INSIGHT EU MONITORING: Legal & Corporate Telegram 25 Jan 2018


Our telegram headlines today*: 

# INFRINGEMENTS: 

  • January infringements package: EU Commission key decisions 

# COMPETITION POLICY: 

  • Fairness and competition - Speech by EU Commissioner Vestager at the GCLC Annual Conference, Brussels, 25 January 2018 

# STATE AID: 

  • State aid: Commission finds Irish National Asset Management Agency did not breach EU rules 

# MERGERS

  • Mergers: Commission clears acquisition of Liquigas by SHV Holding
  • Mergers: Commission clears acquisition of ESSO Germany Business by EG Group
  • Concentrations: la Commission autorise l'acquisition d'un portefeuille de dix entreprises par les fonds Ardian et APG

# BREXIT

  • Background brief of the GENERAL AFFAIRS Council (Article 50) 29 January 2018, Brussels
  • DG Trade: Withdrawal of the UK and EU rules in the field of import/export licences for certain goods
  • David Davis gives evidence on Brexit negotiations
  • Committee disappointed by Government response to Brexit: UK-EU movement of people report
  • Unknown costs of Brexit limit ability to react to economic shocks - UK Parliament

# MALTA

  • Rule of law in Malta: MEPs demand police investigate all corruption allegations
  • EPP: We will continue to defend the rule of law in Malta

# COLLECTIVE REDRESS

  • Judgment in Case C-498/16 - Maximilian Schrems v Facebook Ireland Limited: Mr Schrems may bring an individual action in Austria against Facebook Ireland - By contrast, as the assignee of other consumers’ claims, he cannot benefit from the consumer forum for the purposes of a collective action
  • Europa-SPD fordert umfassenden Rechtsschutz für EU-Bürger durch Sammelklagen - EuGH urteilt im Fall Maximilian Schrems gegen Facebook
  • BEUC: EU top court ruling exposes need for European collective redress tool

# EU-OSHA

  • EU Commissioner Thyssen in Bilbao, Spain

# INFORMAL JHA COUNCIL

  • EU Home Affairs Ministers discuss reform of the common European asylum system and improving border management

# CJEU

  • CJEU: An asylum seeker may not be subjected to a psychological test in order to determine his sexual orientation

# EU COMMISSION REGISTER

  • SECRETARIAT-GENERAL
    • Demande d'agrément pour remplacer le Chef de la Mission de l'ancienne République yougoslave de Macédoine 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 Camera Deputaților (RO) - COM(2017) 343 final
    • Commission Decision regarding the follow-up to National Parliaments' Opinions - reply to the Sénat (FR) - COM(2017) 487_494 final
    • Commission Decision regarding the follow-up to National Parliaments' Opinions - reply to the Riksdag (SE) - COM(2016) 379 final
    • Commission Decision regarding the follow-up to National Parliaments' Opinions - reply to the Camera dei Deputati (IT) - COM(2016) 230 final
    • Commission Decision regarding the follow-up to National Parliaments' Opinions - reply to the Senát (CZ) - DG HOME - COM(2017) 352 final
    • Commission Decision regarding the follow-up to National Parliaments' Opinions - reply to the Assembleia da República (PT) - COM(2016) 747 final
    • Note journalière des décisions prises par procédure de délégation le 24 janvier 2018
    • Note journalière des décisions prises par procédure d'habilitation le 25 janvier 2018
    • Note journalière des décisions prises par procédure d'habilitation le 24 janvier 2018
    • Note journalière des décisions prises par procédure écrite le 25 janvier 2018
  • LEGAL SERVICE
    • DÉCISION DE LA COMMISSION portant approbation de pouvoirs dans des affaires contentieuses devant le Tribunal
    • DÉCISION DE LA COMMISSION portant approbation de pouvoirs dans des affaires contentieuses devant 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
    • COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE COUNCIL Stronger protection, new opportunities - Commission guidance on the direct application of the General Data Protection Regulation as of 25 May 2018
    • REPORT FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, THE COUNCIL AND THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMITTEE on the implementation of the Commission Recommendation of 11 June 2013 on common principles for injunctive and compensatory collective redress mechanisms in the Member States concerning violations of rights granted under Union law (2013/396/EU)

# EU COUNCIL REGISTER

  • CM 1141 2018 REV 1 Working Party on Intellectual Property

# EU CASE LAW
# EU OFFICIAL JOURNAL C
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