• Coronavirus: EU medical teams deployed to Romania - Midday Express
  • Answer given by Ms Kyriakides to a MEP written question - COVID-19 preliminary conclusions
  • Answer given by Ms Kyriakides to a MEP written question - Towards obligatory COVID-19 vaccination in Europe
  • Answer given by Ms Kyriakides to a MEP written question - Increasing vaccination numbers debunked as a miracle cure in the EU fight against the pandemic
  • Answer given by Ms Kyriakides to a MEP written question - The Commission’s signature of a potentially unbalanced contract with Pfizer under which Pfizer has extensive rights with extremely limited liability  
  • EMA - Meeting highlights from the Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee (PRAC) 25-28 October 2021


  • Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2021/1889 of 23 July 2021 amending Council Regulation (EEC) No 95/93 as regards the extension of measures for temporary relief from the slot utilisation rules due to the COVID-19 crisis
  • COVID-19: Council adds Argentina, Colombia, Namibia and Peru to the list of countries for which travel restrictions should be lifted


  • Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2021/1894 of 28 October 2021 establishing the equivalence, for the purpose of facilitating the right of free movement within the Union, of COVID-19 certificates issued by the Republic of Armenia to the certificates issued in accordance with Regulation (EU) 2021/953 of the European Parliament and of the Council
  • Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2021/1895 of 28 October 2021 establishing the equivalence, for the purpose of facilitating the right of free movement within the Union, of COVID-19 certificates issued by the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to the certificates issued in accordance with Regulation (EU) 2021/953 of the European Parliament and of the Council
  • REACT-EU: Commission approves €923 million of additional resources for the recovery in Spain - IP/21/5642


  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.10495 - WP/AP/T-Mobile Netherlands)
  • Notification of a concentration (Case M.10407 - AIP / Alvance Dunkerque Target Business)
  • Commission clears acquisition of joint control of CFGI by CVC and Carlyle (M.10482) -  Midday Express
  • Commission adopts interim measures to prevent harm to competition following Illumina's early acquisition of GRAIL (M.10493) - IP/21/5661
  • Commission opens investigation into possible breach of Article 21 of the EU Merger Regulation by Hungary in the VIG/AEGON transaction (M.10494) - Midday Express
  • Commission modifies and partially waives commitments made by Gategroup to obtain clearance of its acquisition of LSG European Business (M.9546) - Midday Express
  • Germany - Competition Register reaches next stage and will go live from 1 December 2021 with the obligation to communicate data and the possibility to consult the register
  • Portugal - Bilateral meeting of Polish and Portuguese Competition Authorities
  • UK - Clayton, Dubilier & Rice's Morrisons takeover under UK CMA freeze order
  • UK - The CMA is investigating the anticipated acquisition of CitySprint (UK) Limited by DPDgroup UK Limited
  • UK - Completed acquisition by Facebook, Inc. of GIPHY, Inc. - Decision to impose a penalty on Facebook, Inc., Tabby Acquisition Sub Inc., and Facebook UK Limited under section 94A of the Enterprise Act 2002


  • Commission Decision (EU) 2021/1885 of 20 April 2021 on the State aid SA.43127 – 2018/C (ex 2015/NN) (ex 2015/N) implemented by Poland for Przewozy Regionalne sp. z o.o.
  • Authorisation for State aid pursuant to Articles 107 and 108 of the TFEU - Cases where the Commission raises no objections
  • Commission approves €173 million aid scheme for charging and refuelling stations for zero and low emission vehicles in Poland (SA.63718) - IP/21/5662
  • Commission approves prolongation and amendment of Polish resolution scheme for cooperative and small commercial banks (SA.64522) -  Midday Express
  • Commission approves €100 million Lithuanian measure to support construction and operation of four electricity storage facilities (SA.63178) - Midday Express


  • Decision No 2/2021 of the Association Committee in Trade Configuration of 8 October 2021 on the positive assessment of Phase 1 as set out in Annex XVI-B to the Association Agreement between the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community and their Member States, of the one part, and Georgia, of the other part [2021/1887]
  • Aid for Trade: European Union remains the world's leading provider with €17.9 billion - IP/21/5641- see the EU Aid for Trade Progress Report 2021
  • New WTO report on G20 shows restraint in new pandemic-related trade restrictions
  • WTO - Members exchange views on measures, practices at Anti-Dumping Committee meeting


