EU CORONAVIRUS RESPONSES

HEALTH

  • Answer given by Ms Kyriakides to a MEP written question - New data requested for authorisation of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine in the US and Switzerland
  • Answer given by Mr Reynders to a MEP written question - Digital Green Certificate and the situation of persons who cannot get a COVID-19 vaccine or a test
  • Answer given by Mr Reynders to a MEP written question - Access to the EU digital COVID-19 certificate
  • ECDC - Data on the daily number of new reported COVID-19 cases and deaths by EU/EEA country

STATE AID

  • Commission approves €14 million Greek scheme to support companies active in the art and entertainment sectors affected by coronavirus outbreak (SA.62699) - Midday Express
  • Commission approves €1.15 million Romanian scheme to support airlines in the context of the coronavirus outbreak (SA.63319) - Midday Express

ECONOMY

  • NextGenerationEU: President von der Leyen in Cyprus and Croatia to present the Commission's assessment of the national recovery plans - Midday Express

EMPLOYMENT

  • Employment and Social Developments in Europe review shows diverse impact of COVID-19 crisis - IP/21/3384 

EXTERNALRELATIONS

COMPETITION

STATE AID

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Agenda for: Trade Policy Committee (Services and Investment) of 07 July 2021
  • Revised Agenda for: Trade Policy Committee (Full Members) of 9 July 2021
  • Draft Council Decision on the position to be adopted, on behalf of the European Union, within the Trade Committee established by the Free Trade Agreement between the European Union and the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam as regards the adoption of the Rules of Procedure for the Trade Committee
  • Draft Decision of the Trade Committee adopting its Rules of Procedure
  • Draft Decision of the Participants to the Arrangement on Officially Supported Export Credits as regards the amendment of provisions on Commercial Interest Reference Rates of the Arrangement
  • Decision No 1/2021 of the EU-Georgia Association Committee in Trade Configuration of 17 June 2021 updating Annex XIII (Approximation of customs legislation) to the Association Agreement between the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community and their Member States, of the one part, and Georgia, of the other part [2021/1114]
  • Decision No 1/2021 of the EU-CTC Joint Committee of 1 June 2021 as regards the amendments of Appendices I and III to the Convention on a common transit procedure
  • Answer given by Mr Gentiloni to a MEP written question - The carbon border adjustment mechanism and consistency with the UN strategy on a fair and equitable global economic model
  • WTO members continue review of LDC services waiver, e-commerce work programme
  • Europe’s carbon border tax is more evolution than revolution - Leaked draft proposal hints at a years-long transition and limited sectors targeted – Financial Times
  • EU carbon border tax will raise nearly €10bn annually - Revenue raised by the green policy will be used to help repay €750bn in pandemic recovery debt – Financial Times
  • US piles pressure on EU to drop digital tax plan - Brussels pushes ahead with own proposals but Washington argues they clash with OECD and G7 deal – Financial Times

INTERNAL MARKET & INDUSTRY

  • Minutes of the REACH Committee meeting of 24-25 June 2021
  • Investment Plan for Europe backs venture capital fund investing in innovative, technology-driven startups in Bavaria - IP/21/3482
  • Answer given by Ms Gabriel to a MEP written question - Request for a Commission opinion on plans for a European football super league

FINANCIAL SERVICES

  • Commission puts forward new strategy to make the EU's financial system more sustainable and proposes new European Green Bond Standard - IP/21/3405, QaAFactsheet & Remarks by EVP Dombrovskis and by Commissioner McGuinness 
    - Text of the CommunicationAnnex & Staff working document - ‘Strategy for financing the transition to a sustainable economy’  
    - Text of the Proposal for Commission Delegated Regulation
  • EU sustainable finance plans overshadowed by labelling of gas as a ‘green investment’ - Beuc Statement  

TAXATION

AGRICULTURE & FISHERIES

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

  • Agenda for: Working Party on the Environment of 15 July 2021
  • Agenda for: Working Party on International Environment Issues (Global) of 13 July 2021

HEALTH, FOOD & PRODUCT SAFETY

  • New study by WHO Europe and ECDC examines variations in antibiotic consumption in European countries between 2014 and 2018

DIGITAL & INFORMATION SOCIETY

  • Answer given by Mr Breton to a MEP written question - Defending a free Internet in the European Union and countering cyberattacks
  • Answer given by Mr Breton to a MEP written question - Electric cars and driverless cars - the personal data sharing and privacy issue
  • Answer given by Mr Breton to a MEP written question - Digital Services Act: national regulations vs Commission proposal
  • Answer given by Mr Breton to a MEP written question - Digital Services Act: liability for own‑initiative investigations

AREA OF FREEDOM, SECURITY & JUSTICE

  • Mid-Term Evaluation of the Facility for Refugees in Turkey: EU support made a significant contribution to the welfare of Syrians and others fleeing conflict in the region - IP/21/3438
  • Parliament adopts temporary rules to detect child sexual abuse online - See the EP Statement
  • ESA: Norway must fully recognise children’s residence rights under EEA law

ECB, EURO & ECONOMY

FUTURE OF EUROPE

  • Slovenian Presidency to focus on digital and green reforms and future of Europe - See the EP Statement and by President von der Leyen
  • Speech by President von der Leyen at the EP Plenary on the conclusions of the European Council meeting of 24-25 June 2021
  • Revised agenda for: Meeting of the Coreper (Part.2) 09 July 2021
  • Minutes of the Meeting of the Coreper of 14,16 & 18 June 2021
  • 3rd revised "List of meetings" taking place between 1 and 31 July 2021

EXTERNAL RELATIONS

  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/1111 of 6 July 2021 amending Council Regulation (EC) No 1210/2003 concerning certain specific restrictions on economic and financial relations with Iraq 
  • EU-Turkmenistan: Annual meeting of the Human Rights Dialogue
  • EU/Georgia: Joint press release on the annual Human Rights Dialogue
  • Disinformation: Speech by High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell on foreign interference
  • Nicaragua: Speech by High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell in the EP Plenary on the political crisis
  • Turkey: Speech by High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell in the EP Plenary on the situation of the opposition
  • Belarus: Statement by the Spokesperson on sentencing Viktar Babaryka and other political trials