• Actions for damages in respect of infringements of competition law: the relevant EU law does not preclude a national rule according to which, in the event that the claim is upheld in part, costs are to be borne by each party, who therefore bears half of the common costs (See CPR No 29/2023 - Judgment of the Court of Justice in Case C-312/21; Tráficos Manuel Ferrer)
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.10963 - BMWK / SEFE)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.10834 - Agrofert / Borealis Nitro)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.10990 - Westcoat / Komsa)
  • Summary of Commission Decision of 12 July 2022 relating to a proceeding under Article 101 of the TFEU (CASE AT.40522-Metal packaging) 
    - Opinion of the Advisory Committee on restrictive agreements and dominant positions
    - Final Report of the Hearing Officer
  • Commission clears acquisition of EIHL by SABIC AN and ETG World (M.10999)  - Midday Express
  • Petronas’s takeover of Perstorp: clearance decision text published by EU Commission - see case M.10797
  • Austria - Exchange of experience of Central European competition authorities to combat unfair trade practices in the agricultural and food supply chain
  • Austria - Cartel Supreme Court upholds Cartel Court's search warrant in connection with Federal Competition Authority's investigation into pellets market
  • Belgium - Notification of concentration MEDE-CC-23/0002: Allianz Nederland Groep N.V. - Unibreda NV / Vanbreda Nederland B.V.
  • Cyprus - Notification of a concentration concerning the acquisition of part of the share capital of Avlogen Malta (Out-Licensing) Holding Ltd by LetterOne Investment Holdings S. A. (Lux), via L1 Health GP S.a r.l.
  • France - Application for review of injunctions: The Autorité de la concurrence declares Interflora's complaint inadmissible
  • Greece - Dawn raids in the pharmaceuticals sector
  • Romania - The Competition Council has authorised the acquisition of Dacia Plant by Ceres Pharma
  • Romania- The Competition Council has authorised the acquisition of Stera Chemicals S.R. L. by Oqema AG, Germany 
  • Slovak Republic - AMO SR imposed fines on three undertakings for a cartel agreement in public procurements in the field of providing control and maintenance services of LV lines
  • UK - CMA: Decision to refer - Anticipated joint venture between ForFarmers N.V. and Boparan Private Office Limited


  • Commission approves €217 million Swedish scheme to support electricity-intensive companies in the context of Russia's war against Ukraine (SA.105491) - Midday Express
  • Commission approves amendment to a Czech scheme to support companies in the context of Russia's war against Ukraine (SA.106203) - Midday Express
  • Commission approves amendment to 2022-2027 regional aid map for Poland (SA.105494) - Midday Express
  • Answer given by EVP Vestager to a MEP written question - Illegal state aid for the acquisition of land for conservation purposes


  • Notice of initiation of an anti-dumping proceeding concerning imports of certain manganese dioxides (CN: 2820 10 00) originating in the People’s Republic of China
  • Anti-Dumping Challenge: Advocate General Medina suggests the Court should recognise the legal standing of the China Chamber of Commerce as a representative association  (See CPR No 35/2023, Opinion of the Advocate General in the Case C-478/21 P)
  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) /... terminating the expiry review investigation concerning imports of certain hot-rolled flat products of iron, non-alloy or other alloy steel originating in Ukraine
  • 24th Annual Report according to Article 8(2) of Council Common Position 2008/944/CFSP defining common rules governing the control of exports of military technology and equipment


  • Agenda for: 16th meeting of the Forum for the Exchange of Information on Enforcement - 16 February 2023
  • Agenda for: 2nd meeting of the Sherpa sub-group the High-Level Forum on European standardisation - 16 February 2023
  • Semiconductors: MEPs ready to start talks on new law to boost EU chips industry - See the EP Resolution
  • Belgium/Sweden: EIB supports research, development, and innovation with €475 million loan to Atlas Copco


  • Commission Regulation (EU) No …/.. of XXX amending Annex XVII to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards lead and its compounds in PVC - Decision not to oppose adoption - Statement by Denmark and by Germany


