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Over the past years several EU Member States decided to integrate their competition authorities with their consumer protection agencies. The Danish Competition Authority and the Danish Consumer Agency merged into the Danish Competition and Consumer Authority in 2010, the new Finnish Competition and Consumer Authority has begun operating on 1st January 2013, the Netherlands Authority… » read more

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Climate change is real. It is scientifically and politically accepted that greenhouse gas emissions by humans, primarily caused by the burning of fossil fuels and deforestation, contribute to warming the planet. The rising temperatures have far-reaching negative consequences, including rising sea levels, the increase of destructive weather events, such as most recently hurricane Sandy (Bloomberg… » read more

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The Commission’s Second Report concerning the application of the Directive on injunctions for the protection of consumers’ interest was recently published. While the publication of the report went rather unnoticed it does merit a short comment for the following reason. The report illustrates well how the Commission’s general policy is developing with regard to consumer… » read more

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Kosovo is the largest per capita recipient of European Union financial aid in the world, notes the European Court of Auditors in its recent Special Report on EULEX. In spite of this, the biggest and most expensive aid mission in the history of the European Union suffers from “lack of co-ordination between the EU and… » read more

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Dalligate tests the European Parliament’s oversight over the Commission. By Maarten Hillebrandt A few weeks ago, the European institutions were shaken by a series of events which, at first sight, could constitute the plot of an institutional thriller. On 16 October, after an investigation into allegations of corruption conducted by the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF),… » read more

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Last Friday, the Second Annual Conference of the Amsterdam Centre for European Law and Governance (ACELG) took place in the historic Trippenhuis building of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW), not far from the Centre’s home in the heart of Amsterdam. The conference, entitled ‘A New Role for the EU in Economic… » read more

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