State aid: 2021 Scoreboard shows that COVID-19 State aid measures allowed for unprecedented levels of support while preserving the level-playing field

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The 2021 State Aid Scoreboard, published today by the European Commission and relating to State aid expenditure in 2020, shows the crucial role of State Aid policy in preserving a fair Single Market while at the same time allowing Member States to support companies in […]

Mergers: Commission seeks feedback on proposed simplification measures regarding merger procedures

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has launched today a public consultation inviting all interested parties to comment on the draft revised Merger Implementing Regulation (‘Implementing Regulation’) and the Notice on Simplified Procedure. In August 2016, the Commission launched a thorough review process of the merger procedural […]

Gender pay gap: Parliament backs binding pay-transparency measures

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. U companies with at least 50 employees should be fully transparent regarding pay, and MEPs want them to tackle any potential gender pay gap. On Tuesday, Parliament decided by 403 votes in favour, 166 against and 58 abstentions to enter into negotiations with EU […]

Coronavirus: Commission proposes update to coordinated travel measures ahead of the summer

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European Commission has proposed an update to the Council Recommendation on the coordination of free movement restrictions in the EU, which were put in place in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. As the epidemiological situation is improving and vaccination campaigns are speeding […]