The structure of the support regime for renewable electricity in Greece is changing. In the context of Law 4414/2016 regarding the new support scheme for renewable electricity in Greece (Law 4414/2016) the Regulatory Authority for Energy (RAE) recently delivered an opinion to the Minister of Environment and Energy (Minister) about the optimal structure of the permanent competitive bidding processes being introduced in Greece for new electricity capacity from renewable energy sources from 2017 until 2020. The main driver for reform is to bring Greece into compliance with the European Commission’s Guidelines on State aid for environmental protection and energy for the period 2014 – 2020 (Guidelines). This briefing provides some insights into RAE’s opinion and considers the prospects for new renewable energy capacity in Greece by 2020.
May 02, 2017
Health Canada has proposed regulations that will amend the Food and Drug Regulations to allow for importation of drugs that address an urgent public health need but have not yet received regulatory approval from Health Canada
Brazil’s Ministry of Mines and Energy recently announced two initiatives to attract international investment in the mining sector, including opening a previously reserved area to private exploration and reducing restrictions on foreign ownership of projects along Brazil’s border area.
In Texas, Pennsylvania, and other areas with significant oil and gas activity, nuisance law has long been an amorphous, catch-all cause of action, cloaked in “mystery” and at times even referred to as “a sort of legal garbage can.”
May 01, 2017
New domestic building work disputes reforms for the Victorian building industry
On 11 April 2017 the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) issued draft “Measures for Security Assessment of Cross-border Transfer of Personal Information and Important Data Overseas” (Measures) for public comment. In this briefing, we outline the key aspects of the Measures and examine the implications for businesses in China.
April 28, 2017
In December 2016, the US Treasury Department issued final regulations (the “final regulations”) on the determination of the issue price of certain types of tax-advantaged debt, including tax-exempt bonds...
On April 13, 2017, the federal government tabled Bill C-45, which, if passed, would legalize the recreational use of marijuana.
The April 2016 “Panama Papers” leak highlighted the attraction for transnational actors of the confidentiality available in certain offshore financial centres.
In a November 2016 decision, Mtre. Denis Gagnon, grievance arbitrator, rejected a union’s claim that employees on paternity leave were victims of discrimination based on sex and civil status because they were treated differently from employees on maternity leave or adoption leave.
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