EU CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE

ECONOMY

  • Draft 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 (first reading) - Decision to use the written procedure for the adoption of the legislative act
  • Letter by Eurogroup President Mario Centeno to President Michel following the Eurogroup of 24 March 2020
  • Letter of Eurogroup President Mario Centeno to the President of the European Council following the Eurogroup of 24 March 2020
  • Remarks by Mário Centeno following the Eurogroup videoconference of 24 March 2020
  • Remarks by Commissioner Gentiloni at the Eurogroup press conference 

STATE AID

  • Commission approves €20 billion Spanish guarantee schemes for companies and self-employed affected by coronavirus outbreak - IP/20/520
  • Commission approves German direct grant scheme to support companies affected by coronavirus outbreak - IP/20/524
  • Commission approves German guarantee measure to further support economy in coronavirus outbreak - IP/20/517

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • DG Azevêdo requests WTO members to share information on trade measures related to COVID-19

INTERNAL MARKET & INDUSTRY

  • Coronavirus: harmonised standards for medical devices to respond to urgent needs - IP/20/522
  • Coronavirus: Commission bid to ensure supply of personal protective equipment for the EU proves successful - IP/20/523
  • Potential impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the European Biofuels Value Chain - See the EEB Statement

FINANCIAL SERVICES

  • EBA provides clarity to banks and consumers on the application of the prudential framework in light of COVID-19 measures
  • ESMA issues guidance on accounting implications of COVID-19

HEALTH

  • Draft 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] (first reading) - Decision to use the written procedure for the adoption of the legislative act
  • Letter by President Charles Michel to the people of Spain on the COVID-19 situation

TRANSPORT & MOBILITY

  • Draft Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EEC) No 95/93 on common rules for the allocation of slots at Community airports (first reading) - Decision to use the written procedure for the adoption of the legislative act

TELECOMMUNICATIONS & DIGITAL SOCIETY

COMPETITION

  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.9655 — HG/GA/Argus)
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.9710 — Bertelsmann/Penguin Random House)
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.9683 — Colony Capital/PSP/Etix)
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.9424 — NVIDIA/Mellanox)
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.9758 — Toyota Financial Services Corporation/Mitsui & Co/KINTO Brasil) 
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.9724 — Generali/UIR/Zaragoza)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9439 — Warner Bros/Universal/Home Entertainment JV)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9746 — Fyffes Limited/van Wylick GmbH)
  • Commission Regulation (EU) 2020/436 of 24 March 2020 amending Regulation (EC) No 906/2009 as regards its period of application (BER to liner shipping consortia) 
  • Commission clears the acquisition of Tech Data by Apollo (M.9689) - Midday Express
  • Bundeskartellamt - List of Notified Merger projects
  • Romania - The Competition Council authorized the transaction through which STADA Arzneimittel AG intends to take over Walmark AS.
  • UK - The CMA has referred the anticipated acquisition by McGraw-Hill Education, Inc of Cengage Learning Holdings II, Inc. for an in-depth investigation
  • UK - NATS En-route Limited (NERL) Price Determination - The CMA has published its provisional findings, see the Appendices and glossary & the Summary

STATE AID

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Roadmap - Action Plan on the Customs Union - Feedback period: 24 March 2020 - 21 April 2020
  • Roadmap - EU-China Customs Agreement - Feedback period: 06 March 2020 - 03 April 2020
  • Notice of the impending expiry of certain anti-dumping measures (Aluminium foils - The People’s Republic of China - Anti-dumping duty - Regulation (EU) 2015/2384 - 19.12.2020)
  • Notice of the impending expiry of certain anti-dumping measures (Aluminium foils - Russia - Anti-dumping duty - Regulation (EU) 2015/2385 - 19.12.2020)
  • Answer given by Mr Hogan to a MEP written question - Trade deals signed by the EU
  • Answer given by Mr Hogan to a MEP written question - The situation in Pakistan and its GSP+ status
  • Answer given by Mr Hogan to a MEP written question - European Green Deal and free-trade agreements

FINANCIAL SERVICES

  • Delegated regulation - Sustainable finance – EU classification system for green investments - Feedback period: 23 March 2020 - 20 April 2020
  • Is the current “fit and proper” regime appropriate for the Banking Union? In-Depth Analysis - EP Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

  • Proposal for a directive - EU rules on industrial emissions - revision - Feedback period: 24 March 2020 - 21 April 2020
  • Answer given by Mr Breton to a MEP written question - Derogation for cadmium limits in inorganic fertilisers
  • Answer given by Mr Sinkevicius to a MEP written question - Environmental impact assessments and right of interested parties to participate in decision-making procedures
  • Answer given by Mr Sinkevicius to a MEP written question - Infringement of EU environmental law by Poland

TRANSPORT & MOBILITY

  • Proposal for a regulation - ReFuelEU Aviation - Sustainable Aviation Fuels - Feedback period/ 24 March 2020 - 21 April 2020

ECB, EURO & ECONOMY

EXTERNAL RELATIONS