COMPETITION

  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.9211 - TransDigm Group/Esterline Technologies)
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.9290 - Softbank Group/Altamira)
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.9284 - BillerudKorsnäs Venture/ALPLA Holding/ecoXpac)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9339 - Kennedy Wilson/AXA/JV)
  • Commission clears the acquisition of joint control over IFCO Group by Triton and Luxinva (M.9335) - Midday Express 10.05.2019
  • Answer given by MS Vestager to a MEP written question - Facebook's dominant position and consumers' rights
  • Belgian - Competition Authority approves the acquisition of sole control of VALT B.V. by Vitol Bitumen Investments B.V.
  • France - Automotive aftermarket. The Autorité de la concurrence dismisses the complaint filed by several garage owners against Hyundai
  • Germany - Merger between Thalia and Mayersche Buchhandlung cleared by the Bundeskartellamt
  • Italy - AGCM has fined several cleaning companies for rigging tender (EUR235m)
  • Poland - UOKiK  has issued a statement of objections to plans by Vectra to acquire control of Multimedia
  • UK - CMA announces decision to proceed with investigation into suspected anti-competitive agreements in the musical instruments and equipment sector
  • UK - CMA full text reference decision on Ecolab / The Holchem Group merger
  • UK - revokes initial enforcement order in Core Assets Group / Partnership in Children’s Services merger

STATE AID

  • Authorisation for State aid pursuant to Articles 107 and 108 of the TFEU - Cases where the Commission raises no objections
  • State aid SA.50400 (2019/C) (ex 2019/NN-2) - Possible State aid in favour of Huhtamäki - Invitation to submit comments pursuant to Article 108(2) of the TFEU
  • Commission approves provisional measure ensuring security of local electricity supply in Slovakia (IP/19/2469 - SA.52687 )
  • Commission approves new commitments package for National Bank of Greece - (SA.43365) - Midday Express 10.05.2019

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Agenda for: 15th meeting of the Customs Expert Group - Customs Debt and Guarantees of 28 May 2019
  • Minutes: 7th meeting of the UCC Customs Decisions System Project Group of 04-05 April 2019
  • Guide to the EU-Vietnam free trade agreement 
  • Commission notice concerning the application of the Regional Convention on pan-Euro-Mediterranean preferential rules of origin or the protocols on rules of origin providing for diagonal cumulation between the Contracting Parties to this Convention 
  • Answer given by Ms Malmström to a MEP written question - Procedure for the application of the safeguard clause on imports of rice
  • WTO launches updated profiles on trade in value-added terms and global value chains
  • Philippines submits request for observer status in WTO Committee on Government Procurement
  • WTO - DG Azevêdo meets with participants of Geneva Week for non-resident members and observers

INTERNAL MARKET & INDUSTRY

  • EIB and Banca March provide €340m to finance Spanish SMEs and mid-caps
  • Investment Plan for Europe: EIB lends up to €110m to Dräger for medical technology development

TAXATION

  • Proposal for a Council Directive amending Directive 2006/112/EC as regards the introduction of the detailed technical measures for the operation of the definitive VAT system for the taxation of trade between Member States - Opinion of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)

AGRICULTURE & FSIHERIES

  • Agenda for: Agriculture & Fisheries Council of 14 May 2019 (Background Note)
  • Regulation on CAP Strategic Plans - Presidency discussion paper on the new delivery model
  • Situation on the European apple and pear market – exceptional market conditions - Information from the Belgian delegation, on behalf of the Belgian and Polish delegations
  • Council’s strategic agenda should fully acknowledge agriculture’s cross-cutting potential - Copa-Cogeca Statement

HEALTH, FOOD & PRODUCT SAFETY

  • Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report - Report 19 ( Published on: 10/05/2019)
  • EFSA - Bees and pesticides: stakeholders to participate in guidance review

DIGITAL SINGLE MARKET & INFORMATION SOCIETY

  • Draft - Commission Implementing Decision amending Decision 2006/771/EC as regards technological and market developments in the area of radio spectrum use for short-range devices (See the Annex)

TRANSPORT & MOBILITY

  • Regulation (EU) 2019/712 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 April 2019 on safeguarding competition in air transport, and repealing Regulation (EC) No 868/2004

ECB & ECONOMY

FUTURE OF EUROPE & BREXIT

  • EU leaders, meeting in Sibiu, Romania on 9 May 2019, adopted the Sibiu Declaration
  • Remarks by President Donald Tusk at the press conference of the informal summit in Sibiu
  • Process to pick Juncker replacement divides EU leaders - Financial Times

FOREIGN AFFAIRS

  • Agenda for: Foreign Affairs Council of 13 May 2019 (Background Note)
  • Agenda for: Foreign Affairs Council (Defence) of 14 May 2019
  • On 13-14 May, the EU Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine will mark the 10th anniversary of the Eastern Partnership with a number of events in Brussels.
  • EU fights uphill battle to save Iran deal - Wall Street Journal