EU LEGAL Telegram - 14 April 2016


# DATA PROTECTION

  • EU Parliament: Text adopted - Protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data ***II - P8_TA-PROV(2016)0125 - Thursday, 14 April 2016 - Strasbourg - Provisional edition
  • EU Parliament: Text adopted - Processing of personal data for the purposes of crime prevention ***II - P8_TA-PROV(2016)0126 - Thursday, 14 April 2016 - Strasbourg - Provisional edition
  • Data protection reform - Parliament approves new rules fit for the digital era
  • Joint Statement on the final adoption of the new EU rules for personal data protection

# PNR

  • EU Parliament: Text adopted - Use of Passenger Name Record data (EU PNR) ***I - P8_TA-PROV(2016)0127 - Thursday, 14 April 2016 - Strasbourg - Provisional edition
  • EU Parliament backs EU directive on use of Passenger Name Records (PNR)
  • Joint Statement by First Vice-President Timmermans and Commissioner Avramopoulos on the adoption of the EU Passenger Name Record (PNR) Directive by the European Parliament

# TRADE SECRETS

  • EU Parliament: Text adopted - Protection of trade secrets against their unlawful acquisition, use and disclosure ***I - P8_TA-PROV(2016)0131 - Thursday, 14 April 2016 - Strasbourg - Provisional edition
  • EU Parliament on Trade secrets: protecting businesses, safeguarding the right to information
  • Secrets d’affaires : une garantie pour les PME innovantes, des garanties pour la liberté d’information et la protection des lanceurs d’alerte - Jean-Marie Cavada
  • ALDE welcomes European framework for trade secrets - Decisive step to promote innovation while ensuring fundamental rights are protected
  • New EU Trade Secrets rules open the door to abuses and endanger whistleblowers - MEP Julia Reda
  • Parliament adopts EU Trade Secrets Directive: Cefic welcomes industry protection measures
  • Fragrance industry welcomes EU Parliament endorsement for ‘know-how’ directive – IFRA

# TAX TRANSPARENCY

  • EP inquiry committee into Panama Papers
  • Concrete actions needed to advance global tax transparency, OECD says
  • Grünes Licht für U-Ausschuss zu Panama Papers  – SPD
  • Grüne zu Panama Papers: EU-Parlament bringt Untersuchungsausschuss auf den Weg
  • Panama Papers: ALDE welcomes the setting- up of an inquiry committee in EP
  • New measures and greater clarity needed to fight tax fraud – UK Parliament Public Accounts Committee publishes report on how effectively HMRC tackles tax fraud
  • 10 days after Panama Papers, will MEPs attack the right to information on private companies? - Corporate Europe Observatory

# UK REFERENDUM

  • Uk Government Policy paper: Rights and obligations of European Union membership
  • Speech: Minister for Europe Speech at FT Live Summit – “Best of both worlds - Britain in a reformed EU”

# WORKPLACE SAFETY

  • Friday 15 April: EU launches world's biggest health and safety campaign

# VISA RECIPROCITY

  • Visa-reciprocity: Brunei lifts visa requirements for Croatian citizens

# BETTER LAW MAKING

  • Agreement on Better Law-Making signed in Strasbourg

# EU OMBUDSMAN

  • Latest publications by the EU Ombudsman
  • European Ombudsman's Annual Report 2015 (03/05/2016) The European Ombudsman will present the President of the European Parliamanet the Ombudsman's Annual Report of 2015.
  • Reply from Commissioner Jourova to the Ombudsman's letter concerning the use of the title 'ombudsman' in the 'EU-US Privacy Shield' agreement 
  • Reply from EASME to further remarks in the European Ombudsman's decision closing her own-initiative inquiry OI/8/2013/OV 

# CJEU

  • The EU Court has confirmed the inadmissibility of the action brought by former Commissioner John Dalli in relation to his resignation allegedly requested by ex-President Barroso
  • All European Final of the European Law Moot Court Competition will take place at the Court of Justice of the European Union in Luxembourg on 15 April

