• Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.11105 - Goldman Sachs / Platinum Spring / Daiwa Resort)
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.11140 - APG / Corsica Sole / Mirova / Driveco)
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.11113 - Sadco / DPDHL / JV)
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.11142 - Brookfiled / Triton)
  • Commission clears Advent's acquisition of GfK subject to conditions (M.10860) - IP/23/3621
  • Commission clears acquisition of Ordina by SSG (M.11183) - Midday Express
  • Austria - Construction cartel: Pittel + Brausewetter fine of EUR 4.81m million final
  • Austria - AFCA files application to fine Fronius International GmbH for anti-competitive agreements
  • UK - Leicester City FC to be fined up to £880k after admitting anti-competitive arrangement with JD Sports
  • Revised EU Rrules recognise the value of retail and wholesale alliances - see EuroCommerce Statement
  • Ineos owner Jim Ratcliffe accuses UK regulator of being ‘hostile to business’ - The businessman is the latest to criticise what some executives view as an increasingly aggressive stance by the CMA - Financial Times
  • Facebook suffers fresh setback after EU ruling on use of personal data - Move marks big step for competition authorities to scrutinise the way tech companies handle information - Financial Times 


  • Judgment of the General Court of 05 July 2023 in Case T-126/21, Nevinnomysskiy Azot and NAK "Azot" Vs. European Commission supported by Fertilizers Europe
    Re: Dumping - Imports of ammonium nitrate originating in Russia - Definitive anti-dumping duties - Request for an expiry review - Article 11(2) of Regulation (EU) 2016/1036 - Article 5(3) and (9) of Regulation 2016/1036 - Legal time limit - Sufficiency of the evidence - Deficiency procedure - Information submitted outside the legal time limit
  • Agenda for: Working Party on Trade Questions - 11 July 2023
  • Agenda for: Meeting of the Working Party on Dual Use Goods - 25 & 26 July 2023
  • Agenda for: Meeting of the Trade Policy Committee (Services & Investment) - 05 July 2023
  • Agenda for: Meeting of the Customs Expert Group - Section "Special Procedures other than Transit" - 05 July 2023
  • Council Regulation laying down rules for the exercise of the Community's rights in the implementation of the Trade and Cooperation Agreement between the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community, of the one part, and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, of the other part
  • DG Trade expanded its Access2Procurement online tool to cover the United States, making transatlantic procurement – and transatlantic trade more broadly – easier for EU businesses
  • The Commission presents the EU-Chile agreement to the Council for authorisation to sign - IP/23/3682
    - see the Decisions on the "signing" and on the "conclusion" of the Advanced Framework Agreement
    - see the Decisions on the "signing" and on the "conclusion" of the Interim Agreement on Trade
  • EU acts against dumped kegs from China - The duties imposed range from 62.6% to 69.6%
  • Overview of FTA and other trade negotiations as of 03 July 2023
  • Joint Statement to the Civil Society Dialogue Forum - EU-Georgia Sub-Committee on trade and sustainable development
  • WTO - Report shows many G20 export restrictions remain in place, including on food and fertilizers
  • WTO - Japan formally accepts Agreement on Fisheries Subsidies


  • Agenda for: Working Party on Competitiveness & Growth (Industry) - 07 July 2023
  • Agenda for: Working Party on Technical Harmonisation (Motor Vehicles) - 11 &12 July 2023
  • Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2023/1410 of 4 July 2023 amending Implementing Decision (EU) 2021/1182 as regards harmonised standards for sterilization of health care products and biological evaluation of medical devices
  • Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2023/1411 of 4 July 2023 amending Implementing Decision (EU) 2021/1195 as regards a harmonised standard for sterilization of health care products
  • Memorandum of Cooperation on Semiconductors between the EU and Japan



  • Agenda for: Att. & Exp. Financial Services and Banking Union (Financial Services) (Payment Services/Open Finance) - 12 July 2023
    - Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on payment services and electronic money services in the Internal Market amending Directive 98/26/EC and repealing Directives 2015/2366/EU and 2009/110/EC  - Annex
    - Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on payment services in the internal market and amending Regulation (EU) No 1093/2010 - Annex
    - Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on a framework for Financial Data Access and amending Regulations (EU) No 1093/2010, (EU) No 1094/2010, (EU) No 1095/2010 and (EU) 2022/2554



