EU CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE

STATE AID

  • Commission expands Temporary Framework to recapitalisation and subordinated debt measures to further support the economy in the context of the coronavirus outbreak - IP/20/838
  • Commission approves €650 million Dutch scheme to compensate companies in the floriculture, specialty horticulture and potato sectors for damage caused by coronavirus outbreak - IP/20/839

FINANCIAL SERVICES

  • Agenda for: Meeting of the Working Party on Financial Services (CRR2 adjustments due to Covid-19) of 13 May 2020
  • ESMA - Letter to IASB and to EFRAG on IASB Exposure Draft COVID-19 Related Rent Concessions

INTERNAL MARKET

  • Commission launches the Fit for Future Platform and invites experts to join - IP/20/832

ECONOMY

  • Commission welcomes Eurogroup agreement ESM's Pandemic Crisis Support  - Midday Express
  • Eurogroup Statement on the Pandemic Crisis Support
  • Remarks by Mário Centeno following the Eurogroup videoconference of 8 May 2020
  • Remarks by Commissioner Gentiloni at the Eurogroup press conference
  • Lagarde urges joint EU fiscal stimulus - Financial Times

TAXATION

  • Taxation: Commission proposes postponement of taxation rules due to Coronavirus crisis
    • Proposal for a Council Regulation amending Regulation (EU) 2017/2454 as regards the dates of application due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 crisis
    • Proposal for a Council Implementiog Regulation amending Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/2026 as regards the dates of application due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 crisis
    • Proposal for a Council Decision amending Directives (EU) 2017/2455 and (EU) 2019/1995 as regards the dates of transposition and application due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 crisis
    • Proposal for a Council Directive amending Directive 2011/16/EU to address the urgent need for deferring certain time limits for the filing and exchange of information in the field of taxation due to the COVID-19 pandemic

AGRICULTURE

  • Draft - Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) …/... of 4.5.2020 derogating in respect of the year 2020 from Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2017/891 as regards the fruit and vegetables sector and from Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2016/1149 as regards the wine sector in connection with the COVID-19 pandemic - Intention not to raise objections to a delegated act (letter to inform the Commission and the EP)

TRANSPORT

  • Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down specific and temporary measures in view of COVID-19 outbreak and concerning the validity of certain certificates, licences and authorisations and the postponement of certain periodic checks and training in certain areas of transport legislation
  • Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EU) 2017/352, so as to enable managing bodies or competent authorities to provide flexibility in respect of the levying of port infrastructure charges in the context of the COVID-19 outbreak

EXTERNAL RELATIONS

  • Draft - Decision of the European Parliament and of the Council on providing Macro-Financial Assistance to enlargement and neighbourhood partners in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic crisis (first reading) - Decision to use the written procedure for the adoption of the legislative act - Decision to derogate from the 8-week period provided for in Article 4 of Protocol 1 on the role of national parliaments in the EU
  • Read-out of the call between European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson
  • Coronavirus: Further rescEU masks delivered to North Macedonia and Montenegro - Midday Express

COMPETITION

  • Request for a preliminary ruling from the Cour d’appel de Bruxelles (Belgium) lodged on 3 March 2020 — bpost SA Vs. Autorité belge de la concurrence - Case C-117/20
  • Summary of Commission Decision of 12 November 2019 declaring a concentration compatible with the internal market and the functioning of the EEA Agreement (Case M.9064 – Telia Company/Bonnier Broadcasting Holding)
    - Opinion of the Advisory Committee on mergers
    - Final Report of the Hearing Officer
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9845 – Davidson Kempner Capital Management/GoldenTree Asset Management/Quorum Health Corporation)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9801 – Allianz/OMERS Infrastructure/T&R JV)
  • Commission clears acquisition of joint control of Zity Hub by Renault and Ferrovial (M.9794) - Midday Express

STATE AID

  • Action brought on 14 February 2020 — Fryč Vs. Commission - (Case T-92/20)
  • Action brought on 27 February 2020 — Huhtamaki Vs. Commission - (Case T-134/20)
  • Commission approves compensation to energy-intensive companies in Romania for indirect emission costs - SA.56403 - Midday Express

