IEU LEGAL Telegram 6 June 2016


# TAXATION

  • State aid: EU Commission publishes non-confidential version of decision to open investigation into transfer pricing arrangements on corporate taxation of McDonalds (Luxembourg)
  • “Panama papers” committee of inquiry: plenary vote on establishment
  • EU Commission: Answer - Panama Papers - UK agreement on access to information on beneficial ownership - P-002922/2016
  • EP background on Panama Papers Inquiry committee
  • EP background on taxing multinationals
  • Anti-tax-avoidance directive [Legislation in progress] -European Parliamentary Research Service
  • EP In-Depth Analysis - Influence of EU Law on Taxation in the EU Member States' Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies - PE 578.989 - Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs - Special Committee on Tax Rulings and Other Measures Similar in Nature or Effect (TAXE 2)
  • EP Presentations/speeches in committee - Special Committee on Tax Rulings and Other Measures Similar in Nature or Effect (TAXE 2)
  • EP 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)
  • EP Hearing documentation: Consequences of aggressive fiscal practices for developing countries - 24-05-2016 - Special Committee on Tax Rulings and Other Measures Similar in Nature or Effect (TAXE 2) - Committee on Development

# MERGERS

  • Mergers: Commission clears acquisition of Airbus Defence Electronics by KKR
  • Mergers: Commission approves joint acquisition of Duck Creek by Apax Partners and Accenture

# TRANSPARENCY

  • Bundestagsdebatte über Registrierungspflicht von Lobbyisten

# OLAF

  • OLAF strengthens investigative cooperation with partner enlargement countries

# JURI COMMITTEE

  • Property regimes, hazardous substances, promoting free movement: plenary votes

# EU REGISTERS

# EU COMMISSION

  • ANNUAL REPORT OF THE AUDIT PROGRESS COMMITTEE FOR THE PERIOD MAY 2015-MAY 2016
  • Note journalière des décisions prises par procédure écrite le 6 juin 2016
  • OJ 2172 - Procédures écrites à signaler spécialement - période d’échéance du 6 au 10 juin 2016
  • Note journalière des décisions prises par procédure de délégation le 3 juin 2016
  • Note journalière des décisions prises par procédure d'habilitation le 3 juin 2016
  • OJ 2172 - Liste des points prévus à l'ordre du jour des prochaines réunions de la Commission
  • Ordre du jour de la 2172ème réunion de la Commission (Strasbourg, 07/06/2016)
  • Décision de la Commission sur la recevabilité d’une proposition d’initiative citoyenne intitulée «More than education - Shaping active and responsible citizens»
  • Commission Decision regarding the follow-up to National Parliaments' Opinions - reply to the Senato della Repubblica (IT) - COM(2015) 610 final
  • Commission Decision regarding the follow-up to National Parliaments' Opinions - reply to the Senato della Repubblica (IT) - COM(2015) 610 final
  • Commission Decision regarding the follow-up to National Parliaments' Opinions - reply to the Bundesrat (DE) - COM(2016) 26 final
  • Commission Decision regarding the follow-up to National Parliaments' Opinions - reply to the Bundestag (DE) - COM(2015) 550 final
  • Commission Decision regarding the follow-up to National Parliaments' Opinions - reply to the Bundestag (DE) - COM(2015) 550 final
  • Commission Decision regarding the follow-up to National Parliaments' Opinions - reply to the Riksdag (SE) - COM(2016) 26 final
  • Commission Decision regarding the follow-up to National Parliaments' Opinions - reply to the Riksdag (SE) - COM(2016) 26 final
  • Décision de la Commission en vertu des articles 107 et 108 du TFUE
  • Décision de la Commission en vertu des articles 107 et 108 du TFUE
  • Décision de la Commission en vertu des articles 107 et 108 du TFUE
  • Décision de la Commission en vertu des articles 107 et 108 du TFUE
  • Décision de la Commission en vertu des articles 107 et 108 du TFUE
  • Décision de la Commission en vertu des articles 107 et 108 du TFUE
  • Décision de la Commission en vertu des articles 107 et 108 du TFUE

