EU CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE

HEALTH

  • Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/783 of 12 June 2020 amending Decision 2012/757/EU as regards measures to adapt the frequency of periodic medical examination of railway staff undertaking safety-critical tasks other than train drivers due to the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Answer given by Mr Lenarčič to a MEP written question - Extraordinary funds for advanced preparedness measures to address the COVID-19 emergency

STATE AID

  • Coronavirus: Commission Statement on consulting Member States on proposal to expand State aid Temporary Framework to further support micro, small and start-up companies and incentivise private investments
  • Commission approves €9 million Polish scheme to support companies active in the primary agricultural sector affected by coronavirus outbreak (SA.57568) - Midday Express

INTERNAL MARKET & INDUSTRY

  • Joint statement of ministers responsible for the internal market and industry on the Recovery Plan for Europe
  • Answer given by Mr Breton to a MEP written question - Restrictions on trade in medical equipment

TRANSPORT & MOBILITY

  • Proposal for a Council Decision on the position to be taken on behalf of the European Union at the International Civil Aviation Organization as regards notification of differences to Annexes 1 and 6 to the Convention on International Civil Aviation related to COVID-19 pandemic
  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/777 of 12 June 2020 amending Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/763 as regards the dates of application and certain transitional provisions following the extension of the transposition deadline of Directive (EU) 2016/798 of the European Parliament and of the Council
  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/778 of 12 June 2020 amending Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/773 as regards the dates of application following the extension of the transposition deadline of Directive (EU) 2016/797 of the European Parliament and of the Council
  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/779 of 12 June 2020 amending Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/250 as regards the dates of application following the extension of the transposition deadline of Directive (EU) 2016/797 of the European Parliament and of the Council
  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/780 of 12 June 2020 amending Regulation (EU) No 445/2011 and Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/779 as regards measures to extend the validity of certain certificates of rail entities in charge of maintenance and certain transitional provisions due to the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/781 of 12 June 2020 amending Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/545 as regards the dates of application and certain transitional provisions following the extension of the transposition deadline of Directive (EU) 2016/797 of the European Parliament and of the Council
  • Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2020/782 of 12 June 2020 amending Delegated Regulations (EU) 2018/761 and (EU) 2018/762 as regards their dates of application following the extension of the transposition deadline of Directive (EU)  2016/798 of the European Parliament and of the Council
  • Information from the Commission concerning the non-application of certain provisions of Regulation (EU) 2020/698 by Slovenia and by Belgium COVID-19 outbreak
  • Re-open EU': Commission launches new web platform to safely resume free movement and tourism in the EU - IP/20/1045
  • EASA published Review of Aviation Safety Issues Arising from the COVID-19 Pandemic

EMPLOYMENT & SOCIAL POLICY

  • Answer given by Mr Schmit to a MEP written question - EU COVID-19 related measures: the position of non-profit organisations and charities

DATA PRIVACY

AREA OF FREEDOM

  • Answer given by Ms Johansson to a MEP written question - COVID-19: deployment of the Slovenian Army on its southern border

ECONOMY

  • "A shared challenge: a unique opportunity" - Speech by Commissioner Gentiloni at the event 'Progettiamo il Rilancio', hosted by Giuseppe Conte, Prime Minister of Italy
  • Speech by President von der Leyen at the event 'Progettiamo il Rilancio', hosted by Giuseppe Conte, Prime Minister of Italy

EXTERNAL RELATIONS

  • Coronavirus global response: EU Humanitarian Air Bridge to Afghanistan and further support - IP/20/1059

COMPETITION

  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9853 — HGK/Imperial Shipping Group)
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.9836 – Bunker Holding/ OceanConnect Marine)
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.9423 – Strategic value Partners/ Pfleiderer)
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.9745 — Sunsuper/ Macquarie/PGGM/MAGL)
  • Commission decision on purchaser approval in ArcelorMittal/ Ilva merger published
  • CMA issues supplementary statement of objections and announces settlement by two companies in roofing materials investigation
  • CMA serves initial enforcement order in Elis UK Limited / Central Laundry Limited merge
  • CMA serves initial enforcement order in Facebook, Inc / Giphy, Inc merger
  • CMA refers TVS Europe Distribution / 3G Truck & Trailer Parts merger to Phase 2 investigation
  • Telecoms groups expected to revive mergers after EU court ruling - New wave of sector consolidation could threaten bloc’s competition policy - Financial Times

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Agenda for: Meeting of the Customs Business Group of 29 June 2020
  • Request for a preliminary ruling from the Nederlandstalige rechtbank van eerste aanleg Brussel (Belgium) lodged on 6 February 2020 - NV Vogel Import Export Vs. Belgische Staat (Case C-62/20)
    Re: Combined Nomenclature in the light also of the various language versions of tariff heading 4409 and the HS Explanatory Notes to tariff headings 4407 and 4409
  • Note for the attention of the Commission Expert Group on the screening of FDI into the EU - Subject: Consultation on a draft Commission Delegated Regulation amending the Annex to Regulation (EU) No 2019/452 of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a framework for the screening of foreign direct investments into the Union
  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/776 of 12 June 2020 imposing definitive countervailing duties on imports of certain woven and/or stitched glass fibre fabrics originating in the People's Republic of China and Egypt and amending Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/492 imposing definitive anti-dumping duties on imports of certain woven and/or stitched glass fibre fabrics originating in the People's Republic of China and Egypt
  • Council Decision (EU) 2019/753 of 30 March 2020 on the conclusion of the Free Trade Agreement between the European Union and the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam
  • Free Trade Agreement between the European Union and the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam 

