IEU LEGAL Telegram 13 July 2016


# SLOVAK EU PRESIDENCY

  • Slovak Presidency priorities discussed in committee

# INSOLVENCY

  • Speech by Commissioner Věra Jourová at the conference Modernising insolvency and restructuring law in the EU organised under the auspices of the Slovak Republic EU Presidency

# AUDIT SUPERVISION

  • New framework for cross-border cooperation on audit supervision

# TAXATION

  • Gabriel: Wir schieben Steuerhinterziehung und -vermeidung einen Riegel vor
  • Gegen Steuergestaltung – Bundesregierung setzt Empfehlungen des BEPS-Projekts um
  • Bundesregierung geht gegen Steuerbetrug an elektronischen Registrierkassen vor
  • Offshore Wealth Reconsidered – Tax havens are doing better than might you think - A new report from our Tax Justice Campaign - GREENS-EFA

# BREXIT

  • Letter of congratulation from President Donald Tusk to Theresa May on her appointment as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
  • UK Treasury Committee questions economic experts on Brexit consequences for people and businesses
  • Lords debates EU citizens in the UK
  • S&D leader Pittella: No one will miss Cameron. New PM May must now trigger Article 50
  • Bruegel: Brexit vote boosts case for inclusive growth

# MERGERS

  • Mergers: EU Commission clears acquisition of the payment card business of Banco Popular Portugal by Bancopopular-e
  • Mergers: EU Commission clears joint acquisition of Norafin by Maxburg II and VR Equitypartner
  • Mergers: EU Commission clears joint acquisition of a number of assets held by the National Bank of Greece by DAAM and GSAM
  • Mergers: EU Commission clears joint venture by KH and STRABAG for heavy maintenance works on public roads and motorways
  • Concentrations: la Commission UE autorise l'acquisition de Saft par TOTAL

# CJEU

  • CJEU:  According to Advocate General Mengozzi, the temporal limit on the effects of the invalidity of ‘floor’ clauses included in mortgage loan agreements in Spain is compatible with EU law
  • CJEU: Advocate General Sharpston considers that a company policy requiring an employee to remove her Islamic headscarf when in contact with clients constitutes unlawful direct discrimination

# EP JURI COMMITTEE

  • Latest news - Meetings schedule - Committee on Legal Affairs

# EU MIGRATION FRAMEWORK

  • EU Commission completes reform of the Common European Asylum System and proposes EU Resettlement Framework
  • Relocation and Resettlement: Positive trend continues, but more efforts needed

# EU OMBUDSMAN

  • EU Ombudsman: Decision in case 2111/2014/ANA concerning the handling by the European Union Agency for Network & Information Security of a recruitment procedure

