EU CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE

HEALTH

  • COVID-19 Vaccines: Commission activates the purchase of 150 million optional doses by Moderna for vaccines in 2022 - Midday Express

STATE AID

  • Commission approves €24 million Danish scheme to support providers of public passenger transport by rail in the context of the coronavirus outbreak (SA.62881) - Midday Express
  • Commission approves amendment to Polish scheme, including budget increase, to further support companies affected by coronavirus outbreak (SA.62885) - Midday Express
    Commission approves amendment to Slovak employment aid scheme to preserve jobs and support the self-employed in context of coronavirus outbreak, including budget increase (SA.63294) - Midday Express

ECONOMY

  • NextGenerationEU: European Commission endorses Latvia's €1.8 billion recovery and resilience plan - IP/21/3134QaA
  • NextGenerationEU: European Commission endorses Slovakia's recovery and resilience plan - IP/21/3154QaA, see the ProposalAnnex & Working Document

COMPETITION

  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.10206 - Mayr-Melnhof Karton/International Paper (Poland))
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.10158 - IHS Markit/CME Group/JV)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.10302 - Standard Industries/Grace)
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.10256 - I Squared Capital/TDR Capital/Aggreko)
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.10272 - Utmost/Quilter International)
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.10278 - EQT/Cerba)
  • Commission opens investigation into possible anticompetitive conduct by Google in the online advertising technology sector (AT.40670) - IP/21/3143
  • Commission carries out unannounced inspections in the manufacturing and distribution of garments sector - IP/21/3145
  • German regulator launches antitrust probe into Apple - Tech giant joins Facebook, Google and Amazon in sights of country’s competition watchdog - Financial Times

STATE AID

  • Commission approves modification of German support scheme for maritime transport (SA.62571) - Midday Express

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Minutes of the Project Group concerning the food and chemical chapters of the HS/CN nomenclatures of 26 May 2021
  • Ongoing bilateral and regional negotiations - State of play of the Free trade agreements and other agreements
  • Proposal for a Council Decision on the position to be adopted, on behalf of the European Union, in the Trade Committee established by the FTA between the European Union and the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam as regards the adoption of the Rules of Procedure for the Trade Committee - See the Annex
  • EU and Republic of Angola launch negotiations for a first-ever Sustainable Investment Facilitation Agreement - IP/21/3096
  • Answer given by EVP Dombrovskis to a MEP written question - A new EU export credits strategy to support the economic recovery
  • WTO - Items proposed for consideration at the next meeting of Dispute Settlement Body of 28 June 2021

INTERNAL MARKET & INDUSTRY

  • Agenda for: 2nd online meeting of the Industry Forum expert group of 29 June 2021
  • Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions: Commission supports researchers and organisations with €822 million in 2021 - IP/21/3057 & FactSheet
  • REACT-EU: Almost €253 million for Estonia, Slovakia and Sweden to improve skills, support people in need and invest in the green and digital transitions - Midday Express
  • Online advertising: the impact of targeted advertising on advertisers, market access and consumer choice - Study for EP IMCO Committee

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

  • As currently stands, operators of online platforms do not, in principle, themselves make a communication to the public of copyright-protected content illegally posted online by users of those platforms (See CPR No 108/2021 - Judgment of the Court of Justice in Joined Cases C-682/18, C-683/18 - YouTube and Cyando Approximation of laws) 

FINANCIAL SERVICES

TAXATION

  • Code of Conduct Group (Business Taxation) - Overview of EU Member States' preferential tax regimes examined since the creation of the COCG in March 1998
  • Code of Conduct Group (Business Taxation) - Report to the Council
  • ECOFIN Report to the European Council on taxation 

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

HEALTH, FOOD PRODUCT & SAFETY

  • Agenda - 8th Plenary meeting of the Expert Panel on Effective Ways of Investing in Health (2019-2022) of 23 June 2021
  • Health Technology Assessment: Informal deal between Council and European Parliament
  • Commission welcomes the move towards more innovative health technologies for patients - IP/21/3142

