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Banks do not need to check whether their customers have given other companies permission to access information from their payment accounts under EU payment services laws, the European Banking Authority (EBA) has confirmed. 15 Jun 2018
The UK might be allowed to participate in the EU's science and innovation research funding programme despite leaving the EU. 14 Jun 2018
Environmental protection has been defined as a state objective ( Staatsziel ) in the German Constitution ( Grundgesetz ) since 1994. It provides that legislature, government and all public bodies shall strive to safeguard the environment and natural resources...
It can be tempting for suppliers and retailers to enter into discussions over the recommended price customers should be charged for products. However, there are limits to what the law permits.
This guide was last updated in February 2017.
The EU's Solvency II Directive came into force on 1 January 2016. The directive consolidates and harmonises existing EU insurance directives including life and non-life directives, the reinsurance directive and various others.
The EU’s 2014 Public Procurement Directive softened the rules preventing companies from bidding for public contracts where they, or their directors, had been convicted of certain economic crimes.
The Insurance Distribution Directive makes it easier for firms to trade cross-border, create a level playing field among all participants and strengthen policyholder protection.
A committee of MEPs is pushing for an ultimatum to be served on the US government to strengthen the safeguards provided for in the EU-US Privacy Shield. 13 Jun 2018
ANALYSIS: The EU-based arms of major international businesses must have contracts in place with other group companies where those other companies carry out the processing of personal data on their behalf. 13 Jun 2018
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