EU CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE

HEALTH

  • Report - Quarterly research and innovation literature review: Early insights into COVID-19

STATE AID

  • Commission approves €150 million Austrian subordinated loan to compensate Austrian Airlines for damages suffered due to coronavirus outbreak (SA.57539) - IP/20/1275
  • Commission approves a €550 million Czech scheme to support self-employed affected by the coronavirus outbreak (SA.57149) - Midday Express
  • Commission approves Latvian guarantee scheme to support mid-sized and large exporting undertakings affected by coronavirus outbreak (SA.57655) - Midday Express
  • Commission approves €110 million “umbrella” scheme to support Gibraltar economy in coronavirus outbreak (SA.57617 ) - Midday Express
  • Commission approves €370 million Czech scheme to support enterprises in the primary agricultural sector and in food and feed production affected by coronavirus outbreak (SA.57848 ) - Midday Express

AGRICULTURE & FISHERIES

  • Draft - Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) …/... of 6.7.2020 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
  • Answer given by Mr Wojciechowski to a MEP written question - The COVID-19 health crisis should not be turned into a food crisis

ECONOMY

  • Answer given by Executive V-P Dombrovskis to a written question - Coronavirus emergency: measures to support SMEs 
  • Answer given by Mr Gentiloni to a written question - Issuance of Eurobonds and economic implications of the COVID-19 pandemic
  • EU recovery plans should fund the COVID-19 battles to come; not be used to nurse old wounds - See Bruegel Paper

FINANCIAL SERVICES

  • EBA provides clarity on the implementation of the prudential framework in the context of COVID-19

TRANSPORT & MOBILITY

  • Council Decision (EU) 2020/970 of 3 July 2020 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

EXTERNAL RELATIONS

  • Coronavirus response: additional rescEU masks delivered to Croatia, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia - Midday Express
  • Discussing the EU global response to COVID-19 at the UN High-level Political Forum: Keeping the focus on the Sustainable Development Goals

COMPETITION

  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9880 – Permira/Warburg/Tilney/Smith & Williamson)
  • Commission clears AMS' acquisition of OSRAM (M.9716) - IP/20/1279
  • Commission clears acquisition of ACPS by TowerBrook and EQT (M.9869) - Midday Express
  • Commission clears acquisition of joint control of NTT Finance by Tokyo Century and Nippon Telegraph and Telephone (M.9874) - Midday Express
  • UK - CMA issues statement and full text Phase 1 referral decision in TVS Europe Distribution / 3G Truck & Trailer Parts merger

STATE AID

  • Commission Regulation (EU) 2020/972 of 2 July 2020 amending Regulation (EU) No 1407/2013 as regards its prolongation and amending Regulation (EU) No 651/2014 as regards its prolongation and relevant adjustments

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Agenda for: Working Party on Customs Union of 14 July 2020
  • Minutes of the 207th meeting of the Customs Code Committee - Tariff and Statistical Nomenclature (Sub-Section - Mechanical/Miscellaneous/Textiles) of 10 June 2020
  • Report on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EU) No 654/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the exercise of the Union's rights for the application and enforcement of international trade rules - A9-0133/2020
  • 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 of certain provisions of Protocol II concerning the definition of the concept of 'originating products' and methods of administrative cooperation - See the Annex 
  • Answer given by Mr Hogan to a MEP written question - New requirements for palm oil imported into the European Union, environmental protection and respect for the rights of workers
  • Answer given by Mr Wojciechowski to a MEP written question - Japonica rice from non-EU countries pose a threat to Italian production – the Commission should adopt the safeguard clause
  • WTO - The 14th review of the trade policies and practices of Japan takes place on 6 and 8 July 2020
  • WTO - Members discuss challenges and opportunities of online services trade amid COVID-19 crisis
  • WTO issues latest edition of World Tariff Profiles
  • Former UK chancellor warns against harming Chinese trade amid Brexit - Britain is locked in rows with China over new security laws in Hong Kong and tech firm Huawei - Politico.eu

