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2002    EC

For the customerfs sake: The competitive effects of efficiencies in European merger control – Enterprise Papers No.11 pdf [EC]

2002-12-31@FCC

FCC Releases Ninth Annual Report on Competition in Video Markets pdf

2002-12-27@JFTC

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2002-12-26@JFTC

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2002-12-26@JFTC

“Œ‹ž’n‹æƒG[EƒGƒ‹EƒV[‹¦“¯‘g‡‚ɑ΂·‚銩“™‚ɂ‚¢‚Ä

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2002-12-24@‘–±È

u‰q¯•ú‘—‚݂̍è•û‚ÉŠÖ‚·‚錟“¢‰ïvÅIŽæ‚è‚Ü‚Æ‚ß‚ÌŒö•\ pdf

•ñ“à‚ɁAu‰q¯•ú‘—‚É‚¨‚¯‚éƒvƒ‰ƒbƒgƒtƒH[ƒ€Ž–‹ÆŽÒ‚Ì‹Æ–±‚ÉŠÖ‚·‚éƒKƒCƒhƒ‰ƒCƒ“‚Ì“à—e‚Æ‚µ‚čl‚¦‚ç‚ê‚鎖€v‚ ‚è

2002-12-24@JFTC

¢“d‹C’ʐMŽ–‹Æ•ª–ì‚É‚¨‚¯‚é‹£‘ˆ‚Ì‘£i‚ÉŠÖ‚·‚éŽwj£‚̈ꕔ‰ü’è‚ɂ‚¢‚Ä pdf

2002-12-23@US District Court for the District of Maryland

IN RE Microsoft Corporation Antitrust Litigation, Sun Microsystems, Inc. v. Microsoft Corporation pdf

2002-12-23@JFTC

“Ɛè‹ÖŽ~–@Œ¤‹†‰ï‘[’u‘ÌŒnŒ©’¼‚µŒŸ“¢•”‰ïi‘æ‚Q‰ñj‹cŽ–ŠT—v pdf

‰¢•Ä‚ÌLeniency§“x‚ɂ‚¢‚ẴŠƒ|[ƒg‚ ‚è

2002-12-23@EC 

M.3042 - SONY / PHILIPS / INTERTRUST - Decision: Art. 6(1)(b)

cf. press release: Commission clears acquisition of Intertrust by Sony and Philips

2002-12-23@EC

Acquisition of Enel's power unit, Interpower, by Electrabel and Energia falls outside Merger Regulation

NB: Just a remainder

2002-12-20@EC 

Commission appeals CFI ruling on Tetra Laval/Sidel to the European Court of Justice

Following 2002-10-25 CFIfs decision

2002-12-20@EC 

COMP/38.173 - PO / The Football Association Premier League Limited - Publicity: Press release - statement of objections

Commission opens proceedings into joint selling of media rights to the English Premier League

cf. 2002-06-03

2002-12-20@ITC 

ITC reaches decision on DTT transmission mode

ITC decides flexibility continues

cf. 2002-09-20, 08-09

2002-12-20@Žñ‘ŠŠ¯“@ƒTƒCƒg 

Šé‹ÆEŽY‹ÆÄ¶‚ÉŠÖ‚·‚éŠî–{Žwj - ŽY‹ÆÄ¶EŒÙ—p‘΍ôí—ª–{•”Œˆ’è

“Ɛè‹ÖŽ~–@‚ÌŠé‹ÆŒ‹‡R¸‚̐v‘¬‰»EŽè‘±‚«‚Ì–¾Šm‰»“™‹y‚Ñ‚»‚Ì‚½‚߂̑̐§®”õ

ŽÀŽ¿AFailing Company DoctrineH

2002-12-19@EC

Public consultation on DG Competition Draft Best Practices on the conduct of EC merger control proceedings pdf

cf. 2002-12-11@EC: comprehensive reform of EU merger control / see the bottom of this page [Œp‘±ƒgƒsƒbƒNƒX]

cf. 2002-12-06 EC, 2002-10-30 FTC,DOJ: US-EU Best Practices on co-operation in merger investigations

2002-12-19@EC signs_s13.gif

Discussion Paper : Services of general economic interest and state aid – State Aid pdf

2002-12-19@EC

Combating digital illiteracy, promoting virtual campuses and virtual twinning of schools: the e-learning programme's aims (2004-2006)

NB: Just a remainder

2002-12-19@DCMS

Video-On-Demand Code of Practice Issued

2002-12-18@EC

M.3007 - E.ON / TXU EUROPE GROUP - Decision: Art. 6(1)(b)

cf. 2002-12-19@ECfs press release: Commission authorises acquisition by E.ON of some assets of TXU Europe

2002-12-18@CC

Competition Commission invites evidence on the proposed acquisitions by Gannet UK limited of SMGfs Newspapers

cf. 2002-12-10@DTI

2002-12-17@FCC

FCC Releases Data On High-speed Services For Internet Access pdf

2002-12-17@EC

Convergence between media and telecommunications: competition law and regulatory perspectives pdf

Speech by Miguel MENDES PEREIRA, GSM Europe Plenary, Lisbon, Portugal, 29.11.2002

EU competition law, convergence, and the media industry: Law Society of England and Wales - London - 23.04.2002 pdf 

2002-12-17@Düsseldorf Higher Regional Court

Court upholds injunction on E.on/Ruhrgas merger

E.ONfs press release: E.ON Continues to Fight for Acquisition of Ruhrgas

legality of the ministerial approval (exemption)

cf. 2002-09-19

2002-12-17@OFT signs_s13.gif

OFT concludes BSkyB investigation

Breach of Competition Act not found; three questions about abuse of dominance were inquired – margin squeeze, mixed bundling, discounts

cf. Response from BSkyB to decision by OFT

2002-12-17@ITC

ITC multi-channel quarterly - Quarter 3, 2002

2002-12-16@JFTC

ŽOˆä‰»ŠwŠ”Ž®‰ïŽÐ‹y‚яZ—F‰»ŠwH‹ÆŠ”Ž®‰ïŽÐ‚ÌŽ–‹Æ“‡‚ɂ‚¢‚Ä pdf

ˆê•”Žæˆø•ª–ì‚É‚¨‚¯‚édivestiture“™

2002-12-13@EC

Report on the state of play in the work on the guidelines for state aid and services of general economic interest – State Aid pdf

2002-12-12-13@EU

Copenhagen European Council – Presidency Conclusions

Statement of President Prodi following the successful conclusion of enlargement negotiations

2002-12-12@ECJ

Judgment of the Court of Justice in Case C-209/00 – State Aid

Commission of the European Communities v Federal Republic of Germany

ECJ declares that Germany has failed to implement properly the Commission's decision ordering the recovery of State aid granted to WestLB

cf. ECfs press release

2002-12-12@EC

Erkki Liikanenfs speech, "Ambitions for Europe's Telecommunications Sector"

European Competitive Telecommunications Association (ECTA) Brussels, 11th December 2002

2002-12-12@DTI

New Consultation Documents issued – Re: Single GB electricity market

2002-12-12@OFT

OFT decided that British Airways has not infringed the Competition Act 1998 by making low booking payments to travel agents

2002-12-11@FTC

FTC Competition Director Announces Best Practices for Merger Investigations

2002-12-11@JFTC

Šé‹ÆŒ‹‡Œv‰æ‚ÉŠÖ‚·‚鎖‘O‘Š’k‚ւ̑Ήž‚ɂ‚¢‚Ä pdf

2002-12-11@EC

Commission adopts comprehensive reform of EU merger control

Merger Review - Proposal for a Council Regulation on the control of concentrations between undertakings

cf. see the bottom of this page [Œp‘±ƒgƒsƒbƒNƒX]

2002-12-11@EC

Price decreases of up to 40% lead Commission to close telecom leased line inquiry

Explanatory Memorandum

2002-12-11@EC

Airlines: Commission refuses extension of the French scheme to compensate for costs suffered following the terrorist attacks in the USA on 11 September 2001 – State Aid

2002-12-11@EC

The Commission concludes its examination of the Olympic Airways case – State Aid

2002-12-11@EC

M.2283 - SCHNEIDER / LEGRAND - Decision: Aborted or withdrawn

cf. 2002-10-22@CFI

2002-12-10@DOJ

Statement by R. Hewitt Pate on the Abandonment of the Hughes/Echostar Transation

2002-12-10@FTC

FTC Chairman Muris Outlines Agency's Positive Agenda

2002-12-10@EC

M.2996 - RTL / CNN / TIME WARNER / N-TV - Art. 6(1)(b) - public text of decision pdf

Just a remainder

2002-12-10@ECJ

Judgment of the Court of Justice in Case C-491/01

British American Tobacco (Investments) Limited and Imperial Tobacco Limited v Secretary of State for Health

The ban on using certain descriptions on tobacco product packaging such as "light" or "mild" applies only to products marketed within the Community and not to those exported to non-member countries

cf. ECfs press release: Court of Justice confirms validity of Tobacco Products Directive

2002-12-10@DTI

Johnson refers proposed acquisition of SMG's newspapers

Competition Minister Melanie Johnson today referred the proposed@acquisition of SMG's The Herald, Sunday Herald and Evening Times to@the Competition Commission

2002-12-10@OFT

BA has not abused dominant position with lower booking payments

2002-12-10@BSkyB

Sky Launches UKfs First Digital TV Games Controller

2002-12-09@ICN Updated!

A Report on the First Annual Conference of The International Competition Network [Library Link]

includes useful links to a lot of reports- Richard Whishfs comment on limitation of collective dominance in Airtours and so forth

2002-12-09@EC signs_s13.gif

Copyright: report highlights successful EU-wide recognition of directors as "authors" of films

EC supports the notion, gthe principal director of a film or audiovisual work as an author of the workh in line with the 1992 Directive on the Rental and Lending Right and Certain Related Rights and considers all Member States now recognizes this notion 

 Cf. yŒ¤‹†•ñ‘“™z*2002-05 Study on the Conditions Applicable to Contracts Relating to Intellectual Property in the European Union pdf

2002-12-09@EC

Commission launches Public Consultation on Open Platforms in Digital TV and 3G

cf. 2002-12-04@EC (prepared version)

2002-12-06@EC

EU-US best practices on cooperation in merger cases - US-EU Merger Working Group pdf

cf.2002-10-30@FTC, DOJ

2002-12-05@EC

The integration of European capital market infrastructures and competition law

Speech by Mario MONTI, Commissioner for Competition Policy

Association of Private Client Investment Managers and Stockbrokers (APCIMS), Brussels, Belgium

2002-12-05@DCMS

Tessa Jowell Adds New Conditions to BBC News 24

December 2002 - Independent Review of BBC News 24

Tessa Jowell publishes the Independent Review of BBC News 24 by Richard Lambert, pdf@together with her response to the BBC pdf

BBC News 24fs performance admitted satisfactory but new conditions imposed iŠJŽn‚ÌŒoˆÜ‚ɂ‚¢‚Ä‚ÌŽQlƒƒ‚‚́yPersonal Archivesz‚Ɂj    

cf. The terms of reference for the independent review of BBC News 24 was published on 21 March 2002 by Culture Secretary, Tessa Jowell. Richard Lambert, former Editor of the Financial Times will conduct the review. BBC NEWS 24: Report on the BBC's Fulfilment of The Commitments Made in its Approval

cf. BBCfs press release

2002-12-04@FCC

Media Bureau Releases Additional Data Set for Media Ownership Study pdf

2002-12-04@EC

Telecommunications Council, Brussels, 5th December 2002

Agendas includes eBarriers to widespread access to new services and application of information society through open platforms in digital television and third generation mobile communicationsf --- A public consultation on the report will be launched in the next couple of days: prepared press release pdf / prepared report pdf

Also includes eImplementation of the new regulatory package on electronic communications (25 July 2003)f

2002-12-03@FCC

Jonathan S. Adelstein Sworn in as FCC Commissioner: statement / photo

2002-12-03@EC

State Aid Scoreboard autumn 2002 update – Special edition on the candidate countries pdf

2002-12-03@ITC

Television Audience Share Figures

2002-12-02@EC

Commission opens in-depth probe into the acquisition of Telepiù by Newscorp

M.2876 - NEWSCORP / TELEPIU - Decision: Art. 6(1)(c)

cf. *2002-10-16iprovisional deadline was 2002-11-29j

 

December

 

2002-11-29@ITC

ITC consults on television rights for World Cup Cricket

BskyB requests for consent to broadcast live and exclusive coverage of the Cricket World Cup in 2003, which is a eGroup Bf listed event

2002-11-28@ITC

ITC Communications Bill Update

2002-11-27@EC

Commission approves, subject to tough conditions, rescue aid for British Energy

2002-11-26@Council - Competitiveness (Internal Market, Industry and Research)

Antitrust Reform

2467th COMPETITIVENESS [provisional version] pdf

Results of the Competitiveness Council, Brussels, November 26, 2002 [EC memorandum]

2002-11-26@EC

Landmark reform simplifies and strengthens antitrust enforcement

Antitrust Reform frequently asked questions

cf. see the bottom of this page [Œp‘±ƒgƒsƒbƒNƒX] iModernisation of the rules implementing Articles 81 and 82 of the EC Treaty‚̃p[ƒgj

cf. Hewitt welcomes EU competition law reforms [DTI]

*2002-11-25@Council - Transport, Telecommunications and Energy

Electricity and Gas Liberalisation

2465th Council - TRANSPORT, TELECOMMUNICATIONS and ENERGY - Brussels, 25 November 2002 [provisional version] pdf

« La création du marché européen de l'énergie est une révolution » déclare Loyola de Palacio

Résultats du Conseil ENERGIE du 25 novembre 2002 (Gilles GANTELET) Note de background complémentaire de l'IP/02/1733 :

«La création du marché européen de l'énergie est une révolution» déclare Loyola de Palacio

cf. Liberalisation of European Energy Market to bring better deal for British business, says Wilson [DTI]

electricity and gas market in EU will be liberalised by 2007

2002-11-25@FCC

Commission Seeks Comment on Spectrum Policy Task Force Report pdf

2002-11-25@ITC

ITC publishes Review of UK Programme Supply Market

multi-angle analysis on programme supply market including market definition and competition analysis, for Ofcom

cf. Tessa Jowell Responds to ITC Programme Supply Review [DCMS]

cf. BBC response to ITC Programme Supply Report [ITC]

2002-11-22@FTC

FTC Staff Provides FERC with Comments on Proposed Rulemaking Regarding Standard Electricity Market Design

2002-11-22@‘–±È

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cf. 2002-11-21@‘–±ÈƒTƒCƒgi“d‹C’ʐMŽ–‹Æ•´‘ˆˆ—ˆÏˆõ‰ïj

2002-11-22@EC

Les réformes en cours en matière de concurrence : mise en perspective (fr)

Speech by Mario MONTI, Commissioner for Competition Policy, Cercle Fédéraliste européen, Brussels, Belgium, 22.11.2002

Regulation No.17iImplementation of Articles 81 and 82j‹y‚ÑRegulation 4064/89iMerger Controlj‚̉ü³‚ɂ‚¢‚Ä

cf. see the bottom of this page [Œp‘±ƒgƒsƒbƒNƒX]

2002-11-22@EC

"Convergence and the challenges to Europe's broadcasting industry"

Mr Erkki Liikanen Member of the European Commission, responsible for Enterprise and the Information Society

IDATE Conference on Telecom - Internet - Media: Europe Moving On Montpelier, 22nd November 2002

2002-11-21@FTC

Preserving Competition, FTC Requires Divestitures Before Allowing Wal-Mart's Acquisition of Supermercados Amigo In Puerto Rico

2002-11-21@FCC

Commissioner Michael J. Copps Calls for Re-Examination of FCC's Indecency Definition, Analysis of Link between Media Consolidation and "Race to the Bottom" pdf

Copps called for broadcastersf inaction towards too many indecency complaints and ga review of the potential correlation between increasing indecency problems and increasing media consolidationh

2002-11-21@ITC

Futures for public service broadcasters

submits four interesting scenarios: The Digital World: an all digital industry / Goodbye TV: a shift from TV to other media / Global challenge: UK TV dominated by global players / Back to basics: in hard times consumers remain loyal to the major networks

2002-11-20@EC

Romano Prodi President of the European Commission The Commission's legislative and work programme for 2003 European Parliament

Plenary Session Strasbourg, 20 November 2002

2002-11-20@EC

European Commission requests the denunciation of the bilateral Open sky agreements

2002-11-20@EC

Financial conglomerates: Commission welcomes the European Parliament's adoption of Directive

2002-11-20@DTI-DCMS

Press Release: Communications Bill published [DTI site] / Communications Bill published [DCMS site]

Communications Bill [House of Commons site]

cf. BBC response to publication of Communications Bill

2002-11-19@OFT

A new Competition Act guideline Application to services relating to railways has been published

2002-11-19@‘–±ÈƒTƒCƒg

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|u“d”g—LŒø—˜—p­ôŒ¤‹†‰ïvÅI•ñ‘ˆÄ‚ÌŒö•\‹y‚Ñ–{ˆÄ‚ɑ΂·‚éˆÓŒ©‚Ì•åW|

2002-11-18@JFTC

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2002-11-18@OFT

A UK competition court cases database, aiming to provide up-to-date information on competition law judgments, is launched today on the OFT website. Legal practitioners are invited to submit case listings for inclusion on the database.

2002-11-15@JFTC

u“d‹C’ʐM•ª–ì‚̐§“x‰üŠv‹y‚Ñ‹£‘ˆ­ô‚݂̍è•ûv‚ɂ‚¢‚ā|­•{‹K§“™‚Æ‹£‘ˆ­ô‚ÉŠÖ‚·‚錤‹†‰ï•ñ‘| pdf

2002-11-15@DOJ

Attorney General Ashcroft Announces Designation of Interim Leadership Team in the Antitrust Division

R. Hewitt Pate to Serve As Acting Assistant Attorney General

2002-11-15@FTC

FTC Releases Health Care and Competition Law and Policy Workshop Materials

2002-11-15@FCC

FCC's Office of Plans and Policy Releases Study Proposing a Rapid Transition to Market Allocation of Spectrum pdf

Working Paper / Spectrum Chart

2002-11-15@FCC

Spectrum Policy Task Force Releases Report Setting Forth Recommendations for Spectrum Policy Reform pdf

2002-11-15@EC

Commission clears acquisition of control of France Telecom's TV infrastructure arm by Charterhouse and CDC

2002-11-14@FCC

Applications For Consent to the Transfer of Control Of Licenses from Comcast Corporation. and AT&T Corp, Transferors, to AT&T Comcast Corp., Transferee pdf

AT&T/Comcast merger case

2002-11-14@FCC

FCC Adopts Order Granting Relief to Eligible Auction No. 35 Bidders pdf

Nextwave case

2002-11-14@EC

Case M.2706 Merger Decision, Art 8(2) - The report from the Hearing Officer has been appended to the end of the document

related to Carnival/P&O Princess [remainder]

2002-11-14@DCMS

Tessa Jowell sets out new regime for local radio ownership

speech at Westminster Media Forum Thursday, 14 November

followed by the Queenfs State Opening of Parliament took place on Wednesday 13 November 2002, gLegislation will be brought forward to reform the broadcasting and telecommunications industry by promoting competition and investment and giving powers to the Office of Communicationsh

2002-11-14@DTI

DTI publishes response to gas market consultation

cf. 2002-03-13 Commission closes investigation into UK/Belgium gas interconnector

2002-11-13@FCC

FCC Grants Conditioned Approval of AT&T-Comcast Merger@pdf

Press Conference (.ram-file)

cf. NCTAfs statement (2002-11-14)

2002-11-12@DOJ

3G Patent Platform Partnership:

Press Release: Justice Department Clears Way for Formation of Wireless Telecommunications Patent Platforms

Business Review: Justice Department Clears Way for Formation of Wireless Telecommunications Patent Platforms

2002-11-12@JFTC

‰ü³“Ɛè‹ÖŽ~–@‚ÌŽ{s‚É”º‚¤Œö³ŽæˆøˆÏˆõ‰ï‹K‘¥‚̐§’è‹y‚щü³•À‚тɃKƒCƒhƒ‰ƒCƒ“‚̍ô’è‚ɂ‚¢‚Ä pdf

2002-11-12@EC

Antitrust clearance for licensing of patents for third generation mobile services

2002-11-11@EC / Council

The Council approved draft Conclusions on the g Television without Frontiersh (TWF) Directive pdf

The formal adoption of the Conclusions will take place at a forthcoming Councilf s session as an gA itemh (points adopted without discussion)

cf. 2461st Council Meeting – Education, Youth and Culture -, agenda includes gTelevision without Frontiersh pdf

2002-11-11@BBC/ITC/BSC/Radio Authority

Multicultural Broadcasting: Concept and Reality [ITC site] / BBCfs press release

the report examined attitudes towards multicultural broadcasting from two perspectives: that of the audience at large, including minority ethnic groups, and that of practitioners from within the television, radio and advertising industries

2002-11-08@U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia

Opinion - Motion Picture Assn vs. FCC

annulled rules requiring major television broadcasters and programmers to offer verbal video descriptions

2002-11-08@ FTC

FTC Commissioner Thomas B. Leary Speaks on the 'Ongoing Evolution' of Efficiencies in Antitrust Law

2002-11-08@ DOJ

U.S. v. Microsoft

United States' Submission of Third Revised Proposed Final Judgment

(Redlined Version) Third Revised Proposed Final Judgment

2002-11-08@ US-GAO(General Accounting Office)

Telecommunications: Additional Federal Efforts Could Help Advance Digital Television Transition pdf

2002-11-08@‘–±Èi•ú‘—­ôŒ¤‹†‰ïj

ƒ}ƒXƒƒfƒBƒAW’†”rœŒ´‘¥‚݂̍è•û‚ɂ‚¢‚Ä[‹cŽ–ŠT—v] ˆÈ~A”“x‚‚­

2002-11-08@ OFT

The OFT publishes a guide to the principal competition and consumer provisions of the Enterprise Act and its new powers, role and structure under the Act

cf. The OFT website features a new section on the Enterprise Act

cf. Enterprise Bill Receives Royal Assent [DTI] / The Enterprise Bill Receives Royal Assent pdf [Competition Commission]

 the competition and consumer provisions will come into force in spring / summer 2003

2002-11-08@ OFT

John Vickers flags up the merits of the substantial lessening of competition test for mergers over those of dominance in blocking more anti-competitive mergers

- a speech at the IBA/EC merger control conference

2002-11-08@ EC

COM(2002) 612 final - The Fifth Report from the Commission about the articles 4 & 5 of the "Television without Frontiers" directive was adopted on 08.11.2002.

Press Release

2002-11-08@ EC

Review of the EC Merger Regulation - forging a way ahead pdf

Speech by Philip LOWE, European Merger Control Conference, Conrad Hotel, Brussels, Belgium, 08.11.2002

2002-11-07@ DOJ

Speeches: Global Competition Convergence and Cooperation: Looking Back and Looking Ahead

Presented by Deputy Assistant Attorney General William J. Kolasky, at the American Bar Association Fall Forum, Washington, D.C

2002-11-07@ FCC

Spectrum Policy Task Force Presents Recommendations for Spectrum Policy Reform pdf

shift to more flexible policy framework

2002-11-07@ FCC

FCC Allocates Spectrum for Advanced Wireless Services and Proposes Licensing and Service Rules pdf

2002-11-07@ EC

Merger control in the European Union : a radical reform

Speech by Mario MONTI, Commissioner for Competition Policy, European Commission/IBA Conference on EU Merger Control, Brussels, Belgium, 07.11.2002

the reform package he will submit to the Commission in December: the new EC Merger Regulation, Guidelines on the assessment of dominance in horizontal mergers and so forth cf.2002-11-04 EC

2002-11-06@ FCC

Commission Denies Request for Production of Documents in AT&T-Comcast Merger Proceeding, FCC 02-301 pdf

relation between access to documents and merger proceeding

2002-11-06@ EC

Commission adopts Regulation facilitating State aid for employment

2002-11-05@ FCC

FCC's Media Bureau Adopts Procedures for Public Access to Data Underlying Media Ownership Studies and Extends Comment Deadlines for 2002 Biennial Regulatory Review of Commission's Media Ownership Rules

Public Notice pdf

2002-11-05@ ‘–±ÈƒTƒCƒgi“d‹C’ʐMŽ–‹Æ•´‘ˆˆ—ˆÏˆõ‰ïj

“d‹C’ʐMŽ–‹Æ–@‘æ‚R‚Xð‘æ‚R€‚Ì‹K’è‚ÉŠî‚«•½¬“d“dŠ”Ž®‰ïŽÐ‚©‚ç\¿‚Ì‚ ‚Á‚½Ù’è‚ÉŒW‚é“š\‚ɂ‚¢‚Ä

2002-11-05@ EC

Commission clears acquisition by RTL of Holtzbrinck's stake in the German TV channel n-tv

M.2996 - RTL / CNN / TIME WARNER / N-TV - Decision: Art. 6(1)(b)

2002-11-05@ ECJ

Judgment in the Cases of C-466/98, C-467/98, C-469/98, C-471/98, C-472/98, C-475/98 and C-476/98

Commission of the European Communities v United Kingdom, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Belgium, Luxembourg, Austria and Germany

ECJ confirmed this case falls within the exclusive external competence of the Community and decides its incompatibility with Community Law

cf. 2002-01-31 Opinion of Advocate General Tizzano in the Cases of C-466/98, C-467/98, C-468/98, C-469/98, C-471/98, C-472/98, C-475/98 and C-476/98

AG Tizzano proposes that the Court of Justice should declare that the gopen skiesh agreements are contrary to community law

2002-11-04@ EC

EU Competition Policy

Speech by Mario MONTI, Commissioner for Competition Policy, Fordham Annual Conference on International Antitrust Law & Policy, New York, 31.10.2002

including the review on two defeated cases, Schneider Legrand and Tetra Laval / Sidel

2002-11-04@ Oftel

Oftel proposes new dispute resolution procedures

Beyond the EU requirement which only applies to disputes resolved under the Framework Directive, Oftel will also set tight targets for disputes considered under the Competition Act, own initiative investigations and consumer complaints on unfair contract terms (The new procedures will ensure that Oftel can resolve disputes within four months - as required by the new EU directives)

2002-11-01@US District Court for the District of Columbia et al

United States of America v. Microsoft Corporation / State of New York, et al. v. Microsoft Corporation [consolidated page]

Press Release: Attorney General Ashcroft Statement on the U.S. v. Microsoft Court Decision [DOJ]

District Court Opinion on Final Judgment – Microsoft Legal News [MS]

2002-11-01@OFT

An airline alliance between British Midland and United Airlines will provide benefits to consumers that outweigh its anti-competitive effects, the OFT has ruled

*2002-11@FCC

A Proposal for a Rapid Transition to Market Allocation of Spectrum pdf [FCC]

 

November

 

2002-10-31@JFTC

u“Ɛè‹ÖŽ~–@ˆá”½sˆ×‚ɑ΂·‚é‘[’uv‚ÉŠÖ‚·‚鐭ô•]‰¿‚ɂ‚¢‚Ä pdf

2002-10-31@DOJ

Justice Department Files Suit to Block Echostar's Acquisition of Hughes Electronics

Merger of DirecTV and Dish Network Direct Broadcast Satellite Television Systems Would Harm Consumers Across the United States

Complaint

cf. see 2002-10-18, 200-10-10@FCC

2002-10-31@ITC

Research: New Communications Bill must 'defend' TV news

2002-10-30@FCC

"Broadband Migration III: New Directions in Wireless Policy,"

Chairman Powell's Remarks at the Silicon Flatirons Telecommunications Program University of Colorado at Boulder

2002-10-30@FTC, DOJ

United States and European Union Antitrust Agencies Issue "Best Practices" for Coordinating Merger Reviews [FTC]

The same content is also offered by DOJ: press release, Best Practices on Merger Investigation [DOJ]

2002-10-30@EC

Commission fines Nintendo and seven of its European distributors for colluding to prevent trade in low-priced products

COMP/36.321 - Omega/Nintendo+1, related to 35587 and 35706

COMP/35.706 - PO / Nintendo distribution, related to 36.321 Omega - Nintendo and 35.587 PO Video games

COMP/35.587 - PO/Video games, related to 36.321 Omega - Nintendo and 35.706 Nintendo Distribution

2002-10-29@EC

Commission closes probe into KLM/NorthWest and Lufthansa/SAS/United Airlines transatlantic air alliances

2002-10-29@DTI-DCMS  

DCMS press release: Government responds to Joint Committee on Draft Communications Bill

DTI press release: Government responds to Joint Committee on Draft Communications Bill

2002-10-29@OFT

The OFT has published its advice on the completed acquisition by Sweet and Maxwell of Lawtel

2002-10-28@European Convention

Session plénière 28-29 octobre 2002 - Présentation par le Président Giscard d'Estaing de l'avant projet d'un Traité constitutionnel pdf

2002-10-28@EC

Commission welcomes inaugural meeting of European Regulators' Group in Telecoms

2002-10-28@EC

Commission clears GF-X air freight trading platform between several European airlines

cf. GF-X will provide an electronic business to business (B2B) trading platform, which will facilitate the sale of air freight capacity between air freight forwarders (the buyers) and air freight carriers (the sellers).

2002-10-28@P&O Princess

P&O Princess Cruises plc Welcomes Carnival DLC proposal

related to 2002-10-04A2002-07-24AMy working paper No.02-03

2002-10-25@FTC

FTC Competition Director Speaks on Merger Matters

2002-10-25@FCC

COMSAT and Intelsat Transfer (.doc-file)

2002-10-25@European Council

Presidency Conclusions, Brussels European Council, 24 and 25 October 2002 pdf

decided the enlargement

2002-10-25@CFJ

Judgments of the Court of First Instance in cases T-5/02 and T-80/02

Tetra Laval v Commission

Annuls a Commission decision prohibiting the Merger of Tetra Laval and Sidel and the related divestiture decision

2002-10-22@FCC

"Digital Television: The Time is Now," Chairman Powell's Remarks at the Association for Maximum Television DTV Update Conference.

2002-10-22@CFI

Judgments of the Court of First Instance in cases T-310/01 and T-77/02

Schneider Electric / Commission

The Court of First Instance annuls the Commissionfs decisions prohibiting the concentration between Schneider and Legrand and ordering them to separate accordingly

Another blow to the Commission after the Airtuors 2002-06-06

2002-10-22@Oftel

Oftel publishes decision on ITV complaint

Oftel confirmed that the existing regime for the regulation of conditional access services will be carried forward under the new European Directives..related to the claim by ITV against BSkyBfs conditional access charges

2002-10-22@Oftel

Terms of supply of conditional access: Oftel guidelines

2002-10-21@ITC

Responses to Programme Supply Consultation

2002-10-21@JFTC / ‘–±ÈƒTƒCƒg

u“d‹C’ʐMŽ–‹Æ•ª–ì‚É‚¨‚¯‚é‹£‘ˆ‚Ì‘£i‚ÉŠÖ‚·‚éŽwjvi‰ü’茴ˆÄj‚ÌŒö•\‚ɂ‚¢‚Ä pdf

u“d‹C’ʐMŽ–‹Æ•ª–ì‚É‚¨‚¯‚é‹£‘ˆ‚Ì‘£i‚ÉŠÖ‚·‚éŽwjv‚ÌŒ©’¼‚µ‚ÉŠÖ‚·‚éˆÓŒ©•åW

2002-10-19@EC

The Irish voted eYesf on the Nice Treaty

2002-10-18@FTC

FTC and DOJ to Hold Roundtable Discussions To Conclude Hearings on Competition and Intellectual Property Law and Policy – October 25th

