EU CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE

HEALTH

STATE AID

  • Commission approves €39.7 million of Italian aid measure to compensate Alitalia for further damages suffered due to coronavirus outbreak (SA.63234) - IP/21/3292
  • Commission approves Austrian scheme to support organisers of events affected by the coronavirus outbreak (SA.63287) - Midday Express

ECONOMY

  • NextGenerationEU: European Commission endorses Lithuania's €2.2 billion recovery and resilience plan - IP/21/3368, QaA, FactSheet, see the Proposal/Annex & Working Document
  • Communication from the Commission – EU guidelines for the safe resumption of activities in the cultural and creative sectors - COVID-19
  • Euro Area fiscal policies and capacity in post-pandemic times – Study for the EP ECON Committee 

COMPETITION

  • Agenda for: Working Party on Competition of 09 July 2021
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.10289 - PSP/Aviva/10 Station Road)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.10342 - Leonard Green & Partners/Goldman Sachs Group/AEA Investors/Visual Comfort)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.10373 - Primonial/Samsung/ Target)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.10255 - Triton/Bergman Clinics)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.10305 - CDPQ/DWS/Ermewa)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.10232 - Brose/Sitech)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.10321 - DSV/Agility) 
  • Request for a preliminary ruling from the Consiglio di Stato (Italy) lodged on 21 April 2021 - F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd and Others Vs. AGCM - Case C-261/21
  • Commission opens in-depth investigation into proposed merger of Cargotec and Konecranes (M.10078) - IP/21/3428
  • Commission clears acquisition of Slaney and Linden by ABP (M.10280) - Midday Express
  • UK - The statutory timetable was suspended on 5 July 2021 when Sony Group Corporation (Sony) failed to provide information required by the CMA in a Notice under section 109 of the Enterprise Act 2002 by the deadline.

STATE AID

  • Action brought on 12 May 2021 - E. Breuninger Vs. Commission - Case T-260/21
    Re: annulment of Decision of 20 November 2020 (State aid No SA.59289) as amended by the defendant’s decision of 12 February 2021 (State aid No SA.61744)
  • Commission opens in-depth investigation into €190 million Romanian support measures in favour of TAROM (SA.59344) - IP/21/3461
  • Answer given by Ms Vestager to a MEP written question - Suspension of bonus payments by companies receiving emergency state aid

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Agenda for: Meeting of the Export Credits Group of 07 July 2021
  • Agenda for: Meeting of the Trade Policy Committee (Full Members) of 09 July 2021
  • Agenda for: Working Party on Trade Questions of 13 July 2021
  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/1091 of 2 July 2021 amending Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/159 imposing a definitive safeguard measure against imports of certain steel products
  • Answer given by EVP Dombrovskis to a MEP written question - Position within the WTO in light of new developments regarding the pandemic.
  • Answer given by EVP Dombrovskis to a MEP written question - European Union Delegations and International Trade 
  • EU to develop investment initiative to counter Chinese influence - Draft statement seeks a “geostrategic approach” to investments abroad - Financial Times

INTERNAL MARKET & INDUSTRY

  • Agenda for: Working Party on Competitiveness & Growth (Internal Market) of 08 July 2021
  • List of authorisation decisions adopted on the basis of Article 64(8) of Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 (REACH) - as of 01 July 2021

FINANCIAL SERVICES

AGRICULTURE & FISHERIES

ENERGY

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

  • Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2021/1088 of 7 April 2021 amending Regulation (EU) No 748/2012 as regards updating the references to the environmental protection requirements
  • Eurobarometer Survey: Europeans consider climate change to be the most serious problem facing the world - IP/21/3156
  • EU deploys immediate assistance to help Cyprus contain devastating forest fires - IP/21/3441

HEALTH, FOOD & PRODUCT SAFETY

DIGITAL & INFORMATION SOCIETY

DATA PRIVACY & CYBERSECURITY

  • Commission Recommendation (EU) 2021/1086 of 23 June 2021 on building a Joint Cyber Unit
  • Council Decision (EU) 2021/1093 of 28 June 2021 laying down implementing rules concerning the Data Protection Officer of the Council, the application of Regulation (EU) 2018/1725 of the European Parliament and of the Council, and restrictions of data subjects’ rights in the context of the exercise of the tasks of the Data Protection Officer of the Council, and repealing Council Decision 2004/644/EC

AREA OF FREEDOM, SECURITY & JUSTICE

TRANSPORT & MOBILITY

  • Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2021/1087 of 7 April 2021 amending Regulation (EU) 2018/1139 of the European Parliament and of the Council, as regards updating the references to the provisions of the Chicago Convention
  • Council Decision (EU) 2021/1092 of 11 June 2021 establishing the criteria and procedure for the notification of differences with respect to international standards adopted by the International Civil Aviation Organization in the field of aviation safety

ECB, EURO & ECONOMY

  • Council conclusions on the 2021 in-depth reviews under the Macroeconomic Imbalance Procedure, as endorsed by the EFC on 1 July 2021, see the EFC President Letter
  • Draft Joint Conclusions of the Economic and Financial Dialogue between the EU and the Western Balkans and Turkey
  • Household saving rate up to 21.5% in the euro area - Business profit share increases to 41.2% - First release for the first quarter of 2021
  • EU current account surplus €116.5 bn - €33.1 bn surplus for trade in services - First quarter of 2021
  • ECB - Euro area quarterly balance of payments and international investment position: first quarter of 2021
  • ECB - Euro area bank interest rate statistics: May 2021

FUTURE OF EUROPE

  • 2nd Revised “List of meetings” taking place between 1 and 31 July 2021
  • Agenda for: Meeting of the Coreper (Part.1 & Part.2) of 07 & 09 July 2021
  • Agenda for: Meeting of the Mertens Group of 06 July 2021
  • Minutes of the Meeting of the Coreper (Part.1 & Part.2) of 09 & 11 June 2021

BREXIT

  • The UK has left the EU and the transition period has now ended - See the Policy Paper

EXTERNAL RELATIONS

  • Action brought on 4 May 2021 - Pšonka Vs. Council - Case T-243/21 & Case T-242/21
    Re: Annulment of Council Decision (CFSP) 2021/394 of 4 March 2021 amending Decision 2014/119/CFSP concerning restrictive measures directed against certain persons, entities and bodies in view of the situation in Ukraine, (1) and Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/391 of 4 March 2021 implementing Regulation (EU) No 208/2014 concerning restrictive measures directed against certain persons, entities and bodies in view of the situation in Ukraine, (2) in so far as that decision and that regulation relate to the applicant
  • EU-Western Balkans Summit (Slovenia, 6 October 2021) - Coreper Orientation Note
  • Afghanistan: EU mobilises €25 million in humanitarian aid to fight hunger - IP/21/3403
  • Answer given by HR/VP Borrell to a MEP written question - EU-US relations