EU CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE

STATE AID

  • Commission approves £50 billion UK “umbrella” scheme to support the economy in the coronavirus outbreak - IP/20/603
  • Commission approves €13 billion Portuguese schemes to support economy in coronavirus outbreak - IP/20/599
  • Commission approves €23 million Dutch scheme to support the economy in the current coronavirus outbreak - IP/20/597
  • Commission approves Polish scheme enabling public guarantees up to €22 billion to support economy in coronavirus outbreak - IP/20/596
  • Commission extends Temporary Framework to enable Member States to accelerate research, testing and production of coronavirus relevant products, to protect jobs and to further support the economy in the coronavirus outbreak * - IP/20/570
  • EFTA/ESA: COVID-19 pandemic: Green light to compensation for cancelled and postponed events - PR(20)17

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Coronavirus: Commission waives customs duties and VAT on the import of medical equipment from non-EU countries - IP/20/575 - see the Decision 
  • WTO issues new report on worldwide trade in COVID-19 medical products

HEALTH

  • Coronavirus: Chinese aid to the EU delivered to Italy - IP/20/600
  • New information on how to join the COVID-19 Clinical Management Support System 
  • Answer given by Ms Kyrikides to a MEP written question - Dramatic spread of coronavirus in China

ECONOMY

  • Coronavirus: Commission and European Investment Fund (part of EIB Group) unlock €8 billion in finance for 100,000 small and medium-sized businesses - IP/20/569

COMPETITION

  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9696 – ArcelorMittal Neel Tailored Blanks/TT Steel Service India/JV)
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.9765 — AustralianSuper/Peel Group/DWS/Peel Ports)
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.9755 – MAIF 2/PSP/AirTrunk)
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.9662 — Generali/Klesia)
  • Commission approves acquisition of the European catering business of LSG by Gategroup, subject to conditions (M.9546) - IP/20/594
  • Commission to assess the proposed acquisition of Nets A/S account-to-account payment business by Mastercard - Midday Express
  • Commission clears acquisition of BTC by United Group (M.9679) - Midday Express
  • Answer given by Ms Vestager to a MEP written question - The ECN+ Directive, the independence and resources of national competition authorities and the Romanian Government’s latest ordinance decision
  • Bulgaria - Retail motor fuels market examined by antitrust watchdog
  • Portugal - Trinseo notifies the acquisition of sole control over a number of assets related to Synthomer's VP Latex business

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Proposal for a Commission implementing Regulation (EU) …/... concerning the classification of certain goods in the Combined Nomenclature - (CN: 6702 10 00)
  • Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliamanet and of the Council amending Council Regulation (EC) No 1215/2009 introducing exceptional trade measures for countries and territories participating in or linked to the European Union's Stabilisation and Association process - See the Annex
  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/492 of 1 April 2020 imposing definitive anti-dumping duties on imports of certain woven and/or stitched glass fibre fabrics originating in the People’s Republic of China and Egypt
  • Answer given by Mr Hogan to a MEP written question - Creating the post of Chief Trade Enforcement Officer
  • Answer given by Mr Hogan to a MEP written question - Partnership agreement with Hong Kong
  • Answer given by Mr Hogan to a MEP written question - Low-cost imports of japonica rice from non-EU countries to the detriment of Italian products

INTERNAL MARKET & INDUSTRY

  • Decisions adopted by the European Commission by written procedure on 06 April 2020
  • Summary of European Commission Decisions on authorisations for the placing on the market for the use and/or for use of substances listed in Annex XIV to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH)
  • Answer given by Mr Breton to a MEP written question - Enforcement of rules on products with CE marking EN1090-1

TAXATION

  • Judgment of the Court of 2 April 2020 in Case C-458/18, "GVC Services (Bulgaria)' EOOD Vs. Direktor na Direktsia 'Obzhalvane i danachno-osiguritelna praktika' - Sofia
    Re: Reference for a preliminary ruling - Common system of taxation applicable to parent companies and subsidiaries of different Member States - Directive 2011/96/EU - Article 2(a)(i) and (iii) and Annex I, Part A(ab) and Part B, last indent - Concepts of 'companies incorporated under United Kingdom law' and 'corporation tax in the United Kingdom' - Companies registered in Gibraltar and subject to corporation tax there
  • Answer given by Mr Gentiloni to a MEP written question - Use of taxes for investment in the ecological transition
  • Answer given by Mr Gentiloni to a MEP written question - VAT Fraud
  • OECD issues recommendations on implications of the COVID-19 crisis on cross-border workers and other related cross-border matters
  • OECD - Database: Tax policy measures in response to Covid-19 Pandemic (Update 01 April 2020)

AGRICULTURE & FISHERIES

  • Proposal for a Council Decision on the position to be taken on behalf of the European Union in the Assembly of the Lisbon Union

ENERGY

  • The European Gas Market: analysing the role of transmission tariffs - see Acer Statement

EMPLOYMENT & SOCIAL POLICY

AREA OF FREEDOM, SECURITY & JUSTICE

  • Outcome of Proceedings of the Standing Committee on Operational Cooperation on Internal Security (COSI) of 21 February 2020

ECB EURO ECONOMY

  • Interview of ECB's Isabel Schnabel with To Vima
  • Sweden joins ECB’s instant payments settlement platform
  • International capital flows at the security level: evidence from the ECB’s Asset Purchase Programme - ECB Working paper Series No.2388 - April 2020
  • Attention to the tail(s): global financial conditions and exchange rate risks - ECB Working paper Series No.2388 - April 2020

FUTURE OF EUROPE

  • Agenda for: Meeting of the Coreper (Part.1 & Part.2) of 08 April 2020

EXTERNAL RELATIONS

  • Declaration by the High Representative Josep Borrell on behalf of the EU on the UN Secretary General’s appeal for an immediate global ceasefire
  • Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the European Union on Venezuela