• Commission approves €2.7 million Croatian scheme to support the poultry sector affected by the coronavirus outbreak (SA.64716) - Midday Express
  • Commission approves €2 million Belgian scheme to support social economy companies in the context of the coronavirus outbreak (SA.64071) - Midday Express


  • Slovenia: EIB to provide €30 million to SRDF for faster COVID-19 recovery of SMEs, mid-caps and municipalities


  • The victim of an infringement of EU competition law committed by a parent company may seek compensation from that company’s subsidiary for the resulting loss (see CPR No.174/21 - Judgment in Case C-882/19, Sumal)
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.10419 - Brookfield/Telia Company /Telia Towers)
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.10414 - Apollo Management/AS Graanul)
  • 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 Green-City Immobilier by Lone Star (M.10426) - Midday Express
  • Commission clears creation of joint venture by KKR and Telefónica (M.10427)  - Midday Express
  • Commission clears acquisition of Schaltbau by Carlyle (M.10457) - Midday Express
  • Commission clears acquisition of zooplus by H&F (M.10462) - Midday Express
  • Commission has issued the public version of its decision to clear plans by Danish shipping and logistics company DFDS to buy HSF Logistics


  • The Court of Justice dismisses the appeals brought against the judgments of the General Court upholding the classification of the Spanish tax rules on the amortisation of financial goodwill as State aid incompatible with the internal market (See CPR No.170/21 - Judgments in Case C-50/19 P Sigma Alimentos Exterior Vs. Commission, in Joined Cases C-51/19 P, World Duty Free Group Vs. Commission and C-64/19 P Spain Vs. Commission, in Case C-52/19 P Banco Santander Vs. Commission, in Joined Cases C-53/19 P, Banco Santander and Santusa Vs. Commission and C-65/19 P, Spain Vs. Commission and in Cases C-54/19 P, Axa Mediterranean Vs. Commission and C-55/19 P, Prosegur Compañía de Seguridad Vs. Commission)
  • Commission Decision (EU) 2021/1757 of 4 December 2020 on the aid scheme SA.38399 - 2019/C (ex 2018/E) which Italy implemented - Corporate Taxation of Ports in Italy
  • Commission decides to repeal its decision to refer the United Kingdom to the Court of Justice for failure to recover illegal aid granted by Gibraltar to several multinational companies- Midday Express


  • Opinion of Advocate General of 06 October 2021 in Case C-666/19 P, Changmao Biochemical Engineering Co. Ltd Vs . European Commission
    Re: Appeal - Dumping - Imports of aspartame originating in China - Applicability ratione temporis of Regulation (EU) 2016/1036 - Article 2(7)(a) of Regulation (EC) No 1225/2009 - Determination of the normal value on the basis of the price in the European Union for the like product - Article 2(10) of Regulation (EC) No 1225/2009 - Adjustments for the purposes of determining the dumping margin - Adjustments for the purposes of determining the existence of injury
  • Agenda for: Meeting of the Export Credits Group - 08 October 2021
  • Agenda for: Trade Policy Committee (Generalised System of Preferences (GSP)) - 12 October 2021
  • Agenda for: 3rd Meeting of the Commission Customs Control Equipment Instrument (CCEI) Coordination Group - 15 October 2021
  • Presentation by BusinessEurope to the Working Party on Trade Questions - European Business in a changing global environment
  • Draft Report from the 58th Plenary Meeting of Trade Contact Group (TCG) - 15 April 2021
  • Elegislative resolution of 5 October 2021 on the proposal for a Council regulation temporarily suspending autonomous Common Customs Tariff duties on import of certain industrial products into the Canary Islands


  • Judgment of the Court of 6 October 2021 in Case C-458/19 P, ClientEarth, Vs. European Commission, European Chemicals Agency (ECHA)
    Re: Appeal - Action for annulment - Commission Implementing Decision C(2016) 3549 final - Authorisation for uses of bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) - Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 - Articles 60 and 62 - Regulation (EC) No 1367/2006 - Request for internal review - Commission Decision C(2016) 8454 final - Rejection of the request




  • Crisis in the pigmeat sector - Information from the Belgian delegation, supported by Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Poland, Romania and Slovakia 
  • Updating animal welfare legislation in the EU - Information from the Danish delegation, on behalf of the Belgian, Danish, German, Netherlands and Swedish delegations
  • Further prolongation of the Temporary Framework for State aid measures to support agriculture until 31 December 2022 with the proportionate increase of the aid ceiling - Information from the Croatian and Hungarian delegations, supported by the Bulgarian, Cyprus, Estonian, Greek, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Luxembourg, Polish, Romanian and Spanish delegations
  • Meeting of G20 agriculture ministers (Florence, 17 - 18 September 2021) - Information from the Italian delegation
  • Agriculture: Commission adopts exceptional measures to support the wine, fruit and vegetable sectors - IP/21/4922


