EU CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE

HEALTH

  • EMA starts rolling review of COVID-19 vaccine Vidprevtyn
  • Answer given by Mr Reynders to a MEP written question - Discrimination as a result of digital green certificate
  • Data on the daily number of new reported COVID-19 cases and deaths by EU/EEA country - ECDC
  • Partial COVID-19 vaccination, vaccination following SARS-CoV-2 infection and heterologous vaccination schedule: summary of evidence - ECDC

RESEARCH

  • Coronavirus: Commission steps up research funding with €120 million for 11 new projects to tackle the virus and its variants - IP/21/3803 

TRAVEL

STATE AID

  • Commission approves €650,000 Latvian scheme to support companies active in microgreen production, fishery and aquaculture sectors affected by the coronavirus outbreak (SA.64033) - Midday Express

ECONOMY

  • REACT-EU: Over €336 million for Croatia, France, Germany and Greece for a fair, green and digital recovery - Midday Express

COMPETITION

  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.10284 - KPS/Crown European Tinplate)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.10296 - EPCG/ECMI/Eroski S. Coop/Supratuc2020)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.10359 - Carsales Holdings/Goldman Sachs/Eurazeo/Open Road)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.10326 - Allianz Holding/Santander/Aviva Companies/Santander Aviva Companies)
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.10342 - Leonard Green & Partners/Goldman Sachs Group/AEA Investors/Visual Comfort)
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.10300 - TIAA/AP1/AP2/GPIF/Courbevoie)
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.10335 - PAI/Gapave/Apave)
  • Commission clears acquisition of joint control over the Austrian merchant acquiring and point-of-sale terminal business of Ingenico by Global Payments and Erste Group (M.10348) - Midday Express
  • Commission clears acquisition of Valeo by Bain Capital (M.10324) - Midday Express
  • Commission clears acquisition of CVG by Equistone Partners Europe (M.10345) - Midday Express
  • Commission clears acquisition of joint control over a newly created joint venture by IHS Markit and CME (M.10158) - Midday Express
  • Hungary - The GVH has launched an investigation against a leading regional player on the gravel market 

STATE AID

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Council Regulation (EU) 2021/1203 of 19 July 2021 amending Regulation (EU) 2020/1706 as regards inclusion of autonomous Union tariff quotas for certain fishery products
  • Agreement in the form of an Exchange of Letters between the EU and the Republic of Indonesia pursuant to Article XXVIII of the GATT 1994 relating to the modification of concessions on all the tariff-rate quotas included in the EU Schedule CLXXV as a consequence of the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union - Council Decision (EU) 2021/1197  
  • EU-ESA EPA: Investment liberalisation and trade in services & Means of implementation draft chapter (EU proposal, Jul 2021))
  • Report on the 11th round of negotiations for a Trade Agreement between the EU and New Zealand
  • WTO - First virtual introductory trade policy course underway for poorest countries
  • WTO - TRIPS Council agrees to continue discussions on IP response to COVID-19
  • WTO publishes list of bottlenecks and facilitating measures on critical COVID-19 products
  • WTO - Items proposed for consideration at the next meeting of Dispute Settlement Body on 26 July 2021
  • WHO-WTO dialogue steps up efforts for increased COVID-19 vaccine production and equitable access - Remarks by DG Okonjo-Iweala

INTERNAL MARKET & INDUSTRY

  • Agenda for: Meeting of REACH Committee Regulation 649/2012 of 28 July 2021
  • Commission Regulation (EU) 2021/1199 of 20 July 2021 amending Annex XVII to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards polycyclic-aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in granules or mulches used as infill material in synthetic turf pitches or in loose form on playgrounds or in sport applications
  • Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2021/1201 of 16 July 2021 amending Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/668 as regards harmonised standards on hearing protectors

