Europe Daily News, 05 July 2022 | Insights and Events

COMPETITION

  • NOTin opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.10708 – Cura / OCG / Deutsche Euroshop JV)
  • NOTin opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.10529 – Heidelbergcement / Thoma Bravo / Command Alkon)
  • Belgium – Decision of the Competition College of the BCA in the context of the Ter Beke/CFG Benelux concentration
  • gGermany – Bundeskartellamt green lights start of cooperation for the development of automated driving between VW and Bosch

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Aasked for: Exchange Policy Commission (alternate members) – 08 July 2022
  • Aagenda for: Meeting of Dual-use goods Working Group – July 13, 2022
  • EThe U and the UK agree on way forward in the WTO dispute over the UK’s green energy subsidy scheme – See the Exchange of letters
  • Aanswer presented by Mr. Sinkevicius to an MEP written question – Import duties on Patagonian squid from the waters around the Falkland Islands

DOMESTIC MARKET & INDUSTRY

  • Aanswer presented by Mr. Breton to a Member of the European Parliament written question – EU type approval regulations for autonomous vehicles

FINANCIAL SERVICES

ENERGY

  • Rreport on the implementation of obligations under the Convention on Nuclear Safety – 8th and 9th Joint Review Meeting of the Contracting Parties to the Convention on Nuclear Safety (CNS), Vienna, 20-31 March 2023 – Information leaflet
  • gGermany drafts law to take stakes in struggling gas importers – Berlin moves to tackle fallout from soaring energy prices following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine – FinancialTimes

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

  • Aanswer presented by Mr. Sinkevicius to an MEP written question – Biodegradable materials under the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive
  • Aanswer donated by EVP Timmermans to an MEP written question – Reduce energy dependence on Russian gas by temporarily reducing the cost of lignite and hard coal emission quotas

HEALTH, FOOD AND PRODUCT SAFETY

  • VSCommission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/1107 of 4 July 2022 establishing common specifications for certain class D in vitro diagnostic medical devices in accordance with Regulation (EU) 2017/746 of the European Parliament and of the Council
  • EFSA – Scientific Statement on Maximum Residue Limits for potassium phosphonates
  • EFSA – Food Enzyme Safety Rating β-galactosidase from the GM strain Bacillus licheniformis NZYM‐BT
  • EFSA – Scientific opinion on the evaluation of flavor group 415 (FGE.415): (E)‐3‐benzo[1,3]dioxol-5-yl-N,N-diphenyl-2-propenamide
  • EFSA – Safety of frozen and freeze-dried formulations of small mealworm (Alphitobius diaperinus larva) as a novel food in accordance with Regulation (EU) 2015/2283
  • ECDC- Operational Considerations for providing the continuum of HIV care to refugees from Ukraine in the EU/EEA
  • ECDC – Approaches to Risk Communication and Community Engagement During the monkeypox outbreak in Europe, 2022

DIGITAL SINGLE MARKET

  • Ddigital services package: the Commission welcomes the adoption by the European Parliament of the new EU regulation on digital services – IP/22/4313
  • DDigital services: historic rules adopted for an open and safer online environment – See the EP Statement

AREA OF FREEDOM, SECURITY AND JUSTICE

  • Mmore than 130 arrests during EU-wide action against child trafficking – Law enforcement authorities identify up to 60 new suspects and around 130 potential victims – Europol

DATA PRIVACY AND CYBERSECURITY

  • Aagenda for: Horizontal Working Group on Cyber ​​issues – July 06, 2022
  • Ssummary of the opinion of the European Data Protection Supervisor on the proposed Regulation
    protection of geographical indications for handicrafts and industrial products
    information security in the institutions, bodies, offices and agencies of the Union
    – elongated measures for a high common level of cybersecurity in the institutions, bodies, offices and agencies of the Union

ECB, EURO & ECONOMY

FUTURE OF EUROPE

  • Ssummary report of the 11th; 10th; 9th; 8th; and 7th meeting of the Executive Bureau of the Conference on the Future of Europe
  • Lmore on Parliament’s resolution on the request for a convention for the revision of the Treaties
  • Aagenda EP plenary session from 04 to 07 July 2022

FOREIGN RELATIONS

  • Rexit from the phone call between President Charles Michel and Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed

RUSSIAN INVASION OF UKRAINE

  • VSCommission Decision (EU) 2022/1108 of 1 July 2022 on the exemption from import duties and the exemption from import VAT granted for goods intended to be distributed or made available free of charge to persons fleeing the war in Ukraine and to persons in need in Ukraine
  • Sspeech by the executive vice-president Dombrovsky at the Ukraine Recovery Conference
  • KPresident’s opening speech von der Leyen at the opening ceremony of the Ukraine Recovery Conference
  • Aanswer presented by Mr. Wojciechowski to an MEP written question – Implementation of Article 219 in response to the Ukrainian crisis
  • Aanswer given by an MEP written question – General ban on issuing Schengen visas to Russian persons involved in the Ukrainian aggression
  • BEREC reports on support measures for Ukrainian refugees by European telecommunications operators
  • ‘II used to feel good here: Russian threats fuel tensions on Lithuanian borders – FinancialTimes

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