COMPETITION

  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9385 — Orange/SecureLink)
  • Commission clears acquisition of control over AES Ballylumford and AES Kilroot Power by EPH (M.9372) Midday Express
  • Commission clears acquisition of PeroxyChem by Evonik (M.9239) Midday Express
  • CMA has launched of its merger inquiry in the anticipated acquisition by OneSavings Bank PLC of Charter Court Financial Services Group PLC 
  • CMA has launched of its merger inquiry in the anticipated acquisition by Bauer Radio Limited (part of Bauer Media Group) of certain assets of the Celador Entertainment business
  • CMA full text decision on Global Radio Services / Semper Veritas Holdings merger

STATE AID

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Draft - Council Regulation amending Regulation (EU) No 1388/2013 opening and providing for the management of autonomous tariff quotas of the Union for certain agricultural and industrial products
  • Draft - Council Regulation amending Regulation (EU) No 1387/2013 suspending the autonomous Common Customs Tariff duties on certain agricultural and industrial products
  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/915 of 4 June 2019 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of certain aluminium foil in rolls originating in the People's Republic of China following an expiry review under Article 11(2) of Regulation (EU) 2016/1036 of the European Parliament and of the Council
  • Decision No 1/2019 of the ACP-EU Council of Ministers of 23 May 2019 on the delegation of powers to the ACP-EU Committee of Ambassadors on the decision to adopt transitional measures pursuant to Article 95(4) of the ACP-EU Partnership Agreement [2019/920] 
  • Council Decision (EU) 2019/854 of 15 April 2019 on the conclusion of the Voluntary Partnership Agreement between the European Union and the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam on forest law enforcement, governance and trade
  • Voluntary Partnership Agreement between the European Union and the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam on forest law enforcement, governance and trade
  • Dual-use goods: Council agrees negotiating mandate
  • Commission reports on latest negotiating round with Tunisia
  • WTO issues 2019 Annual Report
  • Goods Council agrees on 2019 chairs for subsidiary bodies

INTERNAL MARKET, INDUSTRY & GENERAL

  • EU budget 2020: Commission focuses its proposal on jobs, growth and security (IP/19/2809 - Memo/19/2829 - Draft EU budget 2020 documents, Factsheet - Draft EU budget 2020)
  • Commissioner Bieńkowska visits Canada to strengthen technology and innovation cooperation - Midday Express
  • Decisions adopted by the European Commission by Written Procedure on 05 June 2019
  • Judgment of the Court of 05 June 2019 in Case C‑38/17,GT Vs. HS
    Re: Reference for a preliminary ruling - Consumer protection - Unfair terms in consumer contracts - Directive 93/13/EEC - Article 3(1) - Article 4(2) - Article 6(1) - Loan agreement denominated in foreign currency - The exchange rate applicable to the sum made available in domestic currency communicated to the consumer after the agreement has been concluded

FINANCIAL SERVICES

TAXATION

  • Opinion of Advocate General Bobek of 05 June 2019 in Case C‑189/18, Glencore Agriculture Hungary Kft. Vs. Nemzeti Adó- és Vámhivatal Fellebbviteli Igazgatósága
    Re: Common system of value added tax - Directive 2006/112/EC - Article 167 - Article 168 - Right of deduction - Tax evasion or fraud - National procedures - Burden of proof - Access to the file - Right of defence - Equality of arms - Judicial review

ENERGY

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

HEALTH, FOOD & PRODUCT SAFETY

  • ERN hospital managers committed to strengthen collaboration to support the implementation of the ERNs
  • Support for the setting-up of registries of patients affected by rare diseases available for all the ERNs

TRANSPORT & MOBILITY

  • Agenda for: TTE Council - Transport - 06 June 2019 (see the Background brief)
  • Defence Union on the move: Substantial progress achieved in Military Mobility - Joint Report

DIGITAL SINGLE MARKET & INFORMATION SOCIETY

  • Judgment of the Court of 05 June 2019 in Case C‑142/18, Skype Communications Sàrl Vs. Institut belge des services postaux et des télécommunications (IBPT)
    Re: Reference for a preliminary ruling - Electronic communications networks and services - Directive 2002/21/EC - Article 2(c) - Notion of ‘electronic communications service’ - Transmission of signals - Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) service to fixed or mobile telephone numbers - SkypeOut service
  • Agenda for: TTE Council - Telecommunications - 07 June 2019 (see the Background brief)

DATA PRIVACY

  • EDPB - Eleventh Plenary session: Guidelines on Codes of Conduct, annex to the Guidelines on Accreditation, annex to the Guidelines on Certification

AREA OF FREEDOM, SECURITY & JUSTICE

ECB & ECONOMY

  • European Semester 2019 Spring Package: Commission issues recommendations for Member States to advance sustainable and inclusive economic growth (IP/19/2813 - Memo/19/2815, Communication, Country-specific recommendations 2019)
  • April 2019 compared with March 2019 - Volume of retail trade down by 0.4% in euro area - Down by 0.3% in EU28
  • April 2019 compared with March 2019 - Industrial producer prices down by 0.3% in euro area - Unchanged in EU28
  • Sovereign Debt Restructuring and Debt Mutualisation in the Euro Area: An Assessment - In-Depth Analysis - EP Econ Committee

FOREIGN AFFAIRS

  • Judgment of the General Court of 05 June 2019 in Case T‑433/15, Bank Saderat plc, 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
  • Answer given by Ms Mogherini to a MEP written question - VP/HR - EU policy towards Iran I