EU CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE

HEALTH

ECONOMY

COMPETITION

  • Withdrawal of notification of a concentration (Case M.9854 - KHS/FERRUM)
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.10294 - MUFG/SMFG/MHFG/Resona HD/JV)
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.10241 - Colony Capital/Liberty Global/JV)
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.9686 - Mitsui/Belchim Crop Protection)
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.10279 - TFS/Mitsui/MAF Colombia)
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.9677 - DIC/BASF Colors & Effects)
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.10329 - Fairfax/Eurolife)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.10252 - Transgourmet Group/General Markets Food Iberica)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.10318 - Apollo Management/Verizon Media Group)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.10263 - Ardian/Deli Home)
  • Summary of Commission Decision of 17 December 2020 replacing the fines set by Decision C(2015) 4336 final of 24 June 2015 relating to a proceeding under Article 101 of the TFEU to the extent that it concerns CCPL S.c., Coopbox Group S.p.A. and Coopbox Eastern s.r.o. (Case AT.39563 - Retail Food Packaging)
    - Opinion of the Advisory Committee on restrictive agreements and dominant positions 
    - Final Report of the Hearing Officer
  • Competition: Commission publishes a call for tender to conduct an ex-post evaluation of the assessment of entry, expansion and imports in past merger decisions - Midday Express
  • Commission clears acquisition of joint control over Mercedes-Benz Grand Prix by INEOS alongside Daimler and Motorsports Invest (M.10171) - Midday Express
  • Commission clears acquisition of joint control over EdgePoint by Colony Capital and Platinum Spring (M.10298) - Midday Express
  • Commission clears acquisition of joint control of Leo Pharma by Nordic Capital and Leo Foundation (M.10238) - Midday Express
  • Belgium - Notification - MEDE-C/C-21/0016 - Van Mossel Automotive Groep 4 NV / DC Invest CVBA
  • Germany - Digital Markets Act – Joint position of European competition authorities – Joint paper
  • Germany - Bundeskartellamt presents its Activity Report for 2019/20 and its Annual Report for 2020/21
  • Norway - DNB’s acquisition of Sbanken subject to in-depth review
  • Switzerland - COMCO is extending an investigation into possible bidding cartels in the construction sector in the region of Moesa (canton of Grisons). (See DE, FR & IT version)

STATE AID

  • Amendments to the Agreement between the EFTA States on the establishment of a Surveillance Authority and a Court of Justice
  • State aid – Decision to raise no objections

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Minutes of the of 1st round of the EU-Angola negotiations on the sustainable investment facilitation agreement
  • Minutes of the Meeting of the Expert Group on responsible sourcing of tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold of 27 May 2021
  • Customs: EU proposes World Customs Organization modernisation in support of a strengthened multilateral order - IP/21/3144
  • EU-Canada: Report of the 3rd negotiating round on a MRA for architects
  • CSD - Report of meeting on digital trade of 15 June 2021
  • Notice of initiation of an anti-dumping proceeding concerning imports of certain corrosion resistant steels originating in Russia and Turkey
  • Answer given by EVP Dombrovskis to a MEP written question - EU-Mercosur Association Agreement: next steps, sustainability assessment and climate protection
  • EU/Argentina Agreement: modification of concessions on all the tariff rate quotas included in the EU Schedule CLXXV as a consequence of the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the EU
  • EU/Thailand Agreement: modification of concessions on all the tariff-rate quotas included in the EU Schedule CLXXV as a consequence of the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the EU 
  • EU/Indonesia Agreement: modification of concessions on all the tariff-rate quotas included in the EU Schedule CLXXV as a consequence of the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the EU
  • Opinion of MEP Bernd Lange on the future of EU-US relations
  • Answer given by Ms McGuinness to a MEP written question - US extraterritorial jurisdiction
  • Business leaders express support for WTO, underline priorities for MC12

INTERNAL MARKET & INDUSTRY

  • Draft - Commission Regulation amending Annexes VI to X to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the REACH - See the Annex (Consultation Feedback period - 24 June 2021 - 22 July 2021)
  • Draft - Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) …/... amending Annexes II and VII to Regulation (EU) 2018/858 of the European Parliament and of the Council
  • European Innovation Council Fund: equity investments surpass €500 million in breakthrough innovations - IP/21/3155

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

  • Delayed Europe patent court launch prolongs frustration - On-off development of Unified Patent Court has been a rollercoaster for legal community - Financial Times
  • Brussels’ Teva probe reveals dark side of patent protections - Financial Times