# EU REGISTERS

# EU CASE LAW

  • CELEX:62014CO0502: Order of the Court (Sixth Chamber) of 30 June 2016.#Buzzi Unicem SpA and Others v Comitato nazionale per la gestione della Direttiva 2003/87/CE and Others.#Request for a preliminary ruling from the Consiglio di Stato.#Case C-502/14.
  • CELEX:62016CO0134(01): Order of the Vice-President of the Court of 14 June 2016.#Chemtura Netherlands BV v European Food Safety Authority.#Appeal — Order for interim measures — Procedure for placing plant protection products on the market — Publication of documents relating to that procedure — Application for confidential treatment of certain information contained in those documents — Rejection — Application for suspension of the decision rejecting the application for confidential treatment and for the grant of other interim measures — Urgency.#Case C-134/16 P(R).
  • CELEX:62015CC0313: Advocate General’s Opinion - 13 July 2016#Eco-Emballages#Joined cases C-313/15, C-530/15#Advocate General: Campos Sánchez-Bordona
  • CELEX:62014TJ0789: Judgment of the General Court (Third Chamber) of 14 June 2016.#Staatliche Porzellan-Manufaktur Meissen GmbH v European Union Intellectual Property Office.#Case T-789/14.
  • CELEX:62015TJ0385: Judgment of the General Court (Second Chamber) of 14 June 2016.#Loops, LLC v European Union Intellectual Property Office.#EU trade mark — International registration designating the European Union — Three-dimensional mark — Shape of a toothbrush — Absolute ground for refusal — Lack of distinctive character — Article 7(1)(b) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009.#Case T-385/15.
  • CELEX:62015CJ0134(01): Judgment of the Court (Second Chamber) of 30 June 2016.#Lidl GmbH & Co. KG v Freistaat Sachsen.#Request for a preliminary ruling from the Sächsisches Oberverwaltungsgericht.#Reference for a preliminary ruling — Regulation (EC) No 543/2008 — Agriculture — Common organisation of the markets — Marketing standards — Fresh pre-packaged poultrymeat — Obligation to indicate the total price and the price per weight unit on the pre-packaging or on a label attached thereto — Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union — Article 16 — Freedom to conduct a business — Proportionality — Second subparagraph of Article 40(2) TFEU — Non-discrimination.#Case C-134/15.
  • CELEX:62015TO0629: Order of the General Court (Seventh Chamber) of 17 June 2016.#Hako GmbH v European Union Intellectual Property Office.#Case T-629/15.
  • CELEX:62014TJ0224: Judgment of the General Court (Eighth Chamber) of 30 June 2016.#CW v Council of the European Union.#Case T-224/14.
  • CELEX:62015FO0039(01): Order of the Civil Service Tribunal (Third Chamber) of 15 June 2016.#Gabrio Marinozzi v European Commission.#Case F-39/15.
  • CELEX:62015TO0310: Order of the General Court (Third Chamber) of 27 April 2016.#European Union Copper Task Force v European Commission.#Action for annulment — Plant-protection products — Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/408 — Establishment of a list of candidates for substitution — Inclusion of copper compounds on that list — Lack of individual concern — Regulatory measure comprising implementing measures — Inadmissible.#Case T-310/15.
  • CELEX:62014TO0494(01): Order of the General Court (Ninth Chamber) of 10 June 2016.#Oleksandr Klymenko v Council of the European Union.#Action for annulment — Common foreign and security policy — Restrictive measures adopted in view of the situation in Ukraine — Freezing of funds — List of persons, entities and bodies covered by the freezing of funds and economic resources — Inclusion of the applicant’s name — Period allowed for commencing proceedings — Admissibility — Proof that inclusion on the list is justified — Manifestly well-founded action.#Case T-494/14.
  • CELEX:62015TJ0240: Judgment of the General Court (Fourth Chamber) of 1 June 2016.#Grupo Bimbo, SAB de CV v European Union Intellectual Property Office.#Case T-240/15.
  • CELEX:62015TJ0134: Judgment of the General Court (Third Chamber) of 28 June 2016.#salesforce.com, Inc. v European Union Intellectual Property Office.#European Union trade mark — Application for European Union word mark SOCIAL.COM — Absolute grounds for refusal — Descriptive character — Lack of distinctive character — Article 7(1)(b) and (c) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009.#Case T-134/15.
