COMPETITION

  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9544 - Brookfield/Johnson Controls Autobatterie)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9552 - BP/China National Aviation Fuel Group/CNAF Air BP General Aviation Fuel Company)
  • Commission decision to waive commitments given in Vivendi/Telecom Italia merger published
  • Commission clears acquisition of control over HTG and Rotor by Glendower Capital (M.9532) - Midday Express
  • European Ombudsman - Decision in case 1311/2018/VB on the European Commission’s refusal to grant full public access to documents describing the collection of electronic evidence in the context of antitrust investigations
  • Belgium - Guide on the exchange of information in the framework of professional association
  • CMA alleges guitar firm illegally prevented price discounts
  • CMA to refer Bottomline/ Experian merger unless undertakings in lieu offered
  • CMA final report on Ecolab / The Holchem Group merger requires divestment of acquired business

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • The Council adopted a decision supplementing the negotiating directives for the Doha Development Agenda regarding the negotiations of a multilateral framework on investment facilitation. (See the Council Decision)
  • WTO waiver for the United States for products imported from Central American and Caribbean countries (See the Council Decision)
  • WTO waiver on preferential tariff treatment for products of least developed countries (See the Council Decision)
  • WTO - Azevêdo stresses central role of cotton in developing countries at World Cotton Day launch
  • The UK government has published an update to the UK’s temporary tariff regime if we leave the EU without a deal - See the Statutory guidance
  • Urgent question on tariffs in the event of a no-deal Brexit - UK Parliament Statement
  • UK and Tunisia sign continuity agreement
  • Without EU FTA, Malaysia to lose out — ambassador - The Edge Financial Daily

INTERNAL MARKET, INDUSTRY & GENERAL

  • Decisions adopted by the European Commission by Written Procedure on 08 October 2019
  • Agenda for: Meeting of the Coreper (Part.1 & Part.2) of 09 October 2019
  • EU budget: Commission helps prepare new Cohesion programmes with Regional Competitiveness Index and Eurobarometer - IP/19/5990
  • European Commission welcomes the positive assessment about how it has managed the EU budget - IP/19/6003
  • Minutes of the Internal Market Information System Committee of 06 September 2019
  • European Commission organises event on quantum communication infrastructure
  • Commission launches new edition of the Cultural and Creative Cities Monitor 2019 - IP/19/6001
  • New Commission report assesses blockchain technologies' use in finance, trade and public service
  • SOGAMA Credit Associatif and European Investment Fund: €30 million to support social entrepreneurship in France under the EU's Programme for Employment and Social Innovation and Juncker Plan

FINANCIAL SERVICES

  • EBA urges continued progress in financial institutions' preparations for the UK's departure from the EU
  • ESMA publishes final report on CSDR Guidelines on standardised procedures and messaging protocols
  • ESMA has updated its public register with the latest set of double volume cap (DVC) data under the MiFID II
  • ESMA updates Q&A on MiFIR data reporting

AGRICULTURE & FISHERIES

  • Mediterranean and Black Seas: Commission proposes fishing opportunities for 2020 - IP/19/6035 - see the Proposal & its Annex

HEALTH, FOOD & PRODUCT SAFETY

  • Report from the Commission on food and food ingredients treated with ionising radiation for the years 2016-2017 - See the Annex

DIGITAL SINGLE MARKET & INFORMATION SOCIETY

  • BEREC consults on 2020 work programme and calls for input to its medium term strategy 2021-2023
  • EU’s financial instrument for cultural and creative sectors recognised at the Global SME Finance Awards

DATA PRIVACY & CYBERSECURITY

  • The Commission presented to ministers its Communication on data protection rules as a trust-enabler in the EU and beyond - See also IP/19/4449
  • ENISA - Secure Group Communications for incident response and operational communities

TRANSPORT & MOBILITY

  • Report from the Commission - Implementation of Directive 2010/40/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 7 July 2010 on the framework for the deployment of Intelligent Transport Systems in the field of road transport and for interfaces with other modes of transport
  • New EU-funded upgrades on the Naples-Bari line, southern Italy
  • New mobility and data services at the heart of Digital Transport Days in Helsinki
  • Barcelona purchases 42 highly efficient trains to modernise metro lines 1 and 3 with EIB and Juncker Plan support

AREA OF FREEDOM, SECURITY & JUSTICE

  • Outcome of the 3717th Council Meeting - Justice & Home affairs of 07 October 2019
  • 10th anniversary of the Charter of Fundamental Rights: Council reaffirms the importance of EU common values - See the ConclusionsConclusions
  • Border management: EU signs agreement with Montenegro on European Border and Coast Guard cooperation - IP/19/6008
  • Fighting Terrorism Online: EU Internet Forum committed to an EU-wide Crisis Protocol - IP/19/6009 & FactSheet

ECB, EURO & ECONOMY

EXTERNAL RELATIONS

  • Letter of congratulations from President Donald Tusk to Sebastian Kurz
  • Letter of congratulations from President Donald Tusk to the Prime Minister of Portugal António Costa