COMPETITION

  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.9573 — Brookfield/Iridium/Global Borealis)
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.9452 — Global Payments/TSYS)
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.9527 — New Media Investment Group/Gannett Co)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9607 — ENGIE/Omnes Capital/Predica/EGI9 Portfolio)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9610 — CVC/Royal FrieslandCampina/DMV Fonterra Excipients)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9643 — ENGIE/Versicherungskammer/ Portfolio Companies)
  • Speech by Margrethe Vestager on "competition and digitisation"
  • CMA is investigating the anticipated acquisition by Google LLC of Looker Data Sciences, Inc.
  • CMA updates timetable in competition investigation in roofing materials sector
  • CMA finds HSBC and Santander in breach of Retail Banking Market Investigation Order 2017

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Agenda for: 204th Meeting of the Customs Code Committee - Tariff and Statistical Nomenclature (Sub-Section Mechanicals/Miscellaneous/Textile) of 02 & 03 December 2019
  • Agenda for: 8th Meeting of the Customs 2020 Committee of 04 December 2019
  • Agenda for: Working Party on Trade Questions of 06 December 2019
  • Meeting report of CSD on the implementation of EU trade agreements of 21 November 2019
  • Council Decision on the conclusion of the Agreement between the United States of America and the EU on the Allocation to the United States of a Share in the Tariff Rate Quota for High Quality Beef referred to in the Revised Memorandum of Understanding Regarding the Importation of Beef from Animals Not Treated with Certain Growth-Promoting Hormones and Increased Duties Applied by the United States to Certain Products of the European Union (2014) - Adoption
  • Notice concerning the implementation of the judgment of the Court of Justice in Joined Cases C-659/13 and C-34/14 C&J Clarks International Ltd and Puma SE in relation to anti-dumping measures concerning imports of footwear originating in the P.R. of China and Vietnam
  • Notice of the impending expiry of certain anti-dumping measures (Stainless steel cold-rolled flat products; the P.R. of China, Taiwan; 28.08.2020)
  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1996 of 28 November 2019 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of certain prepared or preserved sweetcorn in kernels originating in the Kingdom of Thailand following an expiry review pursuant to Article 11(2) of Regulation (EU) 2016/1036
  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1997 of 29 November 2019 reopening the investigation following the judgment of 19 September 2019, in Case C‐251/18 Trace Sport SAS, with regard to Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 501/2013 of 29 May 2013 extending the definitive anti-dumping duty imposed by Implementing Regulation (EU) No 990/2011 on imports of bicycles originating in the P.R. of China to imports of bicycles consigned from Indonesia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Tunisia, whether declared as originating in Indonesia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Tunisia or not
  • Answer given by Ms Mallström to a MEP written question - Amazon fires and the Mercosur deal — How can EU citizens trust that the Commission is seriously committed to respecting and enforcing environmental laws and the precautionary principle?
  • Chair urges WTO members to “move forward” on development issues

INTERNAL MARKET, INDUSTRY & GENERAL

  • Main Results of the Competitiveness Council of 28 & 29 November 2019
    • European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT): Council agrees on amendments to EIT regulation - Partial general approach
    • The updated Bioeconomy Strategy "A sustainable Bioeconomy for Europe: strenghtening the connection between economy, society and the environment" - Council conclusions
  • Legislative programming - Commission's Work Programme for 2020 and multiannual programming - Exchange of views
  • Answer given by Ms Bienkowska to a MEP written question - Functioning of the internal market

FINANCIAL SERVICES

TAXATION

  • Agenda for: Fiscal Counsellors/Attachés from the Permanent Representations of 03 December 2019
  • Draft Council conclusions on the EU energy taxation framework - Adoption
  • Council Directive (EU) 2019/1995 of 21 November 2019 amending Directive 2006/112/EC as regards provisions relating to distance sales of goods and certain domestic supplies of goods

AGRICULTURE & FISHERIES

  • Pesticides minor use - Information from the Presidency
  • Information Notice — Public Consultation Geographical indications proposed by Indonesia to be protected in the EU

ENERGY

  • List of A Items - TTE Council of the EU (Energy), of 3 December 2019
  • ePURE's Monthly Ethanol Bulletin – December 2019

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

  • Agenda for: 4th meeting of Invasive Alien Species Expert Group of 09 December 2019
  • Agenda for: Marine Expert Group meeting of 04 December 2019
  • Overview on derogation reports under Art.16 of the Habitats Directive & links to national reports - Reporting period: 2017-2018
  • Overview on derogation reports under Art.9 of Birds Dir. & links to national reports for 2018
  • Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2019/1999 of 28 November 2019 amending Decision 2005/51/EC as regards the period during which soil contaminated by pesticides or persistent organic pollutants may be introduced into the Union for decontamination purposes
  • Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2019/2005 of 29 November 2019 on greenhouse gas emissions covered by Decision No 406/2009/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council for the year 2017 for each Member State
  • Speech by President von der Leyen and by Charles Michel on the occasion of the COP25 in Madrid
  • Climate change should be Parliament’s first priority, according to citizens – See the EP Statement
  • EUROFER welcomes Masterplan for Energy Intensive Industry - enabling a carbon-neutral, circular economy

HEALTH, FOOD & PRODUCT SAFETY

  • Agenda for: Medical Device Coordination Group of 13 December 2019
  • Regulation on health technology assessment and amending Directive 2011/24/EU - Information from the Presidency on the state of play
  • Commission Decision of 29 November 2019 amending Decision 2017/C 31/12 establishing the Commission Expert Group ‘Platform on Animal Welfare’
  • Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2019/2000 of 28 November 2019 laying down a format for reporting of data on food waste and for submission of the quality check report in accordance with Directive 2008/98/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council
  • Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2019/2001 of 28 November 2019 amending Decision 2009/821/EC as regards the lists of border inspection posts and veterinary units in Traces

EMPLOYMENT & SOCIAL POLICY

  • Future of the EU social acquis relating to employment and industrial relations - Policy debate

DIGITAL SINGLE MARKET & INFORMATION SOCIETY

DATA PRIVACY & CYBERSECURITY

TRANSPORT & MOBILITY

AREA OF FREEDOM, SECURITY & JUSTICE

ECB, EURO & ECONOMY

FUTURE OF EUROPE & BREXIT

  • Adjustments to Vice-Presidents and Commissioners' mission letters and portfolio titles
  • Statement by European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen during the ceremony at the House of European History to mark the 10th anniversary of the Treaty of Lisbon and the start of the mandate of the new College of Commissioners
  • Speech by President Charles Michel at the 10th anniversary of the Lisbon Treaty
  • Speech by incoming European Council President Charles Michel at the handover ceremony with the outgoing President Donald Tusk
  • Speech by European Council President Donald Tusk at the handover ceremony with the incoming President Charles Michel

EXTERNAL RELATIONS

  • EU allocates €50 million to fight Ebola and malnutrition in the Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Lars-Gunnar Wigemark appointed as Head of Mission of EULEX KOSOVO until 14 June 2020.
  • Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the EU on the alignment of certain countries concerning restrictive measures against ISIL (Da’esh) and Al- Qaeda and persons, groups, undertakings and entities associated with them
  • Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the EU on the alignment of certain countries concerning restrictive measures against the proliferation and use of chemical weapons
  • Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the EU on the alignment of certain countries with Council Decision concerning restrictive measures against the Republic of Guinea
  • Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the EU on the alignment of certain third countries concerning restrictive measures in view of the situation in Libya, in Burund,  in Nicaragua