  • Advocate General Bobek: The Court has no jurisdiction over the decisions of the representatives of the Member States locating the new seats of the European Medicines Agency and of the European Labour Authority (See CPR No.178/2021 - Opinion of the Advocate General in Cases C-743/19, Parliament Vs. Council (Siège de l’Autorité européenne du travail) and in Joined Cases C-59/18 Italy Vs. Council and)
  • World Teachers Day: Commission launches tool to support primary and secondary teachers in using digital technologies - IP/21/4964FactSheet & SELFIEforTEACHERS
  • Education: Commission publishes report on impact of COVID-19 on early childhood education and care - Midday Express


  • Advocate General Bobek: Nord Stream 2 AG can challenge before the EU Courts the directive extending the scope of the Gas Directive to pipelines connecting the EU with third countries (See CPR No. 179/2021 - Opinion of the Advocate General in the Case C-348/20 P, Nord Stream 2 Vs. Parliament and Council)
  • Energy Charter Treaty: Progress continues in modernisation negotiations
  • Czech energy chief urges EU to reclassify gas - Financial Times


  • ELegislative resolution of 5 October 2021 on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council Amending Regulation (EC) No 1367/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 6 September 2006 on the application of the provisions of the Aarhus Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters to Community institutions and bodies
  • Agenda for: Working Party on International Environment Issues - Desertification - 14 October 2021
  • President von der Leyen to attend the EU Sustainable Investment Summit tomorrow - Midday Express
  • EVP Timmermans at EU-Indo-Pacific High Level Conference on Climate Change ahead of COP26 - Midday Express


  • Agenda for: Medical Device Coordination Group & Stakeholders - 18 October 2021
  • Agenda for: Medical Device Coordination Group (MDR/IVDR)  - 19 October 2021


  • Summary of the Opinion of the European Data Protection Supervisor on the Proposal for a Directive on consumer credit


  • Agenda for: Council of the EU (Justice & Home Affairs) - 07 & 08 October 2021 - see List of "A Items"
  • The Court clarifies its case-law in Cilfit concerning the situations in which national courts or tribunals of last instance are not subject to the obligation to make a reference for a preliminary ruling (See CPR No.175/21 - Judgment in Case C-561/19, Consorzio Italian Management and Catania Multiservizi)
  • Transfers without consent of a judge from one court to another or between two divisions of the same court are liable to undermine the principles of the irremovability of judges and judicial independence (See CPR No.173/21 - Judgment in Case C-487/19, W.Ż. (Chamber of Extraordinary Control and Public Affairs of the Supreme Court – Appointment)
  • According to Advocate General Saugmandsgaard Øe, a Member State faced with persistent serious threats to public policy or internal security may reintroduce controls at its internal borders for longer than only six months (See CPR No.177/2021 - Opinions of the Advocate General in joined Cases C-368/20, C-369/20, Landespolizeidirektion Steiermark)
  • Commission presents first-ever EU Strategy on combating antisemitism and fostering Jewish life - IP/21/4990, Q&A, Factsheet & Speech by VP Schinas
  • Eurojust Written Recommendations on Jurisdiction - Follow-up at the national level - September 2021
  • Citizens' engagement: Launch of new centre for designing policies with citizens, for citizens - IP/21/5026
  • Commissioners Reynders and Johansson in Luxembourg for meeting of Justice and Home Affairs Ministers - Midday Express


  • Guideline (EU) 2021/1759 of the European Central Bank of 20 July 2021 amending Guideline ECB/2012/27 on a Trans-European Automated Real-time Gross settlement Express Transfer system (TARGET2) (ECB/2021/30)
  • Decision (EU) 2021/1758 of the European Central Bank of 21 September 2021 amending Decision ECB/2007/7 concerning the terms and conditions of TARGET2-ECB (ECB/2021/43)
  • Main results of the Economic and Financial Affairs Council - 5 October 2021
    - Report from the Commission: "EU Border Regions: Living labs of European integration”
  • Discovering new plausibility checks for supervisory data  ECB Statistics Paper Series No.41
  • Switching-track after the Great Recession - ECB Working Paper Series No.2596
  • Speech by Christine Lagarde: "Dynamic regions at the heart of a strong Europe"
  • Central banks haunted by fears of stagflation - Financial Times



  • Agenda for: Meeting of the Coreper (Part.1) - 08 October 2021
  • List of meetings taking place between 1 and 31 October 2021


  • The Treaties do not prohibit the Council from waiting, before adopting the decision concluding the Istanbul Convention on behalf of the EU, for the ‘common accord’ of the Member States, but the Council cannot alter the procedure for concluding that convention by making that conclusion contingent on the prior establishment of such a ‘common accord’ (See CPR No.176/21 - Opinion 1/19 - Istanbul Convention)
  • High-Level Forum on providing protection to Afghans at risk - IP/21/5088
  • EIB President discusses the role of public finance to address inequalities at UNCTAD
  • Hundreds of African financial professionals benefit from EIB banking and microfinance academy
  • Note from the EEAS to the PSC: Concept for an Integrated Approach on Climate Change and Security
  • Cyber defence: Speech on behalf of High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell at the EP plenary