INSIGHT EU: LEGAL & CORPORATE Telegram 8 Dec 2017


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# BREXIT: 

  • Brexit: European Commission recommends sufficient progress to the European Council (Article 50) +++ 
  • COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN COUNCIL (ARTICLE 50) on the state of progress of the negotiations with the United Kingdom under Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union PDF (English) +++ 
  • Remarks by EU Commission President Juncker at the joint press conference with UK Prime Minister May +++ 
  • Brexit: Remarks by EU Commission Chief Negotiator Michel Barnier the at the press conference on the Joint Report from the Negotiators of the EU and the United Kingdom Government (EN/FR) +++ 
  • Statement by EU Council President Donald Tusk on the draft guidelines for the second phase of the Brexit negotiations 

# BREXIT - REACTIONS: 

  • EP DRAFT MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION to wind up the debate on the state of play of negotiations with the United Kingdom
  • EP Video of another event - Brexit Steering Group (Guy VERHOFSTADT, Elmar BROK, Gabi ZIMMER) - Friday, 8 December 2017 - 15:05
  • EPP on Brexit: no transitional period without acceptable results in the 2nd phase
  • S&D leaders Pittella and Gualtieri: Progress on divorce agreement is positive but still a long road ahead
  • Die Grünen zu Brexit: Die Einigung ist ein Scheinkompromiss
  • GUE/NGL: European Parliament to defend citizens' rights in Brexit negotiations
  • ECR: Kamall: Co-operation not confrontation needed in upcoming talks
  • UK Government Policy paper: Joint report on progress during phase 1 of negotiations under Article 50 TEU on the UK’s orderly withdrawal from the EU
  • UK Government Policy paper: Prime Minister's commitments to Northern Ireland
  • UK Parliament Committee questions Immigration Minister on EU citizens' rights post-Brexit
  • BusinessEurope: Brexit negotiations progress is a positive sign
  • RAND Corporation: UK likely to be economically worse-off outside the EU under most plausible trade scenarios
  • ifo President Fuest Calls for Free Trade with Britain
  • BDI zur Brexit-Einigung: Die Verhandlungen müssen jetzt an Tempo zulegen

# JHA COUNCIL

  • Main results of the Justice and Home Affairs Council on 7 and 8 Dec 2017
  • European criminal records information system (ECRIS): Council agrees its position
  • Freezing and confiscation: Council agrees general approach on the mutual recognition of freezing and confiscation orders

# ANTITRUST

  • EU Commission Antitrust procedure: International Skating Union's restrictive penalties on athletes breach EU competition rules
  • Statement by EU Commissioner Vestager on the International Skating Union infringing EU competition rules by imposing restrictive penalties on athletes

# MERGERS

  • Mergers: Commission clears the creation of a joint venture between Lufthansa Technik and Pepperl+Fuchs
  • Concentrations: la Commission autorise l'acquisition de 11 parcs photovoltaïques et de 32 champs éoliens par Engie, Omnes Capital et Prédica

# COMPETITION POLICY

  • EP Opinion - Annual report on Competition Policy - PE 610.575v02-00 - Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Competition in air transport - Committee on Transport and Tourism

# SECURITY UNION

  • Security Union: Council paves the way to improve the tools available to judicial and police authorities to fight terrorism and cross-border crime

# ANTI-CORRUPTION

  • Ahead of International Anti-Corruption Day: Surveys shows that corruption remains a concern for EU citizens and companies

# ANTI-FRAUD

  • EP Think-tank Briefing - Combating fraud and counterfeiting of non-cash means of payment - 08-12-2017

# HUMAN RIGHTS

  • Joint Statement for Human Rights Day 2017: EU Commission First Vice-President Frans Timmermans and Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland call for European states to recommit to human rights standards
  • Declaration by the High Representative Federica Mogherini on behalf of the EU on Human Rights Day, 10 December 2017
  • Latest publications by the FRA
  • Improving the recording of hate crime by law enforcement authorities
  • Equality data collection helps to combat discrimination and promote equality
  • FRA takes part in meeting of European Coast Guard Functions Academy Network project
  • Continuing training of voluntary guardians in Italy
  • FRA, ODIHR hold workshop on hate crime registration in Tallinn
  • Exploring data protection and freedom under pressure
  • Discussing child poverty in Poland
  • Assessing progress in protecting migrant children
  • Towards a new human rights information system
  • FRA speaks at conference of International Association of Refugee Law Judges
  • Human rights are universal that apply to everyone, every day