DIGITAL & INFORMATION SOCIETY

  • Investment Plan for Europe in Bulgaria: supporting students to invest into digital skills - IP/21/3135
  • 2030 Digital Decade: Commission seeks view on toolbox to reach EU digital targets - Midday Express

DATA PRIVACY & CYBERSECURITY

  • EU data protection law precludes Latvian legislation which obliges the road safety authority to make the data relating to the penalty points imposed on drivers for road traffic offences accessible to the public (See CPR No 109/2021 - Judgment of the Court of Justice in Case C-439/19 - Latvijas Republikas Saeima (Points de pénalité) )
  • EDPB & EDPS call for ban on use of AI for automated recognition of human features in publicly accessible spaces, and some other uses of AI that can lead to unfair discrimination

TRANSPORT MOBILITY

  • Agenda for: 24th Meeting of the CEF Coordination Committee – Transport Sector of 29 June 2021

JUSTICE, HOME AFFAIRS & SECURITY

  • A Union citizen who has been the subject of an expulsion decision cannot enjoy a new right of residence in the territory of the host Member State until he or she has genuinely and effectively terminated his or her residence there (See CPR No 111/2021 - Judgment of the Court of Justice in Case C-719/19 - Staatssecretaris van Justitie en Veiligheid - Citizenship of the Union)
  • Measures to enforce a decision to expel a Union citizen and family members on grounds of public policy or public security constitute restrictions on the right to movement and residence, which may be justified if they are based exclusively on the personal conduct of the individual concerned and comply with the principle of proportionality (See CPR No 110/2021 - Judgment of the Court of Justice in Case C-718/19 - Ordre des barreaux francophones and germanophone and Others)
  • EU-CELAC Coordination and Cooperation Mechanism on Drugs - Draft Biennial Report - 1 June 2019 to 31 May 2021
  • Joint Statement by CELAC and the EU on the holding of the XXIInd High-Level Meeting of the Coordination and Cooperation Mechanism on Drugs, 22 June 2021
  • Ancient archaeological collection returned to Italy from Belgium with help of Eurojust

ECB, EURO & ECONOMY

BREXIT

  • Answer given by Vice-President Šefčovič to a MEP written question - Market authorisation holder (MAH) and Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland 
  • Brexit poll shows ‘limited enthusiasm’ for UK-EU trade deal - Five years on from referendum, 4 out of 5 Britons surveyed say they would still vote same way – Financial Times

FUTURE OF EUROPE

  • Agenda for: Meeting of the Coreper (Part.1) of 23 June 2021

EXTERNAL RELATIONS, DEVELOPMENT & COOPERATION

  • Main results of the Foreign Affairs Council of 21 June 2021
  • Myanmar/Burma: third round of EU sanctions over the military coup and subsequent repression - (8 individuals and 4 companies) - See Council Regulation (EU) 2021/998 and Council  Decision (CFSP) 2021/1000
  • Belarus: fourth package of EU sanctions over enduring repression and the forced landing of a Ryanair flight - See Council Regulation (EU) 2021/996, Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/997, Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/999, Council Decision (CFSP) 2021/1001 & Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2021/1002 Financial Times 
  • Libya: Council specifies sanctions criteria in relation to obstruction of elections - See Council Regulation (EU) 2021/1005 and Council Decision (CFSP) 2021/1014
  • Restrictive measures in response to the illegal annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol - See Council Decision (CFSP) 2021/1010
  • Annual Progress Report on the Implementation of the EU Strategy Against the Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction (2020) - See Annex 1 & 2
  • Joint statement to the press by the Republic of Kenya and the European Union
  • Venezuela has standing to bring proceedings against a regulation which introduces restrictive measures against it (See CPR No 112/2021 - Judgment of the Court of Justice in Case C-872/19 P - Venezuela Vs. Council)