IEU Legal & Corporate Telegram 5 September 2019

Our telegram headlines today*: 

VAT GAP: 

  • VAT Gap: EU countries lost €137 billion in VAT revenues in 2017 +++ 
  • VAT Gap: Frequently asked questions  +++ 

BREXIT: 

  • Right to work checks on EU citizens if the UK leaves the EU without a deal - UK Government +++ 
  • UK Government: Statutory Instruments relating to Brexit +++ 

TAXATION: 

  • As the pace of tax reform slows, countries are urged to take bolder action +++ 

BLOCK EXEMPTIONS

  • EU Commission invites comments on roadmap for the evaluation of rules on horizontal agreements

MERGERS

  • EU Commission clears acquisition of control over PPT by Charlesbank and GTCR
  • EU Commission clears acquisition of DigiCert by Clearlake and TA
  • EU Commission clears joint venture between Toyota Tsusho and Maruti Suzuki

SECURITY UNION

  • Launch of Judicial Counter-Terrorism Register at Eurojust

RULE OF LAW

  • Finnish EU Presidency: Democracy, the rule of law and fundamental rights on agenda in Helsinki on 10–11 September
  • Renew Europe: EU institutions must develop common rule of law standards in a single mechanism

EU CONSULTATIONS

  • Better outreach to citizens needed to improve effectiveness of European Commission’s public consultations, say Auditors

OLAF

  • Exchange of views with OLAF Director General and OLAF Supervisory Committee - Committee on Budgetary Control

CJEU

  • The option to pay by SEPA direct debit cannot be subject to a condition of residence in the national territory
  • Italy has failed to comply with its obligation to implement measures to prevent the spread of the Xylella fastidiosa bacterium, which can cause the death of a large number of plants, in particular olive trees
  • Telecommunications undertakings must transmit, free of charge, to the authority handling emergency calls made to ‘112’ information enabling the caller to be located

EU OMBUDSMAN

  • Decision of the European Ombudsman in case 1597/2019/KR on the European Commission's failure to correspondence concerning a dispute with the Austrian customs office over the illegal import of cigarettes into the EU
  • Decision in case 129/2019/MIG on the European Commission’s refusal of public access to documents concerning the expenses incurred in relation to the official visit of a Commissioner to the United States of America

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 Finalising preparations for the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union on 1 November 2019
  • Commission decision on a confirmatory application GESTDEM 2019/2498
  • Commission decision on a confirmatory application GESTDEM 2018/3887
  • Commission decision on a confirmatory application GESTDEM 2019/1270
  • Commission Decision regarding the follow-up to National Parliaments' Opinions - Own Initiative - reply to the Assemblée nationale (FR) - ASAP/DOS/2019/140 final
  • Note journalière des décisions prises par procédure de délégation le 4 septembre 2019
  • Note journalière des décisions prises par procédure d'habilitation le 4 septembre 2019
  • Note journalière des décisions prises par procédure écrite le 5 septembre 2019
  • Répartition des compétences au sein du cabinet de M. KATAINEN
  • Répartition des compétences au sein du cabinet de M. TIMMERMANS
  • Ordre du jour de la 2307ème réunion de la Commission (Bruxelles, 11/09/2019)

SJ

  • DÉCISION DE LA COMMISSION portant approbation de pouvoirs dans des affaires contentieuses avec l'identification AMI

DG COMP

  • Commission decision pursuant to Council Regulation (EC) No 139/2004
  • Commission decision relating to a proceeding under Article 101 TFEU and Article 53 of the EEA Agreement

EU COUNCIL REGISTER

  • Cm 3710 2019 Rev 1 Working Party on Intellectual Property
  • Cm 3854 2019 Init Working Party on Tax Questions (Direct Taxation - CCTB)


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