yˆêŽŸŽ‘—żW|Headline 2004iŒă”Œjz

Europa – A Constitution for Europe / The members of the Barroso Commission (2004-2009)

bbc charter review - DCMS : timeline Now in Phase 1

*2004-09-22@

Commercial Services Seminar

*2004-12-03

Models of Governance and Regulation Seminar

 

December

 

*2004-12-24@JFTC

–h‰q’Ą‚Ș”­’‚·‚éƒ^ƒCƒ„Eƒ`ƒ…[ƒu‚Ì“üŽDŽQ‰Á‹ÆŽÒ‚ç‚ɑ΂·‚銩“™‚ɂ‚ą‚Ä pdf

*2004-12-23@EC

Commission notice on current State aid recovery interest rates and reference/discount rates for 15 Member States applicable as from 1 January 2005 and historic recovery interest rates and reference/discount rates applicable from 1 August 1997

*2004-12-23@EC

Mergers: Commission opens in-depth investigation into Bertelsmann/Springer rotogravure joint venture

BkartA requested the referral of the case back to itself, but Commission declined

*2004-12-23@Ofcom

Trading Guidance Notes - A practical user guide for spectrum trading

*2004-12-23@CC

CC publishes new water merger guidelines pdf

*2004-12-22@FCC

Paxson Communications Corporation v. FCC pdf

FCC Opposition to Petition for Issuance of Writ of Mandamus No. 04-1290 (D.C. Cir.)

concerning Digital Must Carry Order [Paxson is the 6th Network]; DC Circuit Court ordered FCC to submit the reason on 23 November

cf.*2001-01-22 FCC Adopts Rules For Cable Carriage Of Digital TV Signals; Requests Further Information Regarding Dual Carriage of Analog and Digital TV Signals

*2004-12-22@CFI, EC signs_s13.gif 

Order of the President of the Court of First Instance in Case T-201/04 Microsoft

The President fins that Microsoft has not shown that it might suffer serious and irreparable damage (Case 310/85 R, Case T-13/99 R) as a result of implementation of the contested decision

Questions and answers – Order of the President of the Court of First Instance in case T-201/04 R, Microsoft Corp. vs European Commission, 22.12.04

cf.*2004-03-21 EC

cf. Press Release: Microsoft Statement on European Union Court of First Instance Order on Interim Measures Dec. 22, 2004

*2004-12-22@EC

Excessive Deficit procedures - update

*2004-12-22@EIB

FRANCE: EIB lends EUR 40 million in support of audiovisual production and distribution

*2004-12-22@OFT, Ofcom signs_s13.gif

OFT considers undertakings instead of reference to the Competition Commission in radio merger

full text available Newly added!

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Ofcom publishes its statutory assessments for the proposed merger of Capital and GWR

under section 73 of the Enterprise Act 2002; change of control reviews (quality, character, localism) / radio ownership rules / public interest test (this time, no intervention by the Secretary of State for trade and Industry) under the Communications Act 2003

*2004-12-21@EC

Infringement procedure (Article 226, 228 EC):

Telecommunications: the Commission calls on Luxembourg to comply with a Court judgment

Services: infringement proceedings against Italy, Austria, France and Luxembourg

Copyright: Spain, Ireland and Portugal before the Court over incorrect application of the public lending right

*2004-12-21@OFT signs_s13.gif

OFT publishes revised competition law guidelines – Modernisation package

SGEIƒKƒCƒhƒ‰ƒCƒ“‚đŠÜ‚Țk86đ2€‚Ì”œ‰f‚Ć‚ ‚éASchedule 3 of the Act; Services of general economic interest etc. 4. Neither the Chapter I prohibition nor the Chapter II prohibition applies to an undertaking entrusted with the operation of services of general economic interest or having the character of a revenue-producing monopoly in so far as the prohibition would obstruct the performance, in law or in fact, of the particular tasks assigned to that undertaking. ‚ɂ‚ą‚āG section 60‚Ƃ́ACommunity Law‚Ƃ̐ź‡‰đŽß‚ɂ‚ą‚ÄŒŸ‹yl

*2004-12-21@OFT

OFT has referred the anticipated acquisition by FirstGroup PLC of the InterCity East Coast Franchise to the Competition Commission

*2004-12-21@OFT

OFT will not refer the anticipated acquisition by Virgin Rail Group Ltd of the InterCity East Coast Franchise to the Competition Commission provided that satisfactory undertakings are given

*2004-12-21@OFT

The Gas and Electricity Markets Authority has concluded that there are insufficient grounds to find that United Utilities Electricity PLC has infringed Chapter II of the Act

*2004-12-20@EC

Competition: Alrosa and De Beers offer diamond trade commitments

Finalised proposed commitment

*2004-12-20@EC

Mergers: Commission clears Cytec's acquisition of UCB's Surface Specialties business, subject to conditions

*2004-12-17@European Council

CONCLUSIONS DE LA PRÉSIDENCE pdf

CONSEIL EUROPEEN – BRUXELLES, 16 & 17 décembre 2004

European Council requested the Council to agree on the framework of negotiations (including gthese negotiations are an open-ended process, the outcome of which cannot be guaranteed beforehandh ) with a view to opening negotiations on 3 October 2005

*2004-12-17@EC

Financial services: final adoption of Transparency Directive will help investors and boost trust in markets

*2004-12-17@JFTC

“Ɛè“Ió‘Ô‹y‚щżŠi‚Ì“Ż’Č“Iˆűă‚°‚Ì‹K’è‚ÉŠÖ‚·‚éŠÄŽ‹‘Ώێ–‹Æ•Ș–ì‚̉ü’è‚ɂ‚ą‚Ä pdf

‘æ‚Wđ‚Ì‚Qi“Ɛè“Ió‘Ԃɑ΂·‚é‘[’uj‹y‚Ń‘æ‚P‚Wđ‚Ì‚Qi‰żŠi‚Ì“Ż’Č“Iˆűă‚°‚ÉŠÖ‚·‚é•ń‚Ì’„Žûj

*2004-12-16@DOJ, FTC

Press Release: Justice Department and FTC Urge Massachusetts Bar Association to Reject Proposal Restraining Competition Between Lawyers and Nonlawyers - Proposal Likely to Harm Massachusetts Consumers

*2004-12-16@European Parliament

Turkey's prospects for EU membership - "yes .... but"

*2004-12-16@EC

Internal Electricity Market: European Commission decides to take Greece to the Court of Justice

*2004-12-16@EC

Mergers: Commission clears Slovak Telecomfs acquisition of sole control over EuroTelfs mobile telephony business

*2004-12-16@EC

State aids: tax incentives for Italian companies participating in trade fairs abroad are illegal

*2004-12-16@Ofcom  

News release: Ofcom publishes final Local Loop Unbundling charges

Statement: Review of Wholesale Local Access Market – SMPfs access and co-location conditions and LLU

cf.*2004-11-18

Consents to disapply BT's SMP services conditions that require the notification of charges, terms and conditions and technical information in respect of certain products and processes relating to LLU and LLU backhaul

disapplication of SMP conditions: requirement under 49(2) of Communications Act and Article 7 of the Framework Directive

*2004-12-16@House of Commons, BBC

Culture, Media and Sport Committee: A public BBC Volume I (Report, together with formal minutes), Volume II (Oral and written evidence)

Statement by the BBC Board of Governors in response to CMS Select Committee report on Charter Review

*2004-12-14@FCC signs_s13.gif  

FCC Adopts New Rules for Network Unbundling Obligations of Incumbent Local Phone Carriers pdf

clarification of impairment standard etc.

cf.*2004-08-20

*2004-12-14@EC

European music cultures and the role of copyright organisation - competition aspects pdf

Speech by Herbert UNGERER, European Music Cultures - Sound or Silence, The Hague, The Netherlands, 05.10.2004

*2004-12-14@EC

State aid: Commission launches in-depth investigation into French tax scheme for "fiscal economic interest groupings" (EIGs)

*2004-12-14@CC

CC consults on energy codes

Rules for the Conduct and Disposal of Appeals in Energy Code Modification Cases: Consultation Draft

*2004-12-14@OFT

OFT wins first ever European cross-border court action

under the Injunctions Directive 98/27

*2004-12-14@OFT

OFT welcomes Clementi recommendations to reform the legal profession

*2004-12-14@CFI

Judgment of the Court of First Instance in Case T-317/02

Fédération des Industrie Condimentaires de France v Commission

*2004-12-14@ECJ, EC

Judgments of the Court of Justice in Cases C-463/01 - C-309/02

Commission v Germany

German packaging regulation: the Commission welcomes the ECJfs fundamental ruling

limit of justification – free movement of goods: environmental protection policy

*2004-12-14@EC

Commission sees Germany and France on track to correct their excessive budget deficit in 2005

cf.*2004-07-13

*2004-12-14@EC

Commission declares state aid granted for the public rendering service in France between 1997 and 2002 to be compatible, subject to certain conditions

exemption for specific business rejected (gselectivityh)

*2004-12-14@EC

State aids: Commission launches probe into Czech steel company Třinecké železárny

price was based on two expertfs valuations, but other information suggests their overestimation

*2004-12-14@EC

The Commission defends the gOpen Skiesh rulings

*2004-12-14@Ofcom

Broadcasters accept Digital Replacement Licences

cf.*2004-11-29

*2004-12-14@JFTC

Œ‰ș“dŠíŽY‹ÆŠ”Žź‰ïŽĐ‚ɑ΂·‚éŒx“™‚ɂ‚ą‚Ä pdf

*2004-12-13@FCC

Advisory Committee on Diversity for Communications in the Digital Age Adopts Recommendations pdf

Diversity Committee

*2004-12-13@EC

Mergers: Commission approves acquisition of Menlo Worldwide Forwarding by United Parcel Service

*2004-12-13@CPRC signs_s13.gif

u‹Ł‘ˆ‚ÌŒö•œ«‚ÆŒö‹€‚Ì•ŸŽƒvi—é‘ș‹»‘Ÿ˜YŠ’·u‰‰“à—ej

‹K”Í“IŒoÏ•ȘÍ‚É”­¶‚”‚Ä‚ą‚é‘ć‚«‚È’nŠk•Ï“źigŒú¶Žć‹`‚̍S‘©ˆß‚đ’E‚ŹŽÌ‚Ăāhj‚Æ“Æ‹Ö–@‚É‚š‚Ż‚ésŒö‹€‚Ì•ŸŽƒt‚Æ‚ÌŠÖŒW

*2004-12-10@US Supreme Court signs_s13.gif

Petition Granted:

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc., et al., Petitioners v. Grokster, Ltd., et al.

