COMPETITION

  • Judgment of the General Court of 7 November 2019 in Case T‑240/17, Campine NV, Campine Recycling NV, Vs. European Commission
    Re: Competition - Agreements, decisions and concerted practices - Market for lead-acid car battery recycling - Decision finding an infringement of Article 101 TFEU - Fines - Value of purchases - Point 37 of the Guidelines on the method of setting fines - Obligation to state reasons - Rights of the defence - Evidence of the infringement - Concept of single or repeated infringement - Duration of the infringement - Interruption of participation in the infringement – Restriction of competition by object - Mitigating circumstances - Unlimited jurisdiction
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.9566 - CK Asset/CK Hutchison/Alberta/Northumbrian Water/Northumbrian Services/West Gas/Western Gas/UK Rail/Dutch Enviro)
  • EU competition rules on horizontal agreements between companies – evaluation - (Consultation period: 06.11.2019 - 12.02.2020)
  • CMA extends statutory period to make order to require Tobii to divest Smartbox
  • Belgian: Competition Authority approves the acquisition of certain assets of Lammens NV by Plukon Food Group B.V. - Press Release No.37/2019
  • The French Autorité de la concurrence and the German Bundeskartellamt present their joint study on algorithms and competition
  • The Netherlands: Further investigation needed into joint venture of asphalt plants of construction companies BAM and Heijmans
  • Italy: The AGCM has opened a preliminary investigation for a possible cartel in the tenders for the supply of water meters
  • Poland: UOKiK voiced reservations about DOZ taking over Medix.
  • Slovakia: AMO SR imposed a fine on the undertaking Protective Association of Performers of Slovakia for the failure to submit documentation and information within stipulated time-limit 
  • Slovakia: AMO SR approved the merger of the undertakings Heneken, s.r.o., Brock Metals, s.r.o., and Garda Alloys, s.r.o.
  • UK: CMA has raised concerns on 21 routes between Preston and Scotland under the new award of the West Coast Rail franchise

STATE AID

  • Judgment of the Court of 7 November 2019 in Case C‑687/17 P, Aanbestedingskalender BV, Negometrix BV, CTM Solution BV, Stillpoint Applications BV, Huisinga Beheer BV, Vs. European Commission, Kingdom of the Netherlands, Slovak Republic
    Re: Appeal - State aid - Aid granted by the Netherlands authorities for the creation and introduction of the TenderNed electronic procurement platform - Decision that the measure does not constitute State aid, within the meaning of Article 107(1) TFEU

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Agenda for: 8th Meeting Customs 2020 Committee of 04 December 2019
  • Notice clarifying the Notice of initiation of an anti-dumping proceeding concerning imports of certain polyvinyl alcohols originating in the People’s Republic of China
  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1860 of 6 November 2019 amending Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1313/2014 imposing a definitive anti- dumping duty on imports of certain prepared or preserved citrus fruits (namely mandarins, etc.) originating in the P.R. of China following an expiry review pursuant to Article 11(2) of Council Regulation (EC) No 1225/2009
  • Boosting Latvian exports: Market Access Day in Riga on 7 November 2019
  • EU-Canada trade agreement: how can EU textiles and clothing companies benefit from CETA?
  • Civil society forum under the trade and sustainable development chapter of the EU-Ukraine DCFTA - Agenda - 07 November 2019
  • Civil Society Dialogue - Meeting on the State of Play of the EU-China investment negotiations - 25 October 2019
  • Report of the 5th round of negotiations for a Free Trade Agreement between the European Union and Australia
  • Joint Report on 18th Joint Committee's Free Trade Agreement between the Faroe Islands and the European Union
  • Joint Report on Third round of negotiations on the title 'Trade and Trade Related Matters' of the EU-Uzbekistan Comprehensive Agreement of 25-27 September 2019
  • State of play of EU's trade policy today in comparison to five years ago (2014)
  • State of play - Economic Partnership Agreements: Regular update of the FTAs for the six ACP regions
  • Answer given by Ms Malmström to a MEP written question - Free trade agreement with the Maldives

INTERNAL MARKET, INDUSTRY & GENERAL

FINANCIAL SERVICES

  • Financial Services: Commission publishes the results of fitness check of supervisory reporting
  • Remarks of Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis at the Bloomberg Event “Rebooting the Capital Markets Union”
  • MiFID II: ESMA consults on position limits in commodity derivatives