INTERNAL MARKET & INDUSTRY

ENERGY

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

  • Agenda for: Working Party on Environment of 10 July 2020
  • Minutes of the 90th Meeting of the CITES Scientific Review Group of 10 June 2020
  • International climate action: The EU, Canada and China convene the fourth Ministerial on Climate Action (IP/20/1277)
  • Answer given by Mr Sinkevicius to a MEP written question - The prepaartion of a comprehensive proposal to restrict all non-essential uses of and products containing PFAS
  • Consultation - Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) …/... of XXX amending Annex IV to Regulation (EU) 2018/841 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 30 May 2018 on the inclusion of greenhouse gas emissions and removals from land use, land use change and forestry in the 2030 climate and energy framework, and amending Regulation (EU) No 525/2013 and Decision No 529/2013/EU

HEALTH, FOOD & PRODUCT SAFETY

  • Agenda for: Working Party on Health of 13 July 2020
  • Flash report - Steering Group on Health Promotion, Disease Prevention and Management of Non-Communicable Diseases (2 July 2020)
  • Summary report - Conference on the Evaluation of the EU Legislation on Blood, Tissues and Cells (28 October 2019)
  • Answer given by Ms Kyriakides to a MEP written question - 5G network
  • Answer given by Ms Kyriakides to a MEP written question - Zero-emission mobility
  • Answer given by Ms Kyriakides to a MEP written question - EU support for telemedecine
  • Protecting European Consumers: follow-up action on dangerous product alerts increased significantly in 2019 - IP/20/1270, see the Report
  • Dangerous goods on EU market call for improved product safety law - See Beuc Statement
  • EMA - Launch of public consultation on joint network strategy to 2025

TRANSPORT & MOBILITY

  • Better working conditions for truck drivers across the EU - See the EP Statement
  • Answer given by Ms Valean to a MEP written question - Improving road and rail freight transport conditions at EU external borders
  • Answer given by Ms Valean to a MEP written question - Repurchase of the Austrian annual road toll vignette when a car registration mark changes – additional costs for holders of vignettes with Italian licence plates

DIGITAL SINGLE MARKET & INFORMATION SOCIETY

  • Communication from the Commission Guidelines on the practical application of the essential functionality criterion of the definition of a ‘video-sharing platform service’ under the Audiovisual Media Services Directive
  • Communication from the Commission Guidelines pursuant to Article 13(7) of the Audiovisual Media Services Directive on the calculation of the share of European works in on-demand catalogues and on the definition of low audience and low turnove
  • How US restrictions drove Deutsche Telekom and Huawei closer together - Politico.eu
  • 5G is the key to green recovery - Reducing network energy consumption whilst connecting the world – Is it feasible - Politico.eu

DATA PRIVACY & CYBERSECURITY

AREA OF FREEDOM, SECURITY & JUSTICE

  • Agenda of the Schengen Committee Meeting on 9 July 2020
  • Strengthening democracies in times of COVID-19: Videoconference of the EU justice ministers on 6 July
  • European police partnership and search and rescue at sea: Videoconference of EU home affairs ministers on 7 July
  • Investigate alleged pushbacks of asylum-seekers at the Greek-Turkish border, MEPs demand

ECB, EURO & ECONOMY

  • Summer 2020 Economic Forecast: An even deeper recession with wider divergences - IP/20/1269 & Remarks by Commissioner Gentiloni
  • Investment Plan provides technical assistance to Municipality of Burgas to build Bulgaria's first specialised children's hospital - IP/20/1284
  • Report from the Commission on the implementation of macro-financial assistance to third countries in 2019
  • Speech by Fabio Panetta: Unleashing the euro’s untapped potential at global level
  • Centeno calls for rethink of EU debt and deficit rules - Departing eurogroup chief warns against post-pandemic rush to reinstate fiscal limits - Financial Times 

EXTERNAL RELATIONS

  • Council Decision (Euratom) 2020/971 of 20 November 2017 approving the conclusion by the European Commission, on behalf of the European Atomic Energy Community, of the Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement between the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community and their Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Armenia, of the other part
  • Kosovo/Serbia: Resumption of the EU-facilitated Dialogue on Sunday
  • EP group leaders deeply worried over the situation in Hong Kong
  • Europe must take on its own defense responsibilities - See CER Opinion
  • Turkey warns of retaliation if EU imposes further sanctions - Politico.eu