COMPETITION

  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.9296 — Macquarie/China Investment Corporation/Allianz/Dalmore/INPP/Gas Distribution Business of National Grid)
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.9341 — First State Investment International/Iren Mercato/OLT Offshore LNG Toscana)
  • DG Competition - Cartel Statistics of 16 May 2019
  • France: The Autorité de la concurrence clears the takeover of the company The Kooples Group by the group Maus Frères (Lacoste, Aigle and Gant)
  • Poland: Multikino-Cinema 3D deal gets conditional approval by the UOKiK
  • CMA full text decision on AL-KO Kober / Bankside Patterson merger

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Agenda for: Trade Policy Committee (Deputy Members) of  24 May 2019
  • Trade weakness to extend into second quarter, WTO indicator suggests
  • Forced tech transfers are on the rise in China, European firms say - Wall Street Journal

INTERNAL MARKET, INDUSTRY & GENERAL AFFAIRS

  • Agenda for: Meeting of the Coreper (Part.2) of 22 May 2019
  • Free movement of services and freedom of establishment: European Public Procurement - Delivering improved rights for European citizens and businesses - Study EP IMCO Committee - May 2019
  • Black Sea Strategic Reseach and Innovation Agenda - Information from the Presidency
  • Summary of European Commission Decisions on authorisations for the placing on the market for the use and/or for use of substances listed in Annex XIV to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the REACH - Bis(2-methoxyethyl) ether (diglyme)
  • The EU is adopting new rules for placing fertilising products on the EU market

FINANCIAL SERVICES

  • ESAs publish amended technical standards on the mapping of ECAIs under the Capital Requirements Regulation
  • ESMA publishes translations for Guidelines on the application of the endorsement regime for CRAs

EMPLOYMENT & SOCIAL POLICY

  • Agenda for: Platform of European Associations of VET Providers of 18 June 2019
  • Agenda for: Education, Youth, Culture and Sports Council of 22 and 23 May 2019
    • Education and combatting antisemitism - Information from the Commission
  • Report from the Commission on the mid-term evaluation of the European Union Programme for Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI)
  • Research Note: Tackling the gender pay gap: not without a better work-life balance 
  • EU Programme for Employment and Social Innovation: €10 million in support of social entrepreneurship in Italy via the European Investment Fund and Banca Valsabbina

ENERGY

  • Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2019/807 of 13 March 2019 supplementing Directive (EU) 2018/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the determination of high indirect land-use change-risk feedstock for which a significant expansion of the production area into land with high carbon stock is observed and the certification of low indirect land-use change-risk biofuels, bioliquids and biomass fuels
  • Energy prices in 2018 - Household energy prices in the EU increased compared with 2017 - +3.5% for electricity and +5.7% for gas (Stat/19/2669)

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

  • Agenda for: Working Party on International Environment Issues - Desertification of 05 June 2019
  • Council adopts new rules which simplify reporting obligations in environmental legislation
  • Circular Economy: Commission welcomes Council final adoption of new rules on single-use plastics to reduce marine plastic litter (IP/19/2631)
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DIGITAL SINGLE MARKET & INFORMATION SOCIETY

  • Agenda for: Meeting of the Horizontal Working Party on cyber issues (attachés) of 23 May 2019
  • Final Draft - Directive (EU) 2019/... of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 May 2019 on certain aspects concerning contracts for the supply of digital content and digital services
  • Contributing to Growth: European Digital Single - Market Delivering improved rights for citizens and businesses - Study - EP Imco Committee - May 2019
  • Answer given by Ms Gabriel to a MEP written question - Assessment of biological and health impact of 5G
  • Answer given by Ms Gabriel to a MEP written question - Facebook's failed attempts at censorship

TRANSPORT & MOBILITY

  • Agenda for the Committee for the interoperability of electronic road toll systems of 24 May 2019
  • Aviation Strategy for Europe: Commission signs landmark aviation agreements with China (IP/19/2650 & Memo)
  • Airspace capacity ‒ Information from the Commission
  • Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 2006/1/EC on the use of vehicles hired without drivers for the carriage of goods by road - Progress report

AREA OF FREEDOM, SECURITY & JUSTICE

  • Updated Strategy for the future customs law enforcement co-operation
  • European Border and Coast Guard: Launch of first ever joint operation outside the EU (IP/19/2591 - Remarks by Commissioner Avramopoulos)
  • rescEU: EU establishes initial firefighting fleet for next forest fire season (IP/19/2553 & Memo)
  • Swiss vote to tighten gun laws to align with E.U. rules - New York Times

ECB & ECONOMY

  • Speech by Luis de Guindos: Global financial regulation: where next? Pending tasks for regulators and macroprudential policy makersby 

FOREIGN AFFAIRS

  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/808 of 20 May 2019 amending Council Regulation (EC) No 1210/2003 concerning certain specific restrictions on economic and financial relations with Iraq
  • Report: EU is a crucial partner for Armenia's reform agenda (IP/19/2651)