COMPETITION

  • Opinion of Advocate General Tanchev of 02 May 2019 in Case C‑39/18 P, European Commission Vs. NEX International Limited (formerly Icap plc, Icap Management Services Ltd and Icap New Zealand Ltd)
    Re: Appeal - Competition - Agreements, decisions and concerted practices - Yen Interest Rate Derivatives sector - Fines - Obligation to state reasons
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9238 - INEOS/Ashland Global (Composites Business and Butanediol Manufacturing Facility))
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.9172 - Liberty House Group/ArcelorMittal Divestment Businesses)
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.9347 - OEP/WP Group)
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.9288 - CACF/BBPM/Agos Ducato/ProFamily)

STATE AID

  • Judgment of the Court of 02.05.2019 in Case C‑598/17, A-Fonds Vs. Inspecteur van de Belastingdienst
    Re: Reference for a preliminary ruling - Existing aid and new aid - Concept of new aid - Refund of dividend tax - Scheme widened to companies established outside the Member State concerned - Free movement of capital - Obligations of national courts
  • Authorisation for State aid pursuant to Articles 107 and 108 of the TFEU - Cases where the Commission raises no objections - OJC 152, 03.05.2019 p.14
  • Commission publishes the non-confidential version of decision to open in-depth investigation into Luxembourg's tax treatment of Huhtamäki (SA.50400) - Midday Express 03 May 2019
  • State Aid Weekly e-News - No.16/19 - Covers from 26 April to 2 May 2019
  • Battery venture seeks EU nod for €1.2bn state aid - Franco-German consortium to supply electric cars will need €4bn from private sector - Financial Times

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Judgment of the Court of 02 May 2019 in Case C‑268/18, SC Onlineshop SRL Vs. Agenţia Naţională de Administrare Fiscală (ANAF) – Direcţia Generală a Vămilor
    Re: Reference for a preliminary ruling - Common Customs Tariff - Tariff classification - Combined Nomenclature - Subheadings 8526 91 20 and 8528 59 00 - Multi-function GPS navigation system
  • Agenda for: ACP Working Party of 07 May 2019
  • Minutes of the 198th meeting of the Committee (“Combined Nomenclature” sector) of 01 April 2019
  • Draft - Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) …/... of XXX concerning the classification of certain goods in the Combined Nomenclature (CN: 73181595)
  • Draft Commission Implementing Regulation concerning the classification of food supplements containing a vitamin complex in the Combined Nomenclature (CN: 21069092)
  • Draft Commission Implementing Regulation concerning the classification of a food supplement containing S-Adenosyl-L-Methionine (SAMe) in the Combined Nomenclature (CN: 21069092)
  • Draft Commission Proposal for an amendment of the Explanatory Notes to the Combined Nomenclature (subheading 0408 99 80) – liquid egg II
  • Draft Commission Implementing Regulation concerning the classification of specific alcoholic products in the Combined Nomenclature (CN:22089069)
  • Proposal for a Council Regulation amending Regulation (EU) No 1388/2013 opening and providing for the management of autonomous tariff quotas of the Union for certain agricultural and industrial products (See the Annex)
  • Notice of initiation of an anti-dumping proceeding concerning imports of continuous filament glass fibre products originating in Bahrain and Egypt (CN codes 7019 11 00, ex 7019 12 00, 7019 31 00)
  • Trade - Commission publishes first trade defence measures based on new anti-dumping methodology - Midday Express 03 May 2019
    • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/687 of 2 May 2019 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of certain organic coated steel products originating in the People's Republic of China following an expiry review pursuant to Article 11(2) of Regulation (EU) 2016/1036 of the European Parliament and of the Council
    • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/688 of 2 May 2019 imposing a definitive countervailing duty on imports of certain organic coated steel products originating in the People's Republic of China following an expiry review pursuant to Article 18 of the Regulation (EU) 2016/1037 of the European Parliament and of the Council
  • WTO - EU releases its proposal for rules on global electronic commerce
  • WTO - Council for Trade in Goods - Committee on Safeguards - Joint Communication of the EU and Brazil, Mexico, the Republic of Moldova and the Republic of North Macedonia - Certain steel products
  • WTO - Speech by DDG Alan Wolff:  Trading system must evolve to keep up with change in agricultural markets

