COMPETITION

  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.9420 - Crédit Agricole/Banco Santander/Santander Securities Services)
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.9490 - VWFS/TÜV Süd AS/FC/CarMob)
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.9523 - Munich RE/DIF/Green Investment Group/Covanta/Dublin Waste-To-Energy facility)
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.9525 - EPE/OCH/Omnicare)
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.9528 - Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets/Currenta)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9575 - Renault/Mobivia/Exadis)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9358 - Broadcom/Symantec Enterprise Security Business)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9556 - Triton/Grupo Fertiberia)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9450 - PPG/TIL/JV)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9462 - Emil Frey Group/Autocommerce /Avto Triglav/AC-Mobil)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9566 - CK Asset/CK Hutchison/Alberta/Northumbrian Water/Northumbrian Services/West Gas/Western Gas/UK Rails/Dutch Enviro)
  • The CMA has cleared the anticipated acquisition by MUFG Bank Ltd relating to the aviation business of DVB Bank SE and the anticipated acquisition of the AAM/AIM Business

STATE AID

  • Authorisation for State aid pursuant to Articles 107 and 108 of the TFEU - Cases where the Commission raises no objections
  • State Aid Weekly e-News - No.32/19 - Covers from 27 September to 3 October 2019
  • Answer given by Ms Vestager to a MEP written question - The Commission's failure to investigate Apple's post-2014 tax arrangements in Ireland

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Agenda for: Trade Policy Committee (Services & Investment) of 10 October 2019
  • Minutes - EU-Japan EPA 1st meeting of the Agricultural Cooperation Committee
  • Answer given by Mr Arias Canete to a MEP written question - Carbon tax at the EU's borders
  • Commission notice concerning the application of the Regional Convention on pan-Euro-Mediterranean preferential rules of origin or the protocols on rules of origin providing for diagonal cumulation between the Contracting Parties to this Convention
  • Notice concerning the anti-dumping measures in force in respect of imports of ceramic tableware and kitchenware originating in the People’s Republic of China: name change of one company subject to the duty for cooperating non-sampled companies
  • Copa - Cogeca: European Farmers and Cooperatives’ reaction after US announcements to hit EU goods with new tariffs after WTO ruling

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

  • Submission of the European Union to the Enlarged Board of Appeal of the European Patent Office on the patentability of plants obtained by essentially biological processes ('Pepper case')

FINANCIAL SERVICES

  • EBA - Low profits and high costs remain a key challenge for the EU banking sector
  • ESAs highlight money laundering and terrorist financing risks in the EU financial sector
  • ESMA consults on the commercial terms for providing client clearing services under EMIR

TAXATION

  • Judgment of the Court of 03 October 2019 in Case C‑329/18, Valsts ieņēmumu dienests Vs. ‘Altic’ SIA
    • Re: Reference for a preliminary ruling - VAT - Directive 2006/112/EC - Procurement of food products - Deduction of input tax - Refusal of deduction - Possibly fictitious supplier - VAT fraud - Requirements relating to knowledge on the part of the purchaser - Regulation (EC) No 178/2002 - Obligations of traceability of foodstuffs and identification of the supplier - Regulations (CE) No 852/2004 and (EC) No 882/2004 - Registration obligations of operators in the food sector - Effect on the right to deduct VAT
  • Agenda for: Working Party on Tax Questions (Direct Taxation - CCTB) of 17 October 2019
  • Agenda for: 45th Meeting of the Working Group of Administrative cooperation in the field of direct taxation of 29 October 2019
  • Agenda for: 18th Meeting of the Working Group of Administrative cooperation in the field of direct taxation - Small Sub-group - "Automatic exchange of information" of 30 October 2019
  • Agenda for: 17th meeting of the Working Group of Administrative cooperation in the field of direct taxation - Small Sub-Group - "Electronics Form for Direct Taxes" of 15 October 2019

AGRICULTURE & FISHERIES

  • Agenda for: Special Committee on Agriculture of 07 October 2019
  • Agriculture: Commission publishes latest short-term outlook for main EU agricultural sectors - See the Report

