The Court of Justice of the European Union deviates slightly from its previous case-law by recognizing the right of Member States to include minimum rates of pay as ‘special performance conditions’ in public tenders under EU public procurement rules.
In a recent judgment the European Court of Justice clarified the scope of the Services Directive. The outcome of the Hiebler case shows that the Court relies on competition law case law when balancing public interests and fundamental freedoms.
Two of the highest courts in the Netherlands ruled that the government can legally require irregular migrants to cooperate before granting them social support. This blog discusses the dangerous premise that withdrawing social support is permissible.
The General Court upheld the 2012 Commission’s decision prohibiting the proposed merger between Deutsche Börse and NYSE Euronext, as it would have resulted in a quasi-monopoly in the area of European financial derivatives traded globally on exchanges.