COMPETITION

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Notice of initiation of an expiry review of the anti-dumping measures applicable to imports of certain prepared or preserved citrus fruits (namely mandarins, etc.) originating in the P.R. of China
  • WTO members agree to extend e-commerce, non-violation moratoriums
  • WTO - Appellate Body issues report regarding Moroccan duties on Turkish steel
  • WTO members prepare to intensify fisheries subsidies negotiations in 2020

INTERNAL MARKET, INDUSTRY & GENERAL

TAXATION

  • The EU list of non-cooperative jurisdictions for tax purposes — Report by the Code of Conduct Group (Business Taxation) suggesting amendments to Annex II of the Council conclusions of 12 March 2019
  • Minutes of the Administrative cooperation in the field of direct taxation of 20 November 2019

EMPLOYMENT & SOCIAL POLICY

ENERGY

  • Investment Plan backs €125 million in EIB financing for innovative projects in Spain and the Netherlands
  • Final NDAA 2020 includes Sens. Cruz, Shaheen Bill to stop Russia’s Nord Stream 2 Pipeline

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

  • Agenda for: Working Party on International Environment Issues (Biodiversity) of 16 December 2019
  • A European Green Deal - Striving to be the first climate-neutral continent
  • Executive-Vice President Frans Timmermans appointed co-chair of the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy
  • Eutrophication remains a major problem for Europe’s seas despite some progress - See EEA Statement & Report
  • Industry wish list ‘copy & pasted’ into EU Green Deal - End chemical pollution – union, consumer and green groups demand - see EEB Statement and the Letter
  • The European Green Deal: what consumers expect from it - see Beuc Statement

HEALTH, FOOD & PRODUCT SAFETY

  • Minutes of the Expert Group Meeting on Clinical trials of 09 October 2019
  • Draft - Commission Regulation (EU) …/… of XXX amending Regulation (EC) 1881/2006 as regards maximum levels of perchlorate in certain foods
  • EU Commission consults on safety of aluminium in cosmetics opinion
  • Keynote speech by Commissioner Kyriakides at the conference on "Better Access to Cancer Treatment"
  • EFSA - FAQ: phthalates in plastic food contact materials

DIGITAL SINGLE MARKET & INFORMATION SOCIETY

  • Council Conclusions on the significance of 5G to the European Economy and the need to mitigate security risks linked to 5G

TRANSPORT & MOBILITY

  • Agenda for: Working Party on Land Transport - Road of 13 December 2019
  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/2105 of 9 December 2019 amending Regulation (EC) No 474/2006 as regards the list of air carriers which are banned from operating or are subject to operational restrictions within the Union

AREA OF FREEDOM, SECURITY & JUSTICE

  • Advocate General Pikamäe: the Court of Justice does not have jurisdiction to rule on an international boundary dispute that falls outside the scope of EU law (See CPR No.153/2019 - Opinion of the Advocate General in Case C-457/18, Slovenia Vs. Croatia)
  • Von der Leyen calls for vigilance and stronger response in the wake of rising anti-Semitism - See the Speech

ECB, EURO & ECONOMY

EXTERNAL RELATIONS

  • The Council decided to maintain individual restrictive measures against several personalities of the DRC and to lift these measures for two other persons, on the basis of an evaluation of the situation in the DRC (See Regulation (EU) 2019/2101 & Decision (CFSP) 2019/2109)
  • Eleventh meeting of the Accession Conference with Serbia at Ministerial level, Brussels, 10 December 2019
  • Emergency Trust Fund for Africa: new actions of almost €150 million to tackle human smuggling, protect vulnerable people and stabilise communities in North Africa
  • Letter of congratulations from President Charles Michel to Sanna Marin on her appointment as Prime Minister of Finland