Europe Daily News, October 17, 2022 | Insights and Events

COMPETITION

STATE AID

  • VSommission publishes note on use of temporary COVID framework – Midday Express
  • VSCommission approves €10 billion Polish scheme to compensate energy-intensive companies for indirect costs of emissions (SA.64719) – IP/22/6079
  • VSCommission approves €500 million Spanish program under the Recovery and Resilience Facility to support the deployment of broadband backhaul networks in rural areas (SA.103451) – IP/22/6171

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Aagenda for: Customs Business Group (CBG) on the eATA Carnet System – October 21, 2022
  • VSCouncil Decision (EU) 2022/1952 of 13 October 2022 on the position to be taken on behalf of the Union within the Special Committee on Geographical Indications and Trade in Wines and Spirits set up by the Economic Partnership Agreement between the European Union and its Member States, of the one part, and the SADC EPA States, of the other part, as regards the adoption of the rules of procedure of the special committee
  • AAugust 2022 – Deficit in international trade in goods for the euro zone €50.9bn – Deficit of €64.7bn for the EU
  • FFree trade hasn’t made us free – Financial Times

DOMESTIC MARKET & INDUSTRY

  • Aagenda for: Forum for exchange of information on the application of EU legislation relating to the approval and market surveillance of motor vehicles – 22 November 2022
  • RReport from the Commission – COSME – Program 2014-2020 for the Competitiveness of Enterprises and SMEs Progress report 2019
  • VSCommission Implementing Decision (EU) 2022/1954 of 12 October 2022 on harmonized standards for recreational craft and personal watercraft developed in support of Directive 2013/53/EU of the European Parliament and of the Advice
  • Aanswer given by Mr Breton to a written question from a Member of the European Parliament – Support for the acquisition of common defense equipment
  • Aanswer given by Mr Breton to a written question from a Member of the European Parliament – Group purchases of military equipment

TAXATION

  • AAgenda for: Ad Hoc Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism Working Group (AHWP CBAM) – October 26, 2022
  • ETAF responds to the European Commission’s consultation on SAFE

AGRICULTURE & FISHERIES

  • Mmarket situation, in particular following the invasion of Ukraine – Information from the Commission and the Member States – Exchange of views
  • Ffood security: EU contributes €100 million to the IMF’s Poverty Reduction and Growth Trust Fund to support vulnerable countries in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific – IP/22/6105

EMPLOYMENT & SOCIAL POLICY

ENERGY

  • Aagenda for: Energy Working Group – October 18, 2022
  • global Gateway: EU and US strengthen cooperation on green energy in Africa – IP/22/6083
  • Aanswer given by Mrs Simson to a written question from a Member of the European Parliament – Liberalization of the energy market
  • Croatia aims to act as ‘energy gateway’ to Eastern Europe – EU member state gears up to help fill regional void left by Russian cuts while focusing on energy green – Financial Times
  • Brussels to propose temporary gas price cap to curb extreme prices – Draft emergency mechanism would allow EU to step in as part of efforts to control energy crisis – Financial Times
  • Siemens Gamesa calls for quotas on EU-made wind turbines – Financial Times

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

  • Aagenda for: Environment Working Group – October 17, 2022

HEALTH, FOOD AND PRODUCT SAFETY

  • Address of President von der Leyen on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the National Academy of Medicine, by video message

DIGITAL SINGLE MARKET

  • Council agrees to strengthen the security of ICT supply chains

DATA PRIVACY CYBERSECURITY

  • AI Convention: stronger protection of fundamental rights is needed – See EDPS statement

TRANSPORT & MOBILITY

  • AViation: historic EU-ASEAN agreement to connect 1.1 billion people – IP/22/6126, QaA and joint press release
  • Jjoint declaration by the EU, the Contracting Parties to the Treaty establishing the Transport Community, Ukraine, the Republic of Moldova and Georgia on the closer association of the latter three in the work of the Transport Community – Authorization to negotiate a non-binding instrument
  • RRoad safety: 2021 road deaths below pre-pandemic levels but improvement still too slow to halve deaths by 2030 – Midday Express

AREA OF FREEDOM, SECURITY AND JUSTICE

  • VScouncil approves EU law to improve gender balance on company boards
  • AArmenia-Azerbaijan: EU sets up surveillance capability along international borders

ECB, EURO & ECONOMY

  • Main results – Informal meeting of Eurogroup ministers in inclusive format with US Treasury Secretary – 14 October 2022

FUTURE OF EUROPE

  • Aagenda for: Coreper meeting (Part.1 {List of documents}) – 19 & 21 October 2022
  • VSCouncil Decision (EU) 2022/1951 of 13 October 2022 appointing the Secretary General of the Council of the European Union for the period from 1 November 2022 to 31 October 2027
  • Jhe European political community is built for tough times – Financial Times

FOREIGN RELATIONS

  • ISIL/Daesh and Al-Qaeda: EU restrictive measures extended for another year
  • EU warns Iran against new sanctions over alleged arms supplies to Russia – Foreign ministers meet to discuss response to drone attacks on Kyiv – Financial Times

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