Tag: European Court of Justice

  • Sweden orders four companies to stop using Google Tool

    Sweden orders four companies to stop using Google Tool

    STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN – Sweden ordered four companies on Monday to stop using a Google tool that measures and analyzes web traffic because it transmits personal data to the United States. One company was fined more than $1.1 million. Sweden’s privacy authority, IMY, said it had investigated the companies’ use of Google Analytics following a complaint…

  • The Supreme Administrative Court takes over the chairmanship of ACA-Europe for two years

    The Supreme Administrative Court takes over the chairmanship of ACA-Europe for two years

    The presidency of the Supreme Administrative Court, which lasts from 27 June 2023 to 28 May 2025, is scheduled to organize a series of six seminars, two of which will be held in Finland. In this rotating presidency, the Supreme Administrative Courts of Croatia, France and the Netherlands cooperate, each hosting the seminar during the…

  • Wider Europe Briefing: How Georgia Could Still Squeak Into The EU

    Wider Europe Briefing: How Georgia Could Still Squeak Into The EU

    Welcome to Wider Europe, RFE/RL’s newsletter focusing on the key issues concerning the European Union, NATO, and other institutions and their relationships with the Western Balkans and Europe’s Eastern neighborhoods. I’m RFE/RL Europe Editor Rikard Jozwiak, and this week I’m drilling down on two major issues: Georgia’s chances of getting EU candidate status this year…

  • EU’s top court strikes down more of Poland’s judicial review

    EU’s top court strikes down more of Poland’s judicial review

    BRUSSELS – The EU’s top court on Monday struck down more parts of Poland’s sweeping judicial overhaul for violating the bloc’s democratic principles, increasing pressure on the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party facing elections this fall. Poland, the largest ex-communist EU country, has lost its reputation as a poster child of democratic transition, as…

  • Hungary reveals letters from citizens of NATO applicants

    Hungary reveals letters from citizens of NATO applicants

    Finland and Sweden ?forgot to ask their people? on joining the US-led bloc, Laszlo Kover has said Hungarian President Laszlo Kover has claimed to have received dozens of emails from Swedish and Finnish voters urging him to block their countries’ accession to NATO. Although Kover supported Finland’s successful membership bid, he claimed that Budapest was…

  • Swedes and Finns asked Hungary not to ratify NATO membership – senior member of parliament

    Swedes and Finns asked Hungary not to ratify NATO membership – senior member of parliament

    The two Nordic nations “forgot to ask their people” about joining the US-led bloc, Hungarian politician Laszlo Kover has said Hungarian President Laszlo Kover has said he has received dozens of emails from Swedish and Finnish voters urging him to block their countries’ accession to NATO. Although Kover supported Finland’s successful membership bid, he claimed…

  • 5 years ago, Catalonia declared its independence

    5 years ago, Catalonia declared its independence

    Faced with this Spanish reaction, the Catalan government of Carles Puigdemont found no other option than to declare the independence of Catalonia, for which the people had voted. The declaration of independence was unanimously approved by the Catalan Parliament and has now been declared historically. More than 70 countries expressed their views on the issue,…

  • Catalonia declared independence 5 years ago

    Catalonia declared independence 5 years ago

    Faced with this Spanish reaction, the Catalan government of Carles Puigdemont found no other option than to declare the independence of Catalonia, for which the people had voted. The declaration of independence was unanimously approved by the Catalan Parliament and has now been declared historically. More than 70 countries expressed their views on the issue,…

  • Latvia: refugees and migrants arbitrarily detained, tortured and forced to “voluntarily” return to their countries

    Latvia: refugees and migrants arbitrarily detained, tortured and forced to “voluntarily” return to their countries

    Many faced beatings and electric shocks with tasers, including on the genitals. Some were illegally forced to “voluntarily” return to their homeland. “Latvia has set a cruel ultimatum to refugees and migrants: agree to return “voluntarily” to their countries, or be stuck at the border facing arrest, illegal return and torture. In some cases, their…

  • Danske Nyheder Round-Up: Successful deployment of defibrillator drone to Aalborg bodes well for the possibility of nationwide rollout

    Danske Nyheder Round-Up: Successful deployment of defibrillator drone to Aalborg bodes well for the possibility of nationwide rollout

    A drone with a defibrillator operated by the North Jutland Region was sent on Tuesday for the very first time after a man had had a heart attack in Aalborg. Just seven minutes after the emergency services were notified, the drone arrived at the site of the cardiac arrest. A successWhile an ambulance was even…

