COMPETITION

  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9684 — Parks Bottom/Omers/Accor/ Fairmont Hotels)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9710 — Bertelsmann / Penguin Random House)
  • Commission cleras the creation of a joint venture Aperam et Tekna - (M.9707) - Midday Express
  • Antitrust: Commission fines hotel group Meliá €6.7 million for discriminating between customers - AT.40528
  • Belgium - 20-CC-10-AUD P.L. Van Merksteijn Beheer BV / Intersig NV
  • Germany - The Bundeskartellamt prohibits proposed merger between Loomis and Ziemann - See the Case summary
  • Germany - The Bundeskartellamt has cleared the acquisition of Condor Flugdienst GmbH by Polska Grupa Lotnicza (PGL). The Polish state-owned PGL includes the Polish airline LOT
  • The Netherlands - ACM conducts investigation into possible buyer cartel involving reusable waste products
  • Sweden - The Competition Authority is performing a market study of the functioning of competition on digital platforms in Sweden
  • UK - CMA publishes further working papers in funerals and crematoria services market investigation

STATE AID

  • Authorisation for State aid pursuant to Articles 107 and 108 of the TFEU - Cases where the Commission raises no objections
  • State aid SA.48580 (2017/FC) – Alleged aid to WestSpiel - Invitation to submit comments pursuant to Article 108(2) of the TFEU
  • State Aid weekly e-News - No.07/20 - Covers from 14 February to 20 February 2020

TRADE & CUSTOMS

INTERNAL MARKET, INDUSTRY, ENTREPRENEURSHIP & SMES

FINANCIAL SERVICES

ENERGY

  • Agenda for: Meeting of the Energy Efficiency Directive Committee on 12 March 2020
  • Answer given by Ms Simson to a MEP written question - Removal of the third natural gas interconnector from the fourth list of projects of common interest

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

  • Second meeting of the Open-Ended Working Group on the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework (OEWG 2) (Rome, Italy, 24-29 February 2020) - First EU coordination
  • Answer given by Mr Sinkevičius to a MEP written question - Definition of plastic in Directive 2019/904

HEALTH, FOOD & PRODUCT SAFETY

  • Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report - Report 8 (Published on: 21/02/2020)

AREA OF FREEDOM, SECURITY & JUSTICE

  • Proposal for a Council Directive of 18 June 1991 on control of the acquisition and possession of weapons - Feedback period: 19 February 2020 - 15 April 2020
  • Statement by Vice-President Jourová and Commissioner Reynders ahead of the European Day for Victims of Crime 

ECB, EURO & ECONOMY

  • ECB - Account of the monetary policy meeting
  • Financial statements of the ECB for 2019
  • Annual inflation up to 1.4% in the euro area - Stat32/2020
  • FDI another day: Russian reliance on European investment - See the Bruegel Paper

EXTERNAL RELATIONS

  • The European Council issued a declaration on the situation in Idlib, Syria
  • Gulf of Guinea Action Plan 2015-2020: Fourth Implementation Report
  • Report - Human rights – Review of EU ‘Anti-Torture’ Regulation (2016-20) - Feedback period: 02 July 2019 - 30 July 2019