EU CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE

HEALTH

STATE AID

  • Commission approves prolongation and modification of the French “Fonds de solidarité” scheme for small enterprises in temporary financial difficulties due to coronavirus outbreak - IP/20/665
  • Commission approves €770 million Bulgarian employment aid scheme for preserving jobs in sectors most affected by the coronavirus outbreak - IP/20/661
  • Commission approves Czech scheme of up to €37 million to support investments in the production of coronavirus-relevant products - IP/20/654

AGRICULTURE & FISHERIES

  • The Council approved support for EU fishermen and aquaculture farmers during the COVID-19 outbreak - see the Proposal & EP Statement

ECONOMY & BUDGET

  • Tackling COVID-19: Council adopts amended EU budget for 2020
    • Draft amending budget No 1 to the general budget for 2020: Assistance to Greece in response to increased migration pressure - Immediate measures in the context of the COVID-19 outbreak -Support to post-earthquake reconstruction in Albania - Other adjustments - Council position of 14 April 2020
    • Draft amending budget No 2 to the general budget for 2020: Providing emergency support to Member States and further reinforcement of the Union Civil Protection Mechanism/rescEU to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak - Council position of 14 April 2020
  • Council Regulation (EU) 2020/521 of 14 April 2020 activating the emergency support under Regulation (EU) 2016/369, and amending its provisions taking into account the COVID‐19 outbreak
  • ECB supports macroprudential policy actions taken in response to coronavirus outbreak

DATA PRIVACY & CYBERSECURITY

  • EDPB Letter concerning the European Commission's draft Guidance on apps supporting the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic (14/04/2020)

AREA OF FREEDOM, SECURITY & JUSTICE

  • Prolongation of the temporary reintroduction of border controls at the Spanish internal borders in accordance with Article 28 of Regulation (EU) 2016/399 on a Union Code on the rules governing the movement of persons across borders (Schengen Borders Code) - Spain, Norway & Lithuania

COMPETITION

  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.9689 — Apollo Management/Tech Data Corporation)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9817 – Rhône Capital/Maxam)
  • Commission published the text of the decision in Case M.9502 – Synthomer/Omnova Solutions
  • Commission decision following a reasoned submission pursuant to Article 4(4) of Regulation No 139/2004 for referral of the case to Romania and Article 57 of the Agreement on the European Economic Area - Case M.9625 – Banca Comercială Română / Raiffeisen Bank / BRD Société Générale / CIT One
  • Commission clears creation of joint venture by ÖBB-TS and LTE (M.9614) - Midday Express
  • The Impact of Unfair Commercial Practices on Competition in the EU Passenger Transport Sector, in particular Air Transport - Study for EP EcoFin Committee
  • Germany - Bundeskartellamt - Proceeding against Sky and DAZN discontinued – Award procedure relating to Champions League broadcasting rights
  • Italy - IP332 - Sixthcontinent, infringement proceedings initiated for failure to comply with the precautionary measures ordered by the Authority

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/523 of 7 April 2020 amending Annex I to Council Regulation (EEC) No 2658/87 on the tariff and statistical nomenclature and on the Common Customs Tariff as regards subheading 9021 10 10 (orthopaedic appliances)
  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/524 of 8 April 2020 repealing Implementing Regulation (EU) No 863/2013 concerning the classification of certain goods in the Combined Nomenclature (CN: 9114 90 00)
  • European Commission narrows down export authorisation requirements to protective masks only and extends geographical and humanitarian exemptions

INTERNAL MARKET & INDUSTRY

  • Agenda of the webex meeting of the REACH Committee of 30 April 2020
    - Draft - Commission implementing Decision of XXX partially granting an authorisation for a use of strontium chromate under Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006  of the European Parliament and of the Council (Wesco Aircraft EMEA Limited and others)
    - Draft - Commission implementing Decision of XXX partially granting an authorisation for a use of chromium trioxide under Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006  of the European Parliament and of the Council (Cromomed S.A. and others)
    - Draft - Commission implementing Decision of XXX partially granting an authorisation for a use of sodium dichromate under Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006  of the European Parliament and of the Council (Wesco Aircraft EMEA Limited)
    - Draft - Commission implementing Decision of XXX granting an authorisation under Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006  of the European Parliament and of the Council to ThyssenKrupp Rasselstein GmbH for certain uses of chromium trioxide
  • Draft - Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) …/... of 8.4.2020 amending Annex I to Regulation (EU) 2019/1021 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the listing of perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), its salts and PFOA-related compounds
  • 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 REACH
    - Potassium dichromate EC No 231-906-6, CAS No 7778-50-9
    - Dichromium tris(chromate) EC No 246-356-2, CAS No 24613-89-6

FINANCIAL SERVICES

  • European Securities and Markets Authority Decision (EU) 2020/525 of 16 March 2020 to require natural or legal persons who have net short positions to temporarily lower the notification thresholds of net short positions in relation to the issued shares capital of companies whose shares are admitted to trading on a regulated market above a certain threshold to notify the competent authorties in accordance with point (a) of Article 28(1) of Regulation (EU) No 236/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council
  • EU banks sail through the Corona crisis with sound capital ratios

HEALTH, FOOD & PRODUCT SAFETY

  • Minutes for: 6th Meeting of the Mission Board for Cancer of 13 & 14 January 2020
  • Addressing challenges in access to oncology medicines - See the Statement and Report
  • Answer given by Ms Kyriakides to a MEP written question - Updating the white paper on obesity and future anti-obesity measures
  • Procedure on management of proposals from interested parties for Community list entries or Community herbal monographs - EMA
  • Overview of comments: Overview of comments received on 'Draft procedure on management of proposals submitted by Interested Parties for European Union List Entries or European Union herbal monographs - Revision 2 - EMA
  • Procedure on management of proposals submitted by Interested Parties for European Union List Entries or European Union herbal monographs - Revision 2 (new) - EMA
  • Q&A: Good clinical practice (GCP) - EMA

TRANSPORT & MOBILITY

  • Minutes of 4th Digital Inland Waterway Area of 21 January 2020
  • Draft - Commission Directive (EU) .../… of XXX amending Directive 2006/126/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on driving licences - See the Annex

DATA PRIVACY & CYBERSECURITY

  • Agenda for: 21st EDPB meeting of 14 April 2020
  • Earning Trust: ENISA on eID and Trust services - eID: Extending the role of ENISA

AREA OF FREEDOM, SECURITY & JUSTICE

  • Migration: First unaccompanied children relocated from Greece to Luxembourg - IP/20/668
  • Intensified judicial response to serious cross-border crimes - see Eurojust Annual Report 2019

ECB, EURO & ECONOMY

  • How has the macro-economic imbalances procedure worked in practice to improve the resilience of the euro area? - In-Depth Analysis for the EP EcoFin Committee
  • A recipe for a sustainable and legitimate new EU/EA fiscal instrument - Briefing - EP EcoFin Committee