IEU Legal & Corporate Telegram 31 May 2018

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CIVIL JUSTICE: 

  • EU Commission proposes to modernise and digitise EU civil judicial cooperation +++ 

COMPETITION POLICY: 

  • Making the decisions that count for consumers - Margrethe Vestager +++ 

MERGERS: 

  • Mergers: Commission clears acquisition of sole control over Walki by One Equity Partners +++ 

TRILOGUES: 

  • Transparenz der EU-Gesetzgebung: Trilog-Dokumente veröffentlichen - Die Grünen +++ 

EUROJUST

  • First joint investigation team between France and Italy
  • First joint investigation team between Italy and Poland

CJEU

  • Advocate General Campos Sánchez-Bordona proposes that the Court of Justice declare that the mere omission to provide the user with information on the pre-installation of voicemail and internet-access services on a SIM card intended to be inserted into a smartphone does not constitute an unfair commercial practice if that user has previously been informed about the terms of access and the cost of those services
  • According to Advocate General Wathelet, the prohibition of discrimination on grounds of religion precludes a Catholic doctor who is Head of Department at a Catholic hospital from being dismissed because of his divorce and remarriage
  • For having failed to implement EU law on the collection and treatment of urban waste water within the time-limit, Italy is ordered to pay a lump sum of €25 million and a fine of more than €30 million for every six months of delay
  • The General Court annuls the decisions of the Bureau of the European Parliament to impose penalties on the European MEP Korwin-Mikke due to comments made on the floor of the Parliament
  • Europa-SPD: Korwin-Mikke bekommt Recht vor EuGH - Parlamentsregeln müssen überarbeitet werden
  • When a person travels to a Member State after making a request for international protection in another Member State, the first Member State cannot decide to transfer that person to the second Member State before that second State has agreed to the request to take that person back
  • The right to compensation for long delays of flights applies to connecting flights to third States with stopovers outside the EU
  • The notion of ‘rights of access’ includes the rights of access of grandparents to their grandchildren
  • Solemn undertaking before the Court of Justice of the European Union of four new Members of the European Court of Auditors

JHA COUNCIL

  • Update: Agenda and Background Brief on the Justice and Home Affairs Council, 04-05/06/2018

EU OMBUDSMAN

  • Decision in case 429/2017/AMF on the European Commission´s alleged failure to protect an EU staff member as a whistleblower

EU COMMISSION INITIATIVES

  • ISC on a draft proposal for a regulation on alignment of environmental reporting obligations ( (AP no. 2017/1893)
  • Modernisation of judicial cooperation in civil and commercial matters: Service of documents
  • Modernisation of judicial cooperation in civil and commercial matters: Taking of evidence
  • Emergency Travel Document
  • Proposal Council Regulation - Pericles IV (non-euro area)
  • Multiannual Financial Framework: Protection of the euro against counterfeiting
  • Multiannual Financial Framework - European Investment Stabilisation Function
  • Multiannual Financial Framework post-2020: Regulation for establishing the Reform Support Programme for 2021-27

