IEU LEGAL & CORPORATE Telegram 14 Feb 2017


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# COMITOLOGY

  • Comitology: EU Commission proposes more transparency and accountability in procedures for implementing EU law
  • EU Commission Q&A: Comitology Procedure Reforms
  • Grüne zum Komitologie-Verfahren: Juncker-Vorschläge bringen kaum Verbesserung
  • Corporate interests continue to dominate key expert groups - Corporate Europe Observatory

# MERGERS

  • Mergers: EU Commission clears acquisition of BSN by SCA

# COMPETITION POLICY

  • Statement by Commissioner Vestager on Annual Report on EU Competition Policy at European Parliament plenary session
  • EP Text adopted - Annual report on EU competition policy - P8_TA-PROV(2017)0027 - Tuesday, 14 February 2017 - Strasbourg - Provisional edition

# PATENTS

  • EU Commission Answer - Consequences of the establishment of the Unified Patent Court and the European unitary patent - E-006324/2016

# IPR

  • EU Commission Answer - Intellectual property and enforcement - P-006264/2016

# BREXIT

  • EU Commission Answer - Appointing staff to negotiate Brexit - E-008435/2016
  • Workshop on the consequences of Brexit - 28-02-2017 - Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection
  • National angle - Discussion at Europe House: “Brexit and Trade”

# POLAND

  • EU Commission Answer - European Union investigation of Poland - E-008122/2016
  • EU Commission Answer - Violations of the rights of German communities in the redefinition of the boundaries of the city of Opole (Poland) - P-009555/2016

# FINANCIAL CRIME

  • Eurojust: International gold laundering ring: 10 arrests
  • EU Commiission Answer - Commission unit combating financial crime - E-008619/2016

# WHISTLEBLOWERS

  • MEPs call for EU-wide protection for whistle-blowers
  • EP Text adopted - The role of whistleblowers in the protection of EU’s financial interests - P8_TA-PROV(2017)0022 - Tuesday, 14 February 2017 - Strasbourg - Provisional edition

# CJEU

  • EU Court: The EU, acting on its own, may conclude the Marrakesh Treaty on access to published works for persons who are visually impaired

# TRANSPARENCY

  • EP Text adopted - Control of the Register and composition of the Commission’s expert groups - P8_TA-PROV(2017)0021 - Tuesday, 14 February 2017 - Strasbourg - Provisional edition
  • EU Commission Answer - Remuneration of former Commissioners - E-008384/2016
  • Latest entries into the EU Transparency Register:
    • Public Organization "ALLIANCE.GLOBAL" 14/02/2017
    • Plus - Persone LGBT Sieropositive Onlus 14/02/2017
    • SYNDICAT FRANCAIS DE L'INDUSTRIE CIMENTIERE 14/02/2017
    • CONSORZIO PER LA SICUREZZA STRADALE SOC. CONS. A R.L. 14/02/2017
    • Stichting Aids Fonds - STOP AIDS NOW! - Soa Aids Nederland 14/02/2017
    • Zentrum Digitalisierung.Bayern 14/02/2017
    • Decanato di tutta l'Italia, Sardegna e Sicilia della Chiesa Ortodossa Ucraina - Patriarcato di Kiev 14/02/2017
    • MINDWORK BUSINESS SOLUTIONS CONSULTING SERVICES Limited 14/02/2017
    • LTR INDUSTRIES 14/02/2017 Turning Tables 14/02/2017

# EU COMMISSION REGISTER

  • SG
    • Décision de la Commission visant à approuver la réponse à la demande confirmative d'accès aux documents GESTDEM 2016/6457
    • Décision de la Commission visant à approuver la réponse à la demande confirmative d'accès aux documents GESTDEM 2016/6457
    • Décision de la Commission visant à approuver la réponse à la demande confirmative d'accès aux documents GESTDEM 2016/6921
    • Décision de la Commission visant à approuver la réponse à la demande confirmative d'accès aux documents GESTDEM 2016/6112
    • Décision de la Commission visant à approuver la réponse à la demande confirmative d'accès aux documents GESTDEM 2016/6000
    • Décision de la Commission visant à approuver la réponse à la demande confirmative d'accès aux documents GESTDEM 2016/6000
    • Agrément pour remplacer le Chef de la Mission des Emirats Arabes Unis auprès de l'Union européenne et auprès de la Communauté européenne de l'Energie atomique
    • Commission Decision regarding the follow-up to National Parliaments' Opinions - reply to the Camera Deputaților (RO) - COM(2016) 320 final
    • COMMISSION OPINION concerning the appointment of a member of the European Economic and Social Committee
    • Note journalière des décisions prises par procédure de délégation le 13 février 2017
  • SJ
    • COMMISSION DECISION on intervention as a non-disputing party in investor-State dispute settlements pursuant to Article 9 of the Greek-Cypriot Bilateral Investment Treaty
  • DG COMP
    • 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 REGISTER

  • EU Commission  Answer - VP/HR - Improving women's access to justice in Eastern Partnership Countries - E-008092/2016
  • Draft agenda - Tuesday, 28 February 2017 - PE 599.729v01-00 - Committee on Legal Affairs
  • Text adopted - List of third States and organisations with which Europol shall conclude agreements * - P8_TA-PROV(2017)0023 - Tuesday, 14 February 2017 - Strasbourg - Provisional edition

# EU CASE LAW

  • CELEX:62015CV0003(01): Opinion of the Court (Grand Chamber) of 14 February 2017.#Avis rendu en vertu de l'article 218, paragraphe 11, TFUE.#Opinion pursuant to Article 218(11) TFEU –– Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons who are Blind, Visually Impaired or Otherwise Print Disabled –– Article 3 TFEU — Exclusive external competence of the European Union — Article 207 TFEU — Common commercial policy — Commercial aspects of intellectual property –– International agreement that may affect common rules or alter their scope –– Directive 2001/29/EC –– Article 5(3)(b) and (4) –– Exceptions and limitations for the benefit of people with a disability.#Case Avis 3/15.