  • CELEX:62014TJ0652: Judgment of the General Court (Second Chamber) of 28 June 2016.#AF Steelcase, SA v European Union Intellectual Property Office.#Case T-652/14.
  • CELEX:62014TJ0614: Judgment of the General Court (Seventh Chamber) of 16 June 2016.#Fútbol Club Barcelona v European Union Intellectual Property Office.#European Union trade mark — Opposition proceedings — Application for European Union word mark KULE — Earlier national word marks and well-known mark CULE — Relative grounds for refusal — No genuine use of the earlier trade marks — Article 42(2) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 — Article 8(1)(b) of Regulation No 207/2009 — Article 8(5) of Regulation No 207/2009.#Case T-614/14.
  • CELEX:62014TJ0656: Judgment of the General Court (Third Chamber) of 28 June 2016.#Peri GmbH v European Union Intellectual Property Office.#Case T-656/14.
  • CELEX:62015TO0595: Order of the General Court (Third Chamber) of 14 June 2016.#Europäischer Tier- und Naturschutz eV and Horst Giesen v European Commission.#Case T-595/15.
  • CELEX:62015TO0178: Order of the General Court (Sixth Chamber) of 8 June 2016.#Kohrener Landmolkerei GmbH and DHG Deutsche Heumilchgesellschaft mbH v European Commission.#Case T-178/15.
  • CELEX:62014TO0381(03): Order of the General Court (Ninth Chamber) of 10 June 2016.#Viktor Pavlovych Pshonka v Council of the European Union.#Action for annulment — Common foreign and security policy — Restrictive measures adopted in view of the situation in Ukraine — Freezing of funds — List of persons, entities and bodies covered by the freezing of funds and economic resources — Inclusion of the applicant’s name — Period allowed for commencing proceedings — Admissibility — Proof that inclusion on the list is justified — Manifestly well-founded action.#Case T-381/14.
  • CELEX:62014TO0825: Order of the General Court (Sixth Chamber) of 9 June 2016.#Istituto di ricerche economiche per la pesca e l'acquacoltura - IREPA Onlus v European Commission and Court of Auditors of the European Union.#Case T-825/14.
  • CELEX:62013TJ0516: Judgment of the General Court (Eighth Chamber) of 30 June 2016.#CW v Council of the European Union.#Case T-516/13.
  • CELEX:62015CO0295: Order of the Court - 22 June 2016#Matratzen Concord v EUIPO#Case C-295/15 P
  • CELEX:62013TJ0545: Judgment of the General Court (Eighth Chamber) of 30 June 2016.#Fahed Mohamed Sakher Al Matri v Council of the European Union.#Common foreign and security policy — Restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities in view of the situation in Tunisia — Measures taken against persons responsible for misappropriation of public funds and associated persons and entities — Freezing of funds — List of persons, entities and bodies subject to the freezing of funds and economic resources — Inclusion of the applicant’s name — Inadequate factual basis — Error of fact — Error of law — Right to property — Freedom to conduct a business — Proportionality — Rights of defence — Right to effective judicial protection — Obligation to state reasons.#Case T-545/13.
  • CELEX:62015CJ0187: Judgment of the Court - 13 July 2016#Pöpperl#Case C-187/15
  • CELEX:62015CJ0018: Judgment of the Court - 13 July 2016#Brisal and KBC Finance Ireland#Case C-18/15
  • CELEX:62012FO0075(02): Order of the Civil Service Tribunal (Third Chamber) of 15 June 2016.#Daniel Wille and Bo Skovsboell v European Commission.#Case F-75/12.
  • CELEX:62012FO0061(02): Order of the Civil Service Tribunal (Third Chamber) of 15 June 2016.#Beata Stepien and Mario Animali v European Commission.#Case F-61/12.
  • CELEX:62012FO0152(02): Order of the Civil Service Tribunal (Third Chamber) of 15 June 2016.#Jonas Poniskaitis v European Commission.#Case F-152/12.
  • CELEX:62012FO0108(02): Order of the Civil Service Tribunal (First Chamber) of 7 June 2016.#Marco Verile v European Commission.#Case F-108/12.
  • CELEX:62007TJ0491(01): Judgment of the General Court (Seventh Chamber) of 30 June 2016.#Groupement des cartes bancaires (CB) v European Commission.#Case T-491/07 RENV.
  • CELEX:62015CC0154: Advocate General’s Opinion - 13 July 2016#Gutiérrez Naranjo#Joined cases C-154/15, C-307/15, C-308/15#Advocate General: Mengozzi
  • CELEX:62015CC0188: Advocate General’s Opinion - 13 July 2016#Bougnaoui and ADDH#Case C-188/15#Advocate General: Sharpston
  • CELEX:62016CO0007: Order of the Court - 5 July 2016#Banco Popular Español and PL Salvador#Case C-7/16

