October 28
2021
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morning agendamorning agenda

For 28 October 2021

Institutional Law

Institutional Law

Advocate General Richard de la Tour will issue his Opinion in Commission v Conseil (Accord avec la République de Corée) (C-275/20) on the action for annulment brought by the Commission against the Council Decision 2020/4701 extending the entitlement for audiovisual co-productions of producers from the EU and Korea on the grounds of being adopted on the wrong legal basis. 

Competition & State Aid

Competition & State Aid

The Court of Justice will issue a ruling in Eco Fox (Joined cases C-915/19 and C-916/19, C-917/19) on whether the definition of State aid covers a secondary regulatory instrument such as the regulation adopted by means of a national Ministerial Decree, which has retroactively affected the procedures for application of the reduced excise duty on biodiesel.

 

Advocate General Rantos will issue his Opinion in Volvo and DAF Trucks (C-267/20) on the transitional application of the Competition Damages Directive, and, in particular, the moment the prohibition of retroactivity starts to run and whether the limitation period of 5 years (Article 10) and the power to estimate the amount of harm (Article 17) should be classed as procedural or instead substantive provisions, which cannot thus apply retroactively.

Justice & Litigation

Justice & Litigation

MEPs of the Subcommittee on Security and Defence will debate the EEAS’s Climate Change and Defence Roadmap.

More information on the European Parliament’s website.

 

MEPs of the Committee on Legal Affairs will vote on (i) various legislative texts regarding corporate sustainability reporting; (ii) protection of the rights of the child in civil, administrative and family law proceedings; and (iii) a statute for European cross-border associations and non-profit organisations.

More information on the European Parliament’s website.

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The Court of Justice will issue a judgment in Vialto Consulting v Commission (C-650/19 P) concerning the external investigations of OLAF and, more specifically, the limits of digital forensic operations, as well as the impact of commitments given by OLAF at the beginning of an on-the-spot check in the light of the principle of legitimate expectations and the scope of the right to be heard in proceedings.

Data, Tech & IP

Data, Tech & IP

MEPs of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy will vote on the contestable and fair markets in the digital sector (Digital Markets Act), as well as measures for a high common level of cybersecurity across the Union. MEPs will also debate on a study on Europe’s Digital Decade, as well as the Autonomy and a New Industrial Strategy for Europe.

More information on the European Parliament’s website.

 

The Court of Justice will issue a judgment in Ferrari (C-123/20) concerning the infringement proceedings brought by Ferrari against Mansory Design alledging that it had copied a number of unregistered Community designs of Ferrari, the subject of which is the appearance of a part of the vehicle FXX K, inviting the Court to rule, for the first time, on the conditions in which a ‘partial design’ may be protected under the Community Designs Regulation.

 

Advocate General Szpunar will issue his Opinion in Acacia (C-421/20) concerning various issues related to the applicable law in the infringement proceedings of Community designs.

External Relations & Trade

External Relations & Trade

The EU-Republic of Moldova Association Council will hold a meeting where the following topics will be discussed: 

  • political dialogue and reform, political association;
  • cooperation and convergence in foreign and security policy;
  • freedom, security and justice;
  • trade and the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area;
  • economic and other sectoral cooperation, including energy.

More information on the Council’s website

Human Rights

Human Rights

The Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality will vote on a draft report on equality between women and men in the European Union in 2018-2020 and debate on the European Institute for Gender Equality. 

More information on the European Parliament’s website.

Consumer, Health & Environment

Consumer, Health & Environment

The Court of Justice will clarify in CAK (C-636/19) the relationship between the provisions of the Social Security Coordination Regulation and those of the Cross-Border Healthcare Directive and, in particular, the rights of a person to be reimbursed by the State responsible for the pension for the costs of cross-border healthcare received in a third Member State.

 

The Court of Justice will issue a ruling in Magistrat der Stadt Wien (Grand hamster – II) (C-357/20) on the interpretation of the ‘breeding site’ and the ‘resting site’ within the meaning of the Habitats Directive.

Internal Market

Internal Market

The Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection will hold a hearing on the dual quality of goods in the Single Market.

More information on the European Parliament’s website.

Tax

Tax

MEPs of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs and the Committee on Legal will vote on the disclosure of income tax information by certain undertakings and branches.

More information on the European Parliament’s website.

 

The Court of Justice will issue a judgment in X-Beteiligungsgesellschaft (TVA – Paiements successifs) (C-324/20) on whether and to what extent the fact that payment of consideration for a transaction subject to VAT is divided into a number of installments affects the time at which the taxable person becomes liable to pay that tax.

Banking and Finance

Banking and Finance

Economy and finance ministers will discuss the implementation of the Recovery and Resilience Facility and will exchange views on the recovery and resilience plans for Estonia, Finland and Romania.

More information on the Council’s website

 

MEPs will exchange views with the European Court of Auditors on the Special Report 22/2021 on sustainable finance. 

More information on the European Parliament’s website.

 

​​The Governing Council of the European Central Bank (ECB) will hold a monetary policy meeting in Frankfurt. The ECB will also publish the monetary policy decisions.

 

The Court of Justice will issue a ruling in Komisia za protivodeystvie na koruptsiyata i za otnemane na nezakonno pridobitoto imushtestvo (C-319/19) on the compatibility of various Bulgarian national measures with Directive 2014/42/EU on the freezing and confiscation of instrumentalities and proceeds of crime in the European Union.

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