Europe Daily News, July 14, 2022 | Insights and Events

COMPETITION

  • Mmarketing of perindopril: Advocate General Kokott proposes that the Court rule that all the agreements concluded by the Servier group with generic pharmaceutical companies constituted restrictions of competition by object and to annul the findings of the General Court concerning the agreements between Servier and Krka, on the one hand, and the definition of the relevant market for the purposes of applying Article 102 TFEU, on the other (see CPR No.130/2022 – Opinion of the Advocate General in cases: C-176/19P Commission Vs. Servier and others and C-201/19P, Servier and others v. Commission)
  • Opinion of Advocate General Rantos of July 14, 2022 in Case C-127/21PAmerican Airlines Inc. Vs. European Commission
    Re: Appeal – Regulation (EC) No 139/2004 – Concentrations between undertakings – Air transport market – Concentration declared compatible with the common market – Commitments made by the parties to the concentration – Decision granting acquired rights
  • NOTin opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.10750 -Kärcher / Woco / Wairify)
  • NOTin opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.10618 – Wacker Neuson / PORR / Umdasch Group / Sequello JV)
  • Pprior notification of a concentration (Case M.10747 – BHC / Dussur / Baker Petrolite Saudi Company JV)
  • Pprior notification of a concentration (Case M.10784 – Bain Capital / BPEA / Citiustech)
  • EThe European Commission publishes Report 2021 on competition policy – Noon Express
  • VSCommission authorizes the acquisition of Stanley Security by Securitas (M.10594) – Noon Express
  • VSBoard clears acquisition of joint control of Citrix and TIBCO by Vista and Elliott (M.10672) – Noon Express
  • VSCommission clears acquisition of joint control of Nielsen by Elliott Investment and Brookfield Private Equity Holdings (M.10758) – Noon Express
  • VSthe committee invites comments on commitments proposed by Amazon regarding marketplace seller data and access to Buy Box and Prime – IP/22/4522
  • Italy – AGCM, open investigation against Google for abuse of a dominant position in data portability
  • youK – The CMA published the parties’ further response to the preliminary findings of the Dye & Durham (UK) Limited / TM Group (UK) Limited merger investigation
  • youK – The CMA announcement its merger investigation for the acquisition by Wm Morrison Supermarkets Ltd of certain assets of McColl’s Retail Group Plc, Martin McColl Limited, Clark Retail Limited, Dillons Stores Limited, Smile Stores Limited, Charnwait Management Limited and Martin Retail Group Limited

STATE AID

  • EDecision of the FTA Supervisory Authority No. 276/21/COL of 8 December 2021 on the Norwegian regional aid map 2022-2027 (Norway)
  • EFTA Supervisory Authority – State Aid – Decision to raise no objections
  • EFTA Supervisory Authority – State Aid – Decision to raise no objections
  • VSThe Commission approves the modification of the regional aid map 2022-2027 for Greece (SA.103501) – Noon Express
  • VSCommission approves €20 million Irish aquaculture scheme in the context of Brexit (SA.102229) – Noon Express

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Aagenda of: Trade Policy Committee (Services & Investment) – July 20, 2022
  • Pproposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on foreign subsidies distorting the internal market – Letter to the Chairman of the INTA Committee of the European Parliament
  • OTo MC12 – sanitary and phytosanitary declaration “Responding to modern SPS challenges” adopted at the Ministerial Conference – Information from the French delegation, on behalf of the Austrian, Belgian, Cypriot, French, Greek, Irish, Italian, Latvian, Luxembourg, Portuguese, Slovak and Spanish delegations

DOMESTIC MARKET & INDUSTRY

  • SDiesel vehicle software that reduces the effectiveness of the emission control system at normal temperatures for most of the year is a prohibited circumvention device (see CPR No. 124/2022 – Judgments of the Court of Justice in cases C-128/20 & GSMB Invest, C-134/20 &Volkswagen and C-145/20 & Porsche Inter Auto and Volkswagen)
  • EEuropean Research Council Maps the research he funded

