July's month in brief brings you the latest stories from the European upstream sector. Key stories this month include the results of Ireland’s second licensing round, Germany banning hydraulic fracturing of shale until at least 2021 and Hungary announcing its fourth licensing round. Croatia has signed onshore PSCs with an international company for the first time, and Energean Oil and Gas has agreed to take two licences offshore Montenegro. In Romania, Romgaz has announced a large onshore discovery. The report includes the 'Continental & Med. Europe Upstream Data Dashboard', which provides a snapshot of the latest data on licensing, drilling, discoveries, development, corporate and M&A activity.