EU CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE

HEALTH

  • Pharmaceutical Strategy: European Commission launches open public consultation - IP/20/1065
  • Coronavirus: Member States agree on an interoperability solution for mobile tracing and warning apps - IP/20/1043
    - eHealth Network Guidelines to the EU Member States and the European Commission on interoperability specifications for cross-border transmission chains between approved apps
    - Technical specifications for interoperability of contact tracing apps - eHealth Network Guidelines to the EU Member States and the European Commission on Interoperability specifications for cross-border transmission chains between approved apps
  • Presentations - Webinar on COVID-19 and Rare Connective Tissue and Musculoskeletal diseases and conditions (15 June 2020)
  • Answer given by Ms Kyriakides to a MEP written question - Animal transport during the coronavirus crisis
  • Answer given by Ms Kyriakides to a MEP written question - COVID-19: threat to global health and safety
  • EMA - Global regulators work towards alignment on policy approaches and regulatory flexibility during COVID-19 – update #4

STATE AID

  • Answer given by Mr Vestager to a MEP written question - Consequences of the Covid-19 health crisis for the agricultural and agri-food sectors

TRADE

  • Coronavirus: European Commission backs international initiative to facilitate trade in healthcare products - IP/20/1042, and the “Concept Paper” - Remarks by Phil Hogan 
  • Answer given by Mr Hogan to a MEP written question - Continuation of trade negotiations and implementation of trade agreements during the COVID-19 crisis
  • DG Azevêdo to Ottawa Group: Cooperation at the WTO would help the global economy recover from COVID-19 

INTERNAL MARKET

AGRICULTURE

  • Answer given by Mr Wojciechowski to a MEP written question - Extraordinary measures to protect the dairy sector following market disturbance as a result of the spread of the COVID-19 epidemic
  • Answer given by Mr Wojciechowski to a MEP written question - EU agriculture during the Covid-19 crisis
  • Answer given by Mr Wojciechowski to a MEP written question -Support for farmers and stockbreeders in Cyprus
  • Answer given by Mr Wojciechowski to a MEP written question - Farming sector: Commission response to COVID-19

ECONOMY & BUDGETS

  • Answer given by Ms Ferreira to a MEP written question - Financial support as a consequence of the coronavirus alert
  • Answer given by the Council to a MEP written question - Support for EU countries affected by COVID-19

COMPETITION

  • Commission clears acquisition of Galileo by CPPIB and Téthys Invest (M.9825) - Midday Express
  • Antitrust: Commission opens investigations into Apple's App Store rules (AT.40437 - AT.40652) - IP/20/1073
  • Antitrust: Commission opens investigation into Apple practices regarding Apple Pay (AT.40452) - IP/20/1075
  • Germany - Bundeskartellamt – List of Notified Merger Projects 
  • UK - CMA is investigating the anticipated acquisition by Visa International Service Association of Plaid Inc.
  • UK - CMA accepts disqualification undertakings from two directors of Berkshire estate agents that breached competition law 

STATE AID

  • Commission approves prolongation of Greek bank guarantee scheme (SA.57262) - Midday Express
  • Commission approves €2 million Dutch rescue aid to the ice skating arena Thialf (SA.57274) - Midday Express
  • EU to relax state aid rules that hindered support for start-ups - Move follows calls from tech industry for bloc to be more flexible on government help – Financial Times 

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • European Commission kicks off major EU trade policy review - IP/20/1058 & Consultation Note
  • Speech by Commissioner Phil Hogan at Launch of Public Consultation for EU Trade Policy Review - Hosted by EUI Florence
  • Small businesses exporting outside the EU employ over 13 million people 
  • Report from the Commission to the European Parliament and of the Council on Trade and Investment Barriers 1 January 2019 - 31 December 2019
  • Answer given by Mr Hogan to a MEP written question - Respect for human rights in the free trade agreement with Vietnam
  • WTO - Committee on Regional Trade Agreements - Factual presentation - Economic partnership Agreement between the European Union and SADC states - Goods - Report by the Secretariat
  • Ukraine launches safeguard investigation on fresh cut roses 
  • Indonesia launches safeguard investigation on carpets and other textile floor coverings
  • The fight for free trade cannot be fudged - Financial Times

INTERNAL MARKET & INDUSTRY

  • European Defence Fund: €205 million to boost the EU's strategic autonomy and industrial competitiveness – IP/20/1053 and Q&A/20/1052
  • Agenda for: Working group on innovation: EPG-ERAC meeting on the European Innovation Scoreboard of 17 June 2020
  • Resorcinol not identified as a substance of very high concern - ECHA/NR/20/20

AGRICULTURE & FISHERIES

  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/786 of 15 June 2020 amending and correcting Regulation (EC) No 1235/2008 laying down detailed rules for implementation of Council Regulation (EC) No 834/2007 as regards the arrangements for imports of organic products from third countries 

FINANCIAL SERVICES

ENERGY

  • Agenda for: Electricity cross-border committee of 22 June 2020
  • Remarks by Commissioner Simson at the press point following the video conference of Energy Ministers
  • Possible amendments to Commission Delegated Regulations with regard to energy labelling and Commission Regulations with regard to ecodesign

HEALTH, FOOD & PRODUCT SAFETY

  • Commission Regulation (EU) 2020/785 of 9 June 2020 amending Annexes II and III to Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards maximum residue levels for chromafenozide, fluometuron, pencycuron, sedaxane, tau-fluvalinate and triazoxide in or on certain products
  • Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on health technology assessment and amending Directive 2011/24/EU - Presidency Progress report
  • EMA released its annual report that showcases the Agency’s efforts to protect and promote human and animal health in Europe and highlights the most significant achievements in 2019

DIGITAL SINGLE MARKET

  • Council conclusions on shaping Europe’s digital future
  • Cocom20-03 Rev2 Draft Commission implementing regulation specifying the characteristics of small-area wireless access points pursuant to Article 57(2) of Directive (EU) 2018/1972 of the European Parliament and the Council establishing the European Electronic Communications Code and its Annex
  • Draft - Commission Implementing regulation on specifying the characteristics of small-area wireless access points pursuant to Article 57 paragraph 2 of Directive (EU) 2018/1972 of the European Parliament and the Council of 11 December 2018 establishing the European Electronic Communications Code

ECB, EURO & ECONOMY

  • Investment Plan in Spain: European Investment Bank and Banco Sabadell join forces to provide €576 million in loans to small businesses - IP/20/1107
  • Working group on euro risk-free rates recommends voluntary compensation for legacy swaption contracts affected by the discounting transition to the €STR
  • Interview of ECB’s Fabio Panetta with Le Monde 
  • Bank capital regulation in a zero interest environment - ECB Working paper Series No.2422
  • Banks' exposures to Home sovereign bonds - Briefing for the EP ECON Committee  
  • The economy and coronavirus: Weekly Picks - Briefing for the EP ECON Committee 
  • Banking Union: Corona crisis effects - Briefing for the EP ECON Committee 

BREXIT

  • EU-UK Statement following the High Level Meeting on 15 June

FUTURE OF EUROPE

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

EXTERNAL RELATIONS

  • Human rights and democracy in the world: Council approves 2019 EU annual report