IEU MONITORING: Legal & Corporate Telegram 12/3/2018


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# DISINFORMATION: 

  • Tackling disinformation online: EU Commission Expert Group advocates for more transparency among online platforms +++ 
  • BEUC: EU Commission’s expert group tackling fake news misses the point 

# IPR: 

  • Enforcement of intellectual property rights: EU Council adopts conclusions (link to full text) +++ 
  • CELEX:52017PC0796R(01): Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL on the mutual recognition of goods lawfully marketed in another Member State 

# STATE AID

  • State aid: EU Commission opens in-depth investigation into restructuring support for Romanian energy producer CE Hunedoara

# COMPETITION ENFORCEMENT

  • Speech by EU Commissioner Vestager: A market that works for consumers

# TAXATION

  • EU Commission hosts working lunch with business representatives on the Common Consolidated Corporate Tax Base
  • EU Commissaire: Pour faire de la fiscalité équitable un principe, sans exception! - Pierre Moscovici
  • OECD releases third round of peer reviews on implementation of BEPS minimum standards on improving tax dispute resolution mechanisms
  • Game over for CRS avoidance: OECD adopts tax disclosure rules for advisors
  • OECD: Serbia joins the global community in tackling tax evasion through international tax co-operation
  • Stakeholder input in OECD tax matters
  • Financial crimes: EP plenary vote on composition of new special committee
  • EU Commission Answer - Mercosur and the Paradise Papers - P-007469/2017
  • EU-Abgeordneter Markus Ferber (EVP/CSU) zur schwarzen Liste zu Steueroasen

# VAT

  • EU Commission Answer - Reduced VAT rates - E-000041/2018

# BREXIT

  • EU Parliament to set out its vision for future EU-UK relations post-Brexit
  • Framework for future EU-UK relations - EP Research Service
  • EU Commission: Notice to stakeholders: withdrawal of the United Kingdom and EU rules in the fields of electronic communications
  • EU Commission: Notice to stakeholders: withdrawal of the United Kingdom and EU rules in the fields of security of network and information systems

# POLAND

  • EU Commission Answer - Lack of independence of Polish judiciary will hamper European police- and judicial cooperation - E-006618/2017

# CATALONIA

  • EU Commission Answer - Legitimate secession of Catalonia? - E-006915/2017

# MERGERS

  • Concentrations: la Commission autorise l'acquisition du contrôle conjoint de Pisto par Swiss Life, Crédit Agricole et CNP Assurances

# TRANSPARENCY

  • Die Grünen/EFA zur Beförderung von Martin Selmayr: EU-Posten müssen nach bester Qualifikation, nicht nach besten Kontakten vergeben werden
  • GUE/NGL: Selmayr promotion points to cronyism in the Commission, must be thoroughly investigated

# EUROJUST

  • Eurojust: Joint conference on judicial cooperation in cybercrime matters

# FRA

  • Latest publications by the Fundamental Rights Agency
    • Council of Europe kicks off work on Artificial Intelligence
    • EU Justice and Home Affairs hold network meeting
    • Arts, rights and justice
    • Feeding Istanbul Convention discussions in Austria
    • EU-MIDIS II survey presented to international academic network
    • FRA cooperation with EEA-Norway Grants deepens in Greece
    • Lessons learned on how to communicate human rights with impact
    • FRA meets OSCE’s Transnational Threats Department
    • Council of Europe experts examine European immigration detention rules
    • Help eradicate discrimination and violence towards women
    • Joint EU Agencies declaration on harassment

# EU OMBUDSMAN

  • EU Ombudsman: Decision in case 1976/2017/THH on the Court of Justice of the European Union’s refusal of a request for public access to an administrative document

