According to the European Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality, Věra Jourová, the EU and the US have finalized the EU-US Umbrella Agreement (for the press release, see here). This is a remarkable breakthrough after the first calls for such an agreement back in March 2009, when the European Parliament called for an

Ending months of speculation, Danish Commissioner Margrethe Vestager (46) has been nominated for the Competition portfolio in the European Commission. The former Danish Minister of Economic Affairs and the Interior, and Deputy-Prime Minister, will take up one of the most powerful positions in the Commission, succeeding Joaquín Almunia, with the task of scrutinizing mergers and

The outcome of the European Parliament (“EP”) elections, which ended on May 25, will lead to a more unstable political landscape.  This will require companies interacting with EU legislators to adapt their lobbying strategies.  They are likely to find a shift away from the current pro-business approach in the European Parliament and Commission.

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