Questions tagged [european-union]

For questions related to legal systems of European countries and to legal harmonization in Europe, especially in the context of European Union law.

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What slaughter laws exist in the US and Europe?

I mean actual laws for industrial farms applicable to killing animals.
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Is this cancellation policy legal?

I reserved a motorhome in Iceland. On the invoice the cancellation policy was listed. I didn't pay the invoice and then cancelled the reservation 2 months prior to the starting date. I cancelled ...
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Is it really illegal for Google to keep unblurred Street View imagery made in Germany and even in European Union?

If so, what exact laws are responsible for it? I'm a big fan of Google Street View and I have heard that it's illegal in European Union and in Germany to keep street view imagery in unblurred form ...
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Why are damages awarded in civil suits far higher in the US than (continental) europe?

In Bollea v. Gawker, Bollea was awarded $140 million damages for "invasion of privacy, infringement of personality rights, and intentional infliction of emotional distress". This seems orders of ...
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Difference between Europol members and Europol cooperating countries

According to Europol, they are actually 28 members in this organization but also numbers of others external co-operating countries like Switzerland, Norway and even USA So, what the point of being ...
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In which circumstances can law enforcement of one country cross the border of another one?

Say someone have made a criminal offense in one European country (say France), the (suspected ?) criminal is in a car or any others means in which he can escape law enforcement officers pursuing him ...
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Is it legal to write PhD theses for other people?

I got an offer from a newspaper to make my story public on how I wrote a lot of PhD's for paying customers. Do I have to fear legal consequences and what would happen if I make it public (without ...
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What legal ramifications can be imposed for making a item appears as though it has been stolen in transit, and then allowing the vendor to replace it?

I once crossed paths with an individual boasting about his technique for getting free stuff. He would go online and search for people selling second-hand "nearly new" gear that was still within their ...
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Are there situations where it is legal to threaten someone with a gun but not legal to fire the gun?

One of the essential rules of firearm safety is to never point a gun at anything or anyone you do not intend to shoot. It also seems to be a consensus that whenever it wouldn't be lawful to shoot ...
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Do I have to allow users to delete their acounts?

On my web app, the only personal information that I ask users for when they sign in is their e-mail address. The e-mail address is not shown to any other users, but one can check if a user exists ...
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Non-european company flight cancellation compensation

Me and my partner booked return tickets from Paris to Antananarivo with Air Madagascar. On our way there, they cancelled the flight and we weren't informed until we arrived at the airport (we took the ...
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Legal meaning of european citizenship

For quite a few years, europeans have held european citizenship. But what is the actual meaning of the phrase in law? By that I mean, is a (say) person born and lifelong resident in Germany, a ...
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Would the UK still have to leave the EU if they changed their mind after invoking Article 50?

After the brexit referendum results came in, there has been a lot of talk about Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union: Any Member State may decide to withdraw from the Union in accordance ...
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Which country's laws apply to buying/selling illegal items? Buyer, seller or owner of the service?

Assuming user A (in country I) sells stolen virtual accounts to the user B (in country II) on the darknet market using service owned by user C (in country III) which is hosted on the web server (...
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Does merely serving content alone constitute “operating” in the EU and so should every website be compliant with the EU Cookie Law?

I was wondering if all websites in the world need to be compliant with the EU Cookie Law. For example a company website of a US company, hosted in the US but serving visitors in the EU. Also, does ...
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Stateless in EU deported in US

I was wondering for a long time if a stateless person is found in the EU under 18 with no documents at all, claim to be born in the US can be deported to the US ? I searched in US laws and conventions ...
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What if the law changes after your proces begins?

What would happen if there is a law change and those laws had had an influence on your case? Some scenarios, what would happen: The law you are sued for is deleted ... while your process is going ...
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European consumer protection law for virtual goods?

I've purchased vanity content on two occasions on the game 'League of Legends' - April 6th and April 10th. I have now decided that I want my money returned (a combination of lack of friends any longer ...
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Can I use logos and names of other companies in my application?

I want to create an app to search flights for different airlines (probably 3-4). I will not use airlines names (or part of names) in my app name and I will not use airlines logo in my logo. All I ...
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Is it legal to create / run a CS:GO jackpot site in europe?

Can there be any circumstances to doing so?
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Can I get kicked out of the UK if they leave the EU?

I am an Irish citizen and I moved to the UK a few years ago. Now they are going to vote whether to leave the EU. I know they might decide not to apply the law retrospectively but by law- would they be ...
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Is it legal to host a directory of .onion urls?

.onion is a special-use top level domain suffix designating an anonymous hidden service reachable via the Tor network. .onion. (2016, March 11). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 12:46,...
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How does a poor bombing fugitive suspect afford a 200 dollars an hour lawyer?

A suspected jihadist who fled Paris on the night of the Paris attacks and hid for 4 months in Belgium as a fugitive, has recently hooked up with a prominent high profile Belgian lawyer, the kind that ...
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EU Legal instruments

Can someone explain to me the distinctions between the various EU legal instruments, particularly "regulation", "implementing regulation" and "directive"?
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What are EU requirements for listing VAT on receipts?

I'm working with a U.S. dot-com that sells around the world. A lot of corporate customers, especially in Spain and Italy, insist that they need their VAT number listed on all receipts for payments ...
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Is it legal to sell a software which will scan user files with multiple antiviral engines located on remote server?

