EU CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE

HEALTH

  • Greater EU Civil Protection capacity needed in light of lessons from COVID-19 - see the EP Statement
  • European Interoperability Certificate Governance - A Security Architecture for contact tracing and warning apps
  • European Proximity Tracing - An Interoperability Architecture for contact tracing and warning apps
  • Answer given by Ms Kyriakides to a MEP written question - Coronavirus infection risk assessment: statements by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) in February 2020
  • EMA receives application for marketing authorisation of Dexamethasone Taw for COVID-19

 FUTURE OF EUROPE

  • How Brussels sees the future of Europe after COVID-19 - See the EPC Paper
  • Is the US or Europe more resilient to COVID-19? - See the CER Policy Brief

COMPETITION

  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.9912 - Genstar/TA/Brinker)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9909 - ISTA International/Aareal Bank/ Objego)
  • Germany - Merger Control: List of Notified Merger Projects and 2nd phase proceedings
  • UK - COVID-19: CMA closes fourth Chapter II investigation into suspected excessive and unfair pricing of hand sanitiser

STATE AID

  • Authorisation for State aid pursuant to Articles 107 and 108 of the TFEU - Cases where the Commission raises no objections
  • State aid - Czechia - State aid SA.55208 (2020/C) (ex 2020/N) - USO Compensation to Czech Post - Invitation to submit comments pursuant to Article 108(2) of the TFEU 
  • State aid - Portugal - State aid SA.58101 (C/2020) (ex 2020/N) - Rescue aid to SATA - Invitation to submit comments pursuant to Article 108(2) of the TFEU
  • State Aid Weekly e-News - No.28/20 - Covers from 28 August to 3 September 2020

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/1249 of 2 September 2020 extending the definitive anti-dumping duty imposed by Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1267 on imports of tungsten electrodes originating in the People’s Republic of China to imports of tungsten electrodes consigned from Laos and Thailand, whether declared as originating in Laos and Thailand or not, and terminating the investigation in respect of imports consigned from India, whether declared as originating in India or not
  • WTO - Committee on Regional Trade Agreements - Factual presentation - Free Trade Agreement between the EFTA States (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland) and the Philippines (Goods and Services) - Report by the Secretariat

INTERNAL MARKET & INDUSTRY

  • Opinion of Advocate General Szpunar of 3 September 2020 in Case C‑311/19, BONVER WIN, a.s. Vs. Ministerstvo financí ČR
    Re: Reference for a preliminary ruling - Freedom to provide services - Restrictions - National legislation prohibiting the operation of gambling in certain places - Applicability of Article 56 TFEU - Cross-border element
  • Agenda for: Council of the European Union ((Competitiveness) - Internal Market, Industry, Research and Space) of 18 September 2020
  • Agenda for: Working Party on Competitiveness
    - Tourism of 18 September 2020
    - Industry of 07 September 2020
  • Summary of European Commission Decisions on authorisations for the placing on the market for the use and/or for use of substances listed in Annex XIV to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the REACH
  • European Green Deal and construction: Commission launches open public consultation for the revision of the Construction Products Regulation
  • Disinformation and Science: Report of an investigation into gullibility of false science news in central European countries - Study for the EP ITRE Committee

FINANCIAL SERVICES

  • Agenda for: 2nd Meeting of the Expert Group on Delegated Acts stemming from the Regulation on Financial Rules of 17 September 2020
  • ESMA confirms Securitisation Regulation requirements entry into force on 23 September 2020

TAXATION

  • Opinion of Advocate General Kokott on 3 September 2020 in Case C‑604/19, Gmina Wrocław Vs. Dyrektor Krajowej Informacji Skarbowej
    Re: Reference for a preliminary ruling - Common system of value added tax (VAT) - Directive 2006/112/EC - Article 14(2)(a) - Concept of ‘supply’ of goods - Transformation of perpetual usufruct into ownership by operation of law - Transfer of the right to dispose of tangible property as owner - Fiction of a supply - Municipality as a taxable person where it collects fees for a statutory transformation

