COMPETITION

  • Opinion of Advocate General Tanchev of 26 September 2019 in Case C‑10/18 P, Marine Harvest ASA, whose legal successor is Mowi ASA Vs. European Commission
    Re: Appeal - Control of concentrations between undertakings - Notion of single concentration - Implementation of a concentration before it is notified and declared compatible with the internal market - Fines imposed for the infringement of Article 4(1) and Article 7(1) of Council Regulation (EC) No 139/2004 - Principle ne bis in idem - Set-off principle - Principles governing concurrent offences
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.9471 - Clearlake/TA/DigiCert)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9387 - Allied Irish Banks/First Data Corporation/Semeral)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9534 - CKA/Greene King)
  • Germany - List of Notified Merger Projects
  • France - Keolis-CarPostal deal approved by Competition Aurthority
  • Switzerland - Comco has cleared Sunrise Communications’ takeover of Liberty Global’s UPC business (See FR, DE & IT version)

STATE AID

  • EFTA Surveillance Authority - State aid - Decision to raise no objections (Decision 056/19/COL)
  • EFTA Surveillance Authority - No state aid within the meaning of Article 61(1) of the EEA Agreement (Decision 057/19/COL)
  • Commission approves €6.2 million aid for Erfurt-Weimar Airport in Germany - SA.54496 - Midday Express

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Agenda for: CLEN meeting of the 2nd Proficiency Test on Textile of 19 November 2019
  • Agenda for: UCC Centralised Clearance Import Functional Specifications Phase 2 of 22 October 2019
  • Report from the Commission on the implementation of Council Regulation (EC) No 116/2009 of December 2008 on the export of cultural goods 1 January 2014 - 31 December 2017
  • Notice of the impending expiry of certain anti-dumping measures (PSC wires and strands (certain pre- and poststressing wires and strands; China; 06 June 2020)
  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1584 of 25 September 2019 initiating an investigation concerning possible circumvention of anti-dumping measures imposed by Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1343/2013 on imports of peroxosulphates (persulphates) originating in the People's Republic of China, and making such imports subject to registration
  • Answer given by Ms Malmström to a MEP written question - EU trade agreement with Mercosur countries
  • The 2nd EU-Canada Civil Society Forum under the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) on 12 November 2019
  • The European Union-Mercosur Free Trade Agreement: Prospects and risks - Bruegel Policy Contribution No.11 - September 2019

INTERNAL MARKET, INDUSTRY, RESEARCH & GENERAL

  • Commission Regulation (EU) 2019/1390 of 31 July 2019 amending, for the purpose of its adaptation to technical progress, the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 440/2008 laying down test methods pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH)
  • ECHA’s committees conclude on two restrictions and 15 harmonised classification and labelling opinions
  • Minutes of the Meeting of the Coreper of 11 September 2019
  • Council of the European Union - List of 'A Items' Competitiveness (Internal Market, Industry, Research and Space) of 26 and 27 September 2019
  • Commission - Report on market functioning and market integration in EU network industries
  • Vice-President Šefčovič speech at the launch of the EU Battery Alliance Business Investment Platform by InnoEnergy
  • Education and training in the EU: supporting teachers is critical to build the European Education Area - IP/19/5729
  • Commission experts support the development of 13 Bulgarian research and innovation centres

ENERGY

  • Main Results of the TTE Council (Energy) of 24 September 2019
    • The Austrian delegation provided information on the latest developments of the hydrogen initiative - see the Text of the hydrogen initiative and list of signatories
    • The Commission informed the Council about the security of gas supply for the upcoming winter (2019-2020)

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

  • 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
  • EU ambassadors endorsed the Council's position on a proposal to create an EU-wide classification system of environmentally sustainable activities

HEALTH, FOOD & PRODUCT SAFETY

  • Proposal for a Council Decision on the position to be taken on behalf of the European Union in the Eighth Session of the Governing Body of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture - See the Annex
  • Debate needed on specific EU rules for chemicals in e-cigarettes – consumer body - see the ANEC Report

TRANSPORT & MOBILITY

  • Judgment of the Court of 26 September 2019 in Case C‑600/18, UTEP 2006. SRL Vs. Vas Megyei Kormányhivatal Hatósági Főosztály, Hatósági, Építésügyi és Oktatási Osztály
    Re: Reference for a preliminary ruling - Road transport - Articles 91 and 92 TFEU - Regulation (EU) No 165/2014 - Article 32(3), Article 33(1) and Article 41(1) - Infringement of the rules on the use of tachographs - Duty of Member States to make provision for effective, dissuasive and non-discriminatory penalties - Resident and non-resident small and medium-sized enterprises - Differential treatment
  • Final Draft - Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 2008/96/EC on road infrastructure safety management

DATA PROTECTION & CYBERSECURITY

  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1583 of 25 September 2019 amending Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/1998 laying down detailed measures for the implementation of the common basic standards on aviation security, as regards cybersecurity measures

AREA OF FREEDOM, SECURITY & JUSTICE

  • Final Draft - Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the protection of persons who report breaches of Union law

ECB, EURO & ECONOMY

  • Statement by the Eurogroup President on the candidates for the post of ECB executive board member
  • ECB’s German board member quits over loosening policy - Sabine Lautenschläger’s resignation points to deep divisions at central bank - Financial Times
  • Challenges ahead for the European Central Bank: Navigating in the dark? - In-depth analysis for the EP Econ Committee
  • Simple Rules for Better Fiscal Policies in Europe - Bruegel - ifo Dice Report
  • Finance and carbon emissions - ECB Working Paper Series No.2318
  • Has the new bail-in framework increased the yield spread between subordinated and senior bonds? - - ECB Working Paper Series No.2317

FUTURE OF EUROPE & BREXIT

  • Democratic assessment: hearings of commissioners-designate - see the EP Statement
  • Detailed guide: Public-sector procurement after a no-deal Brexit 
  • "Brexit and the Belfast (Good Friday) Agreement Finding a way through the backstop impasse." - See the Report by Open Europe

EXTERNAL RELATIONS

  • Judgment of the Court of 26 September 2019 in Case C‑11/18 P, Oleksandr Viktorovych Klymenko, Vs. Council of the European Union
    Re: Appeal - Restrictive measures taken in view of the situation in Ukraine - Freezing of funds and economic resources - List of persons, entities and bodies covered by the freezing of funds and economic resources - Maintenance of the appellant’s name - Decision by an authority of a third State - Council’s obligation to verify that that decision was taken in accordance with the rights of the defence and the right to effective judicial protection - Obligation to state reasons
  • EU NAVFOR Operation Atalanta: new Operation Commander appointed
  • EU charts new ground in global connectivity - looks to boost strategic ties with Asia - IP/19/5851 & Joint Communication
  • EU-UN Spotlight Initiative: at the forefront of ending violence against women and girls - IP/19/5873
  • Central African Republic: EU mobilizes additional € 60 million