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Euro-MPs urge EU rethink on competition policy
A resolution adopted by the EP today, 9 March, highlights the need to assess the effectiveness of Member States' state-aid activities during the crisis, scale ...
EU probes Spain's support for coal power plants
The European Commission opened an in-depth investigation Monday into whether Spain's environmental incentive for coal power plants - to meet EU mandatory ...
EU Court confirms EUR 60m phosphates cartel fine
The EU Court of Justice confirmed Thursday a European Commission fine of nearly EUR 60 million imposed on the Roullier group for sharing the phosphate market ...
Retailers and wholesalers commend Commission action on AB InBev
Speaking today about the agreed resolution of the Commission's investigation of AB InBev's actions in hampering cross-border sales of beer, EuroCommerce ...
2017 State Aid Scoreboard
The 2017 State Aid Scoreboard, published on 16 January by the European Commission, showed that over 97% of new implemented aid measures fell under the new ...
EU opens probe into LSE - Deutsche Boerse merger
The Commission is to investigate whether the proposed merger between the London Stock Exchange and Deutsche Boerse would reduce competition in several ...
Truck producers hit by record EUR 2.93 bn cartel fine
The EU Commission on Tuesday fined truck producers - including Volvo/Renault, Daimler, Iveco and DAF - a total of EUR 2.93 billion for participating in a ...
Report on Competition Policy 2012
The Report on Competition policy, published annually, provides detailed information on the most important policy and legislative initiatives, and on decisions ...
State aid: EU approves alternative RBS plan
The EU Commission approved Monday under EU State aid rules the alternative package proposed by UK authorities to replace the commitment for Royal Bank of ...
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 ...
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