Europe Each day Information, 15 September 2022 | Views & Occasions

September 15, 2022

COMPETITION

  • Non-opposition to a notified focus (Case M.10651 – Faerch  / Paccord )
  • Commission clears acquisition of TMF Groupe by CVC and Platinum Ivy (M.10851) – Noon Categorical
  • Germany – Bundeskartellamt – LNG terminals – no competitors considerations about deliberate cooperation between Uniper, RWE and EnBW/VNG
  • Italy – AGCM: 50000 euro advantageous to Italgroup for deceptive and aggressive business observe
  • Portugal – AdC sanctions three grocery store chains and alcoholic beverage provider for value fixing

STATE AID

  • Corporate earnings tax in Gibraltar: the nationwide authorities liable for the restoration of support categorised as illegal could apply a home provision with the intention to stop double taxation (See CPR No.148/2022 – Judgment of the Court docket of Justice in Case C-705/20, Fossil (Gibraltar))
  • Commission approves €90 million French scheme for maritime passenger transport firms (SA.101240) – Noon Categorical

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Agenda for: Commerce Coverage Committee (Companies & Funding) – 21 September 2022
  • Agenda for: Joint assembly of the CUP SGs Facilitation and Customs controls – 30 September 2022
  • Agenda for: Customs Programme – CLEN Proficiency Take a look at on Mineral Oils – 24 October 2022
  • Proposal for a Council Determination establishing the place to be adopted on the Union’s behalf with regard to the choice of the Contributors to the Association on Formally Supported Export Credit to broaden the scope of the Sector Understanding on Export Credit for Renewable Vitality, Local weather Change Mitigation and Adaptation and Water Tasks
  • Proposal for a Council Determination establishing the place to be adopted on the Union’s behalf by the Contributors to the Association on Formally Supported Export Credit (“Association”) with regard to the modernisation of the Association
  • Commission strikes to ban merchandise made with pressured labour on the EU market – IP/22/5415, QaA, FactSheet & Proposal for a Regulation
  • Cutting Germany’s dangerous commerce dependence on China – Strikes to diversify and rebalance Berlin’s export-industrial advanced are welcome – Monetary Occasions

INTERNAL MARKET & INDUSTRY

  • Agenda for: Council of the EU (Competitiveness (Inside Market, Business, Analysis and House)) – 29 September 2022
  • Agenda for: Working Get together on Competitiveness & Development (Inside Market) – 20 September 2022
  • Regulation on the Single Market Emergency Instrument – Coverage debate
  • Draft Opinion on the Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on Company Sustainability Due Diligence and amending Directive (EU) 2019/1937
  • Tourism in occasions of pandemic : in keeping with Advocate Common Medina, if vacationer operators should not capable of honour the phrases of a package deal journey contract, the pandemic doesn’t exempt them from the duty to scale back the worth and, whether it is cancelled, to supply a money refund until distinctive difficulties are confirmed to exist (See CPR Nº 150/2022 – Opinion of the Advocate Common in Circumstances C-396/21 FTI Touristik (Voyage à forfait aux Îles Canaries) and C-407/21, UFC – Que choisir et CLCV)

FINANCIAL SERVICES

  • Facing the power disaster within the EU: work streams associated to the monetary system
  • Anti-money-laundering authority (AMLA): Countering cash laundering and the financing of terrorism – see the EP Briefing
  • EBA has been awarded high European normal for its environmental efficiency
  • NGOs stroll out of professional Taxonomy group over lack of independence

TAXATION

  • According to Advocate Common Rantos, the availability of the regulation implementing the VAT Directive offering that an internet middleman platform is, in precept, liable to pay VAT is legitimate (See CPR Nº 151/2022 – Opinion of the Advocate Common within the Case C-695/20, Fenix Worldwide)
  • Judgment of the Court docket of 15 September 2022 in Case C-227/21: UAB ‘HA.EN.’ Vs. Valstybinė mokesčių inspekcija prie Lietuvos Respublikos finansų ministerijos
    Re: Reference for a preliminary ruling – VAT – Directive 2006/112/EC – Proper to deduct enter VAT – Sale of immovable property between taxable individuals – Vendor topic to insolvency proceedings – Nationwide observe of denying the proper to deduct to the client on the bottom that he was or ought to have been conscious of the vendor’s difficulties in paying the output VAT due – Fraud and abuse of rights – Situations

