EU CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE

HEALTH

  • Video recording - Webinar on “COVID-19 and Transplantation in Children” (23 June 2020) -
    - Pediatric transplantation in Europe during the COVID-19 pandemic: Early impact on activity and healthcare
    - Covid-19 in Bergamo – Italy Impact on liver transplantation activity
    - COVID-19 in Children and Transplantation 
  • Updated: Notice to stakeholders - Q&A on regulatory expectations for medicinal products for human use during the covid-19 pandemic
  • Answer given by Ms Kyriakides to a MEP written question - Dissemination and support of serology treatment (CCP) for COVID-19 in the European Union 

STATE AID

  • Commission approves €30 billion French subordinated loan scheme to support companies affected by the coronavirus outbreak – IP/20/1242
  • Commission approves €145 million Luxembourgish reinsurance scheme to support trade credit insurance market in coronavirus outbreak (SA.57708) - Midday Express
  • Answer given by Executive Vice-President Vestager to a MEP written question - State aid to compensate for the COVID-19 crisis in the tourism and catering sector

TRADE

  • Answer given by Mr Hogan to a MEP written question – The effects of the COVID-19 outbreak on European import and export companies
  • WTO - Committee on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures - EU statement at the SPS Committee information sharing session on COVID-19 - Communication by the European Union

INTERNAL MARKET & INDUSTRY

  • Coronavirus: 13 additional projects in Greece receive technical support through the Structural Reform Support Programme
  • Answer given by Mr Breton to a MEP written question – Member States withholding medical supplies
  • Answer given by Mr Breton to a MEP written question – Support for the EU automotive industry
  • Answer given by Mr Breton to a MEP written question – Aid to the sectors most affected by COVID-19

AGRICULTURE FISHERIES

  •  Extension of current CAP rules until the end of 2022: informal deal on transitional regulation

TRANSPORT & MOBILITY

  • Council agrees to start lifting travel restrictions for residents of some third countries - See the  Council Recommendation
  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/910 of 30 June 2020 amending Implementing Regulations (EU) 2015/1998, (EU) 2019/103 and (EU) 2019/1583 as regards the re-designation of airlines, operators and entities providing security controls for cargo and mail arriving from third countries, as well as the postponement of certain regulatory requirements in the area of cybersecurity, background check, explosive detection systems equipment standards, and explosive trace detection equipment, because of the COVID-19 pandemic

ECONOMY

  • Financing the recovery must not burden the next generation - See the EP Statement
  • Speech by Fabio Panetta: The price of uncertainty and uncertainty about prices: monetary policy in the post-COVID-19 economy
  • Answer given by Mr Várhelyi to a MEP written question - EU support for the Western Balkans in the fight against coronavirus

COMPETITION

  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.9316 – Peab/YIT’s paving and mineral aggregates business)  
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.9601 – Czech Media Invest/Rockaway/Brasinex Bohemia)
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.9450 – PPG/TIL/JV)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9736 – Lone Star/BASF Construction Chemicals (EB) Business)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9803 – SAZKA Group/OPAP)
  • Competition: The European Commission launches a process to address the issue of collective bargaining for the self-employed – IP/20/1237
  • Commission sends Supplementary Statement of Objections to Sigma-Aldrich for possible submission of incorrect and misleading information (M.8181) - Midday Express
  • Commission clears acquisition of VOO and Brutélé by Providence (M.9757) - Midday Express
  • Commission clears acquisition of sole control of Banijay and Endemol Shine by Lov Group (M.9676) - Midday Express
  • France - Agricultural cooperatives Coopérative Dauphinoise and Terre d’Alliances notified the Autorité de la concurrence of their planned merger
  • France - Deployment of Darty spaces within Carrefour hypermarkets, the Authority issues a decision of non-controllability
  • Ireland - CCPC warns businesses must act independently when setting prices during reopening phase
  • UK CMA imposes £1.2m in fines for price-fixing in private eyecare
  • UK - CMA directs appointment of monitoring trustee in Facebook, Inc / Giphy, Inc merger
  • UK - CMA to refer Stryker / Wright Medical merger unless undertakings in lieu offered
  • UK - CMA refers Yorkshire Purchasing / Findel merger to Phase 2 investigation

