European Institutions

  • New Law Requires Corporate Due Diligence In Germany

    June 14, 2021

    In a shift to mandatory compliance, the German Parliament passed a law requiring large and medium-sized businesses to do their due diligence in combating human rights violations along their supply chain with fines being up to 2% of their international revenue and exclusion from public procurement for up to three years.

  • France Plans to Revive the Use of the French Language during EU Presidency

    June 09, 2021

    France will take over the EU’s rotating Council presidency this year and the French government is making plans to use the occasion to revive the use of the french language including earmarking money to offer more French classes to EU civil servants,  potential French-language debates, and key meetings of the Council conducted in French.

  • New EU Rules on Removing Terrorist Content Online Enter Into Force

    June 09, 2021

    In an effort to help counter the spread of extremist ideologies online, new European Union rules on addressing the spreading of terrorist content online entered into force requiring platforms to remove terrorist content referred by member states' authorities within one hour. 

  • European Courts Face a Rising Tide of Climate Litigation

    June 09, 2021

    As the climate change movement gains traction, both Union level and the Member State level European courts are being faced with an increasing number of climate litigation cases.

  • Europe gives U.S. Ultimatum for Data-Transfer Deal

    June 02, 2021

    European Commission Vice President Věra Jourová has stated that the United States must pass new legislation to limit how its national security agencies access Europeans' data if Washington and Brussels are to discuss a new deal on transferring people's digital information across the Atlantic.

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