# OFFICIAL JOURNAL C

  • OJ:JOC_2016_254_R_0012: Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.8127 — Volvo Car Corporation/Volverk/Volvofinans Bank) — Candidate case for simplified procedure (Text with EEA relevance)
  • OJ:JOC_2016_254_R_0011: Information communicated by Member States regarding closure of fisheries
  • OJ:JOC_2016_254_R_0010: Information communicated by Member States regarding closure of fisheries
  • OJ:JOC_2016_254_R_0009: Information communicated by Member States regarding closure of fisheries
  • OJ:JOC_2016_254_R_0006: Information communicated by Member States regarding closure of fisheries
  • OJ:JOC_2016_254_R_0004: Euro exchange rates
  • OJ:JOC_2016_254_R_0008: Information communicated by Member States regarding closure of fisheries
  • OJ:JOC_2016_254_R_0007: Information communicated by Member States regarding closure of fisheries
  • OJ:JOC_2016_254_R_0002: Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.8034 — Verizon/Hearst/Dreamworks/Awesomeness TV) (Text with EEA relevance)
  • OJ:JOC_2016_254_R_0003: Notice for the attention of the persons, groups and entities on the list provided for in Article 2(3) of Council Regulation (EC) No 2580/2001 on specific restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities with a view to combating terrorism (see Annex to Council Regulation (EU) 2016/1127)
  • OJ:JOC_2016_254_R_0005: Information communicated by Member States regarding closure of fisheries
  • OJ:JOC_2016_254_R_0001: Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.8065 — Verizon Communications/Hearst Corporation/Complex Media Holdings) (Text with EEA relevance)

# OFFICIAL JOURNAL L

  • CELEX:32016R1132: Commission Regulation (EU) 2016/1132 of 8 July 2016 establishing a prohibition of fishing for cod in VIIa by vessels flying the flag of Belgium
  • CELEX:32016R1131: Commission Regulation (EU) 2016/1131 of 8 July 2016 establishing a prohibition of fishing for whiting in VIIa by vessels flying the flag of Belgium
  • CELEX:32016D1138: Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2016/1138 of 11 July 2016 amending the formats based on the UN/Cefact standard for the exchange of information on fisheries (notified under document C(2016) 4226)
  • CELEX:32016D1137: Council Decision (CFSP) 2016/1137 of 12 July 2016 on the launch of the European Union CSDP Military Training Mission in the Central African Republic (EUTM RCA)
  • CELEX:32016D1136: Council Decision (CFSP) 2016/1136 of 12 July 2016 updating the list of persons, groups and entities subject to Articles 2, 3 and 4 of Common Position 2001/931/CFSP on the application of specific measures to combat terrorism, and repealing Decision (CFSP) 2015/2430
  • CELEX:32016R1130: Commission Regulation (EU) 2016/1130 of 8 July 2016 establishing a prohibition of fishing for plaice in areas VIIh, VIIj and VIIk by vessels flying the flag of Belgium
  • CELEX:32016R1135: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/1135 of 12 July 2016 establishing the standard import values for determining the entry price of certain fruit and vegetables
  • CELEX:32016R1129: Commission Regulation (EU) 2016/1129 of 8 July 2016 establishing a prohibition of fishing for sole in areas VIIh, VIIj and VIIk by vessels flying the flag of Belgium
  • CELEX:32016R1134: Commission Regulation (EU) 2016/1134 of 8 July 2016 establishing a prohibition of fishing for tusk in Union and international waters of V, VI and VII by vessels flying the flag of Spain
  • CELEX:32016R1128: Commission Regulation (EU) 2016/1128 of 8 July 2016 establishing a prohibition of fishing for redfish in areas Union and international waters of V; international waters of XII and XIV by vessels flying the flag of Latvia
  • CELEX:32014L0065R(06): Corrigendum to Directive 2014/65/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 May 2014 on markets in financial instruments and amending Directive 2002/92/EC and Directive 2011/61/EU (OJ L 173, 12.6.2014)
  • CELEX:32015D0495R(01): The corrigendum does not concern the search language used.
  • CELEX:32013R0577R(05): The corrigendum does not concern the search language used.
  • CELEX:32014R0139R(05): The corrigendum does not concern the search language used.
  • CELEX:32016R1133: Commission Regulation (EU) 2016/1133 of 8 July 2016 establishing a prohibition of fishing for saithe in VI; Union and international waters of Vb, XII and XIV by vessels flying the flag of Spain
  • CELEX:32015R1536R(01): The corrigendum does not concern the search language used.
  • CELEX:32008L0047R(02): The corrigendum does not concern the search language used.
  • CELEX:32013L0010R(03): The corrigendum does not concern the search language used.
  • CELEX:32015D2432R(01): The corrigendum does not concern the search language used.
  • CELEX:32007R1379R(05): The corrigendum does not concern the search language used.
  • CELEX:32016R1127: Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/1127 of 12 July 2016 implementing Article 2(3) of Regulation (EC) No 2580/2001 on specific restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities with a view to combating terrorism, and repealing Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/2425
  • CELEX:32004L0112R(03): The corrigendum does not concern the search language used.
  • CELEX:32007R0722R(03): The corrigendum does not concern the search language used.
  • CELEX:32014R0809R(02): The corrigendum does not concern the search language used.
  • CELEX:32016R0908R(01): The corrigendum does not concern the search language used.
  • CELEX:32014L0034R(04): The corrigendum does not concern the search language used.
  • CELEX:32016R0662R(01): The corrigendum does not concern the search language used.
  • CELEX:32013R0068R(06): The corrigendum does not concern the search language used.
  • CELEX:32016R0561R(01): The corrigendum does not concern the search language used.

