COMPETITION

  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.9252 - CMOC/IXM)
  • Commission approves the acquisition of Flybe by Connect Airways, subject to conditions (IP/19/3790 & M.9287)
  • Commission clears the acquisition of Worldpay by FIS (M.9357) - Midday Express
  • Commission clears the acquisition of SMM Auto Finance by Toyota Financial Services and the Mazda Motor Corporation (M.9382) - Midday Express
  • Germany - List of Notified Merger Projects - 05 July 2019
  • Ireland - CCPC obtains commitments in LN-Gaiety/MCD acquisition 
  • Portugal - AdC started a phase II investigation on Fidelidade / Saudeinveste and Imofid merger

STATE AID

  • Commission approves €70 million public support to promote shift of freight traffic from road to rail in the Netherlands (SA352898) - Midday Express
  • Answer given by Ms Vestager to a MEP written question - State aid decision on Berlin-Brandenburg airport (BER)

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Agenda for: Trade Policy Committee (Full Members) of 12 July 2019
  • Proposal for a Council Decision on the position to be taken on behalf of the European Union within the Joint Committee on Agriculture set up by the Agreement between the European Community and the Swiss Confederation on trade in agricultural products, as regards the amendment of Annexes 1 and 2 to the Decision
  • WTO - Aid for Trade must adapt to evolving needs of least developed countries and the environment - See also Speech by DG Roberto Azevêdo
  • Dutch minister defends Mercosur deal from green critics - Sigrid Kaag says EU’s new trade deal can raise environmental standards in South America - Financial Times
  • Europe uses trade deals to push for climate pledges - Financial Times
  • The US must avoid igniting a currency war - Arbitrary calculations should not be used as a basis for imposing tariffs - Financial Times

FINANCIAL SERVICES

  • ESMA - Update of annual equity transparency calculations – application of the tick size regime for third-country shares
  • ESMA - Beyond Ratings SAS' CRA registration withdrawn
  • ESMA has updated its public register with the latest set of double volume cap (DVC) data under the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II).

TAXATION

  • Minutes of: 17th (bis) Meeting of Sub-Group on Automatic Exchange of Information (SG AEOI) of 20 June 2019

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

  • #InvestEU: EIB to support Cimco's low-emissions outboard engines
  • Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters (Aarhus Convention) Twenty-third meeting of the Working Group of the Parties (WGP 23) (Geneva, 26-28 June 2019) - Revised compilation of statements by the EU and its Member States

HEALTH, FOOD && PRODUCT SAFETY

DIGITAL SINGLE MARKET

DATA PROTECTION & CYBERSECURITY

  • Commission Notice — Technical Guidelines on Data Protection according to Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009
  • Commissioner Jourová on official visit to Chile and Argentina - Midday Express
  • Intention to fine British Airways £183.39m under GDPR for data breach - ICO Statement
  • First fine by the Romanian Supervisory Authority - EDPB Statement
  • Seven French regulators publish the fruit of their common approach to data-driven regulation

EURO, ECB & ECONOMY

FOREIGN AFFAIRS

  • Agenda of the 21st EU-Ukraine Summit kicks off in Kyiv - dedicated factsheet 
  • Supporting the Sustainable Development Goals across the world: Council adopts conclusions
  • Central Asia: the European Union matches political commitment with further concrete support (IP/19/3829)
  • Remarks by HR/VP Federica Mogherini at a joint press point with Chingiz Aidarbekov, Foreign Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic
  • 15th EU-Central Asia Foreign Ministers' Meeting Bishkek, 7 July 2019 Joint Communiqué "The EU and Central Asia: Forging a Stronger Partnership Together"
  • Declaration by the High Representative Federica Mogherini on behalf of the EU on the latest developments in Libya
  • Answer given by VP Mogherini to a MEP written question - Importation of products from Israel