INSIGHT EU: LEGAL & CORPORATE Telegram 24 Oct 2017


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# THE JUNCKER COMMISSION: 

  • Speech by President Juncker at the Plenary Session of the European Parliament +++ 
  • EU Commission Work Programme 2018 +++ 
  • EU Commission Work Programme 2018: An agenda for a more united, stronger and more democratic Europe +++ 
  • EU Commission Q&A: The 2018 Work Programme +++ 
  • Presentation of the 2018 Commission Work Programme to the European Parliament by First Vice-President Frans Timmermans 

# LEADERS' AGENDA: 

  • Speech by EU Commission President Juncker at the Plenary Session of the European Parliament on the Conclusions of the European Council meeting of 19 and 20 October 2017 and presentation of the Leaders' Agenda +++ 
  • Report by President Donald Tusk to the European Parliament on October European Council meetings and presentation of the Leaders' Agenda 

# BETTER REGULATION

  • EU Commission: Completing the Better Regulation Agenda

# BREXIT

  • Lords debates European Union (Approvals) Bill - UK Parliament

# STATE AID

  • State aid: EU Commission approves the compensation granted to La Banque Postale to facilitate access to banking services

# COMPETITION POLICY

  • EP Draft report - Annual report on Competition Policy - PE 612.214v01-00 - Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs

# POSTING OF WORKERS

  • S&Ds welcome breakthrough for equal pay for equal work as member states agree on new rules for posted workers, but warn against delays
  • Détachement des travailleurs : la poudre de perlimpinpin d’Emmanuel Macron - S&D
  • Businesseurope: Posting of workers -- a bad compromise driven by political symbolism
  • Report - Posting of workers in the framework of the provision of services - A8-0319/2017 - Committee on Employment and Social Affairs

# SOCIAL RIGHTS

  • Commission welcomes the Council's endorsement of the European Pillar of Social Rights and its general approach to reform the Posting of Workers Directive

# DISABILITY STRATEGY

  • EP Opinion - Implementation of the European Disability Strategy - PE 604.815v02-00 - Committee on Culture and Education

# EUROJUST

  • Ladislav Hamran elected President of Eurojust

# WHISTLE-BLOWERS

  • EU Parliament: EU-wide protection needed for whistle-blowers
  • S&D: European Parliament backs EU-wide protection for whistle-blowers

# MEDIA FREEDOM

  • Statement by President Tajani in plenary in the presence of the family of Daphne Caruana Galizia
  • EPP Daphne Caruana’s case: EU must act on rule of law in Malta
  • ALDE/FDP: Meissner zu Mord an Daphne Caruana Galizia: Presse- und Meinungsfreiheit weltweit verteidigen
  • Grüne/EFA zum Mord an der maltesischen Journalistin Daphne Caruana Galizia: Maltas Regierung muss zurücktreten
  • Transparency International: Time for EU action after European Parliament votes for whistleblower protection

# MONEY LAUNDERING

  • EP Opinion - Countering money laundering by criminal law - PE 608.037v02-00 - Committee on Development

# CJEU

  • EU Court Advocate General Bot considers that Facebook Ireland and Facebook Inc. may be held liable for alleged breaches of German data protection laws in Germany
  • According to EU Court Advocate General Szpunar, the acquisition of a right of permanent residence is a prerequisite of an EU citizen being able to qualify for enhanced protection against expulsion
  • According to EU Court Advocate General Bot, the lack of appropriate psychological care in the country of origin of a person who was tortured there in the past is not sufficient to allow that person to claim subsidiary protection

# EU COMMISSION REGISTER

  • SECRETARIAT-GENERAL
    • Communication de la Commission au Parlement européen, au Conseil, au Comité économique et social européen et au Comité des régions Mener à son terme le programme pour une meilleure réglementation: de meilleures solutions pour de meilleurs résultats
    • COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, THE COUNCIL, THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMITTEE AND THE COMMITTEE OF THE REGIONS Commission Work Programme 2018 An agenda for a more united, stronger and more democratic Europe
    • Communication de la Commission au Parlement européen, au Conseil, au Comité économique et social européen et au Comité des régions Programme de travail de la Commission pour 2018 Un programme pour une Europe plus unie, plus forte et plus démocratique
    • Décision de la Commission visant à approuver la réponse à la demande confirmative d'accès aux documents GESTDEM 2017/5190 & 2017/5191
    • Décision de la Commission visant à approuver la réponse à la demande confirmative d'accès aux documents GESTDEM 2017/4198
    • Décision de la Commission visant à approuver la réponse à la demande confirmative d'accès aux documents GESTDEM 2017/4198
    • Agrément pour remplacer le Chef de la Mission de la République de Palau auprès de l'Union européenne et auprès de la Communauté européenne de l'Energie atomique
    • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION amending Commission Implementing Decision C(2014) 9366 of 12 December 2014 adopting an Action Programme for the Turkish Cypriot community for the year 2014 and amending Commission Implementing Decision C(2015) 8757 of 11 December 2015 adopting an Action Programme for the Turkish Cypriot community for the year 2015 and amending Commission Implementing Decision C(2016) 6688 of 21 October 2016 adopting an Action Programme for the Turkish Cypriot community for the year 2016
    • Permanences à assurer par les membres de la Commission pendant la pause de fin d'année 2017 (21 décembre 2017 au 2 janvier 2018)
    • Note journalière des décisions prises par procédure de délégation le 23 octobre 2017
  • DG JUSTICE & CONSUMERS
    • Amended 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, amending Regulation (EC) No 2006/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council and Directive 2009/22/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and repealing Directive 1999/44/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council
  • DG COMPETITION
    • Décision de la Commission en vertu des articles 107 et 108 du TFUE
    • Décision de la Commission en vertu des articles 107 et 108 du TFUE
    • Décision de la Commission en vertu des articles 107 et 108 du TFUE

# EU PARLIAMENT REGISTER

  • Minutes - Tuesday, 24 October 2017 - Strasbourg - Result of roll-call votes - Provisional edition
  • Amendments 001-003 - Monitoring the application of EU law 2015 - A8-0265/2017(001-003)

# EU CASE LAW

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