EU CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE

HEALTH

INTERNAL MARKET

  • Answer given by Mr Breton to a MEP written question - Global vaccine shortages and patent sharing according to European Citizens’ Initiative ‘Right to Cure’

MOBILITY

COMPETITION

  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.9276 - Sika/Financière Dry Mix Solutions)
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.10193 - OTPP/IFM/Enwave Energy Canada)
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.10174 - Macquarie/Aberdeen/Ucles JV)
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.10180 - BH Holding/TEDi)
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.10123 - PPG/Tikkurila)
  • Commission opens in-depth investigation into proposed acquisition of Trimo by Kingspan (M.9938) - IP/21/1684
  • Commission clears acquisition of joint control of Tele Columbus by Morgan Stanley and United Internet (M.10163) - Midday Express
  • Commission clears acquisition of parts of Hoesch Schwerter Profile by KION and Jungheinrich (M.10081) - Midday Express
  • Commission clears acquisition of joint control over Jetfly by Pierer Industrie, Palfinger and FSS (M.10185) - Midday Express
  • Germany - List of Notified Merger Projects
  • Romania - The Competition Council has extended its investigation into the work equipment market

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Agenda for: 219th meeting of the Customs Code Committee Tariff and Statistical Nomenclature Section (Sub-Section Agriculture/Chemistry) from 5th May to 7th May 2021
  • Agenda for: Meeting of the Commission expert group on the Generalised Scheme of Preferences of 19 April 2021
  • Minutes of the Economic Tariff Questions Group (Quotas & Suspenions) of 21 January 2021 
  • Minutes of the 23rd CLEN Plenary meeting of 11 February 2021
  • Proposal for a Council Decision on the position to be taken on behalf of the European Union in the Council for Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights of the WTO
  • Proposal for a Council Decision on the position to be taken on behalf of the European Union in the International Cocoa Council
  • Proposal for a Council Decision on the position to be taken on behalf of the European Union in the Trade Committee of the Trade Agreement between the European Union and its Member States, of the one part, and Colombia, Peru and Ecuador, of the other part, as regards the amendments to Decisions No 1/2014, No 2/2014, No 3/2014, No 4/2014 and No 5/2014 of the Trade Committee to take account of the accession of Ecuador to the Trade Agreement and to update the lists of arbitrators and of experts in Trade and Sustainable Development - See the Annex
  • Andean Community: Ex post evaluation of the implementation of the Trade Agreement between the EU and its Member States and Colombia, Peru and Ecuador - Interim Report: Draft & Interim Report - Vol. II: Annexes: Draft, March 2021
  • Canada: CETA Report on how to expand within Canada and to other markets
  • Is the European Union’s investment agreement with China underrated? - See Bruegel Policy Paper 

INTERNAL MARKET & INDUSTRY

  • Agenda for: Research Working Party of 15 April 2021 
  • Draft - Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) …/... of XXX on design, construction and performance requirements and testing standards for marine equipment and repealing Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/1170 - See the Annex

FINANCIAL SERVICES

  • Agenda for: 31st Expert group on Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing of 16 April 2021
  • ESMA's draft RTS on conditions under which additional services or activities to which a CCP wishes to extend its business are not covered by the initial authorisation and conditions under which changes to the CCP's models and parameters are significant, and the procedures for consulting the college on whether or not those conditions are met (Articles 15(3) and 49(5) of EMIR)

TAXATION

AGRICULTURE & FISHERIES

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

  • Agenda for: Committee for the adaptation to scientific and technical progress of the directive on conservation of wild birds (ORNIS) of 28 April 2021
  • Agenda for: Working Party on International Environment Issues (Int. Chemicals/Synergies) of 16 april 2021
  • Agenda for: Meeting relating to the implementation of Ambient Air Quality Directives of 22 April 2021
  • Proposal for a Council Decision on the position to be taken on behalf of the European Union at the tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants as regards the proposal for amendment of Annex A
  • Council Decision (EU) 2021/592 of 7 April 2021 on the submission, on behalf of the EU, of a proposal for the listing of chlorpyrifos in Annex A to the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants
  • Minutes of the Commission expert group on climate change policy - Exclusion of incoming flights from the UK of 12 March 2021
  • EU Taxonomy: Biofuels should be part of the transition to carbon neutrality – See ePure Statement 

DIGITAL SINGLE MARKET

  • Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and the Council on a Single Market For Digital Services (Digital Services Act) and amending Directive 2000/31/EC [14124/20 - COM(2020) 825 final) - Opinion on the application of the Principles of Subsidiarity and Proportionality

DATA PRIVACY & CYBERSECURITY

  • Agenda of the 48th plenary session of the EDPB on 13 April 2021

TRANSPORT & MOBILITY

  • Agenda for: Working Party on Aviation of 22 April 2021
  • Agenda for: 23rd meeting of the Expert Group on the Delegated Regulation (EU) 2015/962 on RTTI of 13 April 2021

AREA OF FREEDOM, SECURITY & JUSTICE

  • Communication from the Commission – Adjustment of the calculation for lump sum and penalty payments proposed by the Commission in infringement proceedings before the Court of Justice of the European Union, following the withdrawal of the United Kingdom

ECB, EURO & ECONOMY

  • The interplay between green policy, electricity prices, financial constraints and jobs: firm-level evidence -ECB Working Paper Series No.2537

FUTURE OF EUROPE

  • Agenda for: Meeting of the Coreper (Part.1 & Part.2) of 14 & 16 April 2021 
  • Possible items for College agendas from 14 April 2021 to 26 May 2021
  • 6th revised List of meetings taking place between 1 and 30 April 2021
  • Minutes of the Meeting of the Coreper (Part.1 & 2) of 17 & 19 March 2021
  • Minutes of the Meeting of the Coreper (Part.1) of 24 March 2021

EXTERNAL RELATIONS

  • Agenda for: Political and Security Committee of 13 April 2021
  • Iran: Council concludes annual review of the EU’s Iran human rights sanctions regime (See  Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/587 and Council Decision (CFSP) 2021/595)
  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/589 of 9 April 2021 amending for the 320th 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
  • Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the EU on the alignment of certain countries concerning restrictive measures directed against certain persons, entities and bodies in view of the situation in Ukraine
  • Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the EU on the alignment of certain countries concerning restrictive measures in respect of actions undermining or threatening the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine
  • Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the EU on the alignment of certain countries concerning specific measures to combat terrorism
  • Humanitarian aid: EU allocates €54.5 million to Africa's Great Lakes region - IP/21/1667
  • Answer given by Mr Borrell to a MEP written question - Personal protective equipment 
  • Russia, Ukraine and the West: How do you solve a problem like Vladimir? - see CER Policy Paper