COVID-19 Key EU Developments, Policy & Regulatory Update No. 5

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Competition & State Aid

• EU approves Member State measures to support the economy

• Austria requests EU to suspend State aid rules

• Eurogroup Report on the comprehensive economic policy response to the COVID-19 pandemic

Trade / Export Controls

• European Commission renews export authorization requirement for PPE, but limits scope

• The EU and 21 other WTO Members pledge to ensure open and predictable trade in agricultural and food products

Medicines, Medical Devices, and Personal Protective Equipment

• Application of Medical Devices Regulation postponed by one year

• First ICRMA meeting on COVID-19 pandemic

• Update of Q&A guidance on regulatory expectations in the context of COVID-19 pandemic

• EMA update on EU actions to support availability of medicines during COVID-19 pandemic

Cybersecurity, Privacy & Data Protection

• EDPB Guidelines on use of location data and contact tracing tools in the context of COVID19 outbreak

• EDPB Guidelines on processing data concerning health for the purpose of scientific research in the context of the COVID-19 outbreak

• European Parliament adopts resolution on EU coordinated action to combat the COVID-19 pandemic and its consequences

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