COMPETITION

  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.9588 - Shell Energy Retails/Hudson Energy Supply)
  • Commission opens Phase II investigation into acquisition of Metallo by Aurubis (M.9409) - IP/19/6305
  • Commission clears the acquisition of sole control over DG REIT by Blackstone (M.9576) - Midday Express
  • Commission clears acquisition of Evraz Palini & Bertoli by Marcegaglia Plates (M.9568) - Midday Express
  • Commission clears the acquisition of joint control over Barentz by Stichting Barentz Beheer and Cinven (M.9597) - Midday Express
  • Belgium - Notification - CONC-C/C-19/0039 : La Caisse de Dépôts et de Consignations / La Poste SA et CNP Assurances SA
  • Finland - The FCCA proposes the Market Court to prohibit the merger between Kesko and Heinon Tukku
  • CMA full text decision in Danspin / Lawton Yarns merger
  • Germany - The planned merger between meat and sausage producers Kemper and Reinert has been approved by the Bundeskartellamt
  • The Netherlands - ACM has launched an investigation into a buying cartel in the agricultural sector
  • Slovak Republic: AMO SR initiated an administrative proceedings in the matter of a merger of the undertakings SORIA, a.s., AUTOPOLIS, a.s., FABRI CAPITAL, a.s., and LP Motors, s.r.o. 
  • Slovak Republic: Council of AMO SR changed the first-instance decision of the Office in the matter of the abuse of dominant position by a company in rail freight transport
  • Slovak Republic: AMO SR imposed a fine on a municipality in Nitra region for unlawful restriction of competition in the area of pharmaceutical care

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Agenda for: Working Party on the Generalised System of Preferences of 03 December 2019
  • Agenda for: Council of the European Union (Foreign Affairs/Trade) of 21 November 2019
  • Draft - Council Decision on the position to be taken on behalf of the EU within the Joint Committee established by the Regional Convention on pan-Euro-Mediterranean preferential rules of origin as regards the amendment of the Convention
  • Draft - Council Decision on the position to be taken on behalf of the EU within the General Council of the WTO as regards the adoption of a decision on the review of the Understanding on Tariff Rate Quota Administration Provisions of Agricultural Products (‘TRQ Understanding’)
  • Report from the Commission on the operation of Regulation (EU) No 912/2014 on the financial responsibility linked to investor-to-state dispute settlement under international agreements to which the European Union is party
  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1927 of 19 November 2019 on the derogations from the originating products rules laid down in the Free Trade Agreement between the European Union and the Republic of Singapore that apply within the limits of annual quotas for certain products from Singapore
  • Majority of EU citizens positive about international trade - see the Eurobarometer survey
  • WTO - Colombia - Anti-dumping duties on frozen fries from Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands - Request for consultations by the European Union
  • WTO - Proposed agenda of Dispute Settlement Body of 22 November 2019
  • WTO - India appeals panel report regarding export promotion measures

INTERNAL MARKET, INDUSTRY & GENERAL

  • Main Results and Outcome of the 3729th Council meeting "General Affairs" of 19 November 2019
  • Agenda for: Meeting of the Postal Directive Committee of 04 December 2019
  • Presidency Note on the External Dimensions of European Competitiveness, in view of the Competitiveness Council on 28 November 2019
  • Outcome of the "Friends of Industry Ministerial meeting 2019" (Vienna, 4 October 2019) - Information from the Austrian delegation
  • Enhancing the digitalisation of the EU tourism sector: Work done under the Finnish Presidency - Information from the Presidency
  • Raw materials: Commission launches new online portal to support responsible sourcing in businesses
  • Galileo Incident of July 2019: Independent Inquiry Board provides final recommendations
  • Education, Youth, Culture and Sports Council of 21-22 November 2019

TAXATION

  • Judgment of the Court of 20 November 2019 in Case C-400/18, Infohos Vs. Belgische Staat
    Re: Reference for a preliminary ruling - Taxation - VAT - Sixth Directive 77/388/EEC - Article 13A(1)(f) - Exemptions - Supplies of services by autonomous groups of persons - Services provided to members and non-members
  • Agenda for: Working Party on Tax Questions (Indirect Taxation - VAT) of 26 November 2019

ENERGY

  • Agenda for: Working Party on Energy of 26 November 2019
  • Proposal for a Council Decision on the position to be taken on behalf of the European Union in the Ministerial Council of the Energy Community and in the Permanent High Level Group of the Energy Community (Chisinau, 12 and 13 December 2019)
  • Energy Regulators recommend legislative and regulatory action to support the decarbonisation of Europe’s energy sector - See the Acer Statement
  • ACER and CEER Bridge Beyond 2025 Conclusions Paper on the future of gas regulation in the EU

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

  • EU and the Paris agreement: towards climate neutrality
  • Private consumption: Textiles EU's fourth largest cause of environmental pressures after food, housing, transport - See EEA Statement
  • EU urged to help regions hit by cost of going green - Financial support vital for countries that rely on the fuel, says Werner Hoyer - Financial Times

HEALTH, FOOD & PRODUCT SAFETY

  • Agenda for: Meeting of the Standing Committee on Cosmetic of 28 November 2019
  • Commission Directive (EU) 2019/1929 of 19 November 2019 amending Appendix C to Annex II to Directive 2009/48/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council for the purpose of adopting specific limit values for chemicals used in certain toys, as regards formaldehyde
  • Commission publishes updated catalogue of nanomaterials used in cosmetics - Published on: 15 November 2019 

AREA OF FREEDOM, SECURITY & JUSTICE

  • Evaluation of the annual rule of law dialogue - Presidency conclusions
  • EU – Western Balkans Justice and Home Affairs ministerial forum - joint press statement
  • Border management: EU signs agreement with Serbia on European Border and Coast Guard cooperation

ECB, EURO & ECONOMY

EXTERNAL RELATIONS

  • Conclusions of the 52nd meeting of the EEA Council
  • Remarks by President Donald Tusk after his meeting with Prime Minister of Croatia Andrej Plenković
  • Libya: MEPs to assess situation at detention centres and role of coastguard