Equal pay for men and women: the European Parliament endorses Commission’s proposal

The European Parliament approved the Commission’s proposal on the transparency of remuneration which, after the final adoption by the Council of the EU, will ensure the effective implementation of equal pay for men and women , introducing greater transparency in the determination of compensation and improving access to justice for [...]

The "European Unitary Patent" will be operational from 1st June 2023

From 1 June 2023 the European Patent Office (EPO) will issue the European Patent with unitary effect ("unitary patent"); this document twill allow, through the payment of a single renewal fee directly to the EPO, to simultaneously obtain patent protection in the 25 EU countries participating in the initiative, namely: [...]

Synthetic food and animal feed: production and sale stopped in Italy

The production and sale of synthetic food and animal feed has been stopped. The ban was introduced with a bill approved yesterday by the Council of Ministers "In accordance with the precautionary principle, the rules aim to protect human health and the agri-food heritage by prohibiting the production and marketing [...]

Energy saving, new EU rules for home appliances in "stand by" mode

To reduce electricity consumption and CO2 emissions into the atmosphere. These are the objectives pursued by the European Commission with the approval of new rules concerning the "stand by" mode of home appliances and electronic devices . The new rules follow extensive consultation and consideration by the European Parliament and [...]

Bureaucracy, European Commission simplifies practices for cross-border companies

More transparency and less bureaucracy for cross-border companies operating in the European Union. The European Commission has adopted a proposal for a directive to facilitate companies and to extend the use of digital tools and processes in the EU company law. The objective is to facilitate cross-border business transactions and [...]