EU CORONAVIRUS RESPONSES

HEALTH

  • SARS-COV-2 Delta variant now dominant in much of the European Region and efforts must be reinforced to prevent transmission, warn WHO/Europe and ECDC 

COMPETITION

STATE AID

  • Appeal brought on 1 April 2021 by Ryanair DAC against the judgment of the General Court of 17 February 2021 in Case T-238/20, Ryanair Vs. Commission - Case C-209/21 P
    Re: set aside the judgment under appeal and declare in accordance with Articles 263 and 264 TFEU that Commission Decision C(2020) 2366 final of 11 April 2020 on State Aid SA.56812 (2020/N) - Sweden - COVID-19: Loan guarantee scheme to airlines is void
  • Appeal brought on 2 April 2021 by Ryanair DAC against the judgment of the General Court of 17 February 2021 in Case T-259/20, Ryanair Vs. Commission - Case C-210/21 P
    set aside the judgment under appeal and declare in accordance with Articles 263 and 264 TFEU that Commission Decision C(2020) 2097 final of 31 March 2020 on State Aid SA.56765 (2020/N) - France - Covid-19 - Deferral of the payment of airline taxes in favour of public air transport undertakings is void

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Agenda for: Meeting of the Export Credits Group of 28 July 2021
  • Action brought on 9 June 2021 - Guangdong Haomei New Materials and Guangdong King Metal Light Alloy Technology Vs. Commission - Case T-326/21
    Re: annulment in part Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/546 of 29 March 2021, notified to the applicants on 30 March 2021, imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty and definitively collecting the provisional duty imposed on imports of aluminium extrusions originating in the P.R. of China and, in the alternative, annul the basic regulation (Regulation 1036/2016)
  • Council Decision (EU) 2021/1213 of 13 July 2021 on the conclusion, on behalf of the Union, of the Agreement in the form of an Exchange of Letters between the European Union and the Argentine Republic 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
  • Agreement in the form of an exchange of letters between the European Union and the Argentine Republic 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
  • Letter from the European Ombudsman to the European Commission on how the European Commission ensures respect for human rights in the context of international trade agreements- Case SI/5/2021/VS 
  • UK to scrap post-Brexit import certificates for wine - Traders had warned decision by London to maintain EU requirement after leaving bloc would cause lasting damage - Financial Times
  • EU warns US deal may not clear all barriers - Financial Times

INTERNAL MARKET & GENERAL

  • Agenda for: Meeting for the Reach Committee of 28 July 2021
    - Commission Implementing Decision of XXX correcting Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/2182 laying down the final import response on behalf of the Union concerning the future import of certain chemicals pursuant to Regulation (EU) No 649/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council

FINANCIAL SERVICES

AGRICULTURE & FISHERIES

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

  • Ordinary and extraordinay meetings of the Conference of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions Online segment (26 - 30 July 2021) - First EU coordination
  • Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on amending Regulation (EC) No 1367/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 6 September 2006 on the application of the provisions of the Aarhus Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters to Community institutions and bodies - Letter to the Chair of the European Parliament Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI)
  • Minutes of the 6th meeting of the Environmental Compliance and Governance Forum of 02 June 2021
  • Forest fires in Sardinia: EU mobilises immediate assistance to Italy - IP/21/3881

HEALTH, FOOD & PRODUCT SAFETY

  • European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control and cross-border threats to health: Council agrees negotiating position 

DIGITAL SINGLE MARKET

  • EU proposals to regulate AI are only going to hinder innovation - Start-ups using artificial intelligence will find themselves at the sharp end of new rules - Financial Times

DATA PRIVACY & CYBERSCURITY

  • Answer given by Mr Reynders to a MEP written question - Irish Data Protection Commissioner and GDPR complaints
  • Answer given by Mr Reynders to a MEP written question - Unauthorised cross-checking of reporting data and infringement of the GDPR by public service media and collection of their fees in Germany

ECB, EURO & ECONOMY

FUTURE OF EUROPE

EXTERNAL RELATIONS, COOPERATION & DEVELOPMENT