EU COMMISSION REGISTER

  • SG
    • Rapport de la Commission au Parlement européen, au Conseil et à la Cour des comptes européenne Rapport annuel 2017 sur la gestion et la performance du budget de l'UE
    • Raccomandazione di RACCOMANDAZIONE DEL CONSIGLIO sul programma nazionale di riforma 2018 della Lettonia e che formula un parere del Consiglio sul programma di stabilità 2018 della Lettonia
    • Raccomandazione di RACCOMANDAZIONE DEL CONSIGLIO sul programma nazionale di riforma 2018 della Danimarca e che formula un parere del Consiglio sul programma di convergenza 2018 della Danimarca
    • Raccomandazione di RACCOMANDAZIONE DEL CONSIGLIO sul programma nazionale di riforma 2018 della Repubblica ceca e che formula un parere del Consiglio sul programma di convergenza 2018 della Repubblica ceca
    • Raccomandazione di RACCOMANDAZIONE DEL CONSIGLIO sul programma nazionale di riforma 2018 della Bulgaria e che formula un parere del Consiglio sul programma di convergenza 2018 della Bulgaria
    • Raccomandazione di RACCOMANDAZIONE DEL CONSIGLIO sul programma nazionale di riforma 2018 del Belgio e che formula un parere del Consiglio sul programma di stabilità 2018 del Belgio
    • Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL on the establishment of the Reform Support Programme
    • Décision de la Commission visant à approuver la réponse à la demande confirmative d'accès aux documents GESTDEM 2017/5751.
    • Décision de la Commission visant à approuver la réponse à la demande confirmative d'accès aux documents GESTDEM 2017/5751.
    • Décision de la Commission visant à approuver la réponse à la demande confirmative Gestdem 2018/222
    • Décision de la Commission visant à approuver la réponse à la demande confirmative d'accès aux documents GESTDEM 2018/1142
    • Décision de la Commission visant à approuver la réponse à la demande confirmative Gestdem 2017/6735
    • Commission Decision regarding the follow-up to National Parliaments' Opinions - reply to the Senat (RO) - COM(2018) 33 final
    • Commission Decision regarding the follow-up to National Parliaments' Opinions - reply to the Senat (RO) - COM(2017) 647 final
    • COMMISSION OPINION concerning the appointment of a member of the European Economic and Social Committee
    • Commission Decision regarding the follow-up to National Parliaments' Opinions - reply to the Riksdag (SE) - COM(2017) 536 final
    • Commission Decision regarding the follow-up to National Parliaments' Opinions - reply to the Senát (CZ) - COM(2017) 713 final
    • COMMISSION STAFF WORKING DOCUMENT EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF THE IMPACT ASSESSMENT Accompanying the document Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL on the establishment of the Reform Support Programme
    • COMMISSION STAFF WORKING DOCUMENT IMPACT ASSESSMENT Accompanying the document REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL on the establishment of the Reform Support Programme
    • OJ 2257 - Liste des points prévus à l'ordre du jour des prochaines réunions de la Commission
    • ANNUAL REPORT OF THE AUDIT PROGRESS COMMITTEE FOR THE PERIOD MAY 2017-MAY 2018
    • Note journalière des décisions prises par procédure de délégation le 30 mai 2018
    • Note journalière des décisions prises par procédure d'habilitation le 30 mai 2018
    • Note journalière des décisions prises par procédure écrite le 31 mai 2018
    • Ordre du jour de la 2257ème réunion de la Commission (Bruxelles, 06/06/2018)
  • SJ
    • DÉCISION DE LA COMMISSION relative à l'introduction d'une demande reconventionnelle devant le Tribunal de l'Union européenne
    • DÉCISION DE LA COMMISSION relative à l'introduction d'une demande reconventionnelle devant le Tribunal de l'Union européenne
  • DG JUST
    • Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL amending Regulation (EC) No 1393/2007 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the service in the Member States of judicial and extrajudicial documents in civil or commercial matters (service of documents)
    • Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL amending Council Regulation (EC) No 1206/2001 of 28 May 2001 on cooperation between the courts of the Member States in the taking of evidence in civil or commercial matters
    • Proposal for a COUNCIL DIRECTIVE establishing an EU Emergency Travel Document and repealing Decision 96/409/CFSP
    • COMMISSION STAFF WORKING DOCUMENT IMPACT ASSESSMENT Accompanying the document Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EC) No 1393/2007 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the service in the Member States of judicial and extrajudicial documents in civil or commercial matters (service of documents)
    • COMMISSION STAFF WORKING DOCUMENT EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF THE IMPACT ASSESSMENT Accompanying the document Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL amending Regulation (EC) No 1393/2007 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the service in the Member States of judicial and extrajudicial documents in civil or commercial matters (service of documents)
    • COMMISSION STAFF WORKING DOCUMENT IMPACT ASSESSMENT Accompanying the document Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL amending Council Regulation (EC) No 1206/2001 of 28 May 2001 on cooperation between the courts of the Member States in the taking of evidence in civil or commercial matters
    • COMMISSION STAFF WORKING DOCUMENT EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF THE IMPACT ASSESSMENT Accompanying the document Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL amending Council Regulation (EC) No 1206/2001 of 28 May 2001 on cooperation between the courts of the Member States in the taking of evidence in civil or commercial matters
    • COMMISSION STAFF WORKING DOCUMENT IMPACT ASSESSMENT Accompanying the document Proposal for a COUNCIL DIRECTIVE establishing an EU Emergency Travel Document and repealing Decision 96/409/CFSP
    • COMMISSION STAFF WORKING DOCUMENT EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF THE IMPACT ASSESSMENT Accompanying the document Proposal for a COUNCIL DIRECTIVE establishing an EU Emergency Travel Document and repealing Decision 96/409/CFSP
  • DG COMP
    • Preliminary act of the Commission pursuant to Regulation (CE) 139/2004
    • Décision de la Commission en vertu des articles 107 et 108 du TFUE

EU PARLIAMENT REGISTER

  • Text adopted - Gender equality and women’s empowerment: transforming the lives of girls and women through EU external relations 2016-2020 - P8_TA-PROV(2018)0239 - Thursday, 31 May 2018 - Strasbourg - Provisional edition
  • Text adopted - Appointment of a member to the selection panel for the European Public Prosecutor’s Office - P8_TA-PROV(2018)0234 - Thursday, 31 May 2018 - Strasbourg - Provisional edition

EU COUNCIL REGISTER

  • XT 21052 2018 INIT Replies to questions for written answer submitted to the Council by Members of the European Parliament – Examination by Coreper

EU CASE LAW

OFFICIAL JOURNAL C

OFFICIAL JOURNAL L


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