ISSN 1977-091X

Official Journal

of the European Union

C 104

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Information and Notices

Volume 63
31 March 2020


Contents

page

 

II   Information

 

INFORMATION FROM EUROPEAN UNION INSTITUTIONS, BODIES, OFFICES AND AGENCIES

 

European Commission

2020/C 104/01

Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.9789 – CMA CGM/CMP/Terminal Link) ( 1 )

1


 

IV   Notices

 

NOTICES FROM EUROPEAN UNION INSTITUTIONS, BODIES, OFFICES AND AGENCIES

 

European Commission

2020/C 104/02

Euro exchange rates — 30 March 2020

2

 

NOTICES FROM MEMBER STATES

2020/C 104/03

Publication of an update to the list of national standardisation bodies pursuant to Article 27 of Regulation (EU) No 1025/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council on European standardisation

3


 

V   Announcements

 

PROCEDURES RELATING TO THE IMPLEMENTATION OF COMPETITION POLICY

 

European Commission

2020/C 104/04

Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9766 — APG/CalSTRS/Munich RE/Astoria I & II) Candidate case for simplified procedure ( 1 )

7

2020/C 104/05

Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9775 – Global Payments/CaixaBank/MoneyToPay) Candidate case for simplified procedure ( 1 )

9


 


 

(1)   Text with EEA relevance.

EN

 


II Information

INFORMATION FROM EUROPEAN UNION INSTITUTIONS, BODIES, OFFICES AND AGENCIES

European Commission

31.3.2020   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 104/1


Non-opposition to a notified concentration

(Case M.9789 – CMA CGM/CMP/Terminal Link)

(Text with EEA relevance)

(2020/C 104/01)

On 18 March 2020, 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 32020M9789. 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

European Commission

31.3.2020   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 104/2


Euro exchange rates (1)

30 March 2020

(2020/C 104/02)

1 euro =


 

Currency

Exchange rate

USD

US dollar

1,1034

JPY

Japanese yen

119,34

DKK

Danish krone

7,4667

GBP

Pound sterling

0,88900

SEK

Swedish krona

11,0375

CHF

Swiss franc

1,0571

ISK

Iceland króna

154,30

NOK

Norwegian krone

11,6888

BGN

Bulgarian lev

1,9558

CZK

Czech koruna

27,315

HUF

Hungarian forint

358,72

PLN

Polish zloty

4,5509

RON

Romanian leu

4,8278

TRY

Turkish lira

7,2475

AUD

Australian dollar

1,8021

CAD

Canadian dollar

1,5626

HKD

Hong Kong dollar

8,5559

NZD

New Zealand dollar

1,8405

SGD

Singapore dollar

1,5732

KRW

South Korean won

1 351,52

ZAR

South African rand

19,7286

CNY

Chinese yuan renminbi

7,8337

HRK

Croatian kuna

7,6265

IDR

Indonesian rupiah

18 088,04

MYR

Malaysian ringgit

4,7806

PHP

Philippine peso

56,196

RUB

Russian rouble

88,1385

THB

Thai baht

36,081

BRL

Brazilian real

5,6511

MXN

Mexican peso

26,2460

INR

Indian rupee

83,5000


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


NOTICES FROM MEMBER STATES

31.3.2020   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 104/3


Publication of an update to the list of national standardisation bodies pursuant to Article 27 of Regulation (EU) No 1025/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council on European standardisation

(2020/C 104/03)

1.   BELGIUM

NBN

Bureau de normalisation

Bureau voor Normalisatie

CEB/BEC

Comité électrotechnique belge

Belgisch Elektrotechnisch Comité

2.   BULGARIA

БИС

Български институт за стандартизация

3.   CZECH REPUBLIC

ÚNMZ

Úřad pro technickou normalizaci, metrologii a státní zkušebnictví

4.   DENMARK

DS

Fonden Dansk Standard

5.   GERMANY

DIN

Deutsches Institut für Normung e.V.

