What does “taking back control” mean for Financial Services?

Dr Cleo Davies – Senior Research Associate at the University of East Anglia  On the 29th April 2021, the Financial Services Bill received royal assent. Touted as a milestone for financial services by the UK government, John Glen, Economic Secretary to the Treasury who guided the Bill through Parliament, declared “For the first time in decades, …

The State Aid Temporary Framework for COVID-19, the Banking Communication, and Burden-Sharing

 Dionysios Pelekis                www.linkedin.com/in/dionysios-pelekis   In November 2020, the Commission approved an aid scheme designed to support the liquidity of the Italian banking sector. This measure authorised Italy’s Ministry of Economy and Finance to grant a State guarantee on the liabilities of banks based in Italy, and on loans granted discretionarily by the Bank of Italy …

Gender-based violence during the COVID-19 pandemic

By Dr Birte Böök Post-doctoral researcher at Utrecht University and content manager of the gender stream of the European Equality Law Network   When the COVID-19 crisis swept across the world in 2020, it quickly became clear that the global pandemic exacerbates existing inequalities in all areas of life. While comprehensive data is still lacking, …

COVID-19 in the EU: A Death Sentence for Refugees and Asylum Seekers?

Iro Nestoros, European Social Policy MSc, School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh   Introduction  The UN Secretary General António Guterres, in respect of the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) emphasized that “In an interconnected world, none of us is safe until all of us are safe”. In the midst of a pandemic, against a …

Algorithmic discrimination in Europe: Challenges and Opportunities for EU equality law 

By Janneke Gerards, Utrecht University Law School and Raphaële Xenidis, Edinburgh University Law School and iCourts, Copenhagen University   Early 2020, the European Commission recognized in the preamble of its White Paper on Artificial Intelligence that AI ‘entails a number of potential risks’ including ‘gender-based or other kinds of discrimination’. It therefore deemed ‘important to …