EU CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE

HEALTH

  • Answer given by Ms Kyriakides to a MEP written question - Risk assessment and forecast of the spread of SARS-CoV-
  • Answer given by Ms Kyriakides to a MEP written question - Distribution and use of COVID-19 vaccines and therapy in the EU
  • Answer given by Ms Kyriakides to a MEP written question - Implementation of a comprehensive system to monitor epidemics 
  • Answer given by Ms Kyriakides to a MEP written question - European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) 
  • Answer given by Mr Gentiloni to a MEP written question - Statistical data on the COVID-19 pandemic
  • COVID-19: New EMCDDA study highlights decline in stimulant drug use but some rises in the use of cannabis, alcohol and prescription medicines to combat anxiety and depression
  • QaA on Emergency Support Instrument

STATE AID

  • Commission approves Italian aid measure adapting previously approved Italian national ‘umbrella' scheme to support companies in coronavirus outbreak to the regional context of Friuli Venezia Giulia (SA.57252) - Midday Express

ECONOMY

  • Foreign takeovers in Covid-19 crisis: MEPs push for level-playing field
  • Answer given by the Council to a MEP written question - Adoption of ‘Corona bonds’ and emergency economic measures by the European Council
  • Answer given by the Council to a MEP written question - EU plan to combat the COVID-19 emergency
  • The ECB’s monetary policy response to the pandemic: liquidity, stabilisation and supporting the recovery

EXTERNAL RELATIONS

  • Coronavirus: Commission supports EU neighbouring countries by making rules on cross-border programmes and projects more flexible - Midday Express
  • Answer given by Mr Lenarčič to a MEP written question - The EU’s response to COVID-19 in Latin America

COMPETITION

  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.9357 – FIS/Worldpay)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9660 – Google/Fitbit)
  • Commission clears acquisition of sole control of CP Kelco CMC by Nouryon (M.9756) - Midday Express
  • UK- CMA update on competition investigation in the supply of construction services
  • Apples make concessions iPhone app developers - Financial Times
  • Germany says Facebook must comply with antitrust ruling on data use - Group must offer users a choice when it collects and merges data from outside its ecosystem - Financial Times
  • USA - Justice Department, States to confer on Google antitrust challenge - Wall Street Journal

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Notice of the impending expiry of certain anti-subsidy measures (Tubes and pipes of ductile cast iron (also known as spheroidal graphite cast iron); India; 19.3.2021)
  • Notice of the impending expiry of certain anti-dumping measures (Tubes and pipes of ductile cast iron (also known as spheroidal graphite cast iron); India; 19.3.2021)
  • Notice of initiation Union examination procedure on obstacles to trade within the meaning of Regulation (EU) 2015/1843 applied by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia consisting of measures affecting the import of ceramic tiles
  • CETA - Meeting of Financial Services Committee of 24-25 June 2020
  • WTO - Council for Trade in Goods - Committee on Safeguards - Request under article 13.1(e) of the Agreement on Safeguards - Request from the European Union concerning Turkey's proposed suspension of concessions or other obligations - European Union
  • WTO - South Africa launches safeguard investigation on “U, I, H, L and T sections of iron or non-alloy steel”

INTERNAL MARKET & INDUSTRY

  • Commission Notice - Guidelines for the implementation of Regulation (EU) 2019/1148 on the marketing and use of explosives precursors 
  • Biocides committee recommends approving three active substances - ECHA/NR/20/23
  • ECHA - Preliminary Conclusions of the 58th Management board Meeting of 17-18 June 2020
  • ECHA - Announcement of appeal (Data Sharing) of 16 June 2020

FINANCIAL SERVICES

  • The Croatian presidency and the Parliament reached a political agreement on a common set of rules to deal with the recovery and resolution of clearing houses
  • Financial stability: Commission welcomes political agreement on new EU rules on the recovery and resolution of Central Counterparties (CCPs) - Midday Express
  • UK’s post-Brexit financial rules add pressure on EU over market access - Brussels must decide whether Britain’s financial services sector can be granted ‘equivalence’ - Financial Times

TAXATION

  • Minutes of the 47th Meeting of the Working Group for the Administrative cooperation in the field of direct taxation of 16 June 2020

EMPLOYMENT & SOCIAL POLICY

ENERGY

  • First ever European Youth Energy Day calls for reinforcement of Green Deal actions, aided by strong bottom-up youth engagement
  • Speech by Commissioner Simson at the Opening Ceremony of the EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW)
  • Energy Commissioner Kadri Simson took part in the 9th EU-China Energy Dialogue

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

  • Ageing population, emerging technologies and fiscal sustainability can influence EU’s path to sustainable future - See EEA Statement and Report
  • Press remarks by Commissioner Sinkevičius following the meeting of environment ministers
  • Remarks by Frans Timmermans at the meeting of Environment Ministers
  • EU water law will NOT be changed, confirms European Commission - See EEB Statement

HEALTH, FOOD & PRODUCT SAFETY

  • Agenda for: Expert Group on National Control Plans (MANCP network) and Annual Reports Articles 41 to 44 Reg 882/2004 of 30 June and 01 July 2020
  • EFSA - Peer review of the pesticide risk assessment of the active substance 24‐epibrassinolide
  • EFSA - Setting of import tolerances for flonicamid in various crops and products of animal origin
  • EMA - European regulators make recommendations drawing on lessons learnt from presence of nitrosamines in sartan medicines
  • EMA - Academia developing medicines for rare diseases to receive free EMA scientific advice

DIGITAL SINGLE MARKET & INFORMATION SOCIETY

  • Online Platforms' Moderation of Illegal Content Online - Study for EP IMCO Committee
  • Agenda for: 21th meeting of the eCommerce expert group of 26 May 2020

DATA PRIVACY & CYBERSECURITY

TRANSPORT & MOBILITY

  •  Agenda for : Meeting of the Expert Group on Aviation Safety of 02 July 2020

AREA OF FREEDOM, SECURITY & JUSTICE

ECB, EURO & ECONOMY

BREXIT

  • UK angles for Falklands squid in post-Brexit trade talks - Fishing exports from the British overseas territory in the south Atlantic are crucial to the islands’ economy - Financial Times

EXTERNAL RELATIONS

  • Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the European Union on the alignment of certain third countries with Council Decision (CFSP) 2020/607 of 4 May 2020 amending Decision (CFSP) 2019/1720 concerning restrictive measures in view of the situation in Nicaragua 
  • Emergency Trust Fund for Africa: the EU mobilises €52.5 million to support resilience, jobs and stability in the Sahel and Lake Chad region - IP/20/1157
  • Sudan Partnership Conference to take place on 25 June: a global effort to support Sudan