EU CORONAVIRUS RESPONSES

HEALTH

ECONOMY

COMPETITION

  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.10593 – Dussur / SeAH / JV)
  • P.rior notification of a concentration (Case M.10636 – Covéa / Partenerre)
  • P.rior notification of a concentration (Case M.10642 – Central / Signa / Selefridges)
  • C.ommission clears acquisition of THIF by SNCF (M.9603) – Midday Express
  • Denmark – Competition between Danish pharmacies is too weak, watchdog says
  • G.ermany – Increasing animal welfare in milk production – Bundeskartellamt tolerates the introduction of the QM + program
  • T.he Netherlands – ACM to assess adjusted proposal of Apple regarding its conditions for dating apps
  • ATK – CMA blocks the merger between Cargotec and Konecranes and thus the Companies have jointly decided to cancel the planned merger

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • ANDgenda for: Trade Policy Committee (Deputies) of 01 April 2022
  • E.U challenges discriminatory practices of UK’s green energy subsidy scheme at WTO – see the Request for Consultation
  • INTO – DG Okonjo-Iweala: “This is not the time to retreat inward”
  • INTO – European Union – Anti-dumping measures on certain cold-rolled flat steel products from Russia – Suspension of Panel work – Communication from the Panel
  • ANDgenda for: 2nd meeting of the Specialized Committee on Energy under the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement of 30 March 2022

INTERNAL MARKET & INDUSTRY

  • C.ommission Implementing Decision (EU) 2022/498 of 22 March 2022 amending Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/167 as regards harmonized standards for avalanche beacons, satellite earth stations and systems, land mobile earth stations, maritime mobile earth stations, IMT cellular networks equipment , fixed radio systems, digital terrestrial TV transmitters, mobile communication on board aircraft systems, multi Gbps radio equipment, broadcast sound receivers, audio frequency induction loop drivers, primary surveillance radars and TETRA radio equipment
  • M.edical radioisotopes production infrastructure in the EU: Powerpoint presentation (Research (atomique questions) WP meeting 28 March 2022

FINANCIAL SERVICES

  • Basel 3 finalization, Daisy Chain Regulation (CRR / BRRD) – Three-column table to commence trilogies
  • E.SMA has published its Final Report on the European Union Carbon Market (EU carbon market)
  • E.SMA has proposed targeted amendments to some of its Regulatory Technical Standards (RTS 1 and RTS 2) which specify the Markets in Financial Instruments Regulation (MiFIR) transparency requirements for equity and non-equity respectively
  • E.SMA is publishing the outcome of a study analyzing the performance of actively managed equity UCITS relative to their prospectus and market benchmark indices

TAXATION

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

  • ANDgenda for: Meeting relating to the implementation of Ambient Air Quality Directives of 05 April 2022
  • C.ouncil adopts 8th environmental action program
  • ANDnswer given by Mr Sinkevicius to a MEP written question – Animal testing free alternatives
  • ANDnswer given by Mr Sinkevicius to a MEP written question – Biodegradability standards in the circular economy
  • ANDnswer given by Mr Breton to a MEP written question – The use of PVC (polyvinyl chloride) in the context of a non-toxic environment

HEALTH, FOOD & PRODUCT SAFETY

  • ANDgenda for: Meeting of the PAFF Committee, section Phytopharmaceuticals
    – Legislation of 30-31 March 2022
    – Pesticide Residues of 11-12 April 2022
  • S.CCS – Minutes of the 1st plenary meeting, Luxembourg, 15-16 March 2022
  • E.FSA – Peer review of the pesticide risk assessment of the active substance
    – Trichoderma atroviride strain AGR2
    – Heptamaloxyloglucan
    – thiabendazole in light of confirmatory data submitted
  • E.FSA – Modification of the existing MRL for apricots and setting of import tolerances for cyantraniliprole in various crops
  • E.CDC – Salmonella and Campylobacter continue to show high levels of antibiotic resistance
  • T.he EU Summary Report on Antimicrobial Resistance in zoonotic and indicator bacteria from humans, animals and food in 2019-2020 – ECDC

TRANSPORT & MOBILITY

  • P.roposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 2010/40 / EU on the framework for the deployment of Intelligent Transport Systems in the field of road transport and for interfaces with other modes of transport [COM(2021) 813 final – 2021/0419 (COD)] – Opinion of the European Economic and Social Committee

DIGITAL & INFORMATION SOCIETY

  • Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on roaming on public mobile communications networks within the Union (recast)
  • M.inutes of: 78th Meeting of the Radio Spectrum Committee – (Decision n ° 676/2002 / EC) of 09 March 2022

AREA OF FREEDOM, SECURITY & JUSTICE

  • T.he mere fact that a judge was appointed at a time when that judge’s Member State was not a democratic regime does not affect the independence and impartiality of that judge (See CPR Nº 52/2022 – Judgment of the Court of Justice in Case C-132 / 20, Getin Noble Bank)
  • S.ecurity and justice in the digital world: Commission proposes negotiating mandate for new United Nations Convention against cybercrime – Midday Express

ECB, EURO & ECONOMY

  • ANDnnual work program decision 2022: Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs
  • K.eynote speech by Andrea Enria: The challenges of good corporate citizenship
  • E.CB Guide on options and discretions available in Union law – Consolidated version
  • L.etter from Andrea Enria to Mr Eickhout, Mr Urtasun, MEPs, on the supervision of climate-related and environmental risks

EXTERNAL RELATIONS

  • ANDfghanistan: Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the European Union calling for the immediate re-opening of secondary schools for girls
  • H.umanitarian aid: EU releases € 48.4 million to support people in Bangladesh, Myanmar and the region – IP / 22/2154

RUSSIA – UKRAINE WAR

  • T.he impact of the war in Ukraine on the European sport sector – Presentation by the Polish delegation
  • H.ome Affairs Council: 10-Point Plan on stronger European coordination on welcoming people fleeing the war against Ukraine – IP / 22/2152
  • C.ommission Implementing Decision (EU) 2022/500 of 25 March 2022 establishing the military aggression of Russia against Ukraine as the occurrence of an exceptional event causing a significant disruption of markets

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