COMPETITION

  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.9472 - Diamond Transmission Corporation/Infrared Capital Partners/JV)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9529 - BC Partners/Vista Equity Partners/Advanced Computer Software Group)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9523 - Munich RE/DIF/Green Investment Group/Covanta/Dublin Waste-To-Energy facility)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9465 - Primus Shareholders/Prudential/Real Estate)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9525 - EPE/OCH/Omnicare)
  • Commission clears the creation of a joint venture between Toyota Motor Corporation and Panasonic Corporation (M.9446) - Midday Express
  • Belgium - Notification - MEDE-C/C-19/0026 : Mirage Holdings B.V. / Maxi-Toys International NV

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Agenda for: 10th meeting of the Expert Group on EU Trade agreements of 01 October 2019
  • Minutes of the Meeting of the Expert Group on responsible sourcing of tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold of 05 June 2019
  • Proposal for a Council Decision on the position to be taken on behalf of the European Union in the General Council of the World Trade Organization on the adoption of a decision to extend a WTO waiver permitting developing country Members to provide preferential tariff treatment to products of least developed countries
  • Proposal for a Council Decision on the position to be taken on behalf of the European Union in the General Council of the World Trade organization on the adoption of a decision to extend a WTO waiver permitting the United States to provide preferential tariff treatment under the US Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act (CBERA)
  • Explanatory Notes to the Combined Nomenclature of the European Union (CN Codes: 4202 91 80 and 4202 92 19 and 4202 92 98 and 4202 99 00)
  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1394 of 10 September 2019 amending and correcting Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/2447 as regards certain rules on surveillance for release for free circulation and exit from the customs territory of the Union
  • EU trade nominee sends tough signal to Trump - Phil Hogan wants US president to see the ‘error of his ways’ - Financial Times ( See Mission Letter of Phil Hogan)
  • Answer given by Ms Malmström to a MEP written question - Report on second monitoring mission to Cambodia to assess the human rights and labour rights situation - follow-up to Written Questions P-000255-19 and E-004666-18
  • Answer given by Ms Malmström to a MEP written question  - Carbon border tax
  • WTO - Appellate Body issues report regarding Korean duties on Japanese pneumatic valves (DS504)

TAXATION

  • Opinion of Advocate General Hogan of 11 September 2019 in Joined Cases C‑13/18 and C‑126/18, Sole-Mizo Zrt. Vs. Nemzeti Adó- és Vámhivatal Fellebbviteli Igazgatósága and Dalmandi Mezőgazdasági Zrt. Vs. Nemzeti Adó- és Vámhivatal Fellebbviteli Igazgatósága
    Re: Reference for a preliminary ruling - Common system of VAT - Directive 2006/112/EC - Failure of a Member State to fulfil obligations - Liability of the Member States - Right to full compensation or right to an adequate compensation - Calculation of interest due to compensate for the damage caused - Principles of effectivity and equivalence - Scope of application
  • Agenda for: Working Party on Tax Questions (Indirect Taxation - FTT) of 20 September 2019
  • The European Fiscal Board publishes its assessment of EU fiscal rules - See the Report

AGRICULTURE & FISHERIES

  • Agenda & Working Documents for: Expert Group on Organic Production of 12 september 2019
  • Agenda for the Committee for Common organisation of agricultural markets - Arable Crops & Olive Oil of 26 September 2019
  • Minutes of the joint meeting of the Committee for Direct Payments, the Committee for Rural Development and the Committee on the Agricultural Funds of 28 August 2019
  • Minutes of the Meeting of the Committee for Common organisation of agricultural markets - Animal Products & Arable Crops of 29 August 2019
  • Regulation on CAP Strategic Plans
    - Financial flexibility in direct payments
    - Sectoral interventions

ENERGY

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

  • Agenda for: Working Party on International Environment Issues (Biodiversity) of 17 September 2019
  • The European Union continues to lead the global fight against climate change (IP/19/5534Speech by VP Šefčovič)
  • Answer given by Mr Vella to a MEP written question -  Bioplastics and recycling 
  • Answer given by Mr Vella to a MEP written question - Possible breach of European recycling targets by Member States

