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Protecting whistle-blowers in EU

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17.4.2019 -  The new rules, adopted with 591 votes in favour, 29 against and 33 abstentions and already agreed with EU ministers, lay down new, EU-wide standards to protect whistle-blowers revealing breaches of EU law in a wide range of areas including public procurement, financial services, money laundering, product and transport safety, nuclear safety, public [...]

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European Parliament’s vote in favour of the copyright reform

26.3.2019 – Today, the European Parliament voted in favor of the new Copyright Directive designed to bring tangible benefits to citizens, all creative sectors, the press, researchers, educators, and cultural heritage institutions. The Copyright Directive protects freedom of expression, a core value of the European Union. It sets strong safeguards for users, making clear that [...]

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Ponarejena zdravila: nova pravila za izboljšanje varnosti pacientov

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11.2.2019 – The falsification of medicines has remained a serious threat to public health in the EU for too long. As of 9 February 2019, the new rules on safety features for prescription medicines sold in the EU will apply. From now on, the industry will have to affix a 2-D barcode and an anti-tampering [...]

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Digital Single Market: updated audiovisual rules in EU

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2.10.2018 – QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Why was the Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMSD) revised? The media landscape has shifted dramatically in less than a decade. Instead of sitting in front of the family TV, millions of Europeans, especially young people, watch content online, on demand and on different mobile devices. Children are watching less traditional [...]

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Commission refers Slovenia to the Court of Justice over transposition of budgetary rules

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13.7.2017-The European Commission has decided to refer Slovenia to the Court of Justice of the EU for its failure to notify transposition measures related to a Directive that sets requirements for Member States’ budgets. The Directive on requirements for budgetary frameworks of the Member States (Council Directive 2011/85/EU) stipulates that Member States should transpose the [...]

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Savings Tax Directive

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Commissioner Šemeta has warmly welcomed the formal adoption of the EU Savings Tax Directive today, following the political agreement by EU leaders last week. The Savings Tax Directive is a key tool for the EU in the fight against tax evasion, and the new text adopted today makes it stronger and wider in scope. It [...]

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