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On the 16th of November, the Allegro Group Public Policy Team attended the inaugural EU Public Affairs Awards (EuroPAwards). The EuroPAwards celebrates Brussels Public Policy and it acknowledges the successes of public affairs professionals and consultancies in this sphere. The awards span various sectors and categories (“Outstanding Contribution”, “Promising Newcomer”, “In house team of the… » read more

Posted by Daniela Borlea

Counterfeiting is bad news for everyone, bar fraudsters. Consumers are exposed to inferior or dangerous products, brands lose their value and online platforms like Allegro risk their reputation as trustworthy marketplaces. Although legal instruments to prevent IPR infringements, such as the IPR Enforcement and E-Commerce Directives, exist at EU/national level, they can be complemented by… » read more

Posted by Daniela Borlea

By Siada El Ramly When revising the Payment Services Directive (PSD), the EU institutions have – quite rightly – emphasised the importance of security. This emphasis need not stifle innovation or deprive users of new products; but that is precisely the effect that the legislation will have – without making users any safer when they… » read more

Posted by Daniela Borlea

In order to resolve its dispute with the European Commission (EC) over its abuses in dominant position in search, Google has proposed to use an existing commercial product, the Google Shopping box, as a basis for a settlement with the EC. The intended purpose was to give comparable presentation of rival products; note: comparable, not… » read more

Posted by Daniela Borlea