COMPETITION

  • Judgment of the General Court of 09.04.2019, in Case T‑371/17, Qualcomm, Inc., Qualcomm Europe, Inc., Vs. European Commission
    Re: Competition - Market for baseband chipsets used in consumer electronic devices - Administrative procedure - Article 18(3) and Article 24(1)(d) of Regulation (EC) No 1/2003 - Decision requesting information - Obligation to state reasons - Necessity of the information requested - Proportionality - Burden of proof - Privilege against self-incrimination - Principle of good administration
  • Commission clears acquisition of Belmond by LVMH (M.9278) - Midday Express 10.04.2019
  • Answer given by Ms Vestager to a MEP written question - Sanctioning obligation on employers to announce vacancies - possible violation of competition rules
  • EU commission hopeful calls for ‘political’ competition rules - Financial Times 10.04.2019

STATE AID

  • Judgment of the General Court of 09.04.2019, in Case T‑388/11, Deutsche Post Vs. European Commission

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Judgment of the General Court of 10.04.2019 in Case T‑300/16, Jindal Saw Ltd, Jindal Saw Italia SpA, Vs European Commission supported by Saint-Gobain Pam (See also Case T-301/16)
    Re: Subsidies - Imports of tubes and pipes of ductile cast iron originating in India - Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/387 - Imposition of a definitive countervailing duty - Indian scheme establishing an export tax on iron ore and a dual railway freight charge placing the transport of iron ore for export at a disadvantage - Article 3(1)(a)(iv) of Regulation (EC) No 597/2009 (replaced by Regulation (EU) 2016/1037) - Financial contribution - Provision of goods - Action consisting of ‘entrusting’ a private body to carry out a function constituting a financial contribution - Article 4(2)(a) of Regulation No 597/2009 - Specificity of a subsidy - Article 6(d) of Regulation No 597/2009 - Calculation of benefit - Injury to the Union industry - Calculation of price undercutting and the injury margin - Causal link - Access to confidential data of the subsidy investigation - Rights of the defence
  • Opinion of Advocate General Pitruzella of 10.04.2019 in Case C‑709/17 P, European Commission Vs. Kolachi Raj Industrial (Private) Ltd
    Re: Appeal - Dumping - Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/776 - Importation of bicycles consigned from Cambodia, Pakistan and the Philippines - Extension to those imports of the definitive anti-dumping duty imposed on imports of bicycles originating in China - Regulation (EC) No 1225/2009 - Article 13 - Circumvention - Assembly operations - Direct and indirect provenance of the parts concerned - Rules governing proof of circumvention
  • Agenda for: 8th meeting of the Expert Group on EU Trade Agreements of 25.04.2019
  • Agenda for: Customs 2020 programme: CLEN – SAMANCTA Project Group of 15-17.05.2019 
  • Agenda for: Trade Policy Committee (Deputy Members) of 12.04.2019
  • Agenda for: Trade Policy Committee (Services & Investment) of 15.04.2019
  • Minutes of Project group meeting concerning the food chapters of HS/CN of 27.03.2019
  • Notice concerning the anti-dumping measures in force in respect of imports of certain grain-oriented flat-rolled products of silicon-electrical steel originating, inter alia, in Japan: name change of one company subject to the anti-dumping duty rate for cooperating non-sampled companies
  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/566 of 9.04.2019 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of certain tube and pipe fittings originating in the Russian Federation, the Republic of Korea and Malaysia following an expiry review pursuant to Article 11(2) of the Regulation (EU) 2016/1036 of the European Parliament and of the Council and terminating the investigation concerning the imports of the same product originating in the Republic of Turkey
  • EU foreign investment screening regulation enters into force (IP/19/2088)
  • Answer given by Ms Malmström to a MEP written question - Impact assessments for current EU-US trade talks
  • Answer given by Ms Malmström to a MEP written question - Trade negotiations with Mercosur 
  • EU initiates WTO dispute complaint against Turkish measures affecting pharmaceuticals (WT/DS583/1)
  • EU initiates WTO dispute complaint against Indian tech tariffs (WT/DS582/1)
  • WTO - TBT Committee - China - Cybersecurity law - Statement by the EU to the Committee on Technical Barriers to Trade - 6 and 7 March 2019
  • WTO issues panel report regarding US dumping duties on Canadian lumber
  • The Bahamas injects renewed energy into goal of joining WTO by next ministerial conference
  • Beijing and EU target next year for investment access deal - Financial Times 10.04.2019

INTERNAL MARKET, INDUSTRY & GENERAL

  • Main results of the 3685th Council meeting - General Affairs of 09.04.2019

FINANCIAL SERVICES

  • European financial architecture for development: Council sets up a high-level group of wise persons
  • The Joint Committee of the ESAs publishes its 2018 Annual Report
  • ESMA updates Q&A on MiFIR data reporting

