COMPETITION

  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.10090 - Abu Dhabi Developmental Holding Company/Louis Dreyfus Commodities and Energy Holdings/Louis Dreyfus) 
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.10096 - Invitalia/ArcelorMittal/AM InvestCo)
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.10110 - IKB/Hypoport/Fundingport)
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.9827 - International Flavors & Fragrances/Nutrition & Biosciences) 
  • Answer given by Ms Vestager to a MEP written question - Violation of the free market by Apple, Google and Amazon with the removal of the Parler app from their App Stores and Amazon Web Servers
  • Germany – Bundeskartellamt – List of Notified merger Projects
  • Malta - The Office for Competition approves the Acquisition by Entain plc of Enlabs AB 
  • Poland – Poczta Polska (Polish Post) obliged by the President of UOKiK to change their practices
  • Romania - The Competition Council analyzes the transaction through which PharmaLife Med SRL intends to take over the group of companies CED Pharma SRL, Monix Farm SRL and Leti-Farm 2000 SRL
  • Spain - The CNMC resolves the sanctioning proceedings against Amarres de Algeciras

STATE AID

  • Commission approves €39.7 million Latvian measures to recapitalise Riga International Airport - IP/21/1013
  • Roadmap - State subsidies – exemptions to approval requirement for the Green Deal and EU industrial and digital Strategies - Feedback period: 08 March 2021 - 05 April 2021 -

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Agenda for: Export Credits Group of 11 March 2021
  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/414 of 8 March 2021 on technical arrangements for developing, maintaining and employing electronic systems for the exchange and storage of information under Regulation (EU) No 952/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council
  • Council Decision (EU) 2021/416 of 22 February 2021 on the position to be taken on behalf of the European Union within the EU-Switzerland Joint Committee established by the Agreement between the European Community and the Swiss Confederation on the simplification of inspections and formalities in respect of the carriage of goods and on customs security measures as regards the amendment of Chapter III of, and Annexes I and II to, that Agreement
  • Answer given by Mr Gentiloni to a MEP written question - Customs clearance problems for EU exporters of agricultural products to the United Kingdom
  • Workshops - Webinar “EU trade policy How can FTAs better deliver for SMEs” - 17-03-2021 – EP INTA Committee
  • WTO - Talks on domestic regulation in services focus on disciplines in regional trade accords 

INTERNAL MARKET & INDUSTRY

  • Agenda for : Ad Hoc Steel Advisory Group meeting of 11 March 2021 
  • Working Documents - 22nd meeting of the eCommerce expert group of 26 February 2021
  • Where the copyright holder has adopted or imposed measures to restrict framing, the embedding of a work in a website page of a third party, by means of that technique, constitutes making available that work to a new public (See CPR No 36/2021 - Judgment of the Court in Case C-392/19, VG Bild-Kunst)

FINANCIAL SERVICES

  • Agenda for: Working Party on Financial Services (Crypto-Assets) - Attachés + experts of 18 March 2021
  • Agenda for: Financial Services Committee of 17 March 2021
  • Public Consultation: Financial markets – central securities depositories (review of EU rules) - Proposal for a regulation - Feedback period: 08 March 2021 - 05 April 2021 -
  • Draft - Commission Regulation (EU) …/… of XXX amending Regulation (EC) No 1126/2008 adopting certain international accounting standards in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1606/2002 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards International Accounting Standards 16, 37 and 41, and International Financial Reporting Standards 1, 3 and 9
  • Amendments to IAS 16, IAS 37, IFRS 3 and Annual improvement to IFRS Standards 2018-2020 Cycle

TAXATION

  • Agenda for: 4th meeting - Sub-group on VAT aspects of the Platform economy of 09 March 2021

EMPLOYMENT & SOCIAL POLICY

  • A period of stand-by time according to a stand-by system is not, in its entirety, working time unless the constraints imposed on the worker very significantly affect his or her ability to manage, during that period, his or her free time (See CPR No 35/2021 - Judgments of the Court in Cases C-344/19,C-580/19 - Radiotelevizija Slovenija (Période d’astreinte dans un lieu reculé)

