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Publication of the minutes of negotiations with the Economic Commission

27 May 2024

As part of what is known as the Major Amendment to the Reimbursement Act (frequently referred to using the Polish acronym “DNUR”), the updated Article 36(6) of the Reimbursement Act has introduced the obligation for the outcome of negotiations with the Economic Commission to be published, together with the minutes of such negotiations, in the event of a reje...

Publication of the minutes of negotiations with the Economic Commission

Adoption of an updated Code of Medical Ethics for Physicians with a new set of rules for collaborating with the pharmaceutical industry

24 May 2024

On 18 May 2024, the Extraordinary XVI National Congress of Physicians adopted a new Code of Medical Ethics. The provisions of the Code set out the principles of ethics and govern the practice of the profession of a physician and include, among others, rules for the cooperation of physicians with the pharmaceutical industry, in particular with manufacturers o...

Adoption of an updated Code of Medical Ethics for Physicians with a new set of rules for collaborating with the pharmaceutical industry

Change in the situation of whistleblowers in capital groups

24 May 2024

We now know the content of the bill on the protection of whistleblowers (the“Whistleblower Protection Bill” and the “Whistleblower Protection Act”) after its adoption by the lower chamber of the Polish Parliament (Sejm). The Whistleblower Protection Bill is to require the implementation of local procedures and confidential channels for reporting violations o...

Change in the situation of whistleblowers in capital groups

Amendment to the Act on the National Cybersecurity System. Implementation of the NIS2 Directive in the health sector

17 May 2024

The draft amendment to the National Cyber Security System Act (the “Act”) extends the application of the Act to tens of thousands of entities from the 18 industries identified in the Act, including the health sector. The draft is intended to implement what is known as the NIS2 Directive. Due to the scarcity of awareness-raising activities, many entities h...

Amendment to the Act on the National Cybersecurity System. Implementation of the NIS2 Directive in the health sector

The EU Artificial Intelligence Act - what does it change and how to prepare for it?

14 March 2024

On 13 March 2024, the European Parliament adopted the EU Artificial Intelligence Act (the “AI Act”). This is a good time for a brief summary of where we are and what lies ahead in this field. We invite you to read the following overview of the key issues raised by the AI Act. There will certainly still be time for in-depth analyses. However, we are convin...

The EU Artificial Intelligence Act – what does it change and how to prepare for it?

Whistleblowers officially in the name of the Act - what other changes are in the bill?

7 March 2024

On 6 March, the latest bill regarding whistleblowers was published on the website of the Government Legislation Centre. The term “person reporting violations of law” (Polish: osoba zgłaszająca naruszenia prawa) has been officially replaced by “whistleblower” (Polish: sygnalista). As stated in the explanatory memorandum, this change is dictated by the presenc...

Whistleblowers officially in the name of the Act – what other changes are in the bill?

Digital Services Act – new responsibilities and opportunities for the internet industry

19 February 2024

The Digital Services Act (“DSA”), dubbed a “European constitution for the internet”, is intended to create a safer and more transparent online environment. From 17 February 2024, it will apply to all digital services that connect consumers to goods, services or content, so it should be of interest to most companies doing business online. Who does the DSA ...

Digital Services Act – new responsibilities and opportunities for the internet industry

The topic of whistleblowing comes up again

11 January 2024

New obligations for entities having 50 or more employees A new version of the bill on the protection of persons reporting breaches of law (referred to as whistleblowers) has recently appeared on the website of the Government Legislation Centre. The proposed act imposes on certain entities an obligation to implement local procedures and confidential channe...

The topic of whistleblowing comes up again

A revolution for part-time employees - implications of the CJEU judgment in case C-660/20

30 October 2023

Additional remuneration for work for part-time employees in excess of their scheduled working hours The triggering of additional remuneration for work for part-time employees in excess of their scheduled working hours cannot be limited to only after they have exceeded the number of working hours corresponding to full-time positions. The Court of Justice o...

A revolution for part-time employees – implications of the CJEU judgment in case C-660/20

The EuGB Regulation - a new standard for issuers of European green bonds

16 October 2023

For years, European institutions have recognised the need for increased regulatory measures to define the rules for green bond financing of energy transition projects. This is driven by the need to shift the European economy towards a more sustainable and low-carbon model. This approach is in line with the objectives and principles of the EU taxonomy. Europe...

The EuGB Regulation – a new standard for issuers of European green bonds
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