COMPETITION

  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.9522 — Brookfield/ENGIE/TAG Pipelines Sur)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9451 — Mall Group/Československá obchodní banka/MallPay)
  • Speech by Margrethe Vestager: A level playing field for banks in the Union
  • Joint memorandum of the Belgian, Dutch and Luxembourg competition authorities on challenges faced by competition authorities in a digital world
  • CMA publish response to Roberton Review in relation to competition in Scottish legal services market
  • Washington watches as EU steps up scrutiny of Big Tech - Margrethe Vestager’s new role gives her power to move beyond fines - Financial Times

STATE AID

  • Authorisation for State aid pursuant to Articles 107 and 108 of the TFEU - Cases where the Commission raises no objections
  • Commission Decision (EU) 2019/1712 of 20 July 2018 on the public loan SA.29198 — (2010/C) (ex 2009/NN) granted by Slovakia for Železničná Spoločnosť Cargo Slovakia, a.s. (ZSSK Cargo)
  • State Aid weekly e-News - No.33/19 - Covers from 4 to 10 October 2019

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Agenda for: Customs Union Working Party of 15 October 2019
  • Agenda for: Trade Policy Committee (Deputy Members) of 16 October 2019
  • Agenda for: Trade Policy Committee (Steel, textiles and other industrial sectors) of 16 October 2019
  • Agenda for: 55th Plenary Meeting of the Trade Contact Group of 24 October 2019
  • Minutes of the Project Group on the Proof of Union Status system of 10 September 2019
  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1706 of 10 October 2019 amending Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/325 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of high tenacity yarns of polyesters originating in the P. R. of China following an expiry review pursuant to Article 11(2) of Regulation (EU) 2016/1036 of the European Parliament and of the Council
  • Council Decision (EU) 2019/1707 of 17 June 2019 on the position to be taken, on behalf of the European Union, in the Trade Committee established under the Interim Partnership Agreement between the European Community, of the one part, and the Pacific States, of the other part, as regards a recommendation for certain amendments to be made to the Agreement to take account of the accession of Samoa and of future accessions of other Pacific Island States
  • Council Decision (EU) 2019/1708 of 7 October 2019 establishing the position to be taken on behalf of the European Union within the General Council of the WTO on the adoption of a decision to extend a WTO waiver permitting the United States to provide preferential tariff treatment under the US Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act (CBERA)
  • Council Decision (EU) 2019/1709 of 7 October 2019 establishing the position to be taken on behalf of the European Union within the General Council of the World Trade Organization on the adoption of a decision to extend a WTO waiver permitting developing country Members to provide preferential tariff treatment to products of least developed countries
  • Airbus-Boeing WTO dispute. Consequences for the EU agri-food sector - Information from the Spanish delegation
  • Answer given by Ms Malmström to a MEP written question - Structured participation of civil society organisations in the drawing up of the EU-Mercosur Association Agreement
  • Answer given by Ms Malmström to a MEP written question - Mercosur ratification process
  • Dispute settlement : Stakeholder meeting on the establishment of a multilateral investment court (MIC) - slide show - October 2019

INTERNAL MARKET, INDUSTRY & GENERAL

  • Agenda for: Meeting of the Fertilisers Working Group of 07-08 November 2019
  • Minutes of the 42nd IMI Working Group of 04 June 2019
  • Rules for registration of phase-in substances clarified - ECHA/NR/19/37
  • Coatings industry prepared for no deal Brexit but fear border delays and UK REACH - BCF Press Release

FINANCIAL SERVICES

  • Agenda for: Working Party on Financial Services (NPLs) of 23 October 2019
  • Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EU) No 648/2012 as regards the procedures and authorities involved for the authorisation of CCPs and requirements for the recognition of third-country CCPs - Final Draft
  • Banking regulation: Commission launches public consultation on the implementation of the Basel III reforms
  • Commission launches public consultation on Report pursuant to Article 54 of the Benchmark Regulation
  • Speech by Steven Maijoor addresses EU-Asia Financial Dialogue at ASIFMA Annual Conference 2019, Tokyo
  • EIOPA launches field test on revised and new templates under Solvency II reporting and disclosure review 2020

EMPLOYMENT & SOCIAL POLICY

  • MEPs call for decisive action to fight inequalities in the EU - see the EP Statement & the Resolution

ENERGY

  • Agenda for:  Working Party on Energy of 15 October 2019
  • Agenda for: Meeting of Ecodesign and Energy Labelling Consultation Forum on 
    vacuum cleaners (review) of 30 October 2019
    water pumps (review of (EU) No 547/2012)) of 29 October 2019
  • Juncker Plan: €12.5 million to develop the first energy efficiency investment platform in Lithuania

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

  • Report on European Union implementation of the Aarhus Convention in the area of access to justice in environmental matters
  • Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2019/1701 of 23 July 2019 amending Annexes I and V to Regulation (EU) No 649/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the export and import of hazardous chemicals

HEALTH, FOOD & PRODUCT SAFETY

  • MEPs oppose EU Commission plans to authorise three herbicide-resistant GMOs - see the EP Statement
    • -Genetically modified maize MZHG0JG (SYN-ØØØJG-2)
    • -Genetically modified soybean A2704-12 (ACS-GMØØ5-3)
    • -Genetically modified maize MON 89034 × 1507 × MON 88017 × 59122 × DAS-40278-9 and genetically modified maize combining two, three or four of the single events MON 89034, 1507, MON 88017, 59122 and DAS-40278-9
  • Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report - Report 41 ( Published on: 11/10/2019)

TRANSPORT & MOBILITY

DATA PRIVACY & CYBRSECURITY

  • Minutes of the 14th Plenary Session of the European Data Protection Board  of 08-09 October 2019
  • Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing the European Cybersecurity Industrial, Technology and Research Competence Centre and the Network of National Coordination Centres: recitals 11a and 11b, Articles 4a, 13 and 21 - Presidency compromise text
  • Answer given by Ms Jourova to a MEP written question - Implementation by the Member States of the General Data Protection Regulation

ECB, EURO & ECONOMY

  • Opening remarks of Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis at the ECOFIN press conference
  • Delaying long-term EU investment plan would harm citizens and businesses - see the EP Statement

FUTURE OF EUROPE & BREXIT

  • Statement by President-elect Ursula von der Leyen
  • Brexit: plans in place to mitigate impact of no deal - see the EP Statement
  • Joint Ministerial Committee (EU Negotiations) of 10 October 2019
  • UK Guidance: International agreements if the UK leaves the EU without a deal

EXTERNAL RELATIONS

  • EU to take action against fake news and foreign electoral interference - see the EP Statement & Text adopted