INSIGHT EU: LEGAL & CORPORATE Telegram 26 July 2017


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# POLAND: 

  • European Commission acts to preserve the rule of law in Poland +++ 
  • Remarks of Frans Timmermans on European Commission action to preserve the rule of law in Poland +++ 
  • Die Grünen/EFA zu Polen: Weitere Gesetze widersprechen EU-Recht +++ 
  • UN expert on human rights in Poland and the independence of the judiciary +++ 

# ANTITRUST: 

  • Antitrust: EU Commission confirms unannounced inspections in the ethylene purchasing sector +++ 

# STATE AID

  • State aid: Statement on agreement in principle between EU Commissioner Vestager and UK Government on Royal Bank of Scotland commitment

# MERGERS

  • Mergers: EU Commission clears acquisition of Soda Aromatic by Toray Industries and Mitsui & Co
  • Concentrations : la Commission autorise l'acquisition d'un site logistique français par SEGRO et PSPIB

# BREXIT

  • EU Council Answer - Extension of the Article 50 negotiations - E-003273/2017
  • Security risk to UK identified if European Arrest Warrant is not replaced - UK Parliament
  • CER/OSEPI launch of 'Brexit maze: The role of EU institutions in the negotiations'

# TAXATION

  • Letters related to request of documents - 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
  • EU Commission Answer - CSG Tax - E-003370/2017

# PNR

  • The EU Court declares that the agreement envisaged between the European Union and Canada on the transfer of Passenger Name Record data may not be concluded in its current form
  • EU-Canada PNR agreement: Commission statement on the Opinion of the European Court of Justice
  • EP Rapporteur welcomes court's rejection of EU Canada passenger data deal
  • EPP: EU Court ruling confirms Canada PNR agreement
  • Axel Voss (EVP/CDU): Fluggastdatenspeicherung dient der Terrorismusbekämpfung
  • ALDE: EU Court rejects passenger data deal with Canada as it violates EU law
  • Die Grünen/EFA zum Gutachten des EuGH: Fluggastdaten-Abkommen und EU-Systeme müssen überarbeitet werden
  • EDRi on PNR: EU Court rules that draft EU/Canada air passenger data deal is unacceptable

# DUBLIN PROCEDURE

  • CJEU: Advocate General Bot proposes that the Court should dismiss the actions brought by Slovakia and Hungary against the provisional mechanism for the mandatory relocation of asylum seekers
  • CJEU: An asylum seeker may rely in legal proceedings on the fact that the Member State has become responsible for examining his application because of the expiry of the three-month period within which that Member State may request another Member State to take charge of him
  • Croatia is responsible for examining applications for international protection by persons who crossed its border en masse during the 2015-2016 migration crisis
  • Pro Asyl: Gerichtshof der Europäischen Union zu den Fristen im sogenannten Dublin-Verfahren

# CJEU

  • According to Advocate General Wahl, a supplier of luxury goods may prohibit its authorised retailers from selling its products on third-party platforms such as Amazon or eBay
  • The Court of Justice declares that the General Court should not have annulled Hamas’ retention on the European list of terrorist organisations and refers the case back to the General Court

# SECURITY AGENDA

  • Security: the EU is driving work to share information, combat terrorist financing and protect Europeans online

# GENDER EQUALITY

  • EU Commission Answer - Gender equality in mental health and wellbeing policy following the report of Parliament - E-003335/2017

# EU OMBUDSMAN

  • EU Ombudsman: Letter to yhe President of the European Commission Mr Jean- Claude Juncker
  • EU Ombudsman: ENO Parallel initiative concerning the Commission’s and the Member States’ implementation of Article 28 (governing inspections) of Regulation 1005/2009 on substances that deplete the ozone layer

# POLITICAL PARTIES

  • European political parties: Committee of independent eminent persons now complete

# TRANSPARENCY

  • Transparency International EU complaint: MEPs Farage, Soru and Alliot-Marie fail to declare how much they earn

