Law & Justice

  • EU Council Supports Restrictive Online Copyright Rules

    February 22, 2019

    Reuters reports that national officials from a majority of EU countries backed, over the objection of five member states, new copyright rules that will require internet companies including Facebook and Google to pay publishers to reproduce news snippets and to remove copyright-protected content from their platforms.

  • EU Institutions Agree to Establish Central Labor Agency

    February 21, 2019

    The European Commission, European Parliament, and Council of the EU have come to a provisional agreement on the establishment of a European Labour Authority that would provide “technical and logistical support” to EU member states on the enforcement of EU labor rules.

  • EU Institutions Agree Internet Platform Disclosure Rules

    February 21, 2019

    The European Parliament, Council of the EU, and European Commission have agreed a new set of rules requiring “exhaustive” disclosure by internet companies regarding whether they favor their own products on sales platforms and how they use any data they collect from consumers.

  • EU Institutions Agree Restrictions on Truck Emissions

    February 20, 2019

    The European Parliament and Council have reached an agreement on EU legislation imposing new restrictions on truck and bus manufacturers seeking to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from heavy-duty vehicles by 30 percent by 2030 in line with the bloc’s Paris climate accord pledges.

  • EU Agrees Stricter Copyright Rules for Online Content

    February 20, 2019

    The Financial Express reports that EU institutions have reached a deal on copyright legislation that will impose new liability on internet companies for hosting unlicensed content uploaded by users on their platforms.

  • EU Law Requires Internet Platforms to Pay for Content

    February 15, 2019

    Bloomberg reports that EU institutions have agreed to a new copyright law that will require online platforms to pay creators of protected content that appears on their websites, including long fragments of news articles appearing as previews in search results, or remove it.

  • ECJ Allows Child Benefits for EU Migrants Not Pursuing Jobs

    February 13, 2019

    The Court of Justice of the EU (ECJ) has ruled that EU migrants are not required to pursue employment in the EU member state in which they live to receive family benefits for children living in another member state.

  • EU Official Faces Criticism over Blocked Railroad Merger

    February 07, 2019

    AP reports that European Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager’s decision to block a merger between French and German railroad companies has prompted criticism from both countries and calls from officials for a revision of EU antitrust rules to help European businesses compete with external companies, especially in China.

  • EC Report Pushes back on “Investor Citizenship” Policies

    January 31, 2019

    The European Commission (EC) has produced a report warning of the risks involved with practices in EU member states of awarding citizenship in return for financial investments and threatening countries with legal action on the basis of failure to comply with common EU rules on scrutinizing visa and citizenship applications.

  • EC Advances Sanctions Process on Hungary’s Refugee Laws

    January 31, 2019

    The European Commission (EC) has sent a “reasoned opinion” to Hungary demanding changes to the country’s laws restricting applications from asylum seekers and criminalizing those who help with such applications as the second step in the bloc’s sanctions process for alleged violations of EU law.

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