INSIGHT EU: LEGAL & CORPORATE Telegram 5 Dec 2017


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# FUTURE OF EUROPE: 

  • Europadialog im livestream: Welchen Weg soll Europa gehen? 

# TAXATION: 

  • Fair Taxation: EU Commission publishes list of non-cooperative tax jurisdictions +++ 
  • Questions and Answers on the EU list of non-cooperative tax jurisdictions +++ 
  • Taxation: EU Council publishes an EU list of non-cooperative jurisdictions +++ 
  • Digital taxation: Council agrees input to international discussions +++ 
  • EU Parliament: Blacklist of countries at risk of money laundering: instructions for use +++ 
  • EVP/CSU-Abgeordneter Markus Ferber zu Steueroasen: Auch EU-Staaten müssen auf die Schwarze Liste +++ 
  • The EU blacklist of tax havens is only a first step; jurisdictions must respect their commitments, say S&Ds +++ 
  • Die Grünen zu Steueroasen: EU-Finanzminister einigen sich auf weichgespülte schwarze Liste +++ 
  • GUE/NGL: Opportunity missed to hold EU states accountable for tax haven blacklist +++ 
  • Transparency International: EU tax haven blacklist needs transparency to succeed 

# VAT

  • VAT on electronic commerce: New rules adopted by the EU Council
  • VAT: EU Commission welcomes agreement on simpler and more efficient rules for businesses that sell goods online
  • EU-Abgeordneter Markus Ferber (EVP/CSU) zur Mehrwertsteuer: Vereinfachung für KMU bei Online-Handel
  • EuroCommerce: Retailers and wholesalers welcome easier cross-border VAT filing, abolition of VAT-free parcels, but deplores late implementation

# BREXIT

  • Updated background brief on the General Affairs Council (Art. 50) on 12 Dec 2017
  • UK Parliament: Effects of Brexit on supply chain of medicines examined
  • UK Parliament: Pharmaceutical evidence highlights concerns for industry after Brexit
  • UK Parliament: Policing and security cooperation arrangements after Brexit examined
  • EPC on Brexit (I): Towards a deep and comprehensive partnership?
  • EPC on Brexit (II): Launching Satellite Britain

# RULE OF LAW

  • Rule of law and democracy in Hungary: MEPs to quiz the government and experts
  • EU Parliament background on rule of law in Hungary

# MERGERS

  • Mergers: EU Commission clears the creation of a joint venture by innogy and EEX

# CORPORATE GOVERNANCE

  • EP Opinion - Preventive restructuring frameworks, second chance and measures to increase the efficiency of restructuring, insolvency and discharge procedures - PE 601.220v05-00 - Committee on Employment and Social Affairs

# DISABILITY STRATEGY

  • EP meets "Parliament of Persons with Disabilities"

# CJEU

  • CJEU: Apple succeeds in preventing the registration of ‘MI PAD’ as an EU trade mark in respect of electronic devices and (tele)communication services
  • CJEU: Advocate General Bobek considers that a requirement in national law for a person who has changed gender to be unmarried in order to qualify for a state retirement pension is unlawful
  • CJEU: The obligation to protect the financial interests of the EU must be reconciled with observance of the principle that offences and penalties must be defined by law

# EU COMMISSION REGISTER

  • SECRETARIAT-GENERAL
    • Décision de la Commission visant à approuver la réponse à la demande confirmative d'accès aux documents GESTDEM 2017/4546
    • CORRIGENDUM Commission Delegated Regulation C(2017)6451 of 28 September 2017 supplementing Directive 2014/92/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to regulatory technical standards for the Union standardised terminology for most representative services linked to a payment account
    • CORRIGENDUM to the ANNEX to the Commission Decision C(2017) 5592 final of 04.08.2017 on the complementary financing decision for 'Geothermal Risk Mitigation Programme for Eastern Caribbean' and 'Sustainable Water Supply in Suriname' to be financed from the 11th European Development Fund
    • Rectificatif à la décision de la Commission en vertu des articles 107 et 108 du TFUE
    • CORRIGENDUM to Commission delegated Regulation C(2017)7684 of 17.11.2017 supplementing Regulation (EU) No 600/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council on markets in financial instruments with regard to regulatory technical standards on the trading obligation for certain derivatives
    • Décision de la Commission visant à approuver la réponse à la demande confirmative d'accès aux documents GESTDEM 2017/1725
    • Décision de la Commission visant à approuver la réponse à la demande confirmative d'accès aux documents GESTDEM 2017/5504
    • Décision de la Commission visant à approuver la réponse à la demande confirmative d'accès aux documents GESTDEM 2017/5084
    • Commission Decision regarding the follow-up to National Parliaments' Opinions - reply to the Senato della Repubblica (IT) - COM(2015) 497 final
    • Commission Decision regarding the follow-up to National Parliaments' Opinions - reply to the Bundesrat (DE) - COM(2017) 482 final
    • Commission Decision regarding the follow-up to National Parliaments' Opinions - reply to the Congreso de los Diputados/Senado (ES) - DG JUST - COM(2017) 344 final
    • Ordre du jour de la 2235ème réunion de la Commission (Bruxelles, 06/12/2017)
  • LEGAL SERVICE
    • 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
    • DÉCISION DE LA COMMISSION portant approbation de pouvoir dans une affaire contentieuse nationale
    • Commission Decision on an application to intervene by the Commission
    • COMMISSION DECISION on an application to intervene by the Commission
    • COMMISSION DECISION on an application to intervene by the Commission
  • DG JUSTICE & CONSUMERS
    • Proposal for a Council Implementing Decision in accordance with Article 15(2) of Regulation (EU) No 1053/2013 of 7 October 2013
    • Proposal for a Council Implementing Decision in accordance with Article 15(2) of Regulation (EU) No 1053/2013 of 7 October 2013
  • DG COMPETITION
    • Rectificatif à la décision de la Commission en vertu des articles 107 et 108 du TFUE
    • Décision de la Commission rectifiant une décision de la Commission adoptée 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
    • Décision de la Commission en vertu des articles 107 et 108 du TFUE
  • DG BUDGET
    • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION amending Implementing Decision 2014/844/EU, Euratom authorising Malta to use certain approximate estimates for the calculation of the VAT own resources base
    • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION amending Decision 90/177/Euratom, EEC authorising Belgium not to take into account certain categories of transactions and to use certain approximate estimates for the calculation of the VAT own resources base
    • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION amending Decision 90/178/Euratom, EEC authorising Luxembourg not to take into account certain categories of transactions and to use certain approximate estimates for the calculation of the VAT own resources base
    • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION amending Decision 2005/820/EC, Euratom authorising the Slovak Republic to use statistics for years earlier than the last year but one and to use certain approximate estimates for the calculation of the VAT own resources base
    • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION amending Decision 90/181/Euratom, EEC authorising Italy to use certain approximate estimates for the calculation of the VAT own resources base

# EU PARLIAMENT REGISTER

  • Motion for a resolution on multi-level governance - B8-2017-0664

# EU CASE LAW
# EU OFFICIAL JOURNAL C
# EU OFFICIAL JOURNAL L


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