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Anti-Money Laundering

‘Anti-Money Laundering’ During May the EU Council adopted the 5th anti-money laundering Directive. EU Member States have 18 months in which to transpose the Directive into national law. Meanwhile, there is talk of a 6th Directive. The European Parliament’s special tax committee is continuing its programme of hearings and workshops to highlight anti-money laundering [...]

By | 2018-06-24T19:09:16+00:00 June 24th, 2018|Top News|0 Comments

Collective Redress for Consumers

‘Collective Redress for Consumers’ The European Commission has launched a package of measures to strengthen consumer rights under EU law. The package includes a proposed Directive on representative actions that will allow a qualified entity, such as a consumer organisation, to seek redress, such as compensation, replacement or repair, on behalf of a group [...]

By | 2018-06-24T19:07:45+00:00 June 24th, 2018|Top News|0 Comments

AI and Blockchain

‘AI and Blockchain’ Artificial intelligence and blockchain were major themes of the OECD's annual forum in Paris, 29 and 30 May 2018, which Passerelle attended. Forthcoming initiatives include a forum on blockchain that will take place in September. On 8 June the OECD’s competition directorate hosted a hearing on blockchain and competition policy. Earlier [...]

By | 2018-06-24T19:03:46+00:00 June 24th, 2018|Top News|0 Comments

New E-Evidence Rules

‘New E-Evidence Rules’ The Commission has issued new measures to make it easier and faster for police and judicial authorities to obtain the evidence, such as e-mails or documents located on the cloud, which they need to investigate, prosecute and convict criminals and terrorists. The measures include a European Production Order and a proposed [...]

By | 2018-06-24T19:05:30+00:00 June 24th, 2018|Top News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

EJSF Call for Expressions of Interest

‘EJSF Call for Expressions of Interest’ The EJSF is open for expressions of interest on relevant topics. One area we are currently exploring is support for the EU’s work to combat gender-based violence including online harassment/bullying. On the occasion of International Women’s Day, on 8 March, the Commission highlighted its work in this area [...]

By | 2018-04-17T20:57:01+00:00 April 17th, 2018|Top News|0 Comments

EU Protection for Whistle-Blowers

‘EU Protection for Whistle-Blowers’ Following a public consultation last summer, it is expected that the Commission will launch a new initiative to provide EU-wide protection for whistle-blowers in the near future. Parliament, in a resolution adopted last October, has also been pushing for an EU instrument to support those who blow the whistle on [...]

By | 2018-04-17T20:57:23+00:00 April 17th, 2018|Top News|0 Comments

Rule of Law in Europe

‘Rule of Law in Europe’ On 28 February, the European Parliament voted to approve Commission action to preserve judicial independence in Poland and protect the rule of law in Europe. Last December the Commission initiated the so-called Article 7 (1) procedure for the first time concluding that the Polish situation presented a clear risk [...]

By | 2018-04-17T20:57:37+00:00 April 17th, 2018|Top News|0 Comments

Tax Transparency

‘Tax Transparency’ On 1 March, Parliament voted overwhelmingly in support of a Commission proposal requiring intermediaries – including lawyers – to provide information on EU and global tax schemes bearing certain indicators or ‘hallmarks’. Despite requiring unanimity for adoption, the proposed Directive looks set to be approved by the EU Council in the near [...]

By | 2018-04-17T20:57:52+00:00 April 17th, 2018|Taxes, Top News|0 Comments

Brexit Inspires New National Commercial Courts

‘Brexit Inspires New National Commercial Courts’ EU Member States are capitalising on Brexit. In a bid to attract business from London as a major centre for international dispute settlement, the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and France are setting up new commercial courts to settle international disputes, including in trade and financial sectors, governed by English [...]

By | 2018-04-17T20:58:09+00:00 April 17th, 2018|Top News|0 Comments