EU CORONAVIRUS RESPONSES

HEALTH

  • Answer given by Ms Kyriakides to a MEP written question - State of the Commission’s negotiations with Novavax, Valneva and other COVID-19 vaccine manufacturers
  • Answer given by the Council to a MEP written question - Mutual recognition of COVID-19 test results in the EU and its neighbouring countries
  • EU Vaccines Strategy: Commissioner Kyriakides in Spain to meet the Ministers for Health, Agriculture, Fisheries and Food - Midday Express

STATE AID

  • Commission approves €1.5 million Bulgarian scheme to support farmers active in oil-bearing rose growing in the context of coronavirus outbreak (SA.63638) - Midday Express

ECONOMY

  • NextGenerationEU: European Commission endorses Cyprus's €1.2 billion recovery and resilience plan - IP/21/3485QaA &  & Statement by President von der Leyen 

TRAVEL & MOBILITY

COMPETITION

  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.10328 - CDPQ/ATI/ATI European Communications Infrastructure Business)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.10331 - Caisse des dépôts/Bain Capital/Digital Aftermarket)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.10271 - Lixil/Schüco/JV)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.10346 - ICG/Circet)  
  • Commission fines car manufacturers €875 million for restricting competition in emission cleaning for new diesel passenger cars - IP/21/3581 & Statement by Ms Vestager
  • Commission clears acquisition of General Markets Food Ibérica by Transgourmet (M.10252) - Midday Express
  • Commission clears acquisition of Grace by Standard Industries (M.10302) - Midday Express
  • Answer given by Ms Vestager to a MEP written question - Financial collapse of the Greensill fintech group and its impact on steel production sites in Liège (Belgium) and Dudelange
  • Switzerland - Comco fined Ford Credit for illegal coordination of leasing conditions 

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • The EU-Turkey Customs Union and trade relations: what options for the future? - In-Depth Analysis for the EP INTA Committee
  • Answer given by the Council to a MEP written question - China – investment agreement and growing Sino-dependency
  • WTO - Committee on Trade Facilitation - Trade Facilitation Agreement four year review Article 23.1.6 of the TFA  - Communication from the European Union
  • WTO - DDG Zhang highlights power of trade in transforming economies and people’s livelihoods

INTERNAL MARKET & INDUSTRY

  • Minutes of the meeting of the Technical Committee - Motor vehicles (TCMV) of 1 July 2021

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

  • Agenda for: Working Party on Intellectual Property of 20 July 2021
  • The Court gives a ruling for the first time on the registration of a sound mark submitted in audio format (See CPR No 120/2021 - Judgment of the General Court in case T-668/19 - Ardagh Metal Beverage Holdings Vs. EUIPO (Marque sonore)) 

TAXATION

  • Code of Conduct Group (Business Taxation) - Work programme under the Slovenian Presidency

AGRICULTURE & FISHERIES

  • European rural development policy: the determining criterion for enabling a young farmer to access business start-up aid is the standard gross output of the entire agricultural holding, and not simply his or her share in that holding (See CPR No 121/2021 - Judgment of the Court of Justice in Case C-830/19 Région wallonne (Aide aux jeunes agriculteurs))
  • Implementing Protocol to the Fisheries Partnership Agreement between the Gabonese Republic and the European Community (2021-2026) - see also Council Decision (EU) 2021/1117 & Council Regulation (EU) 2021/1116
  • Impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on EU fisheries and aquaculture - Study - Research for EP PECH committee

EMPLOYMENT & SOCIAL POLICY

  • Education: Commission launches expert group to develop ethical guidelines on artificial intelligence and data for educators - (See the work programme of the expert group) - Midday Express

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

  • Agenda for: Working Party on the Environment of 16 July 2021
  • Eight Session of the Plenary of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES-8) (virtual, 14-24 June 2021) - Statements by the EU and its Member States
  • Special report No.12/2021 – The Polluter Pays Principle: Inconsistent application across EU environmental policies and actions
  • Commission Decision of 15 April 2021 instructing the central administrator to enter changes to the national allocation tables of Denmark, Germany, Spain, France, Italy, Latvia, Hungary, the Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Finland and Sweden into the European Union Transaction Log

