This regular alert covers key regulatory EU developments related to the COVID-19 situation. It does not purport to provide an exhaustive overview of developments and contains no analysis or opinion.


Competition & State Aid

  • Use of EU COVID-19 recovery funds to roll out very high capacity telecoms networks must adhere to State aid rules
  • EU approves new and amended Member State measures to support the economy

Trade / Export Controls

  • European Parliament International Trade Committee discussion on Communication on Trade Policy Review, including COVID-19 concerns
  • European Commission consults on emergency contingency plan to ensure food supply during times of crisis, including assessing the role of trade

Medicines, Medical Devices, and Personal Protective Equipment

  • EMA publishes Reflection Paper on regulatory requirements for vaccines against variants of SARS-CoV-2
  • European Commission launches Structured Dialogue on security of medicines supply

Cybersecurity, Privacy & Data Protection

  • European Commission to propose an EU-wide digital COVID-19 vaccination passport

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