• ECDC - Data on the daily number of new reported COVID-19 cases and deaths by EU/EEA country
  • EMA’s human medicines committee (CHMP) has concluded that a booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine Spikevax (from Moderna) may be considered in people aged 18 years and above.
  • EMA - COVID-19: EMA starts rolling review of molnupiravir
  • Fourth Meeting of the European expert group on SARS-CoV-2 variants - 22 October 2021
  • Speech by President von der Leyen at the launch of the Belgian Biopharma platform


  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.10443 - Allianz Capital/ Aimco/ Dalmore/Generation/Porterbrook)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.10382 - CDPE/Macquarie/Blackstone/ ASPI)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.10510 - Apollo Management/K1 Group)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.10320 - Aperam/ELG Haniel)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.10501 - Bouygues/Destia)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.10319 - Greiner/Recticel)
  • Commission clears creation of joint venture Mobile Drive Netherlands by Stellantis and FIH (M.10416) - Midday Express
  • Commission clears acquisition of joint control of Amedes by OMERS and Goldman Sachs (M.10454) - Midday Express
  • Commission clears acquisition of joint control of SMTPC by Vinci and Eiffage (M.10357) - Midday Express
  • Commission clears acquisition of Cespa by Schwarz (M.10476) - Midday Express
  • Commission clears acquisition of DINSA II by VINCI (M.10314) - Midday Express
  • Belgium - Decision - 21-CC-18-AUD - Automotive & Mobility Invest NV / Groep Ceulemans - 22.10.2021
  • Cyprus - Notification of a concentration regarding the acquisition of the sharecapital of Intersect ENT, Inc. by Medtronic, Inc.
  • Cyprus - Notification of a concentration concerning the acquisition by CVC Funds Holding Companies of part of the share capital of Apollonio Private Hospital Public Company Ltd, through Hellenic Healthcare Holding (Cyprus) Ltd
  • France - Mobile telephony infrastructure: the Authority authorises, subject to conditions, the acquisition of Hivory by the Cellnex group
  • Hungary - The Competition Authority is investigating the timber market as well
  • Italy - AGCM has launched an antitrust investigation against the Interprovincial Order of Pharmacists of Bari-Barletta-Andria-Trani and several Altamura pharmacies 
  • The DMA must end unfair software licenses’ distortion of cloud infrastructure markets - (See the Report by Frédéric Jenny)


  • Communication from the Commission - Approval of the content of a draft for a Commission Regulation amending Regulation (EU) No 651/2014 declaring certain categories of aid compatible with the internal market in application of Articles 107 and 108 of the Treaty
  • Commission approves modification of Danish aid scheme for maritime transport (SA.62065) - Midday Express


  • Agenda for: Customs Decisions MS Collaboration Project group: Feedback on CDS V1.28 Iteration 1 on 10 November 2021
  • Minutes of the 225th meeting of the Committee (‘Combined Nomenclature’ sector) of 06 October 2021
  • Minutes of the Customs 2020 project group meeting dealing with classification of products in the HS/CN nomenclatures – Mech/Misc/Text (classification of MCPs and classification of certain embedded chips or dies) of 03 May 2021
  • Answer given by Executive Vice-President Dombrovskis to a MEP written question - Trade agreements
  • David Frost: ‘No role’ for EU court in Northern Ireland disputes', says UK Brexit minister -


  • EU law prohibits the conclusion by a Member State of an arbitration agreement with identical content to an invalid arbitration clause in a bilateral investment treaty between Member States (See CPR Nº 190/2021 - Judgment of the Court of Justice in Case C-109/20, Republiken Polen Vs. PL Holdings)
  • Commission Decision (EU) 2021/1871 of 22 October 2021 amending Decision 2014/312/EU establishing the ecological criteria for the award of the EU Ecolabel for indoor and outdoor paints and varnishes
  • Commission Decision (EU) 2021/1870 of 22 October 2021 establishing the EU Ecolabel criteria for cosmetic products and animal care products
  • Minutes of the 51st, and 1st hybrid, SOLVIT workshop - Meeting of the SOLVIT - Groupe d'experts (E01750) of 13-15 October 2021
  • European Institute of Innovation & Technology gives boost to sustainable recovery and growth of Europe's cultural and creative sectors - IP/21/5467, EIT Press Release & Call for Proposals 2021
  • EU Cohesion policy: Kick-off of the 10th Annual Forum of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region
  • Conference on the new European Research Area
  • Cross-industry group of European metals-producing and -using industries and their workers warn against catastrophic impact of Chinese magnesium supply shortage - Joint Statement
  • Future of Europe: implementation and enforcement key for SMEs - See SMEunited Statement


  • Addendum to Council conclusions on climate finance (5 October 2021) - Decision to use written procedure for approval
  • ESMA - Key relevant provisions of the corporate or similar law of a Member State, under which securities are constituted


  • Agenda for: Working Party on Tax Questions (High Level) of 28 October 2021


  • Agenda for: 2nd meeting of the Horizon Europe Programme Committee - Cluster 6 - ‘Food, bioeconomy, natural resources, agriculture and environment’ of 27 October 2021
  • Agenda for: Meeting of the Agricultural Product Quality Policy Committee (joined with Wine, Spirit Drinks) of 28 October 2021
  • Agenda for: Meeting of the Committee on Organic Production of 28 October 2021
  • EU agri-food trade continues to show solid growth - EU27 Agri-Food Trade: January-July 2021



