EU CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE

HEALTH

  • Coronavirus Global Response: Commission joins the COVID-19 Vaccine Global Access Facility (COVAX) - IP/20/1540
  • Answer given by Ms Kyriakides to a MEP written question - Ethics and safety of GMO and non-GMO vaccines against COVID-19

STATE AID

  • Commission approves €5 million Portuguese credit line scheme to support SMEs in the agricultural and agri-food sectors affected by the coronavirus outbreak in Madeira (SA.58423) - Midday Express

ECONOMY

  • Draft amending budget No 8 to the general budget for 2020: Increase of payment appropriations for the Emergency Support Instrument to finance the COVID-19 vaccines strategy and for the impact of the Corona Response Investment Initiative Plus

INTERNAL MARKET & INDUSTRY

  • Measures adopted for postal services in view of Covid-19 outbreak Report 5

AGRICULTURE

  • Answer given by Mr Wojciechowski to a MEP written question - Support for farms and poultry-meat processing plants in Poland in connection with the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Answer given by Mr Wojciechowski to a MEP written question - European Fruit and Vegetables Sector

COMPETITION

  • Case T-451/20: Action brought on 15 July 2020 - Facebook Ireland vs. Commission
    Re: annulment of Commission Decision C(2020) 3011 final in Case AT.40628 - Facebook Data-related practices;
  • Case T-452/20 - Action brought on 15 July 2020 - Facebook Ireland vs. Commission
    Re: - partial annulment of Article 1 of the Commission Decision C(2020) 3013 final in Case AT.40684 - Facebook Marketplace), in so far as it requests the internal documents specified in Annex I.B
    - in the alternative: (i) partially annul Article 1 of the Contested Marketplace Decision in so far as it unlawfully requests irrelevant documents; (ii) partially annul Article 1 of the Contested Marketplace Decision in order that independent EU-qualified lawyers may be permitted to conduct a relevance review of the documents captured by the Marketplace Document Request in order to exclude from production documents that are manifestly irrelevant to the investigation and/or personal documents; and/or (iii) partially annul Article 1 of the Contested Marketplace Decision in so far as it unlawfully requires production of irrelevant documents that are personal or private in nature
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9560 – Gränges/Impexmetal)

STATE AID

  • Case T-364/20: Action brought on 2 June 2020 - Denmark vs. Commission
    Re: annulment of article 2 of the European Commission’s decision of 20 March 2020 on the State aid SA.39078 - 2019/C (ex 2014/N) which Denmark implemented for Femern A/S, in so far as it found that ‘the measures consisting of capital injections and a combination of State loans and State guarantees in favour of Femern A/S, which Denmark at least partially put into effect unlawfully, constitute State aid within the meaning of Article 107(1) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Unio
  • Case T-465/20: Action brought on 22 July 2020 - Ryanair vs. Commission
    Re: annulment of the European Commission’s decision (EU) of 10 June 2020 on State Aid SA.57369 (2020/N) COVID-19 — Portugal — Aid to TAP

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Agenda for: Committee: Customs Code Committee - Data Integration and Harmonisation of 29 September to- 02 October 2020
  • Agenda for: 98th meeting of the Customs Code Committee - General Customs Legislation of 25 September 2020
  • Case T-454/20: Action brought on 16 July 2020 - Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia v Commission
    Re: annulment of Commission’s Delegated Regulation (EU) 2020/550 of 12 February 2020 amending Annexes II and IV to Regulation (EU) No 978/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the temporary withdrawal of the arrangements referred to in Article 1(2) of Regulation (EU) No 978/2012 in respect of certain products originating in the Kingdom of Cambodia in part, namely with regard to the temporary withdrawal of the GSP preferences for all customs codes that are affecting GMAC members, i.e. the HS codes mentioned in the table in Article 1 subparagraph 1 and all customs HS codes mentioned in the table in Article 1 subparagraph 2, except for HS code 1212 93
  • Draft - Proposal for a Council Decision on the position to be taken on behalf of the European Union in the 66th session of the HS Committee of the WCO in relation to the envisaged adoption of Classification Opinions, classification decisions, amendments to the HS Explanatory Notes or other advice on the interpretation of the HS and recommendations to secure uniformity in the interpretation of the Harmonized System under the Harmonized System Convention - See the Annex
  • Answer given by HR/VP Borrell to a MEP written question - Development of trade relations with Thailand
  • Answer given by Executive VP Dombrovskis to a MEP written question - Made in Italy: a new threat on the way from the United States
  • WTO - EU appeals panel report on EU dumping methodologies, duties on Russian imports (DS494)
  • WTO - Panel established to review EU safeguard measures on steel imports

INTERNAL MARKET & INDUSTRY

  • Draft - Commission Regulation (EU) …/… of XXX amending Annex XVII to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the REACH, as regards carcinogenic, mutagenic or reproductive toxicant (CMR) substances, devices covered by Regulation (EU) 2017/745 of the European Parliament and of the Council, persistent organic pollutants, certain liquid substances or mixtures, nonylphenol and testing methods for azocolourants
  • Draft - Commission Directive (EU) .../… of XXX amending Annex II to Directive 2009/48/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the labelling of allergenic fragrances in toys
  • Draft standardisation request to the European standardisation organisations as regards automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) in support of Directive (EU) 2019/520
  • Cooperation Arrangement between gambling regulatory authorities (Updated August 2020)
  • List of Product contact points for construction - Regulation EU 305/2011, art.10
  • Car industry: New rules on cleaner and safer cars start to apply across Europe - IP/20/1530 & QaA
  • Sharing of information on exports of harmful chemicals continues to grow - ECHA/PR/20/06

FINANCIAL SERVICES

  • Asset managers lobby Brussels to delay sustainable investing rules - Resistance underlines gulf between policy ambitions for green finance and reality of implementing new system - Financial Times

ENERGY

  • Evaluation and Fitness Check Roadmap - EU nuclear decommissioning programme – final evaluation (2014-20)
  • EIB and UniCredit Bank Austria finance development of one of Austria's largest wind farms (€107.4 million) - IP/20/1541
  • Hydrogen generation in Europe: Overview of costs and key benefits - See the Report
  • Second ACER webinar on gas transmission tariffs

TRANSPORT & MOBILITY

  • Proposal for a Council Decision on the position to be taken on behalf of the EU as regards the amendments to the Annexes of the European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR) and to the Annexed Regulations to the European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Inland Waterways (ADN) - See the Annex

DATA PRIVACY

  • An early analysis of Schrems II – key questions and possible ways forward - see DigitalEurope Paper

€URO, ECB & ECONOMY

  • The role of IMF conditionality for central bank independence - ECB Working Paper Series No.2464
  • Bank reserves and broad money in the global financial crisis: a quantitative evaluation - ECB Working Paper Series No.2463
  • Europe needs to avoid a ‘decade of forbearance’ - Otherwise its economy will emerge from this crisis weakened, yet again - Financial Times

FUTURE OF EUROPE

  • Agenda for: Meeting of the Coreper (Part.1 & Part.2) of 02 September 2020

EXTERNAL RELATIONS

  • Lebanon: EU delivers additional emergency assistance following the explosion in Beirut - IP/20/1537
  • Europe needs a new plan for Belarus and eastern Europe - The EU should drop the illusion of a reset with Russia, and extend Nato membership east - Financial Times