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EU Council Agrees on Sharing E-Evidence

December 14th, 2018|Top News|0 Comments

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 [...]

Parliament position on copyright

October 4th, 2018|Top News|0 Comments

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 [...]

Rule of law in Hungary and Poland

October 4th, 2018|Top News|0 Comments

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 [...]

Democracy in the EU

June 24th, 2018|Top News|0 Comments

Upholding the rule of law and democracy are high on the EU agenda. On the occasion of the publications of the EU’s annual report on fundamental rights, 6 June, [...]

Anti-Money Laundering

June 24th, 2018|Top News|0 Comments

‘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, [...]

Collective Redress for Consumers

June 24th, 2018|Top News|0 Comments

‘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 [...]

AI and Blockchain

June 24th, 2018|Top News|0 Comments

‘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 [...]

New E-Evidence Rules

June 24th, 2018|Top News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

‘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 [...]

EU Protection for Whistle-Blowers

April 17th, 2018|Top News|0 Comments

‘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 [...]

Rule of Law in Europe

April 17th, 2018|Top News|0 Comments

‘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 [...]

Tax Transparency

April 17th, 2018|Taxes, Top News|0 Comments

‘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 [...]