COMPETITION

  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.9513 - Apax Partners/ADCO)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9550 - PT Baskhara Utama Sedaya/CPPIB/PT Lintas Marga Sedaya)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9577 - Genstar/Oak Hill Capital/Mercer ADV)
  • Commission clears Novelis' acquisition of Aleris, subject to conditions - (IP/19/5949 & M.9076)
  • Commission clears acquisition of GDCV by IC, PSPIB and Greystar (M.9467) - Midday Express
  • Commission clears joint venture between Ardagh Group and Element (M.9491) - Midday Express
  • CMA accepts undertakings in lieu in Liqui-Box / DS Smith merger
  • CMA full text decision on Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust / The Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust merger
  • France - Competition authority has fined the Order of Architects 1.5 million euros for setting and making mandatory a scale of fees that architects were to apply in bidding on public contracts
  • Italia - Antitrust: Adriano Panzironi, Life 120 Italia S.r.l.s, welcome Time Elevator S.r.l. and Teleuniverso S.r.l. sanctioned for the repetition of unfair commercial practices
  • Spain - The CNMC investigates possible anti-competitive practices in relation to access to ATM networks by certain banks
  • Spain - Ten operations of concentration approved in first phase in September

STATE AID

  • Opinion of the Advocate General Hogan of 01 October 2019 in Case C‑274/14 - Banco de Santander SA
    Re: Reference for a preliminary ruling - State aid - Tax system - Corporation tax - Deduction - Amortisation of goodwill resulting from acquisitions by undertakings resident for tax purposes in Spain of shareholdings of at least 5% in undertakings resident for tax purposes outside Spain - Article 267 TFEU - Admissibility of preliminary reference - Definition of ‘a court or tribunal’ - Independence - Lack of jurisdiction of the Court

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Agenda for: Trade Policy Committee (Deputy Members) of 04 October 2019
  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1661 of 24 September 2019 concerning the classification of certain goods in the Combined Nomenclature (CN: 2106 9092)
  • Commissioner Malmström discusses recent trade policy developments with the Advisory Group on Trade Agreements
  • Hogan cruises into EU trade job - Unconfrontational hearing looked more like a coronation than a grilling - Politico.eu - See the Hearing
  • WTO lowers trade forecast as tensions unsettle global economy
  • WTO - India launches safeguard investigation on single mode optical fibre
  • WTO - Speech by DG Roberto Azevêdo: Inclusive growth means closing gender gaps
  • Choppy waters ahead for EU trade policy - See CER Bulletin

INTERNAL MARKET, INDUSTRY & GENERAL

  • Agenda for: Meeting of the Coreper (Part.1 & Part.2) of 02 October 2019
  • Agenda for: Forum for the Exchange of Information on Enforcement of the EU legislation on the approval and market surveillance of motor vehicles of 15 October 2019
  • ECHA proposes 18 substances for authorisation

FINANCIAL SERVICES

  • ESMA publishes translations for Prospectus Guidelines on risk factors
  • ESMA analyses use of derivatives by UCITS equity funds
  • ESMA - Effects of product intervention measures regarding CFDs and binary options on market participants and clients - Call for evidence
  • ESMA launches call for evidence on the effects of product intervention measures 

TAXATION

AGRICULTURE & FISHERIES

  • European Bioeconomy Scene 2019 (Helsinki, 8-10 July 2019) - Information from the Presidency

ENERGY

  • Agenda for:Meeting of the Energy Efficiency Directive Directive Committee of 3 October 2019
  • Agenda for:Meeting of the Energy Performance of Buildings of 10 October 2019
  • Agenda for: CEF Coordination Committee - Energy Meeting of 02 October 2019

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

  • Regulation amending Regulation (EC) No 715/2007 on type approval of motor vehicles with respect to emissions from light passenger and commercial vehicles (Euro 5 and Euro 6) and on access to vehicle repair and maintenance information - Information from the Presidency
  • New rules make household appliances more sustainable - (See IP/19/5895 and Q&A/19/5889)

HEALTH, FOOD & PRODUCT SAFETY

  • There are no grounds to question the validity of the regulation on the placing of plant protection products on the market (See CPR No.126/2019 - Judgment in Case C-616/17 - Blaise and Others)
  • Health services indicators updated (ECHI 76, 79) and implemented (ECHI 81) with most recent OECD data

DIGITAL SINGLE & MARKET INFORMATION SOCIETY

  • Agenda for: 20th meeting of the eCommerce expert group of 08 October 2019
  • Minutes of the Communications Committee (COCOM)  of 24 September 2019
  • Answer given by Ms Gabriel to a MEP written question - Implementation of the Network and Information Security Directive
  • Storing cookies requires internet users’ active consent (See CPR No.125/2019 - Judgment in Case C-673/17 - Planet49)
  • New manifesto about how the digital transformation can serve the public interest - See Beuc Statement

TRANSPORT & MOBILITY

  • Juncker Plan and Connecting Europe Facility provide financing for electric buses in Rotterdam

AREA OF FREEDOM SECURITY JUSTICE

  • Report on the implementation of Directive 2013/48/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 October 2013 on the right of access to a lawyer in criminal proceedings and in European arrest warrant proceedings, and on the right to have a third person informed upon deprivation of liberty and to communicate with third persons and with consular authorities while deprived of liberty

FUTURE OF EUROPE & BREXIT

  • Minutes for: Meeting of the Coreper (Article 50) of 26 October 2019

ECB, EURO & ECONOMY

  • Speech by Philip R. Lane: Globalisation and monetary policy
  • September 2019 - Euro area annual inflation down to 0.9%
  • Way forward with a view to strategic priorities on Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism - Presidency Issues Note

EXTERNAL RELATIONS

  • Report on export authorisation in 2017 and 2018 pursuant to the Regulation concerning trade in certain goods which could be used for capital punishment, torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment - See the Annex
  • Joint press statement following the fifth Association Council meeting between the European Union and the Republic of Moldova
  • Can Josep Borrell get EU foreign policy off the ground? - See CER Bulletin