Europe Daily News, November 18, 2022 | Perspectives & Events

COMPETITION

  • NOpposition to a notified concentration (Case M.10893 – Quattor / IMTC / MTD)
  • NObjection to a notified concentration (Case M.10953 – ADD / Totalenergies / Total)
  • NOpposition to a notified concentration (Case M.10916 – Alpha / Peninsula / Prima Industrie)
  • NOpposition to a notified concentration (Case M.10888 – Ineos / Sinopec / Ineos Styrolution Advanced Materials)
  • PPre-notification of a concentration (Case M.10897 – Predica / Vauban / Telefonica / Bluevia)
  • PPre-notification of a merger (Az. M.10929 – Generali Real Estate / Munich RE / State of Saxony)
  • france – The general rapporteur of the Autorité de la concurrence points out that unannounced controls were carried out in the field of cow’s milk supply
  • Romania – The Competition Council approved the transaction whereby Electromontaj SA acquired Hidroconstrucția SA and its controlled companies.

STATE AID

  • AState aid approval under Articles 107 and 108 TFEU – cases where the Commission does not object
  • CCommission approves Latvian €300 million measure to further capitalize development finance institution Altum (SA.100013) – IP/22/6967
  • CCommission approves Romanian €500 million program to support businesses linked to Russia’s war in Ukraine (SA.104273) – IP/22/6982
  • CCommission approves extension of €2.66 billion Spanish program to support payment of insurance premiums for agricultural producers (SA.104060) – Midday Express
  • CCommission approves Romanian €200m program to support agricultural processors in connection with Russia’s war against Ukraine (SA.104570) – Midday Express

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Agenda for: 26th Meeting on Protection of Citizens and Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights – 09 and 13 December 2022
  • AGenda for: Trade Policy Committee (Generalized System of Preferences (GSP)) – 22 November 2022
  • AGenda for: 42nd Meeting of the Customs Expert Group – Origin Section – 05 December 2022
  • RReport – CG Trade and Sustainable Development – 7 September 2022
  • CCease and Desist Implementing Regulation (EU) /… ending the “new exporter” review of Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1379 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of bicycles originating in the People’s Republic of China following an interim review pursuant to Article 11(4) of the Regulation (EU) 2016/1036 and to end registration of imports
  • NNotice of initiation of a partial interim review of the anti-dumping measures applicable to imports of threaded fittings of cast malleable and ductile iron originating in the People’s Republic of China and Thailand (CN codes ex 7307 19 10 (TARIC codes 7307191010 and 7307191020))
  • CCease and desist Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/2259 of November 14, 2022 on the classification of certain goods in the Combined Nomenclature (3307 90 00)
  • CCease and desist Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/2260 of November 14, 2022 on the classification of certain goods in the Combined Nomenclature (3924 90 00)

DOMESTIC MARKET & INDUSTRY

  • PRedress Council (Competitiveness (Internal Market, Industry, Research and Space)) on 1-2 December 2022 – Conclusions on the new European innovation agenda – Adoption
  • PProposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EU) 2019/631 as regards tightening CO2 emission standards for new passenger cars and new light commercial vehicles in line with the Union’s increased climate change targets – final compromise text adopted by Coreper
  • CCommission Delegated Regulation (EU) /… amending Regulation (EU) 2019/009 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the minimum content of calcium oxide in straight, solid inorganic macronutrient fertilizers
  • MREACH Committee Contributions – 26 October 2022

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

  • Judgment of the Court of Justice of 17 November 2022 in Case C‑175/21 Harman International Industries Inc. Vs. AB SA
    Regarding: Submission for a preliminary ruling – Art. 34 and 36 TFEU – Free movement of goods – Intellectual property – Union trademark – Regulation (EU) 2017/1001 – Art. 15 – Exhaustion of rights from a trademark – Marketing within the European Economic Area (EEA) – Consent of the trademark owner – Place of first marketing of products by the trademark owner or with his consent – Evidence – Directive 2004/48/EC – Art. 47 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union – Effective judicial protection – Operative part of judicial decisions which do not designate the products covered – Difficulties in implementation – Limited room for maneuver before the competent enforcement court – Fair trial – Rights of the defense – Principle of equality of arms

