Mai 23. 2024

Europe Daily News, 23 May 2024



  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.11503 - Vitol / Saras)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.11433 - Süwag / Alterric / JV)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.11527 - Engie / Macquarie / MPBV)
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.11382 - AGCO / Trimble / JV)
  • Commission clears acquisition of Hektar Media by Gamma, Karl Royer and RHO (M.11540) - Midday Express
  • Commission fines Mondelēz €337.5 million for cross-border trade restrictions - IP/24/2727 & Remarks by EVP Vestager
  • Information by the Belgian Presidency on the 26 April 2024 Competition Day
  • Competition merger brief - Issue 2 / May 2024
  • Belgium - The Competition Authority accepts commitments from Telenet in relation to the allocation and acquisition of broadcasting rights for cyclo-cross races
  • Belgium - The Competition Authority approves the acquisition of six shops of Delhaize Le Lion/De Leeuw by VLH Holding
  • Cyprus - Notification of a concentration concerning the acquisition of joint control of Soft One Technologies A.E. by Rucio Investment S.À.R.L., Rocinante Investments S.A R.L. and Grey Squirrel Services LTD
  • Denmark - The Danish Parliament has adopted an amendment to the Competition Act
  • Italy - Sanction of 2.5 million to Intesa Sanpaolo RBM Salute S.p.A. and 1 million to Previmedical Servizi per la Sanità Integrativa S.p.A. for unfair commercial practice
  • Portugal - Esteve Healtchcare notifies the acquisition of exclusive control over HRA Pharma Iberia
  • Romania - The Competition Council assesses the takeover of Dr. Oetker's assets by the New Originals Company GmbH
  • Romania - The Competition Council approved the takeover of Officine Maccaferri S.p.A. and its subsidiaries by Ambienta SGR
  • Slovakia - The AMO approves merger of undertakings in road freight transport
  • Slovakia - The AMO has issued its Annual Report for 2023


  • Authorisation for State aid pursuant to Articles 107 and 108 of the TFEU - Cases where the Commission raises no objections – SA.111028; SA.112838; SA.101759 & SA.112447
  • EFTA Surveillance Authority: State aid – Decision to raise no objections
  • EFTA Surveillance Authority: State aid – Decision to raise no objections


  • Agenda for: Working Party on Customs Union - 27 May 2024
  • Agenda for: Working Party on Customs Union - 28 May 2024
  • Agenda for: Customs Business Group on EU CSW-CERTEX - 04 June 2024
  • Agenda for: Meeting of the CBG on the Digitalisation of Cultural Goods - 20 & 21 June 2024
  • Agenda for: Customs Programme - CLEN Action 6 - Meeting on the Update and enrichment of ECICS (Derivatives of Chapter 29) - 20 June 2024
  • Agenda for: 257th meeting of the Customs Code Committee - Tariff and Statistical Nomenclature Section (Sub-Section Agriculture/Chemistry) - 17 & 18 June 2024
  • Report of 5th meeting of Outbound Investment Expert Group - 07 May 2024
  • Minutes of the meeting of the Customs Union Performance Expert Group - 23 & 24 April 2024
  • Notice of initiation of an anti-dumping proceeding concerning imports of lysine originating in the People’s Republic of China (CN codes ex 2309 90 31, ex 2309 90 96, and 2922 41 00)
  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) …/... making imports of mobile access equipment originating in the People's Republic of China subject to registration
  • EU secures access to diversified, affordable, and sustainable supply of critical raw materials - IP/24/2748 & QaA
  • EU seeks to stop Russia’s imports of western luxury cars via Belarus - Moscow is leveraging a loophole allowing Belarusian car dealers to circumvent sanctions - Financial Times


  • Agenda for: Competitiveness Council (Internal market and industry) - 24 May 2024
    - Presidency note on progress on the legislative proposals associated with the Commission commitment to reduce by 25% burdens associated with reporting requirements
    - The need to reflect on options to finance industrial policy at EU level: “Reinforcing European Industry to boost Competitiveness” - Information by the Spanish, Portuguese and Greek delegations
  • Council adopts conclusions on the contribution of space to Europe’s competitiveness
  • May infringements package: key decisions
  • Commissioner Breton hosts high-level ministerial meeting on the Net-Zero Industry Act Midday Express
  • The Commission decides to refer Greece to the Court of Justice of the European Union for failing to correctly transpose EU rules on proportionality of professional regulations - IP/24/2672




  • The Commission decides to refer Italy to the Court of Justice of the European Union for failure to establish and communicate its maritime spatial plans (INFR(2021)2223) - IP/24/2674
  • Introducing the eligibility of expenses related to the purchase of breeding animals within the CAP Strategic Plans - Information from the Romanian delegation
  • Market situation in particular following the invasion of Ukraine - Information from the Commission and the Member States
  • Minutes of 12th Meeting of the Mission Board for the EU Mission “A Soil Deal for Europe” - 05 March 2024


  • Working Documents - 22nd meeting of the Environmental Footprint Technical Advisory Board - 22 May 2024
  • Answer given by Mr Sinkevičius to a MEP written question - PM10 exceedances in Athens, Greece
  • Answer given by Mr Sinkevičius to a MEP written question - Photovoltaic system on Mar Piccolo, Taranto
  • Answer given by Mr Sinkevičius to a MEP written question - Review of implementing acts concerning the closure of vulnerable marine ecosystems
  • Answer given by Mr Sinkevičius to a MEP written question - An answer to the misuse of nitrous oxide as an intoxicant and the detrimental impact of nitrous oxide canisters on waste treatment facilities
  • Coffee traders speed up shipments before EU deforestation law, says ICO - Reuters



  • High-Level Group for the Digital Markets Act - Statement on Artificial Intelligence
  • In the EU-US data transfer and privacy quarrel, the end is not in sight - See CEPS Paper


  • EU Court of Justice: member states’ representatives appoint two judges



  • A new Eurobarometer survey reflects opinion and expectations of the EU citizens ahead of the European elections - IP/24/2729
  • Why are concrete economic proposals so important before the EU elections? - see the Bruegel Letter
  • Who will succeed Rutte? Implications for Dutch influence in the EU - see EPC Analysis
  • The homegrown problems facing the EU’s next leader - Four main takeaways from the Bruegel-FT EU leadership debate 2024 - Financial Times

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