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Agenda for: Trade Policy Committee (Deputy Members) of 03 July 2020
  • Agenda for: EP INTA Committee of 6 July 2020 
  • Draft Report on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Council Regulation (EC) No 1215/2009 introducing exceptional trade measures for countries and territories participating in or linked to the European Union’s Stabilisation and Association process  
  • Proposal for a Council Decision on the position to be taken, on behalf of the European Union, in the Trade Committee established under the Interim Partnership Agreement between the European Community, of the one part, and the Pacific States, of the other part, as regards the amendment to be made to the Agreement to take account of the accession of the Independent State of Samoa - See the Annex
  • Council Decision on the conclusion of the Agreement in the form of an Exchange of Letters between the European Union and the Swiss Confederation in the context of negotiations under Article XXVIII of the GATT 1994 on the modification of Switzerland’s WTO concessions with regard to seasoned meat – Adoption
  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/909 of 30 June 2020 imposing a definitive anti-dumtaping duty on imports of ferro-silicon originating in Russia and the People’s Republic of China, following an expiry review pursuant to Article 11(2) of Regulation (EU) 2016/1036
  • Commission maintains safeguards in place to defend European steel industry in times of crisis
  • Comprehensive EU Strategy for Africa - Trade and Investments – Briefing - Committee on Foreign Affairs
  • WTO - United States - Continued Dumping and Subsidy Offset Act of 2000 - Communication from European Union

INTERNAL MARKET & INDUSTRY

  • Agenda for: Working party on Competitiveness & Growth (Internal Market/Industry) of 01 July 2020
  • Agenda for: Working party on Competitiveness & Growth (Internal Market) of 01 July 2020
  • Agenda of the Meeting of the REACH Committee of 7 July 2020
    - Draft – Commission Regulation (EU) …/… of XXX amending Annex XVII to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH), as regards carcinogenic, mutagenic or reproductive toxicant (CMR) substances, devices covered by Regulation (EU) 2017/745 of the European Parliament and of the Council, persistent organic pollutants, certain liquid substances or mixtures, nonylphenol and testing methods for azocolourants
    - Draft – Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) on the duties placed on registrants to update their registrations under Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH)
  • ECHA - Public Consultations on microplastics from 01 July to 01 September 2020 
  • Answer given by Mr Breton to a MEP written question – Accelerating the application procedure for names for new textile fibres
  • Answer given by Mr Breton to a MEP written question – Emissions from the textile industry
  • Information sheet on obligations associated with the placing of radio equipment on the market (Directive 2014/53/EU)
  • European Regulators Group for Postal Services (ERGP) - 18th Plenary meeting of 30 June 2020
  • European Defence Industrial Development Programme (EDIDP) Information Day on Calls 2020 – presentations

EMPLOYMENT & SOCIAL POLICY

  • Commission launches Youth Employment Support: a bridge to jobs for the next generation - IP/20/1193Q&A, Factsheet
    - Communication “Youth Employment Support: a bridge to jobs for the next generation”
    - Commission proposal for a Council Recommendation on a Bridge to Jobs - reinforcing the Youth Guarantee
    - Commission proposal for a Council Recommendation on Vocational Education and Training
  • Commission presents European Skills Agenda for sustainable competitiveness, social fairness and resilience - IP/20/1196Q&A, Factsheet
    - Communication: “European Skills Agenda for sustainable competitiveness, social fairness and resilience”
    - Commission proposal for a Council Recommendation on Vocational Education and Training

