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Europe Daily News, 28 May 2024



  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.11546 - Unicredit / Alpha Bank Romania)
  • Commission clears acquisition of PSA Canada Ventures by PSA International and Terminal Investment Limited (M.11429) - Midday Express
  • Greece - Mapping of the conditions of competition in the market for veterinary medicinal products
  • Poland - The UOKIK has initiated an investigation into possible anti-competitive practices in the sale of Xiaomi equipment
  • Portugal - The AdC adopted a non-opposition decision in merger operation 23/2024 - Finerge / Eólica da Arada*Eólica da Cabreira*Eólica de Montemuro*Windminho
  • Portugal - The AdC accuses multinational technology consultancy group of anti-competitive practices in the labour market
  • Portugal - The AdC adopted a non-opposition decision in merger 11/2024 - Barraqueiro / MGC
  • Romania - The Competition Council has launched an analysis on how airlines set the price level of airplane tickets for routes departing from Romania
  • Google, Amazon, Apple lobby group opposes India's EU-like antitrust proposal - Reuters
  • Telecom Italia receiving good signals from EU antitrust on network sale - Reuters


  • Authorisation for State aid pursuant to Articles 107 and 108 of the TFEU - Cases where the Commission raises no objections – SA.109124


  • Minutes of 19th meeting of the Interfaces thematic team of the Single Window (EMSWe) Expert Group of the HLSG for Governance of the Digital Maritime System and Services jointly with the Customs Business Group (CBG) - 20 & 21 September 2023
  • The EU and Australia signed today a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for a bilateral partnership to cooperate on sustainable critical and strategic minerals - IP/24/2904
  • Answer given by Ms Simson to a MEP written question - Article 310 of the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement
  • Answer given by EVP Dombrovskis to a MEP written question - WTO negotiations on e-commerce and the policy of cultural exception
  • Answer given by EVP Dombrovskis to a MEP written question - Distribution of Russian steel slab import quotas following EU sanctions
  • WTO - New disciplines on regulation of services trade enter into force for four more members
  • Is the EU already in a trade war with China? - Even if they aren’t yet, things could soon get nastier as Brussels’ investigation into Chinese electric vehicles nears its conclusion -
  • How Chinese EV makers will respond to steep US tariffs - Manufacturers are likely to target expansion in Europe with luxury models that offer new features to consumers - Financial Times




  • TTE (Energy) Council - 30 May 2024
    - Any other business National Energy and Climate Plans – state of play - Information from the Commission


  • Europe's bathing waters remain safe - IP/24/2901 & EEA Report
  • EIB provides ETRA with €100 million to support the transition to a greener, more circular economy - IP/24/2903
  • Widespread Water Contamination by ‘Forever Breakdown Product’ of PFAS Pesticides - see Report and Letter by PAN Europe
  • Europe’s political divide over the return of wolves - As rewilding opens up new habitats, the debate over whether to coexist with the animals or control their numbers is growing - Financial Times


  • EFSA - Scientific Opinion - Assessment of the feed additive consisting of Lactiplantibacillus plantarum DSM 18112ATCC PTA‐6139DSM 18114 for all animal species for the renewal of its authorisation (Pioneer Hi‐Bred International, Inc.)


  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2024/1459 of 27 May 2024 laying down rules for the application of Regulation (EU) 2023/988 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the implementation of the interoperable interface of the Safety Gate Portal for providers of online marketplaces
  • Vice-President Jourová in California to discuss protection of elections against disinformation and foreign interference as well as EU's digital policy - Midday Express


  • ECB Consumer Expectations Survey results – April 2024
  • Speech by ECB' Isabel Schnabel: The benefits and costs of asset purchases
  • Designing a macroprudential capital buffer for climate-related risks - ECB Working Paper Series No.2943
  • Consumer risk-taking and stock market investment: Insights using the CES’s consumer finance module - Research Bulletin - No.119



  • Main results of: Foreign Affairs Council - 27 May 2024
  • Syria: Council renews restrictive measures and extends humanitarian exemption for another year - See Decision (CFSP) 2024/1510; Decision (CFSP) 2024/1496; Regulation (EU) 2024/1497 & Regulation (EU) 2024/1517
  • EUMPM Niger: Council decides not to extend the mandate of the mission - See Decision (CFSP) 2024/1498
  • EU pledges €2.12 billion in support of the future of Syria and the region, during Brussels Eight Conference - IP/24/2841
  • EU allocates €201 million in humanitarian aid for Sahel and Africa's Lake Chad countries - IP/24/2902
  • Foreign Affairs Council (Defence): Press remarks by High Representative Josep Borrell upon arrival
  • The EU and EFTA-EEA States take stock of their cooperation and celebrate 30 years of the Agreement on the European Economic Area at a Council meeting - Midday Express
  • US and EU ‘too soft’ on Serbia, Kosovo PM says - Albin Kurti says western capitals should give Belgrade a deadline to adopt sanctions against Russia - Financial Times
  • EU foreign ministers discuss sanctions against Israel - “For the first time at an EU meeting, in a real way, I’ve seen significant discussion on sanctions and ‘what if’,” Ireland’s foreign minister said -


  • Russia: EU sets up new country-specific framework for restrictive measures against those responsible for human rights violations, and lists 20 persons - see Regulation (EU) 2024/1488 & Regulation (EU) 2024/1485
  • Information manipulation in Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine: EU lists two individuals and one entity - see Decision 2024/1508/CFSP
  • Western businesses backtrack on their Russia exit plans - Companies such as Avon Products, Air Liquide and Reckitt remain in country as bureaucratic obstacles to leaving increase - Financial Times

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