COMPETITION

  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.9351 — DIF/Green Investment Group/Covanta/Dublin Waste-to-energy facility)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9372 — EPH/AES Ballylumford/AES Kilroot Power)
  • Commission clears the acquisition of joint control of OLT LNG terminal in Italy by FSI and Iren Mercato (M.9341) - Midday Express 15 May 2019
  • EU loan syndication and its impact on competition in credit market - DG Comp Final Report
  • Report: Competition Policy for the digital era
  • CMA publishes issues statement in Ecolab / The Holchem Group merger
  • UOKiK has initiated the second stage of proceedings regarding the acquisition of part of Tomsol’s property by BP Europa.
  • UOKiK - Food-supplements maker Solgar Polska is under investigation over whether it imposed minimum prices on retailers to the detriment of consumers,
  • The US needs antitrust law for the 21st century - Co-founder Chris Hughes’ call to break up Facebook points to need for new competition rules - Financial Times

STATE AID

  • Judgment of teh Court of 15 May 2019 in Case C-706/17, AB "Achema", AB Orlen Lietuva, AB "Lifosa" Vs. Valstybinė kainų ir energetikos kontrolės komisija (VKEKK), Lietuvos Respublikos energetikos ministerija, UAB "Baltpool"
    Re: Reference for a preliminary ruling - State aid - Concept of State aid or State resources - Measures to compensate public service providers in the electricity sector - Concept of State aid "Aid affecting trade between Member States" and "distorting or threatening to distort competition" - Concept of "selective advantage" - service of general economic interest - compensation of costs inherent in the performance of public service obligations "
  • Commission Decision (EU) 2019/767 of 31 July 2018 on State aid SA.36511 (2014/C) (ex 2013/NN) Caps applied by France to the CSPE surcharge

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Agenda for: Working Party on Trade Questions of 21 May 2019
  • Judgment of the Court of 15 May 2019 in Case C-306/18, Korado a.s. Vs. Generální ředitelství cel
    • Reference for a preliminary ruling - Common Customs Tariff - Tariff classification - Combined Nomenclature - Welded steel parts - Radiators for central heating, non-electrically heated - Positions 7307 and 7322 - Notions of "parts" of radiators and "pipe fittings" - Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/23 - Validity
  • Notice of the impending expiry of certain anti-dumping measures (Welded tubes and pipes of iron or non-alloy steel; Belarus, Russia and the People’s Republic of China; 28.1.2019);
  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/765 of 14 May 2019 repealing the anti-dumping duty on imports of bioethanol originating in the United States of America and terminating the proceedings in respect of such imports, following an expiry review pursuant to Article 11(2) of the Regulation (EU) 2016/1036 of the European Parliament and of the Council
  • Annual EU-Japan Business Round Table: trade, investment & industrial cooperation - Midday Express 15 May 2019
  • Japan initiates WTO dispute complaint against Indian tech tariffs

INTERNAL MARKET, INDUSTRY & GENERAL

FINANCIAL SERVICES

TAXATION

  • VAT Fraud: New tool to help EU countries crack down on criminals and recoup billions (IP/19/2468)

AGRICULTURE & FISHERIES

  • Main results of the Agriculture and Fisheries Council of 14 May 2019

ENERGY

  • Agenda for: Working Party on Energy of 21 May 2019
  • Vice-President Sefcovic's remarks in the context of the opening of LNG export terminal in Hackberry, Louisiana, United States
  • Answer given by Mr Arias Canete to a MEP written question - Renewable Energy Directive (REDII) - animal feed with a high indirect risk of land-use change
  • Review of voluntary scheme annual reports - April 2019

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

  • European Citizens' Initiative: Commission registers ‘Save the bees!' initiative' (IP/19/2472)
  • Report from the Commission on the evaluation of the 7th Environment Action Programme

HEALTH, FOOD & PRODUCT SAFETY

DIGITAL SINGLE MARKET & INFORMATION SOCIETY

DATA PRIVACY & CYBERSECURITY

  • Agenda for: 10th EDBP meeting of 14 &15 May 2019
  • Agenda for: Meeting of the Horizontal Working Party on cyber issues of 16 May 2019

ECB & ECONOMY

  • International role of the euro: European Commission and European Central Bank co-host conference on the single currency, European banking and capital markets - Joint Conference
  • ECB - Working group on euro risk-free rates seeks feedback on EONIA to €STR legal action plan
  • The global capital flows cycle: structural drivers and transmission channels - ECB Working Paper Series No.22280 - May 2019
  • GDP and employment flash estimates for the first quarter of 2019 - GDP up by 0.4% and employment up by 0.3% in the euro area - In the EU28, GDP up by 0.5% and employment up by 0.3%

FUTURE OF EUROPE & BREXIT

  • European elections: is the party over for the centre-right? - Dominant in EU politics for two decades, the EPP fears a backlash from populist rivals at next week’s polls - Financial Times

FOREIGN AFFAIRS

  • Main results of the Foreign Affairs Council (Defence) of 14 May 2019
    • Defence cooperation: Council assesses progress made in the framework of PESCO after first year of implementation (See the Recommendation)
  • The European Union and Central Asia: New opportunities for a stronger partnership (IP/19/2494)
  • EU and Tunisia to strengthen their Privileged Partnership (IP/19/2498)
  • Iran seeks action from Europe to save nuclear deal - Tehran’s ambassador to UK speaks as Islamic republic presses UK, France and Germany - Financial Times
  • US warns against European joint military project - Washington letter to Brussels threatens retaliation if American groups are shut out - Financial Times