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Legal Officer, European Chemicals Agency

Posted by EUbusiness at 13 October 2019, 23:25 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, Chemicals

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) is launching this call for expressions of interest in order to establish a reserve list for the following contract agent profile: Legal Officer.

October 2019 infringements package: key decisions

Posted by EUbusiness at 10 October 2019, 16:25 CET |
Filed under: EU Law

In its October 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.

New EU law to help protect whistleblowers from 2021

New EU law to help protect whistleblowers from 2021

Posted by EUbusiness at 07 October 2019, 17:10 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, Headline2, Finance

The EU formally adopted Monday a new set of rules to guarantee a high level protection to whistleblowers across a wide range of sectors including public procurement, financial services and money laundering.

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EU Court forces global deletion of defamatory comment on Facebook

EU Court forces global deletion of defamatory comment on Facebook

Posted by EUbusiness at 03 October 2019, 16:25 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, Headline2, Internet

Facebook can be ordered to seek and remove, among shared user content, defamatory content which is identical to content already characterised as illegal, the EU Court of Justice ruled on Thursday.

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Internet cookies 'consent or be tracked' is not an option: EU Court

Internet cookies 'consent or be tracked' is not an option: EU Court

Posted by EUbusiness at 01 October 2019, 23:20 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, Headline2, Consumer, Internet

Internet 'cookies' can only be set if users have given consent that is valid under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and a pre-ticked checkbox is insufficient, the EU's top Court ruled on Tuesday.

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EU-UN Spotlight Initiative to eliminate violence against women and girls

Posted by EUbusiness at 26 September 2019, 23:21 CET |
Filed under: Development, Social, Crime

Today in the margins of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, the European Union and the United Nations are hosting a high level event on the EU-UN Spotlight Initiative - inviting all countries, leaders, civil society representatives and local ambassadors to join the movement and take action to end violence against women and girls.

MEPs give green light for first EU Chief Prosecutor

MEPs give green light for first EU Chief Prosecutor

Posted by EUbusiness at 25 September 2019, 23:39 CET |

EU Parliament and Council negotiators agreed Wednesday on the appointment of Laura Codruta Kövesi, the MEPs' preferred choice to be the first head of the new EU Public Prosecutor’s Office.

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Google 'right to be forgotten' applies only in EU: EU Court

Google 'right to be forgotten' applies only in EU: EU Court

Posted by EUbusiness at 24 September 2019, 22:00 CET |

Google's 'right to be forgotten', defined as "the right to silence on past events in life that are no longer occurring", only applies in EU Member States, the EU's top Court ruled on Tuesday.

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Suspension of Parliament unlawful, rules UK Supreme Court

Suspension of Parliament unlawful, rules UK Supreme Court

Posted by EUbusiness at 24 September 2019, 14:05 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, Brexit, Headline2, Britain

The prorogation of Britain's Parliament by prime minister Boris Johnson was unlawful, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday in a huge setback for the prime minister and his no-deal Brexit strategy.

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No patents on naturally obtained plants and seeds, say MEPs

No patents on naturally obtained plants and seeds, say MEPs

Posted by EUbusiness at 19 September 2019, 21:25 CET |

Fruit, vegetables or animals obtained from conventional breeding processes, such as crossing, must not become patentable, the European Parliament said in a non-legislative resolution on Thursday.

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EUR 740m of fake goods stopped at EU borders

EUR 740m of fake goods stopped at EU borders

Posted by EUbusiness at 19 September 2019, 18:10 CET |

Fake and potentially dangerous goods worth nearly EUR 740 million were intercepted at EU customs borders in 2018, according to new figures released Thursday by the European Commission.

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German law restricting Google news not admissible: EU Court

German law restricting Google news not admissible: EU Court

Posted by EUbusiness at 12 September 2019, 16:40 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, Media, Headline2, Internet

A German provision stopping Google search from using newspaper snippets without publisher authorisation must be disregarded as it was not notified to the Commission, the EU Court ruled Thursday.

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Eurojust launches new Counter-Terrorism Register

Eurojust launches new Counter-Terrorism Register

Posted by EUbusiness at 06 September 2019, 00:40 CET |
Filed under: Terrorism, Headline2, Crime

A new Counter-Terrorism Register, launched Thursday by Eurojust, the EU's agency on judicial cooperation, will help EU countries exchange information on terrorist offences in a quick, efficient and uniform manner.

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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.

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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