On 28 May 2020, Advocate General Campos Sánchez-Bordona proposed to the Court of Justice of the EU to dismiss in their entirety the actions for annulment brought by Hungary and Poland against Directive 2018/957/EU amending Directive 96/71/EC concerning the posting of workers in the framework of the provision of services.
On 8 May 2020, the EU Commission amended and extended the Temporary Framework for a second time to enable Member States to safeguard jobs and support the economy in the Corona crisis. VDMA summarises the Temporary Framework for State aid.
"Can I take advantage of the emergency aid proposed by Germany´s Federal Government in the Economic Stabilization Fund?" This question is currently being asked in particular by many mechanical engineering companies that have been struggling with declining orders for some time.
Currently, the Commission, the Parliament and the Council are negotiating in so-called trilogue negotiations to reach an agreement on the Directive on class actions.
The Commission published its new European Data Strategy. The aim is to optimise the use of non-personal data.
The EU is working on a uniform European sales law, but the mechanical engineering industry will probably remain largely unaffected.
In just under 100 days from now, the European General Data Protection Regulation will come into force. The European Commission has now published guidelines to ensure a smooth implementation.
Niels Karssen
Niels Karssen
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