COMPETITION

 TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Notice of reopening the anti-dumping investigation concerning imports of certain cast iron articles originating in the People’s Republic of China
  • Notice of initiation of an anti-dumping proceeding concerning imports of pins and staples originating in the People’s Republic of China
  • Notice of initiation of an expiry review of the anti-dumping measures applicable to imports of sulphanilic acid originating in the People’s Republic of China
  • Final Draft - Council Regulation amending Regulation (EU) No 1388/2013 opening and providing for the management of autonomous tariff quotas of the Union for certain agricultural and industrial products
  • Final Draft - Council Regulation amending Regulation (EU) No 1387/2013 suspending the autonomous Common Customs Tariff duties on certain agricultural and industrial products
  • Final Draft - Council Decision on the position to be taken on behalf of the European Union within the Association Committee in Trade configuration established by the Association Agreement between the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community and their Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Moldova, of the other part, as regards the update of Annex XV (Elimination of customs duties) to the Agreement
  • Summary record of the 76th meeting of the ACP-EU Subcommittee on Trade Cooperation of 14 March 2019
  • Indonesia warns on EU trade deal, dairy imports amid palm oil spat - Reuters
  • EU-China investment treaty talks in jeopardy - Progress stymied by slow pace of negotiations and lack of political commitment - Financial Times

INTERNAL MARKET INDUSTRY GENERAL

  • Agenda for: 33rd Competent Authority Meeting of REACH and CLP regulation (CARACAL-33) of 14 & 15 January 2020
  • Postal services in the EU - Research for the EP TRAN Committee -
  • EU companies increase research investment amidst global competition - see the Report
  • EU funding brings concrete benefits to EU region and citizens, 2019 Strategic Report concludes - Midday Express
  • Judgment of the Court of 18 December 2019 in Case C‑666/18, IT Development SAS Vs. Free Mobile SAS
    Re: reference for a preliminary ruling - Intellectual property - Enforcement of intellectual property rights - Directive 2004/48/EC - Legal protection of computer programs - Directive 2009/24/EC - Software licence agreement - Unauthorised modification of the source code of a computer program by a licensee in breach of the licence agreement - Action for infringement brought by the author of the program against the licensee - Nature of the applicable liability regime
  • Advocate General Campos Sánchez-Bordona proposes that the Court of Justice declare that the Italian legislation preventing Vivendi from acquiring 28% of the share capital of Mediaset is contrary to EU law (See CPR No.158/2019 - Opinion of the Advocate General in the Case C-719/18 - Vivendi) 

TAXATION

ENERGY

  • Vice-President Šefčovič chairing the 5th round of political trilateral gas talks with Russia and Ukraine - Midday Express

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

  • Agenda for: Council of the European Union (Environment) of 19 December 2019
  • 21st meeting of the Contracting Parties to the Barcelona Convention (COP 21) (Naples, 2-5 December 2019) - Information from the Presidency and the Commission
  • 25th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Climate Change Conference (COP25) (Madrid, 2-15 December 2019) - Information from the Presidency and the Commission
  • Minutes of the 26th Commission Expert Group on EU Timber Regulation and the Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Regulation of 12 December 2019
  • Sustainable finance: Commission welcomes deal on an EU-wide classification system for sustainable investments (Taxonomy) - see the Q&A
  • Evaluation of EU urban waste water treatment legislation finds that it is fit for purpose but its effectiveness could be improved

HEALTH, FOOD & PRODUCT SAFETY

  • Investment Plan supports cancer treatment research and development - Midday Express

AGRICULTURE & FISHERIES

DIGITAL SINGLE MARKET

AREA OF FREEDOM, SECURITY & JUSTICE

  • Directive (EU) 2019/2161 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 November 2019 amending Council Directive 93/13/EEC and Directives 98/6/EC, 2005/29/EC and 2011/83/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the better enforcement and modernisation of Union consumer protection rules
  • Speech by President von der Leyen in the Plenary of the European Parliament at the debate on the 10th anniversary of the Lisbon Treaty and the Charter of Fundamental Rights
  • Resettlement: EU Member States' pledges exceed 30,000 places for 2020
  • Statement by the European Commission and the High Representative on the occasion of International Migrants Day 2019

EURO ECB & ECONOMY

FUTURE OF EUROPE & BREXIT

  • Speech by President von der Leyen in the Plenary of the European Parliament at the debate on the conclusions of the European Council meeting of 12 and 13 December 2019

EXTERNAL RELATIONS

  • Paulo Soares has been appointed head of mission of EUAM in the Central African Republic
  • Africa-Europe Alliance: EU boosts pan-African Internet connectivity with €30 million