COMPETITION

  • Judgment of the Court of 21.03.2019 in Case C-312/18 P - Eco-Bat Technologies and Others Vs. European Commission
    • Re: Appeal - Agreements, decisions and concerted practices - Market for car battery recycling - Decision finding an infringement of Article 101 TFEU and imposing fines - Correcting decision adding the value of purchases of the addressees which were not included in the initial decision - Time limit for bringing an action - Point from which time starts to run - Delay - Inadmissibility
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.8773 - LetterOne Holdings/BASF/Wintershall DEA)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9064 - Telia Company/Bonnier Broadcasting Holding)
  • Mergers: Commission approves acquisition of Asco by Spirit, subject to conditions (IP/19/1775, M.8948)
  • Commission clears acquisition of Colonial First State Global Asset Management group by Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation (M.9254) - Midday Express 21.03.2019
  • Commission clears acquisition of a warehousing in France by Segro and PSPIB (M.9285) - Midday Express 21.03.2019
  • Commission approves the acquisition of joint control over a warehouse in Poland by SEGRO and PSPIB (M.9286) - Midday Express 21.03.2019
  • Statement by Commissioner Vestager on Commission decision to fine Google € 1.49 billion for abusive practices in online advertising

STATE AID

  • ESA (EFTA) finds no state aid in petroleum exploration refunds in Norway

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Agenda for: 619th meeting of the Export Credits Group of 27.03.2019
  • Minutes of the 26th meeting of the CEG, Tariff and Statistical Nomenclature Section, HS/WCO Coordination Sector of 04.03.2019
  • Regulation (EU) 2019/452 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 19.03.2019 establishing a framework for the screening of foreign direct investments into the Union
  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/455 of 20.02.2019 making imports of mixtures of urea and ammonium nitrate originating in Russia, Trinidad and Tobago and the United States of America subject to registration
  • Report of the 20th round of negotiations for the EU-China Investment Agreement
  • Internaltional procurement instruments - factsheet
  • Answer given by Ms Malmström to a written question - Lack of transparency casts doubt on GSP+ legitimacy
  • Answer given by Ms Malmström to a written question - Backward steps in Colombia's environmental law: repercussions for its trade agreement with the EU
  • Russia launches two safeguard investigations: on microwave ovens and on welded tubes of stainless steel
  • WTO - Speech by DDG Alan Wm. Wolff: "A crisis properly managed can lead to a positive outcome"

INTERNAL MARKET, INDUSTRY & GENERAL

  • Public procurement rules do not apply to services for the transport of patients provided, in emergency situations, by non-profit organisations or associations
    (See CPR Nº. 38/2019 - Judgment in Case C-465/17)
  • Agenda for: Meeting of the European Council of 21-22.03.2019
  • Minutes of the Group of experts on licensing and valuation of standard essential patents of 22.02.2019
  • EU Budget for 2021-2027: Commission welcomes preliminary agreement on InvestEU - (IP/19/1676)
  • Commissioner Crețu in Romania to discuss investment priorities for the next long-term EU budget - Midday Express 21.03.2019
  • Corporate Social Responsibility: Progress towards greater sustainability (See the Working Document)
  • RAC and SEAC agreed conformity of the intentionally added microplastics restriction proposal (ECHA/NR/19/13)

FINANCIAL SERVICES

  • Sustainable Finance: High-Level Conference takes global cooperation on sustainable finance to the next stage (IP/19/1734 - Remarks by V.P. Valdis Dombrovskis)
  • ESMA has published seven opinions on position limits regarding commodity derivatives under the (MiFID II/MIFIR)

ENERGY

  • Agenda for: Working Party on Energy of 26.03.02019
  • Mid-term progress report in accordance with Article 5b of the Council Decision establishing the European Joint Undertaking for ITER and the Development of Fusion Energy and conferring advantages upon it

ENVIRONMENT CLIMATE CHANGE

  • Italy has failed to fulfil its obligations under the directive on the landfill of waste as regards 44 landfill sites (See CPR Nº. 37/2019 - Judgment in Case C-498/17)
  • Agenda of the Regulatory Committee on the implementation of the European PRTR of 25.03.2019
  • LIFE programme – Coreper confirms common understanding reached with Parliament
  • Proposal for a Council Decision on the position to be taken on behalf of the European Union at the 18th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES CoP18) (see Annex 1 and Annex 2)

HEALTH, FOOD & PRODUCTS SAFETY

  • Judgment of the Court of 21.03.2019 in Case C-443/17 - Abraxis Bioscience Vs. Comptroller General of Patents
    • Re: Reference for a preliminary ruling - Medicinal product for human use - Supplementary protection certificate for medicinal products — Regulation (EC) No 469/2009 - Article 3(d) - Conditions for granting - Grant of first authorisation to place the product on the market as a medicinal product - Authorisation covering a product as a medicinal product constituting a new formulation of a known active ingredient
  • Answer given by Mr Andriukaitis to a written question - Effective EU control system for food safety in relation to the meat scandal in Poland
  • Answer given by Mr Andriukaitis to a written question - Chemical hazards in our food

DIGITAL SINGLE MARKET & INFORMATION SOCIETY

DATA PRIVACY & CYBERSECURITY

  • Council conclusions on cybersecurity capacity and capabilities building in the EU 
  • Opening keynote speech by Commissioner Mariya Gabriel at the 9th Annual European Data Protection and Privacy Conference
  • Speech by European Commission Věra Jourová at the 9th Annual European Data Protection and Privacy Conference: What next for European and global data privacy?
  • Answer given by Ms Jourova to a written question - Personal data brokers and consumer profiling: GDPR rules and compliance with Article 5(3) of Directive 2002/58/EC 

ECB, EURO & ECONOMY

FUTURE OF EUROPE & BREXIT

  • Request by the United Kingdom for an extension under Article 50 TEU
  • Instrument relating to the agreement on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community
  • President Donald Tusk commented the latest developments on Brexit
  • Brexit: plans in place to mitigate impact of no deal (See EP Statement)
  • No-deal Brexit will hammer both UK and EU - Ireland and British regions closest to Europe will be big losers, says research - Financial Times 21.03.2019

FOREIGN AFFAIRS

  • Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the EU on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination 21 March 2019
  • Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the EU on the alignment of certain countries with Council Decision
    • on the application of specific measures to combat terrorism
    • concerning restrictives against the proliferation and use of chemical weapon
    • concerning restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities in view of the situation in Tunisia
    • concerning restrictive measures in respect of actions undermining or threatening the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine