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EU Parliament green light for consumers to defend their rights collectively

EU Parliament green light for consumers to defend their rights collectively

Posted by EUbusiness at 24 November 2020, 23:40 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, Headline2, Consumer

Groups of consumers will be able to join forces and launch collective action in the EU, following the final green light from MEPs Tuesday to EU-wide rules for the protection of collective interest of consumers.

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EU Court rules against French ban on marketing CBD

EU Court rules against French ban on marketing CBD

Posted by EUbusiness at 19 November 2020, 18:08 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, Headline2, Health

The European Court of Justice ruled Thursday against France's ban on the marketing of wholly hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD), when it has been lawfully produced in another EU Member State.

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Access to EU funds to be conditional on rule of law

Access to EU funds to be conditional on rule of law

Posted by EUbusiness at 05 November 2020, 22:10 CET |

EU countries that disrespect the rule of law will risk losing access to EU funds, under a provisional deal on 'budget conditionality' struck by the EU Parliament and Council negotiators on Thursday.

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Class actions in Europe move a step closer

Class actions in Europe move a step closer

Posted by EUbusiness at 04 November 2020, 23:15 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, Headline2, Consumer

The EU Council adopted its position at first reading Wednesday on a draft directive on representative actions for the protection of the collective interests of consumers within Europe.

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October 2020 infringements package: key decisions

Posted by EUbusiness at 30 October 2020, 23:45 CET |
Filed under: EU Law

In its regular package of infringement decisions, the European Commission pursues legal action against EU Member States for failing to comply with their obligations under EU law. These decisions, covering various sectors and EU policy areas, aim to ensure the proper application of EU law for the benefit of citizens and businesses. The key decisions taken by the Commission are presented below and grouped by policy area. The Commission is also closing 97 cases in which the issues with the Member States concerned have been solved without the Commission needing to pursue the procedure further.

Cyber attacks threat grows under Covid-19

Cyber attacks threat grows under Covid-19

Posted by EUbusiness at 20 October 2020, 23:15 CET |
Filed under: Internet, Headline2, Crime

Cyber criminals have advanced their capabilities during the pandemic, adapting quickly and targeting victim groups more effectively, according to a report Tuesday from the EU cybersecurity agency.

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EU begins legal action against UK for breaching legal obligations

EU begins legal action against UK for breaching legal obligations

Posted by EUbusiness at 01 October 2020, 14:25 CET |

Following Britain's refusal to remove parts of its draft Internal Market Bill by end September, the Commission began legal action Thursday for the UK's breach of obligations under the Withdrawal Agreement.

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Poland, Hungary under rule of law spotlight

Poland, Hungary under rule of law spotlight

Posted by EUbusiness at 30 September 2020, 21:40 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, Hungary, Poland, Headline2

Europe faces important challenges to the rule of law, an EU-wide report published Wednesday by the Commission shows, highlighting the threat to Poland's judicial independence and corruption in Hungary.

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Brussels to appeal Apple tax state aid case in Ireland

Brussels to appeal Apple tax state aid case in Ireland

Posted by EUbusiness at 25 September 2020, 23:30 CET |

The EU Commission decided Friday to appeal a European Court of Justice judgement which annulled a 2016 EC decision finding that Ireland granted illegal State aid to Apple through selective tax breaks.

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Poland: "overwhelming evidence" of rule of law breaches, say MEPs

Poland: "overwhelming evidence" of rule of law breaches, say MEPs

Posted by EUbusiness at 17 July 2020, 00:00 CET |

After Poland's right-wing presidency retained power last weekend, an EU Parliament committee accused it Thursday of backsliding on democracy, the rule of law and fundamental rights.

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EU-US Data Protection Shield inadequate, EU Court rules

EU-US Data Protection Shield inadequate, EU Court rules

Posted by EUbusiness at 16 July 2020, 18:25 CET |

The Court of Justice of the EU decided Thursday to invalidate the EU-US Privacy Shield on grounds of an inadequate levels of protection given to European consumer data transferred to the United States.

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EU Court annuls decision on Apple's tax payback

EU Court annuls decision on Apple's tax payback

Posted by EUbusiness at 15 July 2020, 18:05 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, Headline2, Tax, Ireland

The EU's General Court annulled Wednesday a 2016 Commission decision to make Apple pay Ireland some EUR 13 billion in back taxes in compensation for what Brussels said had been illegal state aid.

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Dieselgate: VW can be sued in EU states where cars sold

Dieselgate: VW can be sued in EU states where cars sold

Posted by EUbusiness at 09 July 2020, 20:25 CET |

German car manufacturer Volkswagen could be sued for damages in the courts of EU member states' where their cars are resold with manipulated car emissions data, the EU's top court ruled Thursday.

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56,000 persons surrendered on European arrest warrant since 2005

56,000 persons surrendered on European arrest warrant since 2005

Posted by EUbusiness at 02 July 2020, 23:44 CET |
Filed under: Headline2, Crime

Since 2005, 185,575 European Arrest Warrants were issued and 56,298 executed, according to a report Thursday assessing the transposition of the European arrest warrant in 27 Member States and the UK.

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July 2020 infringements package: key decisions

Posted by EUbusiness at 02 July 2020, 17:33 CET |
Filed under: EU Law

In its regular package of infringement decisions, the European Commission pursues legal action against EU Member States for failing to comply with their obligations under EU law. These decisions, covering various sectors and EU policy areas, aim to ensure the proper application of EU law for the benefit of citizens and businesses. The key decisions taken by the Commission are presented below and grouped by policy area. The Commission is also closing 97 cases in which the issues with the Member States concerned have been solved without the Commission needing to pursue the procedure further.

EU reach provisional agreement on consumer class actions

EU reach provisional agreement on consumer class actions

Posted by EUbusiness at 30 June 2020, 17:50 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, Headline, Consumer

New rules on collective redress, agreed Wednesday by EU states, will enable consumers to seek effective judicial protection collectively when traders’ infringements of EU laws deprive them of their rights.

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MEPs demand data protection guarantees for fingerprint exchange with UK

MEPs demand data protection guarantees for fingerprint exchange with UK

Posted by EUbusiness at 15 May 2020, 00:17 CET |

The EU Council should not allow fingerprint data exchange between the UK and EU countries without guarantees on reciprocity and data protection in place, the European Parliament said on Thursday.

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May 2020 infringements package: key decisions

Posted by EUbusiness at 14 May 2020, 21:45 CET |
Filed under: EU Law

In its regular package of infringement decisions, the European Commission pursues legal action against Member States for failing to comply with their obligations under EU law. These decisions, covering various sectors and EU policy areas, aim to ensure the proper application of EU law for the benefit of citizens and businesses. The key decisions taken by the Commission are presented below and grouped by policy area. The Commission is also closing 70 cases in which the issues with the Member States concerned have been solved without the Commission needing to pursue the procedure further.

Brussels to clamp down further on dirty money

Brussels to clamp down further on dirty money

Posted by EUbusiness at 08 May 2020, 00:40 CET |
Filed under: Headline1, Finance, Crime

The EU Commission put forward Thursday a set of measures it wants to take over the next 12 months to better enforce and coordinate EU rules on combating money laundering and terrorist financing.

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Brussels takes legal action against Poland over judges' independence

Brussels takes legal action against Poland over judges' independence

Posted by EUbusiness at 30 April 2020, 00:15 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, Commission, Poland, Headline2

The EU Commission launched legal action again Poland Wednesday over a new law which it says undermines the judicial independence of Polish judges and is incompatible with the primacy of EU law.

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