COMPETITION

  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9391 - PGGM/Macquarie/MAGL)
  • Summary of Commission Decision of 5 March 2019 relating to a proceeding under Article 101 of the TFEU and Article 53 of the EEA Agreement (Case AT.40481 - Occupants Safety Systems (II) supplied to the Volkswagen Group and the BMW Group) 
    Opinion of the Advisory Committee on restrictive practices and dominant positions
    Final Report of the Hearing Officer
  • Commission clears the creation of a joint venture between Danske Bank, DNB, Nordea Bank, SEB, Svenska Handelsbanken and Swedbank (M.8934) - Midday Express
  • Commission clears the creation of a joint venture controled by RheinEnergie and SPIE (M.9323) - Midday Express
  • Commission decision on purchaser approval in DS Smith/ Europac merger published
  • Answer given by Ms Bulc to a MEP written question - Abuses of dominant position by airlines and the impact on consumers, SMEs and fair competition
  • CMA - Minority acquisition by IMC of Lebedev Holdings Limited and Scalable LP of IDMN merger inquiry
  • CMA sends statement of objections to four Berkshire estate agents alleging fee-fixing
  • CMA revokes remaining elements of the Northern Ireland Personal Current Account Banking Market Investigation Order 2008
  • France - International Paper gets French approval to take over DS Smith Packaging Normandie
  • Poland - UOKiK has initiated the second stage of proceedings regarding pharmaceutical market
  • Spain -  Dental associations face antitrust probe over 'collective recommendations'
  • Switzerland - Hupac and logistics company Rethmann received approval by COMCO to create port terminal Gateway Basel Nord (FR, DE & IT version)

STATE AID

  • Authorisation for State aid pursuant to Articles 107 and 108 of the TFEU - Cases where the Commission raises no objections - OJ C 200, 14 June 2019 p.1 & 5
  • State aid - Poland - State aid SA.51502 (2018/N) - Reductions from a capacity mechanism levy for EIUs - Invitation to submit comments pursuant to Article 108(2) of the TFEU
  • State Aid Weekly e-News update - No.21/19 - Covers from 7 to 13 June 2019
  • Commission opens in-depth investigation into public financing of Fehmarn Belt fixed rail-road link (IP/19/3009 - SA.49668 and SA.39078)
  • Commission opens in-depth investigation into capital injections in favour of PostNord and Post Danmark (IP/19/3008 - SA.49668 and SA.53403)
  • Commission approves introduction of stringent emission limits in Italian capacity mechanism (IP/19/3001 - SA.53821)
  • Commission approves €5.4 billion support for production of electricity from renewable sources in Italy (IP/19/3000 - SA.53347)
  • Answer given by Ms Vestager to a MEP written question - Judgment of the Court of Justice of the European Union in the Tercas case. Joint Judgment T- 98/16, T-196/16, T-198/16
  • Answer given by Ms Vestager to a MEP written question - The Nord/LB case

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Agenda for: Customs Union Working Party of 17 June 2019
  • The European Union and the United States reach an agreement on imports of hormone-free beef (IP/19/3012)
  • Answer given by Ms Malmström to a MEP written question - Risk that the customs war between EU and the US will escalate
  • Answer given by Ms Malmström to a MEP written question - Legislative initiatives to ensure trade that does not involve any human rights, labour and environmental abuses, particularly in the textile sector
  • Answer given by Ms Malmström to a MEP written question - Antidumping measures imposed by South Africa on imports of frozen vegetables
  • Answer given by Ms Malmström to a MEP written question - Losses to the citrus sector occasioned by an increase in imports from outside the EU
  • Answer given by Mr Andriukaitis to a MEP written question - Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) - Sanitary and phytosanitary measures

INTERNAL MARKET, INDUSTRY & GENERAL

  • Agenda for: Meeting of the of the Standing Committee on Cosmetic Products of 28 June 2019
  • Summary of European Commission Decisions on authorisations for the placing on the market for the use and/or for use of substances listed in Annex XIV to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the REACH - (arsenic acid EC No 231-901-9, CAS No 7778-39-4)
  • Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EC) No 715/2007 on type approval of motor vehicles with respect to emissions from light passenger and commercial vehicles (Euro 5 and Euro 6) and on access to vehicle repair and maintenance information - Annex

