EU LEGAL Telegram - 21 April 2016


# JHA COUNCIL

  • Main results of the Justice and Home Affairs Council on 21 April 2016

# EU MIGRATION FRAMEWORK

  • Turkey must fulfil all criteria to get visa-free travel to the EU, say MEPs
  • Schengen: EPP Group warns against multibillion Euro invoice for businesses and citizens
  • EU Parliament: Draft report - Establishing an EU common list of safe countries of origin for the purposes of common procedures for granting and withdrawing international protection - PE 576.958v01-00 - Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs

# MERGERS

  • Mergers: Commission approves acquisition of Equens and its subsidiary PaySquare by Worldline, subject to conditions
  • Mergers: Commission clears acquisition of sole control over Dow Corning by Dow
  • Mergers: Commission clears acquisition of Garda by Rhône Capital and Apax Partners
  • Mergers: Commission clears acquisition of Biomassa by Cosan and Sumitomo

# CJEU

  • CJEU: According to Advocates General Wathelet and Wahl, the General Court was fully entitled to dismiss the actions for annulment and damages concerning the restructuring of the Cypriot banking sector
  • CJEU: The Court finds that the obligation of the national court to examine of its own motion compliance with the rules of EU consumer protection law applies to insolvency proceedings
  • CJEU: The Member States may refuse an application for family reunification if it is apparent from a prospective assessment that the sponsor will not have stable and regular resources which are sufficient in the year following the date of submission of the application
  • CJEU: According to Advocate General Henrik Saugmandsgaard Øe, the obligation laid down by a decree of the Flemish Community requiring cross-border invoices to be drawn up exclusively in Dutch, failing which they are to be declared null and void, infringes EU law

# UK REFERENDUM 

  • Vast majority of economists at CER event vote YES to the motion: 'Leaving the EU would damage Britain's economy'
  • CER: Gordon Brown speech to the Centre for European Reform; launch of 'The economic consequences of leaving the EU'

# LATVIA

  • S&D: “Need to ensure changes to criminal code in Latvia don’t threaten non-violent political expression”

# PARENTAL LEAVE

  • In-Depth Analysis - Preparing a Harmonized Maternity Leave for Members of the European Parliament - Legal Analysis - PE 556.937 - Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality

# TAX TRANSPARENCY

  • EU Council: San Marino taxation agreement approved by EU

# EUROPOL

  • Europol must be given a genuine European investigation capacity

# OLAF

  • OLAF and ANAC team up to tackle corruption in Italy and beyond

# ECI

  • How serious is the Commission about citizens' participation? asks the EESC on ECI Day 
  • ECI Day 2016 - Presentation of European Ombudsman, Emily O'Reilly

# EU TREATIES

  • „Kein Europa à la carte“ - Ryszard Petru hält 10. Berliner Rede zur Freiheit bei Friedrich-Naumann-Stiftung

# EU REGISTERS

# EU COMMISSION

  • Décision de la Commission visant à approuver la réponse à la demande confirmative d'accès aux documents GESTDEM 2016/1255
  • Décision de la Commission visant à approuver la réponse à la demande confirmative d'accès aux documents GESTDEM 2016/1294
  • Décision de la Commission visant à approuver la réponse à la demande confirmative d'accès aux documents GESTDEM 2016/69
  • Décision de la Commission en vertu des articles 107 et 108 du TFUE
  • Décision de la Commission en vertu des articles 107 et 108 du TFUE

# EU PARLIAMENT

  • Report - Establishment of a touring visa and amendment to the Convention implementing the Schengen Agreement and Regulations (EC) No 562/2006 and (EC) No 767/2008 - A8-0079/2016 - Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs
  • Draft agenda - Monday, 25 April 2016 - PE 582.059v02-00 - Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs

# EU COUNCIL

  • St 5662 2016 Rev 2 Draft DIRECTIVE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL amending Council Directive 91/477/EEC on control of the acquisition and possession of weapons = Revised text
  • St 8098 2016 Init Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 96/71/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 December 1996 concerning the posting of workers in the framework of the provision of services - Relationship between the Rome I Regulation and draft Article 2a of the Proposal for the Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending
  • St 7957 2016 Init Proposal for a Council Directive on implementing the principle of equal treatment between persons irrespective of religion or belief, disability, age or sexual orientation

