COMPETITION

  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.9534 - CKA/Greene King)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9548 - Apollo Capital Management/Covivio/Hilton Kilmainham)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9553 - Domo Investment Group/Solvay’s EEA EP and P&I Business)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9570 - Bridgepoint/Latour/Primonial)
  • Commission clears acquisition of Johnson Controls by Brookfield (M.9544) - Midday Express
  • Commission clears acquisition of Majestic Wine Warehouses and Celliers de Calais by Fortress Investment (M.9524) - Midday Express
  • Speech by Margrethe Vestager on 'competition and sustainability'
  • Vestager says gig economy workers should ‘team up’ on wages - EU competition commissioner says collective bargaining would not be cartel-like behaviour - Financial Times
  • Belgium - Notification MEDE-C/C-19/0034: Van Mossel Automotive Groep NV / Car Assistance Company NV
  • Bulgaria - The CPC has prohibited the acquisition of CEZ’s undertakings in Bulgaria by “Eurohold Bulgaria” AD
  • Cyprus - Notification of a concentration concerning the acquisition of Cengage Learning Holding II, Inc. share capital by McGraw-Hill Education, Inc
  • France -  The Autorité de la concurrence opens an in-depth examination phase for the takeover of a Casino hypermarket located in the Troyes urban area by Soditroy (Leclerc) and the Association des Centres Distributeurs E. Leclerc
  • Poland - UOKiK approved the takeover of NEF Battery Holdings by ZAP Sznajder Batterien.
  • Romania - The Competition Council analyzes the taking over of H.&E. Reinert, H. Kemper GmbH & CO KG and P.F.C. Pro Prood Company & CO KG by Hans-Ewald Reinert and Wolfgang Kuhnl  
  • UK - Construction firms fined £36 million for breaking competition law
  • CMA announces adverse provisional findings in Illumina / Pacific Biosciences of California merger
  • CMA full text decision on Inspired Entertainment / Novomatic UK merger
  • CMA issues statement and full text Phase 1 referral decision in JD Sports Fashion / Footasylum merger

STATE AID

  • Commission opens in-depth investigation into public support for the refurbishment of five district heating networks in Poland - IP/19/6165 & SA.51987, SA.52084, SA.52238, SA.54236 and SA.55273
  • State Aid Weekly e-News - No.35/19 - Covers from 18 to 24 October 2019

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • 2019 Update of the EU Control List of Dual-Use Items
  • Proposal for a Council Decision on the position to be adopted by the European Union within the ACP-EU Committee of Ambassadors, with regard to the adoption of a decision to adopt transitional measures pursuant to Article 95(4) of the ACP-EU Partnership Agreement

INTERNAL MARKET, INDUSTRY & GENERAL

  • EP Resolution of 24 October 2019 on the draft Commission implementing decision partially granting an authorisation for a use of chromium trioxide under Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council (Cromomed S.A. and others)
  • Member States to evaluate 74 substances in 2020-2022 - ECHA/NR/19/38

TAXATION

  • Agenda for: Code of Conduct Group (Business Taxation) - Subgroup on external issues of 04 November 2019
  • State of play of the disclosure of income tax information by certain undertakings and branches - public country-by-country reporting - See the EP Resolution

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

  • Regulation (EU) 2019/1753 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2019 on the action of the Union following its accession to the Geneva Act of the Lisbon Agreement on Appellations of Origin and Geographical Indications
  • Council Decision (EU) 2019/1754 of 7 October 2019 on the accession of the European Union to the Geneva Act of the Lisbon Agreement on Appellations of Origin and Geographical Indications
  • Geneva Act Of The Lisbon Agreement On Appellations Of Origin And Geographical Indications
  • Innovative, Collaborative, Regional: Smart Intellectual Property for a competitive Europe - Conference, Brussels, 14 November 2019

EMPLOYMENT & SOCIAL POLICY

  • The Future of Work: the European Union promoting the ILO Centenary Declaration - Council Conclusions (24 October 2019)
  • Conclusions on "The key role of lifelong learning policies in empowering societies to address the technological and green transition in support of inclusive and sustainable growth" - Adoption
  • The Economy of Wellbeing - Council Conclusions (24 October 2019)
  • EP Resolution on the negative impact of the bankruptcy of Thomas Cook on EU tourism of 24 October 2019
  • Juncker Plan supports micro-enterprises in Bulgaria and a biotech company in Poland - Midday Express
  • Answer given by Ms Thyssen to a MEP Written Question - Application of the Working Time Directive to voluntary work

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

  • Working Documents of Joint meeting with expert groups IPP/SCP and RE on Circular Economy of 23 October 2019
  • Proposal for a Council Decision on the position to be taken on behalf of the European Union in the thirty-ninth meeting of the Standing Committee of the Convention on the Conservation of European Wildlife and Natural Habitats, with regards to amendments to Appendices II and III to that Convention
  • The European Union, Iceland and Norway agree to deepen their cooperation in climate action - IP/19/6160

HEALTH, FOOD & PRODUCT SAFETY

  • Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report - Report 43 (Published on: 25/10/2019)
  • Flash report of the Audio meeting of the Health Security Committee of 10 October 2019
  • Answer given by Mr Andriukaitis to a MEP Written Question - Compatibility of front-of-package labelling with the law
  • Answer given by Mr Andriukaitis to a MEP Written Question - Added value of new medicines and EMA authorisation procedures
  • Answer given by Mr Andriukaitis to a MEP Written Question - Exchanges of European health records

DIGITAL SINGLE MARKET & INFORMATION SOCIETY

  •  Draft implementing act on the funding of:
    - 5 indirect actions following call H2020-DT-2019-1
    - 33 indirect actions following call H2020-ICT-2019-2
  • Teaching and learning in the digital age: 450,000 students and teachers use the EU's SELFIE tool for schools - IP/19/6144

TRANSPORT & MOBILITY

  • Agenda for: 5th Follow-up Expert Meeting on the provision of EU-Wide Multimodal Travel Information Services (priority action 'a' of the ITS Directive) of 12 November 2019

ECB, EURO & ECONOMY

  • Statement by the Eurogroup President on the candidates for the post of ECB executive board member
  • Results of the Q4 2019 ECB Survey of Professional Forecasters
  • Introductory statement by Mario Draghi, Luis de Guindos to the press conference (with Q&A) - see also the Monetary policy decisions
  • ECB and People’s Bank of China extend bilateral currency swap arrangement
  • The European Semester for economic policy coordination: A reflection paper - Study for the EP ECON Committee

FUTURE OF EUROPE & BREXIT

  • Speech by President Juncker at the European Policy Centre Thought Leadership Forum
  • Statement by President-elect Ursula von der Leyen on her meeting with Prime Minister Antti Rinne in Helsinki 

EXTERNAL RELATIONS