IEU MONITORING: Legal & Corporate Telegram 7 Feb 2018


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# BREXIT: 

  • Brexit: EU Commission publishes draft legal text on transitional arrangements +++ 
  • EU Commission to EU27: Position paper "Transitional Arrangements in the Withdrawal Agreement" +++ 
  • Hearing on the impact of Brexit on maritime transport - Committee on Transport and Tourism +++ 
  • UK Parliament: Lords debates Brexit: judicial oversight of the European Arrest Warrant report 

# STATE AID: 

  • State aid: Commission approves six electricity capacity mechanisms to ensure security of supply in Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Italy and Poland +++ 
  • EU Commission factsheet on electricity capacity mechanisms 

# MERGERS: 

  • Mergers: EU Commission clears acquisition of Eircom by Toohil Telecom 

# TAXATION: 

  • EU Commission Answer - Tax avoidance by ride-sharing applications - E-007640/2017 
  • EU Commission Answer - Double Taxation Conventions - E-007764/2017 
  • Bundesfinanzministerium: Stand der Doppelbesteuerungs-Abkommen und anderer Abkommen im Steuerbereich sowie der Abkommensverhandlungen am 1. Januar 2018 
  • US tax reform and implications for the German coalition agreement - Bruegel 

# TRANSPARENCY

  • EU Commission Answer - Gifts to the Hungarian ruling party from multinationals - P-006644/2017

# EP ELECTIONS 2019

  • EP: Size of Parliament to shrink after Brexit
  • EP: “Spitzenkandidaten” process cannot be overturned, say MEPs
  • Text adopted - Composition of the European Parliament - P8_TA-PROV(2018)0029 - Wednesday, 7 February 2018 - Strasbourg - Provisional edition
  • Statement of the President of the European Parliament, Antonio Tajani, following the plenary vote on the Spitzenkandidaten process
  • EPP Group votes down transnational lists
  • EPP: Spitzenkandidaten: the President of the European Commission should be elected, not selected behind closed doors
  • EVP-Statement: Caspary und Niebler zu Europaparlament und Sitzverteilung nach dem Brexit/transnationale Listen
  • S&D Group will only support Commission President elected via Spitzenkandidaten process
  • SPD: Fadenscheinig und inkonsequent - Konservative sperren sich gegen mehr Wählereinfluss durch europäische Wahllisten
  • Salaried Commissioners running for European elections undermine impartiality - GUE/NGL
  • LKR/ECR: „Neue Sitzverteilung im Europäischen Parlament wird Deutschlands Einfluss in der EU verringern“
  • European Movement: A call for European electoral reform

# FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS

  • Text adopted - Fighting discrimination of EU citizens belonging to minorities in the EU Member States - P8_TA-PROV(2018)0032 - Wednesday, 7 February 2018 - Strasbourg - Provisional edition

# EU OMBUDSMAN

  • Recommendation of the European Ombudsman in case 1419/2016/JN on the European Commission’s failure to reply to a Czech citizen concerning statements made by the Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality in relation to the Stork’s Nest Case (“Kauza Čapí hnízdo“) on Czech radio

# MONEY LAUNDERING

  • MEPs confirm Commission blacklist of countries at risk of money laundering
  • For the S&D Group the fight against money laundering and the financing of terrorism are top priorities

# CJEU

  • A three party card scheme involving a co-branding partner or an agent is subject to the same restrictions as those applicable to four party schemes with respect to interchange fees

# EU COMMISSION REGISTER

  • SECRETARIAT-GENERAL
    • CORRIGENDUM to Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/366 of 1 March 2017 imposing definitive countervailing duties on imports of crystalline silicon photovoltaic modules and key components (i.e. cells) originating in or consigned from the People's Republic of China following an expiry review pursuant to Article 18(2) of Regulation (EU) 2016/1037 of the European Parliament and of the Council and terminating the partial interim review investigation pursuant to Article 19(3) of Regulation (EU) 2016/1037 (Official Journal of the European Union L 56 of 3 March 2017)
    • CORRIGENDUM to Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/1570 of 15 September 2017 amending Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/366 and Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/367 imposing definitive countervailing and anti-dumping duties on imports of crystalline silicon photovoltaic modules and key components (i.e. cells) originating in or consigned from the People's Republic of China and repealing Implementing decision 2013/707/EU confirming the acceptance of an undertaking offered in connection with the anti-dumping and anti-subsidy proceedings concerning imports of crystalline silicon photovoltaic modules and key components (i.e. cells) originating in or consigned from the People's Republic of China for the period of application of definitive measures (Official Journal of the European Union L 238 of 16 September 2017)
    • Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL on ENISA, the "EU Cybersecurity Agency", and repealing Regulation (EU) 526/2013, and on Information and Communication Technology cybersecurity certification (''Cybersecurity Act'')
    • OJ 2242 - Actes adoptés et authentifiés
    • Note journalière des décisions prises par procédure de délégation le 6 février 2018
    • Note journalière des décisions prises par procédure d'habilitation le 6 février 2018
    • Note journalière des décisions prises par procédure écrite le 7 février 2018
  • 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
  • DG COMP
    • Décision de la Commission au titre du règlement (CE) du Conseil n° 139/2004

# EU PARLIAMENT REGISTER

  • Text adopted - Revision of the Framework Agreement on relations between the European Parliament and the European Commission - P8_TA-PROV(2018)0030 - Wednesday, 7 February 2018 - Strasbourg - Provisional edition

# EU COUNCIL REGISTER

  • St 5977 2018 Init European Court of Auditors' Special Report No 14/2017 entitled "Performance review of case management at the Court of Justice of the European Union" - Council conclusions of 7/8 December 2017
  • St 5610 2018 Init COUNCIL IMPLEMENTING DECISION authorising Malta to apply a special measure derogating from Article 287 of Directive 2006/112/EC on the common system of value added tax
  • St 5410 2018 Init Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the mutual recognition of freezing and confiscation orders - Four column table with Presidency comments/suggestions
  • St 5621 2018 Init Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the mutual recognition of freezing and confiscation orders - Questions concerning the EP amendments and other issues related to the draft Regulation

# EU CASE LAW
# EU OFFICIAL JOURNAL C
# EU OFFICIAL JOURNAL L

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