COMPETITION

  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.9530 — UBS/Ares/Phoenix)
  • Commission clears the creation of a joint venture between BP and Bunge (M.9549) - Midday Express
  • Commission clears joint acquisition of CNAF Air BP General Aviation Fuel Company by BP and China National Aviation Fuel Group (M.9552) - Midday Express
  • Commission clears acquisition of Gannett by New Media Investment Group (M.9527) - Midday Express
  • Commission clears acquisition of BCA Marketplace by TDR Capital (M.9475) - Midday Express
  • Commission decision fining Canon for gun-jumping in Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation acquisition

STATE AID

  • Commission Decision - State Aid SA.53074 (2019/N) – Lithuania Modification of investment aid approved under the Commission decision SA.36740 (2013/NN) aid to AB Klaipėdos nafta

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Agenda for: 29th meeting of the Customs Business Group of 29 October 2019
  • Agenda for: Electronic Customs Coordination Group (ECCG) joint with TCG of 18 November 2019
  • Agenda for: Classification of products in the HS/CN nomenclatures - Mechanical/Miscellaneous of 07-08 November 2019
  • Agenda for: 16th meeting of the Customs Expert Group - Data Integration and Harmonization section - joint with Trade Contact Group (TCG) of 20 November 2019
  • Agenda for: Meeting of the Customs Expert Group, Tariff and Statistical Nomenclature Section, HS/WCO Coordination Sector of 20 November 2019
  • Agenda for: 9th Meeting UCC Customs Decisions System Project Group of 23 October 2019
  • Agenda for: 94th Meeting of theCustoms Code Committee - General Customs Legislation of 12 November 2019
  • Agenda for: EP INTA Committee of 06-07 November 2019
  • Minutes of the 10th meeting of the Expert Group on EU Trade agreements of 01 October 2019
  • Working Documents of the Commission Expert Group on Trade and Sustainable Development of 03 October 2019
  • Protocol to the Euro-Mediterranean Interim Association Agreement on trade and cooperation between the European Community, of the one part, and the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) for the benefit of the Palestinian Authority of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, of the other part, on a Framework Agreement between the European Union and the Palestinian Authority of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip on the general principles for its participation in Union programmes (See also Decision on the Signing and on the Conclusion)
  • Dispute settlement : Text of the EU - Norway interim appeal arbitration arrangement
  • Dialogues : Meeting report CSD on Women and trade
  • Dialogues : Presentation EU-Mercosur draft interim report by LSE Consulting
  • WTO - The fifth review of the trade policies and practices of Peru takes place on 22 and 24 October 2019

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

  • Agenda for: Working Party on International Environment Issues (Biodiversity) of 29 October 2019
  • Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2019/1752 of 25 February 2019 establishing questionnaires, as well as the format and frequency of reports to be prepared by the Member States in accordance with Regulation (EU) 2017/852 of the European Parliament and of the Council
  • EU makes 22 new commitments for clean, healthy and safe oceans and launches The Ocean Tracker - IP/19/6131

HEALTH, FOOD & PRODUCT SAFETY

AREA OF FREEDOM, SECURITY & JUSTICE

  • Schengen accession: Croatia on the way to join the Schengen Area - IP/19/6140 (See the Communication & Annex)
  • Commission reports on progress in Bulgaria under the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism - IP/19/6136 (See the Progress and Technical Reports)
  • European Commission's report on developments in Romania under the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism - IP/19/6135 (See the Progress and Technical Reports)
  • Answer given by Mr Oettinger to a MEP written question - Illicit tobacco trade in Romania cost the Romanian budget € 650 million in 2018: an issue that puts European security and consumers' health and safety at risk

DATA PRIVACY & CYBERSECURITY

FUTURE OF EUROPE & BREXIT

  • European Commission reinforces Brexit team by setting up “Task Force for Relations with the United Kingdom” (UKTF) - Midday Express
  • Verhofstadt: “We will only approve Brexit deal after UK has approved it” - see the EP Statement
  • MEPs adopt plan to keep 2020 EU funding for UK in no-deal Brexit scenario - see the EP legislative resolution
  • Financial support for workers affected by no-deal Brexit 
  • Deal or no deal, the UK should honour its financial obligations - See the House of Lords - EU Financial Affairs Sub-Committee report
  • The House of Lords will examine four statutory instruments preparing for Brexit on Wednesday 23 October
  • Proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulations (EU) 2019/501 and (EU) 2019/502 as regards their periods of application - Outcome of the EP's first reading (Strasbourg, 21 to 24 October 2019), see the EP legislative resolution
  • Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EU) 2017/2403 as regards fishing authorisations for Union vessels in United Kingdom waters and fishing operations of United Kingdom fishing vessels in Union waters – Outcome of the EP's first reading (Strasbourg, 21 to 24 October 2019), see the EP legislative resolution

EXTERNAL RELATIONS

  • Europeans show continued support for international development (See the Eurobarometer survey on EU development cooperation)
  • Federica Mogherini travels to Beijing for bilateral meetings
  • Special Envoys and Representatives of the EU, France, Germany, Italy, Norway, the United Kingdom, the United Nations and the United States of America meet on the Afghan Peace Process
  • Solidarity Conference calls for action as Venezuelans depart in droves - Joint Press Release by the European Union, UNHCR and IOM
  • MEPs call for measures against Turkey following military operation in Syria