EU CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE

HEALTH

STATE AID

  • Commission approves €3.5 million Italian rescue aid to Blutec and its subsidiary Ingegneria Italia (SA.57755) - Midday Express
  • Commission approves €29 million Bulgarian scheme to support farmers breeding large and small ruminants and potato growers affected by coronavirus outbreak (SA.58328) - Midday Express
  • Commission approves €150 million Greek scheme to support micro and small enterprises in the region of Central Macedonia affected by the coronavirus outbreak (SA.58367) - Midday Express
  • COVID-19 Pandemic: ESA greenlights state guarantee for Icelandair

EXTERNAL RELATIONS

  • Coronavirus Global Response: European Union organises a humanitarian air bridge to Côte d'Ivoire - IP/20/1522

COMPETITION

  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.9901 - GIG Solar/Siemens/JV)
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.9460 - Capgemini/Altran)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9925 - Lactalis Nestlé produits frais/ Certain assets of Parmalat)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9908 - Bonduelle/Unibel/Sparkling Partners/Végéhub/Yumi)
  • Commission clears acquisition of joint control over DISCARE by Pro Diagnostic Group and FutureLife (M.9877) - Midday Express
  • Commission clears acquisition of EDP Comercializadora by Total (M.9878) - Midday Express
  • Germany - The effects of narrow price parity clauses on online sales of online hotel platforms – Investigation results from the Bundeskartellamt’s Booking proceeding
  • Germany - The Bundeskartellamt has cleared the acquisition of the assets of Lazar GmbH, Crailsheim, by Tönnies Holding, Rheda-Wiedenbrück
  • Switzerland - The COMCO has opened an investigation against Swisscom (Switzerland) AG. There are indications that Swisscom is abusing its market position in the area of broadband connections.

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • 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 Kingdom of Norway, 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 Montenegro, 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 Joint Committee established by the Agreement between the European Economic Community, of the one part, and the Republic of Iceland, 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 Joint Committee established by the EEA Agreement, as regards the amendment of Protocol 4 to that Agreement concerning the definition of the concept of 'originating products' and methods of administrative cooperation
  • 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 Union and the European Atomic Energy Community, of the one part, and Kosovo of the other part, as regards the amendment of Protocol III to that Agreement concerning the definition of the concept of 'originating products' and methods of administrative cooperation
  • Information concerning the entry into force of the Agreement for the Termination of Bilateral Investment Treaties between the Member States of the European Union
  • WTO issues new report regarding impact of COVID-19 crisis on agricultural trade

INTERNAL MARKET & INDUSTRY

  • Agenda for: Working Party on Competitiveness & Growth
    - Internal market of 03 September 2020
    - Industry of 01 September 2020

AGRICULTURE & FISHERIES

  • Fishing opportunities in the Baltic Sea for 2021: improving long-term sustainability of stocks - IP/20/1532
  • Agenda for: Committee for the Common Organisation of the Agricultural Markets - Horizontal Questions of 15 September 2020
  • Agenda for: Committee on the Agricultural Funds of 16 September 2020

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

  • Agenda for: Working Party on International Environment Issues 
    Climate change of 01 September 2020
    Desertification of 07 September 2020
    Biodiversity of 03 September 2020
  • Agenda for: Meeting of the Committee on Waste established under Article 39 of Directive 2008/98/EC - Directive on Single-Use Plastic of 09 September 2020
  • Better awareness of biodegradable, compostable plastics disposal would help tackle Europe’s plastics problem - See the EEA Statement

TRANSPORT

  • Cohesion Policy invests in sustainable transport in Poland - Midday Express

AREA OF FREEDOM, SECURITY & JUSTICE

  • Criminal network dismantled in Lithuania, the UK and Ireland - See Eurojust Statement
  • New major crackdown on one of the biggest online piracy groups in the world: international coordination led by Eurojust - See Eurojust Statement

€CB, EURO & ECONOMY

  • The effect of macroprudential policies on credit developments in Europe 1995-2017 - ECB Working Paper Series No.2462
  • Interview of ECB's Philip R. Lane with CNBC
  • Speech by Philip R. Lane: The pandemic emergency: the three challenges for the ECB
  • Future EU financing: Parliament and German Council Presidency kick off talks - See the EP Statement

EXTERNAL RELATIONS

  • Declaration by the H.R. on behalf of the EU on the alignment of certain countries concerning restrictive measures against ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaeda and persons, groups, undertakings and entities associated with them