IEU LEGAL Telegram 12 May 2016


# MERGERS

  • Mergers: Commission opens in-depth investigation into Wabtec’s proposed takeover of railway equipment manufacturer Faiveley

# TAX TRANSPARENCY

  • OECD: A new boost to transparency in international tax matters: 6 new countries sign agreement enabling automatic sharing of country-by-country reporting
  • EU Parliament: Draft agenda - Tuesday, 24 May 2016 - PE 582.412v01-00 - Special Committee on Tax Rulings and Other Measures Similar in Nature or Effect (TAXE 2)
  • Corporate tax: MEPs welcome plan for information sharing by national authorities
  • UK Research and analysis: Simplifying tax for the future – a consultation on our future strategy
  • Research and analysis: OTS review of income tax and national insurance alignment (phase 2) - TOR 
  • Research and analysis: OTS review of the corporation tax computation - TOR 

# BREXIT

  • George Osborne questioned on EU referendum - Treasury Committee hears examines UK's EU membership and possible impact of Brexit
  • Ifo President Fuest Opposes Brexit

# WIPO

  • St 8779 2016 Init 24th Session of WIPO Standing Committee on the Law of Patents (Geneva, 27-30 June 2016) - Background note for EU coordination
  • St 8783 2016 Init 14th Session of the WIPO Working Group on the Legal Development of the Madrid System for the International Registration of Marks (Geneva, 13 -17 June 2016) - Background note for EU coordination

# PARENTAL LEAVE

  • Parental leave: MEPs call for common rules to be better enforced

# EU MIGRATION FRAMEWORK

  • Back to Schengen: Council adopts Commission proposal on next steps towards lifting of temporary internal border controls
  • Facility for Refugees in Turkey – 2nd Steering Committee meeting taking place in Brussels on 12 May 2016

# ANTI-CORRUPTION

  • Internationaler Korruptionsbekämpfungsgipfel London - Bundesministerium der Justiz
  • Exposing corruption - Statement by Prime Minister Erna Solberg at the Anti-corruption summit in London 12 May 2016

# OMBUDSMAN

  • EU Ombudsman: Decision in case 1011/2015/TN concerning the refusal of the Council of the European Union to give access to opinions on candidates' suitability to perform the duties of Judge and Advocate-General at the Court of Justice and the General Court of the EU

# FRA

  • Latest publications by FRA

# EU REGISTERS

# OFFICIAL JOURNAL C

  • OJ:JOC_2016_171_R_0004: Commission communication pursuant to Article 16(4) of Regulation (EC) No 1008/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council on common rules for the operation of air services in the Community — Establishment of public service obligations in respect of scheduled air services (Text with EEA relevance)
  • OJ:JOC_2016_171_R_0006: Commission communication pursuant to Article 17(5) of Regulation (EC) No 1008/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council on common rules for the operation of air services in the Community — Invitation to tender in respect of the operation of scheduled air services in accordance with public service obligations (Text with EEA relevance)
  • OJ:JOC_2016_171_R_0005: Commission communication pursuant to Article 17(5) of Regulation (EC) No 1008/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council on common rules for the operation of air services in the Community — Invitation to tender in respect of the operation of scheduled air services in accordance with public service obligations (Text with EEA relevance)
  • OJ:JOC_2016_171_R_0008: Notice of open competition
  • OJ:JOC_2016_171_R_0002: Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.7989 — Griffin/LVS II Lux XX/Redefine/Echo prime JV) (Text with EEA relevance)
  • OJ:JOC_2016_171_R_0007: Calls for proposals under the work programme for grants in the field of the trans-European telecommunication networks under the Connecting Europe Facility for the period 2014-2020 (Commission Implementing Decision C(2016) 1225)
  • OJ:JOC_2016_171_R_0001: Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.7979 — Gilde/Royal Reesink) (Text with EEA relevance)
  • OJ:JOC_2016_171_R_0009: Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.8012 — HAL Investments/Coolblue) — Candidate case for simplified procedure (Text with EEA relevance)
  • OJ:JOC_2016_171_R_0003: Euro exchange rates

# OFFICIAL JOURNAL L

  • OJ:JOL_2016_123_R_0001: Interinstitutional Agreement between the European Parliament, the Council of the European Union and the European Commission on Better Law-Making
  • OJ:JOL_2016_122_R_0005: Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2016/707 of 10 May 2016 on the approval pursuant to Article 19 of Regulation (EC) No 1008/2008 of modified traffic distribution rules for the airports Paris Charles-de-Gaulle, Paris Orly, and Paris Le Bourget (notified under document C(2016) 2635)
  • OJ:JOL_2016_122_R_0007: This document does not exist in your search language.
  • OJ:JOL_2016_122_R_0001: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/703 of 11 May 2016 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of certain ring binder mechanisms originating in the People's Republic of China following an expiry review pursuant to Article 11(2) of Regulation (EC) No 1225/2009
  • OJ:JOL_2016_122_R_0002: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/704 of 11 May 2016 withdrawing the acceptance of the undertaking for two exporting producers and amending Implementing Decision (EU) 2015/87 accepting the undertakings offered in connection with the anti-dumping proceeding concerning imports of citric acid originating in the People's Republic of China

