COMPETITION

  • Prior notification of a concentration
    • (Case M.9295 - Daimler/Geely/Ride-hailing JV)
    • (Case M.9305 - Sev.en Energy/Huaneng-Yudean/InterGen)
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration
    • (Case M.8808 - T-Mobile Austria/UPC Austria)
    • (Case M.8837 - Blackstone/Thomson Reuters F&R Business)
    • (Case M.8883 - PPF Group/Telenor Target Companies)
    • (Case M.8842 - Tele2/Com Hem Holding)
    • (Case M.9086 - 3i/Arbejdsmarkedets Tillægspension/Tampnet)
    • (Case M.8989 - Sony/EMI Music Publishing)
    • (Case M.9091 - SNAM/SGI/Sardinia Newco)
    • (Case M.9049 - E.ON/Clever/UFC Scandinavia JV)
    • (Case M.9120 - Carlyle/Apollo)
  • Germany - Gruner + Jahr withdraws notification of purchase of “National Geographic” licence after Bundeskartellamt expresses concerns
  • Hungary - The GVH will assess the operation of digital comparison tools in the framework of a market analysis - 28.03.2019
  • The Netherlands - ACM conducted a dawn raid because of possible insider trading on energy market
  • The Netherlands - ACM: PostNL’s acquisition of Sandd requires further assessment
  • Slovak Republic - Cartels: AMO SR initiated the administrative proceedings for the failure to submit information requested by the Office within stipulated time
  • A clash of the EU’s titans over China - Peter Altmaier tells Margrethe Vestager to rewrite competition rule book to take account of foreign rivals who don’t play by the same code - Financial Times
  • Dragging funerals out of the dark ages - Competition probe into the sector should address price rises but also much more - Financial Times

STATE AID

  • Commission opens in-depth investigation into Slovakia's tax on the food retail sector (IP/19/1850)
  • Commission concludes part of UK tax scheme gave illegal tax advantages to certain multinational companies; remaining part does not constitute aid (IP/19/1948)

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Agenda for: Trade Policy Committee (Full Members) of 05.04.2019
  • Notice of initiation of an expiry review of the anti-dumping measures applicable to imports of ferro-silicon originating in Russia and the P.R. of China
  • Recommendation for a Council Decision supplementing the negotiating directives for the Doha Development Agenda regarding the plurilateral negotiations of rules and commitments on electronic commerce
  • European Union launches WTO cases on ICT (India) and pharmaceuticals (Turkey) (IP/19/1952)

INTERNAL MARKET, INDUSTRY & GENERAL

  • Agenda for: Meeting of the Coreper (Part.1 & Part.2) of 03.04.2019
  • Agenda for: High Level Working Group on Competitiveness & Growth of 11.04.2019
    • Note from the Presidency: Data and competition policies related to platform economy
    • Note from the Presidency: Competition, competitiveness and the Single Market
    • Note from the Presidency: European industries leading the way towards competitive climate-neutral economy
  • Commission adopts €4 billion investment package for infrastructure projects across 10 Member States (IP/19/1872)

PUBLIC PROCUREMENT

  • Commission Implementing Regulation establishing standard forms for the publication of notices in the field of public procurement ("eForms") – explanatory note for the Advisory Committee on Public Contracts
  • Draft list of codes to be used in certain fields (supporting document)
  • Reader-friendly version of Table 2 of the draft Annex to the Implementing Regulation

FINANCIAL SERVICES

  • Capital Markets Union: Creating a stronger and more integrated European financial supervisory architecture, including on anti-money laundering (Memo/19/1928)
  • Financial technology: European Commission and European Supervisory Authorities launch new platform to improve cooperation on technological innovation in the financial sector - Midday Express 02.04.2019

TAXATION

AGRICULTURE, FISHERIES & MARITIME AFFAIRS

  • G20 Agriculture Ministers' meeting, 10-12 May 2019, Niigata (Japan) - Draft updated EU Guidelines
  • Declaration by the European Union and Canada concerning the establishment of an Ocean Partnership - Approval
  • Protecting farmers and quality products: vote on EU farm policy reform plans - See the EP Statement

ENERGY

  • Agenda for: Meeting of the Sub-Group Market Surveillance Authorities on the Product Registration Database for Energy Labelling of 12.04.2019
  • Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on common rules for the internal market in electricity (recast) - Outcome of the EP's first reading, (Strasbourg, 25 to 28 March 2019)
  • The Juncker Plan supports renewable energy solutions in Slovenia

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

HEALTH, FOOD & PRODUCTS SAFETY

DIGITAL SINGLE MARKET

  • Agenda for: Working Party on Telecommunications & Information Society of 04.04.2019
  • Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down rules on the exercise of copyright and related rights applicable to certain online transmissions of broadcasting organisations and retransmissions of television and radio programmes - Outcome of the EP's first reading, (Strasbourg, 25 to 28 March 2019)
  • Draft Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on ENISA (the European Union Agency for Cybersecurity) and on information and communications technology cybersecurity certification and repealing Regulation (EU) No 526/2013 (Cybersecurity Act) (first reading) - Adoption of the legislative act & Statement

EMPLOYMENT & SOCIAL POLICY

  • Minutes of the 5th meeting of the High Level Group on Digital Impact on Employment of 08.02.2019
  • Minutes of the 50th meeting of the Advisory Committee for the Coordination of Social Security Systems of 12.10.2018
  • Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 2004/37/EC on the protection of workers from the risks related to exposure to carcinogens or mutagens at work - Outcome of the EP's first reading, (Strasbourg, 25 to 28 March 2019)

AREA OF FREEDOM, SECURITY & JUSTICE

  • New Deal for Consumers: European Commission welcomes provisional agreement on strengthening EU consumer protection rules (IP/19/1755)
  • European Border and Coast Guard: The Commission welcomes agreement on a standing corps of 10,000 border guards by 2027*(IP/19/1929)

EURO ECB & ECONOMY

FUTURE OF EUROPE & BREXIT

  • Markets not properly pricing in a no-deal Brexit — ECB vice-president - Financial Times
  • Government of national unity is a Brexit fantasy - There is no sign that either May or Corbyn is ready to make the compromises required - Financial Times
  • U.K. Parliament closer to Brexit alternatives but fails to pass any - Wall Street Journal

FOREIGN AFFAIRS

  • Council Decision (CFSP) 2019/539 of 01.04.2019 amending Decision (CFSP) 2015/1333 concerning restrictive measures in view of the situation in Libya
  • The Scrutiny of the European Defence Fund by the European Parliament and national parliaments - Study for the EP Subcommittee on Security and Defence
  • Global Report on Food Crises: acute hunger still affecting over 100 million people worldwide (IP/19/1913)