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EU will comply with WTO decision on Airbus state aid
The EU says it will take 'swift action' to ensure it is fully in line with the World Trade Organisation's final decision Tuesday in a dispute brought by the ...
WTO rules in EU's favour over U.S. support for Boeing
The EU won a major victory Monday in its battle over United States support for production of the Boeing 777X, as the WTO ruled the aid breached international ...
EU probe threatens Apple's acquisition of Shazam
The European Commission opened an in-depth investigation under the EU Merger Regulation Tuesday into U.S. tech giant Apple's proposed acquisition of the UK's ...
EU strengthens its defence against unfair trading
European Union states agreed Tuesday on a proposal to modernise the EU's trade defence instruments, with a view to shielding EU producers from damage caused by ...
Battery makers fined EUR 166m for cartel
Sony, Panasonic and Sanyo received fines of EUR 166 million Tuesday for coordinating prices and exchanging sensitive information on supplies of rechargeable ...
Google hit with EUR 1.49 bn EU fine for antitrust advertising practices
The EU Commission fined Google EUR 1.49 billion Wednesday for breaching EU antitrust rules, saying restrictive clauses in its ads contracts with websites ...
MEPs urged to agree "meaningful" Anti-Dumping report in Parliament Committee
MEPs in the European Parliament will today vote on a committee report regarding the Commission's proposal for a new 'non-standard' methodology to be used in ...
EU slaps EUR 12.5m antitrust fine on Nike
The EU Commission fined Nike EUR 12.5 million Monday for banning traders from selling the licensed merchandise of some of Europe's best-known football clubs to ...
In-House Lawyers: Time to Re-Think their Position
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has recently denied legal privilege for in-house lawyers advising on competition law throughout the European Union. This ...
New whistleblower tool to help EU fight cartels
A new tool launched Thursday by the European Commission will make it easier for individuals to blow the whistle about secret cartels and other antitrust ...
EU-China look to cooperate on state aid
The EU Commission and China reaffirmed the importance of cooperation on competition policy for good economic relations Thursday, at a meeting forming part of a ...
Application of Articles 81 and 82 of the EC Treaty
The new arrangements for applying the anti-trust procedures, which were introduced by Council Regulation (EC) No 1/2003, are designed to ensure more effective ...
Chipmaker Qualcomm fined EUR 242m for 'predatory pricing'
The EU Commission fined US tech giant Qualcomm EUR 242 million Thursday, for abusing its market dominance in 3G baseband chipsets, sold below cost with the aim ...
Commission fine for Electrabel for implementing acquisition of Compagnie Nationale du Rhône without prior Commission approval - briefing
The European Commission has decided to impose a fine of EUR 20 million on Electrabel, an electricity producer and retailer belonging to the Suez Group (now GDF ...
Recent European Union legislation means that, from July 2007 at the latest, all consumers will be free to shop around for gas and electricity supplies. At the ...
EU slaps EUR 254m fines on Japanese capacitor makers
The Commission fined eight Japanese producers of capacitors a total of EUR 254 million Wednesday for participating in a cartel for the supply of aluminium and ...
EU probes RBS alternative to Williams & Glyn sale
The EU Commission is to investigate an alternative proposal from the UK to the Royal Bank of Scotland's commitment to sell Williams & Glyn as part of its ...
Infringements day at the EC
Wednesday was infringements day at the European Commission, a monthly occasion, when the Commission announces the various infringements proceedings it is ...
EUR 13 bn Ireland tax aid to Apple illegal, says EU
Ireland must recover undue tax benefits of up to EUR 13 bn granted to Apple, the EU Commission said Tuesday. This is illegal under EU state aid rules, as it ...
Commission approval for German offshore wind farms
The European Commission has found that German plans to support the building of 20 offshore wind farms are in line with EU state aid rules.
MasterCard: Statement of Objections on cross-border rules and inter-regional interchange fees
The European Commission sent on 9 July a Statement of Objections to MasterCard. The Statement of Objections outlines the Commission's preliminary view that ...
Competition - Grants - open calls for proposals
Brussels okays German state aid for high speed internet
The EU Commission has endorsed under EU state aid rules three German virtual access products that will allow the use of so-called vectoring technology in ...
Community Guidelines for the application of State aid rules in relation to rapid deployment of broadband networks
State aid guidelines for broadband networks - briefing
The European Commission has adopted Guidelines on the application of EC Treaty state aid rules to the public funding of broadband networks. The Guidelines ...
European Commission website covering State aid to Cinema, Protection of film heritage, Promotion of the film industry, and other documents relevant to the EU ...
On 15 January 2008 the European Commission launched an inquiry into competition in the pharmaceuticals sector.
Preliminary EU report on pharmaceutical sector inquiry - briefing
The European Commission has published its preliminary report on the competition inquiry into the pharmaceutical sector, which finds that competition in this ...
EU support to fight the crisis in the automotive sector
The European automotive sector, with 12 million jobs depending on this strategic industry, has been hit particularly hard by the current economic crisis with ...
Notice on state aid in the form of Guarantees - guide
The European Commission on 20 May 2008 adopted a new Notice on state aid in the form of guarantees. The text sets out clear and transparent methodologies to ...
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