COMPETITION

  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9594 — CMA CGM/CIMC Neocontainer /JV)
  • Initiation of proceedings (Case M.9409 — Aurubis/Metallo Group Holding)
  • The Netherlands - ACM clears acquisition of Dutch bookstore chain Bruna by rival chain AKO’s parent company

STATE AID

TRADE & CUSTOMS

TAXATION

  • Agenda for: Working Party on Tax Questions (Indirect Taxation - VAT) of 30 January 2020
  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/21 of 14 January 2020 amending Implementing Regulation (EU) No 79/2012 laying down detailed rules for implementing certain provisions of Council Regulation (EU) No 904/2010 concerning administrative cooperationand combating fraud in the field of value added tax

AGRICULTURE & FISHERIES

  • Draft - Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) …/... of 13.1.2020 amending Annex II to Regulation (EU) 2018/848 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards certain detailed production rules for organic products

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

  • Financing the green transition: The European Green Deal Investment Plan and Just Transition Mechanism - See the Memo, the Communication, the Proposal, the Amendments
    • Investing in a Climate-Neutral and Circular Economy - Factsheet
    • The Just Transition Mechanism: Making sure no one is left behind - Factsheet
    • EU-funded projects to green the economy - Factsheet
  • Plenary remarks by Executive Vice-Presidents Timmermans and Dombrovskis on the European Green Deal Investment Plan and the Just Transition Mechanism
  • EU warned of ‘tectonic’ shift as economy goes green - Citizens unprepared for impact of carbon neutrality drive, says Frans Timmermans - Financial Times

HEALTH, FOOD & PRODUCT SAFETY

  • Draft implementing regulation - Plant pests – checks on imported plants (updated rules) - Feedback period 13.01.2020 - 10.02.2020
  • Final 2019 Joint Statements on healthcare on the EU Health Policy Platform
    • Healthcare in cross-border regions by the European Regional and Local Health Authorities (EUREGHA)
    • Improving access to healthcare for vulnerable and underserved groups by No Body Left Outside Platform (NLO)
    • Improving INtegrated people-centered Solutions Health Care Solutions (INCASO) by Mattone Internazionale Salute Programme (ProMIS)
    • Improving Organ Donation and Transplantation in the EU by the European Kidney Health Alliance (EKHA)

DIGITAL SINGLE MARKET & INFORMATION SOCIETY

  • Open platform and tools to facilitate the collaboration among Computer Security Incident Response Teams
  • EU proposes single market for industrial data - Financial Times

AREA OF FREEDOM, SECURITY & JUSTICE

  • Advocate General Campos Sánchez-Bordona: the means and methods of combating terrorism must be compatible with the requirements of the rule of law (See CPR No.4/2020 - Opinion of the Advocate General in cases C-623/17,C-511/18,C-512/18,C-520/18 Privacy International )
  • Rule of Law: European Commission asks the Court of Justice for interim measures regarding the Disciplinary Chamber of the Supreme Court in Poland - Midday Express

ECB, EURO & ECONOMY

FUTURE OF EUROPE & BREXIT

  • Ilze Juhansone is appointed as the Commission's new Secretary-General today
  • Barnier: Goods entering Northern Ireland from Britain will be checked after Brexit - EU Brexit negotiator contradicts statements by British PM Boris Johnson - Politico.eu

EXTERNAL RELATIONS

  • High Representative/Vice-President Borrell in New Delhi for bilateral visit to India and to address the Raisina Dialogue - Midday Express
  • The French, German and UK foreign ministers gave a statement on Iran not meeting nuclear deal commitments and referring this to the Dispute Resolution Mechanism - see the E3 foreign ministers' statement on the JCPoA, Speech by UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab
  • UK, France and Germany raise heat on Iran over nuclear breach - Financial Times - Politico.eu
  • Europe’s Iran gamble - The launch of the dispute procedure crystallises the threat of the nuclear deal’s demise - Financial Times