COMPETITION

  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.9404 - Goldman Sachs/B&B Hotels)
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.9422 - Leonard Green & Partners /Ares Management Corporation/Press Ganey Associates)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9483 - Engie/Powerlines)
  • Commission clears acquisition of the Stavro Vind wind park by NAEV, Siemens and KEPCO (M..9485) - Midday Express
  • Belgium: Notification - MEDE-C/C-19/0022: Camino NV, Fivanco NV, Hoprom NV and Indel Invest BVBA
  • Bundeskartellamt: List of Notified Merger Projects
  • Denmark: Demolitions companies and management members pay fines in settlement agreements for bid rigging
  • France: Professional football. The Autorité de la concurrence clears the acquisition of OGC Nice by Ineos
  • Slovak Republic: Council of the AMO SR has decided in the case of cartel agreements during selling motor vehicles
  • Slovak Republic: AMO SR initiated administrative proceedings in the matter of concentration of UNIPETROL, a.s. and Fontee, s.r.o.
  • Slovak Republic: AMO SR initiated administrative proceedings in the matter of concentration of Wopfinger Stein u. Kalkwerke Schmid & Co. KG., Grupo Calcinor, S.L., and Calmit GmbH

STATE AID

  • Authorisation for State aid pursuant to Articles 107 and 108 of the TFEU - Cases where the Commission raises no objections
  • Commission approves prolongation of Danish resolution scheme for small banks (SA.54807) - Midday Express

TRADE CUSTOMS

  • EU trade negotiators find non-Greek ‘feta’ hard to swallow - Name of distinctive cheese is just one of many European products Brussels is seeking to protect - Financial Times

INTERNAL MARKET, INDUSTRY & GENERAL

  • Decisions adopted by the European Commission by Written Procedure on 23 August 2019
  • Draft joint statement on the European Banking Authority (EBA), the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA), the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) and the European Border and Coast Guard Agency (FRONTEX) Approval

ENERGY

  • Agenda for: Expert group on Energy Labelling of 17 September 2019
  • New study underlines potential economic benefits of renewables for EU industry - See the Statement
  • Commission launches consultation on the establishment of a smart readiness indicator for buildings - (open until 3 October 2019) - See the Statement
  • ACER consults on the amendments to the harmonised allocation rules for cross-border transmission in electricity

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

  • Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2019/1372 of 19 August 2019 implementing Directive 2007/2/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards monitoring and reporting

HEALTH, FOOD & PRODUCT SAFETY

  • Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report - Report 34 ( Published on: 23/08/2019)
  • Indicators on life expectancy (ECHI 10) and Healthy Life Years (ECHI 40a) updated with most recent Eurostat data
  • Indicator on disease-specific mortality (ECHI 13) by disease and by sex updated with 2016 Eurostat data
  • Indicator on self-reported chronic morbidity (ECHI 34) updated with Eurostat data

DIGITAL SINGLE MARKET & INFORMATION SOCIETY

  • The Netherlands: SkypeOut registered as public electronic communication service

DATA PRIVACY

  • Facial recognition in school renders Sweden’s first GDPR fine - EDPB Statement
  • EU plans sweeping regulation of facial recognition - Financial Times

ECB, EURO & ECONOMY

  • Interbank rate uncertainty and bank lending - ECB Working Paper Serie No.2311
  • ECB extends timescale for banks to make bad loan provisions - Regulator gives lenders more time to set aside funds after backlash from lawmakers - Financial Times

FUTURE OF EUROPE BREXIT

  • Did Merkel really offer a big Brexit concession? - Germans say UK media has misinterpreted chancellor’s stance on Irish backstop - Financial Times
  • How UK’s refiners are playing both sides of a hard Brexit - Industry has warned that crashing out of the EU threatens two of six refineries - Financial Times