IEU Legal & Corporate Telegram 24 July 2019

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EU COMMISSION STAFF CHANGES: 

  • EU Commission appoints temporary Hors Classe Adviser in the Secretariat-General and new Head of Representation in Austria +++ 
  • Secretariat-General in transition: EU Commission strengthens its management by appointing two Directors and setting out arrangements for deputising for the Secretary-General during the transition to the next Commission +++ 
  • EU Commission appoints Directors in its departments for budget, human resources and communications and climate action Principal Adviser +++ 
  • EU Commission appoints new Head of Representation in Germany +++ 
  • EU Commission appoints new Director-General to its department for international cooperation and development, reinforces top management across other departments +++ 

BREXIT: 

  • EU Parliament on Brexit: An orderly exit is in the interests of both parties +++ 
  • Letter of congratulations from EU Council President Donald Tusk to Boris Johnson on his appointment as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom +++ 
  • EPC: No-deal Brexit may be the only way out for Boris Johnson +++ 
  • SPD-Bundestagsfraktion: Die Europäische Union steht geschlossen und standhaft zum Brexit-Vertrag +++ 

SECURITY UNION: 

  • A Europe that protects: Continued efforts needed on security priorities +++ 
  • EU Parliament: Security Union, justice: committee debates with Commissioners +++ 

MONEY LAUNDERING

  • Fight against money laundering and terrorist financing: EU Commission assesses risks and calls for better implementation of the rules
  • EU Commission Q&A: Assessing risks and implementation shortcomings in fight against money laundering and terrorist financing: Questions and Answers
  • Speaking points of EU Commissioner Jourová on the Anti-money laundering package and data protection communication
  • EVP/CSU Statement zum Anti-Geldwäsche-Paket

GDPR

  • EU Commission: General Data Protection Regulation shows results, but work needs to continue
  • Eurocommerce: GDPR one year in - working well, but care needed on burdens for SMEs

COMPETITION POLICY

  • Modernising European Competition Policy: A Brief Review of Member States’ Proposals

MERGERS

  • EU Commission approves the creation of a joint venture between Fortress Investment Group and Air Investment Valencia
  • EU Commission clears acquisition of Press Ganey Associates by Leonard Green & Partners and the Ares Management Corporation
  • EU Commission clears acquisition of SIVA and Soauto by Porsche Holding Salzburg

EU OMBUDSMAN

  • Latest decisions published by the EU Ombudsman
    • Decision in case 935/2018/EA on the handling of requests for public access to EUNAVFOR Med Operation Sophia's documents
    • Decision of the European Ombudsman in the above case on how the European Commission handled a standard audit of the proper use of EU funds and a subsequent infringement complaint against Bulgaria regarding preferential purchase prices of renewable energy
    • The European Commission’s alleged failure to initiate a temporary withdrawal procedure from the EU’s Generalised Scheme of Preferences against Bangladesh
    • How the European Commission dealt with requests for access to documents concerning a redress procedure for a rejected proposal under a Horizon 2020 call
    • Europos ombudsmeno sprendimas byloje dėl to, kaip Europos Komisijos atstovybė Lietuvoje nagrinėjo skundo pareiškėjo laiškus dėl „Erasmus“ aukštojo mokslo chartijos, programos „Erasmus +“ įgyvendinimo ir susijusių kontrolės mechanizmų
    • Decision of the European Ombudsman in the above case on how the European Commission’s Representation in Lithuania dealt with the complainant’s correspondence concerning the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education, the implementation of ERASMUS+ programme and related control mechanisms

EU COMMISSION REGISTER

  • SJ
    • COMMISSION DECISION on the submission of an appeal before the Court of Justice
    • DÉCISION DE LA COMMISSION relative à une demande d’intervention devant le Tribunal de l’Union européenne
  • SG
    • Décision de la Commission visant à approuver la réponse à la demande confirmative Gestdem 2018/3634
    • Décision de la Commission visant à approuver la réponse à la demande confirmative Gestdem 2018/3634
    • Décision de la Commission visant à approuver la réponse à la demande confirmative Gestdem 2019/866
    • Décision de la Commission visant à approuver la réponse à la demande confirmative Gestdem 2019/866
    • Décision de la Commission visant à approuver la réponse à la demande confirmative d'accès aux documents GESTDEM 2019/1822
    • Décision de la Commission visant à approuver la réponse à la demande confirmative d'accès aux documents GESTDEM 2019/1822
    • Commission decision on a confirmatory application GESTDEM 2019/1913
    • Commission opinion on the appointment of an EESC member
    • Décision de la Commission portant approbation du protocole d’accord sur la coopération administrative entre la Commission européenne et l’Institut universitaire européen de Florence
    • OJ 2305 - Actes adoptés et authentifiés
    • Note journalière des décisions prises par procédure de délégation le 23 juillet 2019
    • Note journalière des décisions prises par procédure d'habilitation le 23 juillet 2019
    • Note journalière des décisions prises par procédure écrite le 24 juillet 2019
    • OJ 2305 - Liste des questions administratives et budgétaires diverses
    • RAPPORT ANNUEL SUR L’APPLICATION DU CODE DE CONDUITE DES MEMBRES DE LA COMMISSION EUROPÉENNE EN 2018
    • Permanences à assurer par les membres de la Commission pendant la pause d'été 2019 (25 juillet au 1er septembre 2019)
  • DG COMP
    • Décision de la Commission en vertu des articles 107 et 108 du TFUE
    • Décision de la Commission en vertu des articles 107 et 108 du TFUE
    • Décision de la Commission en vertu des articles 107 et 108 du TFUE

EU COUNCIL REGISTER

  • Cm 3674 2019 Init Code of Conduct Group (Business Taxation)


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