• Commission approves €2.7 million Croatian scheme to support the poultry sector affected by the coronavirus outbreak (SA.64716) - Midday Express


  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.10392 - H.I.G. Capital/Cesar/SDA/VDM)
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.10397 - Tecpetrol/Oaktree/Litoral Gas/ECS)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.10470 - Swiss Life Holding/Vauban Infrastructure Partners/Aves One)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.10400 - Alta Percier/Bridgepoint/Latour/Primonial)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.10481 - Silver Lake/BV/Clubessential Holdings)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.10212 - Andel/Energi Danmark)
  • Commission clears acquisition of joint control of OPG Window by Primonial REIM and Sogécap (M.10421) - Midday Express
  • Commission clears acquisition of Restaurant Brands Iberia by Cinven (M.10445) - Midday Express
  • Commission clears acquisition of Schaltbau by Carlyle (M.10457) - Midday Express
  • Belgium - The Investigation and Prosecution Service of the Competition Authority has decided to prosecute cigarette manufacturers Philip Morris Benelux, Établissements L. Lacroix Fils, JT International Company Netherlands and British American Tobacco Belgium for the exchange of information on prices between competitors, contrary to competition law
  • Croatia - CCA clears the concentration between Končar-Ulaganja and Construction Line Limited/Dalekovod
  • Germany - Bundeskartellamt/ Courtesy translation of the Bundesgerichtshof's Decision KVR 54/20
  • Latvia - The Competition Council has been repeatedly included in the prestigious list of the world's leading competition authorities
  • The Netherlands - ACM imposes fines for price-fixing agreements involving the purchase of used cooking oil
  • UK - Arthur J Gallagher & Co's planned acquisition of the treaty-reinsurance business of Willis Towers Watson is being probed by the CMA 


  • Agenda for: Working Party on Trade Policy Committee (Deputy Members) of 08 October 2021
  • Revised Agenda for: 225th Meeting of the Customs Code Committee - Tariff and Statistical Nomenclature Section (Combined Nomenclature Sector) on 6 October 2021
  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/1754 of 4 October 2021 amending Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1382 amending certain Regulations imposing anti-dumping or anti-subsidy measures on certain steel products subject to a safeguard measure
  • Modernised EFTA-Turkey FTA enters into force - 01 October 2021
  • WTO - Global trade rebound beats expectations but marked by regional divergences



  • Capital requirements directive (CRD V) - concerning investment firms - transposition status - (Directive 2019/878/EU)
  • Prudential supervision of investment firms directive (IRD) - transposition status -  (Directive 2019/2034/EU)
  • Cross-border distribution of investment funds directive - transposition status - (Directive 2019/1160/EU)
  • Crowdfunding service providers directive - transposition status - (Directive 2020/1504/EU)
  • Covered bonds supervision directive - transposition status - (Directive 2019/2162/EU)


  • Agenda for: Recovery Expert Group (mutual tax recovery assistance) of 26 October 2021
  • Taxation: Anguilla, Dominica and Seychelles removed from the EU list of non-cooperative jurisdictions - see the Conclusions
  • Global tax deal reached despite vocal opposition - Major economies like France and the US signed up, while low-tax regimes including Ireland and Barbados balked -


  • Agenda for: Standing Forestry Committee of 06 October 2021


  • Public consultation: Employment and social innovation programme 2014-20 – final evaluation - Staff working document - Feedback period: 05 October 2021 - 28 December 2021


  • Public consultation: Digitalising the energy sector - EU action plan - Communication - Feedback period: 04 October 2021 - 24 January 2022
  • France and Spain demand changes to EU energy pricing - Financial Times


  • Public consultation: Wildlife trafficking – EU action plan (evaluation) - Roadmap - Feedback period: 05 October 2021 - 28 December 2021
  • Public consultation: Preventing illegal trade in wildlife – revision of EU action plan - Communication - Feedback period: 05 October 2021 - 28 December 2021
  • EU environment ministers to discuss EU climate package and prepare for the Glasgow Climate Change Conference - See the Finnish Ministry Statement
  • Green mining’ is a myth: EU must slash resource consumption by two-thirds – new Study by the EEB 


  • The EUDAMED UDI/Devices and NBs & Certificates modules are open. Economic Operators and Notified Bodies can start entering data in EUDAMED on voluntary basis
    MDCG 2019-6 Rev.3 - Questions and answers: Requirements relating to notified bodies
    MDCG 2021-24 - Guidance on classification of medical devices
    - Good Lay Summary Practice Guidance
  • EU Health Policy Platform webinar - EU4Health 2021 Work Programme: Info session on HERA procurement calls (14 October 2021, 10.00–12.00 CEST)
  • SCHEER - Minutes of the Working Group meeting on safety of Titanium Dioxide in toys of 14 September 2021
  • SCHEER - Minutes of the Working Group meeting on the safety of Cobalt in toys of 14 September 2021
  • EFSA - Outcome of the consultation with Member States and EFSA on the basic substance application for approval of lemon essential oil to be used in plant protection as an acaricide, insecticide and fungicide in fruit trees (citrus) 



  • Agenda for: Working Party on Cooperation in Criminal Matters (COPEN - E-evidence) of 6 October 2021
  • Agenda for: Working Party on JHA Information Exchange (IXIM) of 13 October 2021
  • Overview of the current legislative proposals (Justice and Home Affairs) under the Slovenian Presidency
  • Improving the Schengen evaluation and monitoring mechanism - Briefing for the EP LIBE Committee
  • Commission presents first-ever EU Strategy on combating antisemitism and fostering Jewish life - IP/21/4990, Q&A and Factsheet


  • NextGenerationEU: European Commission endorses Estonia's €969.3 million recovery and resilience plan - IP/21/5021, QaA & Statement by President von der Leyen
  • NextGenerationEU: European Commission endorses Finland's €2.1 billion recovery and resilience plan - IP/21/4992, QaA & Statement by President von der Leyen
  • Main Results of the Eurogroup meeting of 4 October 2021 - See Remarks by Paschal Donohoe & by Commissioner Gentiloni
  • ECB - Euro money market statistics: Fifth maintenance period 2021
  • ECB - Households and non-financial corporations in the euro area: second quarter of 2021
  • ECB - Euro area quarterly balance of payments and international investment position: second quarter of 2021
  • Banks' risk-taking within a banking union - ECB Working Paper Series No.2595
  • Central bank communication with non-experts: a road to nowhere? - ECB Working Paper Series No.2594
  • Monetary Policy in a Low Interest Rate Environment: Reversal Rate and Risk-Taking - ECB Working Paper Series No.2593
  • The macroeconomic impact of euro area labour market reforms: evidence from a narrative panel VAR - ECB Working Paper Series No.2592


  • EU-UK relations: Council authorises the start of negotiations for an agreement in respect of Gibraltar



  • Ethiopia: Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the European Union on the decision to expel seven United Nations officials 
  • EU crash course in geopolitics: Navigating the transatlantic minefield - See EPC Commentary - 01.10.2021