EU CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE

COMPETITION

  • ICN Steering Group Statement: Competition during and after the COVID-19 Pandemic
  • UK - COVID-19: CMA grants derogation to final order requiring Tobii to divest Smartbox

STATE AID

  • Coronavirus: Commission Statement on consulting Member States on proposal to further expand State aid Temporary Framework to recapitalisation measures 
  • Commission approves €150 million Lithuanian schemes to support economy in coronavirus outbreak - IP/20/644
  • Commission approves €1 billion Croatian schemes to support companies affected by coronavirus outbreak – IP/20/640
  • Commission approves guarantee scheme of up to €3 billion to support the Flemish economy in coronavirus outbreak – IP/20/636
  • Commission approves €115 million Polish scheme to support economy in coronavirus outbreak - IP/20/635
  • Commission approves €15 billion Austrian liquidity scheme to support the economy in the coronavirus outbreak – IP/20/633

ECONOMY

  • Remarks by Mário Centeno following the Eurogroup videoconference of 9 April 2020
  • Report on the comprehensive economic policy response to the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Remarks by Commissioner Gentiloni at the Eurogroup press conference
  • WTO - DDG Wolff: Time to start planning for the post-pandemic recovery

HEALTH

  • Coronavirus: Taiwan's aid to the EU delivered to Spain and Italy – IP/20/643

COMPETITION

  • Notification - Saudi Aramco Development / Baker Hughes / JV - M.9804
  • Notification - Rhône Capital / Maxam - M.9817
  • Notification - Advent / TA / Conservice - M.9816
  • Germany - Bundeskartellamt - List of Notified Merger Projects - 09.April.2020
  • Belgium - The Competition Authority approves the acquisition of Eltra NV by Groep Heylen
  • Croatia - Vindija d.d. sanctioned HRK 284,000 for imposing unfair trading practices on milk suppliers
  • Italy - Suspended promotion and sale on tigershop.it website of masks different from those advertised and not available for delivery within the indicated time frame
  • Romania - The Competition Council analyses the transaction thourgh which BRD SI Raiffeisen become shareholders of Cit One
  • UK - CMA serves initial enforcement order in ION Investment Group / Broadway Technology merger
  • UK - CMA blocks airline booking merger

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • WTO - Committee on Subsidies and Countervailing Measures - Semi-annual report under article 25.11 of the Agreement - 1 July-31 December 2019 - European Union
  • WTO - Committee on Trade Facilitation - Notifications under articles 1.4, 10.4.3, 10.6.2 and 12.2.2 of the Agreement on Trade Facilitation - Communication from the European Union - Revision

FINANCIAL SERVICES

  • ESMA postpones publication dates for annual non-equity transparency calculations and quarterly SI data
  • ESMA promotes coordinated action regarding benchmarks external audit requirements

TRANSPORT & MOBILITY

  • BEUC welcomes the European Commission’s call on Member States to work on solution to help the travel industry albeit protecting consumers’ rights

EXTERNAL RELATIONS

  • Declaration by the High Representative Josep Borrell on behalf of the EU on the release of the first report of the OPCW Investigation and Identification Team