EU CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE

HEALTH

  • Summary report - 25th Health Security Committee on COVID-19 outbreak
  • European Commission authorises first treatment (Remdesivir) against COVID-19 - Midday Express
  • ECDC - Guidance on the provision of support for medically and socially vulnerable populations in EU/EEA countries and the United Kingdom during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • ECDC - Rapid Risk Assessment: Resurgence of reported cases of COVID 19 in the EU/EEA, the UK and EU candidate and potential candidate countries
  • ECDC - Use of gloves in healthcare and non-healthcare settings in the context of the COVID 19 pandemic

STATE AID

  • Communication from the Commission Third amendment to the Temporary Framework for State aid measures to support the economy in the current COVID-19 outbreak

INTERNAL MARKET & INDUSTRY

  • COVID-19: ACEA letter to Commissioner Breton  

EMPLOYMENT & SOCIAL POLICY

  • Council Conclusions on Strengthening Minimum Income Protection to Combat Poverty and Social Exclusion in the COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond

ECONOMY

  • Poland: Investment Plan for Europe - EIB Group and Santander Bank Polska Group support new financing for SMEs in response to COVID-19 crisis
  • Non Paper: List of programme specific indicators related to the cohesion policy response to the COVID-19 pandemic
  • The financial fragility of European households in the time of COVID-19 – See Bruegel Statement 

AREA OF FREEDOM , SECURITY & JUSTICE

  • 63rd CND Special Event on 26 June 2020 - Discussion on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the world drug situation - Opening Statement expressed on behalf of the European Union and its Member States  

TRANSPORT & MOBILITY

  • Draft - Council Decision further extending the temporary derogation from the Council’s Rules of Procedure introduced by Decision (EU) 2020/430, and extended by Decisions (EU) 2020/556 and (EU) 2020/702, in view of the travel difficulties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic in the Union
  • Position to be taken on behalf of the European Union within the International Civil Aviation Organization as regards the notification of differences with respect to Annexes 1 and 6 to the Convention on International Civil Aviation due to the temporary measures related to the COVID-19 pandemic   

EXTERNAL RELATIONS

  • European solidarity in action: national armed forces join the fight against COVID-19 

COMPETITION

  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.9842 – Hitachi Chemical Company/Fiamm Energy Technology)
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.9859 – Alcopa Coordination Center/Beran Central Europe/Alcomotive) -
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.9690 – Savencia/Compagnie des Fromages et Richesmonts)
  • Summary of Commission Decision of 16 May 2019 relating to a proceeding under Article 101 of the TFEU and Article 53 of the EEA Agreement (Case AT.40135 – Forex-Essex Express)
    Opinion of the Advisory Committee on restrictive practices and dominant positions
    - Final Report of the Hearing Officer
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9744 – Mastercard/Nets)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9884 – Thoma Bravo/Madison Dearborn Partners/Axiom)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9855 – Onex/Independent Clinical Services)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9872 – Atlas/Permasteelisa)
  • Timeline for Mergers and Antitrust policy reviews 2019-2022
  • Belgium - The Competition College does not consider the relegation of the football club Waasland-Beveren to division 1B prima facie incompatible with competition law
  • Germany - Bundeskartellamt - List of Notified Merger Projects – 03 July 2020

STATE AID

  • Authorisation for State aid pursuant to Articles 107 and 108 of the TFEU - Cases where the Commission raises no objections 
  • EFTA Surveillance Authority - State aid – Decision to raise no objections
  • EFTA Surveillance Authority - No state aid within the meaning of Article 61(1) of the EEA Agreement
  • EFTA Surveillance Authority - State aid – Decision to raise no objections
  • State Aid weekly e-News - No.24/20 - Covers from 26 June to 2 July 2020

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/956 of 26 June 2020 concerning the classification of certain goods in the Combined Nomenclature (8708 91 35)
  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/957 of 26 June 2020 concerning the classification of certain goods in the Combined Nomenclature (7616 99 90)
  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/958 of 26 June 2020 concerning the classification of certain goods in the Combined Nomenclature (4819 50 00)
  • Corrigendum to Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/909 of 30 June 2020 imposing a definitive anti-dumping 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 (Official Journal of the European Union L 208 of 1 July 2020) 
  • Agenda 5th: EU-Georgia Trade Sustainable Development Sub-Committee, Brussels/Tbilisi, 6 July 2020
  • Trade policy reflections beyond the COVID19 outbreak  

INTERNAL MARKET & INDUSTRY

FINANCIAL SERVICES

  • ESMA - Public hearing on ESG disclosures CP 2 July 2020 – Slides 
  • Notice of information on postponement of entry into application of MiFIR open access provisions with regard to exchange-traded derivatives

AGRICULTURE & FISHERIES

  • Romania: EIB and EBRD make €12.5 million of new funds available to farmers
  • Monitoring EU agri-food trade: latest edition - 03 July 2020
  • Minutes of the Expert Group Fruit and Vegetables Market Observatory (Sub-group on Tomatoes) of 24 June 2020