  • Judgment of the Court of 28 October 2021 in Case C‑636/19, Y Vs. Centraal Administratie Kantoor,
    Reference for a preliminary ruling - Cross-border healthcare - Concept of ‘insured person’ - Regulation (EC) No 883/2004 - Article 1(c) - Article 2 - Article 24 - Right to the benefits in kind provided by the Member State of residence at the expense of the Member State responsible for paying the pension - Directive 2011/24/EU - Article 3(b)(i) - Article 7 - Reimbursement of the costs of healthcare received in a Member State other than the Member State of residence and the Member State responsible for paying the pension - Conditions
  • Preparation of the Competitiveness Council on 25-26 November 2021 Long-term sustainable development and financing of the "New Space" - Policy debate


  • Judgment of the Court of 28 October 2021 in Case C-95/20, "Varchev Finans" EOOD Vs. Komisia za finansov nadzor, in the presence of: Okrazhna prokuratura - Varna
    Reference for a preliminary ruling - Directive 2014/65/EU - Markets in financial instruments - Delegated Regulation (EU) 2017/565 - Investment firms - Article 56 - Suitability assessment and related record-keeping obligations - Article 72 - Record -keeping - Retention arrangements - Information on client categorisation - Information on costs and charges related to investment services
  • Minutes of CEG on Non-Performing Loan of 20 October 2021
  • Minutes of 42nd meeting of the Expert Group of the European Securities Committee of 15 October 2021
  • Joint EBA and ESMA Guidelines on the assessment of the suitability of members of the management body and key function holders
  • ESMA addresses investment recommendations made on social media platforms
  • EFAMA's response to the EBA consultation on draft RTS criteria for the identification of shadow banking entities
  • Basel III package: EBF calls for further dialogue to secure Europe’s economic growth 


  • New fuel quality report shows why the EU needs more biofuels in transport - ePure Statement & Commission Report
  • Why have Europe's energy prices spiked and what can the EU do about them? – See CER Insight 


  • Commission report on forest fires: climate change is more noticeable every year - IP/21/5627
  • Public consultation - Bathing water quality - review of EU rules - Feedback period: 28 October 2021 - 20 January 2022
  • Statement by President von der Leyen ahead of the G20 Summit and the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26)
  • In a consistent and technology neutral Fit-for-55 Package Biodiesel has a key role to play towards climate neutral mobility - See EBB Statement
  • GFMA and BCG report says pace of adoption and growth of emissions trading schemes is not sufficient to limit global warming to 1.5C
  • Climate of cooperation: How the EU can help deliver a green grand bargain - See ecfr Policy Brief - 27/10/2021
  • Lessons from France and Further Room Improvement - Proposals to improve the Non-Financial Reporting Directive upon its revision in light of France’s legislation experience - See Delors Institute Policy paper - October 2020 


  • Raising the bar for safer cosmetics: from 1 March 2022, Commission bans more hazardous chemicals in cosmetic products - Midday Express
  • Commissioner Kyriakides in Lisbon to promote the European Health Union, Beating Cancer Plan and EU Vaccines Strategy - Midday Express
  • Provisional agreement between Council and European Parliament to reinforce European Medicines Agency
  • Safety Gate: the EU rapid alert system for dangerous non-food products - Report 2021-43
  • Answer given by Ms Kyriakides to a MEP written question - The tobacco industry’s sponsorship of F1 
  • Regulatory update - EMA encourages companies to submit type I variations for 2021 in November 2021
  • Repurposing of authorised medicines: pilot to support not-for-profit organisations and academia - EMA Statement






  • Europe in transition in a world in transition – See the EPC Paper


  • Council Decision (CFSP) 2021/1893 of 28 October 2021 amending Decision 2010/573/CFSP concerning restrictive measures against the leadership of the Transnistrian region of the Republic of Moldova
  • Main Results of the Sixth EU-Republic of Moldova Association Council of 28 October 2021 - Joint press statement