Parliament leads the way on first set of EU rules for Artificial Intelligence

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. On Tuesday, MEPs adopted proposals on how the EU can best regulate Artificial Intelligence (AI) in order to boost innovation, ethical standards and trust in technology. The European Parliament is among the first institutions to put forward recommendations on what AI rules should include […]

Taxation: Commission refers Germany to the Court for its failure to apply EU rules on VAT for farmers

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today the Commission has decided to refer Germany to the Court of Justice of the EU for not applying the EU Value Added Tax (VAT) scheme for farmers correctly. Under current EU rules, Member States can apply a flat-rate VAT scheme (Council Directive 2006/112/EC) […]

Protecting whistle-blowers: new EU-wide rules approved

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Those disclosing information acquired in a work-related context, on illegal or harmful activities, will be better protected, under new EU rules approved on Tuesday. The new rules, adopted with 591 votes in favour, 29 against and 33 abstentions and already agreed with EU ministers, […]

Natural gas: Parliament extends EU rules to pipelines from non-EU countries

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. To provide legal clarity for operators and competitive gas supply for all Europeans, MEPs approved new gas market rules to bring incoming pipelines under EU law. MEPs adopted an overhaul of EU gas market rules on Thursday with 465 votes to 95, and 68 […]

From farms to supermarkets: MEPs approve new EU rules against unfair trading

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. New EU rules to protect farmers against unfair trading practices by buyers were approved, on Tuesday. New rules, approved by 589 votes in favour to 72 against, with nine abstentions, blacklist practices, such as late payments for delivered products, late unilateral cancellations or retroactive […]

New EU rules cut red tape for citizens living or working in another Member State as of tomorrow

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. As of tomorrow, new EU rules to cut costs and formalities for citizens living outside their home country will start to apply across the European Union. Currently, citizens moving to or living in another EU country must obtain a stamp to prove that their […]

New EU rules to boost crowdfunding platforms and protect investors

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee voted on Monday on its position on common rules on the creation and functioning of European crowdfunding service providers for business. The adopted text aims to help crowdfunding services to function smoothly in the internal market and to foster […]

New EU rules to thwart money laundering and terrorist financing

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. MEPs approved new measures to combat terrorist financing, by preventing money laundering and tightening cash flow checks, on Wednesday. The two laws will make it harder for terrorists and criminals to finance their activities, by closing the loopholes in the current money laundering rules […]

New EU rules ensure better protection for 120 million holidaymakers this summer

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. As of Sunday 1 July, travellers booking package holidays will enjoy stronger consumer rights. Not only will traditional package holidays be covered, the new rules will also protect consumers who book other forms of combined travel, including self-customised packages, where the traveller chooses different […]