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European Commission Consults on Expansion of Its Competition and Regulatory Powers in Digital Markets

The European Commission recently launched two complementary consultations that would expand its competition enforcement powers and establish regulations for digital markets. The commission intends to close perceived gaps in its statutory powers to curb gatekeepers in digital markets.… Continue Reading

COVID-19: US & European Developments – Implementation and Oversight of CARES Act – June 9, 2020

The US Congress is moving urgently to formulate new legislation that goes to the heart of the current policy debate in America, and it has nothing to do with coronavirus. Instead, the focus of Congress’ current short-term agenda is police reform, calls for which have surged across the nation in the wake of the universally … Continue Reading

EU Public Policy January 17 Update

Malta Taking Over the Rotating Council Presidency  The Presidency of the Council of the EU is rotating every six months among the EU Member States. The Presidencies are held by a group of three Member States which are rotating per semester. The Council’s Presidency is responsible to set up the agendas and to determine the … Continue Reading

EU Public Policy December 5 Update

EU Publishes Banking, Energy, and VAT Legislation In addition to our Washington legislative updates, Capital Thinking will now include EU legislative developments, covering updates from Brussels. The European Commission, responsible for proposing European legislation, published a number of legislative proposals last week. A package of reforms to strengthen the resilience of EU banks was published on November 23, … Continue Reading

Many Tax Policy Priorities Remain as Retirement and Pension in Focus for Finance; Treasury Full Steam Ahead on Section 385

Legislative Activity Many Tax Policy Priorities Outstanding as Congress Looks to Home Stretch With Congress back in Washington for several weeks of work before adjourning in advance of the November Election, tax-writers have much work in store – though the lack of legislative days, coupled with the complex and divisive nature of some of the … Continue Reading

Tax Reform Efforts Continue; Section 385, BEPS Implementation Dominate Regulatory Agenda

Legislative Activity The Long March to Tax Reform Continues On June 24, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) released the House GOP’s Task Force on Tax Reform’s long-awaited tax reform “Blueprint,” which lays out the GOP’s tax policy agenda for 2017. Specifically, and as we discuss in greater detail in our alert, … Continue Reading

Tax-Writers Continue Debate on International Tax Reform, Inversions; Global Efforts on CbyCR Implementation Move Forward

Legislative Activity International Tax Reform v. Inversions Following up on Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch’s (R-UT) recent acknowledgment that his “corporate integration” proposal has been delayed, at least by “a few weeks,” it now appears that the House Ways and Means Committee may miss its self-imposed goal of March 31 by which to release … Continue Reading

Flood Repairs in Colorado; National Forests; Wind Energy Annual Report

Legislative Activity Flood Repairs in Colorado The short-term continuing resolution (CR) passed by Congress will allow “the U.S. Secretary of Transportation to use up to $450 million of funds previously appropriated to the Highway Emergency Relief program to pay for repairs after recent flooding in the State of Colorado.” The provision does not, however, provide … Continue Reading

President Obama Addresses the U.N. General Assembly

Executive and Legislative Branch Activity Syria Last Thursday, September 26, the five permanent members of the United Nations (U.N.) Security Council finalized a resolution that stipulates the Syrian government must abide by the terms or the Security Council will take measures under Chapter VII of the U.N. Charter. Such measures could include economic sanctions or military … Continue Reading
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