COMPETITION

  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.9691 — Mahindra & Mahindra/ Ford Motor Company/Ardour)
  • Commission approves the creation of a joint venture by Mitsubishi Corporation and Wallenius Wilhelmsen (M.9712) - Midday Express
  • Answer given by Ms Vestager to a MEP written question - Fincantieri-Chantiers de l’Atlantique dossier and EU competition rules
  • Belgium - The Competition College has approved the acquisition of U Car Services and VP Oil by Kuwait Petroleum Belgium
  • UK - CMA warns Tesco about breaches of Groceries Market Investigation (Controlled Land) Order 2010
  • UK - CMA publishes notice of cancellation of Prosafe / Floatel Phase 2 merger investigation
  • UK - CMA accepts undertakings in lieu in Stonegate Pub Company / Ei Group merger
  • UK - CMA full text decision on Hasbro / Entertainment One merger

STATE AID

  • Appeal brought on 4 December 2019 by Fortischem a.s. against the judgment of the General Court of 24 September 2019 in Case T-121/15, Fortischem Vs. Commission (Case C-890/19 P)
  • State aid: Commission approves public support to promote shift of freight transport from road to rail in Saxony-Anhalt (Germany) - ( SA.54102 and SA.56001) - Midday Express
  • Commission extends in-depth investigation into alleged State aid to Ryanair and other airlines operating at Spanish airports Girona-Costa Brava and Reus (SA.33909)  - Midday Express
  • Commission approves public support scheme for research and development in aeronautic sector in Germany (SA.55829) Midday Express

TRADE & CUSTOMS

INTERNAL MARKET & INDUSTRY

  • Appeal brought on 29 November 2019 by PlasticsEurope against the judgment of the General Court of 20 September 2019 in Case T-636/17, PlasticsEurope Vs. ECHA (Case C-876/19 P)
    Re: annulment of the Decision ED/30/2017 by the Executive Director of ECHA of 6 July 2017
  • Agenda for: 6th Meeting of the Strategic Forum for Important Projects of Common European Interest of 18 February 2020
  • Agenda for: World Forum Advisers Group (WFAG) Meeting of 05 March 2020
  • Minutes of the World Forum Advisers Group (WFAG) Meeting of 06 November 2019 
  • Minutes of the Internal Market for Products (IMP) - Working group on accreditation and conformity assessment of 19 December 2019
  • European Semester - Single Market Performance Report - Policy Debate

FINANCIAL SERVICES

  • Capital Markets Union: Commission launches consultation on MiFID and MiFIR
  • EBA acknowledges adoption of amended supervisory reporting standards by the European Commission
  • ESMA seeks candidates for its stakeholder group
  • Former MEP warns of fresh raid on fund managers’ EU business models - Brussels data proposals could disrupt crucial delegation rules, says Kay Swinburne - Financial Times
  • How will the EU reshape fund managers’ regulations after Brexit? - UK fund managers fear Brussels could shift goalposts and compromise third-country access - Financial Times

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

  • Response of the European Union and its Member States to the public consultation on the WIPO Draft Issues Paper on Intellectual Property and Artificial Intelligence of 13 December 2019
  • Minutes of the Expert Group on Industrial Property Policy - Industrial Designs of 09 December 2019

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

  • Agenda for: Meeting of the Committee on Waste established under Article 39 of Directive 2008/98/EC - Packaging and Packaging Waste of 11 March 2020
  • Agenda for: Meeting of the 79th Nitrates Committee of 02 March 2020
  • Preparation of the Competitiveness Council on 27-28 February 2020 
    - European Green Deal - a transition to climate neutral and circular EU industry Presentation by the Commission - Policy debate
  • 13th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS COP 13) (Gandhinagar, India, 15 - 22 February 2020) - First EU coordination
  • EU invests more than €100 million in new LIFE Programme projects to promote a green and climate-neutral Europe - see also the Q&A

HEALTH, FOOD & PRODUCTS SAFETY

  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/202 of 4 October 2019 granting a Union authorisation for the biocidal product family ‘Iodine Teat Dip Products’
  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/207 of 14 February 2020 amending Regulation (EU) No 142/2011 as regards imports of petfood from Saudi Arabia

DIGITAL SINGLE MARKET & INFORMATION SOCIETY

TRANSPORT & MOBILITY

  • Minutes of the 1st Expert Group on Road Infrastructure Safety meeting of 05 December 2019
  • Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2020/203 of 28 November 2019 on classification of vehicles, obligations of European Electronic Toll Service users, requirements for interoperability constituents and minimum eligibility criteria for notified bodies
  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/204 of 28 November 2019 on detailed obligations of European Electronic Toll Service providers, minimum content of the European Electronic Toll Service domain statement, electronic interfaces, requirements for interoperability constituents and repealing Decision 2009/750/EC

ECB, EURO & ECONOMY

  • Agenda for: Council of the European Union (Economic & Financial Affairs) of 18 February 2020
  • Cross-border cooperation: the EU Interreg programme celebrates 30 years of bringing citizens closer together
  • GDP and employment flash estimates for the fourth quarter of 2019 - Stat29/2020
  • The ‘frugal four’ advocate a responsible EU budget - With a smaller union of 27 states, we have to cut our coat according to our cloth - Financial Times
  • EU’s richest members asked to stump up more for bloc’s budget - President of the European Council seeks deal ahead of high stakes summit next week - Financial Times

FUTURE OF EUROPE

  • Agenda for: Meeting of the Coreper (Part.1Part.2) of 19 February 2020

EXTERNAL RELATIONS

  • Agenda for: Council of the European Union (Foreign Affairs) of 17 February 2020 - List of "A Items"
  • Agenda for: Foreign Relations Counsellors of 17 February and 18 February 2020
  • Agenda for: Meeting of the Security Committee of 18 February 2020
  • Belarus: EU prolongs arms embargo and sanctions against 4 individuals for one year, until 28 February 2021
  • Human rights: EU adopts conclusions on EU priorities at United Nations Human Rights Fora in 2020
  • Remarks by President Charles Michel before the EU-Western Balkans informal meeting
  • New Africa-Caribbean-Pacific/EU Partnership: moving forward towards a new partnership fit for the future
  • Laudatio by President von der Leyen on the awarding of the 2020 Ewald von Kleist Prize to the United Nations at the Munich Security Conference