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EU top court rules against bulk retention of emails

Luxembourg - The European Union's top court ruled Wednesday against the bulk retention of emails and other electronic data by EU member states, such as that under new British legislation.

Prosecutors recommend reduced sentences for LuxLeaks whistleblowers

Luxembourg - Prosecutors on Monday recommended reduced sentences for two whistleblowers in the "LuxLeaks" tax scandal during closing arguments at an appeal trial in Luxembourg.

EU court upholds Monsanto GM soybean approval

Luxembourg - A top EU court on Thursday upheld the European Commission's approval of genetically modified soybeans made by US agri-chemicals giant Monsanto which environmentalists claim may harm human health.

LuxLeaks whistleblowers appeal jail sentences

Luxembourg - Two whistleblowers and an investigative reporter in the "LuxLeaks" tax scandal return to court on Monday for leaking thousands of documents that exposed Luxembourg's huge tax breaks for major international companies.

Luxembourg PM says Britain can't 'have cake and eat it' over EU

Luxembourg - Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel said Britain cannot "have its cake and eat it" and ruled out any transitional Brexit deal with the EU if negotiations are not completed in two years.

Trump must learn about Europe says EU's Juncker

Luxembourg - US President-elect Donald Trump must get up to speed on how Europe works in order to avoid "two years of wasted time" when he assumes his new role, European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker said."Mr.

Rubik's cube loses EU trademark

Luxembourg - The makers of the Rubik's cube, the multicoloured puzzle that has baffled millions of people around the world, on Thursday lost a battle with the EU's top court to trademark its distinctive shape.

Strauss-Kahn must pay 75,000 euros in back taxes: Luxembourg court

Luxembourg - Luxembourg's administrative court on Tuesday rejected an appeal by former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn, confirming his obligation to pay 75,000 euros in back taxes from a now-bankrupt investment firm he once chaired.

Eurozone approves 2.8 bn euros in bailout funds for Greece

Luxembourg - Eurozone officials announced Tuesday they have approved 2.8 billion euros for Greece from its huge third bailout after the cash-strapped nation delivered the needed reforms.

EU: Russian, Syrian Aleppo bombing may be 'war crimes'

Luxembourg - The European Union on Monday strongly condemned Russia for the bombardment of the Syrian city of Aleppo, saying air strikes by Moscow and Damascus could amount to war crimes.

Brexit deal to be modelled on EU-Canada pact: Spain

Luxembourg - A troubled trade deal between the EU and Canada is the only model for a future pact between the bloc and post-Brexit Britain, Spain's Foreign Minister said Monday.

EU court upholds sanctions against ex Ukraine leader

Luxembourg - An EU court on Thursday upheld a decision by Brussels to freeze the funds of Ukraine's ousted pro-Russian president Viktor Yanukovych as well as those of a son and top aide.

EU must protect own interests in Brexit talks: Tusk

Luxembourg - EU President Donald Tusk insisted Thursday there would be no talks with Britain before London triggers the divorce process, saying he wants to "protect the interests" of the bloc's remaining members.

Luxembourg appeals verdicts in LuxLeaks tax scandal

Luxembourg - Luxembourg has lodged an appeal against the verdicts handed down to three LuxLeaks whistleblowers who exposed the small duchy's huge tax breaks for giant multinationals, the justice department said Tuesday.

U.S. invites Turkey to present any Gulen coup evidence

Luxembourg - Secretary of State John Kerry said Saturday the United States will help Turkey investigate a failed coup and invited Ankara to share any evidence it has against US-based opposition figure Fethullah Gulen.

EU court split on headscarf bans

Luxembourg - The EU's top court faced a dilemma Wednesday after a top legal officer said it was discriminatory for a firm to tell an employee to remove a Muslim headscarf, contradicting an earlier opinion in a separate case.

LuxLeaks whistleblowers get suspended jail sentences

Luxembourg - Two whistleblowers in the "LuxLeaks" tax scandal were given suspended jail sentences on Wednesday for leaking thousands of documents that exposed Luxembourg's huge tax breaks for major international companies.

EU boosts Libya naval mission, to enforce arms embargo

Luxembourg - EU foreign ministers on Monday agreed to boost the bloc's anti-people smuggling operation in the Mediterranean to include training of the Libyan coastguard and enforcing a UN arms embargo.

Brexit: How Europe fell out of love with the EU

Schengen - When the ceiling fell in recently at the European Museum in the tiny Luxembourg village of Schengen, the local mayor was quick to deny that there was any wider symbolism.

Italy fury as EU gets OK to order felling of ancient olive trees

Luxembourg - The EU's top court ruled Thursday the European Commission can order member states to cut down healthy olive trees to stem the spread of damaging bacteria after Italian authorities halted a controversial felling programme in December.
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