INSIGHT EU MONITORING: Legal & Corporate Telegram 18 Jan 2018


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# THE FUTURE OF EUROPE: 

  • Future of Europe: EU Commission President Juncker appoints members to Task Force on Subsidiarity and Proportionality 

# VAT: 

  • VAT: More flexibility on VAT rates, less red tape for small businesses +++ 
  • EU Commission: Questions and Answers on the VAT package +++ 
  • Remarques du Commissaire Moscovici à la conférence de presse sur les taux de TVA et les PMEs +++ 
  • Die Grünen/EFA: Vorschläge zur Mehrwertsteuer in der EU: Erleichterungen für Kleinunternehmen, aber viele neue Extrawürste 

# TAXATION

  • Tax haven blacklist: Greens/EFA Group calls for transparency

# BREXIT

  • Exchange on state of play of the negotiations on Brexit - Committee on Constitutional Affairs
  • UK Parliament: Government responds to Brexit: UK-EU movement of people report
  • UK Parliament: Committee highlights concerns for trade in waste post-Brexit
  • UK Government: Policy paper: UK-France Summit 2018: documents
  • EPC: Brexit: What if Britain changes its mind?

# MERGERS

  • CJEU  Advocate General Wahl considers that measures which precede and are severable from measures leading to a concentration are not subject to the standstill obligation
  • Mergers: EU Commission approves Qualcomm's acquisition of NXP, subject to conditions
  • Mergers: EU Commission clears acquisition of Sport Zone and JDSH by JD, Balaiko and Sonae MC

# PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

  • EP Text adopted - Implementation of the Professional Qualifications Directive and the need for reform in professional services - P8_TA-PROV(2018)0019 - Thursday, 18 January 2018 - Strasbourg - Provisional edition

# POSTING OF WORKERS

  • EU Fact Sheets - Posting of workers - EP Think-tank

# EU OMBUDSMAN

  • Decision in case 2216/2017/AMF on the European Commission’s refusal to grant public access to documents and information related to meetings with Members of the Commission

# FRA

  • Civil society under threat, Fundamental Rights Agency finds

# CJEU

  • CJEU judgment: Income from assets of French nationals who work in a State other than a Member State of the EU/EEA or Switzerland may be subject to French social security contributions
  • According to Advocate General Bobek, organisms obtained by mutagenesis are, in principle, exempted from the obligations in the Genetically Modified Organisms Directive

