EU CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE

HEALTH

  • European Commission authorises second safe and effective vaccine against COVID-19 - IP/21/3  
  • EMA recommends COVID-19 Vaccine Moderna for authorisation in the EU 
  • Summary report - 47th Health Security Committee on COVID-19 outbreak 

STATE AID

  • State Aid Decision SA.60374 (2020/N) - Czechia - Second amendment to SA.57094 (2020/N) - COVID-19 - Loan guarantee scheme
  • State Aid Decision SA.60263 - Cyprus - Support scheme for organised producer groups and/or producer organisations in the agricultural sector due to the effects of the restrictive measures implemented during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • State Aid Decision SA.60236 (2020/N) - Romania - COVID-19: Second amendment to the existing aid scheme SA.56895 under the Temporary Framework
  • State Aid Decision SA.59681 (2020/N) - Italy - COVID-19: Prolongation and amendment of SA.56963, SA.57289 and SA.57937

ECONOMY

  • Coronavirus response and recovery: EU support for regions to work together in innovative pilot projects - IP/21/8
  • EIB Group and BNP Paribas launch new securitisation operation to support French companies facing the consequences of the COVID-19 crisis - IP/21/24

COMPETITION

  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.9474 - Faurecia/Michelin/Symbio/JV)
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.9985 - GardaWorld/G4S)  
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.10052 - Eni/UFG (Assets))  
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.9383 - ZF/Wabco)  
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.10035 - Burnam Parties/Kroenke Parties/SMG/Cascade Investment/StorageMart)  
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.10058 - Porsche/Transnet/JV)
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.9993 - Allianz/Noble)  
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.10065 - Advent/Nielsen Global Connect)  
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.10057 - Schlumberger/CEA/Genvia JV)  
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.10029 - ABN AMRO Bank/ODDO BHF/JV)  
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.10069 - HDI Assicurazioni/Amissima Assicurazioni)  
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.10077 - Macquarie Bank/Mitsubishi UFJ Lease & Finance Company/Vestone Capital) 
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.10053 - Zollner Elektronik/Syskron Holding/Samhammer/TIKI)  
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.10006 - Covestro/Koninklijke DSM)  
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.10008 - Egeria/Parcom/Wood Holdingco JV)  
  • Initiation of proceedings (Case M.9829 - Aon/Willis Towers Watson)  
  • Agenda for: Working Party on Competition of 14 January 2021
    - Draft Council Conclusions on Special Report No 24/2020 from the European Court of Auditors entitled: "The Commission’s EU merger control and antitrust proceedings: a need to scale up market oversight
  • Commission clears the acquisition of Addo and ComplEat by PAI (M.10041) - Midday Express
  • DG Comp - Merger Statistics - 21 September 1990 to 31 December 2020
  • DG Comp - Cartel Statistics - Period 2016 to 2020
  • Germany - all report: Central marketing of media rights to Bundesliga soccer matches (date of decision: December 17, 2020)
  • Spain - The CNMC authorises Areas's acquisition of Autogrill subject to conditions
  • UK - CMA to investigate NVIDIA’s takeover of Arm

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Agenda for: Working Party on Trade Questions of 13 January 2021 
  • Agenda for: Working Party on European Free Trade Association (EFTA) of 12 January 2021 
  • Agenda for: Trade Policy Committee (Services and Investment) of 13 January 2021 
  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/9 of 6 January 2021 imposing a provisional anti-dumping duty on imports of certain hot-rolled flat products of iron, non-alloy or other alloy steel originating in Turkey 
  • Decision No 1/2019 of the EU-Mexico Joint Committee of 16 October 2019 relating to amendments to Annex III to Decision No 2/2000 of the EC-Mexico Joint Council concerning the definition of the concept of originating products and methods of administrative cooperation (Andorra and San Marino, and certain product-specific rules of origin for chemicals)  
  • After that the transition period for the BREXIT has ended on 31 December 2020, the UK OCTs have been removed from the table providing the dates of application of the REX system by the different OCTs. 
  • WTO - 7th review of the trade policies and practices of India t on 6 and 8 January 2021. See the report by the WTO Secretariat and the Government of India

INTERNAL MARKET & INDUSTRY

FINANCIAL SERVICES

  • Evaluation report of the Union programme to support specific activities enhancing the involvement of consumers and other financial services end-users in Union policymaking in the area of financial services for the period of 2017-2020 pursuant to Regulation (EU) 2017/826 of the European Parliament and of the Council

ENERGY

  • Agenda for: Wokring Party on Energy of 14 January 2021 
  • DG Energy Studies - December 2020
    - Benchmarking analysis of member states approaches to definition of national inventories radioactive waste and spent fuel - see the Final Report
    - Study on the insurance, private and financial markets in the field of nuclear third party liability - see the Final Report
    - Methodologies of cost assessment for radioactive waste and spent fuel management - see the Final Report
    - Comprehensive examination and analyses of the situation of transport of nuclear materials - see the Final Report

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

  • Answer given by Mr Sinkevicius to a MEP written question - The issue of expanded polystyrene used by the fishing industry
  • Answer given by Mr Sinkevicius to a MEP written question - The EU’s leadership in global biodiversity conservation

TRANSPORT & MOBILITY

  • Information concerning the entry into force of the Agreement on civil aviation safety between the European Union and the Government of the People’s Republic of China 

CYBERSECURITY

  • Decision (EU) 2021/4 taken by common accord between the Representatives of the Governments of the Member States of 9 December 2020 on the location of the seat of the European Cybersecurity Industrial, Technology and Research Competence Centre 

JUSTICE & HOME AFFAIRS

  • European Citizens' Initiative: Commission decides to register an initiative for ‘a ban on biometric mass surveillance practices' - IP/21/22

BREXIT

  • Details of the agreement reached by Withdrawal Agreement Joint Committee regarding the implementation of the Northern Ireland Protocol

FUTURE OF EUROPE

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