COMPETITION

  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9630 — CDC/Total/JMB Solar Nogara/Quadran Nogara)
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.9432 — Allianz Holdings/Legal and General Insurance)
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.9538 — Broadcom/Symantec Enterprise Security Business)
  • Summary of Commission Decision of 13 May 2019 relating to a proceeding under Article 102 of the TFEU (Case AT.40134 — AB InBev Beer Trade Restrictions)
    - Opinion of the Advisory Committee on restrictive practices and dominant positions
    - Final Report of the Hearing Officer
  • Commission clears joint venture between Recruit Co and MUFG Bank (M.9555) - Midday Express
  • Austria - Germany’s Eventim has received conditional approval for its acquisition of concert and festival organizer Barracuda
  • Romania - The Competition Council launches for public debate the commitments by OMV Petrom Marketing
  • EU puts Big Tech under the spotlight - Both Facebook and Google are being scrutinised over the way they collect data - Financial Times

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Commission Expert Group on Trade and Sustainable Development
    • Agenda for the Meeting of 22 January 2020
    • Minutes of the Meeting of 03 October 2019
  • UCC Centralised Clearance Import Functional Specifications Phase 2 
  • Agenda to the 95th meeting of the General Customs Legislation Section of the Customs Code Committee (CCC/GEN/95) jointly with the Trade Contact Group of 16 December 2019
  • Draft - Commission Implementing Regulation opening a tariff quota for the year 2020 for the import into the Union of certain goods originating in Norway resulting from the processing of agricultural products covered by Regulation (EU) No 510/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council
  • Draft - Council Decision on the position to be taken on behalf of the European Union within the EPA Committee established under the stepping stone Economic Partnership Agreement between Ghana, of the one part, and the European Community and its Member States, of the other part, as regards the adoption of Protocol No. 1 concerning the definition of the concept of ‘originating products’ and methods of administrative cooperation
  • EU-Ghana endorse market access offer and schedule under Economic Partnership Agreement
  • WTO DDG Yi: Regulatory work needed to enhance trade impact of blockchain technologies
  • WTO issues panel report in second Airbus compliance proceedings - See also USTR Statement & List of Product targeted by additional duties
  • US proposes 100% tariffs on French goods over digital tax - Trump administration targets champagne and handbags on day of trade war escalation (See the Conclusion of USTR’s investigation and the Report) - Financial Times
  • France vows EU retaliation against Trump digital tax plans - Finance minister calls plans ‘unacceptable’ and not worthy of an ally - Financial Times

INTERNAL MARKET, INDUSTRY & GENERAL

  • Draft - Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) …/... of 29.10.2019 amending Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures as regards information relating to emergency health response - Intention not to raise objections to a delegated act
  • Europe First: how Brussels is retooling industrial policy - the push to develop a batteries industry for electric vehicles reflects a big change in EU thinking - Financial Times

FINANCIAL SERVICES

  • EU chief issues Brexit warning over City of London access - Dombrovskis says UK could be cut out if it diverges from Brussels standards - Financial Times

ENERGY

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

  • Agenda for: Working Party on the Environment of 06 December 2019
  • Water reuse: Commission welcomes the provisional agreement on minimum requirements for water reuse in agriculture
  • Biodiversity: MEPs call for legally binding targets, as for climate change
  • UN Climate Conference in Madrid: President von der Leyen presents climate ambitions to world leaders

HEALTH, FOOD & PRODUCT SAFETY

  • Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council session on 9 December 2019 - State of health in the EU - Information from the Commission

TRANSPORT & MOBILITY

  • Outcome of the 3734th TTE Council meeting (Transport issues) of 02 December 2019  
  • Agenda for the meeting of the Committee on the transport of dangerous goods of 16 December 2019

DATA PRIVACY & CYBERSECURITY

  • Agenda for: 16th plenary session of the European Data Protection Board

AREA OF FREEDOM, SECURITY & JUSTICE

  • Outcome of the 3735th Council meeting Justice and Home Affairs (Home Affairs) of 2 December 2019
  • Modernising judicial cooperation: Council adopts negotiating mandates on the taking of evidence and the service of documents regulations

ECB, EURO & ECONOMY

FUTURE OF EUROPE & BREXIT

  • Agenda for: Meeting of the Coreper (Part.1, Part.2 and Article 50) of 04 December 2019
  • Europe can take a bigger role in providing public goods - The EU should invest where it can deliver more value than member states acting alone - Financial Times