# EU REGISTERS

# EU CASE LAW

  • CELEX:62014TO0644(01): Order of the President of the General Court of 7 April 2016. # ADR Center SpA v European Commission. # Application for interim measures — Arbitration clause — Agreements concluded for the purpose of carrying out projects subsidised by the European Union within the framework of the ‘Civil Justice’ programme — Enforceable decision of the Commission to recover the sums paid — Application for suspension of operation of a measure — Lack of urgency. # Case T-644/14 R.
  • CELEX:62014TJ0638: Judgment of the General Court (First Chamber) of 8 April 2016. # Frinsa del Noroeste, SA v European Union Intellectual Property Office. # Case T-638/14.
  • CELEX:62014TJ0613: Judgment of the General Court (Seventh Chamber) of 7 April 2016. # Industrias Tomás Morcillo, SL v European Union Intellectual Property Office. # Case T-613/14.
  • CELEX:62015TJ0008: Judgment of the General Court (Seventh Chamber) of 12 April 2016. # Auyantepui Corp., SA v European Union Intellectual Property Office. # European Union trade mark — Opposition proceedings — Application for European Union figurative mark Mr Jones — Earlier international figurative mark Jones — Relative ground for refusal — Likelihood of confusion — Article 8(1)(b) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009. # Case T-8/15.
  • CELEX:62015TJ0361: Judgment of the General Court (Second Chamber) of 12 April 2016. # Choice sp. z o.o. v European Union Intellectual Property Office. # Case T-361/15.
  • CELEX:62015TO0364(01): Opinion of Mr Advocate General delivered on 7 April 2016.
  • CELEX:62014CJ0522: Judgment of the Court - 14 April 2016#Sparkasse Allgäu#Case C-522/14
  • CELEX:62014CJ0381: Judgment of the Court - 14 April 2016#Sales Sinués#Joined cases C-381/14, C-385/14
  • CELEX:62014CJ0397: Judgment of the Court - 14 April 2016#Polkomtel#Case C-397/14
  • CELEX:62014CC0574: Advocate General’s Opinion - 14 April 2016#PGE#Case C-574/14#Advocate General: Campos Sánchez-Bordona
  • CELEX:62014CJ0131: Judgment of the Court - 14 April 2016#Cervati and Malvi#Case C-131/14
  • CELEX:62014CC0492: Advocate General’s Opinion - 14 April 2016#Essent Belgium#Case C-492/14#Advocate General: Bot
  • CELEX:62015CC0168: Advocate General’s Opinion - 14 April 2016#Tomášová#Case C-168/15#Advocate General: Wahl
  • CELEX:62015CC0115: Advocate General’s Opinion - 14 April 2016#NA#Case C-115/15#Advocate General: Wathelet
  • CELEX:62015CC0101: Advocate General’s Opinion - 14 April 2016#Pilkington Group and Others v Commission#Case C-101/15 P#Advocate General: Kokott
  • CELEX:62015CJ0100: Judgment of the Court - 14 April 2016#Netherlands Maritime Technology Association v Commission#Case C-100/15 P
  • CELEX:62015TJ0020: Judgment of the Court of First Instance - 14 April 2016#Henkell & Co. Sektkellerei v EUIPO - Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona di Bianchini (PICCOLOMINI)#Case T-20/15
  • CELEX:62014CO0495: Order of the Court - 7 April 2016#Tita and Others#Case C-495/14