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Action brought on 5 March 2020 — Guangxi Xin Fu Yuan Vs. Commission - (Case T-144/20)
    Re: annulment of Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/2131
  • Minutes of the CLEN – SAMANCTA technical meeting about Revision Samancta, General part and specific cards, category Food of 20 February 2020
  • Agenda for: CLEN – ILIADe Project Group meeting - Video Conference of 27-29 May 2020
  • Answer given by Mr Hogan to a MEP written question - International protection agreement with Taiwan

INTERNAL MARKET & INDUSTRY

  • Report from the Commission on the implementation of certain new elements introduced by Directive 2013/55/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 November 2013 amending Directive 2005/36/EC on the recognition of professional qualifications and Regulation (EU) No 1024/2012 on administrative cooperation through the Internal Market Information System ('the IMI Regulation')
  • Answer given by Mr Breton to a MEP written question - ECHA proposal to ban pigments in tattoos

FINANCIAL SERVICES

  • MiFID II: ESMA issues latest Double Volume Cap data
  • EBA launches updated college collaboration platform 

AGRICULTURE & FISHERIES

  • Draft act - Delegated regulation - Food & feed imports -“first-come, first-served” tariff quotas (delegated rules) - Feedback period: 11 May 2020 - 08 June 2020
  • Staff working document - Evaluation of the EU agricultural promotion policy - Feedback period: 08 May 2020 - 11 September 2020

ENERGY

  • Draft - Commission Implementing Regulation on the Union renewable energy financing mechanism
  • Commission Communication – "Renovation wave" initiative for the building sector - Feedback period: 11 May 2020 - 08 June 2020

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

  • Action brought on 20 February 2020 — Sciessent Vs. Commission - (Case T-123/20)
    Re: annulment of Decision (EU) 2019/1973 of 27 November 2019 not approving silver copper zeolite as an existing active substance for use in biocidal products product-types 2 and 7;
  • Updated information on exchange and international credit use in the EU ETS
  • ETS Market Stability Reserve to reduce auction volume by over 330 million allowances between September 2020 and August 2021

AREA OF FREEDOM, SECURITY & JUSTICE

  • Eurojust Overview of Case Law by the CJEU on the EAW
  • Report from the Commission on the implementation of Directive 2012/29/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 October 2012 establishing minimum standards on the rights, support and protection of victims of crime, and replacing Council Framework Decision 2001/220/JHA
  • Report from the Commission on the implementation of Directive 2011/99/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 December 2011 on the European protection order

DATA PRIVACY & CYBERSECURITY

  • EDPB adopts letter on Polish presidential elections data disclosure & discusses recent Hungarian government decrees in relation to the coronavirus during the state of emergency - see the Statement

ECB, EURO & ECONOMY

  • Draft Joint Conclusions of the Economic and Financial Dialogue between the EU and the Western Balkans and Turkey
  • Guideline (EU) 2020/634 of the European Central Bank of 7 May 2020 amending Guideline ECB/2014/31 on additional temporary measures relating to Eurosystem refinancing operations and eligibility of collateral (ECB/2020/29)
  • Statement by President Von Der Leyen on the recent ruling of the German Constitutional Court
  • Speech by Yves Mersch: An ECB digital currency – a flight of fancy?
  • The Green Deal’s growth, financial and regulatory challenges - Study for the EP EcoFin Committee
  • Interview of ECB's Isabel Schnabel with La Repubblica
  • The ECB is deluding itself over German Court ruling - Financial Times
  • German ECB critics hail bonds ruling - Financial Times

FUTURE OF EUROPE

  • Agenda for: Meeting of the Coreper (Part.1 & Part.2) of 13 May 2020
  • Von der Leyen on Europe Day: What does Europe mean to me and why is solidarity more valid than ever
  • Europe must emerge stronger from this crisis: Joint op-ed by President Sassoli, President Michel and President von der Leyen - See the EP Statement
  • Speech by Commissioner Ferreira for the Committee of Regions on the occasion of Europe Day 2020
  • EU fears spread of dissent over powers - Financial Times

EXTERNAL RELATIONS

  • Declaration by the High Representative, on behalf of the European Union, on the recent attacks in Tripoli