COMPETITION

  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9904 - SCUK/Volvo/Volvo Car Financial Services U.K. Limited JV) 
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.9902 - HPS/Temasek/Cypress Creek Holdings)  
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.9895 - KKR/Waves UK Divestco)  
  • Commission sends Statement of Objections to Conserve Italia for participation in canned vege-tables cartel (AT.40127) - IP/20/1823
  • Belgium - The Competition Authority approves the acquisition of Groep Renault Mahy by Groep Garage Valckenier 
  • Greece - Clearance of the Farallon Capital Management/ Piraeus Bank/ Euromedica 
  • UK - Draft guidance on the functions of the CMA after the end of the Transition Period 

STATE AID

  • Coronavirus: Commission Statement on consulting Member States on proposal to prolong and adjust State aid Temporary Framework - Midday Express
  • Commission approves €19.3 million Romanian loan guarantee to compensate TAROM for damage suffered due to the coronavirus outbreak (SA.56810) - Midday Express

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Agenda for: Working Party on Customs Union of 08 October 2020 
  • Minutes of the 212nd Meeting of the Customs Code Committee - Tariff and Statistical Nomenclature (Section CN sector) of 24 September 2020 
  • Report by MEP Emmanuel Maurel on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Council Regulation (EC) No 1215/2009 introducing exceptional trade measures for countries and territories participating in or linked to the European Union’s Stabilisation and Association process 
  • Hearing of Executive VP Valdis Dombrovskis on trade portfolio, see Written QaA  & Verbatim report
  • Draft - Council Decision the position to be taken on behalf of the European Union within the Customs Committee established under the Free Trade Agreement between the European Union and its Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Korea, of the other part, as regards a recommendation on the application of Article 27 of the Protocol concerning the definition of ‘originating products’ and methods of administrative cooperation 
  • Draft - Recommendation of the Customs Committee established under the Free Trade Agreement between the European Union and its Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Korea, of the other part, on the application of Article 27 of the Protocol concerning the definition of ‘originating products’ and methods of administrative cooperation - 
  • Notice of the impending expiry of certain anti-dumping measures (Molybdenum wires, the P.R.of China, 30.06.2021) 
  • Notice concerning the anti-dumping measures in force in respect of imports of certain cast iron articles originating in the People’s Republic of China: name change of a company subject to the anti-dumping duty rate for cooperating non-sampled companies 
  • Decision No.1/2020 of the Joint Committee on Agriculture of 31 July 2020 on amending Annex 12 to the Agreement between the European Community and the Swiss Confederation on trade in agricultural products - 
  • WTO - Indonesia launches safeguard investigation on articles of apparel and clothing accessories  

INTERNAL MARKET & INDUSTRY

  • Agenda for: Working Party & Competitiveness and Growth (Industry) of 08 October 2020
  • Just Transition Fund: Update following the EUCO conclusions of July 2020 - Partial mandate for negotiations with the European Parliament

FINANCIAL SERVICES

  • 2021 Work Programme of the Joint Committee of the European Supervisory Authorities
  • ESMA publishes updated Q&As on securitisation topics and Guidelines on Portability of Information between Securitisation Repositories
  • ESMA announces update to reporting under the Money Market Funds Regulation

TAXATION

AGRICULTURE & FISHERIES

  • Agenda for: Meeting of the Committee for the Farm Accountancy Data Network (FADN) of 06 October 2020
  • Agenda for: Meeting of the Committee for the Common Organisation of the Agricultural Markets - Wine of 13 October 2020
  • Agenda for: Working Party of Agricultural Counsellors/Attachés (CAP Reform) of 09 October 2020
  • Agriculture: Commission approves new geographical indication («Olio lucano») for Italy - Midday Express

EMPLOYMENT & SOCIAL POLICY

  • Agenda for: Working Party on Social Questions of 08 October 2020
  • Key Social Challenges: Report drawn from the 2020 SPC Annual - Review of the Social Protection Performance Monitor (SPPM)
  • Proposal for a Council Decision on guidelines for the employment policies of the Member States - Adoption

ENERGY

  • Agenda for: Working Party on Energy of 09 October 2020 

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

  • Agenda for: Minutes of the 81th Committee on Nitrates of 25 September 2020 
  • Agenda for: Working Party on Environment of 06 October 2020  
  • Minutes of the Plant Health - Introduction of WPM in the form of ammunition boxes of 23 September2020

TRANSPORT & MOBILITY

DATA PRIVACY & CYBERSECURITY

  • Hamburg Commissioner fines H&M 35.3 Million Euro for Data Protection violations in Service Centre 
  • GSMA comments on the European Commission public consultation on NIS Directive Review 

AREA OF FREEDOM, SECURITY & JUSTICE

  • Agenda for: Committee on the Interconnection of Central, Commercial and Companies Registers (CICCCR) of 14 October 2020
  • Overview of the current legislative proposals (Justice) under the German Presidency

EURO, ECB & ECONOMY

  • Eurogroup and Economic and Financial Affairs Council (ECOFIN) meetings on 5-6 October - 
  • The (ir)relevance of the nominal lower bound for real yield curve analysis - ECB Working Paper Series No.2476
  • Financial drivers of the euro area business cycle: a DSGE-based approach - ECB Working Paper Series No.2475

FUTURE OF EUROPE

BREXIT

  • Statement by Michel Barnier following Round 9 of negotiations for a new partnership between the European Union and the United Kingdom
  • Joint Statement by the President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen and the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson

EXTERNAL RELATIONS/FOREIGN AFFAIRS

  • Belarus: EU imposes sanctions for repression and election falsification 
  • Libya: EU removes Agila Saleh and Nuri Abu Sahmain from sanctions list
  • Focus on EU's external action and building our stronger inner core: von der Leyen at the Special European Council