EU CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE

HEALTH

  • Draft - Commission Directive (EU) .../… of XXX amending Annex III to Directive 2000/54/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the inclusion of SARS-CoV-2 in the list of biological agents known to infect humans and amending Commission Directive (EU) 2019/1833
  • Coronavirus: EU grants €314 million to innovative companies to combat the virus and support recovery - IP/20/1007, see the FactSheet
  • Answer given by Ms Kyriakides to a MEP written question - What measures are being planned in response to the new coronavirus?
  • Answer given by Ms Kyriakides to a MEP written question - The risk of coronavirus 

STATE AID

  • Commission approves €5 billion French “umbrella” scheme to support research, development, testing infrastructures and production of coronavirus relevant products (SA.57367) - IP/20/1016
  • Commission approves €30.5 million Lithuanian scheme to support bovine animal and milk producers affected by the coronavirus outbreak (SA.57514) - Midday Express

ECONOMY

  • Opinion of the European Central Bank of 8 May 2020 on a proposal for a regulation on the establishment of a European instrument for temporary support to mitigate unemployment risks in an emergency (SURE) following the COVID-19 outbreak (CON/2020/14)
  • Answer given by Mr Gentiloni to a MEP written question - COVID-19 and suspension of fiscal rules

AGRICULTURE & FISHERIES

  • Answer given by Mr Wojciechowski to a MEP written question - Aid for agriculture affected by Covid-19
  • Answer given by Mr Wojciechowski to a MEP written question - Impact of the coronavirus on the wine sector – Europe must act
  • Answer given by Mr Sinkevičius to a MEP written question - Covid-19 and its impact on fishing
  • Answer given by Mr Sinkevičius to a MEP written question - Support measures for fishermen due to the coronavirus pandemic
  • Answer given by Mr Sinkevičius to a MEP written question - EU income support to tackle the crisis in the fishing industry due to the Covid-19 pandemic 

ENERGY

  • Draft - Council Conclusions on the response to the COVID-19 pandemic in the EU energy sector – road to recovery - Preparation for the approval - Decision to use the written procedure

TRANSPORT

  • Information from the Commission concerning the non-application of certain provisions of Regulation (EU) 2020/698 by Poland, Denmar COVID-19 outbreak

EXTERNAL RELATIONS

  • Team Europe Global Response to COVID-19 - Council conclusions (5 June 2020)
  • Coronavirus global response: EU Humanitarian Air Bridge flights to the Democratic Republic of Congo - IP/20/1009
  • Answer given by Mr Várhelyi to a MEP written question - Assistance to Western Balkan countries in fighting COVID-19

COMPETITION

  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9849 – Banco Santander/Aegon/Popular Vida)
  • Antitrust: Commission sends supplementary Statement of Objections to Teva on suspected 'pay-for-delay' pharma agreement
  • Answer given by Ms Vestager to a MEP written question - Issue of dominant platforms abusing their market power through their app stores

STATE AID

  • Commission approves support scheme for energy-intensive companies in Croatia (SA. 54887) - Midday Express
  • Commission approves new prolongation of Polish credit union liquidation scheme (SA.56635) - Midday Express

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Agenda for: Economic Tariff Questions Group of 18-19 June 2020
  • Draft - Council Regulation amending Regulation (EU) No 1387/2013 suspending the autonomous Common Customs Tariff duties on certain agricultural and industrial products
  • Draft - Council Regulation amending Regulation (EU) No 1388/2013 opening and providing for the management of autonomous tariff quotas of the Union for certain agricultural and industrial products
  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/750 of 5 June 2020 establishing a procedure for extending the transition period provided for in Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/2447 for the application of the registered exporter system in some beneficiary countries of the Generalised System of Preferences
  • UK statement on the WTO Joint Initiative on Services Domestic Regulation
  • Speech by DDG Wolff: “The challenges are not over”
  • WTO webinar explores way forward for sustainable trade after COVID-19
  • DG Azevêdo and rules negotiations chair highlight importance of fisheries subsidies deal on World Oceans Day
  • Trump targets EU and China over US lobster tariffs - President revives threat of penalising European auto imports if duties are not lifted - Financial Times

INTERNAL MARKET & INDUSTRY

TAXATION

  • Agenda for: Expert group on the implementation of the legislative package to transmit and exchange payment data in order to combat VAT fraud of 17 June 2020
  • Code of Conduct Group (Business Taxation) - Report to the Council
  • ECOFIN Report to the European Council on tax issues

EMPLOYMENT, SOCIAL AFFAIRS & INCLUSION

  • Minutes of the Committee for the technical adaptation of legislation on the introduction of measures to encourage improvements in the safety and health of workers at work of 14 May 2020
  • Report from the Commission - Summary of the annual implementation reports for the operational programmes co-financed by the Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived in 2018 - See the Annex

ENERGY

  • New studies on upgrading the gas market in the context of the European Green Deal
  • Answer given by Mr Sinkevičius to a MEP written question - The impact of hydroelectric power plants

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

  • Quality of Europe's bathing waters remains high, latest annual assessment finds - IP/20/999, see the Report

HEALTH, FOOD & PRODUCT SAFETY

  • Commission Regulation (EU) 2020/749 of 4 June 2020 amending Annex III to Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards maximum residue levels for chlorate in or on certain products
  • The Lancet HIV Series: HIV Outcomes Beyond Viral Suppression - Improving the long-term health and well-being of people living with HIV - 15 June 2020
  • 2020 Thematic Network - Digital Skills for future-proof doctors – Digital Doc - Discuss the necessary skills and competences for doctors to cope with and contribute to the digital health care transformation and obtain insights for the Joint Statement - 18 June 2020

DIGITAL SINGLE MARKET

TRANSPORT

  • Council Conclusions on "EU Waterborne Transport Sector – Future outlook: Towards a carbon-neutral, zero accidents, automated and competitive EU Waterborne Transport Sector"

ECB, €URO & ECONOMY

  • Explanations of modifications to Commission Recommendations for the 2020 Country-Specific Recommendations
  • Commission Recommendations for Council Recommendations on the National Reform Programmes 2020 to each Member State, delivering Council Opinions on the updated Stability or Convergence Programmes – Decision to use the written procedure - Belgium, Austria
  • Briefing - Public hearing by the EP Econ Committee with Christine Lagarde, Chair of the European Systemic Risk Board
  • ECB and National Bank of Romania set up repo line to provide euro liquidity
  • Interview of ECB's Christine Lagarde with France 2
  • Interview of ECB's Fabio Panetta with News Mediaset and with Radio anch’io, Rai Radio 1

BREXIT

  • Statement by Michel Barnier following Round 4 of negotiations for a new partnership between the European Union and the United Kingdom
  • UK - Committee examines draft agreements following meeting with Michel Barnier
  • The UK and EU are facing the most extreme version of Brexit - Political miscalculations have harmed negotiations that could well fail to secure a trade deal - Financial Times
  • UK delays pledge to follow EU green finance rules post-Brexit - Treasury letter raises prospect of split on sustainable finance between London and Brussels - Financial Times

FUTURE OF EUROPE

  • Agenda for: Meeting of the Coreper (Part.1) of 10 June 2020
  • Agenda for: Meeting of the Coreper (Part.2) of 08,10 & 12 June 2020

EXTERNAL RELATIONS

  • Taking forward the Strategic Agenda 18-month Programme of the Council (1 July 2020 - 31 December 2021)
  • Draft minutes of the 52nd meeting of the EEA Council Brussels, 19 November 2019