EU CORONAVIRUS RESPONSES

HEALTH

STATE AID

  • Commission approves €8 million Slovak scheme to support professional sport clubs in the context of coronavirus outbreak (SA.60212) - Midday Express

ECONOMY

COMPETITION

  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.9956 - DTC/CEPCON/Hornsea One OFTO) 
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.10060 - Francisco Partners/Marlin Equity Partners/Conan Holdco)  
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.10120 - EQT/Molslinjen)  
  • Action brought on 11 November 2020 - Novelis Vs. Commission (Case T-680/20)
    Re: annulment , in whole or in part, the Commission Decision in Case M.9076 - Novelis/Aleris rejecting Novelis’ request for a one-month extension of the Closing Period pursuant to Clause 49 of the Novelis/Aleris Commitments; 
  • Action brought on 18 November 2020 - Iliad Italia Vs. Commission (Case T-692/20)
    Re: annulment of Commission decision C(2020) 1573 final not to oppose the notified operation in Case M.9674 - Vodafone Italia / TIM / INWIT JV as modified by the commitments and to declare it compatible with the internal market and with the functioning of the EEA Agreement
  • Commission clears acquisition of Drax Generation by Vitol (M.10073) Midday Express
  • CMA consults on leakage enhancement totex allowances and appropriate approach to Anglian Water's Elsham scheme in water price control determinations 

STATE AID

  • Commission approves Greek public funding for construction and operation of North section of E65 motorway (SA.54273) - IP/21/144
  • Commission approves prolongation and €200 million budget increase of German scheme to support research and development (SA.60182) - Midday Express

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Agenda for: Trade Policy Committee (Deputy Members) of 22 January 2021
  • Agenda for: Working Party on Trade Questions of 26 January 2021
  • Draft - Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) …/... of XXX amending Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/2447 as regards formats and codes of common data requirements, certain rules on surveillance and the competent customs office for placing goods under a customs procedure
  • Notice of initiation of a partial interim review of the anti-dumping measures applicable to imports of certain hot-rolled flat products of iron, non-alloy or other alloy steel originating in Russia 
  • Notice regarding the application of anti-dumping and anti-subsidy measures in force in the Union following the withdrawal of the United Kingdom and the possibility of a review 
  • Action brought on 16 November 2020 - Jinan Meide Casting and Others Vs. Commission (Case T-687/20)
    Re: annulment of Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/1210 of 19 August 2020 reimposing a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of threaded tube or pipe cast fittings, of malleable cast iron and spheroidal graphite cast iron, originating in the People’s Republic of China, manufactured by Jinan Meide Castings Co., Ltd following the judgment of the General Court in case T-650/17
  • Action brought on 5 November 2020 - Hansol Paper Vs. Commission (Case T-693/20)
    Re: annul Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/1524 of 19 October 2020 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty and definitively collecting the provisional duty imposed on imports of certain heavyweight thermal paper originating in the Republic of Korea in so far as it relates to the applicant; 
  • Scotland fishing lobby derides ‘desperately poor’ EU trade deal - SFF says Brexit agreement has left industry worse off in half its key stocks - Financial Times

INTERNAL MARKET & INDUSTRY

  • Agenda for: Working Party on Competitiveness & Growth (Industry) of 26 January 2021

FINANCIAL SERVICES

  • ESAs publish final draft ITS on reporting templates for intra-group transactions and risk concentration under FICOD
  • EBA consults on its new Guidelines on the monitoring of the threshold for establishing an intermediate EU parent undertaking

EMPLOYMENT & SOCIAL POLICY

  • Commission and Portuguese Presidency announce Social Summit in Porto – IP/21/101

ENERGY

  • Agenda for: Working Party on Energy of 19 January 2021

TRANSPORT & MOBILITY

  • Decision No 2/2020 of the Joint European Union/Switzerland Air Transport Committee set up under the Agreement between the European Community and the Swiss Confederation on air Transport of 3 December 2020 replacing the Annex to the Agreement between the European Community and the Swiss Confederation on Air Transport 
  • Decision No 2/2020 of the Community/Switzerland Inland Transport Committee of 11 December 2020 amending Annex 1 to the Agreement between the European Community and the Swiss Confederation on the Carriage of Goods and Passengers by Rail and Road and Decision No 2/2019 of the Committee on transitory measures to maintain smooth rail traffic between Switzerland and the European Union 
  • Decision No 3/2020 of the Community/Switzerland Inland Transport Committee of 16 December 2020 concerning the vehicle charging system applicable in Switzerland as from 1 July 2021 
  • EU Cohesion policy: €60 million for Portugal in clean and efficient public transport in Coimbra - Midday Express

AREA OF FREEDOM, SECURITY & JUSTICE

  • Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2021/37 of 7 December 2020 on amending Delegated Regulation (EU) 2016/1675 supplementing Directive (EU) 2015/849 of the European Parliament and of the Council, as regards deleting Mongolia from the table in point I of the Annex   

DIGITAL SINGLE MARKET

DATA PRIVACY & CYBERSECURITY

ECB, EURO & ECONOMY

  • Agenda - Eurogroup and Economic and Financial Affairs meetings of 18-19 January 2021 - see "A Items Note" and the Background Brief 
    - European Semester 2021 - Recommendation on the economic policy of the euro area - 
     Approval of the contribution on the employment and social aspects
    - Alert Mechanism Report 2021 ‒ Approval of draft Council Conclusions

FUTURE OF EUROPE

  • Agenda for: Meeting of the Coreper (Part.1Part.2) of 20 & 22 January 2021
  • 7th Revision of the List of meetings taking place between 1 and 31 January 2021
  • Joint Declaration of the European Parliament, the Council of the European Union and the European Commission - EU Legislative Priorities for 2021 
  • Joint Conclusions of the European Parliament, the Council of the European Union and the European Commission on - Policy Objectives and Priorities for 2020-2024 

EXTERNAL RELATIONS

  • Council Decision (CFSP) 2021/38 of 15 January 2021 establishing a common approach on the elements of end-user certificates in the context of the export of small arms and light weapons and their ammunition
  • The Council has added a member of the Syrian regime to the list of persons subject to EU restrictive measures on Syria, in light of his recent ministerial appointment - (See  Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/29  & Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2021/30) (See the Notice 1 & 2)
  • Republic of Moldova: HR/VP Josep Borrell met with President Maia Sandu
  • Statement from the President of the European Commission following the detention of Alexei Navalny yesterday in Moscow
  • Israel/OPT: Statement by the Spokesperson on new settlements announcements
  • Palestine: Statement by the Spokesperson on launching the preparations for elections
  • Answer given by HR/VP Borrell to a MEP written question - The position of the VP/ HR on US sanctions against Nord Stream 2
  • Answer given by HR/VP Borrell to a MEP written question - Measures needed against violations by Turkey
  • Answer given by HR/VP Borrell to a MEP written question - Imposition of sanctions on Turkey
  • Answer given by HR/VP Borrell to a MEP written question - US presidential election