BREXIT

  • Council Decision (EU) 2021/1 of 17 December 2020 on the position to be taken on behalf of the European Union within the Joint Committee established by the Agreement on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community as regards agricultural subsidies  
  • Council Decision (EU) 2021/2 of 17 December 2020 on the position to be taken on behalf of the European Union within the Joint Committee established by the Agreement on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community as regards the adoption of a decision to amend the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland  
  • Brexit and coronavirus: economic impacts and policy response - see the Report - 29.12.2020
  • ESMA - Publication of financial instruments reference data after the end of the Brexit transition period 

EU CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE

HEALTH

  • Summary report - 46th Health Security Committee on COVID-19 outbreak 
  • Summary report - 45th Health Security Committee on COVID-19 outbreak 
  • "We are fully mobilised to deploy the vaccines," says Charles Michel in Lisbon

JUSTICE

  • EMCDDA releases study findings on the impact of COVID-19 on drug markets, use and services in the southern ENP region - 22.12.2020

ECONOMY

  • Developments in the tourism sector during the COVID-19 pandemic - See ECB Paper

COMPETITION

  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.10014 - LGP/Centerbridge/Community Psychiatry)  
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.10071 - De Agostini Group/Foodiverse/Alnut)  
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.10042 - Vista Equity Partners/Francisco Partners Management/SmartBear Software) 
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.9757 - Providence/VOO/Brutélé)  
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.9907 - Exclusive Networks/Veracomp Business)  
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.9669 - PPF Group/Central European Media Enterprises) 
  • Commission clears acquisition of Polenergia by Brookfield and Mansa (M.10068) - Midday Express
  • Commission invites comments on inception impact assessment on scope of application of EU competition law to collective bargaining agreements for self-employed - Feedback period: 06 January 2021 - 03 February 2021
  • Czech Republic - The Chairman of the Office confirmed fine for Resale Price Maintenance Agreements imposed on BABY DIREKT 
  • Czech Republic - The Office imposed a fine for gun-jumping in CSG/SKYPORT case  
  • Norway - The Norwegian Competition Authority extends disclosure requirements for specific market players in several markets

STATE AID

  • Answer given by Ms Vestager to a MEP written question - National tax increases for online betting that risk hitting local operators unduly because of EU rules on illegal state aid

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Draft - Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) …/... of XXX amending Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/2447 as regards formats and codes of common data requirements, certain rules on surveillance and the competent customs office for placing goods under a customs procedure 
  • Joint Minutes of the 2nd Meeting of the Committee on Trade in Goods under the Agreement between the EU and Japan for an Economic Partnership of 10 December 2020 
  • US Senators Toomey and Warner issue Statement on the EU-China Comprehensive Agreement on Investment

INTERNAL MARKET & INDUSTRY

  • European Innovation Council Fund: first equity investments of €178 million in breakthrough innovations - IP/20/2530
  • CorWave raises €35 Million in series C Funding for its breakthrough Heart Pump; EIC Fund joins as New Investor
  • Fertilisers - ‘biochar’ materials (conditions for use) - Delegated regulation - Feedback period 04 January 2021 - 01 February 2021
  • Fertilisers - thermal oxidation materials (conditions for use) - Delegated regulation - Feedback period: 04 January 2021 - 01 February 2021
  • Fertilisers - precipitated phosphate salts (conditions for use) - Delegated regulation - Feedback period: 04 January 2021 - 01 February 2021

FINANCIAL SERVICES

  • ESMA promotes transparency for TLTRO III transactions 
  • ESMA launches a Common Supervisory Action with NCAs on the supervision of costs and fees of UCITS
  • AFME “call to action” for active transition of LIBOR linked securitisations
  • Key objectives for the creation of a Capital Markets Union - EFAMA letter to EU Commissioner McGuinness
  • Priorities for the investment management industry - EFAMA letter to Portuguese Presidency of the EU

ENERGY

  • ACER consults on the definition of capacity calculation regions 

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

  • EU strategy for sustainable textiles - Communication - Feedback period 05 January 2021 - 02 February 2021

HEALTH, FOOD & PRODUCT SAFETY

  • Minutes of the Expert Panel on effective ways of investing in health  
  • Food safety - composite food products exempt from official checks at EU borders - Delegated regulation - Feedback period: 05 January 2021 - 02 February 2021

DIGITAL SINGLE MARKET

  • Answer given by Mr Reynders to a MEP written question - Future guidance on the application of Article 17 of the Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market

JUSTICE & HOME AFFAIRS

  • 2021 Portuguese Council Presidency - Overview of priorities by Minister of Justice Francisca van Dunem
  • Report on the functioning of the General Court of the European Union - See CPR No.173/20
  • New Report explores open sale of low-THC cannabis products and regulatory responses in Europe - 21.12.2020

ECB, EURO & ECONOMY

  • Industrial producer prices up by 0.4% in both euro area and EU - Stat/1/2021

FUTURE OF EUROPE

  • Agenda for: Meeting of the Coreper (Part.1 & Part.2) of 08 January 2020 

EXTERNAL RELATIONS

  • Venezuela: Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the European Union