• Commission clears Hydro's acquisition of Alumetal (M.10658) - IP/23/2566
  • Commission clears acquisition of ServiceCo by Ebert HERA (M.11075) - Midday Express
  • Commission clears acquisition of AEP Renewables, AEP Wind Holdings, Trent Wind Farm and Desert Sky Wind Farm by Blackstone, Invenergy and CDPQ (M.11092) - Midday Express
  • France - Online ad verification: The Autorité de la concurrence issues interim measures against Meta
  • Greece - Decision on the complaint lodged by Mytilineos against the companies Imerys Bauxite Greece and Imerys Industrial Minerals Greece
  • Italy - Ntv may sell tickets for regional and Intercity trains - A551-A551B - See the Decision
  • Romania - The Competition Council has launched a public debate on the commitments proposed by Mediplus Exim SRL taking over Gedeon Richter Farmacia SA and Pharmafarm SA.
  • Romania - The Competition Council approved the taking over of Romprix Exim SRL by which All4Labels Group GmbH from Germany
  • Spain - The CNMC initiates disciplinary proceedings against Telefónica for the agreement with Dazn regarding the exclusive rights to Formula 1
  • Spain - The CNMC approves the acquisition of Terminal Ferry de Barcelona (TFB) by the Grimaldi group subject to commitments
  • UK - The CMA announced the launch of its merger inquiry in the Adobe / Figma acquisition
  • UK - The CMA  has launched review of AI market - CMA chief Sarah Cardell says the regulator will examine technology behind software such as ChatGPT - see the Launch Document - Financial Times 


  • EFTA - Judgment of the Court of 24 January 2023 in Case E-1/22, G. Modiano Limited and Standard Wool (UK) Limited Vs. the EFTA Surveillance Authority
    Re: State aid - Norwegian Wool Subsidy Scheme - Action for annulment of a decision of the EFTA Surveillance Authority - Rejection of a complaint - Decision taken at the end of the preliminary examination stage - Statement of reasons - No substantial alteration of existing aid)
  • Tax rulings: Advocate General Kokott considers that the Commission erred in finding that Luxembourg had granted unlawful State aid to the Engie group in the form of tax advantages (See CPR No 73/2023 - Opinion of the Advocate General in cases C-451/21 P, C-454/21 P, Luxembourg Vs. Commission)
  • Commission approves €34 million Dutch measure to compensate sports event organisers for the damage suffered due to the coronavirus pandemic (SA.102405) - Midday Express


  • Minutes of the 62nd Plenary Meeting of the Trade Contact Group - 28 February 2023
  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) /... amending Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/804 of 11 May 2017 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of certain seamless pipes and tubes of iron (other than cast iron) or steel (other than stainless steel), of circular cross-section, of an external diameter exceeding 406,4 mm, originating in the People's Republic of China
  • Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the making available on the Union market and the export from the Union of certain commodities and products associated with deforestation and forest degradation and repealing Regulation (EU) No 995/2010
  • Council Decision (EU) 2023/909 of 25 April 2023 on the position to be taken on behalf of the EU within the Trade Committee established under the Free Trade Agreement between the EU and the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam, as regards the amendment of Protocol 1 concerning the definition of the concept of ‘originating products’ and methods of administrative cooperation
  • Corrigendum to Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2023/265 of 9 February 2023 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of ceramic tiles originating in India and Türkiye
  • The EFTA FTA Monitor 2.0 is online
  • EU trade in agricultural products hit €424.7 billion - Eurostat
  • WTO - 4th review of the trade policies and practices of the OECS-WTO Members (Antigua and Barbuda; Dominica; Grenada; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Vincent and the Grenadines) on 3 and 5 May 2023


  • Agenda for: Working Party on Technical Harmonisation (Motor Vehicles - Attachés) - 10 May 2023
  • Preparation of the Council (Competitiveness (Internal Market, Industry, Research and Space) on 22-23 May 2023
    - EU Space Policy in a new geopolitical landscape - Policy debate
  • Intellectual property: Commission welcomes the political agreement to boost the protection of European craft and industrial products in the EU and beyond - IP/23/2590
  • InvestEU: European Investment Fund and Denmark's Export and Investment Fund support digitalisation of SMEs with €42.7 million in new loans - IP/23/2604
  • Commissioner Breton visits Germany to pursue EU defence industry tour - Midday Express


  • CSR - REACH Authorisation decisions - OPnEO - LFB Biomédicaments - Created by GROW.F.1 - Last update: 28 April 2023
  • Health - Analysis of the draft European Parliament ENVI report regarding the legal proposal for reform of the CLP legislation
  • ASMoR Comments on Appendix C of the WSP Essential Use Report – Safe Uses


  • Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive (EU) 2019/1153 of the European Parliament and of the Council, as regards access of competent authorities to centralised bank account registries through the single access point - 4-column table
  • Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on information accompanying transfers of funds and certain crypto-assets and amending Directive (EU) 2015/849 (recast)
  • Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on markets in crypto-assets, and amending Regulations (EU) No 1093/2010 and (EU) No 1095/2010 and Directives 2013/36/EU and (EU) 2019/1937




