COMPETITION

  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.10499 - State Street / BBH (Investor))
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.10692 - Segro / PSPIB / Target Asset South Paris) 
  • Czech Republic - Czech AV suppliers to pay reduced fines after settling bid-rigging probe
  • Germany - Bundeskartellamt initiates proceeding against medical aids associations for coordinated price increases to the detriment of health insurance companies
  • UK - CMA has found anti-competitive practices which infringed Chapter I CA98 relating to the supply of domestic lighting products by Dar Lighting Limited
  • UK - CMA has fined Dar Lighting Ltd £1.5 million for breaking competition law by restricting the level of discounts retailers could offer online

STATE AID

  • Commission adopts Temporary Crisis Framework to support the economy in context of Russia's invasion of Ukraine - Statement & Communication 

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Agenda (Rev.) for: Trade Policy Committee (Services & Investment) of 23 March 2022
  • Agenda for 108th Customs Code Committee - General Customs Legislation joint with 78th ECCG of 29 March 2022 
    - Draft_ICS2 derogation decision for HU_rev  
    - Draft_ICS2 derogation decision for BG BE CY FI NL LT_rev
  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) /... correcting Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/72 imposing definitive countervailing duties on imports of optical fibre cables originating in the P.R. of China and amending Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/2011 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of optical fibre cables originating in the P.R. of China
  • Partial interim review of the countervailing measures applicable to imports of certain rainbow trout originating in the Republic of Turkey - Termination of the proceeding
  • EU and Canada lay the foundations for free movement of architects
  • WTO - 4th review of the trade policies and practices of the United Arab Emirates - 22 & 24 March 2022.
  • UK - Trade Remedy Authority instructed on steel safeguards measures
  • Joint Statement on U.S./UK Dialogues on Future of Atlantic Trade
  • UK and US resolve steel and aluminium tariffs issue - Financial Times

INTERNAL MARKET & INDUSTRY

  • Dangerous fakes are increasingly sold online, new OECD-EUIPO report finds
  • Summary of European Commission Decisions on authorisations for the placing on the market for the use and/or for use of substances listed in Annex XIV to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the REACH - (Re: 4-(1,1,3,3-Tetra methylbutyl)phenol, ethoxylated (4-tert-OPnEO); Anthracene oil (‘AO’) & Pitch, coal tar, high temperature - see OJ C 130 p.5,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,1516)
  • Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions programme: €242 million to support 1,156 experienced researchers in Europe and beyond

FINANCIAL SERVICES

  • Minutes of the Government Expert Group on Retail Financial Services of 07 December 2021
  • EBA launches call for papers for its 2022 Policy Research Workshop
  • Anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism supervision is improving but not always effective yet, finds the EBA
  • EBA publishes final draft technical standards on default probabilities and loss given default for default risk model under the internal approach for market risk
  • ESMA - Flash crashes on sovereign bond markets - EU evidence - Working Paper No.1,2022
  • ESMA published its Guidelines on Article 25 of Directive 2011/61/EU (ESMA34-32-701)
  • Answer given by Ms McGuinness to a MEP written question -

AGRICULTURE & FISHERIES

ENERGY

HEALTH, FOOD & PRODUCT SAFETY

  • SCHEER - Minutes of the Working Group meeting on electromagnetic fields (EMF) of 15 March 2022
  • EFSA - Outcome of the consultation with Member States, the applicant and EFSA on the pesticide risk assessment for flutianil in light of confirmatory data on the endocrine disruption assessment

TRANSPORT & MOBILITY

  • Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament E and of the Council amending Directive 2010/40/EU on the framework for the deployment of Intelligent Transport Systems in the field of road transport and for interfaces with other modes of transport - Opinion on the application of the Principle of Subsidiarity and Proportionality

DIGITAL & INFORMATION SOCIETY

DATA PRIVACY & CYBERSECURITY

  • During its March plenary, the EDPB adopted the following documents:
    - Guidelines on Art. 60 GDPR
    - Guidelines on dark patterns in social media platform interfaces
    - EDPB-EDPS Joint Opinion on the extension of Covid-19 certificate Regulation
    - Toolbox on essential data protection safeguards for enforcement cooperation between EEA and third country SAs
  • Irish SA fines Meta Platforms (formerly Facebook) €17M for data breaches
  • Opinion 04/2022 on the draft decision of the Danish Supervisory Authority regarding the Controller Binding Corporate Rules of Norican Group

AREA OF FREEDOM, SECURITY & JUSTICE

FUTURE OF EUROPE

ECB, EURO & ECONOMY

  • EU cohesion policy: Commission adopts the first Interreg cooperation programmes for the 2021-2027 period worth more than €481 million - IP/22/1868
  • NextGenerationEU: European Commission completes the second successful bond issuance in 2022 - IP/22/1935
  • The role of credit risk in recent global corporate bond valuations - ECB Economic Bulletin Issue 2, 2022
  • Assessing corporate vulnerabilities in the euro area - ECB Economic Bulletin Issue 2, 2022
  • Speech by Fabio Panetta: Building a robust and diversified clearing ecosystem 
  • ECB - Euro area pension fund statistics: 4th quarter of 2021

EXTERNAL RELATIONS

  • EFTA Council meets to discuss ongoing third-country work
  • Social partners and Ambassadors discuss EEA developments

RUSSIA - UKRAINE WAR

  • Ukraine: €3.4 billion REACT-EU pre-financing to Member States welcoming refugees fleeing Ukraine - IP/22/1961  
    - Proposal as regards increased pre-financing from REACT-EU resources
    - Proposal for Cohesion's Action for Refugees in Europe (CARE)
  • FAQs on aviation related matters concerning sanctions adopted following Russia’s military aggression against Ukraine
  • FAQs on customs related matters concerning sanctions adopted following Russia’s military aggression against Ukraine
  • Russia: Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the EU on the ruling to extend Alexei Navalny’s politically motivated imprisonment by an additional 9 years