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 Brexit: tijdelijke crisismaatregelen treden in werking op 22 maart 2021

Brexit: tijdelijke crisismaatregelen treden in werking op 22 maart 2021
19/02/2021

De Belgische wetgever heeft op 6 maart 2020 een wet tot invoering van tijdelijke crisismaatregelen voor werkgevers in moeilijkheden als gevolg van de brexit goedgekeurd.

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EU Renewable Energy Financing Mechanism – A step closer towards an Energy Union?

EU Renewable Energy Financing Mechanism – A step closer towards an Energy Union?
16/02/2021

On 15 September 2020, the European Commission adopted an implementing regulation (the "Regulation") establishing the legal framework for the Union Renewable Energy Financing Mechanism (the "Financing Mechanism") provided in Article 33 of the Regulation 2018/1999 on the Governance of the Energy Union and Climate Action (the "Governance Regulation")

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Ring the bell! Nieuwe Europese bescherming voor klokkenluiders.

Ring the bell! Nieuwe Europese bescherming voor klokkenluiders.
12/02/2021

Je bent CEO en op een dag verzoekt een senior medewerkster van het financieel departement je om een gesprek onder vier ogen. Tijdens het gesprek meldt de medewerkster je dat zij een sterk vermoeden heeft dat haar leidinggevende fraude pleegt. Dit vermoeden heeft zij al enige tijd, maar zij kon hier nergens mee naartoe.

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CJEU rules that national sports governing bodies can be subject to public procurement law

CJEU rules that national sports governing bodies can be subject to public procurement law
05/02/2021

On 3 February 2021, the Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”) issued an interesting ruling in a case involving the Italian football association, the Federazione Italiana Giuoco Calcio (“FIGC”).

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State Aid in Times of COVID-19: European Commission Prolongs and Expands Temporary COVID-19 State Aid Framework

State Aid in Times of COVID-19: European Commission Prolongs and Expands Temporary COVID-19 State Aid Framework
04/02/2021

On January 28, 2021, the European Commission adopted its Fifth Amendment to the Temporary Framework for COVID-19 state aid measures. The Temporary Framework enables the EU Member States to support companies affected by the COVID-19 outbreak

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Is AstraZeneca obliged to supply the EU with sufficient Covid-19 vaccines?

Is AstraZeneca obliged to supply the EU with sufficient Covid-19 vaccines?
03/02/2021

The EU-AstraZeneca agreement imposes a “best reasonable efforts” obligation on AstraZeneca to manufacture and deliver its Covid-19 vaccine doses to the EU. This obligation applies to AstraZeneca’s manufacturing sites not only in the EU

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Extension of the Temporary Framework on state aid and COVID-19

Extension of the Temporary Framework on state aid and COVID-19
03/02/2021

The Temporary Framework adopted by the European Commission in March 2020 is based on Article 107(3)(b) TFEU  to remedy a serious disturbance across the EU economy.

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Google closes its acquisition of Fitbit following European Commission conditional clearance

Google closes its acquisition of Fitbit following European Commission conditional clearance
30/01/2021

Earlier this month Google closed its acquisition of Fitbit, following an in-depth investigation by the European Commission resulting in conditional clearance late in 2020.

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 Brexit deal & data transfers: a temporary relief

Brexit deal & data transfers: a temporary relief
22/01/2021

Amongst the (many) uncertainties linked to Brexit, its potential restrictive impact on data transfers between the European Economic Area (EEA) and the UK was an important one for all businesses with cross-border activities.

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Digital platforms – The gatekeepers under the EU’s new Digital Markets Act

Digital platforms – The gatekeepers under the EU’s new Digital Markets Act
18/01/2021

In December last year the European Commission published its much anticipated draft Digital Markets Act. 

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