# EU COMMISSION

  • Commission Decision regarding the follow-up to National Parliaments' Opinions - reply to the Senato della Repubblica (IT) - COM(2015) 586_587 final
  • Commission decision appointing the members of the Ad hoc Ethical Committee established by Commission Decision C(2003) 3750 of 21 October 2003
  • Commission Decision regarding the follow-up to National Parliaments' Opinions - reply to the Senato della Repubblica (IT) - COM(2016) 106_107_108 final
  • Commission Decision regarding the follow-up to National Parliaments' Opinions - reply to the Senato della Repubblica (IT) - COM(2016) 106_107_108 final
  • Commission Decision regarding the follow-up to National Parliaments' Opinions - reply to the Senato della Repubblica (IT) - COM(2016) 110 final
  • Commission Decision regarding the follow-up to National Parliaments' Opinions - reply to the Senát (CZ) - COM(2016) 23_24_26 final
  • Commission Decision regarding the follow-up to National Parliaments' Opinions - reply to the Bundesrat (DE) - COM(2016) 148 final
  • Commission Decision regarding the follow-up to National Parliaments' Opinions - reply to the Bundesrat (DE) - COM(2016) 148 final
  • Commission Decision regarding the follow-up to National Parliaments' Opinions - reply to the Senat (RO) - COM(2016) 107 final
  • Commission Decision regarding the follow-up to National Parliaments' Opinions - reply to the Assemblée nationale (FR) - COM(2016) 106_107_108 final
  • Commission Decision regarding the follow-up to National Parliaments' Opinions - reply to the Assemblée nationale (FR) - COM(2016) 106_107_108 final
  • Commission Decision regarding the follow-up to National Parliaments' Opinions - reply to the Camera dei Deputati (IT) - COM(2016) 106 final and COM(2016) 107 final
  • Commission Decision regarding the follow-up to National Parliaments' Opinions - reply to the Camera dei Deputati (IT) - COM(2016) 106 final and COM(2016) 107 final
  • Commission Decision regarding the follow-up to National Parliaments' Opinions - reply to the Bundesrat (AT) - COM(2015) 634_635 final
  • Commission Decision regarding the follow-up to National Parliaments' Opinions - reply to the Bundesrat (AT) - COM(2015) 634_635 final

# EU PARLIAMENT

  • Publications - Roll call votes : Roll call votes FEMM meeting 12 July 2016 - Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality
  • Highlights - Work-Life Balance: vote - 12.07.2016 - Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality
  • Highlights - How can the CAP improve job creation in rural areas? Vote – 12.07.16 - Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality
  • Highlights - European Semester for economic policy coordination: vote – 12.07.16 - Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality
  • Latest news - Next FEMM Committee meetings - Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality
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