• Withdrawal of notification of a concentration (Case M.10325 - Kronospan / Pfleiderer Polska)
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.10790 - Salic / Olam / Olam Agri)
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.10900 - Platinum Equity Group / Imerys HTSM)
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.10906 - Infravia / Liberty Global / Telefonica / Opal)
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.10948 - Stora Enso / De Jong Papier Holding / DJV Holding)
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.10910 - Macquarie / Aberdeen / AIP / Certain Màsmovil Assets)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.10954 - Bouygues Immobilier / CLC Holdings / CLC France Property JV)
  • Prior notification of a concentration - Case M.10979 - Providence Equity Partners / Rothschild & CO / A2MAC1)
  • Commission sends Statement of Objections to Deutsche Bank and Rabobank over Euro-denominated bonds trading cartel case - IP/22/7409
  • Commission adopts a Statement of Objections outlining measures to unwind Illumina's blocked acquisition of GRAIL (M.10939) - IP/22/7403
  • Commission clears the acquisition of joint control of Ferrosan by Kirk, Lundbeckfonden and ATP (M.10955)  - Midday Express
  • Commission clears the acquisition of joint control of i-Hub by POST, BGL, BCEE, BIL and BDL (M.10930) - Midday Express
  • Commission clears acquisition of Saxon Land by Generali Real Estate and Munich Re (M.10929) - Midday Express
  • UK CMA: Hearing implants merger could mean worse deal for NHS and patients


  • Commission approves amendments to Italian scheme, including €5.7 billion budget increase, to further support companies in Southern Italy in context of Russia's war against Ukraine (SA.104962) - Midday Express
  • Commission approves €75 million Romanian scheme to compensate agricultural producers affected by severe drought (SA.104579) - Midday Express
  • Commission authorises compensation granted by France to La Poste for the transport and distribution of the press (SA.102817) - Midday Express


  • The Council and the European Parliament reached a provisional deal on a proposal to minimise the risk of deforestation and forest degradation associated with products that are imported into or exported from the European Union - IP/22/7444 & EP Statement
  • EU-US Trade and Technology Council addresses common challenges and responds to global crises - IP/22/7433
  • EU and US discuss forced labour with social partners in first Trade and Labour Dialogue - IP/22/7441
  • EU-US Joint Statement of the Trade and Technology Council
  • WTO - Trade and gender congress opens with call for inclusive, research-backed path to recovery
  • WTO - Council for Trade in Goods - Report (2022) of the Council for Trade in Goods
  • Carmakers warn on EU tariffs threat to electric vehicle prices - Brussels refuses to extend rules of origin exemption agreed in Brexit trade deal - Financial Times


  • Agenda for: Working Party on Competitiveness & Growth (Better Regulation) - 13 December 2022
  • Commission Implementing Decision EU) / amending Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/668 as regards harmonised standards on requirements, testing and marking of particle filters for respiratory protective devices, general requirements for protective clothing, requirements for eye protectors for squash and eye protectors for racquetball and squash 57 and requirements and test methods for footwear protecting against risks in foundries and during welding and allied processes
  • Council Recommendation on the guiding principles for knowledge valorisation adopted by the Council (Competitiveness) at its meeting on 2 December 2022
  • EU to invest €13.5 billion in research and innovation for 2023-2024 - IP/22/7404, see Decision
  • European Institute of Innovation and Technology: new investments for €890 million
  • New European Bauhaus: applications open for the 2023 Prizes - IP/22/7414 & Q&A on the 2023 Prizes
  • Commission high-level expert group adopts opinions on simplifying EU rules - see Adopted opinions-2022
  • Germany: InvestEU - EIB invests in PBT’s eco-friendly battery material production
  • Chinese battery makers set to dominate Europe’s car industry - Growth driven by deals with western auto brands - Financial Times


  • Council approves conclusions on the progress achieved by the Code of Conduct Group (business taxation) in the second half of 2022
  • Code of Conduct Group (Business Taxation) - Overview of EU Member States' preferential tax regimes examined since the creation of the COCG in March 1998 


  • Denmark and Latvia will receive substantial funds under the European Maritime, Fisheries and Aquaculture Fund (EMFAF) for 2021-2027


  • Moldova’s Energocom signs electricity supply agreement with the MGRES power plant
  • ACER Public Webinar on the new framework guidelines on scenarios for network development planning - 26 January 2023
  • Europe urgently needs a new industrial master plan - The energy crisis, along with steps taken by the US, China and others, poses a significant challenge - Financial Times 
  • Slovenia plans to build pipeline to Hungary to transport Algerian gas - Prime minister Robert Golob aims to help neighbours ‘solve dependency’ on Russian energy - Financial Times


  • The 15th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 15) to the Convention on Biological Diversity, the 10th session of the Conference of the Parties serving as Meeting of the Parties to the Cartagena Protocol (COP-MOP 10) and the 4th session of the Conference of the Parties serving as Meeting of the Parties to the Nagoya Protocol (COP-MOP 4) - First EU coordination
  • EU Cohesion Policy: €179 million for a just climate transition in Croatia - Midday Express
  • European Parliament should act now to repair social injustice in pricing of aviation emissions - see the T&E Letter


  • Global Health: HERA and WHO Hub strengthen cooperation on pandemic and epidemic countermeasures - Midday Express
  • EFSA - External Scientific Report - Report of the ENETWILD training “Second online course on the use of camera trapping for monitoring wildlife and density estimation in the framework of the European Observatory of Wildlife‐EOW”
  • EFSA - Scientific Opinion - Risk assessment of Xanthomonas citri pv. viticola for the EU
  • EFSA - External Scientific Report - Development of an app for processing data on wildlife density in the field
  • EFSA - Scientific Opinion - Safety evaluation of the food enzyme rennet containing chymosin and pepsin A from the abomasum of suckling goats, lambs and calves
  • ECDC - Euro-GASP external quality assessment scheme for Neisseria gonorrhoeae antimicrobial susceptibility testing 2021


  • Main results - TTE Council (Transport) - 5 December 2022
  • Maritime safety: provisional agreement between Council and Parliament to improve stability requirements for ‘ro-ro’ passenger ships



  • Agenda for: Horizontal Working Party on Cyber issues - 07 December 2022
  • EDPB adopts Art. 65 dispute resolution binding decisions regarding Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp
  • Commercial prospecting and rights of individuals: EDF France fined 600 000 euros


  • Agenda for: JHA Counsellors and Experts (violation of restrictive measures) - 13 December 2022
  • EU and Canada to co-host the next International Conference in Solidarity with Venezuelan Refugees and Migrants - IP/22/7428
  • EU Charter of Fundamental Rights: annual report looks at role of civil society and underlines need to increase support - IP/22/7521
  • Vice-President Schinas in The Hague to focus on combating antisemitism, Security Union and Migration and Asylum Pact - Midday Express
  • EU to deploy border agents in the western Balkans for first time - Frontex officials installed outside its jurisdiction in states seeking to join the bloc - Financial Times



  • Agenda for: Meeting of the Coreper (Part.1 - Add.1 & Part.2 - Add.1) - December 2022
  • President Charles Michel and Prime Minister of Slovenia Robert Golob met in Ljubljana and held a joint press conference focusing on Russia’s war on Ukraine, energy and Western Balkans.


  • Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/2377 of 5 December 2022 amending Decision 2010/788/CFSP concerning restrictive measures in view of the situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Council Regulation (EU) 2022/2373 of 5 December 2022 amending Regulation (EC) No 1183/2005 concerning restrictive measures in view of the situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • The Council adopted a decision prolonging the restrictive measures against serious human rights violations and abuses for a further year, until 8 December 2023 - see the Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/2376 & Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/2374
  • EU-Western Balkans: Press remarks by HR/VP Josep Borrell ahead of the Tirana Summit
  • Remarks by President Charles Michel ahead of the EU-Western Balkans meeting in Tirana
  • Sudan: Statement by the HR/VP Josep Borrell on the signature of a political framework agreement
  • EU readies doubling of Ukraine war chest Premium content - European Peace Facility expected to be topped up by another €5.5bn - Financial Times