COMPETITION

  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.9400 - Apollo Management /Ares /JV)
  • Competition: Commission welcomes G7 Common Understanding on digital economy challenges for competition analysis - Midday Express
  • G7 - Common Understanding on competition in the digital economy 
  • The Belgian Competition Authority approves the acquisition of Alro Holdings NV by Gimv NV
  • Norway - The Competition Authority considers imposing a fine on Norgesgruppen for breach of disclosure requirements

STATE AID

  • Authorisation for State aid pursuant to Articles 107 and 108 of the TFEU - Cases where the Commission raises no objections
  • State Aid Weekly e-News - No.26/19 - Covers from 12 to 18 July 2019

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Summary record - Meeting of 27 to 28 June 2019 of 200th meeting of the Customs Code Committee
  • EU - Canada Summit: strengthening the rules-based international order
  • European Commission facilitates access for EU beef and other agricultural exports to Japan
  • Answer given by Pierre Moscovici to a MEP written question - Products from Western Sahara imported by EU countries
  • DG Azevêdo welcomes progress in discussions on investment facilitation
  • Speech by DDG Agah: International community must redouble efforts to help meet SDGs
  • EU-Thailand deal a starting point for Thai trade with France - Bilaterals.org

INTERNAL MARKET, INDUSTRY & GENERAL

TAXATION

  • Minutes of the CAC - Expert Group in the field of VAT- Administrative Cooperation of 30 April 2019

HEALTH, FOOD PRODUCT & SAFETY

  • Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report - Report 29 ( Published on: 19/07/2019)
  • Draft Commission Regulation (EU) …/… of XXX amending Annex V to Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council on cosmetic products
  • Conference report - Conference “Medicines for rare diseases and children: learning from the past, looking to the future” (17 June 2019)

ENERGY

  • Agenda for: Working Party on Energy on 03 September 2019

DIGITAL SINGLE MARKET & INFORMATION SOCIETY

  • Security of 5G networks: EU Member States complete national risk assessments (See the Statement)

DATA PROTECTION

  • Agenda for: Working Party on information exchange and data protection on 03 September 2019
  • Preparation of the Council position on the evaluation and review of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 

ECB, EURO & ECONOMY

  • First quarter of 2019 Seasonally adjusted government deficit decreased to 0.5% of GDP in the euro area Down to 0.6% of GDP in the EU28 (Stat/19/4410)
  • First quarter of 2019 compared with fourth quarter of 2018 - Government debt up to 85.9% of GDP in euro area Up to 80.7% of GDP in EU28 (Stat/19/4409)

BREXIT

  • Guidance: International Agreements if the UK leaves the EU without a deal
  • A ‘No deal’ Brexit would be the most economically damaging outcome for UK business

FOREIGN AFFAIRS

  • EU-Canada Summit joint declaration, Montreal 17-18 July 2019 - Remarks by President Donald Tusk
  • European Union presents its progress towards sustainable development (IP/19/4250)
  • EU Facility for Refugees in Turkey: €5.6 billion out of €6 billion now allocated in support of refugees (IP/19/4389)
  • European Parliament resolution of 18 July 2019 on the
    - Situation in Hong Kong
    - Situation at the USA-Mexican border
    - Situation in Venezuela
    - Russia, notably the situation of environmental activists and Ukrainian political prisoners