COVID-19 Key EU Developments, Policy & Regulatory Updated No. 1

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Competition & State Aid

• Delay of merger notifications

• State aid procedures fast-tracked

• Communication on Temporary State Aid Framework adopted

Foreign direct investment control

• Commission urges vigilance in Foreign Direct Investment

• EU issues guidelines on foreign investment screening

Trade / Export Controls

• Trade defence procedures adapted

• Guidelines on health-related border management measures

• Export authorization requirement for certain Personal Protective Equipment

• Brexit negotiations

Medicines, Medical Devices, and Personal Protective Equipment

• Commission ensuring adequate supply of protective equipment and medicines

• €80 million of financial support to CureVac.


• EIB mobilizes up to €40 billion of financing.

Other • ‘Green lanes’ at EU border crossings.

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