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Europe Daily News, 18 July 2022 | Perspectives & Events

COMPETITION

  • Action brought on 25 May 2022 – Poland Vs. Commission (Case T-314/22)
    Re: alleging lack of competence on the part of the Commission and infringement of Articles 101 and 102 of Regulation (EU, Euratom) 2018/1046; Article 296 TFEU, as well as of Article 41(2)(c) and Article 47 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.10506 – Parker / Meggitt) 
  • Commission clears acquisition of Normbenz and assets of MOL in Hungary and Slovakia by PKN Orlen (M.10649) – Midday Express
  • Commission clears acquisition of joint control of Kofax by TA Associates and Clearlake (M.10778) – Midday Express
  • Commission clears acquisition of Valtris by SK Capital Partners (M.10725) – Midday Express
  • Commission clears acquisition of Lotos Paliwa by MOL (M.10652) – Midday Express
  • Germany – Bundeskartellamt clears takeover of Wayss & Freytag Ingenieurbau AG by ZECH Group

STATE AID

  • Commission approves 2022-2027 regional aid map for Belgium – IP/22/4558
  • Commission approves €155 million Dutch scheme for fishery sector in the context of Brexit (SA.64737) – Midday Express
  • Commission approves €475 million Dutch scheme to support event organisers affected by the coronavirus pandemic (SA.103614) – Midday Express
  • Remarks by Executive Vice-President Vestager on Important Project of Common European Interest in the hydrogen technology value chain

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Report of the 45th meeting of the Customs Expert Group – Tariff & Statistical Nomenclature Section (HS/WCO Coordination Sector) – 01 July 2022
  • Report of the 44th meeting of the Customs Expert Group – Tariff and Statistical Nomenclature Section (BTI subsection) – 17 May 2022
  • Moldovan agricultural products: Council adopts temporary trade liberalisation measures
  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) /… amending Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/492 imposing definitive anti-dumping duties on imports of certain woven and/or stitched glass fibre fabrics originating in the People’s Republic of China and Egypt 

AGRICULTURE & FISHERIES

  • Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2022/1225 of 14 July 2022 on temporary exceptional measures derogating from Regulation (EU) No 1308/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council to address the market disturbance in the fruit and vegetables sector caused by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine
  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/1227 of 15 July 2022 amending Implementing Regulations (EU) No 808/2014 and (EU) No 809/2014 as regards a specific measure to provide exceptional temporary support under the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) in response to the impact of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine
  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/1228 of 14 July 2022 derogating from Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/892 for the year 2022 as regards applications for aid as well as applications for advance payments and for partial payments due to the crisis caused by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

  • Commission Decision (EU) 2022/1229 of 11 July 2022 amending Decisions 2014/312/EU, 2014/391/EU, 2014/763/EU, (EU) 2016/1332 and (EU) 2017/176 as regards the period of validity of the EU Ecolabel criteria and of the related assessment and verification requirements
  • EVP Timmermans attends the Petersberg Climate Dialogue ahead of COP27 – Midday Express
  • Forest fires: EU mobilises assistance for Slovenia – Midday Express

HEALTH, FOOD & PRODUCT SAFETY

  • Health Union: HERA secures additional vaccine doses in response to the ongoing monkeypox outbreak
  • SCHEER – Final Opinion on Groundwater quality standards for proposed additional pollutants in the annexes to the Groundwater Directive (2006/118/EC)

TRANSPORT & MOBILITY

  • Consultation of the Council by the European Commission on the EU position regarding the second revision by the Regional Steering Committee of Annex I to the Treaty establishing the Transport Community – Approval
  • Minutes of the 34th Meeting of the Commission Expert Group on Land Transport Security – 07 July 2022

DIGITAL SINGLE MARKET

DATA PRIVACY CYBERSECURITY

  • TikTok: Italian SA warns against ‘personalised’ ads based on legitimate interest
  • Finnish SA: Administrative fine on Otavamedia for deficiencies in the implementation of data protection rights

FUTURE OF EUROPE & EU INSTITUTIONS

  • Agenda for: Meeting of the Coreper (Part.1 & Part.2) – 20 July 2022

EURO, ECB & ECONOMY

  • EU Cohesion Policy: €3.5 billion for Estonia’s economic and social development and green transition in 2021-2027 – IP/22/4531
  • ECB publishes indicative calendars for the Eurosystem’s regular tender operations and reserve maintenance periods in 2023
  • President of the Eurogroup, Paschal Donohoe, travels to Prague, Bratislava and London

EXTERNAL RELATIONS

  • Team Europe’s Official Development Assistance reaches €70.2 billion in 2021 – IP/22/4532 & QaA
  • European Peace Facility: Council adopts an assistance measure to support the Nigerien Armed Forces
  • Official development assistance: the EU and its member states remain the biggest global provider
  • Day of International Criminal Justice: Declaration by the HR Josep Borrell on behalf of the EU
  • EU priorities at the 77th United Nations General Assembly: Council approves conclusions
  • Council extends the mandates of four EU Special Representatives
  • Council renews EU’s terrorist list for a further six months
  • Cooperation Implementation Report on Azerbaijan
  • G20 in Bali : Commission and Indonesian G20 Presidency co-hosted event on financial dimension of climate mitigation policies – Midday Express
  • Council conclusions on Foreign Information Manipulation and Interference (FIMI)
  • Speech by President Charles Michel at the Mid-year coordination meeting of the African Union

RUSSIAN INVASION OF UKRAINE

  • Action brought on 23 May 2022 – Vinokurov Vs. Council (Case T-302/22)
    Re: partial annulment of Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/397 and Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/396
  • Action brought on 24 May 2022 – A2B Connect and Others Vs. Council (Case T-307/22)
    Re: Annulment pursuant to Article 263 TFEU of Council Regulation (EU) 2022/350 and Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/351
  • Action brought on 25 May 2022 – PC Vs. Council (Case T-309/22)
    Re: Annulment pursuant to Article 263 TFEU, Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/429 & Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/427
  • Action brought on 1 June 2022 – Konov Vs. Council (Case T-326/22)
    Re: annul Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/397 & Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/396
  • Action brought on 6 June 2022 – Khan Vs. Council (Case T-333/22)
    Re: annul Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/429 & Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/427
  • Ukraine: Declaration by the HR Josep Borrell on behalf of the EU on the occasion of the 8th anniversary of the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17
  • Remarks by Commissioner Kyriakides during her visit in Ukraine
  • Answer given by Ms Johansson to a MEP written question – Russian attack on Ukraine – support for Member States on the EU’s eastern borders