ENERGY

  • Minutes of the 45th Electricity Cross-border Committee meeting of 22 June 2020
  • Countries serious about climate change should leave the Energy Charter Treaty, says former ECT official

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

  • Opinion of Advocate General Bobek of 2 July 2020 in Case C‑826/18, LB, Stichting Varkens in Nood, Stichting Dierenrecht, Stichting Leefbaar Buitengebied Vs. College van burgemeester en wethouders van de gemeente Echt-Susteren, joined parties: Sebava BV
    Re: Reference for a preliminary ruling - Aarhus Convention - Article 6 - Participation rights - Public participation procedure - Article 2(4) and (5) - ‘The public’ and ‘the public concerned’ - Personal scope of application - Article 9(2) and (3) - Access to justice - Standing - Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU - Article 47 and Article 52(1) - Right to effective judicial protection - Directive 2011/92/EU - Articles 6 and 11 - Directive 2010/75/EU - Articles 24 and 25 - Condition of prior participation - Procedural autonomy 
  • Agenda for: Working Party on International Environment Issues (UNECE Espoo) of 08 July 2020 
  • Boosting the EU's green recovery: Commission invests €1 billion in innovative clean technology projects - IP/20/1250

HEALTH, FOOD & PRODUCT SAFETY

  • Presentations and documents - 88th meeting of the Pharmaceutical Committee (2 July 2020)
  • Summary record - 87th meeting of the Pharmaceutical Committee (26 May 2020)
  • Summary report - Meeting of the PAFF Committee, Section: "General food law" of 10 June 2020
  • EFSA - Guidance for reporting 2020 surveillance data on Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies (TSE)
  • EFSA - Review of the existing maximum residue levels for amisulbrom according to Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No.396/2005
  • Safety Gate: Rapid Alert System for dangerous non-food products - Weekly Report - Report 27 (Published on: 03/07/2020)
  • ECDC - Communicable disease threats report, 28 June - 4 July 2020, week 27

TRANSPORT & MOBILITY

  • Minutes of the 6th meeting of the Commission Expert Group: specific ethical issues raised by driverless mobility - 2nd part of 12 June 2020

DIGITAL SINGLE MARKET & INFORMATION SOCIETY

  •  The Commission is right to focus on digital skills as a key ingredient for the COVID recovery - See DigitalEurope Paper

DATA PRIVACY & CYBERSECURITY

  • ENISA - 25th Meeting of the Cybersecurity Working Group of the European Banking Federation
  • ENISA launches public consultation for First candidate Cybersecurity Certification Scheme

AREA OF FREEDOM, SECURITY & JUSTICE

  • Report from the Commission on the implementation of Council Framework Decision of 13 June 2002 on the European arrest warrant and the surrender procedures between Member States
  • Minutes - Written consultation of the Group of Experts on New Psychoactive Substances (isotonitazene)
  • Vice-President Jourová, Commissioners Reynders and Johansson to participate in the informal videoconference of the Ministers of Justice and Home Affairs on 6-7 July - Midday Express

ECB, EURO & ECONOMY

  • European Semester: Adoption of Council recommendation on the economic policy of the euro area, and the explanatory note 
  • Council Recommendations on the National Reform Programmes 2020 to each Member State, and the UK, delivering Council Opinions on the updated Stability or Convergence Programmes - Adoption 
  • The ECB’s monetary policy during the coronavirus crisis – necessary, suitable and proportionate - See ECB Paper
  • ECB welcomes initiative to launch new European payment solution
  • Financial intermediation and technology: What’s old, what’s new? - ECB Working Paper Sreries No.2438
  • Drivers of European public debt management - ECB Working Paper Sreries No.2437
  • Business profit share recorded sharpest drop to 37.9% while business investment is slightly down to 25.5% in the euro area - Stat/106/2020
  • Household saving rate all time high at 16.9% in the euro area while household investment rate down to 8.7% - Stat/105/2020
  • Euro area unemployment at 7.4% - Stat/103/2020
  • Industrial producer prices down by 0.6% in euro area - Stat/104/2020

FUTURE OF EUROPE

  • Next six months crucial for the EU, says von der Leyen at the start of the German Presidency of the Council of the EU
  • Remarks by President von der Leyen at the joint press conference with Angela Merkel, Federal Chancellor of Germany, on the beginning of the German Presidency of the Council of the EU -

BREXIT

  • Statement by Michel Barnier following the restricted round of negotiations for a new partnership between the European Union and the United Kingdom
  • Brexit – Heading for disaster – See EPC Discussion Paper

EXTERNAL RELATIONS

  • Eoutlines principles and guidelines in negotiating frameworks for accession talks with Albania and North Macedonia
  • EU-Mercosur Association Agreement - Conclusions of negotiations on the Political Dialogue and Cooperation pillar