COMPETITION

  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9714 — Viacom/beIN/Miramax)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9719 — Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited/OMERS Administration Corporation/Riverstone Barbados Limited)
  • Commission publishes summary of stakeholder workshop on evaluation of vertical agreements block exemption
  • Commission clears the acquisition of joint control over Ardour Automotive by Mahindra and Mahindra and Ford Motor Company (M.9691) - Midday Express
  • Answer given by Ms Vestager to a MEP written question - Targeted review of the General Block Exemption Regulation: extension to national funds combined with certain EU programmes
  • Answer given by Ms Vestager to a MEP written question - Using the EU's industrial and competition policies to create EU champions
  • Belgium - The Competition College has approved the acquisition of Groep Jam by the group Maurin
  • Germany - The Bundeskartellamt has no objections to the planned launch of “Unamera”, an online trading platform for agricultural products
  • UK - CMA is investigating the anticipated acquisition by Kingspan Holdings (Panels) Limited of Building Solutions (National) Limited

STATE AID

  • Decision No 085/19/COL of 4 December 2019 to open a formal investigation into potential state aid granted to the Remiks Group related to waste handling services (Case 84370) Invitation to submit comments pursuant to Article 1(2) of Part I of Protocol 3 to the Agreement between the EFTA States on the Establishment of a Surveillance Authority and a Court of Justice on state aid issues
  • Decision No 86/19/COL of 5 December 2019 to open a formal investigation into alleged state aid granted to Gagnaveita Reykjavíkur Invitation to submit comments pursuant to Article 1(2) of Part I of Protocol 3 to the Agreement between the EFTA States on the Establishment of a Surveillance Authority and a Court of Justice on state aid issues
  • Commission approves budget increase for two schemes reducing the air travel tax for flights to and from small islands in Germany (SA.55903 and SA.55902) - Midday Express
  • Commission opens in-depth investigation into the tax treatment of waste "recovery" operations at the Mont-Saint-Guibert landfill in Belgium (SA.43147) Midday Express

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Agenda for: Customs Union Working Party of 12 February 2020
  • Agenda for: Trade Policy Committee (Deputy Members) of 07 February 2020
  • Agenda for: Customs Business Group of 11 February 2020
  • Notice of the impending expiry of certain anti-dumping measures (Certain grain-oriented flat-rolled products of silicon-electrical steel - The People’s Republic of China Japan The Republic of Korea The Russian Federation The United States of America - 31 October 2020)
  • Draft - Commission Implementing Regulation amending Regulation (EC) No 594/2009 concerning the classification of certain goods (Fluoroelastomers FKM) in the Combined Nomenclature
  • Keynote address by Commissioner Phil Hogan at the Centre for European Reform
  • EU-Vietnam trade deal: what are the benefits? - See the EP Statement
  • What the City needs from an EU trade deal - UK finance needs managed divergence but regulatory autonomy - Financial Times

INTERNAL MARKET  & INDUSTRY

  • Agenda for: Meeting of 19 and 20 February 2020 of the Machinery Committee
  • Commission Regulation (EU) …/… of XXX amending Annex XVII to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the REACH as regards:  diisocyanates & lead in gunshot in or around wetlands
  • Green Deal and European competitiveness including EU industrial policy - Note by the HLG Chair
  • Long-term action plan for better implementation and enforcement of Single Market rules - Note by the HLG Chair

FINANCIAL SERVICES

  • ESMA updates on progress on compliance with the MiFIR pre-trade transparency requirements in commodity derivatives - See the Public statement

TAXATION

  • Opinion of Advocate General Sharpston of 6 February 2020 in Case C‑276/18, KrakVet Marek Batko sp. K. Vs. Nemzeti Adó- és Vámhivatal Fellebbviteli Igazgatósága
    Re: Reference for a preliminary ruling - Common system of value added tax - Directive 2006/112/EC - Article 33 - Determination of where taxable transactions are carried out - Goods dispatched or transported by or on behalf of the supplier - Abusive practice - Regulation (EU) No 904/2010 - Articles 7, 13 and 28 to 30 - Administrative cooperation - Double taxation
  • Minutes for: 20th Meeting of the Sub-Group on Automatic Exchange of Information of 29 January 2020
  • Code of Conduct Group (business taxation) - Work Programme under the Croatian Presidency
  • Answer given by Mr Gentiloni to a MEP written question - EU and digital economy taxation

AGRICULTURE & FISHERIES

ENERGY

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

  • Agenda for: Meeting of the SC on Biocidal Products of 7 February 2020 
  • Agenda for: Working Party on the Environment of 11 February 2020
  • Agenda for: Working Party on International Environment Issues (Biodiversity) of 05 February 2020
  • Proposal for a Regulation - Deforestation and forest destruction – reducing the impact of products sold in the EU - Feedback period: 05 February - 04 March 2020
  • Safe and clean drinking water: Council approves provisional deal which updates quality standards ‒ See the Outcome of proceedings

TRANSPORT & MOBILITY

  • Agenda for: Meeting of the Expert Group on Aviation Safety of 19 February 2020
  • Minutes of the 5th Follow-up Expert Meeting on the provision of EU-Wide Multimodal Travel Information Services (priority action 'a' of the ITS Directive) of 12 November 2019
  • Improved communication technology for aircraft

DIGITAL SINGLE MARKET & INFORMATION SOCIETY

  • Minutes of the 17th meeting of the European eCall Implementation Platform 25 November 2019
  • Agenda for: Communications Committee (COCOM) Meeting of 11 February 2020 REV1
  • Answer given by Ms Vestager to a MEP written question - The Commission’s view on European digital champions
  • European leaders should focus on policies to boost digitalisation of industry and jobs - DigitalEurope Statement

DATA PRIVACY & CYBERSECURITY

  • Answer given by Mr Breton to a MEP written question - Collection of large amounts of data by the car industry and connected cars - nature of consumers' interests and possible risks to fair competition among actors
  • From climate change to cyber-attacks: incipient financial-stability risks for the euro area - Bruegel - Policy Contribution No.2 - February 2020 

AREA OF FREEDOM, SECURITY & JUSTICE

  • Advocate General Bobek: The civil liability insurance of breast implant producer PIP could validly be limited to women who underwent surgery in France (See CPR No.13/2020 - Opinion of the Advocate General in Case C-581/18, TÜV Rheinland LGA Products and Allianz IARD)
  • Opinion of Advocate General Bobek of 6 February 2020 in Case C‑2/19, A. P. Vs. Riigiprokuratuur
    Re: Preliminary reference - Framework Decision 2008/947/JHA - Supervision of probation and alternative sanctions - Recognition and supervision of a judgment imposing a suspended sentence but not imposing any probation measure

ECB, EURO & ECONOMY

EXTERNAL RELATIONS

  • Joint Statement by HR/VP Josep Borrell and Commissioner for Crisis Management Janez Lenarčič on the situation in Idlib, Syria
  • Remarks by Commissioner Olivér Várhelyi at the press conference on the revised enlargement methodology