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Malaysia summons German envoy over rights funding
Posted on 10 Sep 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia (AP) - Malaysian authorities have summoned the German ambassador to explain why his country provided funds for a project linked to a Kuala Lumpur-based human rights group. Malaysian Foreign Minister Anifah Aman says the funding... Read More

Hans-Josef Vogel on Social Media Plug-Ins: Recent Court Decisions in Germany
Posted on 15 Dec 2011 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

By Hans-Josef Vogel Social media plug-ins, such as the Facebook "Like" button, have become ubiquitous on the internet. Their legal implications are yet not fully determined. Issues of both data protection law and fair trade matters are commonly... Read More

Pfleiderer Decision: Potentially Grave Impact on EU Cartel Enforcement
Posted on 11 Jul 2011 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

The ECJ Judgement in Pfleiderer : A Tension more Imaginary than real By Dr. Frank L. Fine Summary: On June 14, 2011, the European Court of Justice handed down a ruling which will have negative repercussions for cartel enforcement for Germany... Read More

Foreign Nationals Must Participate in China’s Social Security System
Posted on 1 Sep 2011 by Troutman Sanders

The Interim Measures for the Participation in Social Security of Foreigners Employed in China (Draft for Comments) 在中国境内就 业的外国人参加社会保险暂行办法 ( 征求意 见稿 ), drafted by Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security were released to public for solicitation... Read More

Civil Law & Mixed Jurisdictions Toolbox
Posted on 18 Feb 2011 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

For students of the law of all ages and lawyers faced with transactions involving foreign law in Civil Law or Mixed Jurisdictions perhaps for the first time, we at LexisNexis can provide you with fundamental tools and sources to enable you to grasp the... Read More

FREE DOWNLOAD: Recent German copyright decision echoes the Perfect 10 and Parker cases, as well as ISP immunity
Posted on 9 Jun 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

The case links below may be accessed by lexis.com subscribers. Non-subscribers may obtain research packages by the day, week, or month at lexisONE On April 29, 2010, in the case of I ZR 69/08, the German Federal Supreme Court examined whether Google... Read More

Germany setting up $500 million climate fund
Posted on 29 Jun 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

BERLIN - (AP) Germany has set up a $500 million climate fund to micro-finance projects such as new supermarket freezers or biomass heating in developing countries to help cut greenhouse gases, Environment Minister Norbert Roettgen said Tuesday. Roettgen... Read More

UN: No comprehensive climate deal this year
Posted on 3 May 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

KOENIGSWINTER, Germany - (AP) The United Nations chief negotiator on climate change says there will not be a comprehensive deal to fight global warming this year. Yvo de Boer told reporters in Germany on Monday the next U.N. climate change conference... Read More

Germany probes alleged kickbacks in HP deal
Posted on 16 Apr 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

BERLIN - (AP) Three people who once worked for Hewlett-Packard Co. were arrested in an investigation of alleged kickbacks totaling (EURO)8 million ($10.9 million) surrounding a deal to sell equipment to Russian authorities, German prosecutors said Thursday... Read More

Germany, France demand binding aviation ash rules
Posted on 4 May 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

BRUSSELS - (AP) Germany and France demanded binding rules Tuesday to determine when air space should be closed because of volcanic ash and when planes can be allowed to fly as European Union transport ministers held another emergency meeting on aviation... Read More

Dutch sidestep EU red tape to rescue German ship
Posted on 7 Apr 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

THE HAGUE, Netherlands - (AP) Gaining fast on the pirates who had seized a German freighter, Dutch naval captain Col. Hans Lodder had no time to waste on bureaucracy. Sidestepping the command of the European Union's anti-piracy task force, he went... Read More

German gov't nominates Wulff as next president
Posted on 4 Jun 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

BERLIN - (AP) Germany's government on Thursday nominated the 50-year-old governor of Lower Saxony for the nation's presidency, days after the previous head of state's suprise resignation. Chancellor Angela Merkel tapped Christian Wulff... Read More

Germany cuts health care spending, raises premiums
Posted on 7 Jul 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

BERLIN - (AP) Faced with a ballooning deficit in Germany's health care system, Chancellor Angela Merkel's government decided Tuesday to raise premiums and cut into the profits of doctors, dentists, hospitals and pharmaceutical manufacturers. ... Read More

German lawmakers approve euro rescue package
Posted on 21 May 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

BERLIN - (AP) German lawmakers on Friday approved their country's share of the massive rescue deal to save the euro and contain the debt crisis, as EU finance ministers gathered in Brussels to create new budget rules to win back financial markets'... Read More

Singer settles suit over alleged Nazi-performance
Posted on 22 Apr 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

BERLIN - (APINTL) A 106-year-old entertainer has settled a lawsuit over a claim he sang for Nazi guards at a concentration camp during World War II, a German court said on Thursday. Johannes Heesters gave up asking for retraction from German author... Read More