ISSN 1977-091X

Official Journal

of the European Union

C 380

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Information and Notices

Volume 58
14 November 2015


Notice No

Contents

page

 

II   Information

 

INFORMATION FROM EUROPEAN UNION INSTITUTIONS, BODIES, OFFICES AND AGENCIES

 

European Commission

2015/C 380/01

Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.7775 — BTPS/CPPIB/Haymarket House) ( 1 )

1


 

IV   Notices

 

NOTICES FROM EUROPEAN UNION INSTITUTIONS, BODIES, OFFICES AND AGENCIES

 

Council

2015/C 380/02

Council Decision of 10 November 2015 appointing a member and an alternate member of the Governing Board of the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work for Hungary

2

 

European Commission

2015/C 380/03

Euro exchange rates

4

2015/C 380/04

New national side of euro coins intended for circulation

5

2015/C 380/05

New national side of euro coins intended for circulation

6


 

V   Announcements

 

ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES

 

European Commission

2015/C 380/06

Call for expression of interest — invitation to present products suitable for use as a marker in gas oils and kerosene

7

 

PROCEDURES RELATING TO THE IMPLEMENTATION OF COMPETITION POLICY

 

European Commission

2015/C 380/07

Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.7791 — Aviva/PSP/Property Portfolio JV) — Candidate case for simplified procedure ( 1 )

8

2015/C 380/08

Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.7832 — Gunvor Group/Kuwait Petroleum Europoort) — Candidate case for simplified procedure ( 1 )

9

2015/C 380/09

Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.7833 — CDC International Capital/Mubadala Development Company/Vivalto Bel/Groupe Vivalto Santé) ( 1 )

10

2015/C 380/10

Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.7825 — KKR/Selecta) — Candidate case for simplified procedure ( 1 )

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(1)   Text with EEA relevance

EN

 


II Information

INFORMATION FROM EUROPEAN UNION INSTITUTIONS, BODIES, OFFICES AND AGENCIES

European Commission

14.11.2015   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 380/1


Non-opposition to a notified concentration

(Case M.7775 — BTPS/CPPIB/Haymarket House)

(Text with EEA relevance)

(2015/C 380/01)

On 9 November 2015, the Commission decided not to oppose the above notified concentration and to declare it compatible with the internal market. This decision is based on Article 6(1)(b) of Council Regulation (EC) No 139/2004 (1). The full text of the decision is available only in English and will be made public after it is cleared of any business secrets it may contain. It will be available:

in the merger section of the Competition website of the Commission (http://ec.europa.eu/competition/mergers/cases/). This website provides various facilities to help locate individual merger decisions, including company, case number, date and sectoral indexes,

in electronic form on the EUR-Lex website (http://eur-lex.europa.eu/homepage.html?locale=en) under document number 32015M7775. EUR-Lex is the online access to European law.


(1)  OJ L 24, 29.1.2004, p. 1.


IV Notices

NOTICES FROM EUROPEAN UNION INSTITUTIONS, BODIES, OFFICES AND AGENCIES

Council

14.11.2015   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 380/2


COUNCIL DECISION

of 10 November 2015

appointing a member and an alternate member of the Governing Board of the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work for Hungary

(2015/C 380/02)

THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 2062/94 of 18 July 1994 establishing a European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (1), and in particular Article 8 thereof,

Having regard to the list of candidates submitted to the Council by the Governments of the Member States and by the employees' and the employers' organisations,

Having regard to the lists of members and alternate members of the Advisory Committee on Safety and Health at Work,

Whereas:

(1)

By its Decisions of 2 December 2013 (2) and of 12 June 2014 (3), the Council appointed the members and alternate members of the Governing Board of the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work for the period ending on 7 November 2016, with the exception of certain members and alternate members.

(2)

The government of Hungary has submitted nominations for two posts to be filled,

HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:

Article 1

The following are hereby appointed as member and alternate member of the Governing Board of the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work for the period ending on 7 November 2016:

I.   GOVERNMENT REPRESENTATIVES

Country

Member

Alternate

Hungary

Ms Katalin BALOGH

Mr Gyula MADARÁSZ

Article 2

The Council shall appoint the members and alternate members who have not yet been nominated at a later date.

Article 3

This Decision shall enter into force on the date of its adoption.

Done at Brussels, 10 November 2015.

For the Council

The President

P. GRAMEGNA


(1)  OJ L 216, 20.8.1994, p. 1.

(2)  Council Decision of 2 December 2013 appointing the members and alternate members of the Governing Board of the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (OJ C 360, 10.12.2013, p. 8).

(3)  Council Decision of 12 June 2014 appointing the members and alternate members of the Governing Board of the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work for Lithuania and Malta (OJ C 182, 14.6.2014, p. 14); Council Decision of 12 June 2014 appointing the members and alternate members of the Governing Board of the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work for France (OJ C 186, 18.6.2014, p. 5).