FTC Announces Second Workshop on Merger Remedies – October 23rd

2002-10-18@FCC

Full Text of EchoStar-DirecTV Merger Application Hearing Designation Order (.doc-file)

2002-10-18@OFT

OFT consultation on mergers launched

2002-10-17@FCC

Application of Network Nonduplication, Syndicated Exclusivity and Sports Blackout Rules Pursuant to Satellite Home Viewer Improvement Act of 1999 pdf

to place satellite carriers on equal footing with cable operators; gthe exclusivity rulesh

cf. rules for Cable was extended2002-06-13

2002-10-16@FCC

Statement of Chairman Powell on Senator McCain's Telecommunications Ownership Diversification Initiative pdf

cf. NCTAfs comment on his Act

2002-10-16@JFTC

“d—͉ïŽÐ‚É‚æ‚é’·ŠúŒ_–ñ‚̉ð–ñ“™‚É”º‚¤ˆá–ñ‹à“™‚ÉŠÖ‚·‚éƒtƒHƒ[ƒAƒbƒv’²¸‚ɂ‚¢‚Ä

Ž©—R‰»‘Ώێù—v‰Æ‚Æ‚Ì’·ŠúŒ_–ñ‚É‚¨‚¯‚鎄“I“Ɛè‚̉”\«‚ɂ‚¢‚Ä

2002-10-16@‘–±ÈƒTƒCƒg

ƒT[ƒo[Œ^•ú‘—‹y‚Ñ‚QD‚U‚f‚g‚š‘щq¯ƒfƒWƒ^ƒ‹‰¹º•ú‘—‚Ì“±“ü‚ÉŒü‚¯‚ā|ŠÖŒWÈ—߉ü³ˆÄ‚ɂ‚¢‚Ä“d”gŠÄ—R‹c‰ï‚ÖŽ–â|

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2002-10-16@EC

Progress report concerning the reduction and reorientation of State aid - Communication from the Commission to the Council pdf

assessment of progress submitted under the 2001 Stockholm European Council order; latest development on economic considerations in developing regulations, modernization of state aid rules and so forth

2002-10-16@EC

M.2876 - NEWSCORP / TELEPIU - Notified

2002-10-16@EC

Text of the Commission's decision of 8 October in case COMP/C2/38.014 (IFPI Simulcasting) pdf

cf. 2002-10-08@EC

2002-10-16@EC

Commission approves UK energy efficiency aid

2002-10-16@EC

Commission opens State aid investigation into the proposed reform of corporate taxation in Gibraltar

2002-10-16@EC

Commission seeks full implementation from Germany of the European Union's Gas liberalisation Directive

2002-10-16@EC

Analytical Framework for Merger Review - Speech by Mario MONTI, Commissioner for Competition Policy

International Competition Network Inaugural Conference, Naples, Italy, 28.09.2002

Different-worded competition-based standards of review, Public interest considerations and so forth

2002-10-16@Carlton/Granada

Carlton and Granada officially announced their merger; Granada site / Carlton site pdf

2002-10-16@ITC  

ITC publishes new study of Television in the Nations and Regions

The report concludes that a successful future for television in the nations and regions will depend on a regulatory regime which places increasing emphasis on quality and investment rather than quantitative assessment of output

2002-10-15@DTI

New Spectrum Framework for Dynamic and Competitive Communications

Government agrees recommendations from Cave Review

cf. Government Response to the Independent Review of Radio Spectrum Management - 15 October 2002 (-.doc file)

2002-10-14@BBC

BBC to establish integrated international news division from December

new issue on State Aid?

2002-10-11@EC

Converging technologies and regulations : broadcasting, datacasting, communications pdf

Speech by Herbert UNGERER, 23rd ETP Plenary Session, Brussels, Belgium, 19.09.2002

the main issue is to create competition conditions that develop current consolidation into future growth not only for media but as a condition for future broadband development

2002-10-10@FCC

FCC Declines to Approve EchoStar-DirecTV Merger

News Release pdf / Powell Statement pdf / Press Conference

2002-10-09@FCC

FCC Fines SBC Communications, Inc. $6 Million for Violations of Commission Merger Condition pdf

2002-10-09@EC - Enlargement

Towards the Enlarged Union - Commission recommends conclusion of negotiations with ten candidate countries

Candidate countries are Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, the Slovak Republic and Slovenia

2002-10-08@FCC

Presentations From the FCC En Banc Hearing on Steps Toward Recovery in the Telecommunications Industry

2002-10-08@EC

Commission clears one-stop agreements for the licensing of TV and radio music via the Internet

exemption granted by Commission on new license scheme under which broadcasters can get a single fone stop shopf licence from royalty collecting agencies to cover EEA by esimulcastingf

2002-10-08@CFI

Judgment Joined Cases T-185/00, T-216/00, T-299/00, T-300/00 M6 v Commission: public text / press release

EBU press release[EBU site] / my comment pdf

applicants seek for annulment of Commission Decision 2000/400/EC of May 2000, Case IV/32.150-Eurovision, and CFI admitted their position

2002-10-07@FTC

Agenda for Public Workshop on Anticompetitive Efforts to Restrict Competition on the Internet

2002-10-07@European Parliament - Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs

On Market Abuse Directive [all meeting documents]

media fears the EU regulator could use the provision to impose tough regulations of the press and insists the validity of self-regulation under the freedom of press

Related documents:

2002-05-07@Commission welcomes Council agreements on Market Abuse and Financial Conglomerates Directives                                          @

2002-03-14@Commission welcomes significant progress in European Parliament on Financial Services Action Plan

2001-05-30@Financial services: Commission proposes Directive on insider dealing and market manipulation

2001-05-30@The Market Abuse Directive - Frequently Asked Question

2002-10-07@EC

Ombudsman calls on Commission to clarify data protection rules

2002-10-07@BBC

UK History - UKTV joint venture fully approved by DCMS

2002-10-04@FTC

FTC Closes Cruise Line Merger Investigations

Vote Supporting Staff and Bureau Recommendations Allows Proposed Carnival/Princess and Royal Caribbean/Princess Transactions to Proceed

cf. 2002-07-24AMy working paper No.02-03

2002-10-04@EC

Commission closes certain proceedings against IMS Health

cf. IMS Health press release

2002-10-04@OFT

A selection of responses to the consultation draft guideline on intellectual property rights has been published

2002-10-03@DOJ

Charles A. James to Step Down as Assistant Attorney General of The Antitrust Division

cf. Statement by his friend [FTC]

2002-10-03@OFT

John Vickers discusses the relationship between economic analysis and public policy, focusing on competition law, especially mergers, in a speech at Oxford University

Contribution of Game Theory, its influence on Merger policy, SLC v Dominance test

2002-10-03@EC

Commission report reveals patchy progress in opening of electricity and gas markets

2002-10-03@BBC

Freeview to launch on 30 October

cf. 2002-08-06 BBC and BSkyB was granted a new digital license

2002-10-02@EC

Commission clears aid for a new investment project in favour of Fibre Ottiche Sud – State Aid [R&D]

2002-10-02@EC

Commission approves proposed aid in favour of Rapid Eye AG – State Aid [R&D]

2002-10-02@EC

Commission approves some aid measures and opens investigation into others in connection with renewable energy production and energy conservation in Tuscany – State Aid [Environment]

2002-10-02@EC

Coal: the Commission authorises aid to the German, French coal industry for 2002

2002-10-02@OFT

Airtours, Thomson and First Choice give consumers fairer contracts following OFT action

 

October

 

2002-09-30@FCC

FCC Releases Twelve Studies on Current Media Marketplace: Research Represents Critical First Step in FCCfs Fact Finding Mission

cf. press release pdf / public notice pdf

including a thesis with negative appraisal against efin-synf rule

*2002-09-30@FCC(related to the above)

FCC Releases Twelve Studies on Current Media Marketplace: Research Represents Critical First Step in FCCfs Fact Finding Mission [FCC]

including Broadcast Television: Survivor in a Sea of Competition (.doc-file)– OPP Working Paper No.37

2002-09-30@EC

Speech of Viviane Reding about the media in a democratic society - conference opening in Luxembourg (only available in FR)

reconciling freedom of expression with the protection of human rights / pluralism and media concentrations from the viewpoint of competition

cf. Speech by Viviane REDING (in English!)[Council of Europe site]

2002-09-30@JFTC

‘åŽèq‹ó‚RŽÐ‚̉^’ÀÝ’è‚ɂ‚¢‚Ä pdf

Ž„“I“Ɛè‚Ì‚¨‚»‚ê|Žsê‚É‚¨‚¯‚é’nˆÊEó‹µA‘‡“IŽ–‹Æ”\—́A“–ŠY‰^’À…€AV‹KŽQ“üŽÒ‚É‹y‚Ú‚·‰e‹¿“™‚©‚ç‚݂āiJAL/JAS‚̑Ήžj  2002-09-26ŽQÆ

2002-09-28, 29@ICN

ICNfs First Annual Conference

press release: Progress Made on Merger Review Issues and Competition Advocacy

FTC press release: Chairman Timothy J. Muris Promotes Effective Competition Advocacy at International Competition Network Conference in Naples, Italy

Press Release: Assistant Attorney General Charles A. James Encourages Merger Process Reform at International Competition Network Conference in Naples, Italy

ICN announced a series of best practice proposals and reports aimed at improving merger review and competition advocacy throughout the world

2002-09-28, 29@AGCM

The Italian Competition Authority will host the first annual conference of the International Competition Network (Naples, September 28-29)

2002-09-27@FTC

The Commission, with the concurrence of the U.S. Assistant Attorney General for Antitrust, has authorized the release of The Twenty-Fourth Annual Report to Congress Regarding the Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Premerger Notification Program

2002-09-27@JFTC

•½¬‚P‚R”N“xŒö³ŽæˆøˆÏˆõ‰ï”NŽŸ•ñ‚ɂ‚¢‚Ä pdf

2002-09-27@‘–±ÈƒTƒCƒg

’nãƒfƒWƒ^ƒ‹ƒeƒŒƒrƒWƒ‡ƒ“•ú‘—‹Ç‚Ì–Æ‹–•ûj‚̐§’è

–Æ‹–ã‚̃T[ƒrƒX“à—eŠm’è

2002-09-27@EC

Study on Outlook of development of the Market for European audiovisual content and of the regulatory framework concerning production and distribution of this content

AV Policy - Independent study (Contractor: Arthur Andersen)

2002-09-27@EC

The Economics of Antitrust in the Telecommunications Sector

held at Brussels, Monday, 16 September 2002

European Commission, Centre Albert Borschette, 36 rue Froissart, 1040 Brussels, Room 0 D

new telecom regulatory framework, market definition, collective dominance, accesscEconomics of Antitrust in telecom sector