# EU PARLIAMENT

  • Motion for a resolution on harmonising legislation on confiscating the assets of organised crime groups - B8-2016-0655 
  • Answer - Arbitrary and unlawful use of ERDF 2007-2013 funds allocated to Calabria ROP - Axis VII 'production systems' - E-002084/2016 
  • Answer - Package of legislation on the acquisition of firearms - E-015841/2015 
  • Answer - Corruption in public procurement procedures in Hungary - E-002096/2016
  • Answer - Revision of the Directive on Posted Workers (Directive 96/71/EC) - E-002059/2016 
  • Answer - European Arrest Warrant - E-002237/2016
  • Answer - Clarification on Portugal's fiscal outlook - 2016 Portuguese state budget - P-002341/2016
  • Answer - #WeNeed177 - Minimum wage - E-015799/2015
  • Amendments 1 - 53 - Annual report 2014 on subsidiarity and proportionality - PE 582.442v02-00 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety
  • Report - 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 - A8-0192/2016 - Committee on Legal Affairs 
  • Answer - Fiscal dumping relating to intellectual property issues ('patent boxes') - P-003607/2016 
  • Answer - Compliance with EU law of draft law on renewable energy sources - P-002383/2016 
  • Answer - EU budget allocation for, and Commission staff assigned to, gender mainstreaming - P-002380/2016
  • Answer - Amendment to the Hungarian budget law - E-002664/2016 
  • Answer - State aid - financial sector - P-002208/2016 
  • Answer - Discrimination at the workplace - E-001516/2016 
  • Amendments 001-091 - Rules against tax avoidance practices that directly affect the functioning of the internal market - A8-0189/2016(001-091) - Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs 
  • Amendments 101-101 - Rules against tax avoidance practices that directly affect the functioning of the internal market - A8-0189/2016(101-101)/rev1 
  • # EU COUNCIL
  • ST 9799 2016 INIT Proposal for a Regulation on the establishment of the European Public Prosecutor's Office - Partial general approach

