Europe Daily News, October 28, 2022 | Perspectives & Events

COMPETITION

  • PPre-notification of a concentration (Case M.10925 – BNP Paribas / Terberg Business Lease Group)
  • PPre-notification of a concentration (Case M.10790 – Salic / Olam / Olam Agri)
  • CThe omission renews interim measures to ensure that Illumina and GRAIL continue to be kept separate following the Prohibition Decision (M.10938) – Midday Express
  • CCommission clears acquisition of Tenneco by Apollo (M.10712) – Midday Express
  • AAustria – News on the construction cartel – AFCA files fines against five companies of the Gebrüder Haider Group
  • uK – CMA issued its latest update report on the implementation of Google’s privacy sandbox commitments accepted by the CMA in February 2022
  • uK – CMA has published the Responses to Preliminary Findings and Potential Remedies in relation to the merger investigation between NEC Software Solutions UK and Capita Secure Solutions and Services

STATE AID

  • CCommunication from the Commission – Framework for state aid for research, development and innovation
  • AState aid approval under Articles 107 and 108 TFEU – cases where the Commission does not object
  • CCommission approves Belgian €1.5 billion program to support energy companies in connection with Russia’s war against Ukraine (SA.104585) – IP/22/6384
  • CCommission approves €120 million Italian measure to support newspaper publishers (SA.103737) – Midday Express
  • CCommission approves extension of Belgian employers’ social security contribution exemption scheme for seafarers (SA.103643) – Lunch Express
  • CCommission approves extension and amendment of German program to encourage modal shift from road to inland waterway and rail (SA.104018) – Mittags-Express

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Agenda for: Working Group on Trade Issues – 3 November 2022
  • CCease and desist implementing regulation (EU) 2022/2076 of October 25, 2022 for the classification of certain goods in the combined nomenclature (KN: 8544 30 00)
  • DDecision No. 1/2022 of the Special Committee on Customs and Trade Facilitation of 27 July 2022 on its Rules of Procedure
  • DDecision No. 1/2022 of the EU-Republic of Moldova Customs Subcommittee of 3 October 2022 on the mutual recognition of the Authorized Economic Operator Program of the Republic of Moldova and the Authorized Economic Operator Program of the European Union [2022/2089]
  • CCustoms: New agreement to improve trade flows between the EU and the Republic of Moldova enters into force on 1 November – Midday Express
  • EExecutive Vice-President Dombrovskis in Prague for the Informal Trade Council on External Relations and Cooperation with Civil Society – Lunchtime Express

DOMESTIC MARKET & INDUSTRY

  • Agenda for: Competitiveness and Growth Working Group (high level) – 9 November 2022
  • MMinutes of the 9th meeting of the Horizon Europe Program Committee – European Innovation Council (EIC) and European Innovation Ecosystems – 14 October 2022
  • SStrategic Objectives and Governance of Important Projects of Common European Interest (IPCEI)
  • SSummary of the decisions of the European Commission on marketing authorizations for the use and/or for the use of substances listed in Annex XIV of Regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the REACH Regulation (4th – (1,1,3,3-Tetramethylbutyl)phenol, ethoxylated (4-tert-OPnEO) – REACH/22/37/0; REACH/22/36/0 & REACH/22/33/0)
  • OPinion of Advocate General Pitruzzella of 27 October 2022 in Case C‑144/21; European Parliament vs. European Commission
    Regarding: Action for annulment – Commission Implementing Decision C(2020) 8797 of 18 December 2020 on the partial granting of an authorization for certain uses of chromium trioxide – Regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006 (REACH Regulation) – Art. 60 (4) – “Socioeconomic ‘ Authorization procedure – Analysis of the risk to human health or the environment arising from the use of the substance – Analysis of the lack of suitable alternative substances or technologies

FINANCIAL SERVICES

TAXATION

AGRICULTURE & FISHERIES

  • Agenda for: Special Committee on Agriculture – November 7, 2022
    – Geographical Indications and Quality Schemes Regulation – Summary of public feedback following adoption of the proposal
  • CCommon Agricultural Policy 2023-27: Strategic plans for Croatia, Slovenia and Sweden worth a total of almost 9 billion euros approved – Lunch Express
  • The Atlantic, Kattegat and Skagerrak: Commission proposes fishing opportunities for 2023 with increase in catch limits for largest stocks – IP/22/6437

EMPLOYMENT & SOCIAL POLICY

ENERGY

  • BBackground Paper: The Energy Crisis and the Competitiveness of EU Industry
  • AEPP Vestager’s reply to MEP’s written question – Iberian natural gas price cap
  • AAnswer given by Ms Simson to a written question from the EP – Extension of the lifetime of German nuclear power plants
  • That End of Europe’s energy crisis in sight – What a negative gas price tells us about the economy, capitalism and the future – Financial Times
  • EU risks undermining climate targets with focus on energy prices – split opens among bloc members after compromise on building efficiency measures – Financial Times

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

DIGITAL SINGLE MARKET

  • CHairman Report – 80th RSC Radio Spectrum Committee – Decision No. 676/2002/EC – 5 October 2022
  • AAnswer from Mr Breton to a written question from the MEP – Twitter: Fake accounts and bot networks facilitate manipulation and the spread of disinformation

DATA PROTECTION & CYBER SECURITY

  • Agenda for: Horizontal Working Group on Cyber ​​Issues – 28 October 2022

TRANSPORT & MOBILITY

  • MRequests from the Committee on the Application of Common Safety Rules in the Field of Civil Aviation – 12 October 2022

AREA OF FREEDOM, SECURITY AND JUSTICE

ECB, EURO & ECONOMY

EXTERNAL RELATIONS

  • CCouncil Decision (CFSP) 2022/2085 of 27 October 2022 amending Decision 2010/573/CFSP imposing restrictive measures against the leadership of the Transnistria region of the Republic of Moldova
  • CCouncil Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2022/2086 of 27 October 2022 implementing Decision 2011/72/CFSP concerning restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities in view of the situation in Tunisia
  • CCouncil Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/2073 of 27 October 2022 implementing Regulation (EU) No. 101/2011 concerning restrictive measures directed against certain persons, entities and bodies in view of the situation in Tunisia
  • PPublic address by President von der Leyen in Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • SStatement by President von der Leyen on the occasion of her official visit to Albania
  • JJoint press release of the Heads of State of Central Asia and the President of the European Council
  • RRemarks by President Charles Michel after his meeting with Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, President of Kazakhstan, in Astana
  • JJoint press statement by the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev and the President of the European Council Charles Michel
  • JJoint press statement by Shavkat Mirziyoyev, President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, and Charles Michel, President of the European Council
  • Main results – 3rd EU-CELAC Ministerial meeting & Co-Chairs’ Communiqué, Buenos Aires, Argentina – October 27, 2022
  • EU provides 1 million euros to the Office of the Envoy for Technology of the UN Secretary-General – IP/22/6452

RUSSIAN INVASION OF UKRAINE

  • fAQs to provide services related to sanctions issued after Russia’s military aggression against Ukraine
  • fAQs on CSDs related to sanctions imposed following Russia’s military aggression against Ukraine
  • fAQs to freeze assets following sanctions imposed over Russia’s military aggression against Ukraine and Belarus’ involvement in it
  • Cconsolidated version of the FAQ on sanctions imposed after Russia’s military aggression against Ukraine and Belarus’ participation in it

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