• Online video games: the General Court confirms that geo-blocking of activation keys for the Steam platform infringed EU competition law (see CPR No.147/23 - Judgment of the General Court in Case T-172/21, Valve Corporation Vs. Commission)
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.11261 - Ardian / Attero)
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.11035 - Stena / Midsona)
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.11158 - Deutsche Börse / Simcorp)
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.11047 - Eurazeo / BCI / PCP / BMS)
  • Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.11206 - Brookfield / OTPP / Compass)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.11278 - TDR Capital / Ring International / Popeyes UK)
  • Commission clears acquisition of P7S1 by MFE (M.11229) - Midday Express
  • Commission clears acquisition of Worldpay by GTCR (M.11245) - Midday Express
  • Commission clears acquisition of Mopet by Ingka and Morsano (M.11199)  - Midday Express
  • France -The General Rapporteur of the Autorité de la concurrence indicates that an unannounced inspection was carried out in the graphics cards sector
  • Ireland - New competition law enforcement powers come into effect today (Competition (Amendment) Act 2022)
  • Portugal - Lisbon Court of Appeal confirms largest ever fine for abuse of dominant position
  • Romania - The Competition Council has authorised the acquisition of Irrimec, Otech SAS and Otech 40 by Lorelai
  • Romania - The Competition Council examines the acquisition of Land Power S.R.L. by PPC Renewables Single Member S.A., Greece
  • Slovakia - The PMU initiated an administrative procedure for the assessment of a concentration of the undertakings AAC Technologies PTE. LTD and Acoustic Solutions International B.V.



  • Agenda for: 3rd Trade Specialised Committee on customs cooperation and rules of origin under the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA) - 27 September 2023
  • Agenda for: Meeting of the CETA Sanitary and Phytosanitary Joint Managment Committee - 03-05 October 2023
  • Minutes of the 7th EU-Cameroon EPA Committee  - 05 & 06 July 2023
  • Minutes of the CETA Committee on Trade in Goods - 25 May 2023
  • EU Text Proposals of the EU-Thailand Free Trade agreement
  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) /... repealing the anti-dumping duties on imports of biodiesel originating in Argentina and Indonesia imposed by Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1194/2013
  • India - Tariff Treatment on Certain Goods in the Information and Communications Technology Sector (DS582) - First and Second Written Submission by the EU (released on 26.09.2023)
  • Developing countries' integration into the world economy - Trade Chief Economist Note - Issue 5 - July 2023
  • Answer given by Mr Gentiloni to a MEP written question - New EU rule for importing Israeli goods
  • Paraguay president to halt Mercosur-EU talks if no deal by December - Reuters
  • WTO - Members share views in informal talks on trade and industrial policy
  • USTR announces Rufino Hurtado as Senior Trade Representative at the U.S. Mission to the EU


  • Agenda for: Working Party on Competitiveness & Growth (Industry - Critical Raw Materials) - 02 October & 04 October 2023
  • Opinion by MEP Tiemo Wölken, Niklas Nienass and by Luděk Niedermayer on the Proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on establishing a framework of measures for strengthening Europe's net-zero technology products manufacturing ecosystem (Net Zero Industry Act)
  • European carmakers risk missing out on critical minerals, Australia warns - Manufacturers could fall behind rivals if they fail to invest to secure supplies, says resources minister - Financial Times


  • Commission Delegated Directive (EU) .../ amending Directive 2009/43/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the updating of the list of defence-related products in line with the updated Common Military List of the European Union of 20 February 2023


  • Report by MEP Maria Spyrak on the 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
  • ECHA's screening finds REACH registrations in breach of update obligation - ECHA/NR/23/25



  • National tax measures in response to the COVID-19 crisis - Assessment of their impact and results lessons to be learned for future crises - See the Study for the EP FISC Committee



  • Agenda for: Working Party on Energy - 28 September 2023
  • Answer given by Ms Simson to a MEP written question - UK access to Euphemia electricity trading scheme
  • EU imports of energy products continued to drop in Q2 2023 - Eurostat Data
  • Diesel/Russia: oil sanctions help tighten supply for industrial fuel - Rising prices might explain why Moscow has decided to resume exports - Financial Times


  • Agenda for: Working Party on International Environment Issues: Biodiversity - 03 October 2023 & Climate change - 05 October 2023
  • Convention on Long Range Transboundary Air Pollution (CLRTAP): 61st Session of the Working Group on Strategies and Review (WGSR 61) (Geneva, 4–6 September 2023) - Statements by the EU and its Member State
  • Presentation: Ghana-EU Voluntary Partnership Agreement - Meeting of Competent Authorities - 28 September 2023
  • PresentationEUTR & the Ukraine Conflict – Problematic imports - 28 September 2023
  • New Zero Waste Europe report calls for EU-Wide moratorium on waste incinerators - see the Study


  • SCHEER - Draft Agenda of the 6th plenary meeting - 06 October 2023
  • Q&A on transitional provisions for products without an intended medical purpose covered by annex XVI of the MDR
  • Draft Report by MEP Tilly Metz on the implementation of Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006 on nutrition and health claims made on foods


  • First report on the State of the Digital Decade calls for collective action to shape the digital transition - IP/23/4619QaA, FactSheet and Report
  • Answer given by Mr Breton to a MEP written question - Artificial intelligence and consumer protection
  • Answer given by Mr Breton to a MEP written question - Risks related to children’s use of social media




  • Formal sitting of the Court of Justice - Entry into office of two new Members of the General Court of the European Union - (See CPR No.146/2023)
  • The EU continues to provide much needed assistance to refugees and host communities in Türkiye - IP/23/4521
  • Vice-President Schinas and Commissioner Johansson to participate at the Justice & Home Affairs Council - Midday Express
  • The Ministers of Culture of the EU adopt the Cáceres declaration at the informal meeting on September 25 and 26, within the framework of the Spanish Presidency of the Council of the EU


  • NextGenerationEU: Latvia submits request to modify recovery and resilience plan and add a REPowerEU chapter - Midday Express
  • Interview of ECB's Frank Elderson with Market News International


  • Possible items for College agendas from 3 October to 29 November 2023
  • Press statement by President von der Leyen with Latvian Prime Minister Siliņa
  • Ahead of Granada Summit, Commission takes stock of achievements and identifies areas for action to build a more resilient, competitive and sustainable Europe - IP/23/4644 & Communication