# OFFICIAL JOURNAL C

  • CELEX:C2017/047/07: Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.8284 — Deutsche Telekom/Orange/BuyIn) (Text with EEA relevance.)
  • CELEX:C2017/047/10: Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.8221 — Blackstone/OfficeFirst) — Candidate case for simplified procedure (Text with EEA relevance.)
  • CELEX:C2017/047/08: Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.8308 — Munksjö/Ahlstrom II) (Text with EEA relevance.)
  • CELEX:C2017/047/09: Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.8352 — KKR/KSL/Apple Leisure Group) — Candidate case for simplified procedure (Text with EEA relevance.)
  • CELEX:C2017/047/02: Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.8345 — HPS/MDP/NFP) (Text with EEA relevance.)
  • CELEX:C2017/047/06: Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.8331 — Crédit Mutuel Arkéa/Bridgepoint/Primonial Holding) — Candidate case for simplified procedure (Text with EEA relevance.)
  • CELEX:C2017/047/03: Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.8060 — Abbott Laboratories/St Jude Medical) (Text with EEA relevance.)
  • CELEX:C2017/047/01: Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.8336 — Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings/Marubeni/Metro Pacific Investments/JV) (Text with EEA relevance.)
  • CELEX:C2017/047/04: Euro exchange rates
  • CELEX:C2017/047/05: Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.8333 — Mitsui Group/NS Group/Anglia Rail Holdings) — Candidate case for simplified procedure (Text with EEA relevance.)
  • CELEX:C2017/045/08: Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.8290 — Fairfax/AIG Target Portfolio) — Candidate case for simplified procedure (Text with EEA relevance.)
  • CELEX:C2017/045/02: Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.8252 — TPG Capital/Intel Security) (Text with EEA relevance.)
  • CELEX:C2017/045/11: Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.8390 — PSPIB/TIAA/Vantage) — Candidate case for simplified procedure (Text with EEA relevance.)
  • CELEX:52017XC0211(01): Explanatory Notes to the Combined Nomenclature of the European Union
  • CELEX:52017XC0211(03): Commission notice pursuant to Article 16(4) of Regulation (EC) No 1008/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council on common rules for the operation of air services in the Community — Repeal of public service obligations in respect of scheduled air services (Text with EEA relevance.)
  • CELEX:C2017/045/01: Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.8137 — HNA Group/Servair) (Text with EEA relevance.)
  • CELEX:C2017/045/04: Euro exchange rates
  • CELEX:52017XC0211(02): Commission notice on current State aid recovery interest rates and reference/discount rates for 28 Member States applicable as from 1 March 2017 (Published in accordance with Article 10 of Commission Regulation (EC) No 794/2004 of 21 April 2004 (OJ L 140, 30.4.2004, p. 1))
  • CELEX:C2017/045/03: Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.8332 — KII/GGC/Infor) (Text with EEA relevance. )
  • CELEX:C2017/045/09: Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.8343 — DONG Energy/Macquarie/Swancor/Formosa 1 Wind Power) — Candidate case for simplified procedure (Text with EEA relevance.)
  • CELEX:C2017/045/10: Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.8134 — Siemens/Gamesa) (Text with EEA relevance.)

# OFFICIAL JOURNAL L

  • CELEX:32017D0252: Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2017/252 of 9 February 2017 amending Annex II to Decision 93/52/EEC as regards the recognition of the Autonomous Community of Extremadura as officially brucellosis-free (B. Melitensis) and amending the Annexes to Decision 2003/467/EC as regards the declaration of certain regions of Spain as officially tuberculosis-free and officially brucellosis-free in relation to bovine herds and of Jersey as officially enzootic-bovine-leucosis-free (notified under document C(2017) 691) (Text with EEA relevance. )
  • CELEX:22017A0214(01): Agreement continuing the International Science and Technology Center
  • CELEX:32017R0250: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/250 of 13 February 2017 establishing the standard import values for determining the entry price of certain fruit and vegetables
  • CELEX:32017R0249: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/249 of 1 February 2017 entering a name in the register of protected designations of origin and protected geographical indications (Folar de Valpaços (PGI))
  • CELEX:32017D0251: Commission Decision (Euratom) 2017/251 of 2 June 2016 on the conclusion on behalf of the European Atomic Energy Community, of the Agreement continuing the International Science and Technology Center between the European Union and Euratom acting as one Party and Georgia, Japan, the Kingdom of Norway, the Kyrgyz Republic, the Republic of Armenia, the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Republic of Korea, the Republic of Tajikistan, and the United States of America
  • CELEX:32017D0248: Council Decision (EU) 2017/248 of 6 February 2017 on the conclusion of the Agreement continuing the International Science and Technology Center
  • CELEX:32017D0253: Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2017/253 of 13 February 2017 laying down procedures for the notification of alerts as part of the early warning and response system established in relation to serious cross-border threats to health and for the information exchange, consultation and coordination of responses to such threats pursuant to Decision No 1082/2013/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council (Text with EEA relevance. )


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