Prepared by assistant lawyer Sofia Kurochka.
Updated guidance for measures to support the green transition
Adopted: 4 April 2023
The European Commission published the updated State aid guiding templates to assist Member States in designing measures, which will be included in their national Recovery and Resilience Plans, in line with EU State aid rules.
See also: Press release
Amendment to the guidance on enforcement priorities
Adopted: 27 March 2023
European Commission has launched a Call for Evidence seeking feedback on the adoption of Guidelines on exclusionary abuses of dominance. In parallel, it has amended its 2008 Guidance on enforcement priorities concerning exclusionary abuses providing certain clarifications on Commission’s approach to determine whether to pursue cases of exclusionary conduct as a matter of priority.
See also: Press release
Council Decision (CFSP) 2023/726 of 31 March 2023 amending certain Council Decisions concerning restrictive measures in order to insert provisions on a humanitarian exemption.
Adopted: 31 March 2023
As a result of the humanitarian exemption, certain categories of humanitarian actors, including UN programmes and non-governmental organisation participating in UN humanitarian response plans, can engage in transactions with listed individuals and entities without any prior authorisation, if the purpose is to deliver humanitarian assistance or to support other activities that support basic human needs.
- Regulation (EU) 2023/734 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 March 2023 amending Regulation (EU) No 549/2013 on the European system of national and regional accounts in the European Union and repealing 11 legal acts in the field of national accounts (Text with EEA relevance);
- Commission Decision (EU) 2023/705 of 29 March 2023 amending Decisions (EU) 2017/175 and (EU) 2018/680 as regards the energy efficiency requirements for EU Ecolabel tourist accommodation and EU Ecolabel indoor cleaning services for certain energy-related products (notified under document C(2023) 2067) (Text with EEA relevance);
- Commission Regulation (EU) 2023/710 of 30 March 2023 amending Annexes II, III and V to Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards maximum residue levels for bromopropylate, chloridazon, fenpropimorph, imazaquin and tralkoxydim in or on certain products (Text with EEA relevance);
- Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2023/736 of 31 March 2023 on the definition of the technical details of the application of the market correction mechanism to derivatives linked to virtual trading points in the Union other than the TTF.