Europe Daily News, 04 July 2022 | Insights and Events

COMPETITION

  • NOTon opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.10635 – CVC/HTB/FL)
  • NOTon opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.10698 – Mitsui / Indomobil / PTL / JV)
  • NOTon opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.10435 – Refresco Group / Hansa-Heemann)
  • NOTon opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.10788 – UTUM / Schwarz Group / Appliedai)
  • Pprior notification of a concentration (Case M.10829 – KKR / Hitachi Transport System)
  • Pprior notification of a concentration (Case M.10398 – DNB / Danske Bank / OP / SB1 / EIKA / Balder / VIPPS / Mobilepay / Pivo)
  • Pprior notification of a concentration (Case M.10745 – Emil Frey / CAF Central and Eastern Europe / Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CR / Fiat Chrysler Automobiles SR)
  • VSCommission clears acquisition of IRI by H&F (M.10762) – Midday Express
  • Dmark – The Competition Council has adopted a decision concerning the sharing of the market between the members of an association of undertakings
  • gGermany – The Bundeskartellamt gives the green light to the start of a cooperation for the development of automated driving between VW and Bosch
  • GReece – The Competition Commission (“HCC”) carries out the first Mapping study on the conditions of competition in the oil industry
  • youK – CMA Seeks Comments on Transaction Between Booking Holdings Inc and Etraveli Group AB
  • youK – The CMA found that the merger of 2 companies (Carpenter Co. / Recticel NV/SA) which manufacture foam used in products such as bedding and cleaning sponges could lead to higher prices and reduced choice .

STATE AID

  • VSCommission approves €414m Croatian scheme to support exporters amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine (SA.103167) – Midday Express

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • RRequest for a preliminary ruling from the Finanzgericht Hamburg (Germany) of 18 March 2022 – Stappert Deutschland GmbH Vs. Hauptzollamt Hanover (Germany) – Case C-210/22
    Subject: hollow sections’ in rule of origin of HS subheading 7304 41 of Annex 22-01 of CDU-DR, change from hollow sections of subheading 7304 49
  • AAction brought on May 13, 2022 – CCCME and others Vs. Commission – Case T-263/22
    Subject: Annulment of Regulation (EU) 2022/191 of 16 February 2022 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of certain iron or steel fasteners originating in the People’s Republic of China
  • Iimplementation of the Union Customs Code – Assessment and summary
  • OMEP Anna Cavazzini’s pinion on the proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council Making available on the Union market as well as the export from the Union of certain commodities and products associated with deforestation and forest degradation and repealing Regulation (EU) No 995/2010
  • VSCommission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/1103 of 28 June 2022 relating to the classification of certain goods in the Combined Nomenclature
  • Sstudy on foreign policy tools to combat modern slavery and forced labor – study by the EP DROI sub-committee
  • Aanswer given by Mr Schmit to a written question from a Member of the European Parliament – Zero tolerance of child labor in EU trade
  • OTO – Committee on Safeguards – United Kingdom safeguard measure on imports of certain steel products – Decision to extend a safeguard measure – Request for consultations under Article 12.3 of the Agreement on Safeguards – European Union
  • OTO – Committee on Safeguards – Notification under Article 12.1(b) and 12.1(c) of the Agreement on Safeguards – Notification under Article 9, footnote 2 of the Agreement on Safeguards – United Kingdom – Certain iron and steel products – Supplement
  • Sstrengthen WCO-WTO collaboration on environmental issues

DOMESTIC MARKET & INDUSTRY

FINANCIAL SERVICES

  • Aagenda for: Working Group on Financial Services and Banking Union (financial services) – fight against money laundering (full day) – Attachés + experts – 18 July 2022

TAXATION

  • Aagenda for: Working Group on Tax Issues (Direct Taxation) – July 11, 2022
  • RRequest for a preliminary ruling from the Income Tax Tribunal of Gibraltar (United Kingdom) of 21 December 2020 – Fossil (Gibraltar) Limited Vs. Commissioner for Income Tax – Case C-705/20
    Subject: Grant of Tax Relief by the Commissioner of Income Tax under ITA 2010 for Tax Paid in the United States
  • VSCommission Delegated Regulation (EU)/… supplementing Regulation (EU) 2021/1077 of the European Parliament and of the Council with provisions on the establishment of a monitoring and evaluation framework

