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Commission increases electricity trading capacity on the Swedish borders
The European Commission has adopted a decision rendering legally binding commitments offered by Svenska Kraftnät (SvK) that will increase trade in electricity ...
Commission authorises French funding for Daher-Socata and Sogerma
The European Commission has authorised France under EU State aid rules to grant repayable advances of €35.14 million to Daher-Socata (€12.34 million) and ...
European Commission authorises acquisition of Vedici by the 3i investment group
The European Commission has cleared, under the EU Mergers Regulation, the proposed acquisition of the French Vedici group of healthcare facilities by the ...
EU Court upholds EUR 57m fine on bathroom cartel
The EU's General Court upheld Tuesday a fine of EUR 57 million imposed by the EU on Sanitec Europe and its subsidiaries in the context of the cartel on the ...
EU okays Italian compensation for power cuts in Sardinia and Sicily
The European Commission has authorised under EU State aid rules a scheme designed to remunerate companies for the provision of instant interruptibility ...
Mergers: Commission approves the acquisition of an IBM Corp unit
The European Commission has cleared under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed acquisition by Dassault Systèmes of France of a unit of IBM Corp of the United ...
Sky Italia can participate in allocation of TV frequencies in Italy: EU
The European Commission has authorised Sky Italia, the Italian subsidiary of Newscorp, to participate in the future tender for the allocation of nationwide ...
Lithuania withdraws proposed regulation on telecoms
On 16 March 2010 the Lithuanian Authority, Ryšių reguliavimo tarnyba (RRT), informed the European Commission that it was withdrawing its proposed measure on ...
New Block Exemption Regulation - briefing
The European Commission has adopted a new Regulation that 'block exempts' distribution and supply agreements at different levels of the production and ...
Commission authorises Austrian scheme for farmers aid
The European Commission authorised an Austrian scheme with a budget of approximately €1.2 million which aims at supporting farmers in Austria who encounter ...
Commission authorises Bulgaria to grant limited aid to farmers
The European Commission authorised a Bulgarian scheme with a budget of BGN 20 million (approximately € 10,26 million) which aims at supporting agricultural ...
ECJ rules on Dutch gambling laws - Industry calls on the European Commission to propose legislation at EU level
Today, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) rendered two preliminary rulings addressing key questions relating to the compliance of the Dutch legislation with ...
Hungarian ad tax 'breaches EU State aid rules'
The Hungarian advertisement tax is in breach of EU State aid rules, the European Commission has found, because its progressive tax rates grant a selective ...
EU approves the acquisition of Giraud by French Geodis
The European Commission has approved, in accordance with the EU Merger Regulation, the acquisition by Geodis, which belongs to the SNCF group, of sole control ...
Brussels withdraws Court action against Ireland over illegal aid to Apple
Following the confirmation by Ireland that the full recovery of the illegal State aid granted to Apple has been finalised, the EU Commission decided Thursday ...
EC approves joint venture between TOTAL and ERG
The European Commission has cleared under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed merger of Total Italia and Erg Petroli (EGP), both of Italy, into a new joint ...
EU approves capital injection into Irish Educational Building Society
The European Commission has authorised under EU state aid rules an emergency recapitalisation worth €875 million in favour of the Irish Educational Building ...
EU clears Swedish restructuring aid for Carnegie Investment Bank
The European Commission has granted final clearance under the EU state aid rules to the Swedish aid for the restructuring of Carnegie Investment Bank.
EU approves acquisition of Privileg Rights by Whirlpool
The European Commission cleared under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed acquisition of the Privileg trademark and other rights by Whirlpool of the US.
Commission approves €19 million German support to Salzgitter AG
The European Commission has authorised Germany to grant €19.1 million for an energy-saving steel production project run by Salzgitter Flachstahl GmbH, a ...
EU authorises compensation to electricity producers in Hungary
The European Commission has authorised, under EU State aid rules, an aid scheme to compensate electricity producers for costs incurred after liberalisation of ...
E.ON's commitments open up German gas market to competitors
The European Commission has adopted a decision that renders legally binding commitments offered by E.ON to effectively open up access to the German gas market.
EU antitrust concerns prompt changes to Amazon e-books contracts
The EU Commission is inviting comments on a number of changes Amazon is making to its e-books contracts, in response to a formal antitrust investigation into ...
EU approves restructuring of Austrian bank BAWAG
The European Commission has authorised under EU State aid rules a €550 million capital injection provided by Austria in favour of the BAWAG bank and approved a ...
EU approves Total's partial acquisition of Polimeri of Belgium
The European Commission has cleared under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed sale of Polimeri's polystyrene business at Feluy, Belgium, to Total ...
Court confirms Toshiba, Panasonic fine for cathode ray tubes cartel
Europe's top Court confirmed Wednesday a fine of EUR 82 million imposed jointly and severally on Toshiba and Panasonic for their part in a cartel on the market ...
EU green light for Slovenian short-term export-credit insurance scheme
The European Commission has authorised, under EU state aid rules, a measure adopted by Slovenia to limit the adverse impact of the current financial crisis on ...
Retailers commend European Commission for swift action against discriminatory Slovak tax
Commenting today on the European Commission announcement of an in-depth investigation into to the Slovak Retail Tax Law and an injunction suspending the ...
EU approves Swedish scheme supporting newspapers
The European Commission has concluded that a changed regime to support newspapers in Sweden is now in line under EU state aid rules.
European anti-trust fines between predictability and unpredictability - the recent case of the detergent cartel
Companies and the scientific community have long criticized the Commission for its unpredictability when it comes to the calculation of anti-trust fines. At ...
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