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Fixed-term contracts to cover permanent needs in the healthcare sector are contrary to EU law. The use of such contracts cannot be justified by the requirement to cover temporary needs
27.09.2016

Fixed-term contracts to cover permanent needs in the healthcare sector are contrary to EU law. The use of such contracts cannot be justified by the requirement to cover temporary needs

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.

    Reform of the judicial framework of the Court of Justice of the European Union
15.09.2016

Reform of the judicial framework of the Court of Justice of the European Union

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.

  Fines of almost €150 million have been imposed on several undertakings in the context of an infringement intended to delay the marketing of generic versions of the antidepressant citalopram.
10.09.2016

Fines of almost €150 million have been imposed on several undertakings in the context of an infringement intended to delay the marketing of generic versions of the antidepressant citalopram.

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”.

Cross-border transactions and linguistic regime – VAT invoices can be drawn up in foreign languages
27.07.2016

Cross-border transactions and linguistic regime – VAT invoices can be drawn up in foreign languages

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.

The company that developed EuroCases nominated in top ten for Innovation Radar Prize 2016
20.07.2016

The company that developed EuroCases nominated in top ten for Innovation Radar Prize 2016

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 music band Kraftwerk loses German hip-hop copyright case in top court
21.06.2016

The German music band Kraftwerk loses German hip-hop copyright case in top court

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.

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