Companies in EU must record employees’ working hours

The decision obliges Member States to make daily recordings of employees’ working times mandatory

European Court clears CETA arbitration tribunals

Despite the vocal opposition, the arbitration system complies with EU law

UK competition authority wants changes to Big Four

The Competition and Markets’ Authority has called for legislation to overhaul the auditing business, namely concerning the Big Four.

EU wants to allow class-action suits – under certain terms

The landscape for collective redress rules across Europe varies a great deal and efforts to harmonise it might entail negative consequences

Banning China’s Huawei?

Whether to allow Chinese vendors participate in the procurement process for implementing 5G network systems across Europe has divided European countries

Plans for new EU labour authority are controversial

Efforts by the EU to advance labour rights for workers has been met with varied responses – largely due to the effort it requires from companies and the diverse set of rules varying in Member States

Siemens-Alstom merger: Where competition law and politics clash

The merger has raised some questions with regards to the modernity of the European antitrust rules.

EU policy and legal developments in 2019

With the European Parliament elections on the horizon, 2019 will be full of challenges to overcome for the European Union.

EU, Japan agreement creates world’s largest free-trade area
13 December 2018 International Trade Landmark agreement between EU, Japan creates world’s largest free-trade area After five years of negotiations, the European Parliament has approved a major trade agreement between the European Union and Japan. The EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement…
Why the EU digital tax is a sensitive issue
24 September 2018 EU taxation plans Why the EU digital tax is a sensitive issue The EU Commission’s proposed tax on digital business models is facing massive resistance: Member states are refusing support and trade associations are warning about the…

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