European Commission

14.11.2015   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 380/4


Euro exchange rates (1)

13 November 2015

(2015/C 380/03)

1 euro =


 

Currency

Exchange rate

USD

US dollar

1,0764

JPY

Japanese yen

132,04

DKK

Danish krone

7,4606

GBP

Pound sterling

0,70705

SEK

Swedish krona

9,3388

CHF

Swiss franc

1,0786

ISK

Iceland króna

 

NOK

Norwegian krone

9,3320

BGN

Bulgarian lev

1,9558

CZK

Czech koruna

27,032

HUF

Hungarian forint

312,23

PLN

Polish zloty

4,2429

RON

Romanian leu

4,4452

TRY

Turkish lira

3,0960

AUD

Australian dollar

1,5077

CAD

Canadian dollar

1,4322

HKD

Hong Kong dollar

8,3429

NZD

New Zealand dollar

1,6483

SGD

Singapore dollar

1,5305

KRW

South Korean won

1 257,07

ZAR

South African rand

15,4459

CNY

Chinese yuan renminbi

6,8607

HRK

Croatian kuna

7,6155

IDR

Indonesian rupiah

14 764,07

MYR

Malaysian ringgit

4,7125

PHP

Philippine peso

50,722

RUB

Russian rouble

71,7143

THB

Thai baht

38,643

BRL

Brazilian real

4,0847

MXN

Mexican peso

18,0620

INR

Indian rupee

71,2000


(1)  Source: reference exchange rate published by the ECB.


14.11.2015   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 380/5


New national side of euro coins intended for circulation

(2015/C 380/04)

Image

Euro coins intended for circulation have legal tender status throughout the euro area. For the purpose of informing the public and all parties who handle the coins, the Commission publishes a description of the designs of all new coins (1). In accordance with the Council conclusions of 10 February 2009 (2), euro-area Member States and countries that have concluded a monetary agreement with the European Union providing for the issuing of euro coins are allowed to issue commemorative euro coins intended for circulation, provided that certain conditions are met, particularly that only the 2-euro denomination is used. These coins have the same technical characteristics as other 2-euro coins, but their national face features a commemorative design that is highly symbolic in national or European terms.

Issuing country : Andorra

Subject of commemoration : 25th anniversary of the Signature of the Customs Agreement with the European Union

Description of the design : The design shows at the top the map of Andorra with the coat of arms of the Principality highlighted inside it. At the bottom of the design, two opposing arrows interlaced, symbolising the Customs Agreement between Andorra and the EU, show the years that are being commemorated ‘1990’ and ‘2015’ (the latter is also the year of issue of the coin) and the name of the issuing country ‘ANDORRA’. Surrounding the map of Andorra appears the inscription ‘25è aniversari de la Signatura de l’Acord Duaner amb la Unió Europea’ (25th anniversary of the Signature of the Customs Agreement with the European Union).

The coin’s outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European flag.

Number of coins to be issued :

Date of mintage : December 2015


(1)  See OJ C 373, 28.12.2001, p. 1 for the national faces of all the coins issued in 2002.

(2)  See the conclusions of the Economic and Financial Affairs Council of 10 February 2009 and the Commission Recommendation of 19 December 2008 on common guidelines for the national sides and the issuance of euro coins intended for circulation (OJ L 9, 14.1.2009, p. 52).


14.11.2015   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 380/6


New national side of euro coins intended for circulation

(2015/C 380/05)

Image

Euro coins intended for circulation have legal tender status throughout the euro area. For the purpose of informing the public and all parties who handle the coins, the Commission publishes a description of the designs of all new coins (1). In accordance with the Council conclusions of 10 February 2009 (2), euro-area Member States and countries that have concluded a monetary agreement with the European Union providing for the issuing of euro coins are allowed to issue commemorative euro coins intended for circulation, provided that certain conditions are met, particularly that only the 2-euro denomination is used. These coins have the same technical characteristics as other 2-euro coins, but their national face features a commemorative design that is highly symbolic in national or European terms.

Issuing country : Andorra

Subject of commemoration : 30th anniversary of the Coming of Age and Political Rights to the Men and Women turning 18 years old

Description of the design : The design shows a partial reproduction of a young person casting a vote. The ballot that the figure is holding reproduces the inscription ‘ANDORRA’. To the left of the figure there are the years that are being commemorated ‘1985’ and ‘2015’ (the latter is the year of issue of the coin as well). A shorter inscription of the commemoration surrounds the whole design ‘30è ANIVERSARI MAJORIA D’EDAT ALS 18 ANYS’ (30th anniversary Coming of Age at 18 years old).

