IEU MONITORING: Legal & Corporate Telegram 1 Mar 2018


Our telegram headlines today*: 

# BREXIT: 

  • Speech by EU Brexit Chief negotiator Michel Barnier at the BusinessEurope Day 2018 +++ 
  • Friction is a side effect of Brexit, warns Tusk at the BusinessEurope day +++ 
  • PM May to set out UK’s vision of an ambitious future economic partnership with the European Union +++ 
  • Former UK PM Tony Blair on Brexit and the EU - Thought Leadership Forum +++ 
  • New Direction: Best for the EU, Best for Britain – An Enhanced Equivalence Deal for Financial Services! New Report Outlines the Basis for an EU-UK ‘Win-Win’ +++ 
  • UK Parliament: Brexit: Overseas Territories - Committee criticises inadequate Government response 

# STATE AID: 

  • State aid: EU Commission approves €4.7 billion public support scheme for advanced biomethane and biofuels in Italy 

# TAXATION

  • Financial crime: EU Parliament establishes new special committee
  • EP Text adopted - Setting up a special committee on financial crimes, tax evasion and tax avoidance (TAX3) - P8_TA-PROV(2018)0048 - Thursday, 1 March 2018 - Brussels - Provisional edition
  • MEPs back crackdown on aggressive cross-border tax schemes 
  • EP Text adopted - Mandatory automatic exchange of information in the field of taxation * - P8_TA-PROV(2018)0050 - Thursday, 1 March 2018 - Brussels - Provisional edition
  • New Committee: EPP Group wants to look into post-Brexit tax competition
  • S&Ds push for tough rules on middlemen involved in aggressive tax planning
  • SPD zum neuen EP-Sonderausschuss gegen Finanzkriminalität und Steuervermeidung: "Vertreibung aus dem Steuerparadies geht weiter" - Peter SIMON
  • Die Grünen/EFA: Neuer Sonderausschuss zu Steuern: Neuste Geldwäscheskandale sofort aufklären
  • GUE/NGL: Left MEPs to use new committee to pressure Commission on tax dodging
  • EP Oral question - Anti-corruption - O-2018-000021

# VAT

  • EP Draft report - Common system of value added tax, with regard to the obligation to respect a minimum standard rate - PE 618.065v01-00 - Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs

# MERGERS

  • Mergers: EU Commission clears merger between Essilor and Luxottica

# POSTING OF WORKERS

  • Détachement des travailleurs: Déclaration conjointe
  • S&Ds score important victory for European workers: equal pay for equal work in the same place now within reach
  • SPD zur Einigung auf wichtige Eckpunkte in Trilog-Verhandlungen - Etappensieg bei Überarbeitung der Entsenderichtlinie - Michael DETJEN und Jens GEIER
  • Revision der Entsenderichtlinie - wichtiger Schritt gegen Lohndumping! - Gabi Zimmer, Vorsitzende der Linksfraktion GUE/NGL im EP
  • Businesseurope: Posting of workers: A bad deal that will harm the functioning of the Single Market for services
  • Wirtschaftskammer Österreich (WKÖ): Entsenderichtlinie darf Entsendungen nicht erschweren
  • cep Freiburg zur Einigung bei EU-Entsenderichtlinie

# INSOLVENCY

  • OECD: Insolvency Frameworks for Sub-national Governments

# POLAND

  • Rule of law in Poland: EU Parliament supports EU action
  • Text adopted - Commission decision to activate Article 7(1) TEU as regards the situation in Poland - P8_TA-PROV(2018)0055 - Thursday, 1 March 2018 - Brussels - Provisional edition
  • ALDE: EU Council must confront Poland over their rejection of European values
  • GUE/NGL: Poland must be made accountable for violations of EU values

# LGBTI RIGHTS

  • EU Commissioner Jourová takes stock of progress made to advance LGBTI equality

# SWITZERLAND

  • EP Study - La ratification des traités internationaux, une perspective de droit comparé: Suisse - 01-03-2018

# ECI

  • EP Draft opinion - European citizens’ initiative - PE 618.293v01-00 - Committee on Culture and Education

# CJEU

  • EU General Court: adidas may oppose the registration, as an EU trade mark, of two parallel stripes on shoes

# EP JURI COMMITTEE

  • UNHCR work in Libya, Structured Dialogue with Commissioner Jourová: committee debates

# EU COMMISSION REGISTER

  • SECRETARIAT-GENERAL
    • Décision de la Commission visant à approuver la réponse à la demande confirmative Gestdem 2015/1291 - 2ème réponse confirmative
    • Décision de la Commission visant à approuver la réponse à la demande confirmative Gestdem 2017/6106
    • Commission Decision regarding the follow-up to National Parliaments' Opinions - reply to the Senát (CZ) - COM(2017)481 final
    • Commission Decision regarding the follow-up to National Parliaments' Opinions - reply to the Senato della Repubblica (IT) - COM(2017) 375 final
    • Note journalière des décisions prises par procédure de délégation le 28 février 2018
    • Note journalière des décisions prises par procédure d'habilitation le 28 février 2018
    • Note journalière des décisions prises par procédure écrite le 1 mars 2018
    • Répartition des compétences au sein du cabinet de Mme Cecilia MALMSTRÖM
    • Répartition des compétences au sein du cabinet de M. Jyrki KATAINEN
    • Répartition des compétences au sein du cabinet de M. le PRESIDENT
    • Ordre du jour de la 2246ème réunion de la Commission (Bruxelles, 07/03/2018)
  • DG COMP
    • Décision de la Commission en vertu des articles 107 et 108 du TFUE
  • DG TAXUD
    • REPORT FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE COUNCIL AND THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT on the effects of Articles 199a and 199b of Council Directive 2006/112/EC on combatting fraud

# EU PARLIAMENT REGISTER

  • Text adopted - Situation of fundamental rights in the EU in 2016 - P8_TA-PROV(2018)0056 - Thursday, 1 March 2018 - Brussels - Provisional edition
  • Amendments 1 - 56 - Monitoring the application of EU law 2016 - PE 618.350v01-00 - Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality

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

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