• Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.10713- RWE / Newco Eemshaven)
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.10952 - NBIM / PSPIB / Capital Park)
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.10982 - Stellantis / Hon Hai Precision Industry / JV)
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.10249 - Dericheborug Environment / Groupe Ecore Holding)
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.10983 - Altarea / Carrefour / SNC Altacar Sartrouville / SNC Altacar Nanates)
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.10905 - Irish Life Wellbeing / Centric Health Primary Care / Carepath Connect)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case  M.10841 - Firmenich International / Koninklijke DSM)
  • Germany - Bundeskartellamt: List of Notified Merger Projects
  • UK - Transparency rules are having a positive impact on the price of funeral services – a CMA report has found.
  • Call for swift and decisive action against anticompetitive practices by Apple - See EPC Statement


  • Authorisation for State aid pursuant to Articles 107 and 108 of the TFEU - Cases where the Commission raises no objections
  • Commission approves re-introduction of Romanian scheme, including budget increase, to support companies in the context of Russia's war against Ukraine (SA.105503) - Midday Express


  • Agenda for: Working Party on Customs Union - 1 February 2023
  • Agenda for: Customs Business Group - 10 February 2023
  • Notice of initiation of an expiry review of the anti-dumping measures applicable to imports of certain cast iron articles originating in the People’s Republic of China (CN codes ex 7325 10 00 and ex 7325 99 10)
  • EU trade with Russia declined strongly - Eurostat
  • WTO - Indonesia initiates WTO dispute complaint regarding EU steel duties
  • WTO - Items proposed for consideration at the next meeting of Dispute Settlement Body - 27 January 2023
  • UK - The Framework Document sets out DIT’s arrangements to monitor and understand the TRA’s strategy, performance and delivery
  • Advocates for friendshoring have not reckoned with digital trade - Determining whether bytes originated in a ‘friendly country’ is painstaking work - Financial Times


  • Non-transposition of EU legislation: Commission takes action to ensure complete and timely transposition of EU directives
  • European firm concentration and aggregate productivity, Single Market Economics Papers by DG GROW.A.1 - 24 January 2023
  • Beyond the Great Reversal: Superstars, Unions, and the Euro, Single Market Economics Papers by DG GROW.A.1 - 24 January 2023
  • Globalisation and unemployment in the EU: new insights on the role of global value chains and workforce composition, Single Market Economics Papers by DG GROW.A.1 - 24 January 2023
  • Ensuring access to critical materials for steel and wind sectors essential for EU clean-tech economy - See Eurofer Paper
  • New transition pathway to support the chemical industry's green and digital transitions


  • ESMA issues its first opinion on the draft European Sustainability Reporting Standards
  • EBA responds to law firm on the prudential treatment of legacy instruments held by DNB Bank ASA
  • EBA issues Opinion to the European Commission on the draft European Sustainability Reporting Standards
  • EBA Annual Quantitative Monitoring Report and Impact Assessment mandated by BRRD Articles 45 l (1) and (2)


  • Agenda for: Council of the European Union (Agriculture & Fisheries) - List of A items (NLA) & Background brief - 30 January 2023
    - Revision of animal transport legislation - an essential part of the food production - Information from the Portuguese delegation on behalf of the Cyprus, French, Greek, Hungarian, Irish, Latvian, Lithuanian, Portuguese, Romanian and Spanish delegations 
  • Answer given by Mr Wojciechowski to a MEP written question - Tense sugar market 2022/2023



  • Agenda for: Working Party on International Environment Issues (WPIEI Desertification)) - 01 February 2023
  • Second part of the first session of the ad hoc open-ended working group (OEWG 1.2) on a science-policy panel to contribute further to the sound management of chemicals and waste and to prevent pollution (Bangkok, Thailand, 30 January - 3 February 2023) - First EU coordination
  • Proposal for a Council Decision on the position to be taken on behalf of the European Union at the Conference of the Parties to the Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent procedure for certain hazardous chemicals and pesticides in international trade as regards certain amendments to the Convention and its Annex III
  • Markets for many commonly recycled materials struggle in the EU - See EEA Report
  • 4 reasons renewable ethanol plays an important role in de-fossilising transport - See ePURE Statement


  • SCHEER - Final Opinion on "Draft Environmental Quality Standards for Priority Substances under the Water Framework Directive" - Dicofol and Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDEs)
  • SCHEER - Call for information in support of a targeted revision of Annexes III and IV of Directive 2010/63/EU on the protection of animals used for scientific purposes
  • SCCS - Minutes of the Working Group meeting on Nanomaterials in Cosmetic Products of 18 January 2023
  • Answer given by Ms Kyriakides to a MEP written question - Use of pesticides on farms in the EU
  • EFSA - Update of the list of qualified presumption of safety (QPS) recommended
    - microorganisms intentionally added to food or feed as notified to EFSA
    - microbiological agents intentionally added to food or feed as notified to EFSA 17: suitability of taxonomic units notified to EFSA until September 2022
  • EMA Committee for Advanced Therapies elects Ilona Reischl as its new Chair
  • EMA update on shortage of antibiotics in the EU



  • Agenda for: 1st meeting of the Digitale decade Committee - 07 February 2023
  • Answer given by EVP Vestager to a MEP written question - Microsoft collaboration software Teams
  • Has the Digital Markets Act got it wrong on app stores? - The app-store obligations in the EU’s DMA are unlikely to weaken the market power of Apple and Google - See Bruegel Paper


  • Joint Statement by Vice-President Jourová and Commissioner Reynders ahead of Data Protection Day
  • DigitalEurope’s recommendations for a more ambitious EU Cyber Defence Policy
  • Cybersecurity everywhere: deciphering the Cyber Resilience Act - See DigitalEurope Policy Paper
  • The Lithuanian SA adopted a decision on the actions of the organisation on the processing of children’s image data
  • The Lithuanian SA adopted a decision on the right to access data exercised by the financial institution
  • The Lithuanian SA adopted a decision on the processing of employee’s personal correspondence
  • Privacy and data protection too often suspended at EU borders - See op-ed by Wojciech Wiewiórowski
  • EU data protection law grants people a certain number of rights when their data is processed by an EU institution - See the EDPS FactSheet
  • On the occasion of Data Protection Day, take a look back at GDPR enforcement over the last few years and explore how the EDPB helps all EEA DPAs act as one to safeguard your rights




  • Swedish Presidency debriefs EP committees on priorities
  • Keynote address by President von der Leyen at the high-level ‘Future of Europe' business event


  • Answer given by Ms Urpilainen to a MEP written question - Implementation of the European connectivity strategy Global Gateway


  • EU welcomes Japan's decision to strengthen sanctions against Russia