Europe Daily News, September 12, 2022 | Insights and Events

COMPETITION

  • Pprior notification of a concentration (Case M.10858 – Raffles / APG / CMGO / TSH)
  • Pprior notification of a concentration (Case M.10879 – Wishcard / EMZ Partners / IK Investment / Oakley Capital)
  • VSBoard clears acquisition of Ports America by Oaktree Transportation and CPPIB (M.10856) – Midday Express
  • VSCommission clears acquisition of joint control of FiberForce by InfraVia and P4 (M.10844) – Midday Express
  • VSCommission approves acquisition of joint control of Zendesk by H&F and Permira (M.10848) – Midday Expres
  • AAustria – AFD requests the imposition of a fine on Heise Medien GmbH & Co. KG for the prohibited implementation of a concentration
  • BBelgium – Prior notification – CONC-CC-22/0031: ITM Alimentaire Belgium / Mestdagh
  • Finterior – The FCCA proposes penalty payments totaling 44 million euros for the restriction of competition in the market for HVAC infrastructure pipes
  • greece – Regulatory intervention in the construction sector – Extension of deadline

STATE AID

  • VSCommission approves €1.5 billion Romanian scheme to compensate energy-intensive companies for indirect emissions costs – IP/22/4927

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • JThe Democratic Republic of Congo has fulfilled the two prerequisites and applies the REX system from September 5, 2022
  • Aanswer given by EVP Dombrovskis to a written question from a Member of the European Parliament – Follow-up to the Commission’s answer to question E-002960/2021 on restrictions on trade in illegal goods from settlements originating from the occupied territories
  • OTO – Committee on Technical Barriers to Trade – Notification – European Union – Chemical substances classified as drug precursors
  • EU set to ban products made by forced labor – Decision could strain relations with Beijing in light of allegations about Xinjiang labor conditions – Financial Times
  • Sabine Weyand: “The EU has discovered that we depend on Russia. We can’t afford this’ – Europe’s trade chief found assertiveness pays – and economic ties can mask vulnerabilities – Financial Times

FINANCIAL SERVICES

TAXATION

  • Aagenda for: Working Group on Tax Issues (High Level) – September 20, 2022
  • Aagenda for: Working Group on Tax Issues (Direct Taxation) – September 27, 2022
  • Aagenda for: Code of Conduct Group (Business Taxation) – Subgroup on internal and external issues – 15 September 2022
  • VSCommission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/1504 of 6 April 2022 laying down detailed rules for the application of Council Regulation (EU) No 904/2010 as regards the creation of a central electronic information system on payments (CESOP) intended to fight against VAT fraud
  • FFive EU states pledge to introduce minimum corporate tax – Financial Times – View statement

ENERGY

  • MMain results of the TTE Extraordinary Council (Energy) – September 9, 2022

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

  • Aagenda for: Working group on the environment – 12,13,15 and 16 September 2022
  • Synergies: SAICM – IP4 (Bucharest, 29 August – 2 September 2022) – Compilation of EU statement
  • VSthe commission partners with associations of local and regional governments to boost sustainable development – IP/22/5395
  • PProposal for a Council Decision on the position to be taken, on behalf of the European Union, at the 19th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora ( CITES CoP19) (Panama City, Panama, 14 – 25 November 2022) – See Annex 1 & Annex 2

EU RESPONSE TO COVID-19

  • VSCommission Decision (EU) 2022/1511 of 7 September 2022 on the exemption from import duties and the exemption from import VAT granted for goods necessary to combat the effects of the epidemic of COVID-19 in 2022
  • VSCommission Implementing Decision (EU) 2022/1516 of 8 September 2022 amending Implementing Decision (EU) 2021/1073 establishing the technical specifications and implementation rules of the trust framework for the digital COVID certificate of EU established by Regulation (EU) 2021/953 of the European Parliament and of the Council

DIGITAL SINGLE MARKET

DATA PRIVACY AND CYBERSECURITY

  • Aresponse given by Mr Reynders to a written question from an MEP – Request for clarification regarding user privacy on the TikTok platform
  • ENISA supports cooperation between Industry Information Sharing and Analysis Centers (ISACs)

ECB, EURO & ECONOMY

  • MMain results of the Eurogroup meeting – 9 September 2022, remarks by Paschal Donohoe and speech by Commissioner Gentiloni
  • Sstatement by Executive Vice President Dombrovskis at the ECOFIN press conference
  • Sstatement by Executive Vice President Dombrovskis at the ECOFIN press conference
  • EU Cohesion Policy: €3.26 billion for Slovenia’s economic competitiveness, digital transition and climate goals – IP/22/5227
  • JECB Survey of Money Analysts (SMA), September 2022, aggregated results

FUTURE OF EUROPE

  • Aagenda for: Coreper meeting (Part.1 & Part.2) – 14 September 2022

FOREIGN RELATIONS

  • VSCouncil Decision (CFSP) 2022/1506 of 9 September 2022 on a European Union action to support the development of IT tools to improve the dissemination of information on Union restrictive measures
  • VSCouncil Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/1502 of 9 September 2022 implementing Article 21(5) of Regulation (EU) 2016/44 concerning restrictive measures due to the situation in Libya
  • VSCouncil Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2022/1509 of 9 September 2022 implementing Decision (CFSP) 2015/1333 concerning restrictive measures in view of the situation in Libya
  • VSCouncil Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/1503 of 9 September 2022 implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/1509 concerning restrictive measures against the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
  • VSCouncil Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2022/1510 of 9 September 2022 implementing Decision (CFSP) 2016/849 concerning restrictive measures against the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
  • EUCAP Sahel Niger: mission extended until 30 September 2024 with an adapted mandate – See Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/1505
  • VSCouncil Decision (CFSP) 2022/1508 of 9 September 2022 concerning the temporary reception by Member States of the European Union of certain Palestinians

RUSSIAN INVASION OF UKRAINE

  • EEU ministers agree statement for additional €5bn aid for Ukraine
  • VSCommission presents guidelines on stricter visa treatment for Russian citizens – IP/22/5430
  • VSCouncil Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/1501 of 9 September 2022 implementing Regulation (EU) No 208/2014 concerning restrictive measures directed against certain persons, entities and bodies in view of the situation in Ukraine
  • VSCouncil Decision (CFSP) 2022/1507 of 9 September 2022 amending Decision 2014/119/CFSP concerning restrictive measures directed against certain persons, entities and bodies in view of the situation in Ukraine
  • VSConsolidated Commission FAQs on the implementation of Council Regulation 833/2014 and Council Regulation 269/2014
  • FQA on intellectual property rights regarding sanctions adopted due to Russia’s military aggression against Ukraine and Belarus’ involvement in it

Mary I. Bruner