COMPETITION

  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9307 - Onex/AEG/JV)
  • Summary of Commission Decision of 27.11.2018 declaring a concentration compatible with the internal market and the functioning of the EEA Agreement (Case M.8792 - T-Mobile NL/Tele2 NL)
    • Opinion of the Advisory Committee on mergers given at its meeting of 14.11.2018
    • Final report of the Hearing Officer

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Agenda for: Customs Union Working Party of 07.05.2019
  • Trade-related agricultural issues - Information from the Commission
  • Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the EU on the full activation of the Helms-Burton (LIBERTAD) Act by the US
  • 10 years of WTO monitoring — enhancing trade policy transparency and predictability
  • Committee on Market Access - The Harmonized System and the work of the WTO - WCO Conference on the Future of the Harmonized System - Communication from the WTO Secretariat
  • The World Customs Organization and the European Union join forces on a new project!
  • Both sides would suffer in new EU-US trade clash - Europeans should not be complacent about the effect of uncertainty on investment - Financial Times

INTERNAL MARKET, INDUSTRY & GENERAL

  • Summary of European Commission Decisions on authorisations for the placing on the market for the use and/or for use of substances listed in Annex XIV to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the REACH
  • Agenda of the 21st meeting of the Programme Committee for the specific programme implementing Horizon 2020 - Europe in a changing world - Inclusive, innovative and reflective societies

FINANCIAL SERVICES

  • Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2019/684 of 25.04.2019 on the recognition of the legal, supervisory and enforcement arrangements of Japan for derivatives transactions supervised by the Japan Financial Services Agency as equivalent to the valuation, dispute resolution and margin requirements of Article 11 of Regulation (EU) No 648/2012 of the European Parliament and Council on OTC derivatives, central counterparties and trade repositories
  • EBA launches consultation on technical standards on the standardised approach for counterparty credit risk
  • MiFID II: ESMA delays the publication of the systematic internaliser regime data for equity, equity-like instruments and bonds
  • MiFID II: ESMA makes new bond liquidity data available
  • ESMA agrees position limits under MIFID II

TAXATION

  • Agenda for: Code of Conduct Group (Business Taxation) of 20.05.2019
  • Answer given Mr Moscovici to a MEP written question - Uniform implementation of VAT Directive
  • Answer given Mr Moscovici to a MEP written question - Harmonised business conditions
  • The first meeting of the Joint Committee under the Agreement between the EU and Norway on administrative cooperation, combating fraud and recovery of claims in the field of VAT took place on 10 April 2019 in Brussels.

AGRICULTURE & FISHERIES

  • Agenda for: Special Committee on Agriculture of 06.05.2019
  • Regulation on CAP Strategic Plans - Preparation of the Council debate on the new delivery model
  • Report from the Commission on EAGF expenditure Early Warning System No 1-3/2019 and Annex
  • Update on the implementation of the agricultural budget

EMPLOYMENT  & SOCIAL policy

ENERGY

  • Statement submitted to the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT) Secretariat pursuant to Article 26(3)(b)(ii) of the ECT replacing the statement made on 17.11.1997 on behalf of the European Communities
  • Statement by Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič on the third political meeting under the European Battery Alliance
  • European Battery Alliance: Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič to meet Peter Altmaier and Bruno Lemaire in Paris today - Midday Express 02.05.2019
  • U.S. liquefied natural gas exports up by 272% as EU and U.S. host High-Level Business-to-Business Energy Forum (IP/19/2313)

HEALTH, FOOD & PRODUCT SAFETY

  • Draft - Commission Regulation (EU) …/… of XXX amending Annexes II, III and V to Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards maximum residue levels for 2,5 dichlorobenzoic acid methylester, mandipropamid and profoxydim in or on certain products ( See Annex 1 & Annex 2)
  • Commission Regulation (EU) 2019/680 of 30.04.2019 amending Annex VI to Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council on cosmetic products
  • Commission Regulation (EU) 2019/681 of 30.04.2019 amending Annex II to Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council on cosmetic products
  • France, Sweden propose ban on over 1,000 allergens in textiles - Scope includes skin sensitisers in leathers and furs (See the Proposal, Anses & Kemi Press Release)

TRANSPORT & MOBILITY

DIGITALSINGLE MARKET &  INFORMATION SOCIETY

DATA PRIVACY

  • Council Decision (EU) 2019/682 of 9.04.2019 authorising Member States to ratify, in the interest of the European Union, the Protocol amending the Council of Europe Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data

ECB & ECONOMY

FUTURE OF EUROPE & BREXIT

  • Members of the College in Florence, Italy, for the ‘State of the Union' conference
  • May weighs remaining in EU customs union - Deal may satisfy Labour’s demand to stay inside EU goods trade tariff zone – Financial Times

FOREIGN AFFAIRS

  • Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the EU on the latest developments in Venezuela
  • Africa-Europe Alliance: Commissioner Mimica on official visit to Mauritius, a development success story (IP/19/2330)
  • The EU mobilises additional €22 million in aid to Palestinians (IP/19/2341)
  • EU strengthens its support to stabilisation in areas liberated from Da'esh in north-western Syria - Midday Express 02.05.2019