EU CORONAVIRUS

HEALTH

  • Updated guidance on the management of clinical trials during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic
  • Disinformation: how to recognise and tackle Covid-19 myths - See the EP Statement

INTERNAL MARKET

  • Coronavirus: Commission issues questions and answers to help increase production of safe medical supplies - IP/20/558
  • Coronavirus: Commission presents practical guidance to ensure the free movement of critical workers - IP/20/545 & Communication

ANTITRUST

STATE AID

  • Coronavirus: Commission Statement on consulting Member States on the proposal to extend State aid Temporary Framework
  • Commission amends Short-term export-credit insurance Communication in light of economic impact of coronavirus outbreak - IP/20/542

ECONOMY & BUDGET

  • Statement from Commission President von der Leyen on proposals to fight the economic effects of the coronavirus crisis
  • Draft amending budget No 1 to the general budget for 2020: Assistance to Greece in response to increased migration pressure - Immediate measures in the context of the COVID-19 outbreak
  • Final Draft - Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council  amending Regulations (EU) No 1301/2013, (EU) No 1303/2013 and (EU) No 508/2014 as regards specific measures to mobilise investments in the healthcare systems of Member States and in other sectors of their economies in response to the COVID-19 outbreak (Coronavirus Response Investment Initiative)
  • Final Draft - Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council  amending Council Regulation (EC) No 2012/2002 in order to provide financial assistance to Member States and to countries negotiating their accession to the Union that are seriously affected by a major public health emergency

TRANSPORT & MOBILITY

  • COVID-19: EU adopts slot waiver to help airlines - see the Final Draft
  • Coronavirus: Commission presents practical guidance on implementing the temporary restriction on non-essential travel to the EU - IP/20/543
  • Coronavirus: repatriation of EU citizens continues - Midday Express

AREA OF FREEDOM, SECURITY & JUSTICE

  • Proposal for a Decision of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Decision (EU) 2020/265 as regards adjustments to the amounts mobilised from the Flexibility Instrument for 2020 to be used for migration, refugee inflows and security threats, for immediate measures in the context of the COVID-19 outbreak and for reinforcement of the European Public Prosecutor's Office

EXTERNAL RELATIONS

  • EU mobilises immediate support for its Western Balkan partners to tackle coronavirus - IP/20/561, see the FactSheet
  • Coronavirus: The European Union stands by its Eastern partners - IP/20/562 , see the FactSheet

COMPETITION

  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9799 – Goldman Sachs/Summa Equity/EcoOnline)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9614 – ÖBB-Technische Services-Gesellschaft mbH/LTE Logistik- und Transport-GmbH)
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.9663 – Vossloh Rail Services/Rhomberg Sersa Rail Holding/Vossloh Rail Maintenance (Railway Switches Repair and Maintenance))
  • Initiation of proceedings (Case M.9547 – Johnson & Johnson/Tachosil)
  • Commission clears acquisition of joint control over AirTrunk by Macquarie and the Canadian Public Sector Pension Investment Board (M.9755) - Midday Express
  • The Belgian Competition Authority approves the acquisition of Centrauto NV and subsidiaries, Peter Beckers BV, Pekris BV and Peter Beckers Carroseriebedrijf BV by Automotive & Mobility Invest NV - Press Release n°14 - 2020
  • France - Distribution of IT and electronic products: green light for LDLC's takeover of Top Achat
  • Greece -  The Competition Commission clears the concentration between «Ocean Rail Logistics S.A.» (Ocean) (part of Cosco group) and A. Panagopoulos acquiring joint control over «Piraeus Europe AsiaI Rail Logistics Limited» (Pearl Ltd)
  • Slovak Republic - AMO SR initiated an administrative proceedings in the matter of a possible agreement restricting competition in a public procurement for the realization of construction works in the energy sector
  • UK - The CMA announced its merger inquiry in the completed acquisition by DMG Media Limited of JPIMedia Publications Limited. 

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Case C-79/20 P: Appeal brought on 14 February 2020 by Yieh United Steel Corp. against the judgment of the General Court of 3 December 2019 in Case T-607/15, Yieh United Steel Vs. Commission
  • Minutes of the 9th meeting of the Commission Expert Group on Mutual Assistance in Customs Matters of 12-13 December 2019
  • Minutes of the Classification of products in the Harmonized System and Combined Nomenclature (HS/CN) - Chemical chapters of 06 March 2020
  • Council Decision (EU) 2020/457 of 27 March 2020 on the position to be taken on behalf of the European Union in the International Grains Council concerning the accession of the Republic of Serbia to the Grains Trade Convention, 1995
  • Draft Opinion on Annual implementing report on the EU association agreement with Georgia

INTERNAL MARKET, INDUSTRY & GENERAL

  • Agenda for: Meeting of the Coreper (Part.2) of 01 April 2020

FINANCIAL SERVICES

HEALTH, FOOD & PRODUCT SAFETY

  • Draft - Commission Regulation (EU) …/… of XXX amending Annexes II and III to Regulation (EC) No 1333/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council and the Annex to Commission Regulation (EU) No 231/2012 as regards the use of Annatto, Bixin, Norbixin (E 160b)
  • EFSA - Chemical hazards data and modelling boost

TRANSPORT & MOBILITY

  • Draft - Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on electronic freight transport information (first reading) - Decision to use the written procedure for the adoption of the Council's position at first reading and of the statement of the Council's reasons
  • Draft - Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down specific rules with respect to Directive 96/71/EC and Directive 2014/67/EU for posting drivers in the road transport sector and amending Directive 2006/22/EC as regards enforcement requirements and Regulation (EU) No 1024/2012 (first reading) - Decision to use the written procedure for the adoption of the Council's position at first reading and of the statement of the Council's reasons
  • Draft - Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EC) No 561/2006 as regards minimum requirements on maximum daily and weekly driving times, minimum breaks and daily and weekly rest periods and Regulation (EU) No 165/2014 as regards positioning by means of tachographs (first reading) - Decision to use the written procedure for the adoption of the Council's position at first reading and of the statement of the Council's reasons
  • Draft - Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulations (EC) No 1071/2009, (EC) No 1072/2009 and (EU) No 1024/2012 with a view to adapting them to developments in the road transport sector (first reading) - Decision to use the written procedure for the adoption of the Council's position at first reading and of the statement of the Council's reasons

ECB, EURO & ECONOMY

  • Communication from the Commission - Enhanced Surveillance update – Greece, February 2020
  • Monetary policy and regional inequality - ECB Working Paper Series No.2385
  • The effect of possible EU diversification requirements on the risk of banks’ sovereign bond portfolios - ECB WorkingPaperSeries No.2384

EXTERNAL RELATIONS

  • Council Decision (CFSP) 2020/458 of 27 March 2020 amending Decision (CFSP) 2015/1333 concerning restrictive measures in view of the situation in Libya - See the Notice 1 & 2
  • Declaration by the High Representative Joseph Borrell, on behalf of the European Union, on the situation in Libya
  • Russia: Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the EU on listing the European Endowment for Democracy as an “undesirable organisation”
  • Answer given by HR/VP Borrell to a MEP written question - Provocations by Turkey
  • Answer given by HR/VP Borrell to a MEP written question - Provocative letter by Turkey to the United Nations on EEZ demarcation