BREXIT

  • Trade and Cooperation Agreement between the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community, of the one part, and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, of the other part 
    - Council Decision on the signing and the provisional application - See the Council Statement
    - Council Decision approving the conclusion of the Agreement
    - EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement - Notification by the Union
    - Declarations referred to in the Council Decision on the signing on behalf of the Union, and on a provisional application of the Trade and Cooperation Agreement and of the Agreement concerning security procedures for exchanging and protecting classified information 
  • Agreement between the European Union and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland concerning security procedures for exchanging and protecting classified information -  
    - Notice concerning the provisional application
  • Agreement between the European Atomic Energy Community and the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland for Cooperation on the Safe and Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy
    - Commission Decision (Euratom) 2020/2255 on the conclusion, by the European Commission, and provisional application
    - Exchange of letters on the provisional application
  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/2254 of 29 December 2020 on the making out of statements on origin on the basis of supplier’s declarations for preferential exports to the United Kingdom during a transitory period
  • EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement: protecting European interests, ensuring fair competition, and continued cooperation in areas of mutual interest - IP/20/2531, Q&A, Remarks by M. Barnier, and by President Ursula von der Leyen (24.12.2020) 
  • Brexit: the Commission proposes the creation of a Brexit Adjustment Reserve - IP/20/2536 & Q&A (25.12.2020)
  • European Parliament to scrutinise deal on future EU-UK relations
  • Sassoli: Deal on EU-UK future relations brings clarity for EU citizens and workers
  • Brexit: ESMA withdraws the registrations of six UK-based credit rating agencies and four trade repositories

EU CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE

HEALTH

  • Council conclusions on COVID-19 lessons learned in health
  • European Commission authorises first safe and effective vaccine against COVID-19
  • Commission publishes Expert Group report on methods to assess health systems resilience

STATE AID

  • Commission approves €73 million of Italian support to compensate Alitalia for further damages suffered due to coronavirus outbreak (SA.59188) - IP/20/2540
  • Commission approves €2.9 billion Polish scheme to support micro, small and medium-sized enterprises in context of coronavirus outbreak (SA.59763) - IP/20/2522 (23.12.2020)
  • Commission approves €120 million Greek support to compensate Aegean Airlines for damages suffered due to coronavirus outbreak (SA.59462) - IP/20/2521 (23.12.2020)

ECONOMY

  • Regulation (EU) 2020/2221 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 December 2020 amending Regulation (EU) No 1303/2013 as regards additional resources and implementing arrangements to provide assistance for fostering crisis repair in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic and its social consequences and for preparing a green, digital and resilient recovery of the economy (REACT-EU)  
  • First operation under Pan-European Guarantee Fund (EGF): EIB and Banca March support Spanish companies affected by the COVID-19 crisis - IP/20/2523

FINANCIAL SERVICES

EXTERNAL RELATIONS

  • Commission adopts €70 million package for early access to EU COVID-19 vaccines in the Western Balkans - IP/20/2539
  • EU disburses €169 million of its COVID-19 support package for Morocco - IP/20/2524 (23.12.2020)

COMPETITION

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Agenda for: Trade Policy Committee (Deputy Members) of 08 January 2021
  • Partial interim review investigation of the countervailing measures on imports of certain rainbow trout originating in the Republic of Turkey, limited to the subsidy aspects of one Turkish exporting producer
  • Protocol to the Agreement establishing an Association between the European Union and its Member States, on the one hand, and Central America, on the other, to take account of the accession of the Republic of Croatia to the European Union 
  • Council Regulation (EU) 2020/2230 of 18 December 2020 amending Regulation (EU) No 1388/2013 opening and providing for the management of autonomous tariff quotas of the Union for certain agricultural and industrial products
  • Council Regulation (EU) 2020/2231 of 18 December 2020 amending Regulation (EU) No 1387/2013 suspending the autonomous Common Customs Tariff duties on certain agricultural and industrial products  
  • EU and China reach agreement in principle on investment - IP/20/2541 & Statement by EU/China Leaders'
    - Key elements of the EU-China Comprehensive Agreement on Investment
    - Q&A: EU-China Comprehensive Agreement on Investment (CAI)
  • Commission Decision of 16.12.2020 setting up a panel to assist the Commission in the selection of candidates to perform the duties of members of international investment courts and tribunals
  • Commission reports on ninth negotiating round with Australia (22.12.2020)
  • CETA: joint report of the meeting of bilateral dialogue on raw materials - third meeting
  • Rules of Origin - Value limits expressed in Euro and corresponding amounts in national currencies for Paneuromed have been published
  • HAITI has fulfilled the two pre-requisites for the application of the REX system
  • Answer given by Executive Vice-President Dombrovskis to a MEP written question - EU-Mercosur agreement – unfair competition against the Italian rice sector and alarm over the safety of imports
  • Answer given by Mr Wojciechowski to a MEP written question - CETA agreement: alarming increase in imports of hormone-treated meat and herbicide-treated wheat from Canada to the EU. Call for an urgent revision of the EU-Canada agreement
  • WTO updates report on trade in medical goods in the context of COVID-19 - (22.12.2020)

INTERNAL MARKET & INDUSTRY

TAXATION

ENERGY

  • Minutes - Fifth Meeting of the Expert Group on Renewable Fuels of 22 October 2020
  • Minutes - Meeting of the Sherpa group of the High Level Expert Group on Energy Intensive Industries of 03 November 2020
  • The Commission today officially launched a new, revamped website for the EU-UN initiative Energy Efficiency Financial Institutions Group (EEFIG) - 22.12.2020
  • ACER decides on Methodology for the Use of Congestion Income when allocating electricity cross-border capacity
  • ACER provides guidance to National Regulators on NRAs' activities and reporting on the Use of Congestion Income
  • ACER received ENTSO-E's proposal for amendments to the methodology for coordinated operational security analysi
  • ACER adopted a Decision on products that can be used in the day-ahead couplin
  • ACER decides on common rules for cross-border participation in electricity capacity mechanisms
  • ACER assesses the consistency of national and European gas network plans and their contribution to energy transition

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

  • Agenda for: Expert Group on the exchange of information on Best Available Techniques related to industrial emissions (IED Article 13 Forum) of 25 January 2021
  • Agenda for: Working Party on the Environment of 07-08 January 2021
  • Minutes of the Commission Joint Expert Group - DG Environment and DG Climate Action - LIFE 2014-2020 of 17 November 2020
  • The impact of textile production and waste on the environment (infographic)

HEALTH, FOOD & PRODUCT SAFETY

DIGITAL SINGLE MARKET

  • Minutes of 73rd meeting of the Radio Spectrum Committee of 09-10 December 2020
  • Commission Recommendation (EU) 2020/2245 of 18 December 2020 on relevant product and service markets within the electronic communications sector susceptible to ex ante regulation in accordance with Directive (EU) 2018/1972 of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing the European Electronic Communications Code

JUSTICE & HOME AFFAIRS

  • Bosnia and Herzegovina: Statement by Ylva Johansson, EU Commissioner for Home Affairs, on migrant winter shelter crisis in Lipa

FUTURE OF EUROPE

EXTERNAL RELATIONS

  • Bosnia and Herzegovina: EU allocates additional €3.5 million to support vulnerable refugees and migrants - IP/21/2 & FactSheet
  • The EU issued a declaration expressing concern about the humanitarian situation, and the allegations of human rights violations and ethnic targeting in Ethiopia
  • Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the European Union on the alignment of certain countries concerning serious human rights violations and abuses