EU LEGAL Telegram - 14 March 2016



# INFRINGEMENTS

  • Thursday 21 April: The Commission adopts its monthly infringements package

# TAXATION

  • OECD: New Global Forum peer reviews highlight ever-increasing compliance with tax transparency standards
  • Article - Live: multinationals and tax authorities appear before tax rulings committee - Special Committee on Tax Rulings and Other Measures Similar in Nature or Effect (TAXE 2)
  • EU Parliament: Publications - Presentations/ Speeches : Presentations and speeches in committee - Special Committee on Tax Rulings and Other Measures Similar in Nature or Effect (TAXE 2)
  • S&D: Google, Apple, Ikea und McDonald´s vor Sonderausschuss gegen Steuervermeidung

# SERVICES DIRECTIVE

  • Services Directive: ‘’European Commission must be bolder’’, say EU Auditors

# MERGERS

  • Mergers: Commission clears acquisition of Mecaplast by Equistone
  • Mergers: Commission clears acquisition of Global Closure Systems by RPC Group

# GENDER EQUALITY

  • Commissioner Jourová on official visit to New York

# UK REFERENDUM

  • UK Parliament: Urgent Question on the Privy Council and the EU referendum
  • Pittella: Labour campaign is right - UK  is simply better off in

# ANTI-BRIBERY

  • OECD Anti-Bribery Ministerial Meeting, 16 March 2016

# CEPOL

  • European collaboration in the field of financial investigation

# CJEU

  • EuGH: Urteil des Gerichtshofs in der Rechtssache C‑695/15 PPU Mirza am 17. März - Abschiebung von Asylbewerbern in sicheren Drittstaat

# EU OMBUDSMAN

  • European Ombudsman: Decision of the European Ombudsman closing the inquiry into complaint 1377/2014/DK against the European Parliament

