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  • Portugal finalizes online poker liquidity sharing plan

    After months of delay, Portugal has finally sent its new online poker liquidity sharing technical standards to the European Commission for approval. Last November, Portugal welcomed the first online poker site (Amaya Gaming’s PokerStars) under the country’s new online gambling licensing regime, but it wasn’t until this Tuesday that...
  • Study on sports organisers’ rights in the European Union – Executive Summary

    Study on sports organisers’ rights in the European Union – Executive Summary … EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The legal protection of rights to sporting events (”sports organisers’ rights”) is a contentious issue. While in recent years distinct aspects of the problem have been addressed by legislatures and courts, both at the...
  • Study on sports organisers rights in the European Union – Final Report

    Study on sports organisers rights in the European Union – Final Report EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The legal protection of rights to sporting events (”sports organisers’ rights”) is a contentious issue. While in recent years distinct aspects of the problem have been addressed by legislatures and courts, both at the national...
  • Nicosia declaration on the fight against match-fixing

    Nicosia declaration on the fight against match-fixing Match-fixing constitutes one of the most serious threats to contemporary sport, undermining the fundamental values of integrity, fair play and respect for others. It is a growing and pressing problem affecting many Member States and many sports. Addressing the issue requires urgent,...
  • Opinion of the Committee of the Regions on ‘Developing the European dimension of sport’

    Opinion of the Committee of the Regions on ‘Developing the European dimension of sport’ THE COMMITTEE OF THE REGIONS — stresses that local and regional authorities have always acknowledged and harnessed the educational potential of sport, incorporating it into education policies and measures to improve quality of life, including...
  • Study on the funding of grassroots sports in the EU

    Study on the funding of grassroots sports in the EU … 1 Introduction This volume presents the economic and regulatory framework for grassroots sport in each EU Member State, along with the general information on the resources allocated to sport. Unless otherwise stated, all the revenue figures presented refer...
  • Developing the European Dimension in Sport

    Developing the European Dimension in Sport INTRODUCTION EU-level cooperation and dialogue on sport have been greatly enhanced thanks to the 2007 White Paper on Sport1 . Almost all actions in the accompanying “Pierre de Coubertin” Action Plan have been completed or are being implemented. The White Paper includes a...
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