EU CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE

HEALTH

  • Commission and EIB provide CureVac with a €75 million financing for vaccine development and expansion of manufacturing - IP/10/1238
  • Answer given by Ms Kyriakides to a MEP written question - COVID-19: coordination and guidelines
  • Answer given by Ms Kyriakides to a MEP written question - Classification of people who are suffering from or have died of the coronavirus disease in the EU
  • Statement on Organ Donation and Transplantation and the COVID-19 pandemic
  • ECDC - Download today’s data on the geographic distribution of COVID-19 cases worldwide - 06 July 2020

STATE AID

  • Commission approves €250 million Latvian measure to recapitalise airBaltic (SA.56943) - IP/20/1274
  • Commission approves Latvian fund to enable €100 million of liquidity and capital support to large enterprises affected by the coronavirus outbreak (SA.57409) - IP/20/1272
  • Commission approves €9.5 million Swedish scheme to compensate passenger ferries for damages suffered due to the coronavirus outbreak (SA.57710) - Midday Express
  • Commission approves around €2 million Austrian support to coronavirus-relevant research and development projects by Austrian micro biotech companies Apeptico ((SA.57340) and Panoptes (SA.57345) - Midday Express
  • Commission approves a Cypriot scheme to support newspapers affected by the coronavirus outbreak (SA.57762) - Midday Express
  • Commission approves Maltese public loan of up to €18.7 million to support bond issue by real estate developer MIH in the context of the coronavirus outbreak (SA.57574) - Midday Express

AGRICULTURE & FISHERIES

  • Draft - Commission delegated Regulation (EU) …/... amending Delegated Regulation (EU) 2020/592 on temporary exceptional measures derogating from certain provisions of Regulation (EU) No 1308/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council to address the market disturbance in the fruit and vegetables and wine sectors caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and measures linked to it
  • Copa-Cogeca - European farmers' confidence varies as the pandemic takes hold

ECONOMY

TRANSPORT & MOBILITY

  • Answer given by Ms Valean to a MEP written question - Maritime freight: collateral damage of the coronavirus epidemic
  • Answer given by Ms Valean to a MEP written question - Measures to support the cruise industry in light of the COVID-19 crisis  

EXTERNAL RELATIONS

  • Coronavirus response: Team Europe supports Somalia with three EU Humanitarian Air Bridge flights - IP/20/1273

COMPETITION

  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.9641 - SNAM/FSI/OLT)
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.9582 - Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy/Senvion (European onshore wind turbine service)/Ria Blades)  
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9826 - Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings/UBE Industries/JV) 
  • Commission clears acquisition of Sixt Leasing by Hyundai Capital Bank Europe (M.9806) - Midday Express
  • Commission clears acquisition of joint control over Westphalia DataLab by Remondis, Fiege, Mr. Reiner Kurzhals and Mr. Cornelius Brosche (M.9862) - Midday Express
  • Germany - The Bundeskartellamt has cleared the planned acquisition of The Meet Group Inc., USA, by the ProSiebenSat.1 group

STATE AID

  • Answer given by Ms Vestager to a MEP written question - Recovery of illegal State aid in Bulgaria
  • Answer given by Ms Vestager to a MEP written question - State aid for television companies to the detriment of other media channels (Royal Decree Law 11/2020 of 31 March 2020) 

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • 2019 Annual Activity Report from EU Trade
  • Explanatory Notes to the Combined Nomenclature of the European Union (CN: 9505)  
  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/966 of 1 July 2020 terminating a ‘new exporter’ review of Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1379 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of bicycles originating in the P.R. of China for one Chinese exporting producer, imposing the duty with regard to that producer’s imports and terminating the registration of these imports 
  • Corrigendum to Council Decision (EU) 2019/753 of 30 March 2020 on the conclusion of the FTA between the EU and the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam (OJ L 186, 12.6.2020)

INTERNAL MARKET & INDUSTRY

  • Case T-288/20: Action brought on 13 May 2020 - Brillux and Daw Vs. Commission 
    Re: annulment of Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2020/217, (1) in so far as it concerns the classification and labelling of titanium dioxide
  • Case T-279/20: Action brought on 12 May 2020 - CWS Powder Coatings Vs. Commission 
    Re: annulment of Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2020/217, (1) in so far as it concerns the classification and labelling of titanium dioxide
  • Agenda for: Working Party on Competitiveness and Growth (Internal Market) of 07 July 2020 
  • Batteries experts identify short-term research & innovation priorities -  (See the short summary and the detailed summary)