# FRA

  • FRA’s Director joins leaders in the fight against antisemitism

# EU REGISTERS

# OFFICIAL JOURNAL C

  • OJ:JOC_2016_098_R_0083: Case F-21/13: Order of the Civil Service Tribunal of 28 January 2016 — Goch v Council
  • OJ:JOC_2016_098_R_0082: Case F-66/12: Order of the Civil Service Tribunal of 2 February 2016 — de Stefano v Commission
  • OJ:JOC_2016_098_R_0081: Case F-138/11: Order of the Civil Service Tribunal of 28 January 2016 — Schwander v Commission
  • OJ:JOC_2016_098_R_0080: Case F-47/15: Judgment of the Civil Service Tribunal (Third Chamber) of 25 January 2016 — Darchy v Commission (Civil Service — Officials — Family allowances — Dependent child allowance — Children of the applicant’s spouse — Payment with retroactive effect)
  • OJ:JOC_2016_098_R_0079: Case T-623/14: Order of the General Court of 19 January 2016 — Loewe Technologies v OHIM — DNS International (SoundVision)
  • OJ:JOC_2016_098_R_0032: Case C-23/16: Action brought on 15 January 2016 — European Commission v Republic of Poland
  • OJ:JOC_2016_098_R_0031: Case C-18/16: Request for a preliminary ruling from the Rechtbank Den Haag zittingsplaats Haarlem (Netherlands) lodged on 13 January 2016 — K v Staatssecretaris van Veiligheid en Justitie
  • OJ:JOC_2016_098_R_0078: Case T-564/14: Order of the General Court of 15 January 2016 — Ahmed Mohamed Saleh Baeshen v OHIM
  • OJ:JOC_2016_098_R_0077: Case T-440/14: Order of the General Court of 14 January 2016 — Premo v OHIM — Prema Semiconductor (PREMO)
  • OJ:JOC_2016_098_R_0030: Case C-5/16: Action brought on 4 January 2016 — Republic of Poland v European Parliament and Council of the European Union
  • OJ:JOC_2016_098_R_0029: Case C-1/16: Request for a preliminary ruling from the Audiencia Provincial de A Coruña (Spain) lodged on 4 January 2016 — Abanca Corporación Bancaria, S.A. v María Isabel Vázquez Rosende
  • OJ:JOC_2016_098_R_0064: Case T-772/15: Action brought on 29 December 2015 — Quanta Storage v Commission
  • OJ:JOC_2016_098_R_0076: Case T-400/14: Order of the General Court of 14 January 2016 — Premo v OHIM — Prema Semiconductor (PREMO)
  • OJ:JOC_2016_098_R_0075: Case T-48/16: Action brought on 2 February 2016 — Sigma Orionis v Commission
  • OJ:JOC_2016_098_R_0062: Case T-762/15: Action brought on 31 December 2015 — Sony and Sony Electronics v Commission
  • OJ:JOC_2016_098_R_0063: Case T-763/15: Action brought on 31 December 2015 — Sony Optiarc and Sony Optiarc America v Commission
  • OJ:JOC_2016_098_R_0074: Case T-47/16: Action brought on 2 February 2016 — Sigma Orionis v REA
  • OJ:JOC_2016_098_R_0073: Case T-32/16: Action brought on 25 January 2016 — Czech Republic v Commission
  • OJ:JOC_2016_098_R_0028: Case C-698/15: Reference for a preliminary ruling from Court of Appeal (England & Wales) (Civil Division) made on 28 December 2015 — Secretary of State for the Home Department v David Davis, Tom Watson, Peter Brice, Geoffrey Lewis
  • OJ:JOC_2016_098_R_0016: Case C-515/14: Judgment of the Court (First Chamber) of 21 January 2016 — European Commission v Republic of Cyprus (Failure of a Member State to fulfil obligations — Freedom of movement for persons — Workers — Articles 45 TFEU and 48 TFEU — Old-age benefits — Difference of treatment on the ground of age — Civil servants from a Member State under the age of 45 who leave that Member State to take up employment in another Member State or within an EU institution)
  • OJ:JOC_2016_098_R_0072: Case T-28/16: Action brought on 26 January 2016 — Germany v Commission
  • OJ:JOC_2016_098_R_0061: Case T-730/15 P: Appeal brought on 18 December 2015 by DI against the order of the Civil Service Tribunal of 15 October 2015 in Case F-113/13 DI v EASO
  • OJ:JOC_2016_098_R_0071: Case T-21/16: Action brought on 19 January 2016 — Karl Conzelmann v OHIM (LIKE IT)
  • OJ:JOC_2016_098_R_0060: Case T-726/15: Action brought on 15 December 2015 — Blaž Jamnik and Blaž v Parliament
  • OJ:JOC_2016_098_R_0027: Case C-690/15: Request for a preliminary ruling from the Cour administrative d’appel de Douai (France) lodged on 21 December 2015 — Wenceslas de Lobkowicz v Ministère des Finances et des Comptes publics
  • OJ:JOC_2016_098_R_0048: Case T-341/14: Judgment of the General Court of 28 January 2016 — Klyuyev v Council (Common foreign and security policy — Restrictive measures adopted in view of the situation in Ukraine — Freezing of funds — List of persons, entities and bodies covered by the freezing of funds and economic resources — Inclusion of the applicant’s name — Proof that inclusion on the list is justified)
  • OJ:JOC_2016_098_R_0058: Case T-189/15: Order of the General Court of 15 January 2016 — TMG Landelijke Media and Willems v Commission (Access to documents — Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 — Correspondence between the Dutch authorities and the Commission concerning the annual adjustment of the Netherlands’ contribution to the EU budget, made on the basis of gross national income — Partial refusal of access — No need to adjudicate)
