EU CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE

HEALTH

  • ECDC - Data for the maps in support of the Council Recommendation on a coordinated approach to the restriction of free movement in response to the COVID-19 pandemic in the EU/EEA
  • ECDC - Data on the daily number of new reported COVID-19 cases and deaths by EU/EEA country
  • ECDC - Data on COVID-19 vaccination in the EU/EEA
  • Answer given by Ms Kyriakides to a MEP written question - Call for an independent in-depth investigation into the evolution and origins of SARS-CoV-2 in the light of the WHO report of 30 March 2021 
  • Answer given by Ms Kyriakides to a MEP written question - Breach of the principle of equality and non-discrimination with regard to COVID-19 vaccinations for state law enforcement officers in Catalonia
  • Answer given by Ms Kyriakides to a MEP written question - Communication of guidelines from the Commission on SARS-CoV-2 antigen self-tests in the European Union
  • Answer given by Ms Kyriakides to a MEP written question - Particularly high number of women suffering side effects after COVID-19 vaccinations
  • Answer given by Ms Kyriakides to a MEP written question - Corona antibody test as a valuable tool for vaccine prioritising
  • Answer given by Ms Kyriakides to a MEP written question - Immunity Given by the COVID-19 Vaccine  
  • Answer given by Ms Kyriakides to a MEP written question - Redistribution of unused vaccine doses 

STATE AID

  • Commission approves €20 million Greek scheme to support breeders of pigs and producers of honey affected by the coronavirus outbreak (SA.63570) - Midday Express
  • Commission approves €297 million Swedish scheme to support organisers of events affected by the coronavirus outbreak (SA.63116) - Midday Express

ECONOMY

  • NextGenerationEU: European Commission endorses Slovenia's €2.5 billion recovery and resilience plan - IP/21/3330QaAsee the Proposal & Working Document
  • REACT-EU: €311 million for Germany, France and Latvia to invest in green and digital transition - Midday Express

TRAVEL

  • COVID-19: Council adds 10 countries and one entity/territorial authority to the list of countries for which travel restrictions should be lifted - See Recommendation (EU) 2021/1085  

COMPETITION

STATE AID

  • Authorisation for State aid pursuant to Articles 107 and 108 of the TFEU - Cases where the Commission raises no objections
  • Commission approves prolongation of Polish credit union liquidation scheme (SA.63002) - Midday Express
  • Answer given by Ms Vestager to a MEP written question - Romania must comply with State aid rules 

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Opinion of Advocate General Pitruzzella of 1 July 2021 in Case C 891/19 P, European Commission Vs. Hubei Xinyegang Special Tube Co. Ltd
    Re: Appeal - Dumping - Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/804 - Imports of certain seamless pipes and tubes of iron or steel - Regulation (EU) 2016/1036 - Article 3(2), (3) and (6) and 17 - Determination of injury - Analysis of price undercutting - Obligation of the Commission to consider market segments relating to the product under consideration and all sales of like products by the sampled Union producers
  • Revised Agenda for: Working Party on Customs Union of 5 July 2021
  • Report & Working Document from the meeting of the expert group on Trade and Sustainable Development of 19 May 2021
  • Notice of initiation of an expiry review of the anti-dumping measures applicable to imports of silicon (CN code 2804 69 00) originating in the People’s Republic of China
  • Decision No 3 of the Korea-EU Trade Committee of 29 April 2021 on the amendment of Appendices 2-C-2 and 2-C-3 of Annex 2-C to the EU-Korea Free Trade Agreement
  • Notice concerning the date of entry into force of the Amendments to Appendices 2-C-2 and 2-C-3 of the Annex 2-C of the Free Trade Agreement between the European Union and Korea
  • Regulation (EU) 2021/1077 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 24 June 2021 establishing, as part of the Integrated Border Management Fund, the instrument for financial support for customs control equipment
  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/1079 of 24 June 2021 laying down detailed rules for implementing certain provisions of Regulation (EU) 2019/880 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the introduction and the import of cultural goods
  • Extension of EU steel safeguard provides long-term safety-net for the EU steel industry - See Eurofer Statement

