COMPETITION 

STATE AID

  • Commission approves €3.2 billion public support by seven Member States for a pan-European research and innovation project in all segments of the battery value chain - See the case numbers SA.54793 (Belgium), SA.54801 (Germany), SA.54794 (France), SA.54806 (Italy), SA.54808 (Poland), SA.54796 (Sweden) and SA.54809 (Finland)
  • Commission opens investigations into possible advantages for public casinos operators in Germany - (See case No. SA.44944 and SA.53552 (tax-related aspects) and SA.48580) - Midday Express
  • Italy poised to give emergency aid to steel industry - Ilva state rescue could place Rome under further EU scrutiny following Alitalia bailout - Financial Times

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Agenda for: Economic Tariff Questions Group of 18 December 2019
  • Agenda for: Economic Tariff Questions Group of 23-24 January 2020
  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/2092 of 28 November 2019 imposing a definitive countervailing duty on imports of biodiesel originating in Indonesia
  • 2019 Export Control Forum on 13 December 2019 - See the detailed Agenda
  •  Speech by EU Trade Commissioner Phil Hogan at Dublin business event
  • WTO - Items proposed for consideration at the next meeting of Dispute Settlement Body on 18 December 2019,
  • DG Azevêdo urges WTO members to find ways forward on the dispute settlement system
  • WTO - European Union appeals second compliance panel ruling in Airbus dispute
  • WTO - Ecuador launches safeguard investigation on flat ceramics

INTERNAL MARKET, INDUSTRY & GENERAL

AGRICULTURE & FISHERIES

  • Conclusions on the updated EU bioeconomy strategy - Information from the Presidency
  • Draft Council conclusions on the next steps how to better tackle and deter fraudulent practices in the agri-food chain - Adoption

FINANCIAL SERVICES

  • Regulation (EU) 2019/2088 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 November 2019 on sustainability‐related disclosures in the financial services sector
  • ESMA values EU derivatives markets at €735tn
  • ESMA publishes 2nd Annual Report on EMIR penalties and supervisory measures
  • ESMA has updated its public register with the latest set of double volume cap (DVC) data under the MiFID II
  • ESMA has updated its Questions and Answers on data reporting under the MiFIR 

ENVIRONMENT, ENERGY & CLIMATE CHANGE

  • Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the labelling of tyres with respect to fuel efficiency and other [] parameters, amending Regulation (EU) 2017/1369 and repealing Regulation (EC) No 1222/2009 - Political agreement
  • 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 - Statement by the German Delegation
  • EU Energy Day @ COP25 in Madrid – EU Pavilion - 10 December 2019
  • MEPs push for high ambitions at the COP25 in Madrid
  • ACER to launch three public consultations on implementation of Clean Energy Package

HEALTH, FOOD & PRODUCT SAFETY

TRANSPORT & MOBILITY

  • Aviation Safety: Commission adopts new EU Air Safety List

EXTERNAL RELATIONS

  • Remarks by President von der Leyen at the joint press statement with Moussa Faki, Chairperson of the African Union Commission
  • Press remarks by President von der Leyen following her meeting with Sahle-Work Zewde, President of Ethiopia
  • EU strengthens cooperation with Ethiopia
  • Agenda for: EU-Tajikistan Cooperation Council of 10 December 2019
  • The Council adopted conclusions reaffirming EU's commitment to Sudan
  • The Council established a CSDP civilian advisory mission in the Central African Republic to support the reform of the security sector
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo: Council expresses its readiness for a gradual engagement in support of the government's reform agenda
  • Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the EU on the extension of the mandate of the Mission to Support the Fight Against Corruption and Impunity in Honduras (MACCIH)
  • Declaration by High Representative Josep Borrell Fontelles on behalf of the EU on the recent protests in Iran
  • EU states push for foreign policy reboot - Josep Borrell chairs the first gathering under his watch as the bloc’s top diplomat - Financial Times