European Court of Justice

European Court of Justice to hear first case in Irish – on veterinary medicine labelling

European Court of Justice to hear first case in Irish – on veterinary medicine labelling

This Thursday (January 14), the European Court of Justice will hear its first case in the Irish language since Ireland...

January 11, 2021

EU court ruling on CBD a ‘lifeline’ for Ireland’s hemp industry

EU court ruling on CBD a ‘lifeline’ for Ireland’s hemp industry

Hemp Federation Ireland has welcomed the EU Court of Justice ruling that cannabidiol (CBD) is not a narcotic drug. The court...

November 30, 2020

European Court of Justice ‘scuttles’ Shannon fracked gas terminal plans

European Court of Justice ‘scuttles’ Shannon fracked gas terminal plans

Environmental lobby group Friends of the Irish Environment has welcomed the European Court of Justice decision to “scuttle” plans for...

September 11, 2020

Gene-editing to be reviewed by EU in 2021

Gene-editing to be reviewed by EU in 2021

At today’s (Wednesday, May 20) adoption of the European Commission’s Farm to Fork Strategy Commissioner Stella Kyriakides stated that the EU...

May 20, 2020

Ireland ordered to pay over €5 million in wind farm court case

Ireland ordered to pay over €5 million in wind farm court case

The Irish state has been ordered to pay pecuniary penalties to the amount of €5 million for failing to comply...

November 12, 2019

Petition launched to ‘edit’ plant-breeding ruling

Petition launched to ‘edit’ plant-breeding ruling

The ruling to classify gene-edited crops as genetically modified crops – and to follow the same legislation as these crops...

August 3, 2019

EU gene-editing ruling – ‘virtually impossible to enforce’

EU gene-editing ruling – ‘virtually impossible to enforce’

In an open letter to European member states, 22 organisations representing agricultural and food businesses and organisations across the EU...

May 6, 2019

EU organic logo can’t be used on ‘non-stunned produce’ – ECJ

EU organic logo can’t be used on ‘non-stunned produce’ – ECJ

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that the EU’s organic production logo cannot be used on food from...

February 28, 2019

Farmers concerned over consequences of GM ruling in Europe

Farmers concerned over consequences of GM ruling in Europe

The European Court of Justice’s (ECJ’s) decision to regulate gene-edited crops in the same way as GM crops – is...

February 3, 2019