• Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.10612 - NIS / HIPP)
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.10826 - Goldman Sachs / Norgine)
  • Denmark - Four competing companies have entered into agreements on pricing and sharing of costumers within the business concept ‘Nye Visioner’
  • Germany - List of Notified Merger Projects
  • Poland -  UoKIK has raided Gas-meter companies over bid-rigging concerns
  • Spain - The CNMC opens formal antitrust proceedings against for possible anticompetitive practices affecting hotels and online travel agencies
  • Spain - The CNMC fines Audax Group €9.2 million for attracting electricity and gas customers from other companies through fraudulent practices
  • UK - The CMA has referred the anticipated acquisition by Viasat, Inc. of Connect Topco Limited for an in-depth investigation
  • UK - Suspected anti-competitive conduct in connection with the procurements for contracts to supply services at Heathrow and Derwentside Immigration Removal Centres
  • European telecoms groups await M&A green light - ECJ view on whether Brussels was right to block O2-Three merger will be ‘a moment’ for dealmakers - Financial Times


  • Agenda for: 61st Plenary Meeting of the Trade Contact Group - 20 October 2022
  • Revised Agenda for: Trade Policy Committee (Deputy Members) - 19 October 2022
  • Agenda for: Customs Business Group (CBG) on eATA carnet system - 21 October 2022
  • Corrigendum to Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/978 of 23 June 2022 amending Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/159 imposing a definitive safeguard measure on imports of certain steel products (Official Journal of the European Union OJ L 167 of 24 June 2022)
  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/1960 of 17 October 2022 fixing the trigger volumes for the years 2023 and 2024 for the purposes of possible application of additional import duties on certain fruit and vegetables



  • ACER  and ESMA enhance cooperation to strengthen oversight of energy and energy derivative markets
  • EIOPA - Follow-up report to the peer review on the propriety assessment of administrative, management and supervisory body members and qualifying shareholders
  • EBA issues an Opinion in response to the European Commission’s proposed amendments to the EBA final draft technical standards on Pillar 3 disclosures on ESG risks
  • Competent authorities have applied a risk-based approach to the supervision of ICT risk management, the EBA analysis suggests
  • EU financial services chief calls on US to create new crypto rules - Financial Times




  • The transformation of a company governed by national law into a European company (SE) must not reduce the participation of trade unions in the composition of the Supervisory Board (See CPR Nº169/2022 - Judgment of the Court of Justice in Case C-677/20, IG Metall and ver.di)
  • Commissioner Schmit's opening statement on the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
  • Answer given by Ms Dalli to a MEP written question - 


  • State of the Energy Union 2022 (pursuant to Regulation (EU) 2018/1999 of the Governance of the Energy Union and Climate Action)


  • Agenda for: Council (Environment) meeting on 24 October 2022
    - Council Decision authorising the opening of negotiations on behalf of the European Union for an international agreement on plastic pollution - Adoption & Statement
    - Fifth Extraordinary Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol (ExMOP5) (Bangkok, Thailand, 16 July 2022) - Information from the Presidency and the Commission
    - Findings, obstacles and opportunities in the management of PFAS pollution - Information from the Belgian delegation


  • Agenda for: Working Party on Public Health - 24 October 2022
  • EFSA - Scientific Opinion - Updated scientific opinion on plants developed through cisgenesis and intragenesis
  • EFSA - Statement - Criteria for risk assessment of plants produced by targeted mutagenesis, cisgenesis and intragenesis
  • EFSA - Scientific Report - Technical specifications for a baseline survey on the prevalence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in pigs
  • EFSA - Conclusion on Pesticides - Peer review of the pesticide risk assessment for the active substance flutianil in light of confirmatory data on the endocrine disruption assessment


  • Agenda for: Att. & Exp. Horizontal on Cyber issues - 19 October 2022
  • Agenda for: Horizontal Working Party on Cyber issues - 19 October 2022
  • Answer given by Mr Breton to a MEP written question - Shielding Greek small and medium-sized enterprises from cyber threats


  • Multiannual strategic policy cycle for European integrated border management (EIBM) - Council conclusions (14 October 2022)
  • End discrimination and admit Bulgaria and Romania to Schengen, MEPs demand


  • Invitation letter by President Charles Michel to the members of the European Council ahead of their meeting on 20 and 21 October 2022


  • Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/1965 of 17 October 2022 in support of the United Nations Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects 
  • Main results of the Foreign Affairs Council - 17 October 2022, see  Press remarks by HR Josep Borrell after the meeting
    - ISIL/Da’esh and Al-Qaeda: EU restrictive measures prolonged for an additional year - See Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/1967
    - Ethiopia: Declaration of the HR on behalf of the EU on the intense fighting in the northern part of the country
    - Iran: EU sanctions perpetrators of serious human rights violations
  • British public supports reset in relations with Brussels, poll finds - Financial Times