COMPETITION

  • Judgment of the Court of 14.03.2019 in Case C 724/17, Vantaan kaupunki Vs. Skanska Industrial Solutions Oy, NCC Industry Oy, Asfaltmix Oy
    Re: Request for a preliminary ruling - Article 101 TFEU - Private enforcement of competition law - Private liability - Action for damages - Compensation for harm caused by conduct contrary to EU competition law - Prerequisites for compensation - Persons liable to pay compensation - Concept of undertaking - Principle of economic continuity
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.9267 - KKR/Telepizza) 
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9253 - Mercuria/Aegean)
  • Eon raises dividend as it awaits approvals for RWE deal  - The European Commission is reviewing the €40bn deal between the energy groups Financial Times 14.03.2019

STATE AID

  • Judgment of the Court of 13.03.2019 in Case C 666/17 P, AlzChem AG Vs. European Commission
    Re: Appeal -Access to documents -Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 - Third indent of Article 4(2) - General presumption of confidentiality of documents relating to an investigation procedure in the field of State aid - Scope

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Opinion of advocate General of 14.03.2019 in Case C 226/18, Krohn & Schröder GmbH Vs. Hauptzollamt Hamburg-Hafen 
    Re: Request for a preliminary ruling - Customs Union - Import and export procedures - Custom debt - Council Regulation (EEC) No 2913/92 - Article 212a - Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1238/2013 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty - Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1239/2013 imposing a definitive countervailing duty - Exemptions
  • Agenda for: 198th Meeting of the Tariff and Statistical Nomenclature Section of the Customs Code Committee (CN Sector) on 1st April 2019 
  • Agenda for: 17th meeting of the CEG - Section "Special Procedures other than Transit" of 02.04.2019
  • Agenda for: 8th meeting of the CEG - Import & Export Formalities Section jointly with the TCG of 19.03.2019
  • Agenda for: CEG - Customs Control & Risk Management section of 15.03.2019
  • Agenda of the 76th meeting of the ACP-EU Subcommittee on Trade Cooperation of 14.03.2019
  • Council Decision on the position to be taken on behalf of the EU in the WCO in relation to the HS - Adoption 
  • Draft - Commission delegated Regulation (EU) …/... amending Delegated Regulation (EU) 2015/2446 as regards the declaration of certain low-value consignments (see the Annex)
  • Answer given by Ms Malmström - Trade relations with the United States - E-006490/2018
  • Answer given by Ms Malmström - Employment preference clauses in trade agreements: Brussels supports preferential employment of nationals in Morocco - E-006098/2018
  • http://www.europarl.europa.eu/doceo/document/E-8-2019-000564-ASW_EN.pdfAnswer given by Ms Malmström - Extra duties on e-bikes from China - E-000564/2019
  • Brussels suffers a bout of trade tantrums  - EU’s credibility will be damaged unless it lives up to commitments it made with the US Financial Times 14.03.2019

INTERNAL MARKET, INDUSTRY & GENERAL

  • Commission welcomes agreement on the cross-border mobility of companies
  • EU shapes its future space policy programme
  • Inspectors checking consumer products for hazardous chemicals (ECHA/19/10)
  • Draft Council conclusions on an EU Industrial Policy: Vision for 2030
  • Single Market: Commission facilitates mobility of ski instructors across the EU (see the Delegated act)
  • Minutes of: 4th Meeting of the Commission High Level Group on energy-intensive industries of 20.02.2019
  • Draft - Commission delegated Regulation (EU) …/... supplementing Regulation (EU) No 305/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council by establishing classes of performance in relation to air permeability for rooflights of plastics and glass and roof hatches (see the Annex)
  • Draft - Commission delegated Regulation (EU) …/... supplementing Regulation (EU) No 305/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council by establishing classes of performance in relation to resistance to wind load for external blinds and awnings (see the Annex)

FINANCIAL SERVICES

TAXATION

  • Agenda for: Working Party on Tax Questions (Indirect Taxation - VAT) of 21.03.2019
  • Motor vehicle driving tuition for categories B and C1 is not school or university education exempt from VAT (See CPR No.31/2019 - Judgment in Case C-449/17)
  • Judgment of the Court of 13.03.2019 in Case C 695/17, Metirato Oy, in liquidation Vs. Suomen valtio/Verohallinto, Eesti Vabariik/Maksu- ja Tolliamet
    Re: Reference for a preliminary ruling - Directive 2010/24/EU -Mutual assistance for the recovery of claims relating to taxes, duties and other measures - Article 13(1) - Article 14(2) - Enforced recovery, by the authorities of the requested Member State, of claims of the applicant Member State - Procedure relating to an application seeking the restitution of those claims to the insolvency estate of a company established in the requested Member State - Defendant in those proceedings - Determination

AGRICULTURE & FISHERIES

  • Commission welcomes agreement to better protect geographical indications (IP/19/1689)

EMPLOYMENT & SOCIAL POLICY

  • Welfare contributions aimed at funding social security benefits in France cannot be charged on income from the assets of French residents insured under the Swiss social security scheme (See CPR No.32/2019 - Judgment in Case C-372/18, Dreyer)
  • Agenda for: Council of the EU (Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs) of 15.03.2019

ENERGY

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

  • The Court dismisses the Commission’s action against the Czech Republic concerning its refusal to ensure the take-back of 20 000 tonnes of a mixture called TPS-NOLO (Geobal) shipped to Poland from the Czech Republic (See CPR No 29/2019: Judgment in Case C-399/17, Commission v Czech Republic) 
  • Parliament proposes policy toolbox to curb air pollution

HEALTH, FOOD & PRODUCTS SAFETY

DIGITAL & INFORMATION SOCIETY

DATA PRIVACY & CYBERSECURITY

TRANSPORT & MOBILITY

  • Agenda for the Committee on Road Transport of 01.04.2019
  • Agenda of the 85th meeting of the Committee on the interoperability & safety of the European rail system - 9-10 April 2019
  • Africa-Europe Alliance: the Commission shares knowledge and good practices on road safety 
  • Connecting Europe Facility: Coreper confirms common understanding with the EP on extending the programme

JUSTICE & HOME AFFAIRS

  • Where they have been granted on the basis of falsified documents, residence permits obtained for the purpose of family reunification and long-term resident status may be withdrawn, even if the holders of such permits or status were unaware of the fraud committed (See CPR No.30/2019: Judgment  in Case C-557/17, Y.Z. & Others)
  • Asylum in the EU Member States - 580 800 first-time asylum seekers registered in 2018, down by 11% compared with 2017 - Syrians, Afghans and Iraqis continued to be the top citizenships 

EURO, ECB  & ECONOMY

  • ECB Working group on euro risk-free rates recommends transition path from EONIA to €STR and €STR-based forward-looking term structure methodology
  • ECB announces start date for euro short-term rate (€STR)
  • Speech by Benoît Cœuré: Generation €uro - What Europe can do for you
  • The Eurozone after Draghi Financial Times 14.03.2019 p.9
     

FUTURE OF EUROPE & BREXIT

FOREIGN AFFAIRS

  • Parliament wants to suspend EU accession negotiations with Turkey 
  • EP recommendation of 13.03.2019 to the Council, to the Commission and to the V.P. of the Commission / H.R. of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy on the association agreement between the EU and Monaco, Andorra and San Marino
  • Answer given by V.P. Mogherini - Possible US sanctions against European companies taking part in the construction of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline - E-006140/2018
  • EU prepares itself to fight back against hostile propaganda