COMPETITION

  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.10958 - Carlyle / Garnica)
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.10578 - CVC / Ekaterra)
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.10165 - Astrazeneca / Alexion Pahrmaceuticals)
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.10873 - Sanlam / Allianz / Sanlam Allianz Africa JV)
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.10857 - Cinven / Zurich Sander Vermögensverwaltung)
  • EU clearance decision text in Safran-MBDA's purchase of Cilas published 
  • EU and Japan meet during 3rd Competition Week to reinforce cooperation - Midday Express
  • Commission clears creation of joint venture by Liberty Global, Telefónica and InfraVia (M.10906) - Midday Express
  • Croatia - CCA fines dairy processing company PIK Rijeka HRK 100,000 for imposing unfair trading practices
  • France - The Autorité clears the acquisition of Aleda by Française des Jeux, subject to conditions
  • France - The Autorité sanctions the Réunion Interprofessional Association for Fisheries and Aquaculture for having implemented a cartel on prices and on the control of production and outlets
  • Iceland - Merger of Síldarvinnslan and Vísir approved - see decision no. 8/2022
  • Portugal - Vodafone notifies the acquisition of sole control over Cabonitel
  • Romania - The Competition Council finalized the regulation on unfair commercial practices in the supply chain procurement
  • Slovakia - AMO SR initiated an administrative proceeding in the matter of a possible cartel agreement in a public procurement and a public tender related to the purchase and delivery of machines for forming and machining metals
  • Slovenia - Competition Authority is conducting a market test of the remedies proposal of Pivovarna Laško Union d.o.o. (PLU) in the context of the merger review proceedings between PLU and DAVIDOV HRAM d.o.o. Ljubno (Davidov Hram)
  • Slovenia - Competition Authority issued a decision that it does not oppose the concentration of MARG, inženiring d.o.o. and Skupina IS inženiring d.o.o. and that the concentration is compatible with the competition rules
  • Spain - The CNMC fines the pharmaceutical company Leadiant 10.25 million for selling its orphan drug for the treatment of a rare disease at an excessive price.
  • UK - The CMA is investigating the merger between Capital & Counties Properties PLC and Shaftesbury PLC 
  • UK - CMA accepts remedy to address concerns in foam merger between Carpenter and Recticel
  • UK - CMA board meeting minutes - SeptemberJuly, JuneMay 2022

STATE AID

  • The General Court  annuls the European Commission's decision approving compensation for the closure of coal-fired power stations operating in the Netherlands (See CPR No.184/22 FR & NL - Judgment of the Court of General Court in Case T-469/20, Netherlands Vs. Commission)
  • Communication from the Commission - Approval of the content of a draft for a Commission Regulation on the application of Articles 107 and 108 of the TFEU to de minimis aid

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Agenda for: Customs Programme - CLEN preparatory meeting for the 25th CLEN Plenary Meeting - 12-13 December 2022
  • Agenda for: Customs Programme - CLEN Action 6 - Update and enrichment of ECICS - 09 December 2022
  • Agenda for: Customs Programme - CLEN Euromarker Analytical Discussion - 21 November 2022
  • Agenda for: Working Party on Trade Questions - 22 November 2022
  • Minutes - 237th meeting of the Customs Code Committee Tariff & Statistical Nomenclature Section (Sub-Section Mechanical/Miscellaneous/Textile) - 03-05 October 2022
  • Proposal for a Council Regulation amending Regulation (EU) 2021/2283 opening and providing for the management of autonomous tariff quotas of the Union for certain agricultural and industrial products
  • Proposal for a Council Regulation amending Regulation (EU) 2021/2278 suspending the Common Customs Tariff duties referred to in Article 56(2), point (c), of Regulation (EU) No 952/2013 on certain agricultural and industrial products - See the Annex
  • Commission Decision of 14 November 2022 approving, on behalf of the European Union, a modification of Appendix 1 to Annex XIII to the Trade Agreement between the European Union and its Member States, of the one part, and Colombia, Ecuador and Peru, of the other part
  • Decision No 1/2022 of the ESA-EU Customs Cooperation Committee of 19 October 2022 on an automatic derogation from the rules of origin laid down in Protocol 1 to the Interim Agreement establishing a framework for an Economic Partnership Agreement between the Eastern and Southern Africa States, of the one part, and the European Community and its Member States, of the other part, concerning the automatic derogation provided for by Article 44(8) for preserved tuna and tuna loins imported into the EU
  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/2247 of 15 November 2022 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty and definitively collecting the provisional duty imposed on imports of electrolytic chromium coated steel products originating in the People’s Republic of China and Brazil
  • Trade: Council agrees negotiating position on economic anti-coercion rules
  • EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement - Guidance on the Rules of Origin (v6 - September 2022)
  • EP Think Tank: Investor-state protection disputes involving EU Member States: State of play
  • EP Think Tank: WTO agreement on fisheries subsidies 
  • Embodied Carbon in Trade: Carbon Loophole - See the Study by Global Efficiency Intelligence
  • West plays a tired, old tune on matching China’s Belt and Road - US and EU have repeatedly promised to challenge Chinese infrastructure investments, but this is a huge ask in reality - Politico.eu

