COMPETITION

  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.9645 - Platinum Equity Group/Cision)
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.9586 - SEGRO/PSPIB/7R Projekt 5)
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.9694 - Hermes/Iridium/JV) 
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.9390 - Brookfield Asset Management/Oaktree Capital Group)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9683 - Colony Capital/PSP/Etix)
  • Withdrawal of notification of a concentration (M.9559 - Telefónica/Prosegur/ Prosegur Alarmas España)
  • Commission clears acquisition of joint control over AECOM Management Services by American Securities and Lindsay Goldberg (M.9636)  - Midday Express
  • Commission clears the acquisition of the Kellas Group by BlackRock Group and Raffles (M.9667)  - Midday Express
  • Commission clears acquisition of MET by Keppel Infrastructure and MET Capital (M.9678) - Midday Express
  • Commission clears the joint acquisition of SCE by Bamesa and Sumitomo (M.9521)  - Midday Express
  • Germany - Bundeskartellamt Case report: Fines imposed on German car manufacturers for anti-competitive practices in the purchase of long steel
  • Germany - Bundeskartellamt published its Decision to establish a joint venture between Telekom and EWE for the joint expansion of fiber optics
  • Poland - UOKiK initiated proceedings against the sports equipment distributor - Spokey.

STATE AID

  • Authorisation for State aid pursuant to Articles 107 and 108 of the TFEU - Cases where the Commission raises no objections
  • Authorisation for State aid pursuant to Articles 107 and 108 of the TFEU - Cases where the Commission raises no objections
  • State aid - Italy - State aid SA.38399 (2018/E) - Corporate Taxation of Ports in Italy - Invitation to submit comments pursuant to Article 108(2) of the TFEU
  • State Aid Weekly e-News - No.01/20 - Covers from 20 December 2019 to 9 January 2020

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Agenda for: CLEN – SAMANCTA technical meeting about Revision Samancta, General part and specific cards, category Food of 20 & 21 February 2020
  • Agenda for: Project Group UCC DA/IA Data Annexes Revision for Harmonisation of Customs Data Requirements of 15 January 2020
  • Minutes of the meeting of the Customs Code Committee - Customs Debt and Guarantees Section of 22 October 2019
  • Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) …/... of 26.11.2019 amending the vulnerability threshold set out in point 1(b) of Annex VII to Regulation (EU) No 978/2012 of the European Parliament and the Council applying a scheme of generalised tariff preferences - Delegated act - intention not to raise objections
    Proposal for a Council Decision 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 - See the Annex
  • Council Decision (EU) 2020/13 of 19 December 2019 amending the negotiating directives for the negotiation of Economic Partnership Agreements with the African, Caribbean and Pacific countries and regions, to the extent that they fall within the competence of the Union
  • Decision (EU) 2020/14 of the Representatives of the Governments of the Member States, meeting within the Council of 19 December 2019 authorising the European Commission to negotiate, on behalf of the Member States, Economic Partnership Agreements between the European Union and its Member States, of the one part, and the African, Caribbean and Pacific countries and regions, of the other part, to the extent that they fall within the competences of the Member States
  • The updated version of the Correlation list between TARIC and the EU Dual Use list (Annex I to Reg. 428/2009 as amended by Reg. 2019/2199) is now available

INTERNAL MARKET & INDUSTRY

  • Agenda for: Working Party on Competitiveness and Growth (Better Regulation) of 17 January 2020
  • Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2020/11 of 29 October 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
  • EU grants €11.4 million to top researchers to bring science findings closer to market

FINANCIAL SERVICES

  • ESMA has updated  its public register with the latest set of double volume cap (DVC) data under the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II).

TAXATION

  • Agenda for: 14th Plenary meeting EU VAT Forum of 16 January 2020

ENERGY

  • Agenda for: Working Party on the Energy of 14 January 2020
  • ACER updates validation rules under REMIT
  • New challenges and opportunities for the European Union Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators
  • Energy Commissioner Kadri Simson in Abu Dhabi for the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) Assembly - See the Agenda

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

  • Agenda for: Working Party on the Environment of 13 &14 January 2020
  • Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans and Commissioner Virginijus Sinkevičius in Lisbon for the launch of the Lisbon Green Capital 2020
  • Report from the Commission - On the implementation of Regulation (EC) No 1007/2009, as amended by Regulation (EU) 2015/1775, on the Trade in Seal Products

HEALTH, FOOD & PRODUCT SAFETY

  • Agenda for:Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed - section "Plant Health" of 23-24 January 2020
  • Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report - Report 2 ( Published on: 10/01/2020)
  • Flash report - Plenary Meeting of the Health Security Committee (Luxembourg, 11 December 2019)

TRANSPORT & MOBILITY

DATA PRIVACY & CYBERSECURITY

  • Answer by Mr Reynders to a MEP written question - Users' personal data on Facebook compromised
  • Answer by Mr Reynders to a MEP written question - National data protection authorities
  • EDPS Opinion - Preliminary Opinion on data protection and scientific research

ECB, EURO & ECONOMY

FUTURE OF EUROPE & BREXIT

  • Barnier sticks to firm line on Brexit talks - No 10 wants broad trade deal after Brexit but refuses to accept EU regulations - Financial Times (See Remarks by M. Barnier)

EXTERNAL RELATIONS

  • Venezuela: Declaration by the High Representative Josep Borrell on behalf of the EU on the latest developments on the National Assembly
  • The European Council President calls upon Iran to avoid posing irreversible acts
  • EU to host international donors' conference for Albania to help with reconstruction after earthquake