EU CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE

HEALTH

  • Agenda - 12th webinar organized by the “COVID-19 Clinical Management Support System” on “Second Wave of COVID-19: Preparatory actions - Consultation with Clinicians” (11 June 2020)  
  • Agenda - 13th webinar webinar organized by the “COVID-19 Clinical Management Support System” on “COVID-19 and Rare Connective Tissue and Musculoskeletal diseases and conditions” in collaboration with ERN ReCONNET (15 June 2020) 
  • ‎Presentations - Webinar on the impact of COVID 19 for people living with a Rare Disease (9 June 2020) 
  • ‎Summary report - 23rd Health Security Committee on COVID-19 outbreak  
  • Mandate - A new framework for the organisation of health and social care following the COVID-19 pandemic 
  • New EU programme EU4Health aims to strengthen Europe’s health systems to respond better to future major cross-border crises, such as the Covid-19 pandemic – See EP Statement 
  • Answer given by Ms Kyriakides to a MEP written question - Coronavirus cases in the EU
  • Answer given by Ms Kyriakides to a MEP written question - Covid-19

INTERNAL MARKET

  • EU Recovery: Commissioner Breton opens talks with Member States on removing barriers in the Single Market - Midday Express

ECONOMY & BUDGET

  • Response to coronavirus: Commission welcomes political agreement by the European Parliament and Member States on a package to facilitate lending to households and businesses in the EU - Midday Express
  • COVID-19: Revised rules to encourage banks to lend to companies and households – See EP Statement

INFORMATION SOCIETY

EXTERNAL RELATIONS

  • Coronavirus: EU strengthens action to tackle disinformation - IP/20/1006, see the Communication
  • EU adopts €55 million support package for Syrian refugees and local communities in Jordan and Lebanon to mitigate coronavirus pandemic - IP/20/1013

COMPETITION

  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9716 – AMS/OSRAM) 
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.9746 – Fyffes Limited/van Wylick GmbH)
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.9696 — ArcelorMittal Neel Tailored Blanks/TT Steel Service India/JV)
  • Belgium - The Competition Authority approves the acquisition of Private Insurer by P&V Assurances 
  • Germany - Crisis management measures in the automotive industry - Bundeskartellamt supports the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA) in developing framework conditions under competition law aspects
  • Italy - Antitrust regulator warns Intesa over UBI takeover - Preliminary verdict argues deal could undermine competition in some regions - Financial Times 
  • Portugal -  The AdC Board has cleared the merger between Fashion Division and IVN (15/2020)

STATE AID

  • Commission approves €1.2 billion Portuguese urgent liquidity support to TAP - IP/20/1029 
  • Commission approves €286 million Finnish measure to recapitalise Finnair - IP/20/1032
  • Commission approves support scheme for energy-intensive companies in Croatia

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Commission publishes report on EU-Chile negotiation round 
  • Trade and biodiversity - In-Depth Analysis for the EP Committee on Foreign Affairs 
  • WTO - Committee on Safeguards - Imposition of a safeguard measure by the European Union on imports of certain steel products - Request for consultations under article 12.3 of the Agreement on Safeguards - Russian Federation
  • Egypt nominates Mr Abdel-Hamid Mamdouh for post of WTO Director-General
  • ‎WTO - Appellate Body issues reports regarding tobacco plain packaging requirements

FINANCIAL SERVICES

  • Agenda for: 35th meeting of the Expert Group of the European Securities Committee of 16 June 2020
  • Capital Markets Union: Final report by High-Level Forum pushes for the completion of the CMU - Midday Express - Financial Times
  • Report from the Commission assessing the application and the scope of Directive 2011/61/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council on Alternative Investment Fund Managers
  • EBA launches consultation on technical standards specifying the prudential treatment of software assets 
  • First step towards more impartial financial advice for consumers – See Beuc Statement

AGRICULTURE & FISHERIES

  • Agenda for: Special Committee on Agriculture of 15 June 2020 
  • Agenda for: Working Party of Counsellors/Attachés (Agri - Phytosanitary Matters) of 11 June 2020 
  • Agenda for: Expert Group Fruit and Vegetables Market Observatory (Tomatoes) of 24 June 2020

ENERGY

  • Commission consultation on decision setting the fees due to ACER for tasks under REMIT

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

  • Agenda for Climate Change Committee of 15 June 2020 
  • Agenda for the EU Ecolabel Regulatory Committee meeting on 25 June 2020
  • Answer given by Mr Sinkevicius to a MEP written question - EU and national government 'cleaner air' policy effectively subsidising uncontrolled damage inflicted by monopolies on the environment and public health

HEALTH, FOOD & PRODUCT SAFETY

DIGITAL SINGLE MARKET & INFORMATION SOCIETY

  • Shaping Europe's Digital Future - Council Conclusions (9 June 2020)
  • EU tussle with WhatsApp highlights false information battle lines - Brussels will issue new demands on Wednesday for tech giants to reveal more about how they are fighting false data online - Financial Times 
  • Answer given by Ms Johansson to a MEP written question - Commission preparations for data retention

TRANSPORT & MOBILITY

ECB, EURO & ECONOMY

  • Report from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council concerning the implementation and the results of the Pericles 2020 programme for the protection of the euro against counterfeiting in 2019 - Annex 1 & Annex 2
  • Remarks by Executive Vice-President Dombrovskis at the ECOFIN press conference 
  • Convergence report reviews Member States' progress towards joining the euro area - IP/20/1011, QaA/20/1012
  • ECB reports on progress towards euro adoption for EU countries
  • Isabel Schnabel: Q&A on Twitter

FUTURE OF EUROPE

  • Minutes of the Meeting of the Coreper of 20 May 2020
  • Taking forward the Strategic Agenda 18-month Programme of the Council (1 July 2020 - 31 December 2021)

BREXIT

  • UK - Ministers questioned on fourth round of Brexit negotiations with the EU 
  • Brussels warned of hard Brexit risk to coronavirus recovery plans - Ireland and Belgium urge EU to prepare for double blow from UK no-deal and pandemic - Financial Times