IEU Legal & Corporate Telegram 3 October 2019

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BREXIT: 

  • Statement by the European Commission following President Jean-Claude Juncker's phone call with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar +++ 
  • EU Parliament: Brexit: recent UK proposals do not offer the safeguards the EU and Ireland need +++ 
  • Prime Minister updates the House of Commons on Brexit negotiations - UK Parliament +++ 
  • UK Parliament: Committee responds to Brexit Minister on UK participation in EU meetings +++ 
  • UK Government: Remarks at the German Embassy by the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster: 3 October 2019 +++ 
  • Returning to the UK - UK Government +++ 

NEW EU COMMISSION: EP HEARINGS

  • Hearing of Commissioner-designate Johannes Hahn
  • EPP Group fully supports Johannes Hahn as Budget and Administration Commissioner
  • Renew Europe argues Johannes Hahn will have to rely on Parliament as Budget Commissioner
  • EP Hearing of Vice President-designate Margaritis Schinas
  • EPP Group: Schinas - expert knowledge and capability
  • Anhörung des designierten EU-Kommissars Schinas - Zitate von Birgit Sippel (S&D/SPD)
  • EP Hearing of Vice President-designate Dubravka Šuica
  • EPP Group: Šuica will make an excellent EU Commissioner
  • Pascal Durand (Renew Europe): "Suica just sufficient, but hardly inspiring. A Conference to rethink Europe should not be about constraints but about ambition"

JHA COUNCIL

  • Agenda of the Justice and Home Affairs Council on 7-8 October 2019

TAXATION

  • OECD: Montenegro joins international efforts against tax evasion and avoidance
  • EU Commission: Answer to a written question - The Commission's failure to investigate Apple's post-2014 tax arrangements in Ireland - E-002377/2019(ASW)

MERGERS

  • EU Commission clears acquisition of Alvic by KKR and ARTA
  • EU Commission clears acquisition of joint control over Formosa 2 by JERA, Macquarie and Swancor
  • Concentrations: La Commission autorise l'acquisition du contrôle en commun de TAG Pipelines Sur par Brookfield et ENGIE

TRANSPARENCY

  • Nach Goulard-Anhörung: Grüne wollen Obergrenze für Nebeneinkünfte

CJEU

  • Unverbindlicher Hintergrund zum EuGH-Urteil über befristete Arbeitsverträge von Teilzeitbeschäftigten an österreichischen Universitäten
  • CJEU: EU law does not preclude a host provider such as Facebook from being ordered to remove identical and, in certain circumstances, equivalent comments previously declared to be illegal
  • EDRi: CJEU ruling on fighting defamation online could open the door for upload filters
  • CJEU: In loan contracts concluded in Poland and indexed to a foreign currency, unfair terms relating to the difference in exchange rates cannot be replaced by general provisions of Polish civil law

EU OMBUDSMAN

  • The European Commission’s refusal to provide public access to documents relating to the work of a former Head of Unit in the Commission now working as a lobbyist - GESTDEM 2019/4113
  • The European External Action Service’s (EEAS) alleged failure to reply to correspondence from the complainant’s lawyer seeking to settle a dispute
  • The European Commission’s failure to grant access to individual payment records under the Common Agricultural Policy that are recorded in the Clearance of Accounts Audit Trail System
  • The European Data Protection Supervisor’s failure to reply to correspondence concerning the handling of the complainant’s personal data by the German authorities
  • Closing note on the Strategic Initiative on the leave rights of certain EU staff members and the best interests of the child (SI/1/2019/AMF)

EU COMMISSION REGISTER

  • SG
    • Communication de la Commission au Parlement européen, au Conseil européen et au Conseil – Le moment est venu de décider du cadre financier de l’Union pour la période 2021-2027
    • Décision de la Commission visant à approuver la réponse à la demande confirmative d'accès aux documents GESTDEM 2019/0127 - 1/6
    • Décision de la Commission visant à approuver la réponse à la demande confirmative d'accès aux documents GESTDEM 2019/0127 - 1/6
    • Commission Decision regarding the follow-up to National Parliaments' Opinions - reply to the Sénat (FR) - COM(2018) 447 final
    • Note journalière des décisions prises par procédure de délégation le 3 octobre 2019
    • Note journalière des décisions prises par procédure de délégation le 2 octobre 2019
    • Note journalière des décisions prises par procédure d'habilitation le 2 octobre 2019
    • Note journalière des décisions prises par procédure écrite le 3 octobre 2019
    • Ordre du jour de la 2310ème réunion de la Commission (Bruxelles, 09/10/2019)
  • SJ
    • DÉCISION DE LA COMMISSION portant approbation de pouvoirs dans des affaires contentieuses devant le Tribunal
    • DÉCISION DE LA COMMISSION portant approbation de pouvoirs dans des affaires contentieuses devant le Tribunal
    • DÉCISION DE LA COMMISSION portant approbation de pouvoir dans une affaire contentieuse nationale
    • DÉCISION DE LA COMMISSION portant approbation de pouvoir dans une affaire contentieuse nationale
  • DG TAXUD
    • [...] Explanatory Notes to the Combined Nomenclature of the European Union

EU COUNCIL REGISTER

  • Xm 21060 2019 Init AD HOC WORKING PARTY ON ARTICLE 50
  • St 12522 2019 Cor 1 Assessment of the Code of Conduct on Hate Speech on line State of Play
  • St 12635 2019 Init COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) …/… of XXX amending Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the percentage of registration dossiers to be selected for compliance checking
  • Cm 4085 2019 Init Code of Conduct Group (Business Taxation) - Subgroups on internal and external issues
  • Cm 4110 2019 Init Working Party on Intellectual Property (Copyright)
  • Cm 4188 2019 Init Working Party on Judicial Cooperation in Criminal Matters (COPEN) - Victims' rights - Alternative measures to detention
  • St 12276 2019 Cor 1 EU Action against corruption - Exchange of views
  • St 12318 2019 Init E-evidence - Negotiations for EU-U.S. Agreement on cross-border access to e-evidence - Negotiations on a Second Additional Protocol to the Budapest Convention = report on the state-of-play
  • Cm 4215 2019 Init Working Party on Intellectual Property (morning only)
  • Cm 4118 2019 Init Working Party on Tax Questions (Direct Taxation - CCTB)
  • St 12630 2019 Init Victims’ rights
  • St 12401 2019 Cor 1 The Rights of Crime Victims - the way forward
  • St 12661 2019 Init Draft Council Conclusions on alternative measures to detention: The use of non-custodial sanctions and measures in field of criminal justice
  • St 12702 2019 Init EU-Norway: Annual consultations for 2020 - Exchange of views
  • St 12714 2019 Init Council Regulation on measures concerning the implementation and financing of the general budget of the Union in 2020 in relation to the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the Union - Request for the consent of the European Parliament
  • St 12759 2019 Init Recommendation for a COUNCIL DECISION to authorise the opening of negotiations for an Agreement between the European Union and Japan for the transfer and use of Passenger Name Record (PNR) data to prevent and combat terrorism and other serious transnational crime
  • St 12759 2019 Add 1 ANNEX to the Recommendation for a COUNCIL DECISION to authorise the opening of negotiations for an Agreement between the European Union and Japan for the transfer and use of Passenger Name Record (PNR) data to prevent and combat terrorism and other serious transnational crime


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