As one of its main environmental objectives, EU Directive 2000/60/EC ("Water Framework Directive" – WFD), in concreto its art 4, requires all Member States to achieve – subject to several exemptions, such as the possibility to extend the timeframe – the "good status" of all surface water bodies and groundwater bodies by 22 December 2015. read more...
Enforcement of the Act on the Registration, Evaluation, Etc. of Chemicals
The Act on the Registration, Evaluation, Etc. of Chemicals (“K-REACH”) and its subordinate regulations, i.e., the Enforcement Decree and the Enforcement Rules to K-REACH, took effect as of January 1, 2015. Under K-REACH, businesses handling chemicals are subject to more stringent government control; for instance, any person who intends to import (i) a new chemical, (ii) a pre-existing chemical of one ton or more per year, or (iii) a product containing hazardous chemicals, is required to file the respective report with the regulatory authority.
By announcing the Online Personal Information Processing Guidelines (the “Guidelines”) on November 12, 2014, the Korea Communications Commission (“KCC”) has further clarified the standards for (1) collecting minimum personal information, (2) destroying personal information, and (3) obtaining consent, as required under the Act on the Promotion of Information and Communications Network Use and Information Protection (the “Network Act”). The Guidelines contain the following key points:
The entry of foreigners
into Turkey, visa requirements, principles and procedures of the scope and
application of international protection, regulations and novelties on
establishment, duties and the mandate of General Directorate of Immigration
Management (“General Directorate”) is regulated by the Law on Foreigners and
International Protection No. 6458 that was published on April 11, 2013. The Law
on Foreigners and International Protection No. 6458 (“the Law”) has entered
into force on April 11, 2014 and has abrogated the formal Law on Residence and
Travels of Foreigners in Turkey No. 5683 by entering into force.