Price comparison website Comparethemarket.com has been fined £17.9 million by the UK Competition and Markets Authority for breach of UK Competition Law. Here, Dr Kathryn McMahon of Warwick Law School explains the issues behind the case - and why this ruling is a break from previous practice by the CMA.
"The report should be viewed as an opportunity for member states to reflect on their own state of rule of law and possibly learn from those best performing countries that are in line with the acceptable rule of law standard found in the Copenhagen criteria." Dr Andi Hoxhaj of Warwick Law comments on the the first EU Rule of Law report which has been criticised by Hungary and Poland.
"Still too little, too late and no urgency on expanded COVID-19 debt relief for developing countries" - As Zambia warns it is preparing for default on its external debts as a result of the pandemic, experts from the Centre for Law, Regulation and Governance of the Global Economy (GLOBE)at Warwick Law School comment on the latest G20 proposals.
This weekend's G20 Riyadh summit has been criticised for its lack of progress on debt relief for low and middle-income countries facing the worse economic recession in the post-war period. Dr Stephen Connelly, Associate Professor of Law and Dr Celine Tan, Reader in Law, Co-Directors, Centre for the Law, Regulation and Governance of the Global Economy (GLOBE), comment.
"Lockdowns in democracies have always been about trust. In order for localised lockdowns to be effective, it is important to know what the public health threshold is for creating a localised lockdown so that communities don’t feel that they are being disproportionately impacted." Dr Sharifah Sekalala comments on the potential challenges of a Leicester lockdown.