EU Agenda - IEU Monitoring 18 January 2021

Our IEU AGENDA this week*: 

EU COMMISSION

EU Commission Calendar

  • 18 January 2021
  • 19 January 2021
  • 20 January 2021
  • 21 January 2021
  • 22 January 2021

EU Commission expert groups meetings 

  • E03140 - C2020 CPG/054 - Electronic Customs Coordination Group (ECCG)
  • E02210 - Co-ordination Group for Biodiversity and Nature
  • E02730 - Expert Group for Agricultural Markets, in particular concerning aspects falling under the single CMO Regulation
  • E03128 - SCAC - Expert Group in the field of VAT- Administrative Cooperation
  • E03030 - Commission Expert Group on the Implementation of the Drinking Water Directive (98/83/CE)
  • E00947 - Groupe Economie Tarifaire
  • E03702 - C2020 CPG/164 UCC NCTS PROJECT GROUP
  • E03661 - C2020 CPG/185 - Project Group on the Import of Cultural Goods
  • E03703 - C2020 CPG/166 UCC AES PROJECT GROUP
  • E02914 - Expert group on Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing
  • E02789 - Expert group for monitoring and evaluating the CAP
  • E03062 - C2020 CPG/010 - CLEN - Meetings of the participants in proficiency tests
  • E02611 - Expert Group on the exchange of information on Best Available Techniques related to industrial emissions (IED Article 13 Forum)
  • E02730 - Expert Group for Agricultural Markets, in particular concerning aspects falling under the single CMO Regulation
  • E00953 - Direct Taxes
  • E02730 - Expert Group for Agricultural Markets, in particular concerning aspects falling under the single CMO Regulation
  • E03612 - Expert Group on Organic Production
  • E03110 - C2020 CPG/031 - Customs Business Group
  • E03735 - Technical expert stakeholder group on SMEs
  • E03717 - C2020 CPG/205 Project Group on UCC INF Special Procedures Business
  • E03735 - Technical expert stakeholder group on SMEs
  • E01711 - Administrative cooperation in the field of direct taxation
  • E03652 - Forum for the Exchange of Information on Enforcement of the EU legislation on the approval and market surveillance of motor vehicles
  • E03054 - C2020 CPG/002 - Customs Laboratories European Network (CLEN)
  • E03735 - Technical expert stakeholder group on SMEs
  • E03735 - Technical expert stakeholder group on SMEs
  • E03735 - Technical expert stakeholder group on SMEs
  • E03735 - Technical expert stakeholder group on SMEs
  • E03735 - Technical expert stakeholder group on SMEs

EU COMMISSION - COMITOLOGY

  • 102th Customs Code Committee General Legislation with ECCG 18 Jan 2021
  • 28th meeting of the Smart Borders Committee (ETIAS)
  • 14th meeting of the Committee on invasive alien species
  • MEETING (19/01/2021) OF THE WASTE TECHNICAL ADAPTATION COMMITTEE (DIRECTIVE ON SINGLE-USE PLASTIC)
  • Invitation to the 28th meeting of the Smart Borders Committee (ETIAS) on 19 January 2021 by WebEx– Brussels
  • 2021-01-20-Committee on the Agricultural Funds
  • Nuclear Decommissioning Assistance Programme Committee meeting
  • Market Access Advisory Committee 21 January
  • 22nd MEETING OF THE COAL AND STEEL COMMITTEE (COSCO)
  • 18th meeting of the Committee for Executive Agencies
  • Committee for the Common Organisation of the Agricultural Markets - Animal Products
  • 2021-01-21 Committee CMO Animal Products
  • 2021-01-25 Committee for the Common Organisation of the Agricultural Markets - HORTICULTURE
  • CICCCR meeting on cross-border mobility implementing act
  • 2020-01-26 - Meeting of the Committee for Direct Payments
  • PAFF Committee, section Phytopharmaceuticals - Legislation, 25-26 January 2021 (videoconference)
  • Written consultation - following videoconference PAFF Committee meeting, section Phytopharmaceuticals - Legislation of 25-26/01/2021
  • Climate Change Committee – 105th Session
  • Climate Change Committee – 105th Session
  • Interoperability Committee, 27 January 2021
  • Meeting of the Technical Committee on Motor Vehicles (TCMV) on 28/01/2021 (Webex)
  • 2021-01-28-Committee for Common organisation of Agricultural Markets - Arable crops and Olive Oil
  • Eighty-first meeting of the Article 6 Committee
  • 2021-01-28-29 Meeting of the Committee on Organic Production
  • Third meeting of the Committee on market surveillance and compliance of products
  • Invitation to the 12th mixed meeting of the SIS-SIRENE Police and Borders Committee and SIS-VIS Committee, 28 January, Brussels - Webex
  • SECTION PLANT HEALTH-(PAFF COMMITTEE)
  • Webex REACH Committee meeting of 4 February 2021
  • RAILWAY INTEROPERABILITY AND SAFETY COMMITTEE MEETING ON 09-10 FEBRUARY 2021 (REMOTE MEETING)
  • 2021-02-10 Rural Development Committee
  • 45th ESSC meeting
  • 2021-02-25 Committee CMO - Arable crops and Olive oil