# OFFICIAL JOURNAL C

  • OJ:JOC_2016_132_R_0004: Minutes of the sitting of 12 March 2015
  • OJ:JOC_2016_133_R_0001: Resolution of the European Economic and Social Committee in support of the Schengen agreement — Free to move, support Schengen
  • OJ:JOC_2016_133_R_0007: Opinion of the European Economic and Social Committee on the EU enlargement strategy (COM(2015) 611 final)
  • OJ:JOC_2016_131_A_0001: Call for expressions of interest — contract staff — function group I — Drivers (f/m) — EP/CAST/S/16/2016
  • OJ:JOC_2016_133_R_0004: Opinion of the European Economic and Social Committee on the communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions — Action plan on building a capital markets union (COM(2015) 468 final)
  • OJ:JOC_2016_133_R_0008: Opinion of the European Economic and Social Committee on the Annual Growth Survey 2016 (COM(2015) 690 final) and the ‘Draft Joint Employment Report accompanying the Communication from the Commission on the Annual Growth Survey 2016’ (COM(2015) 700 final)
  • OJ:JOC_2016_133_R_0003: Opinion of the European Economic and Social Committee on ‘Fighting poverty’ (exploratory opinion)
  • OJ:JOC_2016_133_R_0006: Opinion of the European Economic and Social Committee on the ‘Communication from the Commission — Towards an integrated Strategic Energy Technology (SET) Plan: accelerating the European energy system transformation’ (C(2015) 6317 final)
  • OJ:JOC_2016_133_R_0005: Opinion of the European Economic and Social Committee on the proposal for a Council Directive amending Directive 2006/112/EC on the common system of value added tax, with regard to the duration of the obligation to respect a minimum standard rate (COM(2015) 646 final — 2015/0296 (CNS))
  • OJ:JOC_2016_133_R_0002: Opinion of the European Economic and Social Committee on ‘The future of the EU Urban Agenda seen from the perspective of civil society’ (exploratory opinion requested by the Dutch presidency of the EU)
  • OJ:JOC_2016_132_R_0001: Minutes of the sitting of 9 March 2015
  • OJ:JOC_2016_131_R_0008: Application for approval of a minor amendment in accordance with the second subparagraph of Article 53(2) of Regulation (EU) No 1151/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council
  • OJ:JOC_2016_131_R_0007: Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.7979 — Gilde/Royal Reesink) — Candidate case for simplified procedure (Text with EEA relevance)
  • OJ:JOC_2016_131_R_0004: Euro exchange rates
  • OJ:JOC_2016_131_R_0002: Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.7918 — Indorama Netherlands/Guadarranque Polyester) (Text with EEA relevance)
  • OJ:JOC_2016_131_R_0006: Notice of the impending expiry of certain anti-dumping measures
  • OJ:JOC_2016_131_R_0005: Special Report No 3/2016 — ‘Combatting eutrophication in the Baltic Sea: further and more effective action needed’
  • OJ:JOC_2016_131_R_0003: Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.7911 — CNCE/KM Group) (Text with EEA relevance)
  • OJ:JOC_2016_131_R_0001: Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.7906 — Equistone Partners Europe/Mecaplast Group) (Text with EEA relevance)

# OFFICIAL JOURNAL L

  • OJ:JOL_2016_098_R_0005: Corrigendum to Council Decision (CFSP) 2016/478 of 31 March 2016 amending Decision (CFSP) 2015/1333 concerning restrictive measures in view of the situation in Libya (OJ L 85, 1.4.2016)
  • OJ:JOL_2016_098_R_0002: Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2016/575 of 29 March 2016 extending the validity of Decision 2006/502/EC requiring Member States to take measures to ensure that only lighters which are child-resistant are placed on the market and to prohibit the placing on the market of novelty lighters (notified under document C(2016) 1702) (Text with EEA relevance)
  • OJ:JOL_2016_098_R_0006: This document does not exist in your search language.
  • OJ:JOL_2016_098_R_0004: Corrigendum to Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/466 of 31 March 2016 implementing Article 21(2) of Regulation (EU) 2016/44 concerning restrictive measures in view of the situation in Libya (OJ L 85, 1.4.2016)
  • OJ:JOL_2016_098_R_0008: This document does not exist in your search language.
  • OJ:JOL_2016_098_R_0007: This document does not exist in your search language.
  • OJ:JOL_2016_098_R_0003: Corrigendum to Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/415 of 21 March 2016 withdrawing the acceptance of the undertaking for two exporting producers and repealing Decision 2008/577/EC accepting an undertaking offered in connection with the anti-dumping proceeding concerning imports of ammonium nitrate originating in Russia (OJ L 75, 22.3.2016)
  • OJ:JOL_2016_098_R_0001: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/574 of 13 April 2016 establishing the standard import values for determining the entry price of certain fruit and vegetables

# EU COMMISSION

  • Décision de la Commission visant à approuver la réponse à la demande confirmative d'accès aux documents GESTDEM 2015/6626

# EU PARLIAMENT

  • Report - Public access to documents (Rule 116(7)) for the years 2014-2015 - A8-0141/2016 - Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs
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