COMPETITION

  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9353 - Advent International Corporation/Evonik Methacrylates Business Division)
  • Commission clears acquisition of a joint venture by VW Group, Intel and Allied Holdings (M.9355) - Midday Express
  • Commission clears acquisition of Euroports by MRG, PMV and SFPI-FPIM (M.9321) - Midday Express
  • Poland - UOKiK has opened an in-depth merger control review in the plans by Centrum Rozliczeń Elektronicznych Polskie ePłatności to take control of BillBird
  • Poland - UOKiK referred to second phase the proceedings on the acquisition of control over NEF Battery Holdings by ZAP Sznajder Batterien
  • Spain - CNMC has imposed a fine of EUR 34m to Textbook-publishers for using code of conduct to collude
  • Switzerland - COMCO has launched an in-depth investigation in the Sunrise Communications' plans to acquire UPC Switzerland from Liberty Global (version: FR; DE; IT)
  • UK - CMA publishes full infringement decision in its design, construction and fit-out services investigation
  • UK - Speech by CMA's Andrea Coscelli: Competition in the digital age: reflecting on digital merger investigations
  • UK - CMA - Ex-post Assessment of Merger Control Decisions in Digital Markets, (see also the Call for information on digital mergers)

STATE AID

  •  State aid: Commission opens in-depth investigation into Lithuanian electricity strategic reserve measure (IP/19/2810 - SA.44725 and SA.45193)

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Agenda for: Customs Union Working Party of 06 June 2019
  • Agenda for: Trade Policy Committee (Deputy Members) of 07 June 2019
  • Trade for you too: why is trade more important than you think? - Chief Economist Note - Issue 1/2019
  • Answer given by Ms Malmström to a MEP written question - Progress of negotiations to modernise the EU-Chile trade agreement

INTERNAL MARKET, INDUSTRY & GENERAL

  • Agenda for: 2055 meeting of the Working Party on General Affairs of 07 June 2019
  • Draft Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on market surveillance and compliance of products and amending Directive 2004/42/EC and Regulations (EC) No 765/2008 and (EU) No 305/2011 (first reading) - Adoption of the legislative act - Statements

FINANCIAL SERVICES

  • ESMA publishes a supervisory briefing on pre-trade transparency requirements in commodity derivatives
  • ESMA updates Q&AS on MiFID II and MiFIR investor protection and intermediaries 
  • EU needs to pick up pace on capital markets union - Financial Times

EMPLOYMENT & SOCIAL POLICY

ENERGY

  • Agenda for Working Party on Energy of 04 June 2019
    • Draft Council conclusions on the Future of Energy Systems in the Energy Union designed to ensure the energy transition and the achievement of energy and climate objectives towards 2030 and beyond - Finalisation
  • Answer given by Mr Arias Canete to a MEP written question - Climate benefits of natural gas

HEALTH, FOOD & PRODUCT SAFETY

  • Answer given by Mr Andriukaitis to a MEP written question - Morphine and codeine in poppy seed bread 
  • Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report - Report 22 ( Published on: 31/05/2019)

DATA PRIVACY & CYBERSECURITY

  • Summary of the Opinion of the European Data Protection Supervisor regarding the participation in the negotiations in view of a Second Additional Protocol to the Budapest Cybercrime Convention
  • Summary of the Opinion of the European Data Protection Supervisor on the negotiating mandate of an EU-US agreement on cross-border access to electronic evidence
  • Implementation of the provisions on information exchange of the "Prüm Decisions" - overview of documents and procedures - overview of declarations - state of play of implementation of automated data exchange 

AREA OF FREEDOM, SECURITY & JUSTICE

ECB & ECONOMY

  • Inflation poses headache for new ECB chief economist - Financial Times
    How not to select the next ECB president - Successor to Mario Draghi needs a willingness to admit errors - Financial Times

FUTURE OF EUROPE & BREXIT

  • Commissioner Bieńkowska in Poland to discuss the role of local authorities in shaping EU's future - Midday Express

FOREIGN AFFAIRS

  • Agenda for: Political and Security Committee of 04 June 2019
  • Commission pledges €100 million to help Mozambique recover from cyclones Idai and Kenneth (IP/19/2791)
  • International Contact Group and Lima Group representatives meet on Venezuela situation - Midday Express
  • Remarks by President Donald Tusk after his meeting with President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev
    Remarks by President Donald Tusk after his meeting with President Emomali Rahmon of Tajikistan
  • Answer given by VP Mogherini to a MEP written question - VP/HR - Iran Policy III 
  • Answer given by VP Mogherini to a MEP written question - VP/HR - EU policy on the Arctic and the successor to the Special Advisor/Ambassador at Large for the Arctic