EU CORONAVIRUS RESPONSES

HEALTH

  • Answer given by Ms Kyriakides to a MEP written question - Vaccination for COVID‑19
  • Answer given by Ms Kyriakides to a MEP written question - Negotiations between the Commission and AstraZeneca on vaccine supply
  • Answer given by Mr Breton to a MEP written question - Use of zero knowledge proof (ZKP) technology for the Digital Green Certificate

ECONOMY

TRAVEL

  • Answer given by Mr Reynders to a MEP written question - Coronavirus travel restrictions for couples who are not in a ‘duly attested’ partnership or married

COMPETITION

  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.10312 - Astorg Asset Management/Solina)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.10243 - HanseWerk/EDF/IPP/EARH/Hypion JV)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.10351 - BDT Capital Partners/Culligan Group)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.10354 - Macquarie/Beauparc Utilities)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.10235 - CVC/MeGa Grundbesitz)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.10313 - CVC/CDPQ/WAVS)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.10324 - Bain Capital/Valeo)
  • Initiation of proceedings (Case M.9637 - IAG/AIR EUROPA)
  • AstraZeneca receives clearance from the European Commission for the proposed acquisition of Alexion
  • Greece - Statement of Objections in relation to alleged infringement of Article 2 of Law 3959/2011 and Article 102 TFEU by Coca Cola Hellenic following a complaint by the company VAP P. Kougios SA
  • Portugal - AdC sanctions companies and directors of Blueotter and EGEO groups for non-competition agreement (01-07-2021)
  • Romania - The Competition Council approved the taking over of some assets of Avicola Tărtăşeşti SA by Avicola Tărtăşeşti Poultry SRL
  • Switzerland - COMCO opens the way for parallel imports of tobacco products - See FR, DE  & IT versions

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Council Decision on the position to be adopted, on behalf of the European Union, within the Trade Committee established by the FTA between the European Union and the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam as regards the adoption of the Rules of Procedure for the Trade Committee – Adoption
  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/1100 of 5 July 2021 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty and definitively collecting the provisional duty imposed on imports of certain hot-rolled flat products of iron, non-alloy or other alloy steel originating in Turkey

INTERNAL MARKET & INDUSTRY

  • Draft - Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) …/... amending Annexes II, III and IV to Regulation (EU) No 2019/1009 of the European Parliament and of the Council for the purpose of adding thermal oxidation materials and derivates as a component material category in EU fertilising products
  • Minutes of the Forum for the Exchange of Information on Enforcement of the EU legislation on the approval and market surveillance of motor vehicles of 08 June 2021
  • Agenda for: Working Party on Competitiveness and Growth (Better Regulation) of 13 July 2021
  • Agenda for: Working Party on Company Law (Sustainability information) of 15 July 2021
  • State of play on the use of regulatory sandboxes in the EU Member States.
  • Commission Notice - Guidance on Innovation Procurement

FINANCIAL SERVICES

TAXATION

  • Agenda for: Working Party on Tax Questions (Indirect Taxation / VAT) of 15 July 2021
  • Yellen turns the screws to kill EU digital tax - Washington claims upcoming levy will scupper global corporate tax rate agreement - Financial Times
  • Legal wrangle raises hurdles to EU implementation of global tax deal - Hungary and Estonia say plan may break law, while Ireland withholds consent to minimum rate - Financial Times

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

  • Agenda for: Working Party on International Environment Issues (Basel) of 12 July 2021
  • EU environmental policy to 2030: a systemic change - See the EP Statement

HEALTH, FOOD & PRODUCT SAFETY

  • Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on general product safety, amending Regulation (EU) No 1025/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council, and repealing Council Directive 87/357/EEC and Directive 2001/95/EC - Regulatory Scrutiny Board Opinion: Impact assessment/Revision of the GPSD (Directive 2001/95/EC)
  • Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on consumer credits - Regulatory Scrutiny Board Opinion: Impact assessment/Review of the Consumer Credit Directive
  • Commission Regulation (EU)2021/1099 of 5 July 2021 amending Annexes II and III to Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council on cosmetic products
  • Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2021/1096 of 21 April 2021 amending Regulation (EU) 2019/787 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards labelling provisions for blends
  • Minutes - 20th meeting of the Board of Member States on ERNs (29 April 2021)
  • Agendas - EU4Health 2021 work programme - Info sessions (13 and 15 July 2021)
  • Presentations - Online Marketplace event on best practices in risk factors of non-communicable diseases (30 June - 1 July 2021)

AREA OF FREEDOM, SECURITY & JUSTICE

  • The fight against disinformation and the right to freedom of expression - Study for the EP LIBE Committee

ECB, EURO & ECONOMY

  • Progress report on the action plan on economic, monetary and financial statistics for the Western Balkans and Turkey 2021
  • What are the main differences between the practice of su-pervising large banks in the UK and in the euro area, and what are the main risks of regulatory divergence? - In-Depth Analysis for the EP ECON Committee
  • Should they stay or should they Go? Negative interest rate policies under review - In-Depth Analysis for the EP ECON Committee
  • Low for long: Side effects of negative interest rates - Study for the EP ECON Committee
  • Euro money market statistics: Third maintenance period 2021 - ECB Press Release

BREXIT

  • Proposal for a Council Decision establishing the position to be adopted on behalf of the European Union in the Specialised Committee on Social Security Coordination established by the Trade and Cooperation Agreement between the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community, of the one part, and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, of the other part, as regards the adoption of a decision to amend the Annexes to the Protocol on Social Security Coordination

FUTURE OF EUROPE

  • Revised agenda for: Meeting of the Coreper (Part.1 & Part.2) of 07-09 July 2021
  • Speech by President von der Leyen at the New European Bauhaus – Werkstatt der Zukunft at the Frankfurt Fashion Week
  • Speech by President von der Leyen at the EP Plenary on the presentation of the programme of activities of the Slovenian Presidency of the Council of the EU
  • Statement by President von der Leyen at the joint press conference with President Sassoli and Prime Minister Janša on the presentation of the programme of activities of the Slovenian Presidency of the Council of the EU

EXTERNAL RELATIONS

  • Berlin Summit: Western Balkans strengthen regional cooperation and foster closer ties with the EU - IP/21/3401
  • Declaration by the HR on behalf of the EU on the alignment of certain third countries concerning restrictive measures in view of the situation in Belarus
  • EP Plenary: Speech on behalf of HR/VP Josep Borrell on EU-NATO cooperation