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ANTI-SMOKING LEGISLATION



BY KATE REW
RADICAL proposed local legislation, which could have led to smokers being fined US$750 for smoking in their own home when it offends their neighbours, has been vetoed in a Maryland county, near Washington D.C. Montgomery county executive Douglas Duncan initially supported the proposals, approved by his county council, but he later reversed his decision to sign the measure into law because of potential; neighbours would have had to lodge a complaint for action to be taken.…

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DIGITAL COPYRIGHT



BY KEITH NUTHALL
THE WORLD Intellectual Property Organisation’s digital copyright treaty is to come into force on March 6, next year, after Gabon became the 30th country to ratify its provisions, the minimum number required to make it international law.

This convention safeguards the rights of authors whose works are published on the Internet and in other digital media, protecting literary and artistic works, including online books, computer programs, music, art, and films.…

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UNDERSEA TREASURES



BY KEITH NUTHALL
THE AGREEMENT of a Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation, (UNESCO), may not help museums gain access to treasures from shipwrecks and sunken buildings, specialists in the UK have claimed.…

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RENEWABLES REPORT



BY KEITH NUTHALL
A NEW report from the European Environment Agency has described the wide gulf between Member States’ performance on renewable energy generation and highlighted a number of reasons for this. The top performer for 1993-9 was Germany, which surged ahead with the development of photovoltaics, solar thermal installations and wind generated energy output.…

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2001 EU ROUND UP



BY KEITH NUTHALL
WITH the insurance business being one of the most internationally sensitive of global economic sectors, it came as no surprise that the tragic events of September 11 had a dramatic effect on its fortunes, impacting seriously on the work of its regulators, especially in the European Union.…

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E COMMERCE LEGAL SERVICE



BY KEITH NUTHALL
AN INTERNET legal advice service, providing information about European Union legislation affecting e-commerce, has been launched. The site, eLexPortal.com, will provide updated information on EU and national laws and regulations on the subject; it is free of charge, and allows users to e-mail queries to its online experts.…

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TOKYO AIRPORT



BY SWINEETHA DIAS WICKRAMANAYAKE
THE NEW Tokyo International Airport Authority has proposed raising landing fees at Narita Airport during negotiations launched recently with the International Air Transportation Association (IATA). The Shipping and Trade News has reported that the authority wants to raise its fees by Yen 200 per tonne to Yen 2,600, (US$20.84), when a new runway opens next April, citing increased labour costs.…

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US V SOUTH KOREA



BY KEITH NUTHALL
THE UNITED States has lost a disputes panel case at the World Trade Organisation over definitive safeguard duties that it had imposed on imports of circular welded carbon quality line pipe from South Korea.

Although the panel rejected a number of South Korean complaints, it upheld enough of them to conclude that the US should “bring its safeguard measure into conformity with its WTO obligations.”…

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DUAL USE GOODS



BY ALAN OSBORN
A RANGE of compounds, chemicals, micro-organisms and toxins, together with test and production equipment and associated software has been published by the European Commission under its revised dual-use regulation for controlling the export of items that could be put to illegal use, including terrorism and warfare by rogue states.…

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GLOBAL FUND



BY KEITH NUTHALL
EUROPEAN Union ministers have been asked to approve the transfer of Euro 60 million from the general EU 2001 budget, (most of which is currently earmarked for fishery support), to help finance the UN’s Global Fund to fight HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria in developing countries.…

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