EU CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE

HEALTH

ECONOMY

  • REACT-EU: €1.5 billion for Portugal to support the health system, SMEs and investments in skills and jobs - Midday Express

COMPETITION

  • Action brought on 28 April 2021 - Illumina Vs. Commission - Case T-227/21
    Re: annulment of the the decision of the European Commission of 19 April 2021 & annulment of the five further joinder decisions issued by the Commission to each of the Netherlands, Belgium, Greece, Iceland and Norway permitting them to join the request for a referral
  • Request for a preliminary ruling from the Landgericht Düsseldorf (Germany) lodged on 23 March 2021 - Nokia Technologies Oy Vs. Daimler AG - Case C-182/21
    Re: Article 102 TFEU, FRAND, patent infringement action, standard-essential patent, Huawei Vs. ZTE case (judgment of 16 July 2015, C-170/13)
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.10061 - Coca Cola Hellenic Bottling Company/Heineken/Stockday)
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.10246 - Hellman & Friedman/ Cordis)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.10231 - AerCap/GECAS/SES)
  • Antitrust: Commission amends and re-adopts decisions in the Euro Interest Rate Derivatives cartel (39914) - Midday Express
  • Belgium - Notification - MEDE-C/C-21/0017 - Indufin Investment Fund NV - Jeroen Nys / Landia NV
  • UK - The CMA has cleared the anticipated acquisition by SK hynix Inc. of Intel Corporation’s NAND and SSD business

STATE AID

  • Action brought on 18 May 2021 - Ryanair Vs. Commission - Case T-268/21
    Re: annulment of the defendant’s decision of 22 December 2020 on State Aid SA.59029 - Italy - COVID-19 - Compensation scheme for airlines with an Italian operating license
  • Appeal brought on 3 May 2021 by European Commission against the judgment of the General Court of 24 February 2021 in Case T-161/18, Braesch and Others Vs. Commission - Case C-284/21 P
    Re: Article 108(2) TFEU and Article 1(h) of the State Aid Procedural Regulation - Decision C(2017) 4690 final of 4 July 2017 on State Aid SA.47677 (2017/N) authorising compatible state aid by Italy in favour of Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena
  • Commission approves Austrian network reserve for ensuring security of electricity supply (SA.52263) - IP/21/3285
  • Commission authorises the regulatory mechanism for the storage of natural gas in France (SA.49414) - IP/21/3281
  • Commission approves €102.8 million Luxembourg scheme to support news media publishers (SA.60939) - Midday Express
  • Commission approves €500 million German scheme to support publicly accessible recharging infrastructure for electric vehicles (SA.60775) - Midday Express
  • Answer given by MS Vestager to a MEP written question - Alitalia and ITA: state of play and Commission decisions

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Agenda for: 222nd Meeting of the Tariff and Statistical Nomenclature Section of the Customs Code Committee (Combined Nomenclature Sector) on 15 July 2021
  • Agenda for: 25th meeting of the Customs Expert Group - Data Integration and Harmonization section - joint with Trade Contact Group (TCG) of 05 July 2021
  • Agenda for: EP INTA Committee of 13 July 2021
  • Notice of initiation of an expiry review of the anti-dumping measures applicable to imports of certain molybdenum wires originating in the People’s Republic of China
  • Council Regulation (EU) 2021/1051 of 18 June 2021 amending Regulation (EU) No 1388/2013 opening and providing for the management of autonomous tariff quotas of the Union for certain agricultural and industrial products
  • Council Regulation (EU) 2021/1052 of 18 June 2021 amending Regulation (EU) No 1387/2013 suspending the autonomous Common Customs Tariff duties on certain agricultural and industrial products
  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/1053 of 25 June 2021 repealing the definitive anti-dumping duties on imports of certain seamless pipes and tubes of iron or steel originating in the People’s Republic of China imposed by Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/2272
  • List of competent authorities of the Member States in accordance with Article 7(e) of Council Regulation (EC) No 2271/96 on protecting against the effects of the extra-territorial application of legislation adopted by a third country, and actions based thereon or resulting therefrom
  • Answer given by EVP Dombrovskis to a MEP written question - Tougher action on non-compliance with trade agreements with South Africa

FINANCIAL SERVICES

  • EBA publishes final draft technical standards on supervisory disclosure under the Investment Firms Directive
  • EBA issues Opinion on measures to address macroprudential risk following notification by the Estonian Central Bank (Eesti Pank)

TAXATION

  • Agenda for: 09th meeting - Sub-group on VAT aspects of the Platform economy of 06 July 2021
  • VAT: New e-commerce rules in the EU will simplify life for traders and introduce more transparency for consumers - IP/21/3098
  • Taxation: Report shows increased tax revenue for 2019 (40,1%) but expected to decrease in 2020, 2021  - Midday Express

AGRICULTURE & FISHERIES

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

  • The Council adopts the European climate law at first reading, ending the adoption procedure and setting a collective, net greenhouse gas emissions reduction target of at least 55% by 2030 - Statements & Adoption of the Legislative Act
  • Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD): Third meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Implementation (16 May - 13 June 2021, virtual) - Statements by the EU and its Member States
  • 2030 climate target plan: review of Land Use, Land Use Change and Forestry (LULUCF) Regulation - Study for the EP ENVI Committee
  • European Climate Pact Day of Action - Midday Express

HEALTH, FOOD & PRODUCT SAFETY

  • EU4Health – first calls for proposals to beat cancer and boost crisis preparedness

TRANSPORT & MOBILITY

  • International aviation: Council greenlights signing of major agreements with four countries (Ukraine, Armenia, Tunisia and Qatar)
  • Consumer protection: Commission and consumer authorities call on airlines to improve handling of flight cancellations  - Midday Express

DATA PRIVACY & CYBERSECURITY

  • Data protection: Commission adopts adequacy decisions for the UK - IP/21/3183
    - Decision on the adequate protection of personal data by the United Kingdom - GDPR
    - Decision on the adequate protection of personal data by the United Kingdom - Law Enforcement Directive
  • Agenda for: Horizontal Working Party on cyber issues of 28 June 2021
  • Opinion of the EDPS on the Proposal for Regulation on Markets in Crypto-assets, and amending Directive (EU) 2019/1937
  • Summary of the Opinion of the EDPS on the Recommendation for a Council decision authorising the opening of negotiations for a cooperation agreement between the EU and Interpol
  • Decision of the Management Board on internal rules concerning restrictions of certain rights of data subjects in relation to the processing of personal data in the framework of activities carried out by the European Environment Agency
  • The European Cyber Security Competence Centre and the European Cyber Security Network are now ready for deployment  - Midday Express
  • Answer given by Mr Reynders to a MEP written question - Data security and consequences of the accumulation of data by digital services platforms

ECB, EURO & ECONOMY

  • The Euro Summit adopted a statement on 25 June 2021
  • Digital transformation - why do some significant banks fall behind? - In-Depth Analysis for the EP ECON Committee
  • Euro area fiscal policies and capacity in post-pandemic times - Study for the EP ECON Committee

FUTURE OF EUROPE

  • Agenda for: Meeting of the Coreper (Part.1 & Part.2) of 28 & 30 June 2021
  • Main Results of the European Council of 24-25 May 2021
  • Remarks by President Charles Michel following the European Council meeting of 24-25 June 2021
    • Opening remarks by President von der Leyen at the joint press conference with President Michel and Prime Minister Costa following the meeting of the European Council of 25 June 2021
    • The Indicative Leaders’ Agenda 2021-2022 was presented by European Council President Charles Michel at the summit on 24 and 25 June 2021
    • Speech by President Charles Michel at the Statehood Day ceremony in Ljubljana

BREXIT

EXTERNAL RELATIONS, COOPERATION & DEVELOPMENT

  • European Council conclusions on external relations of 24 June 2021
  • Action brought on 5 May 2021 - Varabei Vs. Council - Case T-245/21
    Re: annulment with immediate effect Council Decision (CFSP) 2021/353 of 25 February 2021 amending Decision 2012/642/CFSP concerning restrictive measures against Belarus (1) and Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/339 of 25 February 2021 implementing Article 8a of Regulation (EC) No 765/2006 concerning restrictive measures in respect of Belarus
  • Council Decision (EU) 2021/1050 of 21 June 2021 on the conclusion, on behalf of the EU and its Member States, of a Protocol to the Euro-Mediterranean Agreement establishing an association between the European Communities and their Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Tunisia, of the other part, to take account of the accession of the Republic of Croatia to the European Union
  • Political and Security Committee Decision (CFSP) 2021/1048 of 22 June 2021 extending the mandate of the Head of Mission of the EU Integrated Border Management Assistance Mission in Libya (EUBAM Libya)
  • America and the EU are stronger together - Fixing domestic weaknesses could be the basis of a new era of transatlantic co-operation - Financial Times