• Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.10705 - Blackstone  / Carlyle  / Goldman Sachs / Prima)
  • Commission clears creation of a joint venture by Franklin and Applied Materials (M.10683) - Midday Express
  • Competition: Commission has published tender for evaluation support study of EU antitrust enforcement framework - Midday Express
  • Austria - Draft leniency guidelines put out for comments in Austria
  • UK - The CMA has provisionally found competition concerns as part of its in-depth investigation of the merger between Veolia Environnement S.A. and Suez S.A.


  • EFTA Surveillance Authority: State aid - Decision to raise no objections - see OJ C 202 p.8 to 18
  • Commission authorises €24 million French scheme to support online media (SA.100871) - Midday Express
  • Commission approves a €30 million Maltese scheme to support the importation, manufacturing and wholesale of grains in context of Russia's invasion of Ukraine (SA.102758) - IP/22/3065
  • Answer given by EVP Vestager to a MEP written question - REPowerEU: gas shooting up but no State aid planned for biomethane 


  • Agenda for: 109th Customs Code Committee - General Legislation joint with 80th ECCG - 13 June 2022
  • Minutes - Expert consultation on the Commission Delegated Act supplementing the Customs Programme Monitoring and Evaluation Framework - 05 May 2022
  • Council Decision (EU) 2022/781 of 16 May 2022 on the signing, on behalf of the Union, of the Agreement between the EU and New Zealand pursuant to Article XXVIII of the GATT 1994 relating to the modification of concessions on all the tariff-rate quotas included in the EU Schedule CLXXV as a consequence of the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the EU
  • Commission notice concerning the application of the transitional rules of origin providing for diagonal cumulation between the applying Contracting Parties in the pan-Euro-Mediterranean (PEM) zone
  • WTO - The sixth review of the trade policies and practices of Switzerland and Liechtenstein takes place on 18 and 20 May 2022
  • WTO - Members review notification activity on national customs legislation


  • Request for endorsement of the Ministerial Declaration to be adopted at the 1st Union for the Mediterranean Ministerial Conference on Research and Innovation on 27 June 2022
  • EU steps up action to strengthen EU defence capabilities, industrial and technological base: towards an EU framework for Joint defence procurement - IP/22/3143QaA, FactSheet, Joint Communication & Annexes,  Remarks by EVP Vestager, HR/VP Borrell, and Commissioner Breton
  • Press statement by President von der Leyen on the Commission's proposals regarding REPowerEU, defence investment gaps and the relief and reconstruction of Ukraine
  • May Infringements package: key decisions - 19 May 2022
  • EFTA - ESA takes further steps requiring Norway to end restrictions on patients’ rights to hospital treatment abroad
  • Answer given by Mr Breton to a MEP written question - Alarming rise in production costs for Italy’s ceramic and glass companies: top quality ‘Made in Italy’ products under threat


  • Agenda for : Working Party on Intellectual Property of 25 May 2022
  • 42nd session of the WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR), (9-13 May 2022) - Final EU/Member States statements
  • Copyright: Commission urges Member States to fully transpose EU copyright rules into national law - IP/22/2692


  • EBA adopts decision on supervisory reporting for intermediate EU parent undertaking threshold monitoring


  • Agenda for: 28th Meeting Administrative cooperation in the field of direct taxation - 07 June 2022
  • Global minimum corporate tax rate: MEPs push for quick adoption


  • Ryanair flight and cabin crew not covered by E101 certificates who work for 45 minutes per day in that airline’s premises intended to be used by staff located at Bergamo airport and who, for the remaining working time, are on board that airline’s aircraft are subject to Italian social security legislation (See CPR Nº 88/2022 - Judgment of the Court of Justice in Case C-33/21, INAIL and INPS)
  • Opinion of the ECSPCO on the proposal by Belgium and Spain for the introduction of a Social Imbalances Procedure in the European Semester
  • Member States, workers and employers agree on the need to recognise COVID-19 as an occupational disease - IP/22/3117
  • European Vocational Skills Week on green transition: Commission reveals 12 winners of VET Excellence Awards - IP/22/3163
  • Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) Member States commit to tackling the employment and employability challenges of the most vulnerable, especially among youth and women - IP/22/3087


  • Peat reduction in horticultural growing media - Information from the German delegation
  • Agricultural market situation, especially following the invasion of Ukraine




