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    08.12.2023
    International

    COP28 Update – 8 December 2023

    COP28 has seen a host of pledges and agreements, and the CMS team has been reflecting on the announcements and sharing their experiences of COP28 on the CMS COP28 Hub. Here, we roundup the latest commentary from our team at COP28.  CMS CommentaryKey takeaways from Energy Day at COP28As a young professional in the legal field, attending COP28's Energy Day was an eye-opening experience that provided valuable insights into the future of environmental policies and their potential impact. Day 6 of COP28 showcased a collective determination to address the pressing challenges of our time. The discussions...
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    08.12.2023
    International

    COP28: Global Health Under the Spotlight

    Health took centre stage at the first ever ‘Health Day’ at COP28 on 3 December. The program focused the attention of world leaders on the profound public health-related issues stemming from climate change. Rising temperatures, extreme weather events, and changing ecosystems contribute to the increase of respiratory and water borne diseases, food insecurity and water scarcity around the world. Data reported indicates that annual deaths from polluted air reached almost 9 million and 189 million people are exposed to extreme weather-related events each year. The inclusion of a Health Day...
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    06.12.2023
    EU

    EU publishes Directive on distance financial services contracts in Official Journal

    In November 2023, the EU legislator adopted the new Directive regarding financial services contracts concluded at distance.This Directive essentially aims to modernise the existing legal framework governing distance contracts for financial services concluded between a professional and a consumer. For the record, a "financial service" is defined as any service relating to banking, credit, insurance, personal pensions, investments and payments.The European legislator has focused on the following subjects: (i) pre-contractual information, (ii) the right of withdrawal, (iii) the obligation to provide...
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    05.12.2023
    International

    ROAD TO COP28: What to expect?

    With record temperatures sweeping, wildfires raging, and the onset of the hottest week ever documented worldwide in early July, there is much less to be optimistic about the climate change since COP27. Apart from a few vital takeaways - such as the establishment of a Loss and Damage Fund - COP27 had its controversies. Many countries - specifically, developing nations - are frustrated with the slow progress, which some deem no progress at all. With COP27 arguably failing to demonstrate a reassuring plan to put the world on a more sustainable path, focus is now on the upcoming COP28 which will take...
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    04.12.2023
    International

    Hague 2019 and recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments – a welcome step in the right direction

    UK Government confirms entry into Hague 2019On 23 November 2023 it was confirmed that the UK government will sign the Hague Convention of 2 July 2019 on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in Civil or Commercial Matters (“Hague 2019”).  The decision paves the way to the implementation of an effective and uniform approach for the mutual recognition and enforcement of judgments between the UK and other contracting states, including EU member states (other than Denmark), Ukraine and Uruguay.  The United States, Israel and Russia are also expected shortly to ratify...
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    27.11.2023
    EU

    State aid: Temporary Crisis and Transition Framework extended

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    The European Commission has adjusted the timetable for phasing out the provisions of the State aid Temporary Crisis and Transition Framework after sending Member States this proposal for partial adjustment of the timetable for consultation in order to respond to the crisis following Russia's aggression against Ukraine and the unprecedented rise in energy prices.On 23 March 2022, the Commission adopted the State aid Temporary Crisis Framework to enable Member States to act quickly and effectively in adopting aid measures in favour of companies affected by the considerable economic uncertainties,...
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