INSIGHT EU: LEGAL & JUSTICE Telegram 18 Dec 2017


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# STATE AID: 

  • State aid: EU Commission opens in-depth investigation into the Netherlands' tax treatment of Inter IKEA +++ 
  • Die Grünen/EFA: EU-Kommission leitet nach Grünen-Studie Verfahren gegen IKEA ein: Europa zeigt den Steuervermeidern die Zähne +++ 
  • State aid: EU Commission opens in-depth investigation into support for Romanian rail freight operator CFR Marfa +++ 
  • State aid: EU Commission approves modified Italian tax incentives for the production of audiovisual works +++ 
  • State Aid: EU Commission approves €3.8 million investment aid to Debrecen Airport in Hungary +++ 
  • State aid: EU Commission approves prolongation of support for biofuels in Lithuania 

# MERGERS: 

  • Mergers: EU Commission clears the creation of a joint venture by Perform and WME IMG
  • Mergers: Commission clears acquisition of sole control of CeramTec by BC Partners
  • Concentrations: la Commission autorise l'acquisition du contrôle exclusif de IPMETL et IPFC par Engie

# TAXATION

  • Better cooperation needed to improve tax and VAT collection in the EU – Commission reports
  • Tax treaties: Update to OECD Model Tax Convention released
  • Missed the OECD Tax Talks?

# ANTITRUST

  • Antitrust: EU Commission publishes non-confidential version of decision to fine Google €2.42 billion for abusing dominance as search engine by giving illegal advantage to own comparison shopping service

# BREXIT

  • PM Statement to Commons on EU Council: 18 December 2017
  • Committee publishes report asking how consumers will be protected post-Brexit - UK Parliament
  • Damian Green gives evidence on Brexit and devolution - UK Parliament

# BRIBERY

  • OECD: Lithuania has made significant legislative reforms to fight foreign bribery and should now ensure effective anti-bribery enforcement

# ADMINISTRATIVE LAW

  • EU administrative law: public consultation on citizens’ expectations

# EUROJUST

  • Eurojust: International criminal network involved in synthetic drug trafficking dismantled
  • Eurojust: Serbian murder suspect arrested in Spain with Eurojust’s support

# FRA

  • Migration paints mixed fundamental rights picture across Member States - FRA

# EU OMBUDSMAN

  • EU Ombudsman asks EU Council President Tusk to publish meetings with lobbyists
  • EU Ombudsman: Decision in case 220/2015/ANA on OLAF’s investigation concerning the International Management Group
  • EU Ombudsman: Decision in case 1421/2017/JAS on the European Medicines Agency’s alleged failure to address concerns about a pharmaceutical product

# EU COMMISSION REGISTER

  • SECRETARIAT-GENERAL
    • Décision de la Commission visant à approuver la réponse à la demande confirmative d'accès aux documents GESTDEM 2017/5612
    • Décision de la Commission visant à approuver la réponse à la demande confirmative d'accès aux documents GESTDEM 2017/5612
    • Agrément pour remplacer le Chef de la Mission de la Jamaïque auprès de l'Union européenne
    • Meeting of the Commission with the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council - Sofia 11 and 12 January 2018
    • Note journalière des décisions prises par procédure écrite le 18 décembre 2017
    • OJ 2237 - Liste des questions administratives et budgétaires diverses
    • Note journalière des décisions prises par procédure de délégation le 15 décembre 2017
    • Note journalière des décisions prises par procédure d'habilitation le 16 décembre 2017
    • Note journalière des décisions prises par procédure d'habilitation le 15 décembre 2017
  • LEGAL SERVICE
    • DÉCISION DE LA COMMISSION portant approbation de pouvoirs dans des affaires contentieuses devant la Cour de justice et le Tribunal
    • DÉCISION DE LA COMMISSION portant approbation de pouvoirs dans des affaires contentieuses devant la Cour de justice et le Tribunal
    • DÉCISION DE LA COMMISSION portant approbation de pouvoirs dans des affaires contentieuses devant la Cour de justice et le Tribunal
    • DÉCISION DE LA COMMISSION portant approbation de pouvoirs dans des affaires contentieuses devant la Cour de justice et le Tribunal
    • DÉCISION DE LA COMMISSION portant approbation de pouvoirs dans des affaires contentieuses devant la Cour de justice et le Tribunal
    • DÉCISION DE LA COMMISSION portant approbation de pouvoirs dans des affaires contentieuses devant la Cour de justice et le Tribunal
  • DG TAXATION & CUSTOMS UNION
    • REPORT FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE COUNCIL on the application of Council Directive (EU) 2011/16/EU on administrative cooperation in the field of direct taxation.
    • REPORT FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE COUNCIL AND THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT Eighth report under Article 12 of Regulation (EEC, Euratom) n° 1553/89 on VAT collection and control procedures
    • REPORT FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE COUNCIL on the operation of the arrangements established by Council Directive 2010/24/EU of 16 March 2010 concerning mutual assistance for the recovery of claims relating to taxes, duties and other measures
    • COMMISSION STAFF WORKING DOCUMENT on the application of Council Directive (EU) no 2011/16/EU on administrative cooperation in the field of direct taxation
    • COMMISSION STAFF WORKING DOCUMENT for the evaluation of the use of mutual tax recovery assistance on the basis of Directive 2010/24/EU by the EU Member States
  • 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

  • Highlights - Study on Transitional allowances for former EU office holders - too few conditions? - Committee on Budgetary Control
  • Hearings - Victim's Rights – LIBE-FEMM Joint hearing - 11-01-2018 - Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs - Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality
  • Amendments 17 - 58 - Safeguarding competition in air transport - PE 615.422v01-00 - Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs

# EU CASE LAW
# EU OFFICIAL JOURNAL C

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