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The new EETS Directive enters into force on 18 April 2019

The new EETS Directive enters into force on 18 April 2019
19/04/2019

The new Directive (EU) 2019/520 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 19 March 2019 "on the interoperability of electronic road toll systems and facilitating cross-border exchange of information on the failure to pay road fees in the Union" enters into force on 18 April 2019.

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EU publishes guidelines on the ethical use of artificial intelligence

EU publishes guidelines on the ethical use of artificial intelligence
18/04/2019

The European Union has published a series of guidelines last week to guide companies and governments in developing ethical AI applications.

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Mr. Miguel Troncoso-Ferrer

Nike ned EUR 12.5 million by Commission for imposing cross-border sales restrictions on its contracts with licensees
09/04/2019

The Commission has established that Nike’s non-exclusive licensing and distribution agreements breached article 101 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the EU (“TFEU”).

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EU Advocate General gives Internet cookie opinion that could impact data privacy regs

EU Advocate General gives Internet cookie opinion that could impact data privacy regs
03/04/2019

Advocate General Maciej Szpunar, a senior legal adviser to the EUs Court of Justice (CJEU), delivered an opinion (Case C?673/17) in a case concerning the questions: should websites actually give users the choice to accept cookies and to what extent? 

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EU continues fight against falsified medicines

EU continues fight against falsified medicines
02/04/2019

Following the European Falsified Medicines Directive, new safety measures entered into force in the EU on 9 February 2019 that guarantee the identification and authenticity of medicinal products and must be adopted by players in the medicinal distribution chain. The European Commission adopted this Regulation that contains detailed rules on safety measures for the packaging of drugs.

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Mr. Miguel Troncoso-Ferrer

Commission imposes EUR1.49 billion ne on Google for abusing its dominance in the online advertising intermediation market
02/04/2019

On 20 March 2019, Google was ned EUR 1.49 billion for infringing EU Competition Law

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Mrs. Christel Brion
Mrs. Florence Verhoestraete

European SPC Waiver for Export and Stockpiling of Generics and Biosimilars
29/03/2019

On 14 February 2019, the Committee of the Permanent Representatives of the Governments of the Member States (Coreper) endorsed a draft regulation which introduces an exception to the protection granted to a medicinal product by a supplementary protection certificate (SPC) for export purposes and/or stockpiling. Next step is submission to the European Parliament and Council for adoption.

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EU and Belgium pass laws protecting UK expat and EU citizen's rights post-Brexit

EU and Belgium pass laws protecting UK expat and EU citizen's rights post-Brexit
26/03/2019

In a bid to tackle the consequences of a possible Hard Brexit on EU nationals living in the UK and UK nationals living on the continent, on 22 February 2019 the Committee of Permanent Representatives in the EU (Coreper)

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Mergers to be controlled in both Brussels and London in case of no-deal Brexit

Mergers to be controlled in both Brussels and London in case of no-deal Brexit
22/03/2019

In a UK parliamentary vote on March 14, MPs voted to ask the EU for a delay to Brexit and rejected the idea of leaving the EU without a deal under any circumstances. 

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Impact of Brexit on the litigation rules of the Brussels and Rome EU Regulations

Impact of Brexit on the litigation rules of the Brussels and Rome EU Regulations
15/03/2019

On 29 March 2019, the United Kingdom is supposed to leave the European Union as a consequence of the referendum held in the UK on 23 June 2016.  UK Parliament confirmed the leave decision of the referendum and UK Prime Minister May notified the start of the 2-year exit procedure foreseen in article 50 of the EU Treaty to EU President Tusk by letter of 29 March 2017[i]

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