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    European Court Says French Decree Violated Transparency Rules

    The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has issued a judgment clarifying EU transparency rules for products covered by national health insurance as they apply to ongoing legal battles in France. The judgement pertains to two complaints filed against France's Minister for Finance and Public Accounts and the Minister for Social Affairs and Health over the removal of two medicines from the list of products covered by the country's health insurance scheme. Background The medic...
  • European Commission Demands Bulgaria 'Correctly Implement' Regulatory Legislation

    • 27 April 2012
    What happens when an EU country fails to "correctly implement" a legislative directive? A harsh scolding from the European Commission (EC) and threats to haul the country before a the European Court of Justice. That's the lesson Bulgaria is learning today, as the EC fired off a statement to the country demanding it put Directive 2009/41/EC-which regulates "activities around genetically modified micro-organisms such as when they are cultured, stored, transported, destroye...