IEU LEGAL Telegram 16 August 2016



# TAXATION

  • Public opinion and EU action on economic policy and taxation: exploring the expectations gap - European Parliamentary Research Service

# JUSTICE SCOREBOARD

  • EU Commission Answer - 2016 Justice scoreboard: Absence of external control over credibility of collected information - E-005112/2016

# STATE AID

  • EU Commission Answer - State aid cases - P-005516/2016

# REVOLVING DOORS

  • Barroso’s Gold-plated revolving door - Corporate Europe Observatory

# MERGERS

  • Mergers: EU Commission clears merger between IMS and Quintiles

# PATENT 

  • EU Commission Answer - Application of European patent legislation - E-003332/2016

# EU REGISTERS

# EU COMMISSION

  • Note journalière des décisions prises par procédure de délégation le 12 août 2016
  • Note journalière des décisions prises par procédure d'habilitation le 12 août 2016
  • Note journalière des décisions prises par procédure écrite le 16 août 2016
  • Décision de la Commission visant à approuver la réponse à la demande confirmative d'accès aux documents GESTDEM 2016/3166
  • Décision de la Commission visant à approuver la réponse à la demande confirmative d'accès aux documents GESTDEM 2016/3166
  • Décision de la Commission visant à approuver la réponse à la demande confirmative d'accès aux documents GESTDEM 2015/6012
  • Décision de la Commission visant à approuver la réponse à la demande confirmative d'accès aux documents GESTDEM 2015/6012
  • Commission Decision regarding the follow-up to National Parliaments' Opinions - reply to the Assemblée nationale (FR) - ASAP/DOS/2016/382 final
  • Commission Decision regarding the follow-up to National Parliaments' Opinions - reply to the Camera dei Deputati (IT) - COM(2015) 633_634_635 final
  • Commission Decision regarding the follow-up to National Parliaments' Opinions - reply to the Camera dei Deputati (IT) - COM(2015) 627 final
  • Commission Decision regarding the follow-up to National Parliaments' Opinions - reply to the Sénat (FR) - JOIN(2015) 50 final

# EU PARLIAMENT

  • EU Commission Answer - Corruption in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries - E-004323/2016
  • EU Commission Answer - Slavery in the EU - E-004489/2016
  • EU Commission Answer - Improving guidance material support for procurement practitioners - E-005389/2016
  • EU Commission Answer - Upholding the right to understand and be understood in criminal proceedings - E-004853/2016

