COMPETITION

  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.9699 — Mitsubishi Corporation /Eneco Groep)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9647 – GHT Mobility/Stadtwerke Düsseldorf/Clevershuttle Düsseldorf)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9700 — Dnata/Alpha LSG)
  • Commission clears acquisition of Agilitas Group by Proman and Gilde (M.9704) - Midday Express
  • Commission clears acquisition of the joint control of APRR and Adelac by Eiffage, Atlas Arteria, Blue Atlas and PGGM (M.9708) - Midday Express
  • Commission clears the creation of a joint venture by Eni and CDP Equity (M.9709) - Midday Express
  • Belgium - The Belgian Competition Authority has approved the request of Kinepolis to lift the limitation on organic growth imposed in 1997: as from 12 August 2021 Kinepolis will be free to operate new cinemas without prior authorisation
  • France - The Autorité denies giving approval to the increase of inter-bank withdrawal fees
  • Germany - Bundeskartellamt clears acquisition of Mitteldeutsche Zeitung by Bauer Media Group
  • Greece - Opinion of the Hellenic Competition Commission on the functioning of competition in the national market of Press Distribution
  • Romania - The Competition Council recommeneds the amendment of the legislation in the field of packaging waste
  • Spain - The CNMC approves the acquisition of BME by Six group AG in Phase I
  • UK - CMA announces clearance of Google/ Looker Data Sciences merger
  • UK - CMA delivers report to Secretary of State on Aerostar/ Mettis Aerospace merger
  • UK - CMA announces cancellation of Prosafe / Floatel Phase 2 merger investigation

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.06/20 - Covers from 7 February to 13 February 2020

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Agenda for: 17th meeting of the Customs Expert Group - Customs Debt and Guarantees of 10 March 2020
  • Agenda for: Meeting of the Commission expert group on the Generalised Scheme of Preferences of 25 February 2020
  • Agenda for: UCC Centralised Clearance Import Functional Specifications Phase 2 of 10 - 11 February 2020
  • Notice of initiation concerning a review of the safeguard measures applicable to imports of certain steel products
  • Notice of initiation of an anti-dumping proceeding concerning imports of aluminium extrusions originating in the People’s Republic of China CN codes ex 7604 10 10, ex 7604 10 90, 7604 21 00, 7604 29 10, 7604 29 90, ex 7608 10 00, 7608 20 81, 7608 20 89 and ex 7610 90 90
  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/199 of 13 February 2020 making imports of continuous filament glass fibre products originating in Egypt subject to registration
  • Proposal for a Council Decision on the signing (see the Annex)  and on the conclusion (see the Annex), on behalf of the European Union and its Member States, and provisional application of a Protocol to the Agreement establishing an Association between the European Union and its Member States, on the one hand, and Central America on the other, to take account of the accession of the Republic of Croatia to the European Union 

INTERNAL MARKET & INDUSTRY

  • Seville increases availability of social housing with EIB and ICO financing

FINANCIAL SERVICES

  • Public Register for the Trading Obligation for derivatives under MiFIR
  • ESMA responds to European Commission consultation on the Benchmark Regulation

TAXATION

  • Agenda for: Code of Conduct Group (Business Taxation) of 02 March 2020
  • Proposal for a Council Directive on administrative cooperation in the field of taxation (codification) - see the Annex

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

  • Agenda for: Working Party on International Environment Issues (Int. Chemicals / Synergies) of 19 February 2020
  • 13th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS COP 13) (Gandhinagar, India, 15 - 22 February 2020) - First EU coordination
  • Opinion of Advocate General of Kokott of 13 February 2020 in Case C‑88/19, Asociaţia “Alianța pentru combaterea abuzurilor” Vs. TM, UN, Asociaţia DMPA
    Re: Reference for a preliminary ruling - Directive 92/43/EEC - Conservation of natural habitats and of wild fauna and flora - System of strict protection for the animal species listed in Annex IV(a) - Natural range - Capture of specimens of those species in the wild - Wolf (Canis lupus) - Specimens that leave their natural habitat - Derogations - Public safety - Penalties

HEALTH, FOOD & PRODUCTS SAFETY 

  • Council conclusions on COVID-19, adopted by the Council at its 3751st meeting held on 13 February 2020
  • Novel Coronavirus Outbreak - Paper for the EP ENVI Committee
  • Flash report - Steering Group on Health Promotion, Disease Prevention and Management of Non-Communicable Diseases (13 February 2020)
  • Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report - Report 7 (Published on: 14/02/2020)
  • EFSA - New survey sheds light on food safety perceptions in pre-accession countries

TRANSPORT & MOBILITY

  • Agenda for: Meeting of the Expert Group on Aviation Safety of 19 February 2020
  • Minutes of the 4th meeting Tachograph Forum of 28 November 2019
  • Minutes of the Expert Group on Drones of 11 December 2019
  • Working Document of the Meeting of Digital Transport and Logistics Forum (main group) e-transport documents of 22 January 2020

AREA OF FREEDOM, SECURITY & JUSTICE

  • Judgment of the Court of 13 February 2020 in Case C‑688/18, TX, UW,
    Re: Reference for a preliminary ruling - Judicial cooperation in criminal matters - Directive (EU) 2016/343 - Presumption of innocence and right to be present at the trial in criminal proceedings - Article 8(1) and (2) - Conditions laid down by national law in order to hold a trial in absentia - Non-appearance of accused persons at certain hearings for reasons either within or beyond their control - Right to fair legal process
  • Practice Directions to Parties Concerning Cases Brought Before the Court

ECB, EURO & ECONOMY

FUTURE OF EUROPE

  • Keynote Speech by Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič at the Munich European Conference during the European Dinner

EXTERNAL RELATIONS

  • Indicative programme - Foreign Affairs Council of 17 February 2020
  • Joint statement by Commissioner for Crisis Management Janez Lenarčič and Swedish Minister for International Development Cooperation Peter Eriksson
  • Human rights breaches in Guinea Conakry and Madagascar - See the EP Statement
  • Women’s rights: MEPs call for action to fight backlash against gender equality
  • The EU hosts the International Donors' Conference for Albania on Monday