EU LEGAL Telegram - 20 April 2016


# ANTITRUST

  • Antitrust: EU Commission sends Statement of Objections to Google and Alphabet on Android operating system and applications
  • Statement by Commissioner Vestager on sending a Statement of Objections to Google on Android operating system and applications

# MERGERS

  • Mergers: Commission approves acquisition of Equens and its subsidiary PaySquare by Worldline, subject to conditions
  • Mergers: Commission clears joint venture between the Erste Group Bank and Global Payments in the Czech Republic, Romania and Slovakia

# COMPETITION ENFORCEMENT

  • EP Study - An Academic View on the Role and Powers of National Competition Authorities - PE 578.971 - Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs

# TAX TRANSPARENCY

  • To Brexit or not to Brexit: A Taxing Question - Angel Gurría, Secretary-General, OECD and  Lord Nicholas Stern, Professor of Economics and Government, LSE
  • OECD Forum on Tax Administration - plenary meeting Beijing, 11-13 May 2016
  • OECD: Bermuda joins agreement to automatically share BEPS country-by-country reports

# TRADE SECRETS

  • EP Summary - Trade secrets: protecting businesses, safeguarding the right to information - Committee on Industry, Research and Energy
  • Trade Secrets: opponents call on national governments to reject the text - Corporate Europe Observatory

# EU SECURITY AGENDA

  • European Agenda on Security: Paving the way towards a Security Union
  • EU Commission Q&A: Implementation of the European Agenda on Security
  • Eurojust updates LIBE Committee on criminal justice response to foreign terrorist fighters
  • EuroparlTV Video - Combatting terrorism: arming Europe's judicial response 

# MIGRATION FRAMEWORK

  • Managing the Refugee Crisis: Commission reports on implementation of EU-Turkey Statement
  • EU Commission Q&A: Implementing the EU-Turkey Agreement

# JHA COUNCIL

  • EU Commission prepares for the Justice and Home Affairs Council in Luxembourg
  • Draft Agenda and background brief of the Justice and Home Affairs Council, 21/04/2016

# POSTED WORKERS

  • UK Trade Unions and EESC’s Workers' Group representatives to discuss impact of a possible "Brexit" on workers’ rights
  • PROGRESS programme: EaSI-Progress: Posting of workers: enhancing administrative cooperation and access to information
  • EPC: The revision of the Posted Workers Directive: towards a sufficient policy adjustment?

# PUBLIC DOCUMENTS

  • Acceptance of public documents, staff cases transfer of jurisdiction: committee votes

# FRA

  • Latest publications by FRA

# ANTI-FRAUD

  • European Anti-Fraud Office Supervisory Committee: committee debate

# EU REGISTERS

# EU COMMISSION

  • Commission Decision regarding the follow-up to National Parliaments' Opinions - reply to the Folketing (DK) - ASAP/DOS/2016/80 final
  • COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, THE EUROPEAN COUNCIL AND THE COUNCIL First Report on the progress made in the implementation of the EU-Turkey Statement
  • COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, THE EUROPEAN COUNCIL AND THE COUNCIL delivering on the European Agenda on Security to fight against terrorism and pave the way towards an effective and genuine Security Union
  • Décision de la Commission visant à approuver la réponse à la demande confirmative d'accès aux documents GESTDEM 2016/790
  • Décision de la Commission visant à approuver la réponse à la demande confirmative d'accès aux documents GESTDEM 2016/266
  • Commission Decision regarding the follow-up to National Parliaments' Opinions - reply to the Senát (CZ) - COM(2015) 690 final
  • Commission Decision regarding the follow-up to National Parliaments' Opinions - reply to the Senat (PL) - COM(2015) 750 final
  • Commission Decision regarding the follow-up to National Parliaments' Opinions - reply to the Riksdag (SE) - COM(2015) 750 final
  • Commission Decision regarding the follow-up to National Parliaments' Opinions - reply to the Camera Deputaților (RO) - COM(2015) 473 final
  • Commission Decision regarding the follow-up to National Parliaments' Opinions - reply to the Bundesrat (DE) - COM(2015) 600 final
  • Commission Decision regarding the follow-up to National Parliaments' Opinions - reply to the Senát (CZ) - COM(2015)337_339_340_341 final
  • DÉCISION DE LA COMMISSION portant approbation de pouvoirs dans des affaires contentieuses devant la Cour de justice, le Tribunal de la Fonction Publique et le Tribunal
  • Décision de la Commission en vertu des articles 107 et 108 du TFUE

