Air passengers are entitled to double compensation

Frankfurt Passengers are entitled to double compensation if their flight was canceled due to technical problems and the replacement flight was then significantly delayed for similar reasons. The European Court of Justice (ECJ) decided on Thursday (Az. C-832/18). In the specific case, the passengers wanted to fly from Helsinki to Singapore with Finnair. The airline […]

CJEU lawyer classifies defeat devices as illegal

Hamburg In the dispute over defeat devices for diesel cars, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) is showing a narrow interpretation of exemptions. ECJ Advocate General Eleanor Sharpston declared such techniques for exhaust gas cleaning in her closing argument (Az: C-693/18) on Thursday to be inadmissible. Exceptionally, these could only be approved if “the device […]

The Karlsruhe ruling will affect the work of the ECB

Dhe ruling by the Federal Constitutional Court on the European Central Bank (ECB) bond purchase program from 2015 is still making waves. At the center of the debate, which is also very lively in Germany, is the relationship between the European Court of Justice and the Federal Constitutional Court, i.e. ultimately the question of jurisdiction […]

Schäuble probably implements the implementation of the Karlsruhe ECB judgment

Wolfgang Schäuble The President of the Bundestag wants to implement the decision of the Federal Constitutional Court. (Photo: dpa) Berlin Bundestag President Wolfgang Schäuble has made the judgment of the Federal Constitutional Court on the bond purchases of the European Central Bank (ECB) a top priority, according to the “Süddeutscher Zeitung”. The CDU politician had […]

Double portrait of Andreas Voßkuhle and Stephan Harbarth

The First Senate at the Federal Constitutional Court with Stephan Harbarth (center), the new president. Picture: dpa Andreas Voßkuhle leaves the Federal Constitutional Court after twelve years. His successor Stephan Harbarth was previously a successful business lawyer and professional politician – both cause criticism. Dhobby cook Andreas Voßkuhle knows his way around recipes. He also […]

Only half for Romanians

Dhe EU Commission is suing Austria before the European Court of Justice (ECJ) for discriminating against foreign recipients of family benefits. The background to the lawsuit decision on Thursday is a dispute over child benefit payments for children of EU citizens who live in Austria but whose children do not. The Commission complains that this […]

Luxembourg has to decide on architects’ fees

I.In the dispute over fees for architects and engineers (HOAI), the federal judges in Karlsruhe on Thursday only partially ensured the clarity hoped for by many freelancers and clients. The 7th Civil Senate at the Federal Court of Justice (BGH) announced that it is suspending the procedure for the remuneration of an engineer and will […]

DGB calls for binding regulations on working time recording

Berlin The corona virus has changed the world of work. Whoever can, sits in the home office and uses the possibilities of flexible working hours to reconcile family and work in the crisis as well as possible. But many workers are also noticing how work and leisure time are becoming increasingly blurred. Working hours should […]

More violence against children in 2019

DThe debate about storing data is more than 15 years old. The opponents of this instrument are concerned with informational self-determination, telecommunications secrecy and the protection of informants. The opportunity was created in 2015. However, it is not currently used, the decision of the European Court of Justice is still pending. On Monday, Holger Münch, […]

Von der Leyen is investigating proceedings against Germany

Brussels EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen is considering an infringement procedure against Germany because of the recent constitutional court ruling on the European Central Bank. This emerges from a letter from the Leyens to the Green European politician Sven Giegold, which is available to the German Press Agency. The Federal Constitutional Court had […]