COMPETITION

  • Judgment of the Court of 14 November 2019 in Case C‑599/18 P, Silec Cable SAS, General Cable Corp., Vs. European Commission 
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9567 — PGGM/Macquarie/Genesee &Wyoming Australia)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9580 — Permira/Smith & Wiliamson)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9611 — Pavilion Energy/Iberdrola Group (European LNG Asset Portfolio))
  • Summary of Commission Decision of 9 July 2019 relating to proceedings under Article 101 of the TFEU and Article 53 of the Agreement on the European Economic Area (Case AT.40432 - Character merchandise)
    - Opinion of the Advisory Committee on restrictive practices and dominant positions
    - Final Report of the Hearing Officer
  • Speech by Cecilio Madero Villarejo on the legacy of Competition Commissioner Vestager and future expectations
  • Belgium - The Competition College has approved the acquisition of Krëfel by HTM and Boulanger
  • CMA is investigating the anticipated acquisition by McGraw-Hill Education, Inc of Cengage Learning Holdings II, Inc.
  • CMA full text decision on MUFG Bank acquisition of DVB Bank aviation finance business
  • CMA revokes initial enforcement order in Sabre / Farelogix

STATE AID

  • Judgment of the Court of 14 November 2019 in Case C-585/17: Finanzamt Linz, Finanzamt Kirchdorf Perg Steyr, in the presence of: Dilly's Wellnesshotel GmbH
    Re: Reference for a preliminary ruling - State aid - Modification of an authorised aid scheme - Article 108(3) TFEU - Obligation to notify - Prohibition of execution without the authorisation of the European Commission - Regulation (EU) No 651/2014 - Exemption - Article 58(1) - Temporal scope of the Regulation - Article 44(3) - Scope - National legislation providing for a calculation formula for the partial reimbursement of energy taxes

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Agenda for: Customs Code Committee - Tariff and Statistical Nomenclature (Sub-section MEC/MISC/TEX) of 02-03 December 2019
  • Agenda for: Trade Policy Committee (Services and Investment) of 20 November 2019
  • Notice concerning the date of entry into force of the Free Trade Agreement between the European Union and the Republic of Singapore
  • Council Decision (EU) 2019/1875 of 8 November 2019 on the conclusion of the Free Trade Agreement between the European Union and the Republic of Singapore
  • Free trade Agreement between the European Union and the Republic of Singapore
  • Council Decision (EU) 2019/1908 of 8 November 2019 on the position to be taken, on behalf of the European Union, in the Council for Trade in Goods of the World Trade Organization as regards the rules of procedure of the Committee on Trade Facilitation
  • EBB welcomes the imposition of definitive anti-subsidy duties on Indonesian biodiesel imports
  • WTO - Items proposed for consideration at the next meeting of Dispute Settlement Body of November 2019
  • Speech by DDG Wolff: “There is a proven correlation between peace and open trade”

INTERNAL MARKET, INDUSTRY & GENERAL

  • Minutes of the 1st meeting of the European Cluster Expert Group of 18 October 2019
  • Minutes of the 10th meeting of the Mutual Recognition Committee of 11 October 2019
  • Juncker Plan supports online financing (€30 Million) for small and medium companies in Germany

FINANCIAL SERVICES

  • EFAMA Response - ESMA Consultation on Guidelines on Performance Fees in UCITS - (ESMA34-39-881)

TAXATION

  • Judgment of the Court of 13 November 2019 in Case C-641/17, College Pension Plan of British Columbia Vs. Finanzamt München Abteilung III
    Re: Preliminary reference - Free movement of capital - Taxation of pension funds - Difference in treatment between resident and non-resident pension funds - Regulation of a Member State allowing resident pension funds to reduce their taxable profits by deducting reserves intended to pay pensions and to offset the tax levied on dividends against corporation tax - Comparability of situations - Justification
  • The EU list of non-cooperative jurisdictions for tax purposes - Report by the Code of Conduct Group (Business Taxation) suggesting amendments to the Annexes of the Council conclusions of 12 March 2019, including the de-listing of one jurisdiction
  • Closing VAT loopholes for sales through online platforms - See EP Statement

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

  • Judgment of the Court of 14 November 2019 in Case C‑484/18, Société de perception et de distribution des droits des artistes-interprètes de la musique et de la danse (Spedidam), PG, GF Vs. Institut national de l’audiovisuel, interveners: Syndicat indépendant des artistes-interprètes (SIA-UNSA), Syndicat français des artistes-interprètes (CGT)
    Re: Reference for a preliminary ruling - Copyright and related rights - Directive 2001/29/EC - Exclusive rights of performers - Article 2(b) - Reproduction right - Article 3(2)(a) - Making available to the public - Authorisation - Presumption - National scheme exempting a public institution responsible for the conservation and promotion of the national audiovisual heritage from the requirement to obtain the performer’s written consent for the exploitation of archives containing fixations of that performer’s performances

AGRICULTURE & FISHERIES

  • Post-2020 CAP reform package - Environmental and climate-related aspects of the CAP – a common, ambitious and flexible green architecture
  • Copa-Cogeca - Declaration of support for the creation of an EP intergroup on “Livestock and Livestock products”, see also the Joint Letter

ENERGY

  • Opinion of Advocate General Tanchev of 14 November 2019 in Case C‑454/18, Baltic Cable AB Vs. Energimarknadsinspektionen
    Re: Cross border exchanges in electricity - Regulation (EC) No 714/2009 - Undertaking which merely operates an interconnector - Notion of transmission system operator - Use of the revenues resulting from the allocation of interconnection

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

  • Agenda of the 13th meeting of the Committee on invasive alien species of 09 December 2019
  • Commission Notice - Guidance document on the export, re-export, import and intra-Union trade of rhinoceros horns
  • Commission Notice - Guidance document regarding application of exemptions under the Environmental Impact Assessment Directive (Directive 2011/92/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council, as amended by Directive 2014/52/EU) – Articles 1(3), 2(4) and 2(5)
  • EU invests €240 million for nature, environment and climate action
  • Clean mobility: Commission welcomes agreement on tyre labelling to save energy

DIGITAL SINGLE MARKET & INFORMATION SOCIETY

TRANSPORT & MOBILITY

  • Third Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety (Stockholm, 19-20 February 2020) - Information from the Swedish delegation
  • According to Advocate General Saugmandsgaard Øe, imprisonment cannot be used against the public officials responsible, including the Minister-President, in order to compel them to introduce traffic bans on diesel vehicles in Munich (See CPR Nº 143/2019 - Opinion of the Advocate General in the Case C-752/18 - Deutsche Umwelthilfe)

ECB, EURO & ECONOMY

FUTURE OF EUROPE & BREXIT

  • Keynote speech by President Donald Tusk at the opening ceremony of the 2019/2020 academic year at the College of Europe
  • Speech by Wolfgang Schäuble: “Without European unification, there would be no German unity”

EXTERNAL RELATIONS

  • Regulation (EU) 2019/1896 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 November 2019 on the European Border and Coast Guard and repealing Regulations (EU) No 1052/2013 and (EU) 2016/1624