The European Court of Justice has pointed out that the framework agreement requires Member States to make provision in their legislation, with a view to preventing abusive use of fixed-term contracts, for at least one of the following three measures by any means they choose: (1) the objective grounds on which renewal of the fixed-term contract may be justified, (2) the total maximum duration for which such contracts may be concluded successively and (3) the number of possible renewals of such contracts.
Following the approval of the reform of the judicial framework of the Court of Justice of the European Union on 16 December 2015, the regulation on the transfer to the General Court of jurisdiction at first instance in disputes between the European Union and its servants, adopted on 6 July 2016, was published in the Official Journal of the European Union on 26 July 2016. It applies from 1 September 2016.
The Danish pharmaceutical company Lundbeck is specialized in researching and marketing of new medical products. In the late 1970s the company developed and patented an antidepressant, which has an active ingredient called “citalopram”.
On 21st June 2016 the European Court of Justice (ECJ), which was requested under Article 267 TFEU, delivered its ruling concerning the linguistic regime of VAT invoices in Belgium.
One of the components developed in the EUCases project by APIS Europe JSC, namely the EULinksChecker, has just been nominated for the European Commission's Innovation Radar Prize 2016.
The German Constitutional Court (Bundesverfassungsgericht) has ruled in favour of a hip-hop artist who used a two-second sample of music from the pioneering electro-pop band Kraftwerk.