IEU LEGAL Telegram - 28 April 2016


# EU INFRINGEMENTS PACKAGE

  • The April infringements package: Commission acts for full, proper and timely implementation of EU law for the benefit of citizens and businesses
  • EU Commission requests BELGIUM, FINLAND, LITHUANIA, LUXEMBOURG and PORTUGAL to implement the updated EU rules on the reuse of government-held information  
  • Internal energy market: Commission urges GERMANY to fully comply with the Third Energy Package  
  • Energy efficiency: Commission requests DENMARK to fully transpose the EU Energy Efficiency Directive
  • Nuclear energy: Commission requests LATVIA to fully transpose the Radioactive Waste Directive
  • Renewable energy: Commission urges PORTUGAL to comply with the Renewable Energy Directive
  • Offshore oil and gas: Commission requests GERMANY and ROMANIA to transpose the Offshore Safety Directive
  • Water: Commission refers GERMANY to the Court of Justice of the EU over water pollution caused by nitrates  
  • Environmental Impact Assessment: Commission refers POLAND to the Court of Justice of the EU over inadequate assessment of exploratory mining drillings  
  • Nature: Commission requests AUSTRIA to ensure the new hydropower plant 'Ferschnitz' does not harm protected species in a Natura 2000 site  
  • Nature and Water: Commission urges SPAIN to step up nature protection in the Doñana area  
  • Water: Commission calls for FRANCE to enact EU rules on the chemical pollution of waters  
  • Waste: Commission requests CROATIA to adopt measures on waste management and waste prevention
  • Nature: Commission calls for IRELAND to step up nature protection measures  
  • Waste: Commission requests SLOVENIA to clean up landfills
  • Seveso III: Commission calls for GERMANY and POLAND to enact EU rules on the prevention of industrial accidents
  • Financial services: Commission requests BELGIUM, LATVIA, THE NETHERLANDS and SLOVAKIA to apply EU rules on prudential requirements for banks and investment firms
  • Financial services: Commission requests BELGIUM and SLOVENIA to apply EU rules on Bank Recovery and Resolution
  • Commission asks SPAIN to amend its consumer law
  • Port labour: Commission refers SPAIN to the Court of Justice for the second time
  • Rail transport: Commission refers THE NETHERLANDS to the Court of Justice of the EU for failing to comply with safety and interoperability rules
  • Commission protects the EU's Single Market and acts against discrimination of drivers from other Member States in Germany and the UK
  • Passenger rights: Commission asks BELGIUM to correctly apply rules for waterborne travellers 
  • Rail transport: Commission asks POLAND to fully transpose EU legislation on rail interoperability
  • Rail transport: Commission asks the UNITED KINGDOM to transpose the Directive establishing a Single European Railway area
  • Transport: Commission requests CROATIA, GERMANY and SPAIN to ratify EU accession to the Eurocontrol international convention
  • Cross-border healthcare: Commission urges FINLAND to comply with rules on level of reimbursement
  • Taxation: Commission refers GERMANY to Court for failing to amend VAT rules for travel agents
  • Taxation: Commission requests GERMANY to amend its VAT rules on cross-border road passenger transport
  • The Commission requests FRANCE to end the discriminatory tax treatment of dividends from non-resident subsidiaries

# ANTITRUST

  • Antitrust: EU Commission seeks feedback on commitments by ISDA and Markit on credit default swaps

# BREXIT

  • New CER insight:' The seven blunders: Why Brexit would be harder than Brexiters think'
  • EPC: Britain and Europe: A new settlement?

# MERGERS

  • Mergers: Commission clears acquisition of sole control over DONG by the Kingdom of Denmark

# TAX TRANSPARENCY

  • Workshop on TAXE 2 studies - Special Committee on Tax Rulings and Other Measures Similar in Nature or Effect (TAXE 2)
  • EU Parliament: Report - Mandatory automatic exchange of information in the field of taxation - A8-0157/2016 - Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs
  • European citizens are picking up the bill for tax avoidance - European Economic and Social Committee
  • EU-Abgeordneter Fabio De Masi (DIE LINKE): Lux-Leaks: Deltour-Prozess ist Stresstest für Steuergerechtigkeit    

# EU SECURITY AGENDA

  • Europol: MEPs endorse new powers to step up EU police counter-terrorism drive
  • EPP: Combatting terrorism: major boost for European police agency
  • Knowledge-sharing key to tackling hate crimes in EU
  • ST 5115 2016 REV 3 Implementation of the Council conclusions setting priorities in the fight against organised crime for 2014 - 2017: identification of the relevant actors  
  • FRA presents guidance from across the EU on combating hate crime
  • Access to justice for victims of hate crimes: the views of practitioners – FRA publication

