COMPETITION

STATE AID

  • Authorisation for State aid pursuant to Articles 107 and 108 of the TFEU — Cases where the Commission raises no objections
  • Authorisation for State aid pursuant to Articles 107 and 108 of the TFEU — Cases where the Commission raises no objections (Text with EEA relevance, except for products falling under Annex I of the Treaty)
  • Commission approves €2.6 billion public support for the Irish National Broadband Plan
  • Commission opens in-depth investigation into tax exemptions for Italian ports; welcomes Spain's commitment to subject ports to corporate tax as from 2020
  • State Aid Weekly e-News - No.38/19 - Covers from 8 to 14 November 2019

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Agenda for: Meeting of the Economic Tariff Questions Group of 18-19 December 2019
  • Agenda for: 626th meeting of the Export Credits Group of 29 November 2019
  • Agenda for: First Meeting - Committee on Trade in Goods, EU-Japan EPA of 14 November 2019
  • Agenda - First meeting, Committee on Trade in Services, EU-Japan EPA of 13 November 2019
  • Draft recommendation on the draft Council decision on the conclusion, on behalf of the Union, of the 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 - 8
  • Draft report Conclusion of the 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 - 76
  • Draft recommendation on the draft Council decision on the conclusion of the Free Trade Agreement between the EU and the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam - Amendments 1 - 15
  • Explanatory Notes to the Combined Nomenclature of the European Union (CN: 9503 0039; 9503 00 61 and 9503 00 69; 9503 00 95 and 9503 00 99)
  • Decision No 1/2019 of the EU-Georgia Association Committee in Trade Configuration of 18 October 2019 updating Annex III-A to the Association Agreement
  • Decision No 2/2019 of the EU-Georgia Association Committee in Trade Configuration of 18 October 2019 updating Annex XVI to the Association Agreement
  • European Commission’s International Public Procurement Initiative to help enhance EU companies’ access to global procurement markets - See the Infographic
  • Report of the meeting on rules of origin and foreign direct investment screening of 07 November 2019
  • European Union launches WTO trade dispute against Colombia's unfair duties on frozen fries - (See the Request for consultation)
  • WTO - Businesses want more transparent and predictable services regulations — DG Azevêdo

INTERNAL MARKET, INDUSTRY & GENERAL

  • Agenda for meeting of the REACH Committee of 19-20 November 2019
  • Early Warning Europe: helping small and medium-sized enterprises to survive and prosper
  • 7th European Small and Mid-Cap Awards: winners in 5 categories announced
  • Proposal for a Regulation - Labelling fragrance allergens (Public Consultation - 12.11.2019 - 04.02.2019)

FINANCIAL SERVICES

  • Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EU) No 600/2014 on markets in financial instruments, Regulation (EU) No 596/2014 on market abuse and Regulation (EU) No 909/2014 on improving securities settlement in the European Union and on central securities depositories as regards certain dates - Four-column tables comparing the institutions' positions
  • Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 2014/65/EU on markets in financial instruments as regards certain dates - Four-column tables comparing the institutions' positions
  • ESMA updates its Q&As on the Securitisation Regulation
  • ESMA - DG International Ratings SRL's CRA registration withdrawn

TAXATION

  • Opinion of Advocate General KOKOTT of 14 November 2019 in Case C‑547/18, Dong Yang Electronics Sp. z o.o. Vs. Dyrektor Izby Administracji Skarbowej we Wrocławiu
    Re: Request for a preliminary ruling - Tax law - VAT - Services - Place of supply of services - Concept of ‘fixed establishment’ within the meaning of Article 44 of the VAT Directive                2006/112/EC - Subsidiary (established in a Member State) of a parent company established in a third country)

AGRICULTURE & FISHERIES

  • Agenda for: Council of the European Union (Agriculture & Fisheries) of 18 November 2019
  • Agenda for: Working Party on Horizontal Agricultural Questions (CAP Reform) of 21 November 2019
  • Agenda for: Working Party on Financial Agricultural Questions (AGRIFIN) of 21 November 2019
  • Further increase in imports to the EU of japonica rice - Information from the Italian delegation
  • EU-China Bilateral GI Agreement - Information from the Commission
  • Recommendation for a Council Decision authorising the opening of negotiations to amend the International Sugar Agreement 1992 - See the Annex

ENERGY

  • Agenda for: Working Party on Energy of 18 November 2019
  • European Commission statement on the adoption of the new energy lending policy of the European Investment Bank Group

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

  • Agenda for: Working Party on the Environment of 18 & 22 November 2019

EMPLOYMENT & SOCIAL POLICY

  • Council Recommendation of 8 November 2019 on access to social protection for workers and the self-employed
  • European Parliament backs €1.6 million to help former workers of Carrefour Belgium

HEALTH, FOOD & PRODUCT SAFETY

  • Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report - Report 46 ( Published on: 15/11/2019)
  • EFSA - Conference on bee health: how research can contribute to risk assessment

TRANSPORT & MOBILITY

  • Digital transport services for people: The next steps for sustainable European solutions - Policy debate
  • Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on rail passengers’ rights and obligations - General approach
  • Labels for tyres: deal for greener and safer road transport - See the EP Statement

DATA PRIVACY & CYBERSECURITY

  • Agenda for: Meeting of the Horizontal Working Party on cyber issues of 20 November 2019
  • Minutes of the Fifteenth Plenary session of the EDPB of 12 & 13 November 2019

AREA OF FREEDOM, SECURITY  & JUSTICE

  • Evaluation and Fitness Check Roadmap - EU drugs strategy 2013-20 - (Public consultation - 12.11.2019 - 04.02.2020)

ECB, EURO & ECONOMY

  • Economic Dialogue with the President of the Eurogroup - ECON 18 November 2019 - In-Depth Analysis - EP Econ Committee
  • Speech by Yves Mersch: Anti-money laundering and combating the financing of terrorism – recent initiatives and the role of the ECB
  • Annual inflation down to 0.7% in the euro area
  • Euro area international trade in goods surplus €18.7 bn

FUTURE OF EUROPE & BREXIT

  • European Commission launches infringement proceedings against the UK following its failure to name a candidate for EU Commissioner
  • The EP IMCO Committees questioned Thierry Breton, candidate for the Internal Market portfolio - (See the Hearing)