Dezember 01. 2023

Europe Daily News, 01 December 2023



  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.11351 - Allianz / TUA Assicurazioni)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.11318 - Rengo / MC / MCT / Sun-Tox)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.11311 - CAI / Banque Degroof Petercam)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.11316 - Foxconn EV / ZF / ZF Chassis Modules)
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.11254 - Renault / Meinauto -Group)
  • Commission clears acquisition of BPMA, VA and VP by GCA and BBPM Group (M.11174) - Midday Express 
  • Commission clears acquisition of DGT by Duisport, Hupac, H.T.S. and PSA (M.11237) - Midday Express 
  • Commission clears acquisition of PTI by Grain, BAM and Blackstone (M.11354) - Midday Express 
  • Commission clears acquisition of CAPTRUST by Carlyle and GTCR (M.11347) - Midday Express 
  • Germany - Bundeskartellamt - Current list of notified concentrations - 01 December 2023
  • UK - The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has imposed fines on three money transfer firms after they admitted to fixing prices charged to consumers in Glasgow




  • Agenda for: 48th Meeting of the Customs Code Committee - Origin section - 06 December 2023
  • Minutes of: 47th Meeting of the Customs Code Committee - Origin section - 11 October 2023
  • Agenda for: 20th Meeting of the EU-Republic of North Macedonia Sub-committee on Trade, Industry, Customs, Taxation - 14 December 2023
  • Minutes of Market Access Advisory Committee - 25 May 2023
  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) /... opening a tariff quota for the year 2024 for the import into the Union of certain goods originating in Norway resulting from the processing of agricultural products covered by Regulation (EU) No 510/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council
  • Notice of the impending expiry of certain anti-dumping measures (Bicycles - P.R. of China; Indonesia; Malaysia; Sri Lanka; Tunisia; Cambodia; Pakistan; The Philippines - Regulation (EU) 2019/1379 - 30.08.2024)
  • EU and Greenland sign strategic partnership on sustainable raw materials value chains - IP/23/6166
  • ECNon-Paper - EU-Albania 14th Subcommittee on Trade, Industry, Customs and Taxation - 15 November 2023
  • Trade negotiations between the EU and ASEAN member states - see the EPRS Briefing - December 2023
  • State of play of EU-Türkiye political, economic and trade relations - see the Joint Communication
  • EFTA and India advance talks in 20th round of Trade and EPA negotiations
  • WTO - Director-General welcomes Steel Standards Principles for decarbonization, launched at COP28


  • Competitiveness Council on the 07th December 2023
    - Information from the French and German delegations about their joint initiative on bureaucracy reduction
  • Agenda for: Meeting of the Group of Experts on Forest-based Industries and Sectorally Related Issues - 08 December 2023
  • Commission launches Chips Joint Undertaking under the European Chips Act - IP/23/6167 & QaA
  • Commissioner Breton hosts ministerial meeting on European Solar PV Industry Alliance - Midday Express 


  • Guidance Note – Implementation of Firewalls in cases of EU entities owned or controlled by a designated person or entity
  • The ESAs provide clarity and tips to consumers on sustainable finance
  • EBA reaffirms its commitment to enhance climate-related and broader sustainability considerations in the EU banking sector
  • EBA issues Opinion on a measure to address macroprudential risk following a notification by the Ministry of Business, Industry, and Financial Affairs of Denmark


  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2023/2693 of 30 November 2023 determining that the information to be automatically exchanged pursuant to the agreement signed by the competent authorities of New Zealand and certain Member States is equivalent to the information specified in certain provisions of Council Directive 2011/116/EU
  • Carbon border adjustment mechanism - see the EP Briefing 


  • Judgment of the Court of 30 November 2023 in Case C‑270/22, G.D., A.R., C.M. Vs. Ministero dell’Istruzione, Istituto nazionale della previdenza sociale (INPS)
    Re: Reference for a preliminary ruling - Social policy - Directive 1999/70/EC - Framework agreement on fixed-term work concluded by ETUC, UNICE and CEEP - Clause 4 - Public sector - Teachers - Employment of fixed-term workers as career civil servants through recruitment based on qualifications - Determination of the period of service deemed accrued
  • Main results of: Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council (Health) - 30 November 2023
  • EU Access City Award 2024 goes to San Cristóbal de La Laguna for improving accessibility for persons with disabilities - IP/23/6163


