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State Aid: Temporary Framework for State aid measures to support the economy in the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak

State Aid: Temporary Framework for State aid measures to support the economy in the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak
26/03/2020

On 19 March 2020, the Commission issued a Temporary Framework to enable EU Member States to provide aid in order to support the economy within the framework of the existing State aid rules

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Coronavirus crisis: the European Commission adopts its State aid Temporary Framework to support the economy

Coronavirus crisis: the European Commission adopts its State aid Temporary Framework to support the economy
21/03/2020

Executive Vice-President Vestager had announced on 17 March 2020 a public consultation on the European Commission’s draft proposal for a State aid Temporary Framework to support the economy in the context of the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Coronavirus crisis: the European Commission presents its draft State aid Temporary Framework to support the economy

Coronavirus crisis: the European Commission presents its draft State aid Temporary Framework to support the economy
17/03/2020

Executive Vice-President Vestager has announced on 17 March 2020 a public consultation on the European Commission’s draft proposal for a State aid Temporary Framework to support the economy in the context of the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Europese Unie versterkt bescherming voor klokkenluiders

Europese Unie versterkt bescherming voor klokkenluiders
10/03/2020

De jongste tijd werden verschillende financiële en milieuschandalen aan het licht gebracht door toedoen van klokkenluiders. Zij stelden handelingen aan de kaak die zij in het kader van hun werk hadden vastgesteld en die het algemeen belang ernstig schaadden. Deze meldingen van klokkenluiders spelen een belangrijke rol bij het behoud van het welzijn van de samenleving. Angst voor represailles kan klokkenluiders echter afschrikken om hun vermoedens of kennis te openbaren. 

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De Europese Commissie vraagt webshops zich in regel te stellen met het EU-recht

De Europese Commissie vraagt webshops zich in regel te stellen met het EU-recht
05/03/2020

Uit een onderzoek door de toezichthouders (in opdracht van de Europese Commissie) dat op 31 januari gepubliceerd werd, blijkt dat een ruime meerderheid van de webwinkels de fundamentele consumentenrechten niet naleeft. Het zou om maar liefst twee op de drie webshops gaan. Dit onderzoek werd uitgevoerd door de 27 toezichthouders van de verschillende lidstaten van de EU, die in totaal een kleine 500 online winkels controleerden. De lijst van de gecontroleerde webshops werd niet vrijgegeven.

 

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The European Commission unveils its strategy for Europe’s Digital Future, the use of Artificial Intelligence and a Data-Driven Economy

The European Commission unveils its strategy for Europe’s Digital Future, the use of Artificial Intelligence and a Data-Driven Economy
05/03/2020

As digital technologies are profoundly transforming our world, the European Commission has set out a strategy to best meet the risks and challenges ahead and to put Europe in a position to be a trendsetter in the global debate. These ideas and actions are summarized in the Commission’s publication “Shaping Europe’s Digital Future”, presented on 19 February 2020.  

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Regulation 261/2004 on air passenger rights: the need for reform

Regulation 261/2004 on air passenger rights: the need for reform
20/02/2020

The European Commission has published a Study on the current level of protection of air passenger rights in the EU. This Study consists of an in-depth analysis of the main evolutions in air passenger rights since the 2013 EU Commission proposal for the revision of Regulation 261/2004. The findings of the Study reflect the progression of the air travel market and the necessity to clarify the present air passenger rights law, Regulation 261/2004. 

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Is this the end of tax exemptions for ports in Europe?

Is this the end of tax exemptions for ports in Europe?
06/02/2020

In January 2020, the Commission published its decision to open an in-depth investigation into the tax exemption granted to port authorities in Italy following that State’s refusal to adopt the appropriate measures suggested by the Commission.

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Flybe's rescue under State aid rules

Flybe's rescue under State aid rules
29/01/2020

The recent agreement between the UK Government and Flybe's major shareholders to avoid bankruptcy of the airline is making waves one year after its takeover by the Connect Airways consortium.

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In-depth investigation by the European Commission into EUR 9 million Spanish aid to Air Nostrum

In-depth investigation by the European Commission into EUR 9 million Spanish aid to Air Nostrum
13/01/2020

On 20 December 2019, the European Commission's decision to initiate the formal investigation procedure regarding a EUR 9 million aid from the Valencia Region to Air Nostrum for the renewal of its fleet

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