COMPETITION

  • Judgment of the Court of 30 January 2020 in joined Cases C-538/18 P, C-539/18 P,České dráhy Vs. European Commission
    Re: Appeal - Competition - Regulation (EC) No 1/2003 - Article 20(4) - Inspection decisions - Obligation to state reasons - Sufficiently serious indications of the existence of an infringement of the competition rules - Evidence lawfully gathered - Inspection ordered on the basis of evidence from a previous inspection'.
  • Judgment of the Court of 30 January 2020 in Case C‑307/18, Generics (UK) Ltd and Others Vs. Competition and Markets Authority
    Re: Reference for a preliminary ruling - Competition - Agreements, decisions and concerted practices - Dominant position - Abuse - Pharmaceutical products -Agreements in settlement of patent disputes entered into by a patent-holding originator company and generic medicinal products manufacturers
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.9688 — Cinvend/Astorg/LGC Science Group)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9680 — La Voix Du Nord/SIM/Mediacontact/Roof Media)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9709 — ENI/CDP Equity /GreenIT)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9587 — ENGIE/EDP Renovaveis/EDPR Offshore España)
  • Antitrust: Commission fines NBCUniversal €14.3 million for restricting sales of film merchandise products - AT.40433
  • Commission clears acquisition of Biscuit International by Platinum Equity Group (M.9698) - Midday Express
  • Answer given by Ms Vestager to a MEP written question - Opening-up of the NFC interface to competition
  • Answer given by Ms Vestager to a MEP written question -  Faster and more effective enforcement of competition rules in digital markets - the complementary role of ex ante regulation
  • UK - CMA full text of Phase 1 decision on Amazon / Deliveroo merger

STATE AID

  • State aid: Commission approves increase in public support for electric buses and charging infrastructure in Germany (SA.55977) - Midday Express

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Agenda for: Meeting of the Kimberley Process Committee of 12 February 2020
  • Agenda for: 11th meeting UCC Customs Decisions System Project Group of 11-12 February 2020
  • Answer given by to a MEP written question - Monitoring of recommendation engines on online platforms
  • Answer given by Mr Hogan to a MEP written question - Colombian anti-dumping measures on frozen fries imported from the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany
  • Answer given by Mr Hogan to a MEP written question - EU subsidies to Airbus
  • Answer given by Mr Wojciechowski to a MEP written question - Concerns at imports from Mercosur
  • Report containing a motion for a non-legislative resolution on the draft Council decision on the conclusion of the Free Trade Agreement between the European Union and the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam
  • Report containing a motion for a non-legislative resolution on the draft Council decision on the conclusion, on behalf of the European Union, of the Investment Protection Agreement between the European Union and its Member States, of the one part, and the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam, of the other part

FINANCIAL SERVICES

  • Agenda for: 12th Commission Expert Group on Banking, Payments and Insurance (Insurance Formation) of 19 February 2020
  • Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the establishment of a framework to facilitate sustainable investment - See the Political agreement, the Consolidated agreed textLetter from Chairs of the EP's ECON and ENVI Committees

TAXATION

  • Judgment of the Court of 30 January 2020 in Case C‑513/18, Autoservizi Giordano Società cooperativa Vs. Agenzia delle Dogane e dei Monopoli - Ufficio di Palermo
    Re: Reference for a preliminary ruling - Directive 2003/96/EC - Taxation of energy products and electricity - Article 7(2) and (3) - Option for Member States to provide for a reduced rate of excise duty on commercial gas oil used as propellant - Concept of ‘commercial gas oil used as propellant’ - Carriage of passengers by regular or occasional service - Activity of hiring a bus and driver - Direct effect
  • Answer given by Mr Gentiloni to a MEP written question - More effective exchange of tax information between Member States

EMPLOYMENT & SOCIAL POLICY

  • Latest labour mobility report shows more Europeans than ever are living and working abroad - Midday Express
  • Eurostat: unemployment in the EU at lowest rate since year 2000

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

  • EU helps tackle air pollution in Kosovo with €76.4 million - Midday Express
  • Cohesion Policy: European Commission helps transforming waste into energy in Poland
  • Report from the Commission on the implementation of Directive 2000/53/EC on End-of-Life vehicles for the period 2014-2017

HEALTH, FOOD & PRODUCTS SAFETY

AREA OF FREEDOM, SECURITY & JUSTICE

  • Opening speech of Vice-President Věra Jourová at the conference “Disinfo Horizon: Responding to Future Threats”
  • BEUC welcomes Commission plans to adopt a consumer agenda

DATA PRIVACY, CYBERSECURITY & INFORMATION SOCIETY

  • Agenda & Submissions for: High Level Group on Internet Governance of 28 February 2020
  • Remarks by Executive Vice-President Vestager at the Press Conference on the Communication of the Commission on secure 5G deployment in the EU
  • Opening remarks by Commissioner Thierry Breton: EU Toolbox/ 5G (Only in French)
  • Minutes of the Seventeenth EDPB Plenary Session - 28-29 January 2019
  • EU-US: FTC finalizes settlements with four companies related to Privacy Shield allegations

ECB, EURO & ECONOMY

  • Statement by the Eurogroup President on the replacement of the Eurogroup working group President
  • Strategic interactions and price dynamics in the global oil market - ECB Working Paper Series No.2368
  • Contingent liabilities and non-performing loans in the EU Member States in 2018 - Stat 22/2020

FUTURE OF EUROPE & BREXIT

  • The Withdrawal Agreement was approved by the European Parliament on Wednesday evening by 621 votes in favour, 49 against and 13 abstentions - See the EP Statement
  • Speech by President von der Leyen in the Plenary of the European Parliament at the debate on the Withdrawal Agreement
  • Guidance: International Agreements with Third Countries during the Transition Period