# REGULATED PROFESSIONS

  • EP Report - Proportionality test before adoption of new regulation of professions - A8-0395/2017 - Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection

# EU COMMISSION REGISTER

  • SECRETARIAT-GENERAL
    • COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN COUNCIL (ARTICLE 50) on the state of progress of the negotiations with the United Kingdom under Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union
    • Communication from the Commission to the European Council (Article 50) on the state of progress of the negotiations with the United Kingdom under Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union
    • Décision de la Commission visant à approuver la réponse à la demande confirmative d'accès aux documents GESTDEM 2017/4715
    • Décision de la Commission visant à approuver la réponse à la demande confirmative d'accès aux documents GESTDEM 2017/4715
    • Décision de la Commission visant à approuver la réponse à la demande confirmative d'accès aux documents GESTDEM 2017/3730-4592-4594-4601-4603
    • Décision de la Commission visant à approuver la réponse à la demande confirmative d'accès aux documents GESTDEM 2017/3730-4592-4594-4601-4603
    • Décision de la Commission visant à approuver la réponse à la demande confirmative d'accès aux documents GESTDEM 2017/2670
    • Décision de la Commission visant à approuver la réponse à la demande confirmative d'accès aux documents GESTDEM 2017/2670
    • Commission Decision regarding the follow-up to National Parliaments' Opinions - reply to the Senato della Repubblica (IT) - COM(2016) 710 final
    • Demande d'agrément pour remplacer le Chef de la Mission du Commonwealth d'Australie auprès de l'Union européenne et auprès de la Communauté européenne de l'Energie Atomique
    • Commission Decision regarding the follow-up to National Parliaments' Opinions - reply to the Senát (CZ) - COM(2016) 940_941_942 final
    • Commission Decision regarding the follow-up to National Parliaments' Opinions - reply to the Bundesrat (DE) - COM(2017) 257 final
    • Commission Decision regarding the follow-up to National Parliaments' Opinions - reply to the Senát (CZ) - COM(2017) 257 final
    • Contrôle de l’application du droit de l'Union européenne – INFRACTIONS – Calendrier des cycles mensuels de décisions de janvier à juillet 2018
    • OJ 2236 - Liste des questions administratives et budgétaires diverses
    • OJ 2236 - Procédures écrites à signaler spécialement - période d’échéance du 11 au 15 décembre 2017
    • Note journalière des décisions prises par procédure de délégation le 7 décembre 2017
    • Note journalière des décisions prises par procédure d'habilitation le 7 décembre 2017
    • Note journalière des décisions prises par procédure écrite le 8 décembre 2017
    • Ordre du jour de la 2236ème réunion de la Commission (Strasbourg, 12/12/2017)
  • LEGAL SERVICE
    • DÉCISION DE LA COMMISSION portant approbation de pouvoirs dans des affaires contentieuses devant le Tribunal
    • Commission Decision on an application to intervene by the Commission
  • DG COMPETITION
    • Décision de la Commission en vertu des articles 107 et 108 du TFUE

# EU PARLIAMENT REGISTER

  • Draft agenda - Thursday, 14 December 2017 - PE 615.387v01-00 - Committee on Constitutional Affairs
  • Erratum 1 - Proportionality test before adoption of new regulation of professions - A8-0395/2017/err1 - Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection

# EU COUNCIL REGISTER

  • Cm 5394 2017 Rev 1 Working Party on Civil Law Matters (Brussels IIa)
  • St 14306 2017 Rev 2 Proposal of the European Parliament and of the Council for a Regulation on the European Union Agency for Criminal Justice Cooperation (Eurojust) - Follow up of the third trilogue of 6 December 2017
  • St 15104 2017 Add 1 Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the mutual recognition of freezing and confiscation orders - General approach

# EU CASE LAW
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