Following the guidelines adopted by the European Council (Art 50) on 15 December, the European Commission has today sent a Recommendation to the Council (Art 50) to begin discussions on the next phase of the orderly withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union.
Brexit: European Commission recommends draft negotiating directives for next phase of the Article 50 negotiations
La Commissione attiva la procedura dell’art. 7 TUE nei confronti della Polonia – Rule of Law: European Commission acts to defend judicial independence in Poland
Rule of Law: European Commission acts to defend judicial independence in Poland
Despite repeated efforts, for almost two years, to engage the Polish authorities in a constructive dialogue in the context of the Rule of Law Framework, the Commission has today concluded that there is a clear risk of a serious breach of the rule of law in Poland.
The Commission is therefore proposing to the Council to adopt a decision under Article 7(1) of the Treaty on European Union (see Annex II).
The European Commission is taking action to protect the rule of law in Europe. Judicial reforms in Poland mean that the country’s judiciary is now under the political control of the ruling majority. In the absence of judicial independence, serious questions are raised about the effective application of EU law, from the protection of investments to the mutual recognition of decisions in areas as diverse as child custody disputes or the execution of European Arrest Warrants.
The Commission has also today issued a complementary (4th) Rule of Law Recommendation, setting out clearly the steps that the Polish authorities can take to remedy the current situation. Should the Polish authorities implement the recommended actions, the Commission is ready, in close consultation with the European Parliament and the Council, to reconsider its Reasoned Proposal.
Furthermore, the Commission has decided to take the next step in itsinfringement procedure against Poland for breaches of EU law by the Law on the Ordinary Courts Organisation, referring Poland to the Court of Justice of the European Union.
Whilst taking these unprecedented measures, the Commission maintains its offer for a constructive dialogue to remedy the current situation.
Joint report from the negotiators of the European Union and the United Kingdom Government on progress during phase 1 of negotiations under Article 50 TEU on the United Kingdom’s orderly withdrawal from the European Union
L’articolo 325, paragrafi 1 e 2, TFUE dev’essere interpretato nel senso che esso impone al giudice nazionale di disapplicare, nell’ambito di un procedimento penale riguardante reati in materia di imposta sul valore aggiunto, disposizioni interne sulla prescrizione, rientranti nel diritto sostanziale nazionale, che ostino all’inflizione di sanzioni penali effettive e dissuasive in un numero considerevole di casi di frode grave che ledono gli interessi finanziari dell’Unione europea o che prevedano, per i casi di frode grave che ledono tali interessi, termini di prescrizione più brevi di quelli previsti per i casi che ledono gli interessi finanziari dello Stato membro interessato, a meno che una disapplicazione siffatta comporti una violazione del principio di legalità dei reati e delle pene a causa dell’insufficiente determinatezza della legge applicabile, o dell’applicazione retroattiva di una normativa che impone un regime di punibilità più severo di quello vigente al momento della commissione del reato.
Testo del discorso del Premier Theresa May sulla Brexit – Firenze, Italia – Text of Theresa May’s speech on Brexit – Florence, Italy
This paper discusses options for new customs arrangements between the UK and the EU in the future partnership.
Il Consiglio, nella formazione a 27, ha adottato la decisione che autorizza l’apertura dei negoziati con il Regno Unito e ha nominato la Commissione come negoziatore per l’UE. Il Consiglio ha anche adottato le direttive per il negoziato. – Council (Art 50) authorises the start of Brexit talks and adopts negotiating directives
Council (Art 50) authorises the start of Brexit talks and adopts negotiating directives
The Council, meeting in an EU27 format, adopted a decision authorising the opening of Brexit negotiations with the UK and formally nominating the Commission as EU negotiator. The Council also adopted negotiating directives for the talks.
Il Consiglio, nella formazione a 27, ha adottato la decisione che autorizza l’apertura dei negoziati con il Regno Unito e ha nominato la Commissione come negoziatore per l’UE. Il Consiglio ha anche adottato le direttive per il negoziato.
On 29 April 2017, the European Council adopted guidelines as provided for in
Article 50(2) TEU. In particular, it endorsed the procedural arrangements set out in the Annex to the Statement of the 27 Heads of State or Government as well as the Presidents of the European Council and the European Commission of 15 December 2016. In accordance with point 4 of that Annex, between the meetings of the European Council, the Council and the Committee of Permanent Representatives of the Governments of the Member States (Coreper), assisted by a dedicated Working Party with a permanent chair, will ensure that the negotiations are conducted in line with the European Council guidelines and the Council negotiating directives, and provide guidance to the Union negotiator.
An ad hoc Working Party on Article 50 TEU (‘ad hoc Working Party’) with a permanent chair should therefore be established.