Universal taxation at 15%, let’s talk ethics, justice, and equity

For the past decade or so, the GAFAMA group has been the target of accusations and ignominies of all kinds: tax evasion, abuse, scandal, tax havens, usurpation. All kinds of slanders, insults and reproaches have been hitting the fan in the mainstream press as well as the daily media, and on the benches of the National Assembly, in France.

Lack of transposition of Copyright Directive starts infringement proceedings

The letters of formal notice, the first step in the proceedings, were sent 23 EU Member States have yet to fully transpose the Directives into national legislation, which entered into force in June 2019 and for which the transposition deadline was on 7 June.

Corporate accountability laws coming to Europe

The legislations are a part of a broader push by the EU towards a mandatory EU system of due diligence for supply chains

Commission launches investigation into Fitbit acquisition by Google

The investigation will focus on whether Google’s acquisition will hinder competition in the online advertising services marketplace

Franco-German response hailed across Europe, critics worry about the extent and scope

The recovery package, hailed by many, could be seen as a landmark decision for the future of the European Union

Successive fixed-term work contracts contravene EU law even when entered into voluntarily

“The fact that a worker consented to the establishment of successive fixed-term employment relationships does not deprive him or her from the protection granted by the Framework Agreement on fixed-term work”

Geographical Indications: Piggy-backing prohibited

EU’s geographical indications system strengthened by recent ECJ rulings, now to include protection against “figurative signs”

Uber drivers considered as employees in France, court rules

The decision could be one of many that shifts how Uber and other gig economy service providers can operate in Europe

Brussels ponders reform of securities trading rules

The Commission is aiming to make certain adjustments to the investor protection rules

Vietnam free-trade agreement approved despite human rights concerns

EU Parliament green lights Vietnam free trade agreement, despite concerns from human rights groups

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