# EU PARLIAMENT

  • Newsletters - JURI Report : Newsletter 2016 - Committee on Legal Affairs
  • JURI Report - April 2016
  • JURI Report - 14-15 March 2016
  • JURI Report - Special edition on Mission to Utrecht and The Hague
  • JURI Report - 17-18 February 2016
  • JURI Report - 28 January 2016
  • 15.03.2016 - Hearing: Union citizenship in practice
  • 14.03.2016 - Hearing on the protction of vulnerable adults
  • 17.02.2016 - Workshop on "New rules for contracts in the digital environment"
  • 08.02.2016 - Mission to The Hague, Netherlands
  • 28.01.2016 - Hearing on Administrative Procedure for the EU
  • Draft agenda - Monday, 25 April 2016 - PE 582.059v01-00 - Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs
  • Highlights - Tobacco Products Directive: Implementation of health legislation - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety
  • Draft report - Amending Regulation (EU, EURATOM) No 883/2013, as regards the secretariat of the Supervisory Committee of the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) - PE 580.677v01-00 - Committee on Budgetary Control
  • Amendments 1 - 282 - Workers representation on board level in Europe - PE 578.721v01-00 - Committee on Employment and Social Affairs

# EU COUNCIL

  • St 8063 2016 Init 35th Session of the WIPO Standing Committee on the Law of Trademarks, Industrial Designs and Geographical Indications (Geneva, 25-27 April 2016) -Draft EU Statements

EU CASE LAW

  • CELEX:62014CJ0441: Judgment of the Court (Grand Chamber) of 19 April 2016. # Dansk Industri (DI), agissant pour Ajos A/S v Sucession Karsten Eigil Rasmussen. # Request for a preliminary ruling from Højesteret. # Reference for a preliminary ruling — Social policy — Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union — Directive 2000/78/EC — Principle prohibiting discrimination on grounds of age — National legislation incompatible with the directive — Possibility for a private person to bring proceedings to establish the liability of the State for breach of EU law — Dispute between private persons — Balancing of various rights and principles — Principles of legal certainty and the protection of legitimate expectations — Role of the national court. # Case C-441/14.
  • CELEX:62016TO0010(01): Order of the President of the General Court of 6 April 2016. # GABO:mi Gesellschaft für Ablauforganisation:milliarium mbH & Co. KG v European Commission. # Application for interim measures - Subventions - Sixième et septième programmes-cadres de la Communauté européenne pour des actions de recherche, de développement technologique et de démonstration (2002-2006 et 2007-2013) - Lettres demandant le remboursement d’une partie des subventions accordées - Note de débit - Demande de sursis à exécution - Admissibility - Défaut d’urgence. # Case T-10/16 R.
  • CELEX:62015TJ0081: Judgment of the General Court (Fifth Chamber) of 13 April 2016. # Danila Facchinello v European Union Intellectual Property Office. # Case T-81/15.
  • CELEX:62015TJ0261: Judgment of the General Court (Second Chamber) of 19 April 2016. # Spirig Pharma AG v European Union Intellectual Property Office. # Case T-261/15.
  • CELEX:62014TJ0044: Judgment of the General Court (First Chamber) of 19 April 2016. # Bruno Costantini and Others v European Commission. # Law governing the institutions — European citizens’ initiative — Social policy — Service of general economic interest — Article 352 TFEU — Refusal of registration — Manifest lack of powers of the Commission — Article 4(2)(b) of Regulation (EU) No 211/2011 — Principle of good administration — Obligation to state reasons. # Case T-44/14.
  • CELEX:62016TO0041: Order of the President of the General Court of 13 April 2016. # Cyprus Turkish Chamber of Industry and Others v European Commission. # Application for interim measures - Procedure for registration of a protected designation of origin - ‘Halloumi’ or ‘Hellim’ - Rejection of opposition - Application for suspension of operation of a measure - No urgency. # Case T-41/16 R.
  • CELEX:62015CC0135: Advocate General’s Opinion - 20 April 2016#Nikiforidis#Case C-135/15#Advocate General: Szpunar
  • CELEX:62015TJ0077: Judgment of the Court of First Instance - 20 April 2016#Tronios Group International v EUIPO - Sky (SkyTec)#Case T-77/15
  • CELEX:62015CC0111: Advocate General’s Opinion - 20 April 2016#Občina Gorje#Case C-111/15#Advocate General: Saugmandsgaard Øe

