EU CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE

HEALTH

  • Regulation (EU) 2020/1043 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 July 2020 on the conduct of clinical trials with and supply of medicinal products for human use containing or consisting of genetically modified organisms intended to treat or prevent coronavirus disease (COVID-19)
  • Answer given by Ms Kyriakides to a MEP written question – Possible spread within Europe of 2019-nCoV virus from China -
  • Answer given by Ms Kyriakides to a MEP written question – Coronavirus outbreak 
  • Answer given by Ms Kyriakides to a MEP written question – Need for aid in the form of supplies to combat COVID-19
  • Answer given by Ms Kyriakides to a MEP written question – COVID-19
  • Assessment of COVID-19 surveillance case definitions and data reporting in the European Union – Briefing for the EP Envi Committee
  • Short-term EU health preparedness for COVID-19 outbreaks - see the Annex

STATE AID

INTERNAL MARKET & INDUSTRY

  • Regulation (EU) 2020/1040 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 July 2020 amending Regulation (EU) 2016/1628 as regards its transitional provisions in order to address the impact of the COVID-19 crisis 

ECONOMY

EMPLOYMENT

  • Communication from the Commission — Guidelines on seasonal workers in the EU in the context of the COVID-19 outbreak
  • Answer given by Mr Schmit to a MEP written question - Impact of coronavirus pandemic on employment market

DATA PRIVACY

TRANSPORT

  • Note to the Committee launching the written procedure 
  • Draft - Commission Implementing Regulation amending Regulation (EU) 2020/469 as regards postponing dates of application of certain measures in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic -  
  • Draft - Commission Implementing Regulation amending Regulation (EU) 2019/1387 as regards postponing dates of application of certain measures in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic   
  • Council Recommendation (EU) 2020/1052 of 16 July 2020 amending Council Recommendation (EU) 2020/912 on the temporary restriction on non-essential travel into the EU and the possible lifting of such restriction

AREA OF FREEDOM, SECURITY & JUSTICE

  • Regulation (EU) 2020/1042 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 July 2020 laying down temporary measures concerning the time limits for the collection, the verification and the examination stages provided for in Regulation (EU) 2019/788 on the European citizens’ initiative in view of the COVID-19 outbreak 

EXTERNAL RELATIONS

  • Coronavirus global response: EU programme promotes digital solutions in Africa

COMPETITION

  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9812 – Verily Life Sciences/Santen Pharmaceutical/JV) 
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9711 – Alliance Healthcare Deutschland/Gehe Pharma Handel) 
  • Statement by Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager on the launch of a Sector Inquiry on the Consumer Internet of Things -  
  • Belgium - Griet Jans appointed to temporarily assume the role of Chief Economist of the Belgian Competition Authority 
  • CMA accepts final undertakings in JD Sports Fashion / Footasylum merger -  
  • CMA adverse provisional findings in Hunter Douglas / 247 Home Furnishings merger
  • CMA administrative timetable for Phase 2 investigation of Taboola / Outbrain merger - CMA administrative timetable for Phase 2 investigation of Taboola / Outbrain merger

STATE AID

  • Authorisation for State aid pursuant to Articles 107 and 108 of the TFEU - Cases where the Commission raises no objections
  • State aid - Spain - State aid SA.33909 (2013/C, ex 2013/NN, ex 2011/CP) - Alleged aid to Ryanair and other airlines at Girona and Reus Airports - Invitation to submit comments pursuant to Article 108(2) of the TFEU
  • State Aid Weekly e-News - No.26/20 - Covers from 10 July to 16 July 2020 

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Draft - Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) …/... of XXX amending Annex I to Council Regulation (EEC) No 2658/87 on the tariff and statistical nomenclature and on the Common Customs Tariff 
  • Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/1051 of 16 July 2020 terminating the absorption reinvestigation concerning imports of certain cast iron articles (CN codes ex 7325 10 00) originating in the People’s Republic of China 
  • Peru initiates WTO dispute complaint against Brazil’s PET duties, tax treatment of imports 
  • Speech by Commissioner Phil Hogan at Wallonian Parliament 

