INSIGHT EU: LEGAL & CORPORATE Telegram 19 Dec 2017


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# STATE AID: 

  • State aid: Commission approves progressive application of renewable energy surcharge for certain self-suppliers of electricity in Germany +++ 
  • State Aid: EU Commission approves Irish support scheme for SMEs +++ 
  • State aid: Commission approves introduction of tradable phosphate rights for dairy cattle in the Netherlands +++ 
  • State aid: EU Commission approves the Maltese tonnage tax scheme subject to commitments +++ 
  • State aid: EU Commission approves recapitalisation of the Lithuanian Central Credit Union 

# MERGERS: 

  • Concentrations: la Commission autorise l'acquisition de Fraikin par Värde 

# VOLKSWAGEN

  • European Commission and Member States' consumer authorities call on Volkswagen to fully deliver on its commitment to repair the affected cars

# BREXIT

  • UK Parliament: EU Brexit talks agreement examined by Committee
  • UK Parliament: Impact of Brexit on patients and the life science industry examined

# PARADISE & PANAMA PAPERS

  • Summary as of 13 December 2017: End of mandate PANA Committee - 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
  • The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists: More Offshore Leaks Data; Appleby launches legal action against ICIJ's UK partners

# SECURITY UNION

  • Security Union: new EU Forum to protect public spaces

# BRIBERY

  • OECD says Swedish progress combatting foreign bribery insufficient to warrant Phase 4 evaluation

# POLAND

  • ALDE leader Verhofstadt: European Commission must trigger Article 7 proceedings against Poland tomorrow

# ELECTORAL LAW

  • EP: Oral question - Reform of the electoral law of the EU - O-2017-000099

# EU OMBUDSMAN

  • Latest decisions and recommendations by the EU Ombudsman
  • Decision in case 7/2016/PL on the European Commission’s language policy in public consultations
  • Recommendation of the European Ombudsman in case 1676/2017/KM on the European Commission’s handling of requests for access to documents on how it deals with and tries to prevent the unauthorised disclosure of its documents

# CJEU

  • CJEU - Video links on upcoming court rulings (to be activated on 20 Dec 2017)
    • EbS+ NEWS: European Court of Justice ruling in the case C-434/15 Asociación Profesional Elite Taxi (Freedom to provide services):
    • EbS+ NEWS: European Court of Justice ruling in the case C-372/16 Sahyouni (Area of Freedom, Security and Justice):
    • EbS+ NEWS: European Court of Justice ruling in the case C-291/16 Schweppes (Intellectual property):
    • EbS+ NEWS: European Court of Justice ruling in the case C-393/16 Comité Interprofessionnel du Vin de Champagne (Agriculture and fisheries):
    • EbS+ NEWS European Court of Justice ruling in the case C-434/16 Nowak (Approximation of laws):
    • EbS+ NEWS European Court of Justice ruling in the case -C467/16 Schlömp (Area of Freedom, Security and Justice):
    • EbS+ NEWS European Court of Justice rulings in the case C-66/16 P Comunidad Autónoma del Pais Vasco/Comisión, C-67/16 P Comunidad AUTÓNOMA DE Cataluña, C-68/16 P Navrra de Servicios y Tecnologías, C-69/16 P Cellnex Telecom and Retevision, C-70/16 P Comunidad Autónoma de Galaicia, C-81/16 P Spain versus Commisión (State aid, appeal against a ruling from the General Court T-462/13):
    • EbS+ NEWS European Court of Justice ruling in the case C-226/116 Eni and Others (Energy):
    • EbS+ NEWS European Court of Justice ruling in the case C-442/16 Gusa (Social security for migrant workers):
    • EbS+ NEWS European Court of Justice ruling in the case C-102/16 Vaditrans (Transport):
    • EbS+ NEWS European Court of Justice ruling in the case C-158/16 Vega González (Social policy):

# EU COMMISSION REGISTER

  • SECRETARIAT-GENERAL
    • Décision de la Commission visant à approuver la réponse à la demande confirmative d'accès aux documents GESTDEM 2017/5420
    • Décision de la Commission visant à approuver la réponse à la demande confirmative d'accès aux documents GESTDEM 2017/5420
    • Décision de la Commission visant à approuver la réponse à la demande confirmative d'accès aux documents GESTDEM 2017/5936
    • Décision de la Commission visant à approuver la réponse à la demande confirmative d'accès aux documents GESTDEM 2017/5936
    • Commission Decision regarding the follow-up to National Parliaments' Opinions - reply to the Sénat (FR) - COM(2017) 85 final
    • Commission Decision regarding the follow-up to National Parliaments' Opinions - reply to the Sénat (FR) - COM(2017) 85 final
    • Commission Decision regarding the follow-up to National Parliaments' Opinions - reply to the Camera dei Deputati (IT) - COM(2017) 368 final
    • Commission Decision regarding the follow-up to National Parliaments' Opinions - reply to the Camera dei Deputati (IT) - COM(2017) 368 final
    • Commission Decision regarding the follow-up to National Parliaments' Opinions - reply to the Senát (CZ) - COM(2017) 335 final
    • Commission Decision regarding the follow-up to National Parliaments' Opinions - reply to the Senát (CZ) - EAC - COM(2017) 247_248_249 final
    • Commission Decision regarding the follow-up to National Parliaments' Opinions - reply to the Congreso de los Diputados/Senado (ES) - COM(2017) 385 final
    • Commission Decision regarding the follow-up to National Parliaments' Opinions - reply to the Congreso de los Diputados/Senado (ES) - COM(2017) 385 final
    • Commission Decision regarding the follow-up to National Parliaments' Opinions - reply to the Bundesrat (DE) - COM(2017) 262 final
    • Commission Decision regarding the follow-up to National Parliaments' Opinions - reply to the Bundesrat (DE) - COM(2017) 262 final
    • Commission Decision regarding the follow-up to National Parliaments' Opinions - reply to the Senato della Repubblica (IT) - COM(2017)275 to 282 final
    • Commission Decision regarding the follow-up to National Parliaments' Opinions - reply to the Assembleia da República (PT) - COM(2016) 694 final
    • Note journalière des décisions prises par procédure de délégation le 18 décembre 2017
    • Note journalière des décisions prises par procédure d'habilitation le 18 décembre 2017
    • Note journalière des décisions prises par procédure écrite le 19 décembre 2017
    • OJ 2237 - Procédures écrites à signaler spécialement - période d’échéance du 18 au 22 décembre 2017
    • OJ 2237 - Liste des points prévus à l'ordre du jour des prochaines réunions de la Commission
    • Contrôle de l’application du droit de l'Union européenne – INFRACTIONS – Calendrier des cycles mensuels de décisions de janvier à juillet 2018
    • Ordre du jour de la 2237ème réunion de la Commission (Bruxelles, 20/12/2017)
  • LEGAL SERVICE
    • DÉCISION DE LA COMMISSION portant approbation de pouvoir dans une affaire contentieuse nationale
    • DÉCISION DE LA COMMISSION portant approbation de pouvoir dans une affaire contentieuse nationale
    • Commission Decision on an application to intervene by the Commission
  • DG TAXATION & CUSTOMS UNION
    • Proposal for a COUNCIL DIRECTIVE amending Directive 2006/112/EC on the common system of value added tax, with regard to the obligation to respect a minimum standard rate
  • DG JUSTICE & CONSUMERS
    • Commission reply to the European Ombudsman – Complaint ref. 1040/2017
    • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION concerning the adoption of the work programme for 2018 and the financing for the implementation of the Justice Programme
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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 CASE LAW
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