P2P case: will follow the landmark case ? Sony Corp. v. Universal City Studios, Inc., 464 U.S. 417 (1984)

*2004-12-10@CC

David Edmonds to step down from Ofcom Board to pursue public and commercial sector interests

Edmonds was previously the Director General of Telecommunications at Oftel

*2004-12-10@CPRC

ą2002”NŠé‹Æ–@‚̉e‹ż‚Æ‹łŒP‚ɂ‚ą‚ÄŁiƒNƒŠƒXƒgƒtƒ@[EƒNƒ‰[ƒN•›ˆÏˆő’·u‰‰“à—ej

V‰p‘‹Ł‘ˆ–@’˜‚ɂ‚ą‚Ä

*2004-12-09@EC

Introductory remarks at press conference on Choline Chloride cartel and EDP/ENI/GDP merger decisions

Neelie Kroes, Member of the European Commission responsible for Competition Policy

Brussels, 9 December 2004

Decisions:

Competition: Commission imposes €66.34 million fines on animal feed vitamin cartel 

Mergers: Commission prohibits acquisition of GDP by EDP and ENI

*2004-12-09@EC

Commissioner Reding welcomes EU-wide investigation on cost of using a mobile phone abroad

ghow mobile network operators behave both as purchasers and providers of wholesale international roaming servicesh

*2004-12-09@Ofcom signs_s13.gif

Report: Economic Analysis of the TV Advertising Market pdf

“`““Iƒ`ƒƒƒ“ƒlƒ‹‚Æ‘œƒ`ƒƒƒ“ƒlƒ‹‚É‚š‚Ż‚éƒeƒŒƒrL‚Ì’e—͐«‚Ì‘Ș’è‚Ȃǁi*2004-09-30 Phase 2‚Ć—˜—pj

*2004-12-09@CC

CC publishes new divestiture guidelines

Application of divestiture remedies in merger inquiries: Competition Commission Guidelines

*2004-12-09@CC

The impact of the Enterprise Act one year on: Speech by Peter Freeman to the IBC Competition Conference

*2004-12-09@JFTC

ƒ†ƒj[Š”Žź‰ïŽĐ‚ɑ΂·‚銩‚ɂ‚ą‚Ä pdf

*2004-12-07@EC

Company taxation: Commission welcomes agreements on improvements to Mergers Directive

Company taxation: Commission welcomes adoption of Code of Conduct to eliminate double taxation in cross-border transfer pricing cases

*2004-12-07@EC signs_s13.gif

Business without frontiers: Europefs new broadcasting landscape

Viviane Reding, Member of the European Commission responsible for Information Society and Media

European Media Leaders Summit 2004, London, 7 December 2004

Œ“–±ŽÒ‚ÌŽ‹“_‚©‚ç‚́i‚š‚»‚ç‚­jĆ‰‚̃Xƒs[ƒ`|‘Œ‚̐­ô•Ș–ì‚ÆŰ‚è—Ł‚č‚È‚­‚È‚Á‚œICTATVWF‚̍ĄŒă‚ÌŒŸ“ą

*2004-12-07@OFT

OFT refers anticipated acquisition by Bretagne-Angleterre-Irlande S.A of certain assets used by P&O ferries on its Portsmouth to Le Havre service

*2004-12-07@JFTC

ŒƒuƒŒ[ƒLH‹ÆŠ”Žź‰ïŽĐ‚ɑ΂·‚銩‚ɂ‚ą‚Ä pdf

*2004-12-07@JFTC

ŽOˆä‰»ŠwŠ”Žź‰ïŽĐ‹y‚яoŒő‹»ŽYŠ”Žź‰ïŽĐ‚̃|ƒŠƒIƒŒƒtƒBƒ“Ž–‹Æ‚Ì“‡‚ɂ‚ą‚Ä pdf

‚o‚o‚Ì•Ș–ì‚ƁAV‰ïŽĐ‚Ș’P“Æ‚Ć–”‚Í‹Š’Č‚”‚Ä‹Ł‘ˆ‚đŽÀŽż“I‚ɐ§ŒÀ‚·‚邱‚Æ‚Æ‚È‚é‚š‚»‚êil—¶Ž–€F‚“x‚ɉǐè“I‚ÈŽsêA‹Ł‘ˆ‹ÆŽÒ‚Ì‹Ÿ‹‹—]—Í‚Ì‚È‚łAŒÀ’è“I‚È—A“üˆł—́Aƒ†[ƒU[‚Ì’Č’B•ûjjA–â‘è‰đÁ‘[’uF‘æŽOŽÒ‚ւ̃RƒXƒgƒx[ƒX‚Ć‚Ì’·Šú“IˆűŽæŒ ‚Ì•t—^A‘“àŠOƒ[ƒJ[‚Ö‚Ì‚o‚o‚Ì‹Zpƒ‰ƒCƒZƒ“ƒX‹Ÿ—^AƒOƒŒ[ƒh‚̍팞AƒRƒ“ƒvƒ‰ƒCƒAƒ“ƒX‚Ì“O’ê

*2004-12-07@BBC signs_s13.gif 

Thompson unveils plans to transform the BBC – BBC Charter Review

*2004-12-06@EC   

EU electronic communications markets: outlook good, but more progress needed on regulatory reform – EU Telecom Package

European Electronic Communications Regulation and Markets 2004 (10th report)

(Article 7 proceedings – three vetoes up to 1st November)

*2004-12-03@DOJ

Federal Maritime Commission:

Comment on the Notice of Proposed Rule Making 46 CFR Part 531 Non-Vessel-Operating Common Carrier Service Arrangements

Motion for Leave to File an Otherwise Unauthorized Document Regarding Notice of Proposed Rule Making 46 CFR Part 531 Non-Vessel-Operating Common Carrier Service Arrangements

*2004-12-03@FCC

Chairman Powell Reacts to Supreme Court Cable Modem Decision pdf

petition for review of the 9th Circuitfs gBrand Xh cable modem decision was granted

cf.*2004-08-30

*2004-12-03@EC

La stratégie de Lisbonne et le rôle moteur du secteur des TIC

Viviane Reding, Membre de la Commission responsable de la Société de lfInformation et des Médias

Conférence sur la Présidence Luxembourgeoise : TransEuropean Policy Studies Association (TEPSA)

Luxembourg, le 3 décembre 2004

*2004-12-03@OFT

A complaint regarding Apple's iTunes service has been referred to the European Commission by the OFT

*2004-12-03@BBC

Governors respond to independent reviews of BBC digital television and radio services

cf.*2004-10-13/19, 2004-04-30@DCMS

*2004-12-02@Ofcom signs_s13.gif

The Ofcom Review of Public Service Broadcasting (PSB) Television - Presentations from PSB seminar

Three parties seek the possibility of PSP (Public Service Publisher)

*2004-12-02@OFT

Financial Services and Markets Act does not distort competition – Two year Review of the Financial Services and Markets Act

cf.*2003-11-04

*2004-12-01@EC

State aid: Commission gives the go-ahead for restructuring aid to Bull

*2004-12-01@EC

State aids: Commission opens formal investigation into UK Nuclear Decommissioning Authority

transfer without normal gpolluter paysh principle; Euratom objectives‚Æ‚Ì”äŠrt—Ê

*2004-12-01@EC

The Commission allows Denmark to alter its tax scheme for shipping companies

*2004-12-01@‘–±È

’năƒfƒWƒ^ƒ‹ƒeƒŒƒrƒWƒ‡ƒ“•ú‘—ŠJ‹Çƒ[ƒhƒ}ƒbƒviŒ§’ĄŠĘ’nj‚ÌŒö•\‚ɂ‚ą‚Ä

*2004-12-01@JFTC

u‹à—Z‹@ŠÖ‚Ì‹Æ‘Ô‹æ•Ș‚̊ɘa‹y‚Ń‹Æ–±”͈͂̊g‘ć‚É”ș‚€•sŒöł‚ÈŽæˆű•û–@‚ɂ‚ą‚āv‚ÌŒö•\‚ɂ‚ą‚Ä pdf

*2004-12-01@DCMS, BBC

Latest Phase Of BBC Charter Review Comes To An End – Independent panel on BBC Charter review gEmerging themesh

Statement by the BBC Board of Governors in response to the Burns Panel paper

Independent panel‚É‚æ‚é˜_“_‚Æ‚è‚܂Ƃ߁ifor*2004-12-03 Models of Governance and Regulation Seminarj

cf.*2003-12-11 DCMS launch of Phase 1

 

November

 

*2004-11-29@EC

New page relating to the focus groups discussing the Review of the Television without Frontier Directive

*2004-11-29@EC

RSPG opinions on spectrum trading and switchover to digital broadcasting

*2004-11-29@Ofcom 

Ofcom publishes new digital replacement licences for commercial terrestrial broadcasters

*2004-11-29@BBC

BBC launches new Partnership Code – draft

cf.*2004-06-29@Building Public Value: renewing the BBC for a digital world

*2004-11-26@FCC

Chairman Powell Issues Statement on SBCfs Tiptop Service pdf

*2004-11-26@CC 

News Release: Knauf takeover is blocked pdf

Knauf Insulation Limited / Superglass Insulation Limited: Final report published

*2004-11-26@‘–±È 

uƒ†ƒjƒo[ƒTƒ‹ƒT[ƒrƒXŠî‹à§“x‚ÌĘ‚è•ûv‚̏î•ń’ʐMR‹c‰ï‚Ö‚ÌŽ–â

*2004-11-25@EC

Commission welcomes Council agreement on making cross-border mergers easier

cf. 2624th COMPETITIVENESS (Internal Market, Industry and Research) Council meeting -PROVISIONAL VERSION - Brussels, 25 and 26 November 2004 (only items treated on 25 November) pdf

cf.*2003-11-18@EC

*2004-11-25@EC 

Commission report highlights changing competition from China

*2004-11-25@BBC 

Statement by the BBC Board of Governors

four strategic reviews and report on financial controls from independent consultant i’†ŠÔ•ń“I‚È‚Æ‚±‚ëj

