• Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.11057 - Dekabank / SC / LBBW / Swiat)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.11107 - EDF / SEKG / Nebras / Quwatt / SCE-Quvvat)
  • Antitrust: Commission closes antitrust investigation into Alcogroup (AT.40054)  - Midday Express
  • Slovak Republic - PMÚ SR approved the concentration of Sanagro, a.s., Agrosid, a.s., and Poľnohospodárske družstvo Jahodná
  • Slovak Republic - PMÚ SR initiated administrative proceedings in respect of a concentration between Invest Unternehmensbeteiligungs AG, Raiffeisen OÖ Invest GmbH & Co OG, Melecs Holding GmbH and Melecs EWS GmbH
  • The Netherlands - ACM blocks acquisition of waste-management company AEB by rival company AVR
  • UK - The CMA has revoked the initial enforcement order imposed in relation to the completed merger between HSH Cold Stores and Associated Cold Stores & Transport
  • Alliance for Open Media welcomes the European Commission’s Decision to end its preliminary investigation of the AOM Royalty-Free Licensing policy


  • Commission approves €1 billion Polish scheme to support agricultural producers in the context of Russia's war against Ukraine (SA.107307) - IP/23/2871
  • Commission authorises €9 million French aid scheme to support lavender producers in the context of Russia's war against Ukraine (SA.107474) - Midday Express
  • Cuba: HR/VP Josep Borrell in Havana on 25-27 May - Midday Express


  • Agenda for: Council of the European Union (Foreign Affairs/Trade) - 25 May 2023
  • Agenda for: Meeting of the CETA Committee on trade in goods - 25 May 2023
  • Monitoring of imports of products from Moldova into the EU subject to trade liberalisation measures (monitoring requirements stipulated in Article 6 of Regulation (EU) 2022/12791)
  • Notice concerning the date of entry into force of the Agreement between the European Union and the United States of America pursuant to Article XXVIII of the GATT 1994 relating to the modification of concessions on all the tariff-rate quotas included in the EU Schedule CLXXV as a consequence of the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union
  • Council Decision authorising the opening of negotiations for a protocol between the EU and the Republic of Kazakhstan amending the Enhanced Partnership and Cooperation Agreement between the EU and its Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Kazakhstan, of the other part, as regards the protection of geographical indications for agricultural products and foodstuffs, wines and spirits - see the Addendum
  • Council Decision (EU) 2023/991 of 15 May 2023 on the position to be taken on behalf of the EU within the International Grains Council with regard to the extension of the Grains Trade Convention, 1995
  • UK - The TRA has initiated a transition review into anti-dumping and countervailing measures on electric bicycles (e-bikes) imported from China
  • Post-Brexit UK investments drive FDI in Germany to record level - Berlin warns total volume set to fall in 2023 as companies turn to US on back of Inflation Reduction Act - Financial Times


  • Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a framework for setting ecodesign requirements for sustainable products and repealing Directive 2009/125/EC - General Approach - Statement
  • Draft Opinion by MEP Hildegard Bentele on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council Establishing a framework for ensuring a secure and sustainable supply of critical raw materials and amending Regulations (EU) 168/2013, (EU) 2018/858, 2018/1724 and (EU) - Deadline for tabling amendments : 31-05-2023
  • Draft Opinion by MEP Miriam Lexmann on the proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council Establishing a framework for ensuring a secure and sustainable supply of critical raw materials and amending Regulations (EU) 168/2013, (EU) 2018/858, 2018/1724 and (EU) - Deadline for tabling amendments : 08-06-2023
  • Europe must not forget about the single market - The dash for strategic autonomy and economic security threatens the foundation stone of EU integration - Financial Times


  • Draft report by MEP Maria Spyraki (ENVI) proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures - Amendments 296 - 329
  • Council Decision (EU) 2023/992 of 16 May 2023 appointing 16 members of the Management Board of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA)
  • Answer given by Mr Breton to a MEP written question - Removing ‘forever chemicals’ from everyday consumer products


  • EBA revised templates for reporting of deposits subject to Russian and Belarusian economic sanctions
  • Answer given by Mr Hahn to a MEP written question - End of EU-Japan Tobacco International cooperation agreement 


  • ACER invites experts to provide their views on the definition of structural congestion in electricity networks
  • ACER - Call to join the ‘Scenarios ETAG’ stakeholder reference group for the ten-year network development plans joint scenarios


