• Commission clears acquisition of joint control of a logistics facility in Bleiswijk by PLD and NBIM (M.10716) - Midday Express
  • Answer given by Executive Vice-President Vestager to a MEP written question - Anti-competitive practices in online display advertising
  • Cyprus - Notification of a concentration concerning the acquisition of a non-performing loan portfolio of Bank of Cyprus Public Company Ltd by CYCMC II Ltd, which will then be acquired by the PIMCO Group, via B4 Galium Holding S.a.r.l.
  • Germany - New rules apply to Meta (formerly Facebook) - Bundeskartellamt determines its “paramount significance for competition across markets”
  • Germany - Bundeskartellamt hosts international conferences on competition in Berlin from 4-6 May 2022
  • Portugal - Dualbanho II notifies the acquisition of sole control over the companies Torneiras Roriz and W2007
  • Slovak Republic - PMÚ SR has initiated an administrative proceeding regarding a possible cartel agreement in public procurement in the area of provision of LV line inspection and maintenance services
  • Slovak Republic - MoU SR informs about the annual report on the activities of network partners in the field of protection of EU financial interests in the SR
  • UK - CMA cancels investigation after Ritchie Bros and Euro Auctions abandon merger
  • UK - CMA - LSEG’s anticipated Quantile purchase raises competition concerns - See Summary of phase 1 decision


  • Judgment of the Court of 04 May 2022 in Case T-423/14, Larko Geniki Metalleftiki kai Metallourgiki AE Vs. European Commission
    Re: State aid - Aid granted by Greece - Decision declaring the aid incompatible with the internal market - Concept of State aid - Advantage - Private operator principle - Guarantee premium - Undertaking in difficulty - Knowledge of the Greek authorities - Commission notice on State aid in the form of guarantees - Manifest error of assessment
  • The General Court upholds the Commission’s decision approving rescue aid of €36 660 000 granted by Romania to the airline TAROM (See CPR No.73/2022 - Judgment in Case T-718/20, Wizz Air Hungary Vs. European Commission
  • Commission approves €44 million Italian aid measure to support modernisation of Mutti S.p.A. food processing activities (SA.101691) - Midday Express
  • Commission approves German umbrella scheme to support companies in context of Russia's invasion of Ukraine (SA.102631) - IP/22/2766
  • Commission approves Danish short-term export credit scheme (SA.102071) - Midday Express
  • Slovak Republic - The PMÚ SR issued an opinion on the "Minimum aid scheme to support cooperation between business entities and scientific research institutes in the form of innovation vouchers"
  • Slovak Republic - The PMÚ SR issued an opinion on Supplement No 2 to the State Aid Scheme for the improvement of housing conditions with elements of intermediate housing for disadvantaged groups of the population and socially disadvantaged groups


  • Judgment of the Court of 04 May 2022 in Case T-30/19 and Case T-72/19, CRIA and CCCMC Vs. Commission
    Re: Dumping - Subsidies - Imports of certain pneumatic tyres, new or retreaded, of rubber, of a kind used for buses or lorries, with a load index exceeding 121 originating in China - Definitive anti-dumping duty - Definitive countervailing duty - Action for annulment - Locus standi - Direct concern - Individual concern - Regulatory act which does not entail implementing measures - Interest in bringing proceedings - Injury to the Union industry - Objective examination - Causal link - Calculation of the price undercutting and the injury margin - Fair comparison of prices - Constructed import prices - Prices charged to first independent buyers - Difference in the level of trade - Complex economic assessments - Intensity of judicial review - Injury indicators V Weighting of the data - Access to non-confidential investigation data - Rights of the defence
  • Draft report by MEP Geert Bourgeois: EU-India future trade and investment cooperation - Amendment 1-151
  • Joint statement to the World Customs Organization on the aggression against Ukraine
  • WTO, generic drug makers explore cooperation for increased access to therapeutics
  • WTO - Quad’s outcome document on IP COVID-19 response made public - See the Proposal
  • WCO - Economic Community of Central African States gather to align Common External Tariff on HS 2022


  • New European Bauhaus: five lighthouse projects to be financed across Europe - IP/22/2780
  • Hydrogen: Commissioner Breton meets European electrolysers industry - See more on the legislative proposals
  • Artificial intelligence: MEPs want the EU to be a global standard-setter - See the EP Resolution
  • The EU institutions have taken a globally-significant step with the proposal for an Artificial Intelligence Act - See EDRI Statement 



  • European Parliament approves extension of optional reverse charge mechanism to combat VAT fraud - See the EP Resolution


  • FAO - Draft Statement of Competence - Invitation and agenda of the Technical Consultation on the Voluntary Guidelines on Transshipment


  • Report on the evolution of financing practices for energy efficiency in buildings, SME's and in industry - DG Energy Final Report
  • Remarks by President Charles Michel at the inauguration of the floating liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal in Alexandroupolis
  • Answer given by Ms Simson to a MEP written question - Impact of extended emissions trading on vulnerable households


  • Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution 60th session of the Working Group on Strategies and Review (WGSR 60) (Geneva/hybrid, 11-14 April 2022) - Statements by the EU and its Member States
  • Education for Climate Coalition Policy Forum: bringing green skills into classrooms - Midday Express
  • Communication from the Commission - Ecodesign and Energy Labelling Working Plan 2022-2024
  • Circular economy: MEPs want to reduce harmful chemicals in waste - see the EP Resolution
  • Common charger: European Parliament commits to reducing electronic waste


  • EFSA - Scientific Opinion - Safety evaluation of the food enzyme pectin lyase from the genetically modified Aspergillus luchuensis strain FLOSC
  • EFSA - Scientific Opinion - Commodity risk assessment of Jasminum polyanthum unrooted cuttings from Uganda
  • EFSA - Scientific Opinion - Safety and efficacy of a feed additive consisting of butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT) for all animal species (Lanxess Deutschland GmbH)
  • EFSA - Scientific Opinion - Assessment of listing and categorisation of animal diseases within the framework of the Animal Health Law (Regulation (EU) No 2016/429): antimicrobial‐resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa in dogs and cats 


  • Agenda for: Meeting of the EDPB of 04 May 2022
  • Summary of the Opinion of the EDPS on the two Proposals for Council Decisions authorising Member States to sign and to ratify, in the interest of the EU, the Second Additional Protocol to the Convention on Cybercrime on enhanced co-operation and disclosure of electronic evidence (The full text of this Opinion can be found on the EDPS website: 
  • ENISA & ETSI Joint Workshop tackles challenges of European identity proofing




  • Draghi urges EU to deepen economic integration in response to war - Italy’s PM also calls on Brussels to abandon requirement for unanimity on foreign policy decisions - Financial Times


  • FAQs on luxury goods concerning sanctions adopted following Russia’s military aggression against Ukraine and Belarus' involvement in it
  • MEPs say solidarity within EU is key to helping Ukraine and ending the war - Watch the full debate
  • Speech by President von der Leyen at the EP Plenary on the social and economic consequences for the EU of the Russian war in Ukraine - reinforcing the EU's capacity to act
  • Answer given by Mr Várhelyi to a MEP written question - Statements by Commission President Von der Leyen on support for and accession of Ukraine to the European Union 
  • Brussels proposes EU import ban on all Russian oil - Ursula von der Leyen vows to phase out supplies in an ‘orderly fashion’ - Financial Times
  • Russia’s war tests Europe’s moral mettle as much as its economy - Governments need to cushion the impact on the cost of living but energy subsidies are not the answer - Financial Times