COMPETITION

  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9658 — Daiwa Securities Group/Aquila Holding/Aquila Capital Holding)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9687 — CPPIB/OTPP/IDEAL)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9633 — Astorg/Nordic Capital/Novo/ERT)
  • Commission clears the acquisition of Gundlach Automotive Corporation by Pon Group and Gilde Fund V (M.9653) - Midday Express 03.01.2020
  • Commission clears acquisition of 7R Projekt 5 sp z o.o. by SEGRO and PSPIB (M.9586) - Midday Express 03.01.2020
  • Commission clears acquisition of joint control over newly created joint venture in the management of toll motorway concessions by Hermes and Iridium (M.9694) - Midday Express 03.01.2020
  • Answer given by Ms Vestager to a MEP written question - Implications of the Commission’s competition decision for the Secop compressor manufacturing plant in Fürstenfeld

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Agenda for: 17th meeting of the Customs Expert Group - Data Integration and Harmonization section - joint with Trade Contact Group (TCG) of 22 January 2020
  • Agenda for: 628th meeting of the Export Credits Group of 15 January2020
  • Agenda for: Trade Policy Committee (Deputy Members) of 10 January2020
  • Agenda for: Customs Union Working Party of 10 January 2020
  • Decision No 3/2019 of the ACP-EU Committee of Ambassadors of 17 December 2019 to adopt transitional measures pursuant to Article 95(4) of the ACP-EU Partnership Agreement
  • Council Decision (EU) 2019/2198 of 25 November 2019 on the position to be taken on behalf of the European Union within the Joint Committee established by the Regional Convention on pan-Euro-Mediterranean preferential rules of origin as regards the amendment of the Convention
  • Council Decision (EU) 2019/2245 of 19 December 2019 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
  • Council Decision (EU) 2019/2246 of 19 December 2019 on the position to be taken on behalf of the European Union in the CETA Joint Committee as regards the adoption of the List of Arbitrators pursuant to Article 29.8 of the Agreement
  • Council Decision (EU) 2019/2249 of 19 December 2019 on the position to be taken on behalf of the European Union within the Committee on Rules of Origin of the World Trade Organization
  • Council Regulation (EU) 2019/2220 of 19 December 2019 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
  • Council Regulation (EU) 2019/2197 of 19 December 2019 amending Regulation (EU) No 1387/2013 suspending the autonomous Common Customs Tariff duties on certain agricultural and industrial products
  • Answer given by Mr Wojciechowski to a MEP written question - Agreement with Mercosur and Economic Partnership Agreement

INTERNAL MARKET & INDUSTRY

  • Chemicals regulation – companies’ obligation to keep data on registered chemicals up-to-date (REACH) - feedback until 15 January 2020
  • Road safety: Rules introducing a major shift in standard vehicle safety enter into force - New safety features in your car

TAXATION

  • Agenda for: High Level Working Party (Taxation) of 15 January 2019
  • Agenda for: Code of Conduct Group (Business Taxation) - subgroup on external issues of 16 January 2019
  • Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 2013/34/EU as regards disclosure of income tax information by certain undertakings and branches. - Information from the Presidency

ENERGY

  • Statement by Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič on the long-term transit of Russian gas to Europe via Ukraine

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

  • Agenda for: Working Party on the Environment of 08,09 & 10 January 2020
  • Cleaner Air in 2020: 0.5% sulphur cap for ships enters into force worldwide
  • Regulation setting CO2 emission performance standards for new passenger cars and vans apply as of 1 January 2020
  • Safeguarding nature – EU 2030 biodiversity strategy - Feedback period: 23.12.2019 - 20.01.2020
  • Circular economy – new action plan to increase recycling and reuse of products in the EU - Feedback period: 23.12.2019 - 20.01.2020

HEALTH, FOOD & PRODUCT SAFETY

  • Agenda for: Working Party on Public Health & on Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices of 14 January 2020
  • Agenda for: Working Party on Public Health (Attachés) Counsellors/Attachés (Agri - Veterinary matters) of 14 January 2020
  • EFSA - Public consultation: Scientific Opinion on the risks to public health related to the presence of ochratoxin A in food - 24 January 2020
  • EFSA - Public consultation on the FEEDAP Panel Guidance on the renewal of the authorisation of feed additives - 26 January 2020
  • EFSA - Public consultation on the active substance
    - metribuzin - 20 January 2020
    - Fenpyroximate - 16 February 2020
    - Straight Chain Lepidopteran Pheromones (SCLPs) - 19 February 2020
    - Calcium carbonate - 19 February 2020 

DIGITAL SINGLE MARKET & INFORMATION SOCIETY

FUTURE OF EUROPE & BREXIT

  • Agenda for: Meeting of the Coreper (Part.1 & Part.2) of 08 & 10 January 2020

EXTERNAL RELATIONS

  • Twenty-First Annual Report according to Article 8(2) of Council Common Position 2008/944/CFSP defining common rules governing the control of exports of military technology and equipment
  • Statement by Charles Michel, President of the European Council, on the situation in Iraq