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The Week Ahead in the European Parliament –  July 19, 2019

Summary Next week, the Members of the European Parliament (“MEPs”) will gather in Brussels for the final week of committee meetings before the summer recess.  A number of hearings and debates are scheduled to take place. On Tuesday, the Committee on International Trade (“INTA”) will have an exchange of views with Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström … Continue Reading

The Week Ahead in the European Parliament –  July 5, 2019

Summary Next week, the Members of the European Parliament (“MEPs”) will meet in Brussels to hold the constitutive meetings of the Parliamentary committees, and appoint the committee’s chairs and vice-chairs.  Meanwhile, political groups will prepare for the plenary meeting that will take place the week after, during which they will discuss Von der Leyen as … Continue Reading

Elections and Appointments in the European Union

The EU elections began on Thursday, May 23, and run to Sunday, May 26.  These are likely to see a significant change in the make-up of the European Parliament, with the main center-left and center-right parties losing overall control.  It will also kick off formally the process for appointing a new European Commission – which, … Continue Reading

The Week Ahead in the European Parliament –  Friday, March 29, 2019

Summary Next week will be a mixed week in the European Parliament with a mini plenary and committee meetings. Members of the European Parliament (“MEPs”) will meet to debate and vote on several interesting matters. On Monday, April 1, the Committee on Legal Affairs (“JURI”) will have an exchange of views with representatives of the … Continue Reading

The Week Ahead in the European Parliament –  Friday, March 22, 2019

Summary Next week will be a week with plenary sessions in the European Parliament. Members of the European Parliament (“MEPs”) will meet to debate and vote on several interesting matters. On Monday, March 25, MEPs will debate Junker’s proposal to discontinue seasonal changes of time (summer time).  They will vote on Tuesday.  As we reported … Continue Reading

The Week Ahead in the European Parliament –  Monday, March 18, 2019

Summary This week both Committee meetings and Political group meetings will take place in the European Parliament. Members of the European Parliament (“MEPs”) will prepare the plenary session that will be held next week in Strasbourg.  However, interesting events, votes and debates are set to take place. On Tuesday, March 19, a press conference will … Continue Reading

The Week Ahead in the European Parliament –  Friday, March 8, 2019

Summary Next week will be a plenary week in the European Parliament.  A number of interesting debates and votes will take place on, among others, cybersecurity threats from Chinese companies, countering hostile propaganda, and on EU-Russia relations. On Monday, March 11, Members of the European Parliament (“MEPs”) will vote on a Report on the State … Continue Reading

The Week Ahead in the European Parliament – March 1, 2019

Summary Next week will be a short week in the European Parliament. Members of the European Parliament (“MEPs”) will meet in Brussels for committee sessions and hold political group meetings to prepare for the following’s week’s plenary meetings.  They will vote, inter alia, on Chinese IT threats; EU-Russia relations; cybersecurity measures to counter foreign propaganda … Continue Reading

The Week Ahead in the European Parliament – February 25, 2019

Summary Next week will be a short week in the European Parliament. Members of the European Parliament (“MEPs”) will meet in Brussels for committee sessions. Interesting debates and hearings will take place. On Tuesday, February 26, the Committee on Legal Affairs (“JURI”) will vote on the provisional agreement on the Copyright Directive in the Digital … Continue Reading

The Week Ahead in the European Parliament – February 15, 2019

Summary Next week will be a committee week in the European Parliament.  Members of the European Parliament (“MEPs”) are expected to vote and debate on interesting matters. On Tuesday, the Committee on International Trade (“INTA”) will vote on Recommendations for Opening of Trade Negotiations between the EU and the U.S.  In the draft motion for … Continue Reading

The Week Ahead in the European Parliament – February 1, 2019

Next week, there will be committee and political group meetings in the European Parliament. Most Members of the European Parliament (“MEPs”) will be preparing the plenary session that will be held from February 11 to 14, in Strasbourg.  However, interesting debates and hearings will take place. On Monday, February 4, the Committee on Civil Liberties, … Continue Reading

UK Consumer Protection Regulator (“CMA”) Extracts Undertakings from Social Media Influencers to Increase Transparency in Sponsored Posts

On January 23, 2019, the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (“CMA”) announced that it had secured undertakings from 16 social media influencers, including well-known names such as Ellie Goulding, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Rita Ora, that commit each influencer to increased transparency when they promote or endorse brands or services on social media on behalf of … Continue Reading

The Week Ahead in the European Parliament – January 25, 2019

Summary Next week will be a committee week in the European Parliament.  There will also be a mini plenary session. Interesting votes and debates are expected to take place. On Tuesday, January 29, Mr. George Ciamba, Romania’s Minister-delegate for European Affairs will introduce to the Members of the Committee on Constitutional Affairs (“AFCO”) the priorities … Continue Reading

The Week Ahead in the European Parliament – January 18, 2019

Summary Next week will be a committee week in the European Parliament. Interesting votes are expected to take place. On Tuesday, the Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (“ENVI”) is expected (subject to confirmation) to vote on the compromise agreement reached between the Parliament and the Council of the EU on December 19, … Continue Reading

The Week Ahead in the European Parliament – January 11, 2019

Summary Next week, Members of the European Parliament (“MEPs”) will gather in Strasbourg for the plenary session. Interesting votes, debates and committee debates will take place. On Monday, January 14, MEPs will debate the non-legally binding Report on the Union’s authorization procedure for pesticides prepared by the Special Committee on the Union’s authorization procedure for … Continue Reading

“Four-to-three” mergers no longer taboo? The Commission unconditionally approves the acquisition of Tele2 NL by T-Mobile NL

In November 2018, following an in-depth Phase 2 investigation, the European Commission (“Commission”) unconditionally approved the acquisition of Tele2 NL by T-Mobile NL, respectively the fourth and third largest players in the Dutch retail mobile telecoms market. The merged entity remains the third largest player in this market after KPN and VodafoneZiggo. This transaction is the first “four-to-three” … Continue Reading

The Week Ahead in the European Parliament – December 7, 2018

Summary Next week, there will be a plenary sitting of the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France. This will be the final plenary session of the year. Several significant debates, votes and committee meetings will take place. On Tuesday, MEPs will debate the Future of Europe together with Cyprus’ President, Nicos Anastasiades, and European Commission President … Continue Reading
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