IEU Legal & Corporate Telegram 25 May 2018

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TAXATION: 

  • Fair Taxation: EU Commission proposes final technical measures to create a future fraud-proof EU VAT system +++ 
  • EU VAT system reform: EP committee debates +++ 
  • Tax fraud: Standard provision agreed for agreements with third countries +++ 
  • Corporate tax avoidance: Transparency rules adopted for tax intermediaries +++ 
  • Taxation: 2 jurisdictions removed from EU list of non-cooperative jurisdictions +++ 
  • EU-Abgeordneter Martin Schirdewan (DIE LINKE):  Schwarze Liste Steueroasen: Eine Farce in drei Akten +++ 

BREXIT: 

  • The withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union: Workshop documentation - Committee on Constitutional Affairs
  • Briefing - Brexit negotiations - What Think Tanks are thinking - 25-05-2018
  • CER policy brief 'Plugging in the British: EU justice and home affairs'

STATE AID

  • State aid: EU Commission approves prolongation of Irish credit union resolution scheme

MERGERS

  • Mergers: Commission clears acquisition of Alpine Electronics by Alps Electric
  • Mergers: Commission clears acquisition of Laird by Advent
  • Concentrations: la Commission autorise l'acquisition du contrôle conjoint de European Camping Group par Carlyle et OTPP

DATA PROTECTION

  • Keynote speech by Commissioner Jourová at General Data Protection Regulation conference

PNR

  • Security Union: New rules on EU Passenger Name Record data

EU LEGAL SYSTEM

  • Better Law-Making, EU Justice Scoreboard: plenary debates and votes

EU OMBUDSMAN

  • Recommendation of the European Ombudsman in case 212/2016/JN on the European Commission’s annual reviewing of Member States’ export credit agencies
  • Decision in case 1316/2016/TN on alleged shortcomings in the European Investment Bank’s Transparency Policy

FRA

  • Latest publications by the Fundamental Rights Agency
  • Fundamental rights at Europe’s crossroads
  • Identifying future population statistics needs
  • FRA stakeholder meeting focuses on Roma inclusion
  • Frontex Consultative Forum meets

NEW COMMISSION INITIATIVES

  • Amendment of the OLAF Regulation
  • Review of the Motor Insurance Directive
  • Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL - "Anti-torture regulation" (codification)
  • Sustainable Finance Initiative - MiFID II suitability requirements
  • Sustainable Finance Initiative - Distribution of insurance-based investment products
  • Promoting the use of SME growth markets - Level 2
  • Sustainable Finance Initiative - Benchmarks L1
  • Sovereign bond-back securities product regulation

EU COMMISSION REGISTER

  • SG
    • Recommendation for a COUNCIL RECOMMENDATION on the 2018 National Reform Programme of Slovenia and delivering a Council opinion on the 2018 Stability Programme of Slovenia
    • Recommendation for a COUNCIL RECOMMENDATION on the 2018 National Reform Programme of Romania and delivering a Council opinion on the 2018 Convergence Programme of Romania
    • Recommendation for a COUNCIL RECOMMENDATION on the 2018 National Reform Programme of Poland and delivering a Council opinion on the 2018 Convergence Programme of Poland
    • Recommendation for a COUNCIL RECOMMENDATION on the 2018 National Reform Programme of Hungary and delivering a Council opinion on the 2018 Convergence Programme of Hungary
    • Recommendation for a COUNCIL RECOMMENDATION on the 2018 National Reform Programme of Italy and delivering a Council opinion on the 2018 Stability Programme of Italy
    • Recommendation for a COUNCIL RECOMMENDATION on the 2018 National Reform Programme of Spain and delivering a Council opinion on the 2018 Stability Programme of Spain
    • MITTEILUNG DER KOMMISSION AN DAS EUROPÄISCHE PARLAMENT, DEN EUROPÄISCHEN RAT, DEN RAT, DIE EUROPÄISCHE ZENTRALBANK, DEN EUROPÄISCHEN WIRTSCHAFTS- UND SOZIALAUSSCHUSS, DEN AUSSCHUSS DER REGIONEN UND DIE EUROPÄISCHE INVESTITIONSBANK Europäisches Semester 2018: Länderspezifische Empfehlungen
    • Décision de la Commission visant à approuver la réponse à la demande confirmative d'accès aux documents GESTDEM 2018/0793
    • Décision de la Commission visant à approuver la réponse à la demande confirmative d'accès aux documents GESTDEM 2018/2109
    • Procès-verbal de la 2252ème réunion de la Commission (Bruxelles, 25 avril 2018)
    • Procès-verbal de la 2250ème réunion de la Commission (Bruxelles, 11 avril 2018)
  • SJ
    • DÉCISION DE LA COMMISSION portant approbation de pouvoirs dans des affaires contentieuses devant la Cour de justice et le Tribunal
  • OLAF
    • Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL establishing the EU Anti-Fraud Programme
  • DG JUST
    • Proposition de règlement du Parlement européen et du Conseil établissant le programme «Justice»
    • Proposition de règlement du Parlement européen et du Conseil établissant le programme «Droits et valeurs»
    • Proposal for a COUNCIL IMPLEMENTING DECISION on the operating rules of the selection panel provided for in Article 14(3) of Regulation (EU) 2017/1939 implementing enhanced cooperation on the establishment of the European Public Prosecutor's Office (''the EPPO'')
  • DG COMP
    • Commission decision pursuant to Regulation (CE) 1/2003
    • Décision de la Commission en vertu des articles 107 et 108 du TFUE
    • Décision de la Commission en vertu des articles 107 et 108 du TFUE

