EU CORONAVIRUS RESPONSES

HEALTH

  • COVID-19 lessons learnt: boosting EU civil protection – see the EP Statement
  • EMA - International regulators working together to enhance collaboration on COVID-19 observational research

INSTITUTIONS

  • Overview of European Ombudsman’s initiative looking into the COVID-19 response of the EU administration
  • Ombudsman calls on ECDC to be more open about its work as vaccine rollout begins 

COMPETITON

STATE AID

  • Commission Decision (EU) 2021/149 of 17 November 2020 on State aid SA.50707 2019/C (ex 2018/FC) – Spain – Air Nostrum fleet renewal

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Agenda for: 104th Customs Code Committee - General Legislation of 26 February 2021
  • Agenda for: 2nd meeting of the Committee on Agricultural Cooperation under the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement, 9 February 2021
  • Report of the 3rd meeting of the CETA Committee on Agriculture of 21-22 September 2020
  • Minutes of 215th meeting of the Customs Code Committee Tariff and Statistical Nomenclature Section (Sub-section MEC/MISC/TEX) of 14st to 16rd December 2020 
  • Notice concerning the entry into force of an Agreement between the European Union and the Government of the People's Republic of China on cooperation on, and protection of, geographical indications
  • Sweden flies the flag for the free-trade cause in the EU - Stockholm warns of dangers associated with Brussels’ idea of ‘strategic autonomy’ – Financial Times

INTERNAL MARKET & INDUSTRY

ENERGY

  • ACER and CEER recommend when and how to regulate pure hydrogen networks

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

  • Agenda for: 8th Seveso Expert Group meeting of 16 February 2021
  • Agenda for: Meeting relating to the implementation of National Emissions Ceilings Directive of 11 February 2021
  • Minutes of 14th Committee on invasive alien species of 19 January 2021
  • Many obsolete barriers harm Europe's rivers – see the EEA Statement
  • Report on Eurojust’s Casework on Environmental Crime
  • Proposal for a Council Decision on the submission, on behalf of the European Union, of a proposal for the listing of chlorpyrifos in Annex A to the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants

HEALTH, FOOD & PRODUCT SAFETY

  • Agenda for Working Party on Plant Health (Roosendaal Group) of 18 February 2021

DIGITAL SINGLE MARKET

  • Agenda for: 22nd meeting of the eCommerce expert group of 26 February 2021 

DATA PRIVACY & CYBERSECURITY

TRANSPORT & MOBILITY

  • Agenda for: EU Rail Passenger Security Platform - RAILSEC 9 of 16 February 2021

ECB, EURO & ECONOMY

  • Christine Lagarde: European Parliament plenary debate on the ECB Annual Report

BREXIT

  • UK - International Trade Committee launches inquiry in UK-EU trade relationship
  • First considerations regarding the practical cooperation between the EU and UK as of 1 January 2021: The experience from the European Judicial Network - Paper by the European Judicial Network (EJN) 
  • Gove calls for Brussels to be ‘pragmatic’ over Northern Ireland - UK minister bemoans lack of progress on post-Brexit border arrangements ahead of key meeting with EU – Financial Times

FUTURE OF EUROPE

  • Agenda for: Meeting of the Coreper (Part.1Part.2) of 10 February 2021

EXTERNAL RELATIONS

  • China: HR/VP Josep Borrell holds video conference with State Councillor/Foreign Minister Wang Yi
  • Somalia: Statement by HR/VP Josep Borrell on the lack of agreement to conduct elections in Somalia
  • Cuba: Statement by the Spokesperson on the ratification of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty
  • Ethiopia: Joint-Statement by HR/VP Josep Borrell, Commissioner Jutta Urpilainen and Commissioner Janez Lenarčič