COMPETITION

STATE AID

  • Aappeal brought on 28 December 2021 by Fachverband Spielhallen eV and LM against the order of the General Court of 22 October 2021 in case T-510/20, Fachverband Spielhallen eV and LM Vs. European Commission (Case C-831/21 P)
    Subject: single plea, alleging infringement of Article 107(1) TFEU, case T-510/20, definition of a normal tax system
  • AAction brought on March 16, 2022 – Ryanair Vs. Commission (Case T-146/22)
    Subject: Annulment of European Commission decision on State aid SA.57116–COVID-19: State loan guarantee and State loan for KLM
  • VSCommission approves €404 million Swedish program to help disadvantaged workers access the labor market (SA.100209) – IP/22/3041
  • VSCommission approves revised regional aid map 2022-2027 for France (SA.101498) – Midday Express
  • VSCommission approves €1.8m Spanish program to support private rail freight companies amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine (SA.102616) – Midday Express

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Aagenda for: Customs Union Task Force 17 May 2022
  • Da decision of the EU-CTC Joint Committee on the modification of the data element requirements for transit declarations and the rules on administrative assistance in Appendices I, IIIa and IV of the Convention on a common transit
  • VScouncil decision on the position to be taken, on behalf of the European Union, within the joint EU-CTC committee set up by the convention of 20 May 1987 on a common transit procedure with regard to amendments to that convention
  • Notice of impending expiry of certain anti-dumping measures (Certain corrosion-resistant steels { CN codes ex 7210 41 00, ex 7210 49 00, ex 7210 61 00, ex 7210 69 00, ex 7212 30 00, ex 7212 50 61, ex 7212 50 69, ex 7225 92 00, ex 7225 99 00, ex 7226 99 30 and ex 7226 99 70} – People’s Republic of China – Regulation (EU) 2018/186 – 09.02.2023)
  • VSCommission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/739 of 13 May 2022 amending Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/761 as regards the management of certain tariff quotas for the import of poultry and a quota tariff for the export of powdered milk to the Dominican Republic

DOMESTIC MARKET & INDUSTRY

  • VSthe council adopts its position on the new requirements for the European standardization bodies (ESOs)

FINANCIAL SERVICES

  • ESMA today issued a public statement on the implications of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on investment fund portfolios
  • ESMA issued a public statement on the transparency of the implementation of IFRS 17 Insurance Contracts

TAXATION

  • RRequest for a preliminary ruling from the Supremo Tribunal Administrativo (Portugal) filed on February 11, 2022 – Companhia de Distribuição Integral Logística Portugal, SA Vs. Autoridade Tributária e Aduaneira (Case C-96/22)
    Regarding liability for excise duties, Articles 7 and 9 of Council Directive 2008/118/EC, levying a tax on any quantity of cigarettes exceeding the quantitative limit

AGRICULTURE & FISHERIES

  • SSituation of agricultural markets, in particular following the invasion of Ukraine – Comments from Member States
  • VSCommissioner Sinkevičius in Denmark for key meetings on fisheries and environmental issues – Midday Express

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

  • g7 Declaration of the Foreign Ministers’ Meeting on Climate, Environment, Peace and Security (13 May 2022)

ENERGY

HEALTH, FOOD AND PRODUCT SAFETY

  • VSCommission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/741 of 13 May 2022 on a coordinated Union multiannual control program for 2023, 2024 and 2025 to ensure compliance with maximum residue levels for pesticides and to assess the consumer exposure to pesticide residues in and on food of plant and animal origin and repealing Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/601
  • VSCommission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/740 of 13 May 2022 concerning the non-approval of the active substance 1,3-dichloropropene, in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning placing phytosanitary products on the market
  • VSCommission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/742 of 13 May 2022 amending Annexes V and XIV of Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/404 as regards the registrations of Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States States on the lists of third countries authorized to enter the Union for consignments of poultry, poultry germinal products and fresh meat of poultry and game birds
  • Answer given by Mrs Kyriakides to a written question from the MEP – France adds cholecalciferol (vitamin D) to the list of substances of very high concern as an endocrine disruptor
  • Aanswer given by Ms Kyriakides to a written question from a Member of the European Parliament – Harm reduction in tobacco control policy
  • EFSA – Technical report on the notification of Canarium ovatum Engl. as traditional food from a third country in accordance with Article 14 of Regulation (EU) 2015/2283
  • EFSA – Scientific Opinion – Safety assessment of the Wellman Neufchâteau Recycling (WNR) process, based on NGR technology, used to recycle post‐consumer PET into food contact materials
  • EFSA – Conclusion on Pesticides – Peer review of the pesticide risk assessment of the active substance aluminum ammonium sulphate
  • EFSA – Scientific Opinion – Safety of partially defatted house cricket (Acheta domesticus) powder as a novel food according to Regulation (EU) 2015/2283
  • ECDC and WHO release joint surveillance bulletin on hepatitis outbreak
  • ECDC – Communicable Disease Threat Report, May 8-14, 2022, Week 19

