• EMA ends rolling review of CVnCoV COVID-19 vaccine following withdrawal by CureVac AG
  • EMA - A global approach to regulatory flexibility to increase manufacturing capacity during COVID-19
  • ECDC - Data on the daily number of new reported COVID-19 cases and deaths by EU/EEA country
  • ECDC - Data on COVID-19 vaccination in the EU/EEA


  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.10487 - CDPQ/Investcorp/ICR)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.10450 - CDP/Macquarie/Open Fiber)
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.10441 - Bridgepoint/FFL/ACT)
  • Commission clears acquisition of AR Packaging by Graphic Packaging Holding Company (M.10353) -  Midday Express
  • Commission clears creation of a joint venture by Beteiligungsgesellschaft Kreis Düren, Messer Industriegase, RWE Generation and Siemens (M.10444) -  Midday Express
  • Cyprus - The Administrative Court has upheld the decision of the Commission for the Protection of Competition and the fine of €2.100.000 imposed on the Pancyprian Organization of Cattle Farmers (POCF) Public Ltd for infringements of the Protection of Competition Law of 2008
  • Cyprus - The Administrative Court has upheld the decision of the Commission for the Protection of Competition and the fine imposed on the Cyprus Telecommunications Authority for infringements of the Protection of Competition Law of 2008.
  • Finland - KKV to investigate further the competition effects of the acquisition between Mehiläinen and Fysios
  • France - The Autorité de la concurrence fined ESPACE FOOT €25,000 for imposing on its franchisees the retail prices at which items sold in the company's stores are sold
  • The Netherlands - Dutch regulators strengthen oversight of digital activities by intensifying cooperation
  • UK - The CMA has cleared the completed acquisition by National Grid Holdings One plc of PPL WPD Investments Limited - see the Full text decision


  • Answer given by Ms Vestager to a MEP written question - Revision of the State aid guidelines for broadband 


  • Agenda for: Trade Policy Committee (Services & Investment) of 13 October 2021
  • Draft Agenda of the EP INTA Committee of 25 & 26 October 2021
  • Minutes of the EP INTA Committee of 27 September 2021
  • EP Hearing - Investment Policy and Investment Protection Reform of 26 October 2021 - See the Programme
  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/1805 of 12 October 2021 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of wire rod originating in the People’s Republic of China following an expiry review pursuant to Article 11(2) of Regulation (EU) 2016/1036 of the European Parliament and of the Council
  • Answer given by Mr Dombrovskis to a MEP written question - Protecting markets in Europe
  • WTO briefs members and observers on COVID-19 related initiatives and analysis


  • Agenda for: Working Party Competitiveness & Growth (Tourism) of 20 October 2021
  • Agenda for: 28th Meeting of the Group of Experts on Drug Precursors of 26 October 2021
  • Minutes of the Council of the EU (Competitiveness (Internal Market, Industry, Research & Space)) of 28 and 29 September 2021
  • Working Documents - 52nd Expert group on European Structural and Investment Funds of 05 October 2021
  • Public Consultation - Vehicle safety – technical requirements & test procedures for EU type-approval of event data recorders (EDRs) - Delegated regulation - Feedback period: 12 October 2021 - 09 November 2021


  • EFAMA’s comments on EC’s public consultation on DEBRA (Debt Equity Bias Reduction Allowance) - 7 Oct 2021


  • Position (EU) No 35/2021 of the Council at First Reading with a view to the adoption of a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 2013/34/EU as regards disclosure of income tax information by certain undertakings and branches Adopted by the Council on 28 September 2021 - Statement of Council’s reasons



  • Agenda for: Council of the EU (Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs) ECCL of 15 October 2021
  • Council Decision on guidelines for the employment policies of the Member States 
  • EU Cohesion policy: First Gender Equality Report maps female achievements and disadvantages in EU regions


  • Energy prices: Commission presents a toolbox of measures to tackle exceptional situation and its impacts - IP/21/5204QaAFactSheet & Communication
  • The Energy Poverty Advisory Hub (EPAH) – an initiative of the European Commission has launched its new website
  • Speech by Commissioner Kadri Simson at the Conference on the Integration of Ukraine into ENTSO-E
  • Europe’s high energy prices: ACER looks at the drivers, outlook and policy considerations – See the Note
  • Brussels responds to the energy crisis with a policy guide -


  • Biodiversity: New report shows progress made on invasive alien species but challenges remain - see the Report


  • Agenda for: Meeting of the PAFF Committee, section Plant Health of 21-22 October 2021
  • Agenda for: Meeting of the PAFF Committee, section Phytopharmaceuticals - Legislation - of 21-22 October 2021
  • Commission Regulation (EU) 2021/1804 of 12 October 2021 amending Annex II to Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the MRL for bentazone in peas with pods 


  • Agenda for: 14th Meeting of the Committee established under Article 93 of the GDPR of 15 October 2021
  • Agenda for: Horizontal Working Party on Cyber Issues 15 October 2021
  • Enisa - Blue OLEx 2021: Testing the Response to Large Cyber Incidents


  • Aviation: EU and Ukraine sign milestone aviation agreement - See the Q&A
  • Public Consultation - Road traffic information services – revised specifications - Delegated regulation - Feedback period: 12 October 2021 - 09 November 2021
  • Public Consultation - Sustainable management of onboard ship waste – EU incentive scheme - Implementing regulation - Feedback period: 12 October 2021 - 09 November 2021 


  • NextGenerationEU: European Commission disburses pre-financing payments to Slovakia - IP/21/5224
  • NextGenerationEU: European Commission successfully issues first green bond to finance the sustainable recovery - IP/21/5207 & QaA


  • 5th Revised “List of meetings” taking place between 1 and 31 October 2021
  • Possible items for College agendas 19 October – 22 December 2021


  • Main results of EU-Ukraine summit, Kyiv, Ukraine of 12 October 2021, see the Joint statement & Remarks by Charles Michel
  • High Representative/Vice-President Borrell travels to Washington
  • Myanmar/Burma: Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the European Union to support the work of the ASEAN Special Envoy