# EU CASE LAW

  • CELEX:62006TA0060: Joined Cases T-60/06 RENV II and T-62/06 RENV II: Judgment of the General Court of 22 April 2016 — Italy and Eurallumina v Commission (State aid — Directive 92/81/EEC — Excise duties on mineral oils — Mineral oils used as fuel for alumina production — Exemption from excise — Selective nature of the measure — Aid which may be considered compatible with the common market — Community guidelines on State aid for environmental protection — Guidelines on national regional aid 1998 — Legitimate expectations — Legal certainty — Principle lex specialis derogat legi generali — Principles of presumption of legality and of the effet utile of acts of the institutions — Principle of sound administration — Obligation to state reasons)
  • CELEX:62014TA0044: Case T-44/14: Judgment of the General Court of 19 April 2016 — Costantini and Others v Commission (Law governing the institutions — European citizens’ initiative — Social policy — Service of general economic interest — Article 352 TFEU — Refusal of registration — Manifest lack of powers of the Commission — Article 4(2)(b) of Regulation (EU) No 211/2011 — Principle of good administration — Obligation to state reasons)
  • CELEX:62006TA0056: Case T-56/06 RENV II: Judgment of the General Court of 22 April 2016 — France v Commission (State aid — Directive 92/81/EEC — Excise duties on mineral oils — Mineral oils used as fuel for alumina production — Exemption from excise — Legitimate expectations — Legal certainty — Reasonable time)
  • CELEX:62015CB0540: Case C-540/15: Order of the President of the Court of 17 March 2016 — European Commission v Hellenic Republic
  • CELEX:62015CB0302: Case C-302/15: Order of the President of the Court of 9 March 2016 (request for a preliminary ruling from the Juzgado Contencioso-Administrativo No 1 de Tarragona — Spain) — Correos y Telégrafos SA v Ayuntamiento de Vila Seca
  • CELEX:62015TB0717: Case T-717/15: Order of the General Court of 7 April 2016 — Drugsrus v EMA
  • CELEX:62016CN0177: Case C-177/16: Request for a preliminary ruling from the Augstākā tiesa (Latvia) lodged on 29 March 2016 — Biedrība ‘Autortiesību un komunicēšanās konsultāciju aģentūra/Latvijas Autoru apvienība’ v Konkurences padome
  • CELEX:62016TN0166: Case T-166/16: Action brought on 13 April 2016 — Panzeri v Parliament
  • CELEX:62015CB0118: Case C-118/15: Order of the President of the Court of 22 February 2016 (request for a preliminary ruling from the Tribunal Superior de Justicia de la Comunidad Autónoma del País Vasco — Spain) — Confederación Sindical ELA, Juan Manuel Martínez Sánchez v Aquarbe S.A.U., Consorcio de Aguas de Busturialdea
  • CELEX:62016CN0171: Case C-171/16: Request for a preliminary ruling from the Sofiyski Rayonen Sad (Bulgaria) lodged on 24 March 2016 — Criminal proceedings against Trayan Beshkov
  • CELEX:62015TB0592: Case T-592/15: Order of the General Court of 18 March 2016 — Novartis v OHIM — SK Chemicals (Representation of a patch) (Community trade mark — Cancellation proceedings — Revocation of the contested decision — No need to adjudicate)
  • CELEX:62016TN0164: Case T-164/16: Action brought on 18 April 2016 — Piper Verlag v EUIPO (THE TRAVEL EPISODES)
  • CELEX:62016CN0139: Case C-139/16: Request for a preliminary ruling from the Audiencia Provincial de Burgos (Spain) lodged on 7 March 2016 — Juan Moreno Marín, María Almudena Benavente Cárdaba and Rodrigo Moreno Benavente v Abadía Retuerta, S.A.
  • CELEX:62016CN0202: Case C-202/16: Action brought on 12 April 2016 — European Commission v Hellenic Republic
  • CELEX:62015TB0556: Case T-556/15: Order of the General Court of 19 April 2016 — Portugal v Commission (Action for annulment — EAGF and EAFRD — Period within which proceedings must be commenced — Point from which time starts to run — Delay — Inadmissibility)
  • CELEX:62016CN0167: Case C-167/16: Request for a preliminary ruling from the Juzgado de Primera Instancia No 2 de Santander (Spain) lodged on 23 March 2016 — Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A. v Fernando Quintano Ujeta and María Isabel Sánchez García