AGRICULTURE & FISHERIES

EMPLOYMENT & SOCIAL POLICY

  • JThe European Schools system: current situation, challenges and perspectives – Study for the EP CULT committee

ENERGY

  • RRequest for a preliminary ruling from Fővárosi Törvényszék (Hungary) of 22 April 2022 – Global NRG Kereskedelmi és Tanácsadó Zrt. Versus. Magyar Energetikai és Közmű-szabályozási Hivatal – Case C-277/22
    Subject: Directive 2009/73/EC – common rules for the internal market in natural gas – Article 47 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights
  • ACER and ENTSOG are consulting on the FUNC issue: how to ensure greater flexibility to reserve firm capacities at interconnection points
  • JFrench energy regulator (CRE) fines Engie SA €80,000 for insider trading

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

HEALTH, FOOD AND PRODUCT SAFETY

  • DReport by MEP Dita Charanzova on the General Product Safety Regulation, amending Regulation (EU) No 1025/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council and repealing Council Directive 87/357/EEC and Directive 2001 /95/EC of the European Parliament Parliament and of the Council – Amendments 1 – 239
  • VSCommission Implementing Regulation (EU)/… laying down common specifications for certain class D in vitro diagnostic medical devices pursuant to Regulation (EU) 2017/746 of the European Parliament and of the Council
  • VSCommission Regulation (EU) 2022/1104 of 1 July 2022 amending Regulation (EU) No 68/2013 concerning the catalog of feed materials
  • OHealth: Commission welcomes support from Member States to designate antimicrobials for human use only
  • EMA – Global regulators agree on key principles on tailoring vaccines to fight virus variants
  • ECDC – Communicable Disease Threat Report, June 26-July 2, 2022, Week 26

DATA PRIVACY AND CYBERSECURITY

  • Rrequest for a preliminary ruling from the Court of Appeal of Brussels (Belgium) filed on April 1, 2022 – Belgian State Vs. Data Protection Authority – Case C-231/22
    Subject: Interpretation of Article 4(7) of the General Data Protection Regulation; and Article 5(2) GDPR

ECB, EURO & ECONOMY

  • ECB Survey of Currency Analysts (SMA), July 2022
  • JTransition versus Physical Climate Risk Pricing in European Financial Markets: A Textual Approach – ECB Working Paper Series No.2677
  • ECB is taking further steps to mainstream climate change into its monetary policy operations, see ECB President’s letter to Irene Tinagli
  • ECB to Warn Eurozone Countries Over Crypto Regulation – Central Bank Citing Urgent Need to Harmonize Different Rules Before EU-Wide Deal Becomes Law – Financial Times

BREXIT

  • VSCommunication from the Commission – Approval of the content of a draft Commission regulation amending the annexes to Regulation (EU) No 1408/2013 as regards their adaptation to reflect the provisions of the agreement on the withdrawal of the Kingdom United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland of the European Union and of the European Atomic Energy Community and its Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland

FUTURE OF EUROPE

  • ACoreper meeting agenda (Part.1 & Part.2) – 06 & 07 July 2022
  • Pperspectives for the governance of the EU: between community method, new intergovernmentalism and parliamentarization – Study for the AFCO committee of the EP

FOREIGN RELATIONS

  • PDecision (CFSP) 2022/1105 of the Political and Security Committee of 15 June 2022 on the acceptance of the contribution of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam to the European Union CSDP military training mission in the Central African Republic (EUTM RCA ) (EUTM RCA/2/2022)
  • youzbekistan: Statement by the Spokesperson on the latest developments

RUSSIAN INVASION OF UKRAINE

  • FQA on the REACH regulation concerning the sanctions adopted following Russia’s military aggression against Ukraine – 01 July 2022
  • Sactions: Commission guidance note on the provision of humanitarian aid in accordance with EU restrictive measures
  • Oar in Ukraine: implications for the ECB – Compilation of papers – Study for the EP ECON Committee – June 2022
  • Moscow will have to choose between butter or guns – See EEAS statement
  • Brussels pushes for tougher sanctions enforcement via EU body – Strengthening Ukraine War Sanctions Enforcement – Financial Times

Mary I. Bruner