INTERNAL MARKET & INDUSTRY

  • Agenda for: Working Party on Competitiveness & Growth (Tourism) of 09 July 2021
  • Meeting of Member States’ expert group on consumer law, 15 June 2021 - Transposition of Directive (EU) 2019/2161 and Commission guidance documents on Directives 2005/29/EC, 2011/83/EU and 98/6/EC

FINANCIAL SERVICES

  • Commission Regulation (EU) 2021/1080 of 28 June 2021 amending Regulation (EC) No 1126/2008 adopting certain international accounting standards in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1606/2002 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards International Accounting Standards 16, 37 and 41, and International Financial Reporting Standards 1, 3 and 9
  • Report from the Commission under Article 75 of Regulation (EU) No 909/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 July 2014 on improving securities settlement in the European Union and on central securities depositories and amending Directives 98/26/EC and 2014/65/EU and Regulation (EU) No 236/2012

TAXATION

  • Opinion of Advocate General Szpunar of 1 July 2021 in Case C-324/20, Finanzamt B Vs. X-Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH
    Re: Reference for a preliminary ruling - Taxation - VAT - Supply of services - One-off supply - Payment by instalments - Directive 2006/112/EC - Article 63 - Chargeability to tax - Article 64(1) - Concept of transaction 'giving rise to successive payments' - Article 90(1) - Reduction of the taxable amount - Concept of 'non-payment'
  • Taxation: Commission launches public consultation on debt-equity bias reduction allowance (DEBRA) - Feedback period: 01 July 2021 - 07 October 2021 - Midday Express
  • OECD - 130 countries and jurisdictions join bold new framework for international tax reform

AGRICULTURE & FISHERIES

ENERGY

  • Public Consultation - Sustainable biofuels, bioliquids and biomass fuels – voluntary schemes (implementing rules) – Feedback period: 29 June 2021 – 27 July 2021
  • Euratom Research and Training Programme receives €300 million for fusion research and to improve nuclear safety, radiation protection and training
  • The European Commission is launching an improved and updated version of the “De-risking Energy Efficiency Platform” (DEEP) this week
  • Commissioner Simson visits Sweden for discussions on energy and climate policy - Midday Express

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

  • Agenda for: Working Party on the Environment of 05 & 07 July 2021
  • Agenda for: Working Party on International Environment Issues (Biodiversity) of 08 July 2021
  • Commissioner Sinkevičius visits Baden-Württemberg to discuss forestry and biodiversity - Midday Express
  • Report from CEG/Multi-Stakeholder Platform on Protecting and Restoring the World’s Forests, including the EU Timber Regulation and the FLEGT Regulation of 24 June 2021
  • Answer given by EVP Timmermans a MEP written question - Confusing net greenhouse gas emission reduction target
  • Answer given by Mr Sinkevicius to a MEP written question - Monitoring and testing for the PFAS cC64 in water
  • Answer given by Mr Sinkevicius to a MEP written question - Valtreixal mining project and Natura 2000
  • Portuguese and Slovenian presidencies: Environmental assessment and 10 green tests - See EEB Statement
  • Why the EU Green Deal needs a strong regulation on recharging infrastructure for vehicles - Acea Joint Letter
  • Open Letter on the Future of the Vehicle CO2 Standard - See ePure Open Letter
  • The EU’s biomass dilemma: can burning trees ever be green? - Financial Times

HEALTH, FOOD & PRODUCT SAFETY

DATA PRIVACY & CYBERSECURITY

  • Minutes of the CEG on the Regulation (EU) 2016/679 and Directive (EU) 2016/680 of 05 May 2021 
  • Answer given by Ms Johansson to a MEP written question - Privacy, malware and decryption
  • The Economic cost of restricting the cross-border flow of data – See ECIPE / Kearney Study 

ECB, EURO & ECONOMY

  • Eastern Partnership: a renewed agenda for recovery, resilience and reform underpinned by an Economic and Investment plan - IP/21/3367

FUTURE OF EUROPE

  • Statement by President von der Leyen at the joint press conference with Prime Minister Janša on the occasion of the College visit to the Slovenian Presidency

BREXIT

  • Despite current difficulties, the UK and the EU will, in the long run, forge closer economic and security ties, predicts CER's Charles Grant

EXTERNAL RELATIONS COOPERATION DEVELEOPMENT

  • Bridging the Channel: How Europe and the UK can work together in foreign policy - See CER Opinion