EMPLOYMENT & SOCIAL POLICY

  • Report from the Commission on the application of Directive 2014/50/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 April 2014 on minimum requirements for enhancing worker mobility between Member States by improving the acquisition and preservation of supplementary pension rights 

ENERGY

  • Commissioner Simson participates in the North Seas Energy Cooperation Ministerial and visits the world's largest PEM hydrogen electrolysis plant
  • Answer given by Ms Simson to a MEP written question - Impact of oil prices on the European Green Deal and the Action Plan on Sustainable Finance

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

  • Public Consultation - CO2 emissions from shipping – encouraging the use of low-carbon fuels - Feedback period 02 July 2020 - 10 September 2020
  • Roadmap - Revision of the EU Emission Trading System Directive concerning aviation - Feedback period 03 July 2020 - 28 August 2020 
  • Roadmap - Hazardous substances – exemption from restrictions on use in electronic/electrical products (RoHS exemption 9) -  Feedback period 03 July 2020 - 31 July 2020
  • Draft Act - Hazardous substances – exemption for mercury in electric rotating connectors (intravascular ultrasound imaging systems)- Feedback period 03 July 2020 - 31 July 2020
  • "Climate transition, transformation and convergence: Europe’s path towards robust resilience" - Speech of President Charles Michel  
  • Answer given by Executive VP Timmermans to a MEP written question - Timetable for lowering carbon dioxide emissions from vehicles

HEALTH, FOOD & PRODUCT SAFETY

  • EU Health Policy Platform webinar - CHAFEA Info Day on Better Training for Safer Food Initiative (9 July 2020) -  
  • Answer given by Ms Kyriakides to a MEP written question -  Shortage of medicines and medical equipment
  • EFSA - Scientific Opinion - Pest categorisation of the Andean Potato Weevil (APW) complex (Coleoptera: Curculionidae)

TRANSPORT & MOBILITY

  • Public consultation: Staff working document - Sea and inland waterway transport - passengers rights (evaluation) - Feedback period: 03 July 2020 - 03 October 2020
  • Public consultation: Staff working document - Air passenger rights – people with disabilities/reduced mobility (evaluation) - Feedback period: 03 July 2020 - 03 October 2020
  • Public consultation: Staff working document - Bus & coach transport – passenger rights (evaluation) - Feedback period: 03 July 2020 - 03 October 2020 
  • The Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) services for maritime surveillance will as of the 4th of July, under the command of Finland, support Coast Guard functions of Finland, Estonia and Sweden - See EMSA Statement
  • BEUC applauds EU infringement proceedings against countries still breaking rules on travel reimbursements

DATA PRIVACY & CYBERSECURITY

  • Roamap - Legislative framework for the governance of common European data spaces - Feedback period : 03 July 2020 - 31 July 2020
  • Commission Decision (EU) 2020/969 of 3 July 2020 laying down implementing rules concerning the Data Protection Officer, restrictions of data subjects’ rights and the application of Regulation (EU) 2018/1725 of the European Parliament and of the Council, and repealing Commission Decision 2008/597/EC 
  • Decision of the Administrative Board of the European Maritime Safety Agency of 6 April 2020 on internal rules concerning restrictions of certain rights of data subjects in relation to processing of personal data in the framework of the functioning of EMSA 

AREA OF FREEDOM, SECURITY & JUSTICE

  • Reassessment of the timeline towards the implementation of the JHA interoperability architecture - Note from the Presidency
  • Roadmap - Violence against women and domestic violence – fitness check of EU legislation - Feedback period: 03 July 2020 - 21 August 2020

ECB, EURO & ECONOMY

FUTURE OF EUROPE

  • Agenda for: Meeting of the Coreper (Part.2) of 06-08 July 2020 

EXTERNAL RELATIONS

  • Report from the Commission on the implementation of the financial assistance provided to the Overseas Countries and Territories under the 11th European Development Fund in 2019 - See the Annex
  • JCPOA: Statement by the High Representative Josep Borrell as coordinator of the Joint Commission of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action on the Dispute Resolution Mechanism
  • Turkey: Statement by the Spokesperson on the sentencing of four human rights defenders in the Büyükada case
  • HR/VP Josep Borrell travels to Turkey and Malta - Midday Express