TAXATION

  • Judgment of the Court of 10.04.2019 in Case C-214/18, H. W. in the presence of: PSM "K", Aleksandra Treder
    Re: "Reference for a preliminary ruling - Directive 2006/112/EC - VAT - Bailiff - Enforcement - Fees determined by law - Administrative practice of the competent national authorities considering the amount of these fees as including VAT - Principles of neutrality and proportionality
  • Opinion of Advocate General Hogan of 10.04.2019 in Case C‑291/18, Grup Servicii Petroliere SA Vs. Agenţia Naţională de Administrare Fiscală — Direcţia Generală de Soluţionare a Contestaţiilor & Agenţia Naţională de Administrare Fiscală — Direcţia Generală de Administrare a Marilor Contribuabili
    Re: Reference for a preliminary ruling - VAT - Directive 2006/112/EC - Article 148(a) and (c) - Exemption - Supply of offshore jackup drilling rigs - Vessel - Definition - Condition relating to navigation on the high seas
  • Agenda for: Working Party on Taxation (Indirect Taxation - VAT) of 15.04.2019
  • Commission renews term of Chair (Mr Niels Thygesen) and Members of the European Fiscal Board - Midday Express 10.04.2019

AGRICULTURE & FISHERIES

EMPLOYMENT & SOCIAL POLICY

  • Future of Work: High-level conference discusses how the EU can face challenges and grasp opportunities (IP/19/2016, see a range of Factsheets, speech by Commissioner Thyssens and President Juncker)

ENERGY

  • Joint Declaration of the Ministers of Agriculture of Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia on the Renewable Energy Directive post 2020 - Information from the Slovak delegation

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

  • Agenda for: Working Party on International Environment Issues (Biodiversity) of 17.04.2019 & (CITES) of 15.04.2019
  • Answer given by M. Vella to a MEP written question - Common criteria and definition of waste and end-of-life plastic materials (high density polyethylene/polypropylene) in the plastic industry

HEALTH, FOOD & PRODUCTS SAFETY

  • Summary report - Subgroup on Traceability and Security Features established by the Expert Group on Tobacco Policy (12 March 2019)
  • Answer given by M. Bienkovska to a MEP written question - Glyphosate in disposable nappies
  • EFSA - Peer review of pesticide active substances: new administrative guidance for applicants and Rapporteur Member States

DIGITAL SINGLE MARKET & INFORMATION SOCIETY

  • Opening speech by Vice-President Andrus Ansip at the Digital Day 2019
  • Speech by Commissioner Tibor Navracsics at the Digital Day 2019 on making cultural heritage accessible to all
  • Joint statement on ensuring Europe´s digital future (Statement/19/2070)

DATA PRIVACY & CYBERSECURITY

  • Agenda for: Meeting of the Horizontal Working Party on cyber issues (cyber attachés) of 11.04.2019
  • European Data Protection Supervisor Decision of 02.04.2019 on internal rules concerning restrictions of certain rights of data subjects in relation to the processing of personal data in the framework of activities carried out by the European Data Protection Supervisor
  • The Council adopted a Regulation on ENISA (the EU Agency for Cybersecurity) and on information and communications technology cybersecurity certification (Cybersecurity Act)
  • Q&A - Interplay between the clinical trial Regulation (CTR) and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

ECB, €URO & ECONOMY

  • ECB nominates Yves Mersch as Vice-Chair of the Supervisory Board

FUTURE OF EUROPE BREXIT

  • Invitation letter by President Donald Tusk to the members of the European Council (Art. 50) ahead of their special meeting on 10 April 2019
  • Main Results of the General Affairs Council (Art.50) of 09.04.2019
  • ‘No-deal' Brexit preparedness: European Commission takes stock of preparations and provides practical guidance to ensure coordinated EU approach (IP/19/2052)

FOREIGN AFFAIRS

  • Judgment of the Geenral Court of 10.04.2019 in Case T-643/16, Al-Gama’a al-Islamiyya Egypt (Gamaa Islamya Egypt) Vs. Council of the European Union, European Commission
    Re: CFSP - Specific restrictive measures against individuals, groups and entities with a view to combating terrorism - Freezing of funds - Possibility for an authority of a third State to be qualified competent authority within the meaning of Common Position 2001/931/CFSP - Factual basis for decisions to freeze funds - Obligation to state reasons - Authentication of Council acts
  • Towards an ever more sustainable Union by 2030 development: Council adopts conclusions
  • 21st EU-China Summit: Rebalancing the strategic partnership (IP/19/2055 - Joint statement & Remarks of President Jean-Claude Juncker and of President Donald Tusk)
  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/567 of 9.04.2019 amending Council Regulation (EC) No 1210/2003 concerning certain specific restrictions on economic and financial relations with Iraq