FINANCIAL SERVICES

  • Beating financial crime: Commission overhauls anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism rules - IP/21/3690, QaA, Remarks by EVP Dombrovskis & by Ms McGuinness
  • EBA publishes a methodological guide to mystery shopping
  • EBA found that extensive use of central bank facilities drove asset encumbrance ratios up in 2020
  • ESMA publishes the results of the 2020 Common Supervisory Action (CSA) on MiFID II suitability requirements

AGRICULTURE & FISHERIES

  • Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing rules on support for strategic plans to be drawn up by Member States under the Common agricultural policy (CAP Strategic Plans) and financed by the European Agricultural Guarantee Fund (EAGF) and by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) and repealing Regulation (EU) No 1305/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council and Regulation (EU) No 1307/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council
    - Four-column document & Annexes I-XIV (marked-up version)
  • Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing rules on support for strategic plans to be drawn up by Member States under the Common agricultural policy (CAP Strategic Plans) and financed by the European Agricultural Guarantee Fund (EAGF) and by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) and repealing Regulation (EU) No 1305/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council and Regulation (EU) No 1307/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council
    - Analysis of the final compromise texts with a view to agreement; Consolidated text (recitals and articles) & Consolidated text (Annexes I-XIV)
  • Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the financing, management and monitoring of the common agricultural policy and repealing Regulation (EU) No 1306/2013 - Four-column document & Analysis of the final compromise texts with a view to agreement
  • Catastrophic floods following extreme rainfall - Information from the German delegation 

ENERGY

  • Germany and US reach truce over Nord Stream 2 pipeline - Ukrainian officials furious over agreement on Russian gas because of energy security fears - Financial Times

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

  • Agenda for: Working Party on the Environment of 26 & 27 July 2021
  • EVP Timmermans and Commissioners Sinkevičius and Simson in Naples to attend G20 Ministerials on environment, climate and energy - Midday Express
  • Public Consultation - End-of-life vehicles - revision of EU rules - Proposal for a directive - Feedback period : 20 July 2021 - 26 October 2021 
  • ESA adopts annual emissions budgets for Iceland and Norway under the Effort Sharing Regulation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

HEALTH, FOOD & PRODUCT SAFETY

  • EFSA - Multi-country outbreak of Salmonella Braenderup ST22, presumed to be linked to imported melons
  • EFSA - Scientific Opinion - Assessment of animal diseases caused by bacteria resistant to antimicrobials: Horses
  • EFSA - Scientific Opinion - Safety and efficacy of a feed additive consisting of butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA) for use in cats (FEDIAF)
  • EFSA - Scientific Opinion - Assessment of the control measures of the category A diseases of Animal Health Law: Classical Swine Fever
  • EFSA - Scientific Report - Annual Report on surveillance for avian influenza in poultry and wild birds in Member States of the European Union in 2020
  • Minutes - Steering Group on Health Promotion, Disease Prevention and Management of Non-Communicable Diseases (18 June 2021)
  • ECDC - Risk of infectious diseases in flood-affected areas from the European Union

DIGITAL SINGLE MARKET & INFORMATION SOCIETY

DIGITAL PRIVACY & CYBERSECURITY

  • Answer given by Mr Reynders to a MEP written question - Compatibility of US tax law with EU rules on the protection of personal data
  • Letter from Mr Panetta to the European Data Protection Board on the privacy and data protection aspects of a possible digital euro

AREA OF FREEDOM, SECURITY & JUSTICE

  • 2021 Rule of Law: EU report shows positive developments in Member States but also points to serious concern - IP/21/3761QaA, see the Communication & country chapters
  • Public Consultation - Cross-border investigations - law enforcement access to interconnected bank account registries - Proposal for a directive - Feedback period: 22 July 2021 - 16 September 2021
  • Public Consultation - Upgrading digital company law - Proposal for a directive - Feedback period: 20 July 2021 - 17 August 2021 

ECB, EURO & ECONOMY

  • EU disburses €250 million in Macro-Financial Assistance to Jordan - IP/21/3787
  • Eurogroup President, Paschal Donohoe, travels to Cyprus and Greece for discussion on Euro Area recovery 

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