  • CELEX:62016CN0162: Case C-162/16: Request for a preliminary ruling from the Tribunale Amministrativo regionale per il Molise (Italy) lodged on 18 March 2016 — Spinosa Costruzioni Generali SpA, Melfi Srl v Comune di Monteroduni
  • CELEX:62016TN0163: Case T-163/16: Action brought on 15 April 2016 — Reisswolf v EUIPO (secret. service.)
  • CELEX:62016TN0160: Case T-160/16: Action brought on 15 April 2016 — Groningen Seaports and Others v Commission
  • CELEX:62016CN0121: Case C-121/16: Request for a preliminary ruling from the Tribunale civile e penale di Cagliari (Italy) lodged on 29 February 2016 — Salumificio Murru SpA v Autotrasporti di Marongiu Remigio
  • CELEX:62015TB0551: Case T-551/15: Order of the General Court of 19 April 2016 — Portugal v Commission (Action for annulment — EAGF and EAFRD — Period within which proceedings must be commenced — Point from which time starts to run — Delay — Inadmissibility)
  • CELEX:62015TB0550: Case T-550/15: Order of the General Court of 19 April 2016 — Portugal v Commission (Action for annulment — EAGF and EAFRD — Period within which proceedings must be commenced — Point from which time starts to run — Delay — Inadmissibility)
  • CELEX:62015CN0407: Case C-407/15: Request for a preliminary ruling from the Curtea de Apel Bacău (Romania) lodged on 27 July 2015 — Ovidiu Rîpanu v Compania Națională ‘Loteria Română’ S.A.
  • CELEX:62016TN0154: Case T-154/16: Action brought on 14 April 2016 — GRID applications v EUIPO (APlan)
  • CELEX:62015CB0613: Case C-613/15: Order of the Court of 17 March 2016 (request for a preliminary ruling from the Juzgado de Primera Instancia No 5 de Alcobendas — Spain) — Ibercaja Banco SAU v José Cortés González (Reference for a preliminary ruling — Directive 93/13/EEC — Unfair terms in consumer contracts — Mortgage loans — Term relating to default interest — Early repayment term — Power of the national court — Time limit)
  • CELEX:62015TB0536: Case T-536/15: Order of the General Court of 18 March 2016 — CBM v OHIM — ÏD Group (Fashion ID) (Community trade mark — Opposition proceedings — Withdrawal of the opposition — No need to adjudicate)
  • CELEX:62016CN0155: Case C-155/16: Request for a preliminary ruling from the Cour de cassation (France) lodged on 16 March 2016 — Sarval Sud-Est SAS, Siffda Bretagne SAS, Siffda Centre SAS, Siram SARL, Francisque Gay, Patrick Legras de Grandcourt v Association ATM Porc, Association ATM Avicole, Association ATM équidés Angee, Association ATM éleveurs de ruminants, Association ATM lapins Clipp, Association ATM palmipèdes gras — Cifog, Association ATM ponte — CNPO, Atemax France SAS, Monnard Jura SNC, Fédération nationale bovine (FNB), Fédération nationale porcine
  • CELEX:62015CB0380: Case C-380/15: Order of the Court of 23 February 2016 (request for a preliminary ruling from the Audiencia Provincial de les Illes Balears (Spain)) — Francisca Garzón Ramos, José Javier Ramos Martín v Banco de Caja España de Inversiones, Salamanca y Soria SA, Intercotrans SL (Reference for a preliminary ruling — Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union — Right to effective judicial protection — Mortgage enforcement proceedings — Powers of the national court hearing the case — Failure to implement EU law — Article 53(2) of the Rules of Procedure of the Court — Clear lack of jurisdiction of the Court)
  • CELEX:62016TN0153: Case T-153/16: Action brought on 8 April 2016 — Acerga v Council
  • CELEX:62015TB0475: Case T-475/15: Order of the General Court of 4 April 2016 — L'Oréal v EUIPO — LR Health & Beauty Systems (LR) (Community trade mark — Application for a declaration of invalidity — Withdrawal of the mark — No need to adjudicate)
  • CELEX:62016TN0137: Case T-137/16: Action brought on 25 March 2016 — Uniwersytet Wrocławski v Commission and REA
  • CELEX:62015CB0346: Case C-346/15 P: Order of the Court (Ninth Chamber) of 25 February 2016 — Steinbeck GmbH v Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market (Trade Marks and Designs), Alfred Sternjakob GmbH & Co. KG (Appeal — Article 181 of the Rules of Procedure of the Court — Community word marks BE HAPPY — Declaration of invalidity — Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 — Article 7(1)(b) — Absolute ground for refusal — Lack of distinctive character)
