- Comparative study on the modernisation of the Dutch environmental management act is a new project that is implemented for the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management, together with the Universities of Utrecht and Groningen. By examinering aspects of the regulation of the circular economy and of sustainable transport in other EU countries, recommendations will be formulated for The Netherlands (June-December 2020).
- Second opinion on Brexit-air transport policy paper. EU Legal experts wrote one of the studies that verified the Brexit-air transport policy paper of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Watermanagement of The Netherlands. The report verified internal preparations for a no deal Brexit. The report, together with several others, were offered to Parliament by a letter dated 6 February 2019 (TK 23 987, nr. 313). The EU Legal rapport can be downloaded from the website of Dutch Parliament via the following link.
- Role of National Parliaments in the Implementation of EU Rail Directives for Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management of The Netherlands. EU Legal experts conducted a comparative study on the role of the national parliaments of Belgium, Denmark, Germany and Italy on the adoption and implementation of EU directives on matters concerning railway standards, safety and market.
- Legal Limits on Single-Use Plastics and Microplastics: A Global Review of National Laws and Regulations for UNEP & World Resources Institute. EU Legal experts provided data and commentary on the rules and regulations in the Netherlands in relation to the use, production and recycling of single-use and microplastics. The report to which we contributed was published and can downloaded from the UNEP website at the following link.
Before joining EU Legal, our team members already cooperated on numerous EU and international law projects. Examples of the projects we collaborated on are:
- The inclusion of financial services in EU free trade and association agreements: Effects on money laundering, tax evasion and avoidance for the European Parliament. This study examined the implementation and effects of the inclusion of financial services in existing EU free trade and association agreements (FTAs) and, in particular, their impact on money laundering, tax evasion and avoidance. The studied FTAs include those with Mexico, Peru, South Africa and South Korea and also the Association Agreement with Serbia. The opening analysis outlines the geopolitical and trade context, as well as the EU policy framework to combat money laundering, tax evasion and avoidance. It examines the effects of the ‘Panama Papers’ leaks; assesses the consequences of tax evasion and money laundering and their link to trade in Africa; evaluates the implementation of the EU-Central America Agreement; and provides a synthesis of the key findings and policy recommendations presented in the annexed study. The annexed expertise investigates the implementation and effects of financial services provisions in selected EU FTAs with third countries, with a particular focus on their propensity to curb money laundering, tax evasion and elusion.
- EPPO Conference: “State of Play and Perspectives” for the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF). Organisation of an event concerning the negotiations and discussions surrounding the establishment of a European Prosecutor’s Office (EPPO). The event started off with a panel discussion between the main negotiating partners represented by the current and preceding presidencies of the concerned EU Council Working Group, the European Parliament and the Commission. In subsequent sessions possible assessment criteria were set out and distinctive substantive, procedural and institutional issues were examined and discussed. On the basis of the discussions, the event concluded with an assessment of EPPO’s raison d’être and an interview of major stakeholders in the process.