EU CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE

HEALTH

  • Answer given by Ms Kyriakides to a MEP written question - Maximum amplification cycle threshold recommended by the ECDC for RT-PCR tests to detect SARS-CoV-2
  • Answer given by Ms Kyriakides to a MEP written question - Impact of the Commission’s statement of 14 April on the vaccination rollout in developing countries
  • Answer given by Ms Kyriakides to a MEP written question - Authorisation of COVID-19 vaccines for young people aged 12-15
  • Answer given by Ms Kyriakides to a MEP written question - Need for COVID-19 vaccinations for sufferers who have recovered
  • Answer given by Ms Kyriakides to a MEP written question - Impact of COVID-19 on HPV vaccination programmes
  • Answer given by Ms Kyriakides to a MEP written question - Signing of an International Pandemic Treaty

STATE AID

  • Commission approves €4.8 million Belgian aid measure to compensate Air Belgium SA for damages suffered due to coronavirus outbreak (SA.61709) - Midday Express
  • Commission approves €139.7 million Polish scheme to support bus operators in the context of the coronavirus outbreak (SA.62603) - Midday Express

ECONOMY

  • REACT-EU: almost €215 million to Germany, Belgium and the French overseas department of Guyane to improve skills and invest in the green and digital transitions - Midday Express
  • REACT-EU: almost €93 million for Germany to improve skills, support people in need and invest in the green and digital transitions - Midday Express
  • Answer given by Mr Breton to a MEP written question - EU response to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on small and medium-sized enterprises

MIGRATION

  • The European Council adopted conclusions on COVID-19 and migration

COMPETITION

  • Agenda for: Working Party on Competition of 28 June 2021
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.10269 - TDR Capital/Arrow Global)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.10333 - B&C KB/Atlas Flexibles)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.10070 - Eurofiber/Proximus/JV) 
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.10188 - Illumina/GRAIL)
  • Germany - Bundeskartellamt clears acquisition of Spreewaldhof by Andros
  • Germany - Bundeskartellamt - List of Notified Merger Projects
  • Greece - Unannounced inspections of the Hellenic Competition Commission in the sector of Import, Wholesale and Retail Markets of Power-Driven Hand Tools and Garden Tools
  • Greece - Statement of objections following complaint by Ι.D. MERKOURAKIS SA and IOANNIS MERKOURAKIS against CITROEN
  • UK - The CMA is investigating the anticipated merger between TravelSupermarket Limited and Icelolly Marketing Limited.

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Minutes - EP INTA Committee of 16 & 17 June 2021
  • Draft - Council Decision authorising the opening of negotiations with Argentina, Australia, Canada, Costa Rica, India, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea, Tunisia and the United States with a view to concluding agreements on trade in organic products - See Annex 1 & Annex 2  to the Recommendation
  • The Council and the European Parliament signed the regulation establishing the instrument for financial support for customs control equipment
  • Notice on the application of the trade defence legislation and measures of the European Union in Northern Ireland from 1 January 2021
  • Answer given by the Council to a MEP written question - Rejection of the EU-China Comprehensive Agreement on Investment on account of the human rights situation in China and the unsatisfactory nature of China’s obligations under the agreement

INTERNAL MARKET & INDUSTRY

  • Commission Regulation (EU) …/… of XXX amending Annex XVII to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) as regards N,N-dimethylformamide - Decision not to oppose adoption
  • Agenda for: SME Envoy Network Meeting of 01 July 2021
  • Agenda for: 4th Meeting Customs 2020 Project Group: EU Single Window Environment for Customs - Examination and concretisation of the Business to-Government (B2G) dimension and functionality of 30 June 2021 

FINANCIAL SERVICES

AGRICULTURE & FISHERIES

  • Agenda - Meeting of the Committee on Organic Production of 07 July 2021
  • Agricultural market situation - Exchange of views
  • Fur Farming in the European Union - Information from the Netherlands and Austrian delegations, supported by the Belgian, German, Luxembourg and Slovak delegations
  • Publication of the latest agri-food trade figures: EU agri-food trade sharply increase in March 2021
  • Commission welcomes the entry into force of the Agreement to prevent unregulated high seas fisheries in the Central Arctic Ocean - Midday Express 

ENERGY

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

  • Decision No 1/2020 of the Joint Committee established by the Agreement between the European Union and the Swiss Confederation on the linking of their greenhouse gas emissions trading systems of 5 November 2020 on the adoption of Common Operational Procedures (COP)
  • Decision No 2/2020 of the Joint Committee established by the Agreement between the European Union and the Swiss Confederation on the linking of their greenhouse gas emissions trading systems of 5 November 2020 on amending Annexes I and II to the Agreement and the adoption of Linking Technical Standards (LTS)
  • Commission publishes a new report on ecosystem services in the EU
  • EU Climate Law: MEPs confirm deal on climate neutrality by 2050

HEALTH, FOOD PRODUCT & SAFETY

DIGITAL & INFORMATION SOCIETY

  • Agenda for: 75th meeting of the Radio Spectrum Committee- Decision n° 676/2002/EC of 07 July 2021
  • Illegal hate speech: LinkedIn joins the fight against online hate speech - Midday Express
  • The Digital Services Act and the Digital Markets Act - a forward-looking and consumer-centred perspective - Workshop Proceedings - In-Depth Analysis & Briefing for the EP IMCO Committee

DATA PRIVACY & CYBERSECURITY

  • EU Boost against cyberattacks: EU Agency for Cybersecurity welcomes proposal for the Joint Cyber Unit
  • Answer given by Mr Breton to a MEP written question - Complaint concerning the tracking of phones running the Android operating system
  • Answer given by Mr Reynders to a MEP written question - 533 million Facebook users’ phone numbers and personal data leaked online

TRANSPORT MOBILITY

JUSTICE, HOME AFFAIRS & SECURITY

  • International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking: More action needed on prevention, access to support and fight against traffickers - see the Report -  Midday Express

ECB, EURO & ECONOMY

  • UK banks in international markets-Implications of UK-euro area divergence in regulation and supervisory practice - In-Depth Analysis for the EP ECON Committee
  • Economic Dialogue with the European Commission - 28 June 2021 - In-Depth Analysis for the EP ECON Committee
  • Low IT spending by banks: Reason for concern? - In-Depth Analysis for the EP ECON Committee

FUTURE OF EUROPE

EXTERNAL RELATIONS, DEVELOPMENT & COOPERATION

  • The Council introduced economic sanctions against the Belarusian regime, targeting among others sectors such as telecommunications, dual use goods, petroleum, potash, tobacco and the capital markets - See Council Regulation (EU) 2021/1030 & Council Decision (CFSP) 2021/1031
  • European Council conclusions on external relations of 24 June 2021 (Turkey, Libya, Russia, Belarus, Sahel, Ethiopia and cybersecurity) 
  • HR/VP Josep Borrell participates at the ministerial meeting of the Global Coalition against Da'esh - Midday Express
  • Strong support for Bosnia and Herzegovina’s integration into the European Union - See the EP Statement