FINANCIAL SERVICES

  • RRegulation of the European Parliament and Council on digital operational security for the financial sector and amending Regulations (EC) No. 1060/2009, (EU) No. 648/2012, (EU) No. 600/2014, (EU) No. 909/ 2014 and (EU) 2016/1011
  • DDirective of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directives 2009/65/EC, 2009/138/EC, 2011/61/EU, 2013/36/EU, 2014/59/EU, 2014/65/EU, (EU) 2015/2366 and (EU) 2016/2341 in relation to digital operational security for the financial sector
  • ESMA invites input on the draft policy on the use of ESG or sustainability-related terms in fund names
  • ESMA has published two final reports including guidance on the resolution regime for central counterparties (CCPs) under the CCP Recovery and Resolution Regulation (CCPRRR).
  • ESMA invites input on the review of the technical standards under Article 34 of the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II) covering the provision of investment services across the EU

EMPLOYMENT, EDUCATION & SOCIAL POLICY

  • BBuilding the European Education Area: progress towards education goals at EU level, continuing challenges of equal opportunities and teacher shortages – IP/22/6707, Communication
  • REACT-EU: Extra €1.5 billion for workers, employers and skills in Italy – IP/22/6940

ENERGY

  • ACER updates its REMIT data reporting guidance
  • ACER is changing its decision on the method used to calculate long-term capacity for the core region
  • AMs Simson’s reply to a written question from the MEP – Virtual Trading Point Amsterdam TTF may have been instrumental in the high gas price
  • AAnswer from Ms Simson to a written question from the EP – The gas directive – support for small and medium-sized enterprises
  • AAnswer from Mrs Simson to a written question from the EP – Energy crisis in Europe
  • AAnswer from Ms Simson to a written question from the MEP – Rising pellet prices

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

  • Agenda for: Standing Committee on Biocidal Products – 8 December 2022
  • AGenda for the Habitats Committee meeting – November 29, 2022
  • NMeeting of the Working Group of the Parties to the Protocol on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers (PRTR WGP 9) to the Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in
  • DDecision-making and access to justice in environmental matters (Aarhus Convention) (Geneva, 24-25 November 2022) – First EU coordination
  • RRemarks by Executive Vide-President Timmermans at the Global Methane Pledge Ministerial Conference at COP27

HEALTH, FOOD AND PRODUCT SAFETY

  • EEuropean Health Union: HERA secures up to 2 million doses of monkeypox vaccine – IP/22/6766
  • SScientific Opinion on “Draft Environmental Quality Standards for Priority Substances under the Water Framework Directive” – Mercury and its compounds – Adopted 11 November 2022 – Deadline for comments: 13 December 2022

DIGITAL SINGLE MARKET

  • TThe Commission welcomes the “political agreement” reached between the European Parliament and EU Member States on the Union’s Secure Connectivity Program 2023-2027 (IRIS²) with a budget of €2.4 billion – IP/22/6952

DATA PROTECTION & CYBER SECURITY

  • Agenda for: Horizontal Working Group on Cyber ​​Issues – 18 November 2022
  • CHypersecurity in the EU institutions, bodies, offices and agencies: the Council adopts its position on common rules
  • DDirective of the European Parliament and of the Council on measures to ensure a high common level of cybersecurity across the Union, amending Regulation (EU) No 910/2014 and Directive (EU) 2018/1972 and repealing Directive (EU) 2016/1148 (NIS-2 Directive)
  • RRecommendation 1/2022 on the application for authorization and the elements and principles of the corporate rules binding on controllers (Art. 47 GDPR)

TRANSPORT & MOBILITY

AREA OF FREEDOM, SECURITY AND JUSTICE

  • BOrder Management: The Council authorizes the opening of negotiations with four partners in the Western Balkans on cooperation with Frontex
  • WWorld Children’s Day: Joint statement by the European Commission and the High Representative

ECB, EURO & ECONOMY

EXTERNAL RELATIONS

  • AAlbania joins the EU Civil Protection Mechanism – IP/22/6944

RUSSIAN INVASION OF UKRAINE

  • Answer by Mr Hahn to a written question by the MEP – EU funds for sanctioned Russian entities and individuals – follow-up question

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