IEU LEGAL Telegram 18 May 2016


# RULE OF LAW

  • General Affairs Council, 24/05/2016 - Agenda highlights
  • College discusses a draft Rule of Law Opinion on the situation in Poland

# EU MIGRATION FRAMEWORK

  • Relocation and Resettlement: EU Member States must act to sustain current management of flows
  • EU Commission strengthens its department for Migration and Home Affairs by appointing a new Deputy Director-General
  • In-Depth Analysis - Reception of Female Refugees and Asylum Seekers in the EU - Case Study Belgium - PE 556.946 - Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality
  • UN: “EUROPE’S LACK OF POLITICAL WILL CREATING SERIOUS SUFFERING FOR THOUSANDS OF MIGRANTS” – UNITED NATIONS RIGHTS EXPERT

# MERGERS

  • Mergers: The European Commission clears joint acquisition of four logistics assets by SEGRO and PSPIB
  • Mergers: The European Commission clears joint venture by Starwood Capital Group and Banco Sabadell
  • Mergers: Commission clears the creation of a joint venture by Saint-Gobain and Corning

# BETTER REGULATION

  • First Vice-President Timmermans travels to Lisbon: marks one year since adoption of the Better Regulation Package

# TAX TRANSPARENCY

  • Finanzen: Die Erbschaft- und Vermögensteuer in den EU-Mitgliedstaaten, Japan, Kanada und den USA - Analysen und Gutachten der Wissenschaftlichen Dienste des Bundestags

# FREE PROFESSIONS

  • Member Organisations of the Architects’ Council of Europe express support to Germany for maintaining the HOAI

# BREXIT

  • A historic reminder, an ever-present dilemma? Assessing Brexit's potential consequences for European security

# FRA

  • European Parliament visit to FRA an opportunity to further strengthen ties

# EU OMBUDSMAN

  • Annual report of the EU Ombudsman
  • The Commissionʹs handling of infringement complaints under the ʹEU Pilotʹ
  • Letter to the European Commission opening the European Ombudsman's strategic inquiry OI/5/2016/AB regarding the handling of infringement complaints under the ʹEU Pilotʹ

