EU CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE

HEALTH

  • Coronavirus: Commission expands talks to a fifth vaccine manufacturer

ECONOMY

  • Commission proposes to provide €5.9 billion in financial support for Portugal under SURE
  • Coronavirus: Commission proposes to provide €81.4 billion in financial support for 15 Member States under SURE

STATE AID

  • Commission approves €50 million Irish scheme to support beef sector affected by coronavirus outbreak (SA.58387) - Midday Express
  • Commission approves €97 million Czech scheme to support companies affected by coronavirus outbreak (SA.58167) - Midday Express
  • Commission approves €290 million Belgian support to Brussels Airlines in the context of the coronavirus outbreak

EXTERNAL RELATIONS

  • Coronavirus Global Response: EU Humanitarian Air Bridge supports Venezuela

COMPETITION

  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9883 – INEOS/BP Chemicals Business)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9495 – Fortenova grupa/Poslovni sistemi Mercator)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9930 – LGP/TPG/WellSky)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9820 – Danfoss/Eaton Hydraulics)
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.9881 – Charlesbank/TA/Vista/ Aptean/Yaletown)
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.9447 – Hitachi/ABB (Power Grid Division))
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.9870 – Total Direct Energie /Kernaman)
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.9856 – M&G Investment Management/Baring Asset Management/Tunstall Group Holdings)

STATE AID

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Proposal for a Council Decision on the position to be taken on behalf of the European Union within the EU-Central America Association Council regarding modifications to Appendix 2 and Explanatory Notes to Articles 15, 16, 19, 20 and 30 of Annex II of the Agreement establishing an Association between the European Union and its Member States, on the one hand, and Central America on the other
  • Notice of initiation of an expiry review of the anti-dumping measures applicable to imports of stainless steel cold-rolled flat products originating in the P.R. of China and Taiwan
  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/1216 of 24 August 2020 invalidating invoices issued by Zhejiang Trunsun Solar Co Ltd. in breach of the undertaking repealed by Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/1570 
  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/1215 of 21 August 2020 making imports of aluminium extrusions originating in the P.R. of China subject to registration
  • Joint Statement of the United States and the European Union on a Tariff Agreement
  • Rules of origin: EU to enhance preferential trade with Pan-Euro-Mediterranean (PEM) countries - IP/20/1515 & QaA
  • Answer given by Mr Gentiloni to a MEP written question - Carbon tax on imports
  • WTO - Items proposed for consideration at the next meeting of Dispute Settlement Body of 28 August 2020
  • WTO panel issues report regarding US duties on Canadian softwood lumber
  • WTO - Goods barometer confirms steep drop in trade but hints at nascent recovery
  • WTO issues new report on how COVID-19 crisis may push up trade costs

ENERGY

  • Agenda for: Working Party on Energy of 01 September 2020
  • Report from the Commission - Annual Report on the Safety of Offshore Oil and Gas Operations in the European Union for the Year 2018
  • In focus: A new generation of EU energy labels
  • Review of renewables and energy efficiency directives - Commission launches first steps in process
  • ITER ceremony marks start of the assembly phase

DIGITAL SINGLE MARKET & INFORMATION SOCIETY

  • EU telecom rules: Commission publishes proposals on voice termination rates and relevant markets
  • Minutes of the 2nd Meeting of the CEF2 Telecom Expert Group of 09 July 2020

€URO, ECB & ECONOMY

  • Coronavirus response: Cohesion policy continues to support Italy's recovery - Midday Express
  • Results of the June 2020 survey on credit terms and conditions in euro-denominated securities financing and over-the-counter derivatives markets (SESFOD)
  • ECB Meeting of 15-16 July 2020
  • Reduction in frequency of 7-day US dollar liquidity-providing operations as of 1 September 2020
  • ECB and Central Bank of the Republic of San Marino set up repo line to provide euro liquidity
  • The international dimension of an incomplete EMU - ECB Working Paper Series No.2459

BREXIT

  • Statement by David McAllister (EPP, DE), Chair of the Parliament's EU-UK Coordination Group, after the latest round of talks on the future relationship between the UK and the EU

EXTERNAL RELATIONS

  • Declaration by the H.R. on behalf of the EU on the alignment of certain countries concerning restrictive measures in response to the illegal annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol
  • Declaration by the H.R. Josep Borrell on behalf of European Union on the political announcements by the Libyan Presidency Council and the Libyan House of Representatives
  • International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence based on Religion or Belief: declaration by the H.R. on behalf of the European Union
  • Aid Programme for the Turkish Cypriot community: Commission adopts second Action Programme for 2020