# EU COMMISSION

  • DÉCISION DE LA COMMISSION portant approbation de pouvoir dans une affaire contentieuse nationale
  • DÉCISION DE LA COMMISSION portant approbation de pouvoir dans une affaire contentieuse nationale
  • Décision de la Commission visant à approuver la réponse à la demande confirmative d'accès aux documents GESTDEM 2016/1383
  • Décision de la Commission visant à approuver la réponse à la demande confirmative d'accès aux documents GESTDEM 2015/5307
  • # EU PARLIAMENT
  • Text adopted - Framework Agreement on parental leave - P8_TA-PROV(2016)0226 - Thursday, 12 May 2016 - Strasbourg - Provisional edition 
  • Text adopted - Preventing and combating trafficking in human beings - P8_TA-PROV(2016)0227 - Thursday, 12 May 2016 - Strasbourg - Provisional edition 
  • Draft agenda - Monday, 23 May 2016 - Tuesday, 24 May 2016 - PE 582.401v02-00 - Committee on Legal Affairs 
  • Draft opinion - How can the CAP improve job creation in rural areas? - PE 582.229v01-00 - Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality 
  • Amendments 87 - 303 - Control of the acquisition and possession of weapons - PE 582.157v01-00 - Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection 
  • Amendments 20 - 95 - European travel document for the return of illegally staying third-country nationals - PE 582.194v02-00 - Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs 
  • Minutes - Wednesday, 20 April 2016 - PE 580.795v02-00 - Committee on Legal Affairs
  • Answer - VP/HR - Torture and killing of the researcher Giulio Regeni in Egypt - P-001287/2016 
  • Answer - Repatriation of refugees/asylum seekers who commit serious crimes - P-000238/2016 
  • Answer - EU obligation to take evidence into account - E-001968/2016 
  • Answer - The problem of 'gender pricing' - E-001742/2016 
  • Answer - Request from the Parliament and the Council to establish a new 2016-2020 Gender Equality Strategy - E-001870/2016 
  • Answer - Measures against violence and femicide under EU-CELAC Action Plan, Chapter 7 - E-001891/2016 
  • Answer - Curbing possession of firearms - E-000244/2016 
  • Answer - Child and exploitative labour in gold and cobalt mining - E-001425/2016 
  • Answer - Charter of Fundamental Rights and same-sex marriage - E-000720/2016 

# EU COUNCIL

  • St 8478 2016 Init Proposal for a 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)
  • St 8607 2016 Init Proposal for a Regulation on the establishment of the European Public Prosecutor's Office
  • St 8835 2016 Init Council Implementing Decision setting out a Recommendation for temporary internal border control in exceptional circumstances putting the overall functioning of the Schengen area at risk
  • St 7148 2016 Init COUNCIL DIRECTIVE amending Directive 2011/16/EU as regards mandatory automatic exchange of information in the field of taxation
  • St 8311 2016 Rev 1 Proposal for a Council Decision authorising enhanced cooperation in the area of jurisdiction, applicable law and the recognition and enforcement of decisions on the property regimes of international couples, covering both matters of matrimonial property regimes and the property consequences of registered partnerships - Agreement in principle - Request of the consent of the European Parliament
  • St 8311 2016 Rev 1 Add 1 Proposal for a Council Decision authorising enhanced cooperation in the area of jurisdiction, applicable law and the recognition and enforcement of decisions on the property regimes of international couples, covering both matters of matrimonial property regimes and the property consequences of registered partnerships - Statement by the Polish delegation to be included to the minutes of the Council
  • St 8319 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
  • St 8742 2016 Init Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL on the European Union Agency for Asylum and repealing Regulation (EU) No 439/2010
  • St 8742 2016 Add 1 ANNEX to the Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the European Union Agency for Asylum and repealing Regulation (EU) No 439/2010
  • St 8746 2016 Init Draft Council Implementing Decision setting out a Recommendation for temporary internal border control in exceptional circumstances putting the overall functioning of the Schengen area at risk
  • St 8747 2016 Init Draft Council Implementing Decision setting out a Recommendation for temporary internal border control in exceptional circumstances putting the overall functioning of the Schengen area at risk
  • St 8765 2016 Init Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL on the establishment of 'Eurodac' for the comparison of fingerprints for the effective application of [Regulation (EU) No 604/2013 establishing the criteria and mechanisms for determining the Member State responsible for examining an application for international protection lodged in one of the Member States by a third-country
  • St 8768 2016 Init Draft Council Conclusions on the Eurojust Annual Report 2015
  • St 8796 2016 Init 30th session of WIPO Intergovernmental Committee on Intellectual Property and Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Folklore (IGC) (Geneva, 30 May to 3 June 2016) - Background Note for EU Coordinationa
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