Europe Daily News, November 3, 2022 | Perspectives & Events

COMPETITION

  • PPre-notification of a concentration (Case M.10934 – Vinci Energies / Kontron IT Service Companies)
  • PPre-notification of a concentration (Case M.10960 – EPPE / Pzem subsidiaries )
  • NOpposition to a notified concentration (Case M.10904 – CVC / Maticmind / SIO)
  • NOpposition to a notified merger (Case M.10914 – Genstar Capital / GTCR / JSSI)
  • NOpposition to a notified concentration (Case M.10945 – GIP / Meridiam / Suez Recycling and Recovery UK)
  • SSummary of the Commission decision of 27 January 2022 declaring a concentration compatible with the internal market and the EEA Agreement (CASE M.10262 – META (Formerly Facebook) / Kustomer)
    – Opinion of the Advisory Committee on Mergers
    – Final report of the Hearing Officer
  • CCommission clears SalMar’s acquisition of NTS subject to certain conditions – IP/22/6425
  • CCommission clears acquisition of Axa Customer Solutions by Athora (M.10895) – Midday Express
  • CCommission clears Alpha and Peninsula’s acquisition of Prima Industries. (M.10916) – Noon Express
  • CCommission clears acquisition of joint control of Suez hazardous waste business by Global Infrastructure Management and Meridiam (M.10759) – Midday Express
  • GGermany – Bundeskartellamt – List of notified merger projects
  • Greece – dawn raids on companies engaged in the manufacture, import and distribution of machines for processing aluminium, PVC and iron
  • POrtugal – AdC sanctions Unilabs subsidiary over teleradiology cartel
  • uK – CMA: Social media users will benefit from new protection mechanisms for hidden advertising
  • uK – CMA – The CMA has launched a market study on music and streaming services

STATE AID

  • COmission extends and amends temporary crisis framework – IP/22/6468 & statement by EPP Vestager
  • CCommission approves Danish €3.4 billion program to support energy-intensive companies in connection with Russia’s war in Ukraine – IP/22/6433
  • CThe Commission extends ongoing in-depth investigation into Gibraltar’s corporate tax system to reassess tax rulings on Mead Johnson Nutrition Gibraltar subsidiary (SA.34914) – Midday Express
  • Commission approves €185m Dutch Brexit-related business adjustment support program (SA.10201) – Midday Express
  • CCommission approves Italian €512 million measure to compensate Poste Italiane for launching and expanding digital services

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • AGenda for: 641st Export Credits Group Meeting – November 9, 2022
  • AGenda for: Meeting of the Working Group on Dual-Use Items – Agenda – 9 November 2022
  • Agenda for: Working Group on Trade Issues – 8 November 2022
  • EExplanatory Notes to the Combined Nomenclature of the European Union (‘8479 89 70)
  • CCommission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/1998 of September 20, 2022 amending Annex I of Council Regulation (EEC) No. 2658/87 on the tariff and statistical nomenclature and the Common Customs Tariff
  • COmission of Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/2093 of October 25, 2022 repealing Regulation (EEC) No. 3417/88 on the classification of certain goods in the Combined Nomenclature
  • CCouncil Decision (EU) 2022/2101 of 13 October 2022 on the position to be taken on behalf of the European Union in the Council of Members of the International Olive Council with regard to the conditions of accession of the Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia ( 2022/2101) of the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan (2022/2102) on the International Convention on Olive Oil and Table Olives, 2015
  • CCouncil Decision (EU) 2022/2103 of 13 October 2022 on the position to be taken on behalf of the European Union in the Council of Members of the International Olive Council with regard to the deletion of the category of ordinary virgin olive oil from Annex B to the International Convention on Olive Oil and Table Olives, 2015
  • OIntroductory remarks by Executive Vice-President Dombrovskis at the informal Foreign Trade Council press conference
  • WTO marks the 75th anniversary of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade
  • WTO Secretariat Launches Trade Remedies Data Portal

DOMESTIC MARKET & INDUSTRY

  • Agenda for: Working group “Competitiveness and Growth”.
    – (Internal Market – Ecodesign) – November 7, 2022
    – (Better Regulation) – 8 November 2022
  • SSummary of European Commission decisions on placing on the market authorizations for use and/or for use of substances listed in Annex XIV of Regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council on REACH: – 4 -(1,1,3,3-Tetramethylbutyl)phenol, ethoxylated (4-tert-OPnEO) – REACH/22/38/0
  • ECHA – NONS registration number request window now closed

FINANCIAL SERVICES

TAXATION

AGRICULTURE & FISHERIES

ENERGY

  • Agenda for: Energy working group – November 3 & 4, 2022
  • ukraine Reconstruction: Commissioner Simson visits country to step up support for Ukraine’s energy system – IP/22/6492
  • CCommission invests €3bn in innovative clean-tech projects to implement REPowerEU and accelerate Europe’s energy independence from Russian fossil fuels – IP/22/6489
  • AAnswer by Ms Simson to a written question by MEPs – Construction of the Midcat gas pipeline and European energy autonomy
  • AAnswer given by Mrs Simson to a written question by the MEP – Changing the formula for calculating the price of electricity –

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

  • Agenda for: Environment Working Group – November 4, 2022
  • Agenda for: Working Group on International Environmental Issues (UNECE Aarhus) – 7 November 2022
  • EReport on wildfires in Europe: Three of the worst wildfires on record have occurred in the last six years – IP/22/6465
  • Ccouncil approves climate finance numbers for 2021

HEALTH, FOOD AND PRODUCT SAFETY

  • COmission Delegated Directive (EU) 2022/2100 of 29 June 2022 amending Directive 2014/40/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to the withdrawal of certain exemptions relating to heated tobacco products

DIGITAL SINGLE MARKET

  • DDigital Markets Act: rules for digital gatekeepers to ensure open markets operate – IP/22/6423
  • GGlobal Community Meets in Prague to Take Concrete Action for an Open, Free, and Secure Internet – Lunchtime Express
  • Trio Presidency note on regulation of the EU digital economy in view of the Competitiveness and Growth Group (high level) meeting of 9 November 2022

DATA PROTECTION & CYBER SECURITY

  • PProposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down measures towards a high common level of cybersecurity in the Union institutions, bodies, offices and agencies – General approach and Council declaration

TRANSPORT & MOBILITY

  • AGenda for: European ITS Committee meeting – 15 November 2022
  • AAnswer from Ms Valean to a written question from the MEP – Cost-effectiveness of buying an electric vehicle compared to buying a combustion engine vehicle

FUTURE OF EUROPE

EXTERNAL RELATIONS

  • IInternational Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists: Joint Statement by High Representative Josep Borrell and Vice-President Věra Jourová
  • RReport from the Commission on the activities and consultations of the Anti-Torture Coordination Group under Article 31 of Regulation (EU) 2019/125 on trade in certain goods which could be used for the purpose of capital punishment, torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment
  • RReport from the Commission on Export Authorizations in 2021 under the Regulation on Trade in Certain Goods That Could Be Used for the Death Penalty, Torture or Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment
  • Global Gateway: EU, Cameroon and Nigeria inaugurate international Cross River Bridge to boost connectivity and socio-economic inclusion – IP/22/6482

RUSSIAN INVASION OF UKRAINE

  • RRussia: Statement by the High Representative on behalf of the EU on Russia’s decision to suspend its participation in the UN Black Sea Grains Initiative
  • SSolidarity with Ukraine: The Commission will allocate €100 million to further support Member States in hosting war refugees
  • AAnswer by Mr Gentiloni to a written question by an MEP – Additional macro-financial assistance to Ukraine

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