Europe Daily News, November 24, 2022 | Perspectives & Events

COMPETITION

  • PAdvance notice of merger (Case M.10905 – Irish Life Wellbeing / Centric Health Primary Care / Carepath Connect)
  • PPrevious notification of a concentration (Case M.10726 – BNP Paribas / Stellantis / PCDF Assets / FCAB Assets / JV)
  • PPre-notification of a concentration (Case M.10884 – JTCP / EPCG / Eroski S. Coop / Supratuc2020)
  • PPre-notification of a concentration (Case M.10713 – RWE / Newco Eemshaven)
  • PPre-notification of a concentration (Case M.10931 – Opentext / Micro Focus)
  • COversight Authorizes PETRONAS and Durio to Form a Joint Venture (M.10918) – Midday Express
  • Bulgaria – CPC sanctions “Veolia Energy Varna” EAD for committing abuse of a dominant position
  • Bulgaria – The CPC has dealt with allegations of a cartel agreement between “Total El Si” EOOD and “Nai 2015” EOOD for manipulating numerous public procurement procedures
  • uK – The CMA is investigating eight completed acquisitions of independent veterinary companies by Independent Vetcare Limited (IVC).

STATE AID

  • CCommission approves Irish €1.22 billion program to support business in connection with Russia’s war in Ukraine (SA.104655) – IP/22/7102
  • Commission approves Dutch €12.6 million program to support zoos in connection with the coronavirus pandemic (SA.103571) – Midday Express
  • CCommission approves €34.4m Italian program to support businesses linked to Russia’s war in Ukraine (SA.104492) – Midday Express
  • CCommission approves €175 million Portuguese scheme to compensate energy-intensive companies for indirect emissions costs (SA.100103) – Midday Express

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Agenda for: EU Export Control Forum of December 06, 2022
  • CCouncil decision on the conclusion, on behalf of the European Union, of the Protocol amending the Marrakesh Agreement establishing the World Trade Organization as regards the Agreement on Fisheries Subsidies – Request for the assent of the European Parliament
  • OOverview of EU active dispute settlement cases: WTO cases in which the EU is a complainant or respondent, cases under bilateral agreements and cases under the Trade Barriers Regulation
  • WTO – Proposed agenda for the Dispute Resolution Body – 28 November 2022
  • WTO – The eighth review of Brazil’s trade policies and practices will take place on November 23-25, 2022
  • WTO – Members begin knowledge building for the second wave of fisheries subsidy negotiations

DOMESTIC MARKET & INDUSTRY

  • PProposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing the European Defense Industry Reinforced by a Common Legislative Act on public procurement – general approach
  • fFrance: EIB and MedinCell sign a new €40 million loan agreement to support the development of innovative treatments – IP/22/7117
  • NNew European world-class supercomputer “LEONARDO” inaugurated at Bologna Technopole in Italy – IP/22/7119
  • InvestEU to raise €150 million for deep technology innovation – IP/22/7143
  • In October 2022, the EU market for new commercial vehicles continued to struggle and declined for the sixteenth consecutive month (-8.5%) – see Acea statement

CHEMICAL

AGRICULTURE & FISHERIES

ENERGY

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

  • advertisementVocate General Collins: An environmental impact assessment may be required when a proposed urban development project is located within a UNESCO World Heritage Site (see CPR No. 191/2022 – Opinion of the Advocate General in Case C-575/21, WertInvest Hotelbetrieb)
  • Agenda for: Air Quality Directive Implementation Meeting – 1 December 2022
  • Agenda for the Standing Committee on Biocidal Products – 8 December 2022
  • CCommission Implementing Decision (EU) 2022/2298 of 23 November 2022 postponing the expiry date of the approval of propiconazole for use in biocidal products of product type 8 in accordance with Regulation (EU) No 528/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council
  • EU Cohesion Policy: EUR 459 million for just climate change in Slovakia – IP/22/7086
  • AProgress towards zero pollution: The EU joins calls for an ambitious global deal to end plastic pollution by 2040

HEALTH, FOOD AND PRODUCT SAFETY

  • Agenda Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed – 29 and 30 November 2022
    – Category: “Animal health and animal welfare”
    – Section: “Controls and import conditions”
  • COmission of the Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/2293 of November 18, 2022 amending the Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/405 with regard to the list of third countries with an approved control plan for the use of pharmacologically active substances, the maximum residue levels of pharmacologically active substances and pesticides and the maximum levels pollutants
  • COmission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2022/2292 of 6 September 2022 supplementing Regulation (EU) 2017/625 of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to requirements for the introduction of consignments of food-producing animals and certain goods into the Union for human consumption
  • EEuropean Health Union: Commission secures nearly 3.5 million COVID-19 treatments through joint procurement contract – IP/22/6491
  • EFSA: Scientific Opinion – Follow-up to the re-evaluation of Sulfur Dioxide (E220), Sodium Sulphite (E221), Sodium Bisulphite (E222), Sodium Metabisulphite (E223), Potassium Metabisulphite (E224), Calcium Sulphite (E226), Calcium Bisulphite (E227). ) and potassium bisulphite (E 228)
  • Jjoint ECDC-WHO/Europe bulletin on surveillance of monkeypox
  • ECDC – Update on the monkeypox situation as of November 22, 2022
  • ECDC – RSV virus likely to increase pressure on hospitals in many EU/EEA countries this season

DIGITAL & INFORMATION SOCIETY

  • 5G on the plane, Wi-Fi on the street – Commission decision opens up new opportunities for innovation

TRANSPORT & MOBILITY

  • COmission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/2295 of November 23, 2022 amending Regulation (EC) No. 474/2006 as regards the list of air carriers which are prohibited from operating in the Union or are subject to operating restrictions

AREA OF FREEDOM, SECURITY AND JUSTICE

  • vViolence against women: The EU sets up an EU-wide helpline and calls for an end to violence against women worldwide
  • EEuropean Solidarity Corps: over €142 million to help those most in need through volunteering – IP/22/7100
  • EU Code of Conduct Against Online Hate Speech: Latest Assessment Shows Slowdown Underway – IP/22/7109 & FactSheet
  • ALawsuit against criminal website offering ‘spoofing’ services to scammers: 142 arrests – Eurojust statement

FUTURE OF EUROPE

  • RRemarks and statement by President von der Leyen at the plenary session of the New European Bauhaus goes “Into the Woods event”

EXTERNAL RELATIONS

  • MMain results of the Council of the European Economic Area – 23 November 2022
  • KOsovo/Serbia: Statement by High Representative Josep Borrell on EU-facilitated dialogue
  • EPlenary P: Forced displacement of people as a result of escalating conflict in eastern DRC
  • EP Debate: The EU’s commitment to promoting regional stability and security in the Middle East
  • Israel: Statement by the speaker on the attacks in Jerusalem
  • AAnswer from to a written question from the MEP – EU accession negotiations for Albania
  • AAnswer by to a written question from an MEP – Actions taken by the Commission in support of protests against the Iranian regime
  • AAnswer by to a written question from an MEP – Joint statement on EU-NATO cooperation and the issue of UXO and chemical munitions dumped in European seas

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