IEU Legal & Corporate Telegram 10 January 2019

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ROMANIAN EU PRESIDENCY: 

  • Speech by President of Romania, Klaus Iohannis, at the official opening ceremony of the Romanian Presidency +++ 
  • Speech of the Prime-minister of Romania on the occasion of the launching of the Romanian Presidency +++ 
  • Videos of the opening ceremony of the Romanian EU Presidency +++ 
    • Opening ceremony of the Romanian Presidency of the Council of the EU, in Bucharest, Romania - Opening speech by Viorica DĂNCILĂ, Prime Minister of Romania 
    • Opening ceremony of the Romanian Presidency of the Council of the EU, in Bucharest, Romania - Opening speech by Antonio TAJANI, President of the European Parliament 
    • Opening ceremony of the Romanian Presidency of the Council of the EU, in Bucharest, Romania - Opening speech by Donald TUSK, President of the European Council 
    • Opening ceremony of the Romanian Presidency of the Council of the EU, in Bucharest, Romania - Opening speech by Jean-Claude JUNCKER, President of the EC
    • Remarks by EU Council President Donald Tusk at the opening ceremony of the Romanian Presidency
  • Discours par le Président Juncker à la cérémonie d'ouverture de la présidence roumaine du Conseil de l'Union européenne
  • Speech by the President of the European Parliament, Antonio Tajani, on the occasion of the official launch of the Romanian Presidency
  • EP Committees: Meetings with Romanian Presidency representatives
  • Greens/EFA: Romania has a lot of work to do at home and in Brussels

STATE AID

  • State aid: Commission opens in-depth investigation into tax treatment of Nike in the Netherlands

MERGERS

  • EU Commission clears joint venture between Siemens and TUTPL
  • EU Commission clears acquisition of joint control over VTTI by Vitol and IFM
  • EU Commission clears the acquisition of sole control over Cimpor Portugal by Ordu Yardimlaşma Kurumu
  • Concentrations : La Commission autorise l'acquisition de Courir par Equistone Partners Europe

BREXIT

  • MEPs to debate state of play on Brexit after UK House of Commons vote
  • Lords debate Committee's report on consumer protection after Brexit - UK Parliament
  • GUE/NGL: No new deal for Theresa May
  • DIHK warnt eindringlich vor einem No-Deal-Brexit

TAXATION

  • Report - Establishing the "Fiscalis" programme for cooperation in the field of taxation - A8-0421/2018 - Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs
  • Documentation: Public hearing on "Alleged aggressive tax planning schemes within the EU" - 27-11-2018 - Special committee on financial crimes, tax evasion and tax avoidance

ANTIFRAUD

  • Anti-fraud policy needs to be reformed to improve the fight against fraud affecting the EU budget, say EU auditors

LEGISLATIVE PROCESS

  • EP Think-tank Study - Role of the European Parliament in promoting the use of independent expertise in the legislative process - 16-08-2018

EU OMBUDSMAN

  • EP Draft report - Draft regulation of the European Parliament laying down the regulations and general conditions governing the performance of the Ombudsman’s duties (Statute of the European Ombudsman) and repealing Decision 94/262/ECSC, EC, Euratom - PE 631.819v02-00 - Committee on Constitutional Affairs

CJEU

  • Unverbindlicher Hintergrund zu Schlussanträgen zum Umfang des urheberrechtlichen Zitatrechts
  • Advocate General Szpunar proposes that the Court should limit the scope of the de-referencing that search engine operators are required to carry out to the EU
  • Advocate General Szpunar proposes that the Court should hold that the operator of a search engine must, as a matter of course, accede to a request for the de-referencing of sensitive data

EU COMMISSION REGISTER

  • SG
    • Décision de la Commission visant à approuver la réponse à la demande confirmative Gestdem 2018/4739
    • Décision de la Commission visant à approuver la réponse à la demande confirmative Gestdem 2018/3690
    • Décision de la Commission visant à approuver la réponse à la demande confirmative Gestdem 2018/3690
    • Commission decision on a confirmatory application GESTDEM 2018/5794
    • Demande d'agrément pour remplacer le Chef de la Mission de la Bosnie-Herzégovine auprès de l'Union européenne et auprès de la Communauté européenne de l'Energie atomique
    • Demande d'agrément pour remplacer le Chef de la Mission de la République du Suriname auprès de l'Union européenne et auprès de la Communauté européenne de l'Energie atomique
    • Note journalière des décisions prises par procédure de délégation le 9 janvier 2019
    • Note journalière des décisions prises par procédure d'habilitation le 9 janvier 2019
    • Note journalière des décisions prises par procédure écrite le 10 janvier 2019
    • Communication de la Commission au Parlement européen, au Conseil, au Comité économique et social européen et au Comité des régions - Programme de travail de la Commission pour 2019 - Réaliser ce que nous avons promis et préparer l'avenir
    • Commission Decision regarding the follow-up to National Parliaments' Opinions - reply to the Senát (CZ) - COM(2018) 367 final
    • Commission Decision regarding the follow-up to National Parliaments' Opinions - reply to the Senát (CZ) - COM(2017) 797 final
  • SJ
    • COMMISSION DECISION on an application to intervene by the Commission
  • DG COMP
    • Preliminary act of the Commission pursuant to Regulation (CE) 773/2004.
    • Décision de la Commission en vertu des articles 107 et 108 du TFUE
  • DG TAXUD
    • Proposal for a COUNCIL IMPLEMENTING DECISION authorising France to apply a reduced rate of taxation to unleaded petrol used as motor fuel and consumed in Corsican departments in accordance with Article 19 of Directive 2003/96/EC

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