IEU LEGAL Telegram 11 May 2016


# MERGERS

  • Mergers: Commission prohibits Hutchison's proposed acquisition of Telefónica UK
  • EU Commission Factsheet on Hutchison's proposed acquisition of Telefonica UK
  • Statement by Commissioner Vestager on competition decision to prohibit Hutchison's proposed acquisition of Telefónica UK

# E-JUSTICE

  • Commission makes justice decisions more accessible to citizens, businesses and law professionals
  • European Case Law Identifier (ECLI)

# TAX TRANSPARENCY

  • OECD: Bahrain, Lebanon, Nauru, Panama and Vanuatu have now committed to the international standard of automatic exchange of financial account information to tackle tax evasion and avoidance
  • Luxleaks case - Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament expresses outrage at prosecutor's demand - GREENS-EFA

# INFRINGEMENTS

  • Thursday 26 May: The Commission adopts its monthly infringements package

# TRANSPARENCY

  • EU Lobbying Transparency Public Debate – ‘Have Your Say!’ - European Parliamentary Research Service

# RULE OF LAW

  • Dutch EU Presidency non-paper GAC rule of law dialogue

# PARENTAL LEAVE

  • MEP Maria Arena: Providing parental leave is an investment, not a cost

# EU MIGRATION FRAMEWORK

  • Visa liberalisation for Turkey must not turn into a "sell-out", say MEPs
  • Secure EU external borders to help save Schengen passport-free area, urge MEPs
    • Jeanine HENNIS-PLASSCHAERT, Dutch minister of defence, for the Council
    • Dimitris AVRAMOPOULOS, Commissioner in charge of migration and home affairs
    • Milan ZVER (EPP, SL)
    • Tanja FAJON (S&D, SL)
    • Monica MACOVEI (ECR, RO)
    • Sophia IN 'T VELD (ALDE, NL)
    • Kostas CHRYSOGONOS (GUE/NGL, EL)
    • Ska KELLER (Green/EFA, DE)
    • Beatrix VON STORCH (EFDD, DE)
    • Harald VILIMSKY (ENF, AT)
  • Dublin rules: MEPs reiterate call for solidarity among EU member states
    • Frans TIMMERMANS, first Vice-President of the Commission
    • Dimitris AVRAMOPOULOS, Commissioner in charge of migration and home affairs
    • Roberta METSOLA (EPP, MT)
    • Elly SCHLEIN (S&D, IT)
    • Helga STEVENS (ECR, BE)
    • Cecilia WIKSTRÖM (ALDE, SE)
    • Cornelia ERNST (GUE/NGL, DE)
    • Jean LAMBERT (Green/EFA, UK)
    • Laura FERRARA (EFDD, IT)
    • Marcus  PRETZELL (ENF, DE)
  • EP Interview - Human trafficking: "Like any market, there must be a demand that drives it"
  • EU Parliament: Report - Provisional measures in the area of international protection for the benefit of Sweden in accordance with Article 9 of Council Decision (EU) 2015/1523 and Article 9 of Council Decision (EU) 2015/1601 establishing provisional measures in the area of international protection for the benefit of Italy and Greece - A8-0170/2016 - Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs 

# EUROPOL

  • Police cooperation: MEPs approve new powers for Europol to fight terrorism
  • EU Parliament: Text adopted - EU Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation (Europol) ***II - P8_TA-PROV(2016)0215 - Wednesday, 11 May 2016 - Strasbourg - Provisional edition

# OMBUDSMAN

  • Latest documents and events by the EU Ombudsman

# FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS

  • EU Fundamental Rights Agency, data protection, asylum: committee missions

# EU REGISTERS

# EU CASE LAW

  • CELEX:62014TJ0129: Judgment of the General Court (Appeal Chamber) of 4 May 2016. # Carlos Andres and Others v European Central Bank. # Case T-129/14 P.
  • CELEX:62014TO0238(01): Order of the General Court (Third Chamber) of 26 April 2016. # European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) and The Remote Gambling Association (RGA) v European Commission. # Action for annulment — State aid — Gambling and betting — Aid envisaged by France for horse-racing companies — Parafiscal levy collected on online horse-race betting — Decision declaring the aid to be compatible with the internal market — Association — Lack of individual concern — Regulatory act entailing implementing measures — Inadmissibility. # Case T-238/14.
  • CELEX:62014TJ0806: Judgment of the General Court (First Chamber) of 10 May 2016. # August Storck KG v European Union Intellectual Property Office. # EU trade mark — International registration designating the European Union — Figurative mark representing white and blue square-shaped packaging — Absolute ground for refusal — No distinctive character — Article 7(1)(b) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009. # Case T-806/14.
  • CELEX:62015TJ0193: Judgment of the General Court (Fifth Chamber) of 4 May 2016. # Bodegas Williams & Humbert, SA v European Union Intellectual Property Office. # Case T-193/15.
  • CELEX:62016CC0108: Advocate General’s Opinion - 11 May 2016#Dworzecki#Case C-108/16 PPU#Advocate General: Bobek
  • CELEX:62015CO0607: Order of the Court - 4 May 2016#Pannonhalmi Főapátság v Parliament#Case C-607/15 P