2002-09-27@ITC

ITC Imposes£10,000 Financial Penalty on B4U Channel

imposed a financial penalty of £10,000 on B4U ("Bollywood For You") Channel for breaches of the ITC Programme Code by scheduling three films during the day whose content was unsuitable before the 9pm watershed

2002-09-26@FTC

FTC Testifies on Internet Competition

Prepared Statement of the Federal Trade Commission Regarding Possible "State Impediments To E-Commerce,"

Presented by Ted Cruz, Director of the Office of Policy Planning, Before the Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection of the Committee On Energy and Commerce, United States House of Representatives

2002-09-26@FCC

The Commission Seeks Public Comment in the 2002 Biennial Review of Telecommunications Regulations Within the Purview of the following Bureaus and Offices:

International Bureau / Wireline Competition Bureau / Office of Engineering and Technology / Wireless Telecommunications Bureau / Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau

2002-09-26@JFTC

uŽ„“I“Ɛè‚Ì‹ÖŽ~‹y‚ÑŒö³Žæˆø‚ÌŠm•Û‚ÉŠÖ‚·‚é–@—¥‚̈ꕔ‚ð‰ü³‚·‚é–@—¥‚ÌŽ{sŠú“ú‚ð’è‚߂鐭—߈āv‹y‚сuŽ„“I“Ɛè‚Ì‹ÖŽ~‹y‚ÑŒö³Žæˆø‚ÌŠm•Û‚ÉŠÖ‚·‚é–@—¥Ž{s—߂̈ꕔ‚ð‰ü³‚·‚鐭—߈āv‚ɂ‚¢‚Ä pdf

2002-09-26@JFTC

‘åŽèq‹ó‚RŽÐ‚̉^’ÀÝ’è‚ɂ‚¢‚Ä pdf

Ž„“I“Ɛè‚Ì‚¨‚»‚ê|Žsê‚É‚¨‚¯‚é’nˆÊEó‹µA‘‡“IŽ–‹Æ”\—́A“–ŠY‰^’À…€AV‹KŽQ“üŽÒ‚É‹y‚Ú‚·‰e‹¿“™‚©‚ç‚݂āiANA‚̑Ήžj

2002-09-26@EC

Key features of the EC notification system and procedural requirements for mergers, an overview pdf

material for ICN meeting

2002-09-26@EC

Merger Case: M.2830 - LUFTHANSA CARGO / AIR FRANCE FINANCE / BRITISH AIRWAYS / GLOBAL FREIGHT EXCHANGE / JV

just remainder of mine

2002-09-26@ITC

ITC imposes £10,000 fine on Kanal 5

Swedish broadcaster Kanal 5, for transmitting a sexually explicit image throughout daytime television, including during programmes likely to appeal to children

2002-09-26@DTI

British Energy

cf. related to 2002-09-09

2002-09-26@OFT

The BBC narrowly misses the independent productions quota for the period 1 April 2000 to 31 March 2001

But considering the situation of independent producers, admitted the BBC did meet the requirement that independent programmes were of satisfactory range and diversity in terms of both hours broadcast and cost of acquisition

2002-09-26@OFT

The OFT has published its advice on the proposed acquisition by Vivendi Water UK Plc of an interest in First Aqua (JVCo) Limited

2002-09-25@NCTA

Testimonies to the House Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet

testimonies to be delivered, by Michael Willner, Vice Chairman and CEO of Insight Communications, and Lana Corbi, President and CEO of Crown Media United States,

to the House Energy and Commerce Committee's Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet regarding the digital TV transition

both oppose the eDual and Multiple Must Carryf

cf. Tauzin Issues Statement on Digital Television Bill [September 19, 2002]

2002-09-25@DTI-DCMS

OFCOM Board Appointed

DTI / DCMS

2002-09-25@OFT

The full text of the decision under which Aberdeen Journals Ltd was fined for abusing a dominant market position is now available

cf. 2002-09-16

2002-09-24@FCC

FCC Commissioner Michael J. Copps Calls for National Discussion of Ethics in Government and Consolidation in the Media

Seeks Further Action on the Public Interest Obligations of Digital TV Broadcasters

News Release pdf / Speech pdf

2002-09-24@FCC

2002 Biennial Regulatory Review

-- Reveiw of the Commission's Broadcast Ownership Rules and Other Rules Adopted Pursuant to Section 202 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 pdf

2002-09-24@EC

ENLARGEMENT AND COMPETITION POLICY  - Article by Jean-François PONS, EPP-ED Group Bureau, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 16.09.2002 pdf

2002-09-24@DTI

Government Consults on Case for Investment Aid Scheme for the Coal Industry

2002-09-23@EC

Merger case M.2706 - CARNIVAL CORPORATION / P&O PRINCESS - Art. 8(2) - public text of decision available pdf

cf. 2002-07-24 related documents

2002-09-23@EC

JV case JV.47 - CANAL+ / LAGARDERE / LIBERTY MEDIA / MULTITHEMATIQUE - Art. 6(1)(b) - public text of decision available (fr) pdf

cf. 2000-06-22 related press release

2002-09-23@ITC

Striking a Balance: control of children's media

cf. Striking a Balance: the control of children's media consumption [BBC]

2002-09-21@NAB

Declaration of J. Gregory Sidak in Opposition to the Merger of EchoStar Communications Corporation and Hughes Electronics Corporation (DirecTV) pdf

cf. (perhaps) related to the speculation DOJ will oppose the merger

2002-09-20@ITC

ITC interim decision on DTT transmission mode

interim decision for e16-QAMf2002-08-09

2002-09-20@DOJ

Charles A. James to Participate in First Annual International Competition Network Conference in Naples, Italy

— Conference Marks Unprecedented Meeting of Over 50 Jurisdictions to Discuss Antitrust Issues

2002-09-20@DOJ

Speech: The International Competition Network Guiding Principles for Merger Review

Presented at the International Bar Association Sixth Annual Competition Conference by Deputy Assistant Attorney General William J. Kolasky

2002-09-20@FTC

Timothy J. Muris to Participate in First Annual International Competition Network Conference in Naples, Italy

Conference Marks Unprecedented Meeting of Over 50 Jurisdictions to Discuss Antitrust Issues

2002-09-20@FTC

FTC Staff Provides the FDA with Comments On First Amendment Commercial Speech Doctrine

Doctrine Called "Fully Compatible with FTC's Vigorous Consumer Protection Program"

2002-09-20@EC

Future directions for EU Competition Policy

Speech by Philip LOWE, The International Bar Association, Fiesole ,Italy, 20.09.2002

2002-09-19@FTC

FTC Provides Senate with Overview of Antitrust Activities

Commission Has Pursued Aggressive Law Enforcement Program, Chairman Tells Committee

2002-09-19@DOJ

Statement of Assistant Attorney General Charles A. James Concerning Antitrust Enforcement Oversight

Before the Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition, and Business and Consumer Rights, Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate

2002-09-19@JFTC                                                                         

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2002-09-19@Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology

Ministererlaubnis E.ON/ Ruhrgas unter Verschärfung der Auflagen bestätigt

Ministerial approval for Ruhrgas acquisition tied to much tougher requirements [E.ON]

(maybe) final approval for E.ON / Ruhrgas Merger 2002-07-05 gMinisterial permissionh 2002-09-25? Mario Monti was said that the merger is outside the commissionfs jurisdiction

2002-09-19@EC 

Report from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament on the application of the agreements between the European Communities and the Government of the United@States of America and the Government of Canada regarding the application of their competition laws pdf

2002-09-18@FCC

Federal Communications Commission Authorizes Bellsouth to Provide Long Distance Service in Five States pdf 

2002-09-18@JFTC            

‰ü³“Ɛè‹ÖŽ~–@‚ÌŽ{s‚É”º‚¤§’èE‰ü³‚·‚éŒö³ŽæˆøˆÏˆõ‰ï‹K‘¥‹y‚уKƒCƒhƒ‰ƒCƒ“‚ÌŒ´ˆÄ‚ÌŒö•\‚ɂ‚¢‚Ä pdf 

u‚T“ƒ‹[ƒ‹v‚Ì—áŠO‹K’è“™

2002-09-18@EC

Commission endorses UK proposals on urban postal network – State Aid

the resources dedicated to this new project do not exceed the net additional costs of the related public service

*2002-09-18@EU

Report from the Commission to the Council, the European Parliament and the Economic and Social Committee on the public lending right in the European Union pdf

*2002-09-18@ITC

Television & Beyond: ITC publishes major new study

2002-09-18@OFT

Record companies are warned by the OFT that they may face strong action if they breach competition law in the future

warning against the allegation that they stop parallel imports of CDs from other European countries

2002-09-17@DOJ

Speech: Recent Developments and Future Challenges at the Antitrust Division

Before the Dallas Bar Association Dallas, Texas by Assistant Attorney General Antitrust Division Charles A. James

2002-09-17@JFTC

–kŠC“¹‘Ûq‹óŠ”Ž®‰ïŽÐ‚Æ‘S“ú–{‹ó—AŠ”Ž®‰ïŽÐ‚Ì‹Æ–±’ñŒg‚ɂ‚¢‚Äpdf 

failing company, independency of each decision-making

2002-09-17@EC 

A Global Competition Policy ? - Speech by Mario MONTI, Commissioner for Competition Policy, Copenhagen, Denmark, 17.09.2002

2002-09-17@EC

Commission deepens probe into the joint control of German gas distributor GVS by ENBW and Italy's ENI

2002-09-17@DCMS                                                                       

Tessa Jowell gives approval to BBC3 

cf. BBC welcomes approval for BBC THREE [BBC] 2002-06-28

2002-09-17@CC

Inquiry into Supply of Prescription-only Veterinary Medicines: Statement of Provisional Conclusions on Complex Monopoly and Hypothetical Remedies pdf 

2002-09-17@CC                                                                                      

Competition Commission Consults on New Guidance

Enterprise Bill Site - materials

Competition Commission begins its formal consultation on the guidance it is required to publish about its new competition tests and procedures that will come into force when the Enterprise Bill becomes law.

