• Answer given by Ms Gabriel to a MEP written question - Investigation into the origins of COVID-19
  • Answer given by Ms Johansson to a MEP written question - Common guidelines and requirements for entering the EU in light of the spread of the Delta/Indian variant in Europe


  • Team Europe: €34 billion disbursed so far to tackle COVID-19 in partner countries - IP/21/4729



  • Judgment of the Court of 16 September 2021 in Case C-850/19 P, FVE Holýšov I and Others Vs. European Commission
    Re: Appeal - State aid - Tax rulings - Adjustment of profit due to so-called excess profits - Regulation (EU) 2015/1589 - Article 1(d) - Aid scheme - Concept of ‘act’ - Consistent administrative practice of the tax authorities constituting an act - Demonstration, by the European Commission, of a consistent administrative practice - Representative sample - Absence of further implementing measures - General and abstract definition of beneficiary undertakings - Admissibility of a cross-appeal
  • Tax exemptions granted by Belgium to multinational companies by way of rulings: the Commission correctly found that there was an aid scheme (See CPR No.158/2021 - Judgment of the Court of Justice in Case C-337/19 P, Commission Vs. Belgium and Magnetrol International)
  • EFTA Surveillance Authority’s notice on state aid recovery interest rates and reference/discount rates for the EFTA States applicable as from 1 July 2021
  • EFTA Surveillance Authority - State aid - Decision to raise no objections
  • EFTA Surveillance Authority - State aid - Decision to raise no objections
  • Commission approves 2022-2027 regional aid map for Hungary (SA.63934) - IP/21/4763
  • Commission approves 2022-2027 regional aid map for Slovakia (SA.64151) - IP/21/4762


  • Draft - Commission Implementing Regulation concerning the classification of partly hydrogenated palm oil containing additives in the Combined Nomenclature of the EU
  • Notice of the impending expiry of certain anti-dumping measures (Certain concrete reinforcement bars and rods - The Republic of Belarus - 10.6.2022)
  • Notice of the impending expiry of certain anti-subsidy measures(Certain hot-rolled flat products of iron, non-alloy or other alloy steel - The People’s Republic of China - 10.6.2022)
  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/1483 of 15 September 2021 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of stainless steel cold-rolled flat products originating in the People’s Republic of China and Taiwan following an expiry review pursuant to Article 11(2) of Regulation (EU) 2016/1036 of the European Parliament and of the Council
  • Decision No 1/2021 of the EU-PLO Joint Committee of 30 August 2021 amending the Euro-Mediterranean Interim Association Agreement on trade and cooperation between the European Community, of the one part, and the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) for the benefit of the Palestinian Authority of the West Bank and Gaza Strip, of the other part, by replacing Protocol 3 thereto concerning the definition of the concept of ‘originating products’ and methods of administrative cooperation
  • Decision 2/2021 of the EU-Colombia-Peru-Ecuador Trade Committee of 17 August 2021 amending Decisions No 1/2014, No 2/2014, No 3/2014, No 4/2014 and No 5/2014 to take account of the accession of Ecuador to the Trade Agreement between the European Union and its Member States, of the one part, and Colombia, Peru and Ecuador, of the other part, and to update the lists of arbitrators and of experts in Trade and Sustainable Development
  • Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2021/1484 of 8 September 2021 on the request for registration of the European citizens’ initiative entitled ‘Ensuring Common Commercial Policy conformity with EU Treaties and compliance with international law’ pursuant to Regulation (EU) 2019/788 of the European Parliament and of the Council
  • EVP Dombrovskis in Geneva (12th Ministerial Conference) to discuss multilateral trade policy - Midday Express
  • Commission takes action against circumvention of anti-dumping duties on Chinese aluminium foil
  • Answer given by EVP Dombrovskis to a MEP written question - Endangered Italian processed tomato industry and increasing imports from China. Call for urgent intervention by the Commission
  • Answer given by EVP Dombrovskis to a MEP written question - Prosperity through free world trade
  • WTO - Over 80 countries show political will to protect consumers in future e-commerce deal - see Beuc Statement
  • WCO - ECOWAS and UEMOA meet to discuss HS 2022 and advance rulings


