COMPETITION

STATE AID

  • Authorisation for State aid pursuant to Articles 107 and 108 of the TFEU - Cases where the Commission raises no objections - OJ C211, 21 June 2019 p.1 & 6
  • Commission approves prolongation of Irish credit union resolution scheme (SA.54244) - Midday Express 
  • Commission approves support for JC Decaux “Villo” bike rental system in Brussels; orders recovery of up to € 2.5 million of incompatible aid granted to JC Decaux (SA.33078) - Midday Express
  • State Aid Weekly e-News - No.22/19 - Covers from 14 to 20 June 2019
  • Answer given by Ms Vestager to a MEP written question - Madeira free-trade zone 1

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Agenda for: Trade Policy Committee (Services & Investment) of 26 June 2019
  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1026 of 21 June 2019 on technical arrangements for developing, maintaining and employing electronic systems for the exchange of information and for the storage of such information under the Union Customs Code
  • Decision No.1/2019 of 10 April 2019 of the Joint Committee of the EU-Japan EPA 
  • EU asks for a panel with Ukraine on wood export ban (See the Request)
  • Webinar: How to Export to Canada & Benefit from CETA
  • Mercosaurus hunting - Opening up the EU’s meat and sugar markets to greater imports from Mercosur has long been a major issue - Financial Times

INTERNAL MARKET, INDUSTRY & GENERAL

  • Decisions adopted by the European Commission by Written Procedure of 24 June 2019
  • Agenda for: 2056th meeting of the Working Party on General Affairs of 28 June 2019
  • Agenda for: General Affairs Council (Cohesion) of 25 June 2019
  • Agenda for: Working Party on Technical Harmonisation
    - Construction products of 03 July 2019
    - Motor vehicles of 02 July 2019
  • Commission publishes recommendations on improving the Single Market for food - Midday Express
  • ECHA to scrutinise all REACH registrations by 2027 - ECHA/PR/19/09
  • Management Board supports efforts to improve REACH authorisation and evaluation - ECHA/PR/19/08
  • Answer given by Ms Bienkovska to a MEP written question - Challenges relating to Standard-Essential Patents faced by small European technology companies

FINANCIAL SERVICES

  • Sustainable Finance: Commission hosts stakeholder dialogue to discuss latest expert reports -
  • MiFID II: ESMA makes available updated results of the annual transparency calculations for equity and equity-like instruments
  • ESMA - Notifications of Compliance with Guidelines – Overview Table
  • ESMA agrees position limits under Mifid II
  • ESMA - open hearing on its consultation paper published on 27 May 2019 on draft Guidelines for the reporting under the Securities Financing Transactions Regulation (SFTR)
  • EBA publishes an Opinion on the elements of strong customer authentication under PSD2

TAXATION

  • The EU list of non-cooperative jurisdictions for tax purposes

AGRICULTURE & FISHERIES

  • Dairy market: public stocks of skimmed milk powder now empty (IP/19/3335)
  • Proposal for a Council Decision on the position to be taken on behalf of the European Union in the International Sugar Council with respect to the extension of the International Sugar Agreement, 1992

ENERGY

  • Agenda for: Council of the European Union - (TTE - Energy) of 26 June 2019
  • Commissioner Arias Cañete in Germany to discuss the integrated national energy and climate plan - Midday Express
  • ACER adopts a decision relevant for outage coordination in electricity
  • ACER adopts a decision on coordinated security analysis in electricity

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

  • Indicative programme - Environment Council of 26 June 2019 (See Background Brief)
  • Agenda for the meeting of the Ship Recycling Committee established under Article 25 of Regulation (EU) No.1257/2013 on Ship Recycling of 11 July 2019
  • Fourth session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-4) (Nairobi, 11-15 March 2019) - Information from the Presidency and the Commission
  • G7 environment ministers meeting (Metz, France, 5-6 May 2019) - Information from the French delegation
  • Average CO2 emissions from new light-duty vehicles registered in Europe increased in 2018, requiring significant future emission reductions to meet upcoming 2020 and 2021 targets - EEA Press Release
  • A clean Europe in a dirty world - The environmental lobby is starting to assume a significant role in European politics - Financial Times

HEALTH, FOOD & PRODUCT SAFETY

  • Draft - Commission delegated Regulation (EU) …/... supplementing Regulation (EU) 2017/625 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards conditions for monitoring the transport and arrival of consignments of certain goods from the border control post of arrival to the establishment at the place of destination in the Union
  • Dual Food Quality: Commission releases study assessing differences in the composition of EU food products (IP/19/3332Q&A/19/3333, Study & Annex)
  • Commissioners Vytenis Andriukaitis attends e-commerce food conference in Berlin

DIGITAL SINGLE MARKET & INFORMATION SOCIETY

AREA OF FREEDOM, SECURITY & JUSTICE

EURO, ECB & ECONOMY

  • Statement of the Euro Summit of 21 June 2019 (Remarks by President Donald Tusk)
  • The Economy of Well-being - Executive Summary of the OECD Background paper on "Creating opportunities for people's wellbeing and economic growth"
  • EU approves disbursement of €100 million in Macro-Financial Assistance to Jordan (IP/19/3325)
  • EU approves €150 million disbursement in Macro-Financial Assistance to Tunisia (IP/19/3353)
  • Structure of government debt in 2018 - Debt mainly held by non-residents in half of the EU Member States - Long-term initial maturities largely prevail across Member States (Stat/19/3338)
  • Doing ‘whatever it takes’ to sustain the eurozone - Mario Draghi’s successor at the ECB will need to handle the next existential crisis - Financial Times
  • EU set to pause budget crackdown on Italy - Move buys time for Rome’s populist coalition to reach deal on public spending plan - Financial Times

FUTURE OF EUROPE

  • European Council conclusions of 20 June 2019 (See also: Remarks by President Juncker and Donald Tusk)
    - A new strategic agenda 2019-2024
    - European Council conclusions on the MFF, climate change, disinformation and hybrid threats, external relations, enlargement and the European Semester, 20 June 2019

FOREIGN AFFAIRS