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ECHR Ruling Sparks Fear of EU-Wide Express Migrant Pushbacks

A recent ruling of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in the case of two migrants who were pushed-back to Morrocco from Spanish authorities in the Spanish enclave of Melilla in 2014 has caused reactions across the EU. The...

European Court of Human Rights Ruling Prompts Reopening of Vodafone Employee's Suicide Case

The European Court of Human Rights fined Greece 54,000 euros for failing to carry out an adequate and effective investigation into the death of Costas Tsalikidis, a networks designer and director of technology at telecom company Vodafone, who was...

EU Court Rules Against Greece on Female Police Officers' Height

European police forces cannot impose blanket height restrictions on recruits because that discriminates against women, the EU's top court ruled on Wednesday, throwing out an argument from the Greek government. Athens had defended a minimum height requirement for entry to...

Report Says Inhumane Conditions Must be Improved at 'Hotspots' in Greece, Italy

According to a new report from the European Court of Auditors, the EU's "hotspots" for irregular migrants in Greece and Italy has assisted in improving the registration process significantly, but more needs to be done since thousands of migrants...

Europe’s Highest Court Gives Employers Right to Ban Religious Symbols at Work

The European Court of Justice has recognized the right of employers to prohibit the use of visible religious symbols such as the hijab in the workplace. According to the decision: "The prohibition of overt political, philosophical or religious symbols" should...

ECJ Ruling on Mass Dismissals 'Vindicates' Government Positions, Labor Ministry Says

The European Court of Justice's ruling on the Heracles General Cement Company (AGET Iraklis) case does not bear out gloomy predictions that measures restricting group dismissals must be abolished, while largely vindicating the government's positions, Greece's labor ministry said...

EU Residents are Also Exempted from Inheritance Tax for Primary Home in Greece

The Greek finance ministry is expected to align with a European Court ruling that says all EU residents are exempted from paying inheritance tax for their family's primary home. So far the rule applied only to Greek citizens living in...

Gov't Says 12,000 Greek Farmers to First Return Illegal Subsidies Given in 2008-2009

Greek Rural Development Minister Evagelos Apostolou on Friday said that 12,000 Greek farmers that received the highest amounts will first be asked to return their share of some 215 million euros in illegal subsidies handed out to 95,000 farmers...

European Court Prosecutor Slams Greece for Failing to Protect Kyparissia Gulf

Twenty years after the Greece’s first referral to the European Court of Justice for failing to adopt protection status for caretta-caretta sea turtles, the general prosecutor of the European court suggested on Thursday, February 18 that Greece be condemned...