COMPETITION

STATE AID

  • Commission approves €18 million Spanish scheme to support the fishing vessels companies in the context of Russia's invasion of Ukraine (SA.102645) - Midday Express
  • Commission approves €6.8 million Greek aid measure to compensate Ellinair for the damage suffered due to the coronavirus pandemic (SA.62588) - Midday Express

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Council Decision concerning the conclusion of the amendments to the International Sugar Agreement, 1992
  • Notice of initiation of an expiry review of the anti-dumping measures applicable to imports of certain lightweight thermal paper originating in the Republic of Korea (CN codes ex 4809 90 00, ex 4811 90 00, ex 4816 90 00 and ex 4823 90 85)
  • WTO - Committee on Technical Barriers to Trade - Notification - European Union - Formaldehyde and formaldehyde releasers - See the Regulation & Annex.

INTERNAL MARKET & INDUSTRY

  • Agenda for: Working Group of the Competitiveness and Growth (Public Procurement) of 11 May 2022
  • Agenda for: 24th meeting of the Committee on Standards of 19 May 2022 
    - Background paper on Standardisation and its role for a competitive green and digital transition
  • Background paper on Enforcement in the Single Market
  • Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2022/692 of 16 February 2022 amending, for the purposes of its adaptation to technical and scientific progress, Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures

FINANCIAL SERVICES

  • Minutes of the 4th meeting of the NPL Advisory Panel of 27 April 2022
  • ESAs consult on sustainability disclosures for simple, transparent and standardised securitisations
  • ESAs recommend changes to make the PRIIPs key information document more consumer-friendly
  • EBA publishes amended final draft technical standards on the mapping of ECAIs for securitisation positions

AGRICULTURE & FISHERIES

ENERGY

  • Main results - Extraordinary TTE Council (Energy) of 02 May 2022, see Remarks of Commissioner Simson
  • Answer given by Ms Simson to a MEP written question - EU energy dependency
  • Answer given by Ms Simson to a MEP written question - An EU response to rising wholesale electricity prices in the Member States
  • Germany warns EU to expect economic cost from Russian oil embargo - Financial Times
  • French utility Engie buys US natural gas as Europe looks beyond Russia - Financial Times

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

  • Answer given by Me Sinkevicius to a MEP written question - Follow-up question: exception for the use of RENURE because of high prices for chemical fertilisers
  • Answer given by Me Sinkevicius to a MEP written question - Commission proposal on commodities and products associated with deforestation and forest degradation (COM(2021)0366)

HEALTH, FOOD & PRODUCT SAFETY

  • Commission Regulation (EU) …/… of XXX amending Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the use in cosmetic products of certain substances classified as carcinogenic, mutagenic or toxic for reproduction and correcting that Regulation - See the Annex
  • Minutes for: 11th plenary meeting Expert Panel on effective ways of investing in health (2019-2022) of 21 March 2022
  • European Health Union: A European Health Data Space for people and science - IP/22/2711, QaA & Factsheet
    - Communication "A European Health Data Space: Harnessing the power of health data for people, patients and innovation"
    - Proposal for a Regulation on the European Health Data Space
  • Answer given by Ms Kyriakides to a MEP written question - Exceptional use of 1.3-dichloropropene 

TRANSPORT & MOBILITY

  • Judgment of the Court of 03 May 2022 in Case C-453/20, CityRail, a.s. Vs. Správa železnic, státní organizace, intervener: ČD Cargo, a.s.
    Re: Reference for a preliminary ruling - Article 267 TFEU - Concept of national court or tribunal - Criteria - Regulatory body for the railway sector - Directive 2012/34/EU - Article 56 - Functions of the regulatory body - Administrative nature - Inadmissibility of the request for a preliminary ruling - Rail transport - Single European railway area - Access to infrastructure and service facilities - Goods platforms in freight terminals - Changes to charges for access to infrastructure and for access to, and services in, service facilities - Obligation of the infrastructure manager and the regulatory body to apply Directive 2012/34/EU
  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/694 of 2 May 2022 amending Regulation (EU) 2016/403 as regards new serious infringements of the Union rules which may lead to the loss of good repute by the road transport operator
  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/695 of 2 May 2022 laying down rules for the application of Directive 2006/22/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the common formula for calculating the risk rating of transport undertakings

DIGITAL SINGLE MARKET

  • Europe’s Internet ecosystem: A 72bn boost to GDP and 840k new jobs are within reach if gaps in network costs are tackled - see ETNO Statement & StudyFinancial Times
  • The EU has fired the starting gun in the fightback against Big Tech - Brussels’ Digital Services Act presages a sea change in regulation and democratic accountability - Financial Times 

ECB, EURO & ECONOMY

  • Statement by Eurogroup President, Paschal Donohoe, on the selection of the ESM Managing Director

FUTURE OF EUROPE

EXTERNAL RELATIONS

  • World Press Freedom Day, 3 May 2022: Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the European Union 

    RUSSIAN INVASION OF UKRAINE
  • FAQs on deposits acceptance concerning sanctions following Russia’s military aggression against Ukraine
  • FAQs on insurance and reinsurance related matters concerning sanctions adopted following Russia’s military aggression against Ukraine
  • FAQs on the sale of securities denominated in the currency of a Member State following sanctions adopted in view of Russia’s military aggression against Ukraine 
  • Ukraine: Commissioner Johansson presents the plan against human trafficking to the EU Solidarity Platform - Midday Express
  • Austria says EU must consider radical treaty change over Ukraine - Foreign minister calls for bloc to consider granting neighbouring states rapid access to ‘parts of the common market’ - Financial Times