Europe Daily News , 16 January 2023 | Perspectives & Events

Europe Daily News , 16 January 2023 | Perspectives & Events

COMPETITION

  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.10807 – Viasat / Inmarsat)
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.10892 – Apollo / Hines / VI-BA / Aedes)
  • Purchaser approval Decision text published – M.9969 Veolia – Suez – 12.01.2023
  • Belgium – 2022AR1617 SA Carrefour Belgium Vs. Belgian Competition Authority – 13 January 2023
  • Ireland – CCPC clears AIB acquisition of Ulster Bank tracker mortgages
  • Italy – Fuel prices, investigations with inspections opened against Eni, Esso, IP, Kuwait Petroleum Italia and Tamoil
  • Italy – AGCM: seven investigations were initiated and seven interim decisions were adopted against Enel, Eni, Hera, A2A, Edison, Acea and Engie for alleged unlawful unilateral changes in the price of electricity and natural gas supply
  • UK – Fedrigoni S.p.A. / Arjowiggins Group Limited – Initial Enforcement Order made by the Competition and Markets Authority pursuant to section 72(2) of the Enterprise Act 2002 (the Act)

STATE AID

  • Appeal brought on 11 November 2022 by Helsingin Bussiliikenne Oy against the judgment of the General Court of 14 September 2022 in Case T-603/19 Helsingin Bussiliikenne Oy Vs. European Commission – Case C-697/22 P
    Re: set aside the judgment of the General Court of the EU of 14 September 2022 in Case T-603/19, Article 108(2) TFEU and Article 6(1) of Council Regulation (EU) 2015/1589, principle of proportionality.
  • Appeal brought on 17 November 2022 by JCDecaux Street Furniture Belgium against the judgment of the General Court delivered on 7 September 2022 in Case T-642/19, JCDecaux Street Furniture Belgium Vs. Commission – Case C-710/22 P
    Re: set aside the judgment of the General Court of the European Union of 7 September 2022 in Case T-642/19, JCDecaux Street Furniture Belgium v Commission; grant the form of order sought by JCDecaux at first instance and annul Article 1 of State aid Decision SA.33078 (2015/C) (ex 2015/NN)
  • Action brought on 7 November 2022 – Vima World Vs. Commission – Case T-671/22
    Re: annulment of Articles 1 and 4 to 6 of Commission Decision (EU) 2022/1414 of 4 December 2020 on aid scheme SA.21259 (2018/C) (ex 2018/NN) implemented by Portugal for Zona Franca da Madeira (ZFM) – Regime III;
  • Commission approves €500,000 Cypriot scheme to support the citrus producers in the context of Russia’s war against Ukraine (SA.105732) – Midday Express 

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Agenda for: Trade Policy Committee (Deputy Members) – 17 January 2023
  • Overview FTA negotiations as updated on 13 January 2023
  • Overview of economic partnership agreements on 13 January 2023
  • Minutes: EU – Ukraine 7th meeting Sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) Sub-Committee – 30 November 2022
  • Report of the 12th round of negotiations for a Free Trade Agreement between the European Union and Indonesia – 12 to 16 December 2022
  • Agenda for: 3rd Meeting of the Committee on Intellectual Property under the Agreement between the European Union and Japan for an Economic Partnership – 19 January 2023
  • Attendance of a third party, the EP INTA Chair, at the informal lunch in the margins of the Trade Policy Committee (Full Members) meeting on 25 January 2023 – Approval
  • Proposal for a Council Decision on the extension of the entitlement for co-productions as provided for in Article 5 of the Protocol on Cultural Cooperation to the Free Trade Agreement between the European Union and its Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Korea, of the other part
  • The new trade agreement between Chile and the EU must be stopped – Joint statement by the Platform “Chile without Free Trade Agreements” network, MPs and social organizations
  • Trade partners see red over Europe’s green agenda – Brussels accused of using sustainability push as pretext to throwing up trade barriers to the rest of the world – Politico.eu

INTERNAL MARKET & INDUSTRY

  • Agenda for: Working Party on Intellectual Property – 23 and 24 January 2023
  • Agenda for: Working Party on Technical Harmonisation (Motor Vehicles) –  23 January 2023
  • Request for a preliminary ruling from the Conseil d’État (France) lodged on 30 September 2022 – Société BP France Vs. Ministre de l’Économie, des Finances et de la Souveraineté industrielle et numérique – Case C-624/22
    Re: sustainability of the raw materials and biofuels, and mixtures; energy; Article 17(1)(a), (b) and (c) of Directive 2009/28/EC, Article 25 and Article 29(1), first subparagraph, (a), (b) and (c) of Directive 2018/2001; HVO
  • UN Regulation No 49 – Uniform provisions concerning the measures to be taken against the emission of gaseous and particulate pollutants from compression-ignition engines and positive ignition engines for use in vehicles
  • Answer given by Mr Breton to a MEP written question – Updating the LeaderSHIP strategy for the shipbuilding sector
  • Answer given by Mr Breton to a MEP written question – Urgent adoption of financial instruments to support cableway companies. Case of cableways in Veneto Region
  • Is this the end of Made in Europe? – From glass-makers to paper producers, European industries face a struggle to survive. What if they don’t make it? – Politico.eu

FINANCIAL SERVICES

  • EBA – The liquidity coverage ratio of EU banks declined in the first half of 2022 but is still well above the minimum requirement
  • ESAs work on greenwashing should note the difference between misleading with intent and regulatory uncertainty
  • ESMA and NCAs to look at marketing of financial products
  • EBF Position on MIFIR [January 2023] 

AGRICULTURE & FISHERIES

  • Report from the Commission on the implementation of apiculture programmes

ENERGY

  • Commission Decision of 13.1.2023 establishing the ad hoc Steering Board to facilitate the coordination of demand aggregation and joint purchasing of gas
  • Joint gas purchasing: The Steering Board of the EU Energy Platform meets for the first time – Midday Express 

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

  • ECHA receives PFASs restriction proposal from five national authorities – ECHA/NR/23/01
  • Answer given by EVP Timmermans to a MEP written question – Side effects of the 2035 deadline to end the production of fuel-driven cars
  • Czech and Swedish presidencies: Presidency assessment and ten green tests – See EEB Statement

HEALTH, FOOD & PRODUCT SAFETY

  • Action brought on 16 November 2022 – Nicoventures Trading and Others Vs. Commission – Case T-706/22
    Re: annulment of the contested measure; Delegated Directive (EU) 2022/2100; Articles 7(12) and 11(6) of Directive 2014/40/EU; ‘substantial change of circumstances’
  • ECDC – Pilot study outline for targeted genomic surveillance of SARS-CoV-2 in travellers in response to a worsening or unknown epidemiological situation in a third country
  • EMA – Meeting highlights from the Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee (PRAC) – 9 – 12 January 2023

DIGITAL & INFORMATION SOCIETY

  • “The digitalisation of our economies is vital if we want Europe to compete on the global stage” – See DigitalEurope Statement

DATA PRIVACY & CYBERSECURITY

  • Agenda for: Horizontal Working Party on Cyber Issues – 18 January 2023
  • New stronger rules start to apply for the cyber and physical resilience of critical entities and networks (Q&A and in this factsheet) – Midday Express 
  • UK and EU to hold fresh Northern Ireland protocol talks after progress on data – Tory revolt also brewing over MPs claiming a say in proposed bonfire of EU laws – Financial Times 

ECB, EURO & ECONOMY

FUTURE OF EUROPE

  • Agenda for: Meeting of the Coreper (Part.1 & Part.2) – 18 January 2023

EXTERNAL RELATIONS

  • Agenda for: Meeting of the Foreign Relations Counsellors – 16 January 2023
  • Agenda for: Working Party of Foreign Relations Counsellors (RELEX) – Horizontal Questions – 20 January 2023
  • Iran: Statement by the High Representative Borrell on behalf of the European Union on the execution of Mr Alireza Akbari

EU/UK RELATIONS

RUSSIAN INVASION OF UKRAINE

  • Ukraine calls for ‘Cyber United Nations’ amid Russian attacks – A top cyber official proposed the idea as Moscow targets Ukraine’s infrastructure – Politico.eu

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