The European Commission has confirmed that it will bring legal proceedings against the Polish government over a controversial new law ostensibly aimed at curbing Russian influence in the country. The decision comes two days after Poland's justice minister condemned the Court of Justice of the Europe
The new Unified Patent Court (UPC) has become operational with effect from today, with 17 EU member states initially participating in the new body — though Ireland is not yet one of them. The UPC has jurisdiction over the new unitary patents as well as existing European patents and will allow
The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has begun hearing an appeal of a ruling that Apple did not receive illegal state aid from Ireland and does not have to pay €14 billion in back taxes. The European Commission concluded in 2016 that Ireland broke EU state aid rules by granting und
The European Commission has called on member states to take action to combat commercial-scale online piracy of sports and other live events, such as concerts and theatre performances. The Commission has adopted a recommendation encouraging member states, authorities, holders of rights and providers
The Irish government is set to bid for the EU's new Anti-Money Laundering Authority (AMLA) to be headquartered in Ireland. The new EU-wide body is scheduled to become "fully operational" by the beginning of 2024 and to directly supervise financial institutions from 2026.
Ireland is reportedly set to join legal proceedings taken by the European Commission against Hungary over its new anti-LGBT law. A law introduced in Hungary in 2021 amid protests bans any content portraying LGBT+ people from being accessed by under-18s.
Irish lawyer Emer Finnegan has been appointed to lead the legal service for the European Council and the Council of the European Union. She will take up her new position as director-general of the Council Legal Service and as legal counsel of the European Council and the Council from 1 April 2023.
EU sanctions were the focus of more than one in 10 cases brought to the General Court of the European Union last year in the context of Russia's war in Ukraine, according to new figures. A total of 1,710 cases were brought to the two courts of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in 202
Apple is no longer facing an EU investigation over whether its imposition of its own in-app purchases system on app developers breaches competition law. The European Commission this week sent a revised statement of objections to Apple in relation to a complaint raised by music streaming service Spot
Ireland is no longer being fined €15,000 per day after taking all measures necessary to ensure compliance with an EU court ruling related to the Derrybrien wind farm in Co Galway. The Grand Chamber of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) imposed pecuniary penalties on Ireland in No
Airbnb has failed in an EU court challenge to Italian tax rules requiring the platform to collect a 21 per cent rental income tax and share information with tax authorities. The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) rejected arguments that two of the three obligations introduced in 2017 are
A new documentary marks the 70th anniversary of the European Court of Justice. How did EU law develop to become what it is today? How has the Court of Justice evolved throughout its history?
A senior Irish lawyer has criticised a European court ruling restricting access to information about company ownership on privacy grounds as "a gift to money launderers and their credulous allies". Paul Egan SC, a senior consultant at Mason Hayes & Curran LLP and chair of the government's Compan
CJEU: Judges must verify on own initiative that migrants and ayslum seekers are being detained lawfully
Judges must verify on their own initiative that migrants and asylum seekers are being detained lawfully, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has ruled. The court today handed down its judgment in a case referred by the Netherlands Council of State and the District Court of The Hague, w
New EU proposals on short-term lets will require platforms like Airbnb to collect and share more information to help policy-makers ensure their balanced development as part of a sustainable tourism sector. The European Commission has adopted a proposal for a regulation on data collection and sharing