2002-09-16@EC

European Commission issued a directive on competition in markets for electronic communications services ("Competition Directive") pdf

a new Directive aiming to replace, by a single text, all existing «liberalisation » Directives in the telecommunications sector previously adopted by the Commission

cf. Notice by the Commission concerning a draft directive on competition in the markets for electronic communications services pdf

--- Official Journal C 96, 27.03.2001, pages 2-7, press release 2001-07-12

2002-09-16@OFT

Aberdeen Journals Ltd has been fined £1.328 million for abusing a dominant market position

Predatory Pricing occurs when a dominant undertaking incurs losses with the intention of removing a rival and/or deterring other potential competitiors

2002-09-14@EC

COMP/38.464 - TF 1 + Eurosport SA + Consortium Eurosport - Carlsberg notice

2002-09-13@DOJ

U.S. v. Archer-Daniels-Midland Company, and Minnesota Corn Processors, LLC -- Competitive Impact Statement

2002-09-13@‘–±ÈƒTƒCƒg

’†•”“d—ÍŠ”Ž®‰ïŽÐ‚ɑ΂·‚é‘æˆêŽí“d‹C’ʐMŽ–‹Æ‚Ì‹–‰Â‚ɂ‚¢‚Ä‚Ì“š\

2002-09-13@‘–±ÈƒTƒCƒg 

’·Šú‘•ª”ï—pƒ‚ƒfƒ‹‚ÌŒ©’¼‚µ‚𓥂܂¦‚½Ú‘±—¿ŽZ’è‚݂̍è•û‚ɂ‚¢‚ā|î•ñ’ʐMR‹c‰ï‚Ì“š\

2002-09-13@JFTC

Š”Ž®‰ïŽÐ“ú—§»ìŠ‚É‚æ‚éƒCƒ“ƒ^[ƒiƒVƒ‡ƒiƒ‹EƒrƒWƒlƒXEƒ}ƒV[ƒ“ƒYEƒR[ƒ|ƒŒ[ƒVƒ‡ƒ“‚̃n[ƒhƒfƒBƒXƒNƒhƒ‰ƒCƒuŽ–‹Æ‚Ì“‡‚ɂ‚¢‚Äpdf

‹£‘ˆ‚ÌŽÀŽ¿“I§ŒÀ‚ð–W‚°‚é—vˆö@cf. 2002-08-05 European Commission

2002-09-13@OFT

The OFT has published its advice on the proposed acquisition by Microsoft Corporation of Navision A/S

2002-09-13@Oftel

Oftel publishes guidelines on access obligations to communications networks

Imposing access obligations under the new EU Directives

Consultation document Guidelines for the interconnection of public electronic communications networks

2002-09-12@EC

The fight against Cartels Summary - Speech by Mario MONTI, Commissioner for Competition Policy, EMAC, Brussels, Belgium, 11.09.2002

2002-09-12@EC

Commission clears gas supply contracts between German gas wholesaler WINGAS and EDF-Trading

COMP/36.559 - British Gas+Wingas+1 - Publicity: Press release – other

Long-term gas supply contracts in the wholesale sector can be compatible with European Competition Law

2002-09-12@DCMS

New report maps out future for film industry

Screen Digest Report pdf

2002-09-12@FCC

Commission Seeks Comment on Disposition of Down Payments and Pending Applications for Licenses Won During Auction No. 35 for Spectrum

Formerly Licensed to Nextwave Personal Communications Inc.

2002-09-12@FCC

FCC Initiates Third Biennial Review of Broadcast Ownership Rules pdf 

2002-09-12@ICN

The International Competition Network has published an issues paper on the analytical framework for merger review

Final Analytical Framework for Merger Review Discussion paper pdf 

2002-09-11        

Anniversary of September 11th [Whitehouse site]

Romano Prodi President of the European Commission Commemoration of the 11th of September European School Ixelles [EC]

Romano Prodi President of the European Commission First anniversary of 11 September European Parliament Brussels [EC]

2002-09-10@FTC

American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works Settles FTC Charges of Anticompetitive Behavior

2002-09-10@EC 

Commission intends to clear 3G network sharing agreements between T-Mobile and MM02 in the UK and Germany

COMP/38.370 - Network sharing UK - Art. 19(3) notice

3G Network Sharing@cf. 2002-08-09 Case in Germany

2002-09-10@Oftel

Oftel proposes new prices and service levels to boost competition in broadband services for businesses

cf. expects to announce a decision in November

*2002-09-10        

Vertical Integration and Media Regulation in the New Economy, Christopher S. Yoo, Vanderbilt University - School of Law [SSRN]

2002-09-09@DOJ

Speech by Deborah Platt Majoras, DAAG - Antitrust Division, U.S. Department of Justice

Presented at the Health Care and Competition Law and Policy Workshop Federal Trade Commission Washington, DC 

2002-09-09@EC

Car taxation: Commission presents new strategy

2002-09-09@DTI

British Energy – Government Announcement      

cf. Notification of this loan under EU state aid legislation is underway

2002-09-06@JFTC

Š”Ž®‰ïŽÐƒ}ƒ‹ƒiƒJ‚ɑ΂·‚éŒx‚ɂ‚¢‚Ä pdf 

—D‰z“I’nˆÊ‚Ì—”—p

2002-09-06@DOJ

Justice Department Requires Restructuring of Acquisition By Aggregate Industries PLC of Wakefield Materials Co.                                                                              - Divestiture of Boston Area Ready-Mix Concrete Facility Preserves Competition 

2002-09-06@DOJ

Justice Department Requires ADM to Withdraw from Joint Venture to Proceed with Acquisition of Minnesota Corn Processors

cf. related documents are on DOJ site

2002-09-06@OFT

The OFT has published its advice on the acquisition by University College London Hospitals NHS Trust of the London Heart Hospital

2002-09-05@FCC

FCC Convenes Federal-State Joint Conference on Regulatory Accounting Issues pdf

cf. Press Statement of Chairman Powell pdf

2002-09-04@‘–±ÈƒTƒCƒg

u’·Šú‘•ª”ï—pƒ‚ƒfƒ‹‚ÌŒ©’¼‚µ‚𓥂܂¦‚½Ú‘±—¿ŽZ’è‚݂̍è•û‚ɂ‚¢‚āv‚Ì“š\‘ˆÄ‚ɑ΂·‚éˆÓŒ©•åW‚ÌŒ‹‰Ê

2002-09-04@EC

Commission refers review of take-over of Hollandsche Beton Groep by Koninklijke BAM NBM to Dutch Competition Authority

cf. M.2881 - KONINKLIJKE BAM NBM / HBG - Decision: Art. 6(1)(b), Decision: Art. 9

*2002-09-04@Oftel

Propelling the broadband bandwagon - Strategic policy research pdf [Oftel]

2002-09-03@EC

Commission clears Bertelsmann's buy of Zomba - Decision: Art. 6(1)(b)

2002-09-02@OFT

The OFT has decided not to appeal the Competition Commission Appeal Tribunal's ruling in the BetterCare case

 

September

 

2002-08-30         U.S. v. Visa U.S.A., Inc., Mastercard International, Inc., and Visa International, Inc.: Brief for the United States (Final Version) [DOJ site]

2002-08-30         With Conditions, FTC Approves Merger of Phillips and Conoco [FTC]

2002-08-30         Update on the Competition Act 1998 consultation draft guideline on intellectual property rights [OFT]

2002-08-29         Echostar wins Gemstar patent suit pdf [USITC]

                                           cf. 2002-06-21

2002-08-28         Federal Trade Commission Announces Formation of Merger Litigation Task Force [FTC]

2002-08-28         ’|’†‘åbŒoÏà­Ž–â‰ï‹cŒã‹LŽÒ‰ïŒ©—vŽ| [“àŠt•{ƒTƒCƒg]

                                           ŒöŽæˆÏA“àŠt•{ˆÚŠÇ‚Ì•ûŒü‚ÅŒŸ“¢‚Ö

2002-08-28         ITC publishes revised advertising standards code [ITC]

2002-08-27         Granada and Carlton Merger Talks Terminated (.doc-file) [Granada web site]

                                           But ITC still wants them to clarify co-operation plan after this announcement

2002-08-27         Ministers to withdraw from competition aspects of EC merger cases [DTI]

                                           introduce transparency

                                           cf. Enterprise Bill

2002-08-27         Competition Act clarities for transport operators [OFT]

2002-08-23         OECD Issues Guidelines for the Security of Information Systems and Networks: Towards a Culture of Security [FTC]

                                           cf. 2002-08-07 OECD Governments Launch Drive to Improve Security of Online Networks [OECD]

2002-08-23         Delta Air Lines Signs Marketing Agreement with Continental Airlines and Northwest Airlines [Delta Air]

2002-08-23         Special fiscal treatment of banking foundations which do not carry out an economic activity is not state aid [EC]

2002-08-23         The OFT is consulting on the guidance it proposes to issue on the application of the competition test provided in the Transport Act 2000 and Transport (Scotland) Act 2001 [OFT]

2002-08-22         Satement of FCC Chairman Michael Powell on FCC Investigation of WNEW-FM pdf [FCC]

                                           Letter of Inquiry and Complaint Letter pdf

2002-08-22         BT v. Prodigy – Case #00cv09451 pdf [US District Court of the Southern District of New York]

                                           US court rejects BT's hyperlink patent claim

2002-08-21         A study into the UK licensed taxi services market, worth over £2 billion, was launched [OFT]

2002-08-20         Tessa Jowell announces review of TV programme production sector [DCMS]

An economic overview of how the programme supply market works, covering intellectual property rights, cost characteristics, funding, market structures, and scope for competition aiming to produce an informed overview of the market, and to identify the main issues and concerns requiring further attention. This initial review will provide a good foundation for subsequent discussion in Parliament as the Communication Bill goes through and for further consideration by OFCOM.

                            ITC to undertake overview of programme supply market [ITC]

                                           A final report will be delivered to the Secretary of State in the late autumn, for subsequent publication

                                           cf. Programme supply review: ITC Guidance notes - 05/09/02

2002-08-19         Robert Sachs, President & CEO of NCTA remarks to progress & freedom foundation, ASPEN Summit [NCTA]

                                           Regulation on Cable, DBS, telephone company

2002-08-19         Statement of Commissioner Michael J. Copps on Complaints Received Regarding Radio Broadcast of Sex Act in St. Patrick's Cathedral pdf [FCC]

2002-08-19         Is it time for an International Agreement on Antitrust ? - Speech by Jean-François PONS, Frauenchiemsee, Germany, 03.06.2002 pdf [EC]

2002-08-16         Commission refers the assessment of Vía Digital's merger with Sogecable to the Spanish Competition Authorities [EC]

                                           reference process under Article 9.2 (a) of the Merger Regulation

2002-08-16         ITC grants DTT licences to the BBC & Crown Castle [ITC]

                                           cf. 2002-08-19 BBC and Crown Castle name "Freeview"

2002-08-16         The OFT is consulting on the guidance it is required to publish about the reforms to consumer protection legislation

once the Enterprise Bill becomes law [OFT]

2002-08-13         Rediscovering Coordinated Effects, Speech by Charles A. James AAG, Antitrust Division, U.S. Department of Justice [DOJ]

Presented at the American Bar Association Annual Meeting, Section of Antitrust Law, Washington, DC

               refinement of coordinated effects analysis and some developments in other fields

2002-08-13         AGCM approved conditionally the case Eridania / Seci-Sadam and Coprob-Finbieticola [AGCM-Italian antirust authority]

collective dominant position analyzed on (1) product homogeneity; (2) market transparency; (3) significant symmetries among the market leaders

2002-08-12         Can the International Competition Network Help Tame the Growing Multinational Merger Thicket? [DOJ]

Speech by William J. Kolasky DAAG, Antitrust Division, U.S. Department of Justice

Presented at the 2002 American Bar Association Annual Meeting (Section of Antitrust Law), Washington, DC

               cf. 2002-03-18, The speaker regards this speech as the part II of the former speech

               cf. ICN web page

2002-08-09         Letter from Chairman Powell to Rep. Markey re DTV Transition, August 9, 2002 pdf [Rep. Markey Site]

                                           Powell hinted the introduction of edigital must-carryf

2002-08-09         FCC Chairman Michael K. Powell Outlines Critical Elements Of Future Spectrum Policy pdf [FCC]

                                           Shift from gcommand and controlh model to market based mechanisms

2002-08-09         Commission rejects complaint against International Olympic Committee by swimmers banned from competitions for doping [EC]

                             Commission sees State aid to tyre manufacturer Continental's Portuguese subsidary in compliance with EU rules –State Aid [EC]

                             COMP/38.369 - Network sharing Germany – Notice pursuant to Article 19(3) [EC]

2002-08-09         ITC consults on options for change in DTT transmission [ITC]

                                           All multiplexes adopt f16-QAMf?

