EU CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE

HEALTH

  • Answer given by Ms Kyriakides to a MEP written question - Drug shortages and dependence on third countries in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Answer given by Ms Kyriakides to a MEP written question - Shortcomings during the COVID-19 crisis
  • Answer given by Ms Kyriakides to a MEP written question - Workplace health protection standards and recommendations in the context of COVID-19

STATE AID

  • Commission approves €199.45 million Italian support to compensate Alitalia for damages suffered due to coronavirus outbreak (SA.58114) - IP/20/1538

ECONOMY

AREA OF FREEDOM

  • Coronavirus: Commission proposes more clarity and predictability of any measures restricting free movement in the European Union - IP/20/1555
    - Proposal for a Council Recommendation

TRANSPORT

  • Answer given by Ms Dalli to a MEP written question - Measures to combat COVID-19: obligation to check in hand luggage on flights to, from and within Italy

COMPETITION

  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.9572 – BMW/Daimler/Ford/ Porsche/Hyundai/Kia/IONITY)
  • Commission clears the acquisition of IFS by EQT and TA (M.9920) - Midday Express
  • Commission clears acquisition of joint control of Axel Springer by Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and KKR (M.9864) - Midday Express
  • Commission clears acquisition of Envision by GHO and Mubadala (M.9922) - Midday Express

STATE AID

  • Action brought on 19 June 2020 — Flašker Vs. Commission (Case T-392/20)
    Re: Annulment of the decision of the European Commission dated 24 March 2020 in Case SA.43546 — Alleged State aid to Lekarna Ljubljana
  • Appeal brought on 22 July 2020 by Volotea, SA against the judgment of the General Court (First Chamber, Extended Composition) delivered on 13 May 2020 in Case T-607/17, Volotea Vs. Commission (Case C-331/20 P)
    Re: annul in part Article 1 (2), (3) (4) and the recovery of the decision by the Commission (1) of 29 July 2016 on State aid SA.33983 implemented by Italy for compensation to Sardinian airports for public service obligations 
  • Appeal brought on 23 July 2020 by easyJet Airline Co. Ltd against the judgment of the General Court (First Chamber, Extended Composition) delivered on 13 May 2020 in Case T-8/18, easyJet Airline v Commission (Case C-343/20 P)
    Re: set aside the judgment under appeal and/or annul Commission Decision (EU) 2017/1861 (1) of 29 July 2016 on State Aid SA33983 (2013/C) (ex 2012/NN) (ex 2011/N) — Italy — Compensation to Sardinian airports from public service obligations (SGEI)

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Agenda for: Customs Union Working Party of 10 September 2020
  • Proposal for a Council Decision on the position to be taken on behalf of the European Union within the Association Council established by the Euro-Mediterranean Agreement establishing an association between the European Community and its Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Lebanon, 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
  • Action brought on 10 July 2020 — Jindal Saw and Jindal Saw Italia Vs. Commission (Case T-440/20)
    Re: annulment of Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/527 of 15 April 2020 re-imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of tubes and pipes of ductile cast iron (also known as spheroidal graphite cast iron) originating in India as regards Jindal Saw Limited following the judgment of the General Court in T-301/16
  • Action brought on 10 July 2020 — Jindal Saw and Jindal Saw Italia Vs. Commission (Case T-441/20)
    Re: annulment of Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/526 of 15 April 2020 re-imposing a definitive countervailing duty on imports of tubes and pipes of ductile cast iron (also known as spheroidal graphite cast iron) originating in India as regards Jindal Saw Limited following the judgment of the General Court in T-300/16
  • Commission announces shortlist for Fair and Ethical Trade City Award
  • WTO - Speech by DDG Wolff: Trade, global cooperation can best deliver adequate medical supplies
  • DDG Agah launches preparatory process for WTO’s end-of-year trade monitoring reports

INTERNAL MARKET & INDUSTRY

  • Agenda for: REACH Committee Committee of 22 September 2020
  • Conclusions on a deepened Single Market for a strong recovery and a competitive, sustainable Europe - Policy debate - Approval
  • Discussion paper on a deepened Single Market for a strong recovery and a competitive, sustainable Europe
  • Answer given by Mr Hahn to a MEP written question - The illegal tobacco trade in the European Union, particularly in Italy, and the cigarette manufacturers’ complicity in its organisation

FINANCIAL SERVICES

  • Draft - Commission Regulation (EU) …/… of XXX amending Regulation (EC) N° 1126/2008 adopting certain international accounting standards in accordance with Regulation (EC) N° 1606/2002 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards International Financial Reporting Standard 4 - Amendments to IFRS 4

TAXATION

  • Proposal for a Council Directive on administrative cooperation in the field of taxation (codification) - Opinion of the Consultative Working Party of Legal Services

EMPLOYMENT & SOCIAL POLICY

  • Integrating migrants and refugees into the labour market: Commission and social and economic partners relaunch cooperation - IP/20/1561, see the Joint Statement

AGRICULTURE &  FISHERIES

  • Agenda for: Council of the European Union - (Agriculture & Fisheries) of 21 September 2020 - List of "A Items"
  • Public Consultation - Action plan for the development of EU organic production - Feedback period: 04 September 2020 - 27 November 2020

ENERGY

  • ACER consults to decide on coordination of operational security in power systems of 13 Member States

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

  • Agenda for: Working Party on International Environment Issues (Biodiversity) of 10 September 2020
  • 8th Round of Mutual Evaluations - 'The practical implementation and operation of European policies on preventing and combating Environmental Crime' Follow-up to the Report on Poland
  • Sharing geospatial data on the environment – evaluation (INSPIRE Directive) - Roadmap: Feedback period:07 September 2020 - 19 October 2020

HEALTH, FOOD & PRODUCT SAFETY

  • Agenda for: Working Party on Public Health of 10 September 2020
  • Draft - Council Decision further extending the temporary derogation from the Council's Rules of Procedure introduced by Decision (EU) 2020/430, and extended by Decisions (EU) 2020/556, (EU) 2020/702 and (EU) 2020/970, in view of the travel difficulties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic in the Union – Adoption – End of written procedure
  • PRAC recommends revoking marketing authorisation of ulipristal acetate for uterine fibroids - See EMA Statement
  • Meeting highlights from the Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee (PRAC) 31 August - 3 September 2020

DATA PRIVACY & CYBERSECURITY

  • EDPB- 37th Plenary session: Guidelines controller-processor, Guidelines targeting social media users, taskforce complaints CJEU Schrems II judgement, taskforce supplementary measures

AREA OF FREEDOM, SECURITY & JUSTICE

  • Decision (EU) 2020/1251 of the Representatives of the Governments of the Member States of 2 September 2020 appointing three Judges and an Advocate-General to the Court of Justice

€URO, ECB & ECONOMY

  • Executive Vice-President Dombrovskis and Commissioner Gentiloni speak at the digital edition of the Brussels Economic Forum on 8 September - see the Programme
  • The role of fiscal rules in relation with the green economy - In-Depth Analysis for the EP ECON Committee

BREXIT

  • Agenda of the eighth round of UK-EU Future Relationship negotiations: 8 - 10 September 2020
  • UK bid to circumvent Brexit deal risks far-reaching consequences - Planned internal market bill will contradict obligations in withdrawal agreement on Northern Ireland and state aid - Financial Times

FUTURE OF EUROPE

  • Agenda for: Meeting of Coreper (Part.1 & Part.2) of  09 &11 September 2020

FOREIGN AFFAIRS

  • Agenda for: Council of the European Union - Foreign Affairs of 21 September 2020 - List of A Items: "Annex 1 & Annex 2"