COMPETITION

  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.8988 — Energizer/Spectrum Brands)
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.9670 — APMC Group/GSEZ Cargo Ports/GSEZ Mineral Port/TIPSP/Arise)
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.9531 — Assicurazioni Generali /Seguradoras Unidas/AdvanceCare)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9691 – Mahindra & Mahindra/Ford Motor Company/Ardour)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9699 – Mitsubishi Corporation/Eneco Groep)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9559 – Telefónica/Prosegur/Prosegur Alarmas España)
  • Advocate General Kokott proposes that the Court should find that an agreement in settlement of a dispute between the holder of a pharmaceutical patent and a manufacturer of generic medicinal products may be contrary to EU competition law (See CPR No.5/2020 - Opinion of the Advocate General in Case C-307/18 - Generics (UK) and Others)
  • Commission clears acquisition of IDEAL by CPPIB and OTPP (M.9687) - Midday Express
  • Commission clears joint acquisition of AB Mauri Yihai Kerry China by Associated British Foods and Wilmar International (M.9574) - Midday Express
  • Commission clears acquisition of Aquila Capital by Daiwa Securities Group and Aquila (M.9658) - Midday Express
  • France - Business telecom: the Autorité rejects the AOTA's complaint and annnounces the launch of an exploratory investigation 
  • Romania - The Competition Authority sanctioned Roche Romania with fines of 12,8 Million Euro
  • Spain - New inspections in the production, marketing and distribution of chemicals
  • UK - The CMA has fined Fender Europe £4.5 million for breaking competition law by preventing online discounting for its guitars

STATE AID

  • EFTA - State aid - Decision to raise no objections - (Decision No.079/19/COL)
  • EFTA - ESA: No State aid within the meaning of Article 61(1) of the EEA Agreement - (Decision No.078/19/COL)
  • Action brought on 26 November 2019 by Abelia and WTW AS against the EFTA Surveillance Authority (Case E-9/19)
    Re: Annulment of Decision No 57/19/COL, of 10 July 2019, of the EFTA Surveillance Authority 
  • Commission approves €3.1 million compensation for direct costs related to the release of the 700 MHz band for 5G mobile telecommunication networks in Czechia - SA.55742 - Midday Express

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Agenda for: Working Party on Trade Questions of 28 January 2020
  • Agenda for: 33rd meeting of the Customs Expert Group, General Legislation section of 05 February 2020
  • Minutes of : 11th meeting of the Customs Expert Group Import Export Formalities of 29 November 2019
  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/94 of 22 January 2020 amending Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/2078 as regards tariff quotas for poultrymeat originating in Ukraine and derogating from that Implementing Regulation for the quota year 2020
  • WTO - Items proposed for consideration at the next meeting of Dispute Settlement Body on 27 January 2020
  • WTO - As agreement deadline nears, first set of 2020 fisheries subsidies talks get under way
  • Trump’s threat puts EU on guard for trade battle - Wall Street Journal

INTERNAL MARKET & INDUSTRY

  • The Court confirms the right of access to documents contained in the file of a marketing authorisation application for a medicinal product (See CPR No.6/2020 - Judgments of the Court of Justice in Cases C-175/18C-178/18 P - PTC Therapeutics International Vs. EMA)
  • Artificial intelligence: EU must ensure a fair and safe use for consumers - See EP IMCO Committee Statement

FINANCIAL SERVICES

  • Agenda for: 4th meeting of the Commission Informal Expert Group High-Level Forum on Capital Markets Union of 18 February 2020

ENERGY

  • Judgment of the Court of 23 January 2020 in Case C-578/18, Energiavirasto in the presence of : A, Caruna Oy
    Re: Reference for a preliminary ruling - Internal market in electricity - Directive 2009/72/EC - Article 3 - Consumer protection - Article 37 - Tasks and powers of the regulatory authority - Out-of-court settlement of disputes - Concept of 'party' - Right to appeal against the decision of the regulatory authority - Complaint by a residential customer against an undertaking operating an electricity distribution system
  • Share of renewable energy in the EU up to 18.0%

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

  • Agenda for: Working Party on International Environment Issues (Int. Chemicals / Synergies) of 29 January 2020
  • Joint Statement of the Ministers of Agriculture of Germany, Spain and France on future CAP in the context of the European Green Deal - Information from the French delegation
  • Minutes & Report of the 5th Meeting Mission Board for climate-neutral and smart cities of 13 December 2019
  • Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/95 of 22 January 2020 amending Implementing Decision (EU) 2016/2323 establishing the European List of ship recycling facilities pursuant to Regulation (EU) No 1257/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council 
  • Commissioner Ferreira in Germany to discuss Just Transition Fund and regional green transition challenges - Midday Express

HEALTH, FOOD & PRODUCTS SAFETY

ECB, EURO & ECONOMY

FUTURE OF EUROPE BREXIT

  • Guiding principles for transparency in negotiations on the future relationship with the United Kingdom
  • Internal EU27 preparatory discussions on the future relationship: "Architecture and legal nature of the partnership" - See the Presentation
  • Brexit will undermine Johnson's plans for poorer regions - See the Paper by the Centre for European Reform
  • Brexit divorce deal clears Parliament - Lawmakers approved the Brexit divorce deal, ensuring that the U.K. will leave the EU at the end of the month - Wall Street Journal

EXTERNAL RELATIONS

  • Honduras: Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the EU on the non-renewal of the Mission to Support the Fight Against Corruption and Impunity