• Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.10460 - DMK/Uelzena/Niesky/ Milchtrocknung Südhannover)
  • Commission clears acquisition of joint control of a newly created joint venture by NREP, Novo Holdings and Industriens Pensionsforsikring (M.10468) - Midday Express
  • Commission clears creation of joint venture by Neste and Ravago (M.10474) - Midday Express
  • Commission clears acquisition of Destia by Bouygues (M.10501) - Midday Express
  • Answer given by Ms Vestager to a MEP written question - Managing Next Generation EU funds in public procurement and action against cartels
  • Nvidia faces tough Arm wrestle - UK competition regulator’s full report from the first stage of its investigation does not make for easy reading - Financial Times


  • Commission approves €22.7 million Croatian scheme to support the primary agricultural sector affected by the coronavirus outbreak (SA.100417) - Midday Express
  • EFTA - ESA concludes no state aid was provided to Iceland’s Landsbankinn and Íslandsbanki


  • Notice of initiation of an anti-dumping proceeding concerning imports of certain aluminium road wheels originating in Morocco (CN: 87087010 & 87087050)
  • Draft - Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) …/... imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of optical fibre cables originating in the People’s Republic of China
  • Decision No 1/2021 of the EPA Committee established by the stepping stone Economic Partnership Agreement between Côte D'Ivoire, of the one part, and the European Community and its Member States, of the other part of 20 October 2021 concerning the adoption of the procedures for the settlement of disputes and the code of conduct for arbitrators
  • Decision No 2/2021 of the EPA Committee established by the stepping stone Economic Partnership Agreement between Côte d’Ivoire, of the one part, and the European Community and its Member States, of the other part of 20 October 2021 concerning the adoption of the list of arbitrators
  • EU stakeholders outreach on the Trade and Technology Council Working Group on Global Trade Challenges on: 
    - work strand on challenges from non-market economic policies and practices - Agenda - 25 November 2021
    - promoting and protecting labour rights and decent work, and on trade and environment issues - Agenda - 2 December 2021
    - work strand on avoiding new and unnecessary barriers in products and services of emerging technology - Agenda - 29 November 2021
  • EFTA Council reviews ongoing free trade negotiations
  • WTO - DDG Gonzalez highlights benefits of global value chains for LDCs
  • WTO - Vulnerabilities, resilience in global trading system examined in World Trade Report 2021
  • WTO - DDG Ellard highlights recent trade remedy trends, importance of concluding fisheries talks
  • How the Mercosur deal’s ethanol boost contradicts EU green promises – Euractiv
  • Europe’s Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism: Time to go back to the drawing board - See ECIPE Policy Brief - November 2021
  • Instruments of a strategic foreign economic policy - Study for the German Federal Foreign Office by Bruegel, the IfW Kiel  and DIW Berlin


  • Agenda for: REACH Committee of 07 & 08 December 2021
  • The green and digital transformation is the way forward for the future of the tourism ecosystem - See the EU Presidency Statement
  • EU cohesion ministers to discuss a competitive, resilient and green EU at the General Affairs Council meeting - See the EU Presidency Statement
  • EU Cohesion Policy - The EU's Most Important Investment Policy - See the EU Presidency Statement
  • Raw Materials Scoreboard highlights urgency to strengthen the resilience and sustainability of raw materials supply in the EU - Midday Express
  • Answer given y Mr Breton to a MEP written question - Extension of the concession for the AP-66 motorway (León-Campomanes, Spain)


  • Agenda for: Working party on Financial Services and the banking union (Financial services) - Sustainable Finance / European Green Bond of 23 November 2021
  • ESMA - Letter from the Chairman of the EUR Risk Free Rates Working Group to the European Commission with regards to the designation of statutory replacement rates for GBP & JPY LIBOR
  • EBA announces timing for publication of 2021 EU-wide transparency exercise and Risk Assessment Report



  • Launch of the exchange programme for coal, lignite, peat and oil shale regions in the EU 
  • Speech by Commissioner Simson at the Opening session of the Just Transition Platform Meeting
  • Italy: EIB invests €49 million in renewable energy in Tuscany, contributing to climate action
  • Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on guidelines for trans-European energy infrastructure and repealing Regulation (EU) No 347/2013 - Preparation for the trilogue


  • Agenda for: 2nd meeting of the High Level Roundtable on the Chemicals Strategy of 22 November 2022
    - Background document 2: A zero tolerance approach to non-compliance
    - Rules of Procedure
  • Agenda for: 25th Meeting of the Competent Authorities on Persistent Organic Pollutants (UTC Hexachlorobenzene) of 23 November 2021
  • UNECE: 27th session of the Committee on Environmental Policy (CEP 27) (Geneva (hybrid), 3-5 November 2021) - Statements by the EU and its Members States
  • Note from the General Secretariat of the Council on Aarhus Convention and PRTR Protocol:
    - 7th session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Aarhus Convention (MoP 7)
    - Joint High-level Segment under the Meetings of the Parties to the Aarhus Convention and its Protocol on PRTRs
    - 4th session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Protocol on PRTRs (MoPP 4) (Geneva, Switzerland, hybrid format, 18-22 October 2021)
    = Compilation of statements by the European Union and its Member States
  • European Green Deal: Commission adopts new proposals to stop deforestation, innovate sustainable waste management and make soils healthy for people, nature and climate - IP/21/5916 
    - QaA, Factsheet & Proposal for a new Regulation to curb EU-driven deforestation and forest degradation
    - QaA, Factsheet & Proposal for a revised Regulation on waste shipments
    - QaA & Factsheet on Soil Strategy
  • The verdict from the COP26 climate summit - Statement by ClientEarth
  • Brussels seeks to curb deforestation with food import ban - Draft law would bar six commodities produced in at-risk areas from sale in single market - Financial Times


  • Answer given by Mr Breton to a MEP written question - Use of endocrine disrupters in products for infants and toddlers
  • EFSA - Pest survey card on Satsuma dwarf virus
  • EFSA - Scientific Opinion - Safety of water lentil powder from Lemnaceae as a Novel Food pursuant to Regulation (EU) 2015/2283
  • EFSA - Technical Report - Outcome of the consultation with Member States, the applicant and EFSA on the pesticide risk assessment for pendimethalin in light of confirmatory data


  • Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on contestable and fair markets in the digital sector (Digital Markets Act) - General approach


  • Agenda for: 15th meeting of the Committee established under Article 93 of the GDPR of 22 November 2021
  • How the Parliament wants to boost cybersecurity in the EU (See the Interview with MEP Bart Groothuis)
  • Answer given by Mr Reynders to a MEP written question - No right of reply and consent on Wikipedia
  • First calls for proposals under the Digital Europe Programme are launched in digital tech, cybersecurity and European Digital Innovation Hubs  - Midday Express 



  • Belarus: EU allocates €700,000 in humanitarian assistance for vulnerable people stranded at the border - Midday Express
  • Values and Identities: Overwhelming support for EU values in all EU countries says new Commission report  - Midday Express


  • ECB Financial Stability Review shows pandemic risks eased with recovery but vulnerabilities ahead building up - See the Financial Stability Review, November 2021
  • How robust is the EU recovery? - A transatlantic comparison - See CEPS Brief


  • The three deaths of EU-UK data adequacy - See CPR Insights - November 2021



  • Agenda for: Working Party of Foreign Relations Counsellors / Sanctions Formation of 17 November 2021 
  • Countering the extraterritorial effects of US sanctions - See EUISS Brief No.22 - October 2021