EU CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE

HEALTH

  • Answer given by Ms Kyriakides to a MEP written question - Transparency in the procurement and supply of COVID-19 vaccines and vaccination rates in the Member States 
  • Answer given by Ms Kyriakides to a MEP written question - EMA, AstraZeneca vaccine and clear information communication procedure
  • Answer given by Ms Kyriakides to a MEP written question - Clarification concerning the COVID-19 vaccine supply cuts in the EU
  • Answer given by Ms Kyriakides to a MEP written question - EU-Pfizer contract for vaccines, unfair agreement

STATE AID

  • Commission approves €8 million Greek scheme to support companies active in the audio-visual distribution sector in context of coronavirus outbreak (SA.63004) - Midday Express
  • Commission approves modification of two Italian guarantee schemes to further support companies in the context of the coronavirus outbreak (SA.63597) - Midday Express

INDUSTRY

  • Regulation (EU) 2021/1068 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 24 June 2021 amending Regulation (EU) 2016/1628 as regards its transitional provisions for certain machinery fitted with engines in the power ranges greater than or equal to 56 kW and less than 130 kW, and greater than or equal to 300 kW, in order to address the impact of the COVID-19 crisis
  • Commission proposes coordinated measures for the safe reopening of the cultural and creative sectors - IP/21/3029, Speech by Ms Gabriel and VP Schinas & Guidelines

ECONOMY

  • NextGenerationEU: European Commission completes second successful bond issuance to support Europe's recovery (€15 billion) - IP/21/3287

TRAVEL

  • Agenda for: EU Digital COVID Certificate Committee of 01 July 2021
  • Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2021/1073 of 28 June 2021 laying down technical specifications and rules for the implementation of the trust framework for the EU Digital COVID Certificate established by Regulation (EU) 2021/953 of the European Parliament and of the Council 

COMPETITION

STATE AID

  • Answer given by Ms Vestager to a MEP written question - Commission State aid investigation into the German coal phase-out law

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Agenda for: Working Party on Customs Union of 05 July 2021
  • Agenda of the 4th meeting of the CETA Bilateral Dialogue on Forest Products of 07 July 2021
  • European Union - Safeguard Measures on Certain Steel Products from Turkey: Opening Statement and Closing Statement - WT/DS595 
  • Minutes for: 220th meeting of the Customs Code Committee - Tariff and Statistical Nomenclature Section (Sub-Section Mec/Misc/Tex) from 31 May to 2nd June 2021
  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/1071 of 29 June 2021 amending Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/442 and Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/521 related to the mechanism making certain products subject to the production of an export authorization
  • Trade & Industry towards Carbon Neutrality - EU-Japan Online Conference - 30th June 2021
  • Answer given by EVP Dombrovskis to a MEP written question - Further safeguarding measures against rice imports from Myanmar as a deterrent for human rights violations and attacks on democracy
  • Answer given by EVP Dombrovskis to a MEP written question - Market access to the poultry sector in China, Mexico, Taiwan and the Republic of Korea
  • Answer given by Mr Wojciechowski to a MEP written question - Mercosur Agreement
  • WTO - Members consider Canadian request for panel review of Chinese canola seed measures
  • China initiates WTO dispute complaint against Australian dumping, subsidy duties
  • WTO announces winners of John H. Jackson Moot Court Competition

INTERNAL MARKET & INDUSTRY

  • Judgment of the General Court of 30 June 2021 in Case T‑226/18, Global Silicones Council, Wacker Chemie AG, Momentive Performance Materials GmbH, e Shin-Etsu Silicones Europe BV, Elkem Silicones France SAS, supported by American Chemistry Council, Inc. (ACC), Vs. European Commission supported by Federal Republic of Germany, by United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, European Parliament, Council of the European Union and by European Chemicals Agency (ECHA)
  • Judgment of the General Court of 30 June 2021 in Case T‑519/18, Global Silicones Council, supported by American Chemistry Council, Inc. (ACC), intervener, Vs. European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), supported by Federal Republic of Germany, and by European Commission
    Re: REACH - Establishment of a list of substances identified for eventual inclusion in Annex XIV to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 - Entry of octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane (D4), decamethylcyclopentasiloxane (D5) and dodecamethylcyclohexsiloxane (D6) in that list - Articles 57 and 59 of Regulation No 1907/2006 - Annex XIII to Regulation No 1907/2006 - Weight-of-evidence determination - Manifest error of assessment - Proportionality
  • Upcoming changes to REACH information requirements - ECHA/NR/21/19
  • The European Commission has today appointed Professor Maria Leptin as the next President of the European Research Council (ERC) - IP/21/2623
  • Commission launches a new call for reform support projects - IP/21/3290

FINANCIAL SERVICES

  • The European Commission appoints Elisabetta Siracusa as new Principal Adviser in DG FISMA - Midday Express
  • EBA assesses benefits, challenges and risks of RegTech use in the EU and puts forward steps to be taken to support sound adoption and scale-up of RegTech solutions

TAXATION

  • Agenda for: 102nd Meeting of the Standing Committee on Administrative Cooperation (SCAC) of 7 July 2021 