EU RESPONSE TO COVID-19

  • VSoronavirus: Commission reaches agreement with BioNTech-Pfizer to adapt delivery schedules to Member States’ needs – IP/22/3067
  • ECDC – Epidemiological update: SARS-CoV-2 Omicron sublines BA.4 and BA.5
  • G7 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting Action Plan on COVID-19 (May 13, 2022)

DIGITAL & INFORMATION SOCIETY

  • Aappeal brought on March 28, 2022 by the European Commission against the judgment of the General Court of January 19, 2022 in case T-610/19, Deutsche Telekom AG Vs. European Commission (Case C-221/22 P)
    Subject: Article 266 TFEU, fine, abuse of a dominant position, Article 102 TFEU, EU jurisdiction, Article 340 TFEU, Regulation (EU) No 1268/2012, ECB refinancing rate
  • VScouncil approves data governance law

DATA PRIVACY AND CYBERSECURITY

  • Rrequest for a preliminary ruling from the Amtsgericht München (Germany) filed on January 7, 2022 – HTB Neunte Immobilien Portfolio geschlossene Investment UG & Co. KG Vs. Müller Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH (Case C-17/22)
    Subject: Article 6(1)(b) and (f) of the GDPR, legitimate interest
  • Rrequest for a preliminary ruling from the Amtsgericht München (Germany) filed on 7 January 2022 – Ökorenta Neue Energien Ökostabil IV geschlossene Investment GmbH & Co. KG Vs. WealthCap Photovoltaik 1 GmbH Co. KG, WealthCap PEIA Komplementär GmbH, WealthCap Investorenbetreuung GmbH (Case C-18/22)
    Subject: Article 6(1)(b) and (f) of the GDPR, legitimate interest
  • Rrequest for a preliminary ruling from the Verwaltungsgericht Wiesbaden (Germany) filed on February 1, 2022 – UZ Vs. Bundesrepublik Deutschland (Case C-60/22)
    Subject: GDPR Article 5, GDPR Article 30 or no consent, GDPR Article 17 (1) (d) and GDPR Article 18 (1) (b), use of processed data in legal proceedings
  • SSolidarity & Digital Solidarity: 2022 Workshop of International Organizations on Data Protection – EDPS
  • MForeign Ministry fined for improperly securing visa applications – Netherlands
  • Jax Administration fined for “blacklist” fraud – Netherlands

TRANSPORT & MOBILITY

  • DDirective (EU) 2022/738 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 6 April 2022 amending Directive 2006/1/EC on the use of vehicles hired without drivers for the transport of goods by road
  • JEN-E: Council gives green light to new rules for cross-border energy infrastructure

FUTURE OF EUROPE

ECB, EURO & ECONOMY

  • gDirective (EU) 2022/747 of the European Central Bank of 5 May 2022 amending Guideline 2012/120/EU on the statistical reporting obligations of the European Central Bank in the field of external statistics (ECB/2011/23) ( ECB/2022/23)
  • SSpring 2022 economic forecast: Russian invasion tests EU economic resilience – IP/22/3070, remarks by Commissioner Gentiloni
    VSCommission proposes to further strengthen key rules for managing the EU budget – IP/22/3023
  • Jhe Brussels Economic Forum 2022 takes place tomorrow and will focus on the next generation economy – Midday Express
  • ECohesion policy U: launch of the 7th annual forum on the EU strategy for the Adriatic and Ionian region – Midday Express
  • ECB – Euro area and national balance of payments and international investment position statistics
  • Sspeech by Fabio Panetta: Public money in the digital age: towards a digital euro

FOREIGN RELATIONS

RUSSIAN INVASION OF UKRAINE

  • PDecision (CFSP) 2022/744 of the Political and Security Committee of 10 May 2022 extending the mandate of the Head of the European Union Advisory Mission for Civilian Security Sector Reform Ukraine (EUAM Ukraine) (EUAM UKRAINE /1/2022)
  • DCouncil conclusions on the principles and values ​​of international cooperation in the field of research and innovation – Council statement on Russian military aggression against Ukraine and its impact on R&I
  • VSCommission launches hotline for those fleeing war in Ukraine – Midday Express
  • SStatement on Russia’s War on Ukraine – G7 Foreign Ministers
  • VSCommitments on Global Food Security Consequences of Russia’s War of Aggression against Ukraine – G7 Foreign Ministers
  • AAnswer given by HR/VP Borrell to a written question from a Member of the European Parliament – The preferential treatment of the EU towards Turkey with regard to the sanctions against Russia
  • Aanswer given by Ms Johansson to a written question from a Member of the European Parliament – Suspension of Russia’s access to Interpol databases
  • Aanswer given by Mr Wojciechowski to a written question from a Member of the European Parliament – Definition of a “hybrid war”