*2004-11-25@Ć‚Ù 

‘æˆêŹ–@’ì”»Œˆ •œŹ‚P‚R”NiƒIj‘æ‚P‚T‚P‚R†A•œŹ‚P‚R”NiŽój‘æ‚P‚T‚O‚W† ’ùł•ú‘—“™ż‹Ž–Œ

u“Ż€i•ú‘—–@‘æ‚Sđ‚P€j‚́C^ŽÀ‚Ć‚È‚ąŽ–€‚Ì•ú‘—‚Ș‚ł‚ê‚œê‡‚É‚š‚ą‚āC•ú‘—“à—e‚̐^ŽÀ«‚̕ۏá‹y‚Ń‘Œ‚©‚ç‚ÌŠ±Â‚đ”rœ‚·‚邱‚Æ‚É‚æ‚é•\Œ»‚ÌŽ©—R‚ÌŠm•Û‚ÌŠÏ“_‚©‚çC•ú‘—Ž–‹ÆŽÒ‚ɑ΂”CŽ©—„“I‚É’ùł•ú‘—“™‚đs‚€‚±‚Æ‚đ‘–Ż‘S‘̂ɑ΂·‚éŒö–@ă‚Ì‹`–±‚Æ‚”‚Ä’è‚ß‚œ‚à‚Ì‚Ć‚ ‚Á‚āC”íŠQŽÒ‚ɑ΂”‚Ä’ùł•ú‘—“™‚đ‹‚ß‚éŽ„–@ă‚̐ż‹Œ ‚đ•t—^‚·‚éŽïŽ|‚Ì‹K’è‚Ć‚Í‚È‚ą‚Æ‰đ‚·‚é‚Ì‚Ș‘Š“–viŒˆäwƒ}ƒXEƒƒfƒBƒA–@“ü–ći‘æŽO”Ɓjx256ƒy[ƒW‚̉đŽß’Ê‚èj

*2004-11-24@EC

Mergers: Commission refers Shell and Cepsa aircraft refuelling joint venture to Spanish competition authorities – Article 9 of the ECMR

*2004-11-24@DCMS, Ofcom

Andrew McIntosh Welcomes Ofcom Consumer Panel Switchover Report

Ofcom Consumer Panel publishes recommendations to protect the most vulnerable consumers during digital switchover

*2004-11-24@OFT signs_s13.gif 

New research by the OFT examines the potential for public subsidies to distort competition and highlights gaps in the current EC and national regimes governing the provision of subsidies – State aid policy in the UK and EC

hconsideration should be given to ways of supplementing policy appraisal guidance to ensure that competition considerations are included as one of the factors to be taken into account when designing a subsidyh (including implication on EC state aid rules)cand in next step, OFT will develop the broad recommendation through specific case studies

cf. Call for tender for Study on methods of analysis of the impact of state aid on competition ECFIN/E/2004/04 

*2004-11-23@FCC

FCC Adopts Childrenfs Programming Obligations for Digital Television Broadcasters

Order

cf.*2004-09-09

*2004-11-23@FCC

FCC and Viacom Inc. Enter Into $3.5 Million Consent Decree Concerning Indecency Restrictions.

News Release / Order

cf.*2004-09-23

*2004-11-23@EC

Speech by José Manuel BARROSO, President of the European Commission

At the inauguration of the Academic Year 2004-2005

College of Europe, Bruges, 23 November 2004

*2004-11-23@Ofcom

Ofcom publishes strategic review of spectrum management

strategy for securing the optimal use of the civilian radio spectrum - in parallel with its reviews of Public Service Broadcasting and the telecommunications market

*2004-11-21@DOJ

Speech: International Anti-Cartel Enforcement

Presented at the 2004 ICN Cartels Workshop by Assistant Attorney General R. Hewitt Pate

*2004-11-19@DOJ

Speech: Antitrust Enforcement Priorities: A Year in Review

Presented before the Fall Forum of the Section of Antitrust Law American Bar Association by Deputy Assistant Attorney General Thomas O. Barnett

*2004-11-19@FCC

Media Bureau Releases Report on Cable A La Carte Pricing Model

News Release / Study

cf. Statement of Robert Sachs, NCTA, regarding the FCC study on a la carte pricing

feasibility study of selling cable and satellite channels on an individual basis or in smaller theme-based packagesc

*2004-11-19@European Council signs_s13.gif 

Council appoints the President and Members of the European Commission pdf (22 November 2004 to 31 October 2009)

The members of the Barroso Commission (2004-2009)

*2004-11-19@EC

Commission approves planned acquisition of Roche Consumer Health by Bayer subject to conditions

*2004-11-19@EC

Challenges for Europefs Information Society beyond 2005: starting point for a new EU strategy

The Commission Communication "Challenges for the European Information Society beyond 2005" pdf

*2004-11-19@EC  

Vade mecum - Community rules on State aid for innovation

to identify the key market failures which affect innovation process and to illustrate the possibilities to foster innovation in accordance with existing State aid rules through reviewing the Commissionfs past decisions

*2004-11-18@EC

Application of Competition Law to Media - Some recent issues pdf

Speech by Herbert UNGERER, Nera Conference, Brussels, Belgium, 22.06.2004

*2004-11-18@EC

Commission approves IBMfs acquisition of Maersk Data and DMdata

*2004-11-18@Ofcom

Strategic Review of Telecommunications Phase 2 Proposals

Three option presented: Full deregulation / Enterprise Act investigation / BT to deliver real equality of accesscand the option 3 is Ofcomfs preferred option

cf.*2003-12-12  Phase 1 Consultation

*2004-11-17@EC

Speech by José Manuel Barroso, President-designate of the European Commission

Plenary session of the European Parliament, Strasbourg, 17 November 2004

cf.*2004-11-18@Complimenti del Presidente Prodi al Presidente Barroso dopo il voto del Parlamento

*2004-11-17@OFT

New procedural Rules relating to the OFTfs investigation and enforcement functions under the Competition Act 1998 come into force today, following approval by the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry – Competition Act 1998

*2004-11-17@‘–±È

‘æŽOŽÒ–Œ‹`‚É‚æ‚é•ú‘—Ž–‹ÆŽÒ‚ւ̏oŽ‘–â‘è‚ւ̑Ήž

•ú‘—‹Ç‚ÌŠJĘ‚̍Ș–{“IŠî€‘æ‚Xđ|ƒ}ƒXƒƒfƒBƒAW’†”rœŒŽ‘„

*2004-11-16@DOJ

Press Release: Department of Justice Antitrust Division Issues Statement on the Closing of its Investigation of Arch Wireless' Acquisition of Metrocall Holdings - Investigation Focused on Whether Merger of Two Paging Carriers Would Create Market Power

*2004-11-16@FCC

FCC Considers Reclassifying Competitive Montana Telecom Provider As The Incumbent

NPRM pdf

*2004-11-16@EC

State Aid decisions:

Commission approves public funding of broadband projects in Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Scotland and East Midlands

Commission opens formal investigation into possible subsidies to Finlandfs Componenta

*2004-11-16@EC  

New Member States grant more subsidies than old ones, but amount likely to fall

State Aid Scoreboard - Autumn 2004 update, COM(2004) 750 final pdf

*2004-11-15@DOJ

Comments: Reporting Requirement for Changes in Status for Public Utilities with Market-Based Rate Authority

*2004-11-15@OFT

Northern Ireland banking complaint – Super-complaint (section 11(1) of the Enterprise Act)

*2004-11-12@FCC

FCC Finds that VONAGE Not Subject to Patchwork of State Regulations Governing Telephone Companies

MO&O pdf

cf.*2004-11-09

*2004-11-11@ECJ

Judgment of the Court of Justice in Joined Cases C-183/02 P-C-187/02 P, C-186/02 P-C-188/02 P

Daewoo Electronics Manufacturing España/ Commission

cf. Joined Cases T-127/99, T-129/99 and T-148/99, Joined Cases T-92/00 and T-103/00; Commission Decision 1999/718/EC

*2004-11-11@EC Newly added!

Commission clears video-on-demand JV between Walt Disney and Columbia Pictures in the United Kingdom and Ireland

Public text

relevant markets: wholesale distribution of Pay-TV, pay-per-view and video-on-demand film channels; retail market for video content; supply of audiovisual content for pay-TV [cleared mainly because of the existence of BSkyB and commitment to non-discriminatory basis access by the JV]

*2004-11-11@Ofcom  

Ofcom publishes review of broadcasting transmission market

proposed identification and analysis of markets, determination of market power and setting of SMP conditions (SMP: ntl and Crown Castle (now owned by National Grid))

cf.*2003-09-09 Oftel [market definition was different]

*2004-11-11@DCMS

Sports Minister Richard Caborn welcomes deal that secures the British Grand Prix at Silverstone

Ž„‚àŠđ‚”‚ą‚Ć‚·iÎj

*2004-11-11@JFTC

ƒR[ƒiƒ“€Ž–Š”Žź‰ïŽĐ‚ɑ΂·‚銩‚ɂ‚ą‚Ä pdf

*2004-11-10@DTI

Proposed acquisition by Finmeccanica Societa Oer Azioni of Agustawestland NV – Competition minister accepts undertakings

Article 21(4) of ECMR, Section 67 of the Enterprise Act 2002; legitimate interest – national security

cf.*2004-10-06, 2004-08-20

*2004-11-10@OFT

Guidance on how the OFT selects and conducts its market studies has been published under section 5 (Acquisition of information etc) of Enterprise Act 2002

ex.*2004-11-03

*2004-11-10@OFT

OFT has issued a statement of objections on the MasterCard agreement

concerning the agreement on the multilateral intercharge fees applicable to UK domestic transactions

*2004-11-09@FCC

FCC Finds that VONAGE Not Subject to Patchwork of State Regulations Governing Telephone Companies pdf

*2004-11-09@EC

Kok report calls for more determined political action to revitalise Lisbon strategy pdf

*2004-11-09@EC

Commission hails reconnection of South-East Europe Electricity Grid to that of European Union

*2004-11-08@EC

EU media framework, competition law and Public Service Broadcasting - Some comments on the impact on the current UK debate

Herbert UNGERER, European Media Forum, London, 12.07.2004

*2004-11-08@BBC signs_s13.gif 

Press Release: Governors launch new tighter remit for bbc.co.uk

Response by BBC Board of Governors to Graf Review

a revised remit under application of Public Value Test etc.

cf.*2004-07-05@DCMS

cf. Grade says BBC is implementing radical change

*2004-11-05@EC signs_s13.gif 

President designate Barroso presents a new team pdf

*2004-11-04@CC

CC confirms clearance of NEG/Greater Anglia rail franchise pdf

cf.*2004-09-17@ 

*2004-11-03@Ofcom

Ofcom invites detailed responses on Public Service Publisher

cf.*2004-09-30

*2004-11-03@OFT

OFT to undertake study of market for classified directory advertising services – under section 5 (Acquisition of information etc) of Enterprise Act 2002

*2004-11-02@EU  Newly added!

