• Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.10890 - Marcegaglia Steel / Olpuk / OSB / FSAB)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.10817 - Advent / Dem Business / HPM Business)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.10874 - DSM / Fonterra / Tasman)
  • Commission opens in-depth investigation into the proposed acquisition of Lagardère by Vivendi (M.10433) - IP/22/7243
  • Commission authorises the creation of a joint venture by In'li, AGLM Immo and Pierre Impact (M.10927) - Midday Express
  • EU Antitrust complaint against Twitter through German company (Genekam Biotechnology AG)
  • Croatia - CCA 2021 Annual Report accepted by the Croatian Parliament
  • France - Partial reawarding of the TV rights for Football Ligue 1 to Amazon: the Autorité de la concurrence rejects the complaints of the Canal + Group and beIN Sports for lack of sufficient evidence
  • Germany - Energy Monitoring Report 2022 published by the Bundesnetzagentur and the Bundeskartellamt
  • Portugal - AdC accuses suppliers of extra-high voltage cables of anticompetitive agreement in public procurement procedures
  • Portugal - AdC sends Statement of Objections to Affidea Group, Lifefocus Group and GS24 for participating in teleradiology cartel
  • UK - CMA investigates online selling practices based on ‘urgency’ claims
  • UK - Mobile browsers and cloud gaming: Invitation to comment on the agencies invited to tender to conduct research with consumers and web developers
  • UK - The CMA is consulting the anticipated acquisition by GIC (Realty) Private Limited and Greystar Real Estate Partners, LLC of Student Roost via Roost Bidco Limited (30 November 2022 to 14 December 2022) - Notice of consultation & Proposed undertakings
  • OECD - The 2022 OECD Global Forum on Competition will discuss the Goals of Competition Policy - 01 December 2022
  • OECD - The 2022 OECD Global Forum on Competition will discuss remedies and commitments in abuse cases - see the Background Note - 02 December 2022 


  • Commission publishes results of evaluation of State aid rules on services of general economic interest applicable to health and social services and to small aid amounts - IP/22/7233, see the Evaluation & Working Document
  • Commission authorises €1 billion French aid scheme to support businesses in the context of Russia's war against Ukraine (SA.103934) - IP/22/7230
  • Commission approves €13.5 billion French scheme to compensate energy-intensive companies for indirect emission costs (SA.63404) - IP/22/7235
  • Commission opens in-depth investigation into Lithuanian measure to compensate Litgas for operation of LNG terminal (SA.44678) - IP/22/7231 


  • Agenda for: Working Party on Trade Questions - 06 December 2022
  • Agenda for: 642nd meeting of the Export Credits Group - 05 December 2022
  • Notice to importers - Imports of products into the Union from the Donetsk, Kherson, Luhansk and Zaporizhzhia oblasts of Ukraine
  • Council Decision (EU) 2022/2341 of 21 November 2022 amending Decision (EU) 2021/1345 as regards authorising the opening of negotiations with Colombia and Mexico with a view to concluding agreements on trade in organic products
  • EU - UK relations: Council Presidency and European Parliament reach provisional agreement on a regulation on autonomous measures
  • EU - Korea Free Trade Agreement: 85 new Geographical indications added and Digital Trade Principles signed - Midday Express
  • EVP Dombrovskis visits Canada to deepen EU-Canada relation and develop potential of CETA - Midday Express
  • WTO panel rules against Indonesia's export limitations on raw materials - IP/22/7314, see the WTO Report
  • Council must reach a common position on GSP, says EP Rapporteur Hautala
  • Answer given by EVP Dombrovskis to a MEP written question - Case AD 684 – anti-dumping proceeding concerning imports of ceramic tiles originating from India and Turkey
  • Answer given by EVP Dombrovskis to a MEP written question - The EU-Mercosur Association Agreement and the plan to split it
  • Answer given by EVP Dombrovskis to a MEP written question - EU/New Zealand agreement and the French dairy sector
  • WTO - Parliamentarians from Latin America and Caribbean discuss challenges facing world trade, MC12 outcomes
  • WTO issues 2022 edition of flagship statistical publication
  • EU to raise concerns over UK’s freeports scheme - Brussels fears policy could violate post-Brexit Trade and Cooperation Agreement - Financial Times
  • The green tech tussle where America has cash and Europe has rules - EU governments see US clean energy subsidies as a threat, not an opportunity - Financial Times
  • Dutch minister defends trade links with China - Economy minister signals Netherlands will not undermine relationship with Beijing despite US pressure over high-tech exports - Financial Times


  • Advocate General Ćapeta: economic operators have the right to request the completion of a RAPEX notification on the basis of the Treaty provisions concerning the free movement of goods (See CPR Nº 194/2022 - Opinion of the Advocate General in the Case C-626/21, Funke)
  • The Council has adopted its negotiating position ('General Approach') on the corporate sustainability due diligence directive - See Statement by Germany
  • The Council adopts its position on the regulation on geographical indication protection for craft and industrial products - See the General Approach
  • 46th Session of the WIPO Standing Committee on the Law of Trademarks, Industrial Design and Geographical Indication (SCT) (Geneva, 21-23 November 2022) - Final EU/Member States statements
  • Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EU) No 1025/2012 as regards decisions of European standardisation organisations concerning European standards and European standardisation deliverables
  • Investment Plan for Europe: €35 million EIB loan for Spanish company GAM to support electric rental fleets and sustainable last-mile delivery - IP/22/7327


  • ESMA updates guidelines on stress tests for money market funds
  • ESMA is welcoming the initiative of two National Competent Authorities’ (NCAs) in relation to Liability Driven Investment Funds (LDI Funds)
  • EU crypto framework under scrutiny by policymakers after FTX collapse - MEPs cast doubt on robustness of bloc’s incoming regulations as ECB officials criticise bitcoin’s legitimacy - Financial Times


