Europe Every day Information, 16 September 2022 | Views & Occasions

September 16, 2022

COMPETITION

  • Prior notification of a focus (Case M.10889 – CNP / CVA)
  • Prior notification of a focus (Case M.10766 – Danske Financial institution / Länsförsäkringar / Nordea / Sbab Financial institution / Seb / Handelsbanken / Swedbank / JV)
  • Commission clears acquisition of DFMG by Deutsche Telecom, DigitalBridge and Brookfield (M.10868) – Noon Categorical
  • Commission clears acquisition of Groendus by OMERS Infrastructure and APG (M.10819) – Noon Categorical
  • Commission clears acquisition of the Norgine Group by Goldman Sachs (M.10826) – Noon Categorical
  • Germany – Bundeskartellamt – Non-competition clause in distribution agreements of chainsaw producer STIHL in breach of cartel regulation (resolution of 31 Could 2022)
  • Romania – Competitors Council evaluation: Costs at gasoline station replicate the Platts benchmark
  • Romania – The Competitors Council assesses the transaction by which Electromontaj SA takes over Hidroconstrucția SA and the businesses that it controls
  • Sache – The CNMC will analyse in depth the acquisition of Terminal Ferry de Barcelona by the Grimaldi group
  • Sache – The CNMC fines Telefónica 5 million euros for failing to adjust to a part of the reporting obligations it undertook when it acquired DTS
  • UOkay – The CMA has provisionally discovered competitors considerations as a part of its in-depth investigation of the finished acquisition by NEC Software program Options UK Restricted of SSS Public Security Restricted and Safe Options USA LLC – see the Abstract and Discover of provisional findings & Discover of doable cures
  • UOkay – The CMA has referred the anticipated acquisition by Microsoft Company of Activision Blizzard, Inc. for an in-depth investigation – see the Phrases of Reference

STATE AID

  • Authorisation for State assist pursuant to Articles 107 and 108 of the TFEU – Circumstances the place the Fee raises no objection

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Explanatory Notes to the Mixed Nomenclature of the European Union (CN: 8711 60 10 & 8711 60 90)
  • Trilateral Joint Assertion from the Commerce and Labour Ministers of the US, Japan and the EU on the Worldwide Labour Group’s International Pressured Labour Estimates
  • First EU-UK Commerce and Cooperation Settlement Civil Society Discussion board – 04 October 2022
  • Five years of CETA sustainable and dependable commerce in unsure occasions – Agenda
  • WTO – Gadgets proposed for consideration on the subsequent assembly of Dispute Settlement Physique – 23 September 2022
  • WTO, OECD to redouble collaborative efforts in addressing challenges of the worldwide commons
  • WTO – Committee on Anti-Dumping Practices – Semi-annual report below article 16.4 of the Settlement – 1 January – 30 June 2022 – United Kingdom

INTERNAL MARKET & INDUSTRY

  • European alliance for transformation applied sciences – Info from the German delegation
  • UniCredit: New loans value €5.6 billion for small and medium companies in Italy, Germany and Bulgaria by way of three EIB-backed artificial securitisation operations 

TAXATION

  • Agenda for: Working Get together on Tax Questions (Excessive Stage) – 20 September 2022
  • Agenda for: Code of Conduct Group (Enterprise Taxation) – 20 September 2022 

AGRICULTURE & FISHERIES

ENERGY

  • Opinion of Advocate Normal Campos Sänchez-Bordona of15 September 2022 in Case C‑46/21 P, European Union Company for the Cooperation of Vitality Regulators (ACER) Vs. Aquind Ltd
    Re: Appeal – Vitality – Regulation (EC) No 713/2009 – Choice of ACER refusing a request for exemption regarding new electrical energy interconnectors- Attraction earlier than the Board of Attraction of ACER – Perform, composition, powers and size of the proceedings of the Board of Attraction of ACER – Depth of the evaluate – Article 17 of Regulation (EC) No 714/2009 – Exemption scheme for brand new electrical energy interconnectors – Article 12 of Regulation (EU) No 347/2013 – Normal scheme for the financing of transnational vitality infrastructure – Financing of initiatives of frequent curiosity – Cross-border price allocation
  • Agenda for: Vitality Union Committee – 21 September 2022
  • Junction Progress Traders lands €30m EU backing in first shut of vitality fund – IP/22/5587
  • Germany seizes management of Rosneft oil refineries – Monetary Occasions

