COMPETITION

  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.9497 — Crédit Agricole/Abanca/JV)
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.9062 — Fortress Investment Group/Air Investment Valencia/JV)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9399 — Remondis/ALFA Rohstoffhandel München/Geiger Beteiligung/Durmin Beteiligung/Garching Hochbrück)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9557 — Swisscom/AMAG Group/Zürich Insurance Group/autoSense)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9605 — DAK Americas/Lotte Chemical UK)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9573 — Brookfield/Iridium/Global Borealis)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9582 — Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy/Senvion (European onshore wind turbine service)/Ria Blades)
  • Initiation of proceedings (Case M.9162 — Fincantieri/Chantiers de l’Atlantique)
  • Summary of Commission Decision of 18 July 2019 declaring a concentration compatible with the internal market and the functioning of the EEA Agreement (Case M.8864 — Vodafone/Certain Liberty Global Assets)
    • Final Report of the Hearing Officer
    • Opinion of the Advisory Committee on mergers at its meeting of 28 June 2019
  • Commission clears Telia's acquisition of Bonnier Broadcasting, subject to conditions (M.9064
  • Commission clears acquisition of Primonial by Bridgepoint and Latour (M.9570) - Midday Express
  • Commission clears acquisition of Allied Universal by Warburg Pincus and CDPQ (M.9509) - Midday Express

STATE AID

  • Commission approves public support for Antwerp airport and Ostend-Bruges airport in Belgium - SA.45139 and SA.45140 - Midday Express

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Agenda for: Customs Union Working Party of 13 November 2019
  • Agenda for: Working Party on Trade Questions of 12 November 2019
  • Agenda for: Trade Policy Committee (Deputy Members) of 15 November 2019
  • Draft - Council Decision establishing the position to be adopted, on behalf of the European Union, in the EPA Committee set up by the Interim Agreement with a view to an Economic Partnership Agreement between the European Community and its Member States, of the one part, and the Central Africa Party, of the other part, in connection with the adoption of the rules of procedure for mediation, the rules of procedure for arbitration and the code of conduct for arbitrators
  • Draft - Council Decision establishing the position to be taken, on behalf of the European Union, in the EPA Committee set up by the Interim Agreement with a view to an Economic Partnership Agreement between the European Community and its Member States, of the one part, and the Central Africa Party, of the other part, in connection with the adoption of the list of arbitrators
  • Diversifying unity. How Eastern Partnership countries develop their economy, governance and identity in a geopolitical context - Study for the EP INTA Committee
  • Cambodia: European Commission finalises preliminary report on temporary suspension of trade preferences - See the Statement
  • Final green light to the EU-Singapore Free Trade Agreement 

FINANCIAL SERVICES

  • Capital Markets Union: Council adopts legislative reforms
  • Report from the Commission on the activities of the IFRS Foundation, EFRAG and PIOB in 2018 and the achievements of the Union programme
  • Banking regulation: Commission organises conference to consult on Basel III reforms - See the Keynote speech of VP Valdis Dombrovskis 
  • ESMA advises Commission on third-country CCPs
  • MiFID II: ESMA publishes data for the systematic internaliser calculations for equity, equity-like instruments and bonds
  • MiFID II: ESMA makes new bond liquidity data available
  • MIFID II: ESMA issues latest double volume CAT data

TAXATION

ENERGY

  • Electricity wholesale markets: important efforts needed to meet the cross-zonal capacity target established by the Clean Energy Package

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

  • Agenda for: Working Party on International Environment Issues
    - Climate change of 19 November 2019
    - UNECE and other regional issues of 15 November 2019
  • Climate Finance - Council Conclusions on Climate Finance (8 November 2019)
  • UNECE: 25th session of the Committee on Environmental Policy (CEP 25) (Geneva, 13-15 November 2019) - First EU coordination

CONSUMER, HEALTH, FOOD & PRODUCT SAFETY

  • Commission Recommendation (EU) 2019/1888 of 7 November 2019 on the monitoring of the presence of acrylamide in certain foods
  • Vaccine against Ebola: Commission grants first-ever market authorisation
  • The Council adopted a regulation on the general safety of motor vehicles and the protection of vehicle occupants and vulnerable road users in a bid to significantly reduce the number of road casualties.
  • Workshop on “Type-approval requirements for motor vehicles as regards their general safety and protection of vehicle occupants and vulnerable road users” - Study for the EP IMCO Committee
  • The Council has adopted a Directive that modernises EU law on consumer protection and facilitates the enforcement of consumers' rights.

DIGITAL SINGLE MARKET & INFORMATION SOCIETY

  • Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the respect for private life and the protection of personal data in electronic communications and repealing Directive 2002/58/EC (Regulation on Privacy and Electronic Communications) - see the Presidency Revised Text

DATA PRIVACY & CYBERSECURITY

  • Agenda for: DAPIX Friends of Presidency (Data retention) of 19 November 2019
  • Agenda of the fifteenth plenary session of the European Data Protection Board on November 12th and 13th
  • EDPS Opinion on Proposals regarding European Production and Preservation Orders for electronic evidence in criminal matters
  • Recommendation for a Council Decision authorising the opening of negotiations for an agreement between the EU and New Zealand on the exchange of personal data between the EU Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation (Europol) and the New Zealand authorities competent for fighting serious crime and terrorism - See the Annex

TRANSPORT & MOBILITY

  • Minutes of the Commission expert group on electronic tolls of 02 October 2019

AREA OF FREEDOM,  SECURITY & JUSTICE

  • Speech by Commissioner Jourová at the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights : "Making the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights a reality for all"

ECB, EURO & ECONOMY

  • Working group on euro risk-free rates recommends fallback arrangements for users of €STR
  • Speech by Yves Mersch: International trends in central bank independence: the ECB’s perspective
  • Speech by Benoît Cœuré: A tale of two money markets: fragmentation or concentration
  • Opening remark of ‎Yves Mersch at the “Getting to know the EU Institutions and Organisations in Luxembourg

FUTURE OF EUROPE & BREXIT

  • Agenda for: Meeting of the Coreper (Part.1 & Part.2) of 13 & 15 Novemner 2019
  • Speech by President-elect Ursula von der Leyen at the 2019 Paris Peace Forum
  • European Council meeting (12 and 13 December 2019) - Annotated draft agenda
  • Agreement on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community
  • Political declaration setting out the framework for the future relationship between the European Union and the United Kingdom

EXTERNAL RELATIONS

  • Defence cooperation: Council launches 13 new PESCO projects
  • Main Results of Foreign Affairs Council of 11 November 2019
  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1883 of 8 November 2019 amending for the 307th time Council Regulation (EC) No 881/2002 imposing certain specific restrictive measures against certain persons and entities associated with the ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida organisations
  • Venezuela: Council renews sanctions until 14 November 2020 (See Regulation (EU) 2019/1889,  Regulation (EU) 2019/1891 & Decision (CFSP) 2019/1893)
  • Turkey's illegal drilling activities in the Eastern Mediterranean: Council adopts framework for sanctions (See Regulation (EU) 2019/1890 & Decision (CFSP) 2019/1894)
  • Progress report by the EEA Joint Committee to the 52nd meeting of the EEA Council
  • Draft minutes of the 51st meeting of the EEA Council Brussels, 20 May 2019