                             ITC reviews nominated news provider for ITV News [ITC]

2002-08-09         An airline alliance between British Midland and United Airlines could provide benefits to consumers that would outweigh possible anti-competitive effects, according to a provisional finding by the OFT [OFT]

                                           OFT is proposing to grant an individual exemption under Article 81(3)

2002-08-08         Microsoft Settles FTC Charges Alleging False Security and Privacy Promises [FTC]

2002-08-08         FCC Introduces Phase-In Plan for DTV Tuners pdf [FCC]

                             FCC Explores Digital Broadcast Copy Protection pdf [FCC]

                             FCC Streamlines Part 22 of its Rules: Eliminates Analog Service Requirement After Five-Year Transition Period pdf [FCC]

2002-08-08         Commission clears de-merger of cross-Channel ferry operator P&O Stena Line [EC]

Commission clears joint venture for gas related logistic services between RWE Gas and Lattice International [EC]

2002-08-08         Oftel confirms new prices for broadband services [Oftel]

2002-08-08         The OFT is consulting on the guidance it is required to publish about the making of super-complaints once the Enterprise Bill becomes law [OFT]

2002-08-08         ƒ‚ƒoƒCƒ‹ƒCƒ“ƒ^[ƒlƒbƒgƒT[ƒrƒXŠ”Ž®‰ïŽÐ‚É‚æ‚鑼l‚Ì“y’n“™‚ÌŽg—pŒ Ý’è‚Ì‹¦‹c”F‰Â\¿‚ɑ΂·‚鏈•ª [‘–±ÈƒTƒCƒg]

                             “Œ‹ž“d—ÍŠ”Ž®‰ïŽÐ‚ɑ΂·‚é‰ïŒvˆ—Šî€‚Ì’ñŽ¦ [‘–±ÈƒTƒCƒg]

2002-08-07         ’†’·Šú‚É‚¨‚¯‚é“d”g—˜—p‚Ì“W–]‚ƍs­‚ª‰Ê‚½‚·‚ׂ«–ðŠ„ |“d”g­ôƒrƒWƒ‡ƒ“‚̍ô’è‚ɂ‚¢‚ďî•ñ’ʐMR‹c‰ï‚ÉŽ–â|[‘–±ÈƒTƒCƒg]

2002-08-06         NCTA Submits Reply Comments to the FCC Regarding Classification of Cable Modem Services as an 'Information Service' pdf [NCTA-US]

                                           cf. 2002-03-14 FCCfs press release

2002-08-06         President Bush Signs Trade Act of 2002 [White House]

2002-08-06         Commission clears separate sale of Blu's business assets subject to commitments [EC]

2002-08-05         Commissionner Liikanen's speech at the European Ministerial Conference in Ljbljana (.doc-file) [EC]

                             At European Ministerial Conference, Ljubljana, 4 June 2002

2002-08-05         Justice Department Issues Microsoft Consent Decree Compliance Advisory [DOJ]

                             Milestones Approach for Meeting Settlement Terms [Microsoft Corporation]

2002-08-05         Commission clears take-over of IBM's hard-disk drive business by Hitachi [EC]

                                           cf. public text of decision pdf 

2002-08-05         Oftel's market review guidelines: criteria for the assessment of significant market power [Oftel]  

                                           cf. DTI press release

2002-08-02         u’ʐMŽY‹ÆŽÀ‘Ô’²¸ Ý”õ“ŠŽ‘’²¸vi•½¬14”N3ŒŽŽÀŽ{j‚ÌŒ‹‰Ê [‘–±ÈƒTƒCƒg]

2002-08-02         DTI Invites Applications for the Role of Great Britain System Operator [DTI-Ofgem]

                             Key conclusions and invitation for applications published by DTI and Ofgem

2002-08-01         BetterCare Group Limited v Director General of Fair Trading pdf [CAT] Newly added!

North & Westfs activities in running its statutory residential homes and engaging in the contracting out of social care to independent providers are for the purposes of the Competition Act 1998 to be regarded as economic activities for the purpose of deciding whether North & West is an undertaking within the meaning of section 18(1) of the Act

2002-07             BBCfs Fair Trading Bulletin March – May 2002, issued July 2002 [BBC] 

2002-07             Study on "Market Definitions for Regulatory Obligations in Communications Markets", prepared by Squire Sanders and Dempsey pdf [EC]

examines and analyses markets in the electronic communications sector with a view to defining relevant markets for ex-ante regulation and attempts to develop guiding principles or criteria for identifying candidate markets for ex-ante regulation

2002-07-31         UK's response to the Commission's draft Recommendation on Relevant Markets pdf [Oftel]

2002-07-31         The Joint Committee published its Report on the draft Communications Bill pdf [UK Parliament]

                                           cf. Following statement by the Ministers of DTI, DCMS

2002-07-30         Chairman Powell's Testimony to Senate Commerce Committee: "Six Critical Steps for Telecom Industry Recovery" pdf [FCC site]

2002-07-30         FTC Recommends Legislative Changes to Hatch-Waxman Act

- Recommendations Seek to Maintain Incentives to Innovate and Facilitate Entry of Generic Drugs [FTC]

2002-07-30         ƒ‚ƒoƒCƒ‹ƒCƒ“ƒ^[ƒlƒbƒgƒT[ƒrƒXŠ”Ž®‰ïŽÐ‚É‚æ‚é“Œ“ú–{—·‹q“S“¹Š”Ž®‰ïŽÐ‚Ì“y’n“™‚ÌŽg—p‚ÉŠÖ‚·‚鋦‹c”F‰ÂˆÄŒ‚ɂ‚¢‚Ä [‘–±ÈƒTƒCƒg]

2002-07-30         Legislation and Regulation in the Transatlantic Framework Telecoms and Media -Speech by Herbert UNGERER pdf [EC]

at Executive Forum on the Telecommunications Industry, European Union Centre of the University System of Georgia, Atlanta, USA, 17.06.2002

2002-07-30         ITC issues further commendations on draft Communications Bill [ITC]

2002-07-29         FTC Staff Comments on FERC's Efforts to Develop Standard Market Design for Wholesale Electric Power [FTC]

2002-07-28         Commission creates Radio Spectrum Policy Group and European Regulators Group [EC]

2002-07-26         The interaction of officials of the European institutions and officials from the Member States pdf [EC]

                             Speech by Alexander SCHAUB, the Dutch Permanent Representation, Brussels, Belgium, 09.07.2002

2002-07-26         Regulators Publish Statement On Joint Working [UK]

2002-07-25         u“K³‚È“d—ÍŽæˆø‚ɂ‚¢‚Ä‚ÌŽwjv‚̉ü’è‚ɂ‚¢‚Ä pdf [JFTC-METI]

2002-07-25         David Currie is appointed the new chair of OFCOM [Ofcom]

2002-07-24         Request by Cellular Telecommunications and Internet Association to Commence Rulemaking to

Establish Fair Location Information Practices pdf [FCC]

                                           Location information and privacy concerns

2002-07-24         “d‹C’ʐM–ð–±—˜—p•ú‘—‚Ì‹Æ–±‚ÉŒW‚é“o˜^‚ÌŽÀŽ{ [‘–±ÈƒTƒCƒg]

2002-07-24         “üŽD’k‡“™ŠÖ—^sˆ×‚Ì”rœ‹y‚Ñ–hŽ~‚ÉŠÖ‚·‚é–@—¥i–@—¥ˆÄj[O‹c‰@ƒTƒCƒg]

¥¬—§‚µ‚½–@—¥‚ÍŠ¯•ñ‚ÉŒfÚ‚³‚ê‚Ä‚¢‚Ü‚·c‚ªAˆê’èŠúŒÀ‚Å—L—¿ƒTƒCƒg‚ֈڍs‚µ‚Ü‚·

                                           cf. 2002-08-21 •½¬‚P‚S”N“x‚Ì“üŽD’k‡–hŽ~‚ÉŠÖ‚·‚é”­’Š¯’¡“™‚Æ‚Ì‹¦—́EŒ¤C‚ɂ‚¢‚Ä[“¯–@‚̐}àŠÜ‚Þ] pdf 

2002-07-24         Commission clears Carnival's takeover bid for P&O Princess [EC]

                                           cf. P&O Princess Cruises plc and Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd: A report on the proposed merger [Competition Commission - UK]

                                           2002-04-11 Commission launches detailed investigation into the takeover of P&O Princess by Carnival Corporation [EC]

                                           FTC now examines the two bids

                             Commission clears takeover of Sulzer Textil by Promatech subject to divestments [EC]

                                           First joint referral under the Merger Regulation

2002-07-24         Oftel welcomes BTfs decision to accept new measures to increase competition [Oftel]

                                           cf. Protecting consumers by promoting competition: Oftel's conclusions - 20 June 2002

2002-07-23         FCC Releases Data on Local Telephone Competition pdf [FCC]

2002-07-22         Competition and Antitrust: A Productivity-Based Approach by Michael E. Porter pdf [Harvard Business School]

                                           cf. Competition and Antitrust (.pdf-file presentation)

2002-07-21         Statement by Chairman Powell on WorldCom Bankruptcy Filing pdf [FCC]

                                           cf. 2002-07-22 Letter from Chairman Powell to WorldCom pdf

                                           cf. 2002-07-26 FCC Assures WorldCom Customers Concerning Continuation of Phone Service pdf

