The Judgment of the Court of Justice of April 26, 2018, concludes that the tax levied on large commercial establishments based on their sales area is feasible, although the establishments whose sales area does not exceed 500 m2 and those whose sales area are exempt. exceed this threshold but do not exceed 2,000 m2. All the establishments that carry out their activity in the sector of the sale of machinery, vehicles, tools and industrial supplies, materials for construction, sanitation, doors and windows, exclusively for sale to professionals, furniture in individual, traditional and specialized establishments, and of motor vehicles, nurseries and the supply of fuels and automotive fuels, are generally exempt.
Spain. National control of commercialization of machinery and devices.
The Judgment of the General Court of May 3, 2018 provides coverage to the national authority, in this case the Spanish one, to prohibit the commercialization of machinery and equipment that does not respect safety and health regulations.
In this case, it was a high-pressure cleaner.
The need for a European reindustrialization policy in view of the recent cases of Caterpillar and Alstom
The European Commission will carry out a prospective study of 15 years! on the development of the railway industry in Europe which integrates different scenarios on the environmental objectives of the Member States of the Union together with a study on the impact on jobs.
The Commission undertook to present a full report in 2013 that will help to issue appropriate rules on information and consultation of workers, anticipation and management of restructuring.
It seems that the Commission takes these matters calmly, however, they are of great importance for workers who are affected by the restructuring.