INSIGHT EU: LEGAL & CORPORATE Telegram 19 Oct 2017

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  • President Juncker participates in the European Council (19 -20 October 2017) +++ 
  • Remarks by President Donald Tusk on the European Council meeting of 19 October 2017 +++ 
  • European Council conclusions on migration, digital Europe, security and defence, 19/10/2017 +++ 
  • EU Council video: RECORDED European Council - German National briefing +++ 
  • ST 15 2017 INIT European Council meeting +++ 
  • ST 11574 2017 INIT European Council (19 October 2017) - Draft conclusions +++ 
  • ST 14 2017 INIT European Council meeting (19 October 2017) – Conclusions 


  • All EU countries must take their fair share of asylum seekers - MEPs
  • EPP on new, stricter asylum rules: country of entry principle gives way to true solidarity mechanism
  • S&D leader Pittella: Parliament backs radical asylum reform, finally removing first country of entry principle
  • SPD: Aufschlag für ein echtes europäisches Asylsystem - Innenausschuss stimmt für umfassende Reform der Dublin-Verordnung
  • ECR: Dan Dalton: New proposals for tackling the migration crisis “waste precious time”.
  • Parliament Committee adopts major changes to the way asylum seekers are distributed in the EU - GUE/NGL


  • XT 21060 2017 INIT European Council (Art. 50) (20 October 2017) - Draft conclusions
  • XT 20013 2017 INIT European Council (Art. 50) meeting Date: Venue: 20 October 2017 Brussels
  • TheCityUK gives evidence on Brexit prospects - UK Parliament


  • ST 13306 2017 INIT OPINION of the European Economic and Social Committee A favourable tax system for fair competition and growth (own-initiative opinion)


  • Publications - PANA Report : PANA Report - 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
  • Fight for tax justice goes on despite Left success in final ‘Panama Papers’ vote - GUE/NGL


  • Concentrations : la Commission autorise l'acquisition du contrôle conjoint de deux parcs éoliens par la Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations et Engie
  • Mergers: Commission approves acquisition of LV's UK general non-life insurance business by Allianz


  • Highlights - European Disability Strategy Implementation - Committee on Employment and Social Affairs


  • The EU Court of Justice confirms the freezing of funds of Mr Viktor Yanukovych, former President of Ukraine, and of his son Oleksandr for the period from 6 March 2015 until 6 March 2016
  • The Hungarian tax on motor vehicles is incompatible with the EEC-Turkey Association Agreement


    • Décision de la Commission visant à approuver la réponse à la demande confirmative d'accès aux documents GESTDEM 2017/4714
    • Commission Decision regarding the follow-up to National Parliaments' Opinions - reply to the Camera Deputaților (RO) - JOIN(2017) 4 final
    • Décision de la Commission portant désignation d'agents dans des affaires contentieuses devant la Cour de justice et le Tribunal
    • COMMISSION DECISION on intervention as a non-disputing party in investor-State dispute settlements pursuant to Article 26 of the Energy Charter Treaty
    • REPORT FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE COUNCIL on the first annual review of the functioning of the EU–U.S. Privacy Shield
    • Rapport de la Commission au Parlement européen et au Conseil sur l'examen annuel du fonctionnement du bouclier de protection des données UE-États-Unis
    • Rectificatif à la décision de la Commission en vertu des articles 107 et 108 du TFUE


  • EP Plenary Session October II: Protecting borders, investors, workers and whistle-blowers
  • Highlights - JURI Committee: Plenary debates - Committee on Legal Affairs


  • CM 4608 2017 INIT Law Enforcement Working Party
  • ST 13380 2017 INIT Draft joint statement on the European Public Prosecutor's Office (EPPO) Approval
  • ST 13461 2017 INIT Improving the EU's fight against cybercrime: EU law enforcement response. Outcome of the Expert Workshops with policy proposals
  • CM 4623 2017 INIT Working Party on Fundamental Rights, Citizens' Rights and Free Movement of Persons (FREMP)
  • ST 13137 2017 INIT Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council replacing Annex A to Regulation (EU) 2015/848 on insolvency proceedings - Revised text
  • ST 13087 2017 INIT Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council replacing Annex A to Regulation (EU) 2015/848 on insolvency proceedings - Compilation of requests for amendments from BE, BG, HR, LV, PT
  • ST 12923 2017 INIT Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the mutual recognition of freezing and confiscation orders - Revised text following the Working Party on 28-29 September and the (JHA) Council on 12 October 2017
  • ST 13293 2017 INIT Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the mutual recognition of freezing and confiscation orders - Legal form of the instrument (Regulation or Directive)
  • ST 13153 2017 INIT Proposal for a DIRECTIVE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL amending Directive 96/71/EC of The European Parliament and of the Council of 16 December 1996 concerning the posting of workers in the framework of the provision of services- General approach
  • ST 13304 2017 INIT Note to the Code of Conduct Group (Business Taxation)
  • ST 13232 2017 INIT MASP on Facilitation of Illegal Immigration
  • ST 13231 2017 INIT MASP on Excise Fraud
  • ST 13189 2017 INIT Judgment of the Court of 14 September 2017 in Case C-18/16 K. v. Staatssecretaris van Veiligheid en Justitie - request for a preliminary ruling regarding the validity of the first subparagraph of Article 8(3)(a) and (b) of Directive 2013/33 "reception conditions" (2013/33/EU)





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