Laws, legal news

Search for a Lawyer - Attorney-of-law - Rechtsanwalt - Avocat

Laws, EU regulations, NewsJust-Searching.com

 

Official controls along the agri-food chain: one step closer to adoption

EU Council reform regarding the efficiency of the port services

European Council: Better mobile connectivity across Europe starting with 2017

Antitrust: Commission consults on the functioning and future of the Insurance Block Exemption Regulation

EU develops new driverless car parking system (smartphone app to leave and get back the car)

Protecting the Schengen external borders

Commission approves acquisition of Invensys by Schneider Electric in automation and control sector

Competition: European Union measures on Chinese solar panels (December 2013)

Consumer Rights: Parliament approves new EU-wide rules for on-line shopping

European Parliament fights against corruption (non-legislative resolution)

Small Enterprises at the forefront in restoring growth

EU Regulation on Energy market integrity and transparency

Communication about Migration in European Union (May 5th 2011)

EU Directive on cross-border healthcare, adopted on February 28th 2011

UNCITRAL - updated arbitration rules for 2010 (entered into force on August 15th 2010)

The Treaty of Lisbon (entered into force on December 1st 2009)

EU Commission versus Visa Europe interbank fees

The European Union Tenders Electronic Daily (TED)

EU Regulation regarding to Genetically Modify Organisms

Enterprise Europe Network – support for small businesses

EU Commission communication regarding to obtaining energy from fossils

EU Regulation regarding to precursors of drugs

European Parliament and Council decision regarding to establishment an European Cultural Capital

 

Official controls along the agri-food chain Just-Searching.com

 

On 19 December 2016 the Council adopted its position at first reading on revised rules to perform official controls along the agri-food chain. The Council's position is based on the compromise agreed with the European Parliament in June 2016.

The new rules aim to improve the controls carried out by member states to ensure the application of the Union legislation on food and feed safety, animal health and welfare, plant health, and plant protection products.

Read more on >>

 

More efficient port services (EU Council reform) Just-Searching.com

 

A new set of rules to increase the financial transparency of ports and create clear and fair conditions for access to the port services market throughout Europe was formally adopted by the Council on 23 January 2017.

The regulation will make it easier for new providers of certain port services to enter the market. It will create a more level playing field and reduce legal uncertainties for ports, port service providers and investors.

Read more on >>

 

Better mobile connectivity across Europe Just-Searching.com

 

The EU is responding to the rising demand for wireless connectivity by opening a key frequency band for mobile broadband. At the same time, the new rules take account of the continuing need for adequate bandwidth for television broadcasting.

Under the agreement, EU countries will reassign the high-quality 700 MHz frequency band (694-790 MHz) to wireless broadband services by 30 June 2020. This coordinated use of airwaves will promote the take-up of 4G and help offer higher speeds and better coverage even in rural areas.

Read more on >>

 

Antitrust: The Insurance Block Exemption Regulation Just-Searching.com

 

A block exemption regulation exempts certain practices from the general prohibition on anti-competitive practices enshrined in the Treaty, provided they comply with the conditions set out in the regulation.

A block exemption regulation is an exceptional legal instrument. The Commission has to determine whether the insurance sector differs sufficiently from other sectors which do not benefit from a block exemption regulation so that such a sector-specific antitrust regime is justified.

Read more on >>

 

EU develops new driverless car parking system Just-Searching.com

 

Drivers will be able to leave their car in front of the car park and use a smartphone app to trigger the parking process. The vehicle will connect with the car park’s server and drive itself to the designated space.

Since GPS satellite signals don’t always work inside garages, the scientists have developed a camera-based system based on their expertise in robotics and environment sensing.

Read more on >>

 

Protecting the Schengen external bordersJust-Searching.com

 

The European Commission has approved under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed acquisition of Invensys of the UK by Schneider Electric of France. Both companies supply, in particular, automation and control systems.

The Commission concluded that the transaction would not raise any competition concerns, because the activities of the two companies are complementary.

Read more on >>

 

Commission approves acquisition of Invensys by Schneider Electric Just-Searching.com

 

The European Commission has approved under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed acquisition of Invensys of the UK by Schneider Electric of France. Both companies supply, in particular, automation and control systems.

The Commission concluded that the transaction would not raise any competition concerns, because the activities of the two companies are complementary.

Read more on >>

 

EU measures on Chinese solar panelsJust-Searching.com

 

The Council today backed the Commission’s proposals to impose definitive anti-dumping and anti-subsidy measures on imports of solar panels from China. Duties will apply for two years as of 6 December 2013.

In parallel, the Commission confirmed its Decision accepting the undertaking with Chinese solar panel exporters applied since the beginning of August.

Read more on >>

 

EU-wide rules for on-line shoppingJust-Searching.com

 

In 2010, 40% of EU consumers bought online goods and services over the internet in compared to 26% in 2006, making the internet the most frequently-used distance-selling medium today.

The new EU rules means: 14 days to change your mind, Exceptios to the withdrawal right, Delivery and responsibility for the parcel etc.

Read more on >>

 

European Parliament fights against corruptionJust-Searching.com

 

Parliament urges the Commission to step up the fight against corruption and to bring forward its assessment of anti-corruption efforts in the EU to 2012, sooner than proposed in its anti-corruption package presented in June 2011.

