Europe Daily News, 16 September 2022 | Perspectives & Events

Europe Daily News, 16 September 2022 | Perspectives & Events

COMPETITION

  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.10889 – CNP / CVA)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.10766 – Danske Bank / Länsförsäkringar / Nordea / Sbab Bank / Seb / Handelsbanken / Swedbank / JV)
  • Commission clears acquisition of DFMG by Deutsche Telecom, DigitalBridge and Brookfield (M.10868) – Midday Express
  • Commission clears acquisition of Groendus by OMERS Infrastructure and APG (M.10819) – Midday Express
  • Commission clears acquisition of the Norgine Group by Goldman Sachs (M.10826) – Midday Express
  • Germany – Bundeskartellamt – Non-competition clause in distribution agreements of chainsaw manufacturer STIHL in breach of cartel law (decision of 31 May 2022)
  • Romania – Competition Council analysis: Prices at gas station reflect the Platts benchmark
  • Romania – The Competition Council assesses the transaction by which Electromontaj SA takes over Hidroconstrucția SA and the companies that it controls
  • Spain – The CNMC will analyse in depth the purchase of Terminal Ferry de Barcelona by the Grimaldi group
  • Spain – The CNMC fines Telefónica 5 million euros for failing to comply with part of the reporting obligations it undertook when it acquired DTS
  • UK – The CMA has provisionally found competition concerns as part of its in-depth investigation of the completed acquisition by NEC Software Solutions UK Limited of SSS Public Safety Limited and Secure Solutions USA LLC – see the Summary and Notice of provisional findings & Notice of possible remedies
  • UK – The CMA has referred the anticipated acquisition by Microsoft Corporation of Activision Blizzard, Inc. for an in-depth investigation – see the Terms of Reference

STATE AID

  • Authorisation for State aid pursuant to Articles 107 and 108 of the TFEU – Cases where the Commission raises no objection

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Explanatory Notes to the Combined Nomenclature of the European Union (CN: 8711 60 10 & 8711 60 90)
  • Trilateral Joint Statement from the Trade and Labour Ministers of the US, Japan and the EU on the International Labour Organization’s Global Forced Labour Estimates
  • First EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement Civil Society Forum – 04 October 2022
  • Five years of CETA sustainable and reliable trade in uncertain times – Agenda
  • WTO – Items proposed for consideration at the next meeting of Dispute Settlement Body – 23 September 2022
  • WTO, OECD to redouble collaborative efforts in addressing challenges of the global commons
  • WTO – Committee on Anti-Dumping Practices – Semi-annual report under article 16.4 of the Agreement – 1 January – 30 June 2022 – United Kingdom

INTERNAL MARKET & INDUSTRY

  • European alliance for transformation technologies – Information from the German delegation
  • UniCredit: New loans worth €5.6 billion for small and medium businesses in Italy, Germany and Bulgaria via three EIB-backed synthetic securitisation operations 

TAXATION

  • Agenda for: Working Party on Tax Questions (High Level) – 20 September 2022
  • Agenda for: Code of Conduct Group (Business Taxation) – 20 September 2022 

AGRICULTURE & FISHERIES

ENERGY

  • Opinion of Advocate General Campos Sänchez-Bordona of15 September 2022 in Case C‑46/21 P, European Union Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER) Vs. Aquind Ltd
    Re: Appeal – Energy – Regulation (EC) No 713/2009 – Decision of ACER refusing a request for exemption relating to new electricity interconnectors- Appeal before the Board of Appeal of ACER – Function, composition, powers and length of the proceedings of the Board of Appeal of ACER – Intensity of the review – Article 17 of Regulation (EC) No 714/2009 – Exemption scheme for new electricity interconnectors – Article 12 of Regulation (EU) No 347/2013 – General scheme for the financing of transnational energy infrastructure – Financing of projects of common interest – Cross-border cost allocation
  • Agenda for: Energy Union Committee – 21 September 2022
  • Junction Growth Investors lands €30m EU backing in first close of energy fund – IP/22/5587
  • Germany seizes control of Rosneft oil refineries – Financial Times

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

  • Agenda for: Working Party on International Environment Issues (Basel) – 22 September 2022
  • Agenda for: Joint Meeting of the Habitats and Ornis Committee – 20 September 2022
  • Agenda for: Meeting of the Standing Forestry Committee – 19 September 2022
  • Agenda for: Meeting of the Climate Change Committee – 29 September 2022
  • Minutes of: Meeting of the Technical Advisory Board (TAB) of the Environmental Footprint (EF) – 29th June 2022
  • Report from the Commission on the application of Regulation (EC) No 850/2004 on persistent organic pollutants
  • MEPs say EU must urgently strengthen its climate action – see the EP resolution
  • EIB President Hoyer calls for new partnerships to support green technologies and climate adaptation

