2021 July

31 Jul: Macao: Statement by the Spokesperson on the disqualification of candidates for the Legislative Assembly elections

(Source: EEAS)

The Macao authorities have disqualified 21 candidates from running for the Legislative Assembly elections in September. This is a detrimental step that runs counter to the rights guaranteed in Macao’s Basic Law. It undermines political pluralism and curtails democratic debate.

The European Union calls for protected rights and freedoms to be upheld in Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR) and for the September Legislative Assembly elections to be open to candidates from across the political spectrum.…

31 Jul: Belarus: Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the European Union on the instrumentalisation of migrants and refugees by the regime

(Source: Council of the EU)

The instrumentalisation of migrants and refugees is utterly unacceptable. Using human beings in need to advance political goals violates fundamental European values and principles. Accordingly, the EU and its member states condemn the instrumentalisation of migrants and refugees by the Belarusian regime.

The EU and its member states will address the ongoing surge in irregular crossings into the EU from Belarus to preserve the integrity of its external border. In line with its gradual approach, the EU will consider the possibility of restrictive measures targeted at migrants’ smugglers abusing human rights or those otherwise involved …

31 Jul: Lebanon: EU adopts a framework for targeted sanctions

(Source: Council of the EU)

Today the Council adopted a framework for targeted restrictive measures to address the situation in Lebanon. This framework provides for the possibility of imposing sanctions against persons and entities who are responsible for undermining democracy or the rule of law in Lebanon through any of the following actions:

obstructing or undermining the democratic political process by persistently hampering the formation of a government or by obstructing or seriously undermining the holding of elections;obstructing or undermining the implementation of plans approved by Lebanese authorities and supported by relevant international actors, including the EU, to improve accountability…

30 Jul: EU TENDER: Provision of Office, Kitchen and Outdoor Furniture for EASO in Greece, Cyprus, Italy and Spain

Deadline: 13-09-2021

(Source: European Asylum Support Office (EASO))

Scope of the procurement

Title: Provision of Office, Kitchen and Outdoor Furniture for EASO in Greece, Cyprus, Italy and Spain

Reference number:  EASO/2021/876

Main CPV code

39100000 Furniture

Type of contract

Supplies

Short description:

The call envisage conclusion of a framework contract to provide office, kitchen and outdoor furniture for EASO in Greece, Cyprus, Italy and Spain (4 Lots).

Lot 1: Provision of office, kitchen and outdoor furniture for EASO in Greece;

Lot 2: Provision of office, kitchen and outdoor furniture for EASO in Cyprus;

Lot 3: Provision of office, kitchen and outdoor …

30 Jul: EU TENDER: Ensuring Transparency and Transferability of Learning Outcomes; Analysing Two Decades of European and National Initiatives

Deadline: 20-09-2021

(Source: European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (Cedefop))

Scope of the procurement

Title: Ensuring Transparency and Transferability of Learning Outcomes; Analysing Two Decades of European and National Initiatives

Reference number: AO/DSI/JB-ZAZZA/Transparency&Transferability_LO/008/21

Main CPV code

73000000 Research and development services and related consultancy services

Type of contract

Services

Short description:

The study will analyse the efforts since the turn of the century to increase the flexibility of European education, training and learning systems; making it possible for individual citizens to enter, re-enter and combine education, training and learning according to their needs and current circumstances. The study looks …

30 Jul: State aid: Commission approves German measures worth over €2.5 billion to support rail freight and passenger operators affected by the coronavirus outbreak

(Source: European Commission)

The European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, two German schemes supporting the rail freight sector and the long-distance rail passenger sector in the context of the coronavirus outbreak.

Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager, in charge of competition policy, said: “The measures approved today will help rail freight and passenger operators in Germany weather the difficult situation caused by the coronavirus outbreak. The measures will contribute to maintaining the competitiveness of rail compared to other modes of transport, in line with the objectives of the European Green Deal. We continue working with all Member States to ensure that national …

30 Jul: EU TENDER: Technical Assistance to the SPGE for the “NCFF” Project

Deadline: 29-09-2021

(Source: European Investment Bank (EIB))

Scope of the procurement

Title: Technical Assistance to the SPGE for the “NCFF” Project

Reference number: AA-010672-001

Main CPV code

79400000 Business and management consultancy and related services

Type of contract

Services

Short description:

Assistance to the SPGE on biodiversity aspects (including pearl mussels) during the implementation of the “NCFF” project (financed by the EIB), and implementation follow-up.

Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 450 000.00 EUR

Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

More information:  https://etendering.ted.europa.eu/cft/cft-display.html?cftId=9059…

30 Jul: EU TENDER: Support to National Qualification Framework (Supplies)

Deadline: 28-09-2021

(Source: Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations (DG NEAR))

Scope of the procurement

Title: Support to National Qualification Framework (Supplies)

Reference number:  NEAR/SKP/2021/EA-OP/0132

Main CPV code

30236000 Miscellaneous computer equipment

Type of contract

Supplies

Short description:

This supply will build on the ground of IPA I and will further strengthen the institutional structure for the NQF MIS. The Action will support full operationalisation of the NQF register, upgrade and sustainability of the existing system, through development of new modules: for adding new occupational standards, for revision/harmonisation of occupational standards, for linking existing qualification standards to occupational standards and …

30 Jul: EU TENDER: Supply of Rabies Vaccine Baits and its Aerial Distribution for Autumn 2021 to Spring 2023 Vaccination Campaigns

Deadline: 15-10-2021

(Source: Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations (DG NEAR))

Scope of the procurement

Title: Supply of Rabies Vaccine Baits and its Aerial Distribution for Autumn 2021 to Spring 2023 Vaccination Campaigns

Reference number:  NEAR/TGD/2021/EA-OP/0136

Main CPV code

33651690 Vaccines for veterinary medicine

Type of contract

Supplies

Short description:

The subject of the contract shall be the supply, delivery (including interim storage), unloading and aerial distribution of 1 100 000 units of the Rabies Vaccine Bait for the following 4 (four) vaccination campaigns: autumn 2021, spring 2022, autumn 2022 and spring 2023.

It is required in order to maintain …

30 Jul: EU TENDER: Study on Low/No Alcohol Beverages

Deadline: 22-09-2021

(Source: European Commission, DG Agriculture and Rural Developement (AGRI))

Scope of the procurement

Title: Study on Low/No Alcohol Beverages

Reference number:  AGRI/2021/OP/0003

Main CPV code

77100000 Agricultural services

Type of contract

Services

Short description:

The study focuses on low/no alcohol beverages. The objective of this study is to provide a clear picture of the current market situation as well as a projection into hypothetical future production and consumption trends in order to enable the Commission to assess the need for possible legislative proposals.

Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 400 000.00 EUR

Information about lots

This contract is …