• Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.10933 - Orlen / SGE / OSGE)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.11066 - Berkshire Partners / GTCR / Point Broadband)
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.11042 - Blackrock / AT&T / Gigapower)
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.10991 - GIP / KKR / Vodafone/ Vantage Towers)
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.10993 - T-Mobile Austria Holding / Meridiam Investment / JV)
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.11018 - Compagnia Siderurgica Italiana / Steelag Deutschland)
  • Commission clears creation of joint venture by Fortress and AIV (M.10970) - Midday Express
  • Commission clears acquisition of Exyte by M+W Group and BDT Capital Partners (M.11002) - Midday Express
  • Commission clears acquisition of joint control of Tom Ford International by The Estee Lauder Companies and Ermenegildo Zegna (M.11039) - Midday Express
  • UK - The CMA has accepted undertakings in lieu of reference for the anticipated acquisition by Baker Hughes Nederland Holdings B.V. of Oz MidCo AS - See the Decision
  • UK - The CMA has accepted undertakings in lieu of reference for the anticipated merger between Korean Air Lines Co., Ltd and Asiana Airlines Inc.


  • EFTA Surveillance Authority -State aid – Decision to raise no objection
  • EFTA Surveillance Authority’s notice on state aid recovery interest rates and reference/discount rates for the EFTA States applicable as from 1 December 2022
  • Commission extends in-depth investigation into Germany's plans for early closure of lignite-fired power plants (SA.53625) - IP/23/1266
  • Commission approves €12 million Belgian scheme to support companies in the context of Russia's war against Ukraine (SA.106461) - Midday Express
  • Commission approves €1.5 million Slovenian scheme to support small and medium-sized enterprises in the context of Russia's war against Ukraine (SA.10627) - Midday Express
  • Commission approves €2 billion French guarantee scheme to support energy-consuming companies in the context of Russia's war against Ukraine (SA.106197) - IP/23/1182
  • Commission approves €95 million Finnish scheme to support the primary agricultural and aquaculture sectors in the context of Russia's war against Ukraine (SA.106431) - Midday Express
  • Vestager slams state aid ‘greenwashing’ - The US’s Inflation Reduction Act sparks dispute over EU rules -



  • Agenda for : Working Party Meeting on Technical Harmonisation (Fertilisers) - 15 March 2023
  • Draft Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EU) 2019/631 as regards strengthening the CO2 emission performance standards for new passenger cars and new light commercial vehicles in line with the Union’s increased climate ambition (first reading) - Adoption of the legislative act = Statement
  • Commission Regulation (EU) 2023/443 of 8 February 2023 amending Regulation (EU) 2017/1151 as regards the emission type approval procedures for light passenger and commercial vehicles
  • Hydrogen: paving the way for new European standards to accelerate the deployment of large-scale hydrogen solutions - Midday Express
  • European Battery Alliance discusses main challenges in the face of increasingly assertive industrial policies globally - Midday ExpressSpeech by Vice-President Šefčovič 


  • Summary of European Commission Decisions on authorisations for the placing on the market for the use and/or for use of substances listed in Annex XIV to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the REACH - 4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol, ethoxylated (‘4-tert-OPnEO’)



  • Judgment of the Court of 2 March 2023 in Case C-664/21; Nec Plus Ultra Cosmetics AG v Republika Slovenija
    Re: Reference for a preliminary ruling - Common system of VAT - Directive 2006/112/EC - Article 138(1) - Exemptions linked to intra-Community transactions - Supplies of goods - Principles of fiscal neutrality, effectiveness and proportionality - Satisfaction of substantive requirements - Time-limit for submission of evidence


  • Market situation in particular following the invasion of Ukraine - Information from the Commission - Preparation of the Council debate
  • Our Ocean Conference: EU announces €816.5 million worth of commitments to protect the ocean - IP/23/1290


  • Daily rest is additional to weekly rest even when it directly precedes the latter (See CPR No 39/2023 - Judgment of the Court of Justice in Case C-477/21 - MÁV-START)