PRESS RELEASE No 88/04 - 2 November 2004 - THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION HAS ADOPTED THE DECISION ESTABLISHING THE EUROPEAN UNION CIVIL SERVICE TRIBUNAL

*2004-11-02@Ofcom

Statutory obligation on the promotion of media literacy – under section 11 of Communications Act 2003

proposes the establishment of a cross-platform working group – including the BBC , ITV, Channel 4, five, BSkyB, British Board of Film Classification (BBFC), major Internet Service Providers, mobile phone operators and others to investigate how viewers prefer to receive information about challenging content, particularly in homes with digital television

*2004-11-01@JFTC

uŒg‘Ń“d˜b‚̔ԍ†ƒ|[ƒ^ƒrƒŠƒeƒB‚ÉŠÖ‚·‚é“Ɛè‹ÖŽ~–@ă‚̍l‚Š•ûv‚ÌŒö•\‚ɂ‚ą‚Ä pdf

 

October

 

*2004-10-29@FTC

Commission has approved a final consent order in the matter concerning General Electric Company (GE) and InVision Technologies, Inc

cf.*2004-09-15

*2004-10-29@EU signs_s13.gif 

The signing of the European Constitution

Europa – A Constitution for Europe

Romano Prodi, President of the European Commission

M. José Manuel Barroso, Président désigné de la Commission européenne

*2004-10-29@EC

VAT: Commission proposes One-Stop-Shop and other measures to simplify VAT obligations

VAT simplification proposal: Frequently Asked Questions

*2004-10-29@HSMO

No. 2751 The Competition Act 1998 (Office of Fair Trading's Rules) Order 2004

*2004-10-29@Ofcom

Ofcom publishes the Communications Market October 2004 Quarterly Update

*2004-10-28@ECJ

Opinion of the Advocate General in the case C-53/03 Syfait e.a.

full text

Article 82 (abuse of dominant position) – refusal to supply to avoid parallel tradeceexceptional circumstancesf or not --- state intervention

*2004-10-28@EC

Accounts: Commission proposes collective board responsibility and more disclosure on transactions, off-balance sheet vehicles and corporate governance

European Commission proposal for amending the Accounting Directives - Frequently Asked Questions

*2004-10-28@EC

A reformed competition policy: achievements and challenges for the future

Speech by Mario MONTI, European Commissioner for Competition Policy

Center for European Reform, Brussels, 28 October 2004

one of the future challenges: review in the field of Article 82 EC under Regulation 1/2003

*2004-10-28@Ofcom

Opportunities for Developing UK Satellite Operations

*2004-10-28@Ofcom, OFT 

Ofcom's decision that BT has not infringed competition law by providing a free electronic billing analysis product to its retail business customers has been published

alleged infringement as a potential price bundling abuse – no cluster market

*2004-10-28@JFTC

ƒJƒ‰ƒJƒ~ŠÏŒőŠ”Žź‰ïŽĐ‚ɑ΂·‚銩‚ɂ‚ą‚Ä

•sŒöł‚ÈŽæˆű•û–@k—D‰z“I’nˆÊ‚Ì—”—pl‘æ‚P†i”[“ü‹ÆŽÒ‚ւ̍w“üE•‰’S‹­§j

*2004-10-28@BBC

Press Release: Highfield outlines BBC's vision for broadband – Creative Archive

*2004-10-27@FCC

FCC Releases Order Granting BOC Petitions for Forbearance From Section 271 Requirements for "Broadband Elements".

Order pdf

cf.*2004-10-22@News Release

*2004-10-27@EC

Speech to the European Parliament European Parliament Plenary Session

By José Manuel BARROSO, President-Designate of the European Commission

Strasbourg, 27 October 2004

hI have decided not to submit a New Commission for your approval todayh

related press release: Institutional continuity of Commission assured

*2004-10-27@EC

Access to documents: Public consultation on the revision of the 1997 notice on the internal rules of procedure for processing requests for access to the file in antitrust and merger cases

*2004-10-27@‘–±È

VŠƒŒ§’†‰z’nkĐŠQ‘΍ô—p‚e‚l•ú‘—‹Ç‚ÌŠJĘi‘ă•\—á‚Æ‚”‚āj

*2004-10-26@EC

Commission closes investigation into contracts of six Hollywood studios with European pay-TVs

MFN clauses withdrawn for six studios; NBC Universal and Paramount Pictures not accepted to withdraw

*2004-10-26@EC

Commission clears Oraclefs takeover bid for PeopleSoft

Public text of decision

ghigh-functionh HR and FMS software market is established as separate (like DOJ [not supported by the Court]) and focusing on bidding history through econometric tests, Commission concluded that merged company will not affect competition; in addition, coordinated effects were considered to be implausible because of the heterogeneity of the products, the asymmetries in the market shares of the different players and the lack of price transparency

cf.*2004-09-09@DOJ, US District Court for the Northern District of California (including related materials)

*2004-10-26@EC

Commission clears the acquisition of Phoenix by Continental

*2004-10-26@EC

Commission confirms that territorial restriction clauses in the gas sector restrict competition

*2004-10-26@EC

2004 Review of the EU economy: Exploring the economic underpinnings of the Lisbon strategy

*2004-10-26@EC

The Microsoft Decision - promoting innovation pdf

Speech by Jürgen MENSCHING, Sweet and Maxwell 4th Annual Competition Law Review Conference, London, UK, 22.10.2004

*2004-10-26@EC

Competition for consumers' benefit pdf

Speech by Mario MONTI, European Competition Day, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 22.10.2004

*2004-10-25,26@DOJ/FCC

DOJ:

Press Release: Justice Department Requires Divestures in Cingular Wireless's Acquisition of AT&T Wireless

Divestitures of Assets in 13 Markets Preserve Innovation and Pricing Competition for Consumers of Mobile Wireless Services

U.S. v. Cingular: (Proposed) Final Judgment pdf / Competitive Impact Statement

FCC:

FCC Consents With Conditions to Cingular Wireless Acquisition of AT&T Wireless Licenses and Authorizations.

News Release / Order

*2004-10-25@EC

Commission Decision of 20 October 2004 pursuant to Article 7(4) of Directive 2002/21/EC pdf ("Request of withdrawal of a notified draft measure")

Case AT/2004/0090: transit services in the fixed public telephone network in Austria

cf.*2004-08-24@EC

cf.*2004-10-26@EC Commission disagrees with Austrian regulator on transit services in the fixed public telephone network Newly added!

*2004-10-22@FCC

FCC Further Spurs Advanced Fiber Network Deployment pdf

*2004-10-22@OFT

'Mergers - substantive assessment guidance'

An amendment to this guidance has been issued reflecting the comments of the Court of Appeal in IBA Health v OFT on the test for reference of mergers to the Competition Commission pdf

*cf. 2003-05-21@OFT - main body of the guidance

*2004-10-22@‘–±È

u“d‹C’ʐMŽ–‹Æ•Ș–ì‚Ì‹Ł‘ˆó‹”‚Ì•]‰ż‚ÉŠÖ‚·‚éŠî–{•ûjv‹y‚сu“d‹C’ʐMŽ–‹Æ•Ș–ì‚Ì‹Ł‘ˆó‹”‚Ì•]‰ż‚ÉŠÖ‚·‚é•œŹ‚P‚U”N“xŽÀŽ{Ś–ځv‚ÌŒö•\

u‹Ł‘ˆ•]‰żvƒvƒƒZƒX‚É‚š‚Ż‚éAuˆÚ“ź‘̒ʐMvu‚h‚o“d˜bv—̈æ‚ÌŽsê‰æ’è‚ÖŒü‚Ż‚œì‹Æ

*2004-10-22@JFTC

Š”Žź‰ïŽĐƒ~ƒXƒ^[ƒ}ƒbƒNƒX‚ɑ΂·‚銩‚ɂ‚ą‚Ä pdf

•S‰Ę“X‹Æ“ÁŽêŽw’èi’ʏ픃Žæ‚èđŒ‚̏€•i‚Ì•Ô•iA”Ì”„‘Łi“™‚Ì——R‚È‚­Ž©ŒÈ‚̔̔„‹Æ–±‚Ì‚œ‚߂ɏ]‹Æˆő‚đ”hŒ­‚ł‚čŽg—pjA•sŒöł‚ÈŽæˆű•û–@k—D‰z“I’nˆÊ‚Ì—”—pE‘æ‚Q†li‚ ‚ç‚©‚¶‚ߍ‡ˆÓ‚”‚œ•‰’SŠz‚đ’Ž‚Š‚é‹ŠŽ^‹à’ń‹Ÿ‚đ—vżj

*2004-10-21@DOJ signs_s13.gif 

Press Release: Antitrust Division Issues Merger Remedies Guide - Guide Provides Businesss Community, Antitrust Bar a Framework for Merger Remedies

Guideline: Policy Guide to Merger Remedies

*2004-10-21@FCC

Enforcement Bureau Releases Consent Decrees Involving Commercial Limits for Children's Programming on Cable Systems

Viacom International Inc. (Nickelodeon) / International Family Entertainment (ABC Family Channel)

Powell Press Statement

*2004-10-21@EC

Commission welcomes France's ending of the discrimination against suppliers of telephone services on cable networks – EU Telecom Package

cf.*2003-04-08, 2004-06-15

*2004-10-21@EC

Telephone bills: data privacy need not preclude individual billing of calls, says European Court of Justice

*2004-10-21@JFTC

ƒLƒƒƒmƒ“Š”Žź‰ïŽĐ‚ɑ΂·‚é“Ɛè‹ÖŽ~–@ˆá”œ”í‹^Ž–Œ‚̏ˆ—‚ɂ‚ą‚Ä pdf

•sŒöł‚ÈŽæˆű•û–@i‹Ł‘ˆŽÒ‚ɑ΂·‚éŽæˆű–WŠQjFƒgƒi[ƒJ[ƒgƒŠƒbƒWÄ¶•i”Ì”„‚đą“ï‰»‚ł‚č‚œ‹^‚ąi‹Zpă‚Ì•K—v«“™‚̍‡—“I——R‚Ș‚È‚ą‚̂ɁA‚ ‚é‚ą‚́A‚»‚Ì•K—v«“™‚Ì”ÍˆÍ‚đ’Ž‚Š‚čж•i—˜—p‚đ–WŠQ‚”‚œê‡‚͈ᔜ‚Ì‚š‚»‚êj

cf.*2003-10-27 yPersonal Archivesz

*2004-10-20@FTC

Statement of the Federal Trade Commission Regarding the Decision to Close Its Investigation into the Conduct of Azko Nobel, NV and Its Organon Subsidiary

*2004-10-20@EC

State Aid decisions:

Air Transport / Outermost regions: Commission authorises French aid to Air Caraïbes

Commission orders Germany to recover more than €3 bln, plus interest, from WestLB and six other public banks

The Commission acts against the discrimination of mail preparation service providers in Germany

*2004-10-20@JFTC

u‹à—Z‹@ŠÖ‚Ì‹Æ‘Ô‹æ•Ș‚̊ɘa‹y‚Ń‹Æ–±”͈͂̊g‘ć‚É”ș‚€•sŒöł‚ÈŽæˆű•û–@‚ɂ‚ą‚āviŒŽˆÄj‚ɑ΂·‚éˆÓŒ©•ćW pdf

