COMPETITION

STATE AID

  • Commission clears increase in regasification capacity of LNG terminal in Świnoujście, Poland (SA.50905) - Midday Express 18.03.2019

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Agenda for: Meeting of the Commission expert group on the Generalised Scheme of Preferences on 26.02.2019
  • Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council  on the import of cultural goods - Outcome of the EP's first reading (Strasbourg, 11 to 14 March 2019)
  • Answer given by Ms Malmström - Standards for farmed salmon in Norway - E-000406/2019
  • Answer given by Ms Malmström - The adverse consequences for the European citrus sector of the trade agreement with South Africa and Southern Africa - E-000055/2019
  • Answer given by Ms Malmström - Cambodian Prime Minister warns of 'dead' opposition if the EU withdraws its preferences and continued repression in Cambodia - follow up to Written Question E-004666/2018 - P-000255/2019
  • January 2019 - Euro area international trade in goods surplus €1.5 bn - €24.9 bn deficit for EU28 
  • France warns EU against rushing into US trade talks - Financial Times 18.03.2019

INTERNAL MARKET, INDUSTRY & GENERAL

  • Agenda for: Meeting of the Coreper (Part.1) of 18 & 20.03.2019
  • Agenda for: Meeting of the Council of the European Union (General Affairs) of 19.03.2019
  • Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulations (EU) No 596/2014 and (EU) 2017/1129 as regards the promotion of the use of SME growth markets - Confirmation of the final compromise text with a view to agreement
  • Proposal - Commission Regulation (EU) …/… of XXX amending Regulation (EC) No 2003/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council relating to fertilisers for the purposes of adapting Annexes I and IV - (See the Annex)
  • €2 billion to fast forward the creation of the European Innovation Council (IP/19/1694)
  • EU Industrial Policy After Siemens-Alstom - Finding a New Balance Between Openness and Protection 

FINANCIAL SERVICES

  • Third country equivalence in EU banking and financial regulation - In-Depth Analysis for EP Econ Committee 
  • ESMA registers Beyond Ratings SAS as credit rating agency
  • EU to take fresh look at fair deal for consumers - Financial Times 18.03.2019

TAXATION

  • Agenda for: Code of Conduct (Business Taxation) - Subgroup on third and fourth criteria an Subgroup on third countries of 27.03.2019
  • Minutes of the 94th Meeting of the Standing Committe on Administration Cooperation of 18.01.2019

EMPLOYMENT & SOCIAL POLICY

  • EGAF: Council agrees its position
  • Fourth quarter of 2018 - Euro area and EU28 job vacancy rates at 2.3%

ENERGY

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

  • On 1 April 2019 the European Commission will release verified EU ETS emissions data and compliance information for 2018
  • EEA Report - Challenges for achieving clean air — lessons from ten cities across Europe

DATA PRIVACY & CYBERSECURITY

  • Agenda for : Meeting of the Horizontal Working Party on cyber issues of 20.03.2019
  • Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on ENISA, the "EU Cybersecurity Agency", and repealing Regulation (EU) 526/2013, and on Information and Communication Technology cybersecurity certification (''Cybersecurity Act'') - Outcome of the EP's first reading (Strasbourg, 11 to 14 March 2019)
  • ENISA, EU Agency for Cybersecurity celebrates 15th anniversary with reinforced mandate
  • EDPB LIBE report on the implementation of GDPR

ECB, €URO & ECONOMY

  • ECB - Whatever it takes: what’s the impact of a major nonconventional monetary policy intervention?
  • ECB attacks EU plans for supervision of clearing houses - Financial Times 18.03.2019

FUTURE OF EUROPE & BREXIT

  • Agenda for: General Affairs (Art. 50) Council of 19 March 2019
  • A long Brexit delay spells danger for the EU - Financial Times 18.03.201
  • Brexit moves ‘will reduce UK tax base, influence and jobs’ -  Financial Times 18.03.201

FOREIGN AFFAIRS

  • Agenda for: EU-Republic of North Macedonia Stabilisation and Association Council of 19.03.2019
  • Human rights: Council approves the EU human rights guidelines on non-discrimination in external action
  • Declaration by the High Representative Federica Mogherini on behalf of the EU on the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol