General Court explains the concept of environmental law in the Aarhus Convention and annuls Commission decision on products containing genetically modified soybeans

Tine Carmeliet

On 14 March 2018, the European General Court (General Court) ruled that non-governmental organisations (NGOs) have the right to request that the European Commission (Commission) review a decision that authorises the placing of genetically modified food and feed on the market. The background to this judgment relates to a Commission’s 2015 decision in which the Read More

WP 29 releases an extensive opinion on data processing at work

Inge Vanderreken

The EU’s “Article 29 Working Party” (WP29) has adopted new guidance on the processing of personal data in the employment context (the New Opinion). This New Opinion complements their 2001 opinion and 2002 working document. WP29 is the Data Protection Working Party established by Article 29 of Directive 95/46/EC. It is an independent European advisory Read More

European Commission seeks public views on health and care in the Digital Single Market

Patricia Carmona Botana

Last week, the European Commission (EC) launched a public consultation which main purpose is to define potential policy measures on digital initiatives (i) supporting the transition from a hospital-based healthcare model to a person-centred and integrated model and (ii) contributing to the sustainability of EU Member States’ healthcare systems.  The EC considers that digital innovation Read More

CJEU vaccine ruling: medical evidence not a prerequisite under the Product Liability Directive

David Por

On 21 June 2017, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) issued its judgment in the product liability case N. W and Others v Sanofi Pasteur MSD and Others (C-621/15).  The CJEU found that a defect in a product and the causal link between the defect and the damage suffered may be proven Read More