  • OJ:JOC_2016_098_R_0026: Case C-684/15: Action brought on 18 December 2015 — European Commission v Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
  • OJ:JOC_2016_098_R_0059: Case T-300/15: Order of the General Court of 11 January 2016 — Oase v OHIM — Compo France (AlGo) (Community trade mark — Opposition proceedings — Withdrawal of the opposition — No need to adjudicate)
  • OJ:JOC_2016_098_R_0015: Case C-453/14: Judgment of the Court (Fourth Chamber) of 21 January 2016 (request for a preliminary ruling from the Verwaltungsgerichtshof — Austria) — Vorarlberger Gebietskrankenkasse, Alfred Knauer v Landeshauptmann von Vorarlberg (Reference for a preliminary ruling — Regulation (EC) No 883/2004 — Article 5 — Meaning of ‘equivalent benefits’ — Equal treatment of old-age benefits of two Member States of the European Economic Area — National legislation taking into account old-age benefits received in other Member States for the purpose of calculating social security contributions)
  • OJ:JOC_2016_098_R_0047: Case T-335/14: Judgment of the General Court of 28 January 2016 — Davó Lledó v OHIM — Administradora y Franquicias América and Inversiones Ged (DoggiS) (Community trade mark — Invalidity proceedings — Community figurative mark DoggiS — Prior national figurative marks DoggiS — Prior national word marks DOGGIS and DOGGIBOX — Prior national figurative marks representing a person in the shape of a hot-dog — Additional evidence adduced for the first time before the Board of Appeal — Article 76 of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 — Bad faith — Article 52(1)(b) of Regulation No 207/2009 — Evidence adduced for the first time before the General Court)
  • OJ:JOC_2016_098_R_0025: Case C-661/15: Request for a preliminary ruling from the Hoge Raad der Nederlanden (Netherlands) lodged on 4 December 2015 — X BV; Other party: Staatssecretaris van Financiën
  • OJ:JOC_2016_098_R_0046: Case T-332/14: Judgment of the General Court of 28 January 2016 — Azarov v Council (Common foreign and security policy — Restrictive measures adopted in view of the situation in Ukraine — Freezing of funds — List of persons, entities and bodies covered by the freezing of funds and economic resources — Inclusion of the applicant’s name — Proof that inclusion on the list is justified)
  • OJ:JOC_2016_098_R_0014: Case C-430/14: Judgment of the Court (Fifth Chamber) of 21 January 2016 (request for a preliminary ruling from the Augstākā tiesa — Latvia) — Valsts ieņēmumu dienests v Artūrs Stretinskis (Reference for a preliminary ruling — Customs union — Community Customs Code — Article 29(1)(d) — Determination of the customs value — Regulation (EEC) No 2454/93 — Article 143(1)(h) — Definition of ‘related persons’ for the purposes of determining the customs value — Kinship relationship between the buyer, a natural person, and the director of the company which sold the goods)
  • OJ:JOC_2016_098_R_0057: Case T-120/15: Order of the General Court of 21 January 2016 — Proforec v Commission (Action for annulment — Registration of a protected geographical indication — Focaccia di Recco col formaggio — Lack of legal interest in bringing proceedings — Inadmissibility)
  • OJ:JOC_2016_098_R_0070: Case T-19/16: Action brought on 18 January 2016 — Advanced Drainage Systems v OHIM (THE MOST ADVANCED NAME IN WATER MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS)
  • OJ:JOC_2016_098_R_0013: Case C-428/14: Judgment of the Court (Second Chamber) of 20 January 2016 (request for a preliminary ruling from the Consiglio di Stato — Italy) — DHL Express (Italy) Srl, DHL Global Forwarding (Italy) SpA v Autorità Garante della Concorrenza e del Mercato (Reference for a preliminary ruling — Competition policy — Article 101 TFEU — Regulation (EC) No 1/2003 — International freight forwarding sector — National competition authorities — Legal status of instruments of the European Competition Network — Model Leniency Programme of that network — Application for immunity submitted to the Commission — Summary application for immunity submitted to national competition authorities — Relationship between those two applications)
  • OJ:JOC_2016_098_R_0024: Case C-658/15: Request for a preliminary ruling from the College van Beroep voor het Bedrijfsleven (Netherlands) lodged on 7 December 2015 — Robeco Hollands Bezit NV and Others v Stichting Autoriteit Financiële Markten (AFM)
  • OJ:JOC_2016_098_R_0012: Case C-399/14: Judgment of the Court (Third Chamber) of 14 January 2016 (request for a preliminary ruling from the Bundesverwaltungsgericht — Germany) — Grüne Liga Sachsen eV and Others v Freistaat Sachsen (Reference for a preliminary ruling — Directive 92/43/EEC — Article 6(2) to (4) — Site included in the list of sites of Community importance after a project was authorised but before it began to be carried out — Review of the project after the site was included in that list — Rules governing that review — Consequences of the completion of the project for the choice of alternatives)
