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INEOS faces widespread illegal action by hardcore anti-fracking activists

INEOS is facing widespread illegal action by hardcore anti-fracking activists, including dangerous direct action and death threats Shale activists challenged the injunctions, but the judge found overwhelmingly in our favour The injunctions prohibit unlawful actions including trespass, criminal damage and … Read the full press release

No Time To Waste! Conference Takes a Practical Approach to Tackling Waste Crime

BRUSSELS, 23-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — DOTCOM Waste and BlockWaste have joined forces for today’s conference, “No Time To Waste! Synergies and Strategies to Tackle Waste Crime.” This interactive event will showcase the key results of the two projects on illegal … Read the full press release

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PGNiG SA continues its gas price dispute against PAO Gazprom and OOO Gazprom Export in the Stockholm Arbitration Court

WARSAW, 03-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — PGNiG SA continues its gas price review proceeding against PAO Gazprom and OOO Gazprom Export in the Stockholm Arbitration Court, for gas delivered, since November 1, 2014, under the long-term gas supply contract of September … Read the full press release

EPP Group: 2017 Sakharov Prize will contribute to restoring freedom, democracy, peace, human rights and rule of law in Venezuela

BRUSSELS, 30-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — ‘The Venezuelan opposition is an example for all. They are brave people who, despite being beaten or imprisoned, are not afraid and do not give up, but fight for their freedom and for their dignity”, … Read the full press release

Three legal trainees join Co-op’s Sheffield-based Legal business

MANCHESTER, 20-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Co-op’s Sheffield-based Legal business has awarded contracts to three legal trainees who will join the team as part of its trainee solicitor scheme this year. They will rotate across the different legal practice areas including Probate … Read the full press release

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) and Bryan Cave LLP confirm merger talks

LONDON, 18-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) and Bryan Cave LLP confirmed today that they are in discussions regarding a combination to form a global and fully integrated law firm with 32 offices in 12 countries and a platform … Read the full press release

Evonik Industries AG won seven years long patent litigation in US against Materia Inc.

ESSEN, 17-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Evonik Industries AG, Essen (Germany) with its Business Line Catalysts has won a seven years long patent litigation in a January 2017 jury trial in the Federal District Court in Wilmington DE, USA against Materia Inc., … Read the full press release

Croatian Ministry of Justice and the EBRD organised roundtable discussion on bankruptcy legislation in Croatia

Roundtable discussion in Zagreb about improvement of current bankruptcy legislation LONDON, 11-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — While there has been substantial progress in identifying potential impediments within the bankruptcy legal framework and improving practical implementation of the law, Croatia is committed to making further … Read the full press release

University of Southampton: New research by Dr Anita Lavorgna to tackle the global illegal trade in endangered plants

SOUTHAMPTON, 29-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — New research by Dr Anita Lavorgna, Lecturer in Criminology at the University of Southampton, will aim to tackle the global illegal trade in endangered plants, worth billions each year. Thanks to a grant from the New Investigators scheme, … Read the full press release

Commissioner Vestager: the trucks cartel fined a total of €3.8 billion – a record fine for a cartel in the EU’s 60 year history

BRUSSELS, 28-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Commission has today decided to fine Scania more than €880 million for its participation in a trucks cartel. Today’s decision marks the end of our investigation into a cartel that had lasted 14 years. It … Read the full press release

Lobbying by University of Liverpool’s European Children’s Rights Unit (ECRU) leads to amendments seeking to protect children post Brexit

LIVERPOOL, 27-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Amendments to the Government’s EU Withdrawal Bill that aim to protect children post Brexit have been tabled by a Labour MP, following lobbying by the University’s European Children’s Rights Unit (ECRU) in collaboration with leading children’s charities, The Children’s … Read the full press release

What is the future of criminal justice and human rights lecture at University of Leicester on Wednesday 27 September

Free public lecture celebrating 30th anniversary of University of Leicester’s Department of Criminology taking place on Wednesday 27 September LEICESTER, 26-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The consequences of recent and future changes to the criminal justice system and how this will affect … Read the full press release

CEP study visit to two Dutch concepts ‘ZSM’ and ‘Safety House’ in Utrecht, The Netherlands

UTRECHT, 18-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — On the 13th of September 2017 nine people from all over Europe attended a special CEP study visit to two unique Dutch concepts ‘ZSM’ and ‘Safety House’ in Utrecht, The Netherlands. ZSM At the ZSM office … Read the full press release

European Parliament: draft law aims to make products and services in EU more accessible to people with disabilities

phones, ticketing machines, banking services to be more accessible rules to apply to new infrastructure 80 million people in the EU are affected by a disability BRUSSELS, 15-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Key products and services, like phones, ticketing machines and banking … Read the full press release

UK: Competition and Markets Authority found competition concerns in the merger between Cygnet and Cambian Adult Services

The CMA has provisionally found competition concerns in the merger between Cygnet and the Cambian Adult Services division of the Cambian Group. LONDON, 23-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Universal Health Services, Inc. – through its subsidiary Cygnet Health Care Limited (Cygnet) – acquired … Read the full press release

