November 28, 2023

Europe Daily News, 28 November 2023



  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.11285 - Avialliance / AIA)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.11310 - MHI / Melco / JV)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.11299 - EPEI / Atos TF Business)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.11330 - Engie / EFS / Idesamgar)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.11182 - Depa / GEK Terna / Gener / Fier)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.11244 - JD Sports / Marketing Investment Group)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.11339 - Cornvinus / Vinci Airports / Airport Holding)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.11273 - Bromia / Raiffeisen Bank International/ Raiffeisen Continuum Management)
  • Commission sends Amazon Statement of Objections over proposed acquisition of iRobot - IP/23/5990
  • Belgium - The Competition Authority opens proceedings into a possible abuse of economic dependence in the agricultural sector


  • Authorisation for State aid pursuant to Articles 107 and 108 of the TFEU Cases where the Commission raises no objections – SA.107401; SA.55840; SA.55844; SA.55896; SA.55846; SA.55819; SA.55858; SA.55831; SA.56665; SA.55813; SA.55859 & SA.108540
  • Commission approves re-introduction of market conform asset protection scheme for banks in Greece (SA.109635) - IP/23/5805
  • Commission prolongs the possibility to grant rescue and restructuring aid to undertakings in difficulty (until 31 December 2025) - Midday Express
  • Commission approves €80 million Greek State aid scheme to compensate damages from natural disasters and adverse climatic events in the agricultural sector (SA.108744)  - Midday Express


  • Agenda for: 652nd meeting of the Export Credits Group - 11 December 2023
  • Agenda for: Working Party on Trade Questions - Attachés & 1 Expert - 05 December 2023
  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2023/2653 of 27 November 2023 amending Implementing Regulation (EU) 2023/1776 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of melamine originating in the People’s Republic of China following a new exporter review pursuant to Article 11(4) of Regulation (EU) 2016/1036 of the European Parliament and of the Council
  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2023/2659 of 27 November 2023 imposing a provisional anti-dumping duty on imports of certain polyethylene terephthalate originating in People’s Republic of China
  • Main results of the Foreign Affairs Council (Trade) - 27 November 2023
  • Opening remarks by EVP Dombrovskis at the Trade Foreign Affairs Council meeting
  • 86 million fake items worth over €2 billion detained last year in the EU internal market and at borders - Midday Express


  • Internal markets in renewable and natural gases and in hydrogen: Council and Parliament reach deal
  • Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on prohibiting products made with forced labour on the Union market - Policy debate & Progress Report



  • Directive (EU) 2023/2673 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 November 2023 amending Directive 2011/83/EU as regards financial services contracts concluded at a distance and repealing Directive 2002/65/EC
  • Council adopts regulation easing access to corporate information for investors
  • Council adopts regulation on Central Securities Depositories


  • Commission proposes 166 cross-border energy projects for EU support to help deliver the European Green Deal - IP/23/6047, QaA, Delegated Regulation & Annex
  • Commission sets out actions to accelerate the roll-out of electricity grids - IP/23/6044, QaAFactsheet & the Action Plan
  • Commission proposes to extend energy emergency measures by one year - Midday Express
  • Keynote speech by Commissioner Simson on the EU Action Plan for Grids and the first Union list of Projects of Common Interest and Mutual Interest at the Fourth PCI Energy Day


  • Minutes of Meeting of the Expert Group Forest and Forestry Stakeholder Platform - 11 September 2023
  • Agenda for: CEG/MSP on Protecting and Restoring the World’s Forests, including the EU Timber Regulation and the FLEGT Regulation - 29 November 2023
    - ATIBT - Timber legality in Central Africa; TRAFFIC - Timber trade in Central Africa & Experience of Dutch CA with Gabon.


  • European disability card: travelling across the EU to become easier for persons with disabilities
  • Report from the Commission on EURES activity July 2020 - June 2022 Submitted pursuant to Article 33 of Regulation (EU) 2016/589
  • 4.3 billion under Erasmus+ to support mobility and cooperation in education, training, youth and sport in 2024 (see the 2024 call for proposals) - IP/23/6098


  • Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive (EU) 2015/413 facilitating cross-border exchange of information on road-safety-related traffic offences - General approach
  • Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Council Directive 96/53/EC laying down for certain road vehicles circulating within the Community the maximum authorised dimensions in national and international traffic and the maximum authorised weights in international traffic - Progress Report
  • Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EC) No 561/2006 as regards minimum requirements on minimum breaks and daily and weekly rest periods in the occasional passenger transport sector - General approach


  • The EU and Montenegro strengthen cooperation on counter-terrorism  - Midday Express
  • Commission launches a Global Alliance to Counter Migrant Smuggling and proposes a strengthened EU legal framework - IP/23/6081 & Speech by President von der Leyen
  • Wearing of religious symbols in the workplace: a public administration may decide to prohibit all of its employees from wearing such signs ( See CPR No.181/23 - Judgment of the Court in Case C-148/22; Commune d’Ans)


  • President of the Eurogroup, Paschal Donohoe, travels to the United States
  • ECB Survey of Monetary Analysts (SMA), December 2023
  • ECB - Monetary developments in the euro area: October 2023
  • Risk, monetary policy and asset prices in a global world - ECB Working Paper Series No.2879
  • Reports of AI ending human labour may be greatly exaggerated - ECB Research Bulletin No.113
  • An examination of net-zero commitments by the world’s largest banks - ECB Occasional Paper Series No.334
  • ECB - Survey on the Access to Finance of Enterprises: continued tightening in reported financing conditions
  • Opinion of the European Central Bank of 24 November 2023 on a proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on European Union labour market statistics on businesses, repealing Council Regulation (EC) No 530/1999 and Regulations (EC) No 450/2003 and (EC) No 453/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council (CON/2023/38)


  • Revised Agenda for: Meeting of the Coreper (Part.1 & Part.2) - 29 November & 01 December 2023


  • Humanitarian action: EU introduces further exceptions to sanctions to facilitate the delivery of assistance - see Council Regulation (EU) 2023/2694 & Council Decision (CFSP) 2023/2686
  • European Peace Facility: Council adopts an assistance measure in support of military actors and navies of Gulf of Guinea coastal states involved in maritime security operations - see Council Decision (CSFP) 2023/2682
  • European Peace Facility: Council adopts an assistance measure to support the Somali National Army in conjunction with the EU Training Mission in Somalia - see Council Decision (CFSP) 2023/2680
  • Council Decision (CFSP) 2023/2687 of 27 November 2023 amending Decision (CFSP) 2022/667 on an assistance measure taking the form of a general programme for support to the African Union under the European Peace Facility for the period 2022-
  • Council Decision (CFSP) 2023/2689 of 27 November 2023 amending Decision (CFSP) 2022/2245 on an assistance measure under the European Peace Facility to support the Ukrainian Armed Forces trained by the European Union Military Assistance Mission in support of Ukraine with military equipment, and platforms, designed to deliver lethal force


  • Common approach and organization of medical evacuations of wounded citizens from Gaza - Information from the Belgian delegation, supported by the French, Maltese and the Netherlands delegations
  • Statement by President von der Leyen on the agreement between Israel and Hamas on an extension of the pause in hostilities

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