• Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.11209 - ENI / Neptune)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.11275 - Macquarie / Enel / Enel Green Power Hellas)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.11276 - Swiss Life / SGC / East London Energy / Equans De Holding Company / Iesl Assets / JV)
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.11242 - EP Corporate Group / Leb / Lek)
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.11222 - Mitsui/ EDF / Forsee Power / Neot)
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.11214 - Mubadala Capital / Fortress Management / FIG)
  • Commission clears acquisition of SD Worx by WorxInvest and CVC (M.11196) - Midday Express
  • The European Commission has published its decision to clear Google’s acquisition of Photomath - See Case M.10796
  • Germany - The Bundeskartellamt cleared the establishment of a joint venture between Rheinmetall Landsysteme GmbH, Unterlüß and Ukrainian Defense Industry (UDI), Kiev in Ukraine.
  • Greece - Acquisition of exclusive control of EFA Energy by Mytilineos
  • UK - CMA has opened an investigation into whether building-materials supplier Wolseley UK’s planned merger with air-conditioning company Kooltech will harm competition - See the Commencement notice


  • State aid to SAS during the COVID-19 pandemic: the Court of Justice definitively dismisses Ryanair’s actions concerning the loan guarantees put in place by Sweden and Denmark in April 2020 (See CPR Nº 150/2023 - Judgments of the Court of Justice in Cases C-320/21 P, C-321/21 P, Ryanair Vs. Commission)


  • Judgment of the Court of 28 September 2023 in Case C-123/21 P, Changmao Biochemical Engineering Co. Ltd, Vs. European Commission, Distillerie Bonollo SpA, Industria Chimica Valenzana (ICV) SpA, Caviro Extra SpA
    Re: Appeal - Dumping - Imports of tartaric acid originating in China - Determination of normal value - Regulation (EU) 2016/1036 - Article 2(7) - Protocol on the Accession of the People’s Republic of China to the World Trade Organization (WTO) - Article 15 - Determination of the state of vulnerability of the Union industry - Determination of a threat of injury
  • Agenda for: Trade Policy Committee (Services and Investment) - 03 October 2023
  • Agenda for: Joint committee procedure (Rule 58) of EP INTA, IMCO -16 October 2023
  • Agenda for: Working Party on European Free Trade Association (EFTA) - 03 October 2023
  • Agenda for: 59th meeting of the Customs Expert Group - Tariff Measures subsection - 07 December 2023
  • Commission Delegated Regulation(EU) /... amending Annex II to Regulation (EU) No 1233/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the application of certain guidelines in the field of officially supported export credits
  • Proposal for a Council Decision on the position to be taken on behalf of the European Union in the Working Party on Customs Questions affecting Transport as regards the proposal to amend the Terms of Reference of the Working Party
  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2023/2072 of 27 September 2023 repealing the anti-dumping duties on imports of biodiesel originating in Argentina and Indonesia imposed by Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1194/2013
  • New market study related to the Customs Laboratories European Network, chemical tariff classification and laboratory testing
  • France isolated on post-Brexit electric vehicle tariffs - London has found an ally in Germany in its push for a stay of execution on tariffs due to kick in next January -
  • A trade reprieve won’t fix the EU’s failures on electric vehicles - Proposed anti-subsidy duties are an admission that European companies and governments have been slow to innovate - Financial Times
  • Steel traders raise alarm over imports by Tata Steel UK - Companies warn they are unable to import benchmark steel product cheaply under current import quota scheme - Financial Times
  • Rishi Sunak to sign UK-India trade deal without binding worker or environment pledges - Angry firms and trade unions fear being undercut and say they were shut out of Britain’s biggest trade talks -


  • Non-transposition of EU legislation: Commission takes action to ensure complete and timely transposition of EU directives
  • September infringement package: key decisions


  • Commission Regulation (EU) 2023/2055 of 25 September 2023 amending Annex XVII to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) as regards synthetic polymer microparticles


  • Agenda for: Att. Financial Services (Financial Services) (Insurance) - 06 October 2023
  • Minutes of the 28th meeting of the Member States Expert Group on Sustainable Finance - 21 June 2023
  • Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2023/2070 of 18 August 2023 amending Delegated Regulation (EU) 2016/1675 to add Cameroon and Vietnam to the list of high-risk third countries
  • Answer given by Ms McGuinness to a MEP written question - Protecting European firms: safeguarding compliance with EU sanctions in the face of legal challenges
  • Answer given by Ms McGuinness to a MEP written question - The Russian embassy in Italy’s alleged involvement in illicit cash transfers
  • ESAs publish Report on the landscape of ICT third-party providers in the EU


