Europe Daily News, 23 January 2023 | Perspectives & Events

Europe Daily News, 23 January 2023 | Perspectives & Events

COMPETITION

  • Action brought on 17 November 2022 – Illumina Vs. Commission (Case T-709/22)
    Re: annulment of Commission Decision C(2022) 6454 final of 6 September 2022 declaring a concentration to be incompatible with the internal market and the functioning of the EEA agreement (Case M.10188 – ILLUMINA / GRAIL)
  • Summary of Commission Decision of 19 January 2022 rejecting its jurisdiction within the meaning of Articles 1 and 4 of Council Regulation (EC) No 139/2004 (Case C.1887 – Mediaset – Article 265 Invitation to Act)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.10959 – SATS / Temasek / PH 243WFS)

STATE AID

  • Action brought on 11 November 2022 – Norwood Vs. Commission (Case T-684/22)
  • Action brought on 11 November 2022 – Lycatelcom Vs. Commission (Case T-685/22)
  • Action brought on 11 November 2022 – Newalliance Vs. Commission (Case T-683/22)
  • Action brought on 15 November 2022 – Sonasurf Internacional and Others Vs. Commission (Case T-723/22)
    Re: Annulment of Commission Decision C(2020) 8550 final 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 €50 million Italian scheme to support companies active in the region of Campania in the context of Russia’s war against Ukraine (SA.105350) – Midday Express

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Agenda for: Working Party on Trade Questions – 27 January 2023
  • Agenda for: Trade Policy Committee (Services & Investment) – 26 January 2023
  • Agenda for: Customs programme – CLEN 25th Plenary Meeting – 09 February 2023
  • Notice concerning the application of the Registered Exporter system of the European Union by Côte d’Ivoire and Madagascar under, respectively, the EU – Côte d’Ivoire stepping-stone Economic Partnership Agreement and the EU – Eastern and Southern Africa interim EPA
  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2023/148 of 20 January 2023 accepting a request for new exporting producer treatment with regard to the definitive anti-dumping measures imposed on imports of ceramic tableware and kitchenware originating in the People’s Republic of China and amending Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1198
  • Council Decision (EU) 2023/151 of 17 January 2023 on the position to be taken on behalf of the European Union in the EPA Committee established under the Interim Agreement in view of an Economic Partnership Agreement between the European Community and its Member States, of the one part, and the Central Africa Party, of the other part as regards the establishment of the EPA Subcommittee on Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Answer given by EVP Dombrovskis to a MEP written question – Screening of foreign investments
  • EU pledges €1 million for landmark WTO Agreement on Fisheries Subsidies – IP/23/267

INTERNAL MARKET & INDUSTRY


TAXATION

  • Minutes of the Excise Contact Group – 23 November 2023
  • Tax transparency – criteria for information reported by platforms to non-EU countries and exchanged with Member States – Implementing regulation – Feedback period: 20 January 2023 – 17 February 2023

ENERGY

  • Action brought on 7 October 2022 – Austria Vs. Commission (Case T-625/22)
  • Action brought on 10 October 2022 – Repasi Vs. Commission (Case T-628/22)
    Re: annulment of Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2022/1214 of 9 March 2022 amending Delegated Regulation (EU) 2021/2139 as regards economic activities in certain energy sectors and Delegated Regulation (EU) 2021/2178 as regards specific disclosure requirements for those economic activities
  • Electricity Market Design: Commission launches consultation on reform to support a clean and affordable energy transition – IP/23/324

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

  • Agenda for: 111th Session of the Climate Change Committee – 9 February 2023
  • Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES): 9th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties (CoP19) (Panama-City, 14-25 November 2022) – Statements by the EU and its Member States
    Answer given by Mr Sinkevičius to a MEP written question –
    Answer given by Mr Sinkevičius to a MEP written question –

