Europe Daily News, 15 November 2022 | Perspectives & Events

Europe Daily News, 15 November 2022 | Perspectives & Events

COMPETITION

  • Corrigendum to Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.10763 – Nordea / Topdanmark LIV Holding)
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.10845 – HG / WCAS / Warburg Pincus / Norstella)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.10943 – ENEL / CVC Capital Partners / Gridspertise)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.10927 – Action Logement / AG2R LA Mondiale E / BNP Paribas / JV)

STATE AID

  • Commission approves €1.23 billion Czech scheme to support the economy in the context of Russia’s war against Ukraine (SA.104342) – IP/22/6823

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Agenda for: Trade Policy Committee (Deputy Members) – 18 November 2022
  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) /… concerning the classification of certain goods in the Combined Nomenclature (3924 90 00)
  • List of authorities designated by Member States and the United Kingdom regarding Northern Ireland to receive applications for, or to issue, binding origin information.
  • Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down rules for the exercise of the Union’s rights in the implementation and enforcement of the Agreement on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the EU and the European Atomic Energy Community and of the Trade and Cooperation Agreement between the EU and the European Atomic Energy Community, of the one part, and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, of the other part – 2022/0068(COD) – 3-column document with Council General Approach and EP position – 20-10-2022
  • WTO Report shows G20 trade restrictions increasing amidst economic challenges
  • WTO, FAO Study calls for global action to improve access to fertilizers, avert food crisis 
  • Top European chip companies seek stability amid US-China dispute – Businesses caught between Washington and Beijing as export controls complicate global supply chains – Financial Times
  • China’s chip equipment makers struggle to profit at home from US export controls – Orders rise in short term, but domestic suppliers lag in supporting advanced semiconductor technology –Financial Times

INTERNAL MARKET & INDUSTRY

  • Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a framework for setting eco-design requirements for sustainable products and repealing Directive 2009/ 125/EC – Progress report
  • Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 2013/34/EU, Directive 2004/109/EC, Directive 2006/43/EC and Regulation (EU) No 537/2014, as regards corporate sustainability reporting – Outcome of the EP’s first reading (Brussels, 9 to 10 November 2022)

FINANCIAL SERVICES

  • Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on digital operational resilience for the financial sector and amending Regulations (EC) No 1060/2009, (EU) No 648/2012, (EU) No 600/2014 and (EU) No 909/2014 – Outcome of the EP’s first reading (Brussels, 9 to 10 November 2022)
  • Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directives 2006/43/EC, 2009/65/EC, 2009/138/EU, 2011/61/EU, EU/2013/36, 2014/65/EU, (EU) 2015/2366 and EU/2016/2341 – Outcome of the EP’s first reading (Brussels, 9 to 10 November 2022)

TAXATION

  • Agenda for: Code of Conduct Group (Business Taxation) – 23 November 2022
  • Agenda for: Working Party on Tax Questions (Direct Taxation) – 22 November 2022
  • Resolution of the Council and of the Representatives of the Governments of the Member States, meeting within the Council, on a revised Code of Conduct for Business Taxation

EMPLOYMENT & SOCIAL POLICY

  • Equal Pay Day: Pay Transparency essential to close the EU gender pay gap of 13%
  • Position (EU) No 3/2022 of the Council at first reading with a view to the adoption of a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on improving the gender balance among directors of listed companies and related measures Adopted by the Council on 17 October 2022 – Statement of the Council’s reasons:

EDUCATION, YOUTH, CULTURE & SPORT

ENERGY

  • The EU and International Partners launch ground-breaking Just Energy Transition Partnership with Indonesia – IP/22/6926 & Joint Statement
  • Answer given by Mr Gentiloni to a MEP written question – Emergency measures for the energy sector
  • Answer given by Mr Wojciechowski to a MEP written question – What are the Commission’s recommendations regarding biofuels amidst the current heightened geopolitical tensions?
  • How to save energy in a smarter way – see CER Insight

