EU CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE

COMPETITION

  • The European Commission has announced on its website that, due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the ability for leniency applicants to deliver oral statements will not be available until further notice.
  • Communication with the Bundeskartellamt (Coronavirus measures)

HEALTH

ECONOMY

  • Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council  amending Council Regulation (EC) No 2012/2002 in order to provide financial assistance to Member States and countries negotiating their accession to the Union seriously affected by a major public health emergency - Mandate for negotiations with the European Parliament
  • Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EU) No 1303/2013, Regulation (EU) No 1301/2013 and Regulation (EU) No 508/2014 as regards specific measures to mobilise investments in the health care systems of the Member States and in other sectors of their economies in response to the COVID-19 outbreak [Coronavirus Response Investment Initiative] - Mandate for negotiations with the European Parliament
  • WTO DG welcomes G7 leaders’ statement on COVID-19

COMPETITION

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/404 of 12 March 2020 amending Regulation (EC) No 594/2009 concerning the classification of certain goods in the Combined Nomenclature

INTERNAL MARKET & INDUSTRY

FINANCIAL SERVICES

  • ESMA - Opinion on proposed emergency measure by CNMV under the Short Selling Regulation
  • ESMA - ESMA issues positive opinion on short selling ban by Italian CONSOB
  • ESMA - Designated Authorities to notify opening of insolvency proceedings 

ENERGY

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

  • Position of the Council at first reading with a view to the adoption of a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on minimum requirements for water reuse – Draft Statement of the Council's reasons

HEALTH, FOOD & PRODUCT SAFETY

  • Draft - Commission Regulation (EU) …/… of XXX amending Annex II to Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards maximum residue levels for dimethoate and omethoate in or on cherries (See Annex 1 & 2)
  • Answer given by Ms VP Jourova to a MEP written question - Advisability of revising the rules on transparency in order to bring them into line with the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control

DATA PRIVACY & CYBERSECURITY

  • Encryption: finding the balance between privacy, security and lawful data access - See DigitalEurope Paper

EXTERNAL RELATIONS

  • Council Decision (CFSP) 2020/408 of 17 March 2020 amending Decision 2013/798/CFSP concerning restrictive measures against the Central African Republic
  • Answer given by the Council to a MEP written question - Export and transfer of military material – problem of transit licences
  • A word of advice to Western leaders: Talk to Putin but don’t let him gaslight you - See Opinion by Centre for European Reform