COMPETITION

  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.9317 - ArcelorMittal/CLN/Ilva SSCs)
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.9472 - Diamond Transmission Corporation/Infrared Capital Partners/JV)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9528 - Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets/Currenta
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9515 - TPG Asia/Genting Hong Kong/Dream Cruises)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9426 - 3M Company/Acelity)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9467 - Ivanhoé Cambridge/PSPIB/Greystar/JV)
  • Commission clears acquisition of Heras by Equistone (M.9494) - Midday Express
  • Commission clears acquisition of BNVC Group Holdings by EQT and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (M.9518) - Midday Express
  • Ombudsman finds no maladministration in Commission's handling of third party comments in a merger investigation
  • CMA serves initial enforcement order in National Fostering Agency / Outcomes First Group merger
  • Belgium - MEDE-C/C-19/0026 : Mirage Holdings B.V. / Maxi-Toys International NV
  • Germany - The Bundeskartellamt has closed the administrative proceedings in the proposed merger of the furniture purchasing cooperatives VME Union GmbH and KHG GmbH & Co. KG (Krieger / Höffner Group) after abandoning the project.
  • Portugal - 14 banks has been fined (€ 225 million) for concerted practices in exchanging sensitive commercial information from 2002 to 2013

STATE AID

  • Judgment of the General Court of 12 September 2019 in Case T‑417/16, Achemos Grupė UAB, Achema AB, Vs. European Commission supported by Republic of Lithuania, and by Klaipėdos Nafta AB
    Re: State aid - Aid to Klaipėdos Nafta for the construction and management of an LNG terminal at the Klaipėda Seaport - Decision declaring the aid compatible with the internal market - Article 106(2) TFEU - Article 107(3)(c) TFEU - Decision not to raise any objections - Security of supply - Service of general economic interest
  • State aid: Commission approves amended commitments for Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena (SA.55121) - Midday Express

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Agenda for: Commission Expert Group on Trade and Sustainable Development of 03 October 2019
  • Agenda for: Customs 2020 programme: CLEN - Meetings proficiency tests on tobacco products - Invitation of 21 October 2019
  • Judgment of the Court of 12 September 2019 in Case C-709/17 P, European Commission Vs. Kolachi Raj Industrial (Private) Ltd
    Re: Appeal - Dumping - Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/776 - Importation of bicycles consigned from Cambodia, Pakistan and the Philippines - Extension to those imports of the definitive anti-dumping duty imposed on imports of bicycles originating in China - Regulation (EC) No 1225/2009 - Article 13 - Circumvention - Assembly operations - Direct and indirect provenance of the parts concerned - Rules governing proof of circumvention
  • EU-Canada: Report - Meeting of the bilateral dialogue on: 
    Motor Vehicle Regulations of 20 June 2019
    Financial Services of 12 June 2019 

INTERNAL MARKET, INDUSTRY & GENERAL

  • Agenda for: Meeting of the General Affairs Council meeting of 16 September 2019
  • 12 September: Innovators supported by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology present their projects (IP/19/5496)
  • Erasmus+: EU boosts participation of African students and staff in 2019 (IP/19/5547 & FactSheet)
  • New report on digital education shows upward trends in Europe's schools - Midday Express
  • European Institute of Innovation and Technology: ten years of supporting creativity and talent - Midday Express

FINANCIAL SERVICES

  • ESMA - EU financial regulators highlight risks of a no-deal Brexit and search for yield - See the Report
  • ESMA publishes responses to its Call for evidence on certain investor protection topics
  • ESMA publishes responses to its Consultation on cost of market data and consolidated tape

AGRICULTURE & FISHERIES

  • Agenda for: Meeting of the Expert Group Crops Market Observatory of 30 September 2019
  • Agenda for: Meeting of the Standing Forestry Committee of 20 September 2019
  • Fairness in the Food Supply Chain: Commission welcomes Member States' support for greater price transparency (IP/19/5550)

ENERGY

  • Agenda for: Working Party on Energy of 17 September 2019
  • Energy taxation rules are out of step with EU energy and climate ambition, new report find - Midday Express

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

  • Minutes of the Meeting of the Expert Group on Ship Recycling of 11 July 2019
  • Draft Council conclusions on the updated Bioeconomy Strategy "A sustainable Bioeconomy for Europe: stenghtening the connection between economy, society and the environment"
  • Judgment of the Court of 12 September 2019 in Case C‑82/17 P, TestBioTech eV, European Network of Scientists for Social and Environmental Responsibility eV, Sambucus eV Vs. European Commission, Monsanto Europe, Monsanto Company, United Kingdom, European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)
    Re: Appeal - Environment - Genetically modified products - Commission decision authorising the placing on the market of products containing GM soya MON 87701 x MON 89788 - Regulation (EC) No 1367/2006 - Article 10 - Request for internal review of an administrative act under environmental law - Burden of proof

HEALTH, FOOD & PRODUCT SAFETY

  • Opinion of Advocate General Hogan of 11 September 2019 in Joined Cases C‑650/17 and C‑114/18, Royalty Pharma Collection Trust joined party Deutsches Patent- und Markenamt and Sandoz Ltd, Hexal AG Vs. G.D. Searle LLC, Janssen Sciences Ireland
    Re: Reference for a preliminary ruling - Medicinal products for human use - Supplementary protection certificate - Regulation (EC) No 469/2009 - Article 3(a) - Conditions for obtaining - Concept of a ‘product protected by a basic patent in force’ - Criteria for assessment - Functional claims - Markush formulae
  • Vaccination: European Commission and World Health Organization join forces to promote the benefits of vaccines (IP/19/5536, FactSheet & Opening Speech by Jean Claude Juncker)
  • Steering Group on Health Promotion, Disease Prevention and Management of Non-Communicable Diseases (11 September 2019) - See the Report
  • Juncker Plan supports €30 million investment in biomedical research fund

TRANSPORT & MOBILITY

  • Agenda for: Working Party on Land Transport - Rail  of 18 September 2019

DIGITAL SINGLE MARKET & INFORMATION SOCIETY

  • Copyright protection may not be granted to designs on the sole ground that, over and above their practical purpose, they produce a specific aesthetic effect (See CPR No.109/2019 - Judgment of the Court of Justice in Case C-683/17 - Cofemel)
  • A German provision prohibiting internet search engines from using newspaper or magazine snippets without the publisher’s authorisation must be disregarded in the absence of its prior notification to the Commission (See CPR No.108/2019 - Judgment in Case C-299/17 - VG Media)

EURO, ECB & ECONOMY

FUTURE OF EUROPE & BREXIT 

  • No-deal Brexit worst-case scenario will see food choices reduced, says UK document - UK government releases summary of its Operation ‘Yellowhammer’  planning assumptions - Politico.eu
  • No-deal Brexit ‘existential threat’ to many N Ireland businesses - PM told to consider going back to plan for province-only backstop - Financial Times
  • Johnson accused by France of seeking ‘mini deals’ - Bilateral meetings with individual bloc members said to put Brexit process at risk - Financial Times
  • Will Johnson solve Irish border issue in Brexit talks? - PM’s latest idea could be the building block for a ‘backstop’ to avoid a hard border - Financial Times

EXTERNAL RELATIONS

  • Annual Implementation Report 2018 EU Gender Action Plan II - Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment: Transforming the Lives of Girls and Women through EU External Relations 2016-2020 Annexe 1,2,3,4 & 5
  • EU report: the Republic of Moldova moved forward with key reforms (IP/19/5548 & FactSheet)
  • European Union supports Venezuelan refugees and host communities in countries most affected by the crisis - Midday Express