INSIGHT EU: LEGAL & CORPORATE Telegram 30 Nov 2017


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# VAT: 

  • Fair Taxation: European Commission proposes new tools to combat VAT fraud +++ 
  • EU Commission: Questions and Answers on the VAT proposal for administrative cooperation +++ 
  • EU Commissioner Pierre Moscovici's introductory remarks on VAT Administrative Cooperation and the forthcoming EU list of non-cooperative tax jurisdictions +++ 
  • EP: More firms to enjoy a simpler, cheaper, more effective VAT payment system +++ 
  • EP Text adopted - Value added tax obligations for supplies of services and distance sales of goods * - P8_TA-PROV(2017)0471 - Thursday, 30 November 2017 - Brussels - Provisional edition +++ 
  • EP Text adopted - Administrative cooperation and combating fraud in the field of value added tax * - P8_TA-PROV(2017)0472 - Thursday, 30 November 2017 - Brussels - Provisional edition +++ 
  • The EU must step up efforts to be more efficient against VAT fraud say S&Ds 

# ANTITRUST

  • Antitrust: EU Commission sends Statement of Objections to AB InBev for preventing cheaper imports of beer into Belgium

# STATE AID

  • EU Commission: State aid: Commission approves Irish support scheme for SMEs in difficulty

# BREXIT

  • Secretary of State questioned on Brexit, gig economy and Industrial Strategy - UK Parliament
  • Home Office capacity to deliver post-Brexit immigration services - UK Parliament
  • Government's proposals for establishing post-Brexit border examined - UK Parliament
  • UK Parliament: Urgent Question on the costs of Brexit: 29 November 2017

# TAXATION

  • EP Motion for a resolution following the inquiry into money laundering, tax avoidance and tax evasion - B8-2017-0660
  • Presentations / Speeches : PANA Hearing of 28 November 2017 (PM) - 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
  • OECD releases further guidance on Country-by-Country reporting (BEPS Action 13)
  • OECD launches induction programme to support Kazakhstan in the implementation of the BEPS package

# CONFISCATION ORDER

  • EP Opinion - Mutual recognition of freezing and confiscation orders - PE 599.855v02-00 - Committee on Legal Affairs

# DISABILITY STRATEGY

  • Helping people with disabilities: MEPs advocate positive discrimination 
  • EP Text adopted - Implementation of the European Disability Strategy - P8_TA-PROV(2017)0474 - Thursday, 30 November 2017 - Brussels - Provisional edition
  • ECR MEP Stevens: Time for action on EU disability strategy

# EU OMBUDSMAN

  • Ombudsman welcomes EU decision to pay trainees in EU foreign delegations
  • EU Ombudsman: EU Commission and alleged failure to pursue infringement case against France - CHAP(2016)02580, social security contributions of frontier workers

# CJEU

  • According to Advocate General Wahl, the requirement for ritual slaughtering without stunning to be carried out in an approved slaughterhouse does not infringe the right to religious freedom
  • EP Working document - on ECA Special Report 14/2017 (Discharge 2016): Performance review of case management at the Court of Justice of the European Union - PE 612.080v01-00 - Committee on Budgetary Control

# FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS

  • Latest publications by the FRA
  • EU Justice and Home Affairs Agencies heads discuss support to EU migration and security agendas
  • Conference explores return procedures in Greece
  • Supporting the training of volunteer guardians in Italy
  • European Commission’s high-level expert radicalisation group meets
  • Measuring hate crime in Poland
  • EU counter-terrorism measures and the role of human rights
  • Italy works on business and human rights in light of FRA’s Opinion
  • Equality data collection to help combat discrimination and promote equality
  • Expert meeting looks at complaint mechanisms for border controls and returns
  • FRA Fundamental Rights Report findings shared in Spain

# EU COMMISSION REGISTER

  • SECRETARIAT-GENERAL
    • Décision de la Commission visant à approuver la réponse à la demande confirmative d'accès aux documents GESTDEM 2017/5504
    • Décision de la Commission visant à approuver la réponse à la demande confirmative d'accès aux documents GESTDEM 2017/5084
    • Commission Decision regarding the follow-up to National Parliaments' Opinions - reply to the Assembleia da República (PT) - COM(2017) 262 final
    • Commission Decision regarding the follow-up to National Parliaments' Opinions - reply to the Camera dei Deputati (IT) - COM(2016) 763 final
    • Commission Decision regarding the follow-up to National Parliaments' Opinions - reply to the Senát (CZ) - COM(2017) 262 final
    • Commission Decision regarding the follow-up to National Parliaments' Opinions - reply to the Senato della Repubblica (IT) - COM(2017) 193 final
    • Note journalière des décisions prises par procédure de délégation le 29 novembre 2017
    • Note journalière des décisions prises par procédure d'habilitation le 29 novembre 2017
    • Note journalière des décisions prises par procédure écrite le 30 novembre 2017
    • Répartition des compétences au sein du cabinet de M. ANDRIUKAITIS
    • Répartition des compétences au sein du cabinet de M. le Président
    • Ordre du jour de la 2235ème réunion de la Commission (Bruxelles, 06/12/2017)
  • DG COMPETITION
    • Acte préliminaire de la Commission en vertu du Règlement (CE) 1/2003.
    • Rectificatif à la 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 - Cette décision annule et remplace la décision C(2017)8007 du 28.11.2017
    • 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 PARLIAMENT REGISTER

  • Draft agenda - Monday, 4 December 2017 - PE 615.211v02-00 - Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs, Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs
  • Draft agenda - Thursday, 7 December 2017 - PE 615.225v01-00 - Committee on Legal Affairs, Committee on Constitutional Affairs
  • Draft report - The implementation of the Treaty provisions concerning national Parliaments - PE 612.115v01-00 - Committee on Constitutional Affairs
  • Amendments 1 - 61 - Implementation of the Joint Staff Working Document (SWD(2015)0182) - Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment: Transforming the Lives of Girls and Women through EU External Relations 2016-2020 - PE 613.547v01-00 - Committee on Foreign Affairs

# EU COUNCIL REGISTER

  • St 15151 2017 Init Any other business Work programme of the incoming Presidency Information from the Bulgarian delegation

# EU CASE LAW
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