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Proposed European law against conflict minerals
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • European Union
  • July 1 2015

On May 20th the European Parliament voted in favour of a strong and binding law that requires companies operating in the EU who are importing


Conflict minerals: the EU’s proposal on responsible sourcing
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • European Union
  • March 17 2014

In March 2014, the European Commission proposed a draft Regulation establishing an EU system of self-certification for EU importers of tin, tantalum


Certain EU Iran sanctions to be suspended
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • European Union
  • January 16 2014

Following the adoption of the Joint Plan of Action on November 24, 2013, the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Russia, China and Germany


European Commission proposes revamp of EU biofuels policy
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • European Union
  • October 17 2012

On October 17, 2012, the European Commission adopted a proposal for a new directive amending the two major pieces of EU legislation on biofuels: Directive 200928EC on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources (Renewable Energy Directive or “RED”) and Directive 9870EC relating to the quality of petrol and diesel fuels (Fuel Quality Directive or “FQD”), both in force since 2009


EU focuswhere do we stand on the reshaping of the Energy Taxation Directive?
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • European Union
  • June 19 2012

A year has passed since the publication, in April 2011, by the European Commission (EC) of its Proposal for a Council Directive amending Directive 200396EC (the Proposal), restructuring the European Community framework for the taxation of energy products and electricity (the Energy Taxation Directive


Production and wholesale of conventional electricity in Germany exempted from EU public procurement rules
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • European Union, Germany
  • June 19 2012

On 24 April 2012, the European Commission adopted a formal decision generally exempting from the EU procurement rules all public companies active in the production and wholesale of conventional electricity in Germany


Greenhouse emission allowance: European Commission publishes guidelines on State aid in the context of greenhouse emission allowance trading scheme
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • European Union
  • June 12 2012

On 5 June 2012, the final version of the European Commission’s guidelines on State aid in the context of the greenhouse gas emission allowance trading scheme post-2012 was published in the Official Journal


Renewable energy policy: European Commission publishes communication on renewable energy policy
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • European Union
  • June 12 2012

On 6 June 2012, the Commission published a Communication on its renewable energy policy which emphasises the importance of the EU’s aim to achieve a 20 share of renewable energy by 2020


European Commission adopts guidelines for State aid for industry electricity costs in the context of the amended EU Emissions Trading Scheme
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • European Union
  • May 29 2012

On 22 May 2012, the Commission adopted guidelines on State aid in the context of the amended EU Emissions Trading Scheme post-2012


National legislation on the internal energy market in five member states is still not fully in line with EU rules
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • European Union
  • May 1 2012

On 26 April 2012, the Commission sent reasoned opinions to five Member States asking them to fully implement the Electricity and Gas Directives of the third energy reform package legislation