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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


ECJ rules on preferential access to electricity transmission system in Slovakia
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • European Union, Slovakia
  • September 26 2011

On 15 September 2011, the European Court of Justice (“ECJ”) dismissed an action by the Commission in which it claimed that the Slovak Republic had breached rules on non-discriminatory access to electricity transmission systems


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


Greece needs to recover around 17 million from Aluminium of Greece
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • European Union, Greece
  • July 18 2011

On 13 July 2011 the Commission concluded that lower electricity tariffs granted in 2007- 2008 by the Greek state-owned Public Power Corporation to Aluminium of Greece conferred an undue advantage to the company, in breach of EU state aid rules


Commission opens formal proceedings against Czech electricity incumbent CEZ
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • Czech Republic, European Union
  • July 18 2011

On 15 July 2011 the Commission opened formal anti-trust proceedings to investigate whether CEZ a.s., the incumbent electricity producer in the Czech Republic, abused its dominant position on the Czech electricity market, in particular by hindering the entry of competitors, in breach of EU antitrust rules


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


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


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