INTERNAL MARKET & INDUSTRY

  • Agenda for: Working Party on Competitiveness and Growth (Internal Market) - 22 November 2022
  • Preparation of the Council (Competitiveness (Internal Market, Industry, Research & Space)) on 1-2 December 2022
    - Science as an instrument to facilitate policy making in the Member States - Policy debate
    - Draft Council conclusions on Research Infrastructures - Approval
    - EU Space data exploitation Policy debate
  • Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2022/2236 of 20 June 2022 amending Annexes I, II, IV and V to Regulation (EU) 2018/858 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the technical requirements for vehicles produced in unlimited series, vehicles produced in small series, fully automated vehicles produced in small series and special purpose vehicles, and as regards software update
  • Draft Opinion by MEP Marlene Mortler on the "EU Strategy for Sustainable and Circular Textiles"

CHEMICAL

  • Judgment of the General Court of 16 November 2022 in Cases T‑122/20 and T‑123/20, Sciessent LLC, Vs. European Commission, supported by Kingdom of Sweden, and by European Chemicals Agency (ECHA)
    Re: Biocidal products - Active substances - Silver zeolite and silver copper zeolite - Refusal of approval for product-types 2 and 7 - Article 4 and Article 19(1)(b) of Regulation (EU) No 528/2012 - Efficacy - Active substances for use in treated articles - Assessment of the efficacy of the treated articles themselves - Competence of the Commission - Principle of non-discrimination - Legal certainty - Legitimate expectations
  • Next EU-wide REACH enforcement project to focus on imported products - ECHA/NR/22/18

FINANCIAL SERVICES

TAXATION

  • Agenda for: Working Party on Tax Questions (Indirect Taxation) - 25 November 2022
  • Agenda for: EP Special committee on financial crimes, tax evasion and tax avoidance - 17-11-2022

ENERGY

  • Agenda for: Working Party on Energy - 17 November 2022
  • COP27: EU and Egypt step up cooperation on the clean energy transition - IP/22/6925
    - MoU on a strategic partnership on renewable hydrogen
    - EU, Egypt, EBRD Joint Statement on the Nexus of Water, Food and Energy
  • Energy transition of the EU’s fishing fleet and aquaculture - Information from the Commission
  • Energy crisis: MEPs back plans to boost the deployment of renewables

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

  • UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE): 9th Environment for Europe Ministerial Conference (Nicosia, Cyprus, 5-7 October 2022) - Statements by the EU and its Member States
  • Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on foreign subsidies distorting the internal market - Outcome of the EP's first reading (9 to 10 November 2022)
  • Draft Report by Radan Kanev on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 2010/75/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 24 November 2010 on industrial emissions (integrated pollution prevention and control) and Council Directive 1999/31/EC of 26 April 1999 on the landfill of waste - Deadline for tabling amendments: 07-12-2022

HEALTH, FOOD & PRODUCT SAFETY

DIGITAL SINGLE MARKET

  • Digital Services Act: EU's landmark rules for online platforms enter into force - IP/22/6906
  • ESA updates Significant Market Power guidelines to safeguard competitiveness in the telecoms market
  • Elon Musk’s Twitter on ‘collision course’ with EU regulators - Social media platform faces fresh scrutiny under new landmark laws to police Big Tech - Financial Times

DATA PRIVACY & CYBERSECURITY

  • The EDPS published its Opinion on a proposed Regulation laying down cybersecurity requirements for products with digital elements.
  • Don’t download Qatar World Cup apps, EU data authorities warn - Two World Cup apps pose serious privacy and security risks, European privacy regulators say - Politico.eu

TRANSPORT & MOBILITY

  • Press remarks by Commissioner Adina Vălean following the Transport Community Ministerial

AREA OF FREEDOM, SECURITY & JUSTICE

  • Agenda for: EP Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs - 17-11-2022
  • Combating antisemitism: Commission hosts an EU Civil Society Forum to launch network of Young European Ambassadors on Holocaust Remembrance - Midday Express
  • Making Schengen stronger: Bulgaria, Romania and Croatia are ready to fully participate in the Schengen area - IP/22/6945, see the Communication
    - Communication on Making Schengen stronger with the full participation of Bulgaria, Romania and Croatia in the area without internal border controls
    - Report of the voluntary based fact-finding mission to Bulgaria and Romania on the application of the Schengen acquis and its developments since 2011
    - Communication on the verification of the full application of the Schengen acquis by Croatia

ECB, EURO & ECONOMY

  • Agenda for: EP ECON Committee  - 17-11-2022
  • European Commission issues a new €6 billion NextGenerationEU green bond and raises an additional €2.5 billion to support Ukraine - IP/22/6902
  • ECB Financial Stability Review shows risks increasing as economic and financial conditions worsen
  • ECB - Consolidated financial statement of the Eurosystem as at 11 November 2022
  • Medium-term investment responses to activity shocks: the role of corporate debt - ECB Working Paper Series No.2751
  • Euro area monetary policy and TARGET balances: a trilogy - ECB Working Paper Series No.2750
  • Chronicle of a death foretold: does higher volatility anticipate corporate default? - ECB Working Paper Series No.2749
  • Price setting before and during the pandemic: evidence from Swiss consumer prices - ECB Working Paper Series No.2748
  • The role of the IMF in addressing climate change risks - ECB Occasional Paper Series No.309

FUTURE OF EUROPE

  • Possible items for College agendas from 22 November to 21 December 2022

EXTERNAL RELATIONS

  • Main results - Foreign Affairs Council (Defence) - 15 November 2022
  • EU-Australia Leaders' Meeting 2022: Joint press release 
  • Central Asia: HR Borrell to visit Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan
  • Kuwait: Statement by the Spokesperson on today’s executions
  • PESCO: the UK will be invited to participate in Military Mobility project

RUSSIAN INVASION OF UKRAINE