The coin’s outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European flag.

Number of coins to be issued :

Date of mintage : December 2015


(1)  See OJ C 373, 28.12.2001, p. 1 for the national faces of all the coins issued in 2002.

(2)  See the conclusions of the Economic and Financial Affairs Council of 10 February 2009 and the Commission Recommendation of 19 December 2008 on common guidelines for the national sides and the issuance of euro coins intended for circulation (OJ L 9, 14.1.2009, p. 52).


V Announcements

ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES

European Commission

14.11.2015   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 380/7


Call for expression of interest — invitation to present products suitable for use as a marker in gas oils and kerosene

(2015/C 380/06)

Notice is hereby given of the corrigendum to the call for expression of interest inviting applicants to present products suitable for use as a fiscal marker in gas oil and kerosene launched on 11 September 2015 (OJ C 299, p. 28).

The corrigendum and the call for expression of interest are available under the following link:

http://ec.europa.eu/taxation_customs/taxation/excise_duties/energy_products/other_energy_tax_leg/call_euromarker_en.htm


PROCEDURES RELATING TO THE IMPLEMENTATION OF COMPETITION POLICY

European Commission

14.11.2015   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 380/8


Prior notification of a concentration

(Case M.7791 — Aviva/PSP/Property Portfolio JV)

Candidate case for simplified procedure

(Text with EEA relevance)

(2015/C 380/07)

1.

On 6 November 2015 the Commission received a notification of a proposed concentration pursuant to Article 4 of Council Regulation (EC) No 139/2004 (1) by which Aviva Life & Pensions UK Limited (‘UKLAP’ of the UK), which is part of Aviva plc (‘Aviva’ of the UK), and Public Sector Pension Investment Board (‘PSP’ of Canada), acquire within the meaning of Article 3(1)(b) of the Merger Regulation joint control of a real estate property portfolio in the United Kingdom (the ‘Target Portfolio’) by way of purchase of shares in a newly created company constituting a joint venture.

2.

The business activities of the undertakings concerned are:

—   for Aviva: provision of a broad range of insurance, savings and investment products across 17 countries. Aviva’s group is principally active in the UK, France and Canada, however it also has operations elsewhere in Europe and Asia,

—   for PSP: investment of the employer and employee net contributions received and management of a diversified global portfolio including stocks, bonds and other fixed-income securities as well as investments in private equity, real estate, infrastructure and natural resources,

—   for the Target Portfolio: property interests, including freehold, leasehold and other interests, in 14 properties in central London. The property interests comprising the Target Portfolio largely relate to commercial office space, but also include retail premises and small residential units in two of the properties.

3.

On preliminary examination, the Commission finds that the notified transaction could fall within the scope of the Merger Regulation. However, the final decision on this point is reserved. Pursuant to the Commission Notice on a simplified procedure for treatment of certain concentrations under the Council Regulation (EC) No 139/2004 (2) it should be noted that this case is a candidate for treatment under the procedure set out in this Notice.

4.

The Commission invites interested third parties to submit their possible observations on the proposed operation to the Commission.

Observations must reach the Commission not later than 10 days following the date of this publication. Observations can be sent to the Commission by fax (+32 22964301), by email to COMP-MERGER-REGISTRY@ec.europa.eu or by post, under reference number M.7791 — Aviva/PSP/Property Portfolio JV, to the following address:

European Commission

Directorate-General for Competition

Merger Registry

1049 Bruxelles/Brussel

BELGIQUE/BELGIË


(1)  OJ L 24, 29.1.2004, p. 1 (the ‘Merger Regulation’).

(2)  OJ C 366, 14.12.2013, p. 5.


14.11.2015   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 380/9


Prior notification of a concentration

(Case M.7832 — Gunvor Group/Kuwait Petroleum Europoort)

Candidate case for simplified procedure

(Text with EEA relevance)

(2015/C 380/08)

1.

On 6 November 2015, the Commission received a notification of a proposed concentration pursuant to Article 4 of Council Regulation (EC) No 139/2004 (1) by which the undertaking Sandscape BV, ultimately controlled by Gunvor Group Ltd (‘Gunvor’ of Cyprus) acquires within the meaning of Article 3(1)(b) of the Merger Regulation sole control of the whole of the undertaking Kuwait Petroleum Europoort BV (‘KPE’ of the Netherlands) by way of purchase of shares.

2.

The business activities of the undertakings concerned are:

Gunvor is the main holding company of the Gunvor Group which is active in the upstream wholesale supply and refining of crude oil, and the ex-refinery sales of refined oil products,

KPE operates a refinery based in the Rotterdam port and is active in refining crude oil and in the ex-refinery sales of refined oil products.

3.

