EU CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE

HEALTH

  • Statement by President von der Leyen on the EU reaching the milestone of vaccine deliveries to vaccinate 70% of EU adults
  • COVID-19 Therapeutics Strategy: Commission hosts a new EU matchmaking event to mobilise development and production of COVID-19 therapeutics
  • EMA advises against use of COVID-19 Vaccine Janssen in people with history of capillary leak syndrome
  • ECDC - Data on the daily number of new reported COVID-19 cases and deaths by EU/EEA country
  • COVID-19 in children and the role of school settings in transmission - ECDC second update
  • ECDC - Data on COVID-19 vaccination in the EU/EEA

STATE AID

  • Commission approves €300 million Swedish and Danish subsidised interest rate loans to SAS in context of coronavirus outbreak (SA.63898) - Midday Express

EXTERNAL RELATIONS

  • Republic of Senegal and Team Europe agree to build a manufacturing plant to produce vaccines against COVID-19 and other endemic diseases - IP/21/3562
  • Answer given by Ms Urpilainen to a MEP written question - Developing countries paying more for the AstraZeneca vaccine than developed countries

COMPETITION

  • Agenda for: Working Party on Competition of 14 July 2021
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.10330 - Masdar/Taaleri/KYOTO/Autohellas/JV) 
  • Commission clears acquisition of Willis Towers Watson by Aon, subject to conditions (M.9829) - IP/21/3626
  • Competition: Commission publishes findings of evaluation of Market Definition Notice - IP/21/3585
  • Commission refers to Germany the assessment of the acquisition of OMV's German fuel stations by EG Group (M.10134) - Midday Express
  • Commission clears acquisition of Saint-Gobain Distribution The Netherlands by BME (M.10154) - Midday Express
  • Commission clears acquisition of Atlas Flexibles by B&C KB (M.10333) - Midday Express
  • EU Commission publishes Nexi-Nets deal clearance decision - see Case M.10075 

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Notice of the impending expiry of certain anti-dumping measures (Certain hot-rolled flat products of iron, non-alloy or other alloy steel; P.R. of China; Anti-dumping duty; 07.04.2022)
  • Notice of the impending expiry of certain anti-dumping measures (Okoumé Plywood; P.R. of China; Anti-dumping duty; 07.04.2022)
  • Answer given by Ms Johansson to a MEP written question - Encryption technologies in the context of WTO e-commerce negotiations
  • WTO issues 2021 Annual Report

INTERNAL MARKET & INDUSTRY

  • Commission welcomes the adoption of the proposal for a Public Sector Loan Facility - Midday Express

FINANCIAL SERVICES

  • DTCC Derivatives Repository fined €408,000 for EMIR data breaches

TAXATION

  • Taxation: Historic global agreement to ensure fairer taxation of multinational enterprises - IP/21/3582FaQ
  • Eurojust assists Italy in blocking VAT fraud scheme with car imports from Germany

ENERGY

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

  • Agenda for: Working Party on International Environment Issues (Whaling) of 19 July 2021
  • EU’s green policy bonanza marks start of painful negotiations - ‘Fit for 55’ package will face resistance from industries and governments - Financial Times
  • EU aluminium groups seek exclusion from carbon border tax - Producers say foreign rivals will avoid levy by redirecting their low-emissions output to EU - Financial Times
  • Brussels targets aviation fuel tax in drive to reduce carbon emissions - Commission to unveil a dozen policies designed to ensure EU can meet pollution goals - Financial Times

HEALTH, FOOD & PRODUCT SAFETY

  • EMA - Meeting highlights from the Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee (PRAC) 5-8 July 2021

TRANSPORT & MOBILITY

  • A Globally Connected Europe - Council Conclusions (12 July 2021)
  • Summary Report of the 79th meeting of the Single Sky Committee (SSC) of 29 June 2021
  • Summary Report of the Connecting Europe Facility Coordination Committee - Transport sector of 29 June 2021
  • The aviation and maritime sectors and the EU-ETS System: challenges and impacts - Study - Research for EP TRAN Committee

DATA PRIVACY & CYBERSECURITY

  • Agenda for: Working Party on Cyber Issues of 14 July 2021
  • Exchanges of Personal Data After the Schrems II Judgment - Study for the EP LIBE Committee
  • Consumer groups file complaint against WhatsApp for unfairly pressuring users to accept its new policies - See Beuc Statement

AREA OF FREEDOM, SECURITY & JUSTICE

  • Speech by President von der Leyen at the commemoration ceremony on the occasion of the 77th anniversary of the massacre in Campo di Fossoli
  • Poland throws down gauntlet to EU legal order - Two pivotal constitutional cases in Warsaw may challenge the supremacy of bloc’s law - Financial Times

ECB, EURO & ECONOMY

  • Economic Dialogue and Exchange of Views with the President of the Council (ECOFIN) - In-Depth Analysis for the EP ECON
  • Economic Dialogue with Spain - In-Depth Analysis for the EP ECON
  • Study in focus: Robo-advisors - Briefing for the EP ECON

BREXIT

  • Answer given by Vice-President Šefčovič to a MEP written question - Transboundary line between the European Union and the United Kingdom
  • US investors promise more UK investment in spite of Brexit worries - Survey of large cap American companies with British operations finds ‘very high’ confidence in UK - Financial Times

FUTURE OF EUROPE

  • Agenda for: Meeting of the Coreper (Part.1 & Part.2) of 14 July 2021

EXTERNAL RELATIONS

  • Draft Council Conclusions on the Global approach to Research and Innovation - Europe's strategy for international cooperation in a changing world - Presidency text
  • Report from the Commission to the Council on the implementation of the financial assistance provided to the OCT under the 11th EDF in 20200 – See the Annexes
  • Humanitarian aid: EU mobilises €22 million to support most vulnerable in Iran and Pakistan - IP/21/3630
  • Mozambique: EU sets up a military training mission to help address the crisis in Cabo Delgado
  • Russia: EU prolongs economic sanctions over the destabilisation of Ukraine by six months
  • Agenda for : Working Party on European Free Trade Association (EFTA) of 13 July 2021