Europe Daily News, August 29, 2022 | Insights and Events

COMPETITION

  • NOTon opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.10818 – TotalEnergies / GIP / Clearway Energy Group / Sunpower Group)
  • NOTon opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.10824 – Bain Capital / House)
  • Pprior notification of a concentration (Case M.10851 – CVC / Platinum IVY / TMF Group)
  • Antitrust: Commission publishes market study on hotel distribution practices (IP/22/5045) – 26.08.2022

STATE AID

  • AAuthorization of State aid under Articles 107 and 108 TFEU – Cases where the Commission raises no objections
  • VSCommission invites comments on state aid rules for assessment of state guarantees on loans (see 2008 communication) – Midday Express
  • VSCommission endorses Croatian regime changes to support businesses amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine (SA.103919) – Midday Express
  • VSCommission approves market-compliant Italian scheme to manage state-guaranteed loans (IP/22/5124) – 26.08.2022

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Aaction brought on July 18, 2022 – Columbus Stainless Vs. Commission (Case T-445/22)
    Purpose: to annul Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/664 of 21 April 2022 amending Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/159 instituting definitive safeguard measures against imports of certain steel products, in its entirety or insofar as it affects the claimant
  • Mminutes of the 235th meeting of the Committee (sector “Combined Nomenclature”) – July 15, 2022
  • MMinutes of Clean Action 2 – Clen Discussion Meeting on Ring test on Cannabinoids – July 06, 2022
  • Aagenda for: Customs Program – Introductory meeting for participants of the CLEN Cannabinoid Ring Trial – September 16, 2022
  • Aagenda for: Customs Program – CLEN Action 1 – Meeting of the ILIADE project group – 19 to 21 October 2022
  • PProposal for a Council decision on the conclusion, on behalf of the European Union, of the Comprehensive Partnership and Cooperation Framework Agreement between the European Union and its Member States, of the one part, and the Kingdom of Thailand , on the other hand – See Annex
  • PProposal for a Council decision on the signing, on behalf of the European Union, and provisional application of the Comprehensive Framework Agreement for Partnership and Cooperation between the European Union and its Member States, of the one part , and the Kingdom of Thailand, of the other Party – See Annex
  • SCommission statement on the clarifications discussed with Germany regarding investment protection under the CETA agreement

FINANCIAL SERVICES

TAXATION

ENERGY

  • Aagenda for: Energy Working Group – September 01, 2022

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

  • AAction brought on July 4, 2022 – PAN Europe Vs. Commission (Case T-412/22)
    Subject: Annulment of the Commission’s decision, dated 27 April 2022, to reject the applicant’s request for internal review, concerning Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/2068, insofar as it postpones the expiration of dimoxystrobin approval period
  • Fforests: Commission consults on new EU framework for forest monitoring and strategic plans – 25 August 2022



DATA PRIVACY AND CYBERSECURITY

  • Aanswer given by Mr Reynders to a written question from a Member of the European Parliament – Application of the GDPR in the light of new revelations about the massive data breach by Google for online advertising

TRANSPORT & MOBILITY

  • Ppublic consultation – Allocation of EU airport slots – revision of rules – Proposal for a regulation – Feedback period: 29 August 2022 – 21 November 2022

AREA OF FREEDOM, SECURITY AND JUSTICE

  • JThe European Union accedes to the Hague Judgments Convention – Midday Express
  • VSall for proof – Drug-dependent offenders – Alternatives to punishment – Recommendation – Feedback period: August 26, 2022 – September 23, 2022

EURO, ECB & ECONOMY

FUTURE OF EUROPE

  • Aspeech by President von der Leyen during the plenary session on European affairs in Taizé

FOREIGN RELATIONS

RUSSIAN INVASION OF UKRAINE

  • FQA on the performance of contracts and claims regarding the sanctions adopted as a result of Russia’s military aggression against Ukraine and the involvement of Belarus in it
  • FQA on freezing assets and prohibiting the provision of funds or economic resources
  • FQA on issues related to insurance and reinsurance regarding the sanctions adopted following Russia’s military aggression against Ukraine
  • FQA on the import, purchase and transfer of listed goods regarding the sanctions adopted as a result of Russia’s military aggression against Ukraine
  • FQA on reporting obligations under oil import restrictions following the sanctions adopted due to Russia’s military aggression against Ukraine and Belarus’ involvement in it
  • FQA on public procurement sanctions against Russia
  • Janointed Paper: Contributing to EU solidarity with Ukraine

Jennifer C. Burleigh