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UK Counts Itself Out of European Account Preservation Order

The European Account Preservation Order (EAPO) has received backing from the European Parliament and looks set to take legal effect this month. The Order will prevent companies diverting funds to secure them from creditors. Edmund Day discusses the Order and why the UK has decided to opt-out.

10:57, 3rd July 2014
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Tackling Fraud and Corruption in the European Union

A proposed Directive from the European Union seeks to clamp down on the problem of fraud within the European Union and deal with any dishonest conduct of parties tendering for EU project contracts. Ryan Turner analyses how a harmonised understanding and prevention of fraud will benefit the EU.

10:00, 14th June 2014
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Gruelling roaming charges: a thing of the past?

On April 3rd 2014 the European Parliament voted in favour of abolishing roaming charges incurred by mobile phone usage abroad by Christmas 2015. The ultimate aim of such a move is to create a single telecoms market. Jessica Johnson analyses how this decision removes a huge barrier within the EU.

11:00, 20th May 2014
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Is There Really a ‘Right’ to be Forgotten?

Has a decision from the European Court of Justice this week created a 'right' to be forgotten? By analysing the decision of the ECJ who held that Google should remove listings from their search engines, Chris Bridges explores whether a right to be forgotten is simply a construct of existing law.

11:00, 17th May 2014
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Immigration Income Requirements: What is the real purpose?

Immigration has been a political hot topic of late, with the coalition government promising to cut net migration during their term. One way they have done this is by introducing new rules on income requirements to bring families to the UK. However, the government's justification does not add up.

11:18, 26th April 2014
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UK Air Quality – Is enough being done?

The quality of the air that we breathe has a dramatic impact on health and it has been highlighted in recent weeks that the UK and other European nations are not maintaining a suitable level of clean air. Is enough being done to combat this, and what are the implications of not doing enough?

11:17, 20th April 2014
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It's not the end of the line for data retention

On Tuesday the CJEU came to the conclusion the European Data Retention Directive was, and always had been, invalid, marking a significant step for the protection of privacy. However, is this the end of the line for telecommunications data retention within Europe, or just a minor setback?

11:15, 10th April 2014
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Competition v Intellectual Property - Clarity but little substantive change

Competition is a key pillar to the EU. But, to obtain true competition, innovation must be encouraged, requiring protection of intellectual property. A regulation update has provided clarity over when technology transfer agreements will be permissible, but provides little substantive improvement.

12:21, 27th March 2014
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Strategic Environmental Assessments: Decision-making all at SEA

The Supreme Court recently held that a European Directive applicable to plans that have a significant environmental impact is not applicable to the government's HS2 project. Is this lawful, and what lessons can be learnt for the future?

12:21, 1st March 2014
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Powering through: High Speed Railway 2

The Judicial Review over the legality of HS2 has recently come to a head in the Supreme Court, with the government coming out on top. In light of this go-ahead for HS2, Holly Abel compares the sufficiency of compensation for compulsory purchase here in the UK to that in Australia.

12:29, 11th February 2014
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Unavoidable Protection of Human Rights from Europe

With recent consideration of leaving the European Convention on Human Rights, Thomas Horton provides a systematic view of the UK's legal obligations as a member of the EU, demonstrating that the ECHR can still be applicable in light of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union.

12:08, 22nd December 2013
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The Parent-Subsidiary Directive: Closing the Loophole

The tax avoidance of companies such as Google, Amazon and Starbucks brought to light in the last year show how these vast companies are able to exploit their transnational status to reduce their tax liabilities. However the EU has recently attempted to close an increasingly popular loophole.

12:47, 10th December 2013
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Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership - Realistic?

Last week was the second round of talks between the European Union and the United States to try to create a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), in an attempt to reduce trade barriers between the two major markets. However is the removal of trade barriers realistic?

14:02, 30th November 2013
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