*2004-10-19@EC

Commission close to settle antitrust probe into Coca-Cola practices in Europe

Undertaking CASE COMP/39.116/B-2 - Coca-Cola pdf (gcommitment decisionh under Article 9 of Regulation 1/2003)

*2004-10-19@DCMS

Independent Review of the BBC's Digital Radio Services

BBC responds to review of digital radio services

cf.*2004-10-13

*2004-10-18@EC

Eleven New Information Society Factsheets Launched

*2004-10-18@EC

Commission aims for greater efficiency in standards for a competitive Europe

*2004-10-15@EC

Electronic communications markets: current activities / objectives of DG Competition and review of recent cases pdf

Speech by Eric VAN GINDERACHTER

IBC 9th Annual Conference, Communications and Competition Law, Brussels, Belgium, 15.10.2004

Article 7 gvetoh ‚Q—á‚ɂ‚ą‚Ä; 82đŒˆ’è *2003-05-21 DTimargin squeeze; price cup system imposed but still enjoyed enough commercial freedomj / *2003-07-16@Wanadooiƒlƒbƒgƒ[ƒNŽY‹Æ‚Ćpredatory pricing‰j

*2004-10-15@EC

Accessing technical information for motor vehicles: manufacturers must do better

*2004-10-15@EC

Free movement of capital: infringement proceedings against the United Kingdom on BAA plc are closed

*2004-10-15@CC

Competition Commission and Firstgroup reach agreement on undertakings pdf

cf.*2004-01-13@OFT, 2004-04-28@CC, 2004-06-28@CC

*2004-10-14@FCC

FCC Adopts Rules for Broadband Over Power Lines to Increase Competition and Promote Broadband Service to All Americans pdf

*2004-10-14@FCC

FCC Removes More Roadblocks to Broadband Deployment in Residential Neighborhoods - Action Harmonizes Treatment of Deep Fiber Networks pdf

*2004-10-14@ECJ

Judgment of the Court of Justice in Case C-36/02 Omega

justification of a restriction on the freedom to provide services (ekilling gamef) - fundamental rights

*2004-10-14@EC

Free movement of goods and services: Greece referred to Court over obstacles to importing and marketing games

*2004-10-14@Ofcom

Consultation: European production quotas: Proposed guidance on the Television without Frontiers Directive

cf. A consolidated version of the "Television Without Frontiers" directive pdf

*2004-10-14@Ofcom

Ofcom Rules on Party Political and Referendum Broadcasts

*2004-10-14@CC

Note on interim measures pending final determination of merger references published@pdf - Enterprise Act 2002

*2004-10-14@JFTC

uŽ„“I“Ɛè‚Ì‹ÖŽ~‹y‚ŃŒöłŽæˆű‚ÌŠm•Û‚ÉŠÖ‚·‚é–@—„‚̈ꕔ‚đ‰üł‚·‚é–@—„ˆÄv‚̍‘‰ï’ńo‚ɂ‚ą‚Ä pdf@i15“úŠt‹cŒˆ’èj

E–@—„ˆÄ—vj

E–@—„ˆÄ‹y‚Ń——R@

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*2004-10-13@EC

Opening up of energy markets: 18 Member States still have to transpose the new EU rules

*2004-10-13@EC

Commission adopts White Paper on liner shipping conferences

White Paper on the review of Regulation 4056/86, applying the EC competition rules to maritime transport 

*2004-10-13@EC

Commission proposes new measures to improve market access to port services

*2004-10-13@EC

Free movement of capital: Commission takes Germany to the Court of Justice on Volkswagen law

*2004-10-13@Ofcom

News release: Ofcom publishes methodology of reviews for financial terms for Channel 3, Channel 5 and Public Teletext Licences

*2004-10-13@DCMS signs_s13.gif 

Independent Review Of BBC Digital TV Services Published

Related Documents (including Ofcomfs eAssessment of the Market Impact of the BBCfs New Digital TV and Radio Servicesf)

the new services have all largely met their remits and their market impact is limited relative to their public value; some recommendations presented and BBC will reply until the end of November; concerning the market impact report, measures should be considered to provide more certainty to commercial investors about the present and future remit (Tim Gardam's report on the BBC's digital radio services, which will be published on October 19th)

Past independent reviews of the BBC's new services:

Lambert report on News 24 *2002-12-05; Graf report on BBC Online *2004-07-05

BBC:

Statement by BBC Governors on publication of independent review of BBC's digital television services by Patrick Barwise

BBC responds to review of digital television services

cf.*2004-07-20 DCMS [BBC Charter Review]

*2004-10-12@DOJ/FTC

Press Release: Justice Department and FTC Urge Massachusetts Legislature To Allow Nonlawyers To Compete With Lawyers For Real Estate Closing Services

Letter *2004-10-06

*2004-10-12@Ofcom

RTS Fleming Memorial Lecture 2004 - Television and the Digital Future

Speech by David Currie, Ofcom Chairman

*2004-10-11@EC

Commission gives conditional clearance to Total's purchase from GDF of several gas assets in South-West and Central France

*2004-10-11@EC

International Antitrust – A Personal Perspective

Speech by Mr. Mario Monti, European Commissioner for Competition

Fordham Corporate Law Institute, New York, 7 October 2004

*2004-10-11@EC

Sport and Television: Ready to Face New Challenges?

Speech by Viviane REDING, Member of the European Commission responsible for Education and Culture

Sportel, Monaco, 11 October 2004

*2004-10-11@EC

Commission Decision of 5 October 2004 pursuant to Article 7(4) of Directive 2002/21/EC pdf ("Request of withdrawal of a notified draft measure")

Case FI/2004/0082: Access and call origination on public mobile telephone networks in Finland

cf.*2004-08-09@EC 

*2004-10-08@DOJ

U.S. v. Microsoft: Joint Status Report on Microsoft's Compliance with the Final Judgments

*2004-10-08@EC

Company law: European Company Statute in force, but national delays stop companies using it

The European Company – Frequently Asked Questions

*2004-10-06@DOJ

Speech: The Long and Winding Road: Convergence in the Application of Antitrust to Intellectual Property

Presented at the The George Mason Law Review Symposium by Makan Delrahim Deputy Assistant Attorney General

*2004-10-06@EC

Commission recommends to start negotiations with Turkey under certain conditions – Enlargement

2004 Recommendation on Turkey pdf (assessment under the Copenhagen political criteria, December 2002)

The Commissionfs Report and Recommendation on Turkeyfs application Presentation to the European Parliament

Speech by Romano Prodi, President of the European Commission

European Parliament, Brussels, 6 October 2004

*2004-10-06@EC 

Commission authorises German aid to support its railway infrastructure for freight transport – Article 73 EC (aid in transport sector)

*2004-10-06@EC 

Application of EU Competition Rules to Broadcasting, Transition from Analogue to Digital

Speech by Herbert UNGERER, Universita di Napoli, Naples, Italy, 20.09.2004

*2004-10-06@EC 

N 313 /2004 - Recapitalisation of TV 2 Denmark

*2004-10-06@DTI 

Proposed acquisition by Finmeccanica Societa per Azioni of Agustawestland NV - Gerry Sutcliffe publishes draft undertakings

cf.*2004-08-20

*2004-10-06@JFTC 

uŒg‘Ń“d˜b‚̔ԍ†ƒ|[ƒ^ƒrƒŠƒeƒB‚ÉŠÖ‚·‚é“Ɛè‹ÖŽ~–@ă‚̍l‚Š•ûviŒŽˆÄj‚ÌŒö•\‹y‚ŃˆÓŒ©‚Ì•ćW‚ɂ‚ą‚Ä pdf

*2004-10-05@EC 

Commission clears acquisition by tobacco manufacturing group Altadis of Italy's tobacco distribution company, Etinera

*2004-10-05@CC 

UK Merger Control - A yearfs experience of the Enterprise Act

Speech by Peter Freeman, Third NERA Competition Policy Symposium

*2004-10-04@Visa/Master

Statement By Noah J. Hanft, MasterCard General Counsel, On Supreme Court Decision

cf. United States v. VISA U.S.A. Inc., VISA International Corp., MasterCard International Inc. [DOJ history site]

*2004-10-01@DOJ

Press Release: Justice Department Will Not Appeal Oracle Decision

cf.*2004-09-09 

*2004-10-01@EC  

Communication from the Commission — Community guidelines on State aid for rescuing and restructuring firms in difficulty [2004] OJ C244/2

cf.*2004-07-07

*2004-10-01@‘–±È

“d”g—LŒű—˜—p­ôŒ€‹†‰ï@ĆI•ń‘i“d”g—˜—p—ż§“x‚ÌŒ©’Œ‚”‚ɂ‚ą‚Ä‚ÌŠî–{“I‚ȍl‚Š•ûj

 

September

 

*2004-09-30@FTC

FTC Accepts Divestitures in $13 Billion Merger of Enterprise Products Partners and GulfTerra Energy Partners

*2004-09-30@CFI 

Judgment of the Court of First Instance in Case T-313/02 Meca-Medina et Majcen v Commission

prohibition of doping does not pursue any economic objective but is intended to preserve the spirit of fair play

*2004-09-30@EC 

Hearing before the European Parliament

Viviane Reding, Commissioner designate for Information Society and Media, 29th September

cf. European Parliament press release

*2004-09-30@ERG 

The European Regulators Group meets with FCC Chairman Powell pdf

*2004-09-30@EC 

Commission initiates in-depth examination of the planned Austrian fertilizer wholesale joint venture

*2004-09-30@EC 

Commission launches public consultation on strengthening of EU-US economic partnership

*2004-09-30@OFT 

OFT publishes research to help identify problem markets

*2004-09-30@OFT 

OFT study of the impact of public sector procurement on competition

*2004-09-30@Ofcom signs_s13.gif  

A new framework for Public Service Broadcasting – Phase 2 consultation

the end of analogue PSB model (referring to free spectrum, reserved capacity, must-carry etc. as funding); ten year Royal Charter(with mid-term review); additional financial model for BBC(limited subscription services --- fear for crowding-out); plurality beyond the BBC --- PSP; funding of new model (comparison among fully contestable PSB fund, competition for long-term PSB funding and direct support); (under s.264 of Communications Act 2003)

cf.*2004-08-25 Ofcom - Phase 1 related documents

cf.*2004-07-20 DCMS [BBC Charter Review]

*2004-09-30@BBC

BBC response to phase two of Ofcom's Review of Public Service Broadcasting

*2004-09-29@FTC

FTC Clears Magellan's $492.4 Million Acquisition of Shell Assets

*2004-09-29@FCC 

FCC Adopts a Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in Response to a Decision Issued by the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit Regarding Amendment of the Commissionfs Cable Television Inside Wiring Rules

Order pdf

*2004-09-29@Ofcom

News release: Ofcom consults on new mechanism to price licences for wireless communications services

Consultation: Spectrum Pricing

*2004-09-28@FCC

FCC Adopts Annual Report on State of Competition in the Wireless Industry

Report pdf

*2004-09-28@CFI

Judgment of the Court of First Instance in Case T-310/00 MCI v Commission

as to the Commissionfs power to adopt the decision

*2004-09-28@JFTC 

•xŽm»Ž†Š”Žź‰ïŽĐ‚ɑ΂·‚銩‚ɂ‚ą‚Ä pdf

‰üł‰șż–@‚É‚š‚Ż‚鏉‚ÌŠ©Œö•\Ž–ˆÄ

*2004-09-28@ ƒ„ƒ}ƒg‰^—AA“ú–{—X­ŒöŽĐ

“ú–{—X­ŒöŽĐ‚ɑ΂·‚é•sŒöłŽæˆű·Ž~‚ß‚Ì’ń‘i‚ɂ‚ą‚Ä

ƒ„ƒ}ƒg‰^—A‚Ì’ń‘i‚ɑ΂·‚éŒöŽĐ‚ÌŒ©‰đ‚ɂ‚ą‚Ä

·Ž~ż‹i24đjF •sŒöł‚ÈŽæˆű•û–@i•s“–—ő”„A•s“–‚È—˜‰v‚É‚æ‚éŒÚ‹q—Uˆűj

*2004-09-27@FTC

FTC Clears Buckeye Partnersf $517 Million Purchase of Shell Pipelines and Terminals

*2004-09-27@ECJ Newly added!

