EU Sports Policy and many other crucial matters under the spot light
The 6th edition of the EPFL Sports Law Bulletin has just been released.
Since our last edition, with the entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty on 1 December 2009, The European Union, comprising an inedit provision on sport, has sparked a new era for our sector.
For the first time, Sport gained treaty competence and, as long claimed by the sports movement, its specific nature, autonomy and social and educational function were finally consecrated at the highest level. 2010. With the Lisbon Treaty, the role of the European Union gains a new and more acting dimension. This brings also a higher and more demanding level of responsibility to the EU institutions when it comes to matters related to the game and sport business.
The European Commission is forced to grasp this opportunity to promote long-overdue reforms and take real action. Within this context, the EPFL urges once more the Commission to reinforce and improve protection of intellectual property rights at European level and a regulation of the sports betting market, following the example set by the French Government. To this end , the EPFL Sports Law Bulletin hosts a series of legal analysis signed by several distinguished European sports law specialists, such as Emanuel Macedo de Medeiros (editorial) Nicola Gyss, José Eduardo Fanha Vieira, Alexandre Mestre, Juan de Dios Crespo, Nicolas Acker and many other more.
This edition also offers readers with an exclusive insight into some of the main initiatives and projects developed by the EPFL throughout the first semester of 2010. Among many other relevant initiatives, focus is given to the EPFL General Recommendation on Contractual Stability, the EPFL Resolution on Squad Size Limits and the inauguration of the renovated EPFL Headquarters in Nyon.
In the EPFL Sports Law Bulletin, Leagues Executives and the whole football legal community will also be able to find the very latest developments within the field of legislation and national and international sports regulations, jurisprudence rendered by the Court of Arbitration for Sport, European Court of Justice, FIFA Transfer Matching System, as well as the latest IFAB decisions.
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