EMPLOYMENT SOCIAL POLICY

  • Parliament adopts new guidelines on sufficient minimal wages for all employees within the EU
  • Minimum wage directive enhance to struggling employees – see ETUC Assertion
  • Revision of Directive 2009/148/EC on the safety of employees from dangers associated to the publicity of asbestos at work – see the EP Briefing

AGRICULTURE & FISHERIES

ENERGY

  • Energy costs: Fee proposes emergency market intervention to scale back payments for Europeans – IP/22/5489, QaA, Factsheet & Remarks by EVP Timmermans and Commissioner Simson
    – Proposal for a Council Regulation on an emergency intervention to handle excessive power costs
  • Draft Report & Draft Opinion on the Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EU) 2021/241 as regards REPowerEU chapters in restoration and resilience plans and amending Regulation (EU) 2021/1060 , Regulation (EU) 2021/2115, Directive 2003/87/EC and Determination (EU) 2015/1814
  • Parliament backs enhance for renewables use and power financial savings
  • Russia’s warfare on Ukraine fuels power disaster [What Think Tanks are thinking] – see the EP Briefing

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

  • Agenda for: Working Get together on Worldwide Surroundings Points (Int. Chemical compounds / Synergies) – 21 September 2022
  • Tackling industrial emissions from giant agro-industrial actions – see the EP Briefing
  • EU lawmakers fail to prioritise meals over fuels in midst of worldwide starvation disaster
  • EU delays reduce in pesticide use over meals output fears – Council drags toes on ‘poisonous subject’ as guidelines may cut back manufacturing and lift costs – Monetary Occasions

HEALTH, FOOD & PRODUCT SAFETY

  • Circular economic system: new EU guidelines to permit use of recycled plastics in meals packaging – see the Proposal for a Regulation – Noon Categorical
  • Commission Regulation (EU) / amending Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the use in beauty merchandise of sure substances
  • Answer given by Ms Dalli to a MEP written query – Availability of female hygiene merchandise in public loos
  • EFSA -Intensive literature search on natural arsenic in meals

DIGITAL SINGLE MARKET

  • Working Paperwork – twenty fourth assembly of the eCommerce professional group – 12 July 2022

DATA PRIVACY & CYBERSECURITY

  • Agenda for: Horizontal Working Get together on Cyber points – 16 September 2022
  • New EU cybersecurity guidelines guarantee safer {hardware} and software program merchandise – P/22/5374, QaA, Factsheet & Proposal for a Cyber Resilience Act

  • Irish DPC submits Article 60 draft choice on inquiry into TikTok

TRANSPORT & MOBILITY

  • Public session – Journey – higher safety for passengers and their rights – Proposal for a regulation – Suggestions interval: 14 September 2022 – 07 December 2022


EXTERNAL RELATIONS

  • International Democracy Day: Fee launches Youth Participation Cohort to advertise democracy worldwide – IP/22/5455 & Joint Assertion by the HR/VP Josep Borrell and VP Dubravka Šuica

RUSSIAN INVASION OF UKRAINE

  • Russian aggression towards Ukraine: EU particular person sanctions over territorial integrity extended for an additional six months – See Regulation (EU) 2022/1529 & Determination (CFSP) 2022/1530, see the Notices 
  • EIB Group begins disbursements from €1.59 bn EIB Ukraine Solidarity Pressing Response package deal – IP/22/5374
  • Parliament approves €5 billion mortgage to Ukraine
  • FAST-CARE: MEPs fast-track EU help in response to Russia´s warfare in Ukraine
  • EU entry restrictions in relation to Russia’s warfare on Ukraine – see the EP Briefing
  • Question Time: The state of play on the warfare on Ukraine – see the EP Briefing
  • US and EU step up stress on Turkey over Russia sanctions – Monetary Occasions

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