Europe Daily News, November 25, 2022 | Perspectives & Events


  • PPre-notification of a concentration (Case M.10838 – Bersan Europea De Auromocion/ Astara Western Europe)
  • PPre-notification of a concentration (Case M.10952 – NBIM / PSPIB / Capital Park)
  • PPre-notification of concentration (Case M.10862 – Olin / Mitsui / BWA JV)
  • IInitiation of proceedings (Case M.10615 – Booking Holdings / Etravelli Group)
  • Commission organizes workshop on mergers in the digital industry – lunchtime express
  • CDefault authorizes acquisition of sole control of Atalian by CD&R (M.10912) – Midday Express
  • CCommission Approves Acquisition of Imerys HTS by Platinum Equity (M.10900) – Midday Express
  • COmission Authorizes Gonvarri’s Acquisition of Joint Control of Hidria (M.10949) – Midday Express
  • Commission requests feedback for the evaluation of the rules on technology transfer agreements – feedback period: 25 November 2022 – 23 December 2022 – noon express
  • AAustria – AFCA presents results of sector inquiry on charging infrastructure for electric vehicles: 10 recommendations for fair competition
  • AAustria – Construction cartel: BWB and Federal Cartel Prosecutor sue against refusal to review the STRABAG decision


  • AState aid approval under Articles 107 and 108 TFEU – cases where the Commission does not object
  • CCommission approves changes to Italian programme, including €50 million budget increase, to support agriculture, forestry, fisheries and aquaculture sectors in Friuli Venezia Giulia in the context of Russia’s war against Ukraine (SA.104888) – Midday Express
  • ESA approves Norwegian subsidy program for certain small rural retailers hit by sharp rise in electricity prices



  • PCouncil redress (competitiveness (internal market, industry, research and space)) on 1./2. December 2022
    – Conclusions on the new European innovation agenda – Agreement = statement by the Luxembourg, Austrian and German delegations
    – 2022 Report of the SME Envoy Network to the Competitiveness Council – Presentation by the Commission
    – Proposal for a Council regulation laying down a framework for accelerating the deployment of renewable energies – Agreement on the content
  • PProposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the protection of geographical indications for handicraft and industrial products and amending Regulations (EU) 2017/1001 and (EU) 2019/1753 of the European Parliament and of the Council and Decision (EU ) 2019 /1754 – General Orientation


  • JJudgment of the Court of 24 November 2022 in Case C‑302/21 Casilda Vs. Banco Cetelem SA
    Regarding: Submission for a preliminary ruling – Dispute in the main proceedings that has become aimless – Disposition of the main issue
  • CCommission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/2303 of 24 November 2022 amending Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1780 laying down standard forms for the publication of notices in the field of public procurement


  • JJudgment of the Court of Justice of 24 November 2022 in case C-166/21; European Commission vs. Republic of Poland supported by Czech Republic
    Regarding: Failure of a Member State to fulfill obligations – Excise duty on alcohol and alcoholic beverages – Directive 92/83/EEC – Exemption from harmonized excise duty – Ethyl alcohol used in the manufacture of medicinal products – Article 27(1)(d) – Exemption from duty suspension for alcohol dependent – Impossibility reimbursement of excise duty paid – principle of proportionality
  • JJudgment of the Court of 24 November 2022 in Case C‑458/21 CIG Pannónia Életbiztosító Nyrt. Vs. Nemzeti Adó- és Vámhivatal Fellebbviteli Igazgatósága,
    Regarding: Reference for a preliminary ruling – Tax law – VAT – Directive 2006/112/EC – Article 132(1)(c) – Tax exemptions for certain activities carried out in the public interest – Provision of medical care in the exercise of medical and paramedical professions – Service Used by an insurance company to verify the accuracy of a diagnosis of a serious illness and to find and provide the best possible care and treatment abroad
  • Agenda for: Ad Hoc Working Group on the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (AHWP CBAM) – 05 December 2022
  • EU Tax Symposium to discuss the future EU tax mix “On the road to 2050: A Tax Mix for the future” – Midday Express


  • Agenda for: Energy Working Group – November 29, 2022
  • Main results of: Extraordinary Transport, Telecommunications and Energy (Energy) Council – 24 November 2022 – Opening speech by Commissioner Simson
    The Council agrees on the content of new gas joint purchasing measures and a solidarity mechanism – see outcome text
    EU wants to speed up approval procedures for renewable energy projects
    Proposal for a Council regulation establishing a framework to accelerate the deployment of renewable energy – agreement on content
  • EP urges the Commission to initiate a coordinated EU exit from the Energy Charter Treaty see EP resolution
  • CCease and desist Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/2301 of November 23, 2022 establishing the filling path with intermediate targets for 2023 for each Member State with underground gas storage facilities on its territory and with direct connection to its market area
  • CCommission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/2299 of November 15, 2022 with implementing provisions for Regulation (EU) 2018/1999 of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to the structure, format, technical details and procedures for the integrated national energy and climate progress reports


  • Agenda for: Environment working group – 28, 29 November and 2 December 2022
  • EU Cohesion Policy: EUR 89 million for “just climate change” in Denmark – Midday Express
  • PAs the number of deaths from air pollution in the EU continues to fall, further efforts are needed to create a pollution-free environment – see the EEA study



  • CCommission Implementing Decision (EU) 2022/2307 of November 23, 2022 amending Implementing Decision (EU) 2022/179 with regard to the designation and provision of the frequency bands 5150-5250 MHz, 5250-5350 MHz and 5470-5725 MHz in accordance with the technical conditions in the Annex listed


  • OPinion of Advocate General Emiliou of 24 November 2022 in Case C‑666/21 AI, Åklagarmyndigheten
    Regarding: Reference for a preliminary ruling – Transport – Harmonization of certain social legislation relating to road transport – Regulation (EC) No 561/2006 – Scope – Article 2(1)(a) – Concept ‘goods carriage’ – Mixed-use vehicle – Vehicle carrying both a temporary housing as well as a storage room for the transport of snowmobiles – carriage of goods for non-commercial purposes – tachographs – obligation to check such tachographs


  • Agenda for: Working Group on Cooperation in Criminal Matters COPEN (data retention) – 30 November 2022
  • PParliament insists EU must freeze Hungary’s funding – See EP resolution
  • 44 arrested in Europe-wide crackdown on high-risk criminal network – see Eurojust statement



  • SSpeech by President von der Leyen at the international symposium “The Idea of ​​Europe” as part of Kaunas – European Capital of Culture 2022, via video message



  • MEPs vote not to accept Russian-issued passports in occupied territories – see EP resolution
  • WQatar World Cup: FIFA should help compensate families of dead migrant workers – See EP resolution
  • SStatement by the High Representative on behalf of the EU on the alignment of certain countries with restrictive measures in relation to activities that undermine or threaten the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine


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