INTERNAL MARKET & INDUSTRY

  • Order of the President of the General Court of 30 April 2020 - Nouryon Industrial Chemicals and Others Vs. Commission (Case T-868/19 R)
    Re: Interim measures - REACH - Dimethyl ether substance - Compliance check - Commission decision - Obligation to provide certain information requiring testing on animals - Application for suspension of operation of a measure - No urgency
  • Action brought on 27 March 2020 - 3M Belgium Vs. ECHA (Case T-160/20)
    Re: annulment of ECHA Decision of 16 January 2020 (ECHA/01/2020) regarding the ‘Inclusion of substances of very high concern in the Candidate List for eventual inclusion in Annex XIV’ of the REACH Regulation (1), as regards the listing of ‘Perfluorobutane sulfonic acid (“PFBS”) and its salts’
  • Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2020/784 of 8 April 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

FINANCIAL SERVICES

  • Roadmap: Proposal for a regulation - EU Standard for Green Bond - Feedback period: 12 June 2020 - 10 July 2020
  • Consultation: Draft Act - Delegated regulation - Financial market regulation – compliance of non-EU clearing houses - Feedback period: 11 June 2020 - 09 July 2020
  • Consultation: Draft Act - Delegated regulation - Fees to be charged to third-country central counterparties - Feedback period: 11 June 2020 - 09 July 2020
  • EBA calls for input to understand impact of de-risking on financial institutions and customers

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE  CHANGE

  • Agenda for: 28th Meeting of the Coordination Group for Biodiversity and Nature of 29 June 2020
  • Minutes of the 5th Meeting of the Mission Board Horizon Europe Mission for Adaptation to Climate Change, including Societal Transformation of 24 March 2020
  • Roadmap: Proposal for a directive: Reducing packaging waste – review of rules - Feedback period: 11 June 2020 - 06 August 2020
  • Commission organises online annual Carbon Market Workshop

HEALTH, FOOD & PRODUCT SAFETY

  • Action brought on 28 March 2020 — UPL Europe and Indofil Industries (Netherlands) Vs. EFSA - Case T-162/20
    Re: annulment the decision of the EFSA of 28 January 2020, notified to the applicants on the assessment of the confidentiality claims made in relation to certain parts of the EFSA Conclusion on the Peer Review of the Pesticide Risk Assessment of the Active Substance Mancozeb
  • Agenda for: Meeting of the Unique Device Identification sub-group of the MDCG of 30 June 2020
  • Remarks by Commissioner Kyriakides at the press point of the video conference of Ministers of Health
  • World Blood Donor Day: Statement by Commissioner Kyriakides

DIGITAL SINGLE MARKET & INFORMATION SOCIETY

  • Agenda for: Horizontal Working Party on cyber issues of 17 June 2020
  • EU grants €38 million for protection of critical infrastructure against cyber threats (SAFETY4RAILS, 7SHIELD and ENSURESEC - IMPETUS and S4ALLCITIES) - Midday Express

ECB, EURO & ECONOMY

  • Interview of ECB's Luis de Guindos with ABC
  • Interview of ECB's Christine Lagarde: The path out of uncertainty
  • Monetary policy transmission over the leverage cycle: evidence for the euro area - ECB Working Paper Series No.2421
  • Identifying financial constraints - ECB Working Paper Series No.2420
  • Intervention by Commissioner Ferreira at the Informal Ministerial Videoconference of EU Cohesion Ministers, 15 June 2020
  • Euro area international trade in goods surplus €2.9 bn - Stat/93/2020
  • Spain backs its economy minister to head eurogroup - Contest to lead eurozone body comes as bloc negotiates €750bn coronavirus recovery plan - Financial Times

BREXIT

  • EU-UK talks: MEPs united behind EU stance, rejecting UK cherry-picking
  • UK formally rejects Brexit transition extension - British businesses face hard deadline to prepare for new trading arrangements - Financial Times

FUTURE OF EUROPE

  • Agenda for: Meeting of the Coreper (Part.1 & Part.2) of 15 & 17 June 2020

EXTERNAL RELATIONS

  • Request for a preliminary ruling from the Hanseatisches Oberlandesgericht Hamburg (Germany) lodged on 5 March 2020 — Bank Melli Iran, a public limited company under Iranian law Vs. Telekom Deutschland GmbH - Case C-124/20
    Re: Article 5 of Regulation No 2271/96 - extra-territorial application of legislation adopted by a third country
  • Action brought on 18 April 2020 - Al-Imam Vs. Council - Case T-203/20 
    Re: declaring unlawful and annulment of Council Regulation (EU) No 36/2012 of 18 January 2012 concerning restrictive measures in view of the situation in Syria and repealing Regulation (EU) No 442/2011
  • Action brought on 14 April 2020 - Alkattan Vs. Council - Case T-218/20
    Re: annulment of Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2020/212 and Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/211 concerning restrictive measures in view of the situation in Syria
  • Informal conclusions of the first meeting of the International Coalition for the Sahel (12 June 2020)
  • Central Asia: HR/VP Josep Borrell holds video conference with Foreign Ministers in the region