COMPETITION

  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.9629 — Faurecia/SAS)
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.9163 — DA Agravis Machinery/Konekesko Eesti/Konekesko Latvija/ Konekesko Lietuva/Konekesko Finnish Agromachinery Trade business)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9417 — Volvo Cars/AB Volvo/World of Volvo JV)
  • Commission approves AbbVie's acquisition of Allergan, subject to conditions - M.9461
  • Commission clears acquisition of ENVICCO by PTT GC and ALPLA TH (M.9593)  - Midday Express
  • Belgum - Interim measure imposed on Orange and Proximus in respect of the joint venture for the sharing of the mobile radio access networks
  • Bundeskartellamt - Wholesalers of plant protection products fined for anti-competitive agreements on price lists, discounts and individual prices
  • Bundeskartellamt – Review of 2019

STATE AID

  • Commission notice on current State aid recovery interest rates and reference/discount rates applicable as from 1 February 2020

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Action brought on 5 November 2019 – Methanol Holdings (Trinidad) v Commission - Case T-744/19
    Re: annulment of Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1688
  • Action brought on 22 October 2019 – Interpipe Niko Tube and Interpipe Nizhnedneprovsky Tube Rolling Plant Vs. Commission - Case T-716/19
    Re: annulment of Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1295
  • Action brought on 13 November 2019 – Novolipetsk Steel Vs. Commission - Case T-790/19
    Re: annulment of Article 1 of Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1382; maintain the effects of the contested Regulation until the defendant adopts the measures needed to comply with the judgment of the General Court, in accordance with the second paragraph of Article 264 TFEU
  • Draft Commission Proposal for an amendment of the Explanatory Notes to the Combined Nomenclature
  • Draft Commission Implementing Regulation concerning the classification of
  • Agenda of the second meeting of the CETA regulatory cooperation forum of 03-04 February 2020
  • Conflict minerals : list of Member State competent authorities designated under Article 10(1) of Regulation (EU) 2017/821
  • Report by the European Commission on the progress achieved in the development of the electronic systems under the UCC since its entry into force on 1 May 2016 - see also the staff working document
  • Stakeholder meeting on the establishment of a multilateral investment court - 15 January 2020 - livestreamed from 10.00 to 12.00
  • Final Programme of the INTA's 4th Trade Policy Day of 21 January 2020
  • A Brexit trade deal by December 2020 won’t be much of a deal at all - See the Paper by UK in a Changing Europe
  • A narrow EU trade deal is the most likely way forward - The UK should not agree to proposals to stagger the talks, with fish as part of the first course - Financial Times 

FINANCIAL SERVICES

  • ESMA starts publishing questions received through its Q&A process
  • ESMA report values EU Alternative Investment Funds at €5.8 trillion

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

  • Agenda for: 13th Meeting Expert Group Greening the European Semester & Environemental Implementation Review of 24 January 2020

HEALTH FOOD PRODUCT SAFETY

  • Pesticides: Commission bans a neonicotinoid from EU market - Midday Express
  • Summary of the 2018 annual reporting of serious adverse reactions and events for blood and blood components
  • Summary of the 2018 annual reporting of serious adverse reactions and events for tissues and cells
  • SCCS - Preliminary Opinion open for comments on hair dye Indigofera tinctoria (C170) - Submission III - deadline for comments: 13 March 2020

TRANSPORT & MOBILITY

DATA PRIVACY &CYBERSECURITY

  • Agenda for: Meeting of the Horizontal Working Party on cyber issues of 17 January 2020
  • Sharing investigative expertise - a seconded national expert’s experience of the EDPS by Delphine Harou
  • ICT security measures taken by vast majority of enterprises in the EU - see Stat/6/2020

ECB, EURO & ECONOMY

FUTURE OF EUROPE & BREXIT

  • Agenda for: Meeting of the Coreper (Part.1 & Part.2) of 15 January 2020
  • Answer given to a MEP written question - Extension of the transition period under the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement

EXTERNAL RELATIONS

  • President Michel met President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Cairo to discuss the situation in Middle-East and in Libya. They also exchanged on the state of bilateral relations.
  • President Charles Michel met President Erdoğan of Turkey in Istanbul to discuss situation in the Middle East and Libya.
  • Joint Statement by the President of the European Council, the President of the European Commission and the High Representative on the passing of Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said of Oman
  • Commission selects three projects for pilot Vocational Education and Training mobility scheme for Western Balkan and African countries - Midday Express
  • Answer given by Mr Borell to a MEP written question - Deforestation of the Amazon rainforest
  • A surprising new alliance - Europe and Japan - See CEPS paper