COMPETITION

  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.9453 — Phillips 66/Fortress Investment Group/United Pacific)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9409 — Aurubis/Metallo Group Holding)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9449 — VAG/Varta (Consumer Battery, Chargers and Portable Power and Lighting Business))
  • Commission clears the acquisition of KCOM by MEIF 6 Fibre (M.9433) - Midday Express
  • Commission clears joint acquisition of 1822604 Alberta, Northumbrian Water Group, Northumbrian Services, West Gas Networks, Western Gas Networks, UK Rails. and Dutch Enviro Energy Holdings by CK Asset Holdings and CK Hutchison Holdings (M.9566) - Midday Express
  • Commission clears acquisition of Autocommerce, Avto Triglav and AC-Mobil by Emil Frey (M.9462) - Midday Express
  • Commission clears acquisition of Merlin by KIRKBI, Blackstone and CPPIB (M.9473) - Midday Express
  • Commission clears acquisition of PEMA by I Squared (M.9501) - Midday Express
  • Commission clears acquisition of Exadis by Renault and Mobivia (M.9575) - Midday Express

STATE AID

  • Commission approves €64 million support for a waste-to-energy highly efficient cogeneration plant in Poland - SA.55100 - Midday Express

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Agenda for: Trade Policy Committee of 25 October 2019
  • Agenda for: Meeting of the Customs Code Committee - Customs Debt and Guarantees Section of 22 October 2019
  • Draft Recommendation on the draft Council decision on conclusion, on behalf of the Union, of the Agreement in the form of an exchange of letters between the EU and Ukraine amending the trade preferences for poultry meat and poultry meat preparations provided for by the Association Agreement between the EU and the European Atomic Energy Community and their Member States, of the one part, and Ukraine, of the other part
  • Answer given by Ms Malmström to a MEP written question - Mercosur
  • Statement by Commissioner for Trade Malmström on the U.S. countermeasures in the Airbus dispute
  • 2019 Report on Implementation of EU Free Trade Agreements - 1 January - 31 December 2018
  • WTO - The EU and Norway agree on an interim appeal system in wake of the WTO Appellate Body blockage
  • WTO - Items proposed for consideration at the next meeting of Dispute Settlement Body of 28 October 2019
  • Europeans have double standards on transatlantic trade - They talk about corporate responsibility but their companies won’t walk the walk - Financial Times
  • Scotch on the rocks as trade tariffs threaten US exports - Small distillers of single malts to be hardest hit by EU trade spat and impact of Brexit - Financial Times
  • China the winner in US-EU trade war, France warns - Bruno Le Maire urges Washington to resolve dispute over aircraft subsidies - Financial Times

INTERNAL MARKET & INDUSTRY

FINANCIAL SERVICES

  • The European Union and countries worldwide join their forces to mobilise private investors for financing the green transition - See the Joint Statement and the Q&A19/6116
  • ESMA - Summary of Conclusions Board of Supervisors Conference call 9 September 2019

TAXATION

AGRICULTURE & FISHERIES

  • Council Decision regarding the status of novel genomic techniques under Union law - Adoption
  • Council Decision requesting a Commission study on updating the existing legislation on plant reproductive material - Adoption
  • Commission launches fruit and vegetable market observatory
  • Launch of the 2019 campaign to promote EU agri-food at home and abroad

ENERGY

  • Energy Union: EU invests to upgrade Polish Liquefied Natural Gas terminal in Świnoujście - Midday Express

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

  • Agenda for: Working Party on Environment of 25 October 2019
  • EP Draft motion for a resolution 2019 UN Climate Change Conference in Santiago de Chile, Chile (COP25) - Amendments 1 - 287

HEALTH, FOOD & PRODUCT SERVICES

DATA PRIVACY & CYBERSECURITY

  • The Spanish Data Protection Authority fined the company Vueling for the cookie policy used on its website with 30,000 euros - See the EDPB Statement

AREA OF FREEDOM, SECURITY & JUSTICE

ECB, EURO & ECONOMY

  • Speech by Mario Draghi: IMFC Statement 
  • Draghi’s ECB tenure: Saving the euro, faltering on inflation - Data indicators paint mixed picture of central banker’s eight years at the helm - Financial Times

FUTURE OF EUROPE & BREXIT

  • Special meeting of the European Council (Art. 50) (17 October 2019) – Conclusions
    • Draft - Council Decision amending Decision (EU) 2019/274 on the signing, on behalf of the EU and of the European Atomic Energy Community, of the Agreement on the withdrawal of the UK of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the EU and the European Atomic Energy Community - See the Annex
    • Draft - Proposal for a Council Decision amending Decision (EU) 2019/274 on the signing, on behalf of the EU and of the European Atomic Energy Community, of the Agreement on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the EU and the European Atomic Energy Community - See the Annex
  • UK Parliament sat on a Saturday to debate the Prime Minister's proposed Brexit deal
    • Letter from the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom to the President of the European Council
    • Letter from the UK Permanent Representative to the Secretary-General of the Council of the European Union
  • UK House Committee presses Government for further clarity over future of agricultural funding post-Brexit
  • The European Council on 17 and 18 October 2019 adopted conclusions on the MFF, the next institutional cycle, climate change, enlargement, Turkey, illegal drilling activities and MH17
  • Agenda of the EP Plenary Session of 21 to 24 October 2019

EXTERNAL RELATIONS

  • EU approves new budget assistance to the Republic of Moldova to support the rule of law, energy and public finance reforms - See IP/19/6117 & EU-Molova Relations factsheet
  • Federica Mogherini travels to Tokyo, Japan, to attend the enthronement ceremony of Japanese Emperor Naruhito and for bilateral meetings - See EU-Japan Relations factsheet
  • EU-China Relations factsheet
  • Libya: €2 million in humanitarian assistance to cover basic needs - IP/19/6127