  • Proposal for a Council Decision on the position to be taken on behalf of the EU in the Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment and the Coastal Region of the Mediterranean
    - to amend the Annex to the Protocol for the Prevention and Elimination of Pollution of the Mediterranean Sea by Dumping from Ships and Aircraft or Incineration at Sea (the ‘Dumping Protocol’)
    - to amend Annexes I, II and IV to the Protocol for the Protection of the Mediterranean Sea against Pollution from Land-Based Sources and Activities (the ‘LBS Protocol’)
    - to amend the Annexes to the Protocol for the Protection of the Mediterranean Sea against Pollution Resulting from Exploration and Exploitation of the Continental Shelf and the Seabed and its Subsoil (the ‘Offshore Protocol’)
    - to designate the Mediterranean Sea, as a whole, as an emission control area for sulphur oxides (‘MED SOx ECA’) pursuant to Annex VI of the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (the ‘MARPOL Convention’)
  • EU Climate Action: Progress reports show 2020 emissions down 31% from 1990, 76% of ETS revenues used for green transition - IP/21/5555
  • Boosting Europe's green transition: Commission invests €1.5 billion in innovative clean tech projects - IP/21/5473
  • Wasteful destruction of unsold goods must be banned, NGOs urge the EU - Belgian, French and German initiatives to end product destruction must be upscaled at the single-market level - See EEB Statement
  • Views on the Review of the requirements for packaging and other measures to prevent packaging waste - See SMEunited Statement
  • The aviation and maritime sectors and the EU ETS: challenges and impacts - Study/Research for EP TRAN Committee


  • SCHEER - Minutes of the Working Group meeting on Draft Environmental Quality Standards for the Water Framework Directive Priority Substances & groundwater quality standards of 13 October 2021
  • SCCS - Request for a scientific advice on the safety of Homosalate (CAS No 118-56-9, EC No 204-260-8) as a UV-filter in cosmetic products
  • SCCS - Minutes of the Meeting of the Working Group on Cosmetic Ingredients in Cosmetic Products of 5-6 October 2021
  • SCHEER - Minutes of the Meeting of the Working Group on electromagnetic field (EMF) of 07 October 2021
  • SCHEER - Minutes of the 19th Meeting of 07-08 October 2021
  • ECDC - Eleventh external quality assessment scheme for Salmonella typing
  • EMA - Generating high-quality evidence from registry-based studies - See the Guidance
  • EFSA has begun work on a new assessment looking at the risk of antimicrobial resistant bacteria spreading during animal transport.


  • Judgment of the Court of 26 October 2021 in Joined Cases C-428/21, PPU and C-429/21 PPU, HM (C-428/21 PPU), TZ (C-429/21 PPU) in the presence of: Openbaar Ministerie
    Re: Reference for a preliminary ruling - Urgent preliminary ruling procedure - Judicial cooperation in criminal matters - European arrest warrant - Framework Decision 2002/584/JHA - Article 27(3)(g) and (4) - Request for consent to prosecution for offences other than those which justified surrender - Article 28, (3) - Request for consent to subsequent surrender of the person concerned to another Member State - Article 47 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union - Right to effective judicial protection - Right of the person concerned to be heard by the executing judicial authority - Detailed rules
  • Sixth European Migration Forum: ‘From pandemic to recovery: challenges and best practices in migration management' - Midday Express
  • European IT systems for border management and security: Commissioner Johansson to participate in eu-LISA conference - Midday Express


  • Agenda for: Council of the EU (Economic & Financial Affairs) of 09 November 2021 - See "List of A Items"
  • EU budget: EU accounts signed off for the 14th year in a row - IP/21/5541 & FactSheet
  • EU Candidate Countries’ & Potential Candidates’ Economic Quarterly (CCEQ) - 3rd Quarter 2021 - An overview of economic developments in candidate and pre-candidate countries
  • Country Specific Recommendations and Recovery and Resilience Plans - Thematic overview on gender-related issues - In-Depth Analysis for EP ECON Committee
  • ECB announces members of Digital Euro Market Advisory Group
  • ECB - The euro area bank lending survey - Third quarter of 2021


  • Agenda for: 2nd meeting of the Specialised Committee on Fisheries established by the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement


  • 8th revised "List of meetings" taking place between 1 and 31 October 2021
  • Agenda for: Meeting of the Coreper (Part.1 & Part.2) of 27 October 2021
  • EP - Future of Europe: people's ideas at the Conference Plenary


  • Agenda for: EU-African Union ministerial meeting - 26 October 2021
  • Israel: Statement by the Spokesperson on new settlement expansion
  • Sudan: Statement by the HR Josep Borrell on the current political situation
  • Turkey: a serious diplomatic crisis that can still be avoided - See the EP Statement
  • Answer given by HR/VP Borrell to a MEP written question - Bahrain
  • Answer given by HR/VP Borrell to a MEP written question - Review of EU-Russia relations
  • Answer given by Ms McGuinness to a MEP written question - Strengthening the sanctions against Belarus