# EU CASE LAW

  • CELEX:62014TJ0326: Judgment of the General Court (First Chamber) of 19 April 2016. # Novomatic AG v European Union Intellectual Property Office. # EU trade mark — Opposition proceedings — Application for the EU figurative mark HOT JOKER — Earlier national figurative mark Joker — Relative ground for refusal — Likelihood of confusion — Article 8(1)(b) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 — Obligation to state reasons — Article 75 of Regulation No 207/2009 — Article 76(1) of Regulation No 207/2009. # Case T-326/14.
  • CELEX:62014TJ0200: Judgment of the General Court (Eighth Chamber) of 14 April 2016. # Mehdi Ben Tijani Ben Haj Hamda Ben Haj Hassen Ben Ali v Council of the European Union. # Case T-200/14.
  • CELEX:62014TJ0198: Judgment of the General Court (First Chamber) of 19 April 2016. # 100 % Capri Italia Srl v European Union Intellectual Property Office. # Case T-198/14.
  • CELEX:62013CJ0366: Judgment of the Court - 20 April 2016#Profit Investment SIM#Case C-366/13
  • CELEX:62014CC0113: Advocate General’s Opinion - 20 April 2016#Germany v Parliament and Council#Case C-113/14#Advocate General: Szpunar
  • CELEX:62015CO0474: Order of the Court - 7 April 2016#Harper Hygienics v EUIPO#Case C-474/15 P
  • CELEX:62015CO0319: Order of the Court - 23 March 2016#Overseas Financial and Oaktree Finance#Case C-319/15
  • CELEX:62015CO0394: Order of the Court - 14 April 2016#Dalli v Commission#Case C-394/15 P
  • CELEX:62015CO0451: Order of the Court - 14 April 2016#Best-Lock (Europe) v EUIPO#Case C-451/15 P
  • CELEX:62015CO0480: Order of the Court - 14 April 2016#KS Sports v EUIPO#Case C-480/15 P
  • CELEX:62015CO0452: Order of the Court - 14 April 2016#Best-Lock (Europe) v EUIPO#Case C-452/15 P
  • CELEX:62015CO0475: Order of the Court - 7 April 2016#Harper Hygienics v EUIPO#Case C-475/15 P
  • CELEX:62015CC0105: Advocate General’s Opinion - 21 April 2016#Mallis and Malli v Commission and ECB#Joined cases P, C-106/15 P, C-107/15 P, C-108/15 P, C-109/15 P#Advocate General: Wathelet
  • CELEX:62015CC0189: Advocate General’s Opinion - 21 April 2016#IRCCS - Fondazione Santa Lucia#Case C-189/15#Advocate General: Campos Sánchez-Bordona
  • CELEX:62015CC0280: Advocate General’s Opinion - 21 April 2016#Nikolajeva#Case C-280/15#Advocate General: Wathelet
  • CELEX:62015CC0147: Advocate General’s Opinion - 21 April 2016#Edilizia Mastrodonato#Case C-147/15#Advocate General: Kokott
  • CELEX:62015CC0015: Advocate General’s Opinion - 21 April 2016#New Valmar#Case C-15/15#Advocate General: Saugmandsgaard Øe
  • CELEX:62015CC0008: Advocate General’s Opinion - 21 April 2016#Ledra Advertising v Commission and ECB#Joined cases P, C-9/15 P, C-10/15 P#Advocate General: Wahl
  • CELEX:62015CC0270: Advocate General’s Opinion - 21 April 2016#Belgium v Commission#Case C-270/15 P#Advocate General: Bobek
  • CELEX:62015CC0221: Advocate General’s Opinion - 21 April 2016#Etablissements Fr. Colruyt#Case C-221/15#Advocate General: Wahl

# OFFICIAL JOURNAL C

  • OJ:JOC_2016_140_R_0001: Recommendation of the European Systemic Risk Board of 21 March 2016 amending Recommendation ESRB/2012/2 on funding of credit institutions (ESRB/2016/2)
  • OJ:JOC_2016_140_A_0001: Recruitment notice PE/190/S
  • OJ:JOC_2016_140_R_0004: Call for expressions of interest for the selection of the members of the European Fiscal Board
  • OJ:JOC_2016_140_R_0005: Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.8009 — CPPIB/GIP/Pacific National Business of Asciano) — Candidate case for simplified procedure (Text with EEA relevance)
  • OJ:JOC_2016_140_R_0003: Special Report No 10/2016 — ‘Further improvements needed to ensure effective implementation of the excessive deficit procedure’
  • OJ:JOC_2016_140_R_0002: Euro exchange rates

# OFFICIAL JOURNAL L

  • OJ:JOL_2016_105_R_0009: Decision (EU) 2016/619 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 April 2016 on the mobilisation of the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF/2016/000 TA 2016 — Technical assistance at the initiative of the Commission)
  • OJ:JOL_2016_105_R_0010: This document does not exist in your search language.
  • OJ:JOL_2016_105_R_0012: This document does not exist in your search language.
  • OJ:JOL_2016_105_R_0013: This document does not exist in your search language.
  • OJ:JOL_2016_105_R_0011: This document does not exist in your search language.
  • OJ:JOL_2016_105_R_0006: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/616 of 20 April 2016 establishing the standard import values for determining the entry price of certain fruit and vegetables
  • OJ:JOL_2016_105_R_0003: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/613 of 19 April 2016 concerning the classification of certain goods in the Combined Nomenclature
  • OJ:JOL_2016_105_R_0005: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/615 of 19 April 2016 concerning the classification of certain goods in the Combined Nomenclature
  • OJ:JOL_2016_105_R_0004: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/614 of 19 April 2016 concerning the classification of certain goods in the Combined Nomenclature
  • OJ:JOL_2016_105_R_0007: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/617 of 20 April 2016 fixing the allocation coefficient to be applied to the quantities covered by the applications for import licences lodged from 1 to 7 April 2016 under the tariff quotas opened by Regulation (EC) No 341/2007 for garlic
  • OJ:JOL_2016_105_R_0002: Participation Agreement between the European Union and the Swiss Confederation on the participation of the Swiss Confederation in the European Union CSDP mission in Mali (EUCAP Sahel Mali)
  • OJ:JOL_2016_105_R_0008: Decision (EU) 2016/618 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 April 2016 on the mobilisation of the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (application from Sweden — EGF/2015/009 SE/Volvo Trucks)
  • OJ:JOL_2016_105_R_0001: Council Decision (CFSP) 2016/612 of 23 March 2016 on the signing and conclusion of the Participation Agreement between the European Union and the Swiss Confederation
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