COMPETITION

  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.9340 — Alliance Automotive Group/Parts Point Group)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9364 — Stoa/InfraVia II Invest/SBI Crypto Investment/Tiger Infrastructure Europe/Etix Group)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9375 — Clearlake/Insight/Appriss) 
  • Commission clears acquisition of Sahel by Saudi Aramco Retail Company and Total Marketing Services (M.9326) - Midday Express 08 May 2019
  • Commission approves exclusive takeover of Uniper France by EPH (M.9279) - Midday Express 08 May 2019
  • Commission clears acquisition of joint control over the Dublin Waste-to-energy facility by DIF, Green Investment Group and Covanta (M.9351) - Midday Express 08 May 2019
  • France - The Autorité de la concurrence joins the International Competition Network Framework on Competition Agency Procedures
  • Germany - Bundeskartellamt prohibits acquisition of MBO group by Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG
  • CMA published its Provisional findings in the cleared PayPal’s acquisition of iZettle (see also Appendices and glossary)
  • Vodafone agrees Telefonica Deutshcland deal - Group hopes cable network agreement will ease EU competition worries - Financial Times
  • Australian competition watchdog blocks TPG-Vodafone merger - A$15bn combination would have shaken up country’s telecoms market - Financial Times
  • France’s Iliad in €2bn mobile tower deal with Cellnex - Telecoms group looks to raise cash to bolster its balance sheet - Financial Times

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Agenda for: Trade Policy Committee (Services and Investment) of 15 May 2019
  • Investment Protection Agreement between the European Union and its Member States, of the one part, and the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam, of the other part (See also the Council Decision on the signing and on the conclusion)
  • Trade-related agricultural issues - Information from the Commission
  • Explanatory notes to the Combined Nomenclature of the European Union (4202 91 to 4202 99)
  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/705 of 2 May 2019 concerning the classification of certain goods in the Combined Nomenclature (CN: 9503 00 95)
  • Decision No 1/2019 of the EU-Ukraine Association Committee in Trade Configuration of 25 March 2019 on the establishment of the list of arbitrators referred to in Article 323(1) of the Association Agreement between the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community and their Member States, of the one part, and Ukraine, of the other part
  • Answer given by Ms Malmström to a MEP written question - VP/HR - Pakistan's GSP+ status 
  • WTO - DDG Wolff: All members benefit from the existence of the multilateral trading system
  • WTO - Committee on Agriculture - EU submission to Committee on Agriculture on the process for the review of the operation of the Bali Decision on Tarif Rate Quota administration - Communication by the European Union - Addendum
  • WTO - Committee on Subsidies and Countervailing Measures - Subsidies - Replies to questions posed by the European Union to the Russian Federation regarding the support measures to the automotive sector

INTERNAL MARKET, INDUSTRY & GENERAL

  • Decisions adopted by the European Commission by Written procedure on 08 May 21019
  • Commission notice on guidance on cooperative procurement in the fields of defence and security (Defence and Security Procurement Directive 2009/81/EC) 
  • Commission Decision (EU) 2019/701 of 5 April 2019 establishing a glossary of common ingredient names for use in the labelling of cosmetic products

TAXATION

  • Evaluation of tax information dissemination tools (Feedback Period 07.5.2019 -04.06.2019)

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

  • Agenda for: Working Party on International Environment Issues (CITES) of 14.05.2019
  • Early estimates of CO2 emissions from energy use - In 2018, CO2 emissions in the EU decreased compared with 2017
  • Eight EU nations push for net-zero emissions in bloc by 2050 - Financial Times

HEALTH, FOOD & PRODUCT SAFETY

  • Civil society organisations demand the removal of E171 from the EU list of permitted food additives

TRANSPORT & MOBILITY

  • Council Decision (EU) 2019/702 of 15 April 2019 on the conclusion, on behalf of the Union, of the Air Transport Agreement between the European Community and its Member States, of the one part, and Canada, of the other part
  • Protocol amending the Agreement on Air Transport between Canada and the European Community and its Member States, to take account of the accession to the European Union of the Republic of Croatia (See also (the Council Decision on the signing and on the conclusion)

AREA OF FREEDOM, SECURITY & JUSTICE

  • Recommendation for a Council Decision authorising the participation in negotiations on a second Additional Protocol to the Council of Europe Convention on Cybercrime (CETS No. 185) - final text
  •  Recommendation for a Council Decision authorising the opening of negotiations in view of an agreement between the European Union and the United States of America on cross-border access to electronic evidence for judicial cooperation in criminal matters - final text

ECB & ECONOMY

FOREIGN AFFAIRS

  • EU reports on political and economic developments in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in 2018 (IP/19/2418)
  • EU reports on political and economic developments in the Macao Special Administrative Region in 2018 (IP/19/2417)
  • Federica Mogherini travels to Tirana, Albania for Brdo-Brijuni Summit and bilateral meetings - Midday Express 08 May 2019
  • Iran stirs European fears on nuclear deal - Financial Times