COMPETITION

  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9454 - EP Global Commerce/METRO)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9441 - EDF/Energy2Market)
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.9430 - Apollo Management /Vivat)
  • Antitrust: Commission closes proceedings against Slovak rail company ZSSK related to an inspection (IP/19/4671)
  • Commission clears acquisition of senior housing property by PSP, Welltower, and SRG Partners (M.9419)  - Midday Express
  • CMA - Drug firms accused of illegal market sharing in supply of antibiotic
  • CMA has referred the anticipated acquisition by LN-Gaiety Holdings Limited of MCD Productions Unlimited Company for an in-depth investigation.
  • CMA to refer four acquisitions by Bauer Media Group unless undertakings in lieu offered
  • CMA working paper on approach to profitability and financial analysis in funerals and crematoria services market investigation
  • Romania - The competition council authorized the taking over of the Bridge Offices Complex by Dedeman
  • Romania - The competition council authorized the taking over of some assets of TVI Construct SRL by Holcim Romania SA 

STATE AID

  • Commission approves limited extension of Irish National Asset Management Agency to manage residual loans - SA.54724 - Midday Express

TRADE  & CUSTOMS

  • Agenda for: 28th meeting of the Customs Expert Group, Tariff and Statistical Section, HS/WCO Coordination Sector of 09-11 September n2019
  • Minutes of the 27th meeting of the Customs Expert Group, Tariff and Statistical Section, HS/WCO Coordination Sector of 20 June 2019
  • Minutes of the Enhancing uniform tariff classification throughout EU & improving the functioning of the BTI system of 23 May 2019
  • Minutes of the CLEN - SAMANCTA Project group meeting of 15 May 2019
  • Minutes of the C2020 Cash controls Expert Group Subgroup II (Risk) of 6 June 2019
  • Proposal for a Council Decision establishing the position to be adopted on behalf of the EU in the EPA Committee set up by the interim agreement with a view to an EPA between the European Community and its Member States, of the one part, and the Central Africa Party, of the other part, in connection with the adoption of
    - the list of arbitrators (See the Decision & Annex)
    - the rules of procedure for mediation, the rules of procedure for arbitration and the code of conduct for arbitrators (See the Decision & Annex)
  • Information concerning the date of entry into force of the Agreement in the form of an Exchange of Letters between the EU and the Kingdom of Morocco on the amendment of Protocols 1 and 4 to the Euro-Mediterranean Agreement establishing an association between the European Communities and their Member States, of the one part, and the Kingdom of Morocco, of the other part
  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1259 of 24 July 2019 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of threaded tube or pipe cast fittings, of malleable cast iron and spheroidal graphite cast iron, originating in the P.R. of China and Thailand, following an expiry review pursuant to Article 11(2) of Regulation (EU) 2016/1036 of the European Parliament and of the Council
  • Council Decision (EU) 2019/1260 of 15 July 2019 on the position to be taken on behalf of the EU within the Trade Committee established by the FTAt between the EU and its Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Korea, of the other part, as regards the amendment of Appendices 2-C-2 and 2-C-3 of Annex 2-C of the Agreement
  • Council Decision (EU) 2019/1261 of 15 July 2019 on the position to be taken on behalf of the European Union within the Joint Committee established by the Framework Agreement on Partnership and Cooperation between the European Union and its Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of the Philippines, of the other part, as regards the adoption of decisions on the rules of procedure of the Joint Committee and on the terms of reference of the specialised subcommittees
  • EU-U.S. trade talks – one year on, Commission presents progress report (IP/19/4670 & Factsheets)
  • Director-General of DG Trade published its Annual Activity Report 2018
  • The 7th Annual Export Control Forum co-organised by the European Commission and the Finnish Presidency of the Council will take place on 13 December 2019
  • WTO - Members address trade concerns, promote transparency in SPS Committee on 18-19 July 2019
  • Vietnam FTA: EU is more pragmatic than principled - AsiaTimes
  • China is using US trade war to defeat liberal thinkers - Xi Jinping frames conflict as a fight against national humiliation to consolidate his power - Financial Times