2002-07-19         Letter to FCC Chairman Powell regarding intent to draft an omnibus DTV bill while emphasizing the FCC is not relieved of its obligation and responsibility to resolve issues in this area [US Committee on Energy and Commerce Democrats]

2002-07-18         Commission launches discussion on best practice guidelines for divestiture commitments in merger cases [EC]

2002-07-17         Commission adopts comprehensive reform of competition rules for car sales and servicing (IP/02/1073) [EC]

The Commission Regulation for a new motor vehicle Block Exemption

Questions and Answers - Background information on press release IP/02/1073

2002-07-15         Consultation draft guidance on the OFT's intended approach to issuing 'no-action letters' that prevent a criminal cartel prosecution,

once the Enterprise Bill becomes lawpdf [OFT]

2002-07-15         Implementing Spectrum Trading - A Consultation Document pdf [RA]

2002-07-12         Chairman Michael K. Powell Responds to CE Industry's Failure to Make Real Commitments on DTV Tuners pdf [FCC]

2002-07-12         Alleged anti-competitive agreement between a number of telecommunications network operators [OFT]

2002-07-11         Statement by FCC Chairman Michael K. Powell: DTV Plan Update -- Progress For Consumers [FCC]

                                           press release pdf / Industry letters pdf

2002-07-11         The Potential Relevance to the United States of the European Unionfs Newly Adopted Regulatory Framework for Telecommunications

                             OPP Working Paper No.36 [submitted on 2002-07-04] pdf [FCC]

                                           cf. Challenges of Convergence (.ppt-file)

2002-07-11         COM(2002) 384 final

- Report from the Commission to the Council, the European Parliament and the Economic and Social Committee on the implementation of the decision

2002-07-11         Ofgem Consults on Regulatory Issues Arising From NGC and Transco merger [Ofgem]

                                           cf. refer to 2002-05-13  Views of interested parties sought by 28 August

2002-07-10         Commission clears merger between Telia and Sonera subject to conditions [EC]

                                           cf. public text of decision pdf

                                           First case between two incumbent telecoms companies in Europe which moreover are neighbours

2002-07-10         Consultation draft guidance on the OFT's intended approach to market investigation references once the Enterprise Bill becomes law pdf [OFT]

2002-07-10         ’nˆæ‹à—Z‹@ŠÖ‚𒆐S‚Æ‚µ‚½‡•¹“™‚𑣐i‚·‚éŽ{ô‚ɂ‚¢‚Ä [‹à—Z’¡]

2002-07-09         Powell Appointed to Corporate Fraud Task Force (.doc-file) [FCC]

                                           cf. from Whitehouse

                                           MCI//WorldCom

2002-07-09         Commission issues market power assessment Guidelines for electronic communications [EC]

                                           COMMISSION GUIDELINES on market analysis and the assessment of SMP under the Community regulatory framework for

                                           Electronic communications networks and services pdf

                                           cf. refer to 2002-03-07 press release

2002-07-08         Getting competition in local access - Speech by Mario MONTI at the Public hearing sector enquiry local loop unbundling [EC]

2002-07-05         gMinisterial permissionh for the acquisition of Ruhrgas AG by E.on [Germany]

                                           Comment on Ministerial Authorisation of Eon/Ruhrgas [BkartA]

                                           cf. 2002-01-21 Bundeskartellamt prohibits E.ON/Gelsenberg (Ruhrgas) merger

                                           fGlobal playerf, enational championf and national competition

2002-07-04         Consultation draft guidance on the OFT's intended approach to competition disqualification orders when the Enterprise Bill becomes law pdf [OFT]

2002-07-04         ITC Announces a Conditional Decision on Digital Terrestrial Television

                             to award Multiplex Service Licence B to the BBC and Multiplex Service Linceces C and D to Crown Castle [ITC]

BBCfs press release / BSkyBfs press release

                                           Industrial policy [digital-switchover] and competition

2002-07-04         A new Standard for Predatory Pricing – Presentation at the IBC Conference on Postal Services pdf [EC]

                             speech by Tilman LÜDER

cf. 2001/354/EC: Commission Decision of 20 March 2001 relating to a proceeding under Article 82 of the EC Treaty

(Case COMP/35.141 Deutsche Post AG) (Text with EEA relevance) (notified under document number C(2001) 728)

press release: 2001-03-20 Antitrust proceedings in postal sector result in Deutsche Post separating competitive parcel services from letter monopoly pdf

                                           Predatory pricing, cross-subsidisation and incremental cost test

2002-07-03         Revised Data Set Involving Experimental Economics Study Examining Horizontal Concentration in the Cable Industry pdf [FCC]

                             originally released on 2002-06-03

For the ease of cross-ownership rules

2002-07-02         Costs suffered by airlines following the attacks of 11 September 2001 - The European Commission authorises the aid proposed by Germany [EC]

State Aid and Airlines after 9.11

2002-07-01         FCC Chairman Michael Powell Today Commences 2nd Term As FCC Commissioner (.doc-file) [FCC]

The public is welcome to review and comment on a draft of the FCC's revised strategic plan for 2003-2008 [FCC]

2002-07-01         Commission raises competition concerns about co-operation agreement between Air France and Alitalia [EC]

                                           cf. Airline alliance faces slot surrender [Financial Times 2002-07-02]

2002-07-01         Oftel sets out commitment to Competition Act [Oftel]

2002-07             The Potential Relevance to the United States of the European Unionfs Newly Adopted Regulatory Framework for Telecommunications pdf [FCC]

 

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2002-06-30         Commission clears joint control of Stream by Telecom Italia and News Television [EC]

2002-06-28         Administrative Law Judge Bars Distributors of Three Tenors Media from Agreeing to "Fix, Raise, or Stabilize" Prices [FTC]

                                           ‚¢‚í‚ä‚égŽO‘åƒeƒm[ƒ‹h

2002-06-26         V‚½‚È•ª–ì‚É‚¨‚¯‚é“Á‹–‚Æ‹£‘ˆ­ô‚ÉŠÖ‚·‚錤‹†‰ï•ñ‘ pdf [JFTC]

2002-06-24         Competition policy and broadcasting – A speech at the IEA conference on The Future of Broadcasting By John Vickers pdf [OFT]

2002-06-19         Speech to the Social Market Foundation Conference on Public Service Broadcasting and the Communications Bill pdf [DCMS]

2002-06-18         Commission launches public consultation on product and service markets in electronic communications sector [EC]

                                           cf. refer to 2002-03-07 press release

2002-06-14         —ݐϐ¶ŽYW’†“x‹y‚уn[ƒtƒBƒ“ƒ_[ƒ‹Žw”•À‚тɗݐϏo‰×W’†“xi•½¬‚P‚PE‚P‚Q”Nj‚ɂ‚¢‚Ä pdf [JFTC]

2002-06-13         Report to the Seville European Council on the status of work on the guidelines for state aid and services of general economic interest pdf [EC]

2002-06-06         Airtours v. Commission - Case T-342/99 [CFI]

Collective dominance and tacit collusion

2002-06-04         Review of the EC Merger Regulation – Roadmap for the reform project - speech by Mario Monti [EC]

                                           cf. Merger Review web page

2002-06-04         The new EU regulatory Framework for Electronic Communications: From sector regulation to Competition Law

speech by Christian HOCEPIED pdf [EC]

2002-06-03         Horizontal Concentration in the Cable Television Industry: An Experimental Analysis – OPP Working Paper pdf [FCC]

                                           cf. Media Bureau seeks comment on the paper the same day, 2002-07-03 Revised Data Set Released

2002-06-03         Commission welcomes UEFA's new policy for selling the media rights to the Champions League

2002-06             The development of targets for consumer savings arising from competition policy [OFT]

                                           Part I – chapter 1-7, Part II – chapter 8-10 pdf

2002-05-29         ‹£‘ˆ­ô‚ðl‚¦‚鍧’k‰ï@Žæ‚è‚Ü‚Æ‚ßpdf[METIƒTƒCƒg]

2002-05-08         The pricing of conditional access services and related issues [Oftel]

2002-05-07         The draft Communications Bill published [DTI-DCMS]

                                           - Joint Committee on the draft Communications Bill [UK Parliament]

2002-05-01         Comparative Review of Content Regulation - A McKinsey Report for the Independent Television Commission (.doc-file) [ITC]

2002-05             Study on the Conditions Applicable to Contracts Relating to Intellectual Property in the European Union pdf

                            Study contract No. ETD/2000 /B5-3001/E/69, commissioned by the European Commissionfs Internal Market Directorate-General

2002-04-30         GEMO – Case C-126/01 Opinion of Advocate General - State Aid [EC] Now wait for the decision - definition of eState Aidf signs_s13.gif

                             related to eFerringf case

2002-04-24         Coordinated Effects in Merger Review: From Dead Frenchmen to Beautiful Minds and Mavericks – speech by William J. Kolasky [DOJ]

                             Good explanation on eMavericksf

2002-04-11@ECJ – Order of the President of the Court

NDC Health Corporation and NDC Health v IMS Health Inc. and Commission

2002-03-20         ƒ\ƒtƒgƒEƒFƒAƒ‰ƒCƒZƒ“ƒXŒ_–ñ“™‚ÉŠÖ‚·‚é“Ɛè‹ÖŽ~–@ã‚̍l‚¦•û\ƒ\ƒtƒgƒEƒFƒA‚ƓƐè‹ÖŽ~–@‚ÉŠÖ‚·‚錤‹†‰ï’†ŠÔ•ñ\ pdf [JFTC]

2002-03-19         Altmark Trans - Case C-280/00 Opinion of Advocate General - State Aid [EC] Now wait for the decision - definition of eState Aidf signs_s13.gif

                             related to eFerringf case

2002-03-07         New Regulatory Framework for electronic communications infrastructure and associated services [EC]

                             adopted by the European Parliament and the Council of Ministers [will apply from 25 July 2003]

                                           published in OJ L 108, of 24.04.2002 - consisting of four Directives and one Decision

2002-03-06         Radio Spectrum Management Review [an independent review for DTI and HM Treasury]

                             reported by the team led by Prof. Marin Cave

2002-03             Innovation and Competition Policy – Economic Discussion Paper [OFT]

                            Report prepared for the Office of Fair Trading by Charles River Associates

Part I – conceptual issues pdf

Part II – case studies (including BiB) pdf

*2002-02-19         Fox Television Stations v. FCC [United States Court of Appeals FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA CIRCUIT] signs_s13.gif

NTSO (National Television Station Ownership Rule) was remanded to the FCC for further consideration whether to repeal or modify / CBCO (Cable/Broadcast Cross-Ownership Rule) was vacated. :see 2003-02-26 [CBCO was erased by FCC]

*2002-02-14         Digital Rights – Background, Systems, Assessment – Commission Staff Working Paper pdf [EC]

                                           cf. 2001-05-22 Directive