EU NEGOTIATORS AGREED TO END UNJUSTIFIED GEOBLOCKING
Geoblocking is a technological protection measure where access to online content is restricted based upon the user's geographical location.
The new rules define three specific situations where no justification and no objective criteria for a different treatment between customers from different EU Member States are conceivable from the outset.
- The sale of goods without physical delivery. Example: A Belgian customer wishes to buy a refrigerator and finds the best deal on a German website. The customer will be entitled to order the product and collect it at the trader's premises or organise delivery himself to his home.
- The sale of electronically supplied services. Example: A Bulgarian consumer wishes to buy hosting services for her website from a Spanish company. She will now have access to the service, can register and buy this service without having to pay additional fees compared to a Spanish consumer.
- The sale of services provided in a specific physical location. Example: An Italian family can buy a trip directly to an amusement park in France without being redirected to an Italian website.
The Regulation does not impose an obligation to sell and does not harmonise prices.
The new rules will come directly into force after nine months from the publication in the EU Official Journal.
POST-BREXIT CONTINUITY IN SWEDEN FOR UK INSURANCE INTERMEDIARIES
On 21 June 2018 the Financial Supervisory Authority (FSA) published a report on Brexit's potential impact on the Swedish financial market.impact on the Swedish financial market.read more
ARBETSBRIST OCH OMORGANISATION
Som en generell huvudregel har arbetsgivare i Sverige rätten att omorganisera sin verksamhet på sätt de finner lämpligt. Arbetsbrist som ett resultat av en omorganisation anses som en så kallad ”saklig grund” (ett juridiskt rekvisit) för uppsägning enligt svensk arbetsrätt.read more
REDUNDANCIES AND REORGANISATIONS
As a general rule, an employer in Sweden has the right to reorganise its business as it sees fit. A reorganisation may have an impact on the workforce and as a result, employers may need to dismiss redundant employees.read more
INSURANCE BROKER REMUNERATION IN SWEDEN POST-IDD
As Sweden transposes the EU Insurance Distribution Directive (IDD) 2016/97 into local law, restrictions on third-party remuneration are being introduced by the legislature.read more