COMPETITION

  • Commission clears the acquisition of control of Socotec by Cobepa (M.9599
  • Commission clears the acquisition of Seguradoras Unidas and AdvanceCare by Generali (M.9531)
  • Speech by Margrethe Vestager on "privacy and competition in an age of data"
  • Poland - The UOKiK gave consent to Panathea taking over Dolnośląska Grupa Apteczna.
  • Poland - The UOKiK gave consent to Centrum Rozliczeń Elektronicznych Polskie ePłatności taking over BillBird
  • Portugal - Vinci Energies has notified the acquisition of exclusive control over Novabase Digital
  • CMA updates administrative timetable in funerals market investigation
  • CMA serves initial enforcement order in Hunter Douglas / 247 Home Furnishings merger inquiry
  • CMA consults on provisional decision to de-designate Ocado Group plc under Groceries (Supply Chain Practices) Market Investigation Order

STATE AID

  • State Aid Weekly e-News - No.39/19 - Covers from 15 to 21 November 2019

TRADE & CUSTOMS

INTERNAL MARKET, INDUSTRY & GENERAL

  • Main Results of the Education, Youth, Culture and Sports Council of 21 November 2019
  • Competition in the European Defence Fund - Information from the Danish delegation
  • Fostering a sustainable space economy - Policy debate

FINANCIAL SERVICES

  • Agenda for: 1st meeting of the Commission Informal Expert Group High Level Forum on Capital Markets Union of 26 to 28 November 2019

TAXATION

  • Agenda for: High Level Working Party (Taxation) of 22 November 2019
  • Agenda for: Meeting of the Working Group 'Structures of the Taxation Systems' of 06 December 2019
  • The EU list of non-cooperative jurisdictions for tax purposes - Report by the Code of Conduct Group (Business Taxation) suggesting amendments to Annex II of the Council conclusions of 12 March 2019

ENERGY

  • Agenda for: Meeting of the Energy Performance of Buildings Committee Meeting of 11 December 2019
  • Minutes: Meeting for the Energy Performance of Buildings Committee of 10 October 2019

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

HEALTH, FOOD & PRODUCT SAFETY

  • Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report - Report 47 (Published on: 22/11/2019)
  • Answer given by Mr Andriukaitis to a MEP written question - Ban on the use of titanium dioxide (E 171) in food
  • Answer given by Mr Andriukaitis to a MEP written question - Fighting child obesity in Europe

TRANSPORT & MOBILITY

  • Judgment of the Court of 21 November 2019 in Joined Cases C‑203/18 and C‑374/18, Deutsche Post AG, Klaus Leymann Vs. Land Nordrhein-Westfalen (C‑203/18), and UPS Deutschland Inc. & Co. OHG, DPD Dynamic Parcel Distribution GmbH & Co. KG, Bundesverband Paket & Expresslogistik eV Vs. Deutsche Post AG (C‑374/18)
    Re: Reference for a preliminary ruling - Regulation (EC) No 561/2006 - Road transport - Social legislation - Vehicles used to deliver items as part of the universal postal service - Exceptions - Vehicles partly used for such delivery - Directive 97/67/EC - Article 3(1) - ‘Universal service’ - Concept
  • Judgment of the Court of 21 November 2019 in Case C‑379/18, Deutsche Lufthansa AG Vs. Land Berlin, interveners: Berliner Flughafen GmbH, Vertreter des Bundesinteresses beim Bundesverwaltungsgericht
    Re: Reference for a preliminary ruling - Air transport - Directive 2009/12/EC - Articles 3 and 6 - Article 11(1) and (7) - Airport charges - Protection of airport users’ rights - Whether it is possible for the airport managing body to agree charges lower than those approved by the independent supervisory authority - Remedies available to an airport user - Collateral challenge before a civil court giving judgment on the basis of equitable criteria

DATA PRIVACY & CYBERSECURITY

  • Agenda for: Meeting of the Horizontal Working Party on cyber issues of 26 November 2019

AREA OF FREEDOM, SECURITY & JUSTICE

  • Combatting corruption in sport: the Council adopts conclusions
  • Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on representative actions for the protection of the collective interests of consumers, and repealing Directive 2009/22/EC - General approach

ECB, EURO & ECONOMY

  • Joint Council and Commission statement on “stablecoins” - Approval
  • ECB’s Lagarde talks of Europe’s ‘moment of opportunity’ - Central bank president seeks rebalance in eurozone from exports to domestic demand - Financial Times - (See Speech by Christine Lagarde)

FUTURE OF EUROPE BREXIT

  • Handover between outgoing President of the European Council Donald Tusk and incoming President Charles Michel
  • The new Parliament and the new Commission - seee the EP Statement

EXTERNAL RELATIONS

  • Afghanistan: EU reinforces humanitarian support with €40 million as crisis worsens
  • Central African Republic: Council agrees on a future CSDP mission to support security sector reform
  • HR/VP Federica Mogherini participates in the G20 ministerial meeting in Nagoya, Japan
  • Stop violence against women: Statement by the European Commission and the High Representative
  • Twenty-First Annual Report according to Article 8(2) of Council Common Position 2008/944/CFSP defining common rules governing the control of exports of military technology and equipment (See Annex 1,2,3,4,5 & 6)