EU CORONAVIRUS

ECONOMY

  • Statement of EU ministers of finance on the Stability and Growth Pact in light of the COVID-19 crisis
  • Coronavirus: EU countries to get help from Solidarity Fund - See EP the Statement
  • Can the ECB avert a eurozone crisis? - Financial Times

COMPETITION

  • Italy - AGCM - Coronavirus emergency, the Authority orders the removal of all references to preventive effectiveness against COVID - 19 of the products advertised and marketed on the website https://carlitashop.com and on its Instagram page
  • Italy - AGCM - Coronavirus emergency, precautionary action against the gofundme.com website which manages fundraising for charity purposes

STATE AID

  • Commission approves €300 million Luxembourg scheme to support companies affected by coronavirus outbreak - IP/20/516
  • Commission approves state support for €250 million Latvian subsidised loan scheme and loan guarantee scheme for companies affected by coronavirus outbreak - IP/20/508

HEALTH

  • COVID-19: EU institutions take action to procure life-saving medical equipment - See EP the Statement

TELECOMMUNICATIONS

  • Commission discusses with telecom operators how to join forces to fight Coronavirus outbreak - Midday Express

TRANSPORT MOBILITY

  • Coronavirus: Commission presents practical guidance to ensure continuous flow of goods across EU via green lanes - IP/20/510, see the Guidelines
  • Coronavirus: facts about your passenger rights - See the EP Statement

INSTITUTIONS

  • Council Decision (EU) 2020/430 of 23 March 2020 on a temporary derogation from the Council’s Rules of Procedure in view of the travel difficulties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic in the Union

DATA PRIVACY & CYBERSECURITY

  • The EDPB April Plenary Session has been cancelled due to safety concerns surrounding the outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

COMPETITION

  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.9715 — PCG/PCC/JV)
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.9684 — Parks Bottom/Omers/Accor/Fairmont Hotels)
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.9659 — Telia Company/CapMan AIFM/JV)
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.9721 — APG/IRCP/Merkur)
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.9754 — KII/Infor)
  • Monitoring Trustee in Case M.9449 - VAG/ Varta
  • EU publishes RWE-E.On deal clearance decision - M.8871 RWE/E.on Assets
  • Antitrust: Commission prolongs the validity of block exemption for liner shipping consortia - IP/20/518, see the Regulation and the Replies to the public consultation
  • Commission clears acquisition of Peel Ports by AustralianSuper, Peel Group and DWS (M.9765) - Midday Express
  • Romania - The Competition Council authorized the transaction through which STADA Arzneimittel AG intends to take over Walmark AS
  • UK - The CMA has released and is consulting on its provisional findings into a dispute between the CAA and NERL regarding air traffic control charges
  • UK - The CMA issued a statement of objections alleging that Korg (UK) Limited (Korg UK) has breached UK and/or EU competition law by restricting retailer freedom to discount the online retail prices of synthesizers and hi-tech equipment supplied by Korg UK.
  • UK - The CMA has published a non-confidential version of the decision in this case, in which Fender was fined £4.5 million for breaking competition law by engaging in resale price maintenance (RPM)

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Answer given by HR/VP Borrell to a MEP written question - Chinese threats of trade restrictions towards Sweden
  • Answer given by Mr Hogan to a MEP written question - EU-Japan economic partnership agreement
  • Answer given by Mr Hogan to a MEP written question - Importance of a strong European trading bloc in the context of the growing technology race between China and the USA
  • WTO members aim to keep up momentum in fisheries subsidies negotiations
  • EU puts challenges to Vietnamese agricultural producers - Bilaterals.org

INTERNAL MARKET & INDUSTRY

  • Final Report by the GPC task force on "Openness and Transparency of Networks"
  • Minutes of the Meeting of the RMSG Subgroup ‘Exchanging best practices on land use planning, permitting and geological knowledge’ meeting of 29 January 2020

FINANCIAL SERVICES

  • ESMA has published the ESEF Conformance Suite to facilitate implementation of the ESEF Regulation

TAXATION

  • Agenda for: Code of Conduct Group (Business Taxation) - Subgroups on internal and external issues of 20 April 2020

ENERGY

  • Online workshop provides useful input into discussion on methane reduction - See the Presentation

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

  • Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD): Second meeting of the Open-Ended Working Group on Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework (Rome, 24-29 February 2020): - Statements by the EU and its Member States
  • Answer given by Mr Sinkevicius to a MEP written question - Information on actions under the EU Pollinators Initiative
  • Answer given by Mr Sinkevicius to a MEP written question - Air pollution in Bucharest
  • Answer given by Executive VP Timmermans to a MEP written question - Tackling runaway CO₂ emissions from waste incineration
  • Answer given by Executive VP Timmermans to a MEP written question - Soil organic carbon in LULUCF

HEALTH, FOOD & PRODUCT SAFETY

DIGITAL SINGLE MARKET

ECB, EURO & ECONOMY

FUTURE OF EUROPE

  • Agenda for: Meeting of the Coreper (Part.2) of 24 & 25 March 2020

EXTERNAL RELATIONS

  • EUTM Mali: Council extends training mission with broadened mandate and increased budget (See Council Decision (CFSP) 2020/434)
  • Council Decision (CFSP) 2020/435 of 23 March 2020 amending Decision 2011/173/CFSP concerning restrictive measures in view of the situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina