EU CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE

TRANSPORT

  • Travel restrictions: Council reviews the list of third countries for which restrictions should be lifted - see the Council Recommendation (EU) 2020/1551

HEALTH

  • Summary report - 38th Health Security Committee on COVID-19 outbreak
  • Coronavirus: additional ventilators dispatched to Czechia via the EU Civil Protection Mechanism - IP/20/1982

INDUSTRY

  • Final Draft - Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EU) No 168/2013 as regards specific measures on L-category end-of-series vehicles in response to the COVID-19 pandemic

EXTERNAL RELATIONS

  • The EU supports nutrition and social protection in Malawi with €39 million - IP/20/1974

COMPETITION

  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.9898 - Archer-Daniels-Midland/Marfrig Global Foods/PlantPlus Foods JV)  
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.9716 - AMS/OSRAM)  
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9935 - Altor Fund Manager/Stena/Gunnebo)  
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9677 - DIC/BASF Colors & Effects)  
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9835 - Bertelsmann/Schweizerische Post/Cinfoni)
  • UK - CMA receives request to make fast track reference in Crowdcube / Seedrs merger

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Agenda for: Working Party on Trade Questions of 27October 2020 
  • Minutes of the of the 211th meeting of the Customs Code Committee (Sub-Section MEC/MISC/TEX) of 21 - 23 September 2020
  • Draft motion for a resolution EU Trade Policy Review – Amendments 1-190 by Bernd Lange 
  • Council Decision on the position to be taken on behalf of the European Union within the WCO with regard to the adoption of Explanatory Notes, Classification Opinions or other advice on the interpretation of the Harmonized System and recommendations to secure uniformity in the interpretation of the Harmonized System under the Harmonised System Convention - Adoption 
  • EU-Japan Economic Partnership (EPA) Progress Seminar - save the date - 24 - 26 November 2020 
  • EU and Mexico celebrate 20 years of partnership - joint press release
  • Report on the 8th round of negotiations between the EU and Chile for the modernisation of the trade part of the EU Chile Association Agreement 

INTERNAL MARKET & INDUSTRY

  • Agenda for: Working Party on Competitiveness and Growth (Internal Market) of 27 October 2020 
  • Agenda for: Working Party on Technical Harmonisation (Motor Vehicles) of 29 October 2020 

FINANCIAL SERVICES

EMPLOYMENT

  • The scope of EU labour law: Who is (not) covered by key directives?  - In-Depth Analysis–EP EMPL Committee
  • Skills and Jobs for future labour markets: European policies and Skills Agendas 2010 - 2020 - Briefing–EP EMPL Committee

AGRICULTURE & FISHERIES

ENERGY

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

HEALTH, FOOD & PRODUCT SAFETY

AREA OF FREEDOM, SECURITY & JUSTICE

  • European Commission launches public consultation on sustainable corporate governance: to foster long-term sustainable and responsible corporate behaviour - Feedback period: 26 October 2020 - 08 February 2021 - Midday Express
  • Speech by Vice-President Šefčovič on the European Ombudsman 25th Anniversary
  • Upcoming data on substance use and risk behaviours among school students across Europe - see the Emcdda Statement

DATA PRIVACY & CYBERSECURITY

  • Speech by European Data Protection Supervisor Wojciech Wiewiórowski at the ENISA Annual Privacy Forum
  • The ENISA, the European Commission and the Catolica University of Portugal attract more than 500 participants at the 8th annual forum to discuss cybersecurity aspects of privacy and data protection

ECB, EURO & ECONOMY

  • Public hearing with Elke König, Chair of the Single Resolution Board - Briefing for EP Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs 
  • Public hearing with Andrea Enria, Chair of the ECB Supervisory Board - Briefing for EP Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs

FUTURE OF EUROPE

  • Agenda for: Meeting of the Coreper (Part.1 & Part.2) of 28 October 2020 
  • Revision 15 - List of meetings taking place between 1 and 31 October
  • Speech by President von der Leyen at the Meeting of the Spanish Conference of Presidents

EXTERNAL RELATION & FOREIGN AFFAIRS

  • Agenda of the Working Party on European Free Trade Association (EFTA) of 27 October 2020
  • Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the European Union on the general elections in Bolivia 
  • Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the EU on the announcement of a Ceasefire Agreement in Libya 
  • The Council decided to extend the country-specific EU restrictive measures on the Republic of Guinea, for one more year, until 27 October 2021 - See Council Decision (CFSP) 2020/1556 and Notice 1 & 2
  • 22nd Annual Report according to Article 8(2) of Council Common Position 2008/944/CFSP defining common rules governing the control of exports of military technology and equipment - Annex 1, 2 & 3