COMPETITION

  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.9396 - CapMan/CBRE/Norled)
  • Commission approves the creation of a joint venture between Fortress Investment Group and Air Investment Valencia (M.9062) - Midday Express
  • Commission clears acquisition of Press Ganey Associates by Leonard Green & Partners and the Ares Management Corporation (M.9422) - Midday Express
  • Commission clears acquisition of SIVA and Soauto by Porsche Holding Salzburg (M.9389) - Midday Express
  • Belgium - The Competition College has approved the acquisition of Alvadis by Conway
  • Bulgaria - National Electricity Company (EAD) fined for abuse of market power in the balancing market for renewable energy sources
  • France - The Autorité clears the acquisitions of Mauboussin and Guérin Joaillerie by Galeries Lafayette and La Compagnie Financière Nemarq & Co
  • Romania - The Competition Council supports rules to display fuel-price rises simultaneously
  • Serbia - Absence of arounds for action by the Commission based on Car Go Initiative - See the Notice
  • UK - CMA updates timetable in pharmaceutical drugs competition investigation
  • USA - Justice Department to open broad, new antitrust review of big tech companies - Wall Street Journal

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Agenda for: EP Inta Committee of 02 September 2019
  • EU trade policy developments: Record of the committee debate with Commissioner Malmström - 23 July 2019
  • Proposal for a Council Decision on the position to be taken on behalf of the European Union in the EPA Committee established under the stepping stone Economic Partnership Agreement between Ghana, of the one part, and the European Community and its Member States, of the other part, as regards the adoption of Protocol 1 concerning the definition of the concept of 'originating products' and methods of administrative cooperation - See the Annex
  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1256 of 23 July 2019 amending Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/943 on emergency measures suspending imports of dried beans (CN codes, 0713 35 00 and 0713 90 00) from Nigeria, as regards extending its period of application
  • Explanatory Notes (3004) to the Combined Nomenclature of the European Union
  • WTO - Statement by the United States to the Committee on TBT - EU - Medical device regulation (MDR) and in vitro diagnostic medical devices regulation (IVDR) - 20 and 21 June 2019
  • WTO - Notification to the Committee on TBT by the European Union - Organic products & Annex
  • WTO - Members consider requests for panels to review US safeguard on solar cells, Indian sugar sector
  • WTO - Madagascar launches safeguard investigation on pasta 

INTERNAL MARKET & GENERAL

  • Minutes of the Meetings of the Coreper (Part.1 & Part.2) of 10,11 & 15 July 2019
  • Commission issues guidance on the participation of third country bidders in the EU procurement market (IP/19/4491)
  • European Commission appoints temporary Hors Classe Adviser in the Secretariat-General and new Head of Representation in Austria (IP/19/4511)
  • Secretariat-General: European Commission strengthens its management by appointing two Directors and setting out arrangements for deputising for the Secretary-General during the transition to the next Commission - Midday Express

FINANCIAL SERVICES

  • EBA publishes its roadmap on IFRS 9 deliverables and launches IFRS 9 benchmarking exercise

ENERGY

  • ACER consults on the future of gas regulation in the EU

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

  • Opening remarks by First VP Timmermans and VP Katainen at the press conference on stepping up EU action to protect and restore the world's forests

HEALTH, FOOD & PRODUCT SAFETY

  • Flash report - Audio meeting of the Health Security Committee on the current Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (19 July 2019)
  • Flash report - Plenary Meeting of the Health Security Committee (Luxembourg, 3-4 July 2019)

DIGITAL SINGLE MARKET & INFORMATION SOCIETY

  • Answer given to a MEP written question - Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market 
  • Huawei calls on Europe to choose a smater future - see the Statement and the Position paper
  • EU plans sweeping rules to curb illegal online content - Digital Services Act will force tech companies to remove material such as hate speech - Financial Times

DATA PRIVACY

  • European Chemicals Agency Decision of 20 June 2019 on internal rules concerning restrictions of certain rights of data subjects in relation to processing of personal data in the framework of the functioning of the European Chemicals Agency
  • General Data Protection Regulation shows results, but work needs to continue (IP/19/4449, see the Communication and FactSheet)
  • Civil society calls for a proper assessment of data retention - see the EDRI open letter
  • Brussels defends lack of big fines for tech groups - GDPR review urges regulators to find other ways to sanction companies breaking data rules - Financial Times

AREA OF FREEDOM, SECURITY & JUSTICE

  • Fight against money laundering and terrorist financing: Commission assesses risks and calls for better implementation of the rules (IP/19/4452 & Memo/19/4369)

ECB, EURO & ECONOMY

  • Commission proposes a governance framework for the Budgetary Instrument for Convergence and Competitiveness (IP/19/4372)
    Juncker Plan supports €55 million investment fund in Poland
  • ECB - Results of the July 2019 euro area bank lending survey
  • The ECB should be ready to use its full crisis toolkit - Draghi should implement a package of measures in his final months - Financial Times

FOREIGN AFFAIRS

  • The EU resumes budget support assistance to the Republic of Moldova (IP/19/4510)
  • Humanitarian Aid: EU announces €18.5 million additional package for Latin America and the Caribbean (IP/19/4450)
  • Commissioner Hahn in North Macedonia and Serbia to discuss EU reforms and accession path - Midday Express