COMPETITION

  • Summary of Commission Decision of 22 January 2019 relating to a proceeding under Article 101 of the TFEU and Article 53 of the EEA Agreement (AT.40049 — Mastercard II)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9388 — Clearlake Capital Group/Francisco Partners Management/Perforce Software Holdings)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9205 — IBM/Red Hat)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9338 — Primonial/Samsung SRA/Building Lumière)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9392 — EQT/Parques Reunidos)
  • Commission full text conditional clearance and purchaser approval decisions in Mars/ AniCura merger
  • Belgium - Prior notification of a concentration (MEDE-C/C-19/0015: Conway – The Convenience Company België NV / Alvadis NV)
  • Czech Republic - Agrofert is allowed to take over United Bakeries, but it has to sell off several facilities
  • France - The Autorité de la concurrence launches a thematic study on trade union and professional bodies
  • CMA fines AL-KO Kober for failing to comply with information request during merger investigation

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Agenda for: Trade Policy Committee (Steel, textiles and other industrial sectors) of 04 June 2019
  • Council Decision (EU) 2019/895 of 22 May 2019 on the position to be taken on behalf of the European Union in the ACP-EU Council of Ministers as regards the delegation of powers to the ACP-EU Committee of Ambassadors on the decision to adopt transitional measures pursuant to Article 95(4) of the ACP-EU Partnership Agreement
  • Draft - Council Decision on the accession of Solomon Islands to the Interim Partnership Agreement between the European Community, of the one part, and the Pacific States, of the other part - Request for the consent of the European Parliament
  • Answer given by Ms Malstrôm to a MEP written question - Labour laws in Pakistan
  • Minutes of the 3rd Meeting of the CLEN Project Group on Compliance assessment, use of precision data and statistics of 27 March 2019
  • WTO - Azevêdo: We need boldness of business community to help strengthen the trading system
  • China ready to hit back at U.S. with rare earths - Reuters
  • EU and Japan seek to harness Trump’s China trade ire - Efforts to get Washington to agree on common approach over China have yet to bear fruit - Financial Times

INTERNAL MARKET, INDUSTRY & GENERAL

  • Main Results of the Competitiveness Council of 27-28 May 2019
    • Council calls for long-term, consolidated EU strategy in the field of space
  • Decisions adopted by the European Commission by Written Procedure on 29 May 2019
  • Summary of European Commission Decisions on authorisations for the placing on the market for the use and/or for use of substances listed in Annex XIV to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the REACH - Sodium dichromate
  • Commission appoints new Directors-General to its departments for energy and for trade, and names new Chief Operating Officer (IP/19/2769)

FINANCIAL SERVICES

  • Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2018/815 of 17 December 2018 supplementing Directive 2004/109/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to regulatory technical standards on the specification of a single electronic reporting format
  • Financial services: Commission puts forward new rules to support digitalisation and transparency of companies' financial reports - Midday Express
  • EBA publishes amended technical standards on supervisory and resolution reporting for EU institutions and the corresponding DPM and XBRL taxonomy 2.9
  • ESMA issues five positive opinions on national product intervention measures

TAXATION

ENERGY

  • The European Commission, European Investment Bank and Breakthrough Energy Ventures establish a new €100 million fund to support clean energy investments (IP/19/2770)
  • ACER reports on contractual gas congestion at interconnection points 28/05/2019
  • ACER opinion on national electricity network development plans
  • IEA sounds alarm on nuclear power phase-out

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

  • Agenda for: Working Party on the Environment of 03,04 & 07 June 2019
  • 14th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal (Geneva, 29 April - 10 May 2019) 9th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade (Geneva, 29 April - 10 May 2019) 9th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (Geneva, 29 April - 10 May 2019) - Compilation of statements
  • Green party gains should embolden EU on climate change - Pressure increases on European institutions to take a global lead - Financial Times

HEALTH, FOOD & PRODUCT SAFETY

DIGITAL SINGLE MARKET & INFORMATION SOCIETY

  • Agenda for: RSC Radio Spectrum Committee - Decision n° 676/2002/EC of 10 July 2019

DATA PRIVACY

  • Agenda for: Working Party on Information Exchange and Data Protection (DAPIX) of 04 June 2019
  • Guidance on the Regulation on a framework for the free flow of non-personal data in the European Union (IP/19/2749 & Memo/19/2750)
  • Answer given by MS Jourova to a MEP written question - Data protection ruling in Ireland

ECB & ECONOMY

  • Report from the Commission on the Management of the Guarantee Fund of the European Fund for Strategic Investments in 2018 (See also the Working Document)
  • ECB - Report on the results of the Survey on the Access to Finance of Enterprises in the euro area – October 2018 to March 2019
  • ECB - Challenges to financial stability increase amid downside risks to the economic outlook

FUTURE OF EUROPE & BREXIT

  • Main Results of the Informal dinner of heads of state or government of 28 May 2019
  • Tusk says Brexit a ‘vaccine’ on continent against populists - Brussels insists the Brexit deal will not be renegotiated - Financial Times - (see Remarks by President Donald Tusk)
  • Who’s up and who’s down in the EU top jobs race - EU leaders emerge from post-election summit with no certainty over who will prevail - Financial Times
  • Macron leads push against Merkel’s EU commission candidate - French leader says president needs ‘experience’ and ‘credibility’ to revive Europe - Financial Times
  • Europe’s lame duck leaders muddle decision-making - Several gathering for post-elections summit face losing their seat at the table - Financial Times

FOREIGN AFFAIRS

  • Agenda for: 2nd meeting of the EU-Armenia Partnership Council of 13 June 2019
  • Reforms in the Western Balkans and Turkey: annual assessments and recommendations (IP/19/2752, see the Communication)
  • A Europe that protects: good progress on tackling hybrid threats (IP/19/2788 - Report and FactSheet)
  • Emergency Trust Fund for Africa: almost €100 million to support the most vulnerable in the Horn of Africa (IP/19/2729)
  • Answer given by Ms Mogherini to a MEP written question - Consequences of the embargo against Cuba