IEU LEGAL Telegram 25 May 2016


# G7

  • Remarks by First Vice-President Timmermans at the European Parliament on the preparation of the G7 Summit

# EU SECURITY AGENDA

  • Commission advances work on tackling violent radicalisation 

# VAT REFORMS

  • Council conclusions on the VAT action plan and on VAT fraud
  • EU Council: Minimum VAT rate extended for two years
  • EU-Abgeordneter Werner Langen (EVP/CDU): Verlängerung der Mindeststeuersätze bei der Mehrwertsteuer kommt viel zu spät

# TAXATION

  • EU Council conclusions on an external taxation strategy and measures against tax treaty abuse
  • Corporate tax avoidance: EU Council adopts rules on the exchange of tax-related information on multinationals

# COMPETITION POLICY

  • EU Commission appoints Tommaso Valletti as new Chief Economist of DG Competition

# ANTITRUST

  • Antitrust: Commission fines Pometon € 6.2 million for participation in steel abrasives cartel

# MERGERS

  • Mergers: Commission approves acquisition of Onninen by Kesko
  • Good for business, bad for us - Why Bayer buying Monsanto is more than just another merger - GREENS-EFA

# IPR

  • EU Commission Roadmaps regarding IPR
  • Roadmaps / Inception impact assessments: Evaluation of Directive 2004/48/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 29 April 2004 on the enforcement of intellectual property rights (IPRED) GROW - CWP - Impact assessment planned: Yes
  • Roadmaps / Inception impact assessments: Modernising the enforcement of intellectual property rights GROW - CWP - Impact assessment planned: Yes
  • EP Subject files - Working Group on Intellectual Property Rights and Copyright Reform - Committee on Legal Affairs

# POSTING OF WORKERS

  • EESC: Posting of Workers: Declaration of the EESC Workers' Group on the use of the 'yellow card' procedure

# BETTER REGULATION

  • UK Parliament: European Scrutiny Committee report demands transparency in EU Council decision making

# CJEU

  • CJEU: Advocate General Szpunar considers that the EU trade mark representing the shape of a Rubik’s Cube must be declared invalid

# FRA

  • Latest publications by FRA

# OMBUDSMAN

  • Decision of the European Ombudsman on complaint 1708/2014/JVH against the European Commission concerning a decision to reject the complainant's application to work on an EU-funded project

# EU REGISTERS

# EU CASE LAW

  • CELEX:62014CJ0559: Judgment of the Court - 25 May 2016#Meroni#Case C-559/14
  • CELEX:62014TJ0226: Judgment of the Court of First Instance - 25 May 2016#Commission / McCarron Poultry#Case T-226/14
  • CELEX:62015FJ0111: Judgment of the Civil Service Tribunal - 25 May 2016#GW v Commission#Case F-111/15
  • CELEX:62015CC0223: Advocate General’s Opinion - 25 May 2016#combit Software#Case C-223/15#Advocate General: Szpunar
  • CELEX:62015CC0030: Advocate General’s Opinion - 25 May 2016#Simba Toys v EUIPO#Case C-30/15 P#Advocate General: Szpunar

# OFFICIAL JOURNAL C

  • OJ:JOC_2016_186_R_0004: Executive Summary of the Preliminary Opinion of the of the European Data Protection Supervisor on the agreement between the United States of America and the European Union on the protection of personal information relating to the prevention, investigation, detection and prosecution of criminal offences
  • OJ:JOC_2016_186_R_0003: Special Report No 8/2016 — ‘Rail freight transport in the EU: still not on the right track’
  • OJ:JOC_2016_186_R_0001: Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.7772 — Western Digital/Sandisk) (Text with EEA relevance)
  • OJ:JOC_2016_186_R_0002: Euro exchange rates
  • OJ:JOC_2016_186_R_0009: Publication of an 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_186_R_0005: Executive summary of the opinion of the European Data Protection Supervisor on the exchange of information on third-country nationals as regards the European Criminal Records Information System (ECRIS)
  • OJ:JOC_2016_186_R_0008: Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.8048 — Ardagh/Ball Rexam Divestment Business) — Candidate case for simplified procedure (Text with EEA relevance)
  • OJ:JOC_2016_186_R_0010: This document does not exist in your search language.
  • OJ:JOC_2016_186_R_0007: Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.8024 — NTT Data International/IT Services Business of Dell) — Candidate case for simplified procedure (Text with EEA relevance)
  • OJ:JOC_2016_186_R_0006: Executive Summary of the Recommendations of the European Data Protection Supervisor on the proposed European Border and Coastal Guard Regulation
  • OJ:JOC_2016_186_A_0001: This document does not exist in your search language.

# OFFICIAL JOURNAL L

  • OJ:JOL_2016_136_R_0003: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/819 of 24 May 2016 amending Council Regulation (EU) 2016/44 concerning restrictive measures in view of the situation in Libya and repealing Regulation (EU) No 204/2011
  • OJ:JOL_2016_136_R_0002: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/818 of 17 May 2016 amending Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1030/2014 laying down implementing technical standards with regard to the uniform formats and date for the disclosure of the values used to identify global systemically important institutions according to Regulation (EU) No 575/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council (Text with EEA relevance)
  • OJ:JOL_2016_136_R_0001: Council Decision (EU) 2016/817 of 17 May 2016 on the conclusion, on behalf of the European Union, of the Protocol setting out the fishing opportunities and the financial contribution provided for by the Fisheries Partnership Agreement between the European Community on the one hand, and the Government of Denmark and the Home Rule Government of Greenland, on the other hand
  • OJ:JOL_2016_136_R_0006: Corrigendum to Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1039/2012 of 29 October 2012 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty and collecting definitively the provisional duty imposed on imports of aluminium radiators originating in the People's Republic of China (OJ L 310, 9.11.2012)
  • OJ:JOL_2016_136_R_0004: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/820 of 24 May 2016 establishing the standard import values for determining the entry price of certain fruit and vegetables
  • OJ:JOL_2016_136_R_0005: Decision (EU) 2016/821 of the European Central Bank of 26 April 2016 amending Decision ECB/2007/7 concerning the terms and conditions of TARGET2-ECB (ECB/2016/9)
  • OJ:JOL_2016_136_R_0008: This document does not exist in your search language.
  • OJ:JOL_2016_136_R_0007: This document does not exist in your search language.

# EU COMMISSION

  • Guidance on the Implementation/Application of Directive 2005/29/EC on Unfair Commercial practices
  • Organisation change JRC
  • Orgnisation change DG ENV
  • Organisation change ECHO
  • Organisation chart change DG CNECT
  • 2016 Spring Package for Organisation Chart Changes
  • MITTEILUNG DER KOMMISSION AN DAS EUROPÄISCHE PARLAMENT, DEN RAT, DEN EUROPÄISCHEN WIRTSCHAFTS- UND SOZIALAUSSCHUSS UND DEN AUSSCHUSS DER REGIONEN Ein umfassendes Konzept zur Förderung des grenzüberschreitenden elektronischen Handels für die Bürger und Unternehmen Europas
  • COMMISSION STAFF WORKING DOCUMENT - EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF THE IMPACT ASSESSMENT - Accompanying the document - Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council replacing Regulation (EC) No 2006/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 October 2004 on cooperation between national authorities responsible for the enforcement of consumer protection laws (the Regulation on consumer protection cooperation)
  • COMMISSION STAFF WORKING DOCUMENT - IMPACT ASSESSMENT - Accompanying the document - Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council replacing Regulation (EC) No 2006/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 October 2004 on cooperation between national authorities responsible for the enforcement of consumer protection laws (the Regulation on consumer protection cooperation)
  • REPORT FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE COUNCIL Assessing the effectiveness of Regulation (EC) N° 2006/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 October 2004 on the cooperation between national authorities responsibles for the enforcement of consumer protection laws ( the Regulation on consumer protection cooperation)
  • Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL on cooperation between national authorities responsible for the enforcement of consumer protection laws (Text with EEA relevance)

