COMPETITION

  • Judgment of the Court of 6 September 2020 in Case C-462/19, Asociacion Nacional de Empresas Estibadoras y Consignatarios de Buques (Anesco), Comisiones Obreras, Coordinadora Estatal de Trabajadores del Mar (CETM), Confederacion Intersindical Gallega, Eusko Langileen Alkartasuna, Langile Abertzaleen Batzordeak, Union General de Trabajadores (UGT), in the presence of: Asociacion Estatal de Empresas Operadoras Portu
    Re: Prejudicial Reference - Notion of "jurisdiction" within the meaning of Article 267 TFUE - Criteria - Comision Nacional de los Mercados y la Competencia (National Commission on Markets and Competition, Spain) - Irreceivability of the application for a preliminary decision
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.9908 – Bonduelle/Unibel/Sparkling Partners/Végéhub/Yumi)
    Midday Express
  • France - Opening up Ile-de-France's bus networks to competition: the Authority issues an opinion to Île-de-France Mobilités
  • France -  The Authority welcomes the European Commission's announcement that it will now accept that national competition authorities may refer sensitive mergers to the Authority for review, even when they are not subject to national control.
  • Germany - List of Notified Merger Projects
  • Spain - CNMC has fined more than 30 Spanish school-bus operators
  • UK - CMA: Motorcycle insurance broker merger raises competition concers - Summary of Phase 1 decision (16.9.20)
  • UK - CMA has extended the consideration of UILs until 11 November 2020

STATE AID

  • Answer given by Ms Vestager to a MEP written question - Feed-in payments under the German Renewable Energy Act (Erneuerbare-Energien-Gesetz — EEG) for wind-generated electricity in Germany as a breach of EU State aid and competition law
  • Answer given by Ms Vestager to a MEP written question - Distortion caused by foreign subsidies in the single market

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) of 9 September 2020 concerning the classification of certain goods in the Combined Nomenclature
    - Regulation (EC) No.2020/1288 (CN: 3304 99 00)
    - Regulation (EC) No.2020/1289 (CN: 3808 94 90)
    - Regulation (EC) No.2020/1290 (CN: 4421 99 99)
    - Regulation (EC) No.2020/1291 (CN: 3926 90 97)
  • Draft report Introducing exceptional trade measures for countries and territories participating in or linked to the European Union's Stabilisation and Association process - Amendment 3-11
  • Answer given by Executive VP Dombrovskis to a MEP written question - Hong Kong's autonomy and the EU-China investment deal
  • WTO panel issues report regarding US tariffs on Chinese goods (DS543) - Financial Times
  • Business must be at the heart of EU trade policy - Financial Times

INTERNAL MARKET & INDUSTRY

  • Agenda for: Technical Committee - Motor Vehicles of 07 October 2020
  • Answer given by Executive VP Dombrovskis to a MEP written question - Financial terms and conditions in motorway concession contracts
  • Answer given by Mr Breton to a MEP written question - The use of toxic flame retardants and their effects on health, fire toxicity, the environment and the internal market
  • Manual of the Working Group on Cosmetic products (sub-group on borderline products) on the scope of apllication of the Cosmetics Regulation (EC) No.1223/2009

FINANCIAL SERVICES

  • Judgment of the Court of 16 September 2020 in Case C-339/19, SC Romenergo SA, Aris Capital SA Vs. Autoritatea de Supraveghere Financiară
    Re: Reference for a preliminary ruling - Freedom of movement of capital - Company law - Shares admitted to trading on the regulated market - Financial investment company - National regulation establishing a ceiling on holdings in the capital of certain financial investment companies - Legal presumption of concerted action
  • ESMA - FIRDS - Instructions on access and download of full and delta reference data files
  • EU set to extend access to London clearing houses to mid-2022 - Central banks have warned of disruption without smooth post-Brexit transition - Financial Times

