COMPETITION

  • Commission clears the acquisition of GNB Vida by Apax Partners (M.9378) - Midday Express
  • Commission clears the creation of a joint venture between the Mapfre Group and the Santander Groups (M.9350) - Midday Express
  • Commission clears acquisition of ABC Data by ALSO (M.9324) - Midday Express
  • Czech Republic - AMO SR stopped the administrative proceedings in the matter of the merger of undertakings Tatra Billing, a.s., PMK Invest, s.r.o., Copy General International, LLC, Cromwell, a.s., and Copy General Onsite Services, s. r. o.
  • Czech Republic -AMO SR initiated the administrative proceedings in the matter of creating the joint venture of the undertakings Salzgitter Hydroforming Verwaltungs GmbH and Shanghai Baolong Automotive Corporation
  • CMA full text decision in Send For Help / SoloProtect merger
  • CMA full text decision on Broadview Holding / Formica Group merger
  • CMA full text decision on ForFarmers UK / Bowerings Animal Feeds merger
  • CMA final report approving the PayPal Holdings / iZettle merger
  • Portugal - AdC advises business associations to avoid public statements that may harm competition
  • Romania - The Competition Council authorized the taking over by ADE Gas Oil Company SRL of some assets of Azalis SRL, Eurogenetic SRL and Dolchimex SRL
  • Romania - The Competition Council authorized the taking over of R & R OIL Services - R.O.S. LLC and some assets of RIG Service SA by Rohrer Group
  • Romania - The Competition Council authorized the taking over of Valt BV and Sergeant Marine Bitumen  SRL by Vitol Bitumen Investments  BV
  • Romania - The Competition Council authorized the taking over of Extreme Digital Hungary by Dante International

STATE AID

  • Judgment of the Court of 13 June 2019 in Case C-505/18, Copebi SCA Vs. Établissement national des produits de l’agriculture et de la mer (FranceAgriMer), Ministre de l’Agriculture et de l’Alimentation
    Re: Reference for a preliminary ruling - State aid - Decision 2009/402 / EC - Field plans in the fruit and vegetables sector implemented by the French Republic - Notice of the incompatibility of the aid - Order for recovery - Scope application of the decision - Agricultural Economic Committees
  • Invitation to submit comments pursuant to Article 1(2) of Part I of Protocol 3 to the Agreement between the EFTA States on the Establishment of a Surveillance Authority and a Court of Justice on state aid issues

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Minutes of the Customs 2020 project group meeting dealing with classification of products in the HS/CN nomenclatures – mechanical/miscellaneous of 02 April 2019
  • Proposal for a Council Decision on the position to be taken on behalf of the EU within the Trade Committee established by the Free Trade Agreement between the EU and its Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Korea, of the other part, as regards the amendment of Appendices 2-C-2 and 2-C-3 of Annex 2-C of the Agreement - See the Annex
  • List of the bilateral investment agreements referred to in Article 4(1) of Regulation (EU) No 1219/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing transitional arrangements for bilateral investment agreements between Member States and third countries
  • WTO - Trade Policy Review: Canada of 12 & 14 June 2019
  • Europe must find common cause in dealing with China - Competition with Beijing requires a comprehensive overhaul of EU policy - Financial Times
  • US - China trade war risks a global technology split - Financial Times

INTERNAL MARKET, INDUSTRY  & GENERAL

  • Legislative acts adopted by the Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council
  • Setting up a company in the EU to become simple and cheaper

FINANCIAL SERVICES

TAXATION

  • Judgment of the Court of 13 June 2019 in Case C-420/18, IO Vs. Inspector van of rijksbelastingdienst
    Re: Reference for a preliminary ruling - VAT - Directive 2006/112 / EC - Articles 9 and 10 - Taxable person - Economic activity exercised in an "independent manner" - Concept - Activity as a member of the Supervisory Board of a Member State foundation
  • Opinion of Advocate General Kokott of 13 June 2019 in Case C‑75/18, Vodafone Magyarország Mobil Távközlési Zrt. Vs. Nemzeti Adó- és Vámhivatal Fellebbviteli Igazgatósága
    Re: Request for a preliminary ruling - Freedom of establishment - Aid - System of VAT - Turnover-based tax for telecommunications undertakings - Disadvantage for foreign undertakings arising from tax rate with progressive effect - Indirect discrimination - Justification of tax with progressive effect based on turnover - Unlawful favouring of small undertakings through a progressive tax rate - Character as a turnover tax within the meaning of Article 401 of the VAT Directive)
  • Code of Conduct Group (Business Taxation) - Overview of the preferential tax regimes examined by the Code of Conduct Group (Business Taxation) since its creation in March 1998

