European Law


Mrs. Annick Mottet Haugaard

EU Omnibus Directive: what is the impact of the consumer protection reform for traders? Some takeaways and results of the poll
23/11/2020

Nearly one year ago, the EU Parliament adopted the directive No 2019/2161 (better known as the “Omnibus Directive”) as a result of the “New deal for consumers” initiative. 

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EIOPA outlines approach on product oversight and governance

EIOPA outlines approach on product oversight and governance
18/11/2020

EIOPA published a paper on its approach to product oversight and governance requirements for insurance distributors and manufacturers

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A European passport for crowdfunding

A European passport for crowdfunding
17/11/2020

At last, a European passport for crowdfunding! As from 10 November 2021, it will be possible for both new and existing crowdfunding platforms to obtain a licence allowing them to carry out their activities in all EU countries

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The EU digital finance package: unwrapping digitally fit rules for financial services

The EU digital finance package: unwrapping digitally fit rules for financial services
16/11/2020

The European Commission is eager to accelerate the EU’s digital transition and to ensure EU leadership in the realm of digital finance.

 

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The CJEU Testarossa judgement | Clarification of the contours of genuine use & the burden of proof

The CJEU Testarossa judgement | Clarification of the contours of genuine use & the burden of proof
03/11/2020

A trademark which has not been put to Genuine use by its owner or an authorised third party within five years after its registration is liable to revocation unless there are proper reasons for its non-use.

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European Parliament Proposal for a future-oriented civil liability framework

European Parliament Proposal for a future-oriented civil liability framework
02/11/2020

A new step on the path of AI-related regulation has recently been initiated. On 20 October 2020, the European Parliament ("EP") adopted three reports outlining how the EU can best regulate AI while, at the same time, boosting innovation, ethical standards and trust in technology.

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Regional aid for Brussels hotels and aparthotels: eligibility criteria

Regional aid for Brussels hotels and aparthotels: eligibility criteria
29/10/2020

On 17 July 2020, the government of the Brussels-Capital Region decided to grant support measures for hotels and aparthotels severely impacted by the sanitary crisis.

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Can A Parallel Importer Rebrand Generic Medicines?

Can A Parallel Importer Rebrand Generic Medicines?
26/10/2020

If a branded medicine and its generic version are put on the EEA market by economically-linked undertakings, is a parallel importer then allowed to rebrand and repackage the imported generic version as the branded reference medicine? 

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COVID-19: European Commission authorises a Belgian aid scheme for the hotel sector in Brussels

COVID-19: European Commission authorises a Belgian aid scheme for the hotel sector in Brussels
19/10/2020

On 9 October 2020, the European Commission gave the green light for the establishment of a Brussels aid scheme to support the hotel sector (in particular, hotels and aparthotels) in view of the health crisis.

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COVID-19: the European Commission prolongs the Temporary Framework on State Aid until 30 June 2021 and expands its scope

COVID-19: the European Commission prolongs the Temporary Framework on State Aid until 30 June 2021 and expands its scope
16/10/2020

On 19 March 2020, the Commission adopted a Temporary Framework on State aid measures to support the economy in the current COVID-19 outbreak.

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