EU CORONAVIRUS RESPONSES

HEALTH

  • EMA - Comirnaty COVID-19 vaccine: EMA recommends approval for children aged 5 to 11

    STATE AID
  • Commission approves €10 million Maltese support package for the tourism sector in the context of the coronavirus outbreak (SA.64380) - Midday Express

TRAVEL

  • Proposal for a  Council Recommendation amending Council Recommendation (EU) 2020/1632 as regards a coordinated approach to facilitate safe travel during the COVID-19 pandemic in the Schengen area
  • Proposal for a Council Recommendation on a coordinated approach to facilitate safe free movement during the COVID-19 pandemic and replacing Recommendation (EU) 2020/1475 - See the Annex

ECONOMY

  • REACT-EU: €654 million for Spain and Hungary to support jobs, health care workers and vulnerable people - Midday Express

TRADE

  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/2071 of 25 November 2021 subjecting certain vaccines and active substances used for the manufacture of such vaccines to export surveillance 

COMPETITION

  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.10290 - Microsoft/Nuance)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.10521 - Orange / Publicis / Voila)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.10387- Meridiam / Allianz / NeuConnect)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.10372 - SHV Energy / UGI International Holding / JV) 
  • Commission clears acquisition of ELG Haniel by Aperam (M.10320) - Midday Express
  • Germany - Bundeskartellamt - List of Notified Merger Projects
  • France - Cross-Channel freight transport: two shipping companies have been notified of objections
  • UK - The CMA has provisionally found that the proposed merger of Cargotec and Konecranes raises competition concerns in the supply of container handling equipment
  • UK - CMA secures improved commitments on Google’s Privacy Sandbox

STATE AID

  • Authorisation for State aid pursuant to Articles 107 and 108 of the TFEU - Cases where the Commission raises no objections  

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Agenda for: 101st Meeting of the Customs Policy Expert Group ('Customs Policy Group') of 08 December 2021
  • Presentation of CSD meeting on EU-Africa trade and investment relations
  • Presentation during the CSD on the SIA in support of negotiations with Angola to accede the EU-SADC EPA
  • EU-Korea DAG follows the developments in South Korea subsequent to the Report of the Panel of Experts and South Korea's ratification of ILO conventions
  • Answer given by EVP Dombrovskis to a MEP written question - Development of small and medium‑sized chapters in future free trade agreements
  • WTO: Committee on Regional Trade Agreements - FTA between the EU and Viet Nam - Goods and services - Questions & Replies - Revision
  • Agriculture: Steady increase in EU agri-food trade - Developments January - August 2021
  • DDG Ellard stresses WTO’s commitment to support AfCFTA implementation
  • WTO - ‎Investment facilitation negotiations end productive year, aim at conclusion by end 2022
  • WTO - Draft agreement on fisheries subsidies submitted for ministers’ attention ahead of MC12
  • WTO - Members and partners invited to submit Aid-for-Trade questionnaires for 2022 Global Review
  • Turkmenistan formally applies for WTO membership

INTERNAL MARKET & INDUSTRY

  • Agenda for: Working Party on Competitiveness and Growth (Tourism) of 03 December 2021
  • Main results of the Competitiveness Council (Internal market & industry) of 25 November 2021
  • Commission welcomes approval of the Pact for Research and Innovation in Europe and future governance of the European Research Area - IP/21/6270, Factsheet & Recommendation

EMPLOYMENT, SOCIAL & EDUCATION

FINANCIAL SERVICES

  • Agenda for: Working Party on Financial Services and the Banking Union (Basel III finalisation: CRR/CRD) of 03 December 2021
  • Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council replacing Annexes A and B to Regulation (EU) 2015/848 on insolvency proceedings - Outcome of the EP's first reading (Strasbourg, 22 to 25 November 2021)
  • DG FISMA has updated the consolidated list of persons, groups and entities subject to EU financial sanctions
  • Capital Markets Union: Commission proposes new measures to boost Europe's capital markets - IP/21/6251, QaA & Legal Texts
    - Factsheet: European Long Term Investment Funds (ELTIFs)
    - Factsheet: European Single Access Point (ESAP)
    - Factsheet: consolidated tape
  • ESMA publishes the second Risk Dashboard for 2021, covering the third quarter of the year

TAXATION

ENERGY

  • Impact of the existing 70 percent rule on offshore hybrid projects - Information from the Belgian delegation

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

  • Agenda for: Working Party on the Environment of 30 November 2021
  • Report on the implementation of Regulation (EU) No 528/2012 concerning biocidal products - Information from the Commission

HEALTH, FOOD & PRODUCT SAFETY

  • Safety Gate: the EU rapid alert system for dangerous non-food products - Report-2021-47 - 26 November 2021

DIGITAL & INFORMATION SOCIETY

TRANSPORT & MOBILITY

  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/2070 of 25 November 2021 amending Regulation (EC) No 474/2006 as regards the list of air carriers banned from operating or subject to operational restrictions within the Union

AREA OF FREEDOM, SECURITY & JUSTICE

  • Joint Communication - Responding to state-sponsored instrumentalisation of migrants at the EU external border
  • Updated Questionnaire and Compilation on the Requirements for Issuing and Executing Judicial Authorities in EAW Proceedings pursuant to the CJEU’s Case-Law

DATA PRIVACY

  • Proposal for a Council Decision on the position to be taken on behalf of the EU in the Partnership Council established by the Trade and Cooperation Agreement between the EU and the European Atomic Energy Community, of the one part, and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, of the other part, regarding the extension of the interim period referred to in Article 552(11) of that Agreement during which the United Kingdom may derogate from the obligation to delete Passenger Name Record data of passengers after their departure from the United Kingdom

ECB, EURO & ECONOMY

  • Ecofin report to the European Council on tax issues – Approval
  • Account of the monetary policy meeting of the Governing Council of the ECB of 27-28 October 2021
  • Keynote speech by Christine Lagarde, President of the ECB, at the ECB Legal Conference 2021

FUTURE OF EUROPE

EXTERNAL RELATIONS