STATE AID

  • Judgment of the General Court of 18 June 2019 in Cases T‑624/15, T‑694/15 and T‑704/15, European Food SA, Starmill SRL, Multipack SRL, Scandic Distilleries SA, (Case T‑624/15), Ioan Micula, (Case T‑694/15), Viorel Micula, European Drinks SA, Rieni Drinks SA, Transilvania General Import-Export SRL, West Leasing International SRL, (Case T‑704/15) Vs. European Commission supported by Kingdom of Spain and by Hungary
    Re: State aid - Award made by an arbitral tribunal established under the auspices of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) - Payment of compensation granted to certain economic operators - Decision declaring the aid incompatible with the internal market and ordering its recovery - Competence of the Commission
  • Answer given by Ms Vestager to a MEP written question - State Aid Scheme for the Madeira Free Trade Zone
  • Answer given by Ms Vestager to a MEP written question - Madeira free-trade zone 2

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Agenda for: 622nd meeting of the Export Credits Group of 03 July 2019
  • Council Decision on the position to be taken on behalf of the European Union in the World Customs Organization Council in relation to a WCO Article 16 Recommendation amending the Harmonised System - Adoption
  • Outcome of the Council of the Council meeting 3695 Foreign Affairs - Trade issues - 27 May 2019
  • 340+ organisations call on the EU to immediately halt trade negotiations with Brazil (see the Open Letter)

INTERNAL MARKET, INDUSTRY & GENERAL

FINANCIAL SERVICES

  • Sustainable finance: Commission publishes guidelines to improve how firms report climate-related information and welcomes expert reports (IP/19/3034, Factsheet)
  • Capital Markets Union: New rules to help insurers make long-term investments come into force (See Regulation (EU) 2019/981) - Midday Express
  • EBA updates data on Deposit Guarantee Schemes across the EU
  • ESMA issues positive opinions on product intervention measures by Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg and Portugal

ENERGY

  • Russia defies pipeline threats over gas for Europe - Gazprom insists resources will flow even if Nord Stream 2 is not ready this year - Financial Times

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

HEALTH, FOOD & PRODUCT SAFETY

  • Biosecurity and transboundary animal diseases: Council conclusions
  • The next steps towards making the EU a best practice region in combatting antimicrobial resistance - Council Conclusions (14 June 2019)
  • Commission Regulation (EU) 2019/988 of 17 June 2019 correcting the French language version of Regulation (EU) No 10/2011 on plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with food
  • EMA - Highlights of Management Board meeting: 12-13 June 2019
  • EMA - Meeting highlights from the Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee (PRAC) of 11-14 June 2019

AREA OF FREEDOM, SECURITY & JUSTICE

  • Council adopts directive for an EU emergency travel document
  • Council Conclusions — ‘Synergies between Eurojust and the networks established by the Council in the area of judicial cooperation in criminal matters’
  • Commissioners Avramopoulos, Jourová and King in Bucharest for EU-U.S. Justice and Home Affairs Ministerial meeting - Midday Express

ECB, EURO & ECONOMY

FOREIGN AFFAIRS

  • Agenda for: Political and Security Committee of 19 June 2019
  • Main results of the Foreign Affairs Council meeting of 17 June 2019
    - Council Conclusions on the New Strategy on Central Asia
    - Sudan: Foreign Affairs Council statement
    - Strengthening multilateralism: Council adopts conclusions
    - The Council adopted conclusions on security and defence in the context of the EU global strategy
  • The Council decided to revoke the framework for restrictive measures against the Maldives that it adopted on 16 July 2018 (See Regulation (EU) 2019/985 & Decision (CFSP) 2019/993)
  • Joint press statement following the 13th Association Council meeting between the EU and Jordan
  • Tanker attacks add pressure on Europe to turn against Iran - EU foreign policy chief flies to Washington for talks with Trump administration officials - Financial Times
  • Commissioner Hahn visits Chisinau, the Republic of Moldova, to reiterate the EU's support to the new government - Midday Express