TAXATION

  • Judgment of the Court of 16 September 2020 in Case C-312/19, XT Vs. Valstybin mokes-i-inspekcija prays Lietuvos Respublikos finans- ministerijos
    Re: "Prejudicial Reference - Directive 2006/112/CE - Common Value Added Tax System (VAT) - Article 9, paragraph 1 - Article 193 - "subject" - Common activity contract - Partnership - Connection of an economic transaction to one of the partners - Determination of the tax liability"
  • Judgment of the Court of 16 September 2020 in Case C-528/19, Mitteldeutsche Hartstein-Industrie AG v Finanzamt Y
    Re: Reference for a preliminary ruling - Taxation - Value added tax (VAT) - Sixth Directive 77/388/EEC - Article 17(2), (a) - Deduction of input tax - Origin and scope of the right to deduct - Extension of a road belonging to a municipality - Accounting for the costs generated by the work as part of the taxable person's overheads - Determination of the existence of a direct and immediate link with the taxable person's economic activity - Supply free of charge - Supply treated as a supply effected for consideration - Article 5(6)"
  • Judgment of the Court of 16 September 2020 in Case C-674/19, "Skonis ir kvapas" UAB Vs. Muitinės departamentas prie Lietuvos Respublikos finansų ministerijos, in the presence of : Vilniaus teritorinė muitinė
    Re: Reference for a preliminary ruling - Structure and rates of excise duty applicable to manufactured tobacco - Directive 2011/64/EU - Article 2(2) - Article 5(1) - Concept of 'Products consisting wholly or partly of substances other than tobacco' - Concept of 'smoking tobacco' - Water-pipe tobacco

AGRICULTURE & FISHERIES

EMPLOYMENT & SOCIAL POLICY

  • Answer given by Mr Schmit to a written question - Industrial strategy for the future of Europe – the artificial intelligence revolution and the need to reskill the European workforce

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

  • Green Deal: measures to step up the fight against global deforestation - See the EP Statement
  • Answer given by Mr Timmermans to a MEP written question - The Green Deal and the automotive industry

DIGITAL SINGLE MARKET & INFORMATION SOCIETY

  • Agenda for: 6th Meeting Group of Experts for the Observatory on the Online Platform Economy of 30 January 2020
  • Brussels says it intends to pursue Big Tech with new rules - EU officials say a one-size-fits-all rule will harm smaller companies - Financial Times
  • EU targets greater accessto digitically encrypted messages - Financial Times 

DATA PRIVACY & CYBERSECURITY

  • Agenda for:Horizontal Working Party on cyber issues of 17 September 2020
  • During its 37th plenary, the EDPB adopted the following documents:
    - Guidelines on the concepts of controller and processor - version for public consultation
    - Guidelines on the targeting of social media users - version for public consultation

AREA OF FREEDOM, SECURITY & JUSTICE

  • Prolongation of the temporary reintroduction of border controls at the Norwegian internal borders in accordance with Articles 25(3) and 27 of Regulation (EU) 2016/399 on a Union Code on the rules governing the movement of persons across borders (Schengen Borders Code)
  • Battlefield evidence increasingly used to prosecute foreign terrorist fighters in the EU - See Eurojust Statement
  • Remarks by President Charles Michel after his visit to Moria Camp in Lesbos
  • Germany to take in 2,750 migrants from Greek camps - Merkel set to restart EU debate over relocation of asylum seekers following fire on Lesbos - Financial Times  

FUTURE OF EUROPE

  • State of the Union Address by President von der Leyen at the European Parliament Plenary
  • President von der Leyen's State of the Union Address: charting the course out of the coronavirus crisis and into the future

BREXIT

  • Notice to stakeholders - Withdrawal of the UK and EU rules in the field of Tariff rate quotas
  • Notice to stakeholders - Withdrawal of the UK and EU rules in the field of Firearms
  • How Brexit and Covid-19 combined to hit UK hedge funds - Already eclipsed by US rivals, the pandemic and doubts over future EU relations have further blunted London’s edge - Financial Times
  • Boris Johnson needs a Brexit deal to secure his revolution - True victory would be establishing a new consensus that his opponents are forced to accept - Financial Times 

EXTERNAL RELATIONS & ACCESSION

  • Agenda for: Working Party on Enlargement and Countries negotiating accession to the EU on 18 September 2020
  • Remarks by the High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell at the EP plenary on Arms exportsLebanonBelarus & Russia: Poisoning of Alexei Navalny