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The European Labour Authority is Born

This week the European Labour Authority started its activities. After two years of negotiations, one of the main features of the European Pillar of Social Rights is now operational, with its headquarter in Bratislava and an array of tasks that makes of it a relevant piece in one of the EU’s most sensitive domains: labour mobility and protection of workers. The European Labour Authority is a...

Extraterritoriality and Technology Part II. The Facebook Judgment and the Issue of Coherence with the Google Judgment

Yesterday, in the case of Glawischnig-Piesczek, the Court of Justice ruled that the e-commerce Directive does not preclude Member States from ordering a host provider to remove unlawful information which it stores, as well as identical information of the kind. This is a heavy burden that will fall on online service providers, particularly information or social platforms. The case concerned...

Tax Rulings and State Aid after the Starbucks/Fiat judgments of the General Court

On 24 September 2019, the General Court handed down two long-awaited sets of judgments concerning the application of EU/EEA State aid rules to tax decisions. In its judgment in Cases T-760/15 Netherlands v Commission and T-636/16 Starbucks v Commission, the General Court annulled Commission Decision (EU) 2017/502 of 21 October 2015, while in the judgment in Cases T-755/15 Luxembourg v Commission...