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GDPR at a glance

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), entering into force on May 25th, 2018, replaces a 1995 EU Directive on data protection. Based on its expertise on privacy and data protection Cabinet SAMMAN has been appointed by several business organizations to work and be part of the dialogue on the GDPR implementation process with supervisory authorities and other public officials. Please find below a recap of the main elements of the GDPR.

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Priorities of the Maltese Presidency of the European Union (EU)

On January 1st 2017, Malta took over the rotating Presidency of the European Council, third in the EU Presidency Trio after the Netherlands (January – June 2016) and Slovakia (July – December 2016). More details on Malta's key priorities - finance, digital, telecoms, and energy - in our article below. 

File to download Maltese EU presidency_EN.pdf

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Brexit Insight n°2 - Decision Time

Four months after the “Brexit” vote, and while the various protagonists are starting to position themselves in view of the negotiations, we would like to share once again our analysis of the situation.

File to download Brexit Insight n.2 - Decision time - November 2016.pdf

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Brexit: What now?

Our analysis of the potential implications and next steps following the UK referendum in favor of an exit from the EU, with a presentation of the applicable legal framework, the current state of the political positions and a specific focus on two sectors which could be particulalry impacted: digital sector and financial services.

File to download Brexit What now - SAMMAN VEng.pdf

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The limitation of greenhouse gas in housing : a way to restore balance to the existing thermal regulation

Article (in French) by Thaima Samman and Antoine Vitela on the taking into account, as of 2018, of greenhouse gas emissions in the evaluation of buildings' energy performance, published on the website of the association “Equilibres des Energies”.

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The New French Government - Analysis and Scenarios

On August 25th, Prime Minister Manuel Valls decided to handle the resignation of his entire government to President François Hollande. He was immediately re-appointed to form a new Government, which was announced the following day. The note below proposes a short analysis of this governmental reshuffling taking place less than 5 months after the previous one (in April), including the bios of a few new ministers, and gives an over view of the potential forthcoming scenarios for the socialist majority.

File to download The new French Government - Analysis Scenarios.pdf

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An overview of the EU Council Italian Presidency

On July 1st 2014, Italy succeeded to Greece at the rotating Presidency of the European Union Council. The note belows gives an overview of the main challenges faced by the country, the objectives set as well as the major dossiers that it has to handle in three main areas: Digital Affairs, Energy and Financial Regulation.

File to download EU Council Italian Presidency - Objectives and Challenges July-December 2014.pdf

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The French Governmental Reshuffling on April 2nd, 2014

Appointed Prime Minister on March 31st, 2014, in replacement of Jean-Marc Ayrault, Manuel Valls has nominated his a new government, announced on April 2nd by the Presidency of the Republic. Our analysis of the new Government, as well as the biographies of the two incoming Ministers, in the memo below.

File to download Memo SAMMAN - French Government's Reshuffling April 2014.pdf

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Press Conference by President Hollande - 01.14.2014

Our report and Analysis on the press conference held by the French President on Janaury 14th, 2014, in a contexte of personnal and media crisis, with his announcements regarding the "Responsibility Pact", reduction of public spending, societal policy and his ambitions for Europe, in particular for the French-German relationship.

File to download Note on President Hollande's Press Conference - 14 01 14 - SAMMAN.pdf

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