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Europe Daily News, 04 June 2024



  • Corrigendum to the Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.11535 - APG Asset Management / Stonepeak / Eunetworks)
  • Commission clears the acquisition of Beautynova by PAI Partners and Bluegem Capital (M.11528) - Midday Express
  • Commission clears creation of joint venture by Hydro and Northvolt (M.11472) - Midday Express
  • Commission clears the acquisition of Gruppo LTC by Nexans (M.11488) - Midday Express
  • Austria - Acerinox/Haynes merger: Acerinox withdraws the notification - see Case BWB/Z-6531
  • Bulgaria: The Commission on Protection of Competition conducted inspections in the offices of retailers of construction machinery
  • France: The Autorité de la concurrence has fined four cartels in the pre-cast concrete products sector. Eleven companies have been fined a total of €76,645,000
  • Lithuania - The Supreme Administrative Court says Ccartelist Sotėja received adequate fine of 40000 euros
  • Lithuania - The Competition Council concluded its investigation and sent a Statement of Objections to Giantera and to other companies distributing food supplements and cosmetics products
  • Spain - The CNMC investigates several companies for a possible allocation of tenders issued by AENA for the lease of facilities intended for fixed-base operators (FBOs) at airports


  • Authorisation for State aid pursuant to Articles 107 and 108 of the TFEU - Cases where the Commission raises no objections – SA.107520 & SA.112539
  • Commission approves Italian State aid scheme to support electricity production from renewable energy sources (SA.105880)
  • Commission approves €30 million Italian State aid scheme to support the establishment of new air routes from and to Sardinia (SA.111720) - Midday Express


  • Agenda for: Meeting of the Working Party on Dual Use Goods - 11 June 2024
  • Agenda for: Meeting of the Trade Policy Committee (Deputy Members) - 06 June 2024
  • EU request for consultations with the Republic of Colombia on Frozen Fries - 31 May 2024
  • CBAM and developing countries/LDCs - see the FactSheet
  • Study in support of an ex-post evaluation of the CETA between the European Union and its Member States and Canada - Inception Report & Annexes - 01 May 2024
  • DG Taxud - Starting from 3 June 2024, the EU’s customs pre-arrival safety and security system – Import Control System 2 (ICS2) – enters into the next phase of implementation
  • WTO - DG Okonjo-Iweala meets Kazakh President, attends Central Asia Trade Policy Forum in Almaty
  • Beijing returns fire against Washington and Brussels Premium content - The EU’s carefully calibrated disputes of the past have become clumsier - Financial Times
  • China-made EVs registered in Europe jump almost a quarter this year - Increase despite looming threat of higher tariffs on battery-run cars made in Asian country - Financial Times



  • Answer given by Mr Breton to a MEP written question - The PFAS restriction proposal and the safety of European patients


  • The EBA and ESMA invite comments on the review of the investment firms prudential framework
  • ESAs publish templates and tools for voluntary dry run exercise to support the DORA implementation


  • Commission Recommendation (EU) 2024/1590 of 28 May 2024 on transposing Articles 8, 9 and 10 on the energy saving obligation’s provisions of the Directive (EU) 2023/1791 of the European Parliament and of the Council on energy efficiency
  • Answer given by Ms Simson to a MEP written question - Gas storage levy


  • Meeting of the Expert Group on Forest and Forestry Stakeholder Platform - 23 April 2024
  • Presentations - Commission's Expert Group on Circular Economy and Sustainable Production and Consumption - 15 May 2024
  • Europe’s steelmakers risk missing climate targets despite billions in subsidies - Environmental campaigners warn that the industry must speed up plans to decarbonise - Financial Times


  • Agenda for: Working Party on Pharmaceuticals & Medical Devices - 10 June 2024
  • Agenda for: Meeting of the GPSR Committee -13 June 2024
  • Answer given by Mr Wojciechowski to a MEP written question - Use of eggs in processed foods – a level playing field
  • Answer given by Ms Kyriakides to a MEP written question - Spain’s persistent violation of EU animal welfare provisions and laws
  • Answer given by Ms Kyriakides to a MEP written question - Legislative proposals on harmonised animal welfare rules relating to turkeys


  • Commission services and ERGA partner in support of Digital Services Act enforcement - Midday Express
  • Answer given by Mr Breton to a MEP written question - Review of the Web Accessibility Directive


  • EDPS Guidelines on generative AI: embracing opportunities, protecting people
  • Opinion 10/2024 on the draft decision of the competent supervisory authority of Sweden regarding the approval of the requirements for accreditation of a certification body pursuant to Article 43.3 (GDPR)
  • Opinion 9/2024 on the draft decision of the Romanian Supervisory Authority regarding the Processor Binding Corporate Rules of the Genpact Group


  • EU Civil Protection Forum assesses how to improve EU crisis response
  • Fighting drug trafficking and organised crime - priorities and actions taken during the Belgian Presidency - Progress report
  • Germany leads rebellion against EU foreign influence law - Opposing countries argue bill mirrors Russia-inspired crackdown on civil rights groups - Financial Times


  • Statement by the HR/VP on behalf of the EU on the alignment of certain countries with Council Decision (CFSP) 2024/1339 concerning restrictive measures in view of the situation in Venezuela


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