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Europe Daily News, 19 December 2022 | Perspectives & Events

COMPETITION

  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.10987 – Bain Capital / Caverion)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.10919 – Apollo / Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings)
  • Commission sends Statement of Objections to Meta over abusive practices benefiting Facebook Marketplace – IP/22/7728
  • Commission closes investigation into Google and Meta agreement for online display advertising (AT. 40774) – Midday Express

STATE AID

  • Commission approves €1 billion Dutch scheme to support small energy users in the context of Russia’s war against Ukraine – IP/22/7679
  • Commission approves €33 million Dutch scheme to support fishery sector in the context of Brexit (SA.104968) – Midday Express
  • Commission approves €110 million Italian scheme to encourage freight traffic to shift from road to rail (SA.103856) – Midday Express
  • Commission approves modification of Italian scheme to promote rail freight transport in the Emilia-Romagna region (SA.103202) – Midday Express
  • Commission approves €2.1 billion Flemish scheme to compensate energy-intensive companies for indirect emission costs (SA.103704) – Midday Express
  • Commission authorises modification of a Luxembourg scheme to encourage the shift of freight from road to rail and inland waterways (SA.100326) – Midday Express
  • Commission authorises a Walloon scheme worth €200 million to compensate for the costs of indirect emissions incurred by energy-intensive companies (SA.103490) – Midday Express
  • Commission approves amendments to Maltese schemes, including €4.5 million budget increase, to support the agricultural, fisheries and aquaculture sectors in the context of Russia’s war against Ukraine (SA.105206) – Midday Express

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Working document for the ETQG meeting of 15-16 Dec 2022 – Quotas & Suspensions
  • Council Decision (EU) 2022/2490 of 8 December 2022 authorising the European Commission and the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy to open negotiations for a Comprehensive Agreement between the European Union and its Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Tajikistan, of the other part
  • Decision (EU) 2022/2491 of the Representatives of the Governments of the Member States, meeting within the Council of 8 December 2022 authorising the European Commission to negotiate, on behalf of the Member States, the provisions of a Comprehensive Agreement between the European Union and its Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Tajikistan, of the other part, that fall within the competences of the Member States
  • Council Decision (EU) 2022/2492 of 12 December 2022 on the signing, on behalf of the Union, of the Agreement between the European Union and the Federative Republic of Brazil pursuant to Article XXVIII of the GATT 1994 relating to the modification of concessions on all the tariff rate quotas included in the EU Schedule CLXXV as a consequence of the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union
  • Answer given by HR/VP Borrell i Fontelles to a MEP written question – Chinese investment in critical (port) infrastructure in the EU – the case of the Hamburg port terminal
  • WTO – Members to stretch deadline on extending TRIPS Decision to COVID diagnostics, therapeutics

INTERNAL MARKET & INDUSTRY

  • Commission sets up rules to identify endocrine disruptors and long-lasting chemicals and to improve labelling – IP/22/7775 & QaA
  • InvestEU: Agreement between EIF and Orion Leasing offers €52.8 million in fresh funding for Lithuanian companies – IP/22/7783

FINANCIAL SERVICES

  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/2453 of 30 November 2022 amending the implementing technical standards laid down in Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/637 as regards the disclosure of environmental, social and governance risks
  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/2454 of 14 December 2022 laying down implementing technical standards for the application of Directive 2002/87/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to supervisory reporting of risk concentrations and intra-group transactions
  • EBA updates list of CET1 instruments

TAXATION

  • Agenda for: Administrative cooperation in the field of direct taxation – 26 January 2023 

AGRICULTURE & FISHERIES

ENERGY

  • Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive (EU) 2018/2001 on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources, Directive 2010/31/EU on the energy performance of buildings and Directive 2012/27/EU on energy efficiency – General approach
  • Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EU) 2021/241 as regards REPowerEU chapters in recovery and resilience plans and amending Regulation (EU) 2021/1060 , Regulation (EU) 2021/2115, Directive 2003/87/EC and Decision (EU) 2015/1814 – Presidency compromise text
  • Any other business Short-term energy savings potential in data centres – Information from the Luxembourg delegation
  • Energy: Europeans show continued support for the EU’s response to the energy crisis – IP/22/7797
  • Member States agree on new rules to slash methane emissions – see the General Approach
  • Offshore Renewable Energy: EU and Norway establish North Seas Cooperation with the UK – See the MoU – Midday Express – Statement by President von der Leyen
  • Answer given by Ms Simson to a MEP written question – Has the Commission taken account of everything involved in deploying ‘clean’ hydrogen?

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

HEALTH, FOOD & PRODUCT SAFETY

  • EU-UK relations: Commission extends arrangements for veterinary medicines to 2025 – IP/22/7798
  • Statement by VP Maroš Šefčovič on the movement of veterinary medicines from Great Britain to Northern Ireland, Cyprus, Ireland and Malta

DIGITAL & INFORMATION SOCIETY

AREA OF FREEDOM, SECURITY & JUSTICE

ECB, EURO & ECONOMY

  • NextGenerationEU: Commission receives first payment request from Denmark for €301 million in grants under the Recovery and Resilience Facility – Midday Express
  • NextGenerationEU: Commission receives first payment request from Malta for €60.1 million in grants under the Recovery and Resilience Facility – Midday Express 
  • The ECB Survey of Monetary Analysts (SMA), December 2022, Aggregated Results

FUTURE OF EUROPE

  • Agenda for: Meeting of the Coreper (Part.1 & Part.2) – 21 December 2022

EXTERNAL RELATIONS

  • Action brought on 18 October 2022 – Shamalov Vs. Council (Case T-651/22)
    Re: annulment of Council Regulation (EU) No 269/2014, Council Decision 2014/145/CFSP, Council Regulation (EU) No 269/2014, Council Decision 2014/145/CFSP and Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/1529 and Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/1530
  • International Migrants Day: Statement of the European Commission and the High Representative
  • HR/VP Josep Borrell in Jordan at the Conference to support Iraq – Midday Express
  • Answer given by HR/VP Borrell i Fontelles to a MEP written question – Russian connections with European parties

RUSSIAN INVASION OF UKRAINE

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