COMPETITION

  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.9402 - Patrizia/KGAL/HIH/CVV/KW/RW/Control.IT)
  • Commission clears E.ON's acquisition of Innogy, subject to conditions - IP/19/5582
  • Belgium - CONC-C/C-19/0027 : Aurelius Four Development GmbH / Grafton (YouBuild et MPro)
  • France - Competition Authority has launched a public consultation to revise its merger guidelines
  • Romania - The Competition Council analyses the transaction through which Gaspeco L&D SA takes over Panebo Gaz SRL.

STATE AID

  • Judgment of the General Court of 17 September 2019 in Joined Cases T-119/07 and T-207/07, Italian Republic, applicant in Case T-119/07, Eurallumina SpA, applicant in Case T-207/07 Vs. European Commission
    Re: State aid - Directive 2003/96/EC - Excise duties on mineral oils - Mineral oils used as fuel for the production of alumina - Exemption from excise duty - Selective nature - Guidelines on aid Regional state - Community framework for State aid for the protection of the environment of 2001 - Legitimate expectations - Presumption of legality of acts of the institutions - Principle of good administration - Duty to state reasons - Contradiction of reasons
  • Judgment of the General Court of 17 September 2019 in Joined Cases T‑129/07 and T‑130/07, Ireland, applicant in Case T‑129/07, Aughinish Alumina Ltd, applicant in Case T‑130/07, Vs. European Commission
    Re: State aid - Directive 2003/96/EC - Excise duties on mineral oils - Mineral oils used as fuel for alumina production - Exemption from excise duty - Selective nature of the measure - Community guidelines on State aid for environmental protection of 2001

TRADE & CUSTOMS

INTERNAL MARKET, INDUSTRY & GENERAL

  • Agenda for Meeting of the Coreper (Part.1 & Part.2) of 18 & 19 September 2019
  • Preparation of the Competitiveness Council on 26-27 September 2019 - Developing our economic base
    • a) Vision for a long-term strategy on sustainable growth - Presentation by the Presidency Policy debate
  • The European Commission has opened a Consultation to seek views on amendments to REACH Annex II concerning safety data sheets (SDSs). - Feedback period 12.09.2019 - 10.10.2019
  • Consultation - Hazardous substances in electrical/electronic equipment – evaluation of restrictions - Consultation period - 13.09.2019 - 06.12.2019
  • Answer given by Ms Thyssen to a MEP written question - NACE classification for the wholesale and retail production and trade in electronic cigarettes

ENERGY

  • EU security of gas supply ahead of winter 2019-2020 - Information from the Commission
  • Innovative energy technologies promoting climate neutrality - Presidency background note
  • The Hydrogen Initiative - Information from the Austrian delegation

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

  • Agenda for:Working Party on International Environment Issues (Global environmental aspects of sustainable development) of 23 September 2019
  • Proposal for a Council Decision on the position to be taken on behalf of the European Union at the third meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Minamata Convention on Mercury as regards the adoption of a Decision :
    • on the phasing-out of dental amalgam and amending Annex A to this Convention
    • establishing thresholds for mercury waste, in accordance with Article 11, paragraph 2, of that Convention
  • EU on track to end use of chemicals harming the ozone layer - EEA Statement and Study
  • Answer given by Mr Vella to a MEP written question - Directive 2004/35/EC and updating penalties for environmental damage 

HEALTH, FOOD & PRODUCT SAFETY

  • Agenda for: Meeting of the PAFF Committee, Section: "Novel Food and Toxicological safety of the food chain" of 26 September 2019
  • Second Webinar on Improving Organ Donation and Transplantation in the EU; Thematic Network (10 September 2019) - Video recording 
  • Summary record, documents and presentations - 83rd meeting of the Pharmaceutical Committee (11 July 2019)
  • Minutes - 13th meeting of the Independent Advisory Panel on characterising flavours in tobacco products (25 June 2019)
  • EFSA - Public consultation: cumulative risk assessment of pesticides
    • FAQ: cumulative risk assessment of pesticides

BREXIT & FUTURE OF EUROPE

  • Statement by the European Commission following the working lunch between President Jean-Claude Juncker and Prime Minister Boris Johnson
  • European security cooperation after Brexit - Unanswered questions for the UK and the EU - see Open Europe Paper
  • No Brexit breakthrough as U.K. Prime Minister meets with top EU Official - Wall Street Journal

EXTERNAL RELATIONS

  • Agenda for: 5th EU-Republic of Moldova Association Council of 30 September 2019
  • Control of arms export: Council adopts conclusions, new decision updating the EU's common rules and a revised user's guide
    - See the User's Guide to Council Common Position 2008/944/CFSP
    - See the Council Decision (CFSP) 2019/1560
  • For a torture-free world: Council reinforces EU policy towards third countries on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment - See the 2019 Revision of the Guidelines
  • Answer given by Ms Mogherini to a MEP written question - European preference and military equipment