# CJEU

  • The EU Court declares invalid the maximum annual amount of free allowances for greenhouse gas emissions determined by the Commission for the period 2013-2020

# MIGRATION FRAMEWORK

  • In address to Austrian Parliament, Ban urges ‘cooperative approach’ to EU asylum policies

# FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS

  • Latest publications by FRA
  • Conference seeks to better understand the business of human trafficking
  • FRA Frontex cooperation in action: Frontex fundamental rights Consultative Forum publishes annual report
  • FRA supports implementation of local project plans for Roma integration in France
  • FRA findings dicussed during international surveillance and society conference
  • FRA findings dicussed during international surveillance and society conference
  • EU judges discussed mutual recognition and fundamental rights concerns
  • International roundtable focuses on promoting tolerance and countering xenophobia against migrants
  • Towards an EU democracy, rule of law and fundamental rights monitoring mechanism
  • FRA joins test of new Czech approach to social housing

# EU OMBUDSMAN

  • Decision in case 1663/2014/OV on the European Anti-Fraud Office's (OLAF) conduct in an external investigation - European Ombudsman
  • American Chamber of Commerce to the European Union (30/05/2016): The Managing Director, Ms Susan Danger will meet with the European Ombudsman

# EU REGISTERS

# EU COMMISSION ROADMAPS

  • REFIT evaluation of the financial conglomerate directive (FICOD) - FISMA - REFIT - Impact assessement planned : No
  • Evaluation of Regulation No 386/2012 – European Observatory on Infringements of Intellectual Property GROW - Evaluation (outside REFIT) - Impact assessement planned : No
  • Commission Recommendation authorising the Commission to negotiate a new SFPA with Guinea-Bissau MARE - Other (outside CWP) - Impact assessement planned : No
  • Regulation of EP and Council establishing a multi-annual plan for demersal species in the Western Mediterranean MARE - Legislative proposal (outside CWP) - Impact assessement planned : No

# EU CASE LAW

  • CELEX:62015TO0295: Order of the General Court (Seventh Chamber) of 18 April 2016. # Yongyu Zhang v European Union Intellectual Property Office. # Case T-295/15.
  • CELEX:62015TJ0021: Judgment of the General Court (First Chamber) of 26 April 2016. # Franmax UAB v European Union Intellectual Property Office. # EU trade mark — Opposition proceedings — Application for EU figurative trade mark Dino — Earlier EU figurative trade mark representing a dinosaur — Relative ground for refusal — Article 8(1)(b) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009. # Case T-21/15.
  • CELEX:62015TO0550: Order of the General Court (Eighth Chamber) of 19 April 2016. # Portuguese Republic v European Commission. # Case T-550/15.
  • CELEX:62016TO0140: Opinion of Mr Advocate General delivered on 22 April 2016.
  • CELEX:62015TO0556: Order of the General Court (Eighth Chamber) of 19 April 2016. # Portuguese Republic v European Commission. # Case T-556/15.
  • CELEX:62015TO0551: Order of the General Court (Eighth Chamber) of 19 April 2016. # Portuguese Republic v European Commission. # Case T-551/15.
  • CELEX:62015FJ0076: Judgment of the Civil Service Tribunal - 28 April 2016#FY v Council#Case F-76/15
  • CELEX:62015CO0279: Order of the Court - 21 April 2016#Borde and Carbonium v Commission#Case C-279/15 P
  • CELEX:62015CO0285: Order of the Court - 21 April 2016#Beca Engineering#Case C-285/15
  • CELEX:62015CO0061: Order of the Court - 19 April 2016#Heli-Flight v EASA#Case C-61/15 P
  • CELEX:62015CJ0233: Judgment of the Court - 28 April 2016#Oniors Bio#Case C-233/15
  • CELEX:62015TJ0052: Judgment of the Court of First Instance - 28 April 2016#Sharif University of Technology v Council#Case T-52/15
  • CELEX:62015CC0028: Advocate General’s Opinion - 28 April 2016#Koninklijke KPN and Others#Case C-28/15#Advocate General: Mengozzi
  • CELEX:62015CC0240: Advocate General’s Opinion - 28 April 2016#Autorità per le Garanzie nelle Comunicazioni#Case C-240/15#Advocate General: Campos Sánchez-Bordona
  • CELEX:62015CC0379: Advocate General’s Opinion - 28 April 2016#Association France Nature Environnement#Case C-379/15#Advocate General: Kokott

