IEU Legal & Corporate Telegram 25 July 2018

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CJEU: 

  • The execution of a European arrest warrant cannot be refused on the ground that a decision of the Public Prosecutor’s Office has closed a criminal investigation when, during that investigation, the requested person was interviewed as a witness only +++ 
  • An assessment of detention conditions in the issuing Member State made prior to the execution of a European arrest warrant must be limited to the prisons in which it is actually intended that the person concerned will be held +++ 
  • A judicial authority called upon to execute a European arrest warrant must refrain from giving effect to it if it considers that there is a real risk that the individual concerned would suffer a breach of his fundamental right to an independent tribunal and, therefore, of the essence of his fundamental right to a fair trial on account of deficiencies liable to affect the independence of the judiciary in the issuing Member State
  • Organisms obtained by mutagenesis are GMOs and are, in principle, subject to the obligations laid down by the GMO Directive
  • On account of its delay in implementing the Urban Waste Water Treatment Directive, Spain is ordered to pay a lump sum of €12 million and a penalty payment of almost €11 million per six-month period of delay
  • The framework agreement on fixed-term work does not mean that non-permanent workers in the Spanish public sector must be guaranteed reinstatement in the event that their disciplinary dismissal is found to be wrongful
  • EUIPO must reconsider whether the three-dimensional shape of a ‘4 Finger KitKat’ can be retained as an EU trade mark
  • Not providing consumers with information on the testing conditions that resulted in the energy classification indicated on the energy label of vacuum cleaners does not constitute a ‘misleading omission’
  • The Court of Justice sets aside the judgment of the General Court on the ‘Spanish tax lease system’
  • A Palestinian who has refugee status from UNRWA cannot obtain refugee status in the EU while receiving effective protection or assistance from that UN agency
  • Advocate General Wahl: the Court of Justice should set aside the judgments of the General Court by which it ordered the EU to pay compensation for material damage to a number of companies as a result of the excessive length of proceedings before that court
  • Advocate General Kokott suggests that the Court of Justice should confirm that the Commission’s decision prohibiting the acquisition of TNT Express by UPS should be annulled due to a procedural error
  • Unverbindliche Erläuterungen zum Anspruch in Österreich auf eine sechste Urlaubswoche

BREXIT

  • Multiannual Financial Framework – Committee writes to HM Treasury - UK Parliament
  • Clarity needed on movement of people in the cultural sector after Brexit  - UK Parliament

RULE OF LAW

  • S&D Group on the results of the independent judicial inquiry in Malta

TAX3

  • Next meetings of the TAX3 Special Committee - Special committee on financial crimes, tax evasion and tax avoidance

MERGERS

  • EP Draft opinion - Cross-border conversions, mergers and divisions - PE 625.345v01-00 - Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs
  • Mergers: Commission clears creation of joint venture by Kuehne + Nagel and Temasek

TRANSPARENCY

  • EU Commission Answer - "SelmayrGate" and the numerous appointments of Deputy Directors-General in the Juncker Commission - Use of Articles 7 and 29 of the Staff Regulations - E-002168/2018

WHISTLE-BLOWERS

  • EP Draft opinion - Protection of persons reporting on breaches of Union law - PE 623.761v01-00 - Committee on Budgetary Control
  • Amendments 203 - 280 - Protection of persons reporting on breaches of Union law - PE 623.961v01-00 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety

GENDER EQUALITY

  • EU Commission: Implementation of a programme of exchanges of good practices on gender equality

EU COMMISSION REGISTER

  • SG
    • Décision de la Commission visant à approuver la réponse à la demande confirmative Gestdem 2018/278
    • Commission Decision regarding the follow-up to National Parliaments' Opinions - reply to the Poslanecká sněmovna (CZ) - COM(2017) 707_708_712 final
    • Commission Decision regarding the follow-up to National Parliaments' Opinions - reply to the Poslanecká sněmovna (CZ) - COM(2017) 647_648_652_653_675_676 final
    • Commission Decision regarding the follow-up to National Parliaments' Opinions - reply to the Poslanecká sněmovna (CZ) - COM(2017) 787_795_796 final
    • Commission Decision regarding the follow-up to National Parliaments' Opinions - reply to the Bundesrat (AT) - COM(2017) 653 final
    • Commission Decision regarding the follow-up to National Parliaments' Opinions - reply to the Bundesrat (AT) - COM(2017) 647 final
    • Commission Decision regarding the follow-up to National Parliaments' Opinions - reply to the Senát (CZ) - COM(2017) 652 final
    • Commission Decision regarding the follow-up to National Parliament' Opinions - reply to the Senat (PL) ASAP/DOS/2018/194
    • Commission Decision regarding the follow-up to National Parliaments' Opinions - reply to the Assembleia da República (PT) - COM(2017) 795 final
    • Commission Decision regarding the follow-up to National Parliaments' Opinions - reply to the Assembleia da República (PT) - COM(2017) 773 final
    • Commission Decision regarding the follow-up to National Parliaments' Opinions - reply to the Dáil/Seanad Éireann (IE) - COM(2018) 51 final
    • Commission Decision regarding the follow-up to National Parliaments' Opinions - reply to the Senat (RO) - COM(2018) 127 final
    • Commission Decision regarding the follow-up to National Parliaments' Opinions - reply to the Poslanecká sněmovna (CZ) - COM(2017) 821 to 827 final
    • Commission Decision regarding the follow-up to National Parliaments' Opinions - reply to the Senát (CZ) - COM(2018) 22 final
    • Commission Decision regarding the follow-up to National Parliaments' Opinions - reply to the Senát (CZ) - COM(2018) 51 final
    • Commission Decision regarding the follow-up to National Parliaments' Opinions - reply to the Assembleia da República (PT) - COM(2017) 645 final
  • SJ
    • DÉCISION DE LA COMMISSION relative à l'introduction d'un recours devant le Tribunal de commerce de Paris en vue du recouvrement forcé d'une créance de la Commission
    • DÉCISION DE LA COMMISSION relative à l'introduction d'un recours devant le Tribunal de Première Instance francophone de Bruxelles en vue du recouvrement forcé d'une créance de la Commission
    • 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 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 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 avec l'identification IADS
    • DÉCISION DE LA COMMISSION portant approbation de pouvoirs dans des affaires contentieuses avec l'identification IADS
  • DG JUST
    • COMMISSION DECISION (EU) …/… confirming the participation of the Netherlands in the enhanced cooperation on the establishment of the European Public Prosecutor's Office
    • COMMISSION OPINION on the draft Single Programming Document 2019-2021 within the framework of Regulation (EC) No 1922/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 December 2006 on establishing a European Institute for Gender Equality
  • DG COMP
    • Décision de la Commission en vertu des articles 107 et 108 du TFUE
  • DG BUDG
    • Replies of the Commission to the Special Report of the European Court of Auditors "Erasmus+: Millions of mobilities and multi-faceted European Added Value; however performance measurement needs to be further improved""

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