COMPETITION

  • Commission clears acquisition of CRH European distribution business by Blackstone (M.9504) - Midday Express
  • The CMA launched its merger inquiry in the anticipated acquisition by Cartamundi NV of Naipes Heraclio Fournier S.A. and the United States Playing Cards Company
  • Germany - Meeting of the  antitrust law working group in Bonn: "Rules on vertical agreements in times of digital economy"
  • Slovenia - Agrokor fined EUR54 million for failure to notify Ardeya Global acquisition

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmström visits the port of Rotterdam
  • Minutes of the EP Inta Committee of 02 October 2019
  • Proposal for a Council Decision on the position to be taken on behalf of the European Union in the Council for Trade in Goods of the World Trade Organisation as regards the rules of procedure of the Committee on Trade Facilitation - See the Annex
  • EU-Canada civil society forum of 12 November 2019 in Ottawa, Canada: information and registration
  • Answer given by Ms Malmström to a MEP written question - Free Trade Agreement with Mercosur
  • Answer given by Ms Malmström to a MEP written question - Assessing the impact of the EU-Mercosur trade agreement vis-à-vis products with geographical indications
  • WTO - Committee on Regional Trade Agreements - Economic Partnership Agreement between the European Union and Japan - Goods and services - Questions and replies
  • WTO - Members give US green light to impose countermeasures on EU in aircraft subsidy dispute
  • WTO - Speech by DG Azevêdo: “People recognize things are happening here. They expect concrete outcomes.”
  • WTO - Speech by DDG Wolff: The multilateral trading system will endure and will adapt

INTERNAL MARKET, INDUSTRY & GENERAL

  • Commission Staff Working Paper: "EVALUATION", accompanying the document Report from the Commission to the Council and to the European Parliament for the interim evaluation of the Programme for the Competitiveness of Enterprises and Small and Medium-sized enterprises
  • Minutes of the Raw Materials Supply Group plenary meeting of 03 April 2019
  • Report from the Commission on the development, validation and legal acceptance of methods alternative to animal testing in the field of cosmetics (2018)
  • Brexit – Guidance to stakeholders on impact in the field of the minimum level of training of seafarers and the mutual recognition of seafarers' certificates

TAXATION

AGRICULTURE & FISHERIES

  • Outcome of the 3719th Council Meeting Agricluture & Fisheries of 14 October 2019
  • Agenda for: Meeting of the Committee for Common Organisation of the Agricultural Markets - Animal products of 17 October 2019

ENERGY

DIGITAL SINGLE MARKET & INFORMATION SOCIETY

  • Participants' submissions at the High Level Group on Internet Governance of 10 October 2019
  • Opening Remarks by Commissioner Mariya Gabriel on the Use of Content Protected by Online Content Sharing Service Providers

TRANSPORT & MOBILITY

  • Report from the Commissionon the delegation of power under Regulation (EU) No 376/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 3 April 2014 on the reporting, analysis and follow-up of occurrences in civil aviation, amending Regulation (EU) No 996/2010 of the European Parliament and of the Council and repealing Directive 2003/42/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Commission Regulations (EC) No 1321/2007 and (EC) No 1330/2007
  • Proposal for a Council Decision on the position to be taken on behalf of the European Union within the enlarged Commission of Eurocontrol, regarding principles for establishing the cost-base for en route charges and the calculation of the unit rate and conditions of application of the route charges system and conditions of payment

AREA OF FREEDOM, SECURITY & JUSTICE

  • Proposal for a Council Implementing Decision on a mechanism for compensating the Member State whose national member is elected President of Eurojust
  • EU Public Prosecutor’s Office - EPPO: Council confirms Laura Codruţa Kövesi as first European chief prosecutor

ECB, EURO & ECONOMY

  • Plans to keep EU budget funding in 2020 in the event of a no-deal Brexit

FUTURE OF EUROPE & BREXIT

  • Agenda for: Meeting of the Coreper (Part.1) of 16 October 2019
  • Keynote speech by VP Maroš Šefčovič at the European Strategy and Policy Analysis System conference “Changing the Game: Putting Foresight at the Heart of Policymaking”

EXTERNAL RELATIONS

  • Main Results of Foreign Affairs Council of 14 October 2019
    • Turkey's illegal drilling activities in the Eastern Mediterranean: Council adopts conclusions
    • North East Syria: Council adopts conclusions
    • Cameroon: Council adopts conclusions
    • Bosnia and Herzegovina: Council adopts conclusions, welcomes continued presence of Operation EUFOR Althea
    • Chemical weapons: Council renews EU sanctions regime for one year
    • The Council extended the restrictive measures against ISIL (Da'esh) and Al-Qaeda for one year, until 31 October 2020
    • Nicaragua: EU adopts conclusions and a framework for targeted sanctions
    • Thailand: EU to broaden its engagement following elections
    • Democracy: EU adopts conclusions