COMPETITION

  • Judgment of the Court of 10 July 2019 in Case C‑39/18 P, European Commission, Vs. NEX International Limited, formerly Icap plc, Icap Management Services Ltd, Icap New Zealand Ltd
    Re: Appeal - Competition - Agreements, decisions and concerted practices - Japanese yen interest rate derivatives sector - Decision finding an infringement of Article 101 TFEU and Article 53 of the EEA Agreement - Liability of an undertaking for its role as facilitator of the cartel - Calculation of the fine - Obligation to state reasons
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.9327 — YZJ Group/Mitsui E&S Group/Mitsui & CO Group/JV)
  • Commission approves GlaxoSmithKline's acquisition of Pfizer's Consumer Health Business, subject to conditions (IP/19/4030 - M.9274)
  • Switzerland - COMCO fines eight companies in "car leasing" investigation (FR, IT, DE version)
  • Spain - CNMC has fined 26 school transport companies and 2 associations for creating a cartel in the school transport of Murcia 

STATE AID

  • ESA: Financing of eHealth in Norway not state aid - PR(19)20
  • State Aid ESA greenlights rail freight support to protect the environment - PR(19)19
  • State Aid ESA opens investigation into Farsund Vekst - PR(19)18

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Judgment of the Court of 10 July 2019 in Case C-249/18, Staatssecretaris van Financiën Vs. CEVA Freight Holland BV
    Re: Reference for a preliminary ruling - Customs Code - Customs declaration - Misstatement of the combined nomenclature subheading - Adjustment notice - Article 78 of the Code - Revision of the declaration - Amendment of the transaction value - Article 221 of the Code - Period of limitation of the right to recovery of the customs debt - Interruption
  • Judgment of the Court of 10 July 2019 in Case C‑345/18 P, Caviro Distillerie Srl, established in Faenza (Italy), Distillerie Bonollo SpA, Distillerie Mazzari SpA, Industria Chimica Valenzana (ICV) SpA, Vs. European Commission
    Re: Appeal - Commercial policy - Dumping - Implementing Decision (EU) 2016/176 - Imports of tartaric acid originating in China and produced by Hangzhou Bioking Biochemical Engineering Co. Ltd - Regulation (EC) No 1225/2009 - Article 3(2), (3) and (5) - No material injury - Manifest error of assessment - Determination of injury - Evaluation of all relevant economic factors and indices having a bearing on the state of the EU industry - Market share
  • Commission engages with Civil Society on EU trade agenda and EU-US Executive Working Group (See Synopsis Report; 9 July 2019)
  • Draft - 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
  • Council Decision (EU) 2019/1178 of 8 July 2019 on the position to be taken on behalf of the European Union within the Cooperation Committee set up by the Agreement on Cooperation and Customs Union betwee the European Community and its Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of San Marino, of the other part with regard to applicable provisions on organic production and labelling of organic products, and arrangements for imports of organic products
  • Decision No 1/2019 of the EPA Committee established by the stepping stone Economic Partnership Agreement between Côte d'Ivoire, of the one part, and the European Community and its Member States, of the other part of 11 April 2019 concerning the accession of the Republic of Croatia to the European Union [2019/1186]
  • Increase in imports to the EU of Japonica rice - Information from the Italian delegation
  • WTO - Costa Rica launches safeguard investigation on white sugar

INTERNAL MARKET INDUSTRY GENERAL

  • EU Court of Justice: three judges appointed
  • EU budget: Council agrees its position(€166.8 billion in commitments and €153.1 billion in payments)
  • European Institute of Innovation and Technology: Commission proposes strategy for 2021-2027 (IP/19/3849)

FINANCIAL SERVICES

  • ESMA updates its Q&As regarding the Benchmark Regulation

ENERGY

  • Judgment of the Court of 11 July 2019 in Joined Cases C‑180/18, C‑286/18 and C‑287/18, Agrenergy Srl (C‑180/18 and C‑286/18) Fusignano Due Srl (C‑287/18) Vs. Ministero dello Sviluppo Economico, Gestore dei servizi energetici (GSE) SpA
    Re: Reference for a preliminary ruling - Environment - Directive 2009/28/EC - Article 3(3)(a) - Promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources - Production of electricity by solar photovoltaic plants - Alteration of a support scheme - Principles of legal certainty and the protection of legitimate expectations
  • ACER publishes annual report on the progress of infrastructure Projects of Common Interest

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

  • Agenda for: Working party on the Environment of 15-16 July 2019
  • Aarhus Convention: Outcomes of WGP23 (Geneva, Switzerland, 26-28 June 2019) - Information from the Presidency

HEALTH, FOOD & PRODUCT SAFETY

  • Minutes - 12th meeting of the Independent Advisory Panel on characterising flavours in tobacco products (14 May 2019)
  • Confirmation of the inclusion of Bisphenol A as a substance of very high concern on account of its properties as a substance toxic for reproduction (See CPR No.Nº 92/2019 - Judgment inCase T-185/17 - PlasticsEurope vs. ECHA )
  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1177 of 10 July 2019 amending Regulation (EU) No 142/2011 as regards imports of gelatine, flavouring innards and rendered fats

CONSUMER PROTECTION

  • An e-commerce platform such as Amazon is not obliged in all cases to make a telephone number available to consumers before the conclusion of a contract  (See CPR No 89/2019: Judgment of the Court of Justice in Case C-649/17)
  • EU consumer rules: Airbnb cooperates with European Commission and EU consumer authorities improving the way it presents offers (IP/19/3990)

TRANSPORT & MOBILITY

  • Connecting flights that are the subject of a single reservation departing from a Member State to a non-Member State via another non-Member State: the air carrier that performed the first flight is obliged to pay compensation to passengers who suffered a long delay in the arrival of the second flight performed by a nonCommunity air carrier (See CPR No 95/2019 - Judgment in Case C-502/18 - České aerolinie )
  • Passengers who have the right to hold their tour organiser liable for reimbursement of the cost of their air tickets cannot also claim reimbursement of the cost of those tickets from the air carrier (See CPR No 91/2019 - Judgment in Case C-163/18 - HQ and Others)
  • Memorandum of Consultations attached to the Agreement with Respect to Time Limitations on Arrangements for the Provision of Aircraft with Crew
  • Agreement between the European Union and the Government of the People's Republic of China on certain aspects of air services

AREA OF FREEDOM, SECURITY & JUSTICE

  • European Union becomes an observer to Council of Europe's anti-corruption body GRECO

ECB, EURO & ECONOMY

FOREIGN AFFAIRS

  • Judgment of the Court of 11 July 2019 in Case C-416/18 P, Mykola Yanovych Azarov Vs. Council of the European Union
    Re: Appeal - Restrictive measures taken in view of the situation in Ukraine - Freezing of funds and economic resources - List of persons, entities and bodies to which the freezing of funds and economic resources applies - Maintenance of the name of the applicant - Decision of the 'an authority of a third State - Obligation of the Council to verify that this decision was taken in accordance with the rights of the defense and the right to effective judicial protection'
  • Statement by HR/VP Federica Mogherini and Commissioner Johannes Hahn on the commemoration of the Srebrenica Genocide
  • Remarks by President Donald Tusk after his meeting with President of Georgia Salome Zourabichvili 
  • Speech by President Donald Tusk at the Batumi International Conference