The 2020 Athens Democracy Forum (ADF) themed “The New Abnormal: Reimagining Democracy” takes place in Athens and online from Wednesday 30 September – Friday 2 October.
Nearly 75 years after the end of the Second World War, the Austrian Parliament has passed legislation which amends the Austrian Citizenship Act (“Staatsbürgerschaftsgesetz”) in an effort to recognise Austria’s historical responsibility for actions committed against its own citizens.
Andrew Bailey, Governor of the Bank of England, recently discussed innovation in payments at a virtual event hosted by the Brookings Institution.
As has been widely reported in the press, Africa was declared free of wild polio in August. More than 95% of people in Africa have been immunised – a Herculean effort.
The UK Government has issued a series of guidance documents relating to placing manufactured goods on the market in Great Britain (England, Wales and Scotland), Northern Ireland, and in the EU after 1 January 2021, focusing on requirements relating to conformity marking requirements that are required in relation to certain goods such as toys, PPE, electrical equipment and machinery.
The legal news subscription service MLex has reported (in a subscriber-only update) that British Airways’ parent company, IAG, appears to be expecting a fine under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), but which it thinks may be at least 90% lower than ICO initially intended.
As widely reported, Ghislaine Maxwell, daughter of media tycoon, the late Robert Maxwell, was denied bail in a high-profile case criminal case brought in the Southern District of New York following her arrest and charge for facilitating and participating in acts of sexual abuse of minors by her long-time friend Jeffery Epstein.
The UK Government has launched a major new campaign with advice for businesses and individuals under the strapline “Check, Change, Go”, encouraging them to take steps to prepare for the end of the Brexit transition period on 31 December 2020.
The Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants (JCWI) has been granted the right to pursue a judicial review of the Home Office’s artificial intelligence system that it uses to filter and prioritise UK visa applications.
Mishcon’s Fraud Defence & Business Disputes team, with Partner Hannah Blom-Cooper leading, is acting for the Kingdom of Sweden in a civil fraud dispute concerning over 22,000 pension savers, calling on counsel from both 3 Hare Court and Brick Court Chambers.
Partner Melissa Lesson discussed divorce and pre-nuptial agreements for Italians living in England in La Repubblica’s legal blog.
This week the European Commission announced that “the months to come should not be lost for the vibrant European tourism ecosystem”.