  • Agenda for: Working Party on International Environment Issues (Biodiversity) - 10 May 2023 & (Whaling) - 12 May 2023
  • Empowering consumers for the green transition: Council adopts its position - Mandate for negociations with the European Parliament
  • Agenda for : CEG/MSP on Protecting and Restoring the World’s Forests, including the EU Timber Regulation and the FLEGT Regulation - 04 May 2023
  • Commission Delegated Directive (EU) .../ amending, for the purposes of adapting to scientific and technical progress, Annex IV to Directive 2011/65/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards an exemption for mercury in melt pressure transducers for capillary rheometers under certain conditions
  • EU centre-right joins backlash against bloc’s green agenda - EPP opposes policies put forward by commission president Ursula von der Leyen, one of its own members - Financial Times


  • The European Commission presented a delegated regulation on production rules for organic sea salt and other organic salts food and feed


  • Agenda for: Horizontal Working Party on Cyber Issues - 04 May 2023
  • GDPR: the right to obtain a ‘copy’ of personal data means that the data subject must be given a faithful and intelligible reproduction of all those data (See CPR No 71/2023 - Judgment of the Court of Justice in Case C-487/21, Österreichische Datenschutzbehörde)
  • Mere infringement of the GDPR does not give rise to a right to compensation (See CPR No 72/2023 - Judgment of the Court of Justice in Case C-300/21, Österreichische Post (Préjudice moral lié au traitement de données personnelles))
  • Opinion of Advocate General Manuel Campos Sànchez - Bordona of 04 May 2023 in Case C-319/22, Gesamtverband Autoteile-Handel e. V. Vs. Scania CV AB
    Re: Reference for a preliminary ruling - Market for motor vehicle repair and maintenance information services - Regulation (EU) 2018/858 - Independent operators - Information readily available in machine-readable form which can be processed electronically - Vehicle identification number (VIN) - Protection of personal data - Regulation (EU) 2016/679 - Conditions for lawfulness of processing of personal data - Article 6(1)(c)
  • Commission recommends actions to combat online piracy of sports and other live events - IP/23/2508
  • EDPS issued on 25 April 2023 three Opinions on three Proposals of the European Commission that are part of the “Road Safety package
  • Consumers uneasy with sharing their health data, survey shows - See Beuc Statement


  • Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 1999/62/EC, Council Directive 1999/37/EC and Directive (EU) 2019/520 as regards the CO2 emission class of heavy-duty vehicles with trailers
  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2023/893 of 21 April 2023 amending Regulation (EU) 2015/340 laying down technical requirements and administrative procedures relating to air traffic controllers’ licences and certificates
  • Transport: EUR 790 million of funding available to adapt the Trans-European Transport network for dual civilian and defence use


  • Fight against corruption: EU law does not preclude a person from being prohibited from all elective public office for three years if he or she has infringed the rules relating to conflicts of interest by holding such office (See CPR No 69/2023 - Judgment of the Court of Justice in Case C-40/21, Agenția Națională de Integritate)
  • Anti-corruption: Stronger rules to fight corruption in the EU and worldwide - IP/23/2516, QaA, Factsheet
    - Joint Communication to the European Parliament, the Council and the European Economic and Social Committee on the fight against corruption
    - Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on combating corruption by criminal law
  • Commissioner Lenarčič in Sweden to discuss civil protection support for Ukraine and the EU's disaster resilience - Midday Express
  • Hungary makes changes to judiciary to comply with EU demands - Commission vice-president welcomes ‘step forward’ but warns of outstanding reforms needed for Budapest to unlock funding - Financial Times


  • The Court confirms the ECB's refusal to exclude for the purposes of the calculation of the leverage ratio of Crédit lyonnais 34% of its exposures to the Caisse des dépôts et consignations (See CPR No 70/2023 - Judgment of the Court of Justice in Case C-389/21 P, ECB Vs. Crédit lyonnais)
  • Industrial producer prices down by 1.6% in the euro area and by 1.5% in the EU - Up by 5.9% in the euro area and by 7.0% in the EU compared with March 2022 - 54/2023 - 04 May 2023
  • Flash estimate - April 2023 Euro area annual inflation up to 7.0% - 53/2023 - 02 May 2023


  • Minutes of: Meeting of the Coreper - 19 April 2023


  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2023/908 of 3 May 2023 amending for the 335th time Council Regulation (EC) No 881/2002 imposing certain specific restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with the ISIL (Da'esh) and Al-Qaida organisations
  • European Peace Facility: Council adopts assistance measures to support the defence sector of the Republic of Moldova and Georgia
  • Joint read-out of the meeting between President von der Leyen and Prime Minister Gonsalves
  • EFTA Council comes together in Geneva for its third meeting in 2023