Archive 2012


Mrs. Ruxandra Cana
Mr. Claudio Mereu
Mr. Koen Van Maldegem

GMOs: EFSA dismisses SĂ©ralini's claims about GM-maize
31/12/2012

In September 2012, the scientific journal Food and Chemical Toxicology published a research paper, prepared by molecular biologist Gilles-Eric Séralini, which raised concerns about the potential toxicity of NK603 maize and a herbicide containing glyphosate following conclusions that they induced severe adverse health effects in rats.

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Mr. Martin Favart
Mr. Koen T’Syen

European Commission Publishes Strategy for Protecting Businesses Against Marketing Scams
31/12/2012

On 27 November 2012, the European Commission (the “Commission”) published a Communication setting out a strategy for protecting businesses against marketing scams.

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Mrs. Sandra Lodewijckx
Mr. Hugo Keulers

LA CORRECTE DÉCLARATION DES CIRCONSTANCES ENTOURANT LE SINISTRE EST UNE OBLIGATION PERSONNELLE DU PRENEUR D’ASSURANCE
31/12/2012

Conformément à l’article 5 de la Loi sur le contrat d’assurance terrestre, le preneur d’assurance se voit obligé de déclarer à l’assureur les circonstances entourant le risque. Cette obligation de déclaration repose personnellement sur le preneur.

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Mrs. Sophie Jacques

The criterion of references isn’t a criterion for award!
31/12/2012

Qualitative selection – Award of the procurement contract – Criterion of references.

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Mrs. Hanne Baeyens

The European Commission approves the creation of UK’s 'Green Investment Bank
31/12/2012

The plan of the UK Government to set up the world’s first Green Investment Bank has received the green light from the European Commission. It concluded that the public funding of GBP 3 billion was in line with European state aid rules.

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Mr. SĂ©bastien Engelen

Fine imposed for abuse of dominant position in magazine's distribution case
31/12/2012

The Belgian Competition Authority fines a company active in the export and distribution of the French press.

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Mrs. Catherine Longeval
Mr. Tom Claeys

Impact Wage Bracket 2013-2014 on Remuneration Policy
28/12/2012

In view of the budgetary measures for 2013-2014, the Belgian Government decided to maintain the automatic indexation mechanism, but to apply a wage bracket of 0% for 2013 and 2014.

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Mrs. Mathilde Neumann

The protection of the right to a fair trial of undertakings sentenced by the Commission
28/12/2012

Is not the Commission both judge and party when it lodges an action for damages before a national court after sentencing the defendants for anti-competitive practices?

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Ms. Annabelle Lepiece

Competition fines are not deductible
28/12/2012

The European Commission considers that the fines for infringement of competition law are not tax deductible.

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Mr. SĂ©bastien Engelen

The Microsoft saga continues
28/12/2012

The European Commission sent a statement of objections to Microsoft on non-compliance with browser choice commitments.

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