  • Agenda for: Working Party on International Environment Issues (Biosafety) - 26 May 2023
  • Council Decision (EU) 2023/990 of 25 April 2023 on the position to be taken on behalf of the European Union at the Conference of the Parties to the Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for certain hazardous chemicals and pesticides in international trade as regards certain amendments to the Convention and its Annex III


  • Regulation (EU) 2023/988 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 10 May 2023 on general product safety, amending Regulation (EU) No 1025/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council and Directive (EU) 2020/1828 of the European Parliament and the Council, and repealing Directive 2001/95/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Council Directive 87/357/EEC
  • EMA - Meeting highlights from the Committee for Veterinary Medicinal Products (CVMP) 15-16 May 2023


  • Agenda for: Working Party on Telecommunications & Information Society - 26 May 2023
  • Minutes of the Third Digital Markets Advisory Committee - 03 April 2023
  • BEREC’s input to the future of the electronic communications sector and its infrastructure public consultation
  • Telecom sector joins forces in call for new policies to drive EU connectivity leadership - See ETNO Statement


  • Agenda for: Horizontal Working Party on Cyber Issues - 24 May 2023
  • EDPB - One-Stop-Shop case digest on right to object and right to erasure
  • EDPS - 5th Anniversary of the GDPR: Still a benchmark in the EU digital landscape?
  • Answer given by Mr Breton to a MEP written question - Give car drivers control over their own data!
  • Belgium - The Data Protection Agency has published its Annual Report 2022
  • France - The CNIL has fined a total of EUR101 million in 2022 - See the Annual Report
  • Facebook owner Meta hit with record €1.2bn fine over EU-US data transfers - Ireland’s Data Protection Commission says US company breached rules that safeguard user information - Financial Times
  • Meta: Facebook fine is data pointer to EU’s approach to Big Tech - Groups are still getting a resounding thumbs-down from continent’s regulators - Financial Times


  • Agenda for: EP TRAN Committee - 24 May 2023
  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2023/989 of 22 May 2023 amending Regulation (EU) No 1321/2014 on the continuing airworthiness of aircraft and aeronautical products, parts and appliances, and on the approval of organisations and personnel involved in these tasks, and correcting that Regulation
  • Aviation will need €300bn for EU green hydrogen switch, study finds - European lawmakers grapple with policy to drive industry to cleaner technology - Financial Times


  • Draft opinion by MEP Vlad Gheorghe - Definition of criminal offences and penalties for the violation of Union restrictive measures - Amendments 25 - 58
  • EU parliament proposes to halve payouts from MEP pension fund - Move to shrink deficit set to affect almost 1,000 former and current lawmakers, including Nigel Farage and Marine Le Pen - Financial Times


  • Council Recommendation of 16 May 2023 on the economic policy of the euro area
  • Commission pays a further €1.5 billion in macro-financial assistance to Ukraine (factsheet)  - Midday Express
  • ECB Euro area monthly balance of payments: March 2023
  • Speech by Luis de Guindos: Towards a stronger non-bank financial sector
  • Hungary accelerates talks with EU to unlock billions in funding - Budapest complies with some Brussels demands but two-thirds of cash likely to remain blocked - Financial Times



  • Agenda for: 56th Meeting of the EEA Council - 24 May 2023
  • Minutes of the 55th EEA Council - 23 November 2022
  • Progress report of the EEA Joint Committee
  • Main results of the Foreign Affairs Council - 22 May 2023
  • EU defence cooperation: Council welcomes Denmark into PESCO and launches the 5th wave of new PESCO projects
  • Cyber Defence: Council Conclusions conclusions stress the importance of further strengthening the EU resilience to face cyber threats
  • Iran: five individuals and two entities targeted by EU’s eighth package of sanctions for human rights violations - See Regulation (EU) 2023/986 & Decision (CFSP) 2023/987 and Notice 1 & 2
  • Moldova: EU launches civilian mission to strengthen the resilience of the security sector in the areas of crisis management and countering hybrid threats - See Decision (CFSP) 2023/993
  • Statement by the HR/VP Borrell on behalf of the EU on the alignment of certain third countries concerning restrictive measures in view of the situation in Myanmar/Burma
  • Council Decision (CFSP) 2023/995 of 22 May 2023 amending and updating Decision (CFSP) 2018/340 establishing the list of projects to be developed under PESCO
  • Answer given by HR/VP Borrell to a MEP written question - Current state of relations between the European Union and the Republic of Cuba