EU LEGAL Telegram - 13 April 2016


# STATE AID

  • State aid: EU Commission interim report of sector inquiry on electricity capacity mechanisms shows significant shortcomings 
  • EU Commission Fact Sheet on interim report of sector inquiry on electricity capacity mechanisms
  • Statement by EU Competition Commissioner Vestager on Commission Interim Report of the State aid Sector Inquiry on Capacity Mechanisms
  • EC press conference Presentation of the interim report of the sector inquiry on electricity capacity mechanisms

# TRADE SECRETS

  • EuroparlTV Video - Trade secrets: protecting companies from disaster
  • EP press conferenceTrade secrets Press conference by Constance LE GRIP (EPP, FR), rapporteur
  • EC Midday press briefing of 13/04/2016 - Directive on Protection of trade secrets against their unlawful acquisition, use and disclosure: Q&A
  • EPP on Trade secrets: new rules to fight corporate spying without restricting fundamental liberties

# DATA PROTECTION

  • MEPs welcome “robust” new EU data protection rules ahead of final vote
  • Video of press conference with rapporteurs Jan Albrecht and Marju Lauristin, Minister of Defence Jeanine Hennis Plasschaert for the Dutch Presidency and Commissioner Vera Jourova (12.04.2016)
  • EP research: Data protection package - final steps
  • Q&A: new EU rules on data protection put the citizen back in the driving seat
  • Questions and answers on data protection (European Commission)
  • Press releases after committee vote (17.12.2015)
  • New data protection standards to ensure smooth police cooperation in the EU
  • Profile of rapporteur Jan Albrecht (Greens, DE) (data protection regulation)
  • Profile of rapporteur Marju Lauristin (S&D, Estonia) (data protection directive)
  • Audiovisual material for media (Photos, Videos, Audio):
  • EP Thinktank - At a Glance - Data protection reform package: Final steps
  • EU Commission Background: Agreement on Commission's EU data protection reform will boost Digital Single Market (15/12/2015)

# MERGERS

  • DG Competition: Collection of key qualitative and quantitative information on European Commission's merger decisions
  • Mergers: Commission clears acquisition of a container terminal in Cameroon by CMA CGM and Bolloré

# TAX TRANSPARENCY

  • OECD: Tax administrations meet on "Panama Papers"
  • Tax Transparency - Topical Digest- European Parliamentary Research Service
  • Briefing - Tax transparency – automatic exchange of information on base erosion and profit shifting: Implementation Appraisal - EP THINKTANK
  • Débat au Parlement européen sur la lutte contre l’évasion fiscale - Pierre Moscovici
  • S&D Conference: Together for Tax Justice
  • Deutscher Bundestag: Steuerhinterziehung soll bekämpft werden
  • Österreich: Nationalrats-Sondersitzung am 18. April zu Panama Papers

# EU SECURITY AGENDA

  • Discours du Président Jean-Claude Juncker sur la lutte contre le terrorisme suite aux récents attentats (12 avril 2016) et sur les conclusions du Conseil européen de mars (13 avril 2016) [updated 13/04/2016 15:08]
  • EU Council: Report by President Donald Tusk to the European Parliament on the March European Council meeting

# POLAND

  • EU Parliament calls on Polish authorities to respect democratic principles and rule of law
  • EU Parliament: Text adopted - Situation in Poland - P8_TA-PROV(2016)0123 - Wednesday, 13 April 2016 - Strasbourg - Provisional edition
  • ALDE on Poland: European Parliament demands PiS government to end constitutional crisis - Verhofstadt: " PiS government cannot continue distancing Poland from the EU"
  • Left stands up for women’s rights in Poland, while S&D and ALDE groups sacrifice them in EP vote
  • Poland: Foreign Ministry's statement on expiring terms of Poland’s representatives to Venice Commission

# PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

  • DG Grow: Join our Facebook chat on professional qualifications in the EU

# BETTER LAW MAKING

  • EP President Schulz on the signing of Better Law Making Agreement

# EU OMBUDSMAN

  • Latest decisions and announcments by the EU Ombudsman

# JUSTICE

  • European Union Open Data Portal - Custom query: Indpendence of national Justice
    • Flash Eurobarometer 436: Perceived independence of the national justice systems in the EU among companies
    • Flash Eurobarometer 435: Perceived independence of the national justice systems in the EU among the general public

# E-JUSTICE

  • Property effects of marriage and registered partnership - e-justice

# EU REGISTERS

# EU CASE LAW

  • CELEX:62015CC0226: Advocate General’s Opinion - 13 April 2016#Apple and Pear Australia and Star Fruits Diffusion v EUIPO#Case C-226/15 P#Advocate General: Bobek

