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  1. Legal news
    01 October 2019
    Digital Commissioner candidates prepare for the Parliament's 'grill'
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/digital-commissioner-candidates-prepare-for-the-parliaments-grill

    'Technological sovereignty' is set to be an over-arching theme, as Commissioner nominees with responsibility for the digital economy prepare to be grilled by Members of the European Parliament over the next week.

  2. Legal news
    04 December 2019
    Get connected faster: panel debate with industry on implementation of the EECC
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/get-connected-faster-panel-debate-with-industry

    Bird & Bird's Regulatory & Public Affairs seminar in Brussels on 3 December also featured a panel debate with various industry voices on the implementation of the recently adopted European Electronic Communications ...

  3. Legal news
    16 April 2018
    Regulation 261: Supreme Court rejects appeal in Gahan v Emirates
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/global/regulation-261-supreme-court-rejects-appeal-in-gahan-v-emirates

    In October 2017 we reported on the Court of Appeal's treatment of some of the confusing issues that can arise in the context of "connecting flights" under Regulation 261.

  4. Legal news
    17 April 2018
    Proposed replacement to regulation 868/2004: EU moves a step closer to a new Regulation addressing anti-competitive practices from outside the EU
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/global/proposed-replacement-to-regulation-868-1008-eu-moves-a-step-closer-to-a-new-regulation

    On 20 March 2018, transport MEPs voted in favour of a proposed Regulation 'on safeguarding competition in air transport', which would repeal and replace Regulation 868/2004.

  5. Legal news
    17 April 2018
    Commission Consultation on Regulation 1008/2008
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/global/commission-consultation-on-regulation-1008-2008

    On 15 March 2018 the European Commission launched a public consultation on Regulation No 1008/2008. This is one of two consultations being carried out concurrently, with a view to its potential revision.

  6. Legal news
    17 April 2018
    Recent developments in Aviation - April 2018
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/global/recent-developments-in-aviation-april-2018

    Consumer protection, protection for disabled passengers, DfT report on aviation strategy, Airport Charges Directive, and the European Aviation Safety Agency.

  7. Legal news
    02 June 2020
    Digital Services Act: European Commission has opened landmark consultations on future regulation for digital platforms
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/european-commission-has-opened-landmark-consultations-on-future-regulation-for-digital-platforms

    On 2 June, the Commission launched a wide-ranging public consultation on its forthcoming Digital Services Act (DSA), which will propose new rules for companies operating online services.

  8. Legal news
    07 October 2020
    Majority of Member States miss deadline to implement revised audiovisual media rules
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/majority-of-member-states-miss-deadline-to-implement-revised-audiovisual-media-rules

    Only three countries adopted legislative proposals to implement the revised Audiovisual Media Services Directive 2018/1808 ("AVMSD") ahead of the 19 September 2020 deadline for transposition by the Member States. The ...

  9. Legal news
    18 August 2020
    The EU's Approach to AI – Recent Regulatory Developments
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/the-eus-approach-to-ai-recent-regulatory-developments

    The European Union has long been interested in artificial intelligence (AI). Back in 2014, the EU first investigated the issue by producing guidelines on the regulation of robotics. Since then, they have continued to ...

  10. Legal news
    06 July 2020
    What lies ahead for regulation of the 5G ecosystem?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/what-lies-ahead-for-regulation-of-the-5g-ecosystem

    Thierry Breton, described 5G connectivity as an “important pillar” for the EU (especially in light of the EU’s post-COVID economic recovery) and that “it is important to ensure the rapid deployment [of 5G] as a matter ...