On preliminary examination, the Commission finds that the notified transaction could fall within the scope of the Merger Regulation. However, the final decision on this point is reserved. Pursuant to the Commission Notice on a simplified procedure for treatment of certain concentrations under the Council Regulation (EC) No 139/2004 (2) it should be noted that this case is a candidate for treatment under the procedure set out in this Notice.

4.

The Commission invites interested third parties to submit their possible observations on the proposed operation to the Commission.

Observations must reach the Commission not later than 10 days following the date of this publication. Observations can be sent to the Commission by fax (+32 22964301), by email to COMP-MERGER-REGISTRY@ec.europa.eu or by post, under reference number M.7832 — Gunvor Group/Kuwait Petroleum Europoort, to the following address:

European Commission

Directorate-General for Competition

Merger Registry

1049 Bruxelles/Brussel

BELGIQUE/BELGIË


(1)  OJ L 24, 29.1.2004, p. 1 (the ‘Merger Regulation’).

(2)  OJ C 366, 14.12.2013, p. 5.


14.11.2015   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 380/10


Prior notification of a concentration

(Case M.7833 — CDC International Capital/Mubadala Development Company/Vivalto Bel/Groupe Vivalto Santé)

(Text with EEA relevance)

(2015/C 380/09)

1.

On 9 November 2015 the European Commission received notification of a proposed concentration pursuant to Article 4 of Council Regulation (EC) No 139/2004 (1) by which Vivalto Bel (Belgium), CDC International Capital (France) and Mubadala Development Company PJSC (‘Mubadala’, Abu Dhabi) acquire within the meaning of Article 3(1)(b) of the Merger Regulation joint control of Groupe Vivalto Santé (France) by way of purchase of shares.

2.

The business activities of the undertakings concerned are:

—   Vivalto Bel: family holding company investing mainly in the health sector,

—   CDC International Capital: subsidiary of the Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations specialising in direct investments in partnership with sovereign wealth funds and international institutional investors,

—   Mubadala: sovereign wealth fund of Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates,

—   Groupe Vivalto Santé: operator of private health establishments in France.

3.

On preliminary examination, the Commission finds that the notified transaction could fall within the scope of the Merger Regulation. However, the final decision on this point is reserved.

4.

The Commission invites interested third parties to submit to it their observations on the proposed operation.

Observations must reach the Commission no later than 10 days following the date on which this notification is published. They can be sent to the Commission under reference M.7833 — CDC International Capital/Mubadala Development Company/Vivalto Bel/Groupe Vivalto Santé, by fax (+32 22964301), by e-mail to COMP-MERGER-REGISTRY@ec.europa.eu or by post to the following address:

European Commission

Directorate-General for Competition

Merger Registry

1049 Bruxelles/Brussel

BELGIQUE/BELGIË


(1)  OJ L 24, 29.1.2004, p. 1 (the ‘Merger Regulation’).


14.11.2015   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 380/11


Prior notification of a concentration

(Case M.7825 — KKR/Selecta)

Candidate case for simplified procedure

(Text with EEA relevance)

(2015/C 380/10)

1.

On 6 November 2015, the Commission received a notification of a proposed concentration pursuant to Article 4 of Council Regulation (EC) No 139/2004 (1) by which the undertaking KKR&Co LLP (‘KKR’, USA) acquire(s) within the meaning of Article 3(1)(b) of the Merger Regulation sole control of Selecta AG (‘Selecta’, Switzerland) by way of purchase of shares.

2.

The business activities of the undertakings concerned are:

—   for undertaking KKR: provision of alternative asset management services to public and private market investors,

—   for undertaking Selecta: provision of vending services, such as the sale of consumables used to stock vending machines and other related supplies, as well as stocking and maintenance of vending machines, for both food and beverage vending.

3.

On preliminary examination, the Commission finds that the notified transaction could fall within the scope of the Merger Regulation. However, the final decision on this point is reserved. Pursuant to the Commission Notice on a simplified procedure for treatment of certain concentrations under Council Regulation (EC) No 139/2004 (2) it should be noted that this case is a candidate for treatment under the procedure set out in this Notice.

4.

The Commission invites interested third parties to submit their possible observations on the proposed operation to the Commission.

Observations must reach the Commission not later than 10 days following the date of this publication. Observations can be sent to the Commission by fax (+32 22964301), by email to COMP-MERGER-REGISTRY@ec.europa.eu or by post, under reference number M.7825 — KKR/Selecta, to the following address:

European Commission

Directorate-General for Competition

Merger Registry

1049 Bruxelles/Brussel

BELGIQUE/BELGIË


(1)  OJ L 24, 29.1.2004, p. 1 (the ‘Merger Regulation’).

(2)  OJ C 366, 14.12.2013, p. 5.