EU PARLIAMENT

The week ahead 18-24 January 2021

  • COVID-19 vaccines: MEPs to debate recent developments
  • Capitol Hill riots: MEPs to debate the political situation in the United States
  • MEPs to debate priorities of Portugal’s Council Presidency
  • MEPs to present their plans to advance gender equality
  • MEPS to push for EU-wide ‘right to disconnect’
  • Post-COVID-19 recovery: MEPs to vote on Technical Support Instrument
  • Guidelines for use of Artificial Intelligence in military and civil sectors
  • MEPs to press for tougher measures to tackle tax havens
  • Stronger EU powers in trade disputes
  • Foreign Policy: The EU must champion a rules-based international order
  • Human rights and COVID-19: MEPs condemn measures taken by authoritarian regimes
  • Global connectivity: EU needs better physical and digital infrastructure
  • Refugees and migrants at the EU’s external borders: debate in plenary
  • Tackling the social and employment crisis with the new MFF and Recovery plan
  • Decent and affordable housing for all
  • MEPs push for stronger commitment to complete EU-wide transport network
  • EU auditors and MEPs to evaluate implementation of EU budget
  • MEPs want to improve free movement of services
  • EU arrest warrant: MEPs examine results on its use and possible improvements
  • MEPs to vote on orderly termination of benchmarks in the financial markets sector
  • EU help for Croatia after devastating earthquakes
  • Venezuela: MEPs to take stock of the continuous political turmoil in the country
  • Other topics on the agenda

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EP Calendar of parliamentary activities 2021

EU COUNCIL

Main topics and media events

  • 18 January 2021: Video conference of the Eurogroup
  • 19 January 2021: Informal video conference of economics and finance ministers
  • 21 January 2021: Video conference of the members of the European Council
  • 25 January 2021: Agriculture and Fisheries Council
  • 25 January 2021: Foreign Affairs Council
  • 26 January 2021: General Affairs Council

Coreper, Committees and Working Parties

  • 18 January 2021
  • 19 January 2021
  • 20 January 2021
  • 21 January 2021
  • 22 January 2021

EU COUNCIL PRESIDENCY 

Programme of the Portuguese EU Presidency

EVENTS - PORTUGAL'S EU PRESIDENCY

  • 19-20 January 2021 Presidency Workshop on Climate Change
  • 21 January 2021 International Forum - Education, Employment and Training in Tourism
  • 21-23 January 2021 Informal Meeting of EYCS Ministers - Education
  • 22 January 2021 Dialogue with consumers on Consumer Agenda
  • 25 January 2021 Meetings of Experts on Climate Change EGMIT
  • 26 January 2021 Meetings of Experts on Climate Change EGA
  • 27 January 2021 Meetings of Experts on Climate Change EGI
  • 25-26 January 2021 PoliticsMeeting of the High Level Group for Gender Mainstreaming
  • 28 January 2021 EUPT2021 opening ceremony in the EU Military Committee (EUMC)
  • 29 January 2021 Seminar “The future of European Defence and the Portuguese Presidency of the EU”, Joint event with the Royal Institute for International Relations (Egmont Institute)
  • 2 February 2021 Launch event for Horizon Europe

OTHER EU EVENTS

  • 28 January 2021: The role of fiscal policy in mitigating the COVID-19 crisis - Online
  • 29 January 2021: Entrepreneurial societies make resilient regions
  • 29 January 2021: Citizens’ dialogue online in Austria with Commissioner Virginijus Sinkevičius - Online
  • 1 February 2021: Stakeholder meeting on the establishment of a multilateral investment court - Online
  • 3 February 2021: Cedefop seminar on VET teachers and trainers: Making Excellence Inclusive - Rue de l'Industrie 10, 1000 Brussels, Belgium
  • 4 February 2021: 10th anniversary conference: EIOPA at the heart of insurance and pensions supervision in Europe
  • 9 February 2021: Audiovisual translation, present and future - Zagreb, Croatia
  • 9-10 February 2021: EEFIG plenary meeting 2021
  • 9 February 2021: 2021-2027 technical seminars: webinar on REACT-EU - Online / Brussels, Belgium

EU COURT OF JUSTICE

Complete EU Court Diary until 11 February 2021

CJEU Background (EN)

