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The management of intellectual property by public research organisations

Posted by Ina Dimireva at 21 December 2009, 20:16 CET |

In order to promote the results of scientific research, the European Commission has adopted a Recommendation to improve intellectual property management and knowledge transfer by public research organisations (PROs). The Commission will thus contribute to the building of a knowledge society and establish a new milestone in the creation of the ‘fifth freedom’: the free circulation of knowledge.

Recognition and execution of confiscation orders in the EU

Posted by Ina Dimireva at 21 December 2009, 20:16 CET |

The EU is facilitating the direct execution of confiscation orders for the proceeds of crime by establishing simplified procedures for recognition among Member States and rules for dividing confiscated property between the Member State issuing the confiscation order and the one executing it.

Second generation Schengen Information System (SIS II) - 1st pillar regulation

Posted by Ina Dimireva at 21 December 2009, 20:17 CET |

The SIS II Regulation lays down the technical aspects and the operation of the second generation Schengen Information System (SIS II), the conditions for issuing alerts on refusal of entry or stay for non-EU nationals, the processing of data relating to the alerts, and conditions of data access and protection. It constitutes the legislative basis for governing SIS II with respect to matters falling under Title IV of the EC Treaty (first pillar).

Schengen: legal instruments governing migration from SIS1+ to SIS II

Posted by Ina Dimireva at 21 December 2009, 20:20 CET |

The legal instruments governing migration from SIS 1+ to SIS II lay down the tasks and responsibilities of the European Commission and the Member States for preparing this migration, including further development and testing of SIS II.

Decision establishing Eurojust

Posted by Ina Dimireva at 25 April 2015, 14:32 CET |

In order to improve cooperation in the fight against crime, the Council set up Eurojust. This body of the EU is competent to act in investigations and prosecutions relating to serious crime concerning at least two Member States.

Access of vehicle registration services to SIS II

Posted by Ina Dimireva at 21 December 2009, 20:15 CET |

The second generation Schengen Information System (SIS II) will be a large-scale information system containing alerts on persons and objects in the EU.

European Police Office - Europol

Posted by Ina Dimireva at 01 October 2010, 14:05 CET |

The decision establishes the European Police Office (Europol) as a EU agency with responsibility for law-enforcement cooperation between Member States.

Conditions set for direct admission to legal traineeship in a Member State

Posted by Leopold Gasteen at 17 December 2009, 12:00 CET |

Access to a legal traineeship in a Member State may be made conditional on a broad and in-depth knowledge of national law, the European Court of justice has ruled.

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EU Court declares EDF compatible with common market

EU Court declares EDF compatible with common market

Posted by Leopold Gasteen at 17 December 2009, 13:06 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, Taxation, Commission

The General Court has annulled the Commission’s decision declaring certain fiscal measures implemented by France for EDF (Eléctricité de France) to be incompatible with the common market. on grounds that the Commission did not conduct a private investor test to back its findings.

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EU VAT anti-fraud strategy

Posted by Ina Dimireva at 16 December 2009, 18:14 CET |

In order to improve the VAT management system and to protect EU Member States against VAT fraud, the European Commission proposes a review, with particular regard to methods of control, registration, information and collection of revenue in the context of an increase in cross-border transactions.

Copyright and related rights in the EU: term of protection

Posted by Ina Dimireva at 16 December 2009, 18:14 CET |

This Directive aims to harmonise the term of protection for copyright and related rights in the EU. It sets the term of protection for copyright at 70 years and for related rights at 50 years.

EU Strategy for biofuels

Posted by Ina Dimireva at 16 December 2009, 18:14 CET |

The EU sets out seven strategic policy areas for the development of the production and use of biofuels by the Member States and developing countries.

Markets for agricultural products: Bananas

Posted by Ina Dimireva at 16 December 2009, 15:05 CET |

The European Union's common organisation of the market in bananas allows the EU market to receive satisfactory supplies of quality bananas at fair prices for producers and consumers and ensure a balance between the various sources of supply.

Legal framework for mobile TV

Posted by Ina Dimireva at 16 December 2009, 00:10 CET |

This communication presents examples of EU Member States’ regulatory best practice for mobile TV networks and services. It covers the authorisation models for such networks and services, as well as particular issues related to the different levels of the regulatory regime.

General rules: product safety

Posted by Ina Dimireva at 16 December 2009, 01:10 CET |

The general safety of products placed on the market is guaranteed by EU legislation, which ensures a consistent, high level of protection for the health and safety of consumers.

Unfair Commercial Practices

Posted by Ina Dimireva at 16 December 2009, 01:10 CET |

Unfair commercial practices by businesses in their relations with consumers will be prohibited throughout the EU. Unfair commercial practices comprise misleading and aggressive practices, and practices which use coercion as a means of selling.

Sixth Environment Action Programme

Posted by Ina Dimireva at 16 December 2009, 00:10 CET |

The EU defines the priorities and objectives of European environment policy up to 2010 and beyond and describes the measures to be taken to help implement its sustainable development strategy.

Uría Menéndez

Posted by EUbusiness at 15 December 2009, 18:30 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, Spain

Uría Menéndez is a prestigious law firm in the Iberian Peninsula and Latin America with a total of fourteen offices in Europe, the United States and Latin America. The firm advises on Spanish, Portuguese and European Union law.

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Slaughter and May

Posted by EUbusiness at 15 December 2009, 18:20 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, UK

Slaughter and May is regarded as one of the most prestigious law firms in the world.

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Mannheimer Swartling

Posted by EUbusiness at 15 December 2009, 18:10 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, Sweden

Based in Sweden, Mannheimer Swartling has developed into a leading business law firm in the Nordic region.

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