Europe Daily News, February 14, 2022 | Insights and Events




  • VSCommission approves €2m Cypriot program to support private investment in innovative SMEs (SA.63127) – Midday Express


  • VSCouncil recommendation on the temporary restriction of non-essential travel to the EU and the possible lifting of this restriction – notification from Switzerland



  • Aagenda for: EP INTA committee of 28 February 2022
  • Aagenda for: 228th meeting of the Customs Code Committee – Section Tariff Nomenclature & Statistics (Sub-section – Mechanical/Miscellaneous/Textile) from February 14 to 16, 2022
  • MMinutes of the Meeting of Coordinators of Customs Programs of Participating Administrations of January 10, 2022
  • DDecision No 2/2021 of the EU-PLO Joint Committee of 24 December 2021 on the extension of the temporary modifications provided for in point A of the agreement in the form of an exchange of letters between the European Union, of the one part, and the Palestinian Authority of the West Bank and Gaza Strip, on the other hand, providing for greater liberalization of agricultural products, processed agricultural products and fish and fish products
  • Aanswer given by Executive Vice-President Dombrovskis to a written question from an MEP – Britain’s trade deals impact EU farmers
  • OTO – Workshop examines practical aspects of supporting equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines
  • EEuropean Union and China hold April 1 summit amid trade and geopolitical tensions – EU hopes to use meeting to cool geopolitical heat with Beijing –
  • LLithuania tests EU resolve in face of Chinese economic coercion – Beijing is targeting the Baltic nation after allowing Taiwan to open a de facto embassy. How will Europe react? -Financial Times


  • Ppresentations: 4th Raw Materials Week – November 15-19, 2021: Pitron; Randazzo; Town; Grohol; Hool
  • Ffuture trends Innovation and skills for raw materials – by Markus Häupl
  • Ppresentations – Workshop – How companies are improving the circularity of critical raw materials – November 16, 2021
  • Ppresentations: 3rd EU Raw Materials Biotics event on bio-based solutions for the green and digital transition – November 16, 2021
  • Ssustainable processing and refining of battery-grade graphite – DG Growth – Batteries Working Group 2022
  • Ppresentations – Towards an Earth observation platform for raw materials: Benito; Foumelis & Herrera
  • AAnnual High Level Conference of the European Commodities Innovation Partnership – Presentations
  • 4th event on the United Nations Framework Classification for Resources and the United Nations Resource Management System – Co-organized with UNECE and EGS


  • EBA Makes Adjustments to Single Rulebook Q&A Process
  • EBA issues opinion on European Commission’s proposed changes to final draft EBA technical standards on fixed overhead requirements


  • Mminutes of the meeting of the coordinators of the Fiscalis program of the participating administrations of 10 January 2022
  • VSCommission Implementing Decision (EU) 2022/197 of 17 January 2022 establishing a common tax marker for gas oils and kerosene


  • Lagricultural market situation test data
  • Sextreme drought situation in Portugal and Spain – Information from the Portuguese and Spanish delegations


  • Aagenda for: February 15, 2022 Energy Working Group
  • Aanswer given by Mrs Simson to a written question from the MEP – Energy market and pricing rules
  • EU regulators suspend investigation into Qatar gas contracts – Move comes as supply from Russia to Europe could be cut – Financial Times



  • SCCS – Minutes of the meeting of the working group on nanomaterials in cosmetic products of February 4, 2022
  • youGuideline on Quality Documentation Requirements for Investigational Biologic Drugs in Clinical Trials
  • youGuideline on Chemical and Pharmaceutical Quality Documentation Requirements for Investigational Drugs in Clinical Trials
  • Rreports to the European Parliament and the Council on import measures and plant passports provided for in Articles 50 and 79 of the Plant Health Regulation Information from the European Commission
  • VSCommission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/194 of 10 February 2022 amending Annexes V and XIV of Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/404 as regards the inclusions of the United Kingdom in the lists of third countries authorized entry into the Union of consignments of poultry, poultry germinal products and fresh meat of poultry and game birds
  • EFSA – Scientific Opinion on Flavoring Group Evaluation 7, Revision 6 (FGE.07Rev6): saturated and unsaturated aliphatic secondary alcohols, ketones and esters of secondary alcohols and saturated linear or branched carboxylic acids of chemical group 5
  • EFSA – Scientific Opinion on Flavoring Group Evaluation 63, Revision 4 (FGE.63Rev4): review of saturated and unsaturated secondary aliphatic alcohols, ketones and related esters evaluated by JECFA (59th and 69th meetings) structurally related to flavoring substances evaluated by EFSA in FGE .07Rev6


  • Pproposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on contestable and fair markets in the digital sector (Digital Markets Act) – table with 4 columns
  • VSCommissioner Breton agrees with Singaporean Minister Iswaran to expand digital cooperation – See statement


  • Aanswer given by Mr Reynders to a written question from an MEP – Application of EU data protection rules
  • Aanswer given by Vice-President Šuica to a written question from the MEP – Data protection in the digital age for underage pupils


  • OFAL and Hungarian prosecutor sign cooperation agreement



  • Market-stabilization QE – ECB Working Paper Series – No.2640
  • JReal Effects of FinTech Loans on SMEs: Evidence from Loan Applications – ECB Working Paper Series – No.2639
  • HTo the extent that continued supply chain disruptions could affect potential euro area output – Economic Bulletin No. 1, 2022
  • RRecent inflation developments in the United States and the euro area – an update – Economic Bulletin Issue 1, 2022


  • SStatement by President von der Leyen with Iván Duque Márquez, President of Colombia
  • Sstatement on talks between Björn Seibert, Chief of Staff to President von der Leyen, and Jake Sullivan, US National Security Advisor
  • Sstatement on talks between Björn Seibert, Chief of Staff to President von der Leyen, and US Undersecretary of State Wendy Sherman
  • Sstatement on talks between Björn Seibert, Chief of Staff to President von der Leyen, and US Undersecretary of State Wendy Sherman
  • youUkraine: statement by the High Representative on behalf of the EU on the diplomatic presence in Kyiv
  • VSCollege of Commissioners participates in first Africa-Europe Week for key discussions ahead of EU-African Union Summit – Midday Express
  • AAustrian Foreign Minister says Vienna is ready to sanction Russia –