COMPETITION

  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.9227 - Rockwell/Schlumberger/JV)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9428 - Triton/Royal Reesink Group)
  • Commission clears the creation of a joint venture between Apollo and Ares (M.9400) - Midday Express
  • Competition: European Commission publishes 2018 Report on Competition Policy (Annex)
  • France - Extension of industry sector collective agreements: towards better anticipation of potential effects on competition - 11 July 2019 (See full text of Opinion 19-A-13)

STATE AID

  • Appeal brought on 29 May 2019 by the European Commission against the judgment of 19 March 2019 in Case T-98/16, T-196/16 and T-198/16, Italy and Others Vs. Commission - (Case C-425/19 P)
  • Appeal brought on 6 May 2019 by the European Commission against the judgment of the General Court of 26 February 2019 in Case T-865/16, Fútbol Club Barcelona Vs. Commission (Case C-362/19 P)
  • Action brought on 13 May 2019 - Achema and Lifosa v Commission (Case T-300/19)
    Re: annulment of Commission decision in State aid case SA.45765 (2018/NN) - Lithuania - Support to power plants producing electricity from renewable energy sources;

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Agenda & Working Document for: Economic Tariff Questions Group of 15 & 16 July 2019
  • Minutes of the CLEN - SAMANCTA Project group meeting in Riga of 15 May 2019 
  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1198 of 12 July 2019 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of ceramic tableware and kitchenware originating in the People's Republic of China following an expiry review pursuant to Article 11(2) of Regulation (EU) No 2016/1036
  • Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2019/1203 of 12 July 2019 determining that a temporary suspension of the preferential customs duty is not appropriate for imports of bananas originating in Guatemala
  • EU-Mercosur trade agreement: The Agreement in Principle and its texts
  • EU-CETA trade agreement: meeting of bilateral dialogue on forest products - joint report
  • Imports of hormone-free beef: EU-US agreement confirmed
  • Customs - New form of declaration for low-value consignments
  • EU-Philippine FTA still on the table - (Inquirer Business)
  • EU-Vietnam trade deal prompts concern in Thailand (Bilaterals.org)
  • WTO issues second compliance panel report regarding Thai measures on imported cigarettes (DS371)
  • Belarus reaffirms intent to complete WTO accession by next Ministerial Conference

INTERNAL MARKET, INDUSTRY & GENERAL

  • Agenda for: Meeting of the Coreper (Part.2) of 16 July 2019
  • Juncker Plan: €800 million for innovative small and medium-sized businesses in eleven countries - Midday Express

FINANCIAL SERVICES

  • ESMA amends enforcement decisions for Nordic banks following appeal
  • ESMA fines Regis-TR S.A. €56,000 for data access failures
  • ESMA publishes responses to its Consultation on indices and recognised exchanges under the CRR
  • ESMA addresses derivatives trading obligation concerns following entry into force of EMIR Refit
  • ESMA consults on disclosure guidelines under the Prospectus Regulation
  • ESMA updates its Q&As relating to the Prospectus Regulation
  • ESMA - MiFID II/MiFIR review report on the development in prices for pre- and post-trade data and on the consolidated tape for equity instruments
  • ESMA launches consultation on cost of market data and consolidated tape
  • ESMA updates the ESEF Reporting Manual
  • French financial regulator wants more flexible market rules - France positions itself as a stronger voice in post-Brexit decision-making - Financial Times

TAXATION

ENERGY

  • Action brought on 2 May 2019 - Germany Vs. ACER - Case T-283/19
    Re: Annulment of certain provisions of ACER's Decision No.2/2019 and Annexes
  • Recommendation for a Decision authorising the entering into negotiations on the modernisation of the Energy Charter Treaty - Council Decision - Decision of the Representatives of the Governments of the Member States that are parties to the Energy Charter Treaty - Negotiating Directives Adoption Statements

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

  • Agenda for: Working Party on International Environment Issues - Desertification of 30 July 2019
  • Minutes of the 23rd FLEGT/EUTR Expert Group meeting of 30 April 2019

HEALTH, FOOD & PRODUCT SAFETY

  • Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report - Report 28 ( Published on: 12/07/2019)
  • Minutes of the Expert Group Meeting on Clinical Trials of 03 June 2019
  • Minutes of the Subgroup on electronic cigarettes established by the Expert Group on Tobacco Policy. 4th meeting (7 May 2019)
  • Questions and answers (version 15) - Safety features for medicinal products for human use

DATA PRIVACY

  • Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the respect for private life and the protection of personal data in electronic communications and repealing Directive 2002/58/EC (Regulation on Privacy and Electronic Communications) - Presidency revised text
  • EDPB releases opinion on lead supervisory authority competence (See Opinion No.8/2019)

BREXIT

  • Council Regulation (EU, Euratom) 2019/1197 of 9 July 2019 on measures concerning the implementation and financing of the general budget of the Union in 2019 in relation to the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the Union

FUTURE OF EUROPE

  • Von der Leyen’s route to power - The German nominee needs at least 374 votes to be approved as European Commission president - Financial Times
  • Europe’s centrists should be wary of Ursula von der Leyen - A weak commission president might suit the far-right but could not long command a majority - Financial Times
  • The axis of illiberalism that threatens Europe - The EU can and must do more to counter Russia and the far-right - Financial Times

FOREIGN AFFAIRS

  • Decisions & Resolutions of the 109th session of the ACP Council of Ministers held in Brussels, Belgium, from 21 to 22 May 2019
  • Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the EU on the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty
  • Outcome of proceedings of the Nicolaidis Group meeting 16 July 2019 - EU Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security (WPS) 2019-2024
  • European Union presents EU progress on Sustainable Development Goals at UN High Level Political Forum in New York - Midday Express