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GSK will make change to its financial reporting from Q1 2017

LONDON, 12-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — GSK keeps its financial reporting framework under regular review to ensure that it remains current and in line with both the latest regulatory requirements and developing best practice within the Pharmaceutical industry. As a result of … Read the full press release

UK Workers Are Illegally Denied Access to Justice

OXFORD, 23-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — UK workers are being illegally denied access to justice, according to Oxford academics in a forthcoming article in the journal, Modern Law Review. Their conclusions support an ongoing legal challenge to the employment tribunal fees regime, … Read the full press release

Berwin Leighton Paisner advises Valad Europe on the disposal of the High Return Portfolio to M7 Real Estate

LONDON, 26-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — International law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner has advised Valad Europe on the disposal of the High Return Portfolio to M7 Real Estate. The portfolio comprises ten properties in Germany with a rental area totalling 103,000 sqm. … Read the full press release

Berwin Leighton Paisner advises Mount Street Mortgage Servicing Limited on the acquisition of EAA Portfolio Advisers GmbH

LONDON, 26-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — International law firm, Berwin Leighton Paisner, advised Mount Street Mortgage Servicing Limited (“Mount Street”) on the acquisition of EAA Portfolio Advisers GmbH (“EPA”), the largest platform transfer ever completed in Europe. EPA is the portfolio manager … Read the full press release

New York’s Health Agency (NYSDOH) Cited in Iraq War’s Blowback

NEW YORK, 31-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — As the Iraq War’s official end on December 18, 2011 marks its fifth anniversary, many questions remain on its fallouts. New York’s French-American community is one of them, as it remembers its blacklisting when … Read the full press release

SGS: Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) issue rules for functional foods and health supplements

NEWARK, NJ, U.S.A., 28-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — On November 24, 2016 Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) issued its rules on health supplements, nutraceuticals, foods for special dietary use, food for special medical purpose, functional food and novel food … Read the full press release

Cefic: The tenth anniversary of the entry into force of REACH, the EU chemicals legislation

BRUSSELS, 23-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Yesterday, 18th December, marked the tenth anniversary of the entry into force of REACH, the EU chemicals legislation. With the REACH review exercise about to start, it is worth taking stock of this cornerstone piece of … Read the full press release

Berwin Leighton Paisner advises Golden Square Energy on sale of FiT Wind Portfolio to Pension Infrastructure Platform

LONDON, 16-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — International law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has advised Golden Square Energy (GSE) on the c. £93m sale of its FiT Wind Portfolio to the Pension Infrastructure Platform (PiP). The portfolio of 31 assets, with a … Read the full press release

Swiss Directorate of International Law held discussion on “Restitution of stolen assets”

BERN, 13-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — On 12 December 2016, the Directorate of International Law held its annual one-day event for the public at the Bern Rathaus. This year’s topic was the “Restitution of stolen assets”, and the discussion addressed both the … Read the full press release

RWE Power on 13th amendment to Nuclear Energy Act: With today’s decision by the highest German court we have gained certainty for our company

Certainty for companies and owners COLOGNE, 09-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — In its decision today, the German Federal Constitutional Court determined that the constitutional complaint filed by RWE Power AG against the 13th amendment to the German Nuclear Energy Act was partly … Read the full press release

OSCE: Spanish judge stopping El Mundo from publishing a story a threat to investigative journalism

VIENNA, 05-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatović today expressed concern about a recent ruling by a Spanish judge to stop the daily newspaper El Mundo from publishing a story on an investigation into … Read the full press release

South-East Europe countries two-day anti-money laundering meeting in Budva, Montenegro

Budva, Montenegro, 05-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The OSCE Mission to Montenegro facilitated a two-day meeting of the heads of Financial Intelligence Units (FIU) of the six South-East Europe countries, hosted by the Montenegrin FIU on 1 and 2 December 2016 … Read the full press release

OSCE workshop in Yerevan on the implementation of the Aarhus Convention

Yerevan, Armenia, 05-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The implementation of the Aarhus Convention in the context of recent constitutional and legal developments in Armenia was the theme of a workshop held by the OSCE office in Yerevan on 2 December 2016 … Read the full press release

Green German MEP Jan Albrecht on EU/US data protection agreement adopted by MEPs

BRUSSELS, 02-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Trust in the US took a hit following revelations of mass surveillance by Edward Snowden, but an agreement on data protection adopted by MEPs today should help to restore it. The deal known as the umbrella … Read the full press release

New EU rules to pave the way for abolition of roaming fees for consumers in 2017

On 2 December 2016 the Council adopted a general approach on new rules for wholesale roaming markets in the EU, paving the way for the abolition of roaming fees for consumers in 2017. The agreed text is the starting point … Read the full press release

Value Added Tax (VAT) environment to be improved for e-commerce businesses in the EU

