COMPETITION

  • Initiation of proceedings (Case M.9076 - Novelis/Aleris)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9322 - Vista Equity Partners/TA Associates/Aptean)
  • Summary of Commission Decision of 17.12.2018 relating to a proceeding under Article 102 of the TFEU (Case AT.39849 - BEH Gas) - (See also: Final Report of the Hearing Officer, Opinion of the advisory committee on restrictive practices and dominant positions at its meeting on 23.11.2018 and 12.12.2018)
  • Commission clears acquisition of Swords Pavilions by Great-West Lifeco and Hammerson (M.9195)
  • Commission clears acquisition of Aegean by Mercuria (M.9253)
  • Commission clears the creation of a joint venture between Lufthansa Technik and LG Electronics (M.9185)
  • Commission clears acquisition of ZAIC by Mirova, ADP, Bouygues, IFC, Marguerite and TAV (M.9190)
  • Commission clears acquisition of certain IBM assets by HCL (M.9282)
  • Commission clears acquisition of the joint control of Berroute by Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations and Reden H2 (M.9106)
  • Vestager: Google cleared under French-German plans - EU competition chief digs in as she eyes commission presidency - Financial Times

STATE AID

  • Answer given by Ms Vestager to a MEP written question - Recovery of unlawful state aid by Bulgaria
  • Answer given by Ms Vestager to a MEP written question - Co-marketing flights, sponsorship agreements signed by public bodies in Europe. Airgest case in Sicily

TRADE CUSTOMS

  • Action brought on 24.01.2019 - Acron and Others vs. Commission (Case T-45/19) Re: annulment of the Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2018/1703 of 12.11.2018
  • Agenda of the 3rd Côte D'Ivoire-EU Committee of 11.04.2019
  • Answer by Ms Malmström to a MEP written question - Orange production in Spain following the EU-South Africa Free Trade Agreement
  • Answer by Ms Malmström to a MEP written question - Human rights situation in Myanmar

INTERNAL MARKET, INDUSTRY  & GENERAL

  • Agenda for: Meeting of the Advisory Committee on Public Contracts of 06.05.2019
  • Vice-President Katainen in Finland for a visit at the European Chemicals Agency and for Citizens' Dialogues

FINANCIAL SERVICES

  • Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2019/536 of 29.03.2019 amending Implementing Decision 2014/908/EU as regards the lists of third countries and territories whose supervisory and regulatory requirements are considered equivalent for the purposes of the treatment of exposures in accordance with Regulation (EU) No 575/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council
  • Financial markets: European Commission adopts equivalence decision for derivatives trading venues in Singapore
  • Commission supports Latvia in developing its capital market
  • EBA publishes clarifications to the second set of issues raised by its Working Group on APIs under PSD2
  • Updated EBA Risk Dashboard confirms continued improvements in EU banks asset quality but also low profitability levels
  • ESMA updates its MAR Q&A
  • ESMA updates AIFMD Q&As
  • ESMA Q&As clarify benchmark disclosure obligations for UCITS
  • ESMA advises Commission on information document for takeover, merger and divisions
  • Latvia clashes with financial regulator over money-laundering reform - Public dispute risks undermining Baltic state’s attempts to move on froma number of scandals - Financial Times
  • US and UK markets regulators to co-operate in a no-deal Brexit - Financial Times

TAXATION

  • Joint Transfer Pricing Forum - Report on the application of the profit split method within the EU

ENERGY

  • Informal Meeting of the TTE Council (Energy) and 1st Eastern Partnership Energy Ministerial Meeting of 02.04.2019
  • Commissioner Arias Cañete to attend CESEC meeting in Bucharest to discuss enhanced energy cooperation in Central and South Eastern Europe

ENVIRONMENT CLIMATE CHANGE

  • EU and China step up their cooperation on environment, water and circular economy

CONSUMER PROTECTION

DIGITAL SINGLE MARKET

  • Portability of online content, one year on, see the survey on accessing content online and cross-border portability
  • WiFi4EU: new call for municipalities to apply for free Wi-Fi network in public spaces (See the Q&A, and the Factsheet)

TRANSPORT & MOBILITY

ECB, €URO & ECONOMY

FUTURE OF EUROPE & BREXIT

  • Statement by the European Commission on the vote on the Withdrawal Agreement in the House of Commons
  • Detailed guide: Preparing for EU Exit: Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein
  • Detailed guide: Preparing for EU Exit: Switzerland
  • Guidance: International Agreements if the UK leaves the EU without a deal
  • EU has little appetite for another Brexit extension - There are rational and strategic arguments to be made against offering the UK more time  - Financial Times
  • No-deal Brexit plans cause sales headaches for asset managers - End of passporting could jeopardise groups’ ‘fly-in, fly-out’ approach  - Financial Times

FOREIGN AFFAIRS

  • Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the EU on the alignment of third countries with the Council Decision concerning restrictive measures against Zimbabwe
  • EUNAVFOR MED Operation Sophia: mandate extended until 30 September 2019