COMPETITION

  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.9405 - CPF/Itochu/HyLife)
  • Full text of Article 4(4) referral decisions in relation to acquisition of:
    • U Car Services, VP Oil and Uhoda businesses by Kuwait Petroleum Belgium (M.9414).
    • sole control of East Midlands rail passenger franchise by Abellio Transport Group (M.9356)
  • Antitrust: Commission imposes interim measures on Broadcom in TV and modem chipset markets - IP/19/6109
  • Italy - The AGCM has opened a preliminary investigation into the medicine of Leadiant for the treatment of xantomatosis
    Italy - The AGCM has fined (€ 450,000) the Italian Federation of Equestrian Sports (FISE) for abusing its dominat position
  • Poland - The UOKiK breaks down bid rigging in Silesia
  • Poland - The UOKiK has initiated the second stage of proceedings regarding cosmetic market
  • Portugal - Mundicenter notifies the acquisition of sole control over RPFI Aveiro
  • Portugal - AdC Board adopted a non-opposition decision in merger 41/2019 - MásMóvil * GAEA / Cabonitel
  • UK - CMA: Review of Ocado Group plc designation under the Groceries (Supply Chain Practices) Market Investigation Order 2009

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Agenda for: Meeting of the Customs Code Committee - Customs Debt and Guarantees Section of 22 October 2019
  • Agenda for: 16th meeting of the Customs Expert Group - Data Integration & Harmonization section - joint with Trade Contact Group (TCG) of 22 November 2019
  • Agenda for: Trade Policy Committee (Services and Investment) of 23 October 2019
  • Draft Report containing a motion for a non-legislative resolution on the draft Council decision on the conclusion of the FTA between the EU and the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam
  • Draft Recommendation on the draft Council decision on the conclusion of the FTA between the EU and the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam
  • Draft Report containing a motion for a non-legislative resolution on the proposal for a Council decision on the conclusion of the Investment Protection Agreement between the European Union and its Member States, of the one part, and the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam, of the other part
  • Draft Recommendation on the draft Council decision on the conclusion, on behalf of the Union, of the Investment Protection Agreement between the European Union and its Member States, of the one part, and the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam, of the other part
  • Answer given by Ms Malmström to a MEP written question - South Africa's Bilateral Investment Treaties
  • WTO - Facilitators consult members on latest fisheries subsidies proposals
  • EU risks trade fight over carbon border tax plan - Brussels wants to help businesses compete while pursuing climate change targets - Financial Times

INTERNAL MARKET, INDUSTRY & GENERAL

FINANCIAL SERVICES

  • Capital markets union: Council adopts new clearing house rules
  • Draft - Commission delegated Regulation (EU) …/... supplementing Regulation (EU) 2017/2402 of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to regulatory technical standards specifying the information and the details of a securitisation to be made available by the originator, sponsor and SSPE - See the Annex
  • Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 2014/65/EU on markets in financial instruments - Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on European Crowdfunding Service Providers (ECSP) for Business - Three-column tables comparing the institutions' positions - See Addendum 1 & 2

TAXATION

  • Judgment of the Court of 16 October 2019 in Case C-270/18, UPM France SAS Vs. Premier ministre, Ministre de l’Action et des Comptes publics
    Re: Reference for a preliminary ruling - Directive 2003/96/EC - Taxation of energy products and electricity - Third subparagraph of Article 21(5) - Exemption of small producers of electricity, subject to the taxation of electricity produced - Lack, during an authorised transitional period, of an internal tax on end consumption of electricity - Article 14(1)(a) - Obligation to exempt energy products and electricity used to produce electricity
  • Judgment of the Court of 16 October 2019 in Joined Cases C‑4/18 and C‑5/18, Michael Winterhoff, acting as liquidator of DIREKTexpress Holding AG, Vs. Finanzamt Ulm (C‑4/18), and Jochen Eisenbeis, acting as liquidator of JUREX GmbH, Vs. Bundeszentralamt für Steuern (C‑5/18)
    Re: Reference for a preliminary ruling - Taxation - Common system of VAT - Directive 2006/112/EC - Article 132(1)(a) - Exemptions for certain activities in the public interest - Public postal services - Directive 97/67/EC - Universal postal service provider - Private operator providing the service of formally serving court or administrative authority documents) 
  • Agenda for: High Level Working Party (Taxation) of 28 October 2019
  • The EU list of non-cooperative jurisdictions for tax purposes - Guidance on foreign source income exemption regimes

EMPLOYMENT & SOCIAL POLICY

AGRICULTURE & FISHERIES

  • Baltic Sea: Council agreement on 2020 catch limits
  • Agenda for: Working Party on Genetic Resources in Agriculture of 29-30 October 2019

ENERGY

  • What will the EU’s Green Deal mean for biofuels? Five things to watch - ePure Statement

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

  • Agenda for: Commission Expert Group on the Implementation of the Urban Waste Water Treatment Directive (91/271/EEC) of 05 December 2019
  • Agenda for: Commission Expert Group on Strategic Coordination for the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (2008/56/EC) of 05 November 2019
  • Agenda for: Committee on the conservation of natural habitats and of wild fauna and flora (HABITAT) of 14 November 2019
  • Minutes of the meeting of the Committee on fluorinated greenhouse gases of 24 September 2019
  • Council Decision (EU) 2019/1719 of 8 July 2019 on the position to be taken on behalf of the European Union at the 18th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES CoP 18) (Geneva, Switzerland, 17-28 August 2019)

HEALTH, FOOD & PRODUCT SAFETY

  • Statement by Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, Vytenis Andriukaitis ahead of World Food Day: Healthy Diets for a Zero Hunger world
  • Guidelines on Good Clinical Practice (GCP) specific for Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products (ATMP)
  • Summary report - Subgroup on Traceability and Security Features established by the Expert Group on Tobacco Policy (5 September 2019)
  • EFSA - Call launch: supporting the food safety systems of the future

DIGITAL SINGLE MARKET & INFORMATION SOCIETY

  • Written procedure 19/W09 - Draft implementing act on the funding of 15 indirect actions following call H2020-ICT-2019-2
  • Answer given by MS Jourova to a MEP written question - Regulating artificial intelligence and the scope of the GDPR

TRANSPORT & MOBILITY

  • Connecting Europe Facility: €1.4 billion to support sustainable transport projects - Midday Express

AREA OF FREEDOM, SECURITY & JUSTICE

FUTURE OF EUROPE & BREXIT

  • Outcome of the General Affairs Council of 15 October 2019
  • A no-deal Brexit would be highly controversial in all three devolved nations and increase risks to the Union itself, argues a new report by the Institute for Government - See the IfG Statement

EXTERNAL RELATIONS

  • Presidency conclusions on enlargement and stabilisation and association process
  • Chemical weapons: Council renews EU sanctions regime for one year (See Council Decision (CFSP) 2019/1722)
  • The Council extended the restrictive measures against ISIL (Da'esh) and Al-Qaeda for one year, until 31 October 2020 (See  Regulation (EU) 2019/1717 & Decision (CFSP) 2019/1721)
  • Nicaragua: EU adopts conclusions and a framework for targeted sanctions (See Regulation (EU) 2019/1716 & Decision (CFSP) 2019/1720)