# EU CASE LAW

  • CELEX:62014CA0481: Case C-481/14: Judgment of the Court (Fifth Chamber) of 9 June 2016 (request for a preliminary ruling from the Oberlandesgericht Düsseldorf — Germany) — Jørn Hansson v Jungpflanzen Grünewald GmbH (Reference for a preliminary ruling — Intellectual and industrial property — Community plant variety rights — Regulation (EC) No 2100/94 — Infringement — Reasonable compensation — Compensation for damage — Costs of proceedings and out-of-court expenses)
  • CELEX:62016FN0033: Case F-33/16: Action brought on 27 June 2016 — ZZ v Court of Justice
  • CELEX:62014CA0479: Case C-479/14: Judgment of the Court (First Chamber) of 8 June 2016 (request for a preliminary ruling from the Finanzgericht Düsseldorf (Finance Court, Düsseldorf — Germany)) — Sabine Hünnebeck v Finanzamt Krefeld (Reference for a preliminary ruling — Free movement of capital — Articles 63 TFEU and 65 TFEU — Gift tax — Gift of immovable property situated within national territory — National law providing for a higher tax-free allowance for residents than for non-residents — Existence of an optional regime allowing any person resident in an EU Member State to benefit from the higher tax-free allowance)
  • CELEX:62014CA0470: Case C-470/14: Judgment of the Court (Fourth Chamber) of 9 June 2016 (request for a preliminary ruling from the Tribunal Supremo — Spain) — Entidad de Gestión de Derechos de los Productores Audiovisuales (EGEDA), Derechos de Autor de Medios Audiovisuales (DAMA), Visual Entidad de Gestión de Artistas Plásticos (VEGAP) v Administración del Estado, Asociación Multisectorial de Empresas de la Electrónica, las Tecnologías de la Información y la Comunicación, de las Telecomunicaciones y de los contenidos Digitales (Ametic) (Reference for a preliminary ruling — Intellectual and industrial property — Copyright and related rights — Directive 2001/29/EC — Article 5(2)(b) — Reproduction right — Exceptions and limitations — Private copying — Fair compensation — Financing from the General State Budget — Whether permissible — Conditions)
  • CELEX:62016FN0032: Case F-32/16: Action brought on 23 June 2016 — ZZ v ECDC
  • CELEX:62014CA0332: Case C-332/14: Judgment of the Court (Fourth Chamber) of 9 June 2016 (request for a preliminary ruling from the Bundesfinanzhof — Germany) — Wolfgang und Dr. Wilfried Rey Grundstücksgemeinschaft GbR v Finanzamt Krefeld (Reference for a preliminary ruling — Taxation — Value added tax — Directive 77/388/EEC — Third subparagraph of Article 17(5) — Field of application — Deduction of input tax — Goods and services used for both taxable and exempt transactions (mixed-use goods and services) — Determination of the assignation of goods and services purchased for the construction, use, conservation and maintenance of a building that serves to carry out, in part, transactions in respect of which VAT is deductible and, in part, transactions in respect of which VAT is not deductible — Amendment of the national legislation laying down the method of calculating the deductible proportion — Article 20 — Adjustment of deductions — Legal certainty — Legitimate expectations)
  • CELEX:62016FN0031: Case F-31/16: Action brought on 22 June 2016 — ZZ v CEDEFOP
  • CELEX:62016TN0309: Case T-309/16: Action brought on 19 June 2016 — Cafés Pont v EUIPO — Giordano Vini (Art’s Café)
  • CELEX:62014CA0287: Case C-287/14: Judgment of the Court (Sixth Chamber) of 9 June 2016 (request for a preliminary ruling from the Gyulai törvényszék — Hungary) — Eurospeed Ltd v Szegedi törvényszék (Reference for a preliminary ruling — Road transport — Regulation (EC) No 561/2006 — Driver’s liability for infringements of the obligation to use a tachograph)
  • CELEX:62016FN0030: Case F-30/16: Action brought on 17 June 2016 — ZZ and Others v EIB
  • CELEX:62013CA0617: Case C-617/13 P: Judgment of the Court (Fifth Chamber) of 9 June 2016 — Repsol Lubricantes y Especialidades SA, formerly Repsol Lubricantes YPF y Especialidades SA, Repsol Petróleo SA, Repsol SA v European Commission (Appeal — Article 81 EC — Agreements, decisions and concerted practices — Spanish market for penetration bitumen — Market sharing and price coordination — Notice on immunity from fines and reduction of fines in cartel cases (2002) — Final paragraph of point 23(b) — Partial immunity from fines — Evidence of facts previously unknown to the Commission)
  • CELEX:62016TN0306: Case T-306/16: Action brought on 13 June 2016 — Gamet v EUIPO — ‘Metal-Bud’ Robert Gubała (Door handle)
