EU CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE

AREA OF FREEDOM, SECURITY & JUSTICE

  • The impact of COVID-19 on judicial cooperation in criminal matters - Executive summary of information compiled by Eurojust and EJN

COMPETITION

  • Belgium - Notification - CONC-C/C-20/0031: S.A. IPM Group / S.A. Éditions de l'Avenir
  • Germany - Cooperation between FAZ and SZ in the joint marketing of advertising space is unproblematic in terms of competition law
  • Spain - The CNMC opens a formal investigation into possible anticompetitive practices of ISDIN, S.A.
  • UK - Educational supplies firms abandon merger during CMA investigation

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Agenda for: 40th Customs Business Group of 23 November 2020
  • CETA - Agenda of the meeting of the bilateral dialogue on raw materials of 17 November 2020
  • CETA - Regulatory Cooperation Forum - updated work plan Summer 2020 – 30 October 2020
  • Report by MEP Iuliu Winkler containing a motion for a non-legislative resolution on the proposal for a Council decision on the conclusion of the agreement between the European Union and the Government of the People’s Republic of China on cooperation on, and protection of, geographical indications
  • Targeted consultation on draft EU compliance guidance for research involving dual-use items - Closing date: 30/11/2020
  • DDG Wolff urges start of “serious discussion” on WTO reforms 
  • WTO - Chair cites “chronic” low compliance with subsidy notification requirements

INTERNAL MARKET & INDUSTRY

  • Opinion by MEP Bernd Lange with recommendations to the Commission on corporate due diligence and corporate accountability
  • Reinforcing the Youth Guarantee: the Council adopts a recommendation for more inclusive measures to boost youth employment 

FINANCIAL SERVICES

TAXATION

  • Agenda for: Working Party on Tax Questions of 06 November 2020
  • The latest list of guidelines agreed by the VAT Committee - Up until 3 November 2020

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

  • Agenda for: Working Party on International Environment Issues (UNECE Espoo) of 06 November 2020
  • Answer given by Executive Vice-President Timmermans to a MEP written question - A new 2030 climate target to reduce emissions by 50 % or 55 % against 1990 levels and the economic cost for the different Member States
  • Answer  given by Ms Vălean to a MEP written question - Aviation emissions
  • Answer given by Mr Sinkevicius to a MEP written question - Recycling inert packaging sold in very small quantities in the EU

HEALTH, FOOD & PRODUCT SAFETY

  • Minutes of the Working Group on Nanomaterials in Cosmetic Products of 07 October 2020
  • Minutes of the Working Group on Cosmetic Ingredients Products of 06 October 2020
  • Public consultation: SCCS preliminary Opinion on the safety of presence of BPA in clothing articles

DIGITAL SINGLE MARKET & INFORMATION SOCIETY

AREA OF FREEDOM, SECURITY & JUSTICE

  • Draft Council Resolution on the Future of Europol

ECB, EURO & ECONOMY

BREXIT

  • Joint statement following the first meeting of the Specialised Committee on the Other Separation Provisions - 30 October 2020

FUTURE OF EUROPE

  • Agenda for: Meeting of the Coreper (Part.1 & Part.2) of 04-06 October 2020
  • List of meetings taking place between 1 and 30 November
  • Remarks by President Charles Michel after the video conference of the members of the European Council on 29 October 2020

EXTERNAL RELATIONS & FOREIGN AFFAIRS

  • Georgia: Statement by the Spokesperson on the Parliamentary elections - 01 November 2020
  • Journalists: Joint statement by High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell and Vice-President Věra Jourová - 01 November 2020
  • Israel: Statement by the Spokesperson on the detention and hunger strike of M. Al-Akhras - 30 October 2020
  • The EU and Fiji stepping up cooperation
  • Belarus opposition leader calls on EU to step up sanctions against regime - Exiled Svetlana Tikhanovskaya says Brus-sels is sometimes slow to act and help ‘is needed now’ – Financial Times