# OFFICIAL JOURNAL C

  • OJ:JOC_2016_151_R_0008: Notice of open competition
  • OJ:JOC_2016_151_A_0001: Notice of open competition — EPSO/AST/137/16 — Linguistic Assistants (AST 1) for the following languages: Danish (DA), Irish (GA), Croatian (HR), Hungarian (HU), Maltese (MT), Dutch (NL), Slovak (SK), Slovenian (SL)
  • OJ:JOC_2016_151_R_0007: Communication from the EFTA Surveillance Authority published pursuant to Article 27(4) of Chapter II, Protocol 4 of the Surveillance and Court Agreement (Case No 76958 — Color Line/Sandefjord Municipality) — Commitments offered by Sandefjord Municipality
  • OJ:JOC_2016_152_R_0001: Minutes of the sitting of 25 March 2015
  • OJ:JOC_2016_151_R_0003: Euro exchange rates
  • OJ:JOC_2016_151_R_0006: Communication from the EFTA Surveillance Authority published pursuant to Article 27(4) of Chapter II, Protocol 4 of the Surveillance and Court Agreement (Case No 76958 — Color Line/Sandefjord Municipality) — Commitments offered by Color Line
  • OJ:JOC_2016_151_R_0005: Update of the list of residence permits referred to in Article 2(15) of Regulation (EC) No 562/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a Community Code on the rules governing the movement of persons across borders (Schengen Borders Code)
  • OJ:JOC_2016_151_R_0002: Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.7802 — Amadeus/Navitaire) (Text with EEA relevance)
  • OJ:JOC_2016_151_R_0004: Special Report No 6/2016 — ‘Eradication, control and monitoring programmes to contain animal diseases’
  • OJ:JOC_2016_151_R_0009: This document does not exist in your search language.
  • OJ:JOC_2016_151_R_0001: Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.7850 — EDF/CGN/NNB Group of Companies) (Text with EEA relevance)
  • OJ:JOC_2016_154_R_0002: Summary of European Union decisions on marketing authorisations in respect of medicinal products from 1 March 2016 to 31 March 2016 (Decisions taken pursuant to Article 34 of Directive 2001/83/EC or Article 38 of Directive 2001/82/EC)
  • OJ:JOC_2016_154_R_0001: Summary of European Union decisions on marketing authorisations in respect of medicinal products from 1 March 2016 to 31 March 2016 (Published pursuant to Article 13 or Article 38 of Regulation (EC) No 726/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council)
  • OJ:JOC_2016_153_R_0011: 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_153_R_0004: Euro exchange rates
  • OJ:JOC_2016_153_R_0003: Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.7817 — OBI/bauMax Standort Steyr) (Text with EEA relevance)
  • OJ:JOC_2016_153_R_0005: New national side of euro coins intended for circulation
  • OJ:JOC_2016_153_R_0009: Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.7949 — Norwegian/Shiphold/OSM Aviation) (Text with EEA relevance)
  • OJ:JOC_2016_153_R_0010: Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.8001 — Pillarstone/Sirti) — Candidate case for simplified procedure (Text with EEA relevance)
  • OJ:JOC_2016_153_R_0006: Communication from the Commission published pursuant to Article 27(4) of Council Regulation (EC) No 1/2003 in Case AT.39745 — CDS Information Market — ISDA
  • OJ:JOC_2016_153_R_0007: Communication from the Commission published pursuant to Article 27(4) of Council Regulation (EC) No 1/2003 in Case AT.39745 — CDS Information Market — Markit
  • OJ:JOC_2016_153_R_0008: Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.8002 — Apollo Management/Açoreana Seguros) — Candidate case for simplified procedure (Text with EEA relevance)
  • OJ:JOC_2016_153_R_0002: Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.7980 — Sumitomo/Cosan/Biomassa) (Text with EEA relevance)
  • OJ:JOC_2016_153_R_0001: Recommendation of the European Systemic Risk Board of 24 March 2016 amending Recommendation ESRB/2015/2 on the assessment of cross-border effects of and voluntary reciprocity for macroprudential policy measures (ESRB/2016/3)