I have an idea for a software, which will allow users to upload their files for antivirus scan, receive scan results and perform corresponding action on user end. Is it legal to do so, taking that the ...
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Consumer Rights Act 2015 vs EU DIRECTIVE 93/13/EEC

I am interested in the interplay of the EU directive 93/13/EEC and the Consumer Rights Act 2015 in the UK. Specifically the Consumer Rights Act has an exclusion from assessment of fairness where the ...
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Invalid information in Impressum on German web site

What are the possible legal implications, and what possible recourse is there for a visitor from outside Germany, when a German website has an Impressum section with invalid contact information? The ...
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First amendment law and Facebook posts, posted by non-Americans

Since I have researched the topic quite a bit, but failed to find satisfying answer that I was looking for, I will ask it here. I think my question opens at least, very interesting debate. In 2014 ...
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UK: Is it legal to secretly audio record a meeting or a phone call? Is it possible to use such recording in court?

In the United Kingdom: Is it legal to secretly audio record a meeting (in an office) or a phone call while being a participant? Is it possible to use such recording as an evidence in court or ...
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Is it legal in the UK to give different prices to different users, for price optimisation, using A/B testing

I'm the CTO for a startup that is about to launch. We have a monthly subscription plan, and we are not sure what price to set it at. We have done some rough analysis, but we are considering using A/B ...
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I'm a US citizen opening a business in the EU: where do I file taxes?

I'm opening a business via the e-residency program with Estonia. I am a United States citizen and reside there, as well. Who should I file taxes with?
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Micro businesses in EU selling electronic goods, how to comply with EU VAT regulations?

According to EUVATACTION Key Facts the business is among other things required to: store personal data securely for 10+ years calculate taxes for every EU country based on client's location as ...
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Under Irish law can the Gardaí give a person's statement to a 3rd party government department?

I have an Irish law question. I have tried to get a few solicitors to answer it but they seem unable to give me a concrete answer. I'm hoping someone on here can help or point me in the right ...
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What happens if I don't accept cookies?

Due to the so-called "cookie law", websites that are owned in the EU or are targeted towards EU citizens are now required to prompt users to store cookies. Most often this takes the form of either a ...
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What protections exist in the European Union against discrimination in an educational institution?

For those who aren't familiar with it, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act ("504" for short) is the U.S. law that protects the civil rights of students with disabilities at institutions that receive ...
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Can it be dangerous to forget your passwords?

Suppose I travel with my old notebook, where there is a lot of old stuff on hard drive, including the contents of the disk of my previous computer, including parts of disk content of my computer ...
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Use material without permission for educational purposes

For a school project I created a website. The website is public, therefore anyone can access it if they know the address. On my website I use images that I don't have permission to use. (Found on ...
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EU Data Retention Directive and the Draft Investigatory Powers Bill 2015

Was the EU Data Retention Directive ever transcribed into English law? If so, the Draft Investigatory Powers Bill 2015 would appear to be somewhat moot?
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How does Brazilian Law work in relation to a European/foreign father having to pay Child Support?

I am soon to be the alleged father to ex Brazilian girlfriends baby who has moved home to have the child. I will not go over there until I get DNA test, then I will consider signing Birth Certificate. ...
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Obtaining British citizenship through naturalization as EEA citizen

I am Lithuanian (EEA European Economic Area Citizen) and have lived in UK for 5 years. My wife is Lithuanian too. First proof of me being in UK is my NIN appointment (I had to be present in UK) that ...
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Any legal consequences using existing free product available for everyone

First of all, I want to say that my language used in the question might sound vague and incompetent, because it I'm not familiar with legal terminologies even in my native language. I have an idea ...
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Is everything between me and my lawyer confidential?

From the law point of view can I tell my lawyer EVERYTHING knowing that he is NOT allowed to disclose anything I tell him including crimes I did in the past or crimes I am planning to commit in the ...
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Can I make fun of VW car company in a game?

I'd like to make fun of a company in a computer game (obvious parody/satire/etc.). Let's say I change the logo, so it's a "WV" in a rectangle instead of a "VW" in a circle and change the companies ...
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Returning goods bought online in Poland as foreigner

I am a Czech national living just at the Polish border. I want to buy a laptop online at Polish online store called Morele.net. The store offers the goods to be sent to a Polish post office for pickup ...
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What is the VAT policy for nonEU company with EU customers?

Say there is an offshore (Belize, Seychelles) company that provides some online service (like antivirus) Their service is subscription based which means that users pay for membership on monthly basis ...
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Military Conscription in Denmark

It's against gender equality to draft men. But it is part of the constitution. Is there any possibility to "attack" the constitution by going to a judge? Isn't gender equality part of the EU law set, ...
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Am I allowed to store data of EU citizens as an Indian company?

We are a company based in India and are frequently being visited by people from overseas. Due to the recent safe harbour developments, are we allowed store data of EU-citizens on a cloud server ...
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Fair use of text snippets in a dictionary

If a dictionary (about the use of scientific terminology) includes snippets from several sources, would an authorization be needed from each copyright holder? Each entry in the dictionary would ...
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Can teens travel alone in the EU?

I am a Slovak EU citizen. A bunch of my friends and I are planning to go on a trip to the UK for 2 months when we are 15. Our parents are fine with it, but are concerned about whether or not this is ...