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Commission vs. Council (Environmental offences)

The European Community has the power to require the member states to lay down criminal penalties for the purpose of protecting the environment. The Court of Justice annuls the Council’s Framework Decision on the protection of the environment through criminal law because the decision was adopted outside the Community legislative framework.
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Maria Pupino

The Court of Justice confirms that the principle that national law must be interpreted in conformity with community law applies in the area of police and judicial cooperation in criminal...
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Berlusconi and others

The authorities of a Member State may not, in criminal proceedings relating to false accounting, rely on a directive as such against an accused person. A directive cannot – by itself and...
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The principle ne bis in idem, enshrined in Article 54 of the Convention implementing the Schengen Agreement, does not fall to be applied to a decision of the judicial authorities of one...
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Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) and Kurdistan National Congress (KNK)

The CFI rejects the claims brought by the PKK and the KNK.  Appeal Case before the Court of Justice C-229/05 P
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Gözütok and Brügge

The Court of Justice gives its first ruling on the interpretation of the Convention implementing the Schengen Agreement. A person may not be prosecuted in one Member State for the same facts...
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