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    Institutional Ideas from the President

    2018-02-27T10:33:00Z

    On 14 February 2018 Jean-Claude Juncker gave a press conference providing his vision for future institutional issues in the European Union. In his introductory speech he called for the continuation of the ‘Lead Candidate’ Process, known widely in Brussels in its German form ‘ Spitzenkandidaten ’. Under this process, each ...

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    Online shopping just got better!

    2018-02-27T10:07:00Z

    MEPs have voted in favour of ending geo-blocking and country redirects by the end of 2018. On 6 February MEPs adopted a regulation to end geo-blocking, obliging retailers to give people access to goods and services on the same terms all over the EU, regardless of where they are connecting ...

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    A Moratorium Movement

    2018-02-27T09:35:00Z

    Hands Off Cain (“HOC”) is an NGO founded in Brussels in 1993. It is a non-profit organisation, constituent member of the nonviolent and transnational Radical Party, recognised as a first-degree NGO by the UN Economic and Social Council. HOC’s name is taken from Genesis, the first book of the ...

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    Legal charity wins silver in European Association Awards

    2018-02-26T11:11:00Z

    The Lawscot Foundation won the silver award in the ‘Most Innovative Development by an Association’ category in the 2018 European Association Awards, Friday 23 February. 

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    A glimpse at future EU Consumer Policy

    2018-02-22T16:10:00Z

    The EU is making a concerted effort to drive international standards for consumer protection. If it succeeds, it will widen the market for exports and imports. The driver in the background for this initiative is inherently pollical, following recent scandals involving the diesel industry, Ryanair and the debate which surrounds ...

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    Ready, Steady, GDPR - Law Society of Northern Ireland's training programme

    2018-02-22T16:07:00Z

    The Law Society of Northern Ireland is participating in the official EU ‘TRADATA project’ and partnered with 8 other EU countries to provide comprehensive training on Data Protection Reform (GDPR). As part of the project the Society has organised a GDPR Conference which will take place on 13 April 2018 ...

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    European Parliament votes to launch TAXE 3 Committee of Inquiry

    2018-02-22T15:56:00Z

    On 8 February, the European Parliament’s Conference of Presidents voted to launch another inquiry into financial crime, tax evasion and tax avoidance. This follows the investigations of the TAXE 1 and 2 committees, which were founded to examine the consequences of the “LuxLeaks” papers in 2014, and the PANA committee ...

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    A New Year Celebration

    2018-02-22T15:50:00Z

    On 31 January 2018 our office co-hosted a New Year reception with our office partners, (the German Federal Bar, Czech Bar, Austrian Bar, Luxembourgish Bar and French-German speaking Belgian Bar) where we welcomed officeholders and colleagues from a variety of organisations and institutions, including the three UK Law Societies (England ...

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    Developments in legal aid for victims of domestic abuse in family law cases

    2018-02-22T14:52:00Z

    It has been a long journey, and many would say that it is not over yet, but 8 th January saw the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) publish the new regulations to improve and extend the criteria for evidence by which victims of domestic abuse can prove that they should ...

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    A Moratorium Movement

    2018-02-22T14:43:00Z

    Hands Off Cain (“HOC”) is an NGO founded in Brussels in 1993. It is a non-profit organisation, constituent member of the nonviolent and transnational Radical Party, recognised as a first-degree NGO by the UN Economic and Social Council. HOC’s name is taken from Genesis, the first book of the ...

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    The CCBE Human Rights Award – Resisting barbarity

    2018-02-22T14:32:00Z

    Ten years ago, the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe created its own Human Rights Award to celebrate those who, at the risk of their own lives or freedom, accept to undertake their mission of defence. The list of winners, who have since been granted the Award, not ...

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    Prospects for trade policy in 2018

    2018-02-05T14:35:00Z

    Pascal Kerneis, Managing Director of ESF (European Services Forum) discusses the prospects for trade policy in 2018.

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    "Participation in” vs. “having access to” the EU’s Internal Market

    2018-02-05T14:32:00Z

    Georges Baur, Assistant Secretary-General of EFTA analyses the options for the UK’s future relationship with the EU.

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    Following Brexit – Which arrangements for the future UK-EU relationship?

    2018-02-05T14:29:00Z

    Sven Norberg, Senior Advisor at KREAB, Brussels discusses the options for a future UK-EU relationship.  

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    Law Reform - Revisions to the EU Copyright Directive

    2018-01-31T15:48:00Z

    Discussions on the reform of copyright continue within the EU institutions. The proposal for a directive on copyright in the Digital Single Market has had a troubled inception since its provision to the Council by the Commission on 14 September 2016, forming part of the Commission’s broader initiatives under the ...

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    Brexit and family law – position paper

    2018-01-19T14:45:00Z

    In this article, we discuss three main possibilities for when EU family law provisions will cease to apply in the UK post-Brexit.

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    Updates from the Law Society of Northern Ireland

    2018-01-19T14:42:00Z

    The Law Society of Northern Ireland tell us about some of their recent activities

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    Round up of 2017

    2018-01-19T14:40:00Z

    The world has seen a myriad of change during 2017. We re-cap on some of the most prominent events of the year. 

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    CCBE submits an Amicus Brief in support of Microsoft at US Supreme Court

    2018-01-19T14:38:00Z

    The Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE) submitted an Amicus Brief in support of Microsoft in United States v Microsoft . Amicus briefs are the only form of intervention before the courts by a third party which is interested in a given case. They are especially ...

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    Council Adopts Negotiating Mandate on the Transparency Register

    2018-01-17T12:08:00Z

    On 6 December 2017, the Permanent Representatives Committee (Coreper) agreed on the Council’s position on the Commission proposal for a mandatory Transparency Register. This means that the Council Presidency will now be able to begin negotiations with the Parliament and Commission on the Council’s participation in the Transparency Register. ...