  • CELEX:62016FN0028: Case F-28/16: Action brought on 2 June 2016 — ZZ v Commission
  • CELEX:62016TN0347: Case T-347/16: Action brought on 29 June 2016 — Inox Mare v Commission
  • CELEX:62016TN0304: Case T-304/16: Action brought on 15 June 2016 — bet365 Group v EUIPO — Hansen (BET365)
  • CELEX:62013CA0616: Case C-616/13 P: Judgment of the Court (Fifth Chamber) of 9 June 2016 — Productos Asfálticos (PROAS) SA v European Commission (Appeal — Agreements, decisions and concerted practices — Article 81 EC — Spanish market for penetration bitumen — Market sharing and price coordination — Excessive duration of the proceedings before the General Court of the European Union — Excessive duration of the procedure before the European Commission — Appeal on the costs)
  • CELEX:62016CN0254: Case C-254/16: Request for a preliminary ruling from the Fővárosi Közigazgatási és Munkaügyi Bíróság (Hungary) lodged on 3 May 2016 — Glencore Grain Hungary Kft. v Nemzeti Adó- és Vámhivatal Fellebbviteli Igazgatóság
  • CELEX:62016TN0343: Case T-343/16: Action brought on 29 June 2016 — Trane v Commission
  • CELEX:62016CN0182: Case C-182/16 P: Appeal brought on 29 March 2016 by Meica Ammerländische Fleischwarenfabrik Fritz Meinen GmbH & Co. KG against the judgment of the General Court (Sixth Chamber) delivered on 4 February 2016 in Case T-247/14: Meica Ammerländische Fleischwarenfabrik Fritz Meinen GmbH & Co. KG v European Union Intellectual Property Office
  • CELEX:62016FN0027: Case F-27/16: Action brought on 25 May 2016 — ZZ v EASA
  • CELEX:62016TN0303: Case T-303/16: Action brought on 14 June 2016 — Novartis Europharm v Commission
  • CELEX:62016CA0078: Joined Cases C-78/16 and C-79/16: Judgment of the Court (First Chamber) of 9 June 2016 (requests for a preliminary ruling from the Tribunale Amministrativo Regionale per il Lazio — Italy) — Giovanni Pesce and Others (C-78/16), Cesare Serinelli and Others (C-79/16) v Presidenza del Consiglio dei Ministri (C-79/16) Presidenza del Consiglio dei Ministri — Dipartimento della Protezione Civile, Commissario Delegato Per Fronteggiare il Rischio Fitosanitario Connesso alla Diffusione della Xylella nel Territorio della Regione Puglia, Ministero delle Politiche Agricole Alimentari e Forestali, Regione Puglia (Preliminary ruling — Protection of plant health — Directive 2000/29/EC — Protection against the introduction into and the spread within the Union of organisms harmful to plants or plant products — Implementing Decision (EU) 2015/789 — Measures designed to avoid the introduction into and the spread within the Union of Xylella fastidiosa (Wells and Raju) — Article 6(2)(a)
  • CELEX:62015CA0333: Joined Cases C-333/15 and C-334/15: Judgment of the Court (Eighth Chamber) of 9 June 2016 (request for a preliminary ruling from the Tribunal Supremo (Supreme Court, Spain)) — María del Pilar Planes Bresco v Comunidad Autónoma de Aragón (Reference for a preliminary ruling — Common Agricultural Policy — Integrated administration and control system for certain aid schemes — Regulation (EC) No 1782/2003 — Single payment scheme — Articles 43 and 44 — Payment entitlements based on areas — Hectares eligible for area aid — Permanent pasture — National legislation making the eligibility of permanent pasture areas which exceed the forage areas initially taken into account for the purposes of determining the payment entitlements subject to conditions that they be used for the purposes of rearing livestock on the farm)
  • CELEX:62016TN0337: Case T-337/16: Action brought on 22 June 2016 — Versace 19.69 Abbigliamento Sportivo v EUIPO — Gianni Versace (VERSACCINO)
  • CELEX:62016TN0299: Case T-299/16: Action brought on 13 June 2016 — Scheffler v. EUIPO — Doc Generici (docfauna)
  • CELEX:62015CA0288: Case C-288/15: Judgment of the Court (Eighth Chamber) of 9 June 2016 (reference for a preliminary ruling from the Finanzgericht München (Munich Finance Court, Germany)) — Medical Imaging Systems GmbH (MIS) v Hauptzollamt München (Reference for a preliminary ruling — Regulation (EEC) No 2658/87 — Common Customs Tariff — Tariff classification — Subheading 6211 3310 00 0 — Aprons — Anti-radiation protective coats)
  • CELEX:62016FN0026: Case F-26/16: Action brought on 22 May 2016 — ZZ v eu-LISA and Commission
