COVID-19 Key EU Developments, Policy & Regulatory Update No. 43

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LATEST KEY DEVELOPMENTS -

Competition & State Aid

• Air Canada and Transat withdraw from proposed merger after European Commission rejects remedy package – Remarks from Executive Vice-President and Competition Commissioner Vestager on COVID-related concerns

• European Systemic Risk Board advocates more targeted COVID support to foster financial stability

• EU approves new and amended Member State measures to support the economy

Trade / Export Controls

• European Parliament INTA Committee meeting to discuss trade aspects of COVID-19

• European Commission reports further increases in EU agri-food trade, despite pandemic

• European Commission publishes updated list of Member State authorities overseeing authorization mechanism for vaccine exports

Medicines and Medical Devices

• European Commission seeks feedback on Roadmap on “Evaluation and revision of general pharmaceutical legislation”

• European Commission launches public consultation on Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Authority (HERA)

Cybersecurity, Privacy & Data Protection

• European Data Protection Board and European Data Protection Supervisor adopt Joint Opinion on Proposal for Digital Green Certificate

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