COMPETITION

  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.9465 — Primus Shareholders/Prudential/Real Estate) 
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.9533 — KKR/Arta Capital/Alvic)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9524 — Fortress Investment Group/Majestic Wine Warehouses/Les Celliers De Calais) 
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9549 — BP Group/Bunge Group/BP Bunge Bioenergia)
  • Commission published full text of Decision in Case M.9357 - FIS/Worldpay
  • Commission clears acquisition of joint control over X-Elio Energy by Brookfield and KKR (M.9519) - Midday Express
  • Answer given by Ms Vestager to a MEP written Question - Greek Government dismisses members of the Hellenic Competition Commission
  • Hearing of Executive Vice President-designate Margrethe Vestager - see the Opening Statement and the Q&A
  • Belgium - Notification - CONC-C/C-19/0031: Boulanger Group SAS - High Tech Multicanal Group SA / KRËFEL NV – Assureka SA – HIFI International SA – Tones BVBA 
  • Croatia - CCA opens UTPs infringement proceeding against buyer of watermelons
  • France - The Autorité de la concurrence hands down fines to Procter & Gamble, Coty and Chanel and their wholesale importers for having set up exclusive import agreements.
  • Germany - Rewe-Lekkerland merger cleared by Bundeskartellamt
  • Spain - CNMC has imposed fines totaling 54.26 million euros on 19 companies operating in the energy sector
  • Spain - CNMC has opened proceedings against 25 companies and two associations for allegedly restricting competition among road-transport providers in the Santander region

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Agenda for: 29th meeting of the Customs Expert Group, Taric sub section of 31 October 2019
  • Agenda for: 8th meeting of the Tariff Measures Section of 30 October 2019
  • Agenda for: 32nd meeting of the Customs Expert Group, General Legislation section of 28 October 2019
  • Agenda for: UCC Customs Decisions System Project Group of 24 October 2019
  • Agenda for: Working Party on Trade Questions of 15 October 2019
  • Explanatory Notes to the Combined Nomenclature of the European Union (CN: 0305 20 00 - ‘1604 31 00 and 1604 32 00)
  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1687 of 8 October 2019 amending Annex 1 to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/2179 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of ceramic tiles originating in the People’s Republic of China
  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1688 of 8 October 2019 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty and definitively collecting the provisional duty imposed on imports of mixtures of urea and ammonium nitrate originating in Russia, Trinidad and Tobago and the United States of America
  • Answer given Ms Malmström by to a MEP written question - EU-Mercosur agreement: Italian sugar production at risk 
  • WTO - World Trade Report sees increasing role for services trade, need for global cooperation
  • WTO - High-level panel highlights urgent need for WTO deal to limit harmful fisheries subsidies - see Remarks by DG Azevedo
  • WTO - DG Azevêdo says trading system needs to adapt to a rapidly changing world
  • EU ill-equipped to face China and US, trade chief warns - Cecilia Malmstrom urges tougher collective foreign policy to support business goals - Financial Times

INTERNAL MARKET,  INDUSTRY & GENERAL

  • Agenda for: Working Party on Technical Harmonisation (Motor Vehicles) on 14 October 2019
  • Circular economy on construction - draft Council conclusions

FINANCIAL SERVICES

  • Report from the Commission on the compliance of the European Banking Authority with the requirements regarding the location of its seat

EMPLOYMENT & SOCIAL POLICY

  • Key Social Challenges: Key messages from the SPC based on the Annual Review of the Social Protection Performance Monitor - Endorsement, SPPMSPPM Country Profiles (Part 1)
  • Beijing +25 – The 5th Review of the Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action in the EU Member States - EIGE Report & Executive Summary
  • Answer given by Ms Thyssen to a MEP Written Question - Protecting the health of workers in the cleaning industry

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

  • Working Documents: 3rd meeting of Expert Group on Land Use, Land Use Change and Forestry of 02 October 2019
  • Answer given by Mr Vella to a MEP written question - Export of plastic for recycling 

DATA PRIVACY & CYBERSECURITY

  • Agenda for: 14th Plenary Session of the European Data Protection Board on 08-09 October 2019
  • Administrative fines imposed on a telephone service provider - see EDPB Statement
  • 27th meeting of the European Archives Group - 19 September 2019
    - Survey - GDPR and archive service
    - Update on the EAG Guidelines on the enforcement of the EU General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 in the archive sector – Giulia Barrera

AREA OF FREEDOM, SECURITY & JUSTICE

  • Remarks by Commissioner Avramopoulos following the Justice and Home Affairs Council in Luxembourg
  • Implementation of Interoperability - Exchange of view
  • Council Conclusions on combating the sexual abuse of children - (8 October 2019)
  • Council Conclusions of 7 October 2019 on establishing a European network of Heads of SPOC for international law enforcement information exchange
  • Counter-Terrorism: The Commission to sign arrangements with Albania and North Macedonia as part of Joint Action Plan for the Western Balkans

ECB, EURO & ECONOMY

FUTURE OF EUROPE & BREXIT

  • The UK Government has published the Brexit readiness report detailing the UK's preparedness ahead of Brexit on 31 October - See the Statement and The Report

EXTERNAL RELATIONS

  • Joint Declaration by the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and the Secretary General of the Council of Europe on the European and World Day against the Death Penalty
  • H.R./V.P. Mogherini at the 4th Regional Forum of the Union for the Mediterranean