COMPETITION

  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.9304 — Tenaris/Severstal/JV)
  • Commission published its decision on Article 4(4) referral to CMA of MasterCard/ VocaLink merger
  • Commission published its decisions on Article 4(4) referral of INA / PPD / Petrikemija and other mergers
  • Belgium - Notification CC-19-0014 - MIG Motors BVBA / NV Nieuwe Automobielmaatschappij
  • CMA full text decision on OSRAM Licht Group / RGI Light (Holdings) merger
  • France - The Autorité de la concurrence authorizes the acquisition of Ascoval by British Steel
  • Italy - AGCM opens proceeding into Google for alleged abuse of dominant position
  • 2019 Annual Conference of the International Competition Network in Cartagena, Colombia

STATE AID

  • Authorisation for State aid pursuant to Articles 107 and 108 of the TFEU - Case swhere the Commission raises no objections
  • State Aid Weekly e-News - No.18/19 - Covers from 11 to 16 May 2019

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Judgment of the Court of 16 May 2019 in Case C‑138/18, Skatteministeriet Vs. Estron A/S
    Re: Reference for a preliminary ruling - Common Customs Tariff - Tariff classification - Hearing aid connectors - Parts and accessories - Combined Nomenclature - Subheadings 8544 42 90, 9021 40 00 and 9021 90 10
  • Agenda for: Trade Policy Committee (Services & Investment) of 22 May 2019
  • Notice of initiation concerning the review of the safeguard measures applicable to imports of certain steel products
  • Weakness in EU steel safeguard and poor market conditions threaten sector - Eurofer Press Release & Infographic - 16 May 2019
  • Stakeholder event on The modernised EU-Mexico Global Agreement: The meeting takes place in Brussels on 20 May 2019 - See the Agenda
  • Helping SMEs Take Advantage of the EU-Japan EPA - smeunited statement

INTERNAL MARKET, INDUSTRY & GENERAL

  • Agenda for: Working Party on Competitiveness & Growth (Industry) of 21 May 2019
  • Regulation No 134 of the Economic Commission for Europe of the United Nations (UN/ECE) — Uniform provisions concerning theapproval of motor vehicles and their components with regard to the safety-related performance of hydrogen-fuelled vehicles(HFCV) [2019/795]
  • Juncker Plan: Intrinsic ID secures €11 million loan from European Investment Bank
  • Answer given by Ms Bienkovska to a MEP written question - Sources of danger in electric vehicles

FINANCIAL SERVICES

  • Agenda for: Working Party on Financial Services (Crowd-funding) of 04 June 2019
  • Keynote speech by Verena Ross at the ICMA Conference 2019
  • ESMA - Working group on Euro risk-free rates launches consultation on EONIA to €STR transition

TAXATION

  • Agenda for: Working Party on Tax Questions (Indirect Taxation - VAT) of 29 May 2019
  • Taxation: Aruba, Barbados and Bermuda removed from the EU list of non-cooperative jurisdictions
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AGRICULTURE & FISHERIES

  • Minutes of the Economic Board of the Sugar Market Observatory of 26 April 2019
  • Minutes of the Expert Group Milk Market Observatory of 29 March 2019
  • Minutes and Working documents of the Meeting of the Standing Forestry Committee of 13 March 2019

ENERGY

  • Opinion of Advocate General Mr Giovanni Pitruzzella of 16 May 2019 in Case C-31/18, "Elektrorazpredelenie Yug" EAD Vs. Komisia za energiyno i vodno regulirane (KEVR), intervening party: "BMF Port Burgas" EAD
    Re: Reference for a preliminary ruling - Internal electricity market - Directive 2009/72 / EC - Article 2 (3), (4), (5) and (6) - Transport network and distribution network concepts - Criteria for distinguishing between networks - Level of voltage - Ownership of installations - Free access for third parties - Access through a medium voltage installation

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

  • Judgment of the Court of 16 May 2019 in Case C‑689/17, Conti 11. Container Schiffahrts-GmbH & Co. KG Ms ‘MSC Flaminia’ Vs. Land Niedersachsen
    Re: Reference for a preliminary ruling - Environment - Shipment of waste - Regulation (EC) No 1013/2006 - Waste subject to the prior written notification and consent procedure - Shipments within the EU - Article 1(3)(b) - Exclusion from the regulation’s scope - Waste generated on board ships - Waste on board a ship following damage at sea
  • Agenda for: Working Party on the Environment of 22,23 & 24 May 2019
  • Answer given by Mr Vella to a MEP written question - Classification of titanium dioxide
  • Answer given by Mr Vella to a MEP written question - Disparity between the situation in Herne and European waste policy guidelines
  • Answer given by Mr Vella to a MEP written question -Transposition of Air Quality Directive 2008/50/EC
  • Emissions trading: Revised 2019 auction calendars including EEA EFTA volumes published

HEALTH, FOOD & PRODUCT SAFETY

  • Commission Recommendation (EU) 2019/794 of 15 May 2019 on a coordinated control plan with a view to establishing the prevalenceof certain substances migrating from materials and articles intended to come into contact with food
  • Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report - Report 20 ( Published on: 17 May 2019)

DIGITAL SINGLE MARKET & INFORMATION SOCIETY

  • Directive (EU) 2019/789 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 April 2019 laying down rules on the exercise of copyright and related rights applicable to certain online transmissions of broadcasting organisations and retransmissions of television and radio programmes, and amending Council Directive 93/83/EEC
  • Directive (EU) 2019/790 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 April 2019 on copyright and related rights in the Digital Single Market and amending Directives 96/9/EC and 2001/29/EC
  • Code of Practice against disinformation: Commission recognises platforms' efforts ahead of the European elections - (Statement/19/2570)
  • Answer given by Ms Gabriel to a MEP written question - Promoting the development of technical solutions for the application of Article 13 of the Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market

TRANSPORT & MOBILITY

  • Agenda for: Commission expert group on the technical pillar of the 4th Railway Package of 20 June 2019

ECB & ECONOMY

FOREIGN AFFAIRS

  • Judgment of the General Court of 16 May 2019 in Case T‑37/17, Bank Tejarat, Vs. Council of the European Union, supported by European Commission
    Re: Non-contractual liability - CFSP - Restrictive measures against Iran - Freezing of funds - Restriction on admission to the territory of the Member States - Compensation for the damage allegedly sustained by the applicant following its inclusion and re-inclusion in the list of persons and entities subject to the restrictive measures at issue - Sufficiently serious breach of a rule of law conferring rights on individuals
  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/791 of 16 May 2019 amending for the 302nd time Council Regulation (EC) No 881/2002imposing certain specific restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with the ISIL (Da'esh)and Al-Qaida organisations(See the Notice)
  • Proposal for a Council Decision on the position to be taken on behalf of the European Union in the ACP-EU Council of Ministers as regards the delegation of powers to the ACP-EU Committee of Ambassadors on the decision to adopt transitional measures to extend the ACP-EU Partnership Agreement
  • The Council adopted a framework that will enable the EU to impose sanctions on those responsible for cyberattacks threatening the EU or its member states.
  • Syria: EU renews sanctions against the regime by one year
  • EU Facility for Refugees in Turkey: solid progress in supporting refugees (IP/19/2552)