COMPETETION

  • NOTin opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.10590 – PAI / OTPP / Veonet partners)
  • NOTin opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.10587 – Blackstone / Warburg Pincus / INTRAFI Group)
  • Pprior notice of a concentration (Case M.10543 – Biscuit Holding / Continental Bakeries Holding)
  • Pprior notification of a concentration (Case M.10515 – Iliad / UPC Polska)
  • Ato respond presented by Ms Vestager to a Member of the European Parliament written question – Anti-competitive behavior of European Retail Alliances (ERAs)
  • AAustria – AFCA Files application fine the sub-metering provider
  • Belgium – French Competition Authority approved the merger between Water-Link and Pidpa
  • Belgium – Law of February 2, 2021 containing various provisions relating to the Economy (publication of the provisions relating to Book IV CEL)
  • gGermany – Fines imposed on manufacturers of modular expansion joints for bridges involved in a quota agreement
  • gGermany – Approval the takeover of the OMV service station network by EG Group (Esso) on condition that 48 sites are transferred to third parties
  • JNetherlands – The drug manufacturer Pfizer will to cease its pilot pricing structure for Enbrel following discussions with ACM
  • Jes Netherlands – ACM imposes a fine for deceptive telemarketing practices regarding puzzle subscriptions
  • Malta – Abandonment the proposed acquisition by Lidl Immobiliare Malta Limited of real estate in Zabbar belonging to Said Investments Limited and leases belonging to Scotts Limited
  • Poland – UoKiK – The year 2021 has been a record year in matters of mergers and acquisitions of companies
  • Portugal – AdC published a decision of no opposition to merger 2/2022 – GRP III/Ionity
  • Romania – The Competition Council evaluate the transaction by which Max Bau Materiale SRL intends to take over Dragmat SRL
  • Romania – The Competition Council is analyzing the operation by which Autonom Services SA intends to take over Premium Leasing SRL, which is part of the Țiriac group.
  • youK – CMA to keep ‘close eyes‘ on Google because it secures Privacy Sandbox end commitments
  • youK – Based on the evidence available to the CMA at this stage, the CMA revoked the initial enforcement order in connection with the IAA, Inc. / SYNETIQ Holdings Limited merger
  • Efiles of the European Council of Publishers EU Complaint against Google for anti-competitive practices in advertising technology – FinancialTimes

STATE AID

  • Aauthorisation State aid cases under Articles 107 and 108 TFEU – Cases where the Commission raises no objections
  • VSthe Commission approves the extension of the French scheme to encourage risky investments in innovative SMEs (SA.100943) – Noon Express
  • VSCommission approves €48.62 million Finnish aid measure to compensate Finnair for damages suffered due to the coronavirus pandemic (SA.63668) – Noon Express

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Aasked for: Customs business group (CBG) on EMSWe in conjunction with the 4th Meeting of the HLSG EMSWe Expert Subgroup for Digital Maritime System and Services Governance 23-24 February 2022
  • Aagenda for: Working Group on Commercial questions from February 15, 2022
  • Oa public consultation on the Trade and Sustainable Development Review:
    – Application of TSD provisions – Fact sheet

    – Implementation of DST provisions – Fact sheet

    – Challenges and Opportunities in Public Submission Processes for Non-Compliance – Fact sheet

    – Assess the experience of other countries in the implementation and application of SDT – Fact sheet
  • VSComparative analysis of trade and sustainable development provisions in free trade agreements – Final report
  • Ato respond presented by EVP Dombrovskis to an MEP written question – Consideration of citrus fruits as “highly sensitive products” in negotiations with third countries
  • Ato respond presented by EVP Dombrovskis to an MEP written question – Effective enforcement of compulsory licensing and exemptions from intellectual property requirements to boost vaccine production
  • youK Commercial one-stop shop – Policy Discussion Paper – Updated February 11, 2022

DOMESTIC MARKET & INDUSTRY

  • Aagenda for: Competitiveness and Growth Working Group (Industry) of February 14, 2022
  • gGeneral safety regulations – Secondary legislation to 27.01.2022
  • Scommissioner’s speech Breton at the “European Days of Industry”

FINANCIAL SERVICES

  • ESMA finds a high level of divergence in the disclosure of ESG factors in credit ratings
  • Speech by ESMA Verena Ross – Staying the course in an ever-changing digital world
  • youK-EU rule splits risk complexity for ESG investors – Confusion and additional costs could be in store for UK savers – FinancialTimes

ENERGY

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

  • OOcean Summit: New Steps Strengthen EU Leadership in Ocean Protection – IP/22/843, Fact sheet & President’s speech von der Leyen
  • MEPs want to strenghten new EU rules for the design, production and disposal of batteries
  • VScircular business models and smarter design can reduce the environmental and climate impacts of textiles – View EEA Briefing

HEALTH, FOOD AND PRODUCT SAFETY

  • VSCommission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/187 of 10 February 2022 authorizing the placing on the market of cetylated fatty acids as a novel food under Regulation (EU) 2015/2283 of the European Parliament and of the Council, and amending Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/2470 of the Commission
  • NOTOvel Foods: House Cricket bECOMES third insect authorized as a food ingredient for the EU market – see the Questions and answers
  • EMA – Reunion strong points of the Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee (PRAC) 7 – 10 February 2022
  • EFSA – Multi‐country outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis Sequence-like (ST)11 infections linked to eggs and egg products – February 8, 2022

DIGITAL & INFORMATION SOCIETY

DATA PRIVACY AND CYBERSECURITY

  • Ato respond presented by Mr. Reynders to an MEP written question – Access to health records for surviving mother and baby at home

TRANSPORT & MOBILITY

  • Aagenda of the committee Truck transport from February 18, 2022
  • Mminutes of the first meeting of the Specialized Committee on Truck transport from November 24, 2021

ECB, EURO & ECONOMY

  • Iinterview with Christine LagardePresident of the European Central Bank, led by Andreas Niesmann and Tim Szent-Ivany
  • BBanking Risk Taking and the Altered Transmission of Monetary Policy – Working Paper Series #2638
  • Jhe financial accelerator mechanism: is the frequency? – Series of working papers #2637

FUTURE OF EUROPE

  • MMinutes of the Meeting of Coreper January 26 and 28, 2022
  • Ffinal draft agenda for sessions from February 14 to 17, 2022

FOREIGN RELATIONS

  • Aagenda for: Meeting of the sub-group Conventional Arms Exports (COARM) of the working group on non-proliferation and arms exports of February 21, 2022
  • VSCouncil Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/183 of 10 February 2022 implementing Article 21(5) of Regulation (EU) 2016/44 concerning restrictive measures in view of the situation in Libya
  • VScouncil implementing decision (CFSP) 2022/189 of 10 February 2022 implementing Decision (CFSP) 2015/1333 concerning restrictive measures in view of the situation in Libya
  • Soudan: Statement by the spokesperson and partners on arrests and detentions in the country
  • RRussia: Statement by the High Representative on the EU’s response to Minister Lavrov’s letters
  • BOsnia and Herzegovina: Statement by the spokesperson on the vote in Republika Srpska
  • EU-Africa: Global Gateway Investment Package
  • youK to make new offer on Northern Ireland in talks with EU FinancialTimes