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Cost of non-Europe in robotics and artificial intelligence

Robotics is a wide and multi-faceted domain that crosses boundaries between many economic sectors and legal disciplines. The perception of a need for some kind of Europe-wide legal framework to accompany the development of robotic and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies is growing. Continue reading

What if blockchain were to be truly decentralised? [Scientific and Technology Podcast]

Technological systems, once introduced in a particular socio-economic context, often evolve in unforeseen ways and may fall prey to unexpected power relations. Continue reading

How blockchain technology could change our lives

Written by Philip Boucher, At their simplest, blockchains can be described as lists of all transactions that have ever been executed in a specific domain. They are organised into ‘blocks’, connected in linear, chronological ‘chains’, and – unlike traditional records of transactions – public, and decentralised. This means that, instead of having a central ‘middleman’ … Continue reading

European contract law and the Digital Single Market: Policy Hub

Written by Rafał Mańko On Friday, 18 September 2015, the EPRS Citizens’ Policies Unit held a Policy Hub devoted to ‘European contract law and the Digital Single Market’. Moderated by Piotr Bąkowski, Policy Analyst with the Citizens’ Policies Unit of the Members’ Research Service, the Policy Hub brought together a renowned expert in the field, … Continue reading

Common European Sales Law

6 language versions available in PDF format Gemeinsames Europäisches Kaufrecht Normativa común de compraventa europea Droit commun européen de la vente Diritto comune europeo della vendita Wspólne europejskie przepisy dotyczące sprzedaży Common European sales law The proposed Common European Sales Law (CESL) is intended to create a uniform set of contract rules available to traders … Continue reading

Private law, democracy, fairness

The famous political philosopher John Rawls (1921-2002) put forward a theory of justice according to which the ‘basic structure of society‘ (its political, legal and economic arrangements) has the key task of distributing benefits and burdens among members of that society. Whether a given society is fair, depends ultimately on its ‘basic structure‘. A controversial … 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

Attribution de contrats de concession

6 language versions available in PDF format Konzessionsvergabe Adjudicación de contratos de concesión Attribution de contrats de concession Aggiudicazione dei contratti di concessione Udzielanie koncesji Attribution of concession awards Les concessions constituent une forme importante de partenariats public-privé, à la disposition des autorités publiques pour la réalisation d’infrastructures (par ex. routes à péages) ou la … Continue reading

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