  • Agenda for: Working Party on the Environment (Green Claims Directive) - 04 & 07 December 2023
  • Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 2005/35/EC on ship-source pollution and on the introduction of penalties, including criminal penalties, for pollution offences - General approach
  • Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 2012/19/EU on waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) - Letter to the Chair of the EP ENVI Committee
  • Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2023/2683 of 30 November 2023 laying down rules for the application of Directive (EU) 2019/904 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the calculation, verification and reporting of data on recycled plastic content in single-use plastic beverage bottles
  • NextGenerationEU Green Bonds investments can reduce EU greenhouse gas emissions by 1.2% - IP/23/6170
  • The Commission consults citizens and stakeholders on the evaluation of the Nitrates Directive - Midday Express 
  • Circularity requirements for vehicle design and management of end-of-life vehicles - see the EPRS Briefing
  • Warming, acidification, dropping oxygen levels threaten Europe’s seas - see the EEA Briefing


  • UN Climate Change Conference: EU calls for accelerated emissions reductions and clean energy transition
  • Commission President advances global cooperation on carbon pricing in high-level event at COP28 - IP/23/6092
  • Opening remarks by President von der Leyen at the high level event on carbon markets at COP28


  • SCCS - Minutes of the Working Group meeting on Cosmetic Ingredients of 21-22 November 2023
  • First meeting of the Drafting Group on stigma and discrimination on mental health under Public Health Expert Group - Flash Report - 29 November 2023
  • Update - Rev 1 - MDCG Position Paper: Notice to manufacturers and notified bodies to ensure timely compliance with MDR and IVDR requirements - November 2023
  • EFSA - Reasoned Opinion - Targeted review of maximum residue levels (MRLs) for "profenofos" and for "diazinon"



  • Proposal for a Council Decision on the conclusion, and on the signing on behalf of the European Union, of the Protocol amending the Agreement between the European Union and Japan for an Economic Partnership regarding free flow of data


  • Agenda for: Council of the European Union (TTE - Transport) - 04 December 2023
  • EEA EFTA States seek to further strengthen revised Driving Licence Directive


  • Agenda for: Council of the European Union - "Justice & Home Affairs" - 04 & 05 December 2023 (see the List of "A Items"
  • Commissioners Reynders and Johansson to attend the Justice and Home Affairs Council on 4 and 5 December - Midday Express 
  • Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on import, export and transit measures for firearms, their essential components and ammunition, implementing Article 10 of the UN’s Protocol against the illicit manufacturing of and trafficking in firearms, their parts and components and ammunition, supplementing the UN Convention against Transnational Organised Crime (UN Firearms Protocol) (recast) - Four Column table
  • Commission proposes to extend Interim Regulation allowing providers to continue voluntary detection and reporting of child sexual abuse - Midday Express
  • Italian employers oversubscribe visa lottery for non-EU workers - Over 600,000 pre-applications have been filed for 2024 - four times above the government quota - Financial Times
  • UK political climate on immigration toughens task of ‘fixing’ EU ties - Plus, concerns over levels of net migration to Britain have diverged among Tory and Labour voters since 2021 - Financial Times


  • Opinion of Advocate General Kokott of 30 November 2023 in Case C‑181/22 P; Nemea Bank plc Vs. European Central Bank (ECB)
    Re: Appeal - Single Supervisory Mechanism - Regulation (EU) No 1024/2013 - Specific supervisory tasks conferred on the ECB - Decision to withdraw Nemea Bank plc’s authorisation to take up the business of a credit institution - Article 24 - Internal administrative review procedure - Replacement by a decision of identical content - Action for annulment - Action which has become devoid of purpose and loss of interest in bringing proceedings - No need to adjudicate - Action for damages - Manifest inadmissibility - Effective legal protection - Article 47 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union
  • Main results of: General Affairs Council (Cohesion) - 30 November 2023
    - Regional trends for growth and convergence in the European Union
    - The future of cohesion policy

  • Euro area insurance corporation statistics: third quarter of 2023
  • ECB selects “European culture” and “Rivers and birds” as possible themes for future euro banknotes
  • The impact of the euro area economy and banks on biodiversity - ECB Occasional Paper Series No.335
  • Speech by Christine Lagarde, President of the ECB, at 5th ECB Forum on Banking Supervision "Europe: banking on resilience" in Frankfurt, Germany

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