COMPETITION

  • Commission approves Liberty House Group purchase of ArcelorMittal's divestment businesses (IP/19/2169 - M.9172)
  • CMA is investigating the anticipated acquisition by Illumina, Inc. of Pacific Biosciences of California, Inc.
  • CMA has published provisional findings in its inquiry into Thermo Fisher’s proposed purchase of Gatan from Roper Technology
  • CMA has cleared the completed acquisition by Global Radio Services Limited of Semper Veritas Holdings S.àr.L.
  • CMA's response to the Health and Social Care Committee
  • CMA published the final report on the statutory audit market - See the Summary & Press Release
  • Iceland - Competition authority has approved the cooperation agreement between the shipping companies Eimskip and Royal Arctic Line, subject to some conditions
  • Portugal - AdC sanctions an undertaking and its manager for anticompetitive practices in the sector of railway maintenance services
  • Romania - The Competition Council carried out dawn raids on the market of services for motor vehicle maintenance
  • T-Mobile-Sprint deal runs Into resistance from DOJ antitrust staff - Wall Street Journal

STATE AID

  • ESA looks into alleged state aid for streetlights in Bergen
  • ESA looks into alleged state aid measures in Trondheim

TRADE & CUSTOMS

INTERNAL MARKET, INDUSTRY & GENERAL

  • Regulation No 96 of the Economic Commission for Europe of the United Nations (UN/ECE) — Uniform provisions concerning theapproval of engines to be installed in agricultural and forestry tractors and in non-road mobile machinery with regard tothe emissions of pollutants by the engine
  • Draft - Commission Implementing Decision of XXX authorising a provisional measure taken by the French Republic in accordance with Article 129 of Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the REACH to restrict the use and the placing on the market of certain wood treated with creosote and other creosote-related substances (See also the Note launching the written procedure)
  • Statement by Commissioner Bieńkowska on the EP's vote on the EU Space Programme
  • Statement by Commissioner Moedas on the EP's vote on Horizon Europe
  • From promise to delivery: Commission welcomes final European Parliament votes under 2014-2019 mandate (Memo/19/2179 - see all Texts adopted at the EP Plenary session on 17.04.2019)
  • Answer given by Ms Bienkovska to a MEP written question - Independence of supply of raw materials for the manufacture of electric batteries
  • European Parliament strengthens EU consumer protection rules (See Beuc reaction)
  • European Parliament approves reform of market controls

FINANCIAL SERVICES

  • ESMA - Letter to IFRS IC - Presentation of lump-sum compensation payments in the airline industry
  • ESMA - Letter to IFRS IC - Application of hyperinflationary accounting
  • ESMA - Letter to EFRAG on IASB’s Exposure Draft Onerous Contracts
  • ESMA - Letter to IASB on the Exposure Draft Onerous Contracts

TAXATION

  • Agenda for: High Level Working Party (Taxation) of 07.05.2019
  • Fiscalis programme for cooperation in the field of taxation - see the EP Resolution

ENERGY

HEALTH, FOOD & PRODUCTS SAFETY

  • Agenfa for: Working Party on Public Health of 06.05.2019
  • EP legislative resolution of 17.04.2019 on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EC) No 469/2009 concerning the supplementary protection certificate for medicinal products
  • EMA: Minutes for the meeting of the Committee for Orphan Medicinal Products (COMP) on 22-24.01.2019
  • EFSA - Public consultation: appropriate age for introduction of complementary feeding of infants
  • Food safety: New rules to boost consumer trust approved by MEPs (See Beuc reaction)

DIGITAL SINGLE MARKET  & INFORMATION SOCIETY

  • Commission welcomes EP's vote on new rules to improve fairness and transparency of online platforms
  • Answer given by Ms Gabriel to a MEP written question - Application of artificial intelligence in Europe under the existing EU legal framework
  • Answer given by Ms Gabriel to a MEP written question - Digital literacy — E & Y survey
  • EU plans to invest €9.2 billion in key digital technologies - see EP Statement 

TRANSPORT & MOBILITY

  • Agenda forCommittee for the interoperability of electronic road toll systems of 24.05.2019

AREA OF FREEDOM, SECURITY & JUSTICE

  • EU Visa Policy: Commission welcomes EP adoption of stronger and more secure EU visa rules (IP/19/2167)
  • European Border and Coast Guard: Stronger EU borders with a new standing corps of 10,000 border guards (IP/19/2166 & EP Statement)
  • Terrorist content online should be removed within one hour, says EP

ECB, €URO & ECONOMY