EU CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE

HEALTH

  • EMA raises awareness of clinical care recommendations to manage suspected thrombosis with thrombocytopenia syndrome

STATE AID

  • Commission approves €58.8 million Belgian wage subsidy schemes to support employers in travel, hotel and events sectors affected by coronavirus outbreak (SA.62562, SA.62650 and SA.62651) - Midday Express

ECONOMY

  • In-Depth Review for Germany, Portugal, Romania, Sweden, Ireland, Greece, Spain, France, Croatia, Italy, Cyprus, the Netherlands, in accordance with Article 5 of Regulation (EU) No 1176/2011 on the prevention and correction of macroeconomic imbalances - Accompanying the Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council , the ECB, the EESC the Committee of the Regions and the EIB Economic policy coordination in 2021: overcoming COVID-19, supporting the recovery and modernising our economy

TRANSPORT

  • Air Connectivity and the recovery post pandemic - Information from the Cyprus delegation, on behalf of the Cyprus, Estonian, Greek, Hungarian, Lithuanian, Polish, Romanian and Slovak delegations 

COMPETITION

  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.10233 - Clearlake/TA Associates/Charlesbank/Ivanti)
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.10087 - Proximus/Nexus Infrastructure/JV)
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.10222 - CDPQ/Telefónica/FiBrasil JV)
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.9695 - LVMH/Tiffany)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.10165 - Astrazeneca/Alexion Pharmaceuticals)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.10078 - Cargotec/Konecranes)
  • Antitrust: Commission invites comments on inception impact assessment in the review of the rules on horizontal cooperation agreements - Midday Express
  • Competition: EU and Japan reinforce cooperation on competition policy at second EU-Japan Competition Week - Midday Express
  • France - Google fined EUR220 million by the Autorité de a concurrence for favoring own adtech services
  • Germany - Bundeskartellamt clears merger between Charité and Deutsches Herzzentrum Berlin
  • UK - Reassessment of FNZ/GBST deal confirms competition concerns

STATE AID

  • Action brought on 20 April 2021 - Ryanair and Malta Air Vs Commission - Case T-216/21
    Re: annulment of the defendant’s decision on State aid SA.57082 (2020/N) - France - COVID-19 - Cadre temporaire 107(3)(b) TFEU - Garantie et prêt d’actionnaire au bénéfice d’Air France
  • Commission invites interested parties to provide comments on proposed draft Climate, Energy and Environmental State aid Guidelines (IP/21/2784)
  • ESA closes investigation into tax-ruling practices in Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/909 of 31 May 2021 concerning the classification of certain goods in the Combined Nomenclature (CN:3926 90 97)
  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/910 of 31 May 2021 concerning the classification of certain goods in the Combined Nomenclature (CN: 8113 00 90)
  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/911 of 31 May 2021 concerning the classification of certain goods in the Combined Nomenclature (CN: 4421 99 10)
  • Joint Report of the second CETA Joint Committee held by videoconference on 25 March 2021
  • Fifth negotiation round to modernise Energy Charter Treaty
  • EEA EFTA States conclude a free trade agreement with the UK

INTERNAL MARKET & INDUSTRY‎

  • Action brought on 30 March 2021 - EurO3zon Vs. ECHA -  Case T-199/21
    Re: annulment of the defendant’s act to suspend the evaluation of the applicant’s active substance dossier on Ozone (O3), under the Biocidal products Regulation

FINANCIAL SERVICES

  • Non-Performing Loans (NPLs): Co-legislators agree on new rules in order to improve market transparency - Midday Express
  • ESMA launches 2021 Central Counterparties Stress Test
  • EBA consults on technical standards on crowdfunding service providers

TAXATION

EMPLOYMENT & SOCIAL POLICY

  • Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and the Council on adequate minimum wages in the European Union - Progress report & Policy debate
  • Key conclusions on 2021 Pension Adequacy Report of the Social Protection Committee and the European Commission - Endorsement
  • The 2021 Pension Adequacy Report: current and future income adequacy in old age in the EU - Full Report & Country Profiles
  • Follow-up of the Porto Social Summit – next steps for the EPSCO Council of 14 June 2021 - Policy debate
  • The 2021 Long-Term Care Report: Trends, challenges and opportunities in an ageing society - Full report
  • New Challenges for Social Dialogue and Collective Bargaining - Policy debate
  • Towards gender equality in the cultural and creative sectors - Report of the OMC (open method of coordination) working group of Member States’ experts  - Midday Express

