COMPETITION

  • Withdrawal of notification of a concentration (Case M.9409 - Aurubis/Metallo Group Holding)
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.9511 - Macquarie Group/Ocean Breeze Energy and Perikles)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9162 - Fincantieri/Chantiers de l’Atlantique) 
  • Commission clears Novelis' acquisition of Aleris, subject to conditions - (IP/19/5949 - M.9076)
  • Commission clears acquisition of All4Labels by Triton Fund V (M.9558) - Midday Express
  • Velon, with the unanimous support of its shareholders, submitted an anti-trust Complaint to the European Commission against the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) based on Articles 101 and 102 TFEU.
  • CMA refers JD Sports Fashion / Footasylum merger to Phase 2 investigation
  • A European competition policy that serves consumers in the digital era - See Beuc Statement & Report
  • Norway - Competition Authority initiates investigation in the retail fuel market

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Agenda for: 54th Meeting of the Customs Code Committee - Data Integration & Harmonisation of 04 October 2019
  • Agenda & Working Documents for: Commission Expert Group on Trade and Sustainable Development of 03 October 2019
  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1662 of 1 October 2019 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of ironing boards originating in the People’s Republic of China following an expiry review pursuant to Article 11(2) of Regulation (EU) 2016/1036 of the European Parliament and of the Council
  • Draft CouncilDecision on the position to be adopted on behalf of the EU within the Partnership Committee established by the Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement between the EU and the European Atomic Energy Community and their Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Armenia, of the other part, as regards the establishment of the list of individuals to serve as arbitrators in dispute-settlement proceedings
  • Draft Council Decision on the position to be taken on behalf of the EU within the Sanitary and Phytosanitary Management Sub-Committee established by the Association Agreement between the EU and the European Atomic Energy Community and their Member States, of the one part, and Ukraine, of the other part, as regards the modification of Annex V to Chapter 4 of that Agreement
  • EU launches negotiations to deepen trade relations with Eastern and Southern Africa countries - IP/19/5951
  • Indonesia gets Rp 232 billion grant from EU to ease trade negotiations - The Djakarta Post

INTERNAL MARKET, INDUSTRY & GENERAL

FINANCIAL SERVICES

  • EBA publishes the regular Basel III capital monitoring report and an update on the compliance of EU banks with liquidity measures
  • ESMA prepares for new responsibilities in 2020
  • ESMA updates EMIR Q&A

TAXATION

  • Answer given by Mr Moscovici to a MEP written question - Fair taxation - tax evasion and non-payment of VAT in the EU
  • Answer given by Mr Moscovici to a MEP written question - New Italian decree (Decreto Crescita) and impact on personal income tax
  • Making EU tax policy work for the environment, not against it - See Epure Statement

ENERGY

  • Agenda for: Working Party on Energy of 08 October 2019
  • The Future of EcoDesign - See DigitalEurope Policy Paper

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

  • Agenda for: Council of the EU - Environment of 04 October 2019
  • Agenda for: Meeting relating to the implementation of the Ambient Air Quality Directives of 14 October 2019
  • Agenda for: Working Party on International Environment Issues on Biodiversity and Biosafety of 09 October 2019
  • UNEP: - Sixth Annual Subcommittee meeting of the Committee of Permanent Representatives to UNEP (Nairobi, 7-11 October 2019) = EU coordination meeting

ECB, EURO & ECONOMY

  • Judgment of the Court of 02 October 2019 in joined Cases C-152/18 P &  C-153/18 P, Crédit Mutuel Arkéa, Vs. European Central Bank (ECB), European Commission,supported by: National Confederation of Credit Mutuel and Crédit Mutuel Arkéa, Vs. European Central Bank (ECB), European Commission, supported by National Confederation of Credit Mutuel 
    • Re: Appeal - Economic and monetary policy - Article 127 (6) TFEU - Regulation (EU) No 1024/2013 - Article 4 (1) (g) - Prudential supervision of credit institutions on a consolidated basis - Regulation (EU) No 468/2014 - Article 2 (21) (c) - Regulation (EU) No 575/2013 - Article 10 - Group subject to prudential supervision - Establishments permanently affiliated to a central body
  • Speech by Mario Draghi: Stabilisation policies in a monetary union

FUTURE OF EUROPE & BREXIT

  • Supporting persons who may lose their jobs in the event of no-deal Brexit: Council approves draft contingency measures - See the European Commission proposal
  • U.K.’s Conservatives want to deliver Brexit. They just can’t decide how. - Wall Street Journal

EXTERNAL RELATIONS

  • Council Decision (CFSP) 2019/1663 of 1 October 2019 amending Decision (CFSP) 2015/1333 concerning restrictive measures in view of the situation in Libya - See the Notice 1 & 2
  • High Representative/Vice-President Mogherini visits the Republic of Moldova -  Midday Express