COMPETITION

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Commission releases detailed information on requirements for EU goods exported to the UK in case of a hard Brexit (See Market Access Database)
  • Answer given by Ms Malmström to a MEP written question - Implementation of the Economic Partnership Agreement between the EU and the SADC EPA States
  • Answer given by Ms Malmström to a MEP written question - Generalised Scheme of Preferences Plus (GSP+) and malnutrition in Pakistan
  • WTO issues panel report regarding Russian restrictions on traffic in transit
  • WTO Members advance work on new import licensing website and database
  • Australia ratifies WTO procurement pact
  • EU official confronts China on trade promises - Cecilia Malmstrom frustrated by Beijing’s reluctance to open markets to bloc - Financial Times 08.04.2019
  • EU requests Korea-EU FTA modernization - BusinessKorea 08.04.2019

INTERNAL MARKET

EMPLOYMENT & SOCIAL POLICY

  • Impact of digital transformation on the EU labour market: High level group recommends skilled workforce, new labour relations, and new social contract

FINANCIAL SERVICE

  • ESMA publishes translations for Guidelines on CCP conflict of interest management

ENERGY

  • ACER adopts decision on amendment to determination of capacity calculation regions
  • ACER reports on gas conditional capacity products in the EU

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

TRANSPORT MOBILITY

  • Air traffic chief warns of worsening EU flight delays - Hold-ups more than doubled last year to a total of 19.1m minutes - Financial Times 08.04.2019

DIGITAL SINGLE MARKET  & INFORMATION SOCIETY

  • Minutes of the 67th Radio Spectrum Committee meeting - Decision n° 676/2002/EC of 13.03.2019
  • Digital Day 2019: EU countries will commit to three digital cooperation initiatives (IP/19/2015)
  • Artificial intelligence: Commission takes forward its work on ethics guidelines (IP/19/1893)
  • EU Member States test their cybersecurity preparedness for fair and free 2019 EU elections (IP/19/2011 - Factsheet: Securing free and fair European elections & Compendium on Cyber Security of Election Technology )

ECB, €URO & ECONOMY

  • Speech by Yves Mersch: Competitiveness of Europe and European Financial Markets
  • Remarks by V.P. Dombrovskis at the press conference following the second day of the informal ECOFIN in Bucharest
  • Dutch ready to quit Eurozone budget - Threat underlines steep resistance to fund as June deadline looms - Financial Times 08.04.2019

FUTURE OF EUROPE & BREXIT

  • Indicative programme - General Affairs and General Affairs (Art. 50) Councils of 9 April 2019
  • Request by the United Kingdom for an extension under Article 50 TEU
  • Brexit preparedness : EU prepared to support European farmers in possible « no-deal » scenario

FOREIGN AFFAIRS

  • Iran: Council extends by one year sanctions responding to serious human rights violation
  • International cultural relations: Council adopts conclusions
  • Declaration by the High Representative, Federica Mogherini, on behalf of the European Union, on the occasion of the 25th commemoration of the genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda (See also Speech by President Juncker)