# EU REGISTERS

# EU CASE LAW

  • CELEX:62014FO0091(02): Opinion of Mr Advocate General delivered on 12 May 2016.
  • CELEX:62012FO0044(02): Order of the Civil Service Tribunal (Third Chamber) of 4 May 2016. # Olivier Maes et Michal Strojwas v European Commission. # Public service - Officials - Agents contractuels - Pensions - Article 11, paragraphe 2, de l’annexe VIII du statut - Droits à pension acquis, avant l’entrée au service de l’Union, au titre d’un régime national de pensions - Transfert vers le régime de pensions de l’Union - Proposition de bonification d’annuités, faite par l’AIPN ou par l’AHCC, basée sur de nouvelles dispositions générales d’exécution - Objection of inadmissibility - Notion d’acte faisant grief - Article 83 du règlement de procédure. # Case F-44/12.
  • CELEX:62014TJ0749: Judgment of the General Court (Ninth Chamber) of 12 May 2016. # Peter Chung-Yuan Chang v European Union Intellectual Property Office. # EU trade mark - Invalidity proceedings - International registration designating the European Union - Word mark AROMA - Absolute grounds for refusal - Descriptive character - Lack of distinctive character - Article 7(1)(b) and (c) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009. # Case T-749/14.
  • CELEX:62014TJ0750: Judgment of the General Court (Eighth Chamber) of 12 May 2016. # Ivo-Kermartin GmbH v European Union Intellectual Property Office. # Case T-750/14.
  • CELEX:62015TJ0062: Judgment of the General Court (Fourth Chamber) of 13 May 2016. # Market Watch Franchise & Consulting, Inc. v European Union Intellectual Property Office. # EU trade mark - Opposition proceedings - Application for EU word mark MITOCHRON - Earlier EU figurative mark mito - Relative ground for refusal - Likelihood of confusion - Article 8(1)(b) of Regulation No 207/2009. # Case T-62/15.
  • CELEX:62012FO0042(02): Opinion of Mr Advocate General delivered on 4 May 2016.
  • CELEX:62014TJ0669: Judgment of the General Court (Seventh Chamber) of 12 May 2016. # Trioplast Industrier AB v European Commission. # Competition - Agreements, decisions and concerted practices - Market in industrial plastic bags - Action for annulment - Challengeable act - Admissibility - Action for damages - Default interest - Concept of a debt which is certain, of a fixed amount and due - Proportionality - Legal certainty - Principle that penalties must be specific to the individual and to the offence - Lack of legal basis - Article 266 TFEU - Causal link. # Case T-669/14.
  • CELEX:62014TJ0775: Judgment of the General Court (Sixth Chamber) of 12 May 2016. # Red Lemon Inc. v European Union Intellectual Property Office. # Case T-775/14.
  • CELEX:62014TJ0776: Judgment of the General Court (Sixth Chamber) of 12 May 2016. # Red Lemon Inc. v European Union Intellectual Property Office. # Case T-776/14.
  • CELEX:62014TJ0693: Judgment of the General Court (Eighth Chamber) of 12 May 2016. # Hamr - Sport a.s. v European Commission. # Case T-693/14.
  • CELEX:62015TJ0312: Judgment of the General Court (Fourth Chamber) of 13 May 2016. # Market Watch Franchise & Consulting, Inc. v European Union Intellectual Property Office. # EU trade mark - Opposition proceedings - Application for EU word mark MITOCHRON - Earlier national word mark MIVACRON - Relative ground for refusal - Likelihood of confusion - Article 8(1)(b) of Regulation No 207/2009. # Case T-312/15.
  • CELEX:62015TJ0298: Judgment of the General Court (Eighth Chamber) of 12 May 2016. # Atlas sp. z o.o. v European Union Intellectual Property Office. # Case T-298/15.
  • CELEX:62015TJ0496: Judgment of the General Court (Appeal Chamber) of 13 May 2016. # CX v European Commission. # Case T-496/15 P.
  • CELEX:62014TJ0844: Judgment of the General Court (Sixth Chamber) of 12 May 2016. # GRE Grand River Enterprises Deutschland GmbH v European Union Intellectual Property Office. # Case T-844/14.
  • CELEX:62014TJ0643: Judgment of the General Court (Sixth Chamber) of 12 May 2016. # Red Lemon Inc. v European Union Intellectual Property Office. # Case T-643/14.
  • CELEX:62014TJ0590: Judgment of the General Court (Sixth Chamber) of 12 May 2016. # Zuffa, LLC v European Union Intellectual Property Office. # EU trade mark - Application for the EU word mark ULTIMATE FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIP - Absolute grounds for refusal - Lack of distinctive character - Descriptiveness - Distinctive character acquired through use - Obligation to state reasons - Relevant public - Article 7(1)(b) and (c), (2) and (3) and Article 75 of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009. # Case T-590/14.
  • CELEX:62014TJ0322: Judgment of the General Court (Eighth Chamber) of 12 May 2016. # mobile.international GmbH v European Union Intellectual Property Office. # Joined Cases T-322/14 and T-325/14.
  • CELEX:62011FO0131(02): Opinion of Mr Advocate General delivered on 4 May 2016.
  • CELEX:62013CO0603: Order of the Court - 28 April 2016#Galp Energia España and Others v Commission#Case C-603/13 P
  • CELEX:62015CO0636: Order of the Court - 11 May 2016#August Storck v EUIPO#Case C-636/15 P

# OFFICIAL JOURNAL C

  • OJ:JOC_2016_177_R_0004: Opinion of the European Economic and Social Committee on the ‘Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EU) No 806/2014 in order to establish a European Deposit Insurance Scheme’ (COM(2015) 586 final — 2015/0270 (COD))
  • OJ:JOC_2016_177_R_0003: Opinion of the European Economic and Social Committee on the ‘Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council and the European Central Bank — A roadmap for moving towards a more consistent external representation of the euro area in international fora’ (COM(2015) 602 final) and on the ‘Proposal for a Council decision laying down measures in view of progressively establishing unified representation of the euro area in the International Monetary Fund’ (COM(2015) 603 final — 2015/0250 (NLE))
  • OJ:JOC_2016_177_R_0002: Opinion of the European Economic and Social Committee on the ‘Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the prospectus to be published when securities are offered to the public or admitted to trading’ (COM(2015) 583 final)
  • OJ:JOC_2016_177_R_0001: Opinion of the European Economic and Social Committee on the ‘Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions — Upgrading the Single Market: more opportunities for people and business’ (COM(2015) 550 final)
  • OJ:JOC_2016_177_R_0010: Opinion of the European Economic and Social Committee on the Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EC) No 1406/2002 establishing a European Maritime Safety Agency (COM(2015) 667 final — 2015/0313 (COD))
  • OJ:JOC_2016_177_R_0009: Opinion of the European Economic and Social Committee on the ‘Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council implementing the European Agenda on Security: EU action plan against illicit trafficking in and use of firearms and explosives’ (COM(2015) 624 final) and the ‘Proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on combating terrorism and replacing Council Framework Decision 2002/475/JHA on combating terrorism’ (COM(2015) 625 final — 2015/0281(COD))
  • OJ:JOC_2016_176_R_0008: Publication of an amendment application pursuant to Article 50(2)(a) of Regulation (EU) No 1151/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council on quality schemes for agricultural products and foodstuffs
  • OJ:JOC_2016_177_R_0006: Opinion of the European Economic and Social Committee on the ‘Recommendation for a Council Recommendation on the establishment of National Competitiveness Boards within the Euro Area’ (COM(2015) 601 final)
  • OJ:JOC_2016_179_R_0003: Joint Parliamentary Assembly of the Partnership Agreement concluded between the members of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States, of the one part, and the European Union and its Member States, of the other part — Minutes of the sitting of Wednesday, 9 December 2015
  • OJ:JOC_2016_177_R_0008: Opinion of the European Economic and Social Committee on the ‘Proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the establishment of the Structural Reform Support Programme for the period 2017 to 2020 and amending Regulations (EU) No 1303/2013 and (EU) No 1305/2013’ (COM(2015) 701 final — 2015/0263 (COD))
  • OJ:JOC_2016_177_R_0005: Opinion of the European Economic and Social Committee on the ‘Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council and the European Central Bank on Steps towards completing Economic and Monetary Union’ (COM(2015) 600 final) and on the ‘Commission Decision (EU) 2015/1937 of 21 October 2015 establishing an independent advisory European Fiscal Board’ (C(2015) 8000 final)
  • OJ:JOC_2016_176_R_0007: 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_177_R_0007: Opinion of the European Economic and Social Committee on the recommendation for a Council recommendation on the economic policy of the euro area (COM(2015) 692 final)
  • OJ:JOC_2016_179_R_0001: Joint Parliamentary Assembly of the Partnership Agreement concluded between the members of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States, of the one part, and the European Union and its Member States, of the other part — Minutes of the sitting of Monday, 7 December 2015
  • OJ:JOC_2016_179_R_0002: Joint Parliamentary Assembly of the Partnership Agreement concluded between the members of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States, of the one part, and the European Union and its Member States, of the other part — Minutes of the sitting of Tuesday, 8 December 2015
  • OJ:JOC_2016_176_R_0006: Call for expression of interest for membership of the Scientific Panels of the European Food Safety Authority (Parma, Italy)
  • OJ:JOC_2016_178_R_0001: Corrigendum to Position (EU) No 1/2016 of the Council at first reading with a view to the adoption of a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the European Union Agency for Railways and repealing Regulation (EC) No 881/2004 — Adopted by the Council on 10 December 2015 (OJ C 56, 12.2.2016)
  • OJ:JOC_2016_176_R_0004: Information communicated by Member States regarding closure of fisheries
  • OJ:JOC_2016_176_R_0002: Euro exchange rates
  • OJ:JOC_2016_176_R_0005: Commission notice 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
  • OJ:JOC_2016_176_R_0003: Commission notice on current State aid recovery interest rates and reference/discount rates for 28 Member States applicable as from 1 June 2016 (Published in accordance with Article 10 of Commission Regulation (EC) No 794/2004 of 21 April 2004 (OJ L 140, 30.4.2004, p. 1))
  • OJ:JOC_2016_176_R_0001: Euro exchange rates
  • OJ:JOC_2016_176_R_0009: Publication of an 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 on quality schemes for agricultural products and foodstuffs

