COMPETITION

  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9598 — Allianz/T&R)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9620 — Bridgepoint/Vermaat)
  • DG Comp - Public version of decision published
    - M.9370 TELENOR / DNA
    - M.8658 UTC / ROCKWELL COLLINS
  • Commission proposes to prolong liner shipping consortia block exemption - see the Evaluation Paper (Feedback period 20.11.2019 - 03.01.2020)
  • Answer given by Ms Vestager to a MEP written question - Inquiry into breach of EU antitrust law by German automobile manufacturers 
  • Answer given by Ms Vestager to a MEP written question - Safeguarding free competition in Swedish telecommunications
  • Answer given by Ms Vestager to a MEP written question - Official complaint by Spotify against Apple for discrimination and Apple Music's unfair advantage over Spotify: the power of digital platforms
  • Germany - The Bundeskartellamt has imposed fines totalling around €100 million on BMW AG, Daimler AG and VW AG for anticompetitive practices in the purchase of long steel products.

STATE AID

  • Answer given by Ms Vestager to a MEP written question - Commission scrutiny of non-notified State aid
  • Answer given by Ms Vestager to a MEP written question - Compliance by Turkey with EU State aid rules
  • Answer given by Ms Vestager to a MEP written question - Possible distortion of competition through the granting of State aid in Upper Austria -

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Agenda for: Working Party on Trade Questions of 27 November 2019
  • Agenda - CETA Committee on Geographical Indications
  • Agenda - CETA Meeting of the joint sectoral Group for Pharmaceutical products 
  • The Commission launches the 2020 cycle of the EU Recognition for Customs academic programmes
  • Update of list of countries applying the Registered Exporter System
  • Proposal for a Council Regulation amending Regulation (EU) No 1387/2013 suspending the autonomous Common Customs Tariff duties on certain agricultural and industrial products - See the Annex - as adopted by the European Commission
  • Council Decision (EU) 2019/1932 of 18 November 2019 on the position to be taken, on behalf of the EU, within the ACP-EU Committee of Ambassadors as regards the adoption of a decision to adopt transitional measures pursuant to Article 95(4) of the ACP-EU Partnership Agreement
  • Answer given by Mr Hogan to a MEP written question - Impact of the EU-Mercosur agreement on the European juice processing industry
  • Answer given by Mr Hogan to a MEP written question - EU-Mercosur trade agreement - impact assessment and compensation fund
  • Answer given by Mr Hogan to a MEP written question - Increase in EU imports of Japonica rice from Myanmar
  • Answer given by Mr Hogan to a MEP written question - US tariffs on the wine sector
  • Answer given by Ms Malmström to a MEP written question - Mercosur: high emissions beef
  • Answer given by Ms Malmström to a MEP written question - Unfair competition by Turkey vis-à-vis the EU
  • EP Inta Public Hearing on "Can we save the WTO Appellate Body" on 03 December 2019 - See the Programme
  • “Support EU steel and jobs – reinforce the safeguard”, says EUROFER ahead of trade ministers’ meeting - See Eurofer Statement
  • WTO - DDG Wolff: This is an opportunity to increase coverage and benefits of global trading system
  • WTO members discuss product quality, safety and standards, debate new trade concerns
  • WTO - Azevêdo on World Fisheries Day: Time to end harmful fishing subsidies

INTERNAL MARKET, INDUSTRY & GENERAL

  • ECHA has published two guidance documents, to help industry use its 'system-to-system' integration service to submit poison centres notifications under Annex VIII of CLP., see the Technical Guide
  • HBM4EU: Europeans exposed to hazardous chemicals close to safety thresholds - See the Reports
  • Answer given by Mr Vella to a MEP written question - Brexit and REACH Regulations

FINANCIAL SERVICES

  • Agenda for: Financial Counsellors Working Party Meeting of 27 & 28 November 2019
  • Proposal for a Regulation - Alignment EU rules on capital requirements to international standards (prudential requirements and market discipline) (Feedback period 20.11.2019 - 18.12.2019)

AGRICULTURE & FISHERIES

  • Post-2020 CAP reform package - Presidency discussion paper on types of interventions in other sectors
  • Roadmap: Maritime economies in the EU – Atlantic action plan 2.0 

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

  • Agenda for: The fifth meeting of ABS Consultation Forum of 27 November 2019
  • Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters (Aarhus Convention): 7th meeting of the Parties to the Protocol on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers to the Working Group of the Parties (PRTR WGP 7) (Geneva, 28-29 November 2019) - First EU coordination
  • Answer given by Mr Hogan to a MEP written question- The EU's hydrogen strategy

HEALTH, FOOD & PRODUCT SAFETY

TRANSPORT & MOBILITY

DATA PRIVACY & CYBERSECURITY

  • Answer given by Ms Gabriel to a MEP written question - Ban on encryption
  • EDPB - Guidelines 4/2019 on Article 25 Data Protection by design and by default - Public Consultation (20 November 2019 to 16 January 2020) 
  • EDPS inspection on Europol's compliance with Article 4 of the TFTP Agreement
  • ENISA draws Threat Landscape of 5G Networks

FUTURE OF EUROPE & BREXIT

  • President Donald Tusk delivered a speech during the European People's Party congress in Zagreb.
  • "Common sense, common Europe", speech by President-elect Charles Michel at the University of Amsterdam

EXTERNAL RELATIONS