COMPETITION

  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9631 — Kennedy-Wilson Holdings/AXA Group/JV)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9634 — PSP/Aviva/Galleri K)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9596 — ENGIE/Predica/Omnes/Langa)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9606 — ENGIE/Omnes Capital/Predica/ EGI8 Portfolio)
  • Commission clears acquisition of joint control over Genesee & Wyoming Australia by PGGM and Macquarie (M.9567) - Midday Express
  • Austria - BWB publishes position paper on debate about European champions and the call to relax EU merger control
  • Denmark - Supreme Court: Road marking consortium was illegal
  • France - Green light, subject to conditions, to the acquisition of Point P Travaux Publics by Frans Bonhomme
  • Germany - Proceeding against Deutsche Bahn AG - Bundeskartellamt examines possible anticompetitive impediment of mobility platforms
  • Poland - UOKiK referred the takeover of Eurozet by Agora to the second stage of proceedings
  • Slovakia - AMO SR initiated an administrative proceedings in the matter of the merger of the undertakings Arca Capital Slovakia, a.s., and BUKOCEL, a.s.

STATE AID

  • Commission approves German scheme for very high capacity broadband networks in Bavaria - SA.54668
  • Ombudsman rejects complaint about Commission's handling of a state aid complaint concerning investment aid granted to building companies in Sweden
  • State Aid weekly e-News - No.40/19 - Covers from 22 to 28 November 2019

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Agenda for: ACP Working Party of 03 December 2019
  • Notice of re-opening the investigation following the judgment of 20 September 2019, in Case T‑650/17, with regard to Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/1146 of 28 June 2017 re-imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of threaded tube or pipe cast fittings, of malleable cast iron and spheroidal graphite cast iron, originating in the P.R. of China, manufactured by Jinan Meide Castings Co., Ltd
  • Minutes of Customs 2020 project group meeting dealing with classification of products in the HS/CN nomenclatures – mechanical/miscellaneous of 7-8 November 2019
  • Minutes of the 4th meeting of the Customs Expert Group – TARIC sub-section on 31 October 2019
  • Minutes of the 14th Meeting CEG Customs Status and Transit of 26 September 2019
  • Armenia : Second EU-Armenia Partnership Committee in Trade Confirguration : Joint Minutes of 28 November 2019
  • Agenda for: 6th meeting of the EU-Georgia Association Committee in Trade Configuration, 5-6 December 2019, Tbilisi
  • European Parliament urges EU to act swiftly to help EU farmers unduly affected by newly imposed US tariffs worth EUR6.8 billion - See the EP Resolution
  • European Parliament resolution of 28 November 2019 on the ongoing negotiations for a new Partnership Agreement between the EU and the ACP Group of States
  • Answer given by Ms Malmström to a MEP written question - Boeing-Airbus dispute between the United States and the EU: US tariffs and risks for Italy's agri-business sector -
  • Answer given by Ms Malmström to a MEP written question - An integrated EU approach towards China, including trade, competition and procurement
  • Answer given by Ms Malmström to a MEP written question - Resumption of trade negotiations with Thailand
  • Answer given by Ms Malmström to a MEP written question - US Entity List
  • How does China fare on the Russian market? Implications for the European Union - see Bruegel Working Paper
  • Global trade slowdown hits EU the hardest, figures show - Exports and imports fall across all major European economies, according to OECD data - Financial Times
  • Brussels’ trade focus is switching to enforcement - Action over South Korean breaches of bilateral deal is being seen as test case - Financial Times

INTERNAL MARKET, INDUSTRY & GENERAL

  • Commission Regulation (EU) 2019/1933 of 6 November 2019 establishing the ‘Prodcom list’ of industrial products referred to in Council Regulation (EEC) No 3924/91
  • Outcome of the 3733rd Coucnil Meeting Competitiveness (Internal Market & Industry) of 28 November 2019
  • Space solutions for a sustainable Arctic : Council adopts conclusions
  • A European fund to support the circular bioeconomy - See EIB Statement

