COMPETITION

  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.9602 — Banco Santander/Allianz Popular)
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.9656 — CD&R/Anixter)
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.9698 — Platinum Equity Group/Biscuit International)
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.9615 — Glory/Grenke Bank/Cash Payment Solutions)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9725 — Ardian/Groupe Cérélia)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9729 — Bouygues Telecom/Phoenix Tower International/JV)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9642 — Acerinox/VDM)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9768 – OLF/Trenitalia/ILSA)
  • Answer given by MS Vestager to a MEP written question - Results of remedies for competitors in the Google Shopping antitrust case and proposal for an ex ante regulatory regime in the digital sector
  • Germany - The Bundeskartellamt has cleared the acquisition of SportScheck GmbH based in Unterhaching by Vienna-based Signa Retail GmbH
  • UK - CMA has provisionally found that JD Sports’ takeover of close competitor Footasylum could leave shoppers worse off, both in-store and online.
  • UK - CMA published its decision on the anticipated acquisition by Roche Holdings, Inc. (Roche) of Spark Therapeutics, Inc (Spark)
  • UK - CMA serves initial enforcement order in viagogo / StubHub merger

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Agenda for: Trade Policy Committee (Deputy Members) of 14 February 2020
  • Agenda for: Meeting of the Kimberley Process Committee of 12 February 2020
  • Notice of the impending expiry of certain anti-dumping measures (Acesulfame potassium - The P.R. of China - Anti-dumping duty - Regulation (EU) 2015/1963 - 1 November 2020)
  • CETA - Report of the 2nd meeting of the Trade in Goods Committee of 11 December 2019
  • Answer given by Mr Hogan to a MEP written question - Measures to prevent a trade war with the US and to support affected sectors
  • Answer given by Mr Gentiloni to a MEP written question - Germany’s request that the EU suspend import duties on Turkish hazelnuts to the detriment of Italian producers
  • Japan initiates second WTO dispute complaint regarding Korean support for shipbuilders
  • The UK government has confirmed plans to introduce import controls on EU goods at the border after the transition period ends on 31 December 2020.

TAXATION

DIGITAL SINGLE MARKET & INFORMATION SOCIETY

AREA OF FREEDOM, SECURITY  & JUSTICE

  • Agenda for: JHA Counsellors (Terrorism) of 13 February 2020
  • Work Programme of the Croatian Presidency in the field of civil protection &  on Civil Protection (PROCIV) January-June 2020
  • Draft Council Implementing Decision setting out a recommendation on addressing the deficiencies identified in the 2019 evaluation of France on the application of the Schengen acquis in the field of management of the external air borders (Border Crossing Points Orly Airport Paris and Nice Airport)

ECB, EURO & ECONOMY

  • 2020 European Semester: The Annual Sustainable Growth Strategy 2020 – Draft ECOFIN Council conclusions
  • Draft Explanatory note - Accompanying document to Council recommendation on the economic policy of the euro area 2020
  • Draft Council conclusions on the Alert Mechanism Report 2020
  • Draft Council recommendation on the economic policy of the euro area
  • Results of the December 2019 survey on credit terms and conditions in euro-denominated securities financing and over-the-counter derivatives markets (SESFOD)
  • ECB seeks feedback on amendments to the Regulation on monetary financial institution balance sheet statistics

FUTURE OF EUROPE & BREXIT

  • Provisinal agenda and "List of A Items" for: Council of the European union (General affairs) of 25 February 2020
  • Speech by President von der Leyen in the Plenary of the European Parliament at the debate on the Commission's proposal for a mandate for the negotiation of a new partnership with the United Kingdom

EXTERNAL RELATIONS