Europe Daily News, 26 February 2024

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  • Appeal brought on 4 January 2024 by Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd and Cephalon Inc. against the judgment of the General Court of 18 October 2023 in Case T-74/21, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries and Cephalon Vs. Commission (Case C-2/24 P)
    Re: annulment of the decision of the European Commission in the case AT.39686-CEPHALON
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.10727 - Santander / Stellantis / Opel Bank Assets/ FCA Bank Assets / JV
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.11475 - Mitsui / Osaka Gas / RWE KK / JV)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.11402 - BNP Paribas Cardiff / BCC Vita)
  • Commission clears acquisition of Bolloré Logistics by CMA CGM, subject to conditions (M.11143) - IP/24/973
  • Commission clears acquisition of Incora by Allianz and Silver Point (M.11381) - Midday Express


  • Authorisation for State aid pursuant to Articles 107 and 108 of the TFEU - Cases where the Commission raises no objections – SA.108576
  • Appeal brought on 6 December 2023 by Dow Silicones Corp. and Others against the judgment of the General Court of 20 September 2023 in Cases T-858/16 and T-867/16, Dow Silicones and Others Vs. Commission (Case C-752/23 P)
    Re: annulment of Commission Decision 2016/1699; excess profit exemption State aid scheme SA.37667
  • Commission approves €1.3 billion German State aid measure funded under Recovery and Resilience Facility to support ArcelorMittal decarbonise its steel production (SA.104898) - IP/24/1009
  • Commission authorises a €300 million French State aid scheme for investment in the agricultural sector (SA.107366) - Midday Express


  • Request for a preliminary ruling from the Högsta förvaltningsdomstolen (Sweden) of 18 December 2023 - Malmö Motorrenovering AB Vs. Allmänna ombudet hos Tullverket (Case C-781/23)
    Re: Article 251 of the Union Customs Code; requirement for exceptional circumstances
  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) …/... imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of hand pallet trucks and their essential parts originating in the People`s Republic of China following an expiry review pursuant to Article 11(2) of Regulation (EU) 2016/1036 of the European Parliament and of the Council
  • Commission Implementing Regulation concerning the classification of certain goods in the Combined Nomenclature - THPMI (CN: 3824 99 92)
  • WTO - Committee on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures - Notification - European Union - Feed additives - Withdrawing from the market certain feed additives
  • WTO - Committee on Technical Barriers to Trade - Notification - European Union - Fire hoses
  • Council conclusions at the start of the 13th World Trade Organization Ministerial Conference
  • Members urged to keep reinvigorating the WTO to deliver benefits for people through trade
  • WTO, FIFA strengthen cotton partnership, call for increased investment in African cotton
  • WTO - Morocco launches safeguard investigation on coated fiberboard


  • Council adopts regulation on instant payments
  • Capital markets union: Council adopts new rules on alternative investment fund managers and plain-vanilla EU investment funds




  • Council of the European Union (EPSCO) on 11 March 2024
    - Work Programme of the Social Protection Committee for 2024
    - Draft Council Conclusions on the 2024 Annual Sustainable Growth Survey and Joint Employment Report - Approval
    - EMCO review of the implementation of the Youth Guarantee - Country-specific conclusions & Key Messages - Endorsement
    - EMCO review of the implementation of the Youth Guarantee - Data collection for monitoring of Youth Guarantee schemes in 2022
  • Protecting workers against lead and diisocyanates: Council signs off on new limit values


  • Agenda for: Working Party on Energy - 27 February 2024
  • Answer given by Ms Simson to a MEP written question - Funding and selection criteria for new interconnection and ‘green’ hydrogen projects


  • Agenda for: Working Party on the Environment - 27 & 29 February 2024
  • Answer given by Mr Breton to a MEP written question - Possible ban on PFAS
  • Answer given by Mr Sinkevičius to a MEP written question - What steps will the Commission take to tackle greenwashing linked to the use of palm oil substitutes?


  • EFSA - Scientific Opinion - Safety assessment of the process Reliance Industries, based on the ProTec technology, used to recycle post‐consumer PET into food contact materials
  • EFSA - Scientific Opinion - Safety assessment of the process Shinkong, based on the EREMA Basic technology, used to recycle post‐consumer PET into food contact materials
  • EFSA - Scientific Opinion - Safety evaluation of the food enzyme microbial collagenase from the genetically modified Streptomyces violaceoruber strain pCol
  • EFSA - Scientific Opinion - Safety evaluation of the food enzyme glutaminase from the non‐genetically modified Bacillus amyloliquefaciens strain AE‐GT
  • EFSA - Scientific Report - Antimicrobial consumption and resistance in bacteria from humans and food‐producing animals
  • EFSA - Statement on the refined environmental risk assessment and impact of the new classification for captan
  • EFTA - ESA approves Norwegian emergency measures to control an outbreak of avian influenza
  • Summary report - Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan: Joining Forces (31 January 2024)
  • ECDC - Communicable disease threats report, 18-24 February 2024, week 8


  • Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the transfer of proceedings in criminal matters - Four column table setting out the positions of the three institutions
  • Police cooperation: Council gives green light to better data exchanges between police authorities
  • Commissioner Johansson in Poland to exchange on EU home affairs matters - Midday Express


  • Main Results of the Eurogroup, 23 February 2024
    - Remarks by Paschal Donohoe and by Commissioner Gentiloni
    - Eurogroup reconfirms Tuomas Saarenheimo as President of the Eurogroup working group
  • It’s a competitive world: key takeaways from the Informal Ecofin Meeting in Ghent
  • Remarks by Executive Vice-President Dombrovskis at the Informal ECOFIN Press conference in Ghent
  • Half-yearly report on the implementation of borrowing, debt management and related lending operations pursuant to Article 12 of Commission Implementing Decision C(2022)9700 - 1 July 2023 - 31 December 2023


  • Agenda for: Meeting of the Coreper (Part.1 & Part.2) - 28 February & 01 March 2024
  • Agenda for: European Parliament Plenary Session - 26 to 29 February 2024


  • Agenda for: Meeting of the Foreign Relations Counsellors - 26 February 2024
  • Belarus: EU prolongs restrictive measures for another year
  • Human rights: EU appoints a new Special Representative
  • EU-US: Consultations between European External Action Service Secretary General Stefano Sannino and United States Under Secretary Victoria Nuland


  • Joint statement by the President of the European Council, the President of the European Commission and the President of the European Parliament on the two year tragic anniversary since Russia’s full-scale war of aggression against Ukraine
  • President von der Leyen hands over cars to Ukraine's security forces to enhance stability and reinforce war crime investigations in de-occupied territories
  • G7 Leaders’ Statement after meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy - 24 February 2024
  • Opening Remarks of EVP Dombrovskis at the ‘Solidarity for Ukraine' event at the WTO Ministerial in Abu Dhabi

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