COMPETITION

  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.9362 - Suez Organique/Avril PA/Terrial)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9422 - Leonard Green & Partners/Ares Management Corporation/Press Ganey Associates)
  • Commission clears acquisition of MAGL by PGGM and the Macquarie Group (M.9391) - Midday Express
  • CMA opens competition investigation in private healthcare sector
  • The CMA served an initial enforcement order on Amazon.com, Inc, Amazon.com NV Investment Holdings LLC, the UK branch of Amazon EU SARL and Roofoods Ltd (Deliveroo)
  • CMA to take further legal action against viagogo- Financial Times
  • Croatia - HT remedy for HRVATSKI TELEKOM d.d. / OT-OPTIMA TELEKOM d.d. to remove competition concerns
  • Finland - FCCA concludes investigation of VR Group
  • Germany, France and Poland published a joint and rather detailed proposal on how to adapt the EU’s competition policy to the state of world affairs.

STATE AID

  • Authorisation for State aid pursuant to Articles 107 and 108 of the TFEU - Cases where the Commission raises no objections - OJ C 226, 05 July 2019 p.1 & p.4
  • Invitation to submit comments pursuant to Article 108(2) of the TFEU
    - State aid SA.39078 (2019/C) (ex 2014/N) - Financing of the Fehmarn Belt Fixed Link project 
    - State aid SA.51284 (2018/NN) - Possible State aid in favour of Nike
  • Commission Decision (EU) 2019/1144 of 17 December 2018 on the State aid SA.36086 (2016/C) (ex 2016/NN) implemented by Romania for Oltchim SA
  • Commission approves €27 million public support for Dortmund Airport in Germany (SA.46373) - Midday Express
  • State Aid Weekly e-News - No.24/19 - Covers from 28 June to 4 July 2019
  • Answer given by Ms Vestager to a MEP written question - Alitalia - what guarantees does the Commission have from the Italy that it will do things differently and turn the 'new Alitalia' in an efficient airline?

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Recommendation for a Council Decision supplementing the negotiating directives for the Doha Development Agenda regarding the negotiations of a multilateral framework on investment facilitation - see the Annex
  • Draft - Council Decision on the position to be taken on behalf of the European Union in the EPA Committee established under the stepping stone Economic Partnership Agreement between the Côte d'Ivoire, of the one part, and the European Community and its Member States, of the other part, as regards the adoption of Protocol 1 concerning the definition of the concept of 'originating products' and methods of administrative cooperation - Adoption
  • Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2019/1145 of 4 July 2019 terminating the partial interim review of the anti-dumping measures applicable to imports of tubes and pipes of ductile cast iron (also known as spheroidal graphite cast iron) originating in India without amending the measures in force
  • Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2019/1146 of 4 July 2019 terminating the anti-dumping proceeding concerning imports of hot-rolled steel sheet piles originating in the People's Republic of China
  • EU moves ahead with dispute settlement over workers' rights in Republic of Korea - see Panel request & Consultation request
  • State of play - Economic Partnership Agreements - Regular update of the FTAs for the six ACP regions - 03 July 2019
  • Minutes & Working Documents of the Ninth meeting of the Expert Group on EU Trade Agreements of 18 June 2019
  • United States initiates WTO dispute against Indian duties on US imports
  • Speech by DG Azevedo: “Economic Diversification and the Blue Economy - What Role for a WTO Fisheries Subsidies Agreement?” - See More Information

FINANCIAL SERVICES

  • EBA publishes report on implementation of the its Guidelines on Product Oversight and Governance (POG) arrangements
  • EBA - Profitability challenges the sector, asset quality still improving but requires constant monitoring
  • ESMA - Authorisation of EURIBOR under the Benchmark Regulation

EMPLOYMENT & SOCIAL POLICY

  • Indicative programme - Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council (Employment and Social Policy issues) of 8 July 2019 

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

  • Minutes of the Expert group on Access and benefit sharing (ABS) under the Nagoya Protocol of 21 May 2019
  • Answer given by Mr Vella to a MEP written question - Microplastics and damage to marine and wetland wildlife and habitats

HEALTH, FOOD & PRODUCT SAFETY

  • Commission Notice — Guidance document on the implementation of certain provisions of Regulation (EC) No 183/2005 laying down requirements for feed hygiene
  • Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report - Report 27 ( Published on: 05/07/2019)

EURO, ECB & ECONOMY

  • Communication from the Commission to the Institutions on the Spring 2019 round of fiscal surveillance for Italy
  • First quarter of 2019 EU28 current account surplus €40.5 bn €48.6 bn surplus for trade in services (Stat/19/3771)

FUTURE OF EUROPE

  • Remarks by President Juncker at the joint press conference with Mr Antti Rinne, Prime Minister of Finland, on the occasion of the visit of the College of Commissioners to the Finnish Presidency of the Council of Ministers
  • MEPs express serious reservations on process to fill top EU posts
  • The new European Parliament Vice-Presidents
  • EP Quaestors elected, Parliament Bureau complete

FOREIGN AFFAIRS

  • Western Balkans Summit in Poznań: strengthening links within the region and with the EU (IP/19/3669 & FactSheet)