  • Judgment of the Court of 1 December 2022 in Case C-141/20; Finanzamt Kiel VS. Norddeutsche Gesellschaft für Diakonie mbH)
    Re: Reference for a preliminary ruling - VAT - Sixth Directive 77/388/EEC - Second subparagraph of Article 4(4) - Taxable persons - Power of Member States to regard as a single taxable person entities which are independent from a legal point of view but closely linked to each other from a financial and organisational point of view ('the taxable person') - No need to apply for a preliminary ruling) (VAT grouping) - National rules designating the apex body of the VAT grouping as a single taxable person - Concept of 'close financial ties' - Need for the apex body to have a majority of voting rights, in addition to a participatory majority - None - Assessment of the independence of an economic entity in the light of standardised criteria - Scope
  • Judgment of the Court of 1 December 2022 in Case C-269/20; Finanzamt T Vs. S,
    Re: Reference for a preliminary ruling - VAT - Sixth Directive 77/388/EEC - Second subparagraph of Article 4(4) - Taxable persons - Power of Member States to regard as a single taxable person persons who are legally independent but closely linked to each other financially, (VAT grouping) - National rules designating the apex body of the VAT grouping as the sole taxable person - Internal services of the VAT grouping - Article 6(2)(b) - Supply of services free of charge - Concept of 'non-business purposes
  • Judgment of the Court of 1 December 2022 in Case C-512/21; Aquila Part Prod Com SA Vs. Nemzeti Adó- és Vámhivatal Fellebbviteli Igazgatósága
    Re: Reference for a preliminary ruling - Taxation - Common system of value added tax (VAT) - Directive 2006/112/EC - Article 168 - Right to deduct VAT - Principles of fiscal neutrality, effectiveness and proportionality - Fraud - Proof - Duty of care of the taxable person - Consideration of a breach of the obligations arising from national provisions and Union law relating to the safety of the food chain - Mandate given by the taxable person to a third party to carry out the taxed transactions - Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union - Article 47 - Right to a fair trial 


  • Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 2009/148/EC on the protection of workers from the risks related to exposure to asbestos at work - General approach


  • Minutes of the Council of the European Union (Agriculture & Fisheries) - 21 November 2022
  • Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the labelling of organic pet food
  • Market situation in particular following the invasion of Ukraine - Information from the Commission - Exchange of views
  • Greece and Romania will receive substantial funds under the European Maritime, Fisheries and Aquaculture Fund (EMFAF) for 2021-2027 - Midday Express


  • Commissioner Simson in Japan to strengthen energy cooperation - Midday Express
  • Joint letter: Energy Taxation Directive should not discriminate among sustainable renewable fuels - See EPure Statement


  • European Green Deal: Putting an end to wasteful packaging, boosting reuse and recycling - IP/22/7155
    - Communication & Synopsis Report on EU policy framework on biobased, biodegradable and compostable plastics 
    - Proposal for a revision of EU legislation on Packaging and Packaging Waste
    - QaA & Factsheet on Packaging and Biobased Plastics
    - QaA on Packaging and Packaging Waste
  • European Green Deal: Commission proposes certification of carbon removals to help reach net zero emissions - IP/22/7156
    Proposal for a Regulation on an EU certification for carbon removals & Impact Assessment Report 
    QaA & Factsheet on carbon removal certification
  • Opening remarks by EVP Timmermans and Commissioner Sinkevičius at the press conference on the Circular Economy Package
  • EU Cohesion Policy: €192 million for Latvia's just climate transition - Midday Express
  • Waste shipments: stricter rules to protect the environment and human health - See EP Statement


  • Global Health: EU invests €125 million in universal health coverage in partnership with WHO - IP/22/7287 & Communication
  • Influenza season epidemic kicks off early in Europe as concerns over RSV rise and COVID-19 is still a threat - See the Statement
  • Recorded Video Speech by Commissioner Stella Kyriakides at The high Level Conference by the HIV Outcomes Initiative




  • According to Advocate General Campos Sánchez-Bordona, a serious risk to the person whose surrender is requested may justify the postponement of a European arrest warrant, but not the refusal, with no further justification, to execute it (See CPR Nº 193/2022 - Opinion of the Advocate General in the Case C-699/21, E. D. L. (Motif de refus fondé sur la maladie)
  • Decision of the European Parliament and of the Council on the non-acceptance of travel documents of the Russian Federation issued in Ukraine and Georgia
  • SIRIUS Annual Conference 2022: Building bridges between electronic evidence and new technologies - SIRIUS shares latest information and discusses the way forward on cross-border access to electronic evidence - See Europol Statement
  • International operation shuts down websites offering counterfeit goods and pirated content - 12 526 websites taken down and 127 365 counterfeit products worth EUR 3.8 million seized – See Europol Statement


  • European Semester roadmap 2023, as prepared by the Presidency and incoming Presidency
  • Conference on the Future of Europe - Proposals and related specific measures contained in the report on the final outcome of the Conference on the Future of Europe: Preliminary technical assessment and Update
  • Conference on the Future of Europe: feedback event to take place in Brussels - IP/22/7313
  • Possible items for College agendas from 7 December to 21 December 2022


  • NextGenerationEU: Commission receives payment request from Lithuania for over €565 million under the Recovery and Resilience Facility - QaA  - Midday Express


  • Equatorial Guinea: Statement by the spokesperson on the outcome of the elections


  • Laptops for Ukraine: new initiative to collect tech devices for Ukrainian schools, hospitals and public services - Midday Express
  • OSCE: Press remarks by High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell ahead of the Ministerial Council in Poland