Order of the European Court of Justice C-470/02 P UER v M6 and Others

*2002-10-08iCFI”»Œˆ@M6 v Commissionj‚đŽxŽ

*2004-09-27@EC

Commission clears TeliaSonerafs acquisition of Orangefs Danish mobile telephony business

*2004-09-27@OFT signs_s13.gif

Anticipated acquisition by ITV plc of 25% of GMTV Limited

Incentive to conditionally sell, ability to price discriminate

cf.*2003-11-14,18 Carlton/Granada Merger (quoted and follow the reasoning)

*2004-09-24@EC

Energy liberalisation: moving towards real market opening pdf

Speech by Mario MONTI, European Commission, DG Competition, Brussels, 21.09.2004

*2004-09-24@EC

"Views on the mid-term review of Lisbon"

Speech by Mr Olli Rehn, Member of the European Commission, responsible for Enterprise and the Information Society

The informal dinner of the Competitiveness Council, Brussels, 23rd September 2004

*2004-09-23@EC

Consumers and competition policy; the Commission's perspective and the example of transport pdf

Speech by Rita WEZENBEK, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands, 17.09.2004

including ecompetition advocacyf (pro-active competition policy and liberalisation)

Private litigation as a key complement to public enforcement of competition rules and the first conclusions on the implementation of the new Merger Regulation

Speech by Mario MONTI, IBA - 8th Annual Competition Conference, Fiesole, Italy, 17.09.2004

*2004-09-23@EC

Public procurement: Commission consults on more open and efficient defence procurement

Commission consults on more open and efficient defence procurement - frequently asked questions

*2004-09-23@Ofcom

Proposed requirement on British Telecommunications to publish Key Performance Indicators - Statement and Directions

*2004-09-23@FCC

FCC Proposes Statutory Maximum Fine of $550,000 Against Viacom-Owned CBS Affiliates for Apparent Violation of Indecency Rules During Broadcast Of Super Bowl Halftime Show

News Release / Notice of Apparent Liability

*2004-09-22@BkartA

Antrag bei Bundeskartellamt zur Übernahme von ish, KBW und iesy durch KDG zurückgenommen

cf.*2004-08-24

*2004-09-22@EC, DTI

Commission approves restructuring of British Energy – State Aid

Government restructuring aid to British Energy approved by the European Commission

*2004-09-22@EC - State Aid decisions

Commission approves Italian public financing of Elba airport

Commission authorises public compensation for stranded cost in Portugal

Maritime transport: Commission approves continuation of German employment tax scheme

*2004-09-22@EC

Commission clears JV between Seiko Epson and Sanyo in the field of small LCD screens

*2004-09-22@JFTC

Ź”„‹Æ‚É‚š‚Ż‚éŒöł‚È”[“üŽæˆű‚ÌŠm•Û‚ɂ‚ą‚ā|‘ć‹K–͏Ź”„‹ÆŽÒ‚É‚æ‚é—D‰z“I’nˆÊ‚Ì—”—psˆŚ‚đ‹K§‚·‚郋[ƒ‹‚̐§’è| pdf

*2004-09-21@EC

Statement on German Landesbanken – State Aid

*2004-09-21@‘–±È

w“d‹C’ʐMŽ–‹Æ•Ž‘ˆˆ—ˆÏˆő‰ï‘æ1Šú3”NŠÔ‚đ‘Š‡‚”‚Ä(ADR‹@”\‚̍X‚È‚é‰ü‘P‚ÉŒü‚Ż‚Ä)x‚ÉŠÖ‚·‚éˆÓŒ©‚Ì•ćW

*2004-09-20@OFT

Anticipated joint venture between BBC Worldwide Limited and Woolworths Group plc

effect on competition will be limited (some concern raised that BBCWW currently enjoys first option rights)

*2004-09-17@EC

New cartel procedure used for the first time for the liberalisation of the central marketing of Bundesliga rights

MEMO: New cartel procedure under Article 9 of Regulation 1/2003

Under the new rules commitments can be legally binding [first case of gcommitment decisionh under Article 9 of Regulation 1/2003]

cf.*2003-07-24

*2004-09-17@EC

Commission clears north England passenger rail JV between Serco and NedRailways

*2004-09-17@Ofcom

News release: Deregulation in wireless communications services – spectrum liberalisation consultation

*2004-09-17@CC

CC provisionally clears NEG/Greater Anglia pdf

cf.*2004-05-27@OFT 

*2004-09-16@EC 

Commission clears TV ratings joint venture between VNU and WPP

television audience measurement (TAM) service: from efour to threef situation

*2004-09-16@EC 

Corporate governance: Commission consults on shareholdersf rights

*2004-09-16@Ofcom 

News release: Ofcom publishes Annual Report and Accounts for 2003 - 04

*2004-09-16@DTI

Hewitt announces £300 million package for rural post offices

*2004-09-15@FTC

Preserving Competition, FTC Clears General Electricfs $900 Million Acquisition of InVision Technologies

*2004-09-15@Ofcom

Speech to Social Market Foundation seminar on Digital Radio

*2004-09-15@CC

UK Merger Control Procedure - The Competition Commission Perspective: Deputy Chairman's speech to the Regulatory Policy Institute

*2004-09-15@OFT signs_s13.gif  

OFT Chairman John Vickers assesses initiatives towards pro-competitive regulatory reform in a speech to the Competition Policy conference of the Regulatory Policy Institute, Oxford

fgood competition policy extends well beyond competition lawfcreferring to past OFT reports, section 7 [Provision of information and advice to Ministers etc] and 131 [Market Investigation] of Enterprise Act 2002, CIF case

*2004-09-14@DOJ

U.S. v. Syngenta: Competitive Impact Statement

*2004-09-14@EC signs_s13.gif  

State Aid Cases - Documents for information

internal documents on pending cases: subsidy on DTT in Sweden and Germany [aid to DVB-T is capable of distorting competition since it competes with DVB-C and DVB-S ], rescue aid on Telecom etc.

*2004-09-14@EC 

Commission approves acquisition of Shell's Portuguese activities by Repsol

*2004-09-14@EC 

Industrial property: Commission proposes more competition in car spare parts market

Commission proposes enhancing competition in the market for replacement parts for cars: Frequently Asked Questions

*2004-09-14@Ofcom 

Ofcom consults on Digital Replacement Licences

Digital replacement licences to be offered to channels 3, 4, 5 and public teletext

*2004-09-14@CC 

News Release: Competitive Pays: Chairman's speech at the opening of the Centre for Competition Policy at the University of East Anglia pdf

Is Competition Policy Worth It? pdf

*2004-09-14@JFTC 

Š”Žź‰ïŽĐ—Lüƒuƒ[ƒhƒlƒbƒgƒ[ƒNƒX‹y‚ŃŠ”Žź‰ïŽĐ“ú–{ƒlƒbƒgƒ[ƒNƒ”ƒBƒWƒ‡ƒ“‚ɑ΂·‚銩“™‚ɂ‚ą‚Ä pdf

Ž„“I“ƐèF’Ê–d‚”‚āA‰čŠy•ú‘—Ž–‹Æ‚ÉŒW‚鎖‹ÆŠˆ“ź‚đ”rœ‚”A‹Æ–±“XŒü‚Ż‰čŠy•ú‘—‚ÌŽæˆű•Ș–ì‚É‚š‚Ż‚é‹Ł‘ˆ‚đŽÀŽż“I‚ɐ§ŒÀ

*2004-09-13@EC

Public procurement: Commission consults on how Europe can make the most of electronic procurement

cf.*2004-02-03

*2004-09-13@DTI

The European Public Limited-Liability Company Regulations 2004 – Information Note

*2004-09-10@FTC

FTC Staff: California Bill May Raise Prices for Pharmaceuticals

*2004-09-10@DOJ

Speech: Securing the Benefits of Global Competition - Presented at the Tokyo American Center by Assistant Attorney General R. Hewitt Pate

*2004-09-09@DOJ, US District Court for the Northern District of California

Press Release: Justice Department Statement Regarding District Court's Decision in U.S. V. Oracle

U.S. v. Oracle: Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law and Order Thereon

denied the merger analysis by DOJ especially in market definition, post-merger HHI, shares, SSNIP,c

cf.*2004-02-26@DOJ,*2003-11-17@EC

*2004-09-09@FCC

FCC Adopts Annual Report on State of Competition in the Wireless Industry pdf

*2004-09-09@FCC

Annual Report on The Satellite Industry pdf

*2004-09-09@FCC

FCC Adopts Childrenfs Programming Obligations for Digital Television Broadcasters pdf

*2004-09-09@EC

Award of the honoris causa

Member of the European Commission with responsibility for education and culture, Viviane Reding

University of Turin, Turin, 9 September 2004

*2004-09-09@EC 

European Tax Survey highlights need for single EU-wide corporate tax base and for VAT one-stop shop system

*2004-09-09@Ofcom

Proposal that all provisions continued from licences made under the Telecommunications Act 1984 and allcontinued interconnection directions will cease to have effect except for specific provisions in specific markets listed in this document as exceptions

*2004-09-08@EC

Commission authorises a French aid scheme to promote inland waterway transport – State Aid

