IEU LEGAL & CORPORATE Telegram 23 March 2017


Our telegram headlines today*: 

JHA COUNCIL: 

  • Agenda and background on the Justice and Home Affairs Council, 27-28 March 2017 +++ 

THE FUTURE OF EUROPE: 

  • The Treaties of Rome at 60: President Juncker participates in anniversary celebrations and leads discussion on the future of the EU at 27 +++ 
  • 60th anniversary of the Rome Treaties, 25 March 2017 +++ 
  • Jean Monnet seminar: debating the future of Europe +++ 

STATE AID

  • EU Commission Answer - Regional aid for investors - E-000414/2017

# MERGERS

  • Mergers: EU Commission clears acquisition of Zenith by Bridgepoint
  • Mergers: EU Commission clears acquisition of a Radisson Blu Centrum hotel in Warsaw by Mitsubishi Estate Group and the Carlson Group
  • Mergers: EU Commission clears acquisition of joint control over Meridiana by Qatar Airways and Alisarda
  • Mergers: EU Commission clears acquisition of Atlas Elektronik by Thyssenkrupp

# TAXATION

  • EU Commission Answer - Ireland's tax rulings and transfer pricing compliance - E-009710/2016
  • EU Commission Answer - Tax dumping by Spanish multinationals (judgment in cases C-20/15-P and C-21/15 P) - E-000253/2017
  • THE EU’S UPHILL STRUGGLE AGAINST TAX DUMPING: 2 STEPS FORWARD, 3 STEPS BACK?

# FOREIGN BRIBERY

  • OECD: High acquittal rate jeopardises Finland's efforts to combat foreign bribery
  • OECD: UK has made strong progress fighting foreign bribery, but uncertainty over Serious Fraud Office role remains

# BREXIT

  • EU Council President Tusk calls a European Council on Brexit for 29 April

# ICC

  • EU Commission Answer - VP/HR - International Criminal Court - E-008904/2016

# FRA

  • Latest publications by FRA
  • Study visit explores school integration of newly-arrived migrant children
  • Council of Europe and European Commission meet FRA to discuss criminal detention
  • UN Human Rights Council debates racial profiling and incitement to hatred
  • Towards better crime statistics

# EU OMBUDSMAN

  • Decision in case 239/2017/JUF on the failure by the European Commission to answer correspondence - European Ombudsman

# TRANSPARENCY

  • EU Commission Answer - Inclusion of the 'Sovereignty and Justice Independence Organisation' on the EU transparency register - E-000108/2017
  • Latest entries into the EU Transparency Register:
    • TARBIJATE KOOSTÖÖKODA 23/03/2017
    • Udruga za zaštitu prava potrošača "Splitski potrošač" - Split 23/03/2017
    • Vision-Box 23/03/2017 FONDAZIONE DYNAMO 23/03/2017
    • VINCI Concessions 23/03/2017
    • Association Pharmaceutique Belge 23/03/2017
    • "Ányos Jedlik" Hungarian E-Mobility Cluster 23/03/2017
    • Danish Environmental Technology Association 23/03/2017
    • Federacja Konsumentów 23/03/2017
    • Beratungs- und Schulungsinstitut für Tierschutz bei Transport und Schlachtung 23/03/2017

# EU COMMISSION REGISTER

  • SG
    • Commission Decision regarding the follow-up to National Parliaments' Opinions - reply to the Senato della Repubblica (IT) - COM(2016) 786 final
  • DG COMP
    • Proposal for a DIRECTIVE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL to empower the competition authorities of the Member States to be more effective enforcers and to ensure the proper functioning of the internal market
    • Décision de la Commission en vertu des articles 107 et 108 du TFUE
    • Décision de la Commission au titre du règlement (CE) du Conseil n° 139/2004
    • COMMISSION STAFF WORKING DOCUMENT IMPLEMENTATION PLAN Accompanying the document Proposal for a DIRECTIVE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL to empower the competition authorities of the Member States to be more effective enforcers and to ensure the proper functioning of the internal market
    • COMMISSION STAFF WORKING DOCUMENT EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF THE IMPACT ASSESSMENT accompanying the document Proposal for a DIRECTIVE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL to empower the competition authorities of the Member States to be more effective enforcers and to ensure the proper functioning of the internal market
    • COMMISSION STAFF WORKING DOCUMENT IMPACT ASSESSMENT Accompanying the document Proposal for a DIRECTIVE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL to empower the competition authorities of the Member States to be more effective enforcers and to ensure the proper functioning of the internal market

# EU PARLIAMENT REGISTER

  • Timetables - Committee on Legal Affairs
  • Next meeting - Committee on Constitutional Affairs

# EU COUNCIL REGISTER

  • St 7476 2017 Init Modernising systems for handling and delivering European Council and Council documents State of play Proposed way forward
  • St 7530 2017 Init Notification of the appointment of a Second Assistant to the National Member of Eurojust
  • Cm 2066 2017 Init High Level Working Party (Taxation)
  • Cm 2100 2017 Init Working Party on e-Law (e-Justice) - expert group on penitentiary establishments
  • Cm 2065 2017 Init Code of Conduct Group (Business Taxation)
  • St 7616 2017 Init Directive 2011/35/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 5 April 2011 concerning mergers of public limited liability companies (codification)
  • St 7617 2017 Init Directive 2012/30/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 October 2012 on coordination of safeguards which, for the protection of the interests of members and others, are required by Member States of companies within the meaning of the second paragraph of Article 54 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, in respect of the formation of public limited liability companies

# EU CASE LAW

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