COMPETITION

STATE AID

  • Appeal brought on 2 August 2019 by Deutsche Lufthansa AG against the order of the General Court (Fourth Chamber) made on 17 May 2019 in Case T-764/15, Deutsche Lufthansa AG Vs. European Commission (Case C-594/19 P)

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Notice of initiation of an expiry review of the anti-dumping measures applicable to imports of ammonium nitrate originating in Russia
  • Proposal for a Council Decision on the position to be taken on behalf of the European Union in the Committee on Rules of Origin set up by the Agreement on Rules of Origin (WTO-GATT 1994), annexed to the final act signed in Marrakech on 15 April 1994
  • The Council adopted a decision on the position to be adopted on behalf of the EU within the committee on trade and sustainable development established by the FTA between the EU and South Korea
  • Speech by Cecilia Malmström: EU-Canada trade agreement celebrates second anniversary
  • WTO - Committee on TBT - Notification - European Union - Diisocyanates (see the Annex)

FINANCIAL SERVICES

TAXATION

  • Agenda for: 17th meeting of the Small Sub-Group (SSG eFDT) of 15-16 October 2019
  • Agenda for: 45th Meeting of the Working Group Administrative cooperation in the field of direct taxation of 29 October 2019

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

  • 41st Session of the WIPO Standing Committee on the Law of Trademarks, Industrial Design and Geographical Indication (SCT) (Geneva, 8-11 April 2019) - Final EU/Member Sates statements
  • 40th Session of the WIPO Intergovernmental Committee on Intellectual Property and Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Folklore (IGC), Geneva, 17-21 June 2019 - Final EU/ Member States statements
  • 38th session of the WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR), (Geneva, 1-5 April 2019) - Final EU/Member States statements

ENERGY

  • Indicative programme - TTE Council (Energy) of 24 September 2019
  • European power sector calls for a climate neutral economy by 2050 - See Eurelectric Statement

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

  • The EU at the UN Climate Action Summit in New York today - Midday Express
    • Clean Planet for all: EU's strategic long-term vision for a climate neutral economy - Policy debate
  • Meeting of the 25th Commission Expert Group on EUTR Regulation and FLEGT Regulation - Draft Guidance on Due Diligence - 12 September 2019
  • Europe’s divided front on climate change - Von der Leyen must ensure green goals avoid becoming entangled in the most sensitive fight of all — money - Financial Times

TRANSPORT & MOBILITY

DIGITAL SINGLE MARKET & INFORMATION SOCIETY

DATA PRIVACY

  • Polish DPA imposes €645,000 fine for insufficient organisational and technical safeguards -  EDPB Statement
  • The Belgian data protection authority imposes a fine of € 10,000 - EDPB Statement
  • ENISA - Submit your paper! Annual Privacy Forum 2020: Call for papers

ECB, EURO & ECONOMY

  • Dutch central bank chief bemoans ‘quasi-permanent’ lows in eurozone rates - Klaas Knot defends his criticism of ECB move to further loosen monetary policy - Financial Times

FUTURE OF EUROPE & BREXIT

  • EU automotive leaders unite to say “no” to ‘no deal’ Brexit - See Acea Statement
  • Johnson seeks Brexit deal progress in New York talks - UK prime minister optimistic even as EU leaders signal sides are far apart - Financial Times
  • Dublin rejects UK stance on clinching Brexit deal - Irish government wants border question resolved before Britain leaves EU - Financial Times
  • The EU will never abandon the level playing field - Member states would not countenance a Brexit deal that gave the UK regulatory autonomy - Financial Times

EXTERNAL RELATIONS

  • Agenda for: Foreign Relations Counsellors of 23 September 2019
  • The Council adopted legal texts to reflect an update made by the United Nations on the information relating to one person subject to restrictive measures (See Regulation (EU) 2019/1574, Decision (CFSP) 2019/1576 & the Notice)
  • Judgment of the General Court of 20 September 2019 in Case T‑65/18, Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Vs. Council of the European Union 
    - Re: Action for annulment - CFSP - Restrictive measures taken with regard to the situation in Venezuela - Action brought by a third State - Lack of individual concern - Inadmissibility
  • EU and UN: a partnership that delivers - See the EU Statement
  • First VP Frans Timmermans and HR/VP Federica Mogherini meet with the United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres
  • EU support to UN Peace Architecture: building and sustaining peace globally
  • Federica Mogherini hosts a working dinner with the Western Balkans partners
  • Statement by HR/VP Federica Mogherini for the International Day of Peace