DKE

Deutsche Kommission Elektrotechnik Elektronik Informationstechnik im DIN und VDE

6.   ESTONIA

EVS

Eesti Standardikeskus

TTJA

Tarbijakaitse ja Tehnilise Järelevalve Amet

7.   IRELAND

NSAI

National Standards Authority of Ireland

8.   GREECE

ΕΣΥΠ / ΕΛΟΤ

ΕΘΝΙΚΟ ΣΥΣΤΗΜΑ ΥΠΟΔΟΜΩΝ ΠΟΙΟΤΗΤΑΣ / Αυτοτελής Λειτουργική Μονάδα Τυποποίησης ΕΛΟΤ

9.   SPAIN

UNE

Asociación Española de Normalización

10.   FRANCE

AFNOR

Association française de normalisation

11.   CROATIA

HZN

Hrvatski zavod za norme

12.   ITALY

UNI

Ente Nazionale Italiano di Unificazione

CEI

Comitato Elettrotecnico Italiano

13.   CYPRUS

CYS

Κυπριακός Οργανισμός Τυποποίησης (Cyprus Organisation for Standardisation)

14.   LATVIA

LVS

Latvijas standarts

15.   LITHUANIA

LST

Lietuvos standartizacijos departamentas

16.   LUXEMBOURG

ILNAS

Institut luxembourgeois de normalisation, de l’accréditation, de la sécurité et qualité des produits et services

17.   HUNGARY

MSZT

Magyar Szabványügyi Testület

18.   MALTA

MCCAA

L-Awtorita’ ta’ Malta għall-Kompetizzjoni u għall-Affarijiet tal-Konsumatur

19.   NETHERLANDS

NEN

Stichting Koninklijk Nederlands Normalisatie Instituut

NEC

Stichting Koninklijk Nederlands Elektrotechnisch Comité

20.   AUSTRIA

ASI

Austrian Standards International – Standardisierung und Innovation

OVE

Österreichischer Verband für Elektrotechnik

21.   POLAND

PKN

Polski Komitet Normalizacyjny

22.   PORTUGAL

IPQ

Instituto Português da Qualidade

23.   ROMANIA

ASRO

Asociaţia de Standardizare din România

24.   SLOVENIA

SIST

Slovenski inštitut za standardizacijo

25.   SLOVAKIA

UNMS SR

Úrad pre normalizáciu, metrológiu a skúšobníctvo Slovenskej republiky

26.   FINLAND

SFS

Suomen Standardisoimisliitto SFS ry

Finlands Standardiseringsförbund SFS rf

TRAFICOM

Liikenne- ja viestintävirasto Traficom

Transport- och kommunikationsverket Traficom

SESKO

Suomen Sähköteknillinen Standardisoimisyhdistys SESKO ry

Finlands Elektrotekniska Standardiseringsförening SESKO rf

27.   SWEDEN

SIS

Swedish Institute for Standards

SEK

Svensk Elstandard

ITS

Svenska informations- och telekommunikationsstandardiseringen

28.   ICELAND

IST

Staðlaráð Íslands (Icelandic Standards)

29.   NORWAY

SN

Standard Norge

NEK

Norsk Elektroteknisk Komité

Nkom

Nasjonal kommunikasjonsmyndighet

30.   SWITZERLAND

SNV

Schweizerische Normen-Vereinigung (SNV)

Electrosuisse

L’association professionnelle pour l’électrotechnique et les technologies de l’énergie et de l’information


V Announcements

PROCEDURES RELATING TO THE IMPLEMENTATION OF COMPETITION POLICY

European Commission

31.3.2020   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 104/7


Prior notification of a concentration

(Case M.9766 — APG/CalSTRS/Munich RE/Astoria I & II)

Candidate case for simplified procedure

(Text with EEA relevance)

(2020/C 104/04)

1.   

On 23 March 2020, the Commission received notification of a proposed concentration pursuant to Article 4 of Council Regulation (EC) No 139/2004 (1).

