EU CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE

HEALTH

  • COVID-19 Therapeutics Strategy: Commission identifies five promising candidate therapeutics - IP/21/3299 & QaA
  • Coronavirus disinformation: new online platforms report show continued actions taken on vaccines - Midday Express
  • Answer given by Ms Kyriakides to a MEP written question - Vaccine planning and distribution in Spain following delays and delivery failures
  • Answer given by Mr Hahn to a MEP written question - Sale of COVID-19 vaccines on parallel and secondary markets in the EU
  • Answer given by Ms Kyriakides to a MEP written question - Failure to supply vaccines and the impact on Member States
  • Answer given by Ms Kyriakides to a MEP written question - EU vaccination plan and state of play in Member States
  • Answer given by Ms Kyriakides to a MEP written question - Delays in the delivery of Pfizer-BioNtech vaccines
  • Answer given by Ms Kyriakides to a MEP written question - COVID-19 immunity

STATE AID

  • Commission approves €8 million Portuguese scheme to support micro, small and medium-sized enterprises in the outermost region of the Azores in the context of the coronavirus outbreak (SA.63378) - Midday Express
  • Commission authorises a French scheme worth €60 million to support businesses in the beef cattle sector in the context of the coronavirus pandemic (SA.63564) - Midday Express
    Commission approves €20 million Dutch scheme to support the agricultural and horticultural sectors in the context of the coronavirus outbreak (SA.63576) - Midday Express

ECONOMY

  • NextGenerationEU: Commission carries out €800 million of first payments to foster crisis repair and resilience - IP/21/3262 

TRANSPORT

  • Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2021/1061 of 28 June 2021 extending the reference period of Regulation (EU) 2020/1429 of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing measures for a sustainable rail market in view of the COVID-19 outbreak
  • Making the most of the EU Digital COVID Certificates in aviation: Recommendations and guidance for Member States

EXTERNAL RELATIONS

  • COVID-19: EU helps deliver vaccines to Kosovo (180,000 doses) - IP/21/3300

COMPETITION

STATE AID

  • Commission extends investigation into proposed public support for Samsung plant in Hungary (SA.48556) - Midday Express
  • Commission approves €90 million Hungarian investment aid to SKBM's electric vehicle battery plant (SA.58633) - Midday Express

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Agenda for: Trade Policy Committee (Deputy Members) of 02 July 2021
  • Australia initiates WTO dispute complaint against Chinese wine duties
  • WTO - Working group on small business reviews draft ministerial declaration
  • WTO report: Trade policy restraint prevented destructive acceleration of protectionism

INTERNAL MARKET & INDUSTRY

  • Agenda for: Working Party on Competitiveness and Growth (Internal Market) of 01 July 2021
  • Agenda for: Seventh meeting of the Committee on market surveillance and compliance of products of 01 July 2021
  • Motor insurance directive: Coreper endorses provisional agreement
  • Better Regulation: Commission publishes 2020 Annual Burden Survey - Midday Express
  • EU Industrial Forum takes forward the Industrial Strategy agenda - Midday Express
  • Note for consulting the REACH Committee members on a draft Commission Regulation 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 carcinogenic, mutagenic or reproductive toxicant (CMR) substances 

FINANCIAL SERVICES

  • Non-performing loans: provisional agreement on selling credit to third parties
  • Submission of the draft implementing technical standards on supervisory disclosure for investment firms' competent authorities
  • EBA announces timing for publication of 2021 EU-wide stress test results
  • EBA consults to review its Guidelines on common procedures and methodologies for the supervisory review and evaluation process 

EMPLOYMENT & SOCIAL POLICY

AGRICULTURE & FISHERIES

  • Main results of the Agriculture & Fisheries Council of 28-29 June 2021
  • Commission welcomes political support by Member States to improve the protection of bees (protection goal of 10%)
  • Farming ministers reaffirm need for a new approach to protecting honey bees
  • Council conclusions on animal welfare during maritime long distances transport to third countries
  • Recent natural catastrophe and serious damages caused to the agricultural sector - Information from Czech delegation

ENERGY

  • Agenda for: Working Party on Energy of 01 July 2021

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

HEALTH, FOOD & PRODUCT SAFETY

  • Commission Implementing Decision of 24.6.2021 - Financing of the EU4Health Programme and the adoption of the work programme for 2021 – See the Annex
  • EMA - Update of EU recommendations for 2021–2022 seasonal flu vaccine composition
  • EMA - Success rate for marketing authorisation applications from SMEs doubles between 2016 and 202
  • All eyes on EU this week to improve outdated product safety law - See Beuc Statement
  • Answer given by Ms Kyriakides to a MEP written question - Including tobacco harm reduction strategies in Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan
  • Answer given by Ms Kyriakides to a MEP written question - The scientific conclusion on cancer and snus 

DIGITAL & INFORMATION SOCIETY

DATA PRIVACY & CYBERSECURITY

  • Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on measures for a high common level of cybersecurity across the Union, repealing Directive 2016/1148 - Summary of the feedback received on the adopted proposal
  • Loosening data protection would be disastrous for the UK - Financial Times

AREA OF FREEDOM, SECURITY & JUSTICE

  • Commission services non-paper - Overview of the EU acquis applicable to cannabis in its different forms and components
  • New Pact on Migration and Asylum: Agreement reached on the new European Union Agency for Asylum - IP/21/3241

ECB, EURO & ECONOMY

  • Commission (Eurostat) publishes first statistics on short-stay accommodation booked via collaborative economy platforms - IP/21/3293
  • Public hearing with Elke König, Chair of the Single Resolution Board 1 July 2021 - Briefing - EP ECON Committee
  • Public hearing with Christine Lagarde, Chair of the European Systemic Risk Board - Briefing - EP ECON Committee
  • Public hearing with Andrea Enria, Chair of the ECB Supervisory Board 1 July 2021 - In-Depth Analysis - EP ECON Committee‎
  • Laudatio von Präsidentin von der Leyen für Werner Hoyer, ausgezeichnet als "European Banker of the Year"
  • Speech by Luis de Guindos, Vice-President of the ECB, at the Frankfurt Euro Finance Summit
  • ECB - Changes to the Eurosystem’s loan-level data requirements

FUTURE OF EUROPE

  • Revised Agenda for: Meeting of the Coreper (Part.1) of 30 June 2021

BREXIT

  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/1064 of 28 June 2021 amending Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/520 with regard to the configuration of the animal identification code for the traceability of certain kept terrestrial animals for the United Kingdom in respect of Northern Ireland
  • Answer given by President von der Leyen to a written question - Implications of the UK’s immigration reform for the EU-UK Gibraltar deal
  • EU confident of further delay to N Ireland meat import curbs - Maros Sefcovic says additional 3-month grace period could be agreed before June 30 deadline - Financial Times

EXTERNAL RELATIONS, COOPERATION & DEVELOPMENT