EU CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE

  • Coronavirus: rescEU medical stockpile expands in four Member States - IP/21/45
  • COVID-19: Commission supports blood services to increase COVID-19 convalescent plasma collection - IP/21/50
  • COVID-19 vaccines: Public Health Committee MEPs to quiz Commission
  • EMA - Extra dose from vials of Comirnaty COVID-19 vaccine
  • Answer given by Ms Kyriakides to a MEP written question - Conflicts of interest and total lack of transparency in relation to negotiations with pharmaceutical companies on COVID-19 vaccines

COMPETITION

  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9945 - Siemens Healthineers AG/Varian Medical Systems)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9857 - Volvo/Daimler/JV)
  • Commission clears acquisition of Ahlstrom-Munksjö by Bain Capital (M.9981) - Midday Express
  • Publication of the text of the Decision in Case M.8964 - Delta/Air France-KLM/ Virgin Group/ Virgin Atlantic
  • Answer given by Ms Vestager to a MEP written question - Acquisition by London Stock Exchange of US financial data provider Refinitiv

STATE AID

  • Case T-677/20: Action brought on 13 November 2020 - Ryanair and Laudamotion Vs. Commission
    Re: Annulment the European Commission’s decision (EU) of 6 July 2020 on State Aid SA.57539 (2020/N) - Austria - COVID-19 - Aid to Austrian Airlines
  • Commission approves support scheme for energy-intensive companies in Spain (SA. 54558) - Midday Express

INTERNAL MARKET & INDUSTRY

  • EIB helps Livie accelerate affordable housing construction in France - IP/21/62
  • SME vouchers: €20 million grant fund to help SMEs maximise their intellectual property assets - Midday Express
  • EU Cohesion policy: €160 million to modernise the rail transport in Czechia  - Midday Express
  • Kick-Off meeting of the 19th European Week of Regions and Cities

FINANCIAL SRERVICES

AGRICULTURE & FISHERIES

ENERGY

  • Gazprom to restart Nord Stream 2 construction - Russia restarts pipe laying in face of US sanctions that paused construction - Financial Times

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

  • Agenda for: Working Party on International Environment Issues (Global) of 14 January 2021
  • European Green Deal: Commission consults on EU targets to restore Europe's biodiversity - Feedback period: 11 January 2021 - 05 April 2021
  • Evaluation of the EU Biodiversity Strategy to 2020 - Public consultation - Feedback period: 11 January 2021 - 05 April 2021

DIGITAL SINGLE MARKET

DATA PRIVACY & CYBERSECURITY

  • Agenda for: Horizontal Working Party on cyber issues of 12 January 2021

AREA OF FREEDOM, SECURITY & JUSTICE

  • Agenda for: Working Group on
  • E-evidence: internal rules - examination of the EP's position - Presidency note
  • Modernising judicial cooperation between EU countries – use of digital technology - Roadmap - Feedback period: 08 January 2021 - 05 February 2021

ECB, EURO & ECONOMY

  • Recommendation for a Council Recommendation on the economic policy of the euro area
  • Alert Mechanism Report 2021 - Draft Council Conclusions
  • ECB appoints Claudia Plattner as Director General Information Systems
  • Nowcasting in a pandemic using non-parametric mixed frequency VARs - ECB Working Paper Series No.2510
  • Total labour market slack drops slightly to 13.9%

BREXIT

  • Unilateral Declarations of the EU and the UK on:
    - the application of the Union’s State Aid rules under Article 10 of the IE/NI Protocol)
    - the certification required for the import of food products into Northern Ireland
    - the export procedures for goods moving from Northern Ireland to Great Britain
    - the application of Union law related to medicinal products in respect of Northern Ireland after the end of the transition period
    - the application of Union law related to meat products in Northern Ireland after the end of the transition period

FUTURE OF EUROPE

  • Agenda for: Meeting of the Coreper (Part.1 & Part.2) of 13 January 2021
  • Revised of the List of meetings taking place between 1 and 31 January 2021

EXTERNAL RELATIONS

  • Agenda for: Council of the European Union (Foreign Affairs) of 25 January 2021 - See the "List of A Items"
  • The Council has extended the mandate of EUCAP Sahel Mali until 31 January 2023 with an allocated budget of over €89 million.
  • Answer given by HR/VP Borrell to a written question - Systematic breaches and restrictions of human rights by the Islamic Republic of Iran