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

  • Agenda for: Working Get together on Worldwide Surroundings Points (Basel) – 22 September 2022
  • Agenda for: Joint Assembly of the Habitats and Ornis Committee – 20 September 2022
  • Agenda for: Assembly of the Standing Forestry Committee – 19 September 2022
  • Agenda for: Assembly of the Local weather Change Committee – 29 September 2022
  • Minutes of: Assembly of the Technical Advisory Board (TAB) of the Environmental Footprint (EF) – twenty ninth June 2022
  • Report from the Fee on the applying of Regulation (EC) No 850/2004 on persistent natural pollution
  • MEPs say EU should urgently strengthen its local weather motion – see the EP decision
  • EIB President Hoyer calls for brand new partnerships to assist inexperienced applied sciences and local weather adaptation

HEALTH, FOOD & PRODUCT AFETY

  • Judgment of the Court docket of 15 September 2022 in Case C‑4/21, Fédération des entreprises de la beauté Vs. Agence nationale de sécurité du médicament et des produits de santé (ANSM)
    Re: Reference for a preliminary ruling – Approximation of legal guidelines – Beauty merchandise – Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 – Article 27 – Safeguard clause – Article 27(1) – Scope – Provisional nationwide safeguard measures – Normal measure – Utility to a class of beauty merchandise containing the identical substance – Particular person measure – Utility to an recognized beauty product – Provisional nationwide measure imposing sure labelling necessities on a class of leave-on merchandise containing phenoxyethanol
  • Commission Regulation (EU) 2022/1531 of 15 September 2022 amending Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the use in beauty merchandise of sure substances categorized as carcinogenic, mutagenic or poisonous for replica and correcting that Regulation
  • Commission Discover on the implementation of meals security administration techniques overlaying Good Hygiene Practices and procedures based mostly on the HACCP ideas, together with the facilitation/flexibility of the implementation in sure meals companies
  • EMA recommends normal advertising and marketing authorisations for Comirnaty and Spikevax COVID-19 vaccines

DIGITAL SINGLE MARKET

TRANSPORT & MOBILITY

  • Commission seeks public’s views on higher safety for passengers – Session interval: 14 September 2022 – 07 December 2022
  • European Mobility Week: higher connections for sustainable city mobility
  • Highest motorway densities in German & Dutch areas – Eurostat

AREA OF FREEDOM, SECURITY & JUSTICE

  • Judgment of the Court docket of 15 September 2022 in Case C‑669/20, Veridos GmbH Vs. Ministar na vatreshnite raboti na Republika Bulgaria, Mühlbauer ID Companies GmbH – S&T
    Re: Reference for a preliminary ruling – Directive 2009/81/EC – Coordination of procedures for the award of sure works contracts, provide contracts and repair contracts – Articles 38 and 49 – Obligation to confirm whether or not an abnormally low tender exists – Criterion laid down by a bit of nationwide laws for assessing the abnormally low nature of a young – Not applicable- Requirement that there be no less than three tenders – Criterion based mostly on the requirement {that a} tender be greater than 20% decrease than the imply worth of the tenders submitted by the opposite tenderers – Judicial evaluate
  • Second report on the implementation of Directive (EU) 2017/1371 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 5 July 2017 on the combat towards fraud to the Union’s monetary pursuits by the use of prison regulation
  • Ms Elisabeth Tichy-Fisslberger and Messrs Goulielmos Valasidis and Steven Verschuur, new Judges of the Normal Court docket – (See CPR No.152/22)
  • Fundamental rights within the EU: long-standing issues exacerbated by COVID-19 – see the EP decision
  • Existence of a transparent danger of a severe breach by Hungary of the values on which the Union is based – see the EP decision
  • Hungary pledges extra rule-of-law concessions to keep away from EU funding cuts – Budapest ‘open to all choices’ to alleviate considerations, EU affairs minister Tibor Navracsics tells FT

ECB, EURO & ECONOMY

  • NextGenerationEU: European Fee endorses constructive preliminary evaluation of Romania’s request for €2.6 billion disbursement below Restoration and Resilience Facility – IP/22/5494, QaA & Optimistic preliminary evaluation
  • EU Cohesion Coverage: €817 million to Malta to assist a extra aggressive, inclusive, inexperienced, and digital economic system – IP/22/5500
  • Interview with Luis de Guindos, Vice-President of the ECB, carried out by João Silvestre on 9 September

EXTERNAL RELATIONS

RUSSIAN INVASION OF UKRAINE

  • Press assertion by President von der Leyen with Ukrainian President Zelenskyy
  • EP Plenary: Speech by HR/VP Josep Borrell on the pressured deportation of Ukrainian civilians to Russia
  • Answer given by Mr Hahn to a MEP written query – Institution of a mechanism to assist native and regional authorities obtain Ukrainian refugees
  • Answer given by Ms Johansson to a MEP written query – Russian aggression towards Ukraine and the specter of one other migration disaster
  • Answer given by Ms Johansson to a MEP written query – EU monetary assist for Poland in reference to the refugee disaster attributable to Russian aggression towards Ukraine

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