INTERNAL MARKET & INDUSTRY

  • Loot boxes in online games and their effect on consumers, in particular young consumers - Study for the EP Imco Committee  
  • ‎The General Court dismisses an action seeking a declaration that the European Council unlawfully refused to exclude the Czech Prime Minister, on the basis of an alleged conflict of interest, from the meetings of that institution concerning the adoption of the Multiannual Financial Framework of the European Union 2021/2027 (See CPR Nº 98/2020 - Order of the General Court in Case T-715/19, Wagenknecht Vs. European Council)  

FINANCIAL SERVICES

  • Sustainable Finance: Commission adopts new rules for EU Climate Benchmarks
  • ESMA published an opinion providing guidance on pre-trade transparency waivers for equity and non-equity instruments 
  • ESMA publishes translations for Guidelines on liquidity stress testing in UCITS and AIFs 
  • ESMA has submitted a response to the European Commission’s (EC) consultation on the renewed sustainable finance strategy 
  • ESMA publishes its first Review Reports on the MiFIR transparency regime
  • EBA supports EU Commission’s actions towards a more sustainable European economy 

TAXATION

  • Answer given by Mr Gentiloni to a MEP written question - Digital tax 
  • Impact Assessment and its Summary & Opinion of the Board - Tax fraud and evasion – better cooperation between national tax authorities on exchanging information Accompanying the document “Proposal for a Council Directive amending Directive 2011/16/EU on administrative cooperation in the field of taxation”

AGRICULTURE & FISHERIES

  • Implementation of the current EU fisheries control system by Member States (2014-19) - Study for EP PECH Committee 

ENERGY

  • ACER publishes three decisions harmonising the EU balancing market for electricity  

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

  • Answer given by Mr Sinkevicius to a MEP written question - Political influence on government members of the NADEG technical group regarding the proposed lead shot ban over wetlands under REACH 

HEALTH, FOOD & PRODUCT SAFETY

  • Minutes - 4th Drafting group meeting on Public Procurement in Healthcare Systems (2020) (6 July 2020)  
  • MDCG 2020-13 - Clinical evaluation assessment report template - July 2020  
  • Indicators on cervical cancer screening updated with most recent survey data (ECHI 59a) and administrative data (ECHI 59b)
  • Indicators on colorectal cancer screening updated with most recent survey data (ECHI 60)
  • Summary report - Subgroup on Traceability and Security Features established by the Expert Group on Tobacco Policy (09 June 2020)  

DIGITAL SINGLE MARKET

  • Opinion of advocate General Tanchev of 16 July 2020 in Case C‑764/18, Ayuntamiento de Pamplona Vs. Orange España SAU
    Re: Reference for a preliminary ruling - Directive 2002/20/EC - Scope of application - Concept of electronic communications service - Articles 12 and 13 - Fee for the right to install facilities on, over or under public or private property
  • The Commission welcomes final Assessment List for Trustworthy Artificial Intelligence (See the summary report on the results of the consultation as well as the individual contributions)

TRANSPORT & MOBILITY

  • Boosting the EU's Green Recovery: EU invests over €2 billion in 140 key transport projects to jump-start the economy - IP/20/1336

AREA OF FREEDOM, SECURITY & JUSTICE

DATA PRIVACY

  • Answer given by Mr Reynders to a MEP written question - Conformity of the French ‘TES’ database with EU data protection law
  • Belgian DPA imposes €600.000 fine on Google Belgium for not respecting the right to be forgotten of a Belgian citizen, and for lack of transparency in its request form to delist
  • Opening remarks by Vice-President Jourová and Commissioner Reynders at the press point following the judgment in case C-311/18 Facebook Ireland and Schrems 
  • U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross Statement on Schrems II Ruling and the Importance of EU-U.S. Data Flows 
  • ICO statement on the judgement of the European Court of Justice in the Schrems II case  

ECB, EURO & ECONOMY

BREXIT

  • Statement following the second meeting of the Specialised Committee on the Implementation of the Protocol on Ireland / Northern Ireland 
  • Policy paper: Joint Ministerial Committee (EU Negotiations) communiqué: 16 July 2020

EXTERNAL RELATIONS

  • Day of International Criminal Justice: Declaration by the High Representative Josep Borrell on behalf of the European Union
  • Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17: Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the EU on the occasion of the 6th anniversary of the downing
  • EU approves €100 million for the post-earthquake reconstruction in Albania - IP/20/1368