About: EU law

Politics 22-10-2021

EU leaders offer no way out of Polish rule of law crisis

EU leaders failed to offer a way forward on Poland's challenge on European legal order in a "serene" discussion that barely lasted two hours on Thursday (21 October), a relatively short meeting by EU summit standards.

Polish PM remains defiant, demands dialogue and legal changes

Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki stood firm on Warsaw's challenge to the primacy of EU law and accused the EU of overstepping its competences in an emotionally charged speech before the European Parliament on Tuesday (19 October).
Economy & Jobs 09-06-2021

Brussels opens case against Germany over primacy of EU law

The European Commission on Wednesday (9 June) launched a case against Germany to assert the primacy of EU law over rulings from its national constitutional court.

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”.
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.

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.