  • OJ:JOC_2016_098_R_0044: Case T-202/14: Judgment of the General Court of 26 January 2016 — LR Health & Beauty Systems v OHIM — Robert McBride (LR nova pure.) (Community trade mark — Opposition proceedings — Application for the Community figurative mark LR nova pure. — Earlier international word mark NOVA — Relative ground for refusal — Likelihood of confusion — Article 8(1)(b) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009)
  • OJ:JOC_2016_098_R_0011: Case C-395/14: Judgment of the Court (Third Chamber) of 14 January 2016 (request for a preliminary ruling from the Bundesverwaltungsgericht (Federal Administrative Court — Germany)) — Vodafone GmbH v Bundesrepublik Deutschland (Reference for a preliminary ruling — Common regulatory framework for electronic communications networks and services — Directive 2002/21/EC — Article 7(3) — Procedure for consolidating the internal market for electronic communications — Directive 2002/19/EC — Articles 8 and 13 — Operator designated as having significant market power on a market — Obligations imposed by national regulatory authorities — Price control and cost accounting obligations — Authorisation of mobile call termination fees)
  • OJ:JOC_2016_098_R_0045: Case T-331/14: Judgment of the General Court of 28 January 2016 — Azarov v Council (Common foreign and security policy — Restrictive measures adopted in view of the situation in Ukraine — Freezing of funds — List of persons, entities and bodies covered by the freezing of funds and economic resources — Inclusion of the applicant’s name — Proof that inclusion on the list is justified)
  • OJ:JOC_2016_098_R_0023: Case C-638/15: Request for a preliminary ruling from the Nejvyšší správní soud (Czech Republic) lodged on 30 November 2015 — Eko-Tabak s.r.o. v Generální ředitelství cel
  • OJ:JOC_2016_098_R_0056: Case T-781/14: Judgment of the General Court of 28 January 2016 — TVR Automotive v OHIM — Cardoni (TVR ENGINEERING) (Community trade mark — Opposition proceedings — Application for the Community figurative mark TVR ENGINEERING — Earlier Community figurative mark TVR — Relative ground for refusal — No similarity between the signs — No likelihood of confusion — Article 8(1)(b) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009)
  • OJ:JOC_2016_098_R_0022: Case C-616/15: Action brought on 20 November 2015 — European Commission v Federal Republic of Germany
  • OJ:JOC_2016_098_R_0043: Case T-194/14: Judgment of the General Court of 28 January 2016 — Bristol Global v OHIM — Bridgestone (AEROSTONE) (Community trade mark — Opposition proceedings — Application for the Community figurative mark AEROSTONE — Earlier Community word marks STONE and BRIDGESTONE — Earlier non-registered national figurative mark BRIDGESTONE — Relative ground for refusal — Partial refusal of registration)
  • OJ:JOC_2016_098_R_0010: Case C-373/14 P: Judgment of the Court (Second Chamber) of 20 January 2016 — Toshiba Corporation v European Commission (Appeal — Competition — Agreements, decisions and concerted practices — Article 101(1) TFEU — Power transformers market — Oral market-sharing agreement (‘Gentlemen’s Agreement’) — Restriction of competition ‘by object’ — Barriers to entry — Presumption of participation in an unlawful cartel — Fines — Guidelines on the method of setting fines (2006) — Point 18)
  • OJ:JOC_2016_098_R_0069: Case T-12/16: Action brought on 15 January 2016 — Slovenia v Commission
  • OJ:JOC_2016_098_R_0042: Case T-683/13: Judgment of the General Court of 2 February 2016 — Brammer v OHIM — Office Ernest T. Freylinger (EUROMARKER) (Community trade mark — Opposition proceedings — Application for the Community word mark EUROMARKER — Earlier Community word mark EURIMARK — Relative ground for refusal — Likelihood of confusion — Article 8(1)(b) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009)
  • OJ:JOC_2016_098_R_0009: Joined Cases C-359/14 and C-475/14: Judgment of the Court (Fourth Chamber) of 21 January 2016 (request for a preliminary ruling from the Vilniaus miesto apylinkės teismas, Lietuvos Aukščiausiasis Teismas — Lithuania) — ‘ERGO Insurance’ SE, represented by ‘ERGO Insurance’ SE Lietuvos filialas v ‘If P&C Insurance’ AS, represented by ‘IF P&C Insurance’ AS filialas (C-359/14), ‘Gjensidige Baltic’ AAS, represented by ‘Gjensidige Baltic’ AAS Lietuvos filialas v ‘PZU Lietuva’ UAB DK (C-475/14) (Reference for a preliminary ruling — Judicial cooperation in civil matters — Choice of applicable law — Regulation (EC) No 864/2007 and Regulation (EC) No 593/2008 — Directive 2009/103/EC — Accident caused by a tractor unit coupled with a trailer, each of the vehicles being insured by different insurers — Accident which occurred in a Member State other than that in which the insurance contracts were concluded — Action for indemnity between the insurers — Applicable law
  • OJ:JOC_2016_098_R_0021: Case C-291/15: Request for a preliminary ruling from the Zalaegerszegi Közigazgatási és Munkaügyi Bíróság (Hungary) lodged on 15 June 2015 — EURO 2004. Hungary Kft v Nemzeti Adó- és Vámhivatal Nyugat-dunántúli Regionális Vám- és Pénzügyőri Főigazgatósága