  • Agenda for : SCCS WG on Nanomaterials in Cosmetic Products - 29 April 2022
  • Statement by Commissioners Stella Kyriakides and Jutta Urpilainen - Towards a new EU Global Health Strategy
  • The Commission authorises two genetically modified crops (1 maize and 1 soybean) - Midday Express
  • EFTA -ESA calls on Iceland to comply with EEA rules for fish-oil production
  • Answer given by Ms Kyriakides to a MEP written question - Food waste: an ethical, economic and environmental problem
  • EFSA - Multi-country outbreak of monophasic Salmonella Typhimurium sequence type 34 linked to chocolate products – first update
  • EFSA - Peer review of the pesticide risk assessment of the active substance triflusulfuron‐methyl
  • EFSA - Modification of the existing maximum residue levels for prosulfocarb in herbs and
  • EFSA - Guidance on good practice in conducting scientific assessments in animal health
  • EFSA - Peer review of the pesticide risk assessment of the active substance oxamyl



  • Agenda for: RSC Radio Spectrum Committee - Decision n° 676/2002/EC - 07 July 2022
  • Audiovisual Media Services Directive: Commission refers five Member States to the Court of Justice of the EU - IP/22/2707


  • An accused person who cannot be located may be tried or convicted in absentia but has the right, subsequently, to secure the reopening of the proceedings on the merits of the case in his or her presence (See CPR Nº 89/2022 - Judgment of the Court of Justice in Case C-569/20, Spetsializirana prokuratura )(Procès d’un accusé en fuite))
  • EU Justice Scoreboard 2022: ten years of monitoring the effectiveness of justice systems - IP/22/3146, QaA
  • Rule of Law: MEPs critical of Commission’s annual report, suggest improvements


  • Progress report on the action plan on economic, monetary and financial statistics for the Western Balkans and Turkey 2022
  • Joint press release by the Eurogroup President, Paschal Donohoe, and Finance Minister Sigrid Kaag following their meeting in The Hague
  • ECB - Euro area monthly balance of payments: March 2022
  • The rise in the cross-sectoral dispersion of earnings expectations during COVID-19 - ECB Working Paper Series No.2664
  • The rise of bond financing in Europe - ECB Working Paper Series No.2663
  • Costs of retail payments - an overview of recent national studies in Europe - ECB Working Paper Series No.2662


  • Joint press statement following the 4th meeting of the EU-Armenia Partnership Council - 18 May 2022
  • Main Results of the European Union Military Committee (EUMC), EU chiefs of defence - 18 May 2022 
  • GCC: EU unveils Strategic Partnership with the Gulf - IP/22/3165, QaA & Communication
  • European Union allocates support to stop the ongoing measles outbreak in Liberia
  • European Union strengthened Kazakh authorities’ capacities to investigate cross-border crimes
  • Albania and North Macedonia: MEPs demand EU starts accession talks
  • A debate with Josep Borrell | EU foreign policy: a mid-term assessment. Staying on course in troubled waters - 24 May 2022
  • Declaration by the HR on behalf of the EU on the alignment of certain countries concerning restrictive measures against the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea


  • FAQs on the prohibition to access EU ports concerning sanctions adopted following Russia’s military aggression against Ukraine and Belarus' involvement in it - 18 May 2022
  • Draft Council conclusions on principles and values for international cooperation in research and innovation - Statement by the Council on Russian military aggression against Ukraine and its impact on R&I
  • EU Statement on the Russian Federation’s ongoing aggression against Ukraine delivered at OSCE Permanent Council No. 1374 in Vienna on 19 May 2022
  • Russian war crimes in Ukraine: Commission welcomes European Parliament's adoption of Eurojust's reinforced mandate - IP/22/3180, See Text as agreed by Coreper & EP Resolution
  • Ukraine: Commission presents plans for the Union's immediate response to address Ukraine's financing gap and the longer-term reconstruction - IP/22/3121, FactSheet & Communication
  • Remarks by EVP Dombrovskis and Commissioner Gentiloni on the EU's immediate response to address Ukraine's financing gap, as well as the longer-term reconstruction framework
  • EIB Board approves €4 billion credit line along with the EMBRACE Advisory Platform to support the integration of refugees from Ukraine in EU countries - IP/22/3202
  • MEPs approve suspension of EU duties on all Ukrainian exports - See the EP Resolution
  • EU must strengthen support for citizens and businesses and help for Ukraine
  • Ukraine: MEPs want a special international tribunal for crimes of aggression
  • MEPs: All EU sanctions against Russia must apply to Belarus