AFEP Position – Revised Guidelines on State Aid for Climate, Energy and Environmental Aid (CEEAG)
Several modifications are envisaged: scope extension, enhanced flexibility and simplification of the existing rules, better targeting and improved coherence with other EU environmental and energy policies.
Proposal for a regulation on foreign subsidies – AFEP comments
AFEP welcomes the adoption of the proposal for a regulation on foreign subsidies distorting the internal market as a import step forward to tackle unfair competition based on subsidies from third countries. Large French companies are largely supportive of the proposed text (structure, cross-cutting competence of the European Commission inter alia) and make several proposals to strengthen the instrument while allievating administrative burden and minimizing legal uncertainty for EU companies.
AFEP POSITION ON THE CORPORATE SUSTAINABILITY REPORTING (CSRD)
The revision of the NFRD is necessary to harmonise and standardise sustainability reporting and to end the proliferation of frameworks and standards. Despite French compagnies’ extensive experience and the lead they have taken on sustainability reporting, the Commission’s proposal will have a significant impact on their activities.
AFEP Priorities – French presidency of the Council of the EU
France will take over the EU Council presidency on 1st January 2022. AFEP is seizing this opportunity to put forward its priorities to “create conditions for companies’ recovery in a sustainable, competitive and attractive Europe”.
RDI State aids – European Commission’s consultation
AFEP publishes its answer to the Commission’s consultation on its draft revision of its RDI state aid framework.
Digital Markets Act (DMA) – Position and proposals
In the context of the current debates in the European Parliament and the Council of the EU on the Digital Markets Act, AFEP published its position and amendment proposals to the Commission’s text.
Digital Services Act (DSA) – Position and proposals
In the context of the current debates in the European Parliament and the Council of the EU on the Digital Services Act, AFEP publishes its position and amendment proposals to the Commission’s text.
AFEP position paper on an initiative toward an anti-coercion instrument
Climate-friendly policies and WTO : webinar on GATT clauses regarding processes and production methods (PPM)