• Judgment of the Court of 10 November 2022 in Case C-385/21; Zenith Media Communications SRL Vs. Consiliul Concurenţei
    Re: Reference for a preliminary ruling - Competition - Agreements, decisions and concerted practices - Article 101 TFEU - Penalty imposed by the national competition authority - Determination of the amount of the fine - Taking into account of the turnover entered in the profit and loss account - Request that the national competition authority take into account a different turnover - Refusal by the competition authority - Actual economic situation of the undertaking concerned - Principle of proportionality
  • The disclosure of ‘relevant evidence’, within the meaning of EU law, includes documents that a party may be required to create by compiling or classifying information, knowledge or data in its possession (See CPR No.182/2022 - Judgment of the Court in Case C-163/21, PACCAR and Others)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.10912 - CD&R / Atalian)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.10918 - Petronas / Durio / ORIM Holding)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.10900 - Platinum Equity Group / Imerys HTSM)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.10949 - Gonvarri / Majority Shareholders / Hidria)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.10947 - Atlas Arteria / OTPP / Skyway Concession Company)
  • Withdrawal of notification of a concentration (Case M.10507 - Hitachi Rail / Ground Transportation System Business of Thales)
  • Belgium - The Competition Authority approves the acquisition of Mestdagh by Intermarché - Press Release nr.38-2022
  • Greece - Imposition of a €10,342,773 fine on COCA COLA 3Ε
  • Hungary - GVH President: protecting fair competition in the construction materials market
  • Poland - UOKiK accuses the biggest producer of milk and dairy products "Mlekpol" of unfairly using buying power
  • Romania - The Competition Council is analyzing the transaction by which Mediplus Exim SRL intends to take over Gedeon Richter Farmacia SA and Pharmafarm SA.
  • UK - The CMA - SME banking 2002 behavioural undertakings: CMA reports on banks’ compliance audits
  • UK - The CMA gives notice of intention to make an order and is inviting comments by 5pm on Friday 8 December 2022 in the Facebook, Inc (now Meta Platforms, Inc) / Giphy, Inc merger inquiry  


  • Judgment of the Court of 10 November 2022 in Case C-442/21 P, ITD, Brancheorganisation for den danske vejgodstransport A/S, Danske Fragtmænd A/S, Vs. European Commission, supported by: P 2 Post Danmark, intervener Jørgen Jensen Distribution A/S, Dansk Distribution A/S, Kingdom of Denmark
    Re: Appeal - State aid - Postal sector - Compensation for the discharge of a universal service obligation - Calculation - Net avoided cost methodology - Taking into account the intangible benefits of the universal service - Use of funds granted as compensation - Guarantee covering the redundancy costs of a certain category of employee in the event of insolvency of the universal service provider - Accounting allocation of common costs between universal service activities and non-universal service activities - Decision declaring the aid compatible with the internal market
  • Decision on State aid granted by Spain to Valencia CF annulled by the General Court: the Court of Justice dismisses the Commission’s appeal (See CPR No.181/2022, Judgment of the Court of Justice in Case C-211/20 P, Commission Vs. Valencia Club de Fútbol
  • State aid - Decision to raise no objections to certain state aid measures and finding no state aid within the meaning of Article 61(1) of the EEA Agreement
  • Decision No.173/22/COL of 7 September 2022 to open a formal investigation into certain state aid granted under the aid scheme Norwegian Catapult Invitation to submit comments on state aid issues pursuant to Article 1(2) of Part I of Protocol 3 to the Agreement between the EFTA States on the Establishment of a Surveillance Authority and a Court of Justice
  • Commission approves €180 million Czech scheme to support rail and urban transport operators using electric traction (SA.102508) - IP/22/6488
  • ESA approves Norwegian guarantee scheme for businesses affected by the severe increase in electricity prices


  • Simplifications - Special Procedures - Title V UCC - Guidance for MSs and Trade - 28 October 2022
  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/2189 of 9 November 2022 amending Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/1784 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of aluminium flat-rolled products originating in the People’s Republic of China


  • Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2022/2191 of 8 November 2022 on the harmonised standards for radio equipment drafted in support of Directive 2014/53/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council
  • UN Regulation No 154 - Uniform provisions concerning the approval of light duty passenger and commercial vehicles with regards to criteria emissions, emissions of carbon dioxide and fuel consumption and/or the measurement of electric energy consumption and electric range (WLTP)
  • Commission proposes new Euro 7 standards to reduce pollutant emissions from vehicles and improve air quality - IP/22/6495QaAFactSheet, see the Proposal & Working Document
  • Parliament approves new tool to ensure fair competition on the single market



  • EP approved the deal on the outsourcing of cloud computing by financial firms under the new Digital Operational Resilience Act (DORA) - see the EP resolution
  • EBA reasserts its commitment to contribute to a more resilient and sustainable financial system



  • Council Implementing Decision (EU) 2022/2190 of 8 November 2022 amending Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/1353 granting temporary support under Regulation (EU) 2020/672 to the Republic of Poland to mitigate unemployment risks in the emergency following the COVID-19 outbreak
  • The Pact for Skills expands to 1,000 members as it marks its second anniversary - IP/22/6693


