Europe Daily News, 21 November 2023 | Perspectives & Events – Mayer Brown


  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.11230 – Renault/ Geely / JV)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.11301 – Würth / Drees / Lcm (JV))
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.11306 – Smartseller / FNSG / Smartseller FN (JV))
  • Airbus, Safran, TAC see clearance decision for Aubert & Duval acquisition released by EU watchdog
  • EU clearance decision for IRI/Hellman & Friedman deal published by EU Commission
  • EU clearance decision for Advent’s NielsenIQ-GfK deal published by EU Commission
  • Commission carries out unannounced inspections in the online food delivery sector – IP/23/5944
  • Czech Republic – BEKO fined 13 Million for obstructing the on-site inspection
  • Germany – Bundeskartellamt – List of Notified Merger Projects
  • UK – CMA sets out changes to Phase 2 merger processes – See the Open Consultation


  • Authorisation for State aid pursuant to Articles 107 and 108 of the TFEU – Cases where the Commission raises no objections – SA.109215; SA.101033; SA.109672; SA.107402; SA.101518 & SA.109153
  • Communication from the Commission – Amendment to the Temporary Crisis and Transition Framework for State Aid measures to support the economy following the aggression against Ukraine by Russia – IP/23/5861 


  • Agenda for: 651st Meeting of the Export Credits Group – 22 November 2023
  • Agenda for: 3rd Meeting of the Specialised Committee on Road Transport under the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement – 23 November 2023
  • Minutes of: 3rd Meeting of the Specialised Committee on Intellectual Property (IP) under the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement – 23 October 2023
  • Notice of initiation of an anti-dumping proceeding concerning imports of erythritol originating in the People’s Republic of China (CN code ex 2905 49 00, ex 2106 90 92 and ex 2106 90 98)
  • Open letter of parliamentarians (MPs and MEPs) to the European Commission: Democratic scrutiny of the EU-Mercosur deal is non-negotiable!
  • 5th Civil Society Dialogue on the EU-US Trade and Technology Council – recording
  • WTO – Committee agrees to Brazil’s terms of accession to Civil Aircraft Agreement
  • WTO – Intermediate goods exports continue to fall in second quarter of 2023
  • Milei’s win in Argentina hits hopes for EU’s Latin America trade deal –


  • Net Zero Industry Act: boosting clean technologies in Europe – see the EP Statement
  • New car registrations: +14.6% in October; battery electric 14.2% market share – see Acea Statement
  • Italy blocks Safran deal over national security concerns – Giorgia Meloni’s government exercises ‘golden power’ over jet engine maker’s purchase of Italian flight controls business – Financial Times



  • Agenda for: Financial Services and Banking Union (Financial Services) (ESG ratings) – 22 November 2023
  • Answer given by Ms McGuinness to a MEP Written Question – Short Selling Regulation
  • AFME report highlights room for improvement in EU sustainable finance regulation
  • Transitioning from Open Banking to Open Finance: DigitalEurope’s position on the Financial Data Access Regulation (FIDA)


  • Main results of: Agriculture & Fisheries Council – 20 November 2023
    – A long-term vision for the EU’s rural areas: Council approves conclusions
  • Public Consultation – Digital certificates of origin for Brazilian products – Implementing regulation – Feedback period: 17 November 2023 – 15 December 2023


  • EPSCO Council (Health) on 30 November 2023
    – Health and Climate change – Information from the Maltese delegation on behalf of the Austrian, Belgian, Croatian, Cyprus, Czech, Danish, Estonian, German, Greek, Hungarian, Irish, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Luxembourg, Maltese, Netherlands, Portuguese, Romanian and Slovenian delegations
    – Collaboration and exchange on Long COVID – Information from the German and Netherlands delegations, supported by the Austrian and the Maltese delegations
    – European Year of Skills – Information from the Presidency and the Commission


  • Agenda for: Working Party on Energy – 23 November 2023
  • Answer given by Ms Simson to a MEP written question – Will small modular reactors benefit our overseas territories?
  • Germany and UK in talks over 400-mile hydrogen pipeline under the North Sea –


  • Public Consultation – CO2 emissions from heavy-duty vehicles (lorries and tractors) – verification procedure Topic – Delegated regulation – Feedback period: 17 November 2023 – 15 December 2023
  • New EU rules encouraging consumers to repair devices over replacing them – see the EP Statement
  • Australian Climate and Sustainability Research gets boost from European’s Union most Prestigious Research Grant
  • ESA report shows positive developments for carbon capture and storage (CCS) in Norway and Iceland
  • Dolphins, herons and vultures: EU-Turkish cooperation to protect biodiversity


  • HERA Civil Society Forum recommends stronger investment in health emergency preparedness and response capacities
  • SCCS – Request for a scientific Opinion on new coating for Titanium Dioxide (nano form) as UV-filter in dermally applied cosmetic products
  • SCCS – Minutes of the Working Group meeting on Nanomaterials in Cosmetic Products of 10 November 2023
  • SCCS – Request for a scientific Opinion on Hydroxyapatite (nano)
  • Flash report – Member State Coordination Group on HTA (HTACG) (16 November 2023)
  • EFSA – Safety evaluation of the food enzyme glucan 1,4‐α‐maltohydrolase from the GM Bacillus subtilis strain AR‐513


  • The Commission welcomes the “political agreement” on automated data exchange for police cooperation – IP/23/5870
  • Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EU) 2019/881 as regards managed security services – 4-column table


  • Speech by ECB’s Philip R. Lane: Background slides to Policy Panel
  • Who bears the costs of inflation? Euro area households and the 2021–2022 shock – ECB Working Paper Series No.2877


  • Living in an à la carte world: What European policymakers should learn from global public opinion – see the ECFR Position Paper
  • France and Germany’s relationship is at the heart of the EU. Why has it gone sour? – TheGuardian


  • Main results of: European Economic Area Council – 20 November 2023
    Progress report of the EEA Joint Committee
  • Moldova: 14th EU-Moldova Human Rights Dialogue in Chisinau
  • Foreign Affairs Council (Development) – 21 November 2023
    – The Council approves conclusions on the Team Europe approach
    – The Council approves conclusions on a social, green and digital transition
  • EU Statement – UN Security Council open Debate on Maintenance of International Peace and Security: Promote Sustaining Peace through Common Development


  • Statement by President von der Leyen on the 10th anniversary of the Euromaidan protests
  • Aid to Ukraine in the education sector – Information from the Swedish delegation
  • Ukraine: Recent developments – Information from the Commission
  • Viktor Orbán launches public consultation against more aid to Ukraine – Hungarian premier links veto on Kyiv assistance to EU unfreezing funds for Budapest – Financial Times


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