COMPETITION

  • Appeal brought on 28 February 2019 by Mylan Laboratories Ltd, Mylan, Inc. against the judgment of the General Court of 12 December 2018 in Case T-682/14: Mylan Laboratories and Mylan Vs. Commission (Case C-197/19 P)
  • Appeal brought on 28 February 2019 by Teva UK Ltd, Teva Pharmaceuticals Europe BV, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd against the judgment of the General Court of 12 December 2018 in Case T-679/14: Teva UK Ltd and Others v Commission (Case C-198/19 P)
  • Action brought on 1 March 2019 — Bulgarian Energy Holding and Others Vs. Commission (Case T-136/19)
    • Re: annulment in whole or in part the Commission decision relating to AT.39849 — BEH Gas
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.9279 - EPH/Uniper France)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9380 - Bâloise/Fidea)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9355 - VW Group/Intel/Allied Holdings/JV)
  • Antitrust: Commission opens investigation into Insurance Ireland data pooling system (IP/19/2509 - AT.40511)
  • Commission clears the acquisition of joint control over VTG by OMERS Infrastructure and Morgan Stanley (M.9348) - Midday Express 14.05.2019
  • Commission clears acquisition of CH&CO by Equistone (M.9313) - Midday Express 14.05.2019
  • Commission clears acquisition of MEDIA Central by Bregal Unternehmerkapital (M.9358) - Midday Express 14.05.2019
  • Commission clears acquisition of Hansol Denmark and R+S Group by Iconex (M.9293) - Midday Express 14.05.2019
  • Answer given by Ms Vestager to a MEP written question - Google Shopping antitrust case: Google's latest commitments regarding 'rival links' since its 2013-2014 proposals during the term of Commissioner Almunia

STATE AID

  • Appeal brought on 1 March 2019 by Ryanair DAC, formerly Ryanair Ltd, Airport Marketing Services Ltd against the judgment of the General Court of 13 December 2018 in Case T-111/15: Ryanair and Airport Marketing Services v Commission (Case C-202/19 P)
  • Request for a preliminary ruling from the Conseil d’État of 6 March 2019 — Ministre de l’Agriculture et de l’Alimentation Vs.  Compagnie des pêches de Saint-Malo (Case C-212/19)
  • Judgment of the General Court of 14 May 2019 in Case T-728/17, Marinvest d.o.o., Porting d.o.o., Vs. European Commission, support by Federal Republic of Germany, and by Javno podjetje komunala Izola d.o.o.,
    Re: State aid - Recreational harbor infrastructures - Concession for the management of a port and provision of infrastructure and services without economic consideration - Decision noting State aid - State trading members "
  • Answer given by Ms Vestager to a MEP written question - Judgment of the European Court of Justice in Case T-630/15, handed down on 13 December 2018

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Request for a preliminary ruling from the Gerechtshof te Amsterdam (Netherlands) lodged on 27 February 2019 — Rensen Shipbuilding BV, other party: Inspecteur van de Belastingdienst/Douane (Case C-192/19) Re: Additional note 1 to Chapter 89  - 89012010 and 89019010
  • Action brought on 24 January 2019 — Acron and Others v Commission - (Case T-45/19) Re: annul the Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2018/1703 of 12 November 2018
  • Notice of the impending expiry of certain anti-dumping measures (Citric acid - P.R. of China - 23.01.2020)
  • Notice of the impending expiry of certain anti-dumping measures (Monosodium glutamate - P.R. of China - 23.01.2020)
  • Notice of the impending expiry of certain anti-dumping measures (Monosodium glutamate - Indonesia - 23.01.2020)
  • Notice of initiation of an expiry review of the anti-dumping measures applicable to imports of solar glass (ex 7007 19 80) originating in the People's Republic of China
  • Notice of initiation of an expiry review of the countervailing measures applicable to imports of solar glass (ex 7007 19 80) originating in the People's Republic of China
  • Draft - Council Decision on the position to be taken on behalf of the European Union, within the Working Group on Geographical Indications established by the Free Trade Agreement between the European Union and its Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Korea, of the other part, as regards the adoption of its rules of procedure (Adoption)
  • Answer given by Ms Malmström to a MEP written question - Importance of proposing a zero-duty tariff rate quota (TRQ) on raw cane sugar as part of ongoing free trade agreement (FTA) negotiations
  • WTO - United States - Continued Dumping and Subsidy Offset Act of 2000 - Communication from European Union
  • DDG Wolff highlights role of WTO in facilitating agri-food chains
  • America is the revisionist power on trade - Meanwhile China wants to preserve the model of globalisation that has served it well - Financial Times

