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EU fines VW's Scania EUR 880m for trucks cartel
The EU Commission fined Scania EUR 880 million Wednesday for breaking EU antitrust rules by taking part in a truck pricing cartel and passing on new ...
Auditors look into enforcement of EU competition rules
The European Court of Auditors announced Tuesday it is to conduct an audit of whether the European Commission has been effective in enforcing EU competition ...
Local public support measures fall outside EU state aid control
When it comes to purely local operations of public support measures, EU Member States always have full autonomy to decide and invest state funds, the EU ...
IPA: Regional Competitiveness Operational Programme in Croatia
The overall objective of the Regional Competitiveness Operational Programme is to achieve higher competitiveness and a balanced regional development by ...
Brussels accepts Disney, Sony commitments on pay-TV
The European Commission accepted Thursday commitments offered by Disney, NBCUniversal, Sony Pictures, Warner Bros. and Sky regarding concerns over film ...
EU fines car parts, car carrier cartels EUR 546m
The EU Commission fined Wednesday seven car supplying companies - shippers and suppliers of spark plug and braking systems - a total of EUR 546 million for ...
EU slaps more anti-dumping duties on Chinese steel, iron
The EU is to impose provisional anti-dumping duties on seamless pipes and tubes of iron and steel from China - typically used in power plants and in the oil ...
Amazon's tax structure in Europe
The European Commission concluded on 4 October 2017 that Luxembourg granted undue tax benefits to Amazon of around €250 million. This is illegal under EU State ...
Antitrust: Google's record EUR 2.4 bn fine
The European Commission fined Google EUR 2.42 billion on 27 June 2017 for breaching EU antitrust rules. Google, it said, had abused its market dominance as a ...
Mergers and Acquisitions in Turkey
Mergers and Acquisitions (“M&A”) is defined as the combining of two or more companies or buying-selling or dividing of two or more companies as a part of ...
Brussels confirms antitrust raids on sports media firms
EU officials carried out unannounced inspections in several Member States at the premises of companies active in the distribution of media rights and related ...
Ryanair's proposed takeover of Aer Lingus
The European Commission has prohibited, on the basis of the EU Merger Regulation, the proposed takeover of the Irish flag carrier Aer Lingus by the low-cost ...
Google fined EUR 2.4 bn for breaching EU antitrust rules
The European Commission fined Google EUR 2.42 billion Tuesday for giving an illegal advantage to the U.S. search giant's own comparison shopping service, thus ...
Brussels OKs Polish energy production scheme
A Polish scheme to support high-efficiency co-generators of heat and power complies with EU state aid rules, the EU Commission found Wednesday, since it ...
EU Competition Management Plan 2011
In order to implement the Commission’s work programme, each Commission department sets up its own work programme called the annual management plan. The mission ...
Commission investigation into acquisition of oilfield service provider Baker Hughes by Halliburton
The European Commission opened pm 12 January an in-depth investigation to assess whether the proposed acquisition of oilfield service supplier Baker Hughes by ...
EU Court of Justice rejects banana cartel appeal
The European Court of Justice confirmed Thursday that in proving a cartel the Commission can rely on and use as evidence documents from national authorities ...
Luxembourg told to recover EUR 120m Engie state aid
Luxembourg allowed two Engie group companies to avoid paying taxes on almost all their profits for about a decade, without any valid justification, the ...
'No problem' with Ireland's corporate tax rate - Vestager
"We have no problem with the 12.5 per cent corporate tax rate in Ireland", the EU's Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager told Irish Euro-MPs at a ...
EU clears acquisition of Airbus Defence Electronics by US private equity company KKR
The European Commission has approved under the EU Merger Regulation the acquisition of Airbus Defence Electronics by KKR of the US.
EU fines Mastercard EUR 570m for breaking antitrust rules
The EU Commission fined Mastercard EUR 570 million Tuesday for breaching EU antitrust rules, by preventing merchants finding better conditions with by banks ...
Brussels fines car battery recycling cartel EUR 68m
The European Commission fined Campine, Eco-Bat Technologies and Recylex a total of EUR 68 million Thursday for fixing prices for purchasing scrap automotive ...
EU begins probe into Nike's Dutch tax setup
The EU Commission opened an in-depth investigation Thursday to examine whether tax rulings granted by the Netherlands to Nike may have given the company an ...
Brussels raises import tariffs on China steel
The EU Commission imposed anti-dumping duties on imports of hot-rolled flat steel products from China Thursday, fixing at higher duties than provisional ...
Competitiveness Council
The creation of the Competitiveness Council in June 2002, through the merging of three previous configurations (Internal Market, Industry and Research) was a ...
EU probes alleged aid to Belgian glass producer Ducatt
The EU opened an in-depth probe Thursday to assess whether EUR 40m of financial support granted by publicly-owned Flemish investment companies LRM and PMV to ...
Feedback sought on commitments offered by Google to address competition concerns
The European Commission is inviting comments from interested parties on commitments offered by Google in relation to online search and search advertising.
EU competition concerns put halt to Siemens-Alstom rail merger
The EU Commission put a halt to Siemens' proposed acquisition of Alstom Wednesday, saying remedies to concerns that it would harm competition in markets for ...
Competition in Energy Markets: Law and Regulation in the European Union
The new edition of this book gives a comprehensive update and analysis of European law as it affects competition in EU energy markets, especially oil, gas and ...
Competition Policy in the Global Trading System: Perspectives from the EU, Japan and the USA (International Competition Law Series)
While the global trade regime has made significant strides in eliminating tariffs and other barriers to free trade, it has yet to develop a consistent and ...
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