• EU digital Covid certificates: the President of the Court of First Instance dismisses the application for a stay of execution of the regulation establishing a common framework for the issue, verification and acceptance of certificates (See CPR No.194/2021 - Order of the President of the Court of First Instance in Case T-527/21 R - Abenante and Others v Parliament and Council)
  • Dutch government to tighten coronavirus restrictions amid infections hike - COVID passports, face coverings and part-time remote working will be emphasized -


  • The impact of COVID-19 on exports related jobs - DG Trade Chief Economist Note - Issue 1/ September 2021


  • Germany - Bundeskartellamt: List of Notified Merger Projects 
  • Germany - The Bundeskartellamt has today published guidelines on the conformity of cooperatives with competition law.


  • Agenda for: EP INTA Committee of 09 November 2021
  • Agenda for: Customs Union Working Party of 03 November 2021
  • Review of Trade and Sustainable Development provisions in trade agreements - Request by the Netherlands delegation
  • EU and US agree to start discussions on a Global Arrangement on Sustainable Steel and Aluminium and suspend steel and aluminium trade disputes - IP/21/5721Q&A  & Factsheet
    - EU unilateral statement on the suspension of countermeasures
    - Joint EU-US statement on trade in steel and aluminium 
    - Press statement by President von der Leyen and by EVP Dombrovskis 
    - Joint EU-US Statement on a Global Arrangement on Sustainable Steel and Aluminium 
  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/1832 of 12 October 2021 amending Annex I to Council Regulation (EEC) No 2658/87 on the tariff and statistical nomenclature and on the Common Customs Tariff
  • Report on the CSD meeting of 26 October 2021 on the 15 point action plan on trade and sustainable development
  • Europe’s Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism: Time to Go Back to the Drawing Board - See ECIPE Policy Brief - No.14/2021 - November 2021
  • WTO - Members report on progress in finding landing zones in fisheries subsidies negotiations
  • WTO - DDG Ellard calls on Arab ministers to intensify engagement ahead of MC12
  • WTO - DDG González: Trade is a source of resilience in times of crisis


  • Preparation of the Competitiveness Council on 25-26 November 2021 - Long-term sustainable development and financing of the "New Space" - Policy debate



  • Agenda for: Council of the European Union (Agriculture & Fisheries) of 15 November 2021
  • EU holds last-ditch talks to resolve UK-France fishing dispute - Macron delays threatened sanctions to give negotiations ‘a chance’ and Frost to go to Paris - Financial Times


  • European natural gas imports - See Bruegel Data Sets as of 29 October 2021
  • Ukraine gas chief urges Europe to resist Russia pressure on Nord Stream 2 - Kyiv wants EU to reject approval for gas pipeline which would deprive it of transit fees - Financial Times 
  • Moldova strikes deal with Gazprom to end gas supply squeeze - Brussels was asked for financial help by pro-EU government after Russian company cut back shipments - Financial Times


  • Austria forest fire: EU deploys immediate assistance - IP/21/5701
  • International Methane Emissions Observatory launched to boost action on powerful climate-warming gas - IP/21/5636
  • New Baltic offshore wind work programme agreed through BEMIP
  • Targeted measures can cut carbon emissions and improve social equality - See EEA Statement


  • Main Results of the UN climate change conference (COP 26), World Leaders Summit, Glasgow, UK, 1 November 2021
  • COP26: EU encourages partners to turn ambition into action and deliver on the Paris Agreement - IP/21/5623
    - Statement by President von der Leyen on the Great Green Wall at COP26
    - COP26 « Action and Solidarity Debate » - Intervention by President Charles Michel
    - Speech by President von der Leyen at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow
    - Speech by President von der Leyen at High level event on carbon pricing organised by the Carbon pricing leadership coalition and Canada in Glasgow
  • UK Policy paper: COP26: World leaders summit on ‘Action on forests and land use’, 02 November 2021
  • COP26 in Glasgow: Don’t give up on Paris – the climate ambition ratchet may be working - CEPS Statement


  • Minutes - 30th meeting of the Independent Advisory Panel on characterising flavours in tobacco products
  • Answer given by Ms Kyriakides to a MEP written question – Member States’ failure to align with EU rules and directives on cannabidiol 
  • EFSA - Scientific Report - Presence of nitrofurans and their metabolites in gelatine
  • EFSA - Scientific Opinion - Safety and efficacy of a feed additive consisting of cashew nutshell liquid for all animal species (Oligobasic Europe)
  • EFSA - Scientific Opinion - Safety and efficacy of a feed additive consisting of zinc chelate of amino acids hydrate for all animal species (Zinpro Animal Nutrition (Europe) Inc.)
  • EFSA - Scientific Opinion - Safety of a feed additive consisting of a dried aqueous ethanol extract from the leaves of Melissa officinalis L. for all animal species (Nor‐Feed SAS)
  • EFSA - Scientific Opinion - Safety and efficacy of a feed additive consisting of copper (II) chelate of amino acids hydrate for all animal species (Zinpro Animal Nutrition (Europe) Inc.)
  • EFSA - Scientific Opinion - Safety and efficacy of a feed additive consisting of manganese chelate of amino acids hydrate for all animal species (Zinpro Animal Nutrition (Europe) Inc.)


  • Joint Statement on the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists
  • Strengthening the role and impact of petitions as an instrument of participatory democracy - Lessons learnt from a citizens’ perspective 10 years after the entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty - Study - EP Committee on Petitions
  • EU Member States and South Partner Countries (SPCs) have agreed to set up the EuroMed network of contact points to increase cross-border judicial cooperation (EMJNet) - See the Eurojust Statement
  • 12 targeted for involvement in ransomware attacks against critical infrastructure - See the Eurojust Statement


  • ECB report shows card fraud declined in 2019
  • Decisions taken by the Governing Council of the ECB (in addition to decisions setting interest rates)
  • Results of the September 2021 survey on credit terms and conditions in euro-denominated securities financing and over-the-counter derivatives markets (SESFOD)
  • Next Generation EU Borrowing: a first assessment - In-Depth Analysis - EP Committee on Budgetary Control
  • Proposal for a Decision of the European Parliament and of the Council on the mobilisation of the European Union Solidarity Fund to provide assistance to Croatia in relation to the series of earthquakes starting from 28 December 2020


  • Agenda for: Meeting of the Coreper (Part.1 & Part.2) of 05 November 2021 
  • List of meetings taking place between 1 and 30 November 2021 


  • Main Results of the G20 summit, Rome, Italy of 30-31 October 2021 - see the Statement & the Leaders’ Declaration
  • EU/Peru: Joint Communiqué by High Representative Josep Borrell and Foreign Minister Oscar Maúrtua, see also the Factsheet on EU-Peru Partnership
  • Sudan: Statement by the High Representative Josep Borrell prior to the announced peaceful demonstrations
  • Annual report on the European Union's humanitarian aid operations financed in 2020
  • EU-Brazil Partnership - Factsheet - 31 October 2021
  • EU leaders accuse Biden of disloyalty to allies - Charles Michel says Trump was ‘clear’ about disliking Europe, Ursula von der Leyen says ‘business as usual’ can’t continue -