IEU Legal & Corporate Telegram 11 April 2019

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BREXIT: 

  • UK Prime Minister's statement after Article 50 extended to 31 October 2019 - UK Parliament +++ 
  • Updated EU Commission Brexit preparedness notices +++ 
  • EP BUDG Committee adopts contingency framework for EU budget in view of Brexit - Committee on Budgets +++ 
  • EU Commission: Answer to a written question - Post-Brexit and IAG's no-deal Brexit flight plan - IAG's structure and point 37 of the guidelines on ownership rules - Uniform application of the rules - E-000094/2019(ASW) +++ 
  • S&D-Fraktionsvorsitzender Udo Bullmann zum Brexit-Sondergipfel +++ 
  • Europa-SPD: Brexit-Verlängerung: Wahl zwischen Pest und Cholera - Großbritannien muss Verfassungskrise lösen +++ 
  • Brexit: UK and EU agree delay to 31 October - Greens/EFA on the outcome of the Brexit summit +++ 
  • GUE/NGL: More Brexit extension provides zero certainty for citizens +++ 
  • AmCham EU: Article 50 extension a positive development, but business needs long-term certainty +++ 
  • BDI zum Brexit-Sondergipfel: Geschlossenheit der EU ist starkes Zeichen +++ 
  • ZEW-Ökonomen zur neuen Brexit-Frist: "Ein halbes Jahr reicht für Neuwahlen" +++ 
  • Hessen: „Großbritannien braucht längere Phase außerhalb der EU, um seine Probleme zu lösen“ +++ 

INFRINGEMENT PACKAGE: 

  • Procédures d'infraction du mois d'avril: la Commission clôt des cas encore ouverts +++ 

COMPETITION POLICY: 

  • Competition: new Eurobarometer survey shows Europeans have positive views on impact of competition policy +++ 

MERGERS

  • Concentrations : La Commission autorise l'acquisition de Armonea par Colisée

TAXATION

  • Reforms in a few countries drive a decline in average OECD labour taxes

RULE OF LAW

  • EPP Group puts sliding rule of law in Romania on plenary agenda

GENDER EQUALITY

  • Gender Equality and the economic independence of women, on the agenda of the second day of the EPSCO meeting in Bucharest
  • New EIGE Report on Gender Budgeting - Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality

TRANSPARENCY

  • Highlights - Appointment procedures in the EU institutions - Committee on Legal Affairs

EU ELECTIONS

  • EP Think.tank: At a Glance - 2019 European elections: National rules - 11-04-2019

CJEU

  • Unverbindlicher Hintergrund zum EuGH-Urteil ÖKO-Test Verlag
  • National legislation may lay down, for the purpose of calculating the average weekly working time, reference periods which start and end on fixed calendar dates
  • Advocate General Sharpston: the Court should dismiss the Czech Republic’s action against EU legislation introducing more stringent rules for the acquisition and possession of firearms
  • Advocate General Tanchev: the Court should rule that the provisions of Polish legislation relating to the lowering of the retirement age for Supreme Court judges are contrary to EU law

EU COMMISSION REGISTER

  • SG
  • 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 – Faire face aux conséquences d’un retrait sans accord du Royaume-Uni de l’Union: l’approche coordonnée de l’Union
  • Décision de la Commission visant à approuver la réponse à la demande confirmative d'accès aux documents GESTDEM 2018/4928
  • Commission decision on a confirmatory application GESTDEM 2019/0640
  • OJ 2292 - Liste des points prévus à l'ordre du jour des prochaines réunions de la Commission
  • Note journalière des décisions prises par procédure de délégation le 10 avril 2019
  • Note journalière des décisions prises par procédure d'habilitation le 10 avril 2019
  • Note journalière des décisions prises par procédure écrite le 11 avril 2019
  • Note journalière des décisions prises par procédure écrite le 11 avril 2019
  • Permanences à assurer par les membres de la Commission - Premier semestre 2019 (Pâques, 1er et 9 mai, Ascension et Pentecôte)

SJ

  • DÉCISION DE LA COMMISSION portant approbation de pouvoirs dans des affaires contentieuses devant la Cour de justice et le Tribunal et dans des affaires contentieuses avec l'identification AMI
  • DÉCISION DE LA COMMISSION portant approbation de pouvoirs dans des affaires contentieuses devant la Cour de justice et le Tribunal et dans des affaires contentieuses avec l'identification AMI
  • 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

  • Décision de la Commission en vertu des articles 107 et 108 du TFUE

EU PARLIAMENT REGISTER

  • Minutes - Tuesday, 19 February 2019 - PE 638.472v01-00 - Special committee on financial crimes, tax evasion and tax avoidance
  • Minutes - Monday, 11 February 2019 - PE 638.471v01-00 - Special committee on financial crimes, tax evasion and tax avoidance
  • Minutes - Tuesday, 5 February 2019 - PE 638.470v01-00 - Special committee on financial crimes, tax evasion and tax avoidance
  • Minutes - Monday, 4 February 2019 - PE 638.469v01-00 - Special committee on financial crimes, tax evasion and tax avoidance
  • Minutes - Tuesday, 29 January 2019 - PE 638.468v01-00 - Special committee on financial crimes, tax evasion and tax avoidance
  • Minutes - Thursday, 24 January 2019 - PE 638.467v01-00 - Special committee on financial crimes, tax evasion and tax avoidance
  • AMENDMENTS 141-142 - REPORT on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 883/2013 concerning 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 - A8-0179/2019(141-142)
  • AMENDMENTS 189-191 - REPORT on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing the European Cybersecurity Industrial, Technology and Research Competence Centre and the Network of National Coordination Centres - A8-0084/2019(189-191)
  • AMENDMENTS 116-116 - REPORT on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing the Rights and Values programme - A8-0468/2018(116-116)
  • AMENDMENTS 041-041 - REPORT on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive (EU) 2017/1132 as regards the use of digital tools and processes in company law - A8-0422/2018(041-041)

EU COUNCIL REGISTER

  • St 8476 2019 Init COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION Addressing the impact of a withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the Union without an agreement: the Union’s coordinated approach
  • St 8476 2019 Add 1 ANNEX to the 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 Addressing the impact of a withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the Union without an agreement: the Union’s coordinated approach Timeline…
  • St 8476 2019 Add 2 ANNEX to the 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 Addressing the impact of a withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the Union without an agreement: the Union’s coordinated approach
  • St 8476 2019 Add 3 ANNEX to the 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 Addressing the impact of a withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the Union without an agreement: the Union’s coordinated approach
  • St 8476 2019 Add 4 ANNEX to the 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 Addressing the impact of a withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the Union without an agreement:
  • St 8476 2019 Add 5 ANNEX to the 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 Addressing the impact of a withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the Union without an agreement: the Union’s coordinated approach Fishing activities
  • St 8476 2019 Add 6 ANNEX to the 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 Addressing the impact of a withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the Union without an agreement: the Union’s coordinated approach Data protection
  • St 8036 2019 Init Procedural/political aspects of the monitoring process - Report #23 on interactions with jurisdictions
  • Xt 21029 2019 Init PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVES COMMITTEE (Art. 50)
  • Xt 20013 2019 Init EUROPEAN COUNCIL DECISION taken in agreement with the United Kingdom extending the period under Article 50(3)TEU
  • Xt 20009 2019 Init Special meeting of the European Council (Art. 50)
  • Xt 20015 2019 Init Special meeting of the European Council (Art. 50) (10 April 2019) – Conclusions

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