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Merger Brief

Occasional papers by staff of the Competition Directorate–General of the European Commission about merger cases.

Since 2017, the Competition Policy Briefs are distributed/announced via the general newsletter. If you are interested, we suggest to subscribe.


  • Issue 3 - M.10506 Parker/Meggitt; M.10663 Orange/VOO/Brutélé; M.10438 MOL/OMV Slovenija; M.10433 Vivendi/Lagardère; M.10860 Advent/Gfk (19/12/2023)
  • Issue 2 - EU Green Mergers & Acquisitions Deals; M.10658 Norsk Hydro / Alumetal and M.10702 KPS Capital Partners / Real Alloy; M.10560 Sika/MBCC (25/09/2023)
  • Issue 1 - M.10108 S&P Global/IHS Markit; M.9969 Veolia/Suez; M.10262 Meta/Kustomer; M.10078 Cargotec/Konecranes; M.10431 Ali/Welbilt; M.10575 Bouygues/Equans (25/05/2023)


  • Issue 2 - M.9564 LSEG/Refinitiv; M.9076 Novelis/Aleris; M.9343 Hyundai/Daewoo; M.10249 Derichebourg/Ecore (22/12/2022)
  • Issue 1 - M.9820 Danfoss/Eaton Hydraulics; M.8181 Merck/Sigma-Aldrich; M.9829 Aon/Willis Towers Watson; M.10153 Orange/Telekom Romania Communications (11/05/2022)


  • Issue 1 - M.9409 Aurubis / Metallo; M.9660 Google / Fitbit; M.9569 EssilorLuxottica / GrandVision; M.10047 Schwarz Group / Suez Waste Management Companie (16/12/2021)


  • Issue 1 - M.8788 Apple/Shazam; M.8480 Praxair/Linde; M.8451 Tronox/Cristal; M.8744 Daimler/BMW/Car Sharing JV (16/07/2019)


  • Issue 2 - C.248/16 Austria Asphalt Judgment; M.8084 Bayer/Monsanto; M.8658 UTC/Rockwell Collins; M. 8444 Ilva/ArcelorMittal (20/12/2018)
  • Issue 1 - M.8306 Qualcomm/NXP; M.8394 Essilor/Luxottica; M.8633 Lufthansa/Air Berlin; M.7993 Altice/PT Portugal (20/07/2018)

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FSR Brief

Occasional papers by staff of the Competition Directorate–General of the European Commission about Foreign Subsidies Regulation.


  • Issue 1 The Foreign Subsidies Regulation – 100 days since the start of the notification obligation for concentrations (22/02/2024)

Archived newsletters

Competition Policy Newsletter

This publication has been discontinued. The Competition Policy Newsletter contained articles written by staff of the Competition Directorate-General about policy issues and cases.

Archive 1994 - 2012

Competition Weekly News Summary

Short summaries on the latest key developments on antitrust, cartels, merger control and State aid control. Includes speeches by the Commissioner for competition and judgements from the European Court of Justice.

Archive 2009 - 2016

Competition Weekly Newsletter

Archive 2016 - 2020

Latest Competition Weekly Newsletter

State Aid Weekly e-News

The last issue of the State Aid newsletter was sent on 5 November 2020. A new version of the Competition Weekly Newsletter, which also includes State aid news, replaces it. If you wish to subscribe to the new competition newsletter, you can do so here.

Archive 2017 - 2020