  • OJ:JOC_2016_098_R_0055: Case T-696/14 P: Judgment of the General Court of 27 January 2016 — Montagut Viladot v Commission (Appeal — Staff cases — Recruitment — Competition to constitute a reserve from which to recruit grade AD 5 administrators — Decision of the selection board not to place the applicant’s name on the reserve list — Diploma which does not satisfy the conditions in the notice of competition — Dismissal of the action at first instance)
  • OJ:JOC_2016_098_R_0041: Case T-640/13: Judgment of the General Court of 28 January 2016 — Sto v OHIM Fixit Trockenmörtel Holding (CRETEO) (Community trade mark — Opposition proceedings — Application for Community word mark CRETEO — Earlier national word marks StoCretec and STOCRETE — Relative ground for refusal — Distinctive character acquired through use — Likelihood of confusion — Article 8(1)(b) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009)
  • OJ:JOC_2016_098_R_0008: Case C-335/14: Judgment of the Court (Fifth Chamber) of 21 January 2016 (request for a preliminary ruling from the Cour d’appel de Mons — Belgium) — Les Jardins de Jouvence SCRL v État belge (Reference for a preliminary ruling — Taxation — Value Added Tax — Sixth VAT Directive — Exemptions — Article 13A(1)(g) — Exemption for the supply of services closely linked to welfare and social security work, provided by bodies governed by public law or by other organisations recognised as charitable — ‘Supply of services and of goods closely linked to welfare and social security work’ — Organisations recognised as charitable — Serviced residence)
  • OJ:JOC_2016_098_R_0040: Case T-570/13: Judgment of the General Court of 28 January 2016 — Agriconsulting Europe v Commission (Public service contracts — Tendering procedure — Operational technical assistance to set up and manage a network facility for the implementation of the European Innovation Partnership ‘Agricultural Productivity and Sustainability’ — Rejection of a tenderer’s bid — Award of the contract to another tenderer — Abnormally low tender — Non-contractual liability)
  • OJ:JOC_2016_098_R_0020: Case C-75/15: Judgment of the Court (Second Chamber) of 21 January 2016 (request for a preliminary ruling from the Markkinaoikeus — Finland) — Viiniverla Oy v Sosiaali- ja terveysalan lupa- ja valvontavirasto (Reference for a preliminary ruling — Protection of geographical indications of spirit drinks — Regulation (EC) No 110/2008 — Article 16(b) — Evocation — Cider spirits produced in Finland and placed on the market as ‘Verlados’ — Protected geographical indication ‘Calvados’)
  • OJ:JOC_2016_098_R_0038: Case T-170/13: Judgment of the General Court of 2 February 2016 — Benelli Q.J. v OHIM — Demharter (MOTOBI) (Community trade mark — Revocation proceedings — Community word mark MOTOBI — Genuine use of the mark — Article 51(1)(a) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009)
  • OJ:JOC_2016_098_R_0054: Case T-687/14: Judgment of the General Court of 28 January 2016 — Novomatic v OHIM — Simba Toys (African SIMBA) (Community trade mark — Opposition proceedings — Application for Community figurative mark African SIMBA — Prior national figurative mark Simba — Duty to state reasons — Article 75 of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 — Relative ground for refusal — Likelihood of confusion — Article 8(1)(b) of Regulation No 207/2009)
  • OJ:JOC_2016_098_R_0039: Case T-171/13: Judgment of the General Court of 2 February 2016 — Benelli Q.J. v OHIM — Demharter (MOTOBI B PESARO) (Community trade mark — Revocation proceedings — Community figurative mark MOTOBI B PESARO — Genuine use of the mark — Article 51(1)(a) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 — Evidence submitted against the application for revocation after the expiry of the period set for that purpose — Failure to take account thereof — Discretion of the Board of Appeal — Provision to the contrary — Circumstances precluding additional or supplementary evidence from being taken into account — Article 76(2) of Regulation No 207/2009 — Rule 50(1), third subparagraph, of Regulation (EC) No 2868/95)
  • OJ:JOC_2016_098_R_0007: Case C-281/14 P: Judgment of the Court (Tenth Chamber) of 21 January 2016 — Società per l’aeroporto civile di Bergamo-Orio al Serio (SACBO) SpA v European Commission, Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA) (Appeal — Trans-European Transport Network — Financial aid — Closure — Decision declaring certain costs to be ineligible and establishing the final account — Fourth paragraph of Article 263 TFEU — Action for annulment — Challengeable act — Locus standi — Person other than the beneficiary of the aid)
  • OJ:JOC_2016_098_R_0019: Case C-66/15: Judgment of the Court (Tenth Chamber) of 14 January 2016 — European Commission v Hellenic Republic (Failure of a Member State to fulfil obligations — Freedom to provide services — Motor vehicles — Hiring or leasing of a motor vehicle by a resident of a Member State from a supplier established in another Member State — Taxation of that vehicle at the time it is registered in the first Member State — Levy of the full amount of vehicle registration tax)