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

  • Revised Agenda for: Working Party on Environment – 14,15 & 18 November 2022
  • Indonesia and International Partners Secure Groundbreaking Climate Targets and Associated Financing – IP/22/6893
  • Answer given by Mr Sinkevičius to a MEP written question – Question concerning the gradual deterioration of the environment at the Risorgive di Vinchiaruzzo SAC and the Magredi del Cellina and Magredi di Pordenone SPAs
  • Answer given by Mr Sinkevičius to a MEP written question – Syracuse, Prioli and Melilli petrochemical complex: malfunctioning waste treatment plant causing one of the most serious environmental disasters in Europe
  • Answer given by Mr Sinkevičius to a MEP written question – PFAS and the Hedwigepolder 

DIGITAL SINGLE MARKET

  • Member states, Parliament and Commission agree on the European declaration on digital rights and principles for the digital decade
  • With a little help from some friends: coordinating Digital Markets Act enforcement – see Bruegel Paper

DATA PRIVACY & CYBERSECURITY

TRANSPORT & MOBILITY

AREA OF FREEDOM, SECURITY & JUSTICE

  • Automatic recognition of extrajudicial divorces: a divorce decree drawn up by the civil registrar of a Member State, containing a divorce agreement concluded by the spouses and confirmed by them before that registrar in accordance with the conditions laid down by the legislation of that Member State, constitutes a ‘judgment’ within the meaning of the Brussels IIa Regulation (See CPR Nº 183/2022 – Judgment of the Court of Justice in Case C-646/20, Senatsverwaltung für Inneres und Sport) C

ECB, EURO & ECONOMY

FUTURE OF EUROPE

  • Revised Agenda for: Meeting of the Coreper (Part.2) – 16 November 2022 

EXTERNAL RELATIONS

  • Main results – Foreign Affairs Council, 14 November 2022, see Press remarks by HR Josep Borrell
  • Iran: EU adopts additional sanctions against perpetrators of serious human rights violations – see Regulation (EU) 2022/2230, Regulation (EU) 2022/2231, Decision (CFSP) 2022/2234 & Decision (CFSP) 2022/2235
  • Chemical weapons: EU imposes further restrictive measures on ten individuals and one entity – see Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/2228 & Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/2232
  • Council Regulation (EU) 2022/2237 of 14 November 2022 amending Regulation (EC) No 1183/2005 concerning restrictive measures in view of the situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/2241 of 14 November 2022 amending Decision 2010/788/CFSP concerning restrictive measures in view of the situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • European Union-Republic of Peru Memorandum of Understanding on an Agenda of enhanced political and sectoral dialogue and cooperation for the next decade
  • Afghanistan: Statement by the Spokesperson on further limitations to women’s rights
  • Why French leadership in the Indo-Pacific will be a real asset for the EU – see CEPS Position Paper
  • EU broadens Iran sanctions regime in response to brutal crackdown – Push by Germany to list Revolutionary Guard as terrorist organisation hits legal stumbling block – Financial Times
  • EU defence: German rearmament triggers Rheinmetall ammo bid – Consolidation makes sense in the current geopolitical environment – Financial Times

RUSSIAN INVASION OF UKRAINE

  • Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/2229 of 14 November 2022 implementing Regulation (EU) No 269/2014 concerning restrictive measures in respect of actions undermining or threatening the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine
  • Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/2233 of 14 November 2022 amending Decision 2014/145/CFSP concerning restrictive measures in respect of actions undermining or threatening the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine
  • The Council is launching today the EU Military Assistance Mission in support of Ukraine (EUMAM Ukraine) to continue supporting Ukraine against the ongoing Russian war of aggression – see Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/2243 & Decision (CFSP) 2022/2245
  • EU-US-UK: Joint Statement on global food security and Russia sanctions by the HR of the EU Josep Borrell, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, and UK Foreign Secretary James Cleverly

G-20 MEETING

  • Trilateral statement by the EU, US and Indonesia following the G20 side event on the Partnership for Global Infrastructure and Investment
  • Statement by President von der Leyen at the G20 Summit session on food and energy security
  • Remarks by President Charles Michel before the G20 summit in Bali

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