COMPETITION

STATE AID

  • Authorisation for State aid pursuant to Articles 107 and 108 of the TFEU - Cases where the Commission raises no objections OJ C 090 08.03.2019 p.1 & 10
  • State Aid Weekly e-News - No.9/19 - 7 March 2019 - Covers from 28 February to 7 March 2019

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Agenda for: Working Party on Trade Questions of 12.03.2019
  • Agenda for: Working Party on Trade Policy Committee (Steel, textiles & other industrial sectors)  of 13.03.2019
  • Agenda for: 87th Customs Code Committee - General Customs Legislation of 28.03.2019
  • Minutes & Working Documents of the Economic Tariff Questions Group of 24.01.2019
  • Draft - Explanatory notes to the Combined Nomenclature of the European Union – (CN: 82054000 – screwdrivers)
  • Draft – Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) …/... of XXX concerning the classification of certain goods in the Combined Nomenclature: 9503 0095, 7308 90 59, 67042000, 3926 90 97
  • Proposal for a Council Decision on the position to be taken on behalf of the European Union within the Administrative Committee for the TIR Convention as regards the proposal to amend the Customs Convention on the international transport of goods under cover of TIR carnets (See the Annex)
  • Decision No 1/2019 of the EPA Committee set up by the interim Agreement with a view to an Economic Partnership Agreement between the European Community and its Member States, of the one part, and the Central Africa Party, of the other part, of 18.02.2019 concerning the accession of the Republic of Croatia to the European Union
  • European Commission is inviting comments from all interested stakeholder groups on potential areas for regulatory co-operation with the United States. 
  • Malmström calls for renewed transatlantic cooperation on trade
  • Answer given by Ms Malmström - Renegotiation of the trade agreement with the Southern African Development Community - E-006208/2018
  • Answer given by Ms Malmström - Steel import safeguard measures - steel processers' concerns - P-000809/2019

INTERNAL MARKET & GENERAL

FINANCIAL SERVICES

  • Capital Markets Union: Making it easier for insurers to invest in the real economy (IP/19/1601)
  • EBA publishes clarifications to the first set of issues raised by its Working Group on APIs under PSD2
  • ESMA publishes responses to its Consultations on CSDR Guidelines
  • ESMA report values EU Alternative Investment Funds at €4.9 trillion
  • ESMA sets out its approach to several MiFID II/MiFIR and BMR provisions under a no-deal Brexit
  • Frustration over Mifid and Priips hits boiling point Financial Times 11.03.2019

AGRICULTURE & FISHERIES

ENERGY

  • Agenda for: Working Party on Energy of 12.03.2019
  • New energy efficiency labels explained (Memo/19/1596)
  • EU-U.S. Joint Statement: Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) imports from the U.S. continue to rise, up by 181%
  • Answer given by Mr Arias Cañete- The EU's interests in, and the quality of, the Eastern Partnership in the implementation of the Nord Stream 2 project - E-006363/2018
  • ACER publishes the Costs report on day-ahead and intraday coupling for 2017
  • ACER extends period for agreeing on a common method for scheduled exchanges in single intraday coupling – 06.03.2019
  • A Russian gas pipeline is driving a wedge between the U.S. and its allies Wall Street Journal 11.03.2019
     

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

  • Communication from the Commission - Commission Notice on ecosystem monitoring under Article 9 and Annex V of Directive (EU) 2016/2284 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the reduction of national emissions of certain atmospheric pollutants (NEC-Directive)
  • Reports & Working Documents 86th Meeting of the CITES Scientific Review Group of 11.02.2019
  • Pharmaceuticals in the environment: Commission defines actions to address risks and challenges (IP/19/1597, Q&A: Memo/19/1598, see the Communication & Final report - Study

HEALTH, FOOD & PRODUCTS SAFETY

TRANSPORT & MOBILITY

  • EU Budget: Commission welcomes provisional agreement for funding high-performance infrastructure to better connect Europeans (IP/19/1600)
  • Road safety: Commission responds to need for safe and secure parking areas for trucks

JUSTICE & HOME AFFAIRS

  • E-evidence package: Council agrees its position on rules to appoint legal representatives for the gathering of evidence
  • European Commission welcomes report on strengthening victims' rights in the EU (IP/19/1609 & European Commission statement)

EURO, ECB & ECONOMY

FUTURE OF EUROPE & BREXIT

FOREIGN AFFAIRS

  • Third Brussels Conference "Supporting the future of Syria and the region" kicks off tomorrow
  • News of Italy endorsing Beijing’s initiative grips Brussels and influential EU capitals Financial Times 11.03.2019