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UK Can Revoke Brexit, Rules European Court

The European Court of Justice (ECJ), on 10 December, ruled that the UK may unilaterally withdraw its notification to leave the EU without having to seek approval from the other EU Member States. The Court clarified that the UK could thus remain in the EU ‘under terms that are unchanged as regards its status [...]

By |2018-12-14T22:07:24+00:00December 14th, 2018|Top News|0 Comments

Impact of Brexit on Consumers in Financial Services

Brexit will have ‘unfortunate consequences’ for all consumers in the retail financial sector both in the UK and rest of Europe. Despite safeguards by EU and UK in the withdrawal agreement, many consumers would remain unprotected following the UK’s departure. This was one of the key conclusions of a recent workshop with business and [...]

By |2018-12-14T22:07:43+00:00December 14th, 2018|Financial, Top News|0 Comments

EU Council Agrees on Sharing E-Evidence

On 7 December, EU justice ministers approved a Regulation that will require EU-based tech companies to hand over electronic evidence of suspected criminals to law enforcement authorities across borders without the need for judicial approval in the host country. Member States opposed to the proposal argued that it could be abused by certain European [...]

By |2018-12-14T22:04:15+00:00December 14th, 2018|Top News|0 Comments

New Commission Strategy to Tackle Fake News

In the run up to the European elections during 2019, on 5 December, the Commission launched an action plan to tackle disinformation and fake news in Europe. The overall aim is to protect democracy and public debate in view of the elections. One of the key elements of the plan is a call for [...]

By |2018-12-14T22:02:55+00:00December 14th, 2018|Top News|0 Comments

Commission Launches Co-ordinated Plan on Artificial Intelligence

On 7 December, the European Commission presented a coordinated plan to promote artificial intelligence in Europe. It targets four priority areas: increasing investment, making more data available, fostering talent and ensuring trust. A number of actions are foreseen over the coming years. These include drafting ethics guidelines for the development and use of AI. [...]

By |2018-12-14T22:00:37+00:00December 14th, 2018|Technology, Top News|0 Comments

3rd Annual Plenary of the European Justice Stakeholder Forum 2018, European Economic & Social Committee

The 3rd EJSF plenary took place on 6 November 2018. Hosted once again by Arno Metzler, President Group III (Diversity Group) in the EESC, this year’s discussion was on 'Upholding the EU values in Article 2 TEU - What are they? Why are they important? How can he EU justice sector protect and communicate [...]

By |2018-12-10T19:55:04+00:00December 10th, 2018|Events, Top News|0 Comments

European Justice Stakeholders Forum news

Registrations are now open for the 3rd annual EJSF plenary which will take place in the European Economic & Social Committee (EESC) on Tuesday 6 November from 08h30 – 10h30. The theme of this year’s event is “Upholding the EU values in Article 2 of the Treaty on the European Union (TEU) - What [...]

By |2018-10-04T19:13:32+00:00October 4th, 2018|Events, Top News|0 Comments

Parliament position on copyright

On 12 September, the European Parliament voted to approve controversial amendments to the proposed Copyright Directive. If adopted by EU member states (in Council), the changes would create a so-called “link tax” obliging companies such as Google and Facebook to pay publishers for showing news snippets or linking to news stories on other sites. Another adopted [...]

By |2018-10-04T18:55:49+00:00October 4th, 2018|Top News|0 Comments

EU progress on Artificial Intelligence strategy

The Commission is pressing on with its strategy on Artificial Intelligence, launched in April this year. The strategy focuses on increasing investments to boost the EU's technological and industrial capacity and to drive uptake of AI technologies. A high level expert group is preparing recommendations for legal and ethical guidelines, with a first version [...]

By |2018-10-04T18:52:31+00:00October 4th, 2018|Top News|0 Comments

Rule of law in Hungary and Poland

On 12 September, the European Parliament voted overwhelmingly in favour of asking EU Member States to determine, in accordance with Treaty Article 7, whether Hungary is at risk of breaching the EU´s founding values. This is the first time that Parliament has used this procedure to call on the EU Council to act to [...]

By |2018-10-04T18:55:03+00:00October 4th, 2018|Top News|0 Comments