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Case C-527/13, Lourdes Cachaldora Fernández v Instituto Nacional de la Seguridad Social (INSS) and Tesorería General de la Seguridad Social (TGSS), 14 April 2015 The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that Spanish legislation on the calculation of permanent invalidity pensions is compatible with European Union law. In the present case, the Spanish legislation […]

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Regulation (EU) 2017/745 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 5 April 2017 on medical devices, amending Directive 2001/83/EC, Regulation (EC) No 178/2002 and Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 and repealing Council Directives 90/385/EEC and 93/42/EEC The 5th of April 2017, a new European Regulation 2017/745 on medical devices was adopted by the European […]

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Safe products in the EU single market : Commission acts to reinfurce trust

The European Commission has tabled two legislative Proposals to make it less demanding for undertakings, particularly SMEs, to sell their items across the European Union and to reinforce controls by national specialists and customs officers to keep perilous items from being sold to European customers. The activities are intended to enhance two parts of the […]

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FOOD SAFETY:Health Technology Assessment (HTA)

On 7 June 2018 the European Parliament (EP) ENVI Committee discussed the Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL on health technology assessment (COM/2018/051 final) presented by the European Commission on 31 January 2018. The HTA proposal seeks to boost cooperation amongst EU Member States for assessing health technology. The […]

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International Trade : US Duties on Imports of Steel and Aluminum

On 31 May 2018, the President of the European Parliament, Antonio Tajani, released a statement regarding the imposition of US duties on imports of steel and aluminum from Europe. He finds that this decision by the US will seriously harm workers, industry, and consumers on both sides of the Atlantic. He asserts that the European […]

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