COMPETITION

  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.9377 - MIRA/BCI/iGH)
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.9384 - Sumitomo Corporation/Nippon Steel Corporation/Standard Steel Holdings)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9419 - PSP/Welltower/SRG/Senior Housing Property)
  • Commission fines Sanrio €6.2 million for restricting cross-border sales of merchandising products featuring Hello Kitty characters (IP/19/3950 - AT.40432)
  • The Competition College has approved the acquisition of garages of NAM NV by MIG Motors BVBA

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Draft - Council Decision on the position to be taken on behalf of the European Union within the Trade Committee established by the Free Trade Agreement between the European Union and its Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Korea, of the other part, as regards the amendment of Appendices 2-C-2 and 2-C-3 of Annex 2-C of the Agreement
  • Reflections on the economic modelling of the Free Trade Agreements - DG Trade Chief Economist Note
  • Trade agreement between the EU and Mercosur, Facts and Figures on Mercosur trade exchanges with France, Ireland & Belgium 
  • Human rights concerns stall PH free trade talks with EU - Bilaterals.org
  • Environmental criticism mounts over EU-South America trade deal - Financial Times

INTERNAL MARKET, INDUSTRY & GENERAL

  • Agenda for: Meeting of the Coreper (Part.1 & Part.2) of 10 July 2019
  • Decisions adopted by the European Commission by Written Procedure of 09 July 2019
  • Judgment of the Court of 09 July 2019 in Case T-53/18, Federal Republic of Germany Vs. European Commission
    Re: Approximation of laws - Regulation (EU) No 305/2011 - Regulation (EU) No 1025/2012 - Construction products - Harmonized standards EN 13341: 2005 + A1: 2011 and EN 12285-2: 2005 - Obligation to state reasons

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

  • Europe’s Leading Patent Law Firms: mechanical engineering - Financial Times
  • Progress stalls on EU plan for cost-cutting patent court - Brexit and German objections are holding up a unified court system - Financial Times

EMPLOYMENT & SOCIAL POLICY

  •  Main Results of the Employment and Social Policy Council of 08 July 2019

FINANCIAL SERVICES

  • EBA publishes report on progress made on its roadmap to repair IRB models
  • ESAs publish recommendations on the supervision of retail financial services provided across borders

ENERGY

  • Commissioner Cañete at the conference on cyber security in the energy sector - see Speech/19/3971
  • Assessing the independence and effectiveness of national regulatory authorities in the field of energy - Study
  • New energy market reports covering the first quarter of 2019: 
    - The electricity market report
    - The gas market report  

DIGITAL SINGLE MARKET & INFORMATION SOCIETY

  • The Court interprets and applies for the first time Article 260(3) TFEU, which permits the imposition of a financial penalty for failure to fulfil the ‘obligation to notify measures transposing’ an EU directive (See CPR No.88/2019 - Judgment in Case C-543/17, Commission vs. Belgium)
  • EU invests €35 million to develop Artificial Intelligence solutions for cancer prevention and treatment (Call for Proposals) - Midday Express

DATA PRIVACY

  • Data’s day in court - The Schrems v Facebook (see Case C-311/18) rematch will have consequences for companies that transfer the personal data of EU citizens outside the bloc - Financial Times

ECB, EURO & ECONOMY

  • Main Results of the Eurogroup of 08 July 2019:
    Statement on Croatia's path towards ERM II participation
    - Remarks by Mário Centeno and Pierre Moscovici following the Eurogroup meeting
    - Enhanced Surveillance Report - Greece, June 2019
    - Post-Programme Surveillance Report. Spain, Spring 2019
    - ECB report on the international role of the euro
  • ECB's Benoît Cœuré: Interview with BFM Business TV
  • Report from the Commission on the application of Directive 2014/62/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 May 2014 on the protection of the euro and other currencies against counterfeiting by criminal law, and replacing Council Framework Decision 2000/383/JHA

FOREIGN AFFAIRS

  • Main Results of the EU-Ukraine Summit:
    - EU provides additional support to decentralisation, fight against corruption, empowerment of civil society and accountable and efficient governance in Ukraine - (IP/19/3811)
    - EU steps up its support to the Sea of Azov region - (IP/19/3812)
    - Moving forward together in solidarity - (IP/19/3810)
    - Advancing mutual commitment: joint statement following the 21st EU-Ukraine summit
    - Remarks by President Juncker and by President Donald Tusk at the joint press conference with Volodymyr Zelenskyy, President of Ukraine, following the EU-Ukraine Summit
    - Remarks by President Donald Tusk after his meeting with Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman
  • Venzuela - The Council has updated its sanctions (See Regulation (EU) 2019/1169 & Decision (CFSP) 2019/1171)
  • Statement by HR/VP Federica Mogherini on Turkey's new drilling operation northeast of Cyprus
  • Borrell faces daunting agenda as EU foreign envoy - Spanish veteran will confront tests from Venezuela to the Balkans as bloc’s influence wanes - Financial Times