SGS: New regulation in Canada aimed at reducing the rate of fatal strangulations associated with corded window coverings

The proposed Corded Window Coverings Regulations which is under the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act (CCPSA) was published in Part 1 of Canada Gazette dated June 17, 2017. This proposed regulation is currently out for review. Comments and feedback is … Read the full press release

Bertelsmann Stiftung: 16th Salzburg Trilogue to discuss how to actively shape globalization

Leading figures from politics, business and culture came together at the 16th Salzburg Trilogue to discuss how to actively shape globalization. A debate on sustainable and fair globalization was essential for the future. The participants agreed that active support for … Read the full press release

Berwin Leighton Paisner Germany advised Hines on the acquisition of the Mira Shopping Centre in Munich

MUNICH, 18-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — BLP Germany has advised Hines as asset manager for an institutional investor on the acquisition of the Mira Shopping Centre in Munich. Built in 2008, the Mira Shopping Centre covers roughly 24,000sq m and hosts around … Read the full press release

UKFast CEO Lawrence Jones on new Data Protection Bill: legislation must be at least equal to levels of protection offered by EU

MANCHESTER, 08-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Lawrence Jones MBE, the CEO of British data hosting and cloud computing specialist UKFast, is hailing today’s government announcement on the regulation of personal data. The new Data Protection Bill is set to deliver much-needed controls … Read the full press release

UK Digital Minister Hancock: UK Gov committed to updating and strengthening data protection laws through a new Data Protection Bill

People to have more control over their personal data and be better protected in the digital age under new measures announced by Digital Minister Matt Hancock. Public to have greater control over personal data – including right to be forgotten New … Read the full press release

EP Brexit Steering group: 3 main withdrawal areas: citizens’ rights, financial settlement and the Ireland border

BRUSSELS, 27-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Brexit Steering group met Michel Barnier, EU negotiator for Brexit on Tuesday 25 July and issued this common statement after the 2nd round of negotiations between the EU and the UK. “Last week was … Read the full press release

EP rapporteur Sophie in‘t Veld: European Court rejected the EU / Canada passenger data deal

BRUSSELS, 27-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Sophie in‘t Veld, EP rapporteur on the PNR agreement between the EU and Canada says there may be wide-ranging consequences following the EU Court of Justice’s landmark ruling. Sophie in‘t Veld (ALDE, NL) sharply criticised the … Read the full press release

European Commission: companies active in ethylene purchasing may have violated EU antitrust rules

BRUSSELS, 27-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Commission can confirm that on 16 May 2017 its officials carried out unannounced inspections at the premises of companies active in ethylene purchasing, in several Member States. The Commission has concerns that the companies … Read the full press release

European Commission issues Rule of Law Recommendation addressed to the Polish authorities

BRUSSELS, 27-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Commission substantiates its grave concerns on the planned reform of the judiciary in Poland in a Rule of Law Recommendationaddressed to the Polish authorities. In the Commission’s assessment, this reform amplifies the systemic threat to the … Read the full press release

The 9th Security Union progress report: new rules on trafficking in cultural goods

BRUSSELS, 27-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The 9th Security Union progress report, published today, highlights the recent steps taken to prevent terrorist financing through trafficking in cultural goods and improve the interoperability of EU information systems. Based on a comprehensive assessment of … Read the full press release

Ubisoft to appeal Paris Commercial Court’s ruling on Havas-BETC litigation dispute

PARIS, 26-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Ubisoft has decided to appeal the Paris Commercial Court’s ruling of May 16th, 2017 on the litigation dispute over the breach of the contract which bound it to Havas-BETC. Ubisoft had noted with satisfaction that the … Read the full press release

Welsh Water successfully prosecuted an individual for illegally disposed rubbish at the car park of one of its reservoirs in Wales

Mid Glamorgan, UK, 21-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Welsh Water is warning people they could face prosecution if they are caught fly-tipping at any of its sites. The warning comes after the company successfully prosecuted an individual who illegally disposed of rubbish … Read the full press release

Police Body Cameras by X-Surveillance

Police Body Camera and Push-To-Talk in one by X-Surveillance The Hague, Netherlands, 07-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Body Cameras will be an indispensable device to encourage and enforce better practices by police forces in addition to increasing accountability for all who … Read the full press release

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP): Brexit – the Musical to debut at this Summer’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival, 2-28 August

LONDON, 06-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — An EU lawyer has written an all-singing, all-dancing account of the most divisive ask of the UK’s electorate in modern political history: to Leave or not to Leave, that is the question. Brexit – the Musical … Read the full press release

Arla Foods to appeal U.S. District Court in Green Bay, Wis. rule on halting its rBST related ads in U.S.

Viby J, Denmark, 23-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — On June 15th a U.S. District Court in Green Bay, Wis. granted pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly’s request to halt the continuation of dairy co-operative Arla Foods’ advertising related to the use of the synthetic growth … Read the full press release