COMPETITION

  • Commission clears acquisition of Fidea by Bâloise (M.9380) - Midday Express
  • Commission clears acquisition of parts of Ashland by INEOS (M.9328) - Midday Express
  • Poland - UOKiK gives its green light to the deal between BP Europa-Tomsol deal following in-depth probe
  • Romania - The Competition Council authorized the taking over of some assets of Teva Pharmaceuticals SRL by A&D Pharma Marketing & Sales SRL
  • Sweden - Competition authority has recommended that the government regulate online train-ticket sales, after a market investigation.
  • Swiss regulator to fine banks $91m over forex cartel - Traders at Barclays, JPMorgan, Citi and RBS found to have rigged currency markets - Financial Times

STATE AID

  • Opinion of Advocate General of 06 June 2019 in Case C-659/17, Istituto nazionale della previdenza sociale (INPS) Vs. Azienda Napoletana Mobilità SpA
    Re: Request for a preliminary ruling - Article 107(1) TFEU - State aid - Commission Decision 2000/128/EC - Aid granted by Italy to promote employment - Exemption and reduction of social security contributions - Commission decision declaring certain aid for training and work experience contracts and for the conversion of training and work experience contracts into open-ended contracts incompatible with the common market - Applicability of decision to employer operating local public transport services on a substantially non-competitive basis)
  • EFTA - No state aid within the meaning of Article 61(1) of the EEA Agreement
  • State aid: Commission approves public support for setting up new development bank in the Netherlands (SA.47821) - Midday Express

TRADE & CUSTOMS 

  • Agenda for: CETA Meeting of Financial Services Committee of 12 June 2019
  • Agenda for: Trade Policy Committee (Services and Investment) of 12 June 2019
  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) of 3 June 2019 concerning the classification of certain goods in the Combined Nomenclature 
  • Vice-President Ansip and Trade Commissioner Malmström in Japan to participate in the G20 Ministerial Meeting on Trade and Digital Economy - Midday Express
  • WTO - Canada appeals panel report regarding US dumping duties on Canadian lumber

INTERNAL MARKET, INDUSTRY & GENERAL

  • Agenda for: Meeting of the EU Law Network of 7 June 2019
  • Minutes of the European Innovation Council (EIC) High Level Expert Group of 18 December 2018
  • Giving entrepreneurs a second chance: new rules on business insolvency adopted
  • The Council underlines role of non-power nuclear technologies
  • Judgment of the Court of 6 June 2019 in Case C‑264/18, P. M., N. G.d.M., P. V.d.S. Vs. Ministerraad
    Re: Reference for a preliminary ruling - Procedures for the award of public works contracts, public supply contracts and public service contracts - Directive 2014/24/EU - Article 10, (c), and (d)(i),(ii) and (v) - Validity - Scope - Exclusion of arbitration and conciliation services and of certain legal services - Principles of equal treatment and subsidiarity - Articles 49 and 56 TFEU)
  • June infringements package: key decisions (Memo/19/2772)

TAXATION

  • Commission refers Spain to the Court for imposing disproportionate sanctions for failure to report assets held abroad (IP/19/2774)
  • Commission refers Austria to the Court for its failure to align with EU VAT rules for travel agents (IP/19/2773)
  • Answer given by P. Moscovici to a MEP written question: GAFA Tax

AGRICULTURE & FISHERIES

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

  • Agenda for: Working Party on International Environment Issues (UNECE Aarhus) of 14 June 2019
  • Over 85% of European bathing sites rated as excellent for water quality (IP/19/2771 & Country reports 2018 bathing season)

HEALTH, FOOD & PRODUCT SAFETY

TRANSPORT & MOBILITY

  • Agenda for Working Pary on Land Transport of 11 June & 12 June 2019
  • Easier use of digital information for freight transport – Council agrees on its position
  • EU cuts red tape for seafarers' training and certification
  • Proposal for a Council Decision on the signing and on the conclusion, on behalf of the European Union, and on the provisional application of the Agreement with Respect to Time Limitations on Arrangements for the Provision of Aircraft with Crew between the United States of America, the European Union, Iceland, and the Kingdom of Norway

DIGITAL SINGLE MARKET INFORMATION SOCIETY

DATA PRIVACY

  • German security agencies want access to home devices - Plan for access to ‘digital traces’ set to face resistance over data privacy concerns - Financial Times

AREA OF FREEDOM, SECURITY & JUSTICE

  • Judgment of the Court of 06 June 2019 in Case C-361/18, Ágnes Weil Vs. Géza Gulácsi,
    Re: Reference for a preliminary ruling - Judicial cooperation in civil matters - Regulation (EU) No 1215/2012 - Article 66 - Temporal scope - Regulation (EC) No 44/2001 - Material scope - Civil and commercial matters - Article 1(1) and (2)(a) - Matters excluded - Rights in property arising out of a matrimonial relationship - Article 54 - Application for the certificate certifying that the judgment given by the court of origin is enforceable - Judgment given concerning a debt stemming from the settlement of rights in property arising out of an unregistered non-marital partnership
  • Visa policy: EU updates rules to facilitate legitimate travel and fight illegal migration
  • Radicalisation in prisons: Council adopts conclusions
  • Better security for ID documents: Council adopts new rules
  • EU that Protects: The launch of the European Drug Report 2019
  • First Vice-President Timmermans to participate in the High Level Policy Dialogue on the Rule of Law in Florence

FUTURE OF EUROPE

ECB & ECONOMY

  • Report from the Commission prepared in accordance with Article 126(3) of the TFEU - France, Belgium, Italy, Cyprus
  • Communication from the Commission - Enhanced Surveillance update – Greece, June 2019
  • Commission report to the Council pursuant to Article -11(2) of Regulation (EC) No 1466/97 on the enhanced surveillance mission in Hungary, of 20 March 2019 and in Romania, of 14-15 March 2019
  • Speaking points by Commissioner Thyssen on the 2019 European Semester Spring Package
  • Opening remarks by Commissioner Moscovici on the European Semester 2019 Spring Package
  • GDP main aggregates and employment estimates for first quarter 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 by 0.3% (Stat/19/2908)

FOREIGN AFFAIRS

  • Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the EU on the alignment of certain countries concerning restrictive measures against Myanmar/Burma
  • Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the EU on the alignment of certain countries concerning restrictive measures in view of the situation in Libya
  • Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the EU on the alignment of certain third countries concerning restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities in view of the situation in Iran
  • Humanitarian Aid: EU mobilises €6 million for people in need in Colombia (IP/19/2819)
  • Remarks by President Donald Tusk after his meeting with President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy
  • Ukraine’s president Zelensky reassures European backers - Former comedian distances himself from controversial oligarch and attacks Russia’s ambitions - Financial Times