EU CORONAVIRUS RESPONSES

ECONOMY

  • REACT-EU: €66.5 million to maintain employment and improve skills in Luxembourg and Sweden - Midday Express 

COMPETITION

  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.10567 - ACE / Mosadex  / Pharmalot Compounding)
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.10480 - Goldman Sachs / NN Investment Partners Holding)
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.10595 - Cerberus / HBCE (French Retail Banking))
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.10592 - KKR / Körber  / Körber Supply Chain Software Management)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.10597 - SMS / Altor Fund Manager  / Kaefer Holding / Kaefer Isoliertechnik)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.10613 - Porsche Austria  / Wolfgang Denzel Auto / Saubermacher Dienstleistung / JV)
  • Communication from the Commission published pursuant to Article 27(4) of Council Regulation (EC) No 1/2003 in Case AT.40511 - Insurance Ireland: Insurance claims database and conditions of access 
  • Commission clears creation of a joint venture by Phillips 66 and H2 Energy Europe (M.10566) - Midday Express
  • Commission clears acquisition of Constructel by Goldman Sachs and Visabeira (M.10541) - Midday Express
  • Commission clears acquisition of joint control of EDGE by Macquarie and CPG (M.10605) - Midday Express
  • Commission clears acquisition of SPX Flow by Lone Star (M.10607) - Midday Express

STATE AID

  • Action brought on 14 January 2022 - Ryanair Vs. Commission (Case T-28/22)
    Re: annul the defendant’s decision of 26 July 2021 on State aid SA.63203 (2021/N) - Germany - Restructuring aid for Condor
  • Authorisation for State aid pursuant to Articles 107 and 108 of the TFEU - Cases where the Commission raises no objections
  • EFTA - ESA: No state aid within the meaning of Article 61(1) of the EEA Agreement
  • Commission approves €40 million Luxembourgish scheme under the Recovery and Resilience Facility to support deployment of recharging infrastructure for electric vehicles (SA.62131) - Midday Express
  • Commission approves €5 million Portuguese scheme to support companies in the Azores in context of coronavirus pandemic (SA.102005) - Midday Express
  • Commission approves €2.7 million Danish scheme to support companies affected by the coronavirus pandemic (SA.101840) - Midday Express
  • Commission approves 2022-2027 regional aid map for Luxembourg - IP/22/1508
  • Commission Decision (EU) 2022/348 of 17 June 2021 on the measures SA.32014, SA.32015, SA.32016 (2011/C) (ex 2011/NN) implemented by Italy and the Region of Tuscany for Toremar and its acquirer Moby (02 March 2022)

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Agenda for: Customs Code Committee - Tariff & Statistical Nomenclature (Sub-section Agriculture / Chemistry) of 14-15 March 2022
  • Request for a preliminary ruling from the Retten i Esbjerg (Denmark) of 17 December 2021 - Skatteministeriet Departementet Vs. Global Gravity ApS (Case C-788/21)
    Re: container, subheading 8609 00 9000, system for transporting pipes, Regulation (EU) No 1001/2013, Combined Nomenclature of the Common Customs Tariff
  • Action brought on 19 January 2022 - Vyatsky Plywood Mill Vs. Commission (Case T-32/22)
    Re: Annul the Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/1930 of 8 November 2021 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty and definitively collecting the provisional duty imposed on imports of birch plywood originating in Russia
  • Notice of the impending expiry of certain anti-dumping measures (Hand pallet trucks; The People’s Republic of China, Thailand; 1.12.2022)
  • Speech by EVP Vestager: "Fair and Open Trade in Europe and beyond"- High Level Conference on Trade Policy and European Strategic Autonomy.

INTERNAL MARKET & INDUSTRY

  • European Commission and EIB Group sign InvestEU agreements unlocking billions for investment across the European Union - IP/22/1548 & QaA

FINANCIAL SERVICES

  • Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2022/352 of 29 November 2021 amending Delegated Regulation (EU) 2019/815 as regards the 2021 update of the taxonomy laid down in the regulatory technical standards on the single electronic reporting format

TAXATION

  • Council conclusions on the revised EU list of non-cooperative jurisdictions for tax purposes 

ENERGY

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

TRANSPORT & MOBILITY

  • Agenda for: Committee on Road Transport of 11 March 2022
  • Agenda for: Meeting of the European ITS Committee of 10 March 2022
  • Public consultation - Revision of the Directive on Driving Licences - Consultation period: 25 February 2022 - 20 May 2022
  • Public consultation: Cross-border enforcement of road traffic rules - Amended proposal for a directive - Feedback period: 25 February 2022 - 20 May 2022
  • Directive (EU) 2022/362 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 24 February 2022 amending Directives 1999/62/EC, 1999/37/EC and (EU) 2019/520, as regards the charging of vehicles for the use of certain infrastructures

DIGITAL & INFORMATION SOCIETY

AREA OF FREEDOM, SECURITY & JUSTICE

  • Council adopts conclusions on combating racism and antisemitism

ECB, EURO & ECONOMY

  • Statement by President von der Leyen at the joint press conference with Italian Prime Minister Draghi

EXTERNAL RELATIONS

  • Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the EU on the alignment of certain countries concerning restrictive measures in view of Russia’s actions destabilising the situation in Ukraine
  • Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the EU on the alignment of certain countries concerning restrictive measures in respect of actions undermining or threatening the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine
  • Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the EU on the alignment of certain countries concerning restrictive measures in view of Russia’s actions destabilising the situation in Ukraine
  • Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the EU on the alignment of certain countries concerning restrictive measures in view of Russia’s actions destabilising the situation in Ukraine
  • Ukraine: Council unanimously introduces temporary protection for persons fleeing the war - See Council Implementing Decision (EU) 2022/382
  • Commission suspends cooperation with Russia on research and innovation - IP/22/1544
  • Commission suspends cross-border cooperation and transnational cooperation with Russia and Belarus - IP/22/1526
  • Sanctions: Commission launches a whistleblower tool to facilitate reporting of possible sanctions violations - Midday Express
  • Statement by President von der Leyen at the joint press conference with Spanish Prime Minister Sánchez 
  • Statement by President von der Leyen at the joint press conference with Slovak Prime Minister Heger
  • Press statement by President von der Leyen with US Secretary of State Blinken