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Digital 02-10-2017

EU law goes digital

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Legal practitioners have so far stayed relatively immune from the digital revolution. But the situation is starting to evolve as technology issues enter the courtroom – from privacy protection to company law.

Germany’s new gambling law creates huge uncertainty

Germany's gaming sector is upheaval as sharper regulations threaten the very existence of many arcade businesses. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Public Affairs 14-07-2016

Publish papers from secretive talks on EU law, Ombudsman tells institutions

Secretive three-way talks between EU institutions on draft law must be made more transparent, the European Ombudsman today (14 July) said after an investigation into the negotiations known as “trialogues”.
Agrifood 02-03-2016

Endocrine disruptors: ‘Better Regulation’ or better public health?

Endocrine disruptors pose a substantial risk to public health, yet the European Commission has dawdled time and again on introducing measures that would finally limit their use. Now is the time to put this right, write Genon Jensen and Michael Warhurst.
Trade & Society 08-09-2015

Commission won’t ask EU judges to decide on legality of ISDS

EXCLUSIVE / The European Commission will not ask EU judges to decide on the legality of the investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) mechanism in free trade agreements such as the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).
EU Priorities 2020 03-10-2014

Wrap-up: public hearings of Commissioners-designate

The European Parliament has approved on 22 October the new college of Commissioners by 423 votes in favour, 209 against, and 67 abstained. The new team can now officially take office on 1 November. 
Former chairman of the EU's High Level Working Group on Administrative Burdens, Edmund Stoiber. [EC]

Edmund Stoiber: ‘I have changed the EU’

Former Bavarian leader Edmund Stoiber was the EU's "Mr Red Tape", retiring after seven years of trying to reduce bureaucracy in the bloc. Before presenting his final report, he spoke of a "change of consciousness" in Brussels and called on member states to do their share to cut excessive regulation. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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Digital 03-09-2014

Commission fines Infineon, Philips, Samsung, Renesas over smart card chips

The European Commission on Wednesday fined Infineon, Philips, Samsung and Renesas over €138 million, after accusing them of coordinating their market behaviour for smart card chips.
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Energy 28-05-2014

Barroso warns Bulgaria on South Stream case: ‘We will act’

Speaking after EU leaders met in Brussels on Tuesday to discuss the aftermath of the European elections, Commission President José Manuel Barroso said that the EU executive would impose infringements on Bulgaria regarding the Gazprom-favoured South Stream pipeline, the construction of which is about to begin in breach with EU laws.

EU seeks group lawsuit rules amid ‘litigation culture’ fears

The European Commission today (11 June) laid out its plans for EU-wide measures for group lawsuits amid business fears that they could spark a US-style litigation culture.
Global Europe 07-05-2013

China’s largest law firm announces Brussels opening

China’s largest law firm has opened for business in Brussels, reflecting growing interest from Chinese professionals to serve home-based clients eager to invest and often faced with European regulatory disputes.

Council voting: Who are the EU hardliners and ‘yes men’?

VoteWatch Europe has released its first-ever report examining national voting trends in the Council of the European Union. The survey provides new insights into the main areas of disagreement and could help reveal which member states are ‘most difficult’.
Energy 18-06-2012

UK government waters down EU energy efficiency deal

Green campaigners angered by UK's opposition to a binding target in the Energy Efficiency Directive. The energy and climate change secretary, Ed Davey, defended the UK's role in EED negotiations.
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Central Europe 12-01-2012

Barroso warns Hungary it needs to comply with EU laws

The European Union will make sure that Hungary complies with all the bloc's laws, the head of the bloc's executive promised on Thursday. Hungary's conservative government is under fire for a series of new laws and constitutional amendments which critics say unduly concentrate powers on a range of matters - from finances to election law - with the administration.