AGRICULTURE & FISHERIES

  • Main results of the Agriculture & Fisheries Council of 29 June 2021
  • Green groups urge EU to scrap agriculture subsidy reforms - Planned changes are insufficient to cut carbon emissions from farming, warn activists - Financial Times

ENERGY

  • Renewable energy largely spared from pandemic effects
  • Answer given by HR/VP Borrell to a written question - Secret meetings between Dutch and Russian government representatives on the construction of Nord Stream 2

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

  • Agenda for: Working Party on the Environment of 01 & 02 July 2021
  • Agenda for: Expert Group on Waste of 30 June 2021

HEALTH, FOOD & PRODUCT SAFETY

  • Consumer protection: Commission revises EU rules on product safety and consumer credit - IP/21/3242
  • Speech by President von der Leyen at the Opening Première for the 22nd Annual Congress 2021 of the European Federation of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
  • Minutes - 6th Drafting Group on European solidarity in public health emergencies of 9 June 2021
  • Use of antibiotics in animals is decreasing - See ECDC, EFSA & EMA Statement & Report JIACRA III 2016-2018
  • ECDC - External quality assessment (EQA) schemes to support European surveillance of Legionnaires’ disease 2019−2020 - Western Balkans and Turkey
  • EFSA - Reasoned Opinion - Modification of the existing MRLs for potassium phosphonates in lemons, limes and mandarins and in herbal infusions from leaves and herbs
  • EFSA - Conclusion on Pesticides - Peer review of the pesticide risk assessment of the active substance Straight Chain Lepidopteran Pheromones (SCLPs)
  • EFSA - Scientific Opinion - Assessment of animal diseases caused by bacteria resistant to antimicrobials: Dogs and cats
  • EFSA - Scientific Opinion - Safety of 3‐FL (3‐Fucosyllactose) as a novel food pursuant to Regulation (EU) 2015/2283
  • Enhancing EU’s disease prevention and control capacity - See the EP Statement
  • EMA - Use of antibiotics in animals is decreasing

DIGITAL & INFORMATION SOCIETY

  • Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2021/1067 of 17 June 2021 on the harmonised use of radio spectrum in the 5945-6425 MHz frequency band for the implementation of wireless access systems including radio local area networks (WAS/RLANs)

DATA PRIVACY & CYBERSECURITY

  • Answer given by Mr Reynders to a MEP written question - Collection of students’ personal data by a US body on European territory in order to sit an exam
  • The ENISA identifies the cybersecurity challenges SMEs face today and issues recommendations.

TRANSPORT & MOBILITY

  • Information concerning the entry into force of the Agreement on civil aviation safety between the European Union and Japan
  • Third-country certificates in inland navigation: Coreper confirms agreement with the European Parliament
  • Amended proposal for a regulation of the European parliament and the Council on the implementation of the Single European Sky (recast) - Updated 1st reading position of the Parliament 

AREA OF FREEDOM, SECURITY & JUSTICE

  • Minutes of the Committee on the Interconnection of Central, Commercial and Companies Registers (CICCCR) (Cross-border Mobility Directive) of 7 May 2021
  • President von der Leyen, Commissioner Dalli and Commissioner Urpilainen participate in the Generation Equality Forum in Paris  - Midday Express
  • European Citizens' Initiative: Commission decides to register two new citizens' initiatives - IP/21/3321
  • EU asylum agency: Council presidency and European Parliament reach provisional agreement
  • A new, stronger Asylum Agency for a more consistent asylum policy across the EU
  • Artificial Intelligence in policing: safeguards needed against mass surveillance
  • Eurojust supports new action against criminal network organising street prostitution in Italy
  • Coordinated action cuts off access to VPN service used by ransomware groups - See Eurojust Statement
  • EU could be destroyed by national legal challenges, Brussels warns - Justice commissioner Didier Reynders vows to fight attempts to roll back supremacy of EU law – Financial Times

ECB, EURO & ECONOMY

  • The resolution of Banca delle Marche by the Italian authorities was in essence determined by that bank’s failure (See CPR Nº 116/2021 - Judgment of the General Court in Case T-635/19, Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Pesaro and Others Vs. Commission)
  • Keynote address by President von der Leyen at the Brussels Economic Forum via videoconference
  • Once More, the US Leads Europe - In-Depth Analysis for EP ECON Committee
  • Robo-advisors - Study for EP ECON Committee

FUTURE OF EUROPE

  • Revised Agenda for: Meeting of the Coreper (Part.2) of 30 June 2021
  • List of meetings taking place between 1 and 31 July 2021

BREXIT

  • Proposal for a Council Decision on the position to be taken on behalf of the EU, for the period 2021-2026, in the Specialised Committee on Fisheries established by the Trade and Cooperation Agreement between the EU and the European Atomic Energy Community, of the one part, and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, of the other part - See the Annexes
  • UK unveils post-Brexit state aid scheme to support industry - Promise of nimbler system with less red tape but tensions likely with devolved governments - Financial Times

EXTERNAL RELATIONS, COOPERATION & DEVELOPMENT

  • EU Humanitarian Air Bridge to deliver aid to Mozambique - IP/21/3329