EU CORONAVIRUS RESPONSES

HEALTH

STATE AID

  • Commission approves €30.5 billion French scheme to support production of electricity from renewable energy sources (SA.50272) - IP/21/3922
  • Commission approves €800 million Italian scheme to compensate airports and ground-handling operators for the damage suffered due to the coronavirus outbreak (SA.63203, SA. 63617 and SA. 56867) - IP/21/3909
  • Commission approves €525.3 million German aid in favour of airline Condor in context of coronavirus outbreak (SA.63074) - IP/21/3809
  • Commission approves amendment to Dutch scheme, including €1.8 billion budget increase, to further support companies in the context of the coronavirus outbreak (SA.63984) - Midday Express
  • Commission approves €224 million amendment to Swedish scheme to compensate companies for damages suffered due to the coronavirus outbreak (SA.63073) - Midday Express

ECONOMY

  • Recovery fund: ministers welcome assessment of four more national plans (Croatia, Cyprus, Lithuania and Slovenia)

EXTERNAL RELATIONS

  • Statement by President von der Leyen on a new milestone in the EU Vaccines Strategy
  • President von der Leyen at the event "Fighting Infectious Diseases – Focus on Africa"

COMPETITION

  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.10345 - Equistone Partners Europe/CVG)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.10277 - Geely/Futaihua/JV) 
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.10332 - KKR/Equitix Tetragon/Target)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.10369 - APG/Stockholms Stadshus/ Stockholm Exergi Holding)
  • Commission clears acquisition of Tech Data by SYNNEX (M.10268) - Midday Express
  • Commission clears acquisition of Beauparc Utilities by Macquarie (M.10354) - Midday Express
  • Commission clears acquisition of joint control over Vision 7, WAVS, Fuse Project and Metta by CVC and CDPQ (M.10313) - Midday Express
  • Commission approves acquisition of joint control of SCI TS Influence by Primonial Real Estate Investment Management and Samsung SRA Asset Management (M.10373) - Midday Express
  • Commission clears the creation of a joint venture by Masdar, Taaleri Energia, Kyoto and Autohellas (M.10330) - Midday Express
  • Commission clears the acquisition of sole control over GECAS and joint control over SES by AerCap (M.10231) - Midday Express
  • Commission clears acquisition of joint control over Circet by ICG (M.10346) - Midday Express
  • UK - CMA has cleared the anticipated joint venture between IHS Markit Ltd’s MarkitSERV Business and CME Global Inc.’s Optimization Business
  • UK - CMA has cleared the anticipated acquisition by Turnitin, LLC (via Turnitin UK Ltd) of Ouriginal Group AB.

STATE AID

  • Commission approves €88.8 million budget increase for Danish scheme supporting reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from farming (SA.63890) - Midday Express
  • Commission authorises extension of compensation measure for La Banque Postale worth €1.77 billion for carrying out the task of making banks accessible in France (SA.57570) - Midday Express
  • Commission amends certain aspects of the decision approving the €7 billion liquidity support to Air France (SA.57082) - Midday Express
  • Commission opens in-depth investigation into remuneration paid by Française des Jeux to France for exclusive rights (SA.56399 et SA.56634) - Midday Express

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Proposal for a Council Decision on the position to be taken on behalf of the European Union in the written procedure by the Participants to the Arrangement on Officially Supported Export Credits regarding the review of the Sector Understanding on Export Credits for Coal Fired Electricity Generation Projects contained in Annex VI
  • WTO - EU challenges Russian import substitution measures in new WTO dispute complaint
  • WTO - Panel established to review Chinese measures on imports of Canadian canola seeds

INTERNAL MARKET & INDUSTRY

  • Draft - Commission Regulation (EU) …/… of XXX amending Annex XVII to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH), as regards carcinogenic, mutagenic or reproductive toxicant (CMR) substances - See the Annex
  • Commission opens infringement procedures against 12 Member States for not transposing EU rules banning unfair trading practices - IP/21/3903

TRANSPORT

  • Aviation: modification and extension of slot relief rules for airlines - Midday Express

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

  • Communication from the Commission – Multi-annual implementation plan for the European Maritime Single Window environment
  • Draft submission by Member States and the Commission to the 77th session of the Marine Environment Protection Committee of the International Maritime Organization on aspects and proposals to consider the development of a data transfer mechanism for the Port Reception Facilities module of the Global Integrated Shipping Information System (GISIS) Commission statement
  • Draft submission by Member States and the Commission to the 9th session of the International Maritime Organization'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) - Commission Statement
  • EU invests €122 million in innovative projects to decarbonise the economy - IP/21/3842
  • Water management: Commission consults to update lists of pollutants affecting surface and ground waters - see the Public consultation - Feedback until 1 November 2021

DIGITAL SINGLE MARKET

  • Copyright: Commission calls on Member States to comply with EU rules on copyright in the Digital Single Market - Midday Express

DATA PRIVACY & CYBERSECURITY

AREA OF FREEDOM, SECURITY & JUSTICE

ECB, EURO & ECONOMY

  • Remarks by Executive Vice-President Dombrovskis at the ECOFIN press conference

BREXIT

  • The Commission lays out practical solutions for medicines supply in Northern Ireland in the framework of the Protocol on Ireland / Northern Ireland, and for sanitary and phytosanitary measures - See the Non-Paper

FUTURE OF EUROPE

EXTERNAL RELATIONS

  • Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance (IPA III) – objectives and thematic priorities for assistance (delegated act) - Delegated regulation - Feedback period: 26 July 2021 - 23 August 2021
  • Tunisia: Statement by the High Representative on behalf of the European Union