  • Opinion of Advocate General Collins of 28 September 2023 in Case C‑509/22, Agenzia delle Dogane e dei Monopoli Vs. Girelli Alcool Srl
    Re: Reference for a preliminary ruling - Taxation - Excise duties - Directive 2008/118/EC - Article 7(4) - Chargeability of excise duties - Release of products for consumption - Exemption in the event of total destruction or irretrievable loss of excise goods under a duty suspension arrangement - Unforeseeable circumstances - Authorisation by the competent authorities of the Member State - Irretrievable loss resulting from a non-serious fault committed by an employee of the authorised warehousekeeper
  • Opinion of Advocate General Athanasios Rantos 28 September 2023 in Case C‑336/22, f6 Cigarettenfabrik GmbH & Co. KG Vs. Hauptzollamt Bielefeld
    Re: Reference for a preliminary ruling - Taxation - Directive 2008/118/EC - General arrangements for excise duty - Article 1 - Directive 2011/64/EU - Structure and rates of excise duty applied to manufactured tobacco - Article 14 - Tax on tobacco - Heated tobacco - National legislation establishing, for heated tobacco, a tax structure and tax rate differing from those applicable to other smoking tobaccos
  • Opinion of Advocate General Collins of 28 September 2023 in Case C‑341/22, Feudi di San Gregorio Aziende Agricole SpA Vs. Agenzia delle Entrate
    Re: Reference for a preliminary ruling - VAT - Directive 2006/112/EC - Taxable person - Non-operational company -Rebuttable presumption based on a proportion of the value of economic transactions as compared to fixed assets - Limitation of the right to deduction - Principle of VAT neutrality - Proportionality - Legal certainty - Legitimate expectations
  • The Court of Justice orders the United Kingdom to pay a lump sum penalty of € 32 million for having failed to prohibit the use of marked fuel in private pleasure boats within the time limit prescribed by the Commission (See CPR Nº 149/2023 - Judgment of the Court of Justice in Case C-692/20, Commission Vs. United Kingdom)
  • Agenda for: Code of Conduct Group (Business Taxation) - 03 October 2023
  • Answer given by Mr Gentiloni to a MEP written question - Does part of the Corporation Tax Act contravene EU law?
  • Digital transformation benefits compliance and reduces burdens on taxpayers, says OECD
  • Business braced for red tape from EU carbon border tax - Fears of unpredictable costs and bottlenecks when ‘adjustment mechanism’ enters trial phase on October 1 - Financial Times


  • Improving the quality of traineeships: Commission launches second-phase consultation of social partners - IP/23/4606
  • Commissioner Ivanova in Bulgaria to discuss innovation, education, youth and sport - Midday Express


  • Report from the Commission to the Council on the main findings of the review of Council Regulation (EU) 2022/2576 of 19 December 2022, in view of the general situation of the gas supply to the Union
  • France looks at windfall levy to ‘take back control’ of energy prices - President Emmanuel Macron signals plans for new law aimed at containing electricity prices - Financial Times


  • Working documents - 8th meeting of the ABS Consultation Forum - 27 September 2023
  • Report by MEP Nils Torvalds on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning urban wastewater treatment (recast)


  • Statement by Commissioner Kyriakides on the occasion of the World Heart Day: “With every beat of my heart
  • Opinion of advocate General Medina of 28 September 2023 IN Joined Cases C‑309/22 and C‑310/22, Pesticide Action Network Europe (PAN Europe) Vs. College voor de toelating van gewasbeschermingsmiddelen en biociden, joined parties: Adama Registrations BV (Adama), BASF Nederland BV
    Re: References for a preliminary ruling - Approximation of laws - Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 - Placing of plant protection products on the market - Assessment for the purposes of authorisation - Criteria - Endocrine disrupting properties - Regulation (EU) 2018/605 - Transitional regime - Application of criteria to pending procedures - Current state of scientific and technical knowledge - State of scientific and technical knowledge at the time of the application or of the decision - Precautionary principle



  • Advocate General Szpunar: the retention of, and access to, civil identity data linked to the IP address used should be allowed in cases where those data are the only means of investigation that make it possible to identify the perpetrators of copyright infringements committed exclusively on the internet - (See CPR No.151/23 - Advocate General’s Opinion in Case C-470/21 - La Quadrature du Net and Others (Personal data and action to combat copyright infringement) )


  • Agenda for: 4th meeting of the Expert Group on Urban Mobility - 03 October 2023
  • Decision No 2022/01 of the Regional Steering Committee of the Transport Community of 15 November 2022 on the revision of Annex I to the Treaty establishing the Transport Community 


  • Agenda for: Working Party 'Judicial cooperation in criminal matters' (COPEN) - Proposal for a Directive on the definition of criminal offences and penalties for the violation of Union restrictive measures - 06 October 2023
  • Visa: Commission adopts proposals for visa measures to foster readmission cooperation - Midday Express
  • Disarray of EU migration policy squeezes the space for rational debate - Financial Times



  • European Council Decision (EU) 2023/2061 of 22 September 2023 establishing the composition of the European Parliament
  • Statement by President von der Leyen at the EPP Group Study Days in Split


  • Council Decision (CFSP) 2023/2064 of 25 September 2023 on Union support for the activities of the Preparatory Commission of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) in order to strengthen its monitoring and verification capabilities
  • Philippines: first subcommittee on maritime cooperation with the European Union takes place in Brussels
  • Joint statement on US-EU summit in Washington DC on 20 October 2023