Press Release 13/16 - Case E-6/16 - Fjarskipti hf. v Póst- og fjarskiptastofnun
Judgment in Case E-6/16 - Fjarskipti hf. v Póst- og fjarskiptastofnun
Press Release 12/16 - Case E-3/16 - Ski Taxi SA, Follo Taxi SA og Ski Follo Taxidrift AS v Staten v/Konkurransetilsynet
Judgment in Case E-3/16 - Ski Taxi SA, Follo Taxi SA og Ski Follo Taxidrift AS v Staten v/Konkurransetilsynet
Press Release 11/16 - Case E-1/16 - Synnøve Finden AS v Staten v/Landbruks- og matdepartmentet
Judgment in Case E-1/16 - Synnøve Finden AS v Staten v/Landbruks- og matdepartmentet
Press Release 10/16 - Pre-announcement - Delivery of the Judgment in Case E-3/16 - Ski Taxi SA, Follo Taxi SA og Ski Follo Taxidrift AS v Staten v/Konkurransetilsynet
Lunchtime talk with Judge Robert Spano
On 7 December 2016, Judge Robert Spano of the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg gave a lunchtime talk entitled ‘The EFTA Court and Human Rights – More Strasbourg friendly than the CJEU?’. In his magisterial lecture, Judge Spano underlined the challenging nature of navigating through the multiple levels of human rights norms and emphasized the importance of the Court’s judgments concerning fundamental rights. His talk was followed by an insightful discussion.
Thorgeir Örlygsson elected Chief Justice of Iceland
Professor Thorgeir Örlygsson has been elected President of the Supreme Court of Iceland. The new President of the Hæstiréttur Íslands was educated at the University of Iceland and at Harvard University. Thorgeir Örlygsson became a Professor of law at the University of Iceland in 1987 and became Dean of Law in 1994. Subsequently, he became Permanent Secretary in the Icelandic Ministry of Industry and Trade.
Thorgeir Örlygsson served as a Judge of the Court from 2003 to 2011 before returning to Iceland as a Justice of the Supreme Court. Thorgeir Örlygsson will take up his office as President of the Supreme Court of Iceland from 1st January 2017. The Court congratulates its former member on his election and wishes him very well as he takes up his new office.
Lunchtime talk with Dr. Erhard Busek
On 16 November 2016, Dr. Erhard Busek, the Former Vice-Chancellor of Austria gave a talk on the Balkans and its importance for the security of Europe. In his illuminating talk, Dr Busek drew on his extensive knowledge and experience of the region to map the rich interplay between ancient and modern history, and current affairs in the Balkans. He then took a number of questions from the audience which included many distinguished guests.