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

EU Cybersecurity Act clears final parliamentary hurdle

The adoption establishes the first EU-wide certification scheme to ensure that cybersecurity standards are met.

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.

German antitrust regulator lashes out at Facebook

The order by the Federal Cartel Office might have far-reaching effects in how Facebook manages its operations in Europe

Battle over access and transparency intensifying

With lobbying in Europe being focused in Brussels, there are increasing calls for the organisation and activities thereof to be more clear. How does it work exactly?

Reining in the tech giants?

The EU has a tough task at hand in order to create a fertile ground for European tech companies to flourish and compete on a global scale.

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-Singapore trade deal nearing finishing line

The free-trade agreement between the EU and Singapore is expected to come into force later in 2019. Many trade barriers will be eliminated and EU rigorous standards and requirements will thus expand to South-East Asia.

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…
The European digital services tax: Now or never?
26 November 2018 European Union The digital services tax: Now or never? The December meeting of EU finance ministers will be interesting. There are countries that staunchly support the proposed digital services tax on a European level, while others reject…

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