EU CORONAVIRUS RESPONSES

HEALTH

  • C.ouncil Decision (EU) 2022/451 of 3 March 2022 authorizing the opening of negotiations on behalf of the European Union for an international agreement on pandemic prevention, preparedness and response, as well as complementary amendments to the International Health Regulations (2005)
  • E.CDC – Guidance for the prevention and control of COVID-19 in temporary reception centers in the context of the large numbers of people fleeing Ukraine
  • E.CDC – COVID-19 testing, vaccination and implementation of protective measures recommended for reception centers of displaced people from Ukraine
  • E.U Digital COVID Certificate: EU launches new revocation feature – Midday Express

STATE AID

  • C.ommission approves Latvian scheme to support arts, entertainment and recreation companies affected by the coronavirus pandemic (SA.101995) – Midday Express

COMPETITION

  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.10456 – Sky / Viacomcbs / JV)
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.10614 – PAI Partners / Uvesco)
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.10153 – Orange / Telekom Romania Communications)
  • C.ommission clears acquisition of Altadia by Carlyle (M.10603) – Midday Express
  • C.ommission clears the acquisition of MCJ by Mitsui and Max Mara Group (M.10639) – Midday Express
  • C.ommission clears acquisition of Kaefer by Altor Fund Manager, SMS and Kaefer Holding (M.10597) – Midday Express
  • C.ompetition: ECN authorities’ statement on the application of competition law in the context of the Russian invasion of Ukraine
  • G.ermany – Bundeskartellamt: Chips and perception software in driver assistance systems: Qualcomm can take over Veoneer’s Arriver business

STATE AID

  • C.ommission approves € 2 billion Austrian scheme under Recovery and Resilience Facility to support roll out of broadband networks (SA.63172) – IP / 22/1922
  • C.ommission approves € 120 million Spanish scheme under Recovery and Resilience Facility to support sustainable rail freight transport (SA.100486) – IP / 22/1921

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • ANDgenda for: ad-hoc Trade & Customs Group meeting on crisis response of 24 March 2022
  • ANDgenda for: 23rd meeting of the Customs Expert Group, section Customs Status and Transit of 01 April 2022
  • Draft – Explanatory Notes to the Combined Nomenclature of the European Union (heading 9403; Heading 7616; Heading 3926)
  • Draft – Explanatory Notes to the Combined Nomenclature of the European Union (CN subheadings “8701 91 10 to 8701 95 90 Other, of an engine power”)
  • INTO – Items proposed for consideration at the next meeting of the Dispute Settlement Body of 28 March 2022
  • INTO – United States – Anti-Dumping and Countervailing Duties on Ripe Olives from Spain – Communication from the EU and the United States concerning Article 21.3 (c) of the DSU

INTERNAL MARKET & INDUSTRY

  • ANDgenda for: 22nd meeting of the eCommerce expert group of 26 February 2022
  • C.ommissioner Gabriel participates in high-level event on civic engagement in EU Missions in research and innovation – Midday Express
  • BusinessEurope Newsletter Headlines No. 2022-09

ENERGY

  • Request for a preliminary ruling from the Consiglio di Stato (Italy) of 3 January 2022 – Green Network SpA Vs. SF, YB, Autorità di Regolazione per Energia Reti e Ambiente (ARERA) (Case C-5/22)
  • G.ermany says it has clinched long-term gas supply deal with Qatar – Berlin and other EU countries are seeking alternative suppliers to Russia and ways to shield consumers from rising prices – Financial Times

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

  • Resource nexus and the European Green Deal – See EEA Briefing

AGRICULTURE & FISHERIES

  • P.roposal for a Council Decision concerning the conclusion of the amendments to the International Sugar Agreement, 1992
  • E.U reviews sustainable food plans as Ukraine war disrupts imports – Grain and fertiliser imports decline after Russia’s invasion, raising concerns in Brussels over food security – Financial Times

HEALTH, FOOD & PRODUCT SAFETY

  • Request for a preliminary ruling from the Hanseatisches Oberlandesgericht Hamburg (Germany) of 23 December 2021 – Syngenta Agro GmbH Vs. Agro Trade Handelsgesellschaft mbH (Case C-830/21)
    Re: Article 1 of Regulation (EU) No 547/2011; parallel import of a plant protection product; packaging
  • C.ommission Regulation (EU)… /… of XXX on recycled plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with foods, and repealing Regulation (EC) No 282/2008
  • ANDgenda for: Expert Group on the European Food Security Crisis Preparedness and Response Mechanism of 23 March 2022
  • S.CHEER – Minutes of the Working Group meeting on Titanium dioxide in toys of 8 March 2022
  • S.CCS – Request for a scientific opinion on “Hydroxyapatite (nano)” (CAS / EC No .: 1306-06-5 / 215-145-7)
  • S.CCS – Request for a scientific opinion on the hair dye ‘Sodium Bromothymol Blue (C186)’
  • S.CCS – Final Opinion on Kojic acid

DIGITAL & INFORMATION SOCIETY

DATA PRIVACY & CYBERSECURITY

  • Request for a preliminary ruling from the Kammergericht (Germany) of 21 December 2021 – Deutsche Wohnen SE Vs. Staatsanwaltschaft Berlin (Case C-807/21)
    Re: Article 83 (4) to (6) of the GDPR; functional concept of an undertaking and the principle of an economic entity; Articles 101 and 102 TFEU; administrative fine
  • ANDgenda for: Working Party on Data Privacy of 23 March 2022

AREA OF FREEDOM, SECURITY & JUSTICE

  • Draft Minutes of the Council of the EU (Justice & Home Affairs) of 3 and 4 March 2022
  • Draft Council Conclusions – Preventing and Combating Violence against Women: targeting psychological violence and coercive control

FUTURE OF EUROPE

ECB, EURO & ECONOMY

  • C.ommission Decision (EU) 2022/453 of 15 March 2022 amending the Annex to the Monetary Agreement between the European Union and the Vatican City State
  • T.he labor market recovery in the euro area through the lens of the ECB Consumer Expectations Survey – ECB Economic Bulletin Issue 2, 2022
  • E.conomic Adjustment in the Euro Area and the United States during the COVID-19 Crisis – Discussion Paper 160

EXTERNAL RELATIONS

  • ANDgenda of: Foreign Affairs Council & Foreign Affairs Council (Defense) of 21 March 2022
    Bosnia & Herzegovina: Council extends sanctions regime until 31 March 2024

RUSSIA – UKRAINE WAR

  • ATkraine: Commission launches special call to support Member States welcoming refugees from Ukraine and the phasing out of their reliance on fossil fuels from Russia – IP / 22/1867
  • ATkraine: Statement by the Spokesperson on the abductions of Ukrainian officials and citizens by Russian occupation troops

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