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How to Preserve Trust in Anti-trust

Posted by Ben Van Rompuy at 08 October 2009, 16:35 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, features, Competition

Let it be known: yesterday was European Competition Day. With a one-day conference in Stockholm, hosted by the Swedish EU Presidency, the European Commission wanted to enhance the visibility of EU competition policy (or anti-trust policy, in American terminology) and explain its achievements to the general public.

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Justice and Home Affairs (JHA) Council

Posted by Ina Dimireva at 25 September 2009, 23:05 CET |

The Justice and Home Affairs (JHA) Council brings together Justice ministers and Interior ministers about once every two months to discuss the development and implementation of cooperation and common policies in this sector. The creation of an Area of Freedom, Security and Justice, is a key aim of the EU Treaty.

Allowing access to fingerprints on EURODAC - briefing

Posted by EUbusiness at 10 September 2009, 18:10 CET |

Police cooperation: allowing access to fingerprints stored in EURODAC by EU Member States' law enforcement authorities and by Europol.

Energy Infrastructure

Posted by Ina Dimireva at 13 August 2009, 22:50 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, Energy

The European Union finances electricity and gas transmission infrastructure projects of European interest. A yearly budget of about EUR 25 million is spent mainly for supporting feasibility studies. Most of the projects cross national borders or have an influence on several EU Member States.

Fight against tax fraud: Commission proposals to allow better cooperation between tax authorities

Posted by EUbusiness at 02 February 2009, 17:29 CET |
Filed under: Taxation, fraud

In the framework of its strategy to better combat tax evasion and fraud, the European Commission today adopted two proposals for new Directives aimed at improving mutual assistance between EU Member States' tax authorities in the assessment and the recovery of taxes. One of the key elements of the proposals is that Member States would no longer be able to invoke bank secrecy in order to refuse cross border co-operation.

EU Directive on the protection of the environment through criminal law

Posted by EUbusiness at 22 May 2008, 16:28 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, Environment

The Directive on the protection of the environment through criminal law regulates the protection of the environment through criminal law and significantly contributes to the more effective implementation of environmental protection policy at EU level.

Mediation in civil and commercial matters - guide

Posted by EUbusiness at 23 April 2008, 23:57 CET |

The European Parliament and the EU's Council on 23 April 2008 gave the go-ahead for an EU law to encourage mediation for cross-border legal disputes. The directive promotes the use of mediation as a faster and cheaper alternative to going to court in civil and commercial cross-border disputes.

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