# EU COMMISSION REGISTER

  • SECRETARIAT-GENERAL
    • Décision de la Commission visant à approuver la réponse à la demande confirmative d'accès aux documents GESTDEM 2017/5470
    • Décision de la Commission visant à approuver la réponse à la demande confirmative d'accès aux documents GESTDEM 2017/5374
    • Décision de la Commission visant à approuver la réponse à la demande confirmative d'accès aux documents GESTDEM 2017/6275
    • DECISION OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION on the Appointment of Members to the Task Force on Subsidiarity, Proportionality and Doing Less More Efficiently
    • Commission Decision regarding the follow-up to National Parliaments' Opinions - reply to the Senato della Repubblica (IT) - COM(2017) 211 final
    • Commission Decision regarding the follow-up to National Parliaments' Opinions - reply to the Congreso de los Diputados/Senado (ES) - COM(2017) 481 final
    • Calendrier des réunions de la Commission et des réunions hebdomadaires des chefs de cabinet du 22 janvier au 5 septembre 2018
    • Décisions de la Commission reprises dans la liste récapitulative des projets de décisions de "Saisines 258-260§3 et/ou 260§2" (cycle mensuel de décisions M12/2017)
    • Décisions de la Commission reprises dans la liste récapitulative des projets de décisions autres que "Saisines 258-260§3 et/ou 260§2" (cycle mensuel de décisions M12/2017)
    • Note journalière des décisions prises par procédure de délégation le 17 janvier 2018
    • Note journalière des décisions prises par procédure d'habilitation le 17 janvier 2018
    • Note journalière des décisions prises par procédure écrite le 18 janvier 2018
    • Ordre du jour de la 2240ème réunion de la Commission (Bruxelles, 24/01/2018)
    • Commission Decision regarding the follow-up to National Parliaments' Opinions - reply to the Senát (CZ) - SG - COM(2017) 291 final
  • 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
  • DG JUST
    • Proposal for a Council Implementing Decision in accordance with Article 15(2) of Regulation (EU) No 1053/2013 of 7 October 2013
    • REPORT FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, THE COUNCIL, THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMITTEE AND THE COMMITTEE OF THE REGIONS on the application of Directive 94/80/EC on the right to vote and to stand as a candidate in municipal elections
    • Rapport de la Commission au Parlement européen, au Conseil et au Comité économique et social européen concernant la mise en œuvre de la recommandation de la Commission du 11 juin 2013 relative à des principes communs applicables aux mécanismes de recours collectif en cessation et en réparation dans les États membres en cas de violation de droits conférés par le droit de l’Union (2013/396/UE)
    • Commission Implementing Decision in accordance with Article 14(5) of Regulation (EU) No 1053/2013 of 7 October 2013
  • DG TAXUD
    • COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE COUNCIL in accordance with Article 395 of Council Directive 2006/112/EC
    • Proposal for a COUNCIL DIRECTIVE amending Directive 2006/112/EC on the common system of value added tax as regards the special scheme for small enterprises
    • Proposal for a COUNCIL DIRECTIVE amending Directive 2006/112/EC as regards rates of value added tax
    • COMMISSION DECISION on the position to be taken on behalf of the European Union in the ESA-EU Customs Cooperation Committee on a derogation from the rules of origin laid down in Protocol 1 to the Interim Agreement establishing a framework for an Economic Partnership Agreement between the Eastern and Southern Africa States, of the one part, and the European Community and its Member States, of the other part, to take account of the special situation of Mauritius with regard to preserved tuna
    • COMMISSION STAFF WORKING DOCUMENT EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF THE IMPACT ASSESSMENT Accompanying the document Proposal for a COUNCIL DIRECTIVE amending Directive 2006/112/EC on the common system of value added tax as regards the special scheme for small enterprises
    • COMMISSION STAFF WORKING DOCUMENT IMPACT ASSESSMENT Accompanying the document Proposal for a COUNCIL DIRECTIVE amending Directive 2006/112/EC on the common system of value added tax as regards the special scheme for small enterprises
    • COMMISSION STAFF WORKING DOCUMENT EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF THE IMPACT ASSESSMENT Accompanying the document Proposal for a COUNCIL DIRECTIVE amending Directive 2006/112/EC as regards rates of value added tax
    • COMMISSION STAFF WORKING DOCUMENT IMPACT ASSESSMENT Accompanying the document Proposal for a COUNCIL DIRECTIVE amending Directive 2006/112/EC as regards rates of value added tax
  • DG COMP
    • Acte préliminaire de la Commission au titre du règlement (CE) du Conseil n° 139/2004

# EU PARLIAMENT REGISTER

  • Text adopted - Non-objection to an implementing measure: establishing a Union Registry - P8_TA-PROV(2018)0012 - Thursday, 18 January 2018 - Strasbourg - Provisional edition

# EU COUNCIL REGISTER

  • Cm 1213 2018 Init  Meeting of the Law of the Sea Working Party
  • Cm 1165 2018 Init Working Party on Tax Questions (Direct Taxation - DAC)
  • Cm 1188 2018 Init JHA Counsellors/Mixed Committee (EU-Iceland / Liechtenstein / Norway / Switzerland)
  • St 5064 2018 Init Council Framework Decision 2002/584/JHA of 13 June 2002 on the European arrest warrant and the surrender procedures between Member States - Statements made by certain Member States on the adoption of the Framework Decision
  • St 5122 2018 Init Adoption of a Council Decision extending the term of office of the President of the Boards of Appeal of the European Union Intellectual Property Office
# EU CASE LAW
# EU OFFICIAL JOURNAL C


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