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    Ursula von der Leyen appoints new European Commission

    2019-09-10T11:42:00Z

    Today, President-elect appointed a new European Commission. The list was adopted by the Council. It now must be approved by the European Parliament.

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    Commission publishes roadmap on the evaluation of the EU competition rules on horizontal agreements between companies

    2019-09-06T09:26:00Z

    Commission has published roadmap on the evaluation of the two Block Exemption Regulations (BERs) for horizontal co-operation agreements. It intends to gather evidence on how the BERs function in order to decide whether it should let them elapse, prolong their duration or revise them in order to take proper ...

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    David Sassoli elected President of the European Parliament

    2019-08-13T09:26:00Z

    David Sassoli was elected as the new President of the European Parliament on 3 July 2019 with 345 out of 667 valid votes in the second round. Sassoli will now lead Parliament until January 2020.

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    Unified approach to cross border AML supervision

    2019-08-09T12:05:00Z

    The Law Society of Scotland and the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) are working together to make sure there is a united approach to anti-money laundering (AML) supervision across Scotland, England and Wales.

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    Law Society of Scotland responds to Government’s Online Harms White Paper

    2019-08-09T10:54:00Z

    The Consumer, Mental Health and Disability and Privacy Law sub-committees and the Criminal Law Committee of the Law Society of Scotland responded to the UK Government’s Online Harms White Paper which sets out the government’s plans for “a world-leading package of measures to keep UK users safe online”.

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    2020 EU budget: Council agrees its position

    2019-08-09T10:48:00Z

    On 10 July 2019 the EU ambassadors agreed the Council’s position on the 2020 EU draft budget. The Council’s position for next year’s budget amounts to €153.1 billion in payments and €166.8 billion in commitments.

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    EU Court of Justice: three judges appointed

    2019-08-09T10:47:00Z

    On 10 July 2019 governmental representatives of the Member States appointed three judges to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU). The CJEU consists of two courts, the Court of Justice and the General Court.

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    AI and lawyer’s ethics by Jonathan Goldsmith

    2019-08-08T14:51:00Z

    Jonathan Goldsmith provides an insight into the European Commission’s ethics guidelines for artificial intelligence and highlights the key requirements identified and how these are applicable to lawyers.

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    Scotland - Focus on the Vulnerable Accused Person

    2019-08-08T14:49:00Z

    In April 2019, the Law Society of Scotland’s Criminal Law Committee published a Report on the vulnerable accused person and identified five practical steps to ensure that the human rights of vulnerable people accused of criminal offences are respected.

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    Summer case law digest

    2019-08-08T14:45:00Z

    In the current case law digest we are featuring the latest CJEU (including the ones from July), in particular Fashion ID case on social media plugins, Commission v Belgium on high-speed electronic communications network and Ordre des avocats du barreau de Dinant v JN. The CJEU is currently on recess ...