BREXIT

  • Future EU-UK Partnership: European Commission takes first step to launch negotiations with the United Kingdom - see the Recommendation for a Council Decision
  • Future EU-UK relations: next steps - see the EP Statement & Video
  • UK notifies WTO members of withdrawal from the EU (See WT/GC/206)
  • Britain finally breaks away from EU after 47 years - Johnson claims Brexit allows UK to unleash full potential but Merkel laments ‘deep cut’ - Financial Times
  • The buck stops with Johnson now Britain is out of EU - PM has no one else to blame as he juggles trade deals and regional inequality - Financial Times
  • U.K. companies brace for bumps on Brexit homestretch - Wall Street Journal
  • Business: working with the EU from the outside - UK in a changing Europe

COMPETITION

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Agenda for: Working Party on Trade Questions of 11 February 2020
  • Agenda for: Trade Policy Committee (Services & Investment) of 05 February 2020
  • Agenda for: 629th meeting of the Export Credits Group of 12 February 2020
  • Notice of the impending expiry of certain anti-dumping measures (Wire rod - The People’s Republic of China - 16 October 2020
  • EU-Armenia CEPA: Minutes of the First meeting of the Sub-Committee on Geographical Indications -16 October 2019
  • Presentation at the Civil Society Dialogue EU-CARIFORUM evaluation of 29 January 2020
  • Answer given by Mr Hogan to a MEP written question - New requirements for ceramic exports to Saudi Arabia
  • Answer given by Mr Hogan to a MEP written question - European automotive industry
  • Ethiopia resumes WTO accession negotiations after eight-year pause
  • ‎DG Azevêdo: ACP’s support is key to strengthen the trading system

INTERNAL MARKET & INDUSTRY

  • Draft - Commission delegated Decision amending Annex V to Directive 2005/36/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the evidence of formal qualifications and titles of training courses

 FINANCIAL SERVICES

  • Roadmap - Proposal for a regulation: Non-financial reporting by large companies (updated rules) Feedback period: 30 January 2020 - 27 February 2020 
  • ESMA issues an opinion on Product Intervention measures by Norway
  • MiFID II: ESMA publishes data for the systematic internaliser calculations for equity, equity-like instruments and bonds
  • MiFID II: ESMA makes new bond liquidity data available

TAXATION

  • Report: 14th Plenary meeting of the EU VAT Forum of 16 January 2020 

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

  • Illegal logging – Evaluation of EU rules (fitness check) - Feedback period: 31 January 2020 - 28 February 2020
  • Lifting the suspension of UK-related processes in the Union Registry of the EU ETS

HEALTH, FOOD & PRODUCTS SAFETY

  • Agenda for the meeting of the PAFF Committee on
    - zootechnics on 13-14 February 2020
    - Biological Safety of the Food Chain (part of PAFF on AHW&CIC) on 13-14 February 2020
    - Controls and import conditions on 13-14 February 2020
    - Animal health & animal welfare on 13-14 February 2020
  • Statement by Commissioner for Crisis Management Janez Lenarčič on EU support to China for the Coronavirus outbreak
  • Draft - Commission Implementing Decision amending Decision 2002/364/EC as regards definitions of first–line assays and confirmatory assays, requirements for devices for self-testing and requirements for HIV and HCV rapid tests, confirmatory and supplementary assays
  • Summary Report of the meeting of the Appeal Committee, Genetically Modified Food and Feed of 23 January 2020
  • EFSA - Scientific Opinion on Flavouring Group Evaluation 73, Revision 5 (FGE.73Rev5): consideration of alicyclic alcohols, aldehydes, acids and related esters evaluated by JECFA (59th, 63rd and 86th meeting) and structurally related to substances evaluated in FGE.12Rev5
  • EFSA - Scientific Opinion - Safety of selenium‐enriched biomass of Yarrowia lipolytica as a novel food pursuant to Regulation (EU) 2015/2283
  • EFSA - Outcome of the Public Consultation on the existing Guidance on the risk assessment for birds and mammals
  • EFSA - Reasoned opinion - Modification of the existing MRLs for fludioxonil in certain oilseeds
  • EFSA - MenaQ7® and maintenance of the elastic properties of the arteries: evaluation of a health claim pursuant to Article 13(5) of Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006

TRANSPORT & MOBILITY

  • Public consultation: Ground handling services at EU airports — evaluation (2010-18) Consultation period 30 January 2020 - 23 April 2020
  • Public consultation: Implementing regulation - Railway safety - reporting standards for investigations into accidents and incidents - Feedback period: 27 January 2020 - 24 February 2020

DATA PRIVACY & CYBERSECURITY 

  • Opinion 5/2020 on the draft decision of the competent supervisory authority of Luxembourg regarding the approval of the requirements for accreditation of a certification body pursuant to Article 43.3 GDPR
  • Opinion 4/2020 on the draft decision of the competent supervisory authority of the United Kingdom regarding the approval of the requirements for accreditation of a certification body pursuant to Article 43.3 GDPR
  • EDPS Opinion on the negotiating mandate to conclude an international agreement on the exchange of personal data between Europol and New Zealand law enforcement authorities

AREA OF FREEDOM, SECURITY & JUSTICE

  • Agenda for: JHA Counsellors (Visa) / Mixed Committee (EU-Iceland/Norway and Switzerland/Liechtenstein) of 4 February 2020
  • Agenda for: Justice and Home Affairs - Foreign Relations Counsellors (JAI-RELEX) Working Party of 10 February 2020
  • Agenda for: JHA Counsellors on the Migration situation of 13 February 2020
  • New rules on short-stay visas to the EU: modernised procedure, updated fees, link to readmission cooperation - New EU visa rules – Q&A & Factsheet

ECB, EURO & ECONOMY

FUTURE OF EUROPE

  • Agenda for: Meeting of the Coreper (Part.1 & Part.2) of 05 February 2020
  • Agenda for: Council of the European Union (General Affairs) of 17 February 2022
  • Remarks by President Charles Michel on the future of Europe
  • Redistribution of seats in the European Parliament after Brexit - See EP Press Release

EXTERNAL RELATIONS

  • Agenda & "List of A Items" for: Council of the European Union (Foreign Affairs) of 17 February 2022
  • Agenda for: Foreign Relations Counsellors of 03.02 & 04.02.2020
  • Agenda of the EP AFET Committee of 05 February 2020
  • Report from the Commission on the Recommendations of the High-Level Group on wise persons on the European Financial Architecture for Development