In this episode, we look at the Commission’s draft Vertical Block Exemption Regulation (VBER) and associated Guidelines, which are set to replace the existing 11 year old legislation in advance of its expiration. The Commission has been consulting on this revision since 2018, culminating in a draft published in July 2021. We go through some noteworthy changes, which reflect Commissioner Vestager’s desire to accord ‘a small privilege [to] those who also want to do brick-and-mortar’.
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EU preparing new Russia sanctions package, von der Leyen says
The European Union is pressing ahead with a ninth sanctions package on Russia in response to Moscow's attack on ...
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[Opinion] #GlobalEconomy: Reimagining our global connections. With recent crises, a single disruption can reverberate across the planet, argue Olivia White & Jonathan Woetzel | Project Syndicate
Reimagining Our Global Connections | by Olivia White & Jonathan Woetzel - Project Syndicate
Olivia White & Jonathan Woetzel show that retreating from global interconnectedness is both unworkable and unnecessary.