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Europese Commissie biedt ondersteuning voor een betere aanpak van witwassen en terrorismefinanciering

Europese Commissie biedt ondersteuning voor een betere aanpak van witwassen en terrorismefinanciering
09/09/2019

Op 24 juli 2019 heeft de Europese Commissie een mededeling en vier verslagen vastgesteld om Europese en nationale autoriteiten te helpen witwassen en terrorismefinanciering beter aan te pakken. 

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New European Study on the enforcement of State aid rules and decisions by national courts

New European Study on the enforcement of State aid rules and decisions by national courts
22/08/2019

The European Commission ordered a study on the enforcement of State aid rules and decisions by national courts, which has now been published. A similar study was undertaken in 2006, and updated in 2009.

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Consultation on EC Communication on the protection of confidential information for private enforcement

Consultation on EC Communication on the protection of confidential information for private enforcement
02/08/2019

National courts are increasingly dealing with competition law proceedings brought by consumers and competitors, so-called private enforcement proceedings.

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Using social plug-ins on your website? You and the social network will be jointly liable for the data processing

Using social plug-ins on your website? You and the social network will be jointly liable for the data processing
31/07/2019

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ECJ Increases Employee Protection in Belgian Insolvency Proceedings by Transfer of Undertakings

ECJ Increases Employee Protection in Belgian Insolvency Proceedings by Transfer of Undertakings
29/07/2019

On 16 May 2019, the Court of Justice of the European Union (the “ECJ”) held that European Council Directive 2001/23/EC of 12 March 2001 on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to the safeguarding of employees’ rights in the event of transfers of undertakings, businesses or parts of undertakings or businesses (the “Directive”), must be interpreted as precluding national legislation, which, in the event of a transfer of a business which has taken place in proceedings for judicial restructuring by transfer under judicial supervision applied with a view to maintaining all or part of the transferor or its activity, entitles the transferee to choose the employees which it wishes to keep.

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Brexit: CSSF informs UK entities of actions to be taken in anticipation of a hard Brexit

Brexit: CSSF informs UK entities of actions to be taken in anticipation of a hard Brexit
22/07/2019

The CSSF issued two press releases reminding firms authorised in the United Kingdom as well as undertakings for collective investment (UCIs) and/or their managers established in the United Kingdom of the consequences of a hard Brexit and requiring them to notify the CSSF and/or apply for appropriate authorisation if they intend to continue their activities in Luxembourg after a hard Brexit.

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Nieuw fiscaal regime in Italië richt zich op gepensioneerde buitenlanders

Nieuw fiscaal regime in Italië richt zich op gepensioneerde buitenlanders
15/07/2019

“La dolce vita” in Italië, het kan sinds 1 januari 2019 ook voor gepensioneerden zonder extreme vermogens en dit door de invoering van een nieuw fiscaal regime dat Italië aantrekkelijk moet maken als bestemming voor emigrerende buitenlanders. Reeds sinds 1 januari 2017 beschikt Italië over een belastingregime voor individuen die hun fiscale woonplaats naar Italië verhuizen.

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Belgium introduces plain packaging for tobacco products

Belgium introduces plain packaging for tobacco products
15/07/2019

Following the example of Australia, the UK, Norway and France, Belgium has introduced plain packaging for tobacco products. The adopted measure is part of the Belgian Ministry of Health’s anti-tobacco plan and goes beyond the minimum packaging requirements of the EU Tobacco Directive.

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EU Regulation on online platforms approved

EU Regulation on online platforms approved
26/06/2019

On 14 June 2019, the Council of the European Union approved the new Regulation on promoting fairness and transparency of online platforms. The new Regulation will enter into effect in summer 2021

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Mrs. Florence Verhoestraete

Plain Cigarette Packaging in Belgium as from 1st January 2020
24/06/2019

Plain packaging is gaining ground in Europe and around the world. Following in the footsteps of France, the United Kingdom, Norway, Ireland and several other countries, Belgium will introduce plain packaging for tobacco products.

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