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Contracts for the supply of digital content and digital services [EU Legislation in Progress]

The digital content directive was proposed by the European Commission as part of a legislative package, alongside the online sales directive, to facilitate the development of the internal market for such content. Continue reading

Methods for unifying private law in the EU

Private law regulates rela­tionships between private individuals, for example between a consumer and a business. The EU may legislate in this area only where specifically authorised by the Treaties, for instance to harmonise national private-law rules posing obstacles to the functioning of the internal market, or to promote judicial cooperation in civil matters. The two … Continue reading

Using ‘scoreboards’ to assess justice systems

The European Commission published the first edition of the EU Justice Scoreboard in March 2013, a document assessing the quality of the justice systems in the Member States. The Commission’s initiative falls within a broader set of reports and indicators aimed at evaluating justice systems and the rule of law. Background Numerical indicators increasingly have … Continue reading

Cross-border insolvency law in the EU

Insolvency law concerns the balancing of several potentially conflicting interests: those of the creditors of an insolvent company, its shareholders and its customers, as well as the general economic interest in avoiding the winding down of companies which are still potentially viable. Currently, insolvency law is not harmonised at EU level. However, the Insolvency Regulation … Continue reading

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