COMPETITION

  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.9406 — Lone Star — Stark Group/Saint-Gobain BDD)
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.9524 — Fortress Investment Group/Majestic Wine Warehouses/Les Celliers de Calais)
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.9563 — PIC/SKC/SKCCD)
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.9478 — Archer/Hilton/Earlsfort)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9413 — Lactalis/Nuova Castelli)
  • Commission clears the acquisition of Axel Springer by KKR (M.9463) - Midday Express
  • Commission clears the acquisition of joint control of Symbio by PSA and Michelin Groups (M.9474) - Midday Express
  • Belgium - The Competition Authority approves the acquisition of Car Assistance Company NV by Van Mossel Automotive Groep 4 NV
  • Croatia - Competition Agency opens three UTPs infringement proceedings against buyers of mandarins
  • Ireland - CCPC invites views on Simplified Merger Notification Procedure Guidelines (Closing on 29 November 2019)
  • Portugal -  AdC Board adopts non-opposition decision on merger 48/2019 - Mundicenter / RPFI Aveiro
  • Romania - The Competition Council analyses the taking over of Pram Maya stores by Profi 

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Agenda for:Customs Code Committee - Data Integration & Harmonisation of 22 November 2019
  • Agenda & Working Documents of the Economic Tariff Questions Group of 14 & 15 November 2019
  • Minutes of the 203rd meeting of the Customs Code Committee (Sub-Section Agriculture/Chemistry) of 14-16 October 2019
  • Minutes of the Expert Group on responsible sourcing of tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold of 08 October 2019
  • UCC Centralised Clearance Import Functional Specifications Phase 2
    • Minutes of the 1st Meeting of 22 October 2019
    • Agenda for: 2nd Meeting of 26 November 2019
  • Draft report Investment Protection Agreement between the EU and its Member States, of the one part, and the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam, of the other part - Amendments 1 - 72
  • Report of the 24td round of negotiations of the EU-China Comprehensive Agreement on Investment Abstract: The 24td round took place in Beijing between 5-8 November 2019
  • Agenda of the 66th meeting of the EU-Switzerland Joint Committee of 21 November 2019
  • Ongoing bilateral and regional negotiations - State of play of the Free trade agreements and other agreeements - Updated November 2019

INTERNAL MARKET, INDUSTRY & GENERAL

  • Titanium Dioxyde - Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) …/…of 4.10.2019 amending, for the purposes of its adaptation to technical and scientific progress, Regulation (EC) No.1272/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures and correcting that regulation - Intention not to raise objections to a delegated act 
  • ECHA - Inspectors in the EU to target REACH authorisation duties
  • European Commission appoints 3 Directors to its Directorates-General for Economic and Financial Affairs and Trade - Midday Express
  • European Commission appoints 3 Principal Advisers to its Legal Service and its Directorates-General for Communications and for Economic and Financial Affairs - Midday Express
  • Juncker Plan backs funding of up to €20 million to video streaming developer Bitmovin - 

TAXATION

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

  • Ireland is ordered to pay pecuniary penalties for failing to comply with an earlier judgment of the Court which required, in particular, that an environmental assessment be carried out in respect of a wind farm (See CPR Nº 142/2019 - Judgment in Case C-261/18, Commission Vs. Ireland (Parc éolien de Derrybrien))
  • Agenda for: 21st Meeting of the Competent Authorities for the implementation of Regulation (EU) 2019/1021 on Persistent Organic Pollutants of 26 November 2019
  • Agenda for:Commission expert group on the Birds and Habitats Directive of 14 & 15 November 2019
  • Minutes of: SCHEER Working Group on Anaerobic Biodegradability of Linear Alkylbenzene Sulphonates of 02 October 2019
  • Minutes of: 3rd meeting of Expert Group on Land Use, Land Use Change and Forestry (LULUCFEG) of 02 October 2019

CONSUMER, HEALTH, FOOD  & PRODUCT SAFETY

AREA OF FREEDOM, SECURITY & JUSTICE

  • Opinion of Advocate General PIKAMÄE of 12 November 2019 in Case C‑183/18, Centraal Justitieel Incassobureau, Ministerie van Veiligheid en Justitie (CJIB) Vs. Bank BGŻ BNP Paribas S.A. w Gdańsku, intervener Prokuratura Rejonowa Gdańsk-Śródmieście w Gdańsku
    Re: Reference for a preliminary ruling - Area of freedom, security and justice - Judicial cooperation in criminal matters — Framework Decision 2005/214/JHA - Recognition and enforcement of financial penalties imposed on legal persons - Obligation to interpret national law in conformity with EU law - Scope - Concept of ‘legal person’ - Financial penalty imposed on an entity with no legal personality

ECB, EURO & ECONOMY

  • Country-Specific Recommendations in banking - November 2019 - In-Depth Analysis for the EP ECON Committee
  • Key Macroeconomic Indicators for Cyprus, Greece, Ireland and Portugal - Briefing for the EP ECON Committee
  • ECB appoints Imène Rahmouni-Rousseau as Director General Market Operations
  • Industrial production up by 0.1% in euro area - Stat/174/2019
  • Personal transfers in the EU - Amounts sent to non-EU countries by EU residents up at €35.6 billion in 2018 - Amounts received from non-EU countries stable at €10.9 bn - Stat/173/2019

EXTERNAL RELATIONS

  • Humanitarian aid: EU announces additional €35 million for Africa's Sahel region
  • EU’s gatekeeper laments bloc’s message to Balkans - Johannes Hahn wants formal talks for North Macedonia and Albania to join union - Financial Times