AGRICULTURE & FISHERIES

ENERGY

  • Agenda for: Working Party on Energy of 08 September 2020
  • Answer given by Ms Simson to a MEP written question - Third generation biofuels
  • Answer given by Ms Simson to a MEP written question - The EU’s oil supply
  • Answer given by Ms Simson to a MEP written question - Employment opportunities in the renewable and decarbonised gas sector
  • New data: EU renewable ethanol production makes more than just fuel, helps achieve Green Deal goals - ePure Statement
  • EU should pull support for Nord Stream 2, says German leadership hopeful - Politico.eu

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

  • 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

HEALTH, FOOD & PRODUCT SAFETY

  • SCHEER - Minutes of the Working Group meeting on e-cigarettes of 15 July 2020
  • SCHEER - Minutes of the Working Group meeting on safety of breast implants in relation to anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL) of 27 July 2020
  • SCCS - Preliminary Opinion open for comments on Titanium dioxide (TiO2) used in cosmetic products - deadline: 7 September 2020
  • Rapid Alert System for dangerous non-food products - Weekly Report - Report 36 (Published on: 04/09/2020)

TRANSPORT & MOBILITY

  • Judgment of the Court of 3 September 2020 in Case C-530/19, NM, en tant que liquidateur de NIKI Luftfahrt GmbH Vs. ON
    Re: Reference for a preliminary ruling - Air transport - Regulation (EC) No 261/2004 - Articles 5 and 9 - Obligation of the air carrier to offer hotel accommodation to passengers whose flights have been cancelled - Damage suffered by a passenger during her stay at the hotel providing the accommodation - Possibility of invoking the liability of the air carrier as a result of negligence on the part of employees of the hotel
  • Agenda of the 104th Aviation Security Committee Meeting of 22 September 2020
  • Agenda of the 79th Maritime Security Committee Meeting (MARSEC 79) of 09 September 2020
  • Agenda of the 76th Single Sky Committee of 08 September 2020

DIGITAL SINGLE MARKET & INFORMATION SOCIETY

  • Judgment of the Court of 3 September 2020 in Case C‑539/19, Bundesverband der Verbraucherzentralen und Verbraucherverbände - Verbraucherzentrale Bundesverband eV Vs. Telefónica Germany GmbH & Co. OHG
    Re: Reference for a preliminary ruling - Roaming on public mobile communications networks within the EU - Regulation (EU) No 531/2012 - Article 6a - Article 6e(3) - Roaming provider required to automatically apply the regulated roaming tariff - Application to consumer having opted for a specific roaming tariff prior to the entry into force of Regulation (EU) No 531/2012
  • Agenda for: Working Party on Telecommunications & Information Society of 09 September 2020

DATA PRIVACY & CYBERSECURITY

  • Opinion of Advocate General Kokott on 3 September 2020 in Case C‑620/19, Land Nordrhein-Westfalen Vs. D.-H. T. acting as insolvency administrator in relation to the assets of J & S Service UG
    Re: Reference for a preliminary ruling - Jurisdiction of the Court - Reference in national legislation to provisions of EU law - Dzodzi case-law - Direct and unconditional renvoi - Interest in conceptual uniformity - Regulation (EU) 2016/679 - Data protection - Restrictions - Article 23(1), points (e) and (j) - Enforcement of civil law claims - Insolvency proceedings - Tax authorities

€URO, ECB & ECONOMY

  • The role of fiscal rules in relation with the green economy - Study for the EP ECON Committee
  • Answer given by Mr Gentiloni to a MEP written question - The EIB and the fight against money laundering and terrorist financing

BREXIT

  • Policy paper: Joint Ministerial Committee (EU Negotiations) communiqué: 3 September 2020

EXTERNAL RELATIONS

  • Declaration of the High Representative on behalf of the EU on the poisoning of Alexei Navalny