COMPETITION

  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.9344 - Swiss Life/Montagu/Pondus)
  • CMA to refer Iconex / Hanson Denmark and R+S Group merger unless undertakings in lieu offered
  • CMA directs appointment of monitoring trustee in Bottomline / Experian merger
  • CMA notes lapse of public offer in Non-Standard Finance / Provident Financial merger
  • CMA announces cancellation of Thermo Fisher Scientific / Roper Technologies merger
  • CMA makes Investment Consultancy and Fiduciary Management Market Investigation Order 2019
  • The case for not regulating Big Tech - Competition, not intervention, is often the best way to tackle potential monopolies - Financial Times

STATE AID

  • State aid: Commission approves prolongation of Greek bank guarantee scheme - SA.54332 - Midday Express

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • G20 Trade and Economy Ministers adopt statement in Tsukuba
  • EU and New Zealand complete fourth round of trade negotiations
  • How Ukrainian poultry becomes EU produce - Deutsche Welle

INTERNAL MARKET, INDUSTRY & GENERAL

  • Agenda for: Meeting of the Coreper (Part.1 & Part.2) of 11,12 & 13 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

FINANCIAL SERVICES

  • ESMA issues latest set of double volume cap (DVC) data under the MiFID II
  • Europe’s bank watchdog warns on wave of dirty money - Extra powers not enough to solve the problem, says EBA’s new head - Financial Times

TAXATION

AGRICULTURE & FISHERIES

EMPLOYMENT & SOCIAL POLICY

ENERGY

  • External energy relations - Presentation by the Commission - Exchange of views
  • Leaked report reveals ‘misfunctioning’ of Energy Charter Treaty amid EU reform calls

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

  • Agenda for: Working Party on International Environment Issues (Biosafety) of 17 June 2019
  • Environmental Implementation Review (EIR) - Exchange of views
  • Draft - Commission Implementing Decision establishing the format of information to be made available by the Member States for the purposes of reporting on the implementation of Directive 2015/2193/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council on the limitation of emissions of certiain pollutants into air from medium combustion plants
  • Answer given by Mr. Vella to a MEP written question - Oxo-degradable plastics ban

HEALTH, FOOD & PRODUCT SAFETY

  • Agenda for: Working Party of Chief Veterinary Officers of 12 June 2019
  • Outcome of the informal meeting of Health Ministers (Bucharest, 14-15 April 2019) and of other meetings organised by the Romanian Presidency - Information from the Presidency
  • Regulation (EU) 2019/933 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 May 2019 amending Regulation (EC) No 469/2009 concerning the supplementary protection certificate for medicinal products
  • Flash report - Steering Group on Health Promotion, Disease Prevention and Management of Non-Communicable Diseases (7 June 2019)

DIGITAL SINGLE MARKET & INFORMATION SOCIETY

  • Post-2020 digital policy − Council adopts conclusions
  • Commission's report shows that targeted investment and robust digital policies boost Member States' performance (IP/19/2930 & Memo/19/2933)

TRANSPORT & MOBILITY

  • Agenda for: Working Party on Aviation of 11 June 2019
  • EU-Western Balkans Transport Community Treaty - Fifth meeting of the Regional Steering Committee
  • Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2019/945 of 12 March 2019 on unmanned aircraft systems and on third-country operators of unmanned aircraft systems
  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/947 of 24 May 2019 on the rules and procedures for the operation of unmanned aircraft

AREA OF FREEDOM, SECURITY & JUSTICE

  • Agenda for: Working Party on Fundamental Rights, Citizens' Rights and Free Movement of Persons (FREMP) of 24 & 25 June 2019
  • Agenda for: Working Party for Schengen Matters (Schengen Evaluations) / Mixed Committee (EU-Iceland, Norway and Switzerland, Liechtenstein) of 12 June 2019
  • Funding for migration, border and security policies: Council agrees its position
  • Migration policy: Council agrees partial negotiating position on return directive
  • New rules and guarantees in criminal proceedings now apply across the EU (IP/19/2910)
  • Security Union: New rules closing information gaps become law - Midday Express

ECB & ECONOMY

FUTURE OF EUROPE & BREXIT

  • Brexit uncertainty drives EU investment boost - Cross-border data show 30% fall in capital entering UK since referendum - Financial Times
  • EU to warn business not to expect help over no-deal - Hopes for negotiated withdrawal fall as Tory leadership candidates take hard line - Financial Times
  • Italy’s League eyes European Commission posts - Matteo Salvini has reaffirmed his ambitions after last month’s EU parliament elections - Financial Times

FOREIGN AFFAIRS

  • Agenda for: EU-Armenia Partnership Council of 13 June 2019
  • Agenda for: Friends of the Presidency Group - European Union Maritime Security Strategy (EUMSS) of 14 June 2019
  • Humanitarian Aid: over €152 million for Africa's Sahel region (IP/19/2830)
  • Joint Statement by the High Representative and the European Commission on the occasion of the World Day against Child Labour