EMPLOYMENT & SOCIAL POLICY

  • Judgment of the Court of 13 June 2019 in Case C‑317/18, Cátia Correia Moreira Vs. Município de Portimão
    Re: Reference for a preliminary ruling - Directive 2001/23/EC - Transfers of undertakings - Safeguarding of employees’ rights - Concept of ‘worker’ - Substantial change in working conditions to the detriment of the employee
  • Judgment of the Court of 13 June 2019 in Case C‑664/17, Ellinika Nafpigeia AE Vs. Panagiotis Anagnostopoulos and Others, interveners: Syllogos Ergazomenon Nafpigeion Skaramagka, I TRIAINA, Panellinia Omospondia Ergatoÿpallilon Metallou (POEM), Geniki Synomospondia Ergaton Ellados (GSEE)
    Re: Reference for a preliminary ruling - Social policy- Directive 2001/23/EC - Scope - Transfer of part of an undertaking - Safeguarding of employees’ rights - Concept of ‘transfer’ - Concept of ‘economic entity’ - Transfer of part of the economic activity of a parent company to a newly created subsidiary - Identity - Autonomy - Pursuit of an economic activity - Criterion requiring stability of the pursuit of an economic activity - Recourse to factors of production of third parties - Intention to liquidate the entity transferred
  • European Labour Authority ready to start working in October as decision is taken on new seat (Statement/19/296)
  • Bratislava to host the European Labour Authority
  • Better working conditions in the EU: Council adopts a directive on more transparency and predictability at work
  • Better work-life balance for parents and carers in the EU: Council adopts new rules
  • Council adopts conclusions on closing the gender pay gap.

 AGRICULTURE & FISHERIES

ENERGY

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

  • Agenda for: Working Party on the Environment of 17 June 2019
  • Agenda for: European Pollutant Release and Transfer Register Expert Group of 20 June 2019
  • Agenda for: Meeting of the Expert Group on Ship Recycling of 11 July 2019
  • UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC): - The fiftieth sessions of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI 50) and Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA 50) (Bonn, 17 June - 27 June 2019) = first EU coordination
  • Poland’s 2020 auction volume to include allowances not used for power sector modernisation
  • Cutting emissions: Council adopts CO2 standards for trucks
  • Council adopts stricter rules on the world's most dangerous chemicals

HEALTH, FOOD & PRODUCT SAFETY

TRANSPORT & MOBILITY

DIGITAL SINGLE MARKET & INFORMATION SOCIETY

  • Judgment of the Court of 13 June 2019 in Case C‑193/18, Google LLC Vs. Bundesrepublik Deutschland
    Re: Reference for a preliminary ruling - Electronic communications networks and services - Directive 2002/21/EC - Article 2(c) - Concept of ‘electronic communications service’ - Conveyance of signals - Web-based email service - Gmail service
  • Digital Assembly 2019: new actions on quantum, EU-Africa taskforce report and digital start-ups (IP/19/2970)
  • Digitalisation as key for a sustainable Europe - our Call to Action for the EU's Strategic Agenda 2019-2020 - DigitalEurope

DATA PRIVACY

  • Data Protection Regulation one year on: 73% of Europeans have heard of at least one of their rights (IP/19/2956 - )
  • SMEs say GDPR needs reality check
  • Insurers ask if GDPR has delivered on its aims - Insight briefing

AREA OF FREEDOM, SECURITY & JUSTICE

  • Draft - Council Decision authorising the European Commisson to participate, on behalf of the European Union, in negotiations on a Second Additional Protocol to the Council of Europe Convention on Cybercrime (CETS No. 185) - Addendum
  • Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing the Internal Security Fund - Partial general approach

ECB & ECONOMY

  • Indicative programme - Economic & Financial Affairs Council of 14 June 2019
  • EU budget 2021-2027: Commission calls on leaders to set out a roadmap towards an autumn agreement (IP/19/2952 & Roadmap)
  • Speech by Vice-President Šefčovič at the European Investment Bank (EIB) Board of Directors' meeting
  • Remarks by Vice-President Dombrovskis and Commissioner Moscovici on deepening Europe's Economic and Monetary Union (See the Communication)
  • April 2019 compared with March 2019 - Industrial production down by 0.5% in euro area - Down by 0.7% in EU28 (Stat/19/2889)
  • International use of the euro increases - ECB Press Release 13 June 2019
  • Juncker Plan supports small businesses in the Faroe Islands and Greenland

FOREIGN AFFAIRS  & ACCESSION

  • Ebola: EU releases additional €3.5 million to tackle epidemic (IP/19/2990 - FactSheet)
  • EU - Western Balkans meeting on employment and social affairs (Luxembourg, 12 June 2019)
  • Remarks by President Donald Tusk after his meeting with President of North Macedonia Stevo Pendarovski
  • Tusk calls for EU nations to begin talks on Balkan states' membership - Financial Times