EU CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE

HEALTH

  • Coronavirus: the Commission signs first contract with AstraZeneca - IP/20/1524
  • Agenda - Webinar organized in collaboration with ERN eUROGEN on “Urology in the COVID-19 era” - 03 September 2020
  • Answer given by Ms Kyriakides to a MEP written question - Common European immunisation guidelines for the COVID-19 vaccine
  • Answer given by Ms Kyriakides to a MEP written question - New wave of COVID-19 cases

TRADE

  • WTO issues new report on how COVID-19-related restrictions on cross-border mobility are affecting global trade

ECONOMY

  • Coronavirus response: Over €180 million Cohesion policy funding redirected to support Cataluña and Navarra regions in Spain - Midday Express

STATE AID

  • Commission approves €935 million Romanian scheme to support SMEs and certain large enterprises affected by coronavirus outbreak (SA.58166) - Midday Express

COMPETITION

  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9931 – Stirling Square Capital Partners/TA Associates/DOCU Nordic Group)
  • Commission refers to Poland the assessment of the creation of a joint venture by Discovery and Polsat (M.9299) - Midday Express
  • Commission refers to Poland the assessment of the acquisition of Tesco Polska by Salling Group (M.9886) - Midday Express
  • Commission clears the creation of a joint venture between Mitsubishi Corporation Energy and ENEOS Corporation (M.9915) - Midday Express
  • Commission clears the acquisition of joint control over Brinker and Orion by Genstar and TA Associates (M.9912) - Midday Express

STATE AID

  • EFTA Surveillance Authority - State aid – Decision to raise no objections

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Proposal for a Council Decision on the position to be adopted, on behalf of the EU, in the Trade Committee established under the Interim Partnership Agreement between the European Community, on the one part, and the Pacific States, on the other part, as regard the establishment of the Rules of Procedure of the Trade Committee and the Rules of Procedure of the Special Committees - See the Annex
  • Proposal for a Council Decision on the position to be taken on behalf of the EU within the Joint Committee established by the Agreement between the European Economic Community, of the one part, and the Swiss Confederation, of the other part, as regards the amendment of Protocol 3 to that Agreement concerning the definition of the concept of 'originating products' and methods of administrative cooperation - See the Annex
  • Proposal for a Council Decision on the position to be taken on behalf of the EU within the EU-Turkey Association Council as regards the amendment of Protocol 3 to Decision No 1/98 of the EC-Turkey Association Council on the trade regime for agricultural products, concerning the definition of the concept of 'originating products' and methods of administrative cooperation - See the Annex
  • Proposal for a Council Decision on the position to be taken on behalf of the EU within the Stabilisation and Association Council established by the Stabilisation and Association Agreement between the European Communities and their Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Serbia, of the other part, as regards the amendment of Protocol 3 to that Agreement concerning the definition of the concept of 'originating products' and methods of administrative cooperation - See the Annex
  • Proposal for a Council Decision on the position to be taken on behalf of the EU within the Stabilisation and Association Council established by the Stabilisation and Association Agreement between the European Communities and their Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Albania, of the other part, as regards the amendment of Protocol 4 to that Agreement concerning the definition of the concept of 'originating products' and methods of administrative cooperation - See the Annex
  • Proposal for a Council Decision on the position to be taken on behalf of the EU within the Stabilisation and Association Council established by the Stabilisation and Association Agreement between the European Communities and their Member States, of the one part, and Bosnia and Herzegovina, of the other part, as regards the amendment of Protocol 2 to that Agreement concerning the definition of the concept of 'originating products' and methods of administrative cooperation - See the Annex
  • Proposal for a Council Decision on the position to be taken on behalf of the EU within the Customs Sub-Committee established by the Association Agreement between the EU and their Member States, of the one part, and Ukraine, of the other part, as regards the amendment of Protocol I to that Agreement concerning the definition of the concept of 'originating products' and methods of administrative cooperation - See the Annex
  • Proposal for a Council Decision on the position to be taken on behalf of the EU within the Customs Sub-Committee established by Association Agreement between the EU and the European Atomic Energy Community and their Member States, of the one part, and Georgia, of the other part, as regards the amendment of Protocol I to that Agreement concerning the definition of the concept of 'originating products' and methods of administrative cooperation - See the Annex
  • Proposal for a Council Decision on the position to be taken on behalf of the EU within the Customs Sub-Committee established by the Association Agreement between the EU and the European Atomic Energy Community and their Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Moldova, of the other part, as regards the amendment of Protocol II to that Agreement concerning the definition of the concept of 'originating products' and methods of administrative cooperation - See the Annex
  • Proposal for a Council Decision on the position to be taken on behalf of the EU within the Joint Committee established by the Agreement between the European Coal and Steel Community and the Republic of Turkey on trade in products covered by the Treaty establishing the European Coal and Steel Community as regards the amendment of Protocol 1 to that Agreement concerning the definition of the concept of 'originating products' and methods of administrative cooperation - See the Annex
  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/1221 of 26 August 2020 fixing the import duties in the cereals sector applicable from 27 August 2020
  • Press statement by President von der Leyen on the resignation of Phil Hogan
  • Statement from President von der Leyen on the resignation of Phil Hogan
  • Statement by EU Commissioner for Trade Phil Hogan
  • Minutes of the 209th Meeting of the Customs Code Committee - Tariff and Statistical Nomenclature (Combined Nomenclature sector) of 15 July 2020
  • Von der Leyen confronts trade policy deficit as Phil Hogan resigns - Departure of EU trade chief is a significant blow for commission president - Financial Times

