• Commission approves second modification of Belgian scheme to support companies in Flanders affected by coronavirus outbreak (SA.62826) - Midday Express
  • Commission approves increase in budget to €213 million for Italian scheme to support trade fairs sector affected by coronavirus outbreak (SA.62504) - Midday Express


  • Draft - Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) …/... of XXX derogating from Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/39 as regards certain measures to address the crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic


  • India: EU mobilises an initial €2.2 million in emergency funding for the vulnerable during COVID-19  - Midday Express



  • Judgment of the General Court of 5 May 2021 in Case T‑561/18, ITD, Brancheorganisation for den danske vejgodstransport A/S, Danske Fragtmænd A/S, supported by Jørgen Jensen Distribution A/S, and by Dansk Distribution A/S, interveners, Vs. European Commission, supported by Kingdom of Denmark,
    Re: State aid - Postal sector - Compensation for the discharge of the universal service obligation - Decision not to raise any objections - Calculation of the compensation - Net avoided cost methodology - Taking into account the intangible benefits of the universal service - Use of funds granted as compensation - State guarantee of redundancy payments in the event of bankruptcy - VAT exemption for certain transactions carried out by the universal service provider - Accounting allocation of common costs between universal service activities and non-universal service activities - Capital contribution from a public undertaking in order to avoid the bankruptcy of its subsidiary - Complaint from a competitor - Decision finding no State aid after the preliminary examination stage - Existing aid - Advantages granted on a periodic basis - Whether imputable to the State - Private investor test
  • Commission proposes new Regulation to address distortions caused by foreign subsidies in the Single Market - IP/21/1982 & QaA
    - Proposed Regulation on distortive foreign subsidies
    - Impact Assessment Report & Executive summary
  • Answer given by EVP Vestager to a MEP written question - Rejection of Commission appeal in the Tercas case


  • Judgment of the General Court of 5 May 2021 in Case T-45/19, Acron PAO, Dorogobuzh PAO, Acron Switzerland AG, Vs. European Commission, supported by Fertilizers Europe
    Re: Dumping Imports of ammonium nitrate originating in Russia - Request for partial interim review - Termination of the partial interim review - No change of circumstances - Error of assessment - Obligation to state reasons - Rights of the defence
  • Agenda for: 51st Meeting of the Customs 2020 - Customs Business Group of 17 May 2021
  • Agenda for: Trade Policy Committee (Services & Investment) of 11 May 2021
  • Answer given by Executive Vice-President Dombrovskis to a MEP written question
  • Notice of the impending expiry of certain anti-dumping measures (Certain stainless steel tube and pipe butt-welding fittings, whether or not finished; P.R. of China -Taiwan - 28.1.2022)
  • Trade barriers: EU concludes two examinations on ceramic tiles and on Tequila 
    - Report to the TBR committee on Saudi Arabia’s measures on ceramic tiles 
    - Report to the TBR committee on Mexican measures related to the exportation of Tequila
  • Minutes the Kimberley Process Committee meeting of 24 March 2021
  • WTO - EIF launches policy briefs to develop trade opportunities for least-developed countries


  • Agenda for: Working Party on Competitiveness and Growth (Internal Market) of 07 May 2021
  • Chemicals regulation (REACH) – updated list of restricted substances - Regulation - Feedback period: 05 May 2021 - 02 June 2021
  • Chemicals legislation – revision of REACH Regulation to help achieve a toxic-free environment - Inception impact assessment - Feedback period: 04 May 2021 - 01 June 2021
  • Revision of EU legislation on hazard classification, labelling and packaging of chemicals - Roadmap - Feedback period: 04 May 2021 - 01 June 2021
  • Updating the 2020 Industrial Strategy: towards a stronger Single Market for Europe's recovery - IP/21/1884QaA & Communication 


  • Agenda for: 24th Meeting of the Administrative cooperation in the field of direct taxation of 03 June 2021
  • Cultural policy perspective of the negotiations on the European Commission proposal on amending the VAT Directive (2006/112/EC), especially considering taxation of the art trade - Information from the German delegation


  • ACER finds serious shortcomings in ENTSOs’ energy network plans – underlining the need for current TEN-E reforms to strengthen independent project assessments


  • Agenda for: Working Party on International Environment Issues (UNECE CLRTAP) of 10 May 2021
  • Council Decision (EU) 2021/727 of 29 April 2021 on the submission, on behalf of the European Union, of proposals to amend Annexes A and B to the Minamata Convention on Mercury, regarding mercury-added products and manufacturing processes in which mercury or mercury compounds are used 


  • Judgment of the General Court of 5 May 2021 in Case T‑611/18, Pharmaceutical Works Polpharma S.A., e Vs. European Medicines Agency (EMA), supported by European Commission, and by Biogen Netherlands BV
    Re: Medicinal products for human use - Application for marketing authorisation for a generic version of the medicinal product Tecfidera - Decision of the EMA not to validate the application for marketing authorisation – Previous decision of the Commission taking the view that Tecfidera - Dimethyl fumarate was not covered by the same global marketing authorisation as Fumaderm - Plea of illegality - Admissibility - Previously authorised combination medicinal product - Subsequent marketing authorisation for a component of the combination medicinal product - Assessment of the existence of two different global marketing authorisations - Manifest error of assessment
  • Agenda for: Advisory Group on the Food Chain and Animal and Plant Health of 07 May 2021
  • Proposal for a Council Decision on the position to be taken on behalf of the European Union in the seventy-fourth session of the World Health Assembly
  • Updated document - Guidance on harmonised administrative practices and alternative technical solutions until EUDAMED is fully functional
  • Launch of the HealthyLifestyle4All initiative in September - Background note from the European Commission
  • EFSA - Commodity risk assessment of Nerium oleander plants from Turkey
  • EFSA - Xylella fastidiosa: ‘applied research’ the key to success


  • Answer given by Mr Breton to a MEP written question - Treaty infringement in connection with the EU telecom rules


  • Agenda for: Working Party on Judicial Cooperation in Criminal matters (COPEN) of 7 May 2021
  • Commissioner Johansson participates in two events addressing trafficking in human beings - Midday Express
  • Answer given by Mr Hahn to a MEP written question - Rule of law conditionality 


  • Summary of the Opinion of the European Data Protection Supervisor on the conclusion of the EU and UK trade agreement and the EU and UK exchange of classified information agreement 


  • Minutes - Meeting of the Coreper of 30,31 March and 01 April 2021
  • 4th Revised "List of meetings" taking place between 1 and 31 May 2021 
  • Decisions adopted by the Commission by written procedure on 05 May 2021



  • Afghanistan: Joint Statement by HR/VP, Josep Borrell and the External Affairs Minister of India, Subrahmanyam Jaishankar
  • Maritime security: Joint press release by the co-chairs of the ASEAN Regional Forum Inter-Sessional Meeting
  • United States: HR/VP Josep Borrell meets with Secretary of State Antony Blinken 
  • The European Commission appoints Special Envoy for the promotion of freedom of religion or belief outside the EU - Midday Express