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Year in review: Enforcement activity of the Romanian Data Protection Authority in 2016

August 2017 -1.  Enforcement activity of the Romanian DPAAccording to the 2016 activity report (the “Activity Report”) published by the Romanian Data Protection Authority (the “Romanian DPA”), during the year there was an increase in both the...

The obligation to provide adequate and continuous stocks of pharmaceuticals in Romania

August 2017 - The Romanian Ministry of Health has recently issued an order on the obligation to provide adequate and continuous stocks of pharmaceuticals (the “Order”), which aims to clarify the implementation of this obligation and to provide certain...

EU labour changes enhance the protection of seafarers in Romania

August 2017 – I. European contextLatest efforts in enhancing the European contribution towards ensuring increased employment protection of seafarers and bolstering the so-called blue economy have led to the adoption of Directive (EU) 2015/1794 on seafarers...

Ukraine takes steps to boost energy efficiency

July 2017 – As a first step towards securing the country’s long-term energy independence, Ukraine’s parliament has adopted draft legislation to improve energy efficiency.On 8 June 2017, parliament adopted the Bill on Energy Efficiency Fund (No....

Proposed new legislation on telework in Romania

July 2017 - The Romanian Ministry of Labour and Social Justice has proposed new legislation to regulate telework (remote work) in Romania. While the initiative targets the implementation of the European Framework Agreement on Telework (2002), it also...

Enforcement of IP Rights on the Internet in CEE, Ukraine and Turkey

July 2017 - The protection of IP rights online has become a matter of interest for more and more countries. In addition to the recent trend of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) in relation to the liability of intermediaries for a breach of IP rights...

Proposed changes to the legal regime of undeclared work in Romania

June 2017 - Romanian labour legislation is under a mood of change. Legislator implements EU message for tackling undeclared work at the national level by recent proposed amendments of the Romanian Labour Code.The legislative proposal focuses on enhancing...

Romania joins EU Member States that have transposed the Damages Directive

June 2017 - During its last meeting of May 2017, the Romanian government adopted Government Emergency Ordinance no. 39/2017 (the ‘GEO’) on damage claims related to cases of competition law infringements and amending the Competition law no. 21/1996....

Kinstellar authors chapter of the “Anti-Corruption Law and Practice Report 2017’’

June 2017 - The IBA Anti-Corruption Committee's Drivers of Corruption Subcommittee has issued a new report named "Innovation in Enforcement and Compliance". We are proud to have contributed to the "Challenges in internal investigations" chapter.The report...

National Bank of Ukraine gives green light to repatriation of Ukrainian equity investments and acquisition of foreign assets

June 2017 - On 12 June 2017, the larger parts of the Resolutions of the Management Board of the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) No. 41 dated 25 May 2017 and No. 51 dated 8 June 2017, amending the Resolution of the NBU Management Board on Addressing the...