COMPETITION

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Agenda for: Working Party on Trade Questions of 25 February 2020
  • Agenda for: UCC Centralised Clearance Import Functional Specifications Phase 2 of 16-17 March 2020
  • Minutes & Working Document of the Commission Expert Group on Trade and Sustainable Development of 22 January 2020
  • Council Decision on the conclusion of the Free Trade Agreement between the European Union and the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam - Adoption
  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/230 of 19 February 2020 initiating an investigation concerning possible circumvention of anti-dumping measures imposed by Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/83 on imports of monosodium glutamate originating in the People’s Republic of China, and making such imports subject to registration
  • Council Regulation (EU) 2020/231 of 18 February 2020 amending Regulation (EU) 2018/1977 opening and providing for the management of autonomous Union tariff quotas for certain fishery products for the period 2019‐2020
  • WTO - Ukraine launches safeguard investigation on caustic soda
  • Boeing asks to give up tax break to avert EU tariffs - Group calls for Washington state to repeal support that has fuelled 15-year dispute with Airbus - Financial Times
  • Brussels and UK trade accusations ahead of Brexit talks - Atmosphere sours amid charges of hypocrisy and reneging on agreements - Financial Times

INTERNAL MARKET, INDUSTRY & GENERAL

  • Agenda for: Working Party on General Affairs (Comitology Revision) of 04 March 2020
    - Report from the Commission on the Working of Committees during 2018 & Working Document
    - Proposal for a Regulation amending Regulation (EU) No 182/2011
  • Minutes of the Meeting of the Expert Group on "Liability and New Technologies – Product Liability Formation" of 5 November 2019
  • Sustainable Finance: Commission launches public consultation on the review of the Non-Financial Reporting Directive
  • EIF and Noviti Finance support better access to finance for Baltic micro-enterprises with €10 million deal under EaSI programme

FINANCIAL SERVICES

ENERGY

  • Agenda for: Working Party on Energy of 25 February 2020
  • Energy: EU priority projects should be aligned with 2050 climate objectives - See the EP Statement
  • ACER launches two consultation proposals to foster single EU balancing market for electricity

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

  • Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the quality of water intended for human consumption (recast) - Political agreement

HEALTH, FOOR & PRODUCTS SAFETY

  • COVID-19 outbreak: Commission supports repatriation of EU citizens from cruise ship in Japan

TRANSPORT & MOBILITY

DIGITAL SINGLE MARKET

DATA PRIVACY & CYBERSECURITY

  • Minutes of the European Data Protection Board - 18th Plenary session - 18-19 February 2020
  • Agenda for: Meeting Horizontal Working Party on cyber issues of 26 February 2020
  • EU aims to loosen bigtech's grip by forcing groups to share data - Financial Times
  • Brussels embraces data protectionism - Politico.eu
  • Europe's digital vision, explained - Politico.eu

AREA OF FREEDOM, SECURITY & JUSTICE

  • Implementation of EU criminal law instruments - New tables
  • Illegal sale of dangerous steroids in France halted, 24 arrests - Eurojust
  • Four metres underground: illegal cigarette factory uncovered in a bunker in Spain - Europol

ECB, EURO & ECONOMY

  • EP Budgetary Control Committee asks for stronger measures to protect EU spending
  • President Michel’s MFF proposal not acceptable for Parliament
  • Speech by Luis de Guindos: The euro area economic outlook and the current monetary policy stance
  • Monetary policy and bank stability: the analytical toolbox reviewed - ECB Working Paper Series No.2377
  • Macroprudential policy measures: macroeconomic impact and interaction with monetary policy - ECB Working Paper Series No.2376
  • Production in construction down by 3.1% in euro area - Stat 31/2020
  • Setting an EU budegt is about more than arithmetic - Financial Times
  • EU’s richest countries dig in heels over budget - Bloc grapples with €60bn funding gap as proposed cuts threaten poorer countries - Financial Times