EU CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE

HEALTH

  • Commission proposes to purchase up to 300 million additional doses of BioNTech-Pfizer vaccine - IP/21/9 & Statement by President von der Leyen

COMPETITION

  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.9982 - Ford/GFT)
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.9983 - Magna/GFT Bordeaux)
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.9848 - CMI/Rockaway/MR MC/Gjirafa Tech)
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.9408 - Assa Abloy/Agta Record)
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.10055 - MIRA/Romanian assets of CEZ)
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.10063 - Mitsubishi UFJ Lease & Finance Company/Hitachi Capital)
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.10089 - Phillips 66/Fortress Investment Group/Pester Marketing)
  • Withdrawal of notification of a concentration (Case M.10083 - China Baowu/Taiyuan Iron & Steel Group)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.10040 - M Group Services/Skanska Infrastructure Services)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.10103 - Towerbrook/Consolis Rail Division) 
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9837 - BP/Sinopec Fuel Oil Sales/BP Sinopec Marine Fuels)
  • Czech Republic - Manager of EGEM did not fulfil the obligation to cooperate during the dawn raid, the Office imposed a fine amounting to CZK 2,362,000
  • Germany - List of Notified Merger Projects
  • Portugal - Pluris Investments notifies the acquisition of sole control over Media Capital
  • Portugal - Competition policy priorities for 2021
  • UK - The CMA is investigating the anticipated acquisition by Diageo Great Britain Limited of Chase Distillery (Holdings) Limited
  • UK - The CMA is investigating Google’s proposals to remove third party cookies and other functionalities from its Chrome browser.

STATE AID

  • Authorisation for State aid pursuant to Articles 107 and 108 of the TFEU - Cases where the Commission raises no objections
  • State aid - Poland - State aid SA.53903 (2020/C) (ex 2019/NN) - Regional Investment Aid to LG Chem 2 - LIP - Invitation to submit comments pursuant to Article 108(2) of the TFEU

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Agenda for: Exports Credit Group of 14 January 2021
  • EP INTA Committe meetings calendar 2021
  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/11 of 7 January 2021 amending Implementing Regulation (EU) No 498/2012 on the allocation of tariff-rate quotas applying to exports of wood from the Russian Federation to the European Union
  • USTR suspends collection of tariffs on French goods in digital tax probe - See the Notice of Modification 

INTERNAL MARKET & INDUSTRY

FINANCIAL SERVICES

TAXATION

  • Agenda for: Working Party on Tax Questions (Indirect Taxation / VAT)  of 21 January 2021
  • Agenda for: 23rd Meeting of the Working Party on Administrative cooperation in the field of direct taxation of 04 February 2021
  • Working Party IV - Direct Taxation - Meeting on 26 January 2021 for the presentation of the study ‘Monitoring the amount of wealth hidden by individuals in international financial centres and impact of recent internationally agreed standards on tax transparency on the fight against tax evasion’

EMPLOYMENT & SOCIAL POLICY

  • Annual Intra-EU Labour Mobility Report shows that mobility within the EU increased in 2019, though at a slower pace

ENERGY

  •  Agenda for: Working Party on Energy of 12 January 2021

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

HEALTH, FOOD & PRODUCT SAFETY

  • Treatable Mortality in an International Perspective: Feasibility Study for Methodological Improvements - See the Final Report
  • Minutes of the Cross-border Healthcare Expert Group - Minutes of 26 November 2020
  • Invitation - Hearing - Public procurement in healthcare systems of 03 February 2021
  • SCCS - Minutes of the Working Group Meeting on Cosmetic Ingredients of 15 December 2020
  • SCCS - Minutes of the Working Group Meeting on Methodologies of 16 December 2020
  • SCCS - Preliminary Opinion open for comments on Benzophenone-3 - deadline: 15 February 2021
  • Answer given by Ms Kyiriakides to a MEP written question - Measures to counter illegal appropriation of Greek labelling for raw pistachios (in the shell)
  • Rapid Alert System for dangerous non-food products - Weekly Report - Report 1 (Published on: 08/01/2021)

DIGITAL SINGLE MARKET

  • "Time to Deliver": DIGITALEUROPE hails the Portuguese plan to kick-start the digital decade

JUSTICE & HOME AFFAIRS

  • Fighting antisemitism: Commission and International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance publish handbook for the practical use of the IHRA working definition of antisemitism

ECB, EURO & ECONOMY

  • Implementation of the Macroeconomic Imbalance Procedure: State of play December 2020 - In-Depth Analysis - EP Econ Committee
  • Key Macroeconomic Indicators for Cyprus, Greece, Ireland and Portugal - Briefing - EP EcoFin Committee

BREXIT

  • Council Decision (EU) 2021/12 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 determination of goods not at risk
  • UK Parliament -  Trade bill debate on the “Trade agreement with the EU: compliance with the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland
  • Consumer policy takeaways from the EU-UK trade deal - See Beuc Statement
  • UK - The Patents, Trade Marks and Designs (Address for Service) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Rules 2020 (WTO TBT Notification)
  • UK - The Intellectual Property (Copyright and Related Rights) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (WTO TBT Notification)

  • UK - The Intellectual Property (Exhaustion of Rights) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (WTO TBT Notification)

  • UK - The Designs and International Trade Marks (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (WTO TBT Notification)

  • UK - The Design Right (Semiconductor Topographies) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018  (WTO TBT Notification)

EXTERNAL RELATIONS

  • Agenda for: ACP Working Party of 12 January 2021
  • Statement by President von de Leyen on the recent developments in the U.S.
  • Hong Kong: Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the EU on the mass arrest of people involved in the July 2020 pro-democracy primary elections
  • Nuclear Arms Control Regimes: State of play and perspectives - In-Depth Analysis - SEDE Subcommittee
  • The European space sector as an enabler of EU strategic autonomy - In-Depth Analysis - SEDE Subcommittee