20 November 2020 | The special tribunals which allow potential or actual foreign investors to sue governments for infringements on their rights outside the regular courts are often the most criticized component of free trade agreements. Juan Carlos Boué gives an example in this guest comment, which makes it clear why this is so.
18 November 2020 | The European Central Bank (ECB) is currently asking citizens and (especially) the financial and tech industries how they would like to see the digital euro that the ECB is working on. In bad EU tradition, it is not asking whether we would like it at all. But the survey offers fields where you can tell them anyway.
10. 11. 2020 | Few other documents have been sent to me as often as the recent deliberations of the European Central Bank (ECB) on a digital euro. There is obviously a great deal of suspicion with regard to plans of a digital euro. The following analysis will try to answer the question if this suspicion is justified.
27. 10. 2020 | ESTA, the association of European cash management companies, has published a position paper contradicting the assessment of the EU Advocate General of my case before the European Court of Justice regarding the right to pay my broadcasting fee with the legal tender, cash.
October 2, 2020 | The EU Advocate General, who prepares decisions of the European Court of Justice, has established a fundamental obligation of public authorities to accept euro cash. At the same time, he has adopted the exceedingly creative anti-cash position of the EU Commission with regard to possible exceptions.
27 September 2020 | The President of the EU-Commission plans to give all EU citizens a European digital identity which can “be used anywhere in Europe to do anything from paying taxes to renting a bike”. She wants to implement for Europe what ID2020, the World Economic Forum, the World Bank and Homeland Security are pushing worldwide – to perfect the automated surveillance of the world’s population.
September 4, 2020 | The EU Commission has announced a legislative package on digital services. In preparation, a public survey of citizens and companies has been launched. Among other things, it is concerned with the fight against so-called disinformation, i.e. content that is legal but is considered “harmful”.