IEU LEGAL Telegram 22 July 2016


# INFRINGEMENTS

  • EU Commission: The July infringements package: key decisions
  • 1. Agriculture and Rural Development
    • Agriculture: Commission invites GREECE to comply with the common organisation of agriculture market in the wine sector
  • 2. Competition
    • State aid: Commission refers GREECE to Court for failure to recover incompatible state aid from Hellenic Shipyards
  • 3. Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion
    • Health and safety: Commission refers LUXEMBOURG to the Court of Justice of the EU over failure to transpose Packaging & Labelling Directive into national law
  • 4. Energy
    • Energy efficiency: BULGARIA requested to comply with EU provisions reducing the energy consumption of buildings
    • Internal energy market: Commission urges FRANCE to fully comply with the Third Energy Package
  • 5. Environment
    • Commission refers BULGARIA to Court over failure to sufficiently protect endangered bird species
    • Commission refers the CZECH REPUBLIC to Court over a shipment of toxic waste to Poland
    • Information about environment: Commission requests FINLAND to enact EU rules on access to environmental information
    • Waste: Commission calls on CROATIA to enact EU rules on waste
  • 6. Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs
    • Freedom to provide services: Commission refers AUSTRIA to Court of Justice of the EU over restrictions on foreign ski instructors
    • Return of unlawfully removed cultural goods: Commission urges Member States to transpose new rules
  • 7. Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality
    • Increased protection for victims of domestic violence: Commission urges BELGIUM to recognise protection orders from other EU countries
  • 8. Mobility and Transport
    • Rail transport: Commission refers GREECE, LUXEMBOURG and ROMANIA to the Court of Justice of the EU for failure to transpose the Directive on a single European railway area
    • Airports: Commission requests BULGARIA to ensure separation of accounts of Sofia Airport managing body
    • Maritime transport: Commission requests PORTUGAL to report on its monitoring activities
    • Transport: Commission calls on SLOVENIA to correctly implement EU rules on driving licences
    • Road transport: Commission requested LUXEMBOURG to implement EU legislation on electronic tolling
  • 9. Health and Food Safety
    • Commission asks Italy to fully implement decision to stop progression of xylella fastidiosa
  • 10. Taxation and Customs Union
    • Taxation: The Commission requests AUSTRIA to amend its rules on the VAT treatment of resale rights of works of art
    • Taxation: The Commission calls on AUSTRIA to amend certain rules requiring non-resident taxpayers to appoint fiscal representatives

# STATE AID

  • State aid: Commission refers Greece to Court for failure to recover incompatible state aid from Hellenic Shipyards

# MERGERS

  • Mergers: EU Commission clears acquisition of Supercell Oy by Tencent
  • Mergers: EU Commission clears joint acquisition of Royal Carribean Holdings de España by Springwater and RCL

# INSOLVENCY

  • EP Draft report - Insolvency proceedings and insolvency practitioners - PE 587.472v01-00 - Committee on Legal Affairs

# TRANSPARENCY

  • MEP Julia Reda (Greens/EFA): Two years of lobby meeting transparency – how we did it

# EU REGISTERS

# EU COMMISSION

  • Targets for female representation 2015-2019 - Follow-up and additional measures
  • OJ 2180 - Procédures écrites à signaler spécialement - période d’échéance du 25 juillet au 2 Septembre 2016
  • OJ 2179 - Liste des questions administratives et budgétaires diverses
  • OJ 2179 - Procédures écrites à signaler spécialement - période d’échéance du 25 au 29 juillet 2016
  • Note journalière des décisions prises par procédure de délégation le 21 juillet 2016
  • Note journalière des décisions prises par procédure de délégation le 20 juillet 2016
  • Note journalière des décisions prises par procédure d'habilitation le 20 juillet 2016
  • Note journalière des décisions prises par procédure écrite le 22 juillet 2016
  • OJ 2179 - Liste des points prévus à l'ordre du jour des prochaines réunions de la Commission
  • Projet de procès-verbal de la 2177ème réunion de la Commission (Bruxelles, 13 juillet 2016)
  • Projet de procès-verbal de la 2176ème réunion de la Commission (Strasbourg, 5 juillet 2016)
  • Ordre du jour de la 2179ème réunion de la Commission (Bruxelles, 27/07/2016)
  • Décision de la Commission visant à approuver la réponse à la demande confirmative d'accès aux documents GESTDEM 2016/2662
  • Décision de la Commission visant à approuver la réponse à la demande confirmative d'accès aux documents GESTDEM 2016/2662
  • Avis de la Commission relatif à la nomination d'un membre du Comité économique et social européen
  • Commission Decision regarding the follow-up to National Parliaments' Opinions - reply to the Camera Deputaților (RO) - COM(2015) 593_594_595_596_614 final
  • Commission Decision regarding the follow-up to National Parliaments' Opinions - reply to the Poslanecká sněmovna (CZ) - COM(2015) 750 final

