COMPETITION

  • Antitrust: Commission carries out unannounced inspections in the water infrastructure sector over alleged bid-ridding - IP/22/3706
  • Commission clears acquisition of joint control of Dome by Itochu and Under Armour (M.10724) - Midday Express
  • Germany - Bundeskartellamt reviews Apple’s tracking rules for third-party apps
  • UK - The CMA is investigating the anticipated merger between Cheetah Holdco Limited (trading as The Office Group) and Fora Holdings Limited. 

STATE AID

  • Opinion of Advocate General Rantos of 14 June 2022 in Joined Cases C‑702/20 and C‑17/21, SIA “DOBELES HES” (C‑702/20), Sabiedrisko pakalpojumu regulēšanas komisija (C‑17/21) Other parties: Sabiedrisko pakalpojumu regulēšanas komisija, Ekonomikas ministrija, Finanšu ministrija, SIA “GM”, Ekonomikas ministrija, Finanšu ministrija
    Re: Reference for a preliminary ruling - Article 107(1) TFEU - Obligation on the public operator to purchase from renewable energy producers at a price higher than the market price - Compensation for amounts of aid not received - Existing aid - New aid - Notification requirement - De minimis aid - Cumulation - Attribution of the compensation to an authority’s budget that is to be used exclusively for the purposes of regulatory activities
  • Commission approves 500 million Finnish scheme to support companies in context of Russia's invasion of Ukraine (SA.103159) - IP/22/3686
  • Commission approves €92 million Maltese scheme to support companies in context of Russia's invasion of Ukraine (SA.102970) - Midday Express
  • Commission approves prolongation of financing deadline under European Guarantee Fund (SA.102928, SA.102943, SA.102951, SA.102969, SA.102989, SA.103007, SA.103011, SA.103018, SA.103036, SA.103039, SA.103044, SA.103049, SA.103078, SA.103100, SA.103106, SA.103118, SA.103139, SA.103140, SA.103157, SA.103158, SA.103160 and SA.10316) - Midday Express
  • Commission approves Greek calculation method for guarantee premiums on loans to large companies (SA.102741) - Midday Express
  • Commission approves €14 million German scheme to support cultural and educational video games (SA.101124) - Midday Express
  • COVID-19: ESA approves aid scheme for Icelandic aviation academies

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Proposal for a Council Decision on the conclusion, on behalf of the European Union, of the Enhanced Partnership and Cooperation Agreement between the European Union, of the one part, and the Kyrgyz Republic, of the other part - Annex
  • Proposal for a Council Decision on the signing, on behalf of the European Union, of the Enhanced Partnership and Cooperation Agreement between the European Union, of the one part, and the Kyrgyz Republic, of the other part - Annex
  • Answer given by EVP Dombrovskis to a MEP written question - Customs duty and goods returned to the EU
  • WTO - Committee on Agriculture - Notification - European Union - Domestic support - Table DS:2
  • WTO response to the pandemic, trade and food security take centre stage at MC12

INTERNAL MARKET & INDUSTRY

FINANCIAL SERVICES

  • ESAs propose extending temporary exemptions regime for intragroup contracts during EMIR review
  • EBA issues revised list of ITS validation rules 

TAXATION

  • Ecofin report to the European Council on tax issues - Approval
  • Ireland's tax reforms and the fight against aggressive tax schemes - See EP Briefing
  • Answer given by Mr Gentiloni to a MEP written question - War: high petrol prices and protecting the road transport sector 

AGRICULTURE & FISHERIES

  • Main results - Agriculture & Fisheries Council - 13 June 2022
  • Long-term vision for EU rural areas: President von der Leyen, VP Šuica and Commissioners Ferreira and Wojciechowski attend the Rural Pact conference in Brussels - Programme

ENERGY

  • Agenda for: Energy Efficiency Directive Committee (Directive 2012/27/EU) - 17 June 2022
  • Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on energy efficiency (recast) - General approach
  • Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive (EU) 2018/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council, Regulation (EU) 2018/1999 of the European Parliament and of the Council and Directive 98/70/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the promotion of energy from renewable sources and repealing Council Directive (EU) 2015/652 - General approach
  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) /... on rules to verify sustainability and greenhouse gas emissions saving criteria and low indirect land-use change-risk criteria
  • EU energy situation in the context of the war in Ukraine - Exchange of views
  • Speech by Commissioner Simson at the Baltic Gas Conference
  • Taxonomy: MEPs object to Commission’s plan to include gas and nuclear activities
  • Monitoring the energy situation in the EU: June 2022 - See EP Briefing

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

  • Agenda for: Council of the European Union (Environment) - 28 June 2022
  • Agenda for: 109th session of the Climate Change Committee - 16 June 2022
  • Electrical equipment – hexavalent chromium as an anticorrosion agent in gas absorption heat pumps (RoHS exemption) - Delegated directive - Feedback period: 10 June 2022 - 08 July 2022

HEALTH, FOOD & PRODUCT SAFETY

  • Agenda for: Standing Committee on Biocidal Products - 24 June 2022
  • HERA secures vaccines for EU Member states in response to the monkeypox outbreaks - IP/22/3674
  • EU Digital COVID Certificate: Commission welcomes political agreement on one year extension - IP/22/3695 & EP Statement
  • ECHA - Call for evidence: skin sensitisers in consumer mixtures - respond by 30 September 2022
  • Answer given by Mr Breton to a MEP written question - The risks of suspected endocrine disrupting chemicals in perfumes  

TRANSPORT & MOBILITY

  • Maritime transport reporting – amended list of obligations and new dataset (European Maritime Single Window) - Delegated regulation - Feedback period: 13 June 2022 - 11 July 2022

DATA PRIVACY & CYBERSECURITY

  • Agenda for: 66th EDPB meeting - 14 June 2022
  • EDPS Conference - The Future of Data Protection: Effective enforcement in the digital world - 16 & 17 June 2022
  • EDPS Opinion on the Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on geographical indication protection for craft and industrial products 

AREA OF FREEDOM, SECURITY & JUSTICE

ECB, EURO & ECONOMY

  • Commissioner Ferreira in Lithuania to discuss the Partnership Agreement and the achievements of cohesion policy in the country since accession - Midday Express
  • Liquidity coverage ratios and monetary policy credit in the time of Corona - Working Paper Series - No.2668
  • IMF special drawing rights allocations for global economic recovery - See EP Briefing
  • How bad is the Ukraine war for the European recovery? - See EIB Report

BREXIT

  • Statement by Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič on the UK government's decision to table a bill disapplying core elements of the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland

FUTURE OF EUROPE

EXTERNAL RELATIONS

  • Agenda for: 9th EU-Egypt Association Council - 19 June 2022
  • Speech by President von der Leyen at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
  • Statement by President von der Leyen with Palestinian Prime Minister Shtayyeh
  • Turkey: EU provides additional €50 million humanitarian aid to support vulnerable refugees - IP/22/3678
  • Global Gateway: Commissioner Urpilainen visits Panama and Ecuador to strengthen the EU's partnership with Latin America - Midday Express