EU CORONAVIRUS RESPONSES

HEALTH

  • Presentations - Webinar on COVID-19 vaccination - What you need to know as a health professional - 10 February 2021
  • Answer given by Ms Kyriakides to a MEP  written question - Depression caused by the COVID-19 crisis
  • Answer given by Ms Kyriakides to a MEP  written question - European fur industry and cases of the coronavirus being transmitted to mink

ENVIRONMENT

ECONOMY 

  • Regulation (EU) 2021/177 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 10 February 2021 amending Regulation (EU) No 223/2014 as regards the introduction of specific measures for addressing the crisis associated with the outbreak of COVID-19
  • Answer given by Ms Ferreira to a MEP written question - Readjustment of EU funds for the COVID-19 emergency

TRANSPORT

COMPETITION

  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.10084 - ACP/Marubeni/Toho Gas/GGND)
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.9604 - NENT/Telenor/JV)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.10110 - IKB/Hypoport/Fundingport)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.10079 - SARP/Suez RV Osis)
  • Commission clears the acquisition of joint control of Alpha Trains by PGGM, Arcus and AMP (M.10136) - Midday Express
  • Commission clears joint acquisition of Edenvale Solar Park by Sojitz and Eneos (M.10072) - Midday Express
  • Czech Republic - Railway design cartel revealed thanks to Leniency Programme, the Office imposed fine on SUDOP Praha
  • France - Green light to the acquisition by NJJ Holding, controlled by Xavier Niel, of the Groupe Paris Turf
  • Italy - AGCM - Initiated proceedings against the promotion and sale of U-Masks
  • UK - The CMA has found that Adevinta’s anticipated £6.5bn ($9.2 billion) purchase of eCG from eBay could lead to higher prices and less choice for consumers.

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Agenda for: 104th Customs Code Committee - General Legislation of 26 February 2021
  • Draft - Commission delegated Regulation (EU) …/... supplementing Regulation (EU) 2017/625 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards certain categories of goods exempted from official controls at border control posts and amending Commission Decision 2007/275/EC - See the Annex
  • Notification by the European Union made in accordance with the Trade and Cooperation Agreement between the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community, of the one part, and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, of the other part
  • Answer given by Executive Vice-President Dombrovskis to a MEP written question - The World Trade Organization’s Trade and Environment Week 2020
  • Answer given by Executive Vice-President Dombrovskis to a MEP written question - Japanese industrial entryism in the Airbus supply chain 
  • China’s labour rights issues a threat to its trade deal with EU - Bilaterals.org
  • Ireland seeks ‘pragmatic’ approach to Brexit border protocol - Irish foreign minister calls for ‘flexibility’ amid Brussels’ concerns about Dublin’s stance - Financial Times

INTERNAL MARKET & INDUSTRY

FINANCIAL SERVICES

  • Capital Markets Recovery Package: Council adopts first set of measures to help companies access funding
  • ESMA submits IFRS 9 and IAS 20 related questions to IFRS Interpretations Committee

ENERGY

  • Germany aims for new deal with Washington on Nord Stream 2 - Early signs are that Biden administration wants to lower temperature of debate on gas pipeline - Financial Times

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

  • Agenda for: Working Party on International Environment Issues (Int. Chemicals / Synergies) of 18 February 2021
  • Draft report by MEP Karin Karlsbro - Decision on the conclusion of the Voluntary Partnership Agreement between the European Union and the Republic of Honduras on forest law enforcement, governance and trade in timber products to the European Union - Amendments 1-77

HEALTH, FOOD PRODUCT & SAFETY

  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/181 of 15 February 2021 amending Regulation (EC) No 889/2008 laying down detailed rules for the implementation of Council Regulation (EC) No 834/2007 on organic production and labelling of organic products with regard to organic production, labelling
  • Presentations - Europe’s path to eliminating cervical cancer - 5 February 2021
  • Commissioners Schmit, Breton and Kyriakides host Pact for Skills roundtable with executives and representatives from the health ecosystem - Midday Express
  • Answer given by Ms Kyriakides to a MEP written question - Increase in online sales of counterfeit medicines – Commission action needed to protect public health and the European pharmaceutical sector

DIGITAL SINGLE MARKET

  • Agenda for: 74th Radio Spectrum Committee meeting of 9-10 March 2021
    - Draft - Commission Implementing Decision of XXX on the harmonised use of radio spectrum in the 5 945-6 425 MHz frequency band for the implementation of wireless access systems including radio local area networks - See the Annex
  • BEUC files complaint against TikTok for multiple EU consumer law breaches
  • France pushes for changes in digital act to clamp down on Big Tech - Financial Times

TRANSPORT & MOBILITY

  • Agenda for: 15th Meeting of the TEN-T Committee of 22 February 2021
  • How to design tenders for e-charging infrastructure - new Handbook for public authorities

AREA OF FREEDOM, SECURITY & JUSTICE

  • Digitalisation of EU justice systems: Commission launches public consultation on cross-border judicial cooperation
  • Migration: Commissioner Johansson in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Albania - Midday Express

ECB, EURO & ECONOMY

FUTURE OF EUROPE

  • Agenda for: Meeting of the Coreper (Part.1 & Part.2) of 17 & 19 February 2021 
  • 9th Revision of the List of meetings taking place between 1 and 28 February 2021
  • Possible items for College agendas 17 February 2021 – 27 April 2021

EXTERNAL RELATIONS

  • Information concerning the entry into force of the Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement between the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community and their Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Armenia, of the other part 
  • Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the EU on the alignment of certain third countries concerning restrictive measures against Syria
  • Answer given by HR/VP Borrell to a MEP written question - Vessel seized by Iranian port authorities
  • Germany’s bridges to Russia split open Europe - Outreach to Moscow risks ignoring the concerns of central and eastern EU countries - Financial Times