# EU PARLIAMENT

  • Answer - Taxation of EU citizens working outside their country of origin - E-004252/2016

# EU CASE LAW

  • CELEX:62015CO0246: Order of the Court - 14 July 2016#Pollmeier Massivholz v Commission#Case C-246/15 P 
  • CELEX:62014TJ0804: Judgment of the General Court (Ninth Chamber) of 21 July 2016.#Tadeusz Ogrodnik v European Union Intellectual Property Office.#EU trade mark — Invalidity proceedings — EU figurative mark Tropical — Earlier national word mark TROPICAL — Relative ground for refusal — Article 8(1)(b) and Article 53(1)(a) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 — Extent of the applicant’s rights under national law — Coexistence of the marks — Obligation to state reasons — Article 75 of Regulation No 207/2009.#Case T-804/14. 
  • CELEX:62014TJ0832: Judgment of the General Court (Second Chamber) of 21 July 2016.#Nutria AE Typopoiisis & Emporias Agrotikon Proïonton v European Commission.#Case T-832/14. 
  • CELEX:62015TO0729: Order of the President of the General Court of 20 July 2016.#MSD Animal Health Innovation GmbH and Intervet international BV v European Medicines Agency.#Application for interim measures — Access to documents — Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 — Documents held by the EMA concerning information submitted by an undertaking as part of its application for authorisation to place a medicinal product on the market — Decision to grant a third party access to the documents — Application for suspension of operation of a measure — Urgency — Prima facie case — Weighing up of interests.#Case T-729/15 R. 
  • CELEX:62015TO0718(02): Order of the President of the General Court of 20 July 2016.#PTC Therapeutics International Ltd v European Medicines Agency.#Application for interim measures — Access to documents — Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 — Documents held by the EMA concerning information submitted by an undertaking as part of its application for authorisation to place a medicinal product on the market — Decision to grant a third party access to the documents — Application for suspension of operation of a measure — Urgency — Prima facie case — Weighing up of interests.#Case T-718/15 R. 
  • CELEX:62016TO0251(01): Order of the President of the General Court of 20 July 2016.#Directeur général de l'Office européen de lutte antifraude v European Commission.#Case T-251/16 R. 

# OFFICIAL JOURNAL C

  • OJ:JOC_2016_266_R_0005: Decision of the European Banking Authority confirming that the unsolicited credit assessments of certain ECAIs do not differ in quality from their solicited credit assessments 
  • OJ:JOC_2016_266_R_0004: Euro exchange rates 
  • OJ:JOC_2016_266_R_0001: Recommendation of the European Central Bank of 14 July 2016 to the Council of the European Union on the external auditors of Eesti Pank (ECB/2016/20) 
  • OJ:JOC_2016_266_R_0002: Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.8076 — Warburg Pincus/Wendel/JV) (Text with EEA relevance) 
  • OJ:JOC_2016_266_R_0003: Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.8051 — CVC/Tipico Group) (Text with EEA relevance) 
  • OJ:JOC_2016_268_R_0002: List of N.SIS II Offices and the national Sirene Bureaux 
  • OJ:JOC_2016_268_R_0001: List of competent authorities which are authorised to search directly the data contained in the second generation Schengen information system pursuant to Article 31(8) of Regulation (EC) No 1987/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council and Article 46(8) of Council Decision 2007/533/JHA on the establishment, operation and use of the second generation Schengen information system 

# OFFICIAL JOURNAL L

  • CELEX:32016D1193: Political and Security Committee Decision (CFSP) 2016/1193 of 12 July 2016 extending the mandate of the Head of Mission of the European Union Police Mission for the Palestinian Territories (EUPOL COPPS) (EUPOL COPPS/1/2016) 
  • CELEX:32013R0944R(03): The corrigendum does not concern the search language used. 
  • CELEX:32016D1196: Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2016/1196 of 20 July 2016 amending the Annexes to Decision 2007/275/EC concerning the lists of animals and products to be subject to controls at border inspection posts under Council Directives 91/496/EEC and 97/78/EC (notified under document C(2016) 4494) (Text with EEA relevance) 
  • CELEX:32016D1194: Political and Security Committee Decision (CFSP) 2016/1194 of 12 July 2016 extending the mandate of the Head of Mission of the European Union Border Assistance Mission for the Rafah Crossing Point (EU BAM Rafah) (EU BAM Rafah/1/2016) 
  • CELEX:32016D1195: Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2016/1195 of 4 July 2016 exempting courier services and other services than postal services in Poland from the application of Directive 2014/25/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council on procurement by entities operating in the water, energy, transport and postal services sectors and repealing Directive 2004/17/EC (notified under document C(2016) 3986) (Text with EEA relevance) 
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