EU CORONAVIRUS RESPONSES

HEALTH

  • Vaccines: contract between European Commission and AstraZeneca now published - IP/21/302
  • EMA - First COVID-19 vaccine safety update published
  • EMA - Clarification of Comirnaty dosage interval
  • Letter to the European Commission in joint cases 85/2021/MIG and 86/2021/MIG on the Commission’s refusal to give public access to documents concerning the purchase of vaccines against COVID-19

STATE AID

  • Commission prolongs and further expands Temporary Framework to support economy in context of coronavirus outbreak - IP/21/261
  • Commission approves €66.9 million Swedish scheme to support organisers of package travel affected by coronavirus outbreak (SA.59639) - Midday Express

AGRICULTURE

  • Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2021/95 of 28 January 2021 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

ECONOMY

  • Answer given by Ms Mc Guinness to a MEP written question - Changes to the new EU rules on non-performing loans following the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the economy

COMPETITION

  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.9837 - BP/Sinopec Fuel Oil Sales/BP Sinopec Marine Fuels)  
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.9990 - Vattenfall/ENGIE/GASAG)  
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.10053 - Zollner Elektronik/Syskron Holding/Samhammer/TIKI) 
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.10130- APG/Arcus/PSP/Alpha Trains)  
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.10109 - CINVEN/BCI/COMPRE)  
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.10142 - Pamplona Capital/Signature Foods)  
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.10136 - PGGM/Arcus/AMP/Alpha Trains) 
  • Summary of Commission Decision of 26 November 2020 relating to a proceeding under Article 101 of the TFEU and Article 53 of the EEA Agreement (Case AT.39686 - Cephalon)
    - Opinion of the Advisory Committee on restrictive agreements and dominant positions
    - Final Report of the Hearing Officer  
  • Full texts of Commission conditional approval decision and purchaser approval decision in BASF/ Bayer Divestment Business merger  
  • Commission clears acquisition of joint control of AM InvestCo by Invitalia and ArcelorMittal (M.10096) - Midday Express
  • EU Guidelines for competition law compliance within Circular Plastics Alliance 
  • Hungary - The GVH has moved into a higher gear – the focus was on the protection of Hungarian consumers and detecting restrictive practices in 2020
  • Hungary - The GVH has initiated an investigation proceedings against Vodafone and Magyar Telekom

STATE AID

  • Commission Decision (EU) 2021/69 of 24 February 2020 on State aid SA.43549 (2017/C) (ex 2017/FC) (ex 2016/NN) (ex 2015/EO) implemented by Romania for CFR Marfă

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Agenda for: 9th meeting of the Customs Expert Group on IPR enforcement of 09 February 2021 
  • Agenda for: 23rd meeting of the Customs Expert Group - Data Integration and Harmonization section - joint with Trade Contact Group (TCG) of 08 February 2021 
  • Agenda for: 19th meeting of the Customs Expert group, Section Customs Status and Transit of 04 February 2021 
  • Proposal for a Council Decision pursuant to Article 218 (9) TFEU on the Union position concerning the draft Joint Committee Decision on the determination of goods not at risk - See the Annex
  • Notice concerning the anti-dumping and countervailing measures in force in respect of imports of electric bicycles originating in the People’s Republic of China: name change of one company subject to the anti-dumping duty rate for non-sampled cooperating companies and to the definitive countervailing duty rate for non-cooperating companies
  • Guidance for rules of origin in CETA 

INTERNAL MARKET & INDUSTRY

  • Agenda for: Working Party on Competitiveness and groth (Internal Market) of 02 February 2021
  • European Institute of Innovation and Technology: Commission welcomes political agreement on strategy for 2021-2027 - IP/21/207 
  • Minutes of the Meeting of the Commission’s Expert Group on Social Economy and Social Enterprises of 14 December 2020 
  • Final report on SMEs workshops of1_2 October and 20_21 October 2020 
  • REACH - List of Amendments to Annex XVII - Restrictions as of 28 January 2021
  • Report on the 12th joint cross-border EMC market surveillance campaign on Solar panel inverters (2019-2020) – Led Lighting Equipment 

EMPLOYMENT & SOCIAL POLICY

ENERGY

  • ACER publishes its Decision on the exemption request for the AQUIND interconnector

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

  • Agenda for: Working Party on International Environment Issues (Global) of 04 February 2021
  • Minutes of the 104th session of the Climate Change Committee of 02 December 2020
  • Commission consults on new EU Forest Strategy
  • Keynote speech by President von der Leyen at the “Urban Future with a Purpose” Webinar 
  • Plastics, a growing environmental and climate concern: how can Europe revert that trend? - see EEA Statement

HEALTH, FOOD & PRODUCT SAFETY

  • Agenda of the meeting of the Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed - Section: "General food law" of 9 February 2021
  • Agenda for: Working Party on Pharmaceuticals & Medical devices of 03 February 2021
  • Minutes of: SCCS WG on Methodologies of 16 December 2020
  • Minutes of: SCCS WG on Cosmetic Ingredients Products of 15 December 2020
  • Minutes of: SCCS WG on Nanimaterials in Cosmetic Products of 14 December 2020
  • Safety Gate: Rapid Alert System for dangerous non-food products - Weekly Report - Report 4 (Published on: 29/01/2021)  
  • Consultation - European Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Authority (HERA) - Feedback period: 27 January 2021 - 24 February 2021
  • EU Health Policy Platform webinar - Europe’s path to eliminating cervical cancer (5 February 2021, 14.00–15.00 CET)

DIGITAL SINGLE MARKET

TRANSPORT & MOBILITY

  • Minutes of the Meeting of the European ITS Committee of 17 December 2020
  • Opinion of Avocate General Tanchev of 28 January 2021 in Case C‑120/19, X Vs. College van burgemeester en wethouders van de gemeente Purmerend, Tamoil Nederland BV
    Re: Reference for a preliminary ruling - Transport of dangerous goods - Concept of ‘construction requirement’ - Condition that an LPG service station may take delivery of LPG only from road tankers that are equipped with a heat shield - Agreements concerning that heat shield - Presumption of legality concerning that condition

ECB, EURO & ECONOMY

  • Speech by Isabel Schnabel: The sovereign-bank-corporate nexus – virtuous or vicious? 
  • Economic Dialogues and Exchanges of Views with the Member States under the European Semester Cycles - State-of-Play (January 2021) - Briefing for the EP ECON Committee
  • Issuance and valuation of corporate bonds with quantitative easing - ECB Working Paper Series No.2520

BREXIT

  • Proposal for a Council Decision on the position to be taken on behalf of the European Union in the Joint Committee established by Article 164 of the Agreement on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the European Union and the European Atomic Energy as regards Union presence - See the Annex
  • Proposal for a Council Decision on the position to be taken on behalf of the European Union in the Joint Committee established by Article 164 of the Agreement on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the European Union and the European Atomic Energy as regards the adoption of a decision to amend the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland to that Agreement - See the Annex
  • Brexit taskforce meets to ensure businesses get the support they need