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Op-Ed: Iran claims Luxembourg court unfreezes $1.6 billion of its assets

The Luxembourg Court of Cassation has yet to release its report and make a public announcement Iran is already reporting a legal victory. Iran claims that the court has freed $1.6 billion in Iranian assets that were frozen at the request of the US.

Luxembourg becomes first country with free public transport

Luxembourg - Luxembourg on Saturday became the first country in the world to offer free public transport, as the small and wealthy EU country tries to help less-well-off workers and reduce road traffic.

EU court opens way for Catalan MEPs to take seats despite Spain row

Luxembourg - Catalan separatist leaders won a dramatic victory in Europe's top court on Thursday, with a ruling that even jailed MEPs enjoy parliamentary immunity.

EU court says Spain should have freed Catalan MEP to take office

Luxembourg - Spain should have released Catalan independence activist Oriol Junqueras from prison to allow him to become an MEP after May's elections, the European Court of Justice said Thursday.

Poland broke EU law by trying to lower judges' retirement age

Luxembourg - An attempt by Poland to change the retirement age of its judges broke EU law, the bloc's top court ruled Tuesday, prompting Brussels to demand Warsaw quickly fix the damage it caused to the ranks of its judiciary.

Poland 'broke EU law' by trying to change judges' retirement age

Luxembourg - An attempt by Poland to change the retirement age of its judges broke EU law, the bloc's top court ruled Tuesday, intensifying a showdown between Brussels and the conservative government in Warsaw over democratic standards.

EU condemns Turkey over Syria, but no formal arms ban

Luxembourg - The EU on Monday condemned Turkey's assault on Kurdish forces in northern Syria but stopped short of imposing a formal arms embargo, as urged by some countries.

EU approves sanctions framework for Nicaragua

Luxembourg - The European Union adopted a sanctions framework for Nicaragua on Monday over human rights abuses and repression in the Central American country under leftist President Daniel Ortega.

Migrant-relocation scheme gets tepid EU reception

Luxembourg - A bid to broaden a "pilot" migrant-relocation scheme across the European Union met with a tepid response Monday, auguring badly for stalled plans to reform the bloc's crumbling asylum policy.

EU powers push for uptake of migrant relocation pilot scheme

Luxembourg - EU powers France, Germany and Italy, along with smaller member Malta, will on Tuesday seek to rally the rest of the European bloc to a joint scheme they have come up with to distribute migrants saved at sea.

Facebook suffers legal blow in EU court over hate speech

Luxembourg - Facebook on Wednesday was dealt a major blow in the EU's top court, which ruled that national courts in Europe can order online platforms to remove defamatory content worldwide.

EU loses big Starbucks tax case, wins on Fiat

Luxembourg - An EU court on Tuesday annulled an order by Brussels that Starbucks pay 30 million euros to the Netherlands, saying regulators had failed to demonstrate it received illegal state aid.

Starbucks, Fiat brace for EU court decision on taxes

Luxembourg - An EU court on Tuesday will decide if orders by Brussels that Starbucks and Fiat Chrysler pay back taxes are legal, in an early signal on how the same judges will decide a similar case with Apple.

Apple slams EU as epic court battle over tax bill begins

Luxembourg - Apple went on the offensive against Brussels in an EU court on Tuesday, fighting the European Commission's landmark order that the iPhone-maker reimburse Ireland 13 billion euros ($14 billion) in back taxes.

Apple embarks on EU court battle over 13-bn-euro tax bill

Luxembourg - Apple embarks on an epic court battle with the EU on Tuesday, fighting the commission's landmark order that the iPhone-maker reimburse Ireland 13 billion euros ($14 billion) in back taxes.

Johnson the Brexit 'Hulk' finally meets EU's Juncker

Luxembourg - Six weeks before he is due to lead Britain out of the European Union, Prime Minister Boris Johnson will sit down Monday with a sceptical Jean-Claude Juncker, insisting that a Brexit deal is possible.

Murder victim's plight prompts EU order on emergency calls

Luxembourg - A horrific rape and murder of a kidnapped teen in Lithuania prompted the European Court of Justice on Thursday to order mobile phone operators to hand over data enabling the localisation of calls made to the international emergency number 112.

Luxembourg becomes first European country to legalize cannabis

Aside from a relaxed approach to criminalization in The Netherlands, cannabis use has been heavily restarted in the European Union. This is set to change with Luxembourg becoming the first member state to legalize use.

EU delays decision on North Macedonia, Albania membership bids

Luxembourg - The European Union on Tuesday delayed a decision on whether to open accession talks with Albania and North Macedonia until October, dealing a fresh blow to the Balkan states' hopes.

Germany, UK warn Iran over uranium plans as EU urges caution

Luxembourg - Germany and Britain on Monday warned Tehran not to breach uranium stockpile limits set by the 2015 nuclear deal, as the EU's diplomatic chief dismissed Iranian threats as "political dialectics".
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