COMPETITION

  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9413 - Lactalis/Nuova Castelli)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9535 - JERA/Macquarie/Swancor/Formosa 2)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9558 - Triton/All4Labels Group)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9522 - Brookfield/ENGIE/TAG Pipelines Sur)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9466 - Infineon/Cypress)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9533 - KKR/Arta Capital/Alvic)
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.9389 - Porsche Holding Salzburg/SIVA/Soauto)
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.9443 - Cintra/Meridiam/AUSOL)
  • Commission approves acquisition of Phoenix Wind Repower, LLC by UBS AG and Ares Management Corporation (M.9530) - Midday Express
  • Commission approves acquisition of joint control of SFR FTTH by Allianz, OMERS and Altice groups (M.9464) - Midday Express
  • Commission approves merger between Global Payments and Total System Services (M.9452) - Midday Express
  • Answer given by Ms Vestager to a MEP written question - Merger case M.8864 Vodafone/Certain Liberty Global Assets - the Commission's selective approach
  • Belgium - Notification CONC-CC-19/0030 : Groupe Maurin / Unicars
  • Portugal - The AdC Board adopted a non-opposition decision in merger 42/2019 - CA4Tech 1 SAS
  • Portugal - SAGIES notifies acquisition of sole control over ICIL and C.N.M.
  • UK - The Secretary of State for the Department for BEIS issued a European intervention notice (EIN) in relation to the anticipated acquisition by Advent International Corporation of Cobham Plc (the Transaction) on the public interest ground of national security
  • UK - CMA delivers report on Connect Bidco / Inmarsat merger to Secretary of State
  • UK - CMA refers Prosafe / Floatel merger to a Phase 2 investigation

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Agenda for: Electronic Customs Coordination Group (ECCG) of 23 September 2019
  • Minutes for: Electronic Customs Coordination Group (ECCG) jointly with the Trade Contact Group of 06-07 June 2019
  • Agenda of the CETA Committee on Agriculture held in Ottawa on 23 September 2019
  • Agenda & Working Documents for: 10th meeting of the Expert Group on EU Trade agreements of 01 October 2019
  • Report of the meeting on Biotech Market Access Issues held via videoconference on 4th of March 2019
  • Notice clarifying the notices of initiation of anti-dumping and anti-subsidy proceedings concerning imports of certain wovenand/or stitched glass fibre fabrics originating in the People’s Republic of China and Egypt

INTERNAL MARKET, INDUSTRY & GENERAL

TAXATION

  • Judgment of the Court of 18 September 2019 in Joined Cases C‑662/18 and C‑672/18, AQ (C‑662/18), DN (C‑672/18) Vs. Ministre de l’Action and des Comptes publics
    Re: References for a preliminary ruling - Direct taxation - Directive 90/434/EEC - Directive 2009/133/EC - Article 8 - Capital gains relating to exchange of securities transactions - Transfer of securities received at the time of the exchange - Capital gain on which tax has been deferred - Taxation of the shareholders - Taxation on the basis of different bases of assessment and rate rules - Reductions of the basis of assessment taking into account the period for which securities have been held
  • Judgment of the Court of 18 September 2019in Case C-700/17, Finanzamt Kyritz Vs. Wolf-Henning Peters
    Re: Reference for a preliminary ruling - Taxation - Common system of value added tax (VAT) - Directive 2006/112 / EC - Article 132 (1) (b) and (c) - Exemptions - Hospitalization and medical care - Provision of care at the person carried out in connection with the exercise of the medical and paramedical professions - Absence of a relationship of trust between the care provider and the patient
  • Agenda for: Fiscal Attachés (Direct Taxation - Digital) of 25 September 2019

AGRICULTURE & FISHERIES

  • Agenda for: Working Party on Horizontal Agricultural Questions (CAP Reform) of 25 September 2019
  • Regulation on CAP Strategic Plans - Definitions

ENERGY

  • Agenda for: Meeting of the Energy Efficiency Directive Committee on 3 October 2019
  • Vice-President Šefčovič chairing the 3rd round of political trilateral gas talks with Russia and Ukraine - Midday Express
  • EU invests in reliable electricity system in Czechia 

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

  • Agenda for: 27th meeting of the Co-ordination Group for Biodiversity and Nature of 26-27 September 2019
  • Agenda for: Committee on the conservation of natural habitats and of wild fauna and flora of 14 November 2019
  • Answer given by Mr Arias Canete to a MEP written question - Comparison of CO2 emissions associated with the use of electric and combustion engines
  • Collecting litter and data to combat plastic pollution - EEA Statement

HEALTH, FOOD & PRODUCT SAFETY

  • Food safety: the Commission publishes its annual report on the Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF)
  • Croatia: EU invests in world-class health research centre for children - Midday Express
  • EFSA - Plant health newsletter: what’s on the horizon?

DIGITAL SINGLE MARKET & INFORMATION SOCIETY

DATA PRIVACY & CYBERSECURITY

  • Draft Council Implementing Decision on the launch of automated data exchange with regard to Vehicle Registration Data (VRD) in Ireland - Adoption
  • Answer given by Ms Jourova to a MEP written question - Implementation of legislation to protect personal data from FaceApp
  • Answer given by Ms Gabriel to a MEP written question - Recommendation (EU) 2019/534
  • EP legislative resolution of 17 September 2019 on the draft Council implementing decision on the launch of automated data exchange with regard to vehicle registration data in Ireland

AREA OF FREEDOM, SECURITY & JUSTICE

ECB, EURO & ECONOMY

  • Speech by Benoît Cœuré: Digital challenges to the international monetary and financial system
  • EP decision of 17 September 2019 on the Council recommendation on the appointment of the President of the European Central Bank (Candidate: Ms Christine Lagarde)
    EP decision of 17 September 2019 on the proposal of the European Central Bank for the appointment of the Vice-Chair of the Supervisory Board of the European Central Bank
  • July 2019 compared with June 2019 - Production in construction down by 0.7% in euro area Down by 0.1% in EU28 - Stat/19/5588
  • August 2019 - Annual inflation stable at 1.0% in the euro area - Stable at 1.4% in the EU - Stat/19/5587

FUTURE OF EUROPE & BREXIT

  • Addresses by the President Juncker and of the Chief Negotiator of the European Commission Barnier on the retrait of the UK from the European Union at the EP plenary session
  • Only one in 5 companies ready for EU trade in no-deal - Survey shows majority have not completed basic customs paperwork - Financial Times
  • EU fears Brexit reality has dawned too late for Boris Johnson - Officials have become increasingly pessimistic about the prospects of a deal with the UK’s prime minister - Financial Times
  • Johnson steps up plans for Brexit all-Ireland trade - Talks on replacement for backstop to resume with EU leaders next week - Financial Times

EXTERNAL RELATIONS

  • Remarks by President Donald Tusk after his meeting with Prime Minister of Albania Edi Rama
  • Remarks by President Donald Tusk after his meeting with Prime Minister of North Macedonia Zoran Zaev
  • Humanitarian aid: over €34 million in African Great Lakes region