• Council Decision (EU) 2021/1725 of 24 September 2021 further extending the temporary derogation from the Council’s Rules of Procedure introduced by Decision (EU) 2020/430, in view of the travel difficulties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic in the Union

  • Commission approves €1.2 million Romanian aid scheme for airlines starting regular international flights at Maramureș International Airport following the coronavirus outbreak (SA.64092) - Midday Express


  • The General Court maintains the fines imposed by the Commission on several undertakings by reason of their participation in a cartel on the market for aluminium
    electrolytic capacitors and tantalum electrolytic capacitors (CPR No 164/21 - Judgments in Cases T-341/18 - NEC Vs. Commission, T-342/18 - Nichicon, Corporation Vs. Commission, T-343/18 - Tokin Vs.Commission, T-344/18 - Rubycon and Rubycon Holdings Vs. Commission, T-363/18 Nippon Chemi-Con Corporation Vs. Commission)
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.10169 - EPLI/SZ/JV)
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.10386 - BC Partners/Valtech)
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.10368 - Advent/Eurazeo/Hoist)
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.10440 - SEGRO/PSPIB/Varia Class Logistics)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.10444 - RWE Generation/Messer Industriegase/Kreis Düren/Siemens Project Ventures/JV)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.10416 - Stellantis/FIH/JV)
  • Croatia - CCA Groceries Retail Market Inquiry for 2020: Retail turnover exceeds HRK 40 billion Konzum plus remains leading groceries retailer
  • Cyprus - Notification of a concentration concerning the acquisition by Blakstone Inc. of part of the share capital of The Chamberlain Group LLC, Systems LLC and related assets, via Chariot Buyer LLC
  • Cyprus - Notification of a concentration concerning the acquisition by PEP VIII International Ltd, of the share capital of Makto S.a r.l. through P8 Holding 1 S.a.r.l
  • Germany - Bundeskartellamt - List of Notified Merger Projects
  • Germany - Bundeskartellamt prohibits complete acquisition of publisher of “Ostthüringer Zeitung” by Funke-Mediengruppe
  • Spain - The CNMC approves Mémora's acquisition of the Rekalde and Irache funeral homes, with commitments
  • The Netherlands - ACM fines Samsung over 39 million euros for influencing the online prices of television sets
  • UK - CMA consults on environmental sustainability advice


  • Judgment of the General Court of 29 September 2021 in Case T-448/18, Ryanair DAC, Airport Marketing Services Ltd, e FR Financing (Malta) Ltd, Vs. European Commission
    Re: State aid - Agreements concluded by Kärntner Flughafen Betriebsgesellschaft with Ryanair and its subsidiaries Airport Marketing Services and Leading - Airport services - Marketing services - Decision declaring the aid incompatible with the internal market and ordering its recovery - Concept of State aid - Whether imputable to the State - Advantage - Private investor test - Recovery - Article 41 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights - Right of access to the file - Right to be heard
  • Judgment of the General Court of 29 September 2021 in Case T-569/19, AlzChem Group AG Vs. European Commission
    Re: Access to documents - Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 - Documents relating to a procedure for the recovery of State aid following a decision declaring the aid incompatible with the internal market and ordering its recovery - Refusal to grant access - Exception relating to the protection of the purpose of inspections, investigations and audits - Overriding public interest - Principle of non-discrimination - Obligation to state reasons


  • EU-Canada - Joint report of the Bilateral Dialogue meeting on Forest products of 7 July 2021





  • Communication on the New EU Forest Strategy for 2030 - Policy debate


  • Technical support for RES policy development and implementation - see the Full Report


  • Agenda for: Working Party on International Environment Issues (UNECE Aarhus) of 04 October 2021
  • Antarctica: EU leads efforts to designate new large-scale Marine Protected Areas - Midday Express
  • Commission's technical support to Greece in tackling the structural reasons for wildfires crisis - Midday Express
  • Industrial accidents: Commission report shows improvement in prevention of major accidents involving dangerous substances - See the Report - Midday Express 


  • Six years after Dieselgate scandal broke, consumer authorities finally jointly call on VW to compensate consumers - See Beuc Statement


  • Commissioner Breton in South Korea to discuss digital and tech matters - Midday Express


  • Agenda for: Meeting of the Informal Expert Group on Company Law and Corporate Governance (ICLEG) of 4 October 2021
  • The General Court dismisses the action brought by M. Kočner against Europol in the context of the investigation into the murder of the journalist J. Kuciak and his fiancée M. Kušnírová (See CPR Nº 165/2021 - Judgment of the General Court in Case T-528/20, Kočner Vs. EUROPOL)
  • Commission proposes partial suspension of EU–Belarus Visa Facilitation Agreement for officials of the Belarus regime - IP/21/4906QaAFactSheet & Communication
  • New Pact on Migration and Asylum: reporting on developments and stepping up fight against migrant exploitation - IP/21/4905, QaA & FactSheet
    - Report on Migration and Asylum: Annex 1 & Annex 2
    - Renewed EU action plan against migrant smuggling (2021-2025)
    - Communication on the application of the Employers Sanctions Directive
    - Proposal for a partial suspension of the Visa Facilitation Agreement with Belarus



  • Council Decision (CFSP) 2021/1726 of 28 September 2021 in support of combating the illicit trade in and proliferation of small arms and light weapons in the Member States of the League of Arab States – Phase II
  • The General Court annuls the Council decisions concerning, first, the agreement between the EU and Morocco amending the tariff preferences granted by the EU to products of Moroccan origin and, second, the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreement (See CPR Nº 166/2021 - Judgments of the General Court in Case T-279/19 and in the joint Cases T-344/19 and T-356/19, Front Polisario Vs. Council)
  • Statement by President von der Leyen on the occasion of her official visit to Albania and to the Republic of North Macedonia