COMPETITION

  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9618 - La Poste/BRT) 
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.9599 - Cobepa/Socotec) 
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.9597 - Cinven/Stichting Barentz Beheer/Barentz) 
  • Commission clears acquisition of joint control over autoSense by Swisscom, AMAG and Zurich - (M.9557) - Midday Express
  • Croatia - CCA launches in-depth probe of Slovenia Broadband and Tele2 merger
  • Finland - The FCCA proposes penalty payments to driving schools for a price cartel and a price recommendation
  • Germany - Energy Monitoring Report 2019 published by the Bundesnetzagentur and the Bundeskartellamt
  • Germany - Bundeskartellamt - List of Notified Merger Projects & 2nd phase proceedings
  • Romania - The Competition Council analyzes the transaction through which TRG Management LP acquiresshares of Amthyst Top BV
  • Spain - CNMC has fined ( 859.763 euros.) Vaillant for the restrictions imposed on its network of authorised technical services for the repair of gas boilers
  • UK - CMA closes competition investigation in pharmaceutical sector on administrative grounds
  • UK - CMA revokes and reissues initial enforcement order in FNZ / GBST merger inquiry
  • UK - CMA revokes initial enforcement order in National Fostering Agency / Outcomes First Group merger
  • UK - CMA extends deadline in Illumina / Pacific Biosciences of California merger Phase 2 investigation

STATE AID

  • Communication from the Commission amending the Annex to the Communication from the Commission to the Member States on the application of Articles 107 and 108 of the TFEU to short-term export-credit insurance
  • Commission approves prolongation of Irish credit union restructuring scheme - SA.55542 - Midday Express

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Agenda for: Customs Union Working Party of 02 December 2019
  • Agenda for the EP Inta Committee of 2 & 3 December 2019
  • Agenda for: Japan-EU EPA: 1st Meeting of the Committee on Government Procurement
  • Annual Work Programme 2020 for the implementation of CUSTOMS 2020
  • Draft - Council Decison on the position to be taken on behalf of the European Union within the EPA Committee established under the stepping stone EPA between Ghana, of the one part, and the European Community and its Member States, of the other part, as regards the adoption of Protocol 1 concerning the definition of the concept of ‘originating products’ and methods of administrative cooperation - Adoption
  • Council Decision (EU) 2019/1954 of 18 November 2019 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 EPA 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
  • Council Decision (EU) 2019/1955 of 21 November 2019 on the position to be taken on behalf of the European Union within the General Council of the World Trade Organization as regards the adoption of a decision on the review of the Understanding on Tariff Rate Quota Administration Provisions of Agricultural Products (‘TRQ Understanding’)
  • Answer given by Ms Malmström to a MEP written question - The trade war and its impact on the EU
  • European Parliament closes legal loophole to stop excessive Ukrainian chicken imports - see the Text as adopted
  • Speech by DDG Wolff: WTO can play a role in supporting a circular economy
  • Barnier pledges to prioritise UK trade deal post-Brexit - EU’s chief negotiator warns of short timeframe to secure future relationship - Financial Times

INTERNAL MARKET, INDUSTRY & GENERAL

  • Minutes of the REACH Committee meeting of 19 - 20 November 2019
  • Minutes of the 11th IMI Committee meeting of 25 November 2019
  • November infringements package: key decisions
  • SME Assembly: Commission awards Dutch innovation centre and publishes yearly report on SMEs in the EU

FINANCIAL SERVICES

  • Capital Markets Union and Banking Union: Commission welcomes agreement by Member States on new measures to avoid build-up of non-performing loans  - Midday Express

TAXATION

  • EU provides €2 million to Global Forum in support of tax transparency and exchange of information in developing countries
  • European Parliament legislative resolution of 26 November 2019 on the proposal for a Council directive amending Directive 2006/112/EC on the common system of value added tax and Directive 2008/118/EC concerning the general arrangements for excise duty as regards defence effort within the Union framework
  • Report of the 96th SCAC Meeting of 21 October 2019

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

  • Agenda for:Working Party on International Environment Issues (UNECE CLRTAP) of 03 December 2019
  • United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC): - The fifteenth session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP 15), the second session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Paris Agreement (CMA 2), the fifty-first sessions of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI 51) and Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA 51) (Madrid, 2 - 13 December 2019) = first EU coordination

DIGITAL SINGLE MARKET & INFORMATION SOCIETY

  • Answer given by Ms Gabriel to a MEP written question - Consequences of Huawei's possible exclusion from the EU's 5G market
  • Answer given by Ms Gabriel to a MEP written question - Net neutrality situation, zero-rating offers and mobile internet tariffs and data volume in PortugaL

DATA PRIVACY & CYBERSECURITY

TRANSPORT & MOBILITY

AREA OF FREEDOM, SECURITY & JUSTICE

  • Compensation for damages by the State for infringement of EU law: the European Commission refers Spain to the Court of Justice for its rules on the compensation for damages incurred by private partie
  • European Parliament resolution of 26 November 2019 on children’s rights on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

FUTURE OF EUROPE & BREXIT

  • Speech by President-elect von der Leyen in the European Parliament Plenary on the occasion of the presentation of her College of Commissioners and their programme

EXTERNAL RELATIONS