EU CORONAVIRUS RESPONSES

STATE AID

  • Commission approves €9.5 million Irish scheme to support not-for-profit entities in the context of the coronavirus outbreak (SA.63264) - Midday Express
  • Commission approves €9 million Spanish support to compensate Air Nostrum for damage suffered due to the coronavirus outbreak (SA.58343) - Midday Express
  • Commission authorises a Belgian scheme worth €200 million to support micro, small and medium-sized enterprises in the context of the coronavirus pandemic (SA.64030) - Midday Express

TRAVEL

  • Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2021/1212 of 22 July 2021 amending Implementing Decision (EU) 2017/253 as regards alerts triggered by serious cross-border threats to health and for the contact tracing of exposed persons identified in the context of the completion of Passenger Locator Forms
  • Ensuring smooth air travel while checking EU Digital COVID Certificates: new guidelines for Member States
  • Answer given by the Council to a MEP written question - Harmonisation of measures against COVID-19 and for mobility
  • Answer given by the Council to a MEP written question - Harmonisation of measures against COVID-19 and for mobility

EXTERNAL RELATIONS

  • Vaccinating the world: ‘Team Europe' to share more than 200 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines with low and middle-income countries by the end of 2021 - IP/21/3845

COMPETITION

STATE AID

  • Authorisation for State aid pursuant to Articles 107 and 108 of the TFEU - Cases where the Commission raises no objections
  • Commission opens in-depth investigation into financing of Post Danmark's universal service obligation (SA.55918) - IP/21/3862
  • Commission simplifies rules for aid combined with EU support and introduces new possibilities to implement aid measures supporting the twin transition and the recovery from coronavirus pandemic - IP/21/3804QaA & Proposal

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Agenda for: Meeting of the Export Credits Group of 28 July 2021
  • Minutes of the 222nd meeting of the Customs Code Committee - Tariff and Statistical Nomenclature Section (‘Combined Nomenclature’ sector) of 15 July 2021
  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/1209 of 22 July 2021 initiating ‘new exporter’ reviews of Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/2230 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of trichloroisocyanuric acid originating in the People’s Republic of China for three Chinese exporting producers, repealing the duty with regard to imports from these exporting producers and making these imports subject to registration

INTERNAL MARKET & GENERAL

  • Application of EU Law in 2020: Protecting our agreed rules and shared values during a pandemic - IP/21/3686 & Annual Report
  • Report on the use of nanomaterials in cosmetics and on the review of Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 on cosmetic products as regards nanomaterials

FINANCIAL SERVICES

  • Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on information accompanying transfers of funds and certain crypto-assets - see the Annex & Impact assessment
  • Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the prevention of the use of the financial system for the purposes of money laundering or terrorist financing - see the AnnexImpact assessment
  • Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing the Authority for Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism and amending Regulations (EU) No 1093/2010, (EU) 1094/2010, (EU) 1095/2010 - see the Annex  & Impact assessment
  • Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council  on the mechanisms to be put in place by the Member States for the prevention of the use of the financial system for the purposes of money laundering or terrorist financing and repealing Directive (EU) 2015/849 - see the Annex & Impact assessment
  • Decision of the European Banking Authority EBA DC 397 of 25 June 2021 amending Decision EBA DC 151 confirming that the unsolicited credit assessments of certain ECAIs do not differ in quality from their solicited credit assessments
  • EBA launches discussion on proportionality assessment methodology

AGRICULTURE & FISHERIES

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

  • Agenda for: Working Party on International Environment Issues (Biodiversity) of 28 July 2021
  • Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2021/1211 of 22 July 2021 amending Implementing Decision (EU) 2016/2323 establishing the European List of ship recycling facilities pursuant to Regulation (EU) No 1257/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council
  • Report from the Commission on the review and update of the third EU Implementation Plan in accordance with Article 9(4) of Regulation (EU) 2019/1021 on persistent organic pollutants

HEALTH, FOOD & PRODUCT SAFETY

  • Summary record - 94th meeting of the Pharmaceutical Committee (28 May 2021)
  • MDCG 2021-20 - Instructions for generating CIV-ID for MDR Clinical Investigations
  • EFSA - Safety of dietary sugars: draft opinion open for public consultation 
  • EMA - CHMP endorses review finding no link between viral vector in Zynteglo and blood cancer
  • EMA - Meeting highlights from the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) 19-22 July 2021

DIGITAL SINGLE MARKET

  • Media and Audiovisual Action Plan: Commission launches interactive tool on EU support - Midday Express
  • Artificial Intelligence and public services - Briefing - EP Special Committee on Artificial Intelligence in a Digital Age

DATA PRIVACY & CYBERSCURITY

  • EDPB, during the July 7th and 12th plenary, the following documents have been adopted:
    - Guidelines on Codes of Conduct as a tool for transfers 
    - Guidelines on Virtual Voice Assistants (following public consultation) 
    - Guidelines on the concepts of Controller and Processor (following public consultation) 
    - EDPB response to MEP Sophie in’t Veld regarding the EDPB’s statement 04/2021 on international agreements including transfers 
    Urgent Binding Decision on the request under Article 66(2) GDPR from the Hamburg Supervisory Authority for ordering the adoption of final measures regarding Facebook Ireland Limited
  • Answer given by Mr Reynders to a MEP written question - Work of the Irish Data Protection Commission

AREA OF FREEDOM, SECURITY & JUSTICE

  • Minutes of the Fourth meeting of the CEG on the Views of Migrants of 11 June 2021
  • Migration: EU helps channel humanitarian support to migrants in Lithuania - IP/21/3846
  • Application of the equal pay principle through pay transparency measures - Briefing - EP LIBE Committee
  • Strengthening Europol’s mandate - Briefing - EP LIBE Committee 

ECB, EURO & ECONOMY

  • Informal Economic and Financial Affairs Council (ECOFIN) meeting, 26 July 2021
  • Commission launched a new interactive webpage on the €392 billion budget allocation for Cohesion policy 2021-2027 - Midday Express
  • Opening remarks by the Eurogroup President, Paschal Donohoe, at the Cyprus Business Forum in Nicosia, Cyprus, 22 July 2021
  • ECB - Payments statistics: 2020
  • Results of the ECB Survey of Professional Forecasters in the third quarter of 2021
  • ECB - Monetary policy decisions

FUTURE OF EUROPE

  • Commission takes stock of relations with national Parliaments see the Annual report - Midday Express

EXTERNAL RELATIONS, COOPERATION & DEVELOPMENT

  • Council Decision (EU) 2021/1210 of 22 July 2021 on an assistance measure taking the form of a general programme for support to the African Union under the European Peace Facility in 2021