This notification concerns the following undertakings:

Gotham Power Investors LLC (‘Gotham JV’), jointly controlled by California State Teachers Retirement System (‘CalSTRS’) (USA) and Stichting Pensionfonds ABP (‘APG’) (The Netherlands),

MR Gotham LP (‘MR Gotham’), controlled by Münchener Rückversicherungs-Gesellschaft (‘Munich Re’) (Germany),

GPP New York, LLC and GPP Astoria II, LLC, both controlled by California Public Employees' Retirement System (‘CalPERS’) (USA),

Astoria Project Partners LLC (‘Astoria I’) (USA),

Astoria Project Partners II LLC (‘Astoria II’) (USA).

Gotham JV and MR Gotham acquire, through their jointly controlled joint venture Astoria Power Partners Holding LLC (“APPH”), within the meaning of Article 3(1)(b) and 3(4) of the Merger Regulation, joint control of Astoria I and Astoria II. CalPERS (a pre-existing shareholder) will retain joint control over Astoria II.

The concentration is accomplished by way of purchase of shares.

2.   

The business activities of the undertakings concerned are:

for CalSTRS: a passive equity investor established by California law to provide retirement, disability and survivor benefits to California's public school educators from prekindergarten through to community college,

for APG: provider of financial services such as executive consultancy, asset management, pension administration, pension communication and employers services on behalf of pension funds and employers in a variety of sectors,

for Munich Re: an international insurance company covering the entire value chain of reinsurance, primary insurance (e.g. ERGO) and insurance-ancillary risk solutions, and also asset management services (MEAG),

for CalPERS: an agency in the California executive branch that manages pension and health benefits for more than 1.6 million California public employees, retirees, and their families,

for Astoria I and Astoria II: the holding of two gas fueled, combined-cycle power plants which generate electricity, located in New York (USA).

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 the 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. The following reference should always be specified:

M.9766 — APG/CalSTRS/Munich RE/Astoria I & II

Observations can be sent to the Commission by email, by fax, or by post. Please use the contact details below:

Email: COMP-MERGER-REGISTRY@ec.europa.eu

Fax: +32 22964301

Postal 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.


31.3.2020   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 104/9


Prior notification of a concentration

(Case M.9775 – Global Payments/CaixaBank/MoneyToPay)

Candidate case for simplified procedure

(Text with EEA relevance)

(2020/C 104/05)

1.   

On 23 March 2020, the Commission received notification of a proposed concentration pursuant to Article 4 of Council Regulation (EC) No 139/2004 (1).

This notification concerns the following undertakings:

Global Payments Inc.(‘Global Payments’, USA),

CaixaBank, S.A. (‘CaixaBank’, Spain),

CaixaBank Electronic Money E.D.E., S.L. (‘MoneyToPay’ Spain).

Global Payments and CaixaBank acquire within the meaning of Article 3(1)(b) and of Article 3(4) of the Merger Regulation joint control of MoneyToPay.

The concentration is accomplished by way of purchase of shares.

2.   

The business activities of the undertakings concerned are:

Global Payments: a worldwide provider of payment technology solutions, including enterprise and payment management solutions (principally in the US), payment card processing, online payment portal solutions and merchant acquiring services and products.

CaixaBank: a multinational group of financial services. It mainly provides banking services (retail, corporate, private banking), collective investment and securitization services as well as the provision of specialised insurance products in Spain and Portugal.

MoneyToPay: a company that issues prepaid payment products in Spain, Portugal and Austria. These products are VISA prepaid payment cards and wearables, which may be universally accepted in any store and special prepaid products which are solely accepted on specific stores.

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 the 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. The following reference should always be specified:

Case M.9775 – Global Payments/CaixaBank/MoneyToPay

Observations can be sent to the Commission by email, by fax, or by post. Please use the contact details below:

Email: COMP-MERGER-REGISTRY@ec.europa.eu

Fax +32 22964301

Postal 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.