COMPETITION

  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9460 - Capgemini/Altran)
  • Commission clears acquisition of the wind farm project Ocean Breeze and Perikles by the Macquarie Group (M.9511) - Midday Express
  • Commission clears acquisition of joint control over the Dublin Waste-To-Energy Facility by Munich Re, DIF, Green Investment Group and Covanta (M.9523) - Midday Express
  • Commission clears acquisition by CACEIS of Santander Investment subsidiaries (M.9420) - Midday Express
  • Denmark - The competition authorities have entered into a settlement with the energy company Ørsted in the so-called Elsam II case.
  • Greece - Infringement decision addressed to SEHEA (Association of Electrical Contractors of Attica), regarding alleged infringements of Article 1 of the Greek Competition Act and 101 TFEU
  • Greece - Settlement Procedure - Infringement decision with fines addressed to the Federation of the Associations of Electricians and to regional Associations of Electricians in Greece, regarding alleged infringements of Article 1 of the Greek Competition Act and 101 TFEU

STATE AID

  • Ombudsman finds no mal-administration in Commission's handling of state aid complaint (see the Decision in Case 1555/2019/VB)

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Agenda for: 29th meeting of the Customs Expert Group, Taric sub section of 30 October 2019
  • Agenda for: 8th meeting of the Tariff Measures Section of 30 October 2019
  • Agenda for: 15th meeting of the Customs Expert Group - Data Integration and Harmonization section - joint with Trade Contact Group (TCG) of 04 October 2019
  • Agenda for: 54th - Electronic Customs Coordination Group (ECCG) joint with TCG of 02-03 October 2019
  • Agenda for: 93rd Customs Code Committee - General Customs Legislation of 11 October 2019
  • Minutes for: 89th Customs Code Committee - General Customs Legislation of 11 October 2019 
  • Agenda for: Trade Policy Committee (Services & Investment) of 25 September 2019
  • Draft - Explanatory Notes to the Combined Nomenclature of the European Union (CN: 9503 00 35 and 9503 00 39)
  • Draft - Proposal for a Council Decision on the position to be taken on behalf of the European Union within the Administrative Committee for the International Convention on the Harmonization of Frontier Controls of Goods - See the Annex
  • Draft - Proposal for a Council Decision on the position to be taken on behalf of the European Union within the Association Council established by the Euro-Mediterranean Agreement establishing an association between the European Community and its Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Lebanon, of the other part, as regards the amendment of Protocol 4 to that Agreement concerning the definition of the concept of 'originating products' and methods of administrative cooperation - See the Annex
  • Consultation - Update of the Council Negotiating Directives for Economic Partnership Agreements with ACP countries and regions - Feedback period 23.09.2019 - 21.10.2019
  • Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the action of the Union following its accession to the Geneva Act of the Lisbon Agreement on Appellations of Origin and Geographical Indications
    Outcome of the European Parliament's first reading and Corrigendum procedure (Strasbourg, 16 April 2019 and 17 September 2019)
  • Answer given by Ms Malmström to a MEP written question - Review of EU trade agreements to include new sensitive products
  • Answer given by Ms Malmström to a MEP written question - Paper products manufacturing industry and Chinese competition

INTERNAL MARKET, INDUSTRY & GENERAL

  • Minutes of the Meeting of the REACH Committee of 17 - 18 September 2019
  • ECHA’s committees conclude on two restrictions and 15 harmonised classification and labelling opinions - ECHA/NR/19/32
  • Ministerial meeting of the European Battery Alliance on 26 September 2019
  • Nantes is European Capital of Innovation 2019

FINANCIAL SERVICES

  • EBA consults on its proposals to create a STS framework for synthetic securitisation
  • EBA launches its 2019 EU-wide transparency exercise
  • ESMA - Introductory remarks by Steven Maijoor to the 2nd Roundtable on Euro Risk Free Rates
  • ESMA has responded to the European Commission (EC) regarding the Annual Review of RTS 2
  • ESMA has published two opinions on position limits regarding commodity derivatives under the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive and Regulation (MiFID II/MIFIR)
  • ESMA publishes study on the exposure of the EU fund industry to CLOs

ENERGY

  • Energy efficiency first: The Commission adopts three Recommendations to help Member States put the clean energy transition into practice - Midday Express
    - Commission recommendation on transposing the energy savings obligations under the energy efficiency directive - Annex
    - Commission recommendation on the implementation of the new metering and billing provisions of the energy efficiency directive - Annex
    - Commission recommendation on the content of the comprehensive assessment of the potential for efficient heating and cooling under Article 14 of the energy efficiency directive - Annex
  • ACER - Public consultation on CO2 emission limits for participating in Capacity Mechanisms

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

  • Agenda for: Habitats Committee meeting of 14 November 2019
  • Agenda for the 99th meeting of the Climate Change Committee of 08 October 2019
    - Draft - Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) laying down rules for the application of Article 10 of Regulation (EU) 2019/1242 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the collection of certain data
    - Draft - Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) laying down rules for the application of Directive 2003/87/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards further arrangements for the adjustments to free allocation of emission allowances due to activity level changes
    - Draft - Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) amending Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/1153 as regards the reporting of WLTP CO2 values for certain categories of new passenger cars and adjusting the input data for the correlation tool
    - Draft - Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) amending Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/1152 as regard the determination and reporting of WLTP CO2 values for certain categories of new light commercial vehicles and adjusting the input data for the correlation tool
  • Proposal for a Council Decision on the position to be taken on behalf of the European Union in the Joint Committee established by the Agreement between the European Union and the Swiss Confederation on the linking of their greenhouse gas emission trading systems to amend Annex I and II to the Agreement - See the Annex
  • Rome Declaration on the contribution of the Montreal Protocol to a sustainable cold chain to reduce food losses
    ‒ Authorisation to sign the Declaration on behalf of the European Union
  • Commissioners Miguel Arias Cañete, Karmenu Vella and Carlos Moedas welcome the UN report on oceans and climate change - IP/19/5869
  • EU and Africa to step up cooperation on climate change adaptation
  • Gap between real-world and type-approval emissions undermines incentives for cleaner cars - see EEA Statement 

HEALTH, FOOD & PRODUCT SAFETY

  • Agenda for: Working Party on Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices of 03 October 2019
  • Study finds EU regulatory framework ready for the next generation of nanomaterials (see the EUON Press Release, the Report, the NIA Statement and the EUON performance review)
  • EMA’s work on new veterinary regulation advances
  • EMA - Meeting highlights from the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) 16-19 September 2019

EMPLOYMENT & SOCIAL POLICY

TRANSPORT & MOBILITY

  • Council Decision (EU) 2019/1580 of 18 July 2019 on the signing, on behalf of the European Union, and the provisional application of the Agreement with Respect to Time Limitations on Arrangements for the Provision of Aircraft with Crew between the European Union, the United States of America, Iceland, and the Kingdom of Norway

AREA OF FREEDOM, SECURITY & JUSTICE

  • Celebration of the 30th Anniversary of the General Court - The General Court in the Digital age
  • Consumer policy: Alternative and online dispute resolution help consumers enforce their rights - See the Implementation Report
  • European Public Prosecutor's Office: Commission welcomes the agreement to appoint Ms Kövesi as the first European Chief Prosecutor 
  • MEPs want internet firms to remove content promoting terrorism within an hour - See the EP Statement
  • Schengen: MEPs ready for negotiations on temporary checks at national borders

EXTERNAL RELATIONS