COMPETITION

STATE AID

  • Judgment of the General Court of 24 October 2019 in Case T‑778/17, Autostrada Wielkopolska S.A., Vs. European Commission, supported by Republic of Poland
    Re: State aid - Toll-motorway concession - Law providing for an exemption from tolls for certain vehicles - Compensation granted to the concession holder by the Member State for loss of revenue - Shadow toll - Decision declaring aid incompatible with the internal market and ordering its recovery - Procedural rights of the interested parties - Commission’s obligation to exercise particular vigilance - Concept of State aid - Advantage - Improvement of the concessionaire’s expected financial situation - Criterion of the private operator in a market economy - Article 107(3)(a) TFEU - Regional State aid
  • State aid: Commission approves the British Capacity Market scheme - IP/19/6152 & SA.35980

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Agenda for: Working Party on Trade Questions of 30 October 2019
  • Agenda for: 625th meeting of the Export Credits Group of 13 November 2019
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INTERNAL MARKET, INDUSTRY & GENERAL

  • Agenda for: Meeting of the COSME Committee of 12 November 2019
  • Council adopts conclusions on the economy of wellbeing
  • The Council informed the Parliament that it cannot accept its amendments for the 2020 EU budget, triggering a budgetary conciliation process
  • Creative Europe: Commission paves way for new scheme enabling European artists to work abroad
  • Report from the Commission on the outcome of the evaluation of the relevance of the tasks set out in Article 31(4) that receive Union financing pursuant to Article 34(2) of Regulation (EU) No 305/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 March 2011 laying down harmonised conditions for the marketing of construction products and repealing Council Directive 89/106/EEC

FINANCIAL SERVICES

TAXATION

  • Judgment of the Court of 24 October 2019 in Joined Cases C-469/18 and C-470/18, IN (C-469/18), JM (C-470/18) Vs. Belgische Staat
    Re: Reference for a preliminary ruling - Taxation - Personal income tax - Inadmissibility of the reference for a preliminary ruling
  • Judgment of the Court of 24 October 2019 in Case C‑35/19, BU Vs. État belge
    Re: Reference for a preliminary ruling - Free movement of workers - Equal treatment - Income tax - National legislation - Tax exemption for disability allowances - Allowances received in another Member State - Not included - Difference in treatment
  • Tax transparency: MEPs deplore Council's lack of action on multinationals

AGRICULTURE & FISHERIES

  • Agenda for: Working Party on Horizontal Agricultural Questions (CAP Reform) of 31 October 2019
  • Agenda for: Expert Group for Horizontal Questions concerning the CAP of 05 November 2019 (Competent authorities & Certification Bodies)
  • Minutes of the Expert Group for Horizontal Questions concerning the CAP of 22 October 2019
  • Minutes of the Expert group Meat Market Observatory of 11 October 2019
  • Commission proposes fishing opportunities in the Atlantic and North Sea for 2020 - IP/19/6151, see the Proposal and Annex 1 & Annex 2
  • Publication of latest agri-food trade figures: positive trade balance for the EU

ENERGY

  • Judgment of the General Court of 24 October 2019 in Case T‑333/17, Austrian Power Grid AG, established in Vienna (Austria), Vorarlberger Übertragungsnetz GmbH, supported by Verbund AG, intervener, Vs. Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER), supported by Czech Republic, by Republic of Poland, and by Polskie Sieci Elektroenergetyczne S.A.
    Re: Energy - Decision of the Board of Appeal of ACER - Determination of the capacity calculation regions - Action for annulment - Interest in bringing proceedings - Inadmissible in part - Regulation (EU) 2015/1222 - ACER’s competence
  • Judgment of the General Court of 24 October 2019 in Case T‑332/17, Energie-Control Austria für die Regulierung der Elektrizitäts- und Erdgaswirtschaft (E-Control), supported by Verbund AG, intervener, Vs. Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER), supported by Czech Republic and by Republic of Poland
    Re: Energy - Decision of the Board of Appeal of ACER - Determination of the capacity calculation regions - Action for annulment - Interest in bringing proceedings - Inadmissible in part - Regulation (EU) 2015/1222 - ACER’s competence
  • Opinion of Advocate General Tanchev of 24 October 2019 in Case C‑578/18, Energiavirasto joined parties: A, Caruna Oy
    Re: Reference for a preliminary ruling - Internal market in electricity - Directive 2009/72/EC - Material scope - Remedies - Article 37(17) - Concept of ‘party affected by a decision of a regulatory authority’ - Standing of consumer customer of electricity network company - Principle of effective judicial protection)
  • Agenda for: Working Party on Energy of 29 October 2019

