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15 November 2018, 20:54 CET

Latest business news about EU law, legal issues and the European Court of Justice

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Ukraine: Commission proposes to criminalise sanctions violations

Ukraine: Commission proposes to criminalise sanctions violations

Posted by EUbusiness at 02 December 2022, 21:07 CET |
Filed under: Ukraine, Finance, Crime, Headline1, Russia

As Russia continues its aggression on Ukraine, the European Union put forward Friday a proposal to harmonise criminal offences and penalties for the violation of EU restrictive measures.

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Commission proposal to criminalise evasion of EU sanctions - guide

Posted by EUbusiness at 02 December 2022, 20:53 CET |
Filed under: Ukraine, Russia, Finance, Crime

The European Commission put forward on 2 December a proposal to harmonise criminal offences and penalties for the violation of EU restrictive measures.

EU weighs up options for Russia to pay for its crimes

EU weighs up options for Russia to pay for its crimes

Posted by EUbusiness at 30 November 2022, 18:15 CET |

The European Commission presented the EU Council with a number of options Wednesday to make sure Russia is held accountable for the atrocities and crimes committed during its war in Ukraine.

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Industrial designs in EU to become cheaper, more predictable

Industrial designs in EU to become cheaper, more predictable

Posted by EUbusiness at 29 November 2022, 23:43 CET |

The European Commission presented proposals for revised rules on industrial designs Tuesday designed to make it cheaper, quicker and more predictable to protect industrial designs across the EU.

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EU must freeze funding to Hungary, insist MEPs

EU must freeze funding to Hungary, insist MEPs

Posted by EUbusiness at 24 November 2022, 23:30 CET |

The EU should resist pressure from Hungary and go ahead with adopting the proposed rule of law conditionality measures to suspend EU cohesion funds, Europe's Parliament said on Thursday.

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Europe prepares for cyberattacks with large-scale simulations

Europe prepares for cyberattacks with large-scale simulations

Posted by EUbusiness at 07 November 2022, 23:35 CET |
Filed under: Internet, Headline2, Crime

Senior cybersecurity representatives of EU states, the Commission and the EU's cybersecurity agency took part Monday in a two-day large-scale exercise to test crisis management procedures.

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EU to tighten rules on firearms

EU to tighten rules on firearms

Posted by EUbusiness at 27 October 2022, 17:00 CET |
Filed under: Trade, Headline2, Crime

An update to EU rules on the import, export and transit of firearms for civilian use, proposed Thursday by the European Commission, will enhance security and address the trafficking of firearms.

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Updated rules to increase security and facilitate legal trade - guide

Posted by EUbusiness at 27 October 2022, 16:30 CET |
Filed under: Trade, Crime

The European Commission proposed on 27 October to update EU rules on the import, export and transit of firearms for civilian use.

EU, US prosecutors step up cooperation in fight against environmental crime

EU, US prosecutors step up cooperation in fight against environmental crime

Posted by EUbusiness at 03 October 2022, 17:55 CET |

Specialised public prosecutors from the United States and EU Member States agreed Monday to step up cooperation on tackling major cross-border and intercontinental environmental crime.

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EU moves to reduce waste from single-use plastics

EU moves to reduce waste from single-use plastics

Posted by EUbusiness at 29 September 2022, 23:15 CET |

The EU took legal steps against 11 Member States Thursday, calling on them to step up implementation of the Single-Use Plastics Directive to reduce the impact of certain plastic products on the environment.

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September 2022 infringements package: key decisions

Posted by EUbusiness at 29 September 2022, 16:27 CET |

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.

New EU product liability rules to cover AI

New EU product liability rules to cover AI

Posted by EUbusiness at 28 September 2022, 21:45 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, Headline1, Consumer, SMEs

The EU Commission proposed Wednesday to modernise product liability rules to cover artificial intelligence (AI) for the first time, making it easier for victims of AI-related damage to get compensation.

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AI Liability Directive - guide

Posted by EUbusiness at 28 September 2022, 17:55 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, Consumer

The AI Liability Directive complements and modernises the EU civil liability framework, introducing for the first time rules specific to damages caused by AI systems. The new rules will ensure that victims of harm caused by AI technology can access reparation, in the same manner as if they were harmed under any other circumstances. The Directive introduces two main measures: the so called 'presumption of causality', which will relieve victims from having to explain in detail how the damage was caused by a certain fault or omission; and the access to evidence from companies or suppliers, when dealing with high-risk AI.

Revision of the EU Product Liability Directive - guide

Posted by EUbusiness at 28 September 2022, 17:15 CET |

The European Commission adopted on 28 September two proposals to adapt liability rules to the digital age, circular economy and the impact of global value chains.

Google loses appeal against EU antitrust ruling

Google loses appeal against EU antitrust ruling

Posted by EUbusiness at 14 September 2022, 22:44 CET |

Google lost its appeal in the EU's General Court Wednesday, which upheld a 2018 EU decision that Google imposed illegal restrictions on companies that make Android phones and those providing mobile service.

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EU states slow to implement environment legislation: report

EU states slow to implement environment legislation: report

Posted by EUbusiness at 08 September 2022, 18:50 CET |

Implementation by EU Member States of environmental legislation has been sluggish in a number of key areas such as pollution, biodiversity and water quality, a European Commission report said Thursday.

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2022 Environmental Implementation Review - guide

Posted by EUbusiness at 08 September 2022, 18:31 CET |
Filed under: EU Law-environment

The European Commission published on 8 September the third Environmental Implementation Review (EIR), a key reporting tool that supports environmental enforcement and raises awareness about the importance of implementing environmental rules.

EU first to accede to Hague Judgements Convention

EU first to accede to Hague Judgements Convention

Posted by EUbusiness at 29 August 2022, 23:15 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, Headline1

The European Union became the first country to accede to the Hague Judgements Convention Monday, seen as an important tool to facilitate rules-based multilateral trade and investment.

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New rules to better protect children caught in cross-border parental disputes - guide

Posted by EUbusiness at 02 August 2022, 22:39 CET |

New EU rules on cooperation between judicial authorities on cross-border disputes, such as custody, parental rights and child abduction ('Brussels IIb Regulation') came into force on 1 August 2022. The Regulation updates the existing rules on jurisdiction, recognition and enforcement of decisions in matrimonial and parental responsibility matters to better protect the needs of the child.

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