COMPETITION

  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9350 — Santander Group/Mapfre Group/JV)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9378 — Apax Partners/GNB
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.9335 — Triton/Luxinva/IFCO Systems)
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.9329 — TDR Capital/NKD Group)
  • Antitrust: Commission confirms unannounced inspections in the grocery retail sector in France (Memo/19/2689)
  • USA - Judge rules Qualcomm’s practices violate Antitrust law, orders changes - Wall Street Journal

STATE AID

  • Judgment of the General Court of 22 May 2019 in Case T‑791/16, Real Madrid Club de Fútbol, Vs. European Commission
    Re: State aid - Aid granted by the Spanish authorities to a professional football club - Settlement aimed at compensating for a failure to carry out a land transfer initially agreed between a city council and a football club - Football club overcompensated - Decision declaring the aid incompatible with the internal market - Advantage

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Judgment of the Court of 22 May 2019 in Case C-226/18, Krohn & Schröder GmbH Vs. Hauptzollamt Hamburg-Hafen,
    Re: Reference for a preliminary ruling - Customs Union - Regulation (EEC) No 2913/92 - Article 212a - Import procedures - Customs debt - Exemption - Dumping - Subsidies - Imports of crystalline silicon photovoltaic modules and their essential components (cells) originating or from the People's Republic of China - Implementing Regulations (EU) No 1238/2013 and (EU) No 1239/2013 imposing an anti-dumping and countervailing duty - ExemptionsMinutes - 13th meeting of the Customs Expert Group - Data Integration & Harmonization section of 03 April 2019
  • Minutes: Customs 2020 Cash Controls Expert Group - Subgroup II (RISK) of 14 March 2019
  • Notice of initiation of a partial interim review of the countervailing measures applicable to imports of certain rainbow trout originating in the Republic of Turkey (CN codes ex 0301 91 90, ex 0302 11 80, ex 0303 14 90, ex 0304 42 90, ex 0304 82 90 and ex 0305 43 00)
  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/822 of 17 May 2019 concerning the classification of certain goods in the Combined Nomenclature (CN: 7308 90 59)
  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/823 of 17 May 2019 concerning the classification of certain goods in the Combined Nomenclature (CN: 6704 20 00)
  • Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2019/821 of 12 March 2019 amending Regulation (EU) 2016/1076 of the European Parliament and of the Council in order to include the Independent State of Samoa in Annex I
  • Malmström in Kyiv for 2nd Informal Ministerial with Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine - See the Joint Press Statement
  • Answer given by Ms Malmström to a MEP written question - The Philippines as a GSP+ beneficiary
  • WTO - Workshop on government procurement concludes in Geneva - (See also the Remarks by DDG Yi)
  • WTO members consider sustainability of palm oil trade and production
  • The US-China conflict challenges the world - Smaller countries should band together to sustain multilateral free trade - Financial Times

INTERNAL MARKET, INDUSTRY & GENERAL

  • Directive (EU) 2019/771 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 May 2019 on certain aspects concerning contracts for the sale of goods, amending Regulation (EU) 2017/2394 and Directive 2009/22/EC, and repealing Directive 1999/44/EC
  • Agenda for: Working Party on Intellectual Property of 05 June 2019
  • Decisions adopted by the European Commission by Written Procedure on 22 May 2019
  • Public access to Council documents: 2018 report
  • Answer given by Ms Bienkovska to a MEP written question - Security of supply of cobalt
  • Answer given by Ms Bienkovska to a MEP written question - Legislative framework for the marketing of tampons, in particular as regards their composition

FINANCIAL SERVICES

  • ESAs launch consultation on technical standards on the reporting of intra-group transactions and risk concentration for Financial Conglomerates
  • EU and UK clash over post-Brexit market supervision - Esma pushing for sweeping powers to directly supervise firms outside the bloc - Financial Times

TAXATION

AGRICULTURE & FISHERIES

  • Fairness in the food supply chain: Commission proposes to increase price transparency (IP/19/2629, see the Proposal)
  • Answer given by Mr Hogan to a MEP written question - Serious damage to the Spanish tomato sector from increased imports from Ukraine to the EU
  • Answer given by Mr Hogan to a MEP written question - Need for additional support to counteract the effects of the Russian embargo

EMPLOYMENT  & SOCIAL POLICY

  • Young people and the future of work: Council conclusions

ENERGY

  • Clean energy for all Europeans package completed: good for consumers, good for growth and jobs, and good for the planet
  • US warns of sanctions on Nord Stream 2 - Financial Times

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

  • Commissioner Bieńkowska in Poland to discuss green cities and sustainable development - Midday Express

HEALTH, FOOD & PRODUCT SAFETY

  • Minutes: Scientific Committee for Health, Environmental and Emerging Risks of 08 January 2019
  • EMA - Update of EU recommendations for 2019–2020 seasonal flu vaccine composition – 20 May 2019
  • EMA - Restrictions in use of Xeljanz while EMA reviews risk of blood clots in lungs – 17 May 2019
  • EMA - Withdrawal of marketing authorisations for fenspiride medicines – 17 May 2019
  • EMA - Meeting highlights from the Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee (PRAC) 13-16 May 2019

DIGITAL SINGLE MARKET & INFORMATION SOCIETY

  • Directive (EU) 2019/770 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 May 2019 on certain aspects concerning contracts for the supply of digital content and digital services

DATA PRIVACY

  • General Data Protection Regulation: one year on (IP/19/2610, EDPB Statement & Video)
  • First significant fine was Imposed for the breaches of the General Data Protection Regulation in Lithuania - EDPB Statement

TRANSPORT & MOBILITY

  • Roll-out date for safer, more aerodynamic lorry cabs confirmed by Council
  • Draft - Commission implementing decision on the selection and award of grants of the CEF Telecom call for proposals CEF-WIFI-2019-1
  • Answer given by Ms Gabriel to a written question - Ecall and road safety - E-001051/2019(ASW)
  • European demands on Boeing signal rift among regulators - US watchdog under pressure ahead of meeting over allowing Max 737 return to the skies - Financial Times

AREA OF FREEDOM, SECURITY & JUSTICE

  • Draft - Council Decision authorising the European Commission to participate, on behalf of the European Union, in negotiations on a Second Additional Protocol to the Council of Europe Convention on Cybercrime (CETS No. 185)
  • Draft - Council Decision authorising the opening of negotiations with a view to concluding an agreement between the European Union and the United States of America on cross-border access to electronic evidence for judicial cooperation in criminal matters

ECB & ECONOMY

  • Rules and discretion(s) in prudential regulation and supervision: evidence from EU banks in the run-up to the crisis - ECB Working Paper Series No.2284 - May 2019
  • German hawks push Weidmann for ECB presidency - Fear that Germany could miss out on top EU posts fuels pressure on Angela Merkel - Financial Times

FUTURE OF EUROPE & BREXIT

  • May offers New plan for Brexit seeking more support - Wall Street Journal
  • Hungary’s Orban steps up campaign for European vote - Elections seen as key part of nationalist leader’s plan to carve out role in EU - Financial Times

FOREIGN AFFAIRS

  • EU MED means business': entrepreneurs from Southern Neighbourhood set out priorities for action to boost growth and jobs (IP/19/2652)
  • Africa-Europe Alliance: Transport Task Force meets to enhance connectivity and boost investments - Midday Express