IEU Legal & Corporate Telegram 14 November 2018

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BREXIT: 

  • EU Commission recommends to the European Council (Article 50) to find that decisive progress has been made in Brexit negotiations +++ 
  • EU Commission Memo on Brexit Negotiations: What is in the Withdrawal Agreement +++ 
  • EU Commission Memo: Protocol on Ireland and Northern Ireland +++ 
  • Déclaration par Michel Barnier +++ 
  • EU Council: Ship inspections - preparing for Brexit +++ 
  • UK Government: Policy paper: Progress on the UK’s exit from, and future relationship with, the European Union +++ 
  • UK Government: Policy paper: Withdrawal Agreement explainer and Technical Explanatory note on Articles 6-8 on the Northern Ireland Protocol +++ 
  • UK Parliament debates several aspects of Brexit
    • Committee examine proposals for future UK-EU security relationship
    • Committee examines the impact of future UK-EU trading arrangements
    • Defra still faces enormous Brexit challenges, warns Committee
    • Minister for Policing questioned on Home Office preparations for Brexit
    • Second roundtable on International Development Cooperation after Brexit
    • Labour attempts to force Government to publish Brexit legal advice

BREXIT - REACTIONS

  • Guy Verhofstadt: EP Brexit steering group welcomes the positive progress made in the negotiations
  • S&Ds: Brexit deal is edging closer but devil remains in the detail
  • Jo LEINEN: Der Moment der Wahrheit rückt näher - Bürger und Wirtschaft brauchen beim Brexit Rechtssicherheit
  • Die Linke im Bundestag: Risiko eines No-Deal-Szenarios bei Brexit ist verringert
  • EU-Ratsvorsitz: COSAC-Konferenz der Europaausschüsse befasst sich mit Brexit
  • Brexit and the European Pillar of Social Rights on the agenda for the EEA Council

COMPETITION

  • EP Text adopted - Empowering competition authorities and ensuring the proper functioning of the internal market ***I - P8_TA-PROV(2018)0452 - Wednesday, 14 November 2018 - Strasbourg - Provisional edition

STATE AID

  • EP Text adopted - State aid rules: new categories of State aid * - P8_TA-PROV(2018)0450 - Wednesday, 14 November 2018 - Strasbourg - Provisional edition
  • State aid: EU Commission approves €107 million public support for greener buses in Germany

MERGERS

  • EU Commission approves acquisition of Europac by DS Smith, subject to conditions

TAX3

  • In-Depth Analysis - The supervisory approach to anti-money laundering: an analysis of the Joint Working Group’s reflection paper - PE 624.424 - Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs
  • Draft report - Report on Financial Crimes, Tax Evasion and Tax Avoidance - PE 627.890v01-00 - Special committee on financial crimes, tax evasion and tax avoidance
  • Money laundering: EPP Group criticises sale of passports
  • S&Ds: EU urgently needs effective minimum taxation, and to put an end to impunity for money laundering

DIGITAL TAXES

  • Österreich: Digitalsteuer könnte auf EU-Ebene als Übergangslösung kommen

RULE OF LAW

  • Mechanism to protect democracy in the EU needed more than ever, says the EP
  • EP Text adopted - Need for a comprehensive Democracy, Rule of Law and Fundamental Rights mechanism - P8_TA-PROV(2018)0456 - Wednesday, 14 November 2018 - Strasbourg - Provisional edition

CONTRACT LAW

  • DG Justice Call: Feasibility Study on Modelling the EU Economy as an Ecosystem of Contracts

GENDER MAINTREAMING

  • EP Subject files - Gender mainstreaming - Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality

EUROJUST

  • International action: ‘Ndrangheta and illegal online betting

EU ELECTIONS

  • S&Ds: We need new rules to protect the integrity of our elections in digital age

CJEU

  • Unverbindlicher Hintergrund zu den Schlussanträgen zur Vergabe kommunaler Rettungsdienste
  • The Italian legislation prohibiting private companies from performing an activity of safekeeping of cinerary urns is contrary to EU law
  • Advocate General Tanchev proposes that the Court should rule that a national law that allows loan contracts concluded with foreign lenders who were not authorised to provide credit services in that country to be retroactively annulled is contrary to EU law when the same law does not apply to Croatian lenders
  • Advocate General Tanchev proposes that the Court should rule that a national law that allows loan contracts concluded with foreign lenders who were not authorised to provide credit services in that country to be retroactively annulled is contrary to EU law when the same law does not apply to Croatian lenders

EU COMMISSION REGISTER

  • SG
    • REPORT FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE COUNCIL On Progress in Romania under the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism
    • REPORT FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE COUNCIL On Progress in Bulgaria under the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism
    • Communication de la Commission au Parlement 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 Plan d'investissement pour l'Europe: bilan et prochaines étapes
    • REPORT FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE COUNCIL Annual Monitoring Report on the implementation of Structural Reform Support Programme 2017
    • Commission decision on a confirmatory application GESTDEM 2018/2193
    • Décision de la Commission visant à approuver la réponse à la demande confirmtive Gestdem 2017/7033
    • 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
    • OJ 2272 - Liste des points prévus à l'ordre du jour des prochaines réunions de la Commission
    • OJ 2272 - Actes adoptés et authentifiés
    • Note journalière des décisions prises par procédure de délégation le 13 novembre 2018
    • Note journalière des décisions prises par procédure d'habilitation le 13 novembre 2018
    • Addendum à la NJ /3 du 14/11/18
    • Note journalière des décisions prises par procédure écrite le 14 novembre 2018
    • Organisation du processus décisionnel (à l'exception des réunions du Collège) pour la fin de l'année 2018
  • SJ
    • 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
  • DG COMP
    • Commission decision pursuant to Regulation (CE) 139/2004
    • Décision de la Commission en vertu des articles 107 et 108 du TFUE

EU PARLIAMENT REGISTER

  • Draft agenda - Tuesday, 20 November 2018 - PE 630.493v02-00 - Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs
  • Draft agenda - Tuesday, 27 November 2018 - PE 630.513v01-00 - Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs

EU CASE LAW

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