EU COUNCIL REGISTER

  • Cm 2709 2018 Rev 1Working Party on e-Law (e-Justice) - expert group on e-CODEX
  • Cm 2710 2018 Init Working Party on e-Law (e-Justice)
  • St 5964 2018 Add 1 Rev 4 Cor 1 ADDENDUM to the draft Council Decision authorising the opening of negotiations for an agreement between the European Union and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan on the exchange of personal data between the European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation (Europol) and the Jordanian competent authorities for fighting serious crime and terrorism
  • St 8962 2018 Init Draft Council Decision authorising the opening of negotiations for an agreement between the European Union and the Republic of Turkey on the excahnge of personal data between the European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation (Europol) and the Turkish competent authorities for fighting serious crime and terrorism
  • St 8964 2018 Init Draft Council Decision authorising the opening of negotiations for an agreement between the European Union and the Lebanese Republic on the excahnge of personal data between the European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation (Europol) and the Lebanese competent authorities for fighting serious crime and terrorism
  • St 8965 2018 Init Draft Council Decision authorising the opening of negotiations for an agreement between the European Union and the State of Israel on the excahnge of personal data between the European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation (Europol) and the Israeli competent authorities for fighting serious crime and terrorism
  • St 8966 2018 Init Draft Council Decision authorising the opening of negotiations for an agreement between the European Union and Tunisia on the excahnge of personal data between the European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation (Europol) and the Tunisian competent authorities for fighting serious crime and terrorism
  • St 8967 2018 Init Draft Council Decision authorising the opening of negotiations for an agreement between the European Union and the Kingdom of Morocco on the excahnge of personal data between the European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation (Europol) and the Moroccan competent authorities for fighting serious crime and terrorism
  • St 8968 2018 Init Draft Council Decision authorising the opening of negotiations for an agreement between the European Union and the Arab Republic of Egypt on the excahnge of personal data between the European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation (Europol) and the Egyptian competent authorities for fighting serious crime and terrorism
  • St 8969 2018 Init Draft Council Decision authorising the opening of negotiations for an agreement between the European Union and the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria on the excahnge of personal data between the European Union Agency for LawEnforcement Cooperation (Europol) and the Algerian competent authorities for fighting serious crime and terrorism
  • St 8970 2018 Init Draft Council Decision authorising the opening of negotiations for an agreement between the European Union and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan on the excahnge of personal data between the European Union Agency for LawEnforcement Cooperation (Europol) and the Jordanian competent authorities for fighting serious crime and terrorism
  • St 9164 2018 Init Setting up of an ad-hoc Working Party on General Food Law - Decision to be taken by the Permanent Representatives Committee (Part 1)
  • St 9243 2018 Init European Union Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo* (EULEX KOSOVO) - extension - Decision
  • St 9269 2018 Add 1 ANNEX to the Proposal for a Council Decision on the position to be adopted, on behalf of the European Union, within the EEA Joint Committee concerning an amendment to Protocol 31 to the EEA Agreement, on cooperation in specific fields outside the four freedoms (Budget Line 33.02.03.01 Company Law)
  • St 9269 2018 Init Proposal for a COUNCIL DECISION on the position to be adopted, on behalf of the European Union, within the EEA Joint Committee concerning an amendment to Protocol 31 to the EEA Agreement, on cooperation in specific fields outside the four freedoms

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