TAXATION

  • Proposal for a Council Directive amending Directive 2006/112/EC on the common system of value added tax as regards the special scheme for small enterprises - Political agreement
  • Agenda for: 7th Meeting Fiscalis 2020 Committee of 13 December 2019
  • Minutes of the Administrative cooperation in the field of direct taxation - Sub-group "Automatic exchange of information" (SG AEOI) of 30 October 2019
  • Answer given by P. Moscovici to a MEP written question - The EU's VAT Gap and the urgent need to reform the system
  • Answer given by P. Moscovici to a MEP written question - Establishing a fair digital tax at EU level

ENERGY

  • Judgment of the Court of 7 November 2019 n Joined Cases C‑364/18 and C‑365/18, Eni SpA (C‑364/18) Vs. Ministero dello Sviluppo Economico, Ministero dell’Economia e delle Finanze, interveners: Autorità di Regolazione per l’Energia, Reti e Ambiente, formerly Autorità per l’energia elettrica e il gas e il sistema idrico, Regione Basilicata, Comune di Viggiano, Regione Calabria, Comune di Ravenna, Assomineraria, and Shell Italia BV SpA (C‑365/18) Vs. Ministero dello Sviluppo Economico, Ministero dell’Economia e delle Finanze, Autorità di Regolazione per l’Energia, Reti e Ambiente, formerly Autorità per l’energia elettrica e il gas e il sistema idrico, interveners: Regione Basilicata, Comune di Viggiano, Assomineraria
    Re: Reference for a preliminary ruling - Directive 94/22/EC - Energy - Conditions for granting and using authorisations for the prospection, exploration and production of hydrocarbons - Royalties - Methods of calculation - QE and PFOR indices - Discriminatory nature
  • Energy regulators call for a greater consumer focus in implementing the Clean Energy for All Europeans Package - See Ceer Press Release & Beuc Statement

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

  • Judgment of the Court of 7 November 2019 in Joined Cases C‑80/18 to C‑83/18, Asociación Española de la Industria Eléctrica (UNESA) (C‑80/18), Endesa Generación SA (C‑82/18) Vs. Administración General del Estado, Iberdrola Generación Nuclear SAU (C‑80/18 and C‑82/18), and Endesa Generación SA (C‑81/18), Iberdrola Generación Nuclear SAU (C‑83/18) Vs. Administración General del Estado (C‑81/18 and C‑83/18)
    Re: Reference for a preliminary ruling - Polluter-pays principle - Common rules for the internal market in electricity - Directive 2009/72/EC - Article 3(1) and (2) - Principle of non- discrimination - Financing the tariff deficit - Taxes applying only to undertakings which use nuclear energy to produce electricity
  • When the public is not put in a position to actually participate in the environmental impact assessment for a project, a time limit for bringing proceedings against the decision granting consent for the project cannot be relied on against the public (See CPR No.137/19, Judgment in Case C-280/18)
  • COP25: MEPs push for CO2 neutrality by 2050 - 

HEALTH FOOD PRODUCT SAFETY

  • Commission Regulation (EU) 2019/1857 of 6 November 2019 amending Annex VI to Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council on cosmetic products (Titanium dioxide)
  • Commission Regulation (EU) 2019/1858 of 6 November 2019 amending Annex V to Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council on cosmetic products (4-(3-ethoxy-4-hydroxyphenyl)butan-2-one )
  • Report on the implementation of the Council Recommendation on promoting health-enhancing physical activity across sectors  

DIGITAL SINGLE MARKET & INFORMATION SOCIETY

  • Commission Notice on the calculation of the cost of capital for legacy infrastructure in the context of the Commission's review of national notifications in the EU electronic communications sector

TRANSPORT & MOBILITY

  • When a passenger boards a train without a ticket, he concludes a contract with the carrier (See CPR No.136/2019 - Judgment in Joined Cases C-349/18 to C-351/18)

AREA OF FREEDOM, SECUIRTY & JUSTICE

  • EU Action against corruption - Report from the Finnish Presidency

ECB, EURO & ECONOMY

FUTURE OF EUROPE & BREXIT

EXTERNAL RELATIONS

  • EU supports Yemen with €79 million to sustain public services and generate job opportunities - IP/19/6220