EU CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE

HEALTH

  • Coronavirus Global Response: WHO and Commission launch the Facilitation Council to strengthen global collaboration - IP/20/1581
  • Commission supports crucial research on convalescent plasma to treat the coronavirus

STATE AID

  • Commission approves €120 million Austrian scheme to support companies in Lower Austria affected by coronavirus outbreak (SA.58360)  - Midday Express

EXTERNAL RELATIONS

  • Coronavirus global response: EU Humanitarian Air Bridge to Peru and €30.5 million for Latin America and the Caribbean - IP/20/1590
  • Answer given by Mr Lenarčič to a MEP written question - Humanitarian aid for Uganda against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic 

COMPETITION

  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.9920 – EQT/TA Associates/IFS)
  • Commission clears acquisition of Edifecs by TA Associates and Francisco Partners (M.9876)

STATE AID

  • Authorisation for State Aid pursuant to Articles 107 and 108 of the TFEU - Cases where the Commission raises no objections
  • State Aid Weekly e-News - No.29/20 - Covers from 4 to 10 September 2020
  • Answer given by Executive Vice-President Vestager to a MEP written question - Member States’ capitalisation processes in the aviation industry 

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Agenda for: Heads of Delegation of the Export Credits Group of 18 September 2009
  • Answer given by Executive Vice-President Dombrovskis to a MEP written question - US initiates further investigations under Section 301 of the 1974 Trade Act against the European Union and a number of its Member States in response to the digital levy

EMPLOYMENT & SOCIAL POLICY

  • Tackling the Gender Pay Gap: Valuation and Distribution of Paid Work and Unpaid Care Work - Draft Council Conclusions
  • Commission proposes €2 million to help 500 workers made redundant in shipbuilding and ancillary sectors in Galicia, Spain - IP/20/1584
  • Commission supports Lithuania in reforming the preparation of future teachers  - Midday Express

ENERGY

  • Agenda for: Working Party on Energy of 15 September 2009
  • Answer given by Ms Simson to a MEP written question - 2019 US law on protecting Europe’s security of energy supply

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

  • EU solidarity in action: €211 million to Italy to repair the damage of the harsh weather conditions in autumn 2019 - Midday Express

HEALTH, FOOD & PRODUCT SAFETY

  • Agenda for: Working Party on Health of 17 September 2009
  • Agenda for: Extraordinary meeting of the MDCG on Joint Assessments of notified bodies during quarantine orders and travel restrictions of 14 September 2020
  • Agenda for: Meeting of the Annex XVI sub-group of the MDCG of 16 September 2020
  • EU Health Policy Platform webinar
    - Digital Doc: Implementation of Digital Skills for future-proof doctors. Experiences, best practices, and future scope (24 September 15:00 – 16:00 CET)
    - EU vaccine strategy (18 September 2020, 14.00-15.00 CET)
  • EFSA - Updated peer review of the pesticide risk assessment for the active substance dithianon in light of confirmatory data submitted
  • EFSA - Review of the existing maximum residue levels for chlorantraniliprole according to Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005
  • EFSA - General guidelines for statistically sound and risk‐based surveys of plant pests
  • EFSA - Romanian national food consumption survey for adolescents, adults and elderly
  • Rapid Alert System for dangerous non-food products - Weekly Report - Report 37 ( Published on: 11/09/2020)

€CB, EURO & ECONOMY

BREXIT

  • Statement by Michel Barnier following Round 8 of negotiations for a new partnership between the European Union and the United Kingdom
  • Statement by the European Commission following the extraordinary meeting of the EU-UK Joint Committee
  • Dublin warns UK over threat to Brexit pact - Financial Times
  • Brussels threaten legal action over UK breach of Brexit treaty - Financial Times
  • Pelosi rules out British trade accord if Good Friday deal damaged - Financial Times
  • Post-Brexit UK must respect the rule of law - Financial Times
  • Britain's dangerous Brexit brinkmanship - Financial Times

EXTERNAL RELATIONS

  • Ukraine: EU extends sanctions against violations of territorial integrity for a further 6 months (See Regulation (EU) 2020/1267, Council Decision (CFSP) 2020/1269)
  • Decision (EU) 2020/1268 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 July 2020 on the mobilisation of the Contingency Margin in 2020 to provide continued humanitarian support to refugees in Turkey
  • EU helps refugees on Aegean Islands  - Midday Express
  • Germany is well placed to lead a tougher EU response to Russia - Financial Times