CJEU: Uber can be required to obtain the necessary transport licences & authorisations under national law
According to Advocate General Szpunar, the Uber electronic platform, whilst innovative, falls within the field of transport: Uber can thus be required to obtain the necessary licences and authorisations under national law Uber cannot claim the benefit of the principle of the freedom to provide services guaranteed by EU law for information society services.
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Ombudsman launches ‘fast-track’ complaint procedure for access to documents21/02/2018 12:25:00
The European Ombudsman, Emily O'Reilly, has introduced a new fast-track procedure to deal with access to documents complaints.
Sugar sector: Council agrees on the reimbursement of excess levies between 1999 and 200120/02/2018 15:25:00
On 19 February 2018 the Council decided on a recalculation of the sugar production levies for the years 1999/2000 & 2000/2001. The objective of the adopted regulation is to comply with a judgment of the ECJ from February 2017, which ruled that the production levies for the sugar sector between 1999 & 2001 had been wrongly calculated, resulting in sugar producers being over-charged.
Lumpy skin disease: vaccination leads to fall in outbreaks20/02/2018 13:05:00
Outbreaks of lumpy skin disease (LSD) in the Balkan region fell dramatically by 95% from 7,483 in 2016 to 385 in 2017. The figures confirm that vaccination of cattle – recommended by EFSA in 2016 – is the most effective way to contain the disease.
Change of EUIPO bank account19/02/2018 16:15:00
As from 17 February 2018, one of the two bank accounts used by EUIPO to which users may transfer fees, current account replenishments and charges will change.