EU CORONAVIRUS RESPONSES

HEALTH

  • Answer given by Ms Kyriakides to a MEP written question - ‘Vaccine passport’ in order to travel 
  • "COVID-19 shows why united action is needed for more robust international health architecture" - Op-ed article by President Charles Michel, WHO Director General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and more than 20 world leaders

STATE AID

  • Commission approves €400 million Dutch loan scheme to support companies providing package travel and linked travel arrangements in context of coronavirus outbreak (SA.62271) - IP/211501
  • Commission approves €22 million Czech scheme to support fairs and exhibitions sector in context of coronavirus outbreak (SA.59401) - Midday Express
  • Commission approves modification of Bulgarian scheme to support employment in sectors most affected by the coronavirus outbreak (SA.61348) - Midday Express

ECONOMY

  • SURE: Commission proposes additional €3.7 billion to six Member States to protect jobs and incomes - IP/21/1492
  • Commission disburses further €13 billion under SURE to six Member States - IP/21/1467

EXTERNAL RELATIONS

  • Sanctions and COVID-19: Commission launches ‘EU-level Contact Point' to provide practical support to humanitarian aid operators

COMPETITION

  • Antitrust: Commission opens investigation into possible anticompetitive behaviour by the power exchange EPEX Spot (AT.40700) - IP/21/1523
  • Commission approves acquisition of Port-La Nouvelle port by Deme Concessions, CDC and Région Occitanie (M.10119) - Midday Express
  • Germany - List of Notified Merger Projects as of 30.03.2021
  • UK - Revocation of consent previously granted under section 72(3C) of the Enterprise Act 2002 to certain actions for the purposes of the Initial Enforcement Order made by the CMA on 1 February 2021 - Completed acquisition by Veolia Environnement S.A. of a minority shareholding in Suez S.A. (the ‘Transaction’)

STATE AID

  • Commission approves modified German support scheme for offshore wind energy (SA.57610)
  • Answer given by Ms Ferreira to a MEP written question - Depopulation and regional State aid scheme

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Commission imposes anti-dumping duties on imports of aluminium extrusions from China (See Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/546)
  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/548 of 29 March 2021 making imports of optical fibre cables originating in the People’s Republic of China subject to registration
  • An overview of EU-Canada Trade performance under CETA. Presentation during the second EU-Canada CETA Joint Committee meeting of 25 March 2021
  • Answer given by Mr Executive Vice-President Dombrovskis to a MEP written question - Controversial and hasty conclusion of the EU-China Comprehensive Agreement on Investment
  • First appraisal of the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement by Policy Department A – Study for the ENVI, EMPL, ITRE, IMCO, ECON Committee - Subcommittee on Tax Matters –
  • WTO - DG Okonjo-Iweala: Action on trade can help alleviate debt pressures for poorest countries

INTERNAL MARKET & INDUSTRY

  • Minutes - 26th Meeting of the INFORM network of ERDF and Cohesion Fund - Communicators (Commission expert Group E03376) of 26-27 November 2020
  • EU support to innovation: Commissioner Gabriel welcomes CEOs of successful European unicorns - Midday Express

FINANCIAL SERVICES

AGRICULTURE

  • Minutes of the Expert Group for Horizontal Questions concerning the CAP of 16 March 2021
  • Agriculture: Short-term outlook report favourable for EU agricultural sectors - see the Report

ENERGY

  • Energy efficiency – Revision of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive - Feedback period: 30 March 2021 - 22 June 2021
  • ACER adopted a Decision on the Amendment of the Fallback Procedures of the Core Capacity Calculation Region
  • COVID-19: CEER report providing first analysis of impact of pandemic on energy sector

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

  • Agenda for: Expert group on the Implementation of the New Mercury Regulation of 12 April 2021
  • Green Deal Diplomacy: Commission participates in Net Zero Summit and joins forces with the International Energy Agency to expand the net zero movement - Midday Express
  • Answer given by Mr Sinkevičius to a MEP written question - Lifespan of electric cars and their effects on the environment 
  • Answer given by Mr Breton to a MEP written question - - Banning all internal-combustion vehicles by 2035  

DATA PRIVACY & CYBERSECURITY

  • Joint Statement by Commissioner Reynders and Yoon Jong In, Chairperson of the Personal Information Protection Commission of the Republic of Korea 

AREA OF FREEDOM, SECURITY & JUSTICE

  • Migration management: Commission support for the situation on the Greek islands - QaA & FactSheet

ECB, EURO & ECONOMY

  • Speech by President von der Leyen at the High-level meeting on the international debt architecture and liquidity

FUTURE OF EUROPE

  • Agenda for: Meeting of the Coreper (Part.1 & Part.2) of 30 & 31 March 2021
  • 21st revised "List of meetings" taking place between 1 and 31 March 2021

EXTERNAL RELATIONS

  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/549 of 29 March 2021 amending for the 319th time Council Regulation (EC) No 881/2002 imposing certain specific restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with the ISIL (Da'esh) and Al-Qaida organisations