EU CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE

HEALTH

  • ECDC - Data on the daily number of new reported COVID-19 cases and deaths by EU/EEA country
  • European Vaccine Strategy: Commissioner Kyriakides meets Belgian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Social Affairs and Public Health - Midday Express

STATE AID

  • Commission approves €660 million Czech scheme to support self-employed and partners in small limited liability companies affected by coronavirus outbreak (SA.62930) - Midday Express

INSTITUTIONS

  • Council Decision (EU) 2021/1142 of 12 July 2021 further extending the temporary derogation from the Council’s Rules of Procedure introduced by Decision (EU) 2020/430, in view of the travel difficulties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic in the Union

ECONOMY

  • Recovery and Resilience Facility: Malta submits official recovery and resilience plan - IP/21/3407
  • Commission Breton in Italy and Malta to discuss EU technology capacities and vaccine strategy roll-out - Midday Express

TRADE

  • Council Directive amending Directive 2006/112/EC as regards temporary exemptions on importations and on certain supplies, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic

COMPETITION

  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.10302- Standard Industries/Grace)
  • Withdrawal of notification of a concentration (Case M.10273- ArcelorMittal/Liberty Steel France) 
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.10340- Goldman Sachs/Adapteo) 
  • Prior notificationof a concentration (Case M.10293 - Gilde Fund VI/EDCO)
  • Commission launches public consultation on revision of the Horizontal Block Exemption Regulations and Guidelines - (13 July 2021 - 05 October 2021)
  • Commission clears acquisition of joint control of Fenergo by Bridgepoint and Astorg (M.10303) - Midday Express
  • France - Remuneration of related rights: the Authority fines Google €500 million for non-compliance with several injunctions
  • France - Green lightfor the acquisition of Aviva France by the Aéma group (Macif)
  • France - The Competition Authority sanctions the Nixon group for obstructing the investigation
  • Germany - Bundeskartellamt Decision - Chinese company CRRC can acquire Vossloh’s shunter division (27 April 2020)
  • Greece - Public consultation: Proposal for the creation of a sandbox for sustainability and competition

STATE AID

  • Commission approves €100 million Italian scheme to support foreign cinematographic and audiovisual productions (SA.62194) - Midday Express
  • Commission authorises extension of French tax aid scheme for productive investment in overseas departments and territories (SA.60282) - Midday Express

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Agenda for: Trade Policy Committee (Deputy Members) of 16 July 2021
  • Agenda for: Customs UnionWorking Party of 15 July 2021
  • New EU guidance helps companies to combat forced labour in supply chains - IP/21/3664
  • Points presented at the EU-Turkey37th meeting of the Customs Union Joint Committee (CUJC) (8-9 July 2021)

INTERNAL MARKET & INDUSTRY

TAXATION

AGRICULTURE & FISHERIES

  • Recent wildfire that caused serious damage to the environment and the agricultural sector - Information from the Cyprus delegation
  • Agenda for: Meeting of the Subgroup on contingency plan for ensuring food supply and food security of 15 July 2021

ENERGY

  • Agenda for: Working Party on Energy of 13 July 2021
  • Energy Charter Treaty: substantial progress achieved in modernisation negotiations

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

  • Agenda for: Working Party on International Environment Issues (UNECE Aarhus) of 19 July 2021
  • Council and Parliament reach provisional dealon access to justice in environmental matters
  • Political agreement on the Aarhus Regulation: Commission welcomes increased public scrutiny of EU acts related to the environment - IP/21/3610
  • EU 2030 climate target: MEPs to quiz Commission VP Timmermans
  • Commission Notice – Technical guidanceon sustainability proofing for the InvestEU Fund
  • Commission Decision (EU) …/… of XXX on the sectoral reference document on best environmental management practices, environmental performance indicators and benchmarks of excellence for the fabricated metal products manufacturing sector for the purposes of Regulation (EC) No 1221/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council - See the Annex 
  • Commission Decision (EU) …/… of XXX on the sectoral reference document on best environmental management practices, environmental performance indicators and benchmarks of excellence for the telecommunications and information and communication technologies (ICT) services sector for the purposes of Regulation (EC) No 1221/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council - See the Annex

HEALTH, FOOD & PRODUCT SAFETY

  • Commission Regulation (EU) …/… of XXX amending Annexes II, III and V to Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the use in cosmetic products of certain substances classified as carcinogenic, mutagenic or toxic for reproduction - See the Annex
  • Commission Decision of XXX establishing the EU Ecolabel criteria for cosmetic products and animal care products - See the Annex 1 & 2
  • Flash report - Meeting of the Subgroup on Cancer (8 July 2021)
  • Minutes - Meeting of the Subgroup on Cancer (4 June 2021)
  • Presentations - 11th meeting of the HTA Network (7 July 2021)
  • MDCG 2021-13 Rev.1 - Questions and answers on obligations and related rules for the registration in EUDAMED of actors other than manufacturers, authorised representatives and importers subject to the obligations of Article 31 MDR and Article 28 IVDR 

DATA PRIVACY & CYBERSECURITY

  • Revised Agenda for: Working Party on Cyber Issues of 13 July 2021
  • During its June plenary, the EDPB adopted the following documents (released on 09 July):
    - Recommendations on supplementary measures (following public consultation)
    - EDPB-EDPS Joint Opinion on the Proposal for a Regulation laying down harmonised rules on artificial intelligence
    - Letter to EU Institutions on a possible digital euro
    - Opinion 20/2021 on Tobacco Traceability System 

ECB, EURO & ECONOMY

FUTURE OF EUROPE

  • Revised Agenda for: Meeting of the Coreper (Part.2) of 14 July 2021
  • 4th revised “List of meetings” taking place between 1 and 31 July 2021

EXTERNAL RELATIONS

  • Main Results of the Foreign Affairs Council of 12 July 2021 
    • A globally connected Europe: Council approves conclusions 
    • EU priorities at the 76th United Nations General Assembly (September 2021 - September 2022)
  • Russia: EU prolongs economic sanctions over the destabilisation of Ukraine by six months - See Council Decision (CFSP) 2021/1144
  • Speech by President von der Leyen at the Rome W20 Summit
  • EU agrees to target Lebanon’s leaders with sanctions - Brussels applies pressure as Beirut power vacuum deepens economic and political crisis - Financial Times