# EU COMMISSION REGISTER

  • SECRETARIAT-GENERAL
    • Agrément pour remplacer le Chef de la Mission de la République du Vanuatu auprès de l'Union européenne et auprès de la Communauté européenne de l'Energie atomique
    • Commission reply to the European Ombudsman - Complaint ref. 682/2014
    • Commission Decision regarding the follow-up to National Parliaments' Opinions - reply to the Senato della Repubblica (IT) - COM(2017) 646 final
    • Commission Decision regarding the follow-up to National Parliaments' Opinions - reply to the Assembleia da República (PT) - COM(2017) 660 final
    • OJ 2247 - Liste des points prévus à l'ordre du jour des prochaines réunions de la Commission
    • Note journalière des décisions prises par procédure écrite le 12 mars 2018
    • Note journalière des décisions prises par procédure de délégation le 9 mars 2018
    • Note journalière des décisions prises par procédure d'habilitation le 9 mars 2018
    • Ordre du jour de la 2247ème réunion de la Commission (Strasbourg, 13/03/2018)
  • LEGAL SERVICE
    • Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL listing the third countries whose nationals must be in possession of visas when crossing the external borders and those whose nationals are exempt from that requirement (codification)
    • DÉCISION DE LA COMMISSION relative à la présentation d'une demande d'intervention volontaire dans le cadre d'une procédure civile devant un Tribunal national
    • DÉCISION DE LA COMMISSION relative à la présentation d'une demande d'intervention volontaire dans le cadre d'une procédure civile devant un Tribunal national
  • DG JUST
    • Proposal for a Council Implementing Decision in accordance with Article 15(2) of Regulation (EU) No 1053/2013 of 7 October 2013
    • Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL on the law applicable to the third-party effects of assignments of claims
    • COMMISSION STAFF WORKING DOCUMENT - EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF THE IMPACT ASSESSMENT Accompanying the documents: Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL on the law applicable to the third-party effects of assignments of claims and the COMMUNICATION on the applicable law to the proprietary effects of transactions in securities
    • COMMISSION STAFF WORKING DOCUMENT - IMPACT ASSESSMENT Accompanying the documents: Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL on the law applicable to the third-party effects of assignments of claims and the COMMUNICATION on the applicable law to the proprietary effects of transactions in securities

# EU COUNCIL REGISTER

  • St 6933 2018 Add 1 Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council adapting a number of legal acts providing for the use of the regulatory procedure with scrutiny to Articles 290 and 291 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union - Partial general approach - Section I "Climate Action" and Section II "Communication Networks, Content and Technology"
  • St 6933 2018 Add 2 Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council adapting a number of legal acts providing for the use of the regulatory procedure with scrutiny to Articles 290 and 291 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union - Partial general approach - Section III "Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection" and Section IV "Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion"
  • St 6933 2018 Add 3 Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council adapting a number of legal acts providing for the use of the regulatory procedure with scrutiny to Articles 290 and 291 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union - Partial general approach - Section V " Energy" and Section VI " Environment"
  • St 6933 2018 Add 4 Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council adapting a number of legal acts providing for the use of the regulatory procedure with scrutiny to Articles 290 and 291 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union - Partial general approach - Section VII "Eurostat"
  • St 6933 2018 Add 5 Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council adapting a number of legal acts providing for the use of the regulatory procedure with scrutiny to Articles 290 and 291 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union - Partial general
  • approach - Section VIII "Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union" and Section IX "Internal Market, Industry,
  • St 6933 2018 Add 6 Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council adapting a number of legal acts providing for the use of the regulatory procedure with scrutiny to Articles 290 and 291 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union - Partial general approach - Section X "Justice and Consumers" and Section XIII "Taxation and Customs Union"
  • St 6933 2018 Add 7 Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council adapting a number of legal acts providing for the use of the regulatory procedure with scrutiny to Articles 290 and 291 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union - Partial general approach - Section XI "Mobility and Transport"
  • St 6933 2018 Add 8 Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council adapting a number of legal acts providing for the use of the regulatory procedure with scrutiny to Articles 290 and 291 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union - Partial general approach - Section XII "Health and Food Safety"
  • St 6758 2018 Init EFC President letter - European Semester 2018: EFC and EPC discussions on CSR implementation to revive productivity growth in post-crisis EU
  • Cm 1941 2018 Rev 1 JHA Counsellors meeting (Contract Law)
  • St 7076 2018 Init Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data by the Union institutions, bodies, offices and agencies and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Regulation (EC) No 45/2001 and Decision No 1247/2002 [First reading] - Letter from the European Border and Coast Guard Agency
  • St 6980 2018 Init Summary of discussions of the meeting of the Working Party on Civil Law Matters (General Questions) on 2 March 2018
  • St 8269 2017 Add 1 The Council of the EU PRADO Glossary, explaining technical terms related to security features and to security documents in general
  • St 15700 2017 Cor 1 Operational Action Plan 2018 related to the EU crime priority "Attacks against information systems"

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