work contracts when they give their opinions on work-related matters? Is a human resources analyst protected by the Convention when he or she shares personal opinions on professional matters in a blog outside work? If the employer decides to dismiss the worker on the grounds that commercial...

Workers on Camera and López Ribalda vs Spain. The ECHR Reviews its Case-Law on Hidden Video Cameras at Work

Last week the European Court of Human Rights delivered a Grand Chamber ruling on the protection of workers subject to video surveillance at work. The case raises an important issue in the field of industrial relations, but also in the protection of privacy at the workplace. The decision is even more relevant because the Grand Chamber overruled a prior chamber judgment in the same case and...

The European Labour Authority is Born

This week the European Labour Authority started its activities. After two years of negotiations, one of the main features of the European Pillar of Social Rights is now operational, with its headquarter in Bratislava and an array of tasks that makes of it a relevant piece in one of the EU’s most sensitive domains: labour mobility and protection of workers. The European Labour Authority is a...

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