The Review of Directive 2006/114/EC concerning misleading and comparative advertising (MCAD), which has been published last Tuesday. The Communication provides an overview of how the MCAD is currently implemented in the Member States, identifies problems in how it is applied and outlines plans to revise it in the future.
Companies can protect their competitiveness through a range of means, including in particular trademarks, designs and patents. However, there is a substantial volume of information, know-how and innovation steps that are not protectable through intellectual property rights.
The Plenary of the European Parliament has adopted the Terho report on the green paper ‘Towards an integrated European market for card, internet and mobile payments'. The report gives a number of recommendations which are very supportive of our views related to a fair and transparent payment system.
Below is a summary of the Budget Measures deemed to be most important to business. Please feel free to contact GRTU to have further information on any of them.
The WEEE Directive will remain in the doldrums. It will not be implemented. Government does not care. The business community led by GRTU has lost hope. We have moaned complained groaned written discussed shouted, but to no avail Government stands tall.