  • Parliament rejected a last-minute call to reconsider the reform of the Border Guard Act

    Parliament rejected a last-minute call to reconsider the reform of the Border Guard Act

    The ability to limit border crossings is seen as a way to protect against hybrid influence campaigns involving the use of asylum seekers. However, three of the five ruling parties were concerned about whether the decision is in line with international agreements, especially after Lithuanian laws barred illegal migrants from applying for asylum. found to…

  • That way, Putin could be held accountable for war crimes

    That way, Putin could be held accountable for war crimes

    Butja and the wars in Chechnya The body of Butja, a city just outside Kyiv, is reminiscent of what happened in the suburb of Novye Aldy in Grozny in February 2000, when more than 60 people were killed by Russian soldiers. The massacre was investigated by journalist Anna Politkovskaya, who published it in the Novaya…

  • Meta threatens to withdraw Facebook, Instagram from Europe due to advertising ban

    Meta threatens to withdraw Facebook, Instagram from Europe due to advertising ban

    WASHINGTON DC: In a US application, Meta said that they are considering leaving Europe if they can no longer exchange data from European users with the US, due to the EU’s Schrems II privacy decision. The Schrems II decision is a crucial ruling by the European Court of Justice, which in July 2020 declared the…

  • Google is facing a $ 2 billion anti-competitive lawsuit

    Google is facing a $ 2 billion anti-competitive lawsuit

    Google is accused of manipulating search results in favor of its own service PriceRunner, a Swedish price comparison site, has filed a $ 2.4 billion lawsuit against Google, claiming that the search engine manipulates search results to benefit its own commercial services. In the lawsuit, which was filed on Monday, the Swedish company claims that…

  • European Court of Auditors: EU needs to step up cooperation on 5G

    European Court of Auditors: EU needs to step up cooperation on 5G

    BRUSSELS, Belgium: An EU watchdog, the European Court of Auditors (ECA), has warned that the EU faces significant economic and security threats unless member states intensify cooperation to operate the 5G mobile network. The warnings are part of a special report on the 27-nation bloc’s preparations for 5G, which will have major technological innovations, but…

  • The EU is taking action against Poland in matters of legal supremacy

    The EU is taking action against Poland in matters of legal supremacy

    BRUSSELS, Belgium: The European Union has opened legal proceedings against Poland, raising questions about the legal system of the 27 nations. In October, the Polish Constitutional Court ruled that its national laws have supremacy over EU laws in areas where they are in conflict, which is contrary to bloc regulations requiring member states to align…

  • Hungary continues to defy the EU due to immigration legislation

    Hungary continues to defy the EU due to immigration legislation

    BUDAPEST, Hungary: Prime Minister Viktor Orban has said that the Hungarian government will defy a decision of the European Union (EU) and continue to uphold its own immigration laws. The EU’s Supreme Court has ruled that Hungarian law, which criminalises lawyers and activists helping asylum seekers, violates European law. Due to the long-running dispute over…

  • The EU says Minsk sanctions are not transparent, imagining a difficult mechanism

    The EU says Minsk sanctions are not transparent, imagining a difficult mechanism

    “We have seen a report of retaliation by the Belarusian Foreign Ministry … [Minsk] in response to the latest EU sanctions package. The resolution on trade restrictions (No. 700, 7 December) creates a very complex and non-transparent trade restriction mechanism. We are examining its content while being aware that some barriers to trade have yet…

  • CBD in cosmetics is now legal in the European Union

    CBD in cosmetics is now legal in the European Union

    The role of the CBD before change Many cannabis entrepreneurs in Europe have marketed their products as food. The European Union’s Novel Food Regulation has long defined the role of the CBD in Europe. New food means a product intended for human consumption for which there is no significant evidence that it was widely used…

  • The EU summit was overshadowed by clashes with Poland

    The EU summit was overshadowed by clashes with Poland

    BRUSSELS, Belgium: A summit in Brussels for 27 EU Member States is overshadowed by a dispute with Poland over the primacy of EU law. Poland may be subject to EU sanctions due to a ruling by its Supreme Court ruling that certain aspects of EU law are incompatible with the Polish Constitution. In response, Poland…

  • Allegation of legal roar in case of several tons of cocaine

    Allegation of legal roar in case of several tons of cocaine

    This is what lawyer Andro Vrlic says in the Copenhagen City Court during the last court hearing before the verdict. In a speech to the court, he asks for the acquittal of his client, a 47-year-old man. He is one of a total of 15 accused men. The error occurred in connection with the client’s…

