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09/06/2021
EU fi­nally ad­opts new data trans­fer clauses
On 4 June 2021, the European Com­mis­sion an­nounced two new sets of stand­ard con­trac­tu­al clauses: (i) for in­ter­na­tion­al trans­fers of per­son­al data (new SCCs) (avail­able here) and (ii) to be used by con­trol­lers...
January 2021
CMS On your radar | Is­sue 14
Wel­come to the latest edi­tion of "On your radar", which is a story of two halves…   First, we take the op­por­tun­ity to look back at de­vel­op­ments dur­ing 2020, in many cases high­light­ing those that...
02/11/2020
COV­ID-19: Cer­ti­fic­ate ne­ces­sary to jus­ti­fy pres­ence at the work­place
We would like to draw your at­ten­tion to the fact that a new min­is­teri­al de­cree was is­sued this Sunday set­ting out new meas­ures and ob­lig­a­tions for em­ploy­ers, in­clud­ing the fol­low­ing:1. Tele­work­ing at...
July 2020
CMS On your radar | Is­sue 13
In this edi­tion of On Your Radar we look at in­ter­na­tion­al re­sponses to lift­ing lock­down and re­turn­ing to the work­place. Pan­dem­ics press fast for­ward on change, and we wanted to un­der­stand the glob­al re­sponse...
15/05/2020
The EU Court of Justice cla­ri­fies trans­par­ency of flight prices
On 23 April 2020, in the case between Ry­anair and the Itali­an Com­pet­i­tion Au­thor­ity, the Court of Justice of the European Uni­on cla­ri­fied the trans­par­ency ob­lig­a­tion of air car­ri­ers to in­dic­ate un­avoid­able...
07/05/2020
The no­tice to be per­formed dur­ing a peri­od of tem­por­ary un­em­ploy­ment «...
Read­ing time: 2 minutes What does the le­gis­la­tion cur­rently stip­u­late? As a re­mind­er, the cur­rent le­gis­la­tion makes a dis­tinc­tion between two forms of tem­por­ary un­em­ploy­ment: tem­por­ary un­em­ploy­ment for...
24/04/2020
New law re­gard­ing the sus­pen­sion of the la­bour elec­tions
The Bel­gian Par­lia­ment yes­ter­day ad­op­ted a law aim­ing to reg­u­late the sus­pen­sion of the pro­ced­ure of so­cial elec­tions of 2020 due to the coronavir­us COV­ID-19 pan­dem­ic. The law will be pub­lished in the...
23/04/2020
Are you eli­gible for the new State-guar­an­teed loans?
The Bel­gian Fed­er­al State, the Na­tion­al Bank of Bel­gi­um and the fin­an­cial sec­tor (rep­res­en­ted by Fe­belfin) have reached an agree­ment on two is­sues. First, the Bel­gian fin­an­cial in­sti­tu­tions have un­der­taken...
02/04/2020
COV­ID-19: EU green light to French aid scheme for its air­lines
The European Com­mis­sion ap­proved on 31 March 2020 the French scheme de­fer­ring the pay­ment by air­lines of cer­tain aero­naut­ic­al taxes (the civil avi­ation tax as well as the solid­ar­ity tax) in or­der to mit­ig­ate...
12/02/2020
The European Com­mis­sion’s sur­vey on air pas­sen­ger rights
The Euroba­ro­met­er sur­vey on pas­sen­ger rights in the European Uni­on car­ried out by the European Com­mis­sion has been pub­lished on 13 Janu­ary 2020 (ac­cess­ible via this link). The sur­vey cov­ers European cit­izens...
18/12/2019
Cer­tain shock­ing cases are sad re­mind­ers of the im­port­ance of caller loc­a­tion...
   In its judg­ment of 5 Septem­ber 2019 (case C 417/18), the Court of Justice of the European Uni­on con­sidered that the Uni­ver­sal Ser­vice Dir­ect­ive re­quires Mem­ber States, sub­ject to tech­nic­al feas­ib­il­ity...
19/11/2019
The European Com­mis­sion au­thor­izes State aid for An­t­werp and Os­tend–Bruges...
On 12 Novem­ber 2019, the European Com­mis­sion ap­proved in­vest­ment and op­er­at­ing aid gran­ted by the Flem­ish Re­gion to An­t­werp air­port and Os­tend–Bruges air­port.Both Flem­ish air­ports have been man­aged...