HEALTH, FOOD & PRODUCT SAFETY

  • A medicinal product not subject to medical prescription in one Member State may not be placed on the market in another Member State unless that Member State, too, has granted its marketing authorisation (See CPR No.122/2021 - Judgment of the Court of Justice in Case C-178/20 - Pharma Expressz)
  • Agenda for: Working Party on the Consumer Protection and Information of 13 July 2021
  • EDrugs Action Plan 2021-2025

DIGITAL & INFORMATION SOCIETY

TRANSPORT & MOBILITY

  • Judgment of the Court of 8 July 2021 in Case C-120/20, Koleje Mazowieckie - KM sp. z o.o. v Skarb Państwa - Minister Infrastruktury i Budownictwa obecnie Minister Infrastruktury i Prezes Urzędu Transportu Kolejowego, PKP Polskie Linie Kolejowe S.A., in the presence of : Rzecznik Praw Obywatelskich (RPO)
    Re: 'Reference for a preliminary ruling - Rail transport - Allocation of railway infrastructure capacity and railway infrastructure charging - Directive 2001/14/EC - Article 4(5) - Charging - Article 30 - National supervisory body responsible for ensuring that infrastructure charges comply with that directive - Contract for the use of infrastructure concluded between the infrastructure manager and a railway undertaking - Incorrect transposition - State liability - Claim for damages - Prior referral to the national supervisory body'
  • Judgment of the Court of 8 July 2021 in Case C-937/19, KA, in the presence of: Staatsanwaltschaft Köln, Bundesamt für Güterverkehr
    Re: Reference for a preliminary ruling - Regulation (EC) No 1072/2009 - Article 1(5)(d) - Article 8 - International carriage of goods by road from a Member State to another Member State - Cabotage transport operations consecutive to that international carriage on the territory of the latter Member State - Restrictions - Requirement of a Community licence and, where appropriate, a transport authorisation - Exceptions - Cabotage transport operations consecutive to an international own-account transport operation - Conditions
  • 4th Ministerial Council of the Transport Community - Presidency Conclusions – 05 July 2021
  • Single European Sky: lowering emissions and reducing delays
  • MEPs want to boost the Connecting Europe Facility programme to modernise EU transport, digital networks, 5G systems and energy infrastructure.

AREA OF FREEDOM, SECURITY & JUSTICE

  • Advocate General Bobek: the circumstances referred by the Polish Supreme Court are not such as to cast doubts on the independence and impartiality of potentially all Polish judges appointed before 2018 (See CPR No 123/2021 - Opinion of the Advocate General in the Case C-132/20 - Getin Noble Bank ) 
  • EU Court of Justice: appointment of two judges and two advocates-general of the Court of Justice
  • Report on Eurojust’s Casework in the Field of the European Arrest Warrant
  • High time for Council and Commission to protect Europeans and the EU, MEPs say
  • Rule of Law conditionality: Parliament wants investigations launched immediately
  • MEPs call for the protection of fundamental values in the EU and worldwide
  • EU Parliament adopts two funds for asylum and border policies

ECB, EURO & ECONOMY

  • EU Cohesion policy: Commission launches public consultation for a new strategic approach for the outermost regions - Midday Express
  • The Impact of Organised Crime on the EU’s Financial Interests - Briefing for the EP Committee on Budgetary Control
  • Recovery and Resilience Plans: stakeholders’ involvement - In-Depth Analysis for the EP ECON Committee

FUTURE OF EUROPE

EXTERNAL RELATIONS

  • Syria: Commissioner Lenarčič visits Turkish border and calls for renewal of UN cross-border resolution - IP/21/3484
  • Answer given by the Council to a MEP written question - Sanctions against the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela
  • Answer given by the Council to a MEP written question - EU position on Turkey
  • Human rights: MEPs want corruption punished under EU sanctions - See the EP Resolution