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Europe Daily News, 19 April 2024



  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.11534 - Stonepeak / Orsted / Oona Energy)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.11508 - Aramco Digital / Ltimindtree / JV)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.11492 - Baywa/ Nufri / Nuba Berries JV)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.11478 - Gunvor / EVE / BBE)
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.10484 - PAI Partners / New Tiger)
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.11435 - PGGM / Eurazeo / Electra) 
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.11445 - Carlyle / GTCR / Resonetics)
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.11417 - Generali / GSD / GK Holding / JV)
  • Commission clears acquisition of Mercedes-Benz CPH by Van Mossel Automotive (M.11473) -  Midday Express
  • Commission clears acquisition of Invenergy Renewables by CDPQ, Blackstone and Invenergy IRH (M.11484) - Midday Express
  • Commission seeks feedback on commitments offered by Vifor over possible anticompetitive disparagement of iron medicine (AT.40577) - IP/24/2110
  • Denmark - Clear Channel Denmark pays DKK 6 million fine in competition case
  • Greece - Acquisition of joint control over SOFTONE by Rucio Investment, Rocinante Investments and Grey Squirrel Services
  • Italy - AGCM - Presentation of the Annual Activity Report 2023
  • Lithuania - The 2023 Annual Report of the Competition Council was presented
  • Portugal - Palex notifies the acquisition of exclusive control over Medicinália
  • Slovenia - PMU initiated an administrative procedure regarding a possible cartel agreement in a tender related to the supply of industrial photovoltaic equipment
  • UK - Breaches of the CMA’s markets and mergers remedies


  • Agenda for: Meeting of the Trade Policy Committee (Deputy Members) - 25 April 2024
  • Minutes of the Third meeting of the Committee on Trade in Goods under the EU-Viet Nam FTA - 30 November 2023
  • Minutes of the Third Trade Committee under the EU-Viet Nam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) - 01 December 2023
  • Commissioner Wojciechowski leads EU agri-business delegation to China - Midday Express
  • The WTO's negotiating function: Towards plurilaterals and new trade challenges - see the EP Briefing
  • WTO, FIFA take steps to advance cotton initiative unveiled at MC13 - see the MoU
  • EU sees signs China supplying dual-use components to Russia, Dombrovskis says - Reuters
  • The EU needs to get its trade mojo back, say Sweden and Finland - Nordic nations urge Brussels to get on and do trade deals — and not to tie them to its environmental agenda - Politico.eu


  • Answer given by Mr Breton to a MEP written question - How Germany benefits from the EU single market
  • Answer given by EVP Vestager to a MEP written question - Delayed start to the construction of the semiconductor factory in Ensdorf, Saarland
  • China is a threat to Europe’s gunpowder supply, defense boss warns - Saab chief cautions that Beijing dominates supplies of a key component to make powder to fire shells, and metal for submarines and warships - Politico.eu



  • Agenda for: Working Party on Energy - 22 April 2024
  • ACER’s monitoring shows EU LNG imports might be near its peak
  • ACER consults on the European market rules on gas transmission capacity allocation
  • Revised REMIT protects the EU energy market from manipulation: ACER addresses stakeholders’ questions
  • ENTSOG publishes its Summer Supply Outlook 2024 (with Winter 2024/25 overview) and Summer Supply Review 2023
  • EU watchdog warns bloc still needs Russian LNG - Financial Times


  • Agenda for: Working Party on the Environment - 22, 23, 24, 25 & 26 April 2024
  • Agenda for: 27th Meeting of the CEG/MSP on Protecting and Restoring the World’s Forests, including the EU Timber Regulation and the FLEGT Regulation (Deforestation) - 24 April 2024
  • EU calls for global ban on some plastic products to fight pollution
  • EVP Šefčovič is in Canada for negotiations on the UN treaty to combat global plastic pollution - Midday Express
  • EU Agencies: more work needed to make chemicals safe and sustainable - see EEA Statement and Report


  • Alternative protein sources for food and feed - see the Study by the EPRS
  • Third meeting of the subgroup on vaccination under the Public Health Expert Group (PHEG) – 18 April 2024 - Flash Report
  • EFSA - Scientific Opinion - Re-evaluation of certain aspects of the EFSA Scientific Opinion of April 2010 on risk assessment of parasites in fishery products, based on new scientific data. Part 1: ToRs1–3
  • EFSA - Scientific Opinion - Vaccination of poultry against highly pathogenic avian influenza – Part 2. Surveillance and mitigation measures
  • EFSA - Scientific Opinion - Safety and efficacy of a feed additive consisting of vitamin B12 (cyanocobalamin) produced by fermentation with Ensifer adhaerens CGMCC 21299 for all animal species (NHU Europe GmbH)
  • EFSA - Scientific Opinion - Safety evaluation of the food enzyme oryzin from the non‐genetically modified Aspergillus ochraceus strain AE‐P


  • Agenda for: Horizontal Working Party on Cyber Issues - 22 April 2024
  • Council Decision on the conclusion, on behalf of the EU, of the Protocol amending the Agreement between the EU and Japan for an Economic Partnership regarding free flow of data - Adoption
  • EDPB sets out priorities for 2024-2027 and clarifies implementation DPF redress mechanisms
  • Answer given by VP Jourova to a MEP written question - Accusations of extensive personal data leak during European election campaign
  • France appeals to Legal Service of Council of EU as part of discussions on European cybersecurity certification scheme


  • Answer given by VP Jourova to a MEP written question - Reforming the Free Movement Directive
  • Obstetric and gynaecological violence in the EU - Prevalence, legal frameworks and educational guidelines for prevention and elimination - see Study by the EP FEMM Committee
  • The ‘brain waste’ of skilled migrants in Europe - A new investigation shows how countries hold back educated people from overseas from working in their fields of training - Financial Times


  • Commission disburses the second payment of €122 million to Estonia under the Recovery and Resilience Facility - Midday Express
  • Additional obligations for Very Large Online Platforms kick in for Pornhub, Stripchat and XVideos under the DSA
  • Unlocking efficiency: optimal monetary policy when capital misallocation matters - ECB Research Bulletin No.118
  • Interview with Luis de Guindos, Vice-President of the ECB, conducted by Michalis Psilos
  • Raiffeisen warns ECB plans could derail plan to sell Russian arm - Financial Times


  • European Council conclusions, 17 and 18 April 2024
    Opening remarks by President von der Leyen
    Remarks by President Charles Michel
  • Statement by President von der Leyen at the joint press conference with Belgian Prime Minister De Croo and Enrico Letta


  • Statement by President von der Leyen at the joint press conference with Finnish Prime Minister Orpo




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