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On 24 June, the EU Council announced that it had adopted by written procedure an amending directive to DAC 6 providing an optional six-month delay to the reporting deadlines due to the disruption caused by the pandemic. This follows European Parliament approval received on 19 June.
When I applied to be seconded to the Law Societies Joint Office in Brussels the last thing that I imagined would impact the opportunity would be a global pandemic.
The overview of the most important cases from the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) in May.
Philip Buisseret, Secretary General of the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE), discusses the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on justice systems across the EU and what needs to be done now to address these challenges.