  • Commission Regulation (EU) …/… of XXX amending Annex XVII to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the REACH, as regards carcinogenic, mutagenic or reproductive toxicant (CMR) substances - Decision not oppose adoption & Statement by Germany
  • ECHA - Know more about hazardous chemicals in products - SCIP data published - ECHA/NR/21/22
  • ECHA - Updated application for authorisation formats - ECHA/NR/21/23


  • Agenda for: Working party on financial services and the banking union (Financial services) - Sustainable Finance / European Green Bond - Attachés + experts of 23 September 2021
  • EBA publishes revised guidelines on the stress tests of deposit guarantee schemes (DGSs)
  • ESMA - Third-country markets considered as equivalent to a regulated market under EMIR
  • ESMA - SoC Management Board - 7 July 2021 


  • Agenda for: Fiscal Counsellors/Attachés from the Permanent Representations of 16 September 2021
  • Answer given by Mr Gentiloni to a MEP written question - Exemption from VAT for menstrual hygiene products
  • Judgment of the Court of 16 September 2021 in Case C-21/20, Balgarska natsionalna televizia Vs. Direktor na Direktsia ‘Obzhalvane i danachno-osiguritelna praktika’ - Sofia pri Tsentralno upravlenie na NAP
    Re: Reference for a preliminary ruling - VAT - Directive 2006/112/EC - Article 2(1)(c) - Scope - Supply of services effected for consideration - Article 132(1)(q) - Exemption - Television broadcasting financed partly from the State budget and partly from commercial activities - Right to deduct tax due
  • Italy has infringed EU law by exempting from excise duty fuels used for private pleasure craft, chartered and used by end users for non-commercial activities (See CPR No.157/2021 - Judgment of the Court of Justice in C-341/20 - European Commission Vs. Italy)


  • The 15th Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET Plan) conference will take place in Bled, Slovenia on 25-26 November 2021
  • ASSET study on collection of gender-disaggregated data on the employment and participation of women and men in the energy sector
  • Quick approval of Nord Stream 2 would balance gas prices in Europe, says Russia - Comments increase concerns Moscow is using supplies as leverage to get pipeline project up and running - Financial Times


  • Answer given by EVP Timmermans to a MEP written question - Sulphur hexafluoride emissions and measures to counter such emissions
  • Answer given by Mr Wojciechowski to a MEP written question - Priorities of the EU strategy to reduce methane emissions
  • US and EU plan agreement to curb methane pollution - Biden administration points to ‘collective goal to significantly reduce emissions’ - Financial Times



  • Judgment of the Court of 16 September 2021 in Case C‑410/19, The Software Incubator Ltd Vs. Computer Associates (UK) Ltd
    Re: Reference for a preliminary ruling - Self-employed commercial agents - Directive 86/653/EC - Article 1(2) - Definition of ‘commercial agent’ - Supply of computer software to customers by electronic means - Grant of a perpetual licence for use - Concepts of ‘sale’ and ‘goods’
  • Fair and equal social protection for riders, drivers and other platform workers - see the EP Statement
  • New EU Blue Card rules for highly qualified immigrants wishing to work in Europe




  • State of the Union: Commission calls on Member States to improve journalists' safety across the EU - IP/21/4632


  • Agenda for: 1st meeting of the Trade Specialised Committee on Sanitary and Phytosanitary measures under the EU-UK TCA of 22-23 September 2021
  • Minutes of the Meeting - EU UK Trade and Co-operation Agreement 2020 - First meeting of the Specialised Committee on Fisheries of 20 July 2021
  • Parliament paves the way for special fund to mitigate the impact of Brexit


  • The IMF’s role in sovereign debt restructurings - IRC Task Force on IMF and global financial governance issues - ECB Paper Series No.262
  • Blog post by Isabel Schnabel, Member of the Executive Board of the ECB



  • Enlargement region: European Commission welcomes final adoption of EU's new €14 billion pre-accession assistance budget for 2021-2027 - IP/21/4730 & EP Statement
  • Towards a stronger partnership with the EU outermost regions - EP resolution of 14 September 2021
  • MEPs call for new EU strategy to promote democracy in Russia
  • Parliament sets out its vision for a new EU strategy on China