COMPETITION

  • Commission clears acquisition of joint control over InterGen by Sev.en Energy and Huaneng (M.9305) - Midday Express 23.04.2019
  • Commission clears acquisition of control over a joint venture by Daimler and Geely (M.9295) - Midday Express 23.04.2019
  • Public version of the merger decision: The Walt Disney Company/ Twenty-First Century Fox - M.8785 published
  • Belgium - CONC-C/C-16/0038 - Notification - Transfer of Gand depot
  • France - The Autorité de la concurrence innovates by analyzing the online and in-store sales of toys as a single market.
  • Germany - Bundeskartellamt - List of Notified Merger Projects
  • Portugal - AstenJohnson notifies the acquisition of sole control over Heimbach's PMC Business.
  • United Kingdom - The CMA launched of a merger inquiry in the acquisition by Tadano Limited of the Demag Brand Crane Business and 8 subsidiaries of Terex Corporation

STATE AID

  • Commission approves €385 million support for production of electricity from renewable sources in Lithuania (IP/19/2230 - SA.50199)
  • Commission approves € 706 000 investment aid for CO2 capture technology in The Netherlands - SA.52663 - Midday Express 23.04.2019

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Answer given by Ms Malmström to a MEP written question - Pakistan's violation of the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women
  • Trump warned against keeping tariffs on Chinese goods - Business groups call for dropping all levies if deal is reached with Beijing - Financial Times

FINANCIAL SERVICES

HEALTH, FOOD & PRODUCTS SAFETY

DIGITAL SINGLE MARKET, ECONOMY AND SOCIETY

  • Code of practice against disinformation: Commission welcomes the commitment of online platforms ahead of the European elections (Statement/19/2174)

DATA PRIVACY  & CYBERSECURITY

  • BEUC's recommendations to the EDPB on the interplay between the GDPR and PSD2
  • EU official urges Trump to adopt tough data privacy rules - Financial Times

ECB, €URO & ECONOMY

  • Interview by Benoît Cœuré with Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
  • Fiscal rules in the euro area and lessons from other monetary unions - ECB Article 23.04.2019
  • Credit supply and human capital: evidence from bank pension liabilities - ECB Working Paper Series No.2271
  • Provision of deficit and debt data for 2018 - first notification - Euro area government deficit at 0.5% and EU28 at 0.6% of GDP - Government debt at 85.1% and 80.0% respectively
  • ECB hopefuls offer remedies for stuttering economy - Race to succeed Draghi throws up fresh stimulus ideas from leading candidates - Financial Times

FUTURE OF EUROPE & BREXIT

  • Brexit: No stable equilibrium - A deeply divided country - EPC Policy Brief 18.04.2019
  • Realism is set to strike over the Brexit timescale - Germany is gaining a wider consensus on a hard deadline. Macron is winning the argument - Financial Times

FOREIGN AFFAIRS

  • EU-Japan summit to discuss trade and closer cooperation - 25.04.2019
  • Joint letter of President Tusk and President Juncker to Volodymyr Zelensky, President-elect of Ukraine
  • Answer by H.R./V.P. Mogherini to a MEP written question - Setting-up of Instex