Europe Daily News, February 25, 2022 | Insights and Events

EU RESPONSES TO CORONAVIRUS

ECONOMY

  • REACT-EU: 642 million euros to support economic recovery and the digital and green transition in Belgium, the Czech Republic, Poland and Romania – Noon Express

TRAVEL

  • VSOVID-19 and rail transport: the Council extends measures adopted in 2020

COMPETETION

  • Pprior notice of a concentration (Case M.10614 – PAI / Uvesco partners)
  • Pprior notice of a concentration (Case M.10600 – EDFI / Mubadala / Emerge JV)
  • NOTin opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.10577 – FSN Capital VI / Optigroup / Hygas / BFG / TPC)
  • VSThe Commission invites comments on commitments offered by Insurance Ireland regarding access to its data sharing platform (AT.40511) – IP/22/1389
  • VSomission authorizes the merger of Cargotec with Konecranes, subject to conditions (M.10078) – IP/22/1329
  • VSThe commission clears the acquisition of SNTNL by ADT and Ford Next (M.10589) – Noon Express
  • VSCommission clears acquisition of McAfee by Advent and Permira (M.10570) – Noon Express
  • VSThe Commission clears the acquisition of Ethniki by CVC Capital Partners (M.10301) – Noon Express
  • VScommission clears acquisition of BBH’s investor services business by State Street (M.10499) – Noon Express
  • VSommission authorizes the acquisition of the interior comfort systems business of Kongsberg Automotive by Lear (M.10512) – Noon Express
  • VSommission authorizes the acquisition of part of the life insurance business of Zurich Investments Life SPA by GamaLife (M.10582) – Noon Express

STATE AID

  • Aauthorisation State aid cases under Articles 107 and 108 TFEU – Cases where the Commission does not object

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • NOTnotice of initiation expiry review anti-dumping measures applicable to imports of certain heavy plates of non-alloy or other alloy steel originating in the People’s Republic of China
  • VSCommission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/301 of 24 February 2022 extending the definitive countervailing duty imposed by Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/776 on imports of certain woven and/or sewn glass fiber fabrics (“GFF”) originating in the People’s Republic of China ( “PRC”) to imports of GFF consigned from Morocco, whether or not declared as originating in Morocco, and terminating the investigation concerning possible circumvention of the countervailing measures imposed by Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/776 on imports of GFF originating in Egypt by imports of GFF dispatched from Morocco, declared as originating in Morocco or not
  • VSCommission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/302 of 24 February 2022 extending the definitive anti-dumping duty imposed by Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/492, as amended by Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/776, on imports of certain woven and/or sewn fabrics glass fibers (‘GFF’) originating in the People’s Republic of China (‘the PRC’) to imports of GFF consigned from Morocco, whether or not declared as originating in Morocco, and terminating the investigation concerning possible circumvention of the anti-dumping measures imposed by Implementing Regulation ) 2020/492 concerning imports of GFF originating in Egypt by imports of GFF consigned from Morocco, whether or not declared as originating in Morocco
  • OTO – Committee on Subsidies and – Countervailing Measures – Semestrial report under Article 25.11 of the Agreement – 1 July – 31 December 2021 – Turkey
  • OTO members initiate membership talks for Turkmenistan
  • OFOR – Business thoughtsof Geneva, by the DGA Anabel González
  • OTO members agree on dates mid-June to reconvene MC12

DOMESTIC MARKET & INDUSTRY

  • Aagenda for: Working Group on Competitiveness and Growth Group (Internal market – DSA) of March 01, 2022
  • Main results of the Competitiveness Council (Internal Market & Industry) of February 24, 2022 – List adopted “A Items
  • VSthe board adopts its position on the directive on corporate sustainability reporting (CSRD)
  • VSCommission Implementing Decision (EU) 2022/309 of 24 February 2022 amending Implementing Decision (EU) 2019/583 in order to take into account certain CO2 savings linked to eco-innovation for the calculation of the average specific CO2 emissions of Daimler AG and of the Daimler AG pool

EMPLOYMENT & SOCIAL POLICY

  • Draft board conclusion on the 2022 Annual Sustainable Growth Survey and Joint Employment Report