BRUSSELS, 02-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Commission has today unveiled a series of measures to improve the Value Added Tax (VAT) environment for e-commerce businesses in the EU. Our proposals will allow consumers and companies, in particular start-ups and SMEs, … Read the full press release

European Commission to strengthen the regulation of commodities markets and curb price speculation

BRUSSELS, 02-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Commission has taken important steps today to strengthen the regulation of commodities markets and curb price speculation. It also ensures that firms active on these markets are regulated appropriately. The package completes the rulebook … Read the full press release

European Commission and Germany to end the legal dispute over the planned introduction of a road charge for passenger cars in Germany

BRUSSELS, 02-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — In the margins of the Transport Council held today in Brussels, EU Commissioner for Transport, Violeta Bulc, met with the German Federal Minister of Transport and Digital Infrastructure Alexander Dobrindt. In the margins of the Transport … Read the full press release

Airbus Group on WTO Panel DS487 report: Boeing must give up these massive tax subsidies

Extends the WTO’s earlier condemnation of massive illegal subsidies to Boeing to 26 billion USD in the form of wholly non-refundable corporate welfare. This is the single largest state-level instance of corporate welfare in US history. The subsidy package condemned … Read the full press release

ABLV Group renames few of its companies

RIGA, 21-Nov-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — For the purpose of administrative optimization of ABLV Group, several changes were performed in November 2016. Keeping structural reorganization of ABLV Group companies, few of them were renamed. Subsidiaries of Pillar Investment Group, AS were renamed … Read the full press release

US Supreme Court: Archangel Diamond Corporation (ADC) Liquidation Trust’s case against LUKOIL could not be pursued in the United States

MOSCOW, 18-Nov-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The United States Supreme Court became the seventh separate court to agree with PJSC LUKOIL that Archangel Diamond Corporation (ADC) Liquidation Trust’s case against LUKOIL could not be pursued in the United States. By this decision … Read the full press release

CEP awards: Public Protection Award for Resettle project – Intensive Intervention Risk Management Service by the National Probation Service in England

UTRECHT, 10-Nov-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — In October 2016, CEP launched the CEP awards, a celebration of outstanding contributions to probation. The awards scheme reflects CEP’s vision: to contribute to safer communities by rehabilitating and reintegrating offenders and providing the best possible … Read the full press release

Rio Tinto suspends Energy & Minerals chief executive Alan Davies over Simandou project investigation

LONDON, 09-Nov-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — On 29 August 2016, Rio Tinto became aware of email correspondence from 2011 relating to contractual payments totalling US$10.5 million made to a consultant providing advisory services on the Simandou project in Guinea. The company launched … Read the full press release

Telia Company on Lithuania’s Law on Electronic Communications legislation changes

STOCKHOLM, 09-Nov-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — According to Telia Company’s Group Policy on Freedom of Expression in Telecommunications we will, whenever possible, report on developments with potentially serious impacts on the freedom of expression of our customers. Government’s surveillance of communications often … Read the full press release

OSCE seminar for judges on protecting the rights of child victims of human trafficking in Kazakhstan

ASTANA, 20-Oct-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The sixth and concluding OSCE-supported seminar in a series for judges on protecting the rights of child victims of human trafficking took place on 19 October 2016 in Astana, Kazakhstan. Some 35 judges from across the … Read the full press release

EESC on EU Anti-Money Laundering Directive: all high-risk third countries need to be added

‘Panama Papers countries’ should be covered by enhanced due diligence obligations of the 5th AML Directive BRUSSELS, 20-Oct-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The list of high-risk third countries subject to enhanced due diligence measures, published on 14th July, does not include … Read the full press release

EESC comments on geo-blocking, roaming and parcel delivery

BRUSSELS, 20-Oct-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The EU has not delivered on its promise to abolish obstacles to the free movement of goods and services for consumers. The European Economic and Social Committee, Europe’s voice for civil society, has delivered three key … Read the full press release

EESC debate: policy proposals aimed at “making the lives of criminals more difficult and their actions impossible”

EESC debate also calls for safeguards against misuse of data collected BRUSSELS, 20-Oct-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — An EESC debate this week on fighting money laundering, terrorist financing and tax evasion called for a number of policy proposals aimed at “making … Read the full press release

Strengthening policy coordination, sustainable growth and overcapacity discussed at the 6th annual EU-China High-level Economic and Trade Dialogue

BRUSSELS, 19-Oct-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The EU and China met in Brussels to discuss strengthening policy coordination, promoting sustainable growth and tackling overcapacity The EU and China held their 6th annual EU-China High-level Economic and Trade Dialogue (HED) in Brussels today. … Read the full press release

Report: EU’s new approach to more effectively manage migration starting to yield results

BRUSSELS, 19-Oct-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The Commission presents today its first progress Report on implementing the Partnership Frameworks with third countries: the EU’s new approach to more effectively managing migration jointly with countries of origin and transit is starting to yield … Read the full press release