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EU/US Trade Talks

February 24th, 2019|Top News, Trade|0 Comments

The Commission has published proposals for opening trade negotiations with the US on conformity assessment and on elimination of tariffs for industrial goods. This follows the joint statement agreed [...]

Copyright Agreement

February 24th, 2019|Top News|0 Comments

On 13 February, the EU institutions reached political agreement on the controversial proposed Copyright Directive. Tech giants such as Google and Facebook will be required to share revenue with [...]

Parliament Position on Copyright

October 4th, 2018|Uncategorized|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 [...]

Democracy in the EU

June 24th, 2018|Uncategorized|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|Financial|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|Uncategorized|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|Technology|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 [...]