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INSIGHT EU: LEGAL & CORPORATE Telegram 20 Dec 2017


Our telegram headlines today*: 

# POLAND: 

  • Rule of Law: European EU Commission acts to defend judicial independence in Poland +++ 
  • EU Commission Q&A: Action on the Rule of Law in Poland +++ 
  • Proposal for a COUNCIL DECISION on the determination of a clear risk of a serious breach by the Republic of Poland of the rule of law +++ 
  • Opening remarks of First Vice-President Frans Timmermans, Readout of the European Commission discussion on the Rule of Law in Poland +++ 
  • Polish Foreign Ministry: Statement on the European Commission’s decision to launch the disciplinary process against Poland laid out in Article 7 of the TEU +++ 
  • Polish Deputy Minister Konrad Szymański: The European Commission could have behaved less dogmatically - Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland 

# POLAND - REACTIONS

  • EPP on Poland: The rule of law is non-negotiable in the EU
  • Statement der EU-Abgeordneten Caspary und Niebler (EVP/CDU und EVP/CSU) zu Polen
  • Statement vom Markus Ferber (EVP/CSU) zum Verfahren gegen Polen
  • S&D leader Pittella: Commission right to trigger article 7 - Polish government caused this crisis, now it must resolve it
  • EU-Abgeordnete Sylvia-Yvonne KAUFMANN (S&D/SPD): Dunkelgelbe Karte für die polnische Regierung - EU-Kommission aktiviert Artikel-7-Verfahren gegen Mitgliedstaat
  • SPD-Europaabgeordneten Peter Simon zur Einleitung Artikel-7-Verfahren gegen Polen
  • ALDE: PiS must not get away with dismantling democracy in Poland
  • GUE/NGL: European Commission finally moves to defend rule of law in Poland
  • cep zum EU-Verfahren gegen Polen
  • Norwegian Government: Agreement on EEA and Norway Grants to Poland

# BREXIT

  • Brexit: EU Commission recommends draft negotiating directives for next phase of the Article 50 negotiations
  • Déclaration presse par Michel Barnier suite à l'adoption d'une recommandation visant à entamer les discussions relatives à la phase suivante du retrait ordonné du Royaume-Uni de l'Union européenne
  • EP Think-tank Study - The implications of the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union for the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice - 19-12-2017
  • EP Think-tank: Study - The impact of Brexit on the legal status of European Union officials and other servants of British nationality - 20-12-2017
  • UK Parliament: Prime Minister questioned on Brexit negotiations and transitionary arrangements
  • Michael Gove questioned on Brexit impact on food - UK Parliament
  • SWP: The Trouble with Transition - No Off-the-Shelf Arrangement for the UK after Brexit

# MERGERS

  • Mergers: EU Commission opens in-depth investigation into proposed acquisition of Cristal by Tronox
  • Mergers: Commission clears acquisition of joint control over GNDB by CPPIB Europe, Allianz Infrastructure and Gas Natural
  • Concentrations: la Commission autorise l'acquisition du contrôle en commun de Powerhouse France par la Société Générale et BNP Paribas

# TAXATION

  • Switzerland: Federal Council initiates consultation on BEPS convention
  • BDI zur US-Steuerreform: Bundesregierung muss sich verschärftem Wettbewerb stelle

# CJEU

  • CJEU: The service provided by Uber connecting individuals with non-professional drivers is covered by services in the field of transport
  • CJEU: A fixed-term worker elected to a parliamentary role must be able to benefit, for the purposes of holding political office, from the same special leave granted to a permanent civil servant
  • CJEU: In the road transport sector, drivers may not take the regular weekly rest period to which they are entitled in their vehicle
  • CJEU: An EU citizen who, after more than one year, has ceased to work in a self-employed capacity in another Member State because of an absence of work owing to reasons beyond his control retains the status of self-employed person and, consequently, a right to reside in that Member State
  • CJEU on ENI and others: Member States cannot require natural gas suppliers to hold exclusively on national territory sufficient natural gas stocks to fulfil the obligations laid down by the EU regulation on security of gas supply
  • CJEU annuls the Commission’s decision ordering the recovery of State aid granted by Spain to operators of the terrestrial television platform
  • CJEU: In situations in which it is mandatory to have recourse to arbitration proceedings, a Swiss arbitration authority responsible for dealing with civil actions constitutes a court for the purposes of the Lugano II Convention
  • CJEU: The written answers submitted at a professional examination and any comments of the examiner with respect to those answers constitute a candidate’s personal data to which he has, in principle, a right of access
  • CJEU: A sorbet may be sold under the name ‘Champagner Sorbet’ if it has, as one of its essential characteristics, a taste attributable primarily to champagne
  • CJEU: The Spanish company Schweppes may not oppose the import of bottles of tonic water bearing the trade mark ‘Schweppes’ and originating in the UK if it has itself given the impression that that trade mark is a single global trade mark
  • CJEU: The Rome III Regulation does not determine the law applicable to private divorces

# SECURITY UNION

  • Security Union: Strengthened cooperation between Europol and third countries to fight terrorism and serious organised crime
  • Money laundering and terrorist financing: EU Council Presidency and EU Parliament reach agreement

# OLAF

  • JCO Cerberus: OLAF, French and Spanish Customs launch large-scale operation targeting organised crime cash, seize €6.4 million

# EU OMBUDSMAN

  • Decision in case 682/2014/JF on the European Commission’s requirement that persons who ask for public access to documents provide their postal address

# STAFF CHANGES

  • EU Commission appoints new Heads of Representation in Athens, Nicosia and Prague
  • EU Commission appoints a Deputy Director-General and three Directors

# EU COMMISSION REGISTER

  • SECRETARIAT-GENERAL
    • 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 Bundesrat (DE) - COM(2017) 248 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
  • LEGAL SERVICE
    • DÉCISION DE LA COMMISSION portant approbation de pouvoirs dans des affaires contentieuses devant la Cour de justice
    • DÉCISION DE LA COMMISSION portant approbation de pouvoirs dans des affaires contentieuses devant la Cour de justice
  • TF50 - BREXIT
    • Recommendation for a COUNCIL DECISION supplementing the Council Decision of 22 May 2017 authorising the opening of negotiations with the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland for an agreement setting out the arrangements for its withdrawal from the European Union
  • DG TAXATION & CUSTOMS UNION
    • COMMISSION STAFF WORKING DOCUMENT Tax Policies in the European Union: 2017 Survey
  • DG JUSTICE & CONSUMERS
    • Proposal for a COUNCIL DECISION on the determination of a clear risk of a serious breach by the Republic of Poland of the rule of law
    • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION on the adoption of the work programme for 2018 and on the financing of the Rights, Equality and Citizenship 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

# EU PARLIAMENT REGISTER

  • Draft opinion - Interpretation and implementation of the interinstitutional agreement on Better Law-Making - PE 615.264v01-00 - Committee on International Trade
  • Draft opinion - Rules and general principles concerning mechanisms for control by Member States of the Commission’s exercise of implementing powers - PE 615.396v01-00 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety
  • Amendments 1 - 183 - Report on the implementation of Directive 2011/99/EU on the European Protection Order - PE 615.447v01-00 - Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs, Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality
  • Amendments 1 - 70 - Annual reports 2015-2016 on subsidiarity and proportionality - PE 615.401v01-00 - Committee on Legal Affairs

# EU CASE LAW
# EU OFFICIAL JOURNAL C
# EU OFFICIAL JOURNAL L

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