INSIGHT EU: LEGAL & CORPORATE Telegram 15 Dec 2017


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# EU SUMMIT: 

  • Remarks by President Donald Tusk following the European Council meetings on 14 and 15 December 2017 +++ 
  • Remarks by EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker following the European Council meetings of 14 and 15 December 2017 +++ 
  • St 15243 2017 Init Work programme of the incoming Presidency - Information from the Bulgarian delegation 

# BREXIT: 

  • European Council (Art. 50) guidelines for Brexit negotiations, 15 December 2017 +++ 
  • XT 20011 2017 INIT European Council (Art. 50) meeting (15 December 2017) - Guidelines +++ 
  • EP Think-tank Study - The impact of Brexit on the legal status of European Union officials and other servants of British nationality +++ 
  • Businesseurope: Business welcomes European Council decision on Brexit – companies need certainty +++ 
  • Bundeswirtschaftsministerin Zypries begrüßt Beginn der zweiten Phase der Brexit-Verhandlungen +++ 
  • Bundesrat äußert sich zu Brexit-Verhandlungen auf EU-Ebene +++ 
  • WKÖ-Präsident Leitl: Zweite Brexit-Verhandlungsphase muss rasche Fortschritte bringen 

# COMPETITION POLICY

  • Accuracy and administrability go hand in hand - Speech by Johannes Laitenberger, Director-General DG Competition

# MERGERS

  • Mergers: EU Commission clears acquisition of sole control over CEPSA Gas by CEPSA
  • Mergers: EU Commission clears acquisition of Toshiba Memory Corporation by Bain Capital

# TAXATION

  • OECD releases second round of peer reviews on implementation of BEPS minimum standards on improving tax dispute resolution mechanisms
  • The Bahamas takes strong steps forward to join international efforts against tax evasion and avoidance

# MONEY-LAUNDERING

  • Die Grünen zum Kompromiss bei europäischer Anti-Geldwäscherichtlinie: Fortschritte im Kampf gegen Geldwäsche und Steuerbetrug
  • Transparency International: EU breakthrough in the fight against money laundering

# HUNGARY

  • Draft opinion - The situation in Hungary (pursuant to the European Parliament resolution of 17 May 2017) - PE 615.423v01-00 - Committee on Constitutional Affairs

# EUROJUST

  • Latest publications by Eurojust
    • Twenty-three people arrested and tons of drugs seized in action against international criminal organisation
    • Successful Operation against Sexual Exploitation of Women

# FRA

  • Latest publications by FRA
    • Roundtable tackles combating anti-Muslim hatred and discrimination
    • FRA takes part in EU NGO Forum
    • Further strengthening ties between FRA and the EEA and Norway Grants
    • Workshop tackles hate crime registration
    • Shared space of religion and human rights meeting report out now
    • Equinet focuses on inclusion and discrimination against migrants
    • Faith-based support for young people seeking refuge
    • The role of the international community in combatting hatred based on religion and belief
    • Migration national contact points gather to keep abreast of latest developments
    • Agency explores cooperation with funders and foundations
    • EASO annual conference focuses on child protection
    • Building on FRA’s EU-MIDIS II results in Finland
    • Putting an end to the forced sterilisation of women and girls with disabilities
    • Developing an online tool for recording hate crime
    • Supporting funded Roma inclusion and empowerment activities

# EU OMBUDSMAN

  • Latest decisions and replies by the EU Ombudsman
    • Reply of the Council of the European Union to Own-Initiative Inquiry 01/2/2017/AB concerning access to documents relating to Council preparatory bodies when discussing draft EU legislative acts
    • Decision in case 176/2015/JF on the alleged failure of the European Food Safety Authority to reply adequately to questions about an authorisation application for genetically modified maize

# EU COMMISSION REGISTER

  • SECRETARIAT-GENERAL
    • Décision de la Commission visant à approuver la réponse à la demande confirmative d'accès aux documents GESTDEM 2017/5259
    • Décision de la Commission visant à approuver la réponse à la demande confirmative d'accès aux documents GESTDEM 2017/5259
    • Proposal for a DIRECTIVE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL amending Directive 92/106/EEC on the establishment of common rules for certain types of combined transport of goods between Member States
    • COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION 2018 Draft Budgetary Plans: Overall Assessment
    • Corrigendum to Commission Delegated Regulation C(2017) 6995 final of 20.10.2017 amending Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2016/2374 establishing a discard plan for certain demersal fisheries in South-Western waters
    • Agrément pour remplacer le Chef de la Mission de la Jamaïque auprès de l'Union européenne
    • Commission Decision regarding the follow-up to National Parliaments' Opinions - reply to the Camera dei Deputati (IT) - COM(2017) 375 final
    • Commission Decision regarding the follow-up to National Parliaments' Opinions - reply to the Bundesrat (DE) - COM(2017) 331 final
    • Commission Decision regarding the follow-up to National Parliaments' Opinions - reply to the Camera dei Deputati (IT) - DG JUST -COM(2017) 252_253 final
    • Commission Decision regarding the follow-up to National Parliaments' Opinions - reply to the Congreso de los Diputados/Senado (ES) - COM(2017) 331 final
    • OJ 2237 - Liste des questions administratives et budgétaires diverses
    • OJ 2237 - Procédures écrites à signaler spécialement - période d’échéance du 18 au 22 décembre 2017
    • Note journalière des décisions prises par procédure de délégation le 14 décembre 2017
    • Note journalière des décisions prises par procédure d'habilitation le 14 décembre 2017
    • Note journalière des décisions prises par procédure écrite le 15 décembre 2017
    • Ordre du jour de la 2237ème réunion de la Commission (Bruxelles, 20/12/2017)
    • Procès-verbal de la 2232ème réunion de la Commission (Strasbourg, 14 novembre 2017)
    • Procès-verbal de la 2231ème réunion de la Commission (Bruxelles, 8 novembre 2017)
  • DG JUSTICE
    • COMMISSION DECISION authorising the Kingdom of Denmark to accede to the Convention on Choice of Court Agreements
  • 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

# EU PARLIAMENT REGISTER

  • Position of the European Parliament - Proposal for a decision of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 2010/40/EU as regards the period for adopting delegated acts - EP-PE_TC1-COD(2017)0060

# EU COUNCIL REGISTER

  • St 15211 2017 Rev 1 Directive 2014/41/EU of 3 April 2014 regarding the European Investigation Order in criminal matters - Competent authorities and languages = Paper by EJN
  • St 15448 2017 Init Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a centralised system for the identification of Member States holding conviction information on third country nationals and stateless persons (TCN) to supplement and support the European criminal records information system (ECRIS-TCN system) and amending Regulation (EU) No. 1077/2011 - Outcome of the discussions in
  • St 15450 2017 Init Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council of amending Council Framework Decision 2009/315/JHA, as regards the exchange of information on third country nationals and as regards the European Criminal Records Information System (ECRIS), and replacing Council Decision 2009/316/JHA - Outcome of the discussions in the (JHA) Council on 8 December 2017
  • St 15451 2017 Init Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the mutual recognition of freezing and confiscation orders - Outcome of the discussions in the (JHA) Council on 8 December 2017

# EU CASE LAW

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