COMPETITION

  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.9185 - LG Electronics/Lufthansa Technik/JV)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9384 - Sumitomo Corporation/Nippon Steel Corporation/Standard Steel Holdings)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9252 - CMOC/IXM)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9370 - Telenor/DNA)
  • Commission clears joint venture by Koito, Elbit and BrightWay Vision (M.9363) - Midday Express
  • Commission clears acquisition of citizenM by EPPL, APG and KRC (M.9365) - Midday Express
  • CMA decides that Non-Standard Finance / Provident Financial merger does not qualify for investigation
  • CMA full text decision on Enterprise Rent-A-Car UK / S.H.B Hire Limited merger

STATE AID

  •  Commission to launch evaluation of EU State aid rules applicable to health and social services and rules on smaller amounts for services of general economic interest - Midday Express

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Minutes: Meeting of the expert group on Trade and Sustainable Development/sub-group1 of 30 April 2019
  • Free Trade Agreement between the European Union and the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam - see Council Decision on the signing and on the conclusion (See Annex 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9)
  • Amendment to the Union Customs Code Implementing Act - (Feedback period  14.06.2019 - 12.07.2019)
  • Corrigendum to the Notice of initiation concerning the review of the safeguard measures applicable to imports of certain steel products (OJEU C 169 of 17 May 2019)
  • Barriers to trade: as protectionism rises, EU continues opening up export markets for European firms (IP/19/2994 - Report on Trade and Investment Barriers)
  • EU asks for formal consultations with Southern African Customs Union on trade in poultry
  • Trade for Her: Empowering Women through International Trade - Brussels, 30 September 2019
  • WTO - Indonesia launches safeguard investigation on evaporators
  • WTO - Items proposed for consideration at the next meeting of Dispute Settlement Body of 24 June 2019
  • South America close to EU trade deal, says Brazil - European accord with Mercosur would be rare agreement amid global trade tensions - Financial Times
  • India raises US tariffs after losing trade access - Spat casts shadow over security relationship designed to counter Chinese influence - Financial Times

INTERNAL MARKET, INDUSTRY & GENERAL

TAXATION

  • Council conclusions on the progress achieved by the Code of Conduct (Business Taxation) - Group during the Romanian Presidency
  • ECOFIN Report to the European Council on tax issues
  • Answer by Pierre Moscovici to a MEP written question - Lawless conduct of tax authorities

AGRICULTURE & FISHEIRES

EMPLOYMENT & SOCIAL POLICY

  • First quarter 2019 - Annual growth in labour costs at 2.4% in euro area - At 2.6% in EU28
  • First quarter of 2019 - Euro area job vacancy rate at 2.3% - EU28 rate at 2.4% 

ENERGY

  • Energy Union: Start of the annual EU Sustainable Energy Week
  • Evaluation of the effectiveness and policy coherence of the guidelines for trans-European Energy infrastructure - (Feedback period: 14.06.2019 - 12.07.2019)
  • Answer given by Mr Arias Canete to a MEP written question - Applicability of the new Gas Directive
  • Answer given by Mr Arias Canete to a MEP written question - imports of electricity generated from coal from third countries

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

  • Answer given by Mr Vella to a MEP written question - Amendment of Directive 91/676/EEC, better known as the Nitrates Directive
  • Germany to back EU-wide net zero emissions target - Support for going carbon-neutral by 2050 strengthens Europe’s climate leadership credentials - Financial Times

HEALTH, FOOD & PRODUCT SAFETY

  • Roadmap: Harmful chemicals – endocrine disruptors, review of EU rules - (Feedback period 12.06.2019 - 10.07.2019)
  • Uniform principles for evaluation and authorisation of plant protection products - (Feedback period 13.06.2019 - 11.07.2019)
  • Bulgaria becomes the 25th EU country to sign the Joint Procurement Agreement to procure medical countermeasures
  • Norway becomes the 21st country to join eHealth cooperation for personalised healthcare - Midday Express
  • Answer given by Mr Andriukaitis to a MEP written question - Fluorosurfactants
  • Answer given by Mr Andriukaitis to a MEP written question - Combating multiple chemical sensitivity
  • Answer given by Mr Andriukaitis to a MEP written question - Presence of Bisphenol A in paper and cardboard food containers
  • Answer given by Mr Andriukaitis to a MEP written question - Annulment of EFSA decisions on access to glyphosate toxicity and carcinogenicity studies
  • EFSA crowdsourcing challenge: extracting data from scientific literature

DATA PRIVACY & CYBERSECURITY

  • Agenda for: Meeting of the Horizontal Working Party on cyber issues of 19 June 2019
  • The EDPB adopted During its 11th Plenary Session, the following documents
    - Guidelines on Codes of Conduct
    - Annex to the Guidelines on Accreditation
    - Annex 2 to the Guidelines on Certification
  • EU poised to tackle cyber security failures - Leaders expected to call for tougher approach to protecting bloc’s networks - Financial Times

AREA OF FREEDOM, SECURITY & JUSTICE

  • Information by the Commission on the editable pdf version of the forms annexed to the EIO Directive and on the draft practical guidance for practitioners = Paper by the Commission

ECB, EURO & ECONOMY

  • Economic and Monetary Union: Eurogroup agrees term sheet on euro-area budgetary instrument and revised ESM treaty
  • Excessive deficit: Spain exits procedure as deficit reduced below 3%
  • Vice-President Dombrovskis and Commissioner Moscovici participate in the Brussels Economic Forum on 18 June 2019
  • Interview of Luis de Guindos: with Corriere della Sera
  • Interview of Benoît Cœuré with the Financial Times
  • ‘Bleak’ signs for global economy, warns ECB hopeful - French official in running to succeed Draghi laments decline of co-operation - Financial Times 

FOREIGN AFFAIRS

  • Indicative programme - Foreign Affairs Council of 17 June 2019
    • Maldives: Council revokes sanctions framework
    • Council adopted Conclusions on the EU's engagement to the Black Sea regional cooperation
    • Council adopted Conclusions on EU Human Rights Guidelines on Safe Drinking Water and Sanitation
  • European Development Days 2019 to focus on fighting inequalities (IP/19/3005)
  • Albania pins hopes on judicial reforms for EU accession - Financial Times