# EU COMMISSION REGISTER

  • SG
    • C(2017)5423/F1 (26/07/2017) - DG SG (Secretariat-General) - Décision de la Commission visant à approuver la réponse à la demande confirmative d'accès aux documents GESTDEM 2017/2485
    • C(2017)5410/F1 (26/07/2017) - DG SG (Secretariat-General) - Rectificatif à la Décision de la Commission en vertu des articles 107 et 108 du TFUE
    • C(2017)5286/F1 (26/07/2017) - DG SG (Secretariat-General) - COMMISSION DECISION (EU) …/… appointing two members of the committee of independent eminent persons established by Article 11 of Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 1141/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 October 2014 on the statute and funding of European political parties and European political foundations
    • C(2017)5216/F1 (26/07/2017) - DG SG (Secretariat-General) - Commission Decision regarding the follow-up to National Parliaments' Opinions - reply to the Senát (CZ) - COM(2016) 761_765 final
    • C(2017)5215/F1 (26/07/2017) - DG SG (Secretariat-General) - Commission Decision regarding the follow-up to National Parliaments' Opinions - reply to the Poslanecká sněmovna (CZ) - COM(2016) 759_761_767_860 final
    • C(2017)5213/F1 (26/07/2017) - DG SG (Secretariat-General) - Commission Decision regarding the follow-up to National Parliaments' Opinions - reply to the Bundesrat (AT) - COM(2016) 861_864 final
    • C(2017)5212/F1 (26/07/2017) - DG SG (Secretariat-General) - Commission Decision regarding the follow-up to National Parliaments' Opinions - reply to the Senat (PL) - COM(2016) 861_864 final
    • C(2017)5211/F1 (26/07/2017) - DG SG (Secretariat-General) - Commission Decision regarding the follow-up to National Parliaments' Opinions - reply to the Congreso de los Diputados/Senado (ES) - COM(2016)864_767 final
    • C(2017)5210/F1 (26/07/2017) - DG SG (Secretariat-General) - Commission Decision regarding the follow-up to National Parliaments' Opinions - reply to the Congreso de los Diputados/Senado (ES) - COM(2016) 861 final
    • C(2017)5209/F1 (26/07/2017) - DG SG (Secretariat-General) - Commission Decision regarding the follow-up to National Parliaments' Opinions - reply to the Bundesrat (DE) - COM(2016) 863 final
    • C(2017)5148/F1 (26/07/2017) - DG SG (Secretariat-General) - Commission Decision regarding the follow-up to National Parliaments' Opinions - reply to the Senat (PL) - COM(2017) 85 final
    • C(2017)4279/F1 (26/07/2017) - DG SG (Secretariat-General) - Commission Decision regarding the follow-up to National Parliaments' Opinions - reply to the Bundesrat (DE) - COM(2016) 815 final
    • SEC(2017)373/F1 (26/07/2017) - DG SG (Secretariat-General) - Décisions de la Commission reprises dans la liste récapitulative des projets de décisions - Infractions - Cas urgents
    • PV(2017)2218/F1 (26/07/2017) - DG SG (Secretariat-General) - Procès-verbal de la 2218ème réunion de la Commission (Bruxelles, 28 juin 2017)
    • OJ(2017)2222/F1 (25/07/2017) - DG SG (Secretariat-General) - Ordre du jour de la 2222ème réunion de la Commission (Bruxelles, 26/07/2017)
  • SJ
    • C(2017)5407/F1 (26/07/2017) - DG SJ (Legal Service) - DÉCISION DE LA COMMISSION portant approbation de pouvoirs dans des affaires contentieuses devant la Cour de justice et le Tribunal
  • DG JUST
    • C(2017)5320/F1 (26/07/2017) - DG JUST (DG Justice and Consumers) - COMMISSION RECOMMENDATION regarding the rule of law in Poland complementary to Commission Recommendations (EU) 2016/1374 and (EU) 2017/146
  • DG COMP
    • C(2017)5383/F1 (26/07/2017) - DG COMP (DG Competition) - Décision de la Commission en vertu des articles 107 et 108 du TFUE

# EU PARLIAMENT REGISTER

  • Amendments 1 - 74 - Legitimate measures to protect whistle-blowers acting in the public interest when disclosing the confidential information of companies and public bodies - PE 608.093v01-00 - Committee on Constitutional Affairs

# EU COUNCIL REGISTER

  • ST 11503 2017 INIT Report from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council: Protection of the European Union’s financial interests — Fight against fraud 2016 Annual Report
  • St 11503 2017 Add 1 Commission Staff Working Document: Statistical evaluation of irregularities reported for 2016 Own Resources, Natural Resources, Cohesion Policy, Pre-accession and Direct expenditure, accompanying the document "Report from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council: Protection of the European Union's financial interests - Fight against Fraud Annual Report 2016" (Part 1/2)
  • St 11503 2017 Add 2 Commission Staff Working Document: Statistical evaluation of irregularities reported for 2016 Own Resources, Natural Resources, Cohesion Policy, Pre-accession and Direct expenditure, accompanying the document "Report from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council: Protection of the European Union's financial interests - Fight against Fraud Annual Report 2016"
  • St 11503 2017 Add 3 Commission Staff Working Document: Follow-up of recommendations to the Commission report on the protection of the EU’s financial interests – fight against fraud, 2015, accompanying the document "Report from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council: Protection of the European Union's financial interests - Fight against Fraud Annual Report 2016"
  • St 11503 2017 Add 4 Commission Staff Working Document: Early Detection and Exclusion System (EDES) - Panel referred to in Article 108 of the Financial Regulation, accompanying the document "Report from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council: Protection of the European Union's financial interests - Fight against fraud 2016 Annual Report"
  • St 11503 2017 Add 5 Commission Staff Working Document: Annual overview with information on the results of the Hercule III Programme in 2016, accompanying the document "Report from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council: Protection of the European Union's financial interests - Fight against Fraud Annual Report 2016"
  • St 11503 2017 Add 6 Commission Staff Working Document: Implementation of Article 325 TFEU by the Member States in 2016, accompanying the document "Report from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council: Protection of the European Union's financial interests - Fight against fraud 2016 Annual Report"
  • CM 3756 2017 INIT Working Party on Tax Questions (Indirect Taxation - VAT)
  • CM 3747 2017 INIT  Working Party on Civil Law Matters (Insolvency)
  • ST 11507 2017 INIT Council Framework Decision 2003/577/JHA of 22 July 2003 on the execution in the European Union of orders freezing property or evidence - Notification made by Lithuania
  • ST 11484 2017 INIT Council Framework Decision 2006/783/JHA of 6 October 2006 on the application of the principle of mutual recognition to confiscation orders - Notification and declarations made by the Slovak Republic

# EU CASE LAW

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