• Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.11019 - Premereni / Suas Clean Energy / JVs)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.11038 - Rothschild & CO / Andera Partners / Finanaciere Canella)
  • Commission opens in-depth investigation into the proposed acquisition of Inmarsat by Viasat (M.10807) - IP/23/768
  • Answer given by EVP Vestager to a MEP written question - Information on the sovereign bond cartel set up by Deutsche Bank and Rabobank
  • Czech Republic - The Office for the Protection of Competition punished a cartel of construction companies from Wallachia
  • Czech Republic - The Office for the Protection of Competition has cleared in a simplified procedure the merger between SC Czech AFE, a.s. and TES VSETÍN s.r.o.
  • Spain - The CNMC closes the disciplinary proceedings against the insurance company DKV through a commitment decision
  • UK - Suspected anticompetitive conduct in connection with the procurements for contracts to supply services at Heathrow and Derwentside Immigration Removal Centres 



  • Agenda for: Working Party on Competitiveness & Growth (Internal Market) - 17 February 2023
  • Presidency note: Long term competitiveness and productivity - Internal Market at 30 and beyond (Policy Debate Competitiveness Council, 2 March 2023
  • Draft standardisation request to the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardisation as regards ecodesign and energy labelling requirements for household washing machines and household washer-dryers, by GROW.H.3 - 13 February 2023
  • Work in Progress for the EP ITRE Committee as of 09 February 2023
  • Answer given by EVP Vestager to a MEP written question - Important projects of common European interest (IPCEIs) involving semiconductors 


  • Cefic statement on the PFAS restriction
  • Cefic unveils its low-carbon technologies projects map
  • SQAS, The Cefic Assessment scheme for Chemicals Transport becomes Part of the operation clean sweep certification scheme to help companies tackle Plastic pellet loss


  • EBA seeks input from credit institutions on green loans and mortgages
  • EBA asks authorities to increase transparency on their approach to bail-in in case of banking failure


  • Taxation: British Virgin Islands, Costa Rica, Marshall Islands and Russia added to EU list of non-cooperative jurisdictions for tax purposes


  • REPowerEU: Energy measures to be added to national recovery plans - See the EP Statement
  • ACER and CEER response to the European Commission’s public consultation on the EU's electricity market design
  • Electricity market - seven Member States ask Commission to operate within very focused framework -
  • France and Germany split over EU green hydrogen rules - New framework highlights disagreement over how to account for nuclear energy - Financial Times
  • EU energy: strict rules on green hydrogen hurt nascent industry - Brussels wants to exclude producers that use electricity generated by fossil fuels - Financial Times
  • The EU’s turn to dodge litigation that stops it going green - European governments sued by investors are deserting the Energy Charter Treaty en masse - Financial Times


  • Agenda for: Working Party on International Environment Issues (Biosafety) - 21 February 2023
  • Fit for 55: zero CO2 emissions for new cars and vans in 2035 - See the EP Statement
  • Answer given by Mr Sinkevicius to a MEP written question - Promoting the ‘retirement’ of laboratory animals
  • Answer given by Mr Sinkevicius to a MEP written question - Recognition of the right to conscientious objection to animal testing
  • EU drives though truck emissions targets with new 2040 goal - ‘Near zero’ rules attacked for giving heavy vehicles more time to reduce pollution than cars - Financial Times
  • Airline passengers face higher fares under new EU emissions rules - Era of ‘absurdly cheap’ flights could be coming to an end as Brussels makes industry pay more for pollution - Financial Times



  • MEPs back deploying new EU satellites to protect government communications
  • EU Council reconsiders critical products in new cybersecurity law -


  • Agenda for : Working Group 'Judicial cooperation in criminal matters' (COPEN)
    - Proposal for a Directive on the definition of criminal offences and penalties for the violation of Union restrictive measures - 27 February 2023
  • Access to e-evidence: Council authorises member states to ratify international agreement


  • Main results of the Eurogroup - 13 February 2023, Remarks by Paschal Donohoe and by Commissioner Gentiloni
  • Remarks by Commissioner Gentiloni at the press conference on the Winter 2023 Economic Forecast
  • Loan guarantees, bank underwriting policies and financial fragility - ECB Working Paper Series - No. 2782
  • Passive monetary policy and active fiscal policy in a monetary union - ECB Working Paper Series - No. 2781
  • How have higher energy prices affected industrial production and imports? - ECB Economic Bulletin Issue 1, 2023
  • Global risks to the EU natural gas market - ECB Economic Bulletin Issue 1, 2023
  • Brussels sees urgent need for deal to reform EU budget rules - Financial Times


  • Agenda for: Meeting of the Coreper (Part.2) - 15 February 2023
  • Latvian President to MEPs: Europe must be on the right side of history


  • Xinjiang governor cancels EU visit amid Uyghur abuse blowback - China’s foreign policy chief will still visit Europe, while the EU will restart human rights talks with Beijing -


  • Statement by the High Representative on behalf of the EU on the alignment of certain third countries concerning restrictive measures in view of Russia’s actions destabilising the situation in Ukraine (Council Decision (CFSP) 2023/252)
  • Statement by the High Representative on behalf of the EU on the alignment of certain third countries concerning restrictive measures in respect of actions undermining or threatening the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine (Council Decision (CFSP) 2023/193)
  • Russian banks and exports set to be hit in new EU sanctions - European Commission briefed ambassadors in small groups over the weekend on a 10th sanctions package -


  • British university students hit by delays in post-Brexit travel scheme - The replacement to Erasmus has been beset by red tape and late funding, say universities - Financial Times