EU CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE

HEALTH

  • Speech by President von der Leyen at the Gavi COVAX Advance Market Commitment Summit
  • Vaccine disinformation: platforms monitoring program extended until the end of the year - Midday Express
  • Suspected adverse reactions to COVID-19 vaccination and the safety of substances of human origin - See ECDC Technical report
  • Reducing COVID 19 transmission and strengthening vaccine uptake among migrant populations in the EU/EEA - See ECDC Technical report

STATE AID

  • Commission approves €95 million Austrian wage subsidy scheme to support companies in the context of the coronavirus outbreak (SA.62569) - Midday Express

ECONOMY

  • Coronavirus response: more than €175.5 million to overcome the effects of the pandemic in Poland - Midday Express

COMPETITION

STATE AID

  • Commission approves €82 million Hungarian scheme to promote single wagon transport in Hungary (SA.59448) - Midday Express

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Revised Agenda for: Customs Union Working Party of 03 June 2021
  • Council Decision on the position to be taken on behalf of the European Union within the General Council of the WTO on the European Union request for an extension of the WTO waiver permitting autonomous trade preferences to the Western Balkans - Adoption & - Statement by the Commission
  • Final Inception report: Ex-post evaluation of the implementation of part IV of the Association Agreement (Trade Pillar) between the EU and its Member States and Central America - See the Annex A &  Annex B
  • Answer given by EVP Dombrovskis to a MEP written question - Provisional duties on imports of extrusions and impact on the European processing chain 
  • Answer given by by Vice-President Šefčovič to a MEP written question - Impact statement for regulations affecting goods covered by the Protocol on Ireland and Northern Ireland 
  • UK - Updated - Notice of determination 2020/10: anti-dumping duty on certain cold rolled flat steel products originating in the People's Republic of China and the Russian Federation
  • UK - Updated - Trade remedies notice 2020/06: safeguard measures on certain steel products – application of tariff rate quotas
  • UK - Guidance - UK trade agreements with non-EU countries as of 01 June 2021
  • Lost in translation? The Comprehensive Agreement on Investment and EU–China trade relations - See the EPC Discussion Paper
  • US wields $2bn tariff threat against 6 nations over digital taxes - Washington move comes ahead of G7 discussions on global minimum tax on Friday - Financial Times

INTERNAL MARKET & INDUSTRY

  • Agenda for: Meeting of the REACH Committee of 24-25 June 2021
  • Minutes of the Ad Hoc Steel Advisory Group - SAG – meeting of 11 March 2021
  • Minutes of the Annual Meeting of the Technical Group on Coal TGK2 of 21 April 2021
  • REACH and CLP have improved protection – but more needs to be done - ECHA/NR/21/16

FINANCIAL SERVICES

AGRICULTURE & FISHERIES

  • EU and UK reach agreement in principle on fishing opportunities for the remainder of 2021 - IP/21/2828
  • Agenda for : Expert group for technical advice on organic production of 16 June 2021 

ENERGY

  • Answer given by Ms Simson to a MEP written question - European electricity system: towards an energy shortage?
  • Answer given by Ms Simson to a MEP written question - Development of measures to stop electricity imports from unsafe nuclear facilities in third countries 
  • ACER releases its second 70% target report on the minimum margin available for cross-zonal electricity trade in the EU

‎‎ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

  • Council Decision authorising the Commission to negotiate, on behalf of the Union, in relation to matters falling within its competence, amendments to the Convention on the Conservation of European Wildlife and Natural Habitats (Bern Convention) – Adoption
  • LIFE programme: EU honours inspirational projects supporting nature, environment and climate action  - Midday Express

HEALTH, FOOD PRODUCT & SAFETY

TRANSPORT & MOBILITY

  • Aviation Safety: Commission adopts new EU Air Safety List
  • Single European Sky: Council agrees its position on air traffic management reform

DIGITAL & INFORMATION SOCIETY

AREA OF FREEDOM, SECURITY & JUSTICE

  • Combating antisemitism: New study shows rise in antisemitic online content during the pandemic - Midday Express
  • Remarks by Vice-President Schinas at the press conference on a stronger and more resilient Schengen area
  • EU Court of Justice: appointment of three judges of the Court of Justice and a judge of the General Court
  • Further protecting the EU’s financial interests: Eurojust welcomes start of operations of the EPPO

ECB, EURO & ECONOMY

FUTURE OF EUROPE

  • Vice-President Jourová at the national launch of the Conference on the Future of Europe in Prague - Midday Express

EXTERNAL RELATIONS

  • Agenda for: Working Party on European Free Trade Association (EFTA) of 08 June 2021
  • European Commission welcomes political agreement on new €14.2 billion Pre-Accession Assistance Instrument (IPA III) - IP/21/2810
  • Press release following President Michel's discussions with President Aliyev of Azerbaijan and Acting Prime Minister Pashinyan of Armenia
  • Readout of the telephone conversation between President Charles Michel and the President of Egypt Abdel Fattah al-Sisi
  • Answer given by the Council to a MEP written question - Sanctions against Russia
  • Global Europe: €79.5 billion to support development - See the EP Statement
  • Ending Europe's inertia on Israel and Palestine - See CER Insight