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EU carbon ‘tax’ system comes into force

On 17 August 2023, the European Commission adopted the final implementing rules of the so-called Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism for the initial transitional phase, which starts on 1 October 2023 and runs until the end of 2025. Carbon tax payment obligation to be started as of 2016.

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The ECJ’s new decision regarding state aid

When public authorities buy goods and services, they have to pay the market price, otherwise, they provide unlawful state aid to the sellers. On 14 June 2023 the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled in the case No. T 79/21, Ryanair & Airport Marketing Services vs. European Commission that public authorities still provide unlawful state aid by buying goods and services that they do not really need, even if they pay market prices.

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The intersection of the GDPR and competition law: insights from the meta platforms case

In a landmark judgment on 4 July 2023, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) delivered a significant ruling in the Meta Platforms case, shedding light on the intricate relationship between data protection rules and competition law. This ruling represents the culmination of a saga that began with a 2019 decision by the German Federal Cartel Office (Bundeskartellamt), requiring Facebook (now Meta) to cease combining user data from various sources beyond its social network.

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Businesses to Contribute to the Tourism Budget

Eszter Kamocsay-Berta, Lilla Majoros (BBJ - Budapest Business Journal; 2023)

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Capital Markets in Hungary

Királyvölgyi Krisztián, Zsiros Tamás (CEE Legal Matters Comparative Legal Guide: Capital Markets 2023 for Hungary)

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