EU CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE

HEALTH

  • Coronavirus: 4 new Member States join the rescEU medical reserve - IP/20/1709 
  • Minutes - Sub-groups meetings on organisation of health and social care following the Covid-19 pandemic
  • Video recording - Webinar organized in collaboration with ERN eUROGEN on “Urology in the COVID-19 era” (3 September 2020)
  • Threat Assessment Brief: Reinfection with SARS-CoV-2: considerations for public health response - Risk assessment - 21 September 2020
  • COVID-19 testing strategies and objectives - ECDC Technical report - 18 September 2020
  • Baseline projections of COVID-19 in the EU/EEA and the UK: update - ECDC Technical report - 17 September 2020
  • Answer given by Ms Kyriakides to a MEP written question - Ventilation and air conditioning systems and spread of COVID-19

STATE AID

  • Commission approves €193 million Polish scheme to support companies operating in the tourism and cultural sector affected by coronavirus outbreak (SA.58102) - Midday Express

INTERNAL MARKET

  • Commission welcomes finalisation of guarantee system for €100 billion SURE instrument - Midday Express
  • Coronavirus response: €95.9 million of Cohesion policy to strengthen health, education and SMEs in Poland - Midday Express

COMPETITION

  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.9931 - Stirling Square Capital Partners/TA Associates/DOCU Nordic Group)
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.9876 - TA Associates/Francisco Partners/Edifecs)
  • Commission opens in-depth investigation into the proposed acquisition of Eaton Hydraulics by Danfoss (M.9820) - IP/20/1715
  • Commission clears the acquisition of sole control of BP's chemicals business by INEOS (M.9883) - Midday Express
  • Commission clears acquisition of Wolong ZF Automotive Electric Motors by ZF China and Wolong (M.9900) - Midday Express
  • Commission clears acquisition of Rovensa by Partners Group and Bridgepoint (M.9942) - Midday Express
  • Commission clears acquisition of joint control of Objego by Aareal Bank and ISTA International (M.9909) - Midday Express

STATE AID

  • Commission opens in-depth investigation into Belgian capacity mechanism (SA.54915) - IP/20/1719
  • The Court of Justice confirms the Commission decision approving United Kingdom aid for Hinkley Point C nuclear power station (See CPR Nº 112/2020 - Judgment of the Court of Justice in Case C-594/18 P, Austria Vs.Commission)

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Draft Opinion of the EP INTA Committee on report on the implementation of the EU Association Agreement with Ukraine
  • Proposal for a Council Decision on the signing, on behalf of the European Union, and provisional application of the Agreement amending the Interim Partnership Agreement between the European Community, of the one part, and the Pacific States, of the other part, as regards the accessions of the Independent State of Samoa and the Solomon Islands, and of future accessions of other Pacific Island States - See the Annex
  • Agenda of the 212th Meeting of the Tariff and Statistical Nomenclature Section of the Customs Code Committee (Combined Nomenclature Sector) of 24 September 2020
  • EU and Canada celebrate third anniversary of comprehensive trade agreement
  • Agenda for: CETA: third meeting of the bilateral dialogue on motor vehicle regulations of 30 September 2020
  • Agenda for: CETA Committee on Agriculture of 21-22 September 2020
  • CETA Trade and Gender Recommendation: EU-Canada Work Plan 2020-2021
  • Joint Activity Report, CETA Joint Committee on Trade and Gender - 21 September 2020
  • Second guide published by the European Union to support European companies interested in public procurement business opportunities in Canada
  • CETA Report for EU Services Suppliers in Canada within four key service sectors: financial services, maritime transport, telecommunications, and e-commerce
  • CETA Report of the Committee on Geographical Indications of 26 November 2019 (Released on 18/09/2020)
  • Commission launches initiative for more sustainable cocoa production - IP/20/ 1722
  • Remarks of Executive Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis at the informal meeting of Trade Ministers
  • Executive Vice-President Dombrovskis participates in G20 Trade and Investment Ministerial Meeting - Midday Express
  • WTO - Items proposed for consideration at the next meeting of Dispute Settlement Body of 28 September 2020
  • WTO members start text-based negotiations on fisheries subsidies
  • WTO members to discuss proposals to enhance special treatment for developing countries
  • WTO - Statement of Alan Wm. Wolff, Joint Acting Director-General of the World Trade Organization
  • Speech by DDG Wolff: WTO reform crucial to restoring confidence in the trading system
  • Can Cambodia fill the gap left by EU sanctions with China FTA? - Nikkei Asian Review

