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Gavril Covaci

The case concerns firstly the interpretation of Directive 2010/64/EU on the right to interpretation and translation in criminal proceedings. The Court ruled out that:  "Articles 1 to 3 of Directive 2010/64/EU (…) must be interpreted as not precluding national legislation such as that at issue in the main proceedings which, in criminal proceedings, does not permit the individual...
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Ivo Taricco

By preventing, in cases of serious fraud in relation to VAT, the imposition of effective and dissuasive penalties because the overall limitation period is too brief, Italian law is liable to...
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Francis Lanigan

In its request for a preliminary ruling, the High Court of Ireland had asked the Court of Justice whether the failure to observe the time-limits within which a decision on the execution of the...
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Parliament v. Council (Implementing decisions of pre-Lisbon acts)

On 16 April, the Court ruled on two actions for annulment brought by the Parliament against three Council Decisions adopted after the entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty. The ruling is crucial...
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X v Presidenza del Consiglio dei Ministri*

Pending case. Request for a preliminary ruling lodged on 13 April 2015 Questions referred Must Directive 2004/80/EC relating to compensation to crime victims (Article...
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Opinion 2/13 (EU Accession to the ECHR)

The Court of Justice delivers its opinion on the draft agreement on the accession of the European Union to the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, and...
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Procura della Repubblica v M

Following a thorough criminal investigation, the judicial authorities of one Member State (Belgium) refused a request to send the person under investigation for trial and instead made a finding of...
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