# OFFICIAL JOURNAL C

  • OJ:JOC_2016_130_R_0004: Euro exchange rates
  • OJ:JOC_2016_130_R_0008: Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.7959 — APG/DV4/QDREIC/JV) — Candidate case for simplified procedure (Text with EEA relevance)
  • OJ:JOC_2016_130_R_0009: Publication of an amendment application pursuant to Article 50(2)(a) of Regulation (EU) No 1151/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council on quality schemes for agricultural products and foodstuffs
  • OJ:JOC_2016_130_A_0001: This document does not exist in your search language.
  • OJ:JOC_2016_130_R_0003: Notice for the attention of the data subjects to whom the restrictive measures provided for in Council Regulation (EU) No 359/2011 concerning restrictive measures directed against certain persons, entities and bodies in view of the situation in Iran apply
  • OJ:JOC_2016_130_R_0001: Opinion of the European Central Bank of 3 March 2016 on a proposal for a regulation amending Regulation (EU) No 575/2013 as regards exemptions for commodity dealers (CON/2016/10)
  • OJ:JOC_2016_130_R_0005: List of national authorities designated according to Article 35(3) of Council Regulation (EC) No 515/97

# OFFICIAL JOURNAL L

  • OJ:JOL_2016_097_R_0004: Council Decision (EU) 2016/571 of 11 April 2016 appointing a member, proposed by the Federal Republic of Germany of the Committee of the Regions
  • OJ:JOL_2016_097_R_0006: Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2016/573 of 12 April 2016 implementing Decision 2013/183/CFSP concerning restrictive measures against the Democratic People's Republic of Korea
  • OJ:JOL_2016_097_R_0005: Council Decision (EU) 2016/572 of 11 April 2016 appointing an alternate member, proposed by the Kingdom of Spain of the Committee of the Regions
  • OJ:JOL_2016_097_R_0003: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/570 of 12 April 2016 establishing the standard import values for determining the entry price of certain fruit and vegetables
  • OJ:JOL_2016_097_R_0002: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/569 of 12 April 2016 amending Council Regulation (EC) No 329/2007 concerning restrictive measures against the Democratic People's Republic of Korea
  • OJ:JOL_2016_097_R_0001: Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2016/568 of 29 January 2016 supplementing Regulation (EU) No 1303/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to the conditions and procedures to determine whether amounts which are irrecoverable shall be reimbursed by Member States concerning the European Regional Development Fund, the European Social Fund, the Cohesion Fund, and the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund
  • OJ:JOL_2016_097_R_0008: This document does not exist in your search language.
  • OJ:JOL_2016_097_R_0010: This document does not exist in your search language.
  • OJ:JOL_2016_097_R_0009: This document does not exist in your search language.
  • OJ:JOL_2016_097_R_0007: This document does not exist in your search language.
  • OJ:JOL_1968_162_R_0019_013: This document does not exist in your search language.
  • OJ:JOL_1968_162_R_0017_012: This document does not exist in your search language.
  • OJ:JOL_1968_032_R_0018_01: This document does not exist in your search language.

# EU COMMISSION

  • SG org.chart change
  • Commission Decision regarding the follow-up to National Parliaments' Opinions - reply to the Riksdag (SE) - COM(2015) 610 final
  • Commission Decision regarding the follow-up to National Parliaments' Opinions - reply to the Tweede Kamer (NL) - ASAP/DOS/2015/14A final
  • REPORT FROM THE COMMISSION Interim Report of the Sector Inquiry on Capacity Mechanisms
  • Décision de la Commission en vertu du règlement n°1605/2002 portant règlement financier applicable au budget général des Communautés européennes
  • COMMISSION STAFF WORKING DOCUMENT accompanying REPORT FROM THE COMMISSION Interim Report of the Sector Inquiry on Capacity Mechanisms
  • DÉCISION DE LA COMMISSION portant approbation de pouvoirs dans des affaires contentieuses devant la Cour de justice, le Tribunal et le Centre international pour le règlement des différends relatifs aux investissements (CIRDI)

# EU PARLIAMENT

  • Corrigendum 1 - Laws of Member States relating to trade marks ***II - P8_TA(2015)0440/cor1
  • Report - Gender equality and empowering women in the digital age - A8-0048/2016 - Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality
  • Report - Women domestic workers and carers in the EU - A8-0053/2016 - Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality
  • Motion for a resolution on the situation in Poland - B8-2016-0461/rev.1

# EU COUNCIL

  • Cm 2157 2016 Init Working Party on Company Law
  • Cm 2294 2016 Init WORKING PARTY ON COMPETITIVENESS AND GROWTH (BETTER REGULATION)

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