  • CELEX:62013CA0608: Case C-608/13 P: Judgment of the Court (Fifth Chamber) of 9 June 2016 — Compañía Española de Petróleos (CEPSA) SA v European Commission (Appeal — Agreements, decisions and concerted practices — Article 81 EC — Spanish market for penetration bitumen — Market sharing and price coordination — Excessive duration of the proceedings before the General Court of the European Union — Excessive duration of the procedure before the European Commission — Appeal on the costs)
  • CELEX:62015CA0158: Case C-158/15: Judgment of the Court (Sixth Chamber) of 9 June 2016 (request for a preliminary ruling from the Raad van State — Netherlands) — Elektriciteits Produktiemaatschappij Zuid-Nederland EPZ NV v Bestuur van de Nederlandse Emissieautoriteit (Reference for a preliminary ruling — Atmospheric pollution — Scheme for greenhouse gas emission allowance trading — Directive 2003/87/EC — Concept of ‘installation’ — Inclusion of the fuel storage site — Regulation (EU) No 601/2012 — Concept of ‘fuel exported from the installation’)
  • CELEX:62016TN0336: Case T-336/16: Action brought on 22 June 2016 — Versace 19.69 Abbigliamento Sportivo v EUIPO — Gianni Versace (VERSACE 19.69 ABBIGLIAMENTO SPORTIVO)
  • CELEX:62015FB0069: Case F-69/15: Order of the Civil Service Tribunal (3rd Chamber) of 30 June 2016 — Kaufmann v Commission (Civil service — Social security — Joint Sickness Insurance Scheme — Home nurse services — Prior authorisation — Conditions — Obligation to use service-providers with legal authorisation to provide home nurse or ‘nursing’ services — Principle of non-discrimination — Principle of protection of legitimate expectations — Duty to have regard for the welfare of officials — Limits — Action manifestly lacking any legal basis — Direction to the administration — Manifest inadmissibility — Article 81 of the Rules of Procedure)
  • CELEX:62015CA0155: Case C-155/15: Judgment of the Court (Grand Chamber) of 7 June 2016 (request for a preliminary ruling from the Kammarrätten i Stockholm — Migrationsöverdomstolen — Sweden) — George Karim v Migrationsverket (Reference for a preliminary ruling — Regulation (EU) No 604/2013 — Determination of the Member State responsible for examining an asylum application lodged in one of the Member States by a third-country national — Article 18 — Taking back an asylum seeker whose application is being examined — Article 19 — Cessation of responsibility — Absence from the territory of the Member States for a period of at least three months — New procedure for determining the Member State responsible — Article 27 — Remedy — Extent of judicial review)
  • CELEX:62016TN0335: Case T-335/16: Action brought on 28 June 2016 — Esko-Graphics v Commission
  • CELEX:62016TN0359: Case T-359/16: Action brought on 4 July 2016 — Axel Springer v EUIPO — Stiftung Warentest (TestBild)
  • CELEX:62016TN0333: Case T-333/16: Action brought on 15 June 2016 — Colgate-Palmolive v EUIPO (360°)
  • CELEX:62015CA0069: Case C-69/15: Judgment of the Court (Fourth Chamber) of 9 June 2016 (request for a preliminary ruling from the Fővárosi Közigazgatási és Munkaügyi Bíróság (Budapest Court of Public Administration and Labour, Hungary)) — Nutrivet D.O.O.E.L. v Országos Környezetvédelmi és Természetvédelmi Főfelügyelőség (References for a preliminary ruling — Environment — Waste — Transfers — Regulation (EC) No 1013/2006 — Article 2(35)(g)(iii) — Illegal shipment — Incorrect or inconsistent information entered in the document listed in Annex VII to that regulation — Article 50(1) — Penalties applicable in the event of infringement of the provisions of that regulation — Proportionality)
  • CELEX:62016CN0335: Case C-335/16: Request for a preliminary ruling from the Općinski sud u Velikoj Gorici (Croatia) lodged on 15 June 2016 — VG Čistoća d.o.o. v Đuro Vladika, Ljubica Vladika
  • CELEX:62016TN0332: Case T-332/16: Action brought on 15 June 2016 — Colgate-Palmolive v EUIPO (360°)
  • CELEX:62016CN0329: Case C-329/16: Request for a preliminary ruling from the Conseil d’État (Council of State) (France) lodged on 13 June 2016 — Syndicat national de l’industrie des technologies médicales (SNITEM) and Philips France v Premier ministre and Ministre des Affaires sociales et de la Santé
  • CELEX:62015CA0063: Case C-63/15: Judgment of the Court (Grand Chamber) of 7 June 2016 (request for a preliminary ruling from the Rechtbank Den Haag, sitting in Hertogenbosch — Netherlands) — Mehrdad Ghezelbash v Staatssecretaris van Veiligheid en Justitie (Reference for a preliminary ruling — Regulation (EU) No 604/2013 — Determination of the Member State responsible for examining an asylum application lodged in one of the Member States by a third-country national — Article 12 — Issue of residence documents or visas — Article 27 — Remedies — Extent of judicial scrutiny)