  • The government is accused of opposing the European Court of Justice

    The EU has repeatedly ruled that the logging of the teledata of an entire country’s population is in breach of EU law. Denmark has, among other things, this type of registration. Therefore, Minister of Justice Nick Hækkerup (S) now wants a so-called targeted geographical logging, and it seems to be able to be quite comprehensive.…

  • The ruling of the Polish court violates European law

    The ruling of the Polish court violates European law

    In the ruling of the Polish court, we can read that the Constitution takes precedence over EU law, which is a violation of European law. The Union may try to deprive Poland of the right to vote in the Community. The situation has long been tense between the Polish government and the European Union. The…

  • Danish News Round-Up: MP was abused racistly when he left parliament after the reopening

    Danish News Round-Up: MP was abused racistly when he left parliament after the reopening

    MP Sikandar Siddique, the leader of the Free Green Party, was subjected to racism when he left parliament on the day of reopening on Tuesday with his parents. He shared a link to the abuse it his Facebook page. He later wrote: “Today my old parents paid too high a price for me to be…

  • IT expert: Citizens pay too high a price with suggestions for teledata

    IT expert: Citizens pay too high a price with suggestions for teledata

    – Now we have to read closely, in which areas the Minister of Justice himself believes that he is adjusting to countless EU judgments that have fallen in this area. – But immediately it indicates that the government with the bill will continue to monitor the Danes, to a degree that is not dressy, says…

  • The government maintains the risk of fights with the EU over teledata

    The government maintains the risk of fights with the EU over teledata

    A new bill from the Minister of Justice Nick Hækkerup risks suffering defeat at the European Court of Justice. This is the assessment of the Ministry of Justice itself regarding a new bill on rules for logging teledata from Minister of Justice Nick Hækkerup. This is stated in the comments on the bill. The comments…

  • The government is submitting a bill on amended logging rules for consultation

    The government is submitting a bill on amended logging rules for consultation

    An EU ruling from last year means that Denmark will have to change the rules for how to log information to fight crime and crime. The ruling clarified that the general and undifferentiated logging, which Denmark practices, among other things, is contrary to EU rules. In the eyes of the government, the EU ruling weakens…

  • The culprit police drop fraud case against law firm

    The culprit police drop fraud case against law firm

    It started when thousands of Danes a few years ago received letters that they had downloaded and shared feature and pornographic films illegally. The claim against them was payment of several thousand kroner. Payment claims against a total of 3-4000 people were sent to courts across the country. The sender was lawyer Jeppe Brogaard Clausen…

  • Controversial development plan on Amager stopped … for now

    Controversial development plan on Amager stopped … for now

    Dawn of a newt day? Amager Fælleds Venner further emphasized that its ultimate goal is to prevent construction in the area in order to preserve the nature and habitat of species that live there. To this end, the group is also preparing to take their case to the European Court of Justice. Previously, two committees…

  • Long before the Folketing can determine Messerschmidt’s dignity

    Therefore, something will happen at the earliest at the point when the high court has decided the case, explains Frederik Waage, professor of constitutional law at the University of Southern Denmark. – Now the case has been appealed, so it means that we have to wait for the High Court’s ruling in the case. Until…

  • The European Court of Justice rules Sweden for shortcomings in the FRA Act

    The European Court of Justice rules Sweden for shortcomings in the FRA Act

    The European Court of Justice rules Sweden for shortcomings in the FRA Act. The shortcomings are that there is not enough protection for organizations’ correspondence, there are not high enough requirements for how countries that receive information from Sweden’s signal reconnaissance should process the data and that there is a lack of effective ex-post review…

  • Hard UN criticism against Sweden and Boliden

    Hard UN criticism against Sweden and Boliden

    The UN Human Rights Council sharply criticizes Sweden and the Swedish metal company Boliden for the toxic waste that the company shipped to Chile in the mid-1980s. The UN reporters believe that thousands of people have been harmed and reject Swedish rulings that absolve Boliden from responsibility. Boliden and the Swedish government say no. Rodrigo…

  • VMA in Borås, Västra Götaland County

    VMA in Borås, Västra Götaland County

    The European Court of Justice demands that Poland immediately stop the mining of lignite in the Turow mine, right on the border with Germany and the Czech Republic. The mine is considered to have a negative impact on the environment and climate, both in terms of air quality and lowered groundwater levels, according to the…

  • VMA in Borås, Västra Götaland County

    VMA in Borås, Västra Götaland County

    In Greece, young unaccompanied asylum seekers are often automatically registered as adults, although they themselves state that they are minors and may also have documents proving that they are children. Lawyer Eli Kriona on Lesbos has recently represented a case that went to the European Court of Justice and she says that this is a…