  • ESMA assesses supervision of Central Securities Depositories



  • Advocate General Ćapeta: an EU mobile worker’s mother can claim a social benefit without this calling into question her right of residence (See CPR No 33/2023 - Opinion of the Advocate General in the case C-488/21; Chief Appeals Officer and Others)
  • Education Cannot Wait: Team Europe pledges €313 million to better education for children in crisis and leave no one behind - IP/23/841


  • Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EU) 2021/241 as regards REPowerEU chapters in recovery and resilience plans and amending Regulation (EU) 2021/1060 , Regulation (EU) 2021/2115, Directive 2003/87/EC and Decision (EU) 2015/1814 - Outcome of the EP's first reading (Strasbourg, 13-16 February 2023)
  • Member States implementation of the Council Directive 2006/117/EURATOM on the supervision and control of shipments of radioactive waste and spent fuel - Fourth Report
  • Answer given by the Council to a MEP written question - Incredibly dangerous actions of the Russian military at the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant
  • Energy Community - Secretariat sends Reasoned Opinion to address non-compliance of TPP Pljevlja with the Large Combustion Plants Directive


  • Minutes of the Meeting High Level Group on Internet Governance (HLIG) - 24 November 2022
  • Answer given by Mr Breton to a MEP written question - State media monopoly on private cable and satellite networks


  • A decision authorising telephone tapping need not contain individualised reasons (See CPR No 30/2023; Judgment of the Court of Justice in Case C-349/21; HYA and Others (Motivation des autorisations des écoutes téléphoniques))
  • ENISA and the CERT of the EU institutions, bodies and agencies (CERT-EU) jointly published a report to alert on sustained activity by particular threat actors



  • The Court clarifies the concept of ‘exceptional circumstances’ permitting the competent judicial authority to stay the enforcement of a judgment certified as a European Enforcement Order (See CPR No 32/2023 - Judgment of the Court of Justice in Case C-393/21; Lufthansa Technik AERO Alzey)
  • EU law precludes national authorities being able, without needing to provide justification, to obtain the suspension of a final decision requiring the return of a child (See CPR No 31/2023 - Judgment of the Court of Justice in Case C-638/22; PPU; Rzecznik Praw Dziecka and Others (Suspension de la décision de retour))
  • Advocate General Collins: after the annulment of a mortgage loan agreement due to unfair terms, consumers may assert claims against banks that go beyond reimbursement of monetary consideration; banks may not (See CPR No 36/2023 - Opinion of the Advocate General in the case C-520/21; Bank M. (Conséquences de l’annulation du contrat))
  • Advocate General Emiliou: a procedure for promotion of judges based on an assessment of their work and conduct by a board composed of the President and judges of the relevant higher court is compatible with EU law (See CPR No 34/2023 - Opinion of the Advocate General in the Case C-216/21; Asociaţia "Forumul Judecătorilor din România" )
  • The Court of Justice confirms the unlawfulness of two EPSO notices of competition restricting the choice of the second language to English, French or German (See CPR No 28/2023  Judgments of the Court of Justice in Cases C-623/20 P, C-635/20 P; Commission Vs. Italy)
  • Defence of Democracy: Commission seeks views on protecting the EU democratic sphere from covert foreign interference - Midday Express
  • Parliament urges Georgia to pardon and release ex-President Mikheil Saakashvili - See the EP Resolution
  • Violence against women: MEPs demand the EU ratify the Istanbul Convention - See the EP Resolution


  • Speech by Fabio Panetta: "Monetary policy after the energy shock"
  • Double conditioning: the hidden connection between Bayesian and classical statistics - ECB Working Paper Series No.2786
  • Credibility gains from communicating with the public: evidence from the ECB’s new monetary policy strategy - ECB Working Paper Series No.2785


  • Minutes of the Meeting of the Coreper - 25 & 27 January 2023



  • Commissioner Reynders and Ukrainian Prosecutor General Andriy Kostin attend the meeting of the Freezing and Confiscation Task Force - Midday Express
  • New European Bauhaus in Ukraine: Commissioner Sinkevičius in Kyiv to kick-start Phoenix reconstruction initiative  - Midday Express
  • EU set to sanction Iranian companies over Russia’s war in Ukraine -