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Websites using Facebook 'Like' button are data liable

Websites using Facebook 'Like' button are data liable

Posted by EUbusiness at 29 July 2019, 23:10 CET |

A website displaying Facebook's 'Like' button, which processes users' personal data, becomes jointly liable for collection and transmission of the data to Facebook, the EU's top Court ruled Monday.

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July 2019 infringements package: key decisions

Posted by EUbusiness at 25 July 2019, 18:56 CET |
Filed under: EU Law

In its July 2019 monthly package of infringement decisions, the European Commission is pursuing legal action against EU Member States for failing to comply with their obligations under EU law.

Legal Officer, European Free Trade Association

Posted by EUbusiness at 18 July 2019, 15:00 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, Trade

EFTA are looking for a highly motivated and qualified candidate to take on the post of Legal Officer in the Compliance and Administration Department of the FMO.

EU takes next step over judicial reforms in Poland

EU takes next step over judicial reforms in Poland

Posted by EUbusiness at 17 July 2019, 23:55 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, Poland, Headline2

The EU Commission took the next step in an ongoing infringement procedure against Poland Wednesday, sending a 'reasoned opinion' regarding a new disciplinary regime for Polish judges.

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EU Cybersecurity

Posted by EUbusiness at 26 June 2019, 23:12 CET |
Filed under: Internet, Crime

The European Cybersecurity Act, agreed by EU negotiators in December 2018, entered into force on 27 June 2019. The new rules equip Europe with a framework of cybersecurity certification of products, processes and services and reinforce the mandate of the EU Agency for Cybersecurity.

New EU cybersecurity certification rules in force

New EU cybersecurity certification rules in force

Posted by EUbusiness at 26 June 2019, 23:25 CET |
Filed under: Internet, Headline2, Crime

The EU's Cybersecurity Act, agreed by negotiators in December 2018, entered into force Thursday, providing Europe with a framework of cybersecurity certification of products, processes and services.

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Lowering Polish judges' retirement age unlawful: EU top Court

Lowering Polish judges' retirement age unlawful: EU top Court

Posted by EUbusiness at 25 June 2019, 00:50 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, Headline1, Poland

Polish legislation to lower the retirement age of Supreme Court judges breaches EU law, the EU's top Court ruled Monday, going against principles of the irremovability of judges and judicial independence.

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adidas 3-stripe trademark invalid: EU Court

adidas 3-stripe trademark invalid: EU Court

Posted by EUbusiness at 20 June 2019, 23:57 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, Headline2, Trade Mark

The adidas EU trade mark, which consists of three parallel stripes applied in any direction, is invalid, the EU's top Court ruled Wednesday, as the firm failed to prove the mark's distinctive character.

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Safeguards for children in criminal proceedings apply across the EU

Safeguards for children in criminal proceedings apply across the EU

Posted by EUbusiness at 12 June 2019, 00:15 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, Headline1

New rules and guarantees in criminal proceedings apply across the EU from Tuesday, when a directive on special safeguards for children starts to apply.

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June 2019 infringements package: key decisions

Posted by EUbusiness at 06 June 2019, 18:20 CET |
Filed under: EU Law

In its June 2019 monthly package of infringement decisions, the European Commission is pursuing legal action against EU Member States for failing to comply with their obligations under EU law.

EU-Canada trade deal passes top EU Court legal test

EU-Canada trade deal passes top EU Court legal test

Posted by EUbusiness at 30 April 2019, 20:55 CET |
Filed under: Canada, EU Law, Headline1, Trade

The mechanism for the resolution of disputes between investors and States provided for by the free trade agreement between the EU and Canada is compatible with EU law, the EU's top Court ruled Tuesday.

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EU Justice Scoreboard 2019

Posted by EUbusiness at 28 April 2019, 20:55 CET |
Filed under: EU Law

The European Commission published on 26 April the 2019 EU Justice Scoreboard, which gives a comparative overview of the independence, quality and efficiency of justice systems in EU Member States. This year's is the seventh edition of the Justice Scoreboard.

Investors looking to Ireland for EU Citizenship

Posted by DavidsonMorris Solicitors at 18 April 2019, 15:20 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, Finance, Ireland

Global investors who, prior to Brexit, may have focused their attention on the UK as a gateway to Europe, are now turning to Ireland for European residency.

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Non-EU gas pipelines set to come under EU law

Non-EU gas pipelines set to come under EU law

Posted by EUbusiness at 05 April 2019, 00:55 CET |

Pipelines entering the EU from non-EU countries will come under EU law, including competition rules, following the EU Parliament's approval Wednesday of new gas market rules providing legal clarity for operators.

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EU opens infringement procedure against Poland over judicial independence

EU opens infringement procedure against Poland over judicial independence

Posted by EUbusiness at 03 April 2019, 18:35 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, Poland, Headline2

The European Commission launched an infringement procedure against Poland Wednesday, citing the aim of protecting Polish judges from political control. The Polish government has 2 months to reply.

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Retailers commend European Commission for swift action against discriminatory Slovak tax

Posted by EUbusiness at 02 April 2019, 17:50 CET |

Commenting today on the European Commission announcement of an in-depth investigation into to the Slovak Retail Tax Law and an injunction suspending the application of the law, EuroCommerce Director-General Christian Verschueren said:

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German energy law did not involve state aid: EU Court

German energy law did not involve state aid: EU Court

Posted by EUbusiness at 29 March 2019, 00:16 CET |

A German law that gave support to businesses producing electricity from renewable energy sources did not involve state aid, the EU Court said Thursday in a ruling annulling the Commission decision.

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Brussels seeks common approach to 5G security threats

Brussels seeks common approach to 5G security threats

Posted by EUbusiness at 28 March 2019, 23:05 CET |
Filed under: Headline1, Internet, Crime

The EU Commission recommended a common EU approach to 5G security Tuesday, setting out measures to ensure 5G infrastructures are resilient and secure from technical or legal 'backdoors'.

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EU approach to security of 5G networks

Posted by EUbusiness at 28 March 2019, 16:51 CET |
Filed under: Internet, Crime

The European Commission recommended on 26 March a set of operational steps and measures to ensure a high level of cybersecurity of 5G networks across the EU.

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