COMPETITION

  • Summary of Commission Decision of 11 December 2018 declaring a concentration compatible with the internal market and the functioning of the EEA Agreement (Case M.8797 - Thales /Gemalto)
    - Final Report of the Hearing Officer
    - Opinion of the Advisory Committee on mergers
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9471 - Clearlake/TA/DigiCert)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9518 - CPPIB/EQT/BNVC Group Holdings)
  • Commission cleras joint acquisition of a photovoltaic project in Spain by Mirova and ENGIE (M.9438) - Midday Express
  • UK CMA publihsed its decision of the acquisition of Charter Court Financial Services Group plc by OneSavings Bank plc.
  • U.S. appeals Court freezes antitrust ruling against Qualcomm - Wall Street Journal

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Agenda for: Working Party on the Generalised System of Preferences of 18 September 2019
  • Agenda for: 14th meeting of the Customs Expert Group - Customs Control & Risk Management section of 19-20 September 2019
  • Agenda for: 28th Meeting of the Customs Expert Group, Tariff and Statistical Nomenclature Section, HS/WCO Coordination Sector of 09-11 September 2019
  • Minutes of the 201st meeting of the Committee (“Combined Nomenclature” sector) of 17 July 2019
  • Draft Commission Proposal for an amendment of the Explanatory Notes to the Combined Nomenclature
    - (subheading 1008 90 00) - amaranth seeds
    - (subheadings 0305 20 00, 1604 31 00 and 1604 32 00) – caviar and caviar substitutes
  • Draft Commission Implementing Regulation concerning the classification of fish oil ethyl ester (2106 90 92) in the Combined Nomenclature
  • EU to discuss Brazil beef ban over Amazon fires - EUobserver
  • DG Azevêdo tells G7 leaders: WTO reform is opportunity to tackle inequalities
  • UN convention aims to boost mediation of trade disputes - Signatories aim to ease global commerce and promote ‘alternative and effective’ resolution - Financial Times
  • Trump says tariffs on French wine depend on digital tax ‘deal’ - ‘Am I gonna tariff French wine? Well, it depends on the deal we work out on the digital tax.’ - Politico.eu

INTERNAL MARKET, INDUSTRY & GENERAL

AGRICULTURE & FISHERIES

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

HEALTH, FOOD & PRODUCT SAFETY

  • EU announces record €550 million contribution to save 16 million lives from AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria (IP/19/5430 & Q&A/19/5431)

DATA PRIVACY

  • Decision of the Management Board of the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority of 23 May 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 EIOPA

ECB, EURO & ECONOMY

  • Brussels plans to simplify eurozone budget rules - Officials look to ease burden on struggling members by softening debt reduction goals - Financial Times
  • Portugal’s bright outlook offers Europe some hope - Coalition has overseen growing foreign investment and mass tourism - Financial Times

FUTURE OF EUROPE & BREXIT

  • The UK will not nominate a new Commissioner to the EU - See the Letter from the UK Perm Rep
  • UK will refuse to pay £39bn divorce bill in no-deal Brexit - Brussels insists a backstop solution is ‘fairly and squarely’ up to Britain - Financial Times
  • Why the UK and EU need mediation to unpick the Brexit mess - A commercial mediator makes the case for intervention to tease out an agreement - Financial Times

FOREIGN RELATIONS

  • Remarks by President Donald Tusk before the G7 summit in Biarritz, France