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Published | 12 July 2017

European Commission launches EU-U.S. Privacy Shield

The EU-U.S. Privacy Shield is supposed to reflect the requirements set out by the European Court of Justice in its ruling on 6 October 2015, which declared the old Safe Harbour framework invalid.

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Published | 06 July 2017

European Parliament Plenary adopts further restrictions  advertising for energy consuming products

The European Parliament voted in plenary on the report of Mr Tamburrano (EFDD/IT) on the proposal for a regulation setting a framework for energy efficiency labelling and repealing Directive 2010/30/EU.

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Published | 28 June 2017

European press publishers applaud European Commission landmark decision in competition case against Google

European Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager announced that the EU competition authority concluded that Google’s practice of illegally favouring its own services in search results breached EU antitrust rules, undermining competition in Europe.

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Published | 16 June 2017

European press publishers underline the need for an alignment of digital and print VAT rates, following Council Ecofin Meeting

European press publishers regret the outcome of today’s Economic and Financial Affairs Council (Ecofin) meeting, which ended without a political agreement on the adoption of the proposal to amend the existing EU VAT directive in order to allow Member States to apply reduced VAT rates to digital publications.

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Published | 26 May 2017

EMMA and ENPA welcome ECOFIN Council conclusions on VAT for the e-publications

On 25 May 2016, the Council of the EU (ECOFIN) adopted conclusions on the VAT Action Plan “Towards a single EU VAT area”, published on 7 April by the European Commission.

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