COMPETITION

  • Summary of Commission Decision of 25 March 2019 relating to proceedings under Article 101 of the TFEU and Article 53 of the Agreement on the European Economic Area (Case AT.40436 - Ancillary sports merchandise)
    - Final Report of the Hearing Officer
    - Opinion of the Advisory Committee on restrictive practices and dominant positions
  • Commission fines Canon €28 million for partially implementing its acquisition of Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation before notification and merger control approval (IP/19/3429 - M.8179)
  • Commission clears acquisition of P&O Group by DP World (M.9319) - Midday Express
  • Answer given by MS Vestager to a MEP written question - The German competition authority applies European competition law to the sole benefit of German athletes
  • CMA has extended the consideration of UILs until 22 August 2019 in the Rentokil Initial plc / MPCL Limited merger inquiry
  • CMA - Full text decision of AstenJohnson Holdings Ltd / Heimbach GmbH merger
  • Trump blasts EU tech crackdown by regulator who hates America - Financial Times

STATE AID

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Agenda for: 90th Customs Code Committee - General Customs Legislation with 52 ECCG of 09 July 2019
  • Answer given by Ms Malmström to a MEP written question - Impact of the future trade agreement with Mercosur on the citrus fruit sector
  • WTO members review progress of Trade Facilitation Agreement implementation

INTERNAL MARKET, INDUSTRY & GENERAL

  • Agenda for: 30th Competent Authorities Meeting for REACH and CLP Regulations (CARACAL-30) of 01 July 2019
  • Agenda for: Meeting of the REACH Committee of 9-10 July 2019 
    - Draft  - Commission Regulation (EU) No …/.. of XXX amending Annex XIV to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the REACH 
    - Draft - Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) on the application of certain registration and data-sharing provisions of Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council after the expiry of the final registration deadline for phase-in substances
  • Minutes: 2nd Meeting of the 'Shadow' Strategic Configuration of the Horizon Europe Programme Committee of 29 May 2019
  • High level group of experts presents report on future of European industry (see the Factsheet)
  • Tourism trips - Three quarters of all trips by EU residents are within their own country - Majority of the trips are made by car (Stat/19/3414)

FINANCIAL SERVICES

  • Report from the Commission on the application of Directive 2009/138/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 November 2009 on the taking and pursuit of the business of Insurance and Reinsurance (Solvency II) with regard to group supervision and capital management within a group of insurance or reinsurance undertakings
  • ESMA - Collection of evidence on undue short-term pressure from the financial sector on corporations
  • ESMA issues opinions on product intervention measures by Germany, Spain, Bulgaria, Denmark, Latvia and Greece
  • ESMA - Summary of Conclusions Management Board meeting 22 May 2019

TAXATION

  • Judgment of the Cour tof 27 June 2019 in Case C-597/17, Belgisch Syndicaat van Chiropraxie and Bart Vandendries, Belgische Unie van Osteopaten e.a., Plast.Surg. BVBA e.a., Belgian Society for Private Clinics VZW e.a. Vs. Ministerraad
    Re: Reference for a preliminary ruling - Taxation - Common system of VAT - Directive 2006/112 / EC - Article 132 (1) (c) - Exemptions - Medical and paramedical professions - Chiropractic and osteopathy - Article 98 - Annex III, points 3 and 4 - Medicines and medical devices - Reduced rate - Supply in the context of intervention or treatment for therapeutic purposes - Normal rate - Supply in the context of interventions or treatments for aesthetic purposes - Principle of fiscal neutrality - Maintenance of the effects of national legislation incompatible with Union law '
  • Answer given by Mr. Moscovici to a MEP written question - Use of Article 116 of the TFEU in the context of tax reform proposals

AGRICULTURE & FISHERIES

ENERGY

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

HEALTH, FOOD & PRODUCT SAFETY

DIGITAL SINGLE MARKET

  • Digital Single Market: Survey shows Europeans are well aware of rules against unjustified geo-blocking (IP/19/2528)

AREA OF FREEDOM, SECURITY & JUSTICE

  • Advocate General Tanchev: the newly-created Disciplinary Chamber of the Polish Supreme Court does not satisfy the requirements of judicial independence established by EU law (See CPR Nº 83/2019 - Opinions of the Advocate General in joined Cases C-585/18,C-624/18,C-625/18 Krajowa Rada Sądownictwa (Indépendance de la chambre disciplinaire de la Cour suprême)
  • Evaluation of the 2015-2019 action plan on firearms trafficking between the EU and the south-east Europe region

ECB, EURO & ECONOMY

FUTURE OF EUROPE & BREXIT

  • Agenda for: Special meeting of the European Council of 30 June 2019
  • The Department for Exiting the European Union has set out its objectives and how it will deliver them.
  • Europe’s struggling political parties promise a return to the pre-Thatcherite era - To fend off populists, once-dominant parties are overthrowing decades of orthodoxy, amounting to the biggest policy shift in decades - Wall Street Journal

FOREIGN AFFAIRS

  • Agenda for: EU-Montenegro Stabilisation and Association Council of 27 June 2019
  • Agenda for: G20 summit in Osaka, Japan, 28-29 June 2019
  • Opening remarks by President Donald Tusk at the meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe
  • Syria: Declaration by the High Representative Federica Mogherini on behalf of the EU
  • EU adopts new €100 million assistance package to benefit refugees and local communities in Lebanon, Jordan, and Iraq (IP/19/3391)
  • Humanitarian aid: over €110 million in the Horn of Africa (IP/19/3395)
  • Europeans plan to inject capital into Iranian trade effort - Credit line would kick-start trade between Iran and Europe - Wall Street Journal