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

EU RESPONSES TO COVID-19

HEALTH

  • ECOVID U-certificate: Commission backs one-year extension to ensure free movement – See EP Statement
  • ECDC – Data on Variants of SARS-CoV-2 in the EU/EEA
  • ECDC – Data for maps in support of the Board recommendation on a coordinate Data on hospital and intensive care admission rates and current occupancy for COVID-19
  • ECDC – Data for maps in support of the Board recommendation on a coordinated approach to the restriction of free movement in response to the COVID-19 pandemic in the EU/EEA

COMPETITION

  • Owithdrawal notification of a concentration (Case M.9938 – Kingspan Group / Trimo)
  • Belgium – The Belgian Competition Authority clears the acquisition of BAM Contractors BV by Désiré Stadsbader NV – Press release No. 14/2022
  • Portugal – The Crest II – Fonds FCR notify the acquisition of exclusive control of Auto Delta
  • Portugal – The DST Group notify the acquisition of exclusive control of Efacec
  • Romania – The Competition Council erased the transaction whereby Filtration Group Corporation, USA, through Clear Edge Filtration GmbH, Germany, took over IBS Filtran Kunstsoff/Metallerzeugnisse GmbH.
  • youK – CMA publishes second state competition report
  • youK – CMA Discoveries competition issues as part of a merger of emergency service software providers
  • Apple to face new antitrust charges in Brussels – EU to accuse tech giant of blocking financial groups from its Apple Pay mobile system – FinancialTimes

STATE AID

  • Apermission State aid cases under Articles 107 and 108 TFEU – Cases where the Commission raises no objection
  • Apermission State aid cases under Articles 107 and 108 TFEU – Cases where the Commission raises no objection
  • SState aid – Greece – State aid SA.57538 (2020/FC) – Alleged illegal state aid in favor of ELTA – Invitation submit comments pursuant to Article 108(2) TFEU
  • VScommunication – Approval of the content of a draft Commission regulation amending Regulation (EU) No 717/2014 as regards its period of application and the maximum cumulative amounts of de minimis aid
  • VSCommission approves €60 million Spanish program under the Recovery and Resilience Facility to boost maritime freight transport (SA.100658) – Noon Express

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Aprogram for: EP INTA Commission of May 03, 2022
  • Aagenda for: Working Group on Business question from May 03, 2022
  • Aagenda for: Meeting of Exchange policy Committee (alternates) of 09 May 2022
  • Aagenda for: Meeting of the Africa, Caribbean and Pacific Group (PCA) of May 03, 2022
  • Pproposal for a Board decision on the position to be taken on behalf of the EU within the Association Council established by the Euro-Mediterranean Agreement establishing an association between the European Communities and their Member States, of the one part, and the Arab Republic of Egypt, of the other part, with regard to the adoption of the EU-Egypt partnership priorities
  • VSCommission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2022/682 of 25 February 2022 amending Regulation (EU) 2018/196 of the European Parliament and of the Council on additional customs duties on imports of certain products originating in the United States of America
  • OThe TO group speaks out against Turkey discrimination of foreign drugs in accordance with EU claims – DS583
  • Ato respond presented by Executive Vice-President Dombrovskis to an MEP written question – State of negotiations on the additional commitments of the EU-Mercosur agreement

DOMESTIC MARKET & INDUSTRY

  • Aagenda for: Working group “Competitiveness and growth (Industry)” of May 03, 2022
  • Aagenda for: extraordinary EP meeting IMCO Committee from May 2 to 3, 2022
  • Pproposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on machinery – See the Rough draftAmendment 101-438 and Compromise Amendments 1-10

FINANCIAL SERVICES

TAXATION

  • Aagenda for: 104th meeting of the Standing Committee on Administrative Cooperation (SCAC) of May 10, 2022

AGRICULTURE & FISHERIES

  • EIB and Florimond Desprez sign a loan agreement of 40 million euros to finance the research of new plant varieties resistant to climate change – IP/22/2742
  • EUIPO-CPVO study: Impact of the Community Plant Variety Protection System on the EU Economy and Environment

EMPLOYMENT & SOCIAL POLICY

  • JJudgment of the Court of 28 April 2022 in the case C-86/21Gerencia Regional de Salud de Castilla y León Vs. Délia
    Regarding: Reference for a preliminary ruling – Free movement of workers – Article 45 TFEU – Regulation (EU) No 492/2011 – Article 7(2) – Equal treatment – National system for recognizing the professional development of healthcare professionals – Failure to take it into account professional experience acquired in the health services of another Member State – Hindrance
  • IInternational Workers’ Day: For a Europe that stands up for strong labor rights and fair working conditions – Noon Express

