COMPETITION

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Anti-dumping proceeding concerning imports of certain tube and pipe fittings of iron or steel originating, among other, in the Republic of Turkey - Note Verbale
  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/620 of 17.04.2019 granting Cape Verde a temporary derogation from the rules on preferential origin laid down in Delegated Regulation (EU) 2015/2446, in respect of prepared or preserved mackerel fillets and prepared or preserved frigate tuna or frigate mackerel fillets
  • WTO - Forum looks at addressing food safety concerns through trade and cooperation
  • WTO - Members call on EU and UK to use Brexit extension to resolve market access concerns

INTERNAL MARKET, INDUSTRY & GENERAL

  • Agenda for: Working Party on Competitiveness & Growth (Internal Market/Industry) of 06.05.2019
  • Minutes & Presentations of the 5th meeting of the "Industry 2030" High-Level Industrial Roundtable of 03.04.2019
  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/621 of 17.04.2019 on the technical information necessary for roadworthiness testing of the items to be tested, on the use of the recommended test methods, and establishing detailed rules concerning the data format and the procedures for accessing the relevant technical information
  • EU industrial chief vows to bring back jobs from China - Carl-Henric Svanberg rejects US model in favour of ‘more sustainable’ stakeholder capitalism - Financial Times

TAXATION

  • Commission proposes tax exemption measures to facilitate common defence efforts in the context of the EU's Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) - Midday Express 24.04.2019

AGRICULTURE & FISHERIES

ENERGY

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

  • Agenda for: Commission Expert Group on EU Timber Regulation and the Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Regulation of 30.04.2019
  • Agenda for:Working Party on International Environment Issues (Climate change) of 03.05.2019
  • Notice to undertakings intending to import or export controlled substances that deplete the ozone layer to or from the EU in 2020 and undertakings intending to produce or import these substances for essential laboratory and analytical uses in 2020
  • Commission Regulation (EU) 2019/636 of 23.04.2019 amending Annexes IV and V to Regulation (EC) No 850/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council on persistent organic pollutants
  • Council Decision (EU) 2019/638 of 15.04.2019 on the position to be taken on behalf of the EU at the 14th meeting of the Conference of the Parties with regard to certain amendments to Annexes II, VIII and IX to the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal
  • Council Decision (EU) 2019/639 of 15.04.2019 on the position to be taken on behalf of the EU at the 9th meeting of the Conference of the Parties as regards amendments to Annexes A and B to the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants
  • EU Emissions Trading System: Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway to start auctions on the common auction platform soon

HEALTH, FOOD & PRODUCTS SAFETY

DATA PRIVACY & CYBERSECURITY

  • EDPB - The Data Protection Ombudsman ordered Svea Ekonomi to correct its practices in the processing of personal data
  • Agenda for: Friends of Presidency COPEN (E-evidence - Cybercrime) of 06.05.2019

FUTURE OF EUROPE & BREXIT

  • Remainers look as fractured as they did in 2016 - As EU elections loom, Change UK is under fire for failing to strike a non-aggression pact - Financial Times
  • The EU’s post-Brexit ambitions miss an important point - Lost in the London v Europe dogfight is a larger truth — the market is global, not regional - Financial Times
  • Britain’s anti-Brexiters need a common front - Remainer parties should co-operate in European Parliament polls - Financial Times

FOREIGN AFFAIRS

  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/622 of 17.04.2019 amending for the 299th time Council Regulation (EC) No 881/2002 imposing certain specific restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with the ISIL (Da'esh) and Al-Qaida organisations