HEALTH, FOOD & PRODUCT SAFETY

  • Opinion of Advocate General Hogan of 11 September 2019 in Case C‑178/18 P, MSD Animal Health Innovation GmbH, Intervet international BV Vs. European Medicines Agency (EMA)
    Re: Appeal - Access to documents - Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 - Documents held by the EMA and submitted in the context of an application for marketing authorisation for a veterinary medicinal product for veterinary use - Decision to give a third party access to the documents - General presumption of confidentiality - Article 4(2) - Exception relating to the protection of commercial interests - Article 4(3) - Protection of decision-making process)
  • Opinion of Advocate General Hogan of 11 September 2019 in Case C‑175/18 P, PTC Therapeutics International Ltd Vs. European Medicines Agency (EMA)
    Re: Appeal - Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 - Access to documents of the institutions - Documents in the possession of the EMA containing information submitted by the appellant within the scope of an application for a marketing authorisation of a medicinal product for human use - Decision to give a third party access to the documents - General presumption of confidentiality - Article 4(2) - Exception on the basis of the protection of commercial interest -Article 4(3) - Protection of decision-making process)
  • Draft - Commission implementing decision providing the rules for the establishment, the management and the functioning of the network of national authorities responsible for eHealth, and repealing Implementing Decision 2011/890/EU
  • Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2019/1396 of 10 September 2019 laying down the rules for the application of Regulation (EU) 2017/745 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the designation of expert panels in the field of medical devices

DIGITAL SINGLE MARKET & INFORMATION SOCIETY

  • Opinion of Advocate General Szpunar of 10 September 2019 in Case C‑263/18, Nederlands Uitgeversverbond, Groep Algemene Uitgevers Vs. Tom Kabinet Internet BV, Tom Kabinet Holding BV, Tom Kabinet Uitgeverij BV
    Re: Directive 2001/29/EC - Information society - Harmonisation of certain aspects of copyright and related rights - Electronic books (‘e-books’) - Virtual market for ‘second-hand’ e-books - Article 2 - Reproduction - Acts necessary to ensure legitimate use - Article 3 - Communication to the public - Making available - Article 4 - Distribution - Making available for use, at a distance, by downloading, for an unlimited period, of e-books - Exhaustion - Article 5 - Exceptions and limitations - Scope

AREA OF FREEDOM, SECURITY & JUSTICE

  • "Enhancing respect for the rule of Law in the Union" - Presidency Discussion Paper

FUTURE OF EUROPE & BREXIT

  • Possible items for College agenda 17 September – 30 October 2019
  • Statement – eighth Interparliamentary Forum on Brexit
  • UK - European Union Committee draws special attention to UK-Swiss Agreement - see the Reports
  • UK - Committee corresponds with Brexit Minister on UK participation in EU meetings - see the Letters
  • Barnier set to extend role as EU Brexit negotiator - Incoming European Commission president looks to Frenchman to stay in post - Financial Times
  • Brussels senses Johnson shift on N Ireland-only backstop - PM under pressure to abandon DUP after losing majority in Commons - Financial Times

NEW COMMISSION

  • Council adopts list of candidates for appointment as Commissioner - Consult the full list of Commissioners-designate 
    Working methods - main principles
    Allocation of portfolios and supporting services
  • Four takeaways from von der Leyen’s EU line-up - The president-elect has unveiled her new team of commissioners - Financial Times
  • The Von der Leyen commission: key appointments for a more assertive EU - Gender-balanced team already causing controversy - Financial Times

EXTERNAL RELATIONS

  • Judgment of the Court of 10 September 2019 in Case C‑123/18 P, HTTS Hanseatic Trade Trust & Shipping GmbH, Vs. Council of the European Union, European Commission
    Re: Appeal - CFSP - Restrictive measures against the Islamic Republic of Iran - Compensation for the damage allegedly suffered by the appellant following its inclusion in the list of persons and entities subject to the freezing of funds and economic resources - Action for damages - Conditions which must be met in order for the EU to incur non-contractual liability - Concept of ‘sufficiently serious breach of a rule of EU law’ - Assessment - Concept of ‘company owned or controlled’ - Obligation to state reasons
  • The EU steps up support to prevent violent extremism and radicalisation in Central Asia