HEALTH, FOOD & PRODUCT AFETY

  • Judgment of the Court 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 laws – Cosmetic products – Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 – Article 27 – Safeguard clause – Article 27(1) – Scope – Provisional national safeguard measures – General measure – Application to a category of cosmetic products containing the same substance – Individual measure – Application to an identified cosmetic product – Provisional national measure imposing certain labelling requirements on a category of leave-on products 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 cosmetic products of certain substances classified as carcinogenic, mutagenic or toxic for reproduction and correcting that Regulation
  • Commission Notice on the implementation of food safety management systems covering Good Hygiene Practices and procedures based on the HACCP principles, including the facilitation/flexibility of the implementation in certain food businesses
  • EMA recommends standard marketing authorisations for Comirnaty and Spikevax COVID-19 vaccines

DIGITAL SINGLE MARKET

TRANSPORT & MOBILITY

  • Commission seeks public’s views on better protection for passengers – Consultation period: 14 September 2022 – 07 December 2022
  • European Mobility Week: better connections for sustainable urban mobility
  • Highest motorway densities in German & Dutch regions – Eurostat

AREA OF FREEDOM, SECURITY & JUSTICE

  • Judgment of the Court of 15 September 2022 in Case C‑669/20, Veridos GmbH Vs. Ministar na vatreshnite raboti na Republika Bulgaria, Mühlbauer ID Services GmbH – S&T
    Re: Reference for a preliminary ruling – Directive 2009/81/EC – Coordination of procedures for the award of certain works contracts, supply contracts and service contracts – Articles 38 and 49 – Obligation to verify whether an abnormally low tender exists – Criterion laid down by a piece of national legislation for assessing the abnormally low nature of a tender – Not applicable- Requirement that there be at least three tenders – Criterion based on the requirement that a tender be more than 20% lower than the mean value of the tenders submitted by the other tenderers – Judicial review
  • Second report on the implementation of Directive (EU) 2017/1371 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 5 July 2017 on the fight against fraud to the Union’s financial interests by means of criminal law
  • Ms Elisabeth Tichy-Fisslberger and Messrs Goulielmos Valasidis and Steven Verschuur, new Judges of the General Court – (See CPR No.152/22)
  • Fundamental rights in the EU: long-standing problems exacerbated by COVID-19 – see the EP resolution
  • Existence of a clear risk of a serious breach by Hungary of the values on which the Union is founded – see the EP resolution
  • Hungary pledges more rule-of-law concessions to avoid EU funding cuts – Budapest ‘open to all options’ to alleviate concerns, EU affairs minister Tibor Navracsics tells FT

ECB, EURO & ECONOMY

  • NextGenerationEU: European Commission endorses positive preliminary assessment of Romania’s request for €2.6 billion disbursement under Recovery and Resilience Facility – IP/22/5494, QaA & Positive preliminary assessment
  • EU Cohesion Policy: €817 million to Malta to support a more competitive, inclusive, green, and digital economy – IP/22/5500
  • Interview with Luis de Guindos, Vice-President of the ECB, conducted by João Silvestre on 9 September

EXTERNAL RELATIONS

RUSSIAN INVASION OF UKRAINE

  • Press statement by President von der Leyen with Ukrainian President Zelenskyy
  • EP Plenary: Speech by HR/VP Josep Borrell on the forced deportation of Ukrainian civilians to Russia
  • Answer given by Mr Hahn to a MEP written question – Establishment of a mechanism to help local and regional authorities receive Ukrainian refugees
  • Answer given by Ms Johansson to a MEP written question – Russian aggression against Ukraine and the threat of another migration crisis
  • Answer given by Ms Johansson to a MEP written question – EU financial support for Poland in connection with the refugee crisis caused by Russian aggression against Ukraine

Source link

Related post

US Denies Link Between Iran’s Release of Americans and Funds Held Abroad

US Denies Link Between Iran’s Release of Americans and…

Washington —  The United States on Sunday rejected Iranian reports that Tehran’s release of two detained Americans will lead to the…

Antalpha Enters Licensing Agreement with S&P Dow Jones Indices

SINGAPORE, Oct. 3, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Antalpha Capital Pte. Ltd. (“Antalpha”) has signed a licensing agreement to use the S&P Cryptocurrency Top…
Robert Kiyosaki Predicts US Dollar Will Crash by January — Suggests Buying Bitcoin – Economics Bitcoin News

Robert Kiyosaki Predicts US Dollar Will Crash by January…

The famous author of the best-selling book Rich Dad Poor Dad, Robert Kiyosaki, has predicted that the U.S. dollar will crash…

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.