# OFFICIAL JOURNAL C

  • OJ:JOC_2016_167_R_0013: Publication pursuant to Article 26(2) of Regulation (EU) No 1151/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council on quality schemes for agricultural products and foodstuffs as regards a name of traditional speciality guaranteed
  • OJ:JOC_2016_167_R_0012: Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.8028 — Fairfax Financial Holdings/OPG Commercial Holdings/Eurolife ERB Insurance Group Holding) — Candidate case for simplified procedure (Text with EEA relevance)
  • OJ:JOC_2016_167_R_0006: Euro exchange rates
  • OJ:JOC_2016_167_R_0011: Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.8026 — Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria Colombia/RCI Banque/JV) — Candidate case for simplified procedure (Text with EEA relevance)
  • OJ:JOC_2016_167_R_0004: Euro exchange rates
  • OJ:JOC_2016_167_R_0010: Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.7986 — Sysco/Brakes) (Text with EEA relevance)
  • OJ:JOC_2016_167_R_0008: Notice of initiation of an expiry review of the anti-dumping measures applicable to imports of melamine originating in the People's Republic of China
  • OJ:JOC_2016_167_R_0009: Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.8007 — Avril/Bpifrance/BPT Israel/Evertree) — Candidate case for simplified procedure (Text with EEA relevance)
  • OJ:JOC_2016_167_R_0003: Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.7959 — APG/DV4/QDREIC/JV) (Text with EEA relevance)
  • OJ:JOC_2016_167_R_0002: Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.7998 — Pacific Mezz/Oaktree/Railpool) (Text with EEA relevance)
  • OJ:JOC_2016_167_R_0005: Euro exchange rates
  • OJ:JOC_2016_167_R_0001: Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.7859 — OMV/Econgas) (Text with EEA relevance)
  • OJ:JOC_2016_167_R_0007: Euro exchange rates

# OFFICIAL JOURNAL L

  • OJ:JOL_2016_121_R_0005: Decision (EU) 2016/702 of the European Central Bank of 18 April 2016 amending Decision (EU) 2015/774 on a secondary markets public sector asset purchase programme (ECB/2016/8)
  • OJ:JOL_2016_121_R_0004: Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2016/701 of 4 May 2016 amending Decision 2007/453/EC as regards the BSE status of France (notified under document C(2016) 2600) (Text with EEA relevance)
  • OJ:JOL_2016_121_R_0003: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/700 of 10 May 2016 establishing the standard import values for determining the entry price of certain fruit and vegetables
  • OJ:JOL_2016_121_R_0002: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/699 of 10 May 2016 establishing budgetary ceilings for 2016 applicable to certain direct support schemes provided for in Regulation (EU) No 1307/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council
  • OJ:JOL_2016_121_R_0001: Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2016/698 of 8 April 2016 correcting Delegated Regulation (EU) 2016/341 supplementing Regulation (EU) No 952/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards transitional rules for certain provisions of the Union Customs Code where the relevant electronic systems are not yet operational and amending Delegated Regulation (EU) 2015/2446

# EU COMMISSION

  • Procès-verbal de la 2166ème réunion de la Commission (Bruxelles, 27 avril 2016)
  • Décision de la Commission visant à approuver la réponse à la demande confirmative d'accès aux documents GESTDEM 2016/64

# EU PARLIAMENT

  • Amendments 1 - 257 - Corporate liability for serious human rights abuses in third countries - PE 580.788v01-00 - Committee on Foreign Affairs
  • Report - Poverty: a gender perspective - A8-0153/2016 - Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality 
  • Draft agenda - Monday, 23 May 2016 - Tuesday, 24 May 2016 - PE 582.401v01-00 - Committee on Legal Affairs
  • Answer - Opinion from the Council's Legal Service concerning a ceiling on the number of asylum applications - P-002017/2016 - Council response
  • Answer - Social dumping in road haulage in Europe - E-002181/2016
  • Answer - EU position on the principles underpinning a solution to the Cyprus problem - deviations from fundamental freedoms - P-002783/2016 
  • Answer - Commission proposal amending the EU firearms directive - P-000671/2016 
  • Answer - Humanitarian aid versus trafficking in persons - P-001083/2016 
  • Answer - Compliance with EU law - E-001721/2016 
  • Answer - Assessment on the situation of fundamental rights in the Member States - E-001722/2016
  • Answer - Facilitated border crossing procedures - E-001764/2016 
  • Answer - The situation of civil-society human rights defence organisations in Hungary - E-001699/2016 
  • Answer - Extension of Bolzano Airport in compliance with the law - E-001138/2016 
  • Answer - Criminalising civil society's humanitarian assistance to refugees - E-001383/2016 
  • Answer - Response to mass harassment of women - E-000452/2016 
  • Answer - Creation of a new separate strategy for women's rights and gender equality in Europe - E-000011/2016
  • Answer - Follow-up to questions P-011981/2015 on state aid cases involving airports, E-003791/2015 on reservoir management and E-013716/2015 on Directive 2000/60/EC - E-001995/2016 
  • Answer - Gender pay gap - workers' representation at board level in Europe - E-001247/2016 

# EU COUNCIL

  • ST 6915 2016 REV 2 Draft Council Conclusions and Action Plan on Financial Investigation
  • St 8752 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
  • St 8740 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
  • St 8739 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
  • St 8738 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
  • St 8664 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 - State of play
  • Cm 2566 2016 Rev 1 Working Party on Company Law (Attachés)
  • St 8511 2016 Init Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the recognition of professional qualifications in inland navigation and repealing Council Directive 96/50/EC and Council Directive 91/672/EEC
  • St 8551 2016 Init Preparation for the Council meeting "Competitiveness on 26 and 27 May 2016 Draft Council Conclusions on ''Better Regulation to strengthen competitiveness'' (Non-legislative activity) - Adoption
  • St 8478 2016 Add 1 Draft Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the protection of undisclosed know-how and business information (trade secrets) against their unlawful acquisition, use and disclosure (first reading) - Adoption of the legislative act (LA + S) = Statement
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