"Corruption costs the EU economy €120 billion per year, almost as much as the EU's annual budget. The economic crisis in many EU countries makes anti-corruption measures are all the more urgent."

Read more on >>

 

Small Enterprises at the forefront in restoring growth Just-Searching.com

 

The European Commission discussed about how to shape a strategy aimed to the growth the potential and competitiveness of small enterprises (SME).

Key elements agreed are: making it possible to start a company in 3 days for less than €100, increasing access to finance and public procurement and reducing bureaucracy etc.

Read more on >>

 

EU Regulation on Energy market integrity and transparencyJust-Searching.com

 

On 14 September 2011, new rules to prevent abuses in wholesale energy trading, and thus protect end consumers, were adopted by Parliament.

Wholesale trading will now be monitored independently across the EU, to enable Member States to prevent and punish anti-competitive behaviour.

Read more on >>

 

Communication about Migration in European UnionJust-Searching.com

 

On May 5th 2011, at Brussels, the Commission of the European Parliament, the Council, the Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions made a communication regarding migration aspects in EU.

Discussions referred and pointed to many items as border controls, Schengen governance, preventing irregular immigration etc.

Read more on >>

 

EU Directive on cross-border healthcareJust-Searching.com

 

On February 28th 2011 at Brussels, the EU Council approved the European Parliament’s amendments on a draft directive regarding to assuring the cross-border healthcare and a better cooperation between member states.

The directive has been clarity pointed the rights of patients looking to healthcare in other EU member states.

Read more on >>

 

UNCITRAL - updated arbitration rules (2010)Just-Searching.com

 

The United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) has updated the arbitration rules in 2010. The rules were adopted on June 25th 2010 and came into force on August 15, 2010.

The UNCITRAL arbitration rules have been revised on the following sections: ...

Read more on >>

 

The Treaty of LisbonJust-Searching.com

 

Starting with December 1st 2009, the Treaty of Lisbon has entered into force, concluding in this way a long period of debates and negotiations regarding to institutional issues.

The treaty of Lisbon has a major importance for European Union, providing the legal framework and tools for the Europe of 21st century.

Read more on >>

 

EU Commission versus Visa Europe interbank fees Just-Searching.com

 

On December 8th 2010 at Brussels, the European Commission has made legally binding commitments offered by Visa Europe, to significantly cut its multilateral interchange fees (MIFs) for debit card payments.

Interchange fees are charged by a cardholder's bank (the 'issuing bank') to a merchant's bank (the 'acquiring bank') for each sales transaction made at a merchant outlet with a payment card.

Read more on >>

 

European Union Tenders Electronic DailyJust-Searching.com

 

TED (Tenders Electronic Daily) is the online version of the 'Supplement to the Official Journal of the European Union', dedicated to European public procurement.

Accessing TED is free of charge and you may find on official website, all the European public business opportunities. The information provided is updated five times per week and is sorted by country, region, business sector etc.

Read more on >>

 

EU Regulation: Genetically Modify OrganismsJust-Searching.com

 

The consumption of genetically modify organisms (GMO) has been regulated by a specific authorization procedure, in 2003: “Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 September 2003 on genetically modified food and feed” with the amended acts:

Regulation (EC) No 1981/2006 – which started to be applied with 12.1.2007

Regulation (EC) No 298/2008 – which started to be applied with 10.4.2008

The amended acts have been published in Official Journal L 368, 23.12.2006 and Official Journal L 97, 9.4.2008

Read more on >>

 

Enterprise Europe Network – support for small businessesJust-Searching.com

 

The Enterprise Europe Network is committed to support small European business and promote entrepreneurship.

EEN through its collaboration with local business organizations may help you with developing business on new markets, as also accessing to EU funds.

Read more on >>

 

EU Commission communication: obtaining Energy from FossilsJust-Searching.com

 

In January 2007 the EU Commission has communicated about “Sustainable power generation from fossil fuels: aiming for near-zero emissions from coal after 2020”. (Please notice that it wasn’t published to Official Journal.)

The fossil fuels are very important for European Union, knowing that more than 50% from the EU energy provides, in the present moment, from fossil fuels (especially natural gas and coal).

However, all use of fossil fuels lead to CO2 emissions, currently the most critical cause of global warming.

Read more on >>

 

EU Regulation: Precursors of drugsJust-Searching.com

 

In December 2004, The European Union Commission has communicated about controls on imports, exports and transits of chemical substances used for the manufacture of illicit synthetic drugs.

The act is: “Council Regulation (EEC) No 111/2005” from22 December 2004 regarding laying down rules for the monitoring of trade between the Community and third countries in drug precursors and has started to be apply with 15 February 2005. It has been published in OJ L 22 from 26.1.2005.

Drug precursors refer to substances used for the illicit manufacture of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances.

Read more on >>

 

European Parliament decision: European Capital CulturalJust-Searching.com

 

The decision no 1622/2006/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council from 24 October 2006 has established a community action for the European Culture Capital for the years 2007 to 2019. The decision has been published in Official Journal L 304 from 3.11.2006.

The goal is to encourage the competition at national level between the cities participating in the selection as to highlight the richness and diversity of European cultures and the features they share, as well as to promote greater mutual understanding between European citizens.

To guarantee the European added value of the action, a monitoring phase after the designation is needed.

Read more on >>

 

Back to Highlights page (laws, legal events & conferences, legal books)