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When adopting legislation, EU institutions must respect EU law. If a person or company who is subject to an EU decision believes the law hasn’t been respected, they can take the matter before the Court of Justice of the EU These cases are heard by the General Court which was created in 1989 to improve

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The EU strives for a high level of environmental protection, adopting legislation to protect natural habitats, keep air and water clean, ensure our waste is disposed of safely, and tackle climate change. But these rules are only effective if they are enforced in the same way across Europe. To make sure EU Member States respect

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The EU strives to achieve a high level of protection of consumers, and has adopted many laws designed to do just that. Sometimes however, the rules need clarification. That’s where the Court of Justice comes in. More and more of us are now shopping online But sometimes the products are not what we wanted or

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Rulings of the Court of Justice occur in many fields, but perhaps most surprising is its impact in the world of sport. In one of its most famous cases, brought by the Belgian footballer Jean-Marc Bosman, the Court of Justice said that football leagues could not impose limits on the number of foreign EU players.

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EU law has an impact on the lives of all EU citizens in many different ways. The workplace is just one example EU law has a say in how many days holiday you get, how long you can work in a week and your right to sick leave. Thanks to Court rulings, it is now

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In 2017 a record 1656 cases were brought before the Court of Justice and the General Court. The Court of Justice received no fewer than 739 cases of which 533 were references from national courts. With the court taking an average of 15.7 months to deliver judgment. The General Court dealt with 895 cases increasing

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We are all increasingly using online services in our daily lives, sharing news, our views, and photos with friends across the world. But these services bring their own challenges none greater than ensuring our privacy and our personal data are protected in a fast changing world. The Court of Justice has often been called upon

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Multilingualism is a key element of how the Court of Justice of the European Union works. Because being able to bring a case to court in a language that you understand and being able to read court judgments is a fundamental part of democracy and the rule of law. For that reason, cases can be

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Throughout its history, the Court of Justice of the European Union has upheld the equal treatment of men and women and enforced anti-discrimination rules to ensure that everyone is treated the same under the law. For example, in a landmark case in 1976 brought by a woman complaining about an airline’s compulsory retirement age of

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Through its decisions, the Court of Justice of the European Union has made EU law more effective, and strengthened the rights of citizens. In 1963, when asked by a Dutch court whether national courts could apply EU law themselves the Court of Justice replied that not only could they apply EU laws, but they were

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