INTERNAL MARKET &INDUSTRY

  • Agenda for: Meeting of the Coreper (Part.1 & Part.2) of 15 May 2019
  • Agenda for: Working Party on Competitiveness and Growth (Better Regulation) of 24 May 2019
  • Preparation of the Competitiveness Council on 27-28 May 2019
    • Conclusions on an EU Industrial Policy Strategy: A Vision for 2030 - Policy debate
    • Research and Innovation as driving force for a more competitive European Union - Policy debate
    • A new level of ambition for a competitive Single Market - Policy debate
  • Commission appoints Mauro Ferrari as next President of the European Research Council (IP/19/2471)

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

  • The General Court of the EU confirms that registration of the mark ‘NEYMAR’ by a third party is invalid (See CPR No.63/2019 - Judgment in Case T-795/17)

FINANCIAL SERVICES

  • Banking Union: Council adopts measures to reduce risk in the banking system
  • Capital markets union: Council adopts updated rules for financial derivative products and clearing
  • Keynote speech by Evert van Walsum at the Swedish Fund Association's Annual Conference

EMPLOYMENT & SOCIAL POLICY

  • Member States must require employers to set up a system enabling the duration of daily working time to be measured (See CPR No.61/2019 - Judgment in Case C-55/18)
  • Education in Emergencies: EU announces record humanitarian funding for 2019 and launches #RaiseYourPencil Campaign (IP/19/2452)

ENERGY

  • Energy Charter Treaty: Commission asks for mandate to negotiate modernisation of investment provisions
  • Vice-President Šefčovič joins U.S. President Trump in opening an LNG export terminal - Midday Express 14.05.2019
  • Proposal for a Council Decision on the position to be taken on behalf of the European Union in the International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation (IPEEC) with regard to the extension of the Terms of Reference for the IPEEC for the period from 24 May until 31 December 2019

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

HEALTH, FOOD & PRODUCT SAFETY

DIGITAL SINGLE MARKET & INFORMATION SOCIETY

AREA OF FREEDOM, SECURITY & JUSTICE

  • The provisions of the Refugee Directive relating to the revocation of and refusal to grant refugee status on grounds connected with the protection of the security or the community of the host Member State are valid (See CPR No.62/2019 - Judgment in Joined Cases C-391/16)
  • Interoperability between EU information systems: Council adopts regulations
  • Security Union: The EU closes gaps between information systems for security, borders and migration management (See the Commission's proposal)
  • A Europe that Protects: EU Agency on drugs is recognised as a hub of excellence in Europe and internationally (See the Report & Working Document - EMCDDA 2018)
  • Brussels issues ultimatum to Romania over legal spat - Letter warns Bucharest risks creating ‘de facto impunity’ for official corruption - Financial Times

ECB & ECONOMY

FOREIGN AFFAIRS

  • Agenda for: 51st meeting of the EEA Council of 20 May 2019 (See Draft Conclusions) of 20 May 2019
  • Main results of the Eastern Partnership Foreign Ministers meeting of 13 May 2019 (See the FactSheet, Welcoming remarks by President Donald Tusk and Speech by Jean Claude Juncker)
  • Main results of the Foreign Affairs Council of  13 May 2019
    • "The Sahel is a strategic priority for the EU and its member states": The Council adopted conclusions
    • The Council discussed the situation in Libya and adopted a statement
    • EU-Latin America and Caribbean relations: Council adopts conclusions
    • Human rights and democracy in the world:2018 EU annual report adopted
    • EUAM Ukraine: Council extends mission and approves budget increased (See Council Decision (CFSP) 2019/761)
  • The Council transposed into EU law an update made by the UN on 19 April 2019 related to a person designated under the Central African Republic sanctions regime (See Regulation (EU) 2019/757 & Decision (CFSP) 2019/763)
  • Proposal for a Council Decision on the Association of the Overseas Countries and Territories with the European Union including relations between the European Union on the one hand, and Greenland and the Kingdom of Denmark on the other (Decision on the Overseas Association, including Greenland) - Partial general approach
  • Europeans warn Iran and US against triggering conflict - Mike Pompeo makes unexpected Brussels visit ahead of Russia trip - Financial Times