  • OJ:JOC_2016_098_R_0037: Case T-169/13: Judgment of the General Court of 2 February 2016 — Benelli Q.J. Srl v OHIM — Demharter (MOTO B) (Community trade mark — Opposition proceedings — Application for the Community figurative mark MOTO B — Earlier non-registered national figurative marks MOTOBI — Relative ground for refusal — Evidence that the earlier non-registered marks are well known — Article 8(2)(c) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 — Article 6bis of the Paris Convention — Evidence submitted in support of the opposition after the expiry of the period set for that purpose — Failure to take account thereof — Discretion of the Board of Appeal — Provision to the contrary — Circumstances precluding additional or supplementary evidence from being taken into account — Article 76(2) of Regulation No 207/2009 — Rules 19 and 20 of Regulation (EC) No 2868/95 — Rule 50(1), third subparagraph, of Regulation No 2868/95 — First sentence of Article 75 of Regulation No 207/2009 — Obligation to state…
  • OJ:JOC_2016_098_R_0068: Case T-9/16: Action brought on 11 January 2016 — Skechers USA France v OHIM — IM Production (Shoes)
  • OJ:JOC_2016_098_R_0006: Case C-234/14: Judgment of the Court (First Chamber) of 14 January 2016 (request for a preliminary ruling from the Augstākās tiesa — Latvia) — ‘Ostas celtnieks’ SIA v Talsu novada pašvaldība, Iepirkumu uzraudzības birojs (Reference for a preliminary ruling — Public procurement contracts — Directive 2004/18/EC — Economic and financial standing — Technical and/or professional ability — Articles 47(2) and 48(3) — Tender specifications laying down the obligation for a tenderer to conclude a cooperation agreement or to set up a partnership with the entities on whose capacities it relies)
  • OJ:JOC_2016_098_R_0036: Case T-537/12: Judgment of the General Court of 28 January 2016 — Zafeiropoulos v Cedefop (Public service contracts — Tendering procedure — Provision of medical services for the benefit of Cedefop staff — Rejection of the bid of one tenderer and award of the contract to another tenderer — Refusal to allow access to certain documents concerning other tenderers who participated in the tendering procedure — Obligation to state reasons — Protection of commercial interests and reputation — Personal data protection — Protection of the decision-making process — Non-contractual liability)
  • OJ:JOC_2016_098_R_0067: Case T-8/16: Action brought on 5 January 2016 — Toshiba Samsung Storage Technology and Toshiba Samsung Storage Technology Korea v Commission
  • OJ:JOC_2016_098_R_0053: Case T-667/14: Judgment of the General Court of 28 January 2016 — Slovenia v Commission (EAGGF — ‘Guarantee’ Section — EAGF and EAFRD — Expenditure excluded from financing — Verification of small parcels — Lack of evidence of serious and reasonable doubt — Extrapolation of on-site inspection results)
  • OJ:JOC_2016_098_R_0005: Case C-163/14: Judgment of the Court (Fifth Chamber) of 14 January 2016 — European Commission v Kingdom of Belgium (Failure of a Member State to fulfil obligations — Article 343 TFEU — Protocol on the privileges and immunities of the European Union — Article 3 — Tax exemptions — Brussels-Capital Region — Contributions in respect of the supply of electricity and gas)
  • OJ:JOC_2016_098_R_0052: Case T-541/14: Judgment of the General Court of 2 February 2016 — Antica Azienda Agricola Vitivinicola Dei Conti Leone De Castris v OHIM — Vicente Gandía Pla (ILLIRIA) (Community trade mark — Opposition proceedings — Application for the Community figurative mark ILLIRIA — Earlier Community word mark CASTILLO DE LIRIA — Relative ground for refusal — Likelihood of confusion — Article 8(1)(b) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009)
  • OJ:JOC_2016_098_R_0004: Case C-141/14: Judgment of the Court (Third Chamber) of 14 January 2016 — European Commission v Republic of Bulgaria (Failure of a Member State to fulfil obligations — Directive 2009/147/EC — Conservation of wild birds — Kaliakra and Belite Skali special protection areas — Directive 92/43/EEC — Conservation of natural habitats and wild species — Kompleks Kaliakra site of Community importance — Directive 2011/92/EU — Assessment of the effects of certain projects on the environment — Temporal applicability of the system of protection — Deterioration of natural habitats of species and disturbance of species — Wind power — Tourism)
  • OJ:JOC_2016_098_R_0035: Case T-507/12: Judgment of the General Court of 28 January 2016 — Slovenia v Commission (State aid — Manufacture of leisure equipment — Restructuring aid — Decision declaring the aid to be incompatible with the internal market and ordering its recovery — Obligation to state reasons — Whether imputable to the State — Private investor test)