INTERNAL MARKET & INDUSTRY

  • Agenda of: Meeting of the REACH Committee of 3 September 2020
    - Draft: Commission Implementing Decision partially granting an authorisation for certain uses of chromium trioxide under Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council (REACHLaw Ltd)
    - Draft  Commission Regulation (EU) amending Annex XVII to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the REACH as regards lead in gunshot in or around wetlands
    - Draft: Commission Implementing Decision partially granting an authorisation for certain uses of chromium trioxide under Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council (Chemservice GmbH and others)
  • Answer given by Mr Breton to a MEP written question - Improving implementation of the Services Directive in the internal market
  • Answer given by Mr Breton to a MEP written question - A New Industrial Strategy for Europe

FINANCIAL SERVICES

  • Risk parameters in ESMA’s guidelines on stress test scenarios under the Money Markets Fund Regulation to be updated

TAXATION

  • Agenda for: Third Meeting of Expert group on the implementation of the legislative package to transmit and exchange payment data in order to combat VAT fraud of 15 & 17 August 2020
  • Minutes for: Second Meeting of Expert group on the implementation of the legislative package to transmit and exchange payment data in order to combat VAT fraud of 17 & 18 June 2020
  • The EU weaponises irs tax and money laundering rules - Financial Times

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

  • Agenda for: Working Party on International Environment Issues (Global) of 02 September 2020
  • Europe’s Eastern Partnership countries make significant progress in expanding protected nature sites - see EEA Statement 

CONSUMER

  • Why the EU needs to improve its product safety law - See Beuc Statement

€URO, ECB & ECONOMY

  • Labour Tax Shift in Slovenia: Effects on Growth, Equality and Labour Supply - See the Economic Brief
  • ECB official warns on increase in bad loans - Financial Times

EXTERNAL RELATIONS

  • Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the EU on the alignment of certain countries concerning restrictive measures against the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
  • Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the EU on the alignment of certain countries concerning restrictive measures in view of the situation in Libya
  • Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the EU on the alignment of certain countries on the application of specific measures to combat terrorism
  • Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the EU on the alignment of certain countries restrictive measures in view of Russia’s actions destabilising the situation in Ukraine