COMPETITION

  • Judgment of the General Court of 08 May 2019 in Case T-185/18, Lucchini SpA in AS, Vs. European Commission,
    Re: Competition - Agreements, decisions and concerted practices - Market in rebars or rolls - Decision finding an infringement of Article 65 CS, after the expiry of the ECSC Treaty on the basis of Regulation (EC) No 1/2003 - Partial annulment of the Commission's decision - Rejection of an application seeking reimbursement of the fine paid in execution of the partially annulled decision - Rejection of an application to be admitted to participate in the reopened administrative procedure following the partial annulment of the decision - Rights of the defense - Non-existent act - Non-contractual liability - Prescription
  • European Commission published its letter rejecting Portuguese association Uber complaint
  • European Commission letter rejecting Swedish airport complaint published
  • CMA publishes speech by Andrew Tyrie on competition for consumers, on behalf of consumers
  • OECD report on European Union identifies successes and challenges of EU competition policy 

TRADE & CUSTOMS

INTERNAL MARKET, INDUSTRY & GENERAL

  • Judgment of the Court of 08 May 2019 in Case C‑230/18, PI Vs. Landespolizeidirektion Tirol
    Re: Reference for a preliminary ruling - Article 49 TFEU - Article 15(2) and Article 16 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU - Freedom of establishment and freedom to provide services - Restriction - Decision to immediately close a commercial enterprise - No statement of reasons - Overriding reasons in the public interest - Prevention of criminal offences against persons engaged in prostitution - Protection of public health - Proportionality of the restriction on the freedom of establishment - Articles 47 and 48 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights - Effectiveness of judicial review - Rights of defence - General principle of the right to good administration
  • Final version -  Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down rules on the making available on the market of EU fertilising products and amending Regulations (EC) No 1069/2009 and (EC) No 1107/2009 and repealing Regulation (EC) No 2003/2003

FINANCIAL SERVICES

  • Judgment of the Court of 8 May 2019 in Case C‑53/18, Antonio Pasquale Mastromartino Vs. Commissione Nazionale per le Società e la Borsa (Consob)
    Re: Reference for a preliminary ruling - Markets in financial instruments - Directive 2004/39/EC - Articles 8, 23, 50 and 51 - Scope - Financial adviser authorised to provide offsite services - Staff member who has become a defendant in criminal proceedings - National legislation providing for the possibility of temporarily prohibiting the exercise of the activity - Fundamental freedoms - Purely internal situation - Not applicable
  • ESMA - has updated its public register with the latest set of double volume cap (DVC) data under the MiFID II
  • ESMA - Summary of Conclusions Board of Supervisors meeting 26 March 2019

TAXATION

  • Agenda for: Working Party on Tax Questions (Indirect Taxation - VAT) of 16 May 2019
  • Judgment of the Court of 08 May 2019 in Case C‑712/17, EN.SA. Srl Vs. Agenzia delle Entrate - Direzione Regionale Lombardia Ufficio Contenzioso,
    Re: Reference for a preliminary ruling - VAT - Fictitious transactions - Impossibility of deducting the tax - Obligation on the issuer of an invoice to pay the VAT indicated thereon - Fine in an amount equal to the amount of the improperly deducted VAT - Whether compatible with the principles of VAT neutrality and proportionality
  • Judgment of the Court of 08 May 2019 in Case C‑127/18, A-PACK CZ s. r. o. Vs. Odvolací finanční ředitelství
    Re: Reference for a preliminary ruling - Common system of VAT - Directive 2006/112/EC - Articles 90 and 273 - Total or partial non-payment, by the debtor, of a sum due to the taxable person in respect of a transaction subject to VAT - Taxable amount - Reduction - Principles of fiscal neutrality and proportionality

ENERGY

  • Final Version - Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on common rules for the internal market for electricity and amending Directive 2012/27/EU (recast)
  • Final version - Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on risk-preparedness in the electricity sector and repealing Directive 2005/89/EC
  • Final version - Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the internal market for electricity (recast)
  • Final version - Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on establishing a European Union Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (recast)
  • ACER - Open call for Gas Capacity Booking Platforms to submit offers for Mallnow and GCP

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

  • Agenda for: Working Party on Environment of 13 &14 May 2019
  • Agenda for: Working Party on International Environment Issues (Global environmental aspects of sustainable development) of 16 May 2019
  • Opinion of Advocate General Hogan of 8 May 2019 in Joined Cases C‑80/18 to C‑83/18, Asociación Española de la Industria Eléctrica (UNESA) (C‑80/18); Endesa Generación, SA (C‑82/18) Vs. Administración General del Estado - Iberdrola Generación Nuclear SAU (C‑80/18 and C‑82/18) and Endesa Generación, SA (C‑81/18); Iberdrola Generación Nuclear SAU (C‑83/18) Vs. Administración General del Estado (C‑81/18 and C‑83/18)
    Re: Request for a preliminary ruling - Article 191 TFEU - Polluter-pays principle - Directive 2009/72/EC - Common rules for the internal market in electricity - Articles 3(1) and (2) - Non-discrimination principle - Directive 2005/89/EC - Financing the tariff deficit - Taxes levied only on companies that use nuclear energy to produce electricity
  • Final version - Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the reduction of the impact of certain plastic products on the environment
  • Chief scientists back broader EU policy to tackle microplastics pollution - Consortium recommends targeted approach, global outreach (See the Report)

HEALTH, FOOD & PRODUCT SAFETY

  • Indicator on hazardous alcohol consumption (ECHI 47) implemented with Eurostat data

DIGITAL SINGLE MARKET & INFORMATION SOCIETY

ECB & ECONOMY

  • Judgment of the Court of 08 May 2019 in Case C-450/17 P, Landeskreditbank Baden-Württemberg - Förderbank, Vs. European Central Bank (ECB), European Commission
    Re: Appeal - Economic and monetary policy - Regulation (EU) No 1024/2013 - Article 6 (4) - Regulation (EU) No 468/2014 - Article 70 (1) - Prudential supervision of credit institutions - Missions entrusted to the European Central Bank (ECB) - Single supervisory mechanism - Exercise of these tasks by national competent authorities - "Less important" credit institution - "Special circumstances" justifying a credit institution to be considered "less important"
  • Interview of Benoît Cœuré with the Association of German Pfandbrief Bank

FUTURE OF EUROPE & BREXIT

  • The impact of the UK's withdrawal on the institutional set-up and political dynamics within the EU - Study for the AFCO Committee
  • UK and Ireland agree on common travel area after Brexit - Deal will guarantee reciprocal rights and allow citizens to move freely between both countries - Financial Times
  • EU elections may turn Brexit on its head - UK involvement could upset Brussels’ policymaking and play havoc with long-term relations - Financial Times

FOREIGN AFFAIRS

  • European powers reject nuclear ‘ultimatums’ from Iran - EU, France, Germany and UK in joint warning over Iran’s threat to revive atomic programme - Financial Times