# OFFICIAL JOURNAL L

  • OJ:JOL_2016_127_R_0003: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/767 of 17 May 2016 establishing the standard import values for determining the entry price of certain fruit and vegetables
  • OJ:JOL_2016_127_R_0005: Council Decision (EU) 2016/769 of 21 April 2016 on the acceptance of the Amendments to the 1998 Protocol to the 1979 Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution on Persistent Organic Pollutants
  • OJ:JOL_2016_127_R_0002: Commission Regulation (EU) 2016/766 of 13 May 2016 establishing a temporary prohibition of fishing for redfish in NAFO 3M area by vessels flying the flag of a Member State of the European Union
  • OJ:JOL_2016_127_R_0006: Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2016/770 of 14 April 2016 establishing a common format for the submission of information concerning the operation of the procedures pursuant to Regulation (EU) No 649/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the export and import of hazardous chemicals (notified under document C(2016) 2068)
  • OJ:JOL_2016_127_R_0001: Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2016/765 of 11 March 2016 amending Regulation (EC) No 606/2009 as regards certain oenological practices
  • OJ:JOL_2016_127_R_0004: Council Decision (EU) 2016/768 of 21 April 2016 on the acceptance of the Amendments to the 1998 Protocol to the 1979 Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution on Heavy Metals
  • OJ:JOL_2016_127_R_0009: This document does not exist in your search language.
  • OJ:JOL_2016_127_R_0008: Decision of the Board of Governors of 20 January 2016 on the Amendments to the Rules of Procedure of the EIB to reflect the Strengthening of the EIB Governance [2016/772]
  • OJ:JOL_2016_127_R_0007: Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2016/771 of 13 May 2016 temporarily authorising Spain to approve for marketing seed of the species Pinus radiata D. Don imported from New Zealand, which does not satisfy the requirements of Council Directive 1999/105/EC in respect of identification and labelling, and planting stock produced from that seed (notified under document C(2016) 2784)
  • OJ:JOL_2016_127_R_0015: This document does not exist in your search language.
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# EU COMMISSION

  • Ordre du jour de la 2169ème réunion de la Commission (Bruxelles, 18/05/2016)
  • Commission Decision regarding the follow-up to National Parliaments' Opinions - reply to the Senát (CZ) - COM(2015) 611 final
  • Commission Decision regarding the follow-up to National Parliaments' Opinions - reply to the Senat (RO) - COM(2015) 611 final
  • Commission Decision regarding the follow-up to National Parliaments' Opinions - reply to the Camera Deputaților (RO) - COM(2015) 192 final
  • Commission Decision regarding the follow-up to National Parliaments' Opinions - reply to the Senat (RO) - COM(2015) 192 final
  • Décision de la Commission en vertu des articles 107 et 108 du TFUE
  • DÉCISION DE LA COMMISSION portant approbation de pouvoirs dans des affaires contentieuses devant la Cour de justice, le Tribunal de la Fonction Publique et la Cour d'Appel au Luxembourg
  • COMMISSION DECISION on the submission of an appeal before the Court of Justice

# EU PARLIAMENT

  • Amendments 1 - 8 - Jurisdiction, applicable law and the recognition and enforcement of decisions in matters of the property consequences of registered partnerships - PE 582.312v01-00 - Committee on Legal Affairs
  • Amendments 004-004 - 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(004-004)
  • Highlights - JURI - past events - 1st half of 2016 - Committee on Legal Affairs
  • 21.04.2016 - Hearing on Legal and ethical aspects of robotics and artificial intelligence
  • 20.04.2016 - Hearing on Modernisation of EU rules on copyright – Portability
  • 29.03.2016 - JURI Mission to Tbilisi, Georgia
  • 15.03.2016 - Hearing: Union citizenship in practice
  • 14.03.2016 - Hearing on the protection 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
  • Highlights - Votes in the Committee on Legal Affairs - Committee on Legal Affairs
  • Answer - Criminal accountability of net giants - E-001241/2016
  • Answer - The independence of the courts in Hungary - E-001701/2016
  • Answer - British officials - E-001767/2016
  • Answer - Agreement between several EU and non-EU countries to limit the number of refugees travelling through these countries - E-001610/2016
  • Answer - The European Migrant Smuggling Centre - E-001636/2016
  • Answer - Two-speed Europe - E-001642/2016
  • Answer - Voting rights for the legally incapacitated - E-001437/2016
  • Answer - VAT - E-001601/2016
  • Answer - Issue of passports under Brussels IIa and relevant case-law - E-001621/2016
  • Answer - Revival of the ideology of fascism in Europe - E-001298/2016
  • Answer - VP/HR - Counter-terrorism cooperation between the EU and Asian countries - E-001056/2016
  • Answer - Compatibility of the state of emergency and other exceptional arrangements with the primary and secondary law of the European Union - E-000419/2016
  • Answer - Revision of the Firearms Directive: misuse of category B firearms - E-000181/2016
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