COMPETITION

  • Antitrust: Commission launches new online tool for cartel leniency and settlements and non-cartel cooperation (IP/19/1594)
  • Mergers: Commission clears acquisition of Weiman Group by Carlyle and TA Associates (M.9302) - Midday Express 19.03.2019
  • Bundeskartellamt - List of Notified merger projects - 19.03.2019
  • Bundeskartellamt - List of 2nd phase proceedings - 19.03.2019
  • CMA consults on intention to accept final undertakings in Rentokil Initial / Cannon Hygiene merger
  • CMA consults on amendments to penalties guidance in event of no-deal Brexit
  • CMA guidance on effects of a no dela EU exit on the functions of the CMA

STATE AID

  • Judgment of the Court of 19.03.2019 in joined Cases C-585/18, C-624/18 & C-625/18, Italy v Commission, Banca Popolare di Bari Vs. Commission & Fondo interbancario di tutela dei depositi Vs. Commission 
  • Judgment of the Court of 19.03.2019 in joined Case T-282/16, T283/16, Inpost Paczkomaty v Commission, Inpost v Commission

INTERNAL MARKET, INDUSTRY & GENERAL

  • European Defence Fund on track with €525 million for Eurodrone and other joint research and industrial projects (IP/19/1717Factsheet: The European Defence Fund, Factsheet: European defence work programmes)
  • Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs: entrepreneur of the decade award - Midday Express 19.03.2019

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Agenda for: 17th meeting of the CEG - Section "Special procedure other than transit" of 02.04.2019
  • Notice of the impending expiry of certain anti-dumping measures (certain prepared or preserved citrus fruits - P.R. of China - 12.12.2019)
  • Council Decision (EU) 2019/433 of 20.02.2018 on the position to be taken on behalf of the EU within the Association Committee meeting in Trade configuration established by the Association Agreement between the EU and the European Atomic Energy Community and their Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Moldova, of the other part, concerning the update of Annexes XXVIII-A (Rules applicable to financial services), XXVIII-B (Rules applicable to telecommunication services) and XXVIII-D (Rules applicable to international maritime transport) to the Agreement
  • Decision No 1/2019 of the Joint Council established under the economic partnership agreement between the European Union and its Member States, of the one part, and the SADC EPA states, of the other part of 19.02.2019 on the adoption of the rules of procedure of the Joint Council and of the Trade and Development Committee
  • Decision No 2/2019 of the Joint Council established under the Economic Partnership Agreement between the European Union and its Member States, of the one part, and the SADC EPA States, of the other part, of 19.02.2019 on the adoption of the Rules of Procedure for dispute avoidance and settlement and the Code of Conduct for arbitrators and mediators
  • The Council adopted the position to be taken on behalf of the EU in the WCO in relation to a draft amendment to the Harmonized System Nomenclature.
  • WTO - Agenda of the next meeting of Dispute Settlement Body of 26.03.2019
  • Indonesia warns EU on palm oil draft, says ’examining’ relations
  • Brussels reheats an old tool for a new trade war - Financial Times 19.03.2019

FINANCIAL SERVICES

  • EBA goes live with its central register of payment and electronic money institutions under PSD2
  • MiFID II: ESMA publishes results of the annual transparency calculations of the large in scale (LIS) and size specific to the instruments (SSTI) thresholds for bonds

AGRICULTURE & FISHERIES

JUSTICE & FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS

  • Commission reports on its actions to advance LGBTI equality

DATA PRIVACY & CYBERSECURITY

  • Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2019/419 of 23.01.2019 pursuant to Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the adequate protection of personal data by Japan under the Act on the Protection of Personal Information
  • EDPB - Opinion on the interpaly between the ePrivacy Directive and GDPR
  • EDPB - Statement on the future eprivacy Regulation
  • EDPB - Opinion on the draft DPIA list submitted by Spain and Iceland
  • EDPB - Statement on the use of personal data in the course of political campaigns

EURO, ECB & ECONOMY

  • In-Depth Analysis - Public hearing with Andrea Enria, Chair of the ECB Supervisory Board, presenting the SSM Annual Report 2018
  • January 2019 compared with December 2018 - Production in construction down by 1.4% in euro area - Unchanged in EU28
  • Fourth quarter of 2018 - Annual growth in labour costs at 2.3% in euro area - At 2.8% in EU28

FUTURE OF EUROPE & BREXIT

FOREIGN AFFAIRS

  • Main Results of the Foreign Affairs Council of 18.03.2019
  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/432 of 18.03.2019 amending Council Regulation (EC) No 1210/2003 concerning certain specific restrictions on economic and financial relations with Iraq
  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/431 of 18.03.2019 amending for the 296th time Council Regulation (EC) No 881/2002 imposing certain specific restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with the ISIL (Da'esh) and Al-Qaida organisations