INTERNAL MARKET, INDUSTRY & GENERAL

  • Regulation (EU) 2019/1243 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 June 2019 adapting a number of legal acts providing for the use of the regulatory procedure with scrutiny to Articles 290 and 291 of the TFEU (See the Joint Statement)
  • Indexation of family benefits: Commission takes next step in infringement procedure against Austria (IP/19/4253)
  • Juncker Plan backs deal with Italy's CDP to provide €5.8 billion in loans to small businesses
  • EU grants further €9.3 million to help scientists bring their research findings to market -  Midday Express

FINANCIAL SERVICES

  • Agenda for: Working Party on Financial Services of 03 September 2019
  • Regulation (EU) 2019/1238 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 June 2019 on a pan-European Personal Pension Product (PEPP)
  • ESMA issues opinions on product intervention measures by Bulgaria, Denmark and Croatia 1 & 2
  • The EBA calls for communication to credit institutions about the relevance of AML/CFT concerns from a prudential perspective

TAXATION

  • Commission takes further steps to end illegal tax breaks in the Italian and Cypriot yacht industries (IP/19/4265)
  • Commission refers Germany to the Court for its failure to apply EU rules on VAT for farmers (IP/19/4264)
  • Commission refers Belgium to the Court due to its tax treatment of taxpayers investing in property abroad (IP/19/4263)
  • Transfer pricing - The Commission published the statistics on pending Mutual Agreement Procedures (MAPs) and Advance Pricing Agreements (APAs).

ENERGY

  • Energy: Commission refers Belgium to the Court for failing to comply with EU rules on electricity and gas markets (IP/19/4254)
  • Commission refers Italy to the Court for failure to transpose EU rules on protection against radiation (IP/19/4255)

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

  • Draft - Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) …/... of 23.7.2019 amending Annexes I and V to Regulation (EU) No 649/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the export and import of hazardous chemicals
  • Waste water: Commission refers Sweden to the Court for its failure to treat urban waste water (IP/19/4258)
  • Biodiversity: Commission decides to refer Greece to the Court over its failure to protect natural habitats and species adequately (IP/19/4257)
  • Air quality: Commission refers Bulgaria and Spain to the Court for failing to protect citizens from poor air quality (IP/19/4256)

HEALTH, FOOD & PRODUCT SAFETY

  • 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
  • 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
  • EU Health Policy Platform Webinar on Health in the Horizon Europe programme (Webinar - 31 July ‎2019)
  • Presentations - Marketplace workshop on best practices for healthy and sustainable food systems and practices conducive to reaching Sustainable Development Goal 3, target 3.4 (reducing mortality due to non-communicable diseases) (20 June 2019)
  • Minutes of the Scientific Committee for Health, Environmental and Emerging Risks (WG on E-cigarettes and WoE) of 08 July 2019
  • Ebola: EU provides an additional €30 million to tackle the outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (IP/19/4591)
  • The EU needs rules on chemicals in coffee cups, straws and other paper food packaging, consumer test shows - See Beuc Statement

TRANSPORT &  MOBILITY

  • Commission refers Austria to Court over the certification of train drivers (IP/19/4262)

DIGITAL SINGLE MARKET

DATA PROTECTION

  • Data protection: Commission decides to refer Greece and Spain to the Court for not transposing EU law (IP/19/4261)

AREA OF FREEDOM, SECURITY & JUSTICE

  • Commission takes Hungary to Court for criminalising activities in support of asylum seekers and opens new infringement for non-provision of food in transit zones (IP/19/4260)
  • Migration: Commission refers Belgium to the Court for failing to transpose the Directive on intra-corporate transfers (IP/19/4259)
  • Speaking points of Commissioner Jourová on the Anti-money laundering package and data protection communication
  • A Europe that protects: Continued efforts needed on security priorities (IP/19/4413, Factsheet & See the 19th Progress Report

ECB, EURO & ECONOMY

  • Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis: College Read-out and remarks on the governance framework for the Budgetary Instrument for Convergence and Competitiveness
  • ECB faces key decision over launch of fresh stimulus - Timing of a rate cut or bond-buying poses a dilemma for Mario Draghi - Financial Times
  • Europe's central bank should make negative rate policy effective - Financial Times