Posted by: becketfund | April 20, 2008

EU Drops Case Against Ireland’s Religious Organizations

IRELAND – The EU Commission has decided not to pursue a case against Ireland over the country’s religious organizations, The Independent reported on April 20.  The case centered on an exemption under Irish law, which did not compel religious entities to hire employees who contradicted their ethos.  The exemption was originally upheld by the European Commission, but last February, after a reassessment, the Commission decided that the exemption was “too broad” and as a result, Ireland’s religious entities were in danger of being slapped with multi-million euro fines if they did not comply with EU regulations.

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