IEU Legal & Corporate Telegram 13 November 2018

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STATE OF THE UNION: 

  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel in the EP Plenary: Nationalism and egoism must never have a chance again in Europe +++ 
    • Introduction by President Antonio TAJANI +++ 
    • Angela MERKEL, German Federal Chancellor +++ 
    • Jean Claude JUNCKER, Commission President +++ 
    • Manfred WEBER (EPP, DE) +++ 
    • Udo BULLMANN (S&D, DE) +++ 
    • Ryszard Antoni LEGUTKO (ECR, PL) +++ 
    • Guy VERHOFSTADT (ALDE, BE) +++ 
    • Ska KELLER (Greens/EFA, DE) +++ 
    • Gabriele ZIMMER (GUE/NGL, DE) +++ 
    • Nigel FARAGE (EFDD, UK) +++ 
    • Marcus PRETZELL (ENF, DE) +++ 
    • Angela MERKEL response +++ 
    • The speech can be found here +++ 
  • Rede von EU-Kommissionspräsident Jean-Claude Juncker in der EU-Parlamentsdebatte zur Zukunft Europas mit Bundeskanzlerin Angela Merkel +++ 

BREXIT

  • Brexit preparedness: EU Commission proposes to make technical amendment to EU energy efficiency legislation to take account of UK's withdrawal
  • Brexit preparedness: EU Commission proposes to make technical amendment to EU energy efficiency legislation to take account of UK's withdrawal
  • Brexit preparedness: European Commission proposes visa-free travel to the EU for UK nationals in a no deal scenario – if the UK also grants reciprocal visa-free travel to all EU citizens
  • Brexit: EU Commission intensifies preparedness work and outlines contingency action plan in the event of a no deal scenario with the UK
  • Seven Things you need to know when travelling between the UK and the EU after Brexit — in the event of no deal

ROMANIAN EU PRESIDENCY

  • EPC Breakfast: The priorities of the Romanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union

CVM

  • EU Commission's progress report on Romania under the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism
  • EU Commission reports on progress in Bulgaria under the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism
  • EU Commission Memo: Cooperation and Verification Mechanism Reports on Bulgaria and Romania
  • Romania: MEPs are deeply concerned about judicial independence and rule of law
  • EP Text adopted - The rule of law in Romania - P8_TA-PROV(2018)0446 - Tuesday, 13 November 2018 - Strasbourg - Provisional edition
  • EPP Group: We want clear action from Romanian Government to fight corruption
  • Statement des CDU-EU-Abgeordneten McAllister zur Rechtsstaatlichkeit in Rumänien
  • S&Ds: We need an independent way to monitor democracy and the rule of law situation in EU member states

MERGERS

  • Cross-border conversions, mergers and divisions: EP committee vote
  • Mergers: Commission clears joint venture by E.ON and Clever

EUROJUST

  • 5th plenary meeting of the European Judicial Cybercrime Network

EU ELECTIONS

  • Speech by Commissioner Jourvá at ALDE Congress in Madrid

OLAF

  • Draft opinion - Investigations conducted by the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) as regards cooperation with the European Public Prosecutor's Office and the effectiveness of OLAF investigations - PE 630.425v01-00 - Committee on Legal Affairs
  • Draft opinion - Investigations conducted by the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) as regards cooperation with the European Public Prosecutor's Office and the effectiveness of OLAF investigations - PE 629.629v01-00 - Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs

CJEU

  • EU Court: The taste of a food product is not eligible for copyright protection
  • EU Court: Legislation of a Member State under which a recipient of services can be ordered to suspend payments and to pay a security to guarantee payment of a possible fine which might be imposed on the provider of services, established in another Member State, for an infringement of the labour law of the first Member State is contrary to EU law
  • EuGH-Urteil kippt österreichische Regelung gegen Sozialdumping - WKÖ

EU COMMISSION REGISTER

  • SG
    • COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, THE EUROPEAN COUNCIL, THE COUNCIL, THE EUROPEAN CENTRAL BANK, THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMITTEE, THE COMMITTEE OF THE REGIONS AND THE EUROPEAN INVESTMENT BANK Preparing for the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union on 30 March 2019: a Contingency Action Plan
    • Communication de la Commission au Parlement européen, au Conseil européen, au Conseil, à la Banque centrale européenne, au Comité économique et social européen, au Comité des régions et à la Banque européenne d'investissement Préparatifs en vue du retrait du Royaume-Uni de l’Union européenne le 30 mars 2019: plan d’action d’urgence
    • Rapport de la Commission au Parlement européen et au Conseil sur les progrès réalisés par la Roumanie au titre du mécanisme de coopération et de vérification
    • Rapport de la Commission au Parlement européen et au Conseil sur les progrès réalisés par la Bulgarie au titre du mécanisme de coopération et de vérification
    • CORRIGENDUM to Commission Decision (EU) 2018/1471 of 19 September 2018 on the proposed citizens’ initiative entitled ‘STOP FRAUD and abuse of EU FUNDS - by better control of decisions, implementation and penalties’ (notified under document C(2018)6077) (Official Journal of the European Union L 246 of 2 October 2018)
    • CORRIGENDUM to Commission Decision (EU) 2018/1471 of 19 September 2018 on the proposed citizens’ initiative entitled ‘STOP FRAUD and abuse of EU FUNDS - by better control of decisions, implementation and penalties’ (notified under document C(2018)6077) (Official Journal of the European Union L 246 of 2 October 2018)
    • Commission Decision regarding the follow-up to National Parliaments' Opinions - reply to the Senát (CZ) - COM(2018) 284 final
    • Réunion des Directeurs généraux du 08/11/2018 - Data Protection - Autumn Economic Forecast – European Semester
    • REGIO - Nouvel organigramme
    • Note journalière des décisions prises par procédure de délégation le 12 novembre 2018
    • Note journalière des décisions prises par procédure d'habilitation le 12 novembre 2018
    • Note journalière des décisions prises par procédure écrite le 13 novembre 2018
  • DG JUST
    • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION on authorising France to conclude an agreement with Saint-Barthélemy, Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon, New Caledonia, French Polynesia and Wallis and Futuna respectively for transfers of funds between France and each of these territories to be treated as transfers of funds within France, pursuant to Regulation (EU) No 2015/847 of the European Parliament and the Council
  • DG TAXUD
    • Proposal for a COUNCIL IMPLEMENTING DECISION amending Decision 2009/791/EC authorising Germany to continue to apply a measure derogating from Articles 168 and 168a of Directive 2006/112/EC on the common system of value added tax
    • Proposal for a COUNCIL IMPLEMENTING DECISION amending Implementing Decision 2013/53/EU authorising the Kingdom of Belgium to introduce a special measure derogating from Article 285 of Directive 2006/112/EC on the common system of value added tax
  • DG COMP
    • Décision de la Commission en vertu des articles 107 et 108 du TFUE

EU PARLIAMENT REGISTER

  • Draft agenda - Monday, 19 November 2018 - Tuesday, 20 November 2018 - PE 630.504v01-00 - Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs
  • Draft agenda - Monday, 26 November 2018 - PE 630.471v01-00 - Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs, Special committee on financial crimes, tax evasion and tax avoidance

EU CASE LAW

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