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Barriers to trade for kit cars and competition law

The European Commission has requested that France changes its rules for registration of imported kit cars previously registered in another Member State, as they do not comply with the principle of free movement of goods within the EU and the principles established in the EU Directive on the registration documents …

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Why Belgium does not comply with EU customs law?

The European Commission has decided to refer Belgium to the EU Court of Justice for failing to bring its legislation into line with EU rules on Customs opening hours and administrative fees. Not only do Belgian customs offices have limited opening hours, but they also charge operators an additional fee …

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Cancellation of public aids to public transport in Denmark

The Tribunal of the European Union has partially cancelled the decision rendered by the European Commission of 24 February 2010 pertaining to State Aid provided to certain public transportation services in Denmark between 2000 and 2004 because it was founded on the Regulation (EC) No. 1370/2007 while it is not …

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Cyprus to modify discriminatory excise duty rules for imported second-hand motorcycles

The European Commission has formally requested Cyprus to amend its legislation on depreciation scales for the calculation of excise duties on second-hand motorcycles because the current rules discriminate against imported motorcycles. The Commission considers that the current legislation is in breach of EU rules on tax discrimination against products imported …

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The European commission gives guidance to Europe’s insurance industry to ensure non- discrimination between women and men in insurance premiums

The European Commission has adopted guidelines to help the insurance industry implement unisex pricing, after the Court of Justice of the European Union ruled that different premiums for men and women constitute sex discrimination. In its ruling on the Test-Achats case on 1 March 2011 (Case C-236/09), the Court of …

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Competition: in the field of road transport: new sanctions

Direct and indirect price fixing, market sharing, handling tendering procedures, submitting false quotes to clients: there are many anti- competitive practices that have already been penalised by the Competition Authority in France and the European Commission. The Court of the European Union confirms the seriousness of these practices by invalidating …

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Commission requests Ireland and Spain to modify rules on vehicles from other Member States

The European Commission has formally requested Ireland and Spain to change the way in which they tax leased or rented vehicles from another Member State, as well as company cars in the case of Spain, so as to ensure their rules comply with EU legislation. According to EU rules, a …

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Commission requests Denmark, Lithuania, the United Kingdom and Portugal to adopt measures on driving licences

The European Commission has asked Denmark, Lithuania, the United Kingdom and Portugal to adapt their national legislation on driving licences so as to ensure that EU rules can be applicable as of January 2013. The Commission’s request takes the form of a reasoned opinion under EU infringement procedures. If the …

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Commission requests Ireland to modify its taxation of motor vehicles less than 3 months old

The European Commission has formally requested Ireland to modify how motor vehicles less than 3 months old are taxed as to make the rules comply with EU law. The EU Court of Justice has established that a vehicle starts to lose its value as soon as it is bought or …

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