COMPETITION

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Judgment of the Court of 11.04.2019 in Case C-288/18, V BV Vs. Staatssecretaris van Financiën
    Re:Reference for preliminary rulings - Common Customs Tariff - Classification of goods - Combined nomenclature - Subheadings 8528 51 00 and 8528 59 40 - Liquid crystal flat panel monitors capable of displaying signals from automatic data processing systems - Agreement on trade in IT products
  • Agenda for: Working Party on Customs Union of 15.04.2019
  • Agenda for: 620th meeting of the Export Credits Group of 03.05.2019
  • Agenda for: 89th meeting of the Customs Code Committee - General Customs Legislation of 30.04.2019
  • Minutes of : 86th meeting of the Customs Code Committee - General Customs Legislation of 26.02.2019
  • Rules of procedure of the Group of Experts on the screening of FDIs in the EU
  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/576 of 10.04.2019 imposing a provisional anti-dumping duty on imports of mixtures of urea and ammonium nitrate originating in Russia, Trinidad and Tobago and the United States of America
  • First EU-Japan Joint Committee meeting sets tone for successful implementation of Economic Partnership Agreement
  • How the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) benefits small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) - see the Statement & Summary
  • Conflict minerals : list of Member State competent authorities designated under Article 10(1) of Regulation (EU) 2017/821
  • DG Trade Management Plan 2019
  • Answer given by P. Moscovici to a MEP written question - Problems with origin declarations in customs clearance
  • Answer given by Ms Malmström to a MEP written question - Sharp increase in tariffs in Brazil on imports of garlic from the EU
  • Answer given by Ms Malmström to a MEP written question - Bangladesh and Pakistan
  • Answer given by Ms Malmström to a MEP written question - VP/HR - GSP+ compliance
  • WTO - Members discuss proposal on market access for tourism and related services
  • WTO - The first review of the trade policies and practices of Samoa takes place on 10 and 12 April 2019.

INTERNAL MARKET, INDUSTRY & GENERAL

  • Agenda for: Working Party on Competitiveness & Growth (Internal Market) of 16.04.2019
  • Decisions adopted by the Commission by written procedure on 11.04.2019
  • EU-funded scientists unveil first ever image of a black hole (IP/19/2053)

FINANCIAL SERVICES

  • Agenda for: Working Party on Financial Services (Crowd-funding) of 06.05.2019
  • Answer given by Ms Jourova to a MEP written question - Enforcement of anti-money laundering rules in Latvia: follow-up to written question 005065/18
  • EBA updates list of diversified indices
  • ESAs publish Joint Advice on Information and Communication Technology risk management and cybersecurity

AGRICULTURE FISHERIES

  • Research and agriculture - Information from the Presidency
  • Publication of latest agri-food trade figures: record start in 2019 for EU agri-food trade

EMPLOYMENT & SOCIAL POLICY

  • National legislation may lay down, for the purpose of calculating the average weekly working time, reference periods which start and end on fixed calendar dates (See CPR No.50/19 - Judgment in Case C-254/18)
  • Commission publishes report on reintegration of long-term unemployed: improved support to return to work but efforts need to continue - Midday Express 11.04.2019
  • Labour costs in the EU - Hourly labour costs ranged from €5.4 to €43.5 across the EU Member States in 2018 - Lowest in Bulgaria and Romania, highest in Denmark, Luxembourg and Belgium

ENERGY

  • Judgment of the Court of 11.04.2019 in joined Case C-473/17 & Case C-456/17, Repsol Butano SA (C-473/17), DISA Gas SAU (C-546/17) Vs. Administración del Estado, in the presence of: Redexis Gas SL, Repsol Butano SA (C-546/17)
    Re: Reference for a preliminary ruling - Energy - Liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) sector - Consumer protection - Obligation of general economic interest - Maximum price of the gas cylinder - Duty to deliver at home - Article 106 TFEU - Directives 2003/55 / EC, 2009/73 / EC and 2006/123 / EC - Interpretation of the judgment of 20 April 2010, Federutility and Others (C-265/08, EU: C: 2010: 205) - Principle of proportionality
  • Draft Council conclusions on the Future of Energy Systems in the Energy Union designed to ensure the clean energy transition and the achievement of energy and climate objectives post-2020 - Discussion
  • ACER adopts Decision on gas interconnection between Hungary and Austria

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

HEALTH, FOOD & PRODUCTS SAFETY

  • Minutes of the Working Party on Public Health at Senior Level on 15.03.2019
  • Albania and North Macedonia are preparing themselves to transpose the EU legislative framework on digital health
  • EU Health Award 2019: for cities, NGOs and scholls preventing and reducing obesity in children and young adults - updated Q&A
  • European guidelines for cross border exchange of patients’ health data considered as a leading reference to set up international standards
  • For summer season, Croatia will dispense ePrescriptions for Finish citizens and allow the access of Czech patient summaries, while Croatians traveling Estonia can get their ePrescriptions dispensed there
  • Report - Tools and methodologies to assess the efficiency of health care services in Europe
  • Answer given by Ms Bienkovska to a MEP written question - Glyphosate in disposable nappies

TRANSPORT & MOBILITY

  • Agenda for: Working Party on Land Transport of 12.04.2019
  • Minutes of the meeting of the Road Transport Committee of 01.04.2019
  • Minutes of the 17th meeting of the CEF Coordination Committee - Transport Sector of 25.03.2019
  • Answer given by Ms Bienkovska to a MEP written question - Criteria for the award of sub-concessions for the management of service areas on the Italian motorway network

DIGITAL SINGLE MARKET INFORMATION SOCIETY

  • Agenda for: 5th meeting of the Web Accessibility Directive Expert Group of 21.05.2019
  • Answer given by Ms Bienkovska to a MEP written question - Implementation of pilot project 'Bring Broadband Internet Access via Satellite for Educational Multimedia Contents to Unconnected Schools'

DATA PRIVACY & CYBERSECURITY

  • Ninth Plenary session: Guidelines on the processing of personal data in the context of information society services

AREA OF FREEDOM, SECURITY & JUSTICE

  • Agenda for: 5th meeting of the CEG on the Fight against Illicit Tobacco Trade (FITT) of 15-16.05.2019
  • Poland’s supreme court reform broke EU law, says adviser to ECJ - Financial Times 11.04.2019 (See CPR No.48/19 - Opinion in Case C-619/18)

ECB, EURO & ECONOMY

FUTURE OF EUROPE & BREXIT

  • European Council decision taken in agreement with the United Kingdom, extending of the Article 50 TEU period until 31.10.2019
  • European Council (Art. 50) conclusions, 10 April 2019
  • Remarks by President Donald Tusk after the special meeting of the European Council (Art. 50) on 10 April 2019
  • Communication from the Commission - Addressing the impact of a withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the Union without an agreement: the Union’s coordinated approach
    Annex 1- the Union’s coordinated approach Timeline for key EU contingency measures
    Annex 2 - the Union’s coordinated approach Citizens’ residence and social security entitlements
    Annex 3 - the Union’s coordinated approach Police and judicial cooperation in criminal matters
    Annex 4 - the Union’s coordinated approach Medicinal products and medical devices
    Annex 5 - the Union’s coordinated approach Fishing activities
    Annex 6 - the Union’s coordinated approach Data protection

FOREIGN AFFAIRS

  • Europe remains the world's biggest development donor – €74.4 billion in 2018 (IP/19/2075)