ENERGY

  • Energy: Bulgaria will set up first regional platform under the EU Energy Purchasing Platform
  • Ato respond presented by Ms Simson to a Member of the European Parliament written question – Implications for the energy market and urgent need for effective diversification
  • Ato respond presented by HR/VP Borrell to an MEP written question – Support for the EastMed gas pipeline and the need for the EU to diversify its gas imports
  • Ato respond presented by Ms Simson to a Member of the European Parliament written question – Construction of the EastMed pipeline
  • Ato respond presented by Ms Simson to a Member of the European Parliament written question – Nord Stream 2 – Review
  • Ato respond presented by Ms Simson to a Member of the European Parliament written question – Gas supply
  • EU4Energy in collaboration with EUNeighbours East launch an energy efficiency campaign for children

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

  • JJudgment of the Court of 28 April 2022 in the case C-286/21: European Commission Vs. French Republic
    Regarding: Non-compliance by a Member State – Environment – Directive 2008/50/EC – Ambient air quality – Article 13(1) and Annex XI – Systematic and persistent exceeding of the limit values ​​set for microparticles (PM10) in certain areas de France – Article 23, paragraph 1 – Annex XV – Overrun period ‘as short as possible’ – Appropriate measures
  • Ato respond presented by Mr. Timmermans to an MEP written question – Impact of national LULUCF elimination targets on conservation and adaptation strategies
  • Ato respond presented by Mr Sinkevičius to an MEP written question – Aircraft recycling in the EU

HEALTH, FOOD AND PRODUCT SAFETY

  • Farms to fork: the Commission is seeking opinions on New genomic techniques (Feedback period April 29, 2022 – July 22, 2022) – Noon Express
  • VSCommission Implementing Decision (EU) 2022/677 of 31 March 2022 laying down detailed rules for the application of Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the glossary of common names of ingredients to be used in the labeling of cosmetic products
  • SCHEER – Minutes of the meeting of the working group on titanium dioxide in toys April 12, 2022
  • SCHEER – Minutes of the meeting of the working group on titanium dioxide in toys March 31, 2022
  • EFSA – Scientific Opinion – Food Enzyme Safety Assessment
    endo‐polygalacturonase from the genetically modified strain of Aspergillus luchuensis FLYSC
    α-glucosidase of the strain Aspergillus niger AE-TGU
    catalase pork liver
    – container trypsinchymotrypsin, α‐amylase and triacylglycerol lipase from porcine pancreas
    mannan endo‐1,4‐β‐mannosidase from the genetically modified strain of Aspergillus niger NZYM-NM
  • EFSA – Reasoned opinion – Modification of the existing maximum residue limit for folpet in lettuces

TRANSPORT & MOBILITY

  • Iinformation about the Coming into force of the Protocol Amending the Air Transport Agreement between the United States of America and the European Community and its Member States

DATA PRIVACY AND CYBERSECURITY

FREDDOM AREA, SECURITY & JUSTICE

  • Ddecision (EU) 2022/687 of the representatives of the governments of the Member States of 27 April 2022 appointing the judges to the General Court

ECB, EURO & ECONOMY

  • gdirective (EU) 2022/688 of the ECB of 22 April 2022 amending Guideline 2013/47/EU on a Trans-European Automated Real-Time Gross Settlement Express Transfer System (TARGET2)
  • ECB- Monetary developments in the euro area: March 2022

FUTURE OF EUROPE

BREXIT – EU/UK RELATIONS

  • Jjoint statement following the fifth meeting of the Specialized Committee on Financial Provisions
  • Rees-Mogg defends further postponement of full post-Brexit border controls on EU imports – FinancialTimes
  • youK’s plans for Northern Ireland stoke Treasury fears of trade war with EU – Reuters FinancialTimes

FOREIGN RELATIONS

  • VSChemical Weapons Convention: Statement by the High Representative on behalf of the European Union on the occasion of the 25th anniversary
  • Dstatement by the HR on behalf of the EU on the alignment of certain countries regarding the restrictive measures in view of the situation in Myanmar/Burma
  • Dstatement by the HR on behalf of the EU on the alignment of certain countries regarding restrictive measures against certain persons and entities in view of the situation in Iran

RUSSIAN INVASION OF UKRAINE

  • FQA on the sale of securities denominated in the currency of a Member State as a result of sanctions adopted due to Russia’s military aggression against Ukraine
  • DDeclaration by the High Representative on behalf of the EU on the alignment of certain countries on restrictive measures with regard to actions undermining or threatening the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine
  • Ato respond presented by HR/VP Borrell to an MEP written question – Inclusion of the parent company of the Internet search engine and ride-sharing service Yandex on the list of Russian companies sanctioned by the Union

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