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Electricity backup systems given EC green light
The European Commission approved Wednesday under EU State aid rules six electricity capacity mechanisms in Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Italy and Poland, ...
State aid ceiling for EU farmers raised to EUR 25K
The maximum aid Member States can give to their farmers without need for prior EU approval will rise from EUR 15,000 to EUR 25,000, the Commission announced ...
Brussels imposes anti-dumping duties on Chinese steel products
In a swift reaction to what it claims is unfair competition, the EU Commission imposed Friday provisional anti-dumping duties on imports of hot-rolled flat ...
Competitiveness in the European Chemical Industry
Since industrial competitiveness is of central importance for the Commission, on the basis of the Communication "Implementing the Community Lisbon Programme: A ...
Agriculture
Europe's agricultural sector, and the behaviour of farmers and associations of farmers - such as cooperatives - is subject to the competition rules of the ...
Alitalia decision and state aid to the air transport sector
The European Commission today concluded that the sale of Alitalia’s assets does not constitute State aid provided that the Italian authorities fully comply ...
EU anti-dumping - list of cases, timetables and statistics
Dumping is the sale of a product for export at less than its normal value (i.e.: profitable domestic sales prices or cost of manufacture plus a small allowance ...
Antitrust
The antitrust area covers two prohibition rules set out in the EC Treaty. The European Commission is empowered to impose fines on undertakings who violate the ...
Cartels in the EU
Cartels are illegal under European Union competition law and the European Commission imposes heavy fines on companies involved in a cartel. Action against ...
An introduction to EU Competition policy - what does it mean to you?
Latest news on car distribution, price differentials etc - Europa site
In January 2006, the OECD published a report reviewing competition law and policy in the European Union. The report was prepared by the Secretariat of the OECD ...
Competition Policy in the European Union
Effective competition is seen by the European Commission as crucial to an open market economy. It cuts prices, raises quality and expands customer choice. ...
Consumer Goods
Individuals are directly affected if competition is weak in the area of consumer goods. The European Commission therefore aims to safeguard competition for the ...
Competition Contacts
The European Commission has published a study by independent consultants on the EU markets for legal services associated with house and land sales ...
EC Competition Law (Law in Context)
(Law in Context) (Paperback: 568 pages) - Amazon UK
Energy
Reliable energy supplies at reasonable prices for businesses and consumers and with the minimum environmental impact are crucial to the European economy. The ...
Commission fine on E.ON for breach of seal during inspection - guide
The European Commission has imposed a fine of € 38 000 000 on E.ON Energie AG (“E.ON”) for the breach of a Commission seal in E.ON’s premises during an ...
European Commission action against cartels – Questions and answers
The European Commission defines a cartel as being an illegal secret agreement concluded between competitors to fix prices, restrict supply and/or divide up ...
An Introduction to Competition Law (Amazon, paperback)
Competition law is a subject of central importance. Reports in the press concerning the subject appear almost daily. An accessible introduction to this legal ...
EU competition policy and the consumer
This brochure provides information on the European Union’s work and legislation concerning cartels and competition. It also contains practical advice on what ...
The main objective of the European Commission energy inquiry was to gather information to identify possible distortions of competition in the EU and its main ...
Commission fine on Intel for abuse of dominant position - briefing
The European Commission has imposed a fine of EUR 1,060,000,000 on Intel Corporation for violating EC Treaty antitrust rules on the abuse of a dominant market ...
Information about the European Commission’s March 2004 Microsoft Decision, the Court of First Instance proceedings relating to that Decision, and its ongoing ...
The purpose of Community policy in the postal sector is to complete the internal market for postal services and to ensure, through an appropriate regulatory ...
State aid: what is possible under EU rules - briefing
This question & answer briefing outlines the main possibilities given to European Union Member States by EU state aid rules to support various parts of the ...
Incompatible aid from Hellenic Shipyards - guide
The European Commission has requested Greece, following an in-depth investigation under EC Treaty state aid rules, to recover more than EUR 230 million of ...
Liberalisation
Services such as transport, energy, postal services and telecommunications in the European Union have not always been as open to competition as they are today. ...
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