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    21/06/2024
    Pologne

    Poland adopts new whistleblower protection law

    Poland’s parliament recently passed the Whistleblower Protection Act, implementing EU Directive 2019/1937 concerning the protection of whistleblowers. The law implements the key provisions of the Directive such as the obligation of a the employers to implement an internal whistleblowing system and to provide feedback and protection to the whistleblowers. The Polish law also contains local differences, which companies should be aware of.Who does the new law apply to?The law applies to companies from financial sector, anti-money laundering (AML) obliged entities and all other companies employing...
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    17/06/2024
    Pologne

    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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    31/05/2024
    Europe

    Violation of EU competition law: Commission fines Mondelez EUR 337.5m for cross-border trade restrictions

    On 23 May 2024, the European Commission imposed an alarmingly high fine of EUR 337.5 million on the US company Mondelez, one of the world's largest producers of chocolate and biscuit products. The accusations: cross-border trade restrictions between member states of the EU by engaging in anticompetitive agreements or concerted practices and by abusing its dominant position regarding chocolate biscuit products.The European Commission issued a statement with this decision that it will protect the free movement of goods in the EU single market. With this decision, the Commission sent a clear signal...
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    24/05/2024
    United Kingdom

    The DMCC Act becomes law

    The long-awaited Digital Markets, Competition and Consumers (“DMCC”) Act is scheduled to receive royal assent today (24 May 2024), in the wash-up period just before the dissolution of the current parliament and following the announcement of a snap UK general election for 4 July 2024.It is a landmark piece of legislation that has been in the making for several years. It aims to regulate competition in digital markets; amend the Competition Act 1998 and the Enterprise Act 2002 and make other provision about competition law; and provide for the protection and enhancement of consumer rights.From...
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    29/04/2024
    Bulgarie

    Safeguarding Stability: EU's Intensified Scrutiny of Transfers with Russian Links

    In a geopolitical landscape fraught with tension and complexity, the European Union (EU) continues to refine its strategies for maintaining stability and security, particularly with respect to financial transactions with ties to Russia. Against the backdrop of Russia's invasion of Ukraine and its broader geopolitical ambitions, the EU has recognized the imperative of bolstering its financial oversight mechanisms to mitigate risks and safeguard its economic interests. One pivotal measure in this ongoing endeavour is the introduction of Article 5r in Council Regulation (EU) No. 833/2014, which...
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    15/04/2024
    Allemagne

    Co-determination in the setup and organisation of whistleblower reporting offices

    This article deals with the co-determination rights of the works council as regards whistleblower reporting offices in accordance with the German Whistleblower Protection Act (HinSchG).The legislator passed the German Whistleblower Protection Act as a national transposition of the EU Whistleblower Directive (Directive (EU) 2019/1937) in May 2023. However, fines for not having an internal reporting office have only been imposed since December 2023 when the transitional provision expired. In view of this, many companies are currently working out how exactly to implement their obligations under the...
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