  • CELEX:62016TN0331: Case T-331/16: Action brought on 28 June 2016 — Hello Media v EUIPO — Hola (#hello media group)
  • CELEX:62016CN0320: Case C-320/16: Request for a preliminary ruling from the Tribunal de grande instance de Lille (Regional Court, Lille) (France) lodged on 6 June 2016 — Criminal proceedings against Uber France SAS
  • CELEX:62016TN0330: Case T-330/16: Action brought on 27 June 2016 — Hello Media v EUIPO — Hola (#hello digitalmente diferentes)
  • CELEX:62016CN0315: Case C-315/16: Request for a preliminary ruling from the Kúria (Supreme Court, Hungary) lodged on 2 June 2016 — József Lingurár v Miniszterelnökséget vezető miniszter
  • CELEX:62015CA0047: Case C-47/15: Judgment of the Court (Grand Chamber) of 7 June 2016 (request for a preliminary ruling from the Cour de cassation — France) — Sélina Affum v Préfet du Pas-de-Calais, Procureur général de la cour d’appel de Douai (Reference for a preliminary ruling — Area of freedom, security and justice — Directive 2008/115/EC — Common standards and procedures for returning illegally staying third-country nationals — Police custody — National legislation providing for a sentence of imprisonment in the event of illegal entry — Situation of ‘transit’ — Multilateral readmission arrangement)
  • CELEX:62016TN0357: Case T-357/16: Action brought on 5 July 2016 — Punch Powertrain v Commission
  • CELEX:62015CA0025: Case C-25/15: Judgment of the Court (Fifth Chamber) of 9 June 2016 (request for a preliminary ruling from the Budapest Környéki Törvényszék — Hungary) — proceedings against István Balogh (Reference for a preliminary ruling — Judicial cooperation in criminal matters — Right to interpretation and translation — Directive 2010/64/EU — Scope — Definition of criminal proceedings — Procedure laid down by a Member State for the recognition of a decision in criminal proceedings handed down by a court in another Member State and for the entry in the criminal record of the conviction handed down by that court — Costs in connection with the translation of that decision — Framework Decision 2009/315/JHA — Decision 2009/316/JHA)
  • CELEX:62016TN0323: Case T-323/16: Action brought on 24 June 2016 — Banco Cooperativo Español v SRB
  • CELEX:62016CN0294: Case C-294/16: Request for a preliminary ruling from the Sąd Rejonowy dla Łodzi — Śródmieścia w Łodzi (Poland) lodged on 25 May 2016 — Criminal proceedings against J.Z.
  • CELEX:62016TN0355: Case T-355/16: Action brought on 1 July 2016 — adp Gauselmann v EUIPO (MULTI FRUITS)
  • CELEX:62016TN0350: Case T-350/16: Action brought on 1 July 2016 — Kinepolis Group v Commission
  • CELEX:62016TN0321: Case T-321/16: Action brought on 24 June 2016 — Ansell Healthcare Europe v Commission
  • CELEX:62016TN0348: Case T-348/16: Action brought on 27 June 2016 — Aristoteleio Panepistimio Thessalonikis v European Research Council Executive Agency (ERCEA)
  • CELEX:62016TN0320: Case T-320/16: Action brought on 24 June 2016 — Make up for ever v EUIPO — L’Oréal (MAKE UP FOR EVER)
  • CELEX:62016CN0286: Case C-286/16: Request for a preliminary ruling from the Curtea de Apel Cluj (Romania) lodged on 23 May 2016 — SC Exmitiani SRL v Direcția Generală a Finanțelor Publice Cluj
  • CELEX:62016CN0284: Case C-284/16: Request for a preliminary ruling from the Bundesgerichtshof (Germany) lodged on 23 May 2016 — Slovak Republic v Achmea BV
  • CELEX:62014CA0586: Case C-586/14: Judgment of the Court (Ninth Chamber) of 9 June 2016 (request for a preliminary ruling from the Curtea de Apel Cluj — Romania)) — Vasile Budișan v Administrația Județeană a Finanțelor Publice Cluj (Reference for a preliminary ruling — Internal taxation — Article 110 TFEU — Tax levied by a Member State on motor vehicles at the time of their first registration or of the first transfer of the right of ownership — Fiscal neutrality as between second-hand motor vehicles imported from other Member States and similar motor vehicles available on the domestic market)

# OFFICIAL JOURNAL L

  • CELEX:32016R1375: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/1375 of 29 July 2016 amending Council Regulation (EU) No 267/2012 concerning restrictive measures against Iran
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