febrero 02 2023

Europe Daily News, 02 February 2023



  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.11024 - Geodis International / Trans-O-Flex Express)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.10993 - T-Mobile Asutria Holding / Meridiam Investment / JV)
  • Romania - The Competition Council is examining the transaction by which Cemacon SA (Pavăl Holding Group), intends to take over Euro Cărămida SA (producers of ceramic blocks)
  • Serbia - The Commission for the Protection of Competition has launched an ex officio competition infringement investigation against the company VAILLANT doo
  • UK - The CMA gives notice of the proposal to accept final undertakings and is inviting comments by 5pm on 16 February 2023 (Sika AG / MBCC Group merger)
  • UK - Children’s social care: CMA recommendations accepted by UK government


  • State aid: the Court annuls in part the Commission’s decision on the ‘Spanish Tax Lease System’ (See CPR Nº 21/2023 - Judgment of the Court of Justice in Joined Cases C-649/20 P, C-658/20 P, C-662/20 P, Spain Vs. Commission)
  • EFTA Surveillance Authority - State aid – Decision to raise no objections
  • EFTA Surveillance Authority - State aid – Decision to raise no objections 
  • Norway: Effective competition is good industrial policy - The EU is relaxing its state aid rules and ESA usually follows suit. This makes an effective competition policy more important than ever


  • Agenda for: Trade Policy Committee (Experts - Services and Investment) - 08 February 2023
  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2023/215 of 1 February 2023 correcting the Spanish language version of Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/1100 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty and definitively collecting the provisional duty imposed on imports of certain hot-rolled flat products of iron, non-alloy or other alloy steel originating in Turkey
  • Answer given by Mr Gentiloni to a MEP written question - Fresh garlic fraudulently imported from China under the frozen heading of the customs code
  • UK - Government accepts recommendation to keep measures on imports of Continuous Glass Fibre from China
  • WTO - Exports of intermediate goods post sustained growth in second quarter of 2022 - See the Info Note


  • Opinion of Advocate General Emiliou of 2 February 2023 in Case C‑543/21, Verband Sozialer Wettbewerb eV Vs. famila-Handelsmarkt Kiel GmbH & Co. KG
    Re: Reference for a preliminary ruling - Selling price - Drinks and yogurts sold in returnable containers on which a refundable deposit is charged - National legislation requiring traders to indicate the amount of the deposit separately from the price of the product itself and prohibiting the total amount to be indicated
  • Public subsidies paid to denominational private schools may be reserved for churches and religious societies recognised by the Member State concerned (See CPR Nº 20/2023 - Judgment of the Court of Justice in Case C-372/21, Freikirche der Siebenten-Tags-Adventisten in Deutschland)
  • Agenda for: Working Party  on Technical Harmonisation (Dangerous Substances - Chemicals) - 06 February 2023
  • Minutes of: 10th meeting of the Expert Group “Return of Cultural Objects” - 08 December 2022
  • EP IMCO Committee: EU Strategy for Sustainable and Circular Textiles - 06 February 2023
    - Amendment & Draft opinion by MEP Anne-Sophie Pelletier


  • Agenda for: Working Party of the Financial Counsellors - 07 February 2023
  • ESMA publishes data for the systematic internaliser calculations
  • ESMA issues Opinion on the trading venue perimeter


  • Opinion of Advocate General Athanasios Rantos of 2 February 2023 in Case C-615/21, Napfény-Toll Kft. Vs. Nemzeti Adó- és Vámhivatal Fellebbviteli Igazgatósága
    Re: Reference for a preliminary ruling - National taxation procedure - VAT - National legislation providing for the suspension of the limitation period for the right to tax, in the context of judicial review, without any time-limit, irrespective of the number of repeated tax procedures - Principles of legal certainty and effectiveness of Union law
  • Opinion of Advocate General Athanasios Rantos of 2 February 2023 in Case C-833/21, Endesa Generación SA v Tribunal Económico Administrativo Central
    Re: Reference for a preliminary ruling - Taxation - Directive 2003/96/EC - Taxation of energy products and electricity - Article 14(1)(a) - Exemption for energy products and electricity used to produce electricity and for electricity used to maintain the capacity to produce electricity - Power of Member States to derogate from that exemption for 'reasons relating to the protection of the environment' - National tax on coal used for the production of electricity - Environmental policy objectives - Criteria for assessment


  • Agenda for: Working Party on Energy - 07 February 2023
  • ACER publishes its latest report on how electricity network tariffs are set in Europe
  • ACER’s Opinion on ENTSO-E’s Winter Outlook highlights the importance of keeping electricity flowing across borders


  • Agenda for: Working Party on the Environment - 06 February 2023
  • Draft report by MEP César Luena (ENVI) on the Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on Nature Restoration - Amendments 2188 - 2345
  • Opinion by MEP Sara Skyttedal (ITRE) on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on fluorinated greenhouse gases, amending Directive (EU) 2019/1937 and repealing Regulation (EU) No 517/2014




  • Agenda for: Att. Horizontal Working Party on Cyber Issues - 03 February 2023
  • Cybersecurity: main and emerging threats - See MEP Statement



  • Commission Implementing Decision of 1.2.2023 on the authorisation of the disbursement of the second instalment of the non-repayable support and the second instalment of the loan support for Portugal
  • ECB - Euro area bank interest rate statistics: December 2022



  • Agenda for: Working Party of Foreign Relations Counsellors (RELEX) - Horizontal Questions - 03 February 2023
  • Solomon Islands: Statement by the Spokesperson on the ratification of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty
  • Kazakhstan-EU: Joint statement by Deputy Prime Minister – Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan Mukhtar Tileuberdi and the HR/VP Josep Borrell on the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations
  • EU and Nepal hold their 14th Joint Commission
  • Beyond disinformation - EU responses to the threat of foreign information manipulation


  • Ukraine: College of Commissioners travels to Kyiv - IP/23/541
    - EU Sanctions against Russia following the invasion of Ukraine
    - EU accession process - step by step
    - European Commission opinion on EU membership application (June 2022)

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