Case C-311/12, Kassner – does EU law stop the social partners eroding paid annual leave?

French farmers have been nipping over the Spanish border to go shopping for their veterinary medicinal products. This is not allowed under French law, only French-authorised wholesalers can import veterinary drugs. The French farmers wonder if the internal market exists.

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Case C-370/12, Pringle – is the ESM Treaty compatible with the EU Treaties?

Is Council Decision 2011/199/EU, amending Article 136 of the TFEU with regard to a stability mechanism for Member States whose currency is the euro, valid? And is a Member State entitled to enter an international agreement such as the European Stability Mechanism Treaty (ESM Treaty) or would that mean undertaking obligations which are incompatible with the TEU and TFEU?

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Case C-293/12, Digital Rights Ireland – telecoms, privacy and freedom of expression

Does the restriction on the use of a mobile telephone arising from the data retention Directive 2006/24 contravene the EU Charter’s rights to privacy, data protection, and freedom of expression?

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