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

  • Aagenda for: International Environment Group (UNECE CPTLD) on March 3, 2022
  • EU at the United Nations Environment Assembly: seeking the launch of negotiations for a global agreement on plastics – IP/22/1314
  • VSCircular Plastics Alliance: Latest findings call for new European standards for recycled plastic – Noon Express
  • Biodiversity: 30 years of the Natura 2000 network of protected areas and the LIFE program – Noon Express
  • Baltic sea conservation: new measures to protect critically endangered species harbor porpoises bycatch – Noon Express
  • Pproposal for a Board decision on the position to be taken on behalf of the European Union at the 15th Conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal with regard to certain amendments to Article 6, paragraph 2, of the said agreement

HEALTH, FOOD AND PRODUCT SAFETY

  • VSomission Regulation (EU) …/… of XXX amending the preamble of Annex V to Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council on cosmetic products
  • VSomission Regulation (EU) …/… of XXX amending Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the use of certain UV filters in cosmetics
  • OWorld Rare Disease Day: Declaration by curator Stella Kyriakides
  • Safety Gate: the EU rapid alert system for dangerous non-food products – Report-2022-8
  • EMA recommends the approval of Spikevax for children from 6 to 11 years old
  • EMA recommends authorisation booster doses of Comirnaty from the age of 12
  • EFSA – Residues of veterinary medicinal products in food: compliance rate highest in a decade

TRANSPORT & MOBILITY

  • Ddecision No 2/2021 of the Community/Switzerland Inland Transport Committee of 17 December 2021 amending Annex 1 to the Agreement between the European Community and the Swiss Confederation on the transport of goods and passengers by rail and by road and Decision No 2 /2019 on transitional measures to maintain rail traffic fluidity between Switzerland and the EU

DIGITAL & INFORMATION SOCIETY

  • Data Important Law for Competition and Consumer Choice – See Beuc Declaration

AREA OF FREEDOM, SECURITY AND JUSTICE

  • Aagenda for: Council of the European Union (Justice & Home Affairs) of 3 and 4 March 2022 – See the list of «A Items
  • Minutes: meeting of the group of experts on anti-SLAPP initiative from February 16, 2022

ECB, EURO & ECONOMY

  • VErena Ross‘ Speech at Eurofi 2022 – The big challenges for securities regulators
  • Othoughtful remarks from Pascal Donohoe at the Eurofi high-level seminar, February 24, 2022
  • Ddecision (EU) 2022/310 of 17 February 2022 amending Decision (EU) 2019/1743 of the ECB on remuneration for holdings of excess reserves and certain deposits (ECB/2022/5)
  • gdirective (EU) 2022/311 of the ECB of 17 February 2022 amending Guideline ECB/2012/27 on a trans-European automated real-time gross settlement express transfer system (TARGET2) (ECB/2022/4)
  • ECB- Monetary developments in the euro area: January 2022

FOREIGN RELATIONS

  • Aagenda for: Working Group on western balkans February 28, 2022 region
  • VSCouncil Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/299 of 24 February 2022 implementing Regulation (EU) No 36/2012 concerning restrictive measures in view of the situation in Syria
  • VScouncil implementing decision (CFSP) 2022/306 of 24 February 2022 implementing Decision 2013/255/CFSP concerning restrictive measures against Syria
  • VSCouncil Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/300 of 24 February 2022 implementing Article 8a of Regulation (EC) No 765/2006 concerning restrictive measures in view of the situation in Belarus
  • VScouncil decision (CFSP) 2022/307 of 24 February 2022 amending Decision 2012/642/CFSP concerning restrictive measures in view of the situation in Belarus
  • EEuropean Commission launches €3.2 billion investment program to advance sustainable connectivity in the Western Balkans – IP/22/1362

UKRAINIAN CRISIS

  • Aagenda for: Extraordinary meeting of the Council of the European Union (Foreign Affairs) of 25 February 2022 (Russian aggression against Ukraine – Exchange of views)
  • youkraine: Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the EU on the illegal annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol
  • SPresident’s statement von der Leyen during the joint press conference with NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg and President Michel
  • g7 Declaration of the leaders on the invasion of Ukraine by the armed forces of the Russian Federation
  • Main Results of the special meeting of the European Council of 24 February 2022 – Opening remarks by the President von der Leyen with the president Charles Michel and President Macron
  • EU coordinates the delivery of emergency aid to Ukraine and stands ready to help neighboring countries – Noon Express
  • BbusinessEurope declaration on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine
  • EEU leaders agree on more Russia sanctions, but save some for later FinancialTimes

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