  • OJ:JOC_2016_098_R_0018: Case C-50/15 P: Judgment of the Court (Sixth Chamber) of 21 January 2016 — Kurt Hesse v Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market (Trade Marks and Designs), Hubert Ampferl, as insolvency administrator of Lutter & Partner GmbH, formerly Lutter & Partner GmbH, Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG (Appeal — Community trade mark — Regulation (EC) No 40/94 — Article 8(1)(b) and (5) — Word mark Carrera — Opposition by the proprietor of the national and Community word marks CARRERA — Likelihood of confusion — Reputation acquired by the earlier mark)
  • OJ:JOC_2016_098_R_0003: Case C-74/14: Judgment of the Court (Fifth Chamber) of 21 January 2016 (request for a preliminary ruling from the Lietuvos vyriausiasis administracinis teismas — Lithuania) — ‘Eturas’ UAB and Others v Lietuvos Respublikos konkurencijos taryba (Reference for a preliminary ruling — Competition — Agreements, decisions and concerted practices — Concerted practice — Travel agencies using a common computerised booking system — Automatic restriction of the discount rates available for online bookings — System administrator’s message in relation to that restriction — Tacit agreement capable of being characterised as a concerted practice — Constituent elements of an agreement and of a concerted practice — Assessment of evidence and standard of proof — Procedural autonomy of the Member States — Principle of effectiveness — Presumption of innocence)
  • OJ:JOC_2016_098_R_0034: Case T-287/11: Judgment of the General Court of 4 February 2016 — Heitkamp BauHolding v Commission (State aid — German tax legislation concerning loss carry-forward to future tax years (Sanierungsklausel) — Decision declaring the aid incompatible with the internal market — Action for annulment — Individual concern — Admissibility — Concept of State aid — Selectivity — Nature and general scheme of the tax system)
  • OJ:JOC_2016_098_R_0002: Case C-603/13 P: Judgment of the Court (Fifth Chamber) of 21 January 2016 — Galp Energía España SA, Petróleos de Portugal (Petrogal) SA, Galp Energía SGPS SA v European Commission (Appeal — Article 81 EC — Agreements, decisions and concerted practices — Spanish market for penetration bitumen — Market sharing and price coordination — Excessive length of the proceedings before the General Court — Article 261 TFEU — Regulation (EC) No 1/2003 — Article 31 — Unlimited jurisdiction — Article 264 TFEU — Annulment, in whole or in part, of the Commission’s decision)
  • OJ:JOC_2016_098_R_0066: Case T-6/16: Action brought on 7 January 2016 — Awg Allgemeine Warenvertriebs v OHIM — Takko (Southern Territory 23°48’25"S)
  • OJ:JOC_2016_098_R_0051: Case T-486/14: Judgment of the General Court of 28 January 2016 –Stavytskyi v Council (Common foreign and security policy — Restrictive measures adopted in view of the situation in Ukraine — Freezing of funds — List of persons, entities and bodies covered by the freezing of funds and economic resources — Inclusion of the applicant’s name — Proof that inclusion on the list is justified)
  • OJ:JOC_2016_098_R_0001: Last publications of the Court of Justice of the European Union in the Official Journal of the European Union
  • OJ:JOC_2016_098_R_0050: Case T-485/14: Judgment of the General Court of 2 February 2016 — Bon Net v OHIM — Aldi (Bon Appétit!) (Community trade mark — Opposition proceedings — Application for Community figurative mark Bon Appétit! — Prior national figurative marks Бoн Апемú and Bon Apetí — No likelihood of confusion — Article 8(1)(b) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009)
  • OJ:JOC_2016_098_R_0017: Case C-521/14: Judgment of the Court (Fourth Chamber) of 21 January 2016 (request for a preliminary ruling from the Korkein oikeus — Finland) — SOVAG — Schwarzmeer und Ostsee Versicherungs-Aktiengesellschaft v If Vahinkovakuutusyhtiö Oy (Reference for a preliminary ruling — Judicial cooperation in civil matters — Regulation (EC) No 44/2001 — Article 6(2) — Jurisdiction — Action on a warranty or guarantee or other third party proceedings brought by a third party against a party to judicial proceedings before the court seised of the original proceedings)
  • OJ:JOC_2016_098_R_0033: Case C-45/16 P: Appeal brought on 26 January 2016 by d.d. Synergy Hellas Anonymi Emporiki Etaireia Parochis Ypiresion Pliroforikis against the judgment of the General Court (Fourth Chamber) delivered on 18 November 2015 in Case T-106/13 Synergy Hellas Anonymi Emporiki Etaireia Parochis Ypiresion Pliroforikis v European Commission
  • OJ:JOC_2016_098_R_0065: Case T-1/16: Action brought on 4 January 2016 — Hitachi-LG Data Storage and Hitachi-LG Data Storage Korea v Commission
  • OJ:JOC_2016_098_R_0049: Case T-434/14: Judgment of the General Court of 28 January 2016 — Arbuzov v Council (Common foreign and security policy — Restrictive measures adopted in view of the situation in Ukraine — Freezing of funds — List of persons, entities and bodies covered by the freezing of funds and economic resources — Inclusion of the applicant’s name — Proof that inclusion on the list is justified)

