EU CORONAVIRUS RESPONSES

HEALTH

AGRICULTURE

  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/78 of 27 January 2021 amending Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/600 derogating from Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/892, Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/1150, Implementing Regulation (EU) No 615/2014, Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/1368 and Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/39 as regards certain measures to address the crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Draft - Commission delegated Regulation (EU) …/... amending Delegated Regulation (EU) 2020/592 on temporary exceptional measures derogating from certain provisions of Regulation (EU) No 1308/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council to address the market disturbance in the fruit and vegetables and wine sectors caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and measures linked to it

TRANSPORT

  • New COVID-19 slot relief to help airlines and avoid ghost flights: Council adopts mandate
  • Answer qiven by Ms Valean to a MEP written question - Terms and conditions governing the use of refund vouchers for flights cancelled because of COVID-19

COMPETITION

  • Judgment of thr Court of 28 January 2021 in Case C‑466/19 P, Qualcomm Inc., Qualcomm Europe Inc., established in Sacramento (United States) Vs. European Commission
    Re: Appeal - Competition - Abuse of dominant position - Market for UMTS-compliant baseband chipsets - Regulation (EC) No 1/2003 - Article 18(3) - Decision to request information - Necessity of the information requested - Proportionality - Burden of proof - Self-incrimination
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.10010 - Investindustrial Group/CSM Ingredients)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.10076 - Cinven/Raffles/Miller)
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.10074 - Hyundai Motor Company/Hyundai Assan Otomotive Sanayi)
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.9711 - Alliance Healthcare Deutschland AG/GEHE Pharma Handel GmbH)
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.10091 - TowerBrook Capital Partners/Warburg Pincus/AA)
  • Antitrust: Commission opens formal investigation into possible trade restrictions by Mondelēz (AT.40632) - IP/21/281
  • Commission clears acquisition of joint control of Hema by Mississippi Ventures and Parcom (M.10044) - Midday Express
  • Commission clears acquisition of control over Skanska Infrastructure Services Business by M Group Services Ltd (M.10040) - Midday Express
  • Czech Republic - The Chairman of the Office, Petr Mlsna, upheld the decision on a prohibited agreement in the field of rail freight transport, the so-called Carpathia Cartel
  • Germany - Merger proposal in the agricultural trade sector: Bundeskartellamt approves merger of Beiselen and ATR - withdrawal of notification at RWZ / Raiwa
  • Germany - First proceeding based on new rules for digital companies – Bundeskartellamt also assesses new Section 19a GWB in its Facebook/Oculus case
  • Germany - Energy Monitoring Report 2020 published by the Bundesnetzagentur and the Bundeskartellamt  

STATE AID

  • Commission approves prolongation of Danish resolution scheme for small banks (SA.58478) - Midday Express

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Proposal for a Council Decision on the position to be adopted, on behalf of the European Union, in the Trade Committee regarding the amendment of Appendix 1 of Annex XII (Government Procurement) to the Trade Agreement between the European Union and its Member States, of the one part, and Colombia, Peru and Ecuador, of the other part 
  • Answer given by Mr Wojciechowski to a MEP written question - Safeguarding the financial interests of EU farms in the context of the EU-Mercosur trade agreement
  • Commission proposes new measures to ban trade in ivory 
  • WTO - 4th review of the trade policies and practices of Nicaragua on 27 and 29 January 2021

INTERNAL MARKET & INDUSTRY

  • Agenda for: REACH Committee meeting of 4 February 2021
    - Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) …/... of XXX laying down rules for the application of Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 as regards applications for authorisation and review reports for the uses of substances in the production of legacy spare parts and in the repair of articles and complex products no longer produced and amending Regulation (EC) No 340/2008
    - Commission Regulation (EU) …/… of XXX amending Annex XVII to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards perfluorocarboxylic acids containing 9 to 14 carbon atoms in the chain (C9-C14 PFCAs), their salts and C9-C14 PFCA-related substances
    - Commission Implementing Decision of XXX granting an authorisation under Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council to Janssen Vaccines & Prevention B.V. and Janssen Biologics B.V. for a use of 4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol, ethoxylated (4-tert-OPnEO)
    - Commission Regulation (EU) …/… of XXX amending Annex XVII to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) as regards N,N-dimethylformamide
    - Commission Regulation (EU) …/… of XXX amending Annex XIV to Regulation (EU) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH)

FINANCIAL SERVICES

  • Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2021/85 of 27 January 2021 on the equivalence to the requirements of Regulation (EU) No 648/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council of the regulatory framework of the United States of America for central counterparties that are authorised and supervised by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
  • Report from the Commission on developments in the EU market for statutory audit services to public-interest entities pursuant to Article 27 of Regulation (EU) No 537/2014

TAXATION

AGRICULTURE

  • Report from the Commission on EAGF expenditure Early Warning System No 11-12/2020 - see the Annex
  • Commission extends package of support measures for the wine sector 

ENERGY

  • Agenda for:  Working Party on the Energy of 02 & 04 February 2021
  • Speech by Commissioner Simson at the "Vilnius GreenTech Forum"

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

  • Agenda for:  Working Party on the Environment of 02 & 05 February 2021
  • Agenda for: Meeting of the Regulatory Committee on Directive 2001/18/EC of 3 February
  • Minutes: Horizon 2020 Expert Group to Support the Implementation of Bioeconomy Policy Support Facility - The Opening of the Mutual Learning Exercise of 03 December 2020
  • Working Documents for CEG on Sustainable Consumption and Production of 21 January 2021
  • Screening of websites for ‘greenwashing': half of green claims lack evidence - IP/21/269

AREA OF FREEDOM, SECURITY & JUSTICE

  • MEPs: Hold companies accountable for harm caused to people and planet
  • Radicalisation in the EU: what is it? How can it be prevented? - see the EP Statement

DATA PRIVACY & CYBERSECURITY

  • Agenda for: Horizontal Working Party on cyber issues of 02 February 2021
  • Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 2014/41/EU, as regards its alignment with EU rules on the protection of personal data
  • Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Council Framework Decision 2002/465/JHA, as regards its alignment with EU rules on the protection of personal data
  • EDPB celebrates Data Protection Day
  • ENISA’s new report explores pseudonymisation techniques and use cases for healthcare and information sharing in cybersecurity

ECB, EURO & ECONOMY

  • Statement by the Eurogroup President, Paschal Donohoe, on the signature of ESM Treaty and the Single Resolution Fund Amending Agreements
  • Interview of ECB's Philip R. Lane with SKAI TV 
  • Transforming ‘sympathetic interlocutors’ into veto players - ECB Working paper Series No.2518
  • Household real consumption per capita recovers in both euro area and EU

EXTERNAL RELATIONS

  • Empowering Africa: MEPs vote on strategy for a new EU-Africa partnership