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Marco Mazzeschi on the Status of Implementation of the Blue Card Directive

by Marco Mazzeschi Excerpt: The EU directive 2009/50 of May 29, 2009 (the so called "Blue Card Directive") was approved to improve the EU's ability to attract highly qualified workers from third countries.The aim was not only to enhance EU competitiveness in the global market but...

Norton Rose Fulbright: 10 Things to Know About EU Antitrust Enforcement and Regulation in the Energy Sector

Key industry sectors Energy Introduction EU antitrust rules apply to energy companies/projects both in and outside the EU EU regulatory regime applies in parallel to antitrust rules Access to infrastructure EU merger review rules differ significantly from rules applicable in...

DLA Piper: Is U.S.-Style Class Action Litigation Coming To The EU? European Commission Calls For Collective Redress Mechanisms In EU National Laws – 8 Points To Note

By: Dr Ludger Giesberts LL.M. and Andreas Tiedge The European Commission is calling for European Union member states to introduce an injunctive and compensatory collective redress mechanism to their national procedural rules by July 26, 2015. In many respects, the concept of a European collective...

DLA Piper: EU: European Court Of Justice Rules Right To Be Forgotten Principle Applicable To Search Engines

By P:atrick Van Eecke and Anthony Cornette In a landmark ruling the European Court of Justice [on May 13] ruled that search engines, as a principle, need to remove the link between search results and a webpage if it contains information the individual deems should be “forgotten”. In...

New EU Consumer Contracts Legislation Came Into Force on 13 June 2014. Are You Ready For This Tsunami?

There has been a drastic change to consumer contracts legislation in each of the 28 member-states of the European Union, further to the coming into force, on 13 June 2014, of new national rules transposing Directive n. 2011/83/EU on consumer rights. Let’s have a look at how these changes will affect...

Cadwalader: REMIT: The Road to Enforcement

Following a number of recent developments, described below, the rules and regulations enacted under the European Union (EU) Regulation on Wholesale Energy Markets Integrity and Transparency (REMIT) are now close to being fully-implemented. Market participants must ensure they are now prepared for an...

Peter S. Vogel: EU Demands That Google’s ‘Right To Be Forgotten’ To Be Worldwide Searches, Not Just In The EU

By Peter S. Vogel Google is fighting a June 2015 order from the French CNIL (Commission nationale de l’informatique et des libertés) that ordered Google to “delist links not just from all European versions of Search but also from all versions globally.” Google’s Global...

Peter S. Vogel: EU Laws May Change Google’s Power

By Peter S. Vogel Under new publishing rules the EU is consider “Google may eventually have to pay newspaper and magazine groups whenever links to their content are shown on Google’s European aggregation sites.” The New York Times August 29, 2015 story “European Publishers...

New EU Regulation for Electronic Signatures

by Michael McKee The EU has adopted a new regulation, which will introduce a new legal framework for electronic signatures, seals, time stamps and electronic documents. These rules aim at creating a uniform regime across EU for the mutual recognition of electronic identification between member...

Day-After-Safe Harbor Action Plan

by Boris Segalis , Marcus Evans and Jay Modrall As we have written extensively, the European Court of Justice’s (ECJ’s) ruling in the Schrems case on October 6, 2015 may effectively invalidate the US-EU Safe Harbor framework. While we believe that the Advocate General’s rationale...

DOS Cable on EU Laissez-Passer (Apr. 7, 2017)

UNCLASSIFIED 17 STATE 33754, Apr 07, 2017 - "9 FAM 402.3-4(C) and 9 FAM 403.9-3 have been updated to reflect the Department’s acceptance of the European Union’s ("EU ") new laissez-passer travel document ("EULP") as a "passport" for visa issuance and travel...