FINANCIAL SERVICES

  • Draft - Commission delegated Regulation (EU) …/... supplementing Regulation (EU) 2017/2402 of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to regulatory technical standards on securitisation repository operational standards for data collection, aggregation, comparison, access and verification of completeness and consistency - See the Annex
  • Draft - Commission delegated Regulation (EU) …/... supplementing Regulation (EU) 2017/2402 of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to regulatory technical standards specifying the details of the application for registration of a securitisation repository and the details of the simplified application for an extension of registration of a trade repository
  • ESMA Chair Steven Maijoor speech at EFRAG conference on IFRS and regulation
  • EBA publishes guidelines on ICT and security risk management

TAXATION

  • Agenda for: 16th Expert Group in the field of VAT- Administrative Cooperation Meeting of 20 January 2019
  • Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 2013/34/EU as regards disclosure of income tax information by certain undertakings and branches. - (poss) - General Approach - Joint statement by Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malta, Slovenia and Sweden
  • Answer given by Mr Moscovici to a MEP written question - Harmonisation of the corporate income tax base between Member States

EMPLOYMENT &SOCIAL POLICY

  • EU Programme for Employment and Social Innovation: €200 million for microfinance institutions and social enterprise lenders across Europe
  • Warsaw wins 2020 Access City Award for making the city more accessible to citizens with disabilities
  • Euro area unemployment at 7.5%

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

  • 24th Session of the WIPO Committee on Development and Intellectual Property (CDIP), Geneva, 18-22 November 2019 - Final EU/Member States statements

ENERGY

  • Agenda for: TTE Council (Energy) of 4 December 2019

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

  • Agenda for: Ecodesign and Energy Labelling Consultation:
  • Convention on the Conservation of European Wildlife and Natural Habitats (Bern Convention): 39th meeting of the Standing Committee (Strasbourg, 3-6 December 2019) - EU coordination
  • The European Parliament declares climate emergency - Financial Times

HEALTH, FOOD & PRODUCT SAFETY

  • Draft Questions and Answers Document (Version 2.3) (Eudralex Volume 10 - Clinical trials guidelines - Set of documents applicable to clinical trials under Regulation EU No 536/2014)
  • Informed consent and patient recruitment procedure template (Eudralex Volume 10 - Clinical trials guidelines - Set of documents applicable to clinical trials under Regulation EU No 536/2014)
  • EU Health Policy Platform webinar on “Community and Civil society work in pricing and affordability in Eastern Europe and Central Asia” - AIDS Action Europe (11 December 2019)
  • Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report - Report 48 ( Published on: 29/11/2019)

DIGITAL SINGLE MARKET & INFORMATION SOCIETY

DATA PRIVACY & CYBERSECURITY

  • Answer given by Ms Jourova to a MEP written question - Failure to implement national law transposing GDPR in Portugal
  • Cyber agencies assess future cooperation opportunities - see ENISA Statement
  • ENISA launches a tool which maps security measures for OES to international standards

AREA OF FREEDOM, SECURITY & JUSTICE

  • Commission notice — Handbook on the transfer of sentenced persons and custodial sentences in the European Union
  • Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Council Regulation (EC) No 1206/2001 of 28 May 2001 on cooperation between the courts of the Member States in the taking of evidence in civil or commercial matters - General approach & Statement
  • Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council  amending Regulation (EC) No 1393/2007 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the service in the Member States of judicial and extrajudicial documents in civil or commercial matters (service of documents) - General approach , Statement 1 & Statement 2
  • Istanbul Convention: All member states must ratify it without delay, say MEPs

ECB, EURO & ECONOMY

FUTURE OF EUROPE & BREXIT

  • Decisions adopted by the European Commission by Written and Delegation Procedure of 29 November 2019
  • The European Council appoints new Commission
  • Work programme of the incoming Presidency - Information from the Croatian delegation
  • Johnson's future Brexit plan would be almost as disruptive as no deal - see CER Paper
  • Franco-German rift clouds EU’s Future - Wall Street Journal

EXTERNAL RELATIONS

  • Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the EU on the alignment of certain countries concerning restrictive measures
  • MEPs call on Russia to stop illegitimate prosecution of Lithuanian judges - See the EP Resolution