FINANCIAL SERVICES

TAXATION

AGRICULTURE & FISHERIES

  • Agenda for: Special Committee on Agriculture of 06 July 2020
    - Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and the Council laying down certain transitional provisions for the support by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) and by the European Agricultural Guarantee Fund (EAGF) in the year 2021 and amending Regulations (EU) No 228/2013, (EU) No 229/2013 and (EU) No 1308/2013 as regards resources and their distribution in respect of the year 2021 and amending Regulations (EU) No 1305/2013, (EU) No 1306/2013 and (EU) No 1307/2013 as regards their resources and application in the year 2021 - Progress report - Confirmation of the common understanding
  • Draft - Commission delegated Regulation (EU) …/... fixing a flat-rate reduction for the import duty for sorghum in Spain imported from third countries
  • Information Notice – Public Consultation Geographical indications from Japan

ENERGY

  • Answer given by Ms Simson to a MEP written question – PCI list and the European Climate Law
  • Upgraded Gas Network Codes Functionality Platform launched by ACER and ENTSOG 

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

  • Agenda for: Informal videoconference of the members of the Working Party on International Environment Issues (Biodiversity) (Morning & Afternoon) of 06 July 2020
  • 8th Round of Mutual Evaluations - 'The practical implementation and operation of European policies on preventing and combating Environmental Crime' Follow-up to the Report on Czech Republic
  • Minutes of the 80th Committee on Nitrates of 22 June 2020
  • Answer given by Mr Sinkevičius to a MEP written question - Amendment of legislation on environmental licensing procedures and Directive 2011/92
  • Answer given by Mr Sinkevičius to a MEP written question - Possible impact of wind turbines on health
  • Answer given by Mr Sinkevičius to a MEP written question - EU action concerning the impact of ammonia on the environment, human health and animal welfare
  • Answer given by Mr Sinkevičius to a MEP written question - Change in legislation and implementation of directives on the natural environment
  • Answer given by Mr Sinkevičius to a MEP written question - Dangerous waste
  • Notice to stakeholders - Withdrawal of the UK and EU rules in the field of Transboundary shipments of waste
  • Notice to stakeholders - Withdrawal of the UK and EU rules in the field of EU Ecolabel

HEALTH, FOOD & PRODUCT SAFETY

  • Agenda - Informal Meeting of the Steering Group on Promotion and Prevention (SGPP) (2 July 2020)
  • Vaccine against Ebola: Commission grants new market authorisations - IP/20/1248

DIGITAL SINGLE MARKET 1 INFORMATION SOCIETY

  • Agenda for: RSC Radio Spectrum Committee - Decision n° 676/2002/EC of 08 July 2020
  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/911 of 30 June 2020 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
  • Notice to stakeholders - Withdrawal of the UK and EU rules in the field of Electronic communications, incl. roaming

DATA PRIVACY & CYBERSECURITY

  • Summary of the Opinion of the European Data Protection Supervisor on the opening of negotiations for a new partnership with the UK (See EDPS website)
  • EU launches a €10.5 million call for projects in cybersecurity
  • Answer given by Mr Breton to a MEP written question – Protecting our critical infrastructure 

AREA OF FREEDOM, SECURITY & JUSTICE

ECB, EURO & ECONOMY

FUTURE OF EUROPE

  • Agenda for: Meeting of the Coreper (Part.2) of 02 July 2020
  • List of meetings taking place between 1 and 24 July 2020
  • Together for Europe’s recovery”: Germany takes over Council presidency

EXTERNAL RELATIONS

  • Agenda for: Working Party on the Western Balkans region on 2 July 2020
  • Syrian crisis: EU mobilises an overall pledge of €6.9 billion for 2020 and beyond - IP/20/1211
  • Brussels IV Conference on 'Supporting the future of Syria and the region': co-chairs' declaration
  • On the path to a deeper and stronger partnership, living up to the European and African aspirations”: Council adopts conclusions on Africa - See the Press Release
  • Council extends the mandates of EU CSDP civilian missions for one more year
  • Venezuela: Declaration by the High Representative, on behalf of the European Union, on the latest developments in Venezuela