  • Agenda for  Working Party on Energy - 07 March 2023
  • Agenda for: Working Party on Energy - 09 March 2023
  • Report from the 9th meeting of the Expert Group on Renewable Fuels - 25 January 2023
  • Reforming the EU electricity market - See the EP Briefing
  • Foresight study on the worldwide developments in advancing fusion energy, including the small scale private initiatives
  • Judgment of the Court of 2 March 2023 in Case C-394/21, Bursa Română de Mărfuri SA Vs. Autoritatea Naţională de Reglementare în domeniul Energiei (ANRE), intervener: : Federaţia Europeană a Comercianţilor de Energie
    Re: Reference for a preliminary ruling - Internal market in electricity - Directive 2009/72/EC - Regulation (EU) 2019/943 - Article 1(b) and (c) and Article 3 - Principles relating to the functioning of electricity markets - Regulation (EU) 2015/1222 - Article 5(1) - Designated operator of the electricity market - Statutory national monopoly for daily and intraday trading services - National legislation providing for a monopoly on short-, medium- and long-term wholesale electricity trading


  • Agenda for: Council of the European Union (Environment) - 16 March 2023
  • Agenda for: Working Party on International Environment Issues (Int. Chemicals/Synergies) - 7 March 2023


  • SCHEER - Draft Agenda of the 4th plenary meeting, Luxembourg, 9 March 2023
  • SCHEER - Minutes of the WG on Draft Environmental Quality Standards for the Water Framework Directive Priority Substances & groundwater quality standards - 10 February 2023
  • Minutes of the meeting of the PAFF Committee,- Section: "Biological safety of the food chain" - 10 February 2023
  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2023/448 of 1 March 2023 amending Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/574 on technical standards for the establishment and operation of a traceability system for tobacco products
  • Drinking water policy: according to Advocate General Medina, Member States are obliged not to authorise a project that may cause a deterioration in the quality of a body of water (See CPR No 41/2023 - Opinion of the Advocate General in the Case C-723/21 - Stadt Frankfurt (Oder) and FWA )



  • Judgment of the Court 2 March 2023 in Case C-268/21, Norra Stockholm Bygg AB Vs. Per Nycander AB, other party:Entral AB
    Re: Reference for a preliminary ruling - Protection of personal data - Regulation (EU) 2016/679 - Article 6(3) and (4) - Lawfulness of processing - Production of a document containing personal data in civil court proceedings - Article 23(1)(f) and (j) - Protection of judicial independence and judicial proceedings - Enforcement of civil law claims - Requirements to be complied with - Having regard to the interests of the data subjects - Balancing of the opposing interests involved - Article 5 - Minimisation of personal data - Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU - Article 7 - Right to respect for private life - Article 8 - Right to protection of personal data - Article 47 - Right to effective judicial protection - Principle of proportionality
  • Answer given by Mr Breton to a MEP written question - Commission response to large-scale cybersecurity incidents caused by spyware
  • Hungary - SA decision in connection with legal compliance of cookie consent management framework of the websites of TV2 Média Csoport Zrt.



  • Advocate General Athanasios Rantos doubts whether the mechanism whereby the KRS authorises Polish judges to continue to hold judicial office beyond retirement age offers sufficient guarantees of independence (See CPR No 40/2023 - Opinion of the Advocate General in the Case C-718/21 - Krajowa Rada Sądownictwa (Maintien en fonctions d’un juge))
  • Revision of the EU rules on asset recovery and confiscation - See the EPRS Briefing


  • Disclosure report - TARGET2-Securities assessment against the principles for financial market infrastructures


  • Latin America Outlook 2023: EU-LAC relations at a time of geopolitical upheaval - See the EPRS In-Depth Analysis


  • Answer given by HR/VP Borrell to a MEP written question - Sexual violence in the war against Ukraine
  • How Putin’s French news outlet dodged EU sanctions -
  • West presses UAE to clamp down on suspected Russia sanctions busting - Ukraine’s allies visit Gulf state to raise concerns after jump in exports of critical goods - Financial Times

  • Agenda for : Working Party on the United Kingdom - 3 March 2023
  • UK closing in on major Pacific trade deal after Sunak’s Brexit breakthrough - CPTPP talks have been continuing this week -