COMPETITION

  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9500 - Lindsay Goldberg Group/Bilcare Research Swiss Holding I and II)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9473 - KIRKBI/Blackstone/CPPIB/Merlin)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9453 - Phillips 66/Fortress Investment Group/United Pacific)
  • Commission clears the acquisition of joint control over Omnicare by Equistone and Mr. Olivier TAMIMI (M.9525) - Midday Express
  • Commission clears the acquisition of Legal and General Insurance by Allianz (M.9432) - Midday Express
  • Commission clears the acquisition of Advanced Computer Software by BC Partners and Vista Equity Partners (M.9529) - Midday Express
  • Commission clears acquisition of Currenta by the Macquarie Group (M.9528) - Midday Express
  • Boeing, Embraer deal faces EU scrutiny - European competition regulators are expected to open an in-depth probe into plans by Boeing to take control of the commercial-jetliner arm of Brazil’s Embraer - Wall Street Journal
  • Germany - Bundeskartellamt clears hospital merger in the Allgäu region
  • France - The Autorité de la concurrence authorizes the acquisition of the TODD group by Alliance Automotive France
  • The Netherlands - ACM: a broad-based effort is needed for long-term competition in anti-rheumatic prescription drugs
  • Portugal - AdC accuses HCapital, SCA - SICAR of gun-jumping

STATE AID

  • Commission approves prolongation of Belgian and French state guarantees on Dexia's senior debt beyond 2021 - SA.53554 and SA.53592 -  Midday Express
  • State Aid Weekly e- News - No.31/19 - Covers from 20 to 26 September 2019

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Agenda for: Customs Union Working Party of 02 October 2019
  • Agenda for: 624th meeting of the Export Credits Group of 16 October 2019
  • Steel imports: Commission adopts adjustments to the existing safeguards - SeeCommission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1590  - Midday Express
  • Decision No 2/2019 of the Joint Committee under the Agreement between the EU and japan for an Economic Partnership of 26 August 2019 on the establishment of the list of individuals who are willing and able to serve as arbitrators

AGRICULTURE & FISHERIES

  • 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

ENERGY

  • Agenda for: Working Party on Energy of 01 October 2019
  • Decision No 1/2019 of the EU-Ukraine Association Council of 8 July 2019 as regards the amendment of Annex XXVII to the Association Agreement between the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community and their Member States, of the one part, and Ukraine, of the other part (Energy Cooperation, including nuclear issues)

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

  • Agenda for: Expert Group for RoHS 2 adaptation and enforcement of 21 October 2019
  • Union position on agenda items relating to environmental protection (EU restricted document) - Transmission to the European Parliament
  • The 7th High-Level Dialogue Conference of the China-Europe Water Platform (Guimarães, Portugal, 6 - 9 November 2019) - Information from the Portuguese delegation
  • Transition to a fleet of zero-emission passenger cars – a necessity for a climate neutral EU by 2050 at the latest - Information from the Danish delegation
  • 18th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties (CoP18) to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) (Geneva, 17-28 August 2019) - Information from the Presidency and the Commission
  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1587 of 24 September 2019 prohibiting the introduction into the Union of specimens of certain species of wild fauna and flora in accordance with Council Regulation (EC) No 338/97 on the protection of species of wild fauna and flora by regulating trade therein

HEALTH, FOOD & PRODUCT SAFETY

  • Commission Delegated Decision (EU) 2019/1597 of 3 May 2019 supplementing Directive 2008/98/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards a common methodology and minimum quality requirements for the uniform measurement of levels of food waste
  • “My heart, your heart“: Statement ahead of World Heart Day by Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, Vytenis Andriukaitis -
  • Call for expression of interest for expert panels on medical devices and in vitro diagnostic medical devices — 804/PP/GRO/CODEL/20/
  • Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report - Report 39 ( Published on: 27/09/2019)
  • EFSA - Bees and pesticides: second consultation begins on guidance review
  • NGO report identifies ‘major holes’ in REACH socioeconomic assessments - see Chemtrust Press Release & Report

DIGITAL SINGLE MARKET &  INFORMATION SOCIETY

AREA OF FREEDOM, SECURITY & JUSTICE

  • Commission notice — Guidance on the interpretation and application of Council Directive 93/13/EEC on unfair terms in consumer contracts 
  • Criminal justice: Joint statement on the launch of EU-U.S. negotiations to facilitate access to electronic evidence
  • Criminal justice: Commission evaluates Member States' efforts in making sure suspects of crime get a fair trial - 
  • Security Union: The Commission recommends opening negotiations with Japan on the transfer of Passenger Name Record (PNR) data - IP/19/5872

ECB, EURO & ECONOMY

  • Juncker Plan: Structural Reform Support Service and European Investment Bank join forces to provide advisory services and improve investment climate
  • Juncker Plan supports Polish businesses with record European Investment Bank Group deal
  • Speech by Mario Draghi: Macroprudential policy in Europe
  • ECB publishes the Euro money market study 2018
  • Interview of ECB's Philip R. Lane with Handelsblatt
  • ‘German problem’ at ECB exposed by latest departure - Berlin’s representatives have found it hard to defend bank’s policies at home - Financial Times
  • Brexit prompts ESM to switch out of English bond law - Eurozone’s bailout fund to instead use Luxembourg law for its future borrowings starting October - Financial Times

EXTERNAL RELATIONS

  • Venezuela: EU adds 7 members of the security and intelligence forces to sanctions list (see Regulation (EU) 2019/1586, Decision (CFSP) 2019/1596 & See Notice 1 & 2)
  • Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the EU on Venezuela
  • Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the EU on the alignment of certain third countries with Council Decision concerning restrictive measures in view of the situation in Libya
  • Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the EU on Syria
  • EUNAVFOR MED Operation Sophia: mandate extended until 31 March 2020 - See Decision (CFSP) 2019/1595
  • Address by President Donald Tusk to the 74th United Nations General Assembly