IEU LEGAL & CORPORATE Telegram 17 May 2017


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# STATE AID: 

  • State aid: EU Commission simplifies rules for public investment in ports and airports, culture and the outermost regions +++ 
  • Statement by EU Commissioner Vestager: EU Commission simplifies rules for public investment in ports and airports, culture and the outermost regions +++ 
  • State aid: Commission widens scope of the General Block Exemption Regulation – frequently asked questions +++ 
  • State aid: EU Commission approves fifth prolongation of Irish credit union restructuring scheme +++ 

# INFRINGEMENTS

  • EU Commission: May infringements package – Part 1: key decisions
  • May infringements package - Part 2: other letters of formal notice

# MERGERS

  • Mergers: Commission clears acquisition of joint control of Amaggi & LDC Holding S.A.
  • UK CMA: Vehicle data platform merger faces in-depth investigation

# BREXIT

  • MEPs welcome unity on Brexit and call for reform of the European Union
  • Speech by EU Commission President Juncker at the EP Plenary session on the conclusions of the Special European Council (Article 50) of 29 April 2017 (EN/FR/DE)
  • Report by President Donald Tusk to the European Parliament on the Special European Council (Art. 50) of 29 April
  • “Use Brexit and Macron’s election to reform Europe”, ALDE leader Guy Verhofstadt
  • ECR MEP Fitto: A Brexit driven by anger will not benefit either side
  • GUE/NGL: Rights of citizens must come first in Brexit talks

# FRANCE

  • Remarks by President Donald Tusk before his meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron
  • Nomination du Gouvernement - Elysée - la Présidence de la République (FR)

# FUTURE EU

  • EPC Report: New Pact for Europe - National Report - Germany

# VAT

  • Report - Rates of value added tax applied to books, newspapers and periodicals - A8-0189/2017 - Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs

# TAXATION

  • 30 May 2017 - Hearing with European Commission President, Jean-Claude Juncker - Committee of Inquiry to investigate alleged contraventions and maladministration in the application of Union law in relation to money laundering, tax avoidance and tax evasion

# MONEY LAUNDERING

  • EU Parliament again rejects blacklist of states at risk of money laundering
  • S&Ds reject Commission blacklist of countries for failing to reflect high risk of money laundering
  • GUE/NGL: Backbone needed in Commission’s country list to fight money-laundering
  • Die Grünen zur Schwarzen Liste der EU gegen Geldwäsche: EU-Kommission muss handeln

# STATE OF LAW

  • Fundamental rights in Hungary: MEPs call for triggering Article 7
  • EP Text adopted - Situation in Hungary - P8_TA-PROV(2017)0216 - Wednesday, 17 May 2017 - Strasbourg - Provisional edition
  • Following S&D call, European Parliament backs use of Article 7 against Hungarian government
  • Hungary: EP prepares to launch article 7  - Liberals and Democrats fire a shot across President Orbán’s bows
  • EU-Abgeordneter LAMBSDORFF (ALDE/FDP): Rechtsstaatlichkeit in Ungarn muss auf den Prüfstand
  • EU Parliament moves a step closer to sanctions against Hungary over human rights violations
  • EP Text adopted - Annual report 2014 on subsidiarity and proportionality - P8_TA-PROV(2017)0210 - Wednesday, 17 May 2017 - Strasbourg - Provisional edition
  • MEPs back call for greater checks on the EU by national parliaments
  • EU Commission Answer - Respect for the rule of law in Poland - E-001350/2017

# EU OMBUDSMAN

  • Invitation to the European Ombudsman's annual press conference

# OLAF

  • Workshop on The future of OLAF - Committee on Budgetary Control

# TRANSPARENCY

  • EU Council Answer - Transparency of the Council's work - E-000625/2017
  • Latest entries into the EU Transparency Register
    • Asociación sosdesaparecidos 18/05/2017
    • Horenbeek Business Consulting 17/05/2017
    • Kerry Group 17/05/2017
    • Sirius - Policy network on Migrant Education 17/05/2017
    • JURISTAX 17/05/2017
    • Universidade do Porto 17/05/2017
    • COGITO Natalia Kobza 17/05/2017
    • Il Chiostro-trasparenza e professionalità delle lobby 16/05/2017
    • PPRO Financial Ltd 16/05/2017 FairFin 16/05/2017

# JHA COUNCIL

  • Updated background material on the Justice and Home Affairs Council, 18 May 2017

# EU COMMISSION REGISTER

  • SG
    • Commission Decision regarding the follow-up to National Parliaments' Opinions - reply to the House of Lords (UK) - COM(2016) 710 final
    • Commission Decision regarding the follow-up to National Parliaments' Opinions - reply to the Bundesrat (DE) - COM(2016) 587,588,589,590 and 591 final
    • Décisions de la Commission reprises dans la liste récapitulative des projets de décisions autres que "Saisines 258-260§3 et/ou 260§2" (cycle mensuel de décisions M05/2017)
    • Procès-verbal de la 2210ème réunion de la Commission (Bruxelles, 3 mai 2017)

# EU PARLIAMENT REGISTER

  • Committee on Legal Affairs: Timetables - updated on 17.5.2017
  • Report - Multiannual Framework for the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights for 2018-2022 - A8-0177/2017 - Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs
  • Amendments 1 - 289 - Corruption and human rights in third countries - PE 603.091v01-00 - Committee on Foreign Affairs
  • Amendments 1 - 48 - Corruption and human rights in third countries - PE 604.642v01-00 - Committee on International Trade
  • Amendments 1 - 284 - Prisons' systems and conditions - PE 604.680v01-00 - Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs
  • Amendments 1 - 59 - Monitoring the application of EU law 2015 - PE 604.709v01-00 - Committee on Constitutional Affairs

# EU COUNCIL REGISTER

  • ST 8981 2017 INIT Draft Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the European Union trade mark (codification) (first reading) - Adoption of the legislative act

# EU CASE LAW

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