EU CORONAVIRUS RESPONSES

HEALTH

  • Answer given by Ms Kyriakides to a MEP written question - Remdesivir: the EUR 1 billion scandal of the fake treatment for COVID-19 purchased by the Commission 
  • Answer given by Ms Kyriakides to a MEP written question - Russian ‘Sputnik V’ vaccine administered in Hungary without prior centralised EMA approval 
  • Answer given by Ms Kyriakides to a MEP written question - Ensuring the reliability and transparency of epidemiological data on the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Answer given by Ms Kyriakides to a MEP written question - Preparing the cold chain - crucial to COVID-19 vaccine distribution
  • EMA receives application for conditional marketing authorisation of COVID-19 Vaccine Janssen
  • Behavioural Insights research to support the response to COVID-19: a survey of implementation in the EU/EEA - see ECDC Technical Report
  • Detection and characterisation capability and capacity for SARS-CoV-2 variants within the EU/EEA - see ECDC Technical Report

STATE AID

  • The deferral of the payment of taxes introduced by France to support airlines which hold a French licence amid the Covid-19 pandemic is consistent with EU law (See CPR Nº 17/2021 - Judgment of the General Court in Case T-259/20, Ryanair Vs. Commission)
  • The loan guarantee scheme put in place by Sweden to support airlines holding a Swedish operating licence amid the Covid-19 pandemic and intended to remedy the serious disturbance to the economy of that Member State is compatible with EU law (See CPR Nº 16/2021 - Judgment of the General Court in Case T-238/20, Ryanair Vs. Commission

TRADE

  • Vaccine exports - Temporary transparency and authorisation mechanism: Factsheet
  • Export requirements for Covid-19 vaccines - FaQ & List of the competent authorities in Member States 

COMPETITION

  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.10049 - Partners Group/Atlantia/Telepass)
  • Italy - AGCM has fined Facebook Ireland Ltd. and its parent company Facebook Inc. a total of 7 million euros

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Agenda for: Trade Policy Committee (Deputy Members) of 19 February 2021
  • Agenda for: Customs Union Working Party of 24 February 2021
  • Draft - Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) …/... of XXX amending Commission Implementing Regulations (EU) 2020/761 with regard to some rules on the notification of traditional importers of garlic, import and export of dairy products, and some quota fiches in Annex VIII, X, XII, as well as adding the fiches of some new TRQs in Annex III, (EU) 2020/1988 with regard to some rules to certain rice, beef and butter tariff quotas and repealing Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/991
  • Decision of the EU-Montenegro Stabilisation and association Council amending the Stabilisation and Association Agreement between the European Communities and their Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Montenegro, of the other part, by replacing Protocol 3 thereto concerning the definition of the concept of "originating products" and methods of administrative cooperation
  • Decision of the EU-Serbia Stabilisation and association Council amending the Stabilisation and Association Agreement between the European Communities and their Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Serbia, of the other part, by replacing Protocol 3 thereto concerning the definition of the concept of "originating products" and methods of administrative cooperation
  • Decision of the EU-Turkey Association Council amending Decision No 1/98 of the EC-Turkey Association Council on the trade regime for agricultural products, by replacing Protocol 3 thereto concerning the definition of the concept of "originating products" and methods of administrative cooperation
  • Decision of the EU-Albania Stabilisation and association Council amending the Stabilisation and Association Agreement between the European Communities and their Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Albania, of the other part, by replacing Protocol 4 thereto concerning the definition of the concept of "originating products" and methods of administrative cooperation
  • Commission publishes the second report on the progress in developing the electronic systems provided for under Article 278a of the Union Customs Code (UCC).
  • Notice of initiation of an anti-dumping proceeding concerning imports of certain graphite electrode systems originating in the People’s Republic of China (CN codes ex 8545 11 00 and ex 8545 90 90)
  • Notice of initiation of an anti-subsidy proceeding concerning imports of stainless steel cold-rolled flat products originating in India and Indonesia (CN codes 7219 31 00, 7219 32 10, 7219 32 90, 7219 33 10, 7219 33 90, 7219 34 10, 7219 34 90, 7219 35 10, 7219 35 90, 7219 90 20, 7219 90 80, 7220 20 21, 7220 20 29, 7220 20 41,7220 20 49, 7220 20 81, 7220 20 89, 7220 90 20 and 7220 90 80)
  • Report of the 3rd meeting of the CETA Joint Sectoral Group on Pharmaceuticals of 1 December 2020
  • European Union text proposal for the modernisation of the Energy Charter Treaty
  • EU trade policy at work - The amended EU enforcement regulation – Infographics
  • Answer given by EVP Dombrovskis to a MEP written question - Sustainable development chapter – EU-New Zealand trade negotiations
  • Answer given by EVP Dombrovskis to a MEP written question - Directorate‑General for Trade’s 2020-2024 Strategic Plan
  • WTO - Statement by the Chair of the General Council  & History is made: Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala chosen as Director-General

INTERNAL MARKET & INDUSTRY

  • Agenda for: 1st online meeting of the Industry Forum expert group of 01 February 2021
  • Minutes of the meeting of the REACH Committee of 4 February 2021
  • Restricting hazardous chemicals protects millions of Europeans from serious diseases - ECHA/NR/21/09

AGRICULTURE & FISHERIES

  • Agenda for: Expert Group on Organic Production of 02 March 2021
  • Public Consultation - Organic farming – supplementary trade rules - Feedback period: 15 February 2021 - 15 March 2021

EMPLOYMENT & SOCIAL POLICY

ENERGY

  • Minutes of the third meeting of the Energy Union Committee on 5 February 2021

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

  • Agenda for: 3rd Meeting of the CEG/Multi-Stakeholder Platform on Protecting and Restoring the World’s Forests, including the EU Timber Regulation and the FLEGT Regulation of 24 February 2021 – Member States & All members 
  • Agenda for: 4th Meeting of the CEG/Multi-Stakeholder Platform on Protecting and Restoring the World’s Forests, with a focus on deforestation and forest degradation of 25 February 2021 – Member States & All members
  • Proposal for a Council Decision on the position to be taken on behalf of the European Union at the fourth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Minamata Convention on Mercury as regards the adoption of decisions amending Annexes A and B to that Convention on mercury-added products and manufacturing processes in which mercury or mercury compounds are used, in accordance with Article 4, paragraph 8 and Article 5, paragraph 10 of that Convention

HEALTH, FOOD & PRODUCT SAFETY

TRANSPORT & MOBILITY

  • Public Consultation - Marine equipment – update of standards for testing laboratories Feedback period: 16 February 2021 - 16 March 2021

DATA PRIVACY & CYBERSECURITY

  • Presentation of Luxembourg's inaugural Cyber Defence Strategy

EURO, ECB & ECONOMY

  • Main results of economic and finance ministers of 16 February 2021 - see Remarks by EVP Dombrovskis
    - Budget guidelines for 2022 - Council conclusions
  • Portuguese Presidency promotes discussion on recovery and debt relief for developing countries
  • Now is the time for all Member States to finalise their national recovery plans - see the Portuguese Presidency Statement

EXTERNAL RELATIONS