FINANCIAL SERVICES

  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/1018 of 22 June 2021 amending the implementing technical standards laid down in Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/637 as regards the disclosure of indicators of global systemic importance, and repealing Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1030/2014
  • Financial stability: Commission adopts final one-year extension of the transitional regime for capital requirements for non-EU central counterparties (CCPs) - IP/21/3168
  • ESMA - Joint public Statement USD Libor
  • ESMA - Summary of conclusions board of supervisors of 04 May 2021
  • EBA updates on monitoring of Additional Tier 1 instruments and issues recommendations for ESG-linked capital issuances
  • EBA proposes to further harmonise EU law applicable to branches of third country credit institutions
  • EBA launches consultation on amendments to reporting on securitisation, asset encumbrance and G-SIIs 

TAXATION

  • The European Commission is launching a public consultation on a possible programme to allow the tax administrations of EU Member States to resolve together, in a preventive manner, cross-border tax issues faced by small and medium enterprises operating within the EU

EMPLOYMENT & SOCIAL POLICY

  • Decision (EU) of the European Parliament and of the Council of 8 June 2021 on the mobilisation of the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund following an application from:
    - Belgium – EGF/2020/005 BE/Belgium Swissport - 2021/1020
    - Germany – EGF/2020/003 DE/Germany GMH Guss - 2021/1021
    - Netherlands – EGF/2020/004 NL/KLM - 2021/1022 
    - Finland – EGF/2020/007 FI/Finnair -2021/1023 

ENERGY

  • Advocate General Hogan: a Member State is not obliged to limit the extent of the areas in which one specific operator is entitled to carry out prospection, exploration and production of hydrocarbons, such as petroleum and natural gas (See CPR No 114/2021 - Opinion of the Advocate General in the Case C-110/20 - Regione Puglia)
  • Agenda for: Working Party on Energy of 29 June 2021
  • Speech by Commissioner Kadri Simson at the UN High Level Dialogue on Energy – Thematic Forum on Enabling SDGs through Inclusive, just Energy Transitions
  • Russian supply curbs exacerbate squeeze on European gas market - Opportunistic’ moves have poured fuel on rally that has pushed prices to 13-year high, analysts say – Financial Times

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

  • Minutes of the Meeting of the RoHS Expert Group for Delegated Acts of 23 February 2021
  • Minutes of the Meeting of the Expert Group on Waste (Waste Classification & POP waste) of 25 March 2021
  • Working Documents of the Commission's Expert Group on Sustainable Consumption and Production of 17 June 2021
  • Answer given by Mr Sinkevicius to a MEP written question - Harmonisation of product labelling standards in the single market 
  • Spain should have taken into account illegal water abstraction and water abstraction for urban for urban supply when estimating groundwater abstraction in the Doñana region's groundwater abstraction (See CPR No 113/2021 - Judgment of the Court of Justice in Case C-559/19, Commission Vs. Spain (Détérioration de l’espace naturel de Doñana))
  • Opinion of Advocate General Hogan of 24 June 2021 in Case C‑271/20, Aurubis AG Vs. Bundesrepublik Deutschland
    Re: Reference for a preliminary ruling - Environment - Scheme for greenhouse gas emission allowance trading - Transitional arrangement for the harmonised free allocation of emission allowances - Decision 2011/278/EU - Article 3(d) - Concept of ‘fuel benchmark sub-installation’ - Flash smelting - Autothermal reaction - Allocation request not awarded at the end of a trading period
  • MEPs adopt greener funds for regional development and cooperation

HEALTH, FOOD PRODUCT & SAFETY

  • Presidency report on “Food supplements in the Union market - a way forward” - Information from the Presidency

TRANSPORT MOBILITY

JUSTICE, HOME AFFAIRS & SECURITY

  • Advocate General Richard de la Tour: The grant without conditions as to resources of a right of residence by a Member State to Union citizens cannot have the effect of systematically excluding them from social assistance granted to nationals of that State without constituting discrimination based on nationality (See CPR No 115/2021 - Opinion of the Advocate General in the Case C-709/20 - The Department for Communities in Northern Ireland)
  • European Ombudsman: new rules to protect Europeans from maladministration – IP/21/3173
  • European Parliament to display the rainbow flag today in support of LGBTQI rights

EXTERNAL RELATIONS, DEVELOPMENT & COOPERATION

  • Council Decision (CFSP) 2021/1025 of 21 June 2021 amending Decision (CFSP) 2017/809 in support of the implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1540 (2004) on the non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and their means of delivery
  • Council Decision (CFSP) 2021/1026 of 21 June 2021 in support of the Cyber Security and Resilience and Information Assurance Programme of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in the framework of the implementation of the EU Strategy against Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction
  • Speech by Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič at the European Parliament Plenary Session on the Future of EU-Swiss Relations
  • Berlin and Paris propose reset for EU relations with Moscow - Surprise initiative follows Biden summit with Putin but catches allies unawares – Financial Times