September 27, 2021

Europe Daily News, 27 September 2021




  • EU Digital COVID Certificate: Commission awards €95 million to boost access to tests - Midday Express


  • Youth in Europe: Effects of Covid-19 on their economic and social situation - Study for the EP EMPL Committee


  • Request for a preliminary ruling from the Înalta Curte de Casație și Justiție (Romania) lodged on 22 June 2021 - Zenith Media Communications SRL Vs. Consiliul Concurenței (Case C-385/21)
    Re: Interpretation of Article 4(3) TEU and Article 101 TFEU - Member State’s competition authority - principle of proportionality - interpretation of a rule of national law - fine
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.10417 - D’Ieteren/Wehold/TVH Parts)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.10360 - Assicurazioni Generali/Società Cattolica Di Assicurazione)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.10389 - PAI Partners/Pasubio)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.10395 - BNP Paribas/CDC/Immobilière de la Laine)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.10184 - Channel 5/BBC/ITV/Channel 4/Digital UK)
  • Commission clears acquisition of joint control over CHARGE NOW by BMW, Daimler, and BP (M.10334) - Midday Express
  • Commission clears the acquisition of joint control over NMI by Insight and Francisco Partners (M.10467) - Midday Express


  • Action brought on 6 August 2021 - Ryanair and Malta Air Vs. Commission (Case T-494/21)
    Re: annulment of the defendant’s decision of 5 April 2021 on State aid SA.59913 (2021/N) - France - COVID-19 - Recapitalisation of Air France and the Air France - KLM Holding
  • Action brought on 14 August 2021 - Ryanair Vs. Commission (Case T-499/21)
    Re: annulment of the the defendant’s decision of 23 April 2021 on State aid SA.62304 (2021/N) - Portugal - COVID-19: Damage compensation to TAP Portugal
  • Answer given by Ms Vestager to a MEP written question - Revision of the State aid scheme
  • Answer given by Ms Vestager to a MEP written question - State aid and the aviation sector


  • Notice concerning the application by Zimbabwe of Article 18(3) of Protocol 1 on rules of origin to the EU-ESA interim Economic Partnership Agreement, use of self-certification for imports into the EU of products originating in Zimbabwe under the EU-ESA interim Economic Partnership Agreement
  • Notice of the impending expiry of certain anti-subsidy measures (Certain stainless steel bars and rods - India - Regulation (EU) 2017/1141 - 29.6.2021))
  • Stepping up the enforcement of EU trade agreements: the European Commission appoints members of expert panel assisting in the selection of arbitrators


  • Agenda for: Council of the European Union (Competitiveness (Internal Market, Industry, Research and Space)) of 28 & 29 September 2021 - see the "List of A Items"
  • Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court - Information from the Presidency on the state of play
  • Commission Delegated Directive (EU) 2021/1716 of 29 June 2021 amending Directive 2014/47/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards modifications to the vehicle category designations stemming from amendments to the type-approval legislation
  • Commission Delegated Directive (EU) 2021/1717 of 9 July 2021 amending Directive 2014/45/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the updating of certain vehicle category designations and the addition of eCall to the list of test items, methods, reasons for failure and assessment of deficiencies in Annex I and Annex III to that Directive
  • Circular Plastics Alliance: a new step towards 10 million tonnes of recycled plastics - see the Roadmap & List of Signatories - Midday Express
    - Methodology and Rules for the CPA Monitoring System - September 2021
    - Monitoring Secretariat: role and composition


  • ESMA consults on the review of the Short Selling Regulation
  • ESMA consults on proposals for a review of the MiFID II best execution reporting regime
  • ESMA - Final Report on Guidelines on Settlement Fails Reporting under Article 7 of CSDR
  • ESMA - Final Report on Guidelines on methodology, oversight function and record keeping under the Benchmarks Regulation
  • EBA welcomes the EU Parliament’s decision on discharge of its budget implementation for 2019
  • EBA launches 2021 EU-wide transparency exercise




  • Action brought on 6 August 2021 - TransnetBW Vs. EU Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (Case T-476/21)
    Re: annulment of the decision of the ACER Board of Appeal of 28 May 2021, Case number A-001-2021 (cons.), concerning the appeal against the ACER Decision No. 30/2020 on the Redispatch and Countertrading Cost Sharing Methodology for the Capacity Calculation Region Core (the Contested Decision)
  • Action brought on 11 August 2021 - Aquind and Others Vs. EU Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (Case T-492/21)
    Re: annulment of the defendant’s Board of Appeal decision of 4 June 2021
  • Agenda for: Working Party on Energy of 30 September 2021


  • The need for a coordinated action againt PFAS - Information from the Belgian delegation
  • Report on the implementation of Regulation (EU) No 528/2012 concerning biocidal products - Information from the Commission
  • ArcelorMittal and the EIB announce €280 million of funding for research and innovation supporting the steel company's decarbonisation objectives - IP/214896
  • Commissioner Sinkevičius on an official visit to Ireland - Midday Express
  • Pollution and barriers are key problems for Europe’s waters - See EEA Statement


  • Children massively targeted by unhealthy food ads: consumer groups’ snapshot exposes blatant need for binding EU rules - See Beuc Statement



  • Non-paper from the Commission services on detention conditions and procedural rights in pre-trial detention
  • Media freedom and pluralism: launch of the media ownership monitoring project - Midday Express 


  • Agenda for: Meeting of the Coreper (Part.1 & Part.2) of 29 September & 01 October 2021


  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/1715 of 24 September 2021 amending Council Regulation (EC) No 1210/2003 concerning certain specific restrictions on economic and financial relations with Iraq
  • EU announces €25 million for education in crisis contexts and €140 million to support research in sustainable food systems - IP/21/4895, FactSheet & Statement by President von der Leyen
  • Executive Vice-Presidents Vestager and Dombrovskis in the United States to discuss tech, trade, competition and the transatlantic agenda - Midday Express
  • Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the European Union on respect for the EU’s democratic processes
  • Defence Union: faster and more efficient military mobility see the Joint Report - Midday Express
  • Speech by President Charles Michel at the UN General Assembly

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