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Europe proposes first-ever statutory framework for AI

Europe proposes first-ever statutory framework for AI
07/06/2021

Following its White Paper on AI in 2020, the European Commission released in April of this year a proposal for a regulation laying down harmonised rules on artificial intelligence (the "Regulation"). 

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More Brexit Consequences: the Situation of British EU Officials Having Acquired Belgian Nationality

More Brexit Consequences: the Situation of British EU Officials Having Acquired Belgian Nationality
02/06/2021

The withdrawal of the United Kingdom (UK) from the European Union (EU) has had – and will still have – numerous legal consequences in various areas. One of the dimensions that have less come under the spotlights concerns the UK nationals recruited by the EU institutions prior to the Brexit.

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COVID-19: EU General Court upholds Ryanair’s appeals against aid to KLM and TAP

COVID-19: EU General Court upholds Ryanair’s appeals against aid to KLM and TAP
01/06/2021

On 19 May 2021, in its judgments T-643/20 and T-465/20, the General Court of the European Union annulled two decisions of the European Commission authorising State aid in favour of the airlines KLM and TAP for lack of reasoning.

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COVID-19: the European Commission approves EUR 392,000 Belgian aid for the Waterloo 1815 Memorial

COVID-19: the European Commission approves EUR 392,000 Belgian aid for the Waterloo 1815 Memorial
28/05/2021

On 18 May 2021, the European Commission approved an aid of EUR 392,000 to compensate for the damage suffered by SA Kléber Rossillon Waterloo, in charge of the management and commercial and tourist activities at the “Battle of Waterloo 1815” site

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Far-reaching EU tax reform plans announced: what they could mean for corporate taxpayers

Far-reaching EU tax reform plans announced: what they could mean for corporate taxpayers
20/05/2021

On 18 May 2021, the European Commission issued a communication on “Business Taxation for the 21st Century”. The announcements made therein are expected to translate into actual legislative proposals in the next three years.

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European Commission Proposal on Foreign Subsidies: Towards a Globalization of EU State Aid Control?

European Commission Proposal on Foreign Subsidies: Towards a Globalization of EU State Aid Control?
19/05/2021

On May 5, 2021, the European Commission unveiled a proposal for a Regulation “on foreign subsidies distorting the internal market.” This legislative initiative is aimed at remedying potential distortions of competition  in the EU

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Sustainable taxonomy in the aviation sector: European Commission publishes Steer’s study on projects and investments that have climate and environmental benefits

Sustainable taxonomy in the aviation sector: European Commission publishes Steer’s study on projects and investments that have climate and environmental benefits
17/05/2021

In the aviation sector, identifying "green" economic activities and projects is not an easy task. The European Commission has published Steer's study on the criteria to be taken into account when establishing which specific activities in the aviation sector could be beneficial to the environment.

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EU lower court annuls State aid decision in Amazon case but upholds finding of State aid in ENGIE case

EU lower court annuls State aid decision in Amazon case but upholds finding of State aid in ENGIE case
12/05/2021

On 12 May 2021, the General Court of the EU issued its judgments concerning the appeals brought by Amazon and Luxembourg, respectively ENGIE and Luxembourg, against the European Commission decisions of October 2017 

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Proposed Regulation against Harmful Foreign Subsidies in the European Union

Proposed Regulation against Harmful Foreign Subsidies in the European Union
11/05/2021

On 5 May 2021, the European Commission (the “Commission”) proposed a legislation that regulates foreign subsidies causing some distortion of competition in the European Union (see Proposal for regulation). 

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After Lundbeck: Is the “pay for delay” debate over?

After Lundbeck: Is the “pay for delay” debate over?
10/05/2021

The wheels of justice may turn slowly, but their grind is relentless. In 2013, the European Commission fined Lundbeck and several generic pharma companies EUR 146 million in respect of anti-competitive agreements inked in 2002.

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