COMPETITION

  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9527 - New Media Investment Group/Gannett Co.)
  • Commission clears the acquisition of sole control of Acelity by 3M (M.9426) - Midday Express
    Commission approves the acquisition of joint control over Panattoni Park by SEGRO and PSPIB (M.9345) - Midday Express
  • Commission opens in-depth investigation into joint ventures proposed by Boeing and Embraer - IP/19/6007 & M.9097
  • Competing at Scale: EU Competition Policy fit for the Global Stage - See ERT Position Paper
  • EU antitrust chief signals further US tech clampdown - Vestager’s interim order against Broadcom seen as useful tool in fast-moving markets - Financial Times
  • CMA issued an invitation to comment on the merger between Salesforce.com, Inc. / and Tableau Software Inc
  • Poland - The UOKik issued a decision regarding bid rigging
  • Portugal - Cofina has notified the acquisition of sole control over the Media Capital Group

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Agenda for: Economic Tariff Questions Group of 14 November 2019
  • European Commission publishes draft interim Sustainability Impact Assessment report for the EU-Mercosur Association Agreement
  • WTO - Items proposed for consideration at the next meeting of Dispute Settlement Body on 14 October 2019
  • Can Europe prevent the paralysis of the multilateral trading system? - See EPC Policy Paper
  • U.S. SME Exports: Trade related Barriers Affecting Exports of U.S. Small and Medium-sized Enterprises to the United Kingdom - see US ITC Report
  • EU allies urge US to avoid tit-for-tat trade spat - France and Germany say they want a deal but are ready to hit back if none can be reached - Financial Times
  • How Boeing vs. Airbus Became Trump vs. Europe - New York Times

FINANCIAL SERVICES

  • ESMA consults on MiFIR alignment following the introduction of EMIR RefitESMA - Reply form for the Consultation Paper on MAR review report
  • ESMA - Consultation on Draft technical advice on commercial terms for providing clearing services under EMIR (FRANDT)
  • ESMA Opinion clarifies application of pre-trade transparency and price determination in frequent batch auctions
  • Speech by Steven Maijoor delivers keynote speech at AFME's Legal and Compliance Conference

TAXATION

  • Minutes of the meeting of the VAT Forum of 02 July 2019
  • The EU list of non-cooperative jurisdictions for tax purposes - Report by the Code of Conduct Group (Business Taxation) suggesting amendments to the Annexes of the Council conclusions of 12 March 2019, including the de-listing of two jurisdictions, and the endorsement of a guidance note

AGRICULTURE & FISHERIES

  • EU accedes to international agreement on appellations of origin and geographical indications - See Commission Statement

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

  • Main Results of the Environment Council of 04 October 2019
    • The Council adopts conclusions on the circular economy
    • 8th Environment Action Programme - Council adopts conclusions
    • The Council sets out EU position for UN climate conference in Santiago de Chile (COP25)
  • Preparations for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) meetings (Santiago de Chile, 2-13 December 2019) - Council conclusions

HEALTH FOOD & PRODUCT SAFETY

TRANSPORT & MOBILITY

  • Safer roads – EU strengthens rules on road infrastructure management
  • The European Commission (DG RTD) has launched a survey to collect feedback for a study on Connected and Automated Driving (CAD)
  • Olli-Pekka Rantala: We need sustainable digital mobility services

DIGITAL SINGLE MARKET & INFORMATION SOCIETY

DATA PRIVACY & CYBERSECURITY

  • Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the respect for private life and the protection of personal data in electronic communications and repealing Directive 2002/58/EC (Regulation on Privacy and Electronic Communications) - Revised Text
  • Antti Sillanpää: Cybersecurity for citizens and society
  • Finland : New cyber security strategy responds to changed operating environment

AREA OF FREEDOM, SECURITY & JUSTICE

  • Agenda for: Council of the European Union (Justice & Home Affairs) of 07-08 October 2019
    - List of A Items 67 and List of A Items 68
  • Better protection of whistle-blowers: new EU-wide rules to kick in in 2021
  • Border management: EU to sign agreement with Montenegro on European Border and Coast Guard cooperation
  • Diminishing safeguards, increasing returns: Non-refoulement gaps in the EU return and readmission system - See EPC Discussion Paper

FUTURE OF EUROPE BREXIT

  • UK Committee to take further evidence on preparations for Brexit - The impact of Brexit on border operations examined
  • Warning of threat to UK-EU trade deal from US demands - Defra officials’ paper points to pressure to relax food and animal health standards after Brexit - Financial Times
  • Johnson urges Brussels to compromise on Brexit - EU demands changes to UK proposals but PM sticks to October 31 deadline - Financial Times
  • EU should not reject the Boris Johnson proposal - Negotiators could extend the Brexit deadline for a final time to work on technical details - Financial Times

EXTERNAL RELATIONS

  • EU boosts its partnership with Cabo Verde - IP/19/5974
  • Report from the Commission on the activities and consultations of the Anti-Torture Coordination Group referred to in Article 31 of Regulation (EU) 2019/125 concerning trade in certain goods which could be used for capital punishment, torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment