EU CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE

HEALTH

INTERNAL MARKET & INDUSTRY

  • Europe should support the cultural sector during the Covid-19 crisis, say MEPs in a resolution adopted on 17 September - see the EP Resolution

EMPLOYMENT

TRANSPORT

  • Coronavirus: EU allocates €150 million for the transport of essential medical items - IP/20/1671 & FactSheet

COMPETITION

  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.9899 - KKR/Koos Holding Coöperatief)
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.9925 - Lactalis Nestlé produits frais/Certain assets of Parmalat)
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.9674 - Vodafone Italia/TIM/INWIT JV)

STATE AID

  • Authorisation for State aid pursuant to Articles 107 and 108 of the TFEU - Cases where the Commission raises no objections
  • State Aid Weekly e-News - No.30/20 - Covers from 11 to 17 September 2020

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Agenda for: for the EP INTA Committee of 24 September 2020
  • Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2020/1298 of 13 July 2020 amending the Annex to Regulation (EU) 2019/452 of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a framework for the screening of foreign direct investments into the Union
  • Commission Decision (EU) 2020/1301 of 17 September 2020 approving, on behalf of the European Union, the modification of Appendix 1 to Annex XIII to the Trade Agreement between the European Union and its Member States, of the one part, and Colombia, Ecuador and Peru, of the other part
  • Trade-related agricultural issues - Presentation by the Commission - Exchange of views
  • Speech by DDG Wolff: “Trade policies have a huge potential to support climate action”
  • Speech by DDG Wolff: WTO members addressing implications of plastics pollution
  • Von der Leyen ‘convinced’ EU-UK trade deal is still possible - Brussels chief calls on Britain to restore trust after row over London plan to override Brexit treaty - Financial Times

INTERNAL MARKET & INDUSTRY

  • Agenda for: Working Party on Competitiveness & Growth (Industry) of 21 September 2020
  • Minutes of the 32nd meeting of the NMBP configuration of the H2020 Programme Committee -of 09 september 2020

AGRICULTURE & FISHERIES

  • Agenda for: Council of the European Union - Agriculture & Fisheries (List of A Items) of 22 September 2020
  • Minutes of the Special Committee on Agriculture of 14 & 28 September 2020
  • Front of Pack Nutrition Labeling Information from the Italian and the Czech delegations, on behalf of the Cyprus, Czech, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Latvian and Romanian delegations - Note from the Presidency
  • Agriculture: the Commission approves new geographical indication from Hungary - Midday Express

ENERGY

  • Agenda for Working Party on Energy of 21 September 2020

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGHE

  • Agenda for: 102nd Meeting of the Climate Change Committee of 24 September 2020
  • Agenda for: Roadworthiness Committee of 18 September 2020
  • Agenda for: Meeting of the Committee on fluorinated greenhouse gases of 30 September 2020
  • EU Member States agree on a threshold value to keep Europe's beaches clean - See the JRC Statement - Midday Express
  • Opening remarks by EVP Timmermans and Commissioner Simson at the press conference on the 2030 climate target plan
  • Sharpest decrease of the decade in EU’s greenhouse gas emissions in 2019, before impacts of COVID-19 - See EEA Statement 

DIGITAL SINGLE MARKET&  INFORMATION SOCIETY

  • Proposal for a Council Regulation on establishing the European High Performance Computing Joint Undertaking - see the Annex 1,2,2a
  • Slow 5G rollout a risk to Europe’s supply chains, warn industrialists - A fragmented approach in EU threatens investment, says roundtable boss Svanberg - Financial Times

DATA PRIVACY & CYBERSECURITY

  • Norwegian DPA: Decision to fine The Norwegian Public Roads Administration

AREA OF FREEDOM, SECURITY & JUSTICE

  • State of the Union: A new Action Plan to turn the tide in the fight against racism - IP/20/1654, see the FactSheet and the Communication
  • Border management: Commission approves extra funding to Greece and Bulgaria - Midday Express
  • Commissioner Johansson in Mauritania to strengthen migration management cooperation - Midday Express
  • Poland: Council has to “finally act” to protect minorities and the rule of law - See the EP Statement & the Resolution
  • Roma integration: EU must do more against social exclusion and anti-gypsyism - See the EP Statement & the Resolution
  • Find out about this year's nominees for the European Parliament's Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought 

ECB, EURO & ECONOMY

FUTURE OF EUROPE

EXTERNAL RELATIONS

  • Agenda for: Council of the European Union - Foreign Affairs of 22 September 2020
  • Human rights breaches in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Mozambique and the Philippines - See the EP Statement
  • MEPs call for EU sanctions against Belarusian President and Navalny’s poisoners - see the EP Resolution
  • Eastern Mediterranean: Turkey must immediately end illegal drilling activities - See the EP Resolution
  • Talks on eastern Med tensions to resume ‘soon’, Erdogan aide says - Adviser to Turkey’s president dials down tensions ahead of EU summit - Financial Times