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European Justice Stakeholders Forum news

June 25th, 2020|Comments Off on European Justice Stakeholders Forum news

COVID-19 continues to present many challenges to rule of law and fundamental rights. Responsible Business Conduct (RBC) is to be a major focus of the EU’s [...]

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Trade review & foreign subsidies

June 25th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Trade review & foreign subsidies

In June, the EC launched a public consultation (until 15th September) on a comprehensive review of EU trade policy. Topics include WTO reform and how to maximise the contribution [...]

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A new rule book for digital services

June 25th, 2020|Digital Services|Comments Off on A new rule book for digital services

Two new public consultations concerning digital platforms were launched by the European Commission on 2nd June: the first seeks views on a future modern rule book for digital services [...]

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Disinformation & balancing rights in the time of COVID-19

June 25th, 2020|COVID-19|Comments Off on Disinformation & balancing rights in the time of COVID-19

Online platforms are also the focus of a joint Communication to tackle disinformation during COVID-19, presented on 10th June by the European Commission and EU High Representative. The Communication [...]

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European Justice Stakeholders Forum News

March 17th, 2020|Top News, Top Stories|Comments Off on European Justice Stakeholders Forum News

Marking the 10th anniversary of the entry into force of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights, the 4th EJSF annual plenary, on 19th November 2019, focused on ‘Rights under [...]

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Business & Human Rights: EU Push for Regulation

March 17th, 2020|Top News, Top Stories|Comments Off on Business & Human Rights: EU Push for Regulation

Political momentum is growing in Europe for a stronger mechanism to apply the UN Guiding Principles on Business & Human Rights (BHR). In December 2019, the outgoing Finnish Presidency [...]

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Digital Package

March 17th, 2020|Top News, Top Stories|Comments Off on Digital Package

On 19th February 2020, the European Commission (EC) set out its strategy for ‘Shaping Europe’s Digital Future’ in ways that are that are fair, democratic, open and sustainable. The [...]

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European Green Deal

March 17th, 2020|Top News|Comments Off on European Green Deal

The European Green Deal (EGD) is the European Commission’s flagship initiative for the coming 5 years. Launched in December 2019, the EGD’s overall aim is to make Europe the [...]

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New ‘Bridging Legal & Policy’ (BLP) Initiative

September 1st, 2019|Top Stories|Comments Off on New ‘Bridging Legal & Policy’ (BLP) Initiative

On 6th June the EJSF held a first meeting of corporates interested in a potential new Bridging Legal & Policy’ (BLP) initiative. The aim of this initiative is to [...]

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4th EJSF Annual Plenary, 19 November, EESC Brussels

September 1st, 2019|Events, Top News|Comments Off on 4th EJSF Annual Plenary, 19 November, EESC Brussels

Meanwhile, preparations are well under way for the 4th EJSF annual plenary, taking place on 19th November in the European Economic & Social Committee (EESC), Brussels. On the occasion [...]

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Artificial Intelligence & the new EU 2020+

September 1st, 2019|AI, Technology, Top News|Comments Off on Artificial Intelligence & the new EU 2020+

On 26th June, the Commission’s Expert Group on AI published recommendations to the EU on how AI can best support citizens, business and administrations in ways that both benefit [...]

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Consumer Financial Services – 2nd ERFF Conference, 5th November, Brussels

September 1st, 2019|Top News|Comments Off on Consumer Financial Services – 2nd ERFF Conference, 5th November, Brussels

During 2019, the European Retail Financial Forum (ERFF), managed by Passerelle, has been in dialogue with EU consumer representatives to identify areas where the consumer experience in cross-border financial [...]

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Towards Trustworthy AI and a New AI Europe Forum

April 26th, 2019|Technology|Comments Off on Towards Trustworthy AI and a New AI Europe Forum

The EU’s ambition to set a global standard for trustworthy AI moved a step closer on 8th April with the publication of a Communication indicating its next steps. The [...]

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EU – US Digital Cooperation

April 26th, 2019|International, Technology|Comments Off on EU – US Digital Cooperation

In a speech to the DC-based Brookings Institute, on 11th April, European Commissioner for Justice and Data Protection, Vera Jourova, called on the US to join the EU to [...]

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Rule of Law in Europe

April 26th, 2019|Other Europe|Comments Off on Rule of Law in Europe

On 3rd April, the Commission published a Communication setting out its ideas to strengthen the rule of law in Europe, inviting the EU institutions and relevant stakeholders, including lawyers, [...]