# EU COMMISSION

  • Visit to the Commission of HE Mr Manuel Valls, Prime Minister of the French Republic on Wednesday 23 March 2016
  • OJ 2161 - Liste des points prévus à l'ordre du jour des prochaines réunions de la Commission

# EU PARLIAMENT

  • Subject files - Working Group on Intellectual Property Rights and Copyright Reform - Committee on Legal Affairs
  • Publications - Timetables : Timetables - Committee on Legal Affairs
  • Highlights - Hearing on the protection of vulnerable adults - Committee on Legal Affairs
  • Hearings - Union Citizenship in practice - 15-03-2016 - Committee on Legal Affairs - Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs - Committee on Constitutional Affairs - Committee on Petitions
  • Answer - Europe's weakness and enforcement of compliance with requirements - E-015912/2015
  • Answer - Europol's Internet Referral Unit - involvement in research projects - E-013921/2015
  • Answer - Identifying militant groups in the EU and abroad - E-014325/2015
  • Answer - Tax Reforms - E-013594/2015
  • Answer - UK reform demands for EU membership - E-015037/2015
  • Answer - Revision of Schengen and the free movement of people - E-015335/2015
  • Answer - Admissibility of the temporary suspension of the Schengen Agreement - E-000379/2016
  • Answer - Family law - E-015203/2015
  • Answer - Public consultations - the language barrier - E-015884/2015

# EU COUNCIL

  • St 6705 2016 Init Outcome of proceedings of the meeting of the Mixed Committee at Ministerial level on 25 February 2016
  • St 6094 2016 Rev 1 Council on General Affairs and Policy of the Hague Conference (15-17 March 2016 ) - Coordinated position of the European Union
  • Cm 1915 2016 Init JHA Counsellors/Mixed Committee (EU-Iceland/Norway and Switzerland/Liechtenstein)
  • Cm 1907 2016 Init Hague Coordination Meeting (Working Party on Civil Law Matters)
  • St 7034 2016 Init Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the European Border and Coast Guard and repealing Regulation (EC) No 2007/2004, Regulation (EC) No 863/2007 and Council Decision 2005/267/EC
  • St 14957 2015 Rev 2 Position of the Council at first reading with a view to the adoption of a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL on the European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation (Europol) and replacing and repealing Council Decisions 2009/371/JHA, 2009/934/JHA, 2009/935/JHA, 2009/936/JHA and 2009/968/JHA - Adopted by the Council on 10 March 2016
  • St 7012 2016 Init The use of citizens’ assistance to identify and find missing persons
  • St 6490 2016 Rev 1 Temporary reintroduction of border controls at the Belgian internal borders in accordance with Article 25 of Regulation (EC) 562/2006 establising a Community Code on the rules governing the movement of persons across borders (Schengen Borders Code)
  • St 7039 2016 Init REPORT FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, THE COUNCIL AND THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMITTEE on the activities of the European Judicial Network in civil and commercial matters
  • St 14958 2015 Rev 2 Position of the Council at first reading with a view to the adoption of a DIRECTIVE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL on the conditions of entry and residence of third-country nationals for the purposes of research, studies, training, voluntary service, pupil exchange schemes or educational projects and au pairing (recast) - Adopted by the Council on 10 March 2016
  • St 14956 2015 Rev 2 Position of the Council at first reading with a view to the adoption of a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL on promoting the free movement of citizens by simplifying the requirements for presenting certain public documents in the European Union and amending Regulation (EU) No 1024/2012 - Adopted by the Council on 10 March 2016
  • St 6854 2016 Init Prüm implementation and daily application
  • St 6883 2016 Init Overview LEWP Networks/Expert Groups – Strategic Objectives
  • St 6980 2016 Init Use and optimisation of Interpol instruments to identify and find missing persons
  • St 7009 2016 Init Proposal for a Council Regulation on the provision of emergency support within the Union - Adoption
  • St 5175 2016 Rev 1 Renewed Information Management Strategy (IMS) - draft 5th Action List
  • St 7009 2016 Add 1 Proposal for a Council Regulation on the provision of emergency support within the Union - Adoption = Statement
  • Cm 1877 2016 Rev 1 WORKING PARTY ON ENLARGEMENT AND COUNTRIES NEGOTIATING ACCESSION TO THE EU
  • St 6150 2016 Cor 1 a) Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on certain aspects concerning contracts for the supply of digital content (First reading) b) Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on certain aspects concerning contracts for the online and other distance sales of goods (First reading) - Progress report

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