The European Court of Justice has said the Commission acted lawfully when it sacked an official…

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Series Details 08/03/01, Volume 7, Number 10
Publication Date 08/03/2001
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Date: 08/03/01

... for publishing a controversial book on events in the run up to the launch of the euro. The author, Bernard Connolly, was head of a unit responsible for the analysis of monetary union in 1996. He argued that his right to free expression had been violated, but this week judges upheld an earlier ruling from the Court of First Instance that there are certain situations where it is lawful to restrict free speech.

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