COMPETITION

  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.9278 - LVMH/Belmond)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9351 - DIF/Green Investment Group/Covanta/Dublin Waste-to-energy facility)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9279 - EPH/Uniper France)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9335 - Triton/Luxinva/IFCO Systems)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9358 - Bregal Unternehmerkapital/MEDIA Central)
  • Commission published a provisional, non-confidential version of its decision on T-Mobile NL / Tele2 NL merger
  • Italy - AGCM had opened a preliminary probe into suspicions on terms and conditions giving Amazon's unfair advantage to its own logistics services.

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Council Decision authorising the opening of negotiations with the United States of America for an agreement on the elimination of tariffs for industrial goods
  • Council Decision authorising the opening of negotiations with the United Stataes of America on conformity assessment
  • Notice concerning the anti-dumping measures in force on imports into the Union of melamine originating in the P.R. of China: change of the name of a company subject to the minimum import price for cooperating non-sampled companies
  • Notice of the impending expiry of certain anti-dumping measures (Sulphanilic acid; P.R. of China; 19.12.2019)
  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/612 of 9 April 2019 concerning the classification of certain goods in the Combined Nomenclature (6304 92 00)
  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/613 of 9 April 2019 concerning the classification of certain goods in the Combined Nomenclature (7318 16 39)
  • Council Decision (EU) 2019/614 of 9 April 2019 on the position to be taken on behalf of the EU within the Joint Committee established under the Agreement between the EU and Japan for an Economic Partnership, as regards the adoption of the Rules of Procedure of the Joint Committee, the Rules of Procedure of a Panel, the Code of Conduct for Arbitrators and the Mediation Procedure
  • WTO - SCM Committee - Semi-annual report under Article 25.11 of the Agreement - European Union
  • WTO - TBT Committee - European Union - Titanium dioxide: Regulation (EC) No.1272/2008 (CLP Regulation), Annex VI, Part 2 - Statement by Mexico - 6 and 7 March 2019
  • Marrakesh milestone - 25th anniversary of the WTO’s founding agreements
  • EU to seek rapid tariff-reduction deal with the US - Cecilia Malmstrom hopes to secure ‘limited but meaningful’ agreement by November 1 - Financial Times 16.04.2019

INTERNAL MARKET, INDUSTRY & GENERAL

  • Agenda for: Meeting of the Coreper (Part.1 & Part.2) of 17.04.2019
  • Agenda for: EP Plenary Session of 16-19.04.2019
  • Decisions adopted by the European Commission by Written Procedure on 16.04.2019
  • Revised draft Council Conclusions “A new level of ambition for a competitive Single Market”

FINANCIAL SERVICES

EMPLOYMENT & SOCIAL POLICY

AGRICULTURE & FISHERIES

  • Main results of the Agriculture & Fisheries Council of 15.04.2019
  • Council Conclusions on the progress on the implementation of the EU Forest Strategy and on a new strategic framework for forests - (15 April 2019) 

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

  • Answer given by M. Arias Canete to a MEP written question - Application of Regulation (EU) No 517/2014 on fluorinated greenhouse gases
  • Europe car groups face huge profit hit to cut CO2 - Industry struggles to meet strict emission targets with potential penalties of €30bn – Financial Times 16.04.2019
  • Why the EU carbon market is being roiled by Brexit - Traders push prices to 10-year high as fears of no-deal exit recede – Financial Times 16.04.2019

TRANSPORT & MOBILITY

  • Report from the Commission on the implementation of Regulation (EC) No. 300/2008 on common rules in the filed of civial avaition security - See the Annex
  • EP approves EU rules requiring life-saving technologies in vehicles

AREA OF FREEDOM, SECURITY  & JUSTICE

  • Security Union: Commission welcomes adoption of new measures denying terrorists and criminals the means and space to act (IP/19/2158)
  • Protecting whistle-blowers: new EU-wide rules approved

ECB, €URO & ECONOMY

FUTURE OF EUROPE & BREXIT

  • Report by President Donald Tusk and Speech by President Jean-Claude Juncker to the EP on the Special European Council (Art. 50) meeting on 10 April
  • Government must use Brexit extension to prepare for next phase of talks - See IfG Statement 
  • Manufacturers fear flipside of no-deal Brexit boom - Foreign customers raise demand in case of disorderly exit but surge unlikely to last – Financial Times 16.04.2019

FOREIGN AFFAIRS