FINANCIAL SERVICES

  • Capital markets union: Council adopts new rules facilitating access to pension products and investment funds
  • Law enforcement access to financial information: Council adopts new rules
  • ESMA has updated its Q&A on practical questions regarding the European Markets Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR).
  • ESMA updates register of derivatives to be traded on-venue under MiFIR

TAXATION

  • Taxation: Dominica removed from the EU list of non-cooperative jurisdictions for tax purposes

AGRICULTURE & FISHERIES

  • Advocate General Hogan: EU law requires, for a product originating in a territory occupied by Israel since 1967, the indication of the geographical name of this territory and, where it is the case, the indication that the product comes from an Israeli settlement (CPR No.73/2019 - Opinion of the Advocate General in the Case C-363/18 - Organisation juive européenne and Vignoble Psagot)
  • Minutes: Meeting of the Agricultural Product Quality Policy Committee of 27 May 2019
  • Minutes: Meeting of the Committee for Common Organisation of Agricultural Markets
    - Arable Crops and Olive Oil of 24 May 2019
    - Animal products of 23 May 2019

EMPLOYMENT & SOCIAL POLICY

ENERGY

  • External energy relations - Presentation by the Commission - Exchange of views
  • Regulation (EU) 2019/941 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 5 June 2019 on risk-preparedness in the electricitysector and repealing Directive 2005/89/EC
  • Regulation (EU) 2019/942 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 5 June 2019 establishing a European Union Agencyfor the Cooperation of Energy Regulators
  • Regulation (EU) 2019/943 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 5 June 2019 on the internal market for electricity
  • Directive (EU) 2019/944 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 5 June 2019 on common rules for the internal marketfor electricity and amending Directive 2012/27/EU

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

  • Agenda for: Working Party on International Environment Issues (Global environmental aspects of sustainable development) of 19 June 2019
  • Agenda for: Commission Expert Group on EU Timber Regulation and the Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Regulation of 21 June 2019
  • The EU’s greenest of them all - From right to left, Brussels politicians are racing to prove their environmental mettle - Financial Times

HEALTH, FOOD & PRODUCT SAFETY

  • Agenda for: Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed - Section: "Novel Food and Toxicological safety of the food chain" of 27 June 2019
  • Agenda for: Fifth meeting of the EU Platform on Animal Welfare of 17 June 2019
  • Minutes of the meeting of the Standing Committee on Biocidal Products of 16 May 2019
  • EU adopts regulation to keep unsafe products off the market

DIGITAL SINGLE MARKET  & INFORMATION SOCIETY

DATA PRIVACY

  • Commissioner Jourová's intervention at the event "The General Data Protection Regulation one year on: Taking stock in the EU and beyond"

AREA OF FREEDOM, SECURITY & JUSTICE

FUTURE OF EUROPE & BREXIT

  • State of play of preparations of contingency measures for the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union ( See Annex 1 & 2)

ECB & ECONOMY

  • Remarks by Mário Centeno following the Eurogroup meeting of 13 June 2019
  • Term sheet on the Budgetary Instrument for Convergence and Competitiveness
  • Speech by Sabine Lautenschläger: Transformation of the retail and wholesale payments landscape in Europe
  • EIF and aws extend guarantee agreement to provide additional financing for SMEs in Austria
  • ECB pushes euro in move against dollar’s dominance - Bank joins Brussels in effort to counter US-led retreat from globalisation - Financial Times
  • EU finance ministers urge Italy to obey budget rules - Rome on course to face disciplinary process over public finances - Financial Times
  • Italy's 'parallel currency' and why it's worrying the Eurozone - FT's Martin Sandbu on the controversy surrounding the so-called mini-BOT - Financial Times

FOREIGN AFFAIRS & ACCESSION

  • Annual Progress Report on the implementation of the European Union Strategy against the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (2018)
  • Joint press statement following the second Partnership Council meeting between the EU and Armenia
  • A Europe that protects: EU reports on progress in fighting disinformation ahead of European Council (IP/19/2914 - Factsheet & Joint report)