  • CELEX:62015CB0312: Case C-312/15 P: Order of the Court (Ninth Chamber) of 10 March 2016 — SolarWorld AG v Solsonica SpA, European Commission (Appeals — Article 181 of the Rules of Procedure of the Court — Appeal manifestly unfounded — Regulation (EU) No 513/2013 — Dumping — Imports of crystalline silicon photovoltaic modules and key components (cells and wafers) originating in or consigned from China — Provisional anti-dumping duty — Definitive anti-dumping duty — No need to adjudicate — Loss of interest in bringing proceedings)
  • CELEX:62016CN0150: Case C-150/16: Request for a preliminary ruling from the Curtea de Apel Craiova (Romania) lodged on 14 March 2016 — Fondul Proprietatea SA v Complexul Energetic Oltenia SA
  • CELEX:62016TN0119: Case T-119/16: Action brought on 22 March 2016 — Topera v EUIPO (RHYTHMVIEW)
  • CELEX:62015TB0320: Case T-320/15: Order of the General Court of 15 April 2016 — Impresa Costruzioni Giuseppe Maltauro v Commission (Public procurement — Withdrawal of the contested act — No need to adjudicate)
  • CELEX:62015CB0142: Case C-142/15 P: Order of the Court (Ninth Chamber) of 10 March 2016 — SolarWorld AG v Brandoni solare SpA, Global Sun Ltd, Silicio Solar SAU, Solaria Energia y Medio Ambiente SA, European Commission (Appeals — Article 181 of the Rules of Procedure of the Court — Article 263 TFEU — Criterion for direct concern — Appeal manifestly unfounded — Dumping — Imports of crystalline silicon photovoltaic modules and key components (cells and wafers) originating in or consigned from China — Regulation (EC) No 1225/2009 — Article 8 — Offer of a price undertaking by Chinese exporting producers — Acceptance by the Commission — Exemption of anti-dumping duties — Action against the acceptance decision — Inadmissibility)
  • CELEX:62016CN0145: Case C-145/16: Request for a preliminary ruling from the Gerechtshof Amsterdam (Netherlands) lodged on 14 March 2016 — Aramex Nederland BV v Inspecteur van de Belastingdienst/Douane
  • CELEX:62016TB0140: Case T-140/16 R: Order of the President of the General Court of 22 April 2016 — Le Pen v Parliament (Interim measures — Member of the European Parliament — Recovery of allowances paid by way of reimbursement of parliamentary assistance expenses — Application for suspension of operation of a measure — No urgency)
  • CELEX:62015TB0295: Case T-295/15: Order of the General Court of 18 April 2016 — Zhang v EUIPO — K & L Ruppert Stiftung (Anna Smith) (EU trade mark — Opposition proceedings — Application for the EU word mark Anna Smith — Earlier EU word mark SMITH — Relative ground for refusal — Likelihood of confusion — Article 8(1)(b) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 — Action in part manifestly inadmissible and in part manifestly lacking any foundation in law)
  • CELEX:62016CN0143: Case C-143/16: Request for a preliminary ruling from the Corte suprema di cassazione (Italy) lodged on 9 March 2015 — Abercrombie & Fitch Italia Srl v Antonino Bordonaro
  • CELEX:62016CN0192: Case C-192/16: Reference for a preliminary ruling from Upper Tribunal (Tax and Chancery Chamber) (United Kingdom) made on 6 April 2016 — Peter Fisher, Stephen Fisher, Anne Fisher v Commissioners for Her Majesty's Revenue & Customs
  • CELEX:62015TA0077: Case T-77/15: Judgment of the General Court of 20 April 2016 — Tronios Group International v EUIPO — Sky (SkyTec) (EU trade mark — Invalidity proceedings — EU word mark SkyTec — Earlier national word mark SKY — Relative ground for refusal — Limitation in consequence of acquiescence — Article 54(2) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 — Likelihood of confusion — Article 8(1)(b) of Regulation No 207/2009)
  • CELEX:62016CN0140: Case C-140/16: Request for a preliminary ruling from the Tribunale Amministrativo Regionale per le Marche (Italy) lodged on 7 March 2016 — Edra Costruzioni Soc. coop., Edilfac Srl v Comune di Maiolati Spontini
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