EU CORONAVIRUS RESPONSES

HEALTH

  • Answer given by Ms Kyriakides to a MEP written question - Impact of COVID-19 on cancer patients and public healthcare and support services in the EU

STATE AID

  • Commission approves €1 million Finnish scheme to support fishery and aquaculture sector affected by coronavirus outbreak (SA.61987) - Midday Express
  • Commission approves €110 million Czech scheme to support enterprises active in the primary agricultural sector and food production affected by the coronavirus outbreak (SA.62044) - Midday Express
  • Commission approves modification of Luxembourg scheme to support uncovered fixed costs of companies affected by coronavirus outbreak (SA.61934) - Midday Express
  • Commission approves €40 million Italian aid measure to support coronavirus related research and development activities (SA.61774) - IP/21/811

TRANSPORT MOBILITY

  • Commission and consumer protection authorities launch investigation into airlines' cancellation practices - Midday Express
  • Answer given by Ms Vălean to a MEP written question - Applicability of the traffic distribution rules between Schiphol and Lelystad airports when Schiphol is not at maximum capacity

ECONOMY

  • Focussing on the euro area, QREA Volume 20 N.1 (2021) examines the structural economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic

EXTERNAL RELATIONS  

  • EU co-ordinating the urgent delivery of COVID-19 vaccines to Moldova - IP/21/901

COMPETITION

STATE AID

  • Commission approves Danish support for Thor offshore wind farm project (SA.57858) - IP/21/862
  • Commission opens in-depth investigation into alleged State aid provided by Italy in favour of consortium Cineca (SA.39639) - Midday Express

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Agenda for: Trade Policy Committee (Deputy Members) of 05 March 2021
  • Decision No 1/2021 of the Partnership Council established by 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 of 23 February 2021 as regards the date on which provisional application pursuant to the Trade and Cooperation Agreement is to cease
  • EU-UK trade and cooperation agreement: Council requests European Parliament's consent
  • CETA Market Entry - Guide on Agri-food
  • CETA and Canada - Standards 101
  • Answer given by Executive Vice-President Dombrovskis to a MEP written question - Additional US tariffs on European agricultural, wine and agri-food products

FINANCIAL SERVICES

  • Draft - Commission delegated Regulation (EU) …/... supplementing Regulation (EU) No 575/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to regulatory technical standards specifying the nature, severity and duration of an economic downturn referred to in Article 181(1), point (b), and Article 182(1), point (b), of that Regulation
  • EBA launches public consultation on draft technical standards on Pillar 3 disclosures of ESG risks
  • EBA advises the Commission on KPIs for transparency on institutions’ environmentally sustainable activities, including a green asset ratio 

TAXATION

AGRICULTURE & FISHERIES

  • Farm to table" strategy: Commission launches consultation on future plan to ensure food supply and food security in times of crisis - Midday Express
  • EU-China agreement protecting geographical indications enters into force

EMPLOYMENT & SOCIAL POLICY

  • New Eurobarometer survey shows that social Europe is a top priority for the vast majority of European citizens 
  • EU action plan for social economy - Roadmap - Feedback period: 01 March 2021 - 26 April 2021

ENERGY

  • Agenda for: Working Party on Energy of 02 March 2021
  • New EU energy labels applicable from 1 March 2021 - IP/21/818 & QaA

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE 

  • European Green Deal: Commission discusses green policies with Norwegian Government - Midday Express
  • EU Cohesion policy: Over €60 million to improve Dubrovnik's water supply and treatment system in Croatia - Midday Express

HEALTH, FOOD & PRODUCT SAFETY

  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/363 of 26 February 2021 concerning the authorisation of a preparation of fumonisin esterase produced by Komagataella phaffii DSM 32159 as a feed additive for all animal species
  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/364 of 26 February 2021 approving active chlorine generated from sodium chloride by electrolysis as an active substance for use in biocidal products of product-type 1
  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/365 of 26 February 2021 approving active chlorine released from hypochlorous acid as an active substance for use in biocidal products of product-type 1
  • Registration to EU Health Policy Platform annual meeting - 2020 Thematic Networks (3 March 2021, 9:45-11:30 CET)

TRANSPORT & MOBILITY

  • Council Decision (EU) 2021/366 of 22 February 2021 on the position to be adopted, on behalf of the European Union, in the Group of Experts on the European Agreement concerning the work of crews of vehicles engaged in international road transport (AETR) and in the Working Party on Road Transport of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe 
  • Road transport – next-generation tachographs (technical specifications) - Implementing regulation - Feedback period: 25 February 2021 - 25 March 2021

DIGITAL SINGLE MARKET

CONSUMER

AREA OF FREEEDOM, SECURITY & JUSTICE

  • Honouring courage in journalism: Apply for the 2021 Lorenzo Natali Media Prize until 19 April - IP/21/801

EURO, ECB & ECONOMY

  • EU Cohesion policy: investment spending in projects accelerated in 2020 up to €251 billion - Midday Express
  • Report on Public Finances in EMU 2020

FUTURE OF EUROPE

  • Agenda for: Meeting of the Coreper (Part.1 & Part.2) of 01 - 03 March 2021
  • Statement of the members of the European Council, 25-26 February 2021
  • Remarks by President Charles Michel following the second session of the video conference of the members of the European Council
  • 3rd Revision of the List of meetings taking place between 1 and 31 March 2021

EXTERNAL RELATIONS

  • Yemen: €95 million in EU humanitarian aid for people threatened by conflict and famine - IP/21/889

  • The EU and Armenia Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement enters into force - IP/21/921

  • Statement to the press by President Charles Michel following his meeting with the President of Georgia. Mrs. Salome Zurabishvili

  • Remarks by President Charles Michel at the press conference with President Maia Sandu in Chisinau