COMPETITION

STATE AID

  • Commission approves €380 million German rescue aid to Condor (SA.55394) - IP/19/6080
  • Commission opens investigation into proposed public support for Samsung plant in Hungary (SA.48556) - IP/19/6078

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Agenda for: Working Party on the Generalised System of Preferences of 29 October 2019
  • Revised Agenda for: Customs Union Working Party of 15 October 2019
  • Minutes of the 1st meeting of the Project Group on the Proof of Union Status system of 10 September 2019
  • Additional customs tariffs on certain European products entering the US market - Information from the French delegation
  • Draft - Commission delegated Regulation (EU) …/... amending Regulation (EU) 2016/1076 of the European Parliament and of the Council in order to include the Union of Comoros in Annex I 
  • Proposal for a Council Decision on the position to be taken on behalf of the European Union in the Joint Committee and the Subcommittee on Trade and Investment established by the Framework Agreement on Partnership and Cooperation between the European Union and its Member States, of the one part, and Mongolia, of the other part as regards the adoption of decisions on the rules of procedure of the Joint Committee and the rules of procedure of the Subcommittee on Trade and Investment - See the Annex
  • Proposal for a Council Decision on the position to be taken on behalf of the European Union within the Joint Committee established by the Regional Convention on pan-Euro-Mediterranean preferential rules of origin as regards the amendment of the Convention - See the Annex
  • Commission presentsprocedural proposals for the Investment Court System in CETA 
    • Proposal for a Council Decision on the position to be taken on behalf of the European Union in the Committee on Services and Investment established under the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between Canada, of the one part, and the European Union and its Member States, of the other part as regards the adoption of rules for mediation for use by disputing parties in investment disputes - see the Annex
    • Proposal for a Council Decisionon the position to be taken on behalf of the European Union in the Committee on Services and Investment established under the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between Canada, of the one part, and the European Union and its Member States, of the other part of the other part as regards the adoption of a code of conduct for Members of the Tribunal, the Appellate Tribunal and mediators - see the Annex
    • Proposal for a Council Decision on the position to be taken on behalf of the European Union in the CETA Joint Committee established under the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between Canada, of the one part, and the European Union and its Member States, of the other part as regards the adoption of a decision on the procedure for the adoption of interpretations in accordance with Articles 8.31.3 and 8.44.3(a) of CETA as Annex to its Rules of Procedure - see the Annex
    • Proposal for a Council Decision on the position to be taken on behalf of the European Union in the CETA Joint Committee established under the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between Canada, of the one part, and the European Union and its Member States, of the other part as regards the adoption of a decision setting out the administrative and organisational matters regarding the functioning of the Appellate Tribunal  - see the Annex
  • EU trade agreements: delivering new opportunities in time of global economic uncertainties - IP/19/6074, key factsReport on the implementation of FTA & Staff Working Document
  • Answer given by Ms Malmström to a MEP written question - Further question to reply to question
  • Answer given by Ms Malmström to a MEP written question - Bangladesh's progress in implementing the Sustainability Compact
  • Disappointing result for Copa-Cogeca: the European Commission adopts a half-hearted position on imports of liquid nitrogen fertiliser.

INTERNAL MARKET, INDUSTRY & GENERAL

  • Minutes of the meeting of the High Level Group on Energy Intensive Industries Sherpa of 10 September 2019
  • Report from the Commission for the interim evaluation of the Programme for the Competitiveness of Enterprises and Small and Medium-sized enterprises

TAXATION

  • DG TAXUD is organising an event on “VAT in the Digital Age” on 6 December 2019 in Brussels, Belgium
  • "Estimating International Tax evasion by individuals" - Taxation Paper 76 - September 2019
  • The EU list of non-cooperative jurisdictions for tax purposes 
    United Arab Emirates (UAE): final legislation and assessment under criterion 2.2
    Marshall Islands: final legislation and assessment under criterion 2.2
    Cayman Islands: amended legislation and assessment under criterion 2.2

EMPLOYMENT & SOCIAL POLICY

  • Enhancing anti-discrimination in the European Union - Policy debate
  • Matching skills and labour market needs in the changing world of work - strategic approach on continuous lifelong learning - Presidency Note

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

  • Agenda for: Expert group on Access and benefit sharing (ABS) under the Nagoya Protocol of 14 October 2019
  • Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM) Third meeting of the intersessional process considering the Strategic Approach and the Sound Management of Chemicals and Waste beyond 2020 (Bangkok, Thailand, 1-4 October 2019) - Compilation of statements
  • Copa-Cogeca: Joint Statement - Multifunctional European forests are crucial to reach the objectives of a European Green Deal

HEALTH, FOOD  & PRODUCT SAFETY

  • Minutes of the SCHEER WG on Anaerobic Biodegradability of Linear Alkylbenzene Sulphonates of 02 October 2019
  • Frequently Asked Questions and Specific criteria for the ERN call for membership updated
  • On 11 October 2019, the Commission published its Evaluation on the EU blood, tissues and cells legislation
  • Conference on the Evaluation of the EU legislation on blood, tissues and cells (Brussels, 28 october 2019)

ECB, EURO & ECONOMY

  • The 2019 proposed amendments to the Treaty establishing the European Stability Mechanism - In-Depth Analysis for the EP Econ Committee
  • Speech by Luis de Guindos: Gabriel Zucman’s contribution to research on wealth inequality and the redistributive effects on globalization
  • Speech by Mario Draghi: Policymaking, responsibility and uncertainty

FUTURE OF EUROPE & BREXIT

  • Indicative programme - General Affairs (Art. 50) and General Affairs Council meetings of 15 October 2019
  • Brexit: European Commission statement following this weekend's technical talks with the United Kingdom
  • Government signs contracts securing continued flow of vital medicines after Brexit - Companies ready to deliver capacity equivalent to thousands of HGVs per week.

EXTERNAL RELATIONS

  • Council conclusions on Thailand
  • Council Conclusions on Democracy 
  • Agenda for: EU/Guinea-Bissau SFPA - First Joint Committee meeting (15-17 October 2019, Brussels)
  • Remarks by President Donald Tusk after his meeting with President of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades
  • Commissioner Mimica in Rome to reiterate EU commitment to support the fight against hunger worldwide - Midday Express