INSIGHT EU: LEGAL & CORPORATE Telegram 13 Sept 2017


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# SOTEU 2017: 

  • EU Commission President Jean-Claude Jnucker's State of the Union (SOTEU) Address 2017 +++ 
  • EU Commission: The State of the Union 2017: Catching the wind in our sails (important quotes & links) +++ 
  • The Juncker Commission: 2017 State of the Union brochure +++ 
  • State of the Union 2017 web page +++ 
  • The 10 political priorities of the European Commission 

# SOTEU - MEP REACTIONS: 

  • EU Parliament on the State of the Union: Let’s make the most of the momentum to shape an ambitious future
  • The Spinelli Group: Relaunching Eurozone and European Democracy. Time for action!
  • EPP: Today is about asserting and defending the European way of life
  • S&D: Pittella: We need a new Europe closer to people's real needs
  • Bürgerinitiative wird jünger und unbürokratischer - S&D/SPD
  • ALDE: “No place for alt-right governments in EU and need for transnational lists”, Guy Verhofstadt
  • ALDE/FDP: Junckers Grundsatzrede liefert wichtige Impulse
  • State of the EU: Juncker’s vision of a European project for the elite - GUE/NGL
  • Delegation DIE LINKE im Europaparlament zur Lage der Europäischen Union
  • ECR leaders reject Juncker's federalist ambition
  • ECR/LKR-Europaabgeordnete zur Rede Jean-Claude Junckers Rede zur Lage der Union
  • EFDD: Mr Juncker's message is clear: Brexit has happened - more Europe without the people's consent

# SOTEU - MEMBER STATES

  • Bundesregierung: Wichtige Zukunftsfragen der EU angehen

# SOTEU - STAKEHOLDERS

  • EESC: Strong social rights are a prerequiste for a functioning common market
  • European Movement International: The Hits and Misses of Juncker’s State of the Union
  • Businesseurope: Sailing the wind of economic improvements to further strengthen Europe
  • CEEP Comments on President Juncker’s State of the EU
  • SMEs ask for an alternative scenario for the Future of Europe - UEAPME
  • BDI-Hauptgeschäftsführer Joachim Lang zur Rede von EU-Kommissionspräsident Juncker: „Europa braucht Tempo bei Reformen“
  • WWF on State of the Union: ‘Wind in our sails’ must steer Europe towards greater sustainability and climate action
  • European Environmental Bureau: Action more than words are needed to make Europe a leader on climate change
  • EPC Comment: Merging the Presidents’ roles

# TRANSPARENCY

  • State of the Union 2017: President Juncker strengthens ethical rules for Members of the Commission in new Code of Conduct
  • EU Ombudsman welcomes proposals to strengthen Commissioner ethics and transparency rules

# MERGERS

  • Mergers: Commission clears acquisition over a new joint venture between SAIC Motor Corporation and Infineon Technologies

# BREXIT

  • Brexit: Overseas Territories concerns must be taken in to account - UK Parliament

# TAXATION

  • Countries are using tax policy to drive growth, reduce inequalities and promote behavioural change, says OECD

# WHISTLE-BLOWERS

  • EP Opinion - Legitimate measures to protect whistle-blowers acting in the public interest when disclosing the confidential information of companies and public bodies - PE 606.049v02-00 - Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs

# DISABILITY RIGHTS

  • EP Subject files - CPRD Network - Committee on Employment and Social Affairs
  • EP Opinion - Implementation of the European Disability Strategy - PE 606.231v02-00 - Committee on Petitions
  • ‘Put the rights of people with disabilities before narrow business lobby interests,’ GUE/NGL urges MEPs

# CJEU

  • EU Court: Member States may not adopt emergency measures regarding genetically modified food and feed unless it is evident that there is a serious risk to health or the environment
  • EU Court: The Commission’s early ban on bluefin tuna fishing in 2008 cannot give fishermen a right to compensation

# EU COMMISSION REGISTER

  • SG
    • COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, THE EUROPEAN COUNCIL, THE COUNCIL, THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMITTEE AND THE COMMITTEE OF THE REGIONS Welcoming Foreign Direct Investment while Protecting Essential Interests
    • Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL on the European citizens’ initiative
    • Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL amending Regulation (EU, Euratom) No. 1141/2014 of the European Parliament and the Council of 22 October 2014 on the statute and funding of European political parties and European political foundations
    • COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, THE EUROPEAN COUNCIL, THE COUNCIL, THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMITTEE, THE COMMITTEE OF THE REGIONS AND THE EUROPEAN INVESTMENT BANK Investing in a smart, innovative and sustainable Industry A renewed EU Industrial Policy Strategy
    • Rectificatif relatif à la Décision d'exécution de la Commission du 12 juillet 2017 relative à la publication au Journal officiel de l’Union européenne du document unique visé à l’article 94, paragraphe 1, point d), du règlement (UE) no 1308/2013 du Parlement européen et du Conseil et de la référence de la publication du cahier des charges concernant une dénomination dans le secteur vitivinicole [Skalický rubín (AOP)] - Journal officiel de l'Union européenne C 224 du 13 juillet 2017 (2017/C 224/04)
    • Draft Commission Decision on a Code of Conduct for the Members of the European Commission
    • JOINT COMMUNICATION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE COUNCIL Resilience, Deterrence and Defence: Building strong cybersecurity for the EU
    • Commission Staff Working Document accompanying the Proposal for a Regulation on the European citizens' initiative
    • OJ 2224 - Actes adoptés et authentifiés
    • Note journalière des décisions prises par procédure de délégation le 12 septembre 2017
  • SJ
    • DÉCISION DE LA COMMISSION portant approbation de pouvoirs dans des affaires contentieuses devant la Cour de justice et le Tribunal
    • DÉCISION DE LA COMMISSION portant approbation de pouvoirs dans des affaires contentieuses devant la Cour de justice et le Tribunal

# EU PARLIAMENT REGISTER

  • Minutes - Wednesday, 13 September 2017 - Strasbourg - Result of roll-call votes - Provisional edition
  • Meetings schedule in October - Committee on Legal Affairs
  • Draft agenda - Thursday, 14 September 2017 - PE 610.601v02-00 - Special Committee on Terrorism

# EU CASE LAW

# OFFICIAL JOURNAL C

# OFFICIAL JOURNAL L


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