EU CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE

HEALTH

  • Answer given by Ms Kyriakides to a MEP written question - Effectiveness of vaccines against the COVID-19 strains
  • Answer given by Ms Kyriakides to a MEP written question - Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on increasing self-harm attempts among young people in the EU
  • Data on the daily number of new reported COVID-19 cases and deaths by EU/EEA country - ECDC
  • Data on COVID-19 vaccination in the EU/EEA - ECDC 

EXTERNAL RELATIONS

  • The US’s strict Covid border policy is alienating Europe - The Biden administration’s stringent controls on foreign visitors are harming America’s reputation abroad - Financial Times

COMPETITION

  • Agenda for: Working Party on Competition of 23 July 2021
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.10169 - EPLI/SZ/JV)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.10388 - Gamut/BCI/PS Parent)
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.10323 - KKR/LGP/CNG)
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.10309 - Castik/Abry/Xexec)
  • Withdrawal of notification of a concentration (Case M.10288 - DH 13/RFR Immo4/Bürogebäude)
  • European Commission - Updated Cartels cases statistics - as of 12 July 2021
  • Germany - Bundeskartellamt - List of Notified Merger Projects
  • Greece - Public version of the decision concerning the clearance by the HCC of the concentration Alpha/ Star Green Pixel
  • Greece - Clearance of the proposed change in the quality of control from sole to joint, by the Public Power Corporation Renewables S.A. and Geoenergy Aegean Single Member S.A., of company Geothermal Target TWO II Single Member S.A.
  • Portugal - AdC accuses seven companies of participating in a cartel in public tenders
  • Portugal - Greenvolt notifies the acquisition of sole control over Profit Energy
  • Portugal - AdC Council adopts a non-opposition decision in the merger operation 30/2021 - D&C / Cudell
  • Slovak Republic - AMO SR initiated an administrative proceeding in the matter of a merger of undertakings Normbenz Slovakia, s.r.o., and MOL Nyrt.
  • Slovak Republic - AMO SR approved the merger of undertakings Ing. Patrik Tkáč, Ladislav Bödök, Panta Rhei, s.r.o., Cannel Equity Ltd, Ing. Igor Mrva and IKAR, a.s., with conditions
  • Slovak Republic - AMO SR approved the merger of undertakings Immofinanz AG and S Immo AG
  • Slovak Republic - AMO SR initiated an administrative proceeding in the matter of merger of undertakings Geosan INVESTIČNÍ, a.s., and VÁHOSTAV-SK, a. s.
  • Slovak Republic - AMO SR approved the merger of undertakings Ing. arch. Pavol Jakubec and I.D.C. Holding, a.s.
  • Spain - CNMC cleared 14 mergers, including one with commitments, in June
  • The Netherlands - ACM imposes a fine on drug manufacturer Leadiant for abuse of its dominant position. Leadiant charged far too high a price for its drug CDCA-Leadiant

TRADE & CUSTOMS

INTERNAL MARKET & INDUSTRY

  • 41th session of the WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) (28 June -1 July 2021) - Final EU/Member States statements
  • Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2021/1196 of 19 July 2021 amending Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/167 as regards harmonised standards for certain radio equipment concerning ground- and wall-probing radio determination devices, radio frequency identification equipment, radio equipment for Euroloop railway systems, networked short range devices, wireless industrial applications and broadband communication radiolink for ships and off-shore installations

FINANCIAL SERVICES

  • ESMA launches a consultation on draft ESMA guidelines on certain aspects of the MiFID II remuneration requirements
  • ESMA has published its third report on the use of sanctions and measures by National Competent Authorities (NCAs) under the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II)
  • Targets for addressing the four challenges of cross-border payments consultation: European Banking Associations response

AGRICULTURE & FISHERIES

EMPLOYMENT & SOCIAL POLICY

  • Conference on the Future of Europe: greater say for regions and social partners

ENERGY

  • ACER consults on the harmonised allocation rules for long-term transmission rights
  • Answer given by Ms Kadri Simson to a MEP written question - Safety of nuclear power installations
  • Answer given by Ms Kadri Simson to a MEP written question - Open public consultation on the revision of Directive (EU) 2018/2001 on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources (RED II)

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

  • Agenda for: Working Party on the Environment of 23 July 2021
  • Draft submission by Member States and the Commission to the 9th session of the IMO's Intersessional Meeting of the Working Group on Reduction of GHG Emissions from Ships proposing to introduce life cycle guidelines to estimate well-to-wake greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of sustainable alternative fuels to incentivise their uptake at global level - IMO/ISWG-GHG 9 (15 – 17 September 2021) - Endorsement
  • Answer given by Mr Sinkevicius to a MEP written question - Plastic tax
  • Answer given by Mr Sinkevicius to a MEP written question - International agreement to prevent marine plastic litter
  • Answer given by to a MEP written question - Request for information about the entry into force of Directive (EU) 2019/904 and its effects on the plastics industry

HEALTH, FOOD & PRODUCT SAFETY

  • Agenda for: Working Party on Pharmaceuticals and Medical devices of 20 July 2021
  • Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2021/1195 of 19 July 2021 on the harmonised standards for in vitro diagnostic medical devices drafted in support of Regulation (EU) 2017/746 of the European Parliament and of the Council
  • Answer given by Ms Kyriakides to a MEP written question - European regulatory framework for the marketing of biocides
  • EFSA - Annual Report on surveillance for avian influenza in poultry and wild birds in Member States of the European Union in 2020
  • EFSA - Assessment of the feed additive consisting of Pediococcus pentosaceus DSM 12834 for all animal species for the renewal of its authorisation (Lactosan GmbH & Co KG)
  • EFSA - Assessment of the feed additive consisting of Pediococcus acidilactici DSM 16243 for all animal species for the renewal of its authorisation (Lactosan GmbH & Co.KG)
  • EFSA - Safety and efficacy of a feed additive consisting of Lactiplantibacillus plantarum (formerly Lactobacillus plantarum) IMI 507026 for all animal species (All‐Technology (Ireland) Ltd

DIGITAL SINGLE MARKET & INFORMATION SOCIETY

TRANSPORT

  • Directive (EU) 2021/1187 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 7 July 2021 on streamlining measures for advancing the realisation of the trans-European transport network (TEN-T)

AREA OF FREEDOM, SECURITY & JUSTICE

  • Minutes of the Council of the European Union (Justice & Home Affairs) of 7 and 8 June 2021
  • 2021 Rule of Law: EU report shows positive developments in Member States but also points to serious concern - IP/21/3761, QaA, see the Communication & country chapters
  • Report from the Commission on the implementation of Directive 2014/41/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 3 April 2014 regarding the European Investigation Order in criminal matters

ECB, EURO & ECONOMY

  • EU disburses €250 million in Macro-Financial Assistance to Jordan - IP/21/3787
  • ECB - July 2021 euro area bank lending survey
  • ECB - Euro area monthly balance of payments: May 2021
  • ECB Governing Council decision to launch the investigation phase of a digital euro 

BREXIT

FUTURE OF EUROPE

EXTERNAL RELATIONS