  • EU lawyer criticizes Polish government legal reforms

    EU lawyer criticizes Polish government legal reforms

    The judicial reforms of the Polish government are sharply criticized by the Advocate General of the European Court of Justice. A statement criticized the Polish justice minister’s right to move judges to other positions, promote and demote, something that risks confusing political and legal power, the statement said. Piotr Bogdanowicz, professor of European law and…

  • Business Round Up: EU greenlights billion kroner Danish renewable electricity scheme

    Business Round Up: EU greenlights billion kroner Danish renewable electricity scheme

    Looking forward to 2050 The aid scheme was approved on the grounds that it will drive green EU development and encourage energy producers by equalizing the input-output costs of electricity without distorting competition in the internal market. In 2019, the Commission announced a target of no EU greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. In April 2021,…

  • The European Commission is opening the door to new GMOs

    The European Commission is opening the door to new GMOs

    By proposing that EU rules on GMOs need to be re-opened, the Commission is trapped in further technical improvements rather than investing in and promoting agro-ecological systems that benefit farmers, local communities and the environment. “ Marta Messa, Director of Slow Food Europe. What does the Commission’s study say? The European Commission today published the…

  • Ryanair appeals against decisions of EU courts concerning state aid to Finnair and SAS

    Ryanair appeals against decisions of EU courts concerning state aid to Finnair and SAS

    The total amount of aid received by SAS is more than EUR 1.3 billion. Although the Covid-19 crisis has caused damage to all airlines that contribute to the economies and connections of Finland, Denmark and Sweden, the governments of these countries decided to support only their flag states. Ryanair submitted the European Commission’s approvals for…

  • Business Round-Up: Swedish ‘eatertainment’ chain has sights towards Denmark

    Business Round-Up: Swedish ‘eatertainment’ chain has sights towards Denmark

    For many years, O’Leary’s sports bar occupied a corner by Copenhagen Central Station – the perfect place for a naughty pint and a half hours of football before your trip home. These days are far away, however, as its only outlet in Denmark is at Copenhagen Airport – the perfect place for a naughty pint…

  • Right now

    Right now

    Cementa’s quarry at Filehajdar is not affected by a new ruling in the European Court of Justice, the company writes to the Supreme Land and Environmental Court. The ruling applies to the protection of endangered species in the event of an appealed deforestation, but can be interpreted as a protected apollo butterfly and black-spotted bluewing…

  • The EU takes Poland to court

    The EU takes Poland to court

    Poland’s criticized judicial reform threatens the country’s judiciary – according to the European Commission, which is once again taking the country to court in the European Court of Justice. This is a law which, according to the Commission, threatens the independence of Polish judges through a politically appointed disciplinary committee. The Commission also requests that…

  • Government is in doubt whether its own proposal on surveillance is legal

    A draft law states that the government is willing to risk a ruling by the European Court of Justice, which has repeatedly called the registration of several member states illegal. The Ministry of Justice itself assesses that there is a “significant process risk” in a very central part of the government’s proposal. – It is…

  • The IT association calls a new proposal from Hækkerup for total registration

    The IT association calls a new proposal from Hækkerup for total registration

    He himself presented the sketch as a weakening of the police investigation work, but necessary to live up to rulings of the European Court of Justice. According to the chairman of the IT Political Association, Jesper Lund, the minister has, however, roughly examined the monitoring of the citizens that the proposal contains. – The Minister…

  • Supporting parties: Government continues to monitor citizens

    – In the model presented, one goes to enormous lengths to preserve as much logging as possible. I think this is very problematic, says legal spokesperson Karina Lorentzen (SF) in a written comment. She finds it difficult to see how the new proposal from Minister of Justice Nick Hækkerup (S) lives up to the EU…

  • Minister after EU ruling: New plan gives criminals easier games

    On Wednesday, Minister of Justice Nick Hækkerup (S) will present a proposal on how the police can continue to use telecommunications information in investigations. This happens after an EU ruling has clarified that the general and undifferentiated logging that takes place in Denmark, among other places, is in violation of EU rules. According to Nick…

  • The EU gives SAS the right to strike

    The EU gives SAS the right to strike

    The airline SAS will not have to pay compensation to passengers affected by canceled flights due to a pilot strike. This is suggested by the Advocate General of the European Court of Justice. The case concerns passengers who demanded compensation for a canceled flight during the pilot strike two years ago. A strike in this…