  • Agriculture & Fisheries Council - 21 November 2022
    - EU Bioeconomy Conference 2022 (Brussels, 6-7 October 2022) - Information from the Commission
  • Food security: the Commission addresses the availability and affordability of fertilisers in the EU and globally - IP/22/6564QaA, see the FactSheet, the Communication & Annex


  • Agenda for: Extraordinary Meeting of the Council of the EU (TTE - Energy) - 24 November 2022
  • Special report 22/2022: ‘EU support to coal regions – Limited focus on socio-economic and energy transition’
  • MEPs vote to include energy measure in national recovery plans
  • Europe’s energy crisis gives boost to green hydrogen - Transforming how the gas is produced is key to global ambitions to achieve net zero emissions - Financial Times


  • Agenda for: Working Party on International Environment Issues (Biodiversity) - 16 November 2022
  • Agenda for: Working Party on International Environment Issues (Int. Chemicals / Synergies) - 15 November 2022
  • Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES): - 19th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 19) (Panama City, Panama, 14 - 25 November 2022)) - EU coordination
  • Outcome of the 8th Meeting of the Parties to the African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbird Agreement (AEWA MOP8) (27-30 September 2022, Budapest, Hungary)
    - Report by the Presidency and the Commission
    - Compilation of Statements and speaking points by the EU and its Member States
  • Fit for 55: Deal on stricter rules for member states’ greenhouse gas emissions
  • Green groups fear EU chemicals reform is ‘off the agenda’ - Manufacturers and campaigners point to the high cost to business and the environment of postponing rule changes - Financial Times


  • EU struggles to save face at COP27 Premium content - Green Deal hobbled by efforts to postpone key legislation - Financial Times


  • Commission Regulation (EU) / amending Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the use of Butylated Hydroxytoluene, Acid Yellow 3, Homosalate and HAA299 in cosmetic products and correcting that Regulation as regards the use of Resorcinol in cosmetic products
  • EFSA - Scientific Opinion - Pest categorisation of Penthimiola bella and of Neomaskellia andropogonis
  • EFSA - Scientific Opinion - Assessment of GM cotton 281‐24‐236 × 3006‐210‐23 for renewal authorisation under Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 (application EFSA‐GMO‐RX‐019)


  • Agenda for: 4th meeting of the Digital Europe Programme Committee - 14 November 2022
  • Judgment of the Court of 10 November 2022 in Case C‑494/21, Eircom Limited Vs. Commission for Communications Regulation, notice parties: Vodafone Ireland Limited, Three Ireland (Hutchison) Limited, Three Ireland Services (Hutchison) Limited
    Re: Reference for a preliminary ruling - Electronic communications networks and services - Universal service and users’ rights - Directive 2002/22/EC (Universal Service Directive) - Article 12 - Costing and financing of universal service obligations - Single universal service provider and multiple telecommunications services providers operating in the market - Determination as to whether an unfair burden exists
  • Cybersecurity: Parliament adopts new law to strengthen EU-wide resilience - see the EP resolution 


  • Agenda for: Working Party on Shipping - 14 November 2022
  • Second meeting of the Specialised Committee on Air Transport under the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement - Minutes
  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) …/... amending Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/480 establishing common rules concerning the interconnection of national electronic registers on road transport undertakings
  • MEPs approve EU road transport agreements with Ukraine and Moldova


  • MEPs back Croatia’s Schengen accession
  • Eurojust coordinates action against massive investment fraud with hundreds of thousands of victims worldwide


  • Sustainable economy: Parliament adopts new reporting rules for multinationals (CSRD),
  • Remarks by EVP Dombrovskis at the press conference on the economic governance review


  • Minutes of the Meeting of the Coreper - 12,14 & 17 October 2022
  • Minutes of the Meeting of the Coreper (Part.1) - 19 & 21 October 2022
  • MEPs assess European Council decisions with Presidents Charles Michel and von der Leyen - MEPs discussed the outcome of the October summit, which focused on Russia’s war against Ukraine, energy, climate change, Iran and relations with China


  • Motor vehicle sector: explaining the drop in output and the rise in prices - ECB Economic Bulletin Issue 7, 2022
  • Euro area linkages with Russia: latest insights from the balance of payments - ECB Economic Bulletin Issue 7, 2022
  • Carry-over effects and intra-quarter GDP growth – estimates based on monthly indicators - ECB Economic Bulletin Issue 7, 2022


  • Military Mobility: EU proposes actions to allow armed forces to move faster and better across borders - IP/22/6583QaAFactSheet
  • Cyber Defence: EU boosts action against cyber threats - IP/22/6642QaA, Factsheet & Joint Communication
  • Speech by Executive Vice-President Vestager on the Security and Defence Package
  • Statement by President von der Leyen at the joint press conference with Moldovan President Sandu
  • Statement by the European Commission on the situation in the Central Mediterranean


  • Remarks by Executive-Vice President Dombrovskis at the Financing for Ukraine press conference
  • Remarks by Commissioner Johannes Hahn at the press conference on the plan to provide regular financial support to Ukraine
  • Russia becomes India’ stop oil supplier as sanctions deflate price Urals imports surpass Iraqi and Saudi crude as US signals support for New Delhi’s approach - Financial Times