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Airbnb wins fight to remain exempt from European property rules

19 Dec 2019

LUXEMBOURG U.S. homesharing site Airbnb on Thursday won its battle to remain exempt from onerous European property regulations, as the EU's top court ruled it was an online platform and not a property agent. | Video

Facebook EU user data transfer contracts are legal, but risks ahead: EU court adviser

19 Dec 2019

LUXEMBOURG Agreements that let Facebook and other firms send European citizens' data to the United States and other countries are valid, a key EU court adviser said on Thursday, although he left room for such transfers to be blocked if European data protection standards are not met in countries receiving the information.

Top EU court backs Polish consumers over Swiss Franc mortgages

03 Oct 2019

LUXEMBOURG/WARSAW The European Union's (EU) top court ruled on Thursday in favor of Polish consumers who took out mortgages in Swiss Francs, allowing them to ask Polish courts to convert the loans into the local zloty currency in a blow for lenders.

'Something has to give,' EU's Barnier tells Brexit Britain

12 Feb 2019

LUXEMBOURG/BRUSSELS European Union Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said on Monday British Prime Minister Theresa May should endorse a permanent customs union with the bloc - as proposed by the opposition Labour party - to break the impasse over their looming divorce.

Luxembourg's Asselborn says only second referendum would merit Brexit delay

18 Jan 2019

LUXEMBOURG Luxembourg's veteran foreign minister Jean Asselborn on Friday said only a move towards a second referendum could win Britain a delay of the current Brexit date at the end of March.

ECB wins court's backing for buying government debt

11 Dec 2018

LUXEMBOURG/FRANKFURT The European Central Bank won a landmark court case on Tuesday as the European Union's top judges backed its multi-trillion- euro purchases of government bonds after a complaint by a group of German eurosceptics.

UPDATE 2-ECB wins court's backing for buying government debt

11 Dec 2018

LUXEMBOURG/FRANKFURT, Dec 11 The European Central Bank won a landmark court case on Tuesday as the European Union's top judges backed its multi-trillion- euro purchases of government bonds after a complaint by a group of German eurosceptics.

EU court says UK can U-turn on Brexit if it wants

10 Dec 2018

LUXEMBOURG/BRUSSELS The European Union's top court ruled on Monday that the British government may reverse its decision to leave the bloc without consulting other member states, a decision welcomed by those campaigning to stop Brexit. | Video

WRAPUP 1-EU's top court says UK can unilaterally stop Brexit

10 Dec 2018

LUXEMBOURG/LONDON, Dec 10 The European Union's top court ruled on Monday that the United Kingdom can unilaterally revoke its divorce notice, raising the hopes of pro-Europeans ahead of a crucial vote in the British parliament on Prime Minister Theresa May's divorce deal.

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