INTERNAL MARKET, INDUSTRY & GENERAL

FINANCIAL SERVICES

TAXATION

  • Judgment of the Court of 02 May 2019 in Case C-225/18, Grupa Lotos S.A. Vs. Minister Finansów,
    Re: Reference for a preliminary ruling - Taxation - VAT - Deduction of input tax - Sixth Directive 77/388/EEC - Article 17(2) and (6) - Directive 2006/112/EC - Articles 168 and 176 - Exclusion from the right to deduct - Purchase of overnight accommodation and catering services - Standstill clause - Accession to the EU
  • Judgment of the Court of 02 May 2019 in Case C‑224/18, Budimex S.A. Vs. Minister Finansów
    Re: Reference for a preliminary ruling - Common system of VAT - Directive 2006/112/EC - Article 66 - Chargeable event and chargeability of the tax - Time of the supply of the services - Construction and installation work - Taking into account the time of the acceptance of the work stipulated in the contract for the supply of services
  • Opinion of the Advocate General BOT of 02 May 2019, Case C‑42/18, Finanzamt Trier Vs. Cardpoint GmbH, successor in law to Moneybox Deutschland GmbH
    Re: Reference for a preliminary ruling - Taxation - VAT - Sixth Directive 77/388/EEC - Exemptions - Article 13B(d)(3) - Payments - Transactions concerning payments - Concepts - Cash withdrawal from an automated teller machine (ATM) - Service supplied by an undertaking to a bank in circumstances in which the operation of ATMs has been outsourced 

ENERGY

  • Agenda for: Working Party on Energy of 07 April 2019
    • 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
  • Directive (EU) 2019/692 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 April 2019 amending Directive 2009/73/EC concerning common rules for the internal market in natural gas
  • Report from the Commission on the implementation of the work under the nuclear decommissioning assistance programme to Bulgaria, Lithuania and Slovakia in 2018 and previous years

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

HEALTH, FOOD & PRODUCTS SAFETY

  • Judgment of the Court of 02.05.2019 In Case C‑98/18, T. Boer & Zonen BV Vs. Staatssecretaris van Economische Zaken
    Re: Reference for a preliminary ruling - Protection of health - Hygiene package - Regulation (EC) No 853/2004 - Hygiene of food of animal origin - Rules for food business operators - Specific requirements - Meat of domestic ungulates - Storage and transport - Requirements for the temperature of the meat
  • Final version - Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EC) No 469/2009 concerning the supplementary protection certificate for medicinal products
  • Analytical Report - Improving Forecasting of Pharmaceutical Spending Insights from 23 OECD and EU Countries
  • Country Notes - Pharmaceutical Expenditure Tracking, Budgeting and Forecasting in 23 OECD and EU countries
  • Minutes - 15th Meeting of the Competent Authorities on Organ Donation and Transplantation (18-19 February 2019)
  • Questions and answers - Safety features for medicinal products for human use (version 14)
  • Minutes - 13th Meeting of the Expert Group on Tobacco Policy established under Commission Decision C(2014) 3509  (21 March 2019)
  • Minutes - 24th Meeting of the Expert Group on the delegated act on safety features for medicinal products for human use (17 January 2019)
  • Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report - Report 18 ( Published on: 03/05/2019)

DATA PRIVACY  & CYBERSECURITY

  • Minutes of the 4th meeting of the Multi-stakeholder expert group to support the application of the Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (GDPR) - 05 March 2019
  • Agenda for: Meeting of the Horizontal Working Party on cyber issues of 07.05.2019

ECB & ECONOMY