COMPETITION

  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9751 — Elliot/Apollo/EP Energy)
  • Commission opens in-depth investigation into proposed acquisition of GrandVision by EssilorLuxottica (M.9569)
  • Romania - The Competition Council sanctioned with fines totalling LEI 3.18 Million for rigging the bids for road marking 

STATE AID

  • Authorisation for State aid pursuant to Articles 107 and 108 of the TFEU - Cases where the Commission raises no objections
  • State Aid Weekly e-News - No.05/20 - Covers from 31 January to 6 February 2020

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Draft - Decision of the EU-Republic of Armenia Partnership Council adopting its Rules of Procedure and those of the Partnership Committee, subcommittees and other bodies set up by the Partnership Council, and establishing the list of Sub-Committees
  • Draft - Council Decision on the position to be taken on behalf of the European Union within the Partnership Council established by the Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement between the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community and their Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Armenia, of the other part, as regards the adoption of the Rules of Procedure of the Partnership Council and those of the Partnership Committee, subcommittees and other bodies set up by the Partnership Council, and the establishment of the list of Sub-Committees, for the application of that Agreement with the exception of Title II thereof
  • Draft - Council Decision on the position to be taken on behalf of the European Union within the Partnership Council established by the Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement between the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community and their Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Armenia, of the other part, as regards the adoption of the Rules of Procedure of the Partnership Council and those of the Partnership Committee, subcommittees and other bodies set up by the Partnership Council, and the establishment of the list of Sub-Committees, for the application of Title II of that Agreement
  • Decision No1/2020 of the EU-Republic of Moldova Association Committee in Trade Configuration of 23 January 2020 concerning the update of Annex XV (Elimination of customs duties) to the Association Agreement between the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community and their Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Moldova, of the other part
  • UK Guidance - Trade remedies transition policy
  • UK consults on new Global Tariff Policy
  • WTO - The Appellate Body issued its report in the case brought by Canada in “United States — Countervailing Measures on Supercalendered Paper from Canada” (DS505)
  • WTO - Chair confident of making progress on agriculture talks ahead of Ministerial Conference

INTERNAL MARKET & INDUSTRY

  • Agenda for: Working Party on Competitiveness & Growth (Industry) of 12 January 2020
  • Commission Regulation (EU) 2020/171 of 6 February 2020 amending Annex XIV to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the REACH
  • Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/167 of 5 February 2020 on the harmonised standards for radio equipment drafted in support of Directive 2014/53/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council

FINANCIAL SERVICES

  • Answer given by VP Dombrovski to a MEP written question - Updating the EU’s lists of non-cooperative jurisdictions in combating money laundering and terrorist financing
  • Answer given by VP Dombrovski to a MEP written question - Germany’s proposal to ‘complete the Banking Union’
  • ESMA has published a final report suggesting amendments to the trading obligation under MiFIR following the introduction of EMIR Refit

TAXATION

  • Agenda for: Working Party on Tax Questions (Direct Taxation - Digital) of 13 February 2020
  • Answer given by Mr Gentiloni to a MEP written question - Flat-rate VAT scheme and overcompensation of certain sections of the Irish beef industry

ENERGY

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

  • Minutes for: Ambient Air Quality Expert Group of 08 November 2019
  • Roadmap: Minimising the risk of deforestation and forest degradation associated with products placed on the EU market - Feedback period/ 05 February 2020 - 04 March 2020
  • Draft Act: Climate change – standard reporting of action by EU governments - Feedback period/ 05 February 2020 - 04 March 2020

HEALTH, FOOD & PRODUCTS SAFETY

  • Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report - Report 6 ( Published on: 07/02/2020)

TRANSPORT & MOBILITY

ECB, EURO & ECONOMY

  • The President of the General Court dismisses the application by Anglo Austrian AAB Bank for temporary suspension of the withdrawal of its banking authorisation (See CPR No.14/2020 - Order of the President of the General Court in Case T-797/19R)
  • Economic Dialogue with the other EU Institutions under the European Semester Cycles during the 9th legislative term State of play - February 2020 - Briefing - EP EcoFIN Committee 

EXTERNAL RELATIONS

  • Council Regulation (EU) 2020/169 of 6 February 2020 amending Regulation (EC) No 147/2003 concerning restrictive measures in respect of Somalia
  • Council Decision (CFSP) 2020/170 of 6 February 2020 amending Decision 2010/231/CFSP concerning restrictive measures against Somalia
  • Georgia: EU report highlights importance of maintaining reform momentum and depolarising the political environment - See the Report