Europe Daily News, October 21, 2022 | Insights and Events

COMPETITION

STATE AID

  • AAuthorization of State aid under Articles 107 and 108 TFEU – Cases where the Commission raises no objections

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Aagenda for: Customs program – CLEN preparatory meeting for the 25th CLEN plenary meeting – 12-13 December 2022
  • VSnotice of omission regarding the application of the transitional rules of origin providing for diagonal cumulation between requesting contracting parties (“requesting contracting party” means a contracting party to the PEM Convention which incorporates the PEM transitional rules of origin into its trade agreements preferential agreements with another contracting party to the PEM convention) in the pan-Euro-Mediterranean area (PEM)
  • VSCouncil Decision (EU) 2022/1987 of 13 October 2022 on the signing, on behalf of the Union, of the Framework Agreement for Partnership and Cooperation between the European Union and its Member States, of the one part , and the Malaysian government, on the other side
  • VSCouncil Decision (EU) 2022/1994 of 17 October 2022 on the position to be taken on behalf of the European Union within the Sub-Committee on Geographical Indications set up by the
  • VSComprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement between the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community and their Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Armenia, of the other part, concerning the adoption of its rules of procedure
  • RRecommendation No 1/2022 of the EU-Republic of Moldova Association Council of 22 August 2022 on the EU-Republic of Moldova Association Agenda

DOMESTIC MARKET & INDUSTRY

  • DProvisional opinion of MEP Deirdre Clune (EPP): Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on corporate sustainability due diligence and amending Directive (EU) 2019/1937

FINANCIAL SERVICES

  • Aagenda for: Working Party on Financial Services and Banking Union (Basel III) – 26 October 2022
  • VSCommunication from the Commission on guidelines for a best execution procedure for sales of non-performing loans on secondary markets
  • Aanswer given by Ms McGuinness to a written question from the MEP – Use of peat products in relation to taxonomy

TAXATION

  • JJudgment of the Court of October 20, 2022 in case C-295/21, Allianz Benelux SA Vs. Belgian State, SPF Finances
    Re: Reference for a preliminary ruling – Common tax system applicable to parent companies and subsidiaries of different Member States – Directive 90/435/EEC – Article 4(1) – Exemption for the benefit of a parent company of dividends paid by its subsidiary – Carryover of surplus income definitively taxed in subsequent tax years – Absorption of a company having surplus income definitively taxed by another company – National legislation restricting the transfer of these surpluses to the absorbing company

AGRICULTURE & FISHERIES

  • Aanswer given by Mr Wojciechowski to a written question from the MEP – Involve farmers in nitrate reduction efforts by 2030

ENERGY

  • EEuropean Council conclusions on energy and economy – 20 October 2022

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

  • Aagenda for: Environment Working Group – October 25, 2022
  • PParliament calls on all countries to step up their 2030 climate targets ahead of COP27, to limit global warming in line with the Paris Agreement – see EP resolution

DATA PRIVACY AND CYBERSECURITY

  • DProvisional Opinion of MEP Adam Bielan (ECR): Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on harmonized rules on fair access to and use of data (Data Act)

AREA OF FREEDOM, SECURITY AND JUSTICE

  • MEPs call on EU governments to combat LGBTIQ+ hate and crime – see EP resolution
  • Malta- Murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia: “deficient” accountability and reforms, say MEPs – see EP resolution
  • JThe European Parliament has agreed not to accept travel documents issued by Russia in the areas it illegally occupies in Ukraine and Georgia – see EP resolution
  • Dinterim report / Draft recommendation by MEP Biljana Borzan (SD): Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directives 2005/29/EC and 2011/83/EU as regards consumer empowerment for the green transition thanks to better protection against unfair practices and better information

FUTURE OF EUROPE

  • Main Results of the European Council meeting – 20 & 21 October 2022 – Remarks by President Charles Michel
  • Metsola calls for a forceful response to the energy crisis, inflation and war in Ukraine – see the full speech

FOREIGN RELATIONS

RUSSIAN INVASION OF UKRAINE

  • youkraine: the EU sanctions three people and one entity in connection with the use of Iranian drones in the Russian aggression See: Regulation (EU) 2022/1985 and Decision (CFSP) 2022/1986

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