ENERGY

  • Recent developments in the field of external energy relations - Information from the Commission
  • Speech by Commissioner K. Simson at the African Union Commission (AUC) virtual ceremony to launch the African Single Electricity Market
  • Speech by Commissioner K. Simson at the 10th InnoGrid event ‘Living the Transition’
  • ACER to decide on the long-term cross-border capacity calculation methodology for the Core region, comprised of 13 Member States

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

  • Minutes of the First meeting of the High Level Roundtable on the Chemicals Strategy of 05 May 2021
  • Commission notice — Commission guidelines on single-use plastic products in accordance with Directive (EU) 2019/904 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the reduction of the impact of certain plastic products on the environment
  • Climate neutrality: Council adopts the Just Transition Fund
  • Implications of the EU taxonomy for the transition to a sustainable economy - Information from the Czech delegation, supported by the Bulgarian, Greek, Cyprus, Hungarian, Romanian and Slovak delegations
  • Reversing the decline of pollinators - Information from the Swedish delegation, supported by the French and Luxembourg delegations
  • Conclusions on a renovation wave that repairs the economy now, and creates green buildings for the future – Approval
  • EU Green Week 2021 achieves wide-scale mobilisation for healthier people and planet - Midday Express

HEALTH, FOOD PRODUCT & SAFETY

  • World Food Safety Day: Statement by Commissioner Stella Kyriakides
  • Agenda - Steering Group on Health Promotion, Disease Prevention and Management of Non-Communicable Diseases (18 June 2021)
  • Joint European Commission (EC) - European Patients; Forum (EPF) webinar - Shaping a European Health Data Space for patients and with patients (21 May 2021)
  • The status of Appendixes E-I of IMDRF N48 under the EU regulatory framework for medical devices 
  • FAQ on the European Medical Device Nomenclature (EMDN)
  • Report from the Commission on the implementation of Regulation (EU) No 528/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the making available on the market and use of biocidal products - see the Annex 

DIGITAL & INFORMATION SOCIETY

DATA PRIVACY & CYBERSECURITY

  • Action brought on 29 March 2021 - JS Vs. EDPS - Case T-200/21
    Re: annul the decision of the EDPS dated 18 January 2021 rejecting the complaint of the applicant; annulment also, and so far as necessary, the decision of the EDPS dated 9 March 2021 rejecting the request for review of that initial decision
  • Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2021/915 of 4 June 2021 on standard contractual clauses between controllers and processors under Article 28(7) of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council and Article 29(7) of Regulation (EU) 2018/1725 of the European Parliament and of the Council
  • Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2021/914 of 4 June 2021 on standard contractual clauses for the transfer of personal data to third countries pursuant to Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council

AREA OF FREEDOM, SECURITY & JUSTICE

ECB, EURO & ECONOMY

  • Euro area bank interest rate statistics: April 2021 - see ECB Press Release

FUTURE OF EUROPE

  • Agenda for: Meeting of the Coreper (Part.1 & Part.2) of 09 & 11 June 2021
  • 4th Revised "List of meetings" taking place between 1 and 30 June 2021

EXTERNAL RELATIONS

  • Action brought on 25 March 2021 - Ben Ali Vs. Council - Case T-170/21
    Re: annulment with immediate effect, Council Decision (CFSP) 2021/55
  • Action brought on 7 April 2021 - PKK Vs. Council - Case T-182/21
    Re: annulment of Council Decision (CFSP) No 2021/142 and Council Implementing Regulation 2021/138 insofar as they concern the PKK (a.k.a. KADEK a.k.a. KONGRA-GEL)
  • EU bans Belarusian carriers from its airspace and airports
  • Mali: Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the European Union
  • Russia: Statement by the Spokesperson on the law on so-called “extremist organisations”
  • 17th report on the implementation of Council Regulation (EC) No 866/2004 of 29 April 2004 and the situation resulting from its application covering the period 1 January until 31 December 2020 – See the Annex