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The European Court of Justice Issues Two Important Decisions Clarifying the Scope of the Right to Be Forgotten and ISPs Liability

Wednesday, October 9th, 2019

By: Angelo A. Stio III | Partner | Pepper Hamilton LLP and Laura Liguori |Partner | Portolano Cavallo  [1] We routinely hear from United States citizens who want advice on how to remove photographs, newspaper articles, videos or personal information about themselves from the internet.  Whether these individuals are applying for a job or entrance […]

Navigating Uncertainty – The 2019 World Trade Centers Association Trade and Investment Report

Tuesday, October 8th, 2019

The world economy is becoming more volatile and growing at a slower pace. These changes have forced businesses to make risky, complex decisions which could add costs to their operations, make them less competitive, or even render them obsolete. Yet new opportunities are emerging for those able to navigate the shifting tides. The 2019 Trade […]

Commission launches new edition of the Cultural and Creative Cities Monitor 2019

Tuesday, October 8th, 2019

Today, the European Commission released the second edition of its Cultural and Creative Cities Monitor, a tool designed to benchmark and boost the creative and cultural potential of European cities, which is vital to driving economic growth and social cohesion. After the success of the first edition in 2017, the 2019 release presents an updated […]

Mediterranean and Black Seas: Commission proposes fishing opportunities for 2020

Tuesday, October 8th, 2019

Today, the Commission has adopted its first ever proposal on fishing opportunities covering both the Mediterranean and the Black Seas. With this proposal, the Commission is delivering on the political commitments made in the MedFish4Ever and Sofia Declarations to promote sustainable management of fish stocks in the Mediterranean and the Black Seas. It reflects the […]

The Difficulties with the New UK Backstop Proposals

Monday, October 7th, 2019

By John Bruton, former Irish Prime Minister (Taoiseach) There is, at last, some movement in the Brexit negotiation. On the UK side, Boris Johnson previously insisted on the Irish backstop being scrapped. Now he is making proposals (unacceptable so far to the EU) to rewrite it. On the EU side, there is a movement too. […]

Statement on the publication of WTO’s award in the Airbus dispute

Monday, October 7th, 2019

Following the publication today of the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) award regarding the amount of U.S. countermeasures in the WTO Airbus dispute, Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmström made the following statement: “The European Union takes note of the decision of the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) arbitration panel in the Airbus case, and the level of possible countermeasures. […]

New rules make household appliances more sustainable

Friday, October 4th, 2019

In a continued effort to reduce Europe’s carbon footprint and to make energy bills cheaper for European consumers, the Commission today adopted new eco-design measures for products such as refrigerators, washing machines, dishwashers and televisions. Improving the ecodesign of products contributes to implementing the ‘Energy efficiency first’ principle of the EU’s Energy Union priority. For […]

OECD to launch new report on obesity and the economics of prevention – Thursday 10 October 2019

Friday, October 4th, 2019

Overweight and obesity rates among adults continue to climb across OECD countries. Childhood and morbid obesity have gone from a rare event to a common occurrence. Obesity now poses an alarming burden on individuals, societies and economies in OECD countries and beyond.

Vulcan Insight | Analysis of the latest EU Developments 30 Sep – 4 Oct 2019

Friday, October 4th, 2019

Key Events This Week Brexit: UK’s new proposals greeted with dismay by EU leaders On Wednesday UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson set out in a letter to European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker his plans to resolve the issue of the Irish backstop. While Juncker stated that there were some ‘positive advances’ in the UK’s new […]

Brexit Deal or No-Deal: The Future for Data Protection as Brexit Looms

Thursday, October 3rd, 2019

By John Farrell, Partner & Jevan Neilan, Senior Associate | Mason Hayes & Curran It has been more than two years since Theresa May formally announced the UK’s scheduled withdrawal from the EU. As the event looms ever closer, there is no certainty as to whether or not the UK’s departure from the EU will […]