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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. ...
Mergers in the EU
Combining the activities of different companies can increase their efficiency. The market becomes more competitive and consumers benefit from higher-quality ...
EU case against Microsoft - background
Background information about the European Commission’s March 2004 Microsoft Decision, the Court of First Instance proceedings relating to that Decision, and ...
European Commission Decision of 27 February 2008 to impose penalty payments on Microsoft - guide
The European Commission on 27 February 2008 imposed a penalty payment of EUR 899 million on Microsoft for non-compliance with its obligations under the ...
EU Microsoft Statement - questions & answers
Competition: Statement of Objections to Microsoft for non-compliance with March 2004 decision - frequently asked questions
Motor Vehicles
The European Commission’s work in the motor vehicles sector includes market monitoring, competition advocacy as well as enforcement in individual cases in the ...
Commission investigation into UK restructuring aid package for Northern Rock - guide
The European Commission on 2 April 2008 launched an in-depth investigation under the EC Treaty’s rules on state aid into the UK authorities' package of ...
Pharmaceuticals
The role of the European Commission is to ensure that all players on the pharmaceuticals market (EU Member States, national health services and pharmaceutical ...
Overall in the EU, postal services are estimated to handle 135 billion items per year, reflecting a turnover of about EUR 88 billion or about 1% of Community ...
European Commission prohibition of Ryanair's proposed acquisition of Aer Lingus – frequently asked questions
The European Commission on 27 June 2007 prohibited, on the basis of the EU Merger Regulation, the proposed takeover by Ryanair of Aer Lingus. It says the ...
EC settlement procedure for cartels - guide
The European Commission has introduced a settlement procedure for cartels which will allow the Commission to settle cartel cases through a simplified ...
State Aid
The objective of EU state aid control is, as laid down in the founding Treaties of the European Communities, to ensure that government interventions do not ...
State aid for airports and start-up aid to airlines - questions & answers
In September 2005 the European Commission adopted "Community guidelines on financing of airports and start-up aid to airlines departing from regional airports" ...
Commission guidance on state aid for banks in crisis - briefing
The European Commission has published guidance on how EU Member States can best support financial institutions in the current financial crisis whilst ...
This European Commission webpage provides information on current draft legislation and reform projects in the field of state aid. You will also find background ...
The State aid Register holds all State aid cases that have been the object of a European Commission decision since 1 January 2000, including information on ...
Antitrust: EU Commission fine for Visa for refusing to admit Morgan Stanley as a member – frequently asked questions
The European Commission on 3 October 2007 fined Visa EUR 10,200,000 for a serious infringement of the EC Treaty and EEA Agreement rules on restrictive business ...
Competition Policy in the EU
Latest news on competition policy in the European Union.
Antitrust: EC policy paper on compensating consumer and business victims of competition breaches - guide
The European Commission on 3 April 2008 published a White Paper suggesting a new model for achieving compensation for consumers and businesses who are the ...
EU imposes new anti-dumping duties on Chinese steel
The EU Commission imposed anti-dumping duties on imports of heavy steel plates from China Tuesday, the latest in an unprecedented number of trade defence ...
Merck, GE and Canon in EU dock over merger rules
The European Commission sent three separate Statements of Objections to Merck and Sigma-Aldrich, General Electric and Canon Thursday alleging they breached EU ...
Brussels warns Airbnb over pricing policy
The EU Commission and consumer authorities called on online accommodation marketplace Airbnb Monday to align its terms and conditions with EU consumer rules ...
Google fined EUR 4.34 bn for breaching EU antitrust rules
The EU Commission fined Google EUR 4.34 billion Wednesday for using Android to cement its dominance of internet search by imposing restrictions on Android ...
Common Organisation of Agricultural Markets
The common organisation of agricultural markets in the European Union provides a single legal framework governing the domestic market, trade with third ...
New film support rules
The European Commission has adopted revised criteria for assessing under EU state aid rules Member States' support schemes in favour of films and other ...
EU hits car safety equipment suppliers with EUR 368m cartel fine
The EU Commission fined Autoliv and TRW EUR 368,277,000 for breaching EU antitrust rules Tuesday. Autoliv, TRW and Takata took part in two cartels to supply ...
Regulation automatically approving aid for jobs and growth - guide
The European Commission has adopted a Regulation, which will come into force in the coming weeks, giving automatic approval for a range of state aid measures ...
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Time to speed up climate action
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