COMPETITION

  • Commission clears acquisition of Vermaat by Bridgepoint (M.9620) - Midday Express
  • Commission clears acquisition of newly created joint venture between E.ON and Berliner Stadtwerke (M.9632) - Midday Express
  • Commission clears acquisition Nuova Castelli par Lactalis (M.9413) - Midday Express
  • Romania - The Competition Council analyses the transaction through which SLS Cargo ownership is modyfied

STATE AID

  • Commission approves €400 million of public support for very high-speed networks in Spain

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Agenda for: Trade Policy Committee (Deputy Members) of 11 December 2019
  • Outcome of the 3731st Council meeting Foreign Affairs (Trade) of 21 November 2019
  • Statement by Commissioner for Trade Phil Hogan on the suspension of the functioning of the WTO's Appellate Body
  • WTO - DG Azevêdo to launch intensive consultations on resolving Appellate Body impasse

INTERNAL MARKET, INDUSTRY & GENERAL

  • Agenda for: Meeting of the Coreper (Part.1 & Part.2) of 11 December 2019

FINANCIAL SERVICES

  • ESMA publishes report on the responses received to its consultation on the ELTIF regulation
  • Public Forum: EU-U.S. Insurance Project – 13 March 2020 in Washington DC

TAXATION

  • ECOFIN Report to the European Council on tax issues

ENERGY

  • Agenda for: Working Party on Energy of 16 December 2019
  • Agenda for: Expert group on the Energy Performance of Building Directive of 11 December 2019
  • Agenda for: Ecodesign and Energy Labelling Consultation Forum on voluntary agreement on:
  • Minutes of the 3rd Meeting on mobilising efforts to reach the EU energy efficiency targets for 2020 of 10 July 2019

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

  • Linking of Switzerland to the EU emissions trading system - entry into force on 1 January 2020
  • COP 25: EIB signs agreement under Investment Plan to finance new solar energy farms in Spain
  • TDB and EIB deepen their partnership with a USD 120 Million 15-year SME and climate action facility

HEALTH, FOOD & PRODUCT SAFETY

  • Agenda for: 85th meeting of the Pharmaceutical Committee of 17 December 2019

ECB, EURO & ECONOMY

  • Main factors for the subdued profitability of significant banks in the Banking Union - In-Depth Analysis - EP Econ Committee

AREA OF FREEDOM,SECURITY & JUSTICE

  • Eurobarometer: protecting human rights tops citizens’ list of EU values

EXTERNAL RELATIONS

  • Main Results of the 3738th Foreign Affairs Council of 9 December 2019 - see the Full Outcome
  • EU Facility for Refugees in Turkey: full mobilisation of €6 billion to support refugees and local communities in need
  • EU steps up economic partnership with Kenya to boost job creation
  • EuroLat plenary in Panama: control of trade talks and fight against crime