  • EU set to exit from controversial Energy Charter Treaty


  • Judgment of the General Court of 05 July 2023 in Case T‑639/20, TIB Chemicals AG, Vs. European Commission, supported by Republic of Austria by Kingdom of Sweden, and by European Chemicals Agency (ECHA)
    Re: Environment and protection of human health - Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 - Classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures - Delegated Regulation (EU) 2020/1182 - Classification of dioctyltin dilaurate [1]; stannane, dioctyl-, bis (coco acyloxy) derivs. [2] - Read-across - Burden of proof - Manifest error of assessment - Impact assessment
  • Commission Decision (EU) 2023/1409 of 4 July 2023 instructing the Central Administrator of the Union Registry to return to the Member States and the United Kingdom the Union surplus at the end of the second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol
  • Circular economy for textiles: taking responsibility to reduce, reuse and recycle textile waste and boosting markets for used textiles - IP/23/3635, FactSheet & Proposal on Textile Waste
  • European Green Deal: more sustainable use of plant and soil natural resources - IP/23/3565
    QaAFactsheet & Proposal on a Directive on Soil Monitoring and Resilience
    QaAFactsheet & Proposal on Reducing Food Waste in the EU
    QaAFactsheet & Proposal on New Genomic Techniques
    QaAFactsheet & Proposal on New rules for improved plant and forest reproductive material
  • ‘Stop finning - Stop the trade': Commission welcomes European citizens' initiative and will explore ways to address trade in shark fins - IP/23/3676, QaAFactSheet & Communication
  • Aquatic biosensors glow like fireflies as they detect disintegrating plastic debris - Issue 604 - new study
  • Cancer drugs in freshwater impact survival of water fleas - an important fish food - Issue 604 & Study
  • New research supports the need for streamlining best practice in anaerobic digestion - Issue 604


  • ECDC - Generic protocol for COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness in preventing transmission of infection in healthcare settings
  • ECDC - Pilot protocol for influenza vaccine effectiveness against laboratory-confirmed influenza infections (symptomatic) using healthcare worker cohorts
  • EMA has just endorsed a joint statement on the safety of COVID-19 vaccines issued by the International Coalition of Medicines Regulatory Authorities (ICMRA



  • The action brought by Mr Carles Puigdemont i Casamajó, Mr Antoni Comín i Oliveres and Ms Clara Ponsatí i Obiols against the decisions of the European Parliament to waive their immunity is dismissed (See Nº 114/2023 - Judgments of the General Court in Cases T-115/20, T-272/21, Puigdemont i Casamajó and Comín i Oliveres Vs. Parliament)
  • Rule of Law Report 2023: Progress on 65% of recommendations, but further action needed - IP/23/3631 & QaA
  • Fight against corruption: Eurobarometer data show growing concern over corruption among citizens and businesses - Special & Flash Barometer - Midday Express


  • Commissioner Gentiloni in Moldova for high-level meetings with national authorities on EU-Moldova economic cooperation - Midday Express
  • ECB - Euro area bank interest rate statistics - May 2023
  • ECB - Consumer Expectations Survey results - May 2023
  • Why we need models to make projections - see ECB Blog
  • ECB - What do we know about the global financial safety net? Rationale, data and possible evolution - Occasional Paper Series No.177


  • Agenda for: Meeting of the Coreper (Part.1 & Part.2) - 05 & 07 July 2023
  • The Spanish presidency will promote the changes and decisions needed to tackle the EU's major challenges - see the Programme
  • Possible items for College agendas from 11 July to 12 September 2023


  • Answer given by HR/VP Borrell to a MEP written question - Joint manoeuvres by Turkish commandos and Turkish Cypriot units for a planned attack on drillships in Cyprus


  • EU weighs concession to Russian Bank over Black Sea grain deal: see ESM Report
  • Report: Tobacco and food giants made billions in Russia after Ukraine invasion -