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European Union: EU Competitor Collaboration Rules, Including R&D And Information Sharing, Set To Change - Bristows

Sharp on the heels of its review of its rules on vertical agreements (see here), the European Commission has also announced its intention to revise its rules and guidance...
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EU Commission gets called to recognize the role of sustainability certification for biomass

In Germany and France, the French Association of Oilseed and Protein Producers and the Union for the Promotion of Oilseed and Protein Plants called on the European Commission to include all European biomass raw materials without exception in the EU’s reduction target -Taxonomy Ordinance to be included. “With the Taxonomy Regulation, the European Union is introducing binding requirements for almost all sectors with the aim of boosting investor confidence, raising awareness of the environmental im...
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European AI needs strategic leadership, not overregulation

Mark Minevich Contributor Share on Twitter Mark Minevich is president of Going Global Ventures, an adviser at Boston Consulting Group, a digital fellow at IPsoft and a leading global AI expert and digital cognitive strategist and venture capitalist. More posts by this contributor Use AI responsibly to uplift historically disenfranchised people during COVID-19 Using AI responsibly to fight the coronavirus pan...
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Environmental NGOs tell EU to promote eFuels

In Belgium, the European Union should promote the use of green synthetic fuels, or e-fuels, by ships and planes as part of its upcoming maritime and aviation fuel laws, environmental groups have told the European Commission. The FuelEU Maritime and ReFuelEU initiatives will require ships carrying EU trade and aircraft fueling in Europe to progressively switch to sustainable alternative fuels. In a letter published Wednesday, 17 green organizations, including Transport & Environment (T&E) and Gre...
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UK: European Commission Issues Statement Of Objections To Apple After Spotify Complaint - Preiskel & Co

On 30 April 2021, the European Commission announced that it has issued Apple with a Statement of Objections, setting out its preliminary view that it has distorted competition in the music streaming market and abused its dominant position ...
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European Union: European Commission Publishes Proposal To Counter Foreign Subsidies Distorting The Single Market - Jones Day

The European Commission would gain extensive new powers to counteract alleged distortive effects of foreign subsidies in the EU Single Market
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European Union: A Summary Of The Proposed European Regulation On Digital Operational Resilience - Reed Smith (Worldwide)

The European Commission is considering amending the existing rules for the financial sector regarding digital operational resilience, with a view to unifying and strengthening the legal framework in this area.
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Amazon Wins EU Court Fight Over $300 Million Tax Ruling

A European Union court has overturned a ruling by the European Commission that a tax deal between Luxembourg's government and Amazon amounted to illegal state support.
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EU economy forecast to rebound faster thanks to Covid vaccine

Shadow of coronavirus beginning to lift from Europe’s economy, says EU’s economics commissionerCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe economy of the EU will bounce back more quickly than expected, owing in part to the quickening pace of its vaccination programme after a “slow start”, the European Commission has forecast.The brighter outlook from Brussels also takes into account payouts from the EU’s €800bn (£686bn) recovery package and a sharper than predicted rebound in...
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EU court says Amazon won't have to pay its $300 million tax bill

Amazon has won an EU appeal after being hit with a €250 million ($303 million) tax bill by the European Commission in 2017..
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Amazon wins appeal over €250m EU tax bill

2017 European Commission decision that ordered US firm to pay back-taxes to Luxembourg overturnedAmazon has won a court battle against the EU over allegations that the US technology company received €250m in “illegal state aid” tax benefits from Luxembourg.The ruling from Europe’s general court is the latest blow to the EU’s fight against “sweetheart deals” that allegedly allow big multinational tech companies to avoid hundreds of millions of euros in tax in other member states. Continue reading...
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EU Court: Amazon Tax Deal With Luxembourg Was Legal

A European Union court has overturned a ruling by the European Commission that a tax deal between the Luxembourg government and Amazon amounted to illegal state support.
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European Union: Luxembourg Impact Of EU Commission's New Guidance On EU Merger Control Referrals - ELVINGER HOSS PRUSSEN, société anonyme

What's new? The European Commission has published new guidance on the application of the referral mechanism set out in Article 22 of the EU Merger Regulation...
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EU Court Rules in Favor of Initiative Fighting Trade With Illegal Settlements

(Reuters) - An EU court rescinded a European Commission decision not to register a citizens' initiative fighting against the import of goods...
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EU court rejects an order for Amazon to pay back $300 million in taxes

Amazon won its appeal against the European Commission on Wednesday, who had ordered the tech giant to pay back 250 million euros ($303...
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Holidu books $45M after growing its vacation rentals business ~50% YoY during COVID-19