*2004-09-08@EC 

Commission to open investigation into aid for the Villasor sugar refinery (Sardinia in Italy) – State Aid

*2004-09-07@FTC 

Twenty-Sixth Annual Report to Congress Regarding the Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Premerger Notification Program

*2004-09-07@FCC 

FCC Second Digital TV Periodic Review

Order pdf

cf.*2004-06-08@

*2004-09-07@DTI 

Paul Myners to chair study on impact of pre-emption rights on firms ability to raise capital

*2004-09-06@Ofcom

News release: Ofcom to encourage the development of new voice services

*2004-09-06@‘–±È 

u“d‹C’ʐMŽ–‹Æ•Ș–ì‚Ì‹Ł‘ˆó‹”‚Ì•]‰ż‚ÉŠÖ‚·‚éŠî–{•ûjiˆÄjv‹y‚сu“d‹C’ʐMŽ–‹Æ•Ș–ì‚Ì‹Ł‘ˆó‹”‚Ì•]‰ż‚ÉŠÖ‚·‚é•œŹ‚P‚U”N“xŽÀŽ{Ś–ځiˆÄjv‚ɑ΂·‚éˆÓŒ©•ćW

*2004-09-03@FTC

Commission has received an application from Liberty Media Corporation (Liberty) requesting that the FTC reopen and modify the final order in the matter of Time Warner, Inc., et al. (Docket No. C-3709)

In the Matter of Time Warner, Inc.; Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.; Tele-Communications, Inc.; and Liberty Media Corporation, File No. 961-0004, Docket No. C-3709

*2004-09-03@OFT

OFT Chairman John Vickers stresses the importance of economics-based development of competition law in a speech to the 31st conference of the European Association for Research in Industrial Economics, Berlin

anti-competitive agreements‚Æanti-competitive mergers‚ÌEC/USÚ‹ßieconomic-basedjAabuse of dominance‚ÌŒŸ“ąiform-based or economic-based approach?j

*2004-09-03@JFTC

ƒ}ƒCƒNƒƒ\ƒtƒgƒR[ƒ|ƒŒ[ƒVƒ‡ƒ“‚ɑ΂·‚éR”»ŠJŽnŒˆ’è‚ɂ‚ą‚Ä pdf

•sŒöł‚ÈŽæˆű•û–@13€kS‘©đŒ•tŽæˆűl; Key words: ƒpƒ\ƒRƒ“—p‚n‚r‚Ì•Ș–ì‚É‚š‚ą‚ēƐè“I‚È’nˆÊA”ńŒW‘ˆđ€•t‚«ƒ‰ƒCƒZƒ“ƒXŒ_–ń‘A“Á‹–Œ ‚̍sŽg§ŒÀA‚`‚u‹@”\‚ÉŠÖ‚·‚é‹Zp‚ÌŠJ”­ˆÓ—~

*2004-09-02@FCC

Second Report and Order, Order on Reconsideration, and Second Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Released on Promoting Efficient Use of Spectrum Through Elimination of Barriers to the Development of Secondary Markets.

Order & 2nd FNPRM pdf

cf.*2004-05-13@FCC

*2004-09-02@EC

Study on the conditions of claims for damages in case of infringement of EC competition rules – Private litigation

htotal underdevelopmenth and gastonishing diversityh

*2004-09-02@EBU

The conference entitled gThe key role of public service broadcasting in European society in the 21st centuryh

*2004-09-01@EC Newly added!

Adoption of a recommendation to the Council to authorise the Commission to participate, on behalf of the Community, in the negotiations within UNESCO on the convention on the protection of the diversity of cultural contents and artistic expressions

*2004-09-01@Ofcom

Ofcom sends statement of objections to BT over residential broadband pricing

Chapter II of the Competition Act 1998 (abuse of a dominant position)

 

August

 

*2004-08-31@FTC

Horizontal Merger Investigation Data, Fiscal Years 1996-2003 (Additional Material Added August 2004) pdf

*2004-08-31@DOJ

Press Release: Justice Department Requires Sardines Divestiture in Connors Bros. Acquisition of Bumble Bee - Divestiture of Port Clyde Sardine Business Preserves Competition for American Consumers

*2004-08-31@OFT

OFT has published two codes of practice setting out how it will exercise some of its additional powers for investigating cartels

*2004-08-31@HMSO

Enterprise Act 2002 (Enforcement Undertakings and Orders) Order 2004 - Statutory Instrument 2004 No.2181

*2004-08-30@FCC signs_s13.gif

Statement of Chairman Powell on the Government's Appeal of the 9th Circuit's Cable Modem Ruling

Petition / Appendix

cf.*2003-10-06@U.S. 9th Circuit Court reversed FCCfs decision

cf.*2002-03-14@FCC Classifies Cable Modem Service as gInformation Serviceh

*2004-08-27@OFT

OFT has published the full text of its decision regarding the anticipated acquisition by National Grid Transco plc of Crown Castle UK Holding Limited

various countervailing factors (buyer power of MNOs, alternatives, low barriers to entry); under section 33(1) of the Enterprise Act 2002 (*Decision date: 16 August 2004)

*2004-08-26@Ofcom

News release: Ofcom publishes wholesale price proposals for competitive broadband market - Identification and analysis of markets, determination of market power and setting of SMP conditions

*2004-08-26@Ofcom

Direction Setting the Margin between IPStream and ATM interconnection Prices

*2004-08-26@OFT

OFT has decided to extend the licensing requirement in relation to prescription data contained in paragraph 3 of the undertakings given by IMS Health Incorporated

*2004-08-25@FTC

FTC Seeks Comments on the Staff Report on the Franchise Rule pdf

*2004-08-25@DOJ

Press Release: Justice Department Requires Restructuring of Syngenta's Acquisition of Advanta - Divestiture of Worldwide Sugar Beet Seed Business Preserves Innovation and Pricing Competition for American Farmers

*2004-08-25@DOJ

Press Release: Justice Department Reaches Agreement with Wachovia Requiring Divestitures in Wachovia/SouthTrust Merger - Divestitures Ensure that Banking Services in the Southeast United States Remain Competitive

*2004-08-25@EC

Overview of EU25 securities trading, clearing, central counterparties, and securities settlement. Invitation to comment

*2004-08-25@EC

Commission opens in-depth investigation into Microsoft/Time Warner/ContentGuard JV

Phase II started: Commission considers the DRM solutions market could gtiph towards Microsoft

*2004-08-25@Ofcom signs_s13.gif 

Ofcom Review of Public Service Television Broadcasting: Summary of Phase 1 consultation responses pdf

 A requirement set out in the Communications Act 2003, the Review examines the effectiveness of the main terrestrial channels - BBC One, BBC Two, ITV1 Channel 4 and Five - in the delivery of their public service obligations: The Review is structured in three phases and will complete in December and will also make proposals for maintaining and strengthening public service broadcasting in the digital age

cf.*2004-04-21 Ofcom Phase 1 report published

cf.*2003-11-06 Ofcom 12-month review officially launched

cf.*2004-07-20 DCMS [BBC Charter Review]

*2004-08-25@DCMS

The Department has published the results of the first major new survey on the state of live music

*2004-08-24@EC

Case AT/2004/0090: Transit services in the fixed public telephone network in Austria

hserious doubtsh on assessment of SMP – Framework Directive Article 7(4) procedure

*2004-08-24@BkartA

Bundeskartellamt beabsichtigt Untersagung der Übernahme von ish, KBW und iesy durch KDG

cf.*2004-06-08@EC Commission refers probe of KDGfs acquisition of the North Rhine Westphalian broadband cable network to the German Federal Cartel Office

*2004-08-23@DOJ

Speech: Competition and the End of Geography - Presented at The Progress & Freedom Foundation by Assistant Attorney General R. Hewitt Pate

*2004-08-20@FCC signs_s13.gif  

Unbundled Access to Network Elements; Review of the Section 251 Unbundling Obligations of Incumbent Local Exchange Carriers

Order & NPRM pdf

set up alternative unbundling rules: (1)interim request LECs to continue providing unbundled access to switching, enterprise market loops and dedicated transport based on the agreement as of June 15, 2004 for six months (2) those elements would still be available at moderately higher rate for another six months

Background History

*2004-06-14@FCC Powellfs announcement after receiving the letter from BOCs to continue providing unbundled access

*2004-03-02@US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit United States Telecom Assfn v. FCC 359 F.3d 554(D.C. Cir 2004) (USTA II): vacating and remanding several of the Triennial Review Orderfs unbundling rules [eAgain, regrettably, much of the resulting work is unlawful.f]

*2003-08-21@FCC Triennial Review Order, affected by United States Telecom Assfn v. FCC 290 F.3d 415 (D.C. Cir. 2002) (USTA I) [a uniform national unbundlingcfin many markets where there is no reasonable basis for thinking that competition is suffering from any impairmentfca more gnuancedh application of the impairment istandard]

*2001-12@FCC Triennial Review NPRM

*1999-11@FCC UNE Remand Order, 15 FCC Red 3696 (1999)

*FCCfs general authority affirmed but part of the Local Competition Order vacated: AT&T Corp. v. Iowa Utilis. Bd., 525 U.S. 366 (1999) [reading of gimpairh is unreasonable: refusal to consider whether a CLEC could self-provision or acquire from a third party / any increase in cost or decrease in quality is sufficient to establish impariment]

*Part of the Local Competition Order amended: Iowa Utilis. Bd. v. FCC, 120 F.3d 753 (8th Cir. 1997)

*Local Competition Order 11 FCC Red 15499: seven network elements are set forth

*Basic provision: section 251(c)(3) nondiscriminately access to network elementschat minimumh hnecessaryh himpairh

cf. Wireline Competition Bureau Adopts Protective Order to Govern Inquiry into Incumbent Carriers' Unbundling Obligations

Order pdf

*2004-08-20@DTI

Jacqui Smith issues European intervention notice in relation to proposed helicopter business acquisition

Article 21(4) of ECMR, Section 67 of the Enterprise Act 2002; legitimate interest – national security

*2004-08-19@DTI

Analysis of EU Member Statesf national allocation plans for the EU emissions trading scheme published

*2004-08-17@FTC

FTC Files Emergency Motion for Injunction Pending Appeal of District Court Order in Arch Coal Case

FTC insists that FCRA and FACT, which prohibited states from affecting information sharing for credit determination among affiliates, preempts California privacy protection law

*2004-08-16@FCC

Federal-State Joint Board on Universal Service Seeks Comment on Certain of the Commission's Rules Relating to High-Cost Universal Service Support

Public Notice pdf

based on section 254 in the 1996 Act, 1997 Universal Service First Report and Order (12 FCC Rcd 8776 (1997)) was decided for rural telecommunications; comments are invited on various issues including the cost calculation (forward-looking economic cost/embedded cost)

