COMPETITION

  • Summary of Commission Decision - COMP/M.8674 - BASF/Solvay Polyamide Busines
  • Commission fines Coroos and Groupe CECAB € 31.6 million for participating in canned vegetables cartel - IP/19/5911
  • Commission clears acquisition of Dream Cruises by TPG Asia and Genting (M.9515) - Midday Express
  • Commission clears acquisition of joint control of an office building by Primus and PRECap shareholders (M.9465) - Midday Express
  • Control of abusive practices in electricity generation/wholesale trade: Bundeskartellamt and Bundesnetzagentur publish guidelines
  • The CMA has accepted undertakings in lieu of reference for the anticipated acquisition by Liqui-Box Inc., of the flexible and rigid plastic packaging business of DS Smith
  • The CMA has referred the anticipated acquisition by Sabre Holdings Corporation of Farelogix Inc. for an in depth investigation - see the Decision to refer & Full text decision 

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Agenda for: EP Inta Committee of 02 October 2019
  • Minutes of the 90th Customs Code Committee - General Customs Legislation of 09 July 2019
  • Commissioner Malmström hosts conference on Empowering Women through Trade
  • Answer given by Ms Malmström to a MEP written question - EU-Vietnam agreement: production of Japonica rice in Italy and the EU at risk
  • Italian delicacies consumed by Trump’s tariffs war - Imported staples of the US diet could become pricier as result of Airbus case - Financial Times
  • China, EU on track for BIT by 2020 - Global Times

INTERNAL MARKET, INDUSTRY & GENERAL

  • Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2019/1616 of 27 September 2019 on the harmonised standards for pressure equipment drafted in support of Directive 2014/68/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council
  • E-Government: Commission adopts new rules on digital forms in public procurement

FINANCIAL SERVICES

  • Agenda for: Financial Counsellors Working Party Meeting of 01 October 2019
  • Agenda for: Working Party on Financial Services (Sustainable Finance) of 08 October 2019
  • Sustainable finance: Technical Expert Group makes recommendations for methodology of EU climate benchmarks - Midday Express
  • ESMA issues an opinion on product intervention measures by Cyprus

TAXATION

AGRICULTURE & FISHERIES

  • Agenda for:Expert Group Wine Market Observatory of 04 November 2019
  • Minutes of: Expert Group Milk Market Observatory of 19 September 2019
  • Minutes of: Meeting of the expert Group for Technical Advice on Organic Production - Subgroup Aquaculture of 04-06 June 2019
  • EU Forest Strategy post-2020 - Exchange of views
  • Communication on stepping up EU action to protect and restore the world’s forests Presentation by the Commission - Exchange of views

EMPLOYMENT & SOCIAL POLICY

  • Key Employment Challenges: Key messages from the EMCO based on the Annual Employment Performance Report and Employment Performance Monitor - Endorsement of the key messages
  • August 2019 - Euro area unemployment at 7.4% - EU28 at 6.2%

ENERGY

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

  • 8th Round of Mutual Evaluations - 'The practical implementation and operation of European policies on preventing and combating Environmental Crime'  - Report on Austria
  • Draft Council conclusions on "More circularity - Transition to a sustainable society" - Adoption
  • Draft Council conclusions on "The 8th Environment Action Programme - Turning the Trends Together" - Adoption
  • Answer given by Mr Vella to a MEP written question - Cyanide mining
  • Answer given by Mr Vella to a MEP written question - RoHS 2 in respect of toxic mercury in lamps

HEALTH, FOOD & PRODUCT SAFETY

  • Agenda for: Meeting of the PAFF Committee, section Plant Health of 11 October 2019
  • Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2019/1602 of 23 April 2019 supplementing Regulation (EU) 2017/625 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the Common Health Entry Document accompanying consignments of animals and goods to their destination
  • Application process open until 30 November 2019 - 2019 call for membership to the existing European Reference Networks (ERNs)
  • From 24th September Croatia is receiving Patient Summaries from incoming travellers. First exchange will occur with Czech Republic, making possible for Czech citizens to access their health data in case of emergency in Croatia
  • A dream machine – The EU Health Programme turns ideas into actions that benefit EU citizens - Health-EU newsletter 241 - Focus

DATA PRIVACY & CYBERSECURITY

AREA OF FREEDOM, SECURITY & JUSTICE

  • Recommendation for a Council Decision to authorise the opening of negotiations for an Agreement between the European Union and Japan for the transfer and use of Passenger Name Record (PNR) data to prevent and combat terrorism and other serious transnational crime
  • Answer given by Mr Avramopoulos to a MEP written question - EU PNR implementation
  • Hungary optimistic over swift end to EU rule-of-law row - Member states are tiring of proceedings against Budapest, minister believes - Financial Times

ECB, EURO & ECONOMY

  • Financial integration in Europe through the lens of composite indicators - ECB Working Paper Series No.2319
  • Draghi declares victory in battle over the euro - See the Interview of Mario Draghi with Financial Times
  • Draghi backs calls for fiscal union to bolster eurozone - Outgoing ECB president ‘optimistic’ that the political debate is shifting - Financial Times

FUTURE OF EUROPE & BREXIT

  • Meet the new chairs of the parliamentary committees
  • Brexit preparedness: Correspondence with the EU Institutions - Exchange of letters between UK Government and EU Commission on Brexit preparedness
  • Von der Leyen faces fight over her Brussels team - Nominees for European Commission to come under tough scrutiny from MEPs - Financial Times
  • How to watch Commission hearings like a pro - 26 nominees face a grilling from MEPs - Politico.eu

EXTERNAL RELATIONS

  • New Africa-Caribbean-Pacific/European Union Partnership: Chief negotiators agree on economic priorities for future agreement - IP/19/5913
    • Q&As: New ACP-EU Partnership after 2020