IEU Legal & Corporate Telegram 4 July 2018

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ELECTORAL LAW: 

  • EU Parliament backs a modernised EU electoral law +++ 
  • Text adopted - Reform of the electoral law of the European Union *** - P8_TA-PROV(2018)0282 - Wednesday, 4 July 2018 - Strasbourg - Provisional edition +++ 
  • EPP Group: New EU electoral law opens up postal & electronic voting +++ 
  • EVP/CDU: Statement Pieper zu Europaparlament und einheitlicher Rechtsrahmen Europawahlen +++ 
  • S&D: Parliament backs reform to make EU elections more transparent and democratic +++ 
  • EU-Parlament beschließt Reform  "Europawahlen werden demokratischer und transparenter" Europa-SPD +++ 
  • Die Grünen: EU-Wahlrechtsreform durchgesetzt: Für die Wähler ist mehr verloren als gewonnen +++ 
  • GUE/NGL/LINKE: Mehr Demokratie in der EU? Nicht mit dem Rat! +++ 
  • ECR/LKR: „Mit Sperrklausel beschädigt sich das Europaparlament selbst“ - Liberal-Konservative Reformer sehen Gedanken der breiten Repräsentation europäischer Bürger konterkariert +++ 
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AUSTRIAN EU PRESIDENCY

  • Meetings with Austrian Presidency representatives in EP committees
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STATE AID

  • State aid: EU Commission opens in-depth investigation into measures in favour of Ryanair at Montpellier airport in France
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MERGERS

  • Mergers: EU Commission approves Tronox's acquisition of Cristal, subject to conditions
  • EU Commission clears acquisition of joint control over Simple System by Hoffmann and Kaiser+Kraft
  • Mergers: EU Commission clears the acquisition of ANCB by JIC and TAHL
  • Mergers: EU Commission clears the acquisition of Generali Belgium by Athora Holding
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BREXIT

  • Secretary of State questioned on the work of Northern Ireland Office - UK Parliament
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SWITZERLAND

  • Switzerland: European policy: current state of negotiations on the institutional issues and next steps
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POLAND

  • EP debate: Polish PM chooses to focus on economy, amid questions on rule of law in Poland
  • EPP Group on Poland: there is no freedom without the rule of law
  • Udo Bullmann to Polish Prime Minister: stop dismantling democracy in Poland!
  • GUE/NGL: Poland’s right-wing reforms exacerbate social divide
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EUROPOL

  • Data exchanges: strengthening Europol cooperation with Middle Eastern countries
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EUROJUST

  • Eurojust: Social benefit fraud ring dismantled
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CJEU

  • Advocate General Campos Sánchez-Bordona proposes that the Court should rule that the existence, in the State issuing a European arrest warrant, of judicial remedies against possible inhuman or degrading treatment is a relevant factor allowing such a risk to be discounted and that, consequently, there are, in principle, no exceptional circumstances capable of justifying the non-execution of that arrest warrant
  • Advocate General Bot proposes that the Court of Justice rule that the ‘Brussels Ia’ Regulation is not applicable in determining which Member State’s courts have jurisdiction to rule on claims brought against the Greek State by an individual holding Greek sovereign bonds following their forced exchange in exceptional circumstances and under exceptional conditions
  • In the case of long delay of a flight, the air company which must pay the compensation owed to passengers is not the air company which leased the aircraft and its crew, but the air company which decided to perform the flight
  • Advocate General Saugmandsgaard Øe proposes that the Court rule that the broad prohibition on the sale of tobacco products with characterising flavours complies with the principle of equal treatment
  • For having delayed in implementing EU law on the landfill of waste, Slovakia is fined a lump sum of €1 000 000 and a penalty payment of €5 000 per day of delay
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TRANSPARENCY

  • EP Think-tank Briefing - Revolving doors in the EU and US - 04-07-2018
  • EP Think-tank Briefing - New lobbying law in France - 04-07-2018
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E-JUSTICE

  • Rights of victims of crime in criminal proceedings - France
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EU COMMISSION REGISTER

  • SG
    • OJ 2261 - Actes adoptés et authentifiés
    • Note journalière des décisions prises par procédure de délégation le 3 juillet 2018
    • Note journalière des décisions prises par procédure d'habilitation le 3 juillet 2018
    • Note journalière des décisions prises par procédure écrite le 4 juillet 2018
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  • SJ
    • DÉCISION DE LA COMMISSION portant approbation de pouvoirs dans des affaires contentieuses devant la Cour de justice
    • DÉCISION DE LA COMMISSION portant approbation de pouvoirs dans des affaires contentieuses avec l'identification IADS
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  • DG COMP
    • Décision de la Commission en vertu des articles 107 et 108 du TFUE
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EU PARLIAMENT REGISTER

  • Draft agenda - Tuesday, 10 July 2018 - PE 623.947v01-00 - Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs
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EU CASE LAW

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