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

  • Judgment of the Court of 24 October 2019 n Case C‑212/18, Prato Nevoso Termo Energy Srl Vs. Provincia di Cuneo, ARPA Piemonte, intervening parties: Comune di Frabosa Sottana
    Re: Reference for a preliminary ruling - Environment - Directive 2008/98/EC - Waste - Used vegetable oils having undergone chemical treatment - Article 6(1) and (4) - End-of-waste status - Directive 2009/28/EC - Promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources - Article 13 - National authorisation, certification and licensing procedures that are applied to plants for the production of electricity, heating or cooling from renewable energy sources - Use of a bioliquid as a power source for an electric power plant
  • France has systematically and persistently exceeded the annual limit value for nitrogen dioxide since 1 January 2010 (See CPR No.132/2019 - Judgment in Case C-636/18)
  • Agenda for: Working Party on International Environment Issues (UNECE Aarhus) of 30 October 2019
  • MEPs block member states’ move to weaken bee protection from pesticides
  • EU investment budget for 2020: A boost for the climate

DIGITAL SINGLE MARKET & INFORMATION SOCIETY

  • Draft - Commission implementing decision on the selection and award of grants of the CEF Telecom call for proposals CEF-WIFI-2019-2
  • WiFi4EU: over 1,700 municipalities to get free Wi-Fi hotspots after third call for applications - see the Q&A - Midday Express

DATA PRIVACY & CYBERSECURITY

  • Agenda for: Meeting of the Horizontal Working Party on cyber issues of 28 October 2019
  • EU Cyber Security Month: Commission organises a "Get Away Day" focused on cybersecurity practices
  • Adopted documents during the EDPB's Fourteenth Plenary Session
    Guidelines on the lawful basis for processing for online services based on contracts (Art. 6 (1) (b)) (version following public consultation)
    • Article 64 Opinion on Equinix BCRs
    Letter on Passenger Name Records (PNR)
    Response to the Council Working Party on Sports Anti-Doping Code (WADA)

TRANSPORT & MOBILITY

  • Judgment of the Court of 24 October 2019 in Case C‑515/18, Autorità Garante della Concorrenza e del Mercato Vs. Regione Autonoma della Sardegna intervener: Trenitalia SpA
    Re: Reference for a preliminary ruling - Regulation (EC) No 1370/2007 - Public passenger transport services - Rail transport - Public service contracts - Direct award - Obligation to publish a prior information notice in relation to the direct award - Scope

AREA OF FREEDOM, SECURITY & JUSTICE

  • Minutes of: Expert group on Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing of 06 June 2019
  • EU visa policy: Commission welcomes Council's green light to negotiate simplified visa procedures with Cabo Verde
  • European Border and Coast Guard Agency takes first step to fulfil its strengthened mandate

ECB, EURO & ECONOMY

  • ECB adopts opinion on appointment of new Executive Board member

FUTURE OF EUROPE & BREXIT

  • Brexit: EP Group leaders support a flexible extension until 31 January 2020
  • Guidance - EU funding after Brexit - What to do if you receive funding from an EU programme or you’ve applied to one
  • Guidance - Register as an organisation getting funding directly from the EU - Submit information about projects which may be eligible under the UK government’s guarantee for EU funding

EXTERNAL RELATIONS

  • Bosnia and Herzegovina: additional €2 million in humanitarian aid for refugees and migrants - IP/19/6142
  • HR/VP Federica Mogherini travels to New York, United States - Midday Express