COMPETITION

  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9443 - Cintra/Meridiam/AUSOL)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9440 - PreZero Recycling Deutschland /Nehlsen/JV)
  • Commission clears the acquisition of sole control over Sotheby's by Next Alt (M.9457) - Midday Express
  • Commission clears the acquisition of the Transmission Operator for the Galloper offshore windfarm by DTC and IRCP (M.9472)  - Midday Express
  • Commission clears the acquisition of GES by Würth Group (M.9437)  - Midday Express
  • Commission clears the acquisition of Domidep by I Squared Capital Advisors (M.9469) - Midday Express
  • Commission clears the acquisition of Forgital by Carlyle (M.9427)  - Midday Express
  • Speech by Margrethe Vestager on Europe digital future and importance of co-ordinated regulation
  • Portugal - The AdC Board adopted a non-opposition decision in merger 22/2019 - Pioneiro do Rio / Svitzer Portugal.

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Proposal for a Council Decision on the position to be taken on behalf of the European Union within the Partnership Committee established by the Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement between the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community and their Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Armenia, of the other part, as regards the list of individuals to serve as arbitrators in dispute settlement proceedings - See the Annex

INTERNAL MARKET, INDUSTRY & GENERAL

FINANCIAL SERVICES

  • ESMA issues opinions on product intervention measures by Slovenia
  • ESMA opinion under Article 43(2) MiFIR (SI_BO) & (SI_CFD)
  • EU banks' funding plans indicate increased appetite for market-based funding in the coming years - EBA Statement

AGRICULTURE & FISHERIES

  • Drought in Europe: Member States agree on support measures proposed by the Commission

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

  • Agenda for: 25th EUTR/FLEGT Expert Group meeting of 12 September 2019
  • Agenda for: Meeting on household tumble driers (review) of 18 September 2019
  • Draft - Commission delegated Regulation (EU) …/... amending Regulation (EU) No 1031/2010 to align the auctioning of allowances with the EU ETS rules for the period 2021 to 2030 and with the classification of allowances as financial instruments pursuant to Directive 2014/65/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council - See the Annex

HEALTH, FOOD & PRODUCT SAFETY

  • Several indicators updated with most recent Eurostat demography statistics (ECHI 1, 2, 4, 11)
  • Additional documentation available to prepare applications for the 2019 ERN Call for membership
  • Minutes - Meeting of the Competent Authorities for Tissues and Cells (13 - 14 May 2019)

DIGITAL SINGLE MARKET & INFORMATION SOCIETY

ECB, EURO & ECONOMY

  • Decision (EU) 2019/1376 of the European Central Bank of 23 July 2019 on delegation of the power to adopt decisions on passporting, acquisition of qualifying holdings and withdrawal of authorisations of credit institutions (ECB/2019/23)
  • Decision (EU) 2019/1377 of the European Central Bank of 31 July 2019 nominating heads of work units to adopt delegated decisions on passporting, acquisition of qualifying holdings and withdrawal of authorisations of credit institutions (ECB/2019/26)
  • Decision (EU) 2019/1378 of the European Central Bank of 9 August 2019 amending Decision ECB/2014/16 concerning the establishment of an Administrative Board of Review and its Operating Rules (ECB/2019/27)
  • Speech by Luis de Guindos: Communication, expectations and monetary policy
  • Europe needs a stronger anchor for fiscal policy - An EU-wide spending rule would be simpler and clearer than the focus on deficits - Financial Times

EXTERNAL RELATIONS