# EU PARLIAMENT

  • Report - International Accounting Standards (IAS) Evaluation and on Activities of the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) Foundation, European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (EFRAG) and the Public Interest Oversight Board (PIOB) - A8-0172/2016 - Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs
  • Amendments 30 - 124 - Establishing an EU common list of safe countries of origin for the purposes of common procedures for granting and withdrawing international protection - PE 582.431v01-00 - Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs
  • Draft agenda - Monday, 30 May 2016 - PE 583.933v01-00 - Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs
  • Publications - Roll call votes : Result of roll-call votes - Committee on Legal Affairs
  • Result of roll-call votes of 24 May 2016
  • Result of roll-call votes of 21 April 2016
  • Result of roll-call votes of 28 January 2016
  • Result of roll-call votes of 3 December 2015
  • Result of roll-call votes of 12 November 2015
  • Result of roll-call votes of 13 October 2015
  • Result of roll-call votes of 8 October 2015
  • Result of roll-call votes of 15 September 2015
  • Result of roll-call votes of 13 July 2015
  • Result of roll-call votes of 16 June 2015
  • Result of roll-call votes of 7 May 2015
  • Result of roll-call votes of 16 April 2015
  • Result of roll-call votes of 24 March 2015
  • Result of roll-call votes of 20 January 2015
  • Report - Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, in so far as the provisions of the Protocol which do not fall under Title V of Part III of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union are concerned - A8-0154/2016 - Committee on International Trade
  • Publications - Presentations/ Speeches : Joint Hearing - TAXE 2/DEVE - 24 May 2016 - Special Committee on Tax Rulings and Other Measures Similar in Nature or Effect (TAXE 2) 
  • Amendments 30 - 124 - Establishing an EU common list of safe countries of origin for the purposes of common procedures for granting and withdrawing international protection - PE 582.431v01-00 - Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs 
  • Draft agenda - Monday, 30 May 2016 - PE 583.933v01-00 - Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs 
  • Draft agenda - Monday, 30 May 2016 - PE 583.921v01-00 - Committee on Constitutional Affairs 
  • Draft agenda - Monday, 30 May 2016 - PE 583.871v02-00 - Subcommittee on Human Rights 
  • Answer - Air passengers' rights - E-002880/2016 
  • Answer - Revision of the Firearms Directive - confiscation and possible disarmament of the citizenry - P-001111/2016 
  • Answer - Use of civil drones to monitor refugees - E-002663/2016 
  • Answer - Recommended serving sizes and consumer law - E-002317/2016 
  • Answer - VAT fraud in the EU - E-002245/2016 
  • Answer - Illegal State aid from the British Film Fund - E-002110/2016 
  • Answer - Overdue answer from the Commission concerning no VAT exemption for Eleftherios Venizelos airport - E-001786/2016 
  • Answer - Bypassing European Patent law - E-001799/2016 
  • Answer - Benefits of EU membership - E-002835/2016 
  • Answer - Contract for port concessions awarded without benefit of tender - E-002261/2016 

# EU COUNCIL 

  • St 8770 2016 Init Draft Council Conclusions and Action Plan on the way forward in view of the creation of an European Forensic Science Area
  • St 8819 2016 Init Draft Council Conclusions and Action Plan on the way forward in view of the creation of an European Forensic Science Area
  • St 9151 2016 Init Renewed European Union Internal Security Strategy: Report on implementation in the first half of 2016
  • St 9157 2016 Init Proposal for a Regulation on the establishment of the European Public Prosecutor's Office - Preparation for Council
  • St 9311 2016 Init Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on mercury, and repealing Regulation (EC) No 1102/2008 - Revised Presidency compromise text = Comments from delegations
  • St 9359 2016 Init Notification regarding a new assistant national member of Eurojust
  • St 9431 2016 Init Proposal for a Council Directive laying down rules against tax avoidance practices that directly affect the functioning of the internal market Presidency compromise
  • St 9432 2016 Init Proposal for a Council Directive laying down rules against tax avoidance practices that directly affect the functioning of the internal market General approach
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