ENERGY

  • Revised Agenda for: Working Party on Energy of 09 March 2021

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

  • Agenda for: Meeting of the Committee on Waste established under Article 39 of Directive 2008/98/EC (Directive on single-use-plastic) of 16 March 2021
  • Carbon leakage: prevent firms from avoiding emissions rules – See EP Statement
  • Public Consultation: Mercury – review of EU law - Proposal for a regulation - Feedback period: 05 March 2021 - 02 April 2021

HEALTH, FOOD & PRODUCT SAFETY

  • Agenda for meeting of the Standing Committee on Cosmetics Products of 11 March 2021
  • Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2021/407 of 3 November 2020 amending Regulation (EU) No 528/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council to include citric acid as an active substance in Annex I thereto
  • Commission Notice on the submission of notifications under Articles 13 and 17 of Directive 2001/18/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the deliberate release into the environment of genetically modified organisms and repealing Council Directive 90/220/EEC and under the relevant provisions of Regulation (EC) No 178/2002, as amended by Regulation (EU) 2019/1381
  • Public Consultation - Animal feed – authorisation to feed poultry with meat from farmed insects and pigs - Regulation - Feedback period : 09 March 2021 - 06 April 2021
  • EFSA - Update of the risk assessment of hexabromocyclododecanes (HBCDDs) in food
  • EFSA - Efficacy of the feed additive consisting of decoquinate (Deccox®) for use in chickens for fattening (Zoetis Belgium SA)
  • EFSA - Safety and efficacy of a feed additive consisting of a dried extract from Garcinia gummi‐gutta (L.) Roxb. for use in cats and dogs (C.I.A.M.)
  • EFSA - Assessment of the feed additive consisting of Enterococcus faecium DSM 7134 (Bonvital®) for chickens for fattening for the renewal of its authorisation (Lactosan GmbH & Co. KG)
  • EFSA - Safety and efficacy of feed additives consisting of dried extracts from Echinacea angustifolia DC. or Echinacea purpurea (L.) Moench for use in cats and dogs (C.I.A.M.)
  • EFSA - Safety and efficacy of the feed additive consisting of Bacillus licheniformis DSM 28710 (B‐Act®) for laying hens, minor poultry species for laying, poultry species for breeding purposes and ornamental birds (HuvePharma N.V.)
  • EFSA - Safety and efficacy of the feed additive consisting of Clostridium butyricum FERM BP‐2789 (Miya‐Gold® S) for chickens for fattening, chickens reared for laying, turkeys for fattening, turkeys reared for breeding, minor avian species 
  • EFSA - Safety of the feed additive consisting of manganese chelates of lysine and glutamic acid for all animal species (Zinpro Animal Nutrition)
  • EFSA - Safety and efficacy of a feed additive consisting of the seed husk of Plantago ovata Forssk. for use in cats and dogs (C.I.A.M.)
  • EFSA - Safety and efficacy of the additive consisting of muramidase produced by Trichoderma reesei DSM 32338 (Balancius™) for use in weaned piglets (DSM Nutritional products Ltd)
  • EFSA - Safety and efficacy of the feed additive consisting of l‐tryptophan produced by Escherichia coli KCCM 80210 for all animal species (Daesang Europe BV)
  • Answer given by Ms Kyriakides to a MEP written question - Impact of the new coronavirus strain identified in England on vaccination in Europe  

EURO, ECB & ECONOMY

  • Investing in People’s Competences – A Cornerstone for Growth and Wellbeing in the EU - Discussion Paper 139 
  • Path to Recovery: Dangers of Cliff Effects - Study for EP ECON Committee

FUTURE OF EUROPE

EXTERNAL RELATIONS

  • Remarks by President Charles Michel to the press after his visit of the Westerwelle Startup Haus in Kigali, Rwanda
  • President Michel mandates Christian Danielsson to engage as personal envoy, in EU-mediated political dialogue in Georgia
  • Draft Minutes of the Council of the European Union (Foreign Affairs) of 22 February 2021