*2004-08-16@FTC

Deborah Platt Majoras Named FTC Chairman

Statement of Federal Trade Commission Chairman Deborah Platt Majoras

*2004-08-13@FTC

FTC Issues Staff Report on gThe Petroleum Industry: Mergers, Structural Change, and Antitrust Enforcementh

*2004-08-13@DOJ

U.S. v. Visa: Brief for the United States in Opposition to Petitions for Writ of Certiorari

*2004-08-13@EC

In-depth investigation into EDP/ENI's proposed acquisition of GDP

*2004-08-12@FCC

FCC Approves Digital Output Protection Technologies and Recording Method Certifications

Order pdf

cf.*2004-08-04

*2004-08-12@EC signs_s13.gif  

President-designate Barroso unveils his team

Portfolio Responsibilities of the Barroso Commission

*2004-08-12@OFT 

Draft listed events code and regulations

*2004-08-12@OFT

Refusal to supply JJ Burgess & Sons Limited with access to Harwood Park Crematorium

*2004-08-11@DOJ

Press Release: Justice Department Announces Agreement to Modify SBC/BellSouth Consent Decree - SBC & BellSouth Agree Not to Acquire Certain Spectrum Licenses in Indiana

modify the consent decree at the time of the formation of Cingular by SBC/BellSouth in 2000; no longer necessary because of the number and relative strength of competitors, the availability of additional spectrum etc. except five of the Indiana license areas

*2004-08-11@Ofcom

News release: Ofcom publishes The Communications Market 2004 report

Topics(not exhaustive): gcommunications convergence is becoming realityh; TV over DSL is re-launched in London; television subscription revenues have overtaken television advertising for the first time

*2004-08-11@Ofcom/BBC

Ofcom confirms BBC independent production quota

*2004-08-09@EC

Commission approves Agfafs acquisition of Lastra

*2004-08-09@EC 

Case FI/2004/0082: Access and call origination on public mobile telephone networks in Finland pdf

 (maybe) second gserious doubtsh decision [Phase II] under Article 7(4) of the Framework Directive – Lack of evidence to support the finding of SMP

*2004-08-09@DTI, OFT 

Hewitt announces revision of code of practice on newspaper distribution

OFT has published its advice to the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry on the review of undertakings given by newspaper wholesalers

Review on the MMC Report under the competence of section 88(4) of FTA 1973chselling-onh will no longer be subject to restrictions

*2004-08-06@DOJ

Press Release: Justice Department Settles Civil Contempt Claim Against American Airlines Inc. - American Airlines Agrees to Pay $3 Million Civil Penalty

monitoring the consent decree

*2004-08-06@BkartA Newly added!

Bundeskartellamt genehmigt Übernahme von Viva durch Viacom

cf.*2004-06-24 Viva Media Adhoc: Viacom intends to launch tender offer for VIVA Media AG

*2004-08-06@Ofcom

A Statement on Spectrum Trading - Implementation in 2004 and beyond

cf.*2004-06-10

*2004-08-06@JFTC

u“Kł‚ȃKƒXŽæˆű‚ɂ‚ą‚Ä‚ÌŽwjv‚̈ꕔ‰ü’è‚ɂ‚ą‚Ä pdf

*2004-08-04@FCC

FCC Takes Action to Promote Broadband Deployment to Multiple Dwelling Units (MDUs) pdf

extending the unbundling relief to fiber loops deployed to predominantly residential MDUs

*2004-08-04@FCC

FCC Approves Digital Output Protection Technologies And Recording Method Certifications pdf

*2004-08-04@FCC

FCC Takes Next Steps to Promote Digital TV Transition pdf

*2004-08-04@JFTC

“Ɛè‹ÖŽ~–@‰üłiˆÄj‚ÌŠT—v‹y‚Ń“Æè‹ÖŽ~–@‰üłiˆÄj‚̍l‚Š•û‚ɑ΂”‚ÄŠń‚č‚ç‚ê‚œˆÓŒ©‚ɂ‚ą‚Ä pdf

*2004-08-03@DOJ

Press Release: Justice Department Settles Civil Contempt Claim Against Allied Waste Industries Inc.

Settlement Ensures Waste Disposal Rights in the Boston Area Continues

*2004-08-03@EC

Commission files preliminary charges with respect to the membership rule of the VISA association

*2004-08-03@EC

Commission accepts Wendel Investissement as buyer of the assets of Editis (formerly Vivendi Universal Publishing) divested by Lagardère

cf.*2004-01-07

*2004-08-02@FTC

Statement of Federal Trade Commission Chairman Timothy J. Muris

*2004-08-02@FCC

Attribution of Certain TV Joint Sales Agreements

NPRM pdf

cf.*2004-09-16 additional order pdf

*2004-08-02@EC signs_s13.gif

Interactive TV: Commission reiterates its support for open and interoperable standards, but says implementation should not be made legally binding

Communication on Interoperability of interactive digital TV services pdf - The Communication sets out the Commission's position on the issue as required under Art.18 of Directive 2002/21/EC

seeking dual policy objective: general interests (free flow of information, media pluralism and cultural diversitycallowing subsidy to MHP receivers in Italy) and market forces – the Commission will review the situation in the second half of 2005

cf.*2004-04-30@EBU Comments by the EBU pdf

cf.*2004-03-18@EC Staff Working Paper pdf

*2004-08-02@BBC, PACT

BBC agrees Terms of Trade with Pact

Documents [PACT]

cf.*2004-01-09@Ofcom, *2004-01-13@BBC

*2004-08-02@ŒoÏà­Ž–â‰ï‹c Newly added!

”ŠO‘‚Ì—X­Ž–‹Æ‚Ì“źŒüi“àŠtŠŻ–[—X­–Ż‰c‰»€”őŽșj@

 

July

 

*2004-07-30@FTC signs_s13.gif

FTC Denies State Dental Boardfs Dismissal Motion on State Action Grounds

detailed analysis on the application of State Action Doctrine; following the flow of the report of the state action task force*2003-09

*2004-07-30@EC

How big is nanotechnology for Europe? The Commission launches an open consultation

*2004-07-29@CC

CC consults over new water merger guidelines pdf

*2004-07-29@CC

CC provisionally clears Archant/INM deal pdf

*2004-07-28@FTC

FTC Closes Investigation of Joint Venture Between Bertelsmann AG and Sony Corporation of America

cf.*2004-07-20@EC

*2004-07-28@FCC

Violent Television Programming And Its Impact on Children

NOI pdf

*2004-07-28@EC  Newly added!

Case T-309/04: Action brought on 28 July 2004 by TV2/DANMARK A/S against the Commission of the European Communities pdf [2004] OJ C 262/43

cf.*2004-05-19@EC

*2004-07-28@EC

A satisfactory application of the "Television without Frontiers" Directive : television broadcasters are devoting an average 2/3 of their transmission time to European works

Adoption of the 6th Communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament on the application of Articles 4 and 5 of Directive 89/552/EEC "Television without Frontiers" as amended by Directive 97/36/EC, for the period 2001-2002. COM(2004) 524

*2004-07-28@JFTC

VŠƒŽs‚Ș”­’‚·‚錚ĘHŽ–‚Ì“üŽDŽQ‰Á‹ÆŽÒ‚ɑ΂·‚銩“™‚ɂ‚ą‚Ä pdf@i“üŽD’k‡–hŽ~–@“K—p‘æ2—á–ځj

•Ê“YŠ©‘

*2004-07-28@JFTC

ŒöłŽæˆűˆÏˆő‰ï‚É‚š‚Ż‚é•œŹ‚P‚U”N“x‚̐­ô•]‰ż‚ɂ‚ą‚Ä pdf

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*2004-07-27@FTC

Policy Planning Director Todd Zywicki Departs FTC

*2004-07-27@FCC

Wireless Telecommunications Bureau Grants Multichannel Video Distribution and Data Service Licenses

*2004-07-27@EC

Competition law and rights management

Herbert UNGERER, Regulatory Forum, European Cable Communication

Association (ECCA), Brussels, Belgium, 23.07.2004

*2004-07-26@EC

Commission challenges UK international roaming rates

MEMO: International Roaming

alleged to exploit its dominant position in the UK market for the international roaming services at wholesale level by charging unfair and excessive tariffs

*2004-07-26@Ofcom

Statement on Code on Electronic Programme Guides

Ofcom decided to exercise its Broadcasting Act powers for a competition purpose (section 317); ex ante FRND requirements

cf.*2004-01-16@Ofcom

*2004-07-23@DOJ/FTC

Press Release: Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission Issue Report on Competition and Health Care

Report Reviews the Role of Competition, Provides Recommendations to Improve the Balance Between Competition and Regulation in Health Care (including topics related to equalityf good, administrated pricing system, cross-subsidies, licensing standard, monopsony power, state action and Noerr-Pennington doctrine)

Health Care Report: Improving Health Care: A Dose of Competition - A Report by the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice

*2004-07-23@OFT

OFT to review IMS Health undertakings

*2004-07-23@JFTC

“d—Í—p“düŽ–‹Æ‚Ì“‡‚ɂ‚ą‚Ä pdf

Žæˆűæ•ÏX‚Ì—eˆŐ«A“düƒ[ƒJ[‚Ì‹Ÿ‹‹—]—́A“d—͉ïŽĐ‚̉żŠiŒđÂ—Í

*2004-07-22@EC

Radio spectrum policy: Commission urges more efforts to free up the air waves for tomorrowfs wireless technologies

*2004-07-22@EC

Building a Partnership for Europe: Prosperity, Solidarity, Security

José Manuel Barroso, President-Designate of the European Commission

Vote of Approval, European Parliament Plenary Session Strasbourg, 21 July 2004

*2004-07-22@Ofcom

Spectrum Sharing

*2004-07-22@Ofcom

Offer to bring forward periods for reviews of financial terms for Channel 5 and Public Teletext licences

*2004-07-22@Ofcom  

The regulatory financial reporting obligations on BT and Kingston Communications

*2004-07-22@DCMS

Tessa Jowell makes announcement on the progress of digital switchover

*2004-07-22@DCMS

Press Notice:@Jowell asks public for views on Party Political Broadcasts

Culture Secretary Tessa Jowell has launched a public consultation on proposed changes to modernise the Party Political Broadcasting system

‚ą‚í‚ä‚鐭Œ©•ú‘—‚ɂ‚ą‚Ä; consultation based on the Electoral Commissionfs report: Party Political Broadcasting – Report and Recommendations, Jan 2003 (CA2003 maintains to ban political advertising, the government do not consider the bill is incompatible with ECHR); request for improvement of Broadcasterfs Liaison Group(BLG)fs discretion

*2004-07-22@DCMS

Culture Secretary Tessa