EU CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE 

STATE AID

  • Commission approves €10 million Greek scheme to support companies in the floriculture sector affected by the coronavirus outbreak - IP/20/809
  • Commission approves €296 million Danish loan schemes to support start-ups affected by coronavirus outbreak - IP/20/810

HEALTH

  • EU Health Policy Platform webinar on COVID-19 in society - 8 May 2020
  • Presentations - Webinars organised on 20, 23, 27 and 30 April 2020 on Covid-19 and specific rare diseases conditions

AREA OF FREEDOM, SECURITY & JUSTICE

  • Statement by Commissioner Johansson following meeting with social partners and civil society on role of migrants in economic recovery from COVID19
  • Schengen, migration, asylum and security in times of COVID-19 - see the EP Statement

INSTITUTIONS

  • Ombudsman strategic initiative SI/1/2020/TE Transparency of the EU Covid-19 crisis response

AGRICULTURE & FISHERIES

  • Joint Letter - The European forestry sector must be part of the future EU COVID-19 recovery plan

ECONOMY & BUDGETS

  • DIGITALEUROPE recommendations on manufacturing workforce in crisis times 

EXTERNAL RELATIONS

  • COVID-19: Council greenlights €3 billion assistance package to support neighbouring partners
  • Declaration by the High Representative Josep Borrell, on behalf of the European Union, on human rights in the times of the coronavirus pandemic

COMPETITION

  • Germany - Bundeskartellamt: Case summary from 06 March: Edgewell Personal Care Company, Shelton, Connecticut, USA, withdraws the notification of its acquisition of Harry’s Inc., New York, USA
  • Spain - The CNMC closed the Barceló-Globalia operation and authorized four other concentration operations in April

STATE AID

  • Commission Decision (EU) 2020/613 of 7 February 2020 on the measure SA.17653 – C36/2007 (ex NN 25/2007) implemented by Germany for Deutsche Post AG

TRADE CUSTOMS

  • Draft mandate for Action 10.1.1 "Import, export and transit of strategic goods (listed and non-listed dual-use items), trade prohibitions and restrictions of the United Nations or the EU, in particular regarding economic sanctions"
  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/611 of 30 April 2020 re-imposing the definitive anti-dumping duty imposed by Council Regulation (EC) No 91/2009 on imports of certain iron or steel fasteners originating in the People’s Republic of China to imports of certain iron or steel fasteners consigned from Malaysia, whether declared as originating in Malaysia or not
  • Answer given by Ms Kyriakides to a MEP written question - Concern about illegal imports of pigmeat from China: need for the Commission to extend mandatory origin labelling to pork products
  • Answer given by Mr Wojciechowski to a MEP written question - Trade war between the European Union and the United States – support for French winegrowers

ENERGY

  • In 2019, CO2 emissions from energy use in the EU estimated to have decreased - Stat/78/2020
  • Making sure the EU doesn't backtrack on biofuels - see the ePure Statement

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

  • Agenda for: 4th meeting of Expert Group on Land Use, Land Use Change and Forestry (LULUCFEG) of 26 May 2020
  • Minutes of the 17th Meeting of Group of Experts of the competent CITES Management Authorities of 04 March 2020
  • Minutes of the Expert Group on Waste - Single-Use Plastic of 11 March 2020
  • Answer given by Mr Hahn to a MEP written question - Funding of the European Green Deal
  • Answer given by VP Timmermans to a MEP written question - Carbon capture and use (CCU) in EU ETS Monitoring and Reporting Regulation – accounting for emissions’ avoidance in the ongoing revision
  • Answer given by Ms Valean to a MEP written question - The impact of drones on public health and the environment

EMPLOYMENT & SOCIAL POLICY

TRANSPORT & MOBILITY

  • Commission Directive (EU) 2020/612 of 4 May 2020 amending Directive 2006/126/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on driving licences 

AREA OF FREEDOM, SECURITY & JUSTICE

  • EU Policy Cycle to tackle organised and serious international crime 2018/2021 – EMPACT - Implementation monitoring – Factsheets of results 2019

DATA PRIVACY & CYBERSECURITY

  • Response to EDPB draft Guidelines on connected vehicles and mobility-related applications

ECB EURO ECONOMY

  • Decision (EU) 2020/614 of the European Central Bank of 30 April 2020 amending Decision (EU) 2019/1311 on a third series of targeted longer-term refinancing operations (ECB/2020/25)
  • ECB takes note of German Federal Constitutional Court ruling and remains fully committed to its mandate
  • Spring 2020 Economic Forecast: A deep and uneven recession, an uncertain recovery - IP/20/799
  • Volume of retail trade down by 11.2% in euro area - Stat/77/2020

FUTURE OF EUROPE & BREXIT

  • The EU’s mandate for negotiating a new partnership with the UK: outcome of Select Committee consultation - Read the full report