COMPETITION

  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9142 - REWE/Lekkerland)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9332 - Ericsson/Kathrein Antenna and Filter Assets)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9411 - Parker-Hannifin Corporation/Lord Corporation)
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.9190 - ADP/Bouygues/BPCE/IFC /Marguerite/TAV/ZAIC-A)
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.9314 - Sogeclair/AddUp/PrintSky)
  • The Belgian Competition Authority approves the acquisition of sole control of Hansea NV by DWS Alternatives Global Limited

STATE AID

  • Commission Decision (EU) 2019/1246 of 23 November 2018 on alleged State aid SA.35905(2016/C) (ex 2015/NN)(ex 2012/CP) - Belgium Concessionaires active in the Port of Antwerp
  • Commission approves €171.7 million compensation to Poste Italiane for distributing newspapers at reduced tariffs (IP/19/4473 - SA.48492)
  • Commission adopts new Notice on recovery of illegal State aid
  • Public version of the Decision in State Aid case: SA.50807 - Ireland, Support Scheme for Renewable Heat

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Notice concerning the provisional application of the Interim Agreement establishing a framework for an Economic Partnership Agreement between the Eastern and Southern Africa States, on the one part, and the European Community and its Member States, on the other part
  • WT/DS537 - Canada - Tax exemptions and reductions for wine and beer - Third Party Submission by the EU
  • Vietnamese parliament to ratify FTA with EU soon - PrensaLatina

FINANCIAL SERVICES

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

  • Minutes of the Forest Law Enforcement Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Committee of 21 une 2019
  • EU guidance on integrating ecosystems and their services into decision-making (Annex 1 & Annex 2)
  • EU Member States make only mixed progress in reducing emissions under UN convention, latest air pollution data shows - EEA Statement

HEALTH, FOOD, PRODUCT SAFETY

  • Draft Commission Regulation (EU) …/… of XXX amending Annex VI (TiO2) to Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council on cosmetic products
  • Draft - Commission Directive (EU) .../… of XXX amending, for the purposes of adaptation to technical and scientific developments, point 13 of part III of Annex II to Directive 2009/48/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the safety of toys, as regards aluminium
  • Draft - Commission Directive (EU) .../… of XXX amending Appendix C to Annex II to Directive 2009/48/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council for the purpose of adopting specific limit values for chemicals used in certain toys, as regards formaldehyde
  • EFSA - Sugars opinion rescheduled to assess wealth of data

AREA OF FREEDOM, SECURITY & JUSTICE

  • Security Union: EU-U.S. cooperation on tackling terrorist financing continues to produce results - See the Report and Staff Working Document

ECB, €URO & ECONOMY

  • Do not treat the IMF as an EU consolation prize - The world needs a strong replacement for Lagarde - Financial Times

FUTURE OF EUROPE

  • Europe risks geopolitical irrelevance - An unpredictable US, rising China and revanchist Russia pose serious strategic challenges - Financial Times

FOREIGN AFFAIRS

  • Humanitarian Aid: €10.5 million for South and South East Asia (IP/19/4451)
  • Commissioner Mimica in Ethiopia to sign a new EU funding package for the African Peace Facility - Midday Express