HEALTH, FOOD & PRODUCT SAFETY

  • Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulations (EU) 2017/745 and (EU) 2017/746 as regards the transitional provisions for certain medical devices and in vitro diagnostic medical devices – Mandate for negotiations with the European Parliament
  • Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan: Launch of the European Cancer Imaging Initiative – IP/23/286
  • EFSA – Conclusion on Pesticides – Peer review of the pesticide risk assessment of the active substance (3E)‐dec‐3‐en‐2‐one – 23 January 2023
  • EFSA – Scientific Opinion – Safety assessment of the process Derchia D.C. Plastics, based on the Starlinger deCON technology, used to recycle post‐consumer PET into food contact materials – 20 January 2023
  • EFSA – Scientific Opinion – Assessment of genetically modified maize MON 87419 for food and feed uses, under Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 (application EFSA‐GMO‐NL‐2017‐140) – 20 January 2023
  • EFSA – Scientific Opinion – Safety evaluation of the food enzyme endo‐1,3(4)‐β‐glucanase from the non‐genetically modified Rasamsonia composticola strain 427‐FS – 20 January 2023
  • EFSA – Scientific Opinion – Safety evaluation of the food enzyme β‐galactosidase from the non‐genetically modified Kluyveromyces lactis strain GD‐YNL 20 January 2023
  • EFSA – Scientific Opinion – Safety evaluation of the food enzyme triacylglycerol lipase from the non‐genetically modified Aspergillus luchuensis strain AE‐L – 20 January 2023
  • EFSA – Scientific Opinion – Scientific opinion on the tolerable upper intake level for selenium – 20 January 2023
  • EFSA – Scientific Opinion – Pest categorisation of Xylella taiwanensis – 20 January 2023
  • EMA – Meeting highlights from the Committee for Veterinary Medicinal Products (CVMP) – 17-18 January 2023
  • EMA -Joint statement by Executive Steering Group on Shortages and Safety of Medicinal Products (MSSG) on shortages of antibiotic medicines 

DIGITAL & INFORMATION SOCIETY

AREA OF FREEDOM, SECURITY & JUSTICE

  • Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on European Production and Preservation Orders for electronic evidence in criminal proceedings and for the execution of custodial sentences following criminal proceedings – Analysis of the final compromise text
  • Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down harmonised rules on the designation of designated establishments and the appointment of legal representatives for the purpose of gathering electronic evidence in criminal proceedings – Analysis of the final compromise text
  • Political Governance of the Schengen Area – Outcome of proceedings of the meeting of the Mixed Committee at Ministerial level on 8 December 2022
  • Public consultation – Communication on EU anti-corruption policy – Proposal for a Directive – Feedback period: 20 January 2023 – 17 February 2023
  • Public consultation – Fighting against corruption in the EU – updated rules – Proposal for a directive – Feedback period: 20 January 2023 – 17 February 2023

ECB, EURO & ECONOMY

  • Why European banks adjust their dividend payouts? – ECB Working Paper Series – No.2765
  • Benefits and costs of the ETS in the EU, a lesson learned for the CBAM design – ECB Working Paper Series – No.2764

FUTURE OF EUROPE

  • Agenda for: Meeting of the Coreper (Part.1 & Part.2) – 25 January 2023
  • Agenda for: Council of the European Union (General Affairs) – 6 February 2023

EXTERNAL RELATIONS

  • Agenda for: Meeting of the Foreign Relations Counsellors – 23 January 2023 
  • EU pledges €102.5 million in humanitarian funding for Africa’s Lake Chad region – IP/23/304
  • International Day of Education: Statement by the European Commission and the High Representative
  • Presentation of the first Global Summit on Responsible Artificial Intelligence in the Military Domain: REAIM 2023 – AOB item requested by the Netherlands for the FAC (23 January 2023)
         
    RUSSIAN INVASION OF UKRAINE
  • Action brought on 24 November 2022 – Pumpyanskaya Vs. Council (Case T-737/22)
  • Action brought on 24 November 2022 – Pumpyanskiy Vs. Council (Case T-740/22)
  • Action brought on 25 November 2022 – Rashevsky Vs. Council (Case T-739/22)
  • Action brought on 25 November 2022 – Rotenberg Vs. Council (Case T-738/22)
  • Action brought on 25 November 2022 – Tokareva Vs Council (Case T-744/22)
  • Action brought on 25 November 2022 – Kantor Vs. Council (Case T-748/22)
  • FAQs on concerning Export-related restrictions for dual-use goods and advanced technologies adopted following Russia’s military aggression against Ukraine
  • Consolidated version – FAQs concerning sanctions adopted following Russia’s military aggression against Ukraine and Belarus’ involvement in it
  • Answer given by VP Jourová to a MEP to a written question – The Kremlin’s investments in EU political parties
  • Answer given by Mr Reynders to a MEP written question – Extension of the powers of the European Public Prosecutor’s Office to include breaches of EU restrictive measures
  • Answer given by VP Jourová to a MEP written question – Sanctions suspending state-owned media outlets Russia Today and Sputnik in the EU – Part II (urgent follow-up questions)

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