• Commission approves Czech scheme, including €8.3 million budget increase, to support travel agencies affected by the coronavirus pandemic (SA.101455) - Midday Express
  • Commission approves the renewal of an Italian scheme to support companies active in agriculture, forestry, fishery, aquaculture and related sectors, including €500 million budget increase, in the context of the coronavirus pandemic (SA.101474) - Midday Express


  • EIB Group increases financing to a record €95 billion in 2021, helping the European Union fight the pandemic and speed up the green and digital transformation 


  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.10301 - CVC / Ethniki)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.10592 - KKR / Köber  / Köber Supply Chain Software Management)
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.10371 - Sibur / TAIF)
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.10545 - PSA / TIL / PNIT)
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.10448 - Mabanaft  / H&R / P2X)
  • Commission clears acquisition of Kustomer by Meta (formerly Facebook), subject to conditions (M.10262) - IP/22/652 
  • SK Capital Partners’ Seqens acquisition: EU publishes clearance decision - See Case M.10503
  • Commission clears acquisition of sole control of Voith Hydro by Voith (M.10547) - Midday Express
  • Belgium - The Competition Authority approves the acquisition of BAM Galère by Thomas & Piron
  • Germany - List of Notified Merger Projects & 2nd phase proceedings
  • Hungary - 2021 was a year of fight against cartels, but attention was also drawn to rapid investigations for the benefit of consumers - See the Report


  • Authorisation for State aid pursuant to Articles 107 and 108 of the TFEU- Cases where the Commission raises no objections


  • Agenda for: Meeting of the Customs Code Committee - Tariff and Statistical Nomenclature (Sub-Section Mec/Misc/Tex) of 14 to 16 February 2022
  • Draft Opinion by MEP Karin Karlsbro: "Establishing a carbon border adjustment mechanism" - Amendments 69-412 & Amendments 413-548
  • Draft Report by MEP Geert Bourgeois: "EU-India future trade and investment cooperation"
  • Regulation (EU) 2022/111 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 January 2022 amending Regulation (EU) 2019/216 as regards the Union tariff rate quota for high-quality beef from Paraguay
  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/116 of 27 January 2022 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of acesulfame potassium originating in the People’s Republic of China, following an expiry review pursuant to Article 11(2) of Regulation (EU) 2016/1036 of the European Parliament and of the Council
  • ‘Assessing the political dialogue and cooperation pillar of the EU-Mercosur Association Agreement: towards a bi-regional strategic partnership?’ - In-Depth Analysis for the EP AFET Committee
  • WTO - Egypt - Registration requirements relating to the importation of certain products - Request for consultations by the European Union 
  • Statement by EVP Valdis Dombrovskis on Launch of Case at World Trade Organization 
  • Speech by EVP Valdis Dombrovskis at French Presidency Conference "For a More Sustainable and Responsible Trade"
  • Towards more sustainable and responsible trade - French Presidency Statement 
  • UK-EU trade talks put on pause as Johnson uncertainty persists - A new prime minister could dramatically change the political calculations in Brussels and in Westminster - Financial Times


  • Mission-oriented Policy: principles, typology and practices - Powerpoint presentation (Informal videoconference of the Research WP members 27.01.2022)
  • Malta: EIB Group and Bank of Valletta to provide additional €28 million in financing to Maltese SMEs
  • Answer given by Mr Breton to a MEP written question - Halt in magnesium supply from China
  • Answer given by Mr Breton to a MEP written question - Common charger for portable devices 


  • ESMA consults on CCP anti-procyclicality measures
  • EBA amends standards on currencies with constraints on the availability of liquid assets
  • EIB criticises Brussels’ sustainable finance rules - Luxembourg-based organisation will not invest in nuclear power and finds specifications on gas too complicated - Financial Times 


  • Agenda for: Committee on the Sustainability of Biofuels, Bioliquids and Biomass fuels of 02 February 2022
  • Eurostat: Commission adopts amendment to energy statistics to further support the European Green Deal - See the Proposal 


  • Veterinary medicines: New rules to promote animal health and fight antimicrobial resistance now apply - IP/22/663
  • Humanitarian aid: €21 million for assistance in Philippines, Nepal and South East Asia - IP/22/645
  • European Health Union: new rules to improve clinical trials in the EU - Midday Express
  • Safety Gate: the EU rapid alert system for dangerous non-food products - Report-2022/4


  • Decision No 2/2021 of the Joint European Union/Switzerland Air Transport Committee set up under the Agreement between the European Community and the Swiss Confederation on Air Transport of 8 December 2021 replacing the Annex to the Agreement between the European Community and the Swiss Confederation on Air Transport
  • Position (EU) No 1/2022 of the Council at first reading with a view to the adoption of a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 2006/1/EC on the use of vehicles hired without drivers for the carriage of goods by road - Adopted by the Council on 20 December 2021 & Statement of the Council’s reasons
  • Serbia: EIB provides €500 000 grant to ensure sustainable future of urban mobility in Niš


  • Belgium and The Netherlands: EIB and DPG Media Group - EUR 100m for the further digitalisation of media platforms 
  • WhatsApp under pressure to clarify practices following consumer groups’ complaint - See Beuc Statement


  • ENISA explores how to engineer data protection principles
  • ESRB recommends establishing a systemic cyber incident coordination framework
  • ESAs welcome ESRB Recommendation to create a pan-European systemic cyber incident coordination framework
  • Opinion of Advocate General L Jean Ricard de la Tour of 27 January 2022 in Case C-534/20, Leistritz AG v LH
    Re: Reference for a preliminary ruling - Protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data - Regulation (EU) 2016/679 - Article 38(3), second sentence - Data protection officer - Prohibition on removal from office for the performance of his duties - Legal basis - Article 16 TFEU - Validity - Requirement of functional independence - Scope of harmonisation - National legislation prohibiting the dismissal of a data protection officer in the absence of a serious reason - Data protection officer compulsorily appointed under national law ( no English version available)


  • Speech by President Charles Michel at the EP special plenary meeting on the occasion of the International Holocaust Remembrance Day


  • The digital euro: policy implications and perspectives - Study for the EP ECON Committee
  • ECB - Monetary developments in the euro area: December 2021
  • ECB - Euro area economic and financial developments by institutional sector: third quarter of 2021


  • Minutes of the Meeting of the Coreper of 0512 & 14 January 2022
  • Commissioners' weekly activities from 31 January to 06 February 2022


  • Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/118 of 27 January 2022 amending Decision 2011/72/CFSP concerning restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities in view of the situation in Tunisia
  • Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/113 of 27 January 2022 implementing Regulation (EU) No 101/2011 concerning restrictive measures directed against certain persons, entities and bodies in view of the situation in Tunisia
  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/117 of 27 January 2022 amending for the 328th time Council Regulation (EC) No 881/2002 imposing certain specific restrictive measures against certain persons and entities associated with the ISIL (Da'esh) and Al-Qaida organisations
  • New Russian gas projects face sanctions if Ukraine attacked - EU and UK proposals being drawn up with US support would curtail financing and technology transfer - Financial Times