OFFICIAL JOURNAL C

  • OJ:JOC_2016_138_A_0001: This document does not exist in your search language.
  • OJ:JOC_2016_138_R_0001: Euro exchange rates
  • OJ:JOC_2016_139_R_0001: Report on budgetary and financial management for 2015
  • OJ:JOC_2016_138_R_0002: Commission communication in the framework of the implementation of Directive 2014/29/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council on the harmonisation of the laws of the Member States relating to the making available on the market of simple pressure vessels (Publication of titles and references of harmonised standards under Union harmonisation legislation) (Text with EEA relevance)
  • OJ:JOC_2016_138_R_0003: Commission communication in the framework of the implementation of Directive 2014/33/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council on the harmonisation of the laws of the Member States relating to lifts and safety components for lifts (Publication of titles and references of harmonised standards under Union harmonisation legislation) (Text with EEA relevance)
  • OJ:JOC_2016_138_R_0004: Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.7987 — Towerbrook/Infopro Digital) (Text with EEA relevan

# OFFICIAL JOURNAL L

  • OJ:JOL_2016_104_R_0011: Commission Decision (EU) 2016/611 of 15 April 2016 on the reference document on best environmental management practice, sector environmental performance indicators and benchmarks of excellence for the tourism sector under Regulation (EC) No 1221/2009 on the voluntary participation by organisations in a Community eco-management and audit scheme (EMAS) (notified under document C(2016) 2137) (Text with EEA relevance)
  • OJ:JOL_2016_104_R_0009: Council Decision (CFSP) 2016/609 of 18 April 2016 amending Decision 2010/413/CFSP concerning restrictive measures against Iran
  • OJ:JOL_2016_104_R_0010: Council Decision (CFSP) 2016/610 of 19 April 2016 on a European Union CSDP Military Training Mission in the Central African Republic (EUTM RCA)
  • OJ:JOL_2016_104_R_0012: This document does not exist in your search language.
  • OJ:JOL_2016_104_R_0008: Council Decision (CFSP) 2016/608 of 18 April 2016 concerning the temporary reception by Member States of the European Union of certain Palestinians
  • OJ:JOL_2016_104_R_0004: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/604 of 6 April 2016 entering a name in the register of protected designations of origin and protected geographical indications (Rosée des Pyrénées Catalanes (PGI))
  • OJ:JOL_2016_104_R_0002: Participation Agreement between the European Union and the Swiss Confederation on the participation of the Swiss Confederation in the European Union Advisory Mission for Civilian Security Sector Reform in Ukraine (EUAM Ukraine)
  • OJ:JOL_2016_104_R_0001: Council Decision (CFSP) 2016/602 of 23 March 2016 on the signing and conclusion of the Participation Agreement between the European Union and the Swiss Confederation on the participation of the Swiss Confederation in the European Union Advisory Mission for Civilian Security Sector Reform Ukraine (EUAM Ukraine)
  • OJ:JOL_2016_104_R_0007: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/607 of 19 April 2016 establishing the standard import values for determining the entry price of certain fruit and vegetables
  • OJ:JOL_2016_104_R_0005: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/605 of 19 April 2016 opening and providing for the administration of a temporary tariff quota for olive oil originating in Tunisia and amending Regulation (EC) No 1918/2006
  • OJ:JOL_2016_104_R_0003: Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/603 of 18 April 2016 implementing Regulation (EU) No 267/2012 concerning restrictive measures against Iran
  • OJ:JOL_2016_104_R_0006: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/606 of 19 April 2016 closing the tendering procedure for the buying-in of skimmed milk powder under public intervention opened by Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/482
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