  • The European Court of Justice demands answers on climate work

    The European Court of Justice demands answers on climate work

    The European Court of Justice requires that the 33 countries in the Council of Europe, including Sweden, report by 27 May on how climate work relates to the goals of the Paris Agreement. The background is a lawsuit against the countries of the Council of Europe that six Portuguese young people submitted to the court…

  • Municipalities report themselves after Ekot’s review

    Municipalities report themselves after Ekot’s review

    More than 100 municipalities, regions and authorities are now reporting themselves to the Privacy Protection Authority. It is after Ekot’s review, which showed that public websites have sent visitors’ IP addresses to Google, that reports of personal data incidents are now submitted. “Almost half of last week’s inflow is related to such incidents,” says Malin…

  • New tough environmental requirements – to protect even ordinary animals

    New tough environmental requirements – to protect even ordinary animals

    There are expected to be new tough environmental requirements for those who, for example, want to cut down forests, build roads. The European Court of Justice considers that Sweden must take much greater account than today of protected animals, plants, fungi and other species, even if they happen to be common. When a forest owner…

  • Swedish authorities forward personal data about web visitors to Google: media

    STOCKHOLM, February 25 (Xinhua) – A number of government agencies in Sweden pass on personal data belonging to individuals who visit their websites to Google despite the fact that they guaranteed anonymity, local media reported on Thursday. More than 80 authorities and over 150 authorities pass on personal data in the form of IP addresses…

  • Authorities promise anonymity – but send IP addresses to Google

    Authorities promise anonymity – but send IP addresses to Google

    Eighty public websites promise their visitors anonymity, but in fact send their personal information to Google. Twice as many sites forward the information, so-called IP addresses, without telling them. Following Ekot’s review, several authorities have reported themselves to the Privacy Protection Authority. One of the websites that sent personal information to Google without informing is…

  • Modification of illegal mass surveillance postponed for the fifth time

    – I would rather maintain the rules as they are today. I think it’s a shame that EU law has made it harder for us to fight criminals with this tool, he says. The judgments apply to mass surveillance of the whole society and thus not targeted surveillance carried out by the police if there…

  • EU counter-rollers meet

    EU counter-rollers meet

    Today, the Prime Ministers of Hungary and Poland will meet in the Hungarian capital, Budapest, to discuss the escalating crisis within the EU after the two countries vetoed the EU’s long-term budget and corona package. – I myself have no solution that I can point out that this is how you can do and we…

  • Swedish wages will not be affected by European minimum wages

    Swedish wages will not be affected by European minimum wages

    The European Commission today presented its controversial proposal on European minimum wages.But the Swedish collective agreement model will, according to EU labor market commissioner Nicolas Schmit, not be affected. – I assure you that the Nordic collective agreement model will not be affected at all by our bill, says Nicolas Schmit. That all employees should…

  • Proposal for minimum wage in the EU: The Danish wage model is protected

    Proposal for minimum wage in the EU: The Danish wage model is protected

    The proposal has met with massive opposition in advance in a large number of countries, including Denmark. The Danish fear is that the Folketing may be forced to interfere in wage determination, which today lies solely with the social partners. That fear is totally unfounded, assures EU Jobs Commissioner Nicolas Schmit. – I must say…

  • Government warns stop of illegal mass surveillance of citizens

    Government warns stop of illegal mass surveillance of citizens

    It’s something of a coincidence. On the same day that the European Court of Justice again calls the mass collection of citizens’ telecommunications and internet data illegal, the government announces a bill to look at the rules. It is four years since the court, which interprets EU law, last called the collection illegal in a…

  • Belarusians are probably not allowed to stay at the Swedish embassy

    Belarusians are probably not allowed to stay at the Swedish embassy

    The two Belarusians who applied for asylum at the Swedish embassy in Minsk are still in the embassy’s area. And according to Gregor Noll, professor of international law, they probably do not have a legal right to stay, even though they feel threatened. – We will not leave here as long as the situation has…

  • Message is expected from the EU – may affect the island’s quarrying

    Message is expected from the EU – may affect the island’s quarrying

    On Thursday, guidance is expected from the EU’s Advocate General on how the European Court of Justice should interpret the law in an environmental case on the mainland that may be important for quarrying on Gotland. It is about what the law says when species protected by Union law are threatened by an activity. Torunn…

  • The Foreign Chronicle

    The Foreign Chronicle

    Stockholm, Monday. Is it a human right to grow up without climate anxiety? The question can be asked after a group of children and young people from Portugal submitted a lawsuit against Sweden and about thirty other countries to the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg. Young people are demanding that countries do more…