• Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.10521 - Orange / Publicis / Voila)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.10563 - Engie Spain / Predica / Eolia)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.10545 - PSA / TIL / PNIT)
  • Belgium - Notification CC-22-0001 - Groupe RMGA / Groupe Lallemand
  • Germany - Google News Showcase - Bundeskartellamt holds consultations on Google’s proposals for dispelling competition concerns
  • Ireland - CCPC publishes Merger & Acquisition Report 2021
  • The Netherlands - ACM issues warning against online store’s aggressive and misleading sales practices
  • Poland - Truck dealer cartels - two decisions of the UOKiK President
  • UK - The CMA is investigating the anticipated acquisition by Microsoft Corporation of Nuance Communications, Inc.


  • Agenda for: Meeting of the Trade Policy Committee (Services & Investment) of 12 January 2022
  • Agenda for: Meeting of the 631st Export Credit Group meeting of 17 January 2022
  • Agenda for: Meeting of the Trade Questions Committee of 12 January 2022
  • Agenda for: Meeting of the Dual-Use Goods Committee of 19 January 2022
  • State of play of the FTAs and other agreements - Ongoing bilateral and regional negotiations - Last update in January 2022
  • The Benefits of Intellectual Property Rights in EU Free Trade Agreements - January 2022 - See ECIPE Full Report
  • EU and Mercosur in the Twenty-First Century: Taking Stock of the Economic and Cultural Ties  - See ECIPE Policy Brief - 15/2021


  • Commission Regulation (EU) …/… of XXX amending Annex XIV to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the REACH - Decision not to oppose adoption - Statement by Germany
  • Sustainable consumption of goods - promoting repair and reuse - Feedback and consultation period: 11 January 2022 - 05 April 2022 - Midday Express


  • Answer given by Mr Gentiloni to a MEP written question - Revision of international agreements involving the transfer of personal data to third countries in connection with the US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA)
  • AFME publishes recommendations for a successful EU Green Bond Standard
  • EBF Response to Public Consultation on Guidance on the Rules Applicable to the Use of Public-Private Partnerships in The Framework of Preventing and Fighting Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing
  • EU green investment labels pose problems for German coalition - Greens are irked by the inclusion of nuclear and gas in the bloc’s taxonomy - Financial Times



  • Answer given by Ms Simson to a MEP written question - Energy crisis
  • Answer given by Mr Gentiloni to a MEP written question - Price of gas in Spain
  • Answer given by Ms Simson to a MEP written question - EU-wide monitoring of energy poverty
  • Answer given by Ms Simson to a MEP written question - Gas price increase and impact on Murano glassware
  • Answer given by Ms Simson to a MEP written question - The lack of genuine competition on the Spanish electricity market
  • How biofuels can supercharge the EU’s drive to carbon neutrality - See ePure Statement
  • New year’s irresolution: France, nuclear power, and the EU’s energy transition - See ECFR Commentary


  • EU legislation on the commercial keeping and sale of dogs - Information from the Danish delegation
  • High-level stakeholder conference on “EU animal welfare – today & tomorrow” of 9 December 2021 - Information from the European Commission
  • EFSA - Safety assessment of the process MOPETNOVAPET & LuxPET, based on the Polymetrix pellet technology, used to recycle post‐consumer PET into food contact materials
  • EFSA - Modification of the existing MRLs for fosetyl/phosphonic acid in chards/beet leaves and honey resulting from the use of potassium phosphonates
  • EFSA - Peer review of the pesticide risk assessment for the active substance penthiopyrad in light of confirmatory data submitted
  • EFSA - Workshop on data and methodologies for establishing tolerable upper intake levels for vitamins and minerals
  • EFSA - Pest categorisation of Maconellicoccus hirsutus and of of Arboridia kakogawana



  • Minutes of the 57th Plenary meeting of the EDPB of 18 November 2021
  • EDPS orders Europol to erase data concerning individuals with no established link to a criminal activity - see the Europol’s Statement


  • Answer given by Ms Vălean to a MEP written question - Digital tachograph and cooperative intelligent transport systems (C-ITS)


  • Commission proposes partial suspension of visa waiver agreement with Vanuatu to address risks linked to golden passport schemes - IP/22/264, QaA & the Proposal
  • Commission proposes stronger mandate for EU Drugs Agency as illicit market proliferates - IP/22/302, see the Proposal, the Annex, the Impact assessment and its Executive summary
  • 11 arrested in Spain and France for flying cannabis into Europe - Criminal network smuggled tonnes of cannabis from Morocco to Spain and France and then laundered the proceeds – See Europol Statement


  • Agenda for: Meeting of the Eurogroup Council of 17 January 2022
  • Agenda for: Meeting of the Ecofin Council of 18 January 2022
    Alert Mechanism Report 2022 - Draft Council conclusions
    2022 European Semester: The Annual Sustainable Growth Survey 2022 - Draft Council Conclusions
    - Draft Council Recommendation on the economic policy of the euro area - Explanatory note
  • ECB - Consolidated financial statement of the Eurosystem as at 7 January 2022
  • Remarks by Christine Lagarde at a virtual ceremony marking the change of office of the President of the Bundesbank
  • ECB - Euro area securities issues statistics: November 2021
  • Towards a single fiscal performance indicator - ECB Occasional Paper Series No.288
  • Savings, efficiency and the nature of bank runs - ECB Working Paper Series No.2636


  • Remarks by President Charles Michel following his meeting with President Macron


  • Never-ending divorce: The role of UK-EU security cooperation after Brexit - See ECFR Commentary