The June 2017 edition includes:

Three Bar Meeting, Hangzhou, China, June 17th - 19th 2017

Every year since 2004, the CCBE meets with the All China Lawyers’ Association (ACLA) and the Japanese Federation of Bar Associations (JFBA) at the Three Bar meeting. The 2017 meeting was organised by ACLA in Hangzhou in China.

European Commission’s proposal on tax intermediaries and reporting obligations

On 21 June 2017, the European Commission published its proposal on tax intermediaries and reporting obligations.

Meeting with Greek Minister of Migration

On 22nd June, David Conlan Smyth, Chair of the CCBE Migration Committee met with the Greek Minister for Migration, Mr Mouzalas, to discuss the European Lawyers in Lesvos (ELIL) project.

Good Lobby Pro Bono Awards

On 22 June, the CCBE participated at the launch of the “Good Lobby EU Pro Bono Awards”. The award highlights projects that deal with key social and political issues for the European public interest and show-cases the commitment of the legal profession and civil society to collaborate in the interest of citizens across the EU.

CCBE Standing Committee

The CCBE Standing Committee took place on June 30th at The Hotel in Brussels. The next Standing Committee will be held on September 15th in Brussels

Anti-money laundering

The CCBE has been following developments regarding the European Parliament Committee of Inquiry into Money Laundering, Tax Avoidance and Tax Evasion (PANA). The CCBE prepared a brief and nontechnical paper which was sent to all members of the PANA Committee. The Commission has also published its report on the Supranational risk assessment on money laundering and terrorist financing.

Broken Dialogues

The Chair of the CCBE Human Rights Committee, was invited to participate in part of the European Union’s dialogue with China on human rights.

TRALIM - European Lawyers Foundation (ELF)

The European Lawyers Foundation (ELF), in partnership with the Spanish Bar, the Athens Bar, the Italian Bar, the Irish Law Society and the Polish Legal advisors, implemented the TRALIM project over the last 12 months. TRALIM stands for Training of lawyers on the European law relating to immigration and asylum and it was awarded funding by DG Justice. 

For more information, read the full newsletter here.