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    21/06/2024
    Europe

    EU to create new anti-money laundering authority

    On 19 June 2024, the Regulation (EU) 2024/1620 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 31 May2024 establishing the Authority for Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism Authority (AMLA) was published in the Official Journal. AMLA will coordinate EU efforts to combat money laundering (ML) and terrorist financing (TF), and the threats these criminal activities pose to the integrity of the EU’s economy and security. The AMLA has been established under the new European anti-money laundering (AML) and counter-financing terrorism (CFT) legislative package, and regulations...
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    18/06/2024
    Tschechien

    Competence of consumer protection supervisory authorities clarified in the Czech Republic

    GB CZ
    On 6 January 2023, Czech consumer protection regulation was significantly amended for the purpose of implementing EU Directives 2019/770, 2019/771, 2019/2161 and rectifying former errors in implementation of EU Directives. These changes, which we previously overviewed here, encompassed modification in the regulation of commercial practices, sales path, terms and conditions, as well as new provisions for digital content and digital services, and for online marketplaces.This amendment, however, introduced an ambiguity concerning the competences of the respective consumer protection supervisory authorities.According...
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    17/06/2024
    Polen

    Poland proposes draft law on general product safety

    GB PL
    On 11 June 2024, a draft law on general product safety appeared in the Polish government's legislative and programmatic work list.The proposed law is part of the EU-wide revision of general product safety rules and is being drafted to ensure the correct application of the EU Parliament and Council Regulation 2023/988 on general product safety (EU Regulation 2023/988).The provisions of EU Regulation 2023/988, which outline the requirements for general product safety and the obligations of businesses, go into effect in December 2024, and only to narrow extent require development into the national...
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    11/06/2024
    South Africa

    The Remote Gambling Bill and the legalisation of online gambling in South Africa

    IntroductionOver the past decade, the sports betting industry has experienced robust growth in many jurisdictions, including South Africa. However, online gambling (interactive games), except for online betting through a licensed bookmaker, remains an unregulated and prohibited activity in South Africa. The current prohibition is aimed at persons participating in a gambling game (similar to those ordinarily on offer in a casino or similar establishment) remotely using the internet (i.e., not in licensed premises such as a casino).The legalisation and regulation of interactive games is dealt with...
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    11/06/2024
    Polen

    Poland to create regulatory environment for development of hydrogen market

    GB PL
    In May 2024, the Polish government published the legislative package known as the ‘Hydrogen Constitution’, a milestone in achieving the goals of Poland’s hydrogen strategy. The draft lays the foundations for the development of the green hydrogen market for achieving climate neutrality and strengthening the competitiveness of the Polish economy.Background, genesis and scope of the changesAlthough Poland is currently one of the leading hydrogen producers in the EU, this production primarily relies on grey hydrogen, which is produced through reforming natural gas or other hydrocarbons...
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    06/06/2024
    CEE

    Gambling Regulation: Opportunities and Challenges 2024

    The gambling sector in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) is constantly evolving, driven by regulatory changes that are shaping the industry. CMS is excited to present the third edition of our comprehensive expert guide, the CEE Guide to Gambling Laws, which explores the legal landscape of gambling and offers expert advice on regulatory matters and recent developments.Gambling Regulation: Opportunities and ChallengesThe liberalisation of gambling regulations is creating new opportunities in some jurisdictions, while others are imposing stricter legislative controls, narrowing the legal avenues for...
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