June 25, 2024

Europe Daily News, 25 June 2024



  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.11530 - CVC / Monbake)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.11557 - Ingka Investments / Ikano Bank)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.11506 - CE / Richard Gartner / Gartner Transport Holding)
  • Commission clears acquisition of Advanz Pharma by Nordic Capital and OTPP (M.11512) - Midday Express
  • Commission sends Statement of Objections to Microsoft over possibly abusive tying practices regarding Teams - See case  AT.40721 (Microsoft Teams) and AT.40873 (Microsoft Teams II)
  • Protecting competition in a changing world - Evidence on the evolution of competition in the EU during the past 25 years - see the Study
  • Austria - Prohibited implementation: Cartel court imposes fine of EUR 75,000 on Lenzing at BWB's request
  • Slovak Republic: The PMU has initiated administrative proceedings regarding a possible cartel agreement between entrepreneurs in the supply and distribution of pharmaceuticals
  • Slovak Republic: The PMU imposed fines totalling more than EUR 252 thousand on bus transport undertakings
  • Slovak Republic: Roundtable on the implementation of the Digital Markets Act: Fair access to digital markets


  • Authorisation for State aid pursuant to Articles 107 and 108 of the TFEU - Cases where the Commission raises no objections - SA.108800
  • Commission approves amendments to Italian State aid scheme to support companies in Southern Italy in the context of Russia's war against Ukraine (SA.114616) - Midday Express
  • Slovak Republic: STtate Aid: Aid coordinator news for the month of June 2024


  • Minutes of: 61st Customs Expert Group - Tariff & Statistical Nomenclature Section, HS/WCO Coordination Sector from 2nd to 3rd May 2024
  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2024/1782 of 24 June 2024 amending Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/159, including the prolongation of the safeguard measure on imports of certain steel products
  • Council approves EU signature of convention on transparency for dispute settlement
  • Joint Communiqué - 10th Meeting of the Association Committee of the Trade Pillar between the EU and Central America Association Agreement between the EU and Central America - 20 June 2024
  • Joint Communiqué - 9th Meeting of the Association Committee of the Trade Pillar between the EU and Central America Association Agreement between the EU and Central America - 29 June 2023
  • Answer given by EVP Dombrovskis to a MEP written question - EU companies exporting nitrocellulose to support the Russian military
  • WTO - South Africa seeks panel reviews of EU measures affecting imports of citrus fruit


  • Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2024/1761 of 21 June 2024 repealing Commission Decision 2004/905/EC laying down guidelines for the notification of dangerous consumer products to the competent authorities of the Member States by producers and distributors, in accordance with Article 5(3) of Directive 2001/95/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council


  • Agenda for: Meeting of the REACH Committee - 11 July 2024



  • Judgment of the Court of 25 June 2024 in Case C-626/22; C. Z. and Others Vs. Ilva SpA in Amministrazione Straordinaria, Acciaierie d'Italia Holding SpA, Acciaierie d'Italia SpA, interveners: Regione Puglia, Gruppo di Intervento Giuridico - ODV
    Re: Reference for a preliminary ruling - Environment - Article 191 TFEU - Industrial emissions - Directive 2010/75/EU - Integrated pollution prevention and control - Articles 1, 3, 8, 11, 12, 14, 18, 21 and 23 - Articles 35 and 37 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU - Procedures for granting and reviewing a permit to operate an installation - Measures to protect the environment and human health - Right to a clean, healthy and sustainable environment
  • Minutes of: Meeting of the European Union Eco-labelling Board - 18 April 2024


  • Agenda for: Meeting of the 86th Radio Spectrum Committee - Decision n° 676/2002/EC - 03 July 2024
  • Answer given by Mr Breton to a MEP written question - Search engine data sharing under the Digital Markets Act and privacy implications
  • ecta responds to the European Commission’s White Paper “How to Master Europe’s Digital Infrastructure Needs?"



  • Ecofin report to the European Council on tax issues
  • The European Commission to issue €65 billion in long-term EU-Bonds in the second half of 2024
  • Council greenlights agreements on the EEA and Norwegian Financial Mechanisms for 2021-2028
  • Commission endorses Finland's request for a targeted revision of its recovery plan - Midday Express
  • Update on recent Eurogroup work: Eurogroup President Donohoe’s letter to the President of the European Council
  • Commission takes step towards lifting suspension of payments of €714 million for Portugal and €37.2 million for Romania under the Recovery and Resilience Facility


  • Council Regulation (EU) 2024/1796 of 24 June 2024 amending Regulation (EU) No 359/2011 concerning restrictive measures directed against certain persons, entities and bodies in view of the situation in Iran
  • Council Decision (CFSP) 2024/1795 of 24 June 2024 amending Decision 2011/235/CFSP concerning restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities in view of the situation in Iran
  • Council Regulation (EU) 2024/1803 of 24 June 2024 amending Regulation (EU) 2022/2309 concerning restrictive measures in view of the situation in Haiti
  • Council Decision (CFSP) 2024/1804 of 24 June 2024 amending Decision (CFSP) 2022/2319 concerning restrictive measures in view of the situation in Haiti
  • HR/VP Borrell convenes a High-Level Meeting of the Belgrade-Pristina Dialogue in Brussels to discuss next steps on the path to normalisation - Midday Express
  • The Council approved conclusions on EU priorities at the 79th UN General Assembly (September 2024-September 2025)


  • Council Decision (CFSP) 2024/1805 of 24 June 2024 amending Decision (CFSP) 2019/2009 in support of Ukraine’s efforts to combat illicit trafficking in weapons, ammunition and explosives, in cooperation with the OSCE
  • Statement by President von der Leyen on opening accession negotiations with Ukraine and Moldova
  • Ukraine to start EU accession talks - Symbolic step comes a decade after Euromaidan protests sought to put country firmly on pro-western path - Financial Times
  • EU seeks to insulate itself from Orbán’s vetoes - Hungary’s Eurosceptic premier has blocked an increasing number of Ukraine-related decisions - Financial Times

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