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The European Commission has opened formal proceedings to assess whether Facebook and Instagram owner Meta may have breached the Digital Services Act (DSA) in areas linked to the protection of minors. The Commission is concerned that the systems of both Facebook and Instagram, including their algorit

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Ireland cannot follow the UK in introducing a "generation ban" on tobacco sales due to EU law, according to legal advice obtained by the Irish government. The UK government has said it will seek to create a "smokefree generation" by increasing the age of sale by one year each year to prevent future

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Ireland and Germany have secured the backing of nine other EU member states in a bid to have the proposed Nature Restoration Law (NRL) approved next month. France, Spain, Denmark, Luxembourg, Czechia, Lithuania, Slovenia, Estonia and Cyprus have signed up to approve the NRL ahead of the next Environ

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Poland's nearly decade-long rule of law crisis is over, the European Commission has declared. Around six months after an election which removed the country's right-wing Law and Order (PiS) party from government, the Commission has said it believes there is "no longer a clear risk of a serious breach

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European trade unions and employers' organisations are being consulted on the possibility of new EU rules on remote working and the 'right to disconnect'. The first-stage consultation of European social partners launched by the European Commission this week follows a vote by MEPs in 2021 which calle

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The European Commission has launched action against 20 airlines for allegedly spreading "vague or false" claims about the environmental impact of their flights. The airlines, which have not been named, have been told to bring their practices in line with EU consumer laws within 30 days.

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Fast fashion retailer Shein has been designated by the European Commission as a very large online platform (VLOP) under the Digital Services Act (DSA). Because Shein's European head office is in Dublin, the Commission will supervise Shein's compliance with the DSA in co-operation with Coimisiú

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EU member states have been urged to take action to protect children from violence. The European Commission has adopted a new recommendation on developing and strengthening integrated child protection systems in the best interests of the child, fulfilling a commitment in the EU Strategy on the Rights

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The European Commission has opened a second set of formal proceedings against TikTok under the Digital Services Act (DSA) in relation to a 'task and reward' programme which it says "could be as toxic and addictive as cigarettes". Under the DSA, designated very large online platforms (VLOPs) such as

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The Irish government has welcomed the EU's approval of major reforms to European migration and asylum policy, despite fierce criticism from human rights campaigners. In a series of votes passed by varying margins, the European Parliament yesterday adopted 10 legislative texts which collectively impl

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A public consultation is seeking views on the introduction of geographical indication protection for craft and industrial products. An EU regulation which entered into force in November 2023 requires member states to put in place a legal framework for geographical indication (GI) protection for craf

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The European Commission has published new guidelines aimed at tackling online risks to the integrity of elections. The guidelines recommend mitigation measures and best practices to be undertaken by very large online platforms and search engines, which have specific legal obligations in this area un

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The European Commission has launched investigations into Google owner Alphabet, Apple and Meta under the Digital Markets Act (DMA). The non-compliance investigations announced yesterday will scrutinise Alphabet's rules on steering in Google Play and self-preferencing on Google Search, Apple's rules

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