COMPETITION

  • Judgment of the Court of 28 November 2019, in Case C‑593/18 P, ABB Ltd, ABB AB, Vs. European Commission
    Re: Appeal - Competition - Agreements, decisions and concerted practices - European market for underground and submarine power cables - Market allocation in connection with projects - Burden of proof - Presumption of innocence - Principle of equal treatment ( See also Case C-591/18P)
  • Judgment of the Court of 28 November 2019, in Case C‑596/18 P, LS Cable & System Ltd Vs. European Commission
    Re: Appeal - Competition - Agreements, decisions and concerted practices - European market for underground and submarine power cables - Market allocation in connection with projects - Fines - Burden of proof - Distortion of the evidence - Public distancing from the cartel
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9627 — APG/Elecnor/CC&I)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9671 — Apollo/Blue Group)
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.9473 — Kirkbi/Blackstone/CPPIB /Merlin)
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.9576 — Blackstone/Dream Global Reit)
  • Summary of Commission Decision of 18 July 2018 relating to a proceeding under Article 102 of the TFEU and Article 54 of the EEA Agreement (Case AT.40099 — Google Android)
    - Opinion of the Advisory Committee on restrictive practices and dominant positions at its meeting on 6 July 2018 and on 17 July 2018
    - Final Report of the Hearing Officer
  • Commission clears acquisition of Cambrex by Permira (M.9540)  - Midday Express
  • Commission clears acquisition of Iberdrola Group's European LNG asset portfolio by Pavilion Energy (M.9611)  - Midday Express

STATE AID

  • Commission Decision (EU) 2019/1968 of 2 August 2019 on the measure SA.21445 - C42/2006 implemented by the Republic of Italy to remunerate Poste Italiane for the current accounts deposited with the Italian Treasury 
  • Commission approves Slovak support to HBP to alleviate social and environmental impact of mines closure - SA.55038 - Midday Express
  • Commission approves €57 million Croatian support for the modernisation of Zagreb's energy efficient district heating system - SA.53628 - Midday Express
  • Answer given by Ms Vestager to a MEP written question - Follow-up to Written Question E-002222/2019 on the Alitalia State aid case

TRADE & CUSTOMS

INTERNAL MARKET, INDUSTRY & GENERAL

  • Draft - Commission Regulation (EU) No …/.. of XXX amending Annex XVII to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the REACH as regards lead and its compounds
  • Draft - Commission Regulation ((EU) …/… of XXX amending Annex II to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the REACH

FINANCIAL SERVICES

  • Non-performing loans: Council adopts position on a new mechanism for out-of-court enforcement
  • ESMA sees continued high market risk amid deteriorating economic fundamentals - see the ESMA Risk Dashboard No.4/2019
  • ESMA publishes responses to consultation on aligning MiFIR to the changes introduced by EMIR Refit

TAXATION

  • Proposal for a Council Directive on a Common Corporate Tax Base (CCTB) - State of play
  • USTR moves forward on its Investigation under Section 301 into France’s Digital Services Tax

ENERGY

  • Trilateral gas talks and the winter outlook for the security of gas supply - Information from the Commission
  • Recent developments in the field of external energy relations - Information from the Commission
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  • Implementation of Network Code on Requirements for Generators on track - See the ACER report

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

  • Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters (Aarhus Convention): 7th meeting of the Parties to the Protocol on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers to the Working Group of the Parties (PRTR WGP 7) (Geneva, 28-29 November 2019) - First EU coordination
  • Going climate-neutral: expert-group recommendations to help energy-intensive industries contribute to the EU's 2050 target
  • More than half of EU consumers have environmental impact in mind when shopping, new survey reveals

HEALTH, FOOD & PRODUCT SAFETY

  • Commission Regulation (EU) 2019/1966 of 27 November 2019 amending and correcting Annexes II, III and V to Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council on cosmetic products
  • State of Health in the EU: shift to prevention and primary care is the most important trend across countries
  • Answer given by Mr Andriukaitis to a MEP written question - Shortages of medicines in the European Union
  • Harmful chemicals in toys: what to know ahead of the festive season - See Beuc Statement

AGRICULTURE & FISHERIES

  • Information package on the post 2020 CAP reform - In-Depth Analysis - EP Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development
  • €467 million to be reimbursed to European farmers

DIGITAL SINGLE MARKET

  • Digital Government Conference (Helsinki, 22 October 2019) - Information from the Presidency
  • High-Level Conference on the Data Economy in Helsinki, 25-26 November 2019 - Information from the Presidency
  • First Juncker Plan project in Malta brings broadband to 70,000 homes

TRANSPORT & MOBILITY

  • Draft - Commission delegated Regulation (EU) …/... on classification of vehicles, obligations of European Electronic Toll Service users, requirements for interoperability constituents and minimum eligibility criteria for notified bodies - see the Annex
  • Logistics: European Commission welcomes the provisional agreement on electronic freight transport

DATA PRIVACY & CYBERSECURITY

  • Agenda for: Meeting of the Horizontal Working Party on cyber issues of 05 December 2019
  • Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the respect for private life and the protection of personal data in electronic communications and repealing Directive 2002/58/EC (Regulation on Privacy and Electronic Communications) - Progress report

AREA OF FREEDOM, SECURITY & JUSTICE

  • Member States agree position in decisive step towards collective redress in EU - See Beuc Statement

ECB, EURO & ECONOMY

  • Implementation of the Stability and Growth Pact (November 2019) - In-Depth Analysis - EP Econ Committee
  • Juncker Plan supports long term financing opportunities for SMEs and Midcaps in Spain
  • Lagarde wants key role for climate change in ECB review - Initiative likely to set up clash with German central banker Jens Weidmann - Financial Times

FUTURE OF EUROPE & BREXIT

  • Following the conclusion of the hearings process, Parliament approved the new Commissioners, presented to plenary by Commission President-elect von der Leyen on Wednesday - see the Who's WhoInfographic and the EP Decision -
  • Remaining united: The European Council July 2018 to November 2019, report by President Donald Tusk - see the Report
  • Update data population for the purposes of qualified majority voting in the Council