COMPETITION

  • Commission approves acquisition of M7 Group by Canal + (M.9416)
  • Commission approves acquisition of Saint-Gobain Building Distribution Deutschland by Lone Star/Stark (M.9406)
  • Commission clears acquisition of Aleris by Triton (M.9493)
  • Speech by Margrethe Vestager on Global Markets and ensuring fair deal for consumers
  • CMA to refer Prosafe / Floatel merger unless undertakings in lieu offered
  • Italy - AGCM has launched a preliminary investigation into the concentration transaction between F2i S.G.R. S.p.A., EI Towers S.p.A. and Persidera S.p.A.
  • The Netherlands - ACM does not grant a license for the acquisition of postal operator Sandd by PostNL
  • Romania - The Competition Council authorized the taking over of CPS S.A.S. (France) by Formel D GMBH (Germany)
  • Romania - The Competition Council authorized the taking over of Materna care SRL by Unirea Medical Center
  • Spain - Nufri faces CNMC probe over failure to notify merger

STATE AID

  • Authorisation for State aid pursuant to Articles 107 and 108 of the TFEU - Cases where the Commission raises no objections
  • State Aid Weekly e-News - No.28/19 - Covers from 26 July to 5 September 2019

TRADE & CUSTOMS

FINANCIAL SERVICES

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

  • 14th Session of the WIPO Advisory Committee on Enforcement (ACE), Geneva, 2-4 September 2019 - Final EU/Member States statement
  • Joint call on the European Commission to urgently address copyright levies as part of its new mandate - See DigitalEurope Paper

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

  • Agenda for: Working Party on the Environment of 09,11&13 September 2019
  • Agenda for: Commission Expert Group on EU Timber Regulation and the FLEGT Regulation of 12 September 2019
    - Draft Guidance on Due Diligence
  • Answer given by Mr Arias Canete to a MEP written question - The future of combined cycle gas-fired thermal power plants

.HEALTH, FOOD & PRODUCT SAFETY

  • Regulation (EU) 2019/1381 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 June 2019 on the transparency and sustainabilityof the EU risk assessment in the food chain and amending Regulations (EC) No 178/2002, (EC) No 1829/2003, (EC) No 1831/2003,(EC) No 2065/2003, (EC) No 1935/2004, (EC) No 1331/2008, (EC) No 1107/2009, (EU) 2015/2283 and Directive 2001/18/EC
  • Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report - Report 36 (Published on: 06/09/2019)

TRANSPORT & MOBILITY

  • Agenda for: Working Party on Land Transport
    - Rail of 11 September 2019
    - Road of 10 September 2019
  • Preparation of the 40th ICAO Assembly (Montreal, 24 September - 4 October 2019)
    - Declaration on Aviation security - Endorsement
    - European Information Paper on Passenger Name Record (PNR) - Endorsement
  • The Air Services (Competition) (Amendment and Revocation) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (SI 2019/1224) (the Regulations) were made. See also the explanatory memorandum

DIGITAL SINGLE MARKET & INFORMATION SOCIETY

  • DigitalEurope response to BEREC call for input on regulation and 5G ecosystem

DATA PRIVACY

  • Manual on Law Enforcement Information Exchange - DAPIX

ECB, EURO & ECONOMY

  • GDP main aggregates and employment estimates for second quarter 2019 - GDP up by 0.2% and employment up by 0.2% in the euro area - In the EU28, GDP up by 0.2% and employment by 0.3% (See Stat/19/5531)

FUTURE OF EUROPE & BREXIT

  • Rome presses reset with Brussels - The new left-leaning coalition has made some canny job appointments that are being welcomed in the EU’s capital - Financial Times
  • EU warns Johnson rules plan will hinder trade talks - UK demand to split standards raises concerns among governments and European Parliament - Financial Times
  • Paolo Gentiloni officially nominated as Italian commissioner - EU officials say ex-PM will get an important portfolio - Politico.eu
  • Charles Michel calls on EU to ‘act boldly and confidently’ on world stage - Council president-elect, in first major speech, says Europe should not be victim to US-China tensions - Politico.eu

EXTERNAL RELATIONS

  • Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the EUon the alignment of certain countries concerning restrictive measures against the Democratic People's Republic of Korea
  • Letter of congratulations from Presidents Tusk and Juncker to Oleksiy Honcharuk on his appointment as Prime Minister of Ukraine.