# OFFICIAL JOURNAL L

  • OJ:JOL_2016_114_R_0007: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/660 of 27 April 2016 establishing the standard import values for determining the entry price of certain fruit and vegetables
  • OJ:JOL_2016_114_R_0006: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/659 of 27 April 2016 amending Council Regulation (EC) 329/2007 concerning restrictive measures against the Democratic People's Republic of Korea
  • OJ:JOL_2016_114_R_0008: Decision (EU) 2016/661 of the European Central Bank of 15 April 2016 on the total amount of annual supervisory fees for 2016 (ECB/2016/7)
  • OJ:JOL_2016_114_R_0005: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/658 of 27 April 2016 entering a name in the register of protected designations of origin and protected geographical indications (Levický slad (PGI))
  • OJ:JOL_2016_114_R_0004: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/657 of 27 April 2016 entering a name in the register of traditional specialities guaranteed (Lietuviškas skilandis (TSG))
  • OJ:JOL_2016_114_R_0001: Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2016/654 of 26 February 2016 amending Council Regulation (EC) No 673/2005 establishing additional customs duties on imports of certain products originating in the United States of America
  • OJ:JOL_2016_114_R_0002: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/655 of 15 April 2016 approving non-minor amendments to the specification for a name entered in the register of protected designations of origin and protected geographical indications (Saucisson de l'Ardèche (PGI))
  • OJ:JOL_2016_114_R_0003: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/656 of 18 April 2016 entering a name in the register of protected designations of origin and protected geographical indications (Patata del Fucino (PGI))
  • OJ:JOL_2016_115_R_0004: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/664 of 26 April 2016 concerning the classification of certain goods in the Combined Nomenclature
  • OJ:JOL_2016_115_R_0008: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/668 of 27 April 2016 amending Regulation (EC) No 1484/95 as regards fixing representative prices in the poultrymeat and egg sectors and for egg albumin
  • OJ:JOL_2016_115_R_0010: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/670 of 28 April 2016 introducing prior Union surveillance of imports of certain iron and steel products originating in certain third countries
  • OJ:JOL_2016_115_R_0009: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/669 of 28 April 2016 amending Implementing Regulation (EU) No 808/2014 as regards the amendment and the content of rural development programmes, the publicity for these programmes, and the conversion rates to livestock units
  • OJ:JOL_2016_115_R_0011: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/671 of 28 April 2016 establishing the standard import values for determining the entry price of certain fruit and vegetables
  • OJ:JOL_2016_115_R_0002: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/662 of 1 April 2016 concerning a coordinated multiannual control programme of the Union for 2017, 2018 and 2019 to ensure compliance with maximum residue levels of pesticides and to assess the consumer exposure to pesticide residues in and on food of plant and animal origin (Text with EEA relevance)
  • OJ:JOL_2016_115_R_0012: This document does not exist in your search language.
  • OJ:JOL_2016_115_R_0007: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/667 of 27 April 2016 amending Council Regulation (EC) No 2368/2002 implementing the Kimberley Process certification scheme for the international trade in rough diamonds
  • OJ:JOL_2016_115_R_0001: Information relating to the entry into force of the Agreement between the European Union and the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago on the short-stay visa waiver
  • OJ:JOL_2016_115_R_0016: This document does not exist in your search language.
  • OJ:JOL_2016_115_R_0013: This document does not exist in your search language.
  • OJ:JOL_2016_115_R_0015: This document does not exist in your search language.
  • OJ:JOL_2016_115_R_0014: This document does not exist in your search language.
  • OJ:JOL_2016_115_R_0006: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/666 of 26 April 2016 concerning the classification of certain goods in the Combined Nomenclature
  • OJ:JOL_2016_115_R_0005: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/665 of 26 April 2016 concerning the classification of certain goods in the Combined Nomenclature
  • OJ:JOL_2016_115_R_0003: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/663 of 26 April 2016 concerning the classification of certain goods in the Combined Nomenclature

# EU PARLIAMENT

  • Report - Promoting the free movement of citizens and businesses by simplifying the acceptance of certain public documents in the EU - A8-0156/2016 - Committee on Legal Affairs
  • Report - Implementation of the Directive 2011/36/EU of 5 April 2011 on preventing and combating trafficking in human beings and protecting its victims from a gender perspective - A8-0144/2016 - Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality
  • Report - Report on the application of Council Directive 2010/18/EU of 8 March 2010 implementing the revised Framework Agreement on parental leave concluded by BUSINESSEUROPE, UEAPME, CEEP and ETUC and repealing Directive 96/34/EC - A8-0076/2016 - Committee on Employment and Social Affairs
  • Subject files - Working group on Violence against Women - Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality
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