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April infringements' package: key decisions

Posted by EUbusiness at 28 April 2016, 12:35 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, Commission

In its 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. These decisions, covering various sectors and EU policy areas (see Annex I and II), aim to ensure the proper application of EU law for the benefit of citizens and businesses. The key decisions taken by the Commission (including, 2 letters of formal notice, 35 reasoned opinions and 6 referrals to the Court of Justice of the European Union) are presented below and grouped by policy area.

EU trade mark applications continue upward rise

Posted by EUbusiness at 26 April 2016, 16:05 CET |

Applications for European Union trade marks continued their upward rise in 2015, with Germany leading the way from the Member States, and Paris from the regions. Almost 90,000 EU trade mark applications were received from the Member States in 2015.

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Public confidence in judicial independence found wanting in several EU Member States

Public confidence in judicial independence found wanting in several EU Member States

Posted by EUbusiness at 12 April 2016, 12:00 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, Headline2

The independence of the judicial systems of EU Member States came under scrutiny on Monday with the EU's 2016 Justice Scoreboard showing persistently low levels of public trust in some countries.

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February 2016 infringements package: highlights

Posted by EUbusiness at 25 February 2016, 17:30 CET |
Filed under: EU Law

In its 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. These decisions, covering various sectors and EU policy areas (see Annex I and II), aim to ensure proper application of EU law for the benefit of citizens and businesses. The key decisions taken by the Commission (including, 34 reasoned opinions and 3 referrals to the Court of Justice of the European Union) are presented below and grouped by policy area. The Commission is also closing 108 cases where the issues with the Member States concerned have been solved without the Commission needing to pursue the procedure further.

Solving disputes online: New platform for consumers and traders

Posted by EUbusiness at 16 February 2016, 16:25 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, Consumer

The European Commission launched on 15 February a new platform to help consumers and traders solve online disputes over a purchase made online.

Upgrade of European Criminal Records Information System (ECRIS)

Posted by EUbusiness at 19 January 2016, 23:40 CET |
Filed under: Crime

The European Commission proposed on 19 January to facilitate the exchange of criminal records of non-EU citizens in the EU by upgrading the European Criminal Records Information System (ECRIS).

EU agreement on better law-making

Posted by EUbusiness at 16 December 2015, 22:50 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, Institutions

The European Commission endorsed on 15 December a new Inter-institutional Agreement (IIA) on Better Law-Making with the European Parliament and Council to improve the quality and the results of European legislation.

December infringements package: key decisions

Posted by EUbusiness at 10 December 2015, 14:45 CET |
Filed under: law

The key decisions taken by the Commission (including 4 letters of formal notice, 34 reasoned opinions, and 9 referrals to the Court of Justice of the European Union) are presented below and grouped by policy area. The Commission is also closing 83 cases where the issues with the Member States concerned have been solved without the Commission needing to pursue the procedure further.

EU action to combat terrorism and illegal trafficking of firearms and explosives

Posted by EUbusiness at 02 December 2015, 23:15 CET |

The European Commission adopted on 2 December a package of measures to step up the fight against terrorism and the illegal trafficking of firearms and explosives.

Proposals to strengthen control of firearms across the EU

Posted by EUbusiness at 19 November 2015, 00:05 CET |

The European Commission adopted on 18 November a package of measures to make it more difficult to acquire firearms in the European Union, track legally held firearms, strengthen cooperation between Member States, and ensure that deactivated firearms are rendered inoperable.

EU Directive on Victims' Rights

Posted by EUbusiness at 16 November 2015, 23:50 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, Crime

New EU rules on victims' rights that apply as of 16 November 2015 will bring major changes in the way victims of crime are treated in Europe.

TTIP: proposal for investment protection and Court System

Posted by EUbusiness at 12 November 2015, 16:25 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, Finance, USA, Trade

The EU formally presented to the US on 12 November its proposal for a reformed approach on investment protection and a new and more transparent system for resolving disputes between investors and states: the Investment Court System.

October 2015 infringements package: key decisions

Posted by EUbusiness at 22 October 2015, 20:25 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, Commission

In its 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.

September infringements package: highlights

Posted by EUbusiness at 24 September 2015, 22:55 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, Commission

For September 2015, the European Commission has taken 115 decisions of which the key ones are presented below and grouped by policy area (including 13 reasoned opinions and 3 referrals to the Court of Justice of the European Union).

Ketenci & Ketenci

Posted by Herdem Gültekin at 27 July 2015, 14:25 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, Turkey

Ketenci & Ketenci is a team of international lawyers, with a top-tier global reputation in both advisory and contentious matters.

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Company Formation in Turkey

Posted by Herdem Gültekin at 29 July 2015, 10:35 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, Turkey, Companies, Finance

At Ketenci&Ketenci we regularly assist foreign corporations and investors to form new companies and branches in Turkey. Thanks to the Turkish Direct Foreign Investment regulation; foreign investors can incorporate or participate in all types of companies in Turkey which are available for local investors in accordance with the equal treatment principle.

Mergers and Acquisitions in Turkey

Posted by Herdem Gültekin at 29 July 2015, 10:30 CET |

Mergers and Acquisitions (“M&A”) is defined as the combining of two or more companies or buying-selling or dividing of two or more companies as a part of corporate finance in order to grow rapidly in business field of activity.

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