COMPETITION

STATE AID

  • Commission approves €250 million Portuguese measure under the Recovery and Resilience Facility to further capitalise Banco Português de Fomento (SA.102007) - IP/22/2401
  • Commission approves €47.5 million Spanish scheme under Recovery and Resilience Facility to support digitalisation of freight transport services (SA.62987) - Midday Express

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Agenda for: Working Party on Customs Union of 20 April 2022
  • Notice to economic operators - New round of requests for the suspension of the autonomous Common Customs Tariff duties on certain industrial and agricultural products
  • Request for a preliminary ruling from the Rechtbank Noord-Holland, sitting in Haarlem (Netherlands) lodged on 11 January 2022 - PR Pet BV Vs. Inspecteur van de Belastingdienst/Douane, kantoor Eindhoven - Case C-24/22
    Re: CN heading 9403, Regulation (EU) No 1229/2013
  • WTO - Members accept Korean-US request for extra time for talks on washers safeguard dispute

INTERNAL MARKET & INDUSTRY

  • Commission Regulation (EU) 2022/586 of 8 April 2022 amending Annex XIV to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the REACH 
  • Answer given by Mr Breton to a MEP written question - Increase in extractive activity for climate neutrality

TAXATION

EMPLOYMENT SOCIAL POLICY 

  • Employment and Social Developments in Europe Quarterly Review looks into factors behind the gender pay gap among young people - Midday Express 

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

HEALTH, FOOD & PRODUCT SAFETY

  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/588 of 8 April 2022 amending Annexes V and XIV to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/404 as regards the entries for the United States in the lists of third countries authorised for the entry into the Union of consignments of poultry, germinal products of poultry and fresh meat of poultry and game birds

TRANSPORT & MOBILITY

  • Main results of the Meeting of the transport ministers of 8 April 2022
  • Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on guidelines for trans-European energy infrastructure and repealing Regulation (EU) No 347/2013 - Outcome of the EP's first reading (Strasbourg, 4-7 April 2022)
  • Aviation safety: 20 Russian airlines added to EU Air Safety List - IP/22/2389 & QaA 

DATA PRIVACY & CYBERSECURITY

  • Summary of the Opinion of the European Data Protection Supervisor on the Proposal for amending the Directive on the framework for the deployment of Intelligent Transport Systems in the field of road transport 

FUTURE OF EUROPE

EXTERNAL RELATIONS

EU RESPONSES TO RUSSIAN INVASION OF UKRAINE

  • Fifth package of sanctions in view of Russia’s military aggression against Ukraine: EU adopts restrictive measures against an additional 217 individuals and 18 entities
    - Council Regulation (EU) 2022/580 of 8 April 2022 amending Regulation (EU) No 269/2014 concerning restrictive measures in respect of actions undermining or threatening the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine
    - Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/581 of 8 April 2022 implementing Regulation (EU) No 269/2014 concerning restrictive measures in respect of actions undermining or threatening the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine
    - Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/582 of 8 April 2022 amending Decision 2014/145/CFSP concerning restrictive measures in respect of actions undermining or threatening the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine
    - Council Regulation (EU) 2022/576 of 8 April 2022 amending Regulation (EU) No 833/2014 concerning restrictive measures in view of Russia’s actions destabilising the situation in Ukraine
    - Council Regulation (EU) 2022/577 of 8 April 2022 amending Regulation (EC) No 765/2006 concerning restrictive measures in view of the situation in Belarus and the involvement of Belarus in the Russian aggression against Ukraine
    - Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/578 of 8 April 2022 amending Decision 2014/512/CFSP concerning restrictive measures in view of Russia’s actions destabilising the situation in Ukraine
    - Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/579 of 8 April 2022 amending Decision 2012/642/CFSP concerning restrictive measures in view of the situation in Belarus and the involvement of Belarus in the Russian aggression against Ukraine
  • FaQs on the prohibition to access EU ports concerning sanctions adopted following Russia’s military aggression against Ukraine and Belarus' involvement in it
  • General questions concerning sanctions adopted following Russia’s military aggression against Ukraine
  • Stand Up For Ukraine: 9.1 billion euros pledged in support of internally displaced and refugees - IP/22/2382, QaA, FactSheet & Statement