COMPETITION

  • Judgment of the Court of 4 March 2020 in Case C‑10/18 P, Mowi ASA, formerly Marine Harvest ASA Vs. European Commission
    Re: Appeal - Competition - Control of concentrations between undertakings - Regulation (EC) No 139/2004 - Article 4(1) - Prior notification obligation for concentrations - Article 7(1) - Standstill obligation - Article 7(2) - Exemption - Concept of a ‘single concentration’ - Article 14(2) - Decision imposing fines for the implementation of a concentration before it has been notified and authorised - Principle ne bis in idem - Set‑off principle - Concurrent offences
  • Germany - Bundeskartellamt clears hospital merger in Burgenlandkreis in Saxony-Anhalt
  • Greece - Clearance of the proposed acquisition notified by the cooperative "Crete Consumer’s Supply Cooperative Limited Liability Partnership" of sole control over the companies "Galaxia Shops Dimitra Markets Limited Liability Company " and "Markato super markets Société Anonyme "
  • CMA publishes speech by Lord Tyrie on the digital revolution and its challenges for competition authorities

STATE AID

  • Judgment of the Court of 4 March 2020 in Case C-586/18 P: Buonotourist Srl Vs. European Commission, Associazione Nazionale Autotrasporto Viaggiatori (ANAV),
    Re: Appeal - Competition - State aid - Undertaking operating bus networks in the region of Campania (Italy) - Compensation for public service obligations paid by the Italian authorities following a decision of the Consiglio di Stato (Council of State, Italy) - European Commission decision declaring the aid measure unlawful and incompatible with the internal market
  • Judgment of the Court of 4 March 2020 in Case C-587/18 P, CSTP Azienda della Mobilità SpA Vs European Commission, Asstra Associazione Trasporti
    Re: Appeal - Competition - State aid - Undertaking operating bus networks in the region of Campania (Italy) - Compensation for public service obligations paid by the Italian authorities following a decision of the Consiglio di Stato (Council of State, Italy) - European Commission decision declaring the aid measure unlawful and incompatible with the internal market

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Judgment of the Court of 4 March 2020 in Case C-655/18, Teritorialna direktsia 'Severna morska' kam Agentsia Mitnitsi, successor in title to Mitnitsa Varna Vs.'Schenker' EOOD, in the presence of : Okrazhna prokuratura - Varna
    Re: Reference for a preliminary ruling - Customs union - Regulation (EU) No 952/2013 - Removal from customs supervision - Theft of goods placed under the customs warehousing procedure - Article 242 - Person responsible for removal - Holder of the customs warehousing authorisation - Penalty for infringement of customs legislation - Article 42 - Obligation to pay a sum corresponding to the value of the missing goods - Combination with a financial penalty - Proportionality
  • Revised agenda for: Trade Policy Committee (Services and Investment) of 04 March 2020
  • Minutes - EP INTA Committee of 19 & 20 February 2020
  • Council Decision on the conclusion of the Free Trade Agreement between the European Union and the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam - Adoption
  • Declaration by the Kingdom of Belgium and the Kingdom of Spain regarding the conclusion, on behalf of the European Union, of the FTA between the European Union and the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam
  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/353 of 3 March 2020 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty and definitively collecting the provisional duty imposed on imports of steel road wheels originating in the People’s Republic of China
  • Decision No.1/2020 of the Geographical Indications Sub-Committee of 23 January 2020 replacing Annexes XVII-C and XVII-D tothe Association Agreement between the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community and their Member States, ofthe one part, and Georgia, of the other part [2020/273]
  • Ex-post evaluation of the EPA between the EU and its Member States and the CARIFORUM Member States - Revised Interim Report
  • Answer by the Commission to a MEP written question - GSP+ downgrading due to ineffective implementation
  • The WTO General Council, on 3 March 2020, noted the consensus on a slate of names of chairpersons for WTO bodies

INTERNAL MARKET & INDUSTRY

  • Answer given by Mr Breton to a MEP written question - Underbidding by Chinese state-owned companies in EU procurement procedures

FINANCIAL SERVICES

  • ESMA - Steven Maijoor delivers keynote at 4th Annual Fintech Conference
  • ESMA publishes translations for guidelines on MMF stress tests

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

HEALTH, FOOD & PRODUCT SAFETY

  • Commission Regulation (EU) 2020/351 of 28 February 2020 amending Annex II to Regulation (EC) No 1333/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the use of citric acid (E 330) in cocoa and chocolate products
  • Answer given by Ms Kyriades to a MEP to a written question - Subject: 5G, International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) and the independence of the Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks (SCENIHR)
  • Answer given by Ms Kyriades to a MEP written question - Concern about the new active toxin Pydiflumetofen 
  • Answer given by Mr Breton to a MEP written question - Risks to public health from increased exposure to phthalates
  • EFSA - Antimicrobial resistance in the EU: infections with foodborne bacteria becoming harder to treat

DIGITAL SINGLE MARKET & INFORMATION SOCIETY

  • Judgment of the Court of 4 March 2020 in Case C-34/19, Telecom Italia SpA v Ministero dello Sviluppo Economico, Ministero dell'Economia e delle Finanze
    Re: Reference for a preliminary ruling - Approximation of laws - Telecommunications services - Implementation of the provision of an open telecommunications network - Directive 97/13/EC - Fees and charges applicable to individual licences - Transitional regime establishing a charge in excess of those authorised by Directive 97/13/EC - Res judicata attached to a judgment of a higher court held to be contrary to Union law

DATA PRIVACY & CYBERSECURITY

  • Opinion of Advocate General Spuznar of 4 March 2020 in Case C-61/19, Orange România SA Vs. Autoritatea Naţională de Supraveghere a Prelucrării Datelor cu Caracter Personal (ANSPDCP)
    Re: Preliminary reference - Directive 95/46/EC - Regulation (EU) 2016/679 - Protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and the free movement of such data - Mobile telecommunication services - Concept of consent of the data subject - Indication of specific and informed wishes - Declaration of consent by means of a tick box - Burden of proof

TRANSPORT & MOBILITY

  • Union submission to the 102nd session of the Maritime Safety Committee of the IMO from 13 – 22 May 2019 in London, concerning a Union commenting paper on the new output on containers lost at sea in application of the action plan to address marine plastic litter from ships, submitted by Vanuatu
  • Draft - Commission delegated Regulation (EU) …/... laying down detailed rules with regard to the acceptance of third-country certification of pilots and amending Regulation (EU) No 1178/2011 - See the Annex
  • Promoting Sustainable Mobility: Commission proposes 2021 to be the European Year of Rail - See the FactSheetDecision

ECB, EURO & ECONOMY

BREXIT

  • House of Commons Library publishes research briefing on future UK-EU relationship negotiations process and issues

EXTERNAL RELATIONS