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Resolution Litigation, Standing of Credit Institutions and the Iccrea Banca Judgment of the Court of Justice

For the fans of procedural law and litigation in Luxembourg, the Grand Chamber judgment in Iccrea Banca is an important development that deserves close attention. Although it deals with the highly technical subject of bank resolution and contributions to the Single Resolution Fund, it also concerns a principled issue about jurisdiction and standing that will have a lasting impact in other...

“Despite our Differences” – The Book

During the last four years, the blog “Despite our Differences” was a relevant source of comments and developments for the community of EU lawyers. It covered important events like Brexit, the Court’s growing case-law on fundamental rights, the rule of law crisis or the reform of the EU judiciary. Thousands of readers followed regularly the posts and shared them. Now that the...

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...

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...

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