Vacation rental startup Holidu has tucked $45 million in Series D funding into its suitcase — bringing its total raised since being founded back in 2014 to more than $120M. The latest funding round is led by 83North with participation from existing investors Prime Ventures, EQT ventures, Coparion, Senovo, Kees Koolen, Lios Ventures and Chris Hitchen. Also participating, with both equity and debt, is Claret Capital (formerly Harbert European Growth Capital). The financing will be ploughed into pr...
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EU upgrades economic forecasts as vaccination campaign gathers pace

The European Commission presented on Wednesday a more upbeat assessment of how the 27 economies will perform this year.
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Euro Zone Economy to Rebound More Strongly in 2021, 2022 - Commission

By Jan StrupczewskiBRUSSELS (Reuters) - The euro zone will rebound from its COVID-19 slump more than expected, the European Commission said on...
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Apple Faces UK Class Action for App Store Overcharging

Apple is facing a London lawsuit over claims it overcharged nearly 20 million U.K. customers for App Store purchases, yet another legal headache for the tech giant fighting lawsuits across the world. Bloomberg reports: Apple's 30% fee is "excessive" and "unlawful" the claimants said in a press release Tuesday. The claim, filed at London's Competition Appeal Tribunal on Monday, calls for the U.S. firm to compensate U.K. iPhone and iPad users for years of alleged overcharging. They estimate that A...
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European Union: Foreign Subsidies Under The European Commission's Microscope - Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

The European Commission's June 2020 White Paper outlined its initial plans for a subsidies regime. The Commission has now developed these plans in its proposals for a new regulation.
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European Union: EU Considers Significant Regulations For AI - Foley Hoag LLP

On April 21, 2021, the European Commission released a highly-anticipated proposal for a regulation governing artificial intelligence (AI).
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UK Class Action Accuses Apple of Breaking Competition Law by Overcharging for Apps

A new legal case filed with the U.K.'s Competition Appeal Tribunal has accused Apple of breaching competition law by overcharging nearly 20 million customers for App Store purchases. The collective action case alleges Apple's 30% commission on app sales and consumers' forced use of its own payment processing system generates "unlawfully excessive levels of profit," and calls for the company to compensate iPhone and iPad users in the U.K. for years of alleged overcharging, with damages of up t...
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EU to Launch New Legal Action Against AstraZeneca Over Vaccine Deliveries

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission will start on Tuesday a second legal case against AstraZeneca over its delayed deliveries of COVID-19...
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Worldwide: Europe Seeks To Tame Artificial Intelligence With The World's First Comprehensive Regulation - Perkins Coie LLP

In what could be a harbinger of the future regulation of artificial intelligence (AI) in the United States, the European Commission published its recent proposal for regulation of AI systems.
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Covid live news: EU not renewing orders for AstraZeneca jabs after June; lockdown extended in New Delhi

Latest updates: pressure builds on Indian government to announce national lockdown; Boris Johnson expected to make social distancing announcement on Monday; New South Wales to extend Covid restrictions for another weekUS must export vaccine doses before waiving patents, say EU leadersUK government ‘failed to consider gender’ in its Covid responsePope adds voice to call for pharma giants to waive vaccine patentsSee all our coronavirus coverage 2.05pm BST Here some more detail from Reuters on ...
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Bayer Loses Fight Over Chemicals EU Blamed For Killing Bees

Bayer AG lost its fight to topple a European Union ban on controversial insecticides that regulators blame for killing honeybees. Bloomberg reports: The EU Court of Justice dismissed the appeal, finding there were no legal errors in the European Commission's decision to impose restrictions on the substances' use, based on concerns that the chemicals posed "high acute risks for bees" and "the survival and development of colonies in several crops." Bayer and Syngenta AG in 2018 already lost a firs...
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EU Calls on U.S. and Others to Exports Their Vaccines

PORTO, Portugal (Reuters) -The European Commission called on Friday on the United States and other major COVID-19 vaccine producers to export what...
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European Union: European Commission Publishes Draft Regulation On Artificial Intelligence - Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance (GALA)

On April 21, 2021, the European Commission unveiled a proposal for a "Regulation laying down harmonized rules on Artificial Intelligence" ("AI Regulation")
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Macron voices concerns over Covid vaccines patent waiver

French president says US and UK should start exporting doses around the world insteadCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageEmmanuel Macron has echoed the German government’s concerns over Joe Biden’s proposed suspension of intellectual property rights for Covid-19 vaccines as he urged the US and the UK to instead start exporting doses around the world.Arriving at an EU summit in Porto in Portugal, the French president expressed his reservations about the White House proposa...
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Regulating Artificial Intelligence and Automated Decision-Making

The Law Commission of Ontario has been reviewing the principles and impact of artificial intelligence (AI) in the Canadian justice system for some years. Its three points of focus have been on the use of AI in criminal justice, in civil justice and in government. A in late 2020 on criminal justice aspects. It was described in Slaw.ca here. The second report is on government uses, under the title . As with the criminal paper, there is a helpful as well. Regulating AI presents a lot of challe...
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