AGRICULTURE & FISHERIES

  • By not ending the use of the designation ‘Feta’ for cheese intended for export to third countries, Denmark has failed to fulfill its obligations under EU law (see DPRK No. 125/2022 – Judgment of the Court of Justice in the case C-159/20Commission Vs. Denmark (PDO Feta))
  • Mmarket situation, in particular following the invasion of Ukraine – Member States comments
  • Sserious drought situation in Hungary – Information of the Hungarian delegation

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

  • Oresults of the second segment of the triple conference of the parties to the Basel (COP 15), Rotterdam (COP 10) and Stockholm (COP 10) conventions (Geneva, Switzerland, 6-17 June 2022) – Information from the presidency and the Commission
  • Fface-to-face segment of the 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal (Geneva, 6 – 17 June 2022) – Face-to-face segment face of the 10th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade (Geneva, 6 – 17 June 2022) – Face-to-face segment of the 10th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (Geneva, 6 – 17 June 2022) – Compilation of statements

HEALTH, FOOD AND PRODUCT SAFETY

  • EEuropean Health Union: stricter rules for increased safety and quality of blood, tissues and cells – IP/22/4403 & QaA

DIGITAL SINGLE MARKET

AREA OF FREEDOM, SECURITY AND JUSTICE

  • EEuropean arrest warrant and the condition of dual criminality: a perfect concordance is not required between the elements of the offense concerned in the issuing Member State and those of the executing Member State (see DPRK No. 129/2022 – Judgment of the Court of Justice in the case C-168/21Attorney General at the Court of Appeal of Angers)
  • A court of a Member State does not retain jurisdiction to rule on the custody of a child on the basis of the “Brussels IIa” Regulation when the habitual residence of the child has been legally transferred, during the proceedings, to the territory of a third State which is party to the 1996 Hague Convention (See CPR No. 128/2022 – Judgment of the Court of Justice in case C-572/21, CC (Transfer of the habitual residence of the child to a third State)
  • VScouncil decision (EU) 2022/1206 of 12 July 2022 on the accession of the European Union to the Agreement on the recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments in civil or commercial matters

FUTURE OF EUROPE & EU INSTITUTIONS

  • A law professor can represent his own university before the General Court and the Court of Justice of the European Union (see CDR No. 127/2022 – Judgment of the Court of Justice in the case C-110/21PUniversität Bremen Vs. REA) Principles of Community Law)
  • Llocation of the headquarters of the EMA and the ELA: the decision-making competence in this matter lies with the EU legislator and not with the Member States (see DPRK No. 126/2022 – Judgment of the Court of Justice in the joined cases: C-59/18Italy Vs. Council and C-182/18Municipality of Milan Vs. Council, in joined cases C-106/19Italy Vs. Council and Parliament and C-232/19, Commune di Milano Vs. Parliament and Council, and in the case C-743/19Parliament Vs. Council – Institutions Act)

EURO, ECB & ECONOMY

  • VScouncil regulation (EU) 2022/1208 of 12 July 2022 amending Regulation (EC) No 2866/98 as regards the euro conversion rate for Croatia
  • VScouncil regulation (EU) 2022/1207 of 12 July 2022 amending Regulation (EC) No 974/98 as regards the introduction of the euro in Croatia
  • VScouncil decision (EU) 2022/1211 of 12 July 2022 on the adoption by Croatia of the euro on 1 January 2023
  • Jhe Council agreed its position on EU policy annual budget for 2023
  • SSummer 2022 economic forecast: Russia’s war worsens outlook – IP/22/4511Commissioner’s remarks Gentiloni

FOREIGN RELATIONS

RUSSIAN INVASION OF UKRAINE

  • Ssummary of the discussions of the meeting of the Working Group on Information (Communication) – July 11, 2022
  • Ienforcement of sanctions: the Commission provides additional guidance on the passage of goods From Russia – IP/22/4507
  • FQA on truck transport on the sanctions adopted following Russia’s military aggression against Ukraine
  • FQA on Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts related issues regarding the sanctions adopted following Russia’s military aggression against Ukraine
  • Jjoint statement on support for Ukraine in its proceedings before the International Court of Justice