Corruption in International Commercial Arbitration: The Arbitrator's Role

  • 2023/09/17
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When the use of international commercial arbitration to resolve disputes is on the rise, arbitral tribunals must play a significant part in achieving an international anti-corruption effort. Tribunals and arbitrators encounter several challenges when dealing with corruption cases. Therefore, a clear understanding of the arbitrator's role in investigating corruption, especially in the absence of party allegations should be addressed and tackled. Read more... (Layan Al Fatayri)

It Happened Almost Overnight – the Rise of E-scooters Across the European Union

  • 2023/08/03
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The immense boost of dockless electric scooter (e-scooter) fleets in the cities in the European Union occurred like wildfire. There were, for example, more than 15,000 scooters available for rent on the streets of Paris, and in Cologne, authorities expected as many as 40,000 users by the end of 2019. It is estimated that currently there are over 360,000 e-scooters available for rent on European streets. Read more... (Petra Ágnes Kanyuk)

2024: The Year of Common Chargers

  • 2023/06/06
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Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you had three or four different mobile phone chargers at home and still couldn't charge your new smartphone with any of them? Only one year from now, you can finally say goodbye to such problems, as another segment of the European Union's internal market is being harmonized: by 2024, a common charger for mobile devices and other electronic devices will finally be introduced. Read more... (Roxána Bereczki)

Attentive searchers or lazy users? - The development and types of the image of the average consumer in European Union law

  • 2023/05/30
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Nowadays the people can easily fulfil their wishes via various online platforms, websites in just a few seconds. However, in the midst of fulfilling said desires, the average consumer can easily become a victim of a scam; a topic we have already discussed in a previous article on practices commonly referred to as “dark patterns". Therefore, it is worth asking what kind of behavior should be expected from consumers in order to be able to say that they have done everything expected, and can we talk about consumer groups that need to be protected in particular? Read more... (Dominik Boros)

Greener travel for everyone - Fit for 55 proposals for the transport sector

  • 2023/05/10
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A systemic review of transport at EU level is back on the agenda. This is not surprising, as it is high time to start seriously addressing the issue of climate change and adapting our legal systems to the new situation. Climate catastrophe is no longer the future, it is the present, and even at best, it is not a temporary issue. Road transport accounts for around 20% of all energy-related emissions in Europe, so it is inevitable that this sector will have to make serious emission reductions. Read more... (Lilla Balogh)

One step forward, two steps back? – Or a brief assessment of the status of Ukraine and Moldova as EU membership candidates

  • 2023/04/20
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This blog post tries to demonstrate why the European Union (henceforth abbreviated as the EU or the Union) considers enlargement policy as a key domain these days – whether it considers it as a foreign policy or geopolitical instrument, and how this relates to Ukraine and Moldova’s candidate status. Read more... (Petra Olesnyovics)