  • Opinion in Case C-872/19 Venezuela vs Council: Appeal - Restrictive measures taken against the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela - Action for annulment
  • Judgment in Case C-255/19 Secretary of State for the Home Department: Asylum policy - Refugee status or subsidiary protection status - Cessation of circumstances having justified the granting of refugee status - Possibility of claiming the protection of the country of origin - Criteria for assessment
  • Judgment in T-328/17 RENV Foundation for the Protection of Traditional Cheese of Cyprus named Halloumi v EUIPO – M.J. Dairies (BBQLOUMI): Trade mark of the European Union - Opposition proceedings - Application for registration of the figurative mark containing the word element 'BBQLOUMI' - Rejection of the opposition
  • Opinion in Joined Cases C-721/19 Sisal and C-722/19 Stanleybet Malta and Magellan Robotech Limited: Freedom to provide services - Restrictions - Approximation of laws - Procedures for the award of concession contracts - Instant lotteries - National rules providing for the automatic continuation of a concession without opening a tendering procedure
  • Judgment in case C-422/19 Hessischer Rundfunk: (Reference for a preliminary ruling – Economic and Monetary Union – Article 2(1) and Article 3(1)(c) TFEU – Exclusive competence of the European Union – Monetary policy – Single currency – Article 128(1) TFEU – Regulation (EC) No 974/98 – Concept of ‘legal tender’ – Obligation to accept euro banknotes – Limitations on payments in cash established by Member States – National legislation requiring the acceptance of banknotes for the fulfilment of statutorily imposed payment obligations – Regional legislation precluding the payment of radio and television licence fees in cash) 
  • Judgment in case C-16/19 Szpital Kliniczny im. dra J. Babińskiego Samodzielny Publiczny Zakład Opieki Zdrowotnej: (Reference for a preliminary ruling – Social policy – Equal treatment in employment and occupation – Directive 2000/78/EC – Prohibition of discrimination on grounds of disability – Difference in treatment among disabled workers)  
  • Judgment in case T-9/19 ClientEarth v European Investment Bank: (Environment - Project to finance the biomass power plant in Galicia approved by the Board of Directors of the EIB - Application for internal review by the applicant - Article 10 of the Aarhus Convention - Rejection of the application - Action for annulment  ) 

EuGH-Hintergrundmaterialien (DE)

  • Mündliche Verhandlung vor dem Gerichtshof (Große Kammer) in der Rechtssache C-564/19 IS (Rechtswidrigkeit des Vorlagebeschlusses) - Richterliche Unabhängigkeit in Ungarn
  • Urteil des Gerichtshofs in der Rechtssache C-619/19 Land Baden-Württemberg (Interne Mitteilungen) - Zugang zu Umweltinformationen über Stuttgart 21
  • Urteil des Gerichtshofs in der Rechtssache C-288/19 Finanzamt Saarbrücken: Ist die Überlassung von Firmenwagen für den privaten Bedarf mehrwertsteuerpflichtig? 
  • Schlussanträge des Generalanwalts am Gerichtshof in der Rechtssache C‑872/19 P Venezuela / Rat - Restriktive Maßnahmen: Venezuela
  • Urteil des Gerichts in der Rechtssache T‑328/17 RENV Foundation for the Protection of the Traditional Cheese of Cyprus named Halloumi / EUIPO - Markenstreit um BBQLOUMI
  • Mündliche Verhandlung vor dem Gericht in der Rechtssache T‑648/19 Nike European Operations Netherlands und Converse Netherlands / Kommission - Tax rulings in den Niederlanden – Nike und Converse
  • Mündliche Verhandlung vor dem Gericht in der Rechtssache T‑127/19 Dyson u. a. / Kommission: Schadensersatzklage im Zusammenhang mit der Energieverbrauchskennzeichnung von Staubsaugern
  • Urteil des Gerichtshofs (Große Kammer) in den verbundenen Rechtssachen C‑422/19 und C‑432/19 Hessischer Rundfunk: Recht auf Barzahlung des Rundfunkbeitrags?
  • Urteil des Gerichtshofs (Große Kammer) in der Rechtssache C-16/19 Szpital Kliniczny im. dra J. Babińskiego Samodzielny Publiczny Zakład Opieki Zdrowotnej w Krakowie - Verbot der Diskriminierung wegen einer Behinderung
  • Mündliche Verhandlung vor dem Gerichtshof (Große Kammer) in der Rechtssache C-3/20 LR Ģenerālprokuratūra - Immunität eines (früheren) EZB-Ratsmitglieds? 
  • Urteil des Gerichtshofs in der Rechtssache C-787/19 Kommission / Österreich - Mehrwertsteuer – Sonderregelung für Reisebüros 
  • Urteil des Gerichts in der Rechtssache T-9/19 ClientEarth / EIB - Antrag auf interne Überprüfung eines Finanzierungsvorhabens 
  • Schlussanträge des Generalanwalts am Gerichtshof in der Rechtssache C‑742/19 Ministrstvo za obrambo - Vergütung von Wachdienst bei der Armee
  • Mündliche Verhandlung vor dem Gericht in der Rechtssache T‑913/16 Fininvest und Berlusconi / EZB - Qualifizierte Beteiligung von Fininvest an Banca Mediolanum
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