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Consumers injured by AI-powered devices like drones, robots and smart home systems will be able to sue for compensation more easily under proposals adopted by the European Commission. The European Commission this week set out plans for a revised Product Liability Directive and a new AI Liability Dir

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The European Commission has called on Ireland to take action to halt the continued cutting of peat within special areas of conservation (SACs) designated to conserve raised bogs and blanket bogs under the Habitats Directive. Ireland could be referred to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJ

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Ireland has been rapped by the EU for failing to implement two directives on workers' rights. The European Commission this week announced infringement decisions taken against member states who have not yet notified full transposition measures for 10 EU directives whose transposition deadline expired

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Hungary is set to lose billions of euros of EU funding in connection with breaches of the principles of the rule of law under proposals from the European Commission. Around €7.5 billion could be withheld pending Hungary's implementation of remedial measures agreed after months of talks between

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A new EU-wide watchdog for media freedom, with responsibility for producing guidelines and issuing opinions on national media markets, has been proposed by the European Commission. The proposed European Media Freedom Act, which will now be discussed by the European Parliament and the member states,

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Google must pay a €4.125 billion fine after abusing its position to impose unlawful restrictions on smartphone manufacturers and mobile network operators, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has ruled. The General Court today largely confirmed the European Commission's decision th

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Michael Madden of Mason Hayes & Curran LLP examines forthcoming changes to Ireland's data retention laws. The Communications (Retention of Data) (Amendment) Act 2022 is intended to amend existing Irish data retention law to address the impact of recent EU case law, including that relating to the

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Russian nationals applying for short-stay visas from EU countries must be subject to a "strict assessment of security risks", the European Commission has said. The Commission has published new guidelines for member states following a decision to suspend the EU's visa facilitation agreement with Russ

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Irish lawyers are acting on behalf of European judges who are suing the Council of the European Union over a decision to release funds to Poland despite continued concerns over the rule of law. The lawsuit has been filed in the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) by the Association of Euro

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The European Union and Ukraine have acceded to the Hague Judgments Convention, which sets out conditions for the recognition and enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters. The Convention was drawn up in 2019 and has been signed by six states, but the EU and Ukraine are the first state

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Forestry consultants have alleged that Ireland's free forestry advice service is in breach of EU competition rules. The Association of Irish Forestry Consultants (AIFC), which represents 190 forestry consultants, has written to the European Commission because it says its members cannot compete with

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Claire Morrissey of Maples and Calder, the Maples Group's law firm, examines new EU guidelines on GDPR fines. The approach to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) fines has varied significantly across EU member states. On 16 May 2022, the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) published draf

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Daragh Troy BL summarises the outcome of a recent court ruling with significance for data controllers in the EU. Does your spouse's name reveal your sexual orientation? The Court of Justice of the European Union has delivered judgment and, unsurprisingly, again given the broadest possible interpreta

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