INTERNAL MARKET & INDUSTRY

  • National legislation making the repeated short-term letting of accommodation to a transient clientele which does not take up residence there subject to authorisation is consistent with EU law (See CPR Nº 111/2020 - Judgment of the Court of Justice in Joined Cases C-724/18,C-727/18, Cali Apartments)
  • Single Market: Member States and Commission prioritise work on removing barriers to free movement of goods and services - Midday Express
  • European Research and Innovation Days: Europe's flagship event starts today - Midday Express

FINANCIAL SERVICES

  • EBA phases out its Guidelines on legislative and non-legislative loan repayments moratoria
  • ESAs launch survey on environmental and/or social financial product templates

EMPLOYMENT & SOCIAL POLICY

ENERGY

  • ACER and ENTSOG consult on their recommendations to mitigate misconduct in EU gas balancing markets

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

  • Agenda for: Meeting of the Committee on ozone depleting substances of 01 October 2020
  • Agenda for: Meeting of the Committee of the Standing Committee on Biocidal Products of 23 September 2020
  • Answer given by Sinkevičius to a MEP written question - Traceability of chemical substances in the event of serious fires or accidents
  • Answer given by Sinkevičius to a MEP written question - Directive 2019/904 (Single-Use Plastics)

HEALTH, FOOD & PRODUCT SAFETY

  • Final Report of an Audit carried out in from 02 March to 13 March 2020: Thailand - Export controls-plants and plant products
  • Final Report of an Audit carried out in from 24 February to 04 March 2020: Malta - Hygiene, traceability and channelling of animal by-products (ABP) and derived products (DP)
  • Communicable disease threats report, 13-19 September 2020, week 38 - 19 September 2020
  • Variant Creutzfeldt−Jakob disease - ECDC Annual Epidemiological Report for 2017 - 18 September 2020

TRANSPORT &  MOBILITY

  • Minutes of the 79th Maritime Security Committee of 09 September 2020
  • Single European Sky: for a more sustainable and resilient air traffic management - IP/20/1708Q&A 
    - Amended proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the implementation of the Single European Sky
    - Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EU) 2018/1139 as regards the capacity of the European Union Aviation Safety Agency to act as Performance Review Body of the Single European Sky
    - Commission Staff Working Document: A fresh look at the Single European Sky

AREA FOF FREEDOM SECURITY JUSTICE

  • Fight against illicit drugs: Launch of the European Drug Report 2020 - Trends and Developments report - see Emcdda Statement
  • Victims' Rights: Commissioner Reynders launches new platform and presents first European Commission's Coordinator for victims' rights

DATA PRIVACY & CYBERSECURITY

  • Cybersecurity in Healthcare: Online Conference Series to Address Sector’s Key Cyber Challenges - See Enisa Statement
  • Ninth ENISA-EC3 Workshop on CSIRTs-LE Cooperation: standing shoulder-to-shoulder to counter cybercrime

€URO, ECB & ECONOMY

FUTURE OF EUROPE

  • Read-out of the meeting between European Commission President von der Leyen, the President of the European Parliament David Sassoli, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, in her capacity as rotating Presidency of the Council, 21 September

BREXIT

  • Lawyers offer Johnson help to break state aid impasse in EU talks - Legal experts from across political spectrum say they can help UK design a post-Brexit subsidy regime - see the "Open Letter" - Financial Times
  • Brexit and the City: Brussels’ new battle to rival London in finance - The EU believes it needs to have a stronger financial sector but will find it hard to replicate the UK's capabilities - Financial Times

EXTERNAL RELATIONS

  • Agenda for: Working Party on Enlargement and Countries negotiating accession to the EU of 22 September 2020
  • Agenda for: Working Party on the Western Balkans region on 23 September
  • Agenda for: Working Party on Political and Security Committee on 23 September 2020 
  • Council Regulation (EU) 2020/1311 of 21 September 2020 amending Regulation (EU) No 224/2014 concerning restrictive measures in view of the situation in the Central African Republic
  • Council Decision (CFSP) 2020/1312 of 21 September 2020 amending Decision 2013/798/CFSP concerning restrictive measures against the Central African Republic
  • Libya: EU imposes additional sanctions for human rights abuses and arms embargo violations (See Regulation (EU) 2020/1309 & Decision (CFSP) 2020/1310)
  • Speech by President Charles Michel to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the United Nations
  • Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya calls on MEPs to stand by the people of Belarus
  • Cyprus blocks EU sanctions on Belarus - Brussels meeting ends in deadlock after Nicosia urges measures against Turkey - Financial Times