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Towards new EU rules for preventing packaging waste?

Towards new EU rules for preventing packaging waste?
13/07/2020

The European Commission (“EC”) is collecting data and feedback from stakeholders about the European Union’s (“EU”) current rules on packaging and packaging waste.

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Optional deferral of the EU Mandatory Disclosure Directive reporting obligations

Optional deferral of the EU Mandatory Disclosure Directive reporting obligations
25/06/2020

On 24 June 2020, the Council of the European Union (the Council) adopted an amendment to the Mandatory Disclosure Directive ((Directive (EU) 2018/855) the Directive) allowing EU Member States an option to defer by up to six months the time limits for the filing and exchange of the reportable arrangements.

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CJEU rules that free samples of OTC medicinal products can be provided to pharmacists
15/06/2020

On 11 June 2020, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) confirmed that it is prohibited to distribute free samples of prescription-only medicines to pharmacists but clarified – against the Advocate General's opinion of 20 January 2020 – that the prohibition does not extend to over-the-counter (OTC) products. 

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CJEU rules on geographical limitation clauses in wake of PIP scandal

CJEU rules on geographical limitation clauses in wake of PIP scandal
12/06/2020

The CJEU held in this case that an individual cannot rely on the general prohibition of discrimination on grounds of nationality to challenge a clause in a contract between an insurance company and a manufacturer of medical devices limiting civil liability insurance coverage for harm caused by medical devices to a single EU Member State.

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Mergers: European Commission opens in-depth investigation into Air Canada's proposed acquisition of Transat Air

Mergers: European Commission opens in-depth investigation into Air Canada's proposed acquisition of Transat Air
02/06/2020

On 25 May 2020, the European Commission decided to open an in-depth investigation under the EU Merger Regulation into the acquisition of Transat by Air Canada.

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COVID-19: European Commission’s overview of State rules and public service obligations in the air transport sector

COVID-19: European Commission’s overview of State rules and public service obligations in the air transport sector
19/05/2020

On 14 May 2020, the European Commission published a working paper on the interpretation of State aid and public service obligations in the aviation sector in the context of the COVID-19 crisis

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Amendement au « cadre temporaire » afin de permettre aux Etats Membres de soutenir davantage l’économie, dans le contexte de la pandémie COVID-19

Amendement au « cadre temporaire » afin de permettre aux Etats Membres de soutenir davantage l’économie, dans le contexte de la pandémie COVID-19
15/05/2020

Dans le prolongement du « cadre temporaire » annoncé le 20 mars dernier et dans le contexte de la crise du COVID-19, la Commission Européenne (CE) vient d’adopter ce vendredi 8 mai 2020 un amendement destiné à permettre aux États Membres

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COVID-19: European Commission approves Wallon guarantee scheme

COVID-19: European Commission approves Wallon guarantee scheme
14/05/2020

The first Belgian aid schemes notified since the start of the COVID-19 crisis have been approved by the European Commission. On 9 April 2020 the Commission authorised a state guarantee scheme to support firms operating in the Flemish Region

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Coronavirus crisis: More flexibility for European structural and investment funds

Coronavirus crisis: More flexibility for European structural and investment funds
06/05/2020

On 23 April 2020, the European Union adopted Regulation (EU) N° 2020/558 on specific measures to provide exceptional flexibility in the use of European Structural and Investment Funds in response to the spread of COVID-19

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Multijurisdictional overview of State aid during the coronavirus crisis

Multijurisdictional overview of State aid during the coronavirus crisis
14/04/2020

Any business could be affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. For many, urgent measures need to be taken to avoid serious financial consequences as a result of these challenging and unprecedented times

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