EMPLOYMENT, EDUCATION & SOCIAL POLICY

  • Employment: Commission proposes €1.6 million from Globalisation Adjustment Fund to help 400 workers made redundant in Carrefour Belgique - IP/19/5892 - see COM/2019/442
  • Education: new report shows more efforts are needed to increase teachers' pay

ENERGY

  • Gas wholesale markets representing up to 80% of EU gas consumption are working well - see ACER Statement

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

  • Agenda for: Working Party on the Environment of 07 October 2019
  • Agenda for: 34th Meeting of the DNA on Regulation (EU) N° 649/2012 of the EP and of the Council concerning the export and import of hazardous chemicals of 15 October 2019
  • Juncker Plan supports food waste management in Romania and cultural entrepreneurs in Sweden
  • What is carbon neutrality and how can it be achieved by 2050? - See the EP Statement
  • Eurofer Discussion Paper – A regulatory framework for CO2-lean steel produced in Europe

HEALTH, FOOD & PRODUCT SAFETY

  • Agenda for meeting of the PAFF Committee, section
  • Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2019/1666 of 24 June 2019 supplementing Regulation (EU) 2017/625 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards conditions for monitoring the transport and arrival of consignments of certain goods from the border control post of arrival to the establishment at the place of destination in the Union
  • Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report - Report 40 (Published on: 04/10/2019)
  • Animal welfare: 6th meeting of the EU Platform to focus on latest achievements - See the Agenda

TRANSPORT & MOBILITY

  • Agenda for: Expert Group established to support the enforcement of Road Safety related traffic rules of 17 October 2019
  • Agenda for: Aviation Security National Auditors Meeting of 08-09 October 2019
  • Minutes of : Meeting of the Expert Group on the TEN-T Guidelines – Delegated Acts of 27 September 2019
  • Cohesion Policy: EU invests €880 million to improve Poland's railway system - IP/19/5969
  • Answer given by Ms Bulc to a MEP written question - Prospects of the LNG Motion project in Romania

DATA PROTECTION

  • Council Implementing Decision setting out a recommendation on addressing the deficiencies identified in the 2018 evaluation of:
    • Lithuania, Latvia on the application of the Schengen acquis in the field of data protection
    • Ireland in view of fulfilling the conditions necessary for the application of the Schengen acquis in the field of data protection

AREA OF FREEDOM, SECURITY & JUSTICE

  • Agenda for: Council of the European Union (Justice & Home Affairs) of 07-08 October 2019
    • - Proposed agenda for the EU-RUSSIA Expert meeting on drugs of 09 October 2019
    • - EU Statement on the occasion of the Intersessional meeting of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs, Vienna 23 September 2019 - Preparations for consideration by the Commission of the proposed scheduling recommendations by the World Health Organization on cannabis and cannabis-related recommendations

ECB, EURO & ECONOMY

  • SME Initiative: EIB Group substantially expands its support to Romanian businesses, thanks to EU funds - See EIB Statement
  • EU-guaranteed loans to strengthen Sweden's cultural entrepreneurs - See EIB Statement
  • Introducing dominant currency pricing in the ECB’s global macroeconomic model - ECB Working Paper Series No.2231
  • Modelling yields at the lower bound through regime shifts - ECB Working Paper Series No.2230
  • First release for the second quarter of 2019 - Business investment up to 25.7% in the euro area - Business profit share down to 39.2% - Stat/19/5998

FUTURE OF EUROPE & BREXIT

  • Brexit: recent UK proposals do not offer the safeguards the EU and Ireland need -See the EP Statement
  • Manageable but Material - The consequences of No Deal and how the Government should respond - See Open Europe Paper

EXTERNAL RELATIONS

  • Joint letter by Presidents Tusk, Sassoli, Juncker and President-elect Von der Leyen on the opening of accession talks with North Macedonia and Albania
  • Presidency draft on Council conclusions on “Space solutions for a sustainable Arctic” with a view to the Space Working Party meeting on 8 October 2019
  • The European Union reinforces its partnership with Snegal with 27.5 millions euros - IP/19/5980
  • HR/VP Federica Mogherini travels to Jordan on 6-7 October - Midday Express