COMPETITION

  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9014 - PKN Orlen/Grupa Lotos)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9429 - Sports Direct International/GAME Digital)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9442 - Elliott/Insight/WorkForce)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9371 - DSV/Panalpina Welttransport)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9381 - Carlyle/Mubadala/CEPSA)
  • Commission clears acquisition of joint control over Sensia by Rockwell and Schlumberger (M.9227) - Midday Express
  • France - The Autorité hands down fines to the cooperative Back Europ for having organised, on the whole of France, a geographical market distribution between its members - 8 July 209
  • France - The Autorité de la concurrence clears the acquisition of Continental Foods (Liebig and Royco brands) by GB Foods - 8 July 2019:
  • Iceland - The Competition Appeals Committee has upheld ICA´s decisison to approve the merger of Hagar hf, Olíuverzlun Íslands hf. (Olís) and DGV ehf.
  • Norway - Competition Authority starts initiative to promote grocery competition
  • Hello Kitty ruling claws back benefits of cross-border sales within the EU - Financial Times

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • EU and Kyrgyz Republic initial Enhanced Partnership and Cooperation Agreement
  • Draft - Council Decision on the signing, on behalf of the Union, and provisional application of the Agreement in the form of an exchange of letters between the European Union and Ukraine amending the trade preferences for poultry meat and poultry meat preparations provided for by the Association Agreement between the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community and their Member States, of the one part, and Ukraine, of the other part
  • Russia initiates WTO dispute against US dumping duties on steel
  • Cows-for-cars pact attraccts ire of environmentalists - Financial Times
  • US trade dispute with EU threatens to escalte - Financial Times

FINANCIAL SERVICES

  • EBA welcomes publication by the European Court of Auditors of special report on the EU-wide stress test

AGRICULTURE & FISHERIES

  • Minutes of the Expert Group Milk Market Observatory of 28 June 2019
  • Agriculture: the Commission approves new geographical indication from the United Kingdom (‘Ayrshire New Potatoes'/‘Ayrshire Earlies') 
  • Report from the High-Level Group on sugar - Presentation by the Commission
  • Proposal for a Council Decision on the position to be taken on behalf of the European Union in the Fishery Committee for
    - the Eastern Central Atlantic (Annex)
    - the Western Central Atlantic Fishery Commission (Annex)
  • Draft - Commission delegated Regulation (EU) …/... amending Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2015/98 on the implementation of the Union’s international obligations, as referred to in Article 15(2) of Regulation (EU) No 1380/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council, under the International Convention for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas and the Convention on Future Multilateral Cooperation in the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries

EMPLOYMENT & SOCIAL POLICY

  • Agenda for: 42nd Expert group meeting on Delegated and Implementing Acts for the European Structural and Investment Funds of 11 July 2019
  • Working Documents of the Expert Group for Agricultural Markets, in particular concerning aspects falling under the single CMO Regulation of 01-02 July 2019
  • First population estimates - EU population up to over 513 million on 1 January 2019 - More deaths than births (Stat/19/4010)

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

  • Draft amendment to ETS Auctioning Regulation available for stakeholder feedback
  • Discussion paper on the state of environmental criminal law in the European Union

ENERGY

  • Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2019/1175 of 9 July 2019 on recognition of the ‘Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil RED’ voluntary scheme for demonstrating compliance with the sustainability criteria under Directives 98/70/EC and 2009/28/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council
  • Taaleri's SolarWind II Fund reaches its first close, supported by the Juncker Plan - Midday Express

DIGITAL SINGLE MARKET & INFORMATION SOCIETY

  • Keynote Speech by European Commissioner Jourová at the University of Chile: “EU-Chile: Challenges and Opportunities in the Digital Era. Shared values and common responses"
  • European technology allows fast and secure transfer of data from space to Earth - Midday Express

DATA PRIVACY & CYRBERSECURITY

  • Joint press statement by Commissioner Věra Jourová and Felipe Larraín Bascuñán, Minister of Finance, and Hernán Larraín Fernández, Minister of Justice and Human Rights of Chile on cooperation on data protection
  • Agenda for: Twelfth Plenary Session of the EDPB - 9 & 10 July 2019
  • ICO statement: Intention to fine Marriott International, Inc more than £99 million under GDPR for data breach
  • Tougher data rules have unintended consequences for competition - Financial Times

ECB, EURO & ECONOMY

  • Main results of the Economic and Financial Affairs Council of 09 July 2019 - Remarks by VP Valdis Dombrovskis 
  • Summer 2019 Economic Forecast: Growth clouded by external factors (IP/19/3850)
  • Economic, employment and fiscal policies: 2019 country-specific recommendations
  • An agent-based model for the assessment of LTV caps - ECB Working Paper No.2294 - July 2019
  • First quarter of 2019 compared with first quarter of 2018 - House prices up by 4.0% in both the euro area and the EU (Stat/19/4009)

FUTURE OF EUROPE & BREXIT

FOREIGN AFFAIRS

  • Remarks by President Donald Tusk after his meeting with President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev
  • Remarks by President Donald Tusk after his meeting with Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan