• Judgment of the General Court of 07 December 2022 in Case T-130/21; CCPL - Consorzio Cooperative di Produzione e Lavoro SC, Coopbox Group SpA, Coopbox Eastern s.r.o. Vs. European Commission
    Re: Competition - Agreements, decisions and concerted practices - Food retail packaging - Decision varying the amount of a fine - Method of calculating the fine - Attributability of the infringing conduct - 2006 Guidelines on the method of setting fines - Ceiling of the fine - Proportionality - Equal treatment - Ability to pay
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.10837 - Astara Western Europe / Mitsubishi Corporation / Isuzu Motors Limited / Isuzu Sales Deutschland)
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.10895 - Athora / Axa Customer Solutions)
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.10942 - PHO P / Stora Enso Maxau)
  • Commission clears acquisition of SEPG by SEC and SE AG (M.10580) - Midday Express
  • Commission to assess the proposed acquisition of Oticon Medical by Cochlear - Midday Express


  • Commission approves €50 million aid to EDF for a research and development project on small nuclear reactors (SA.100338) - Midday Express
  • Commission approves €15 million Italian measure to support rail freight operators affected by the coronavirus pandemic (SA.104518) - Midday Express
  • Commission approves €25 million Italian investment support scheme towards a sustainable recovery in the Marche region in the context of the coronavirus pandemic (SA.104510)- Midday Express
  • EU regulators shrug off legal setbacks on corporate tax schemes - Competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager to continue campaign against governments offering what she sees as unfair subsidies - Financial Times


  • Agenda for: Working Party on Customs Union -12 December 2022
  • Agenda for: Trade Policy Committee (Services & Investment) - 7 December 2022
  • Draft Decision of the Committee on Customs of the Free Trade Agreement between the European Union and the Republic of Singapore modifying certain elements in Protocol 1 concerning the definition of the concept of ‘originating products’ and methods of administrative cooperation and its Annexes
  • Council Decision on the position to be adopted on behalf of the European Union within the Committee on Customs established under the Free Trade Agreement between the European Union and the Republic of Singapore, as regards the amendment of Protocol 1 concerning the definition of ‘originating products’ and methods of administrative cooperation
  • Draft Decision of the EU-Georgia Sanitary and Phytosanitary Sub-Committee modifying Annex XI-B to the Association Agreement
    Council Decision on the position to be adopted on behalf of the EU within the Sanitary and Phytosanitary Sub-Committee established by the Association Agreement between the
  • EU and the European Atomic Energy Community and their Member States, of the one part, and Georgia, of the other part, as regards the modification of Annex XI-B to that Agreement
  • Council Regulation amending Annex I to Regulation (EEC) No 2658/87 on the tariff and statistical nomenclature and on the Common Customs Tariff (CN codes 2814 10 00 & 3102 10 10 and 3102 10 90)
  • Council Decision (EU) 2022/2384 of 25 November 2022 on the approval, on behalf of the European Union, of the modification of the Union’s Schedule of Specific Commitments under the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS) to incorporate Annex 1 to the Declaration on the Conclusion of Negotiations on Services Domestic Regulation
  • EU requests two WTO panels against China: trade restrictions on Lithuania and high-tech patents - IP/22/7528
    - Full case details DS610 (Chinese Discrimination against trade from Lithuania) - Request for establishment of a panel DS610
    - Full case details DS611 (Chinese restrictions on enforcement of high-tech patents) - Request for establishment of a panel DS611
  • WTO - Report shows increase in trade restrictions amidst economic uncertainty, multiple crises
  • Brussels gets ready to dump its free trade ideals - More open trade used to be a no-brainer for the EU. Now European industries are fighting to survive -


  • Agenda for: Working Party on Competitiveness & Growth (Internal Market) - 12 December 2022
  • Agenda for: EP IMCO Committee - 12 December 2022
  • Commission Regulation (EU) 2022/2383 of 6 December 2022 amending Regulation (EU) No 582/2011 as regards the emissions type-approval of heavy duty vehicles using pure biodiesel
  • Directive (EU) 2022/2380 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 November 2022 amending Directive 2014/53/EU on the harmonisation of the laws of the Member States relating to the making available on the market of radio equipment
  • Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions: €1.75 billion in new calls for researchers and institutions - IP/22/7242
  • Single market turns 30: Anniversary celebrations kick off with conference in Prague - Midday Express


  • EBA consults on new Guidelines to tackle de-risking


  • Agenda for: EP EMPL Committee - 12 December 2022
  • Agenda for: Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council (Employment & social policy) - 08 December 2022



  • Council Regulation laying down a framework to accelerate the deployment of renewable energy
  • ACER to decide on ENTSO-E’s European Resource Adequacy Assessment (2022)


  • Agenda for: Working Party on International Environment Issues (Int. Chemicals / Synergies) - 13 December 2022
  • EU at COP15: Final stretch to global deal to halt and reverse biodiversity loss, for people and planet - IP/22/7538
  • InvestEU: EIF invests €50 million into climate technologies venture capital fund - IP/22/7532
  • Draft opinion by MEP Caroline Roose - Protection of the environment through criminal law and replacing Directive 2008/99/EC - Amendments 1 - 19 
  • How to increase the use of nature-based solutions in urban areas?
  • Green turtles in remote Azores feeding grounds are ingesting plastic, reveals new study
  • Improved WEEE data give a better picture of collection and recycling rates
  • Large-scale study indicates wild bees are just as effective as honey bees for commercial apple pollination
  • Green Deal: EU agrees law to fight global deforestation and forest degradation driven by EU production and consumption


  • Agenda for: Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council (Health) - 09 December 2022 - Background brief
  • Food safety: Commission adopts new rules to protect citizens against dangerous contaminants in food - Midday Express


  • Main results - TTE Council (Telecommunications) - 06 December 2022
  • BEREC in European Parliament: We are engaged in enabling the Twin Transition


  • Summary of the Opinion of the EDPS on the Proposal for a Council Regulation amending Regulation (EU) No 389/2012 as regards the exchange of information maintained in the electronic registers concerning economic operators who move excise goods between Member States for commercial purposes
  • Reiterating our commitment to support Data Protection Officers of the EU institutions


  • Agenda for: Justice and Home Affairs Council, 8-9 December 2022
  • Directive (EU) 2022/2381 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 November 2022 on improving the gender balance among directors of listed companies and related measures
  • Equality Package: Commission proposes to strengthen equality bodies to fight discrimination - IP/22/7507 & Proposal for a Council Directive
  • Equality package: Commission proposes new rules for the recognition of parenthood between Member States - IP/22/7509QaA & Proposal for a Council Directive


  • Judgment of the General Court of 07 December 2022 in Case T‑330/19, & T-301/19, PNB Banka AS, Vs. European Central Bank (ECB), supported by European Commission
    Re: Economic and monetary policy - Prudential supervision of credit institutions - Article 22 of Directive 2013/36/EU - Opposition of the ECB to the acquisition of qualifying holdings in a credit institution - Starting point of the assessment period - Intervention by the ECB during the initial stage of the procedure - Criteria of financial stability of the proposed acquirer and compliance with prudential requirements - Existence of reasonable grounds for opposing the acquisition on the basis of one or more assessment criteria - Article 106 of the Rules of Procedure - Request for a hearing without a statement of reasons
  • Main results - Economic & Financial Affairs Council - 6 December 2022, see the Opening remarks by EVP Dombrovskis
  • ECB Consumer Expectations Survey results - October 2022
  • ECB - Presentation by Philip R. Lane at the Chinese State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE) annual conference on “Global Perspective 2023”


  • Follow-up to the Conference on the Future of Europe - Progress Report on the follow-up to Conference proposals/measures during the Czech Presidency
  • Keynote speech by President von der Leyen on the occasion of the 120th anniversary of Bocconi University
  • Possible items for College agendas: 13 December – 21 December 2022


  • Main results - EU-Western Balkans summit in Tirana, 6 December 2022, see Remarks by President Charles MichelStatement by President von der Leyen and Prime Minister Rama 
    - EU-Western Balkans Summit in Tirana reaffirms the EU membership perspective of the Western Balkans and EU's strategic partnership with the region - IP/22/7448, see The Tirana declaration
  • EU membership for Western Balkans remains far off, despite upbeat talks - Ministers will discuss candidate status for Bosnia and Herzegovina next week -
  • Commission will provide €25 million to support the democratic aspirations in Belarus - IP/22/7376


  • EU and Norway sign an agreement in support of EUMAM Ukraine
  • Answer given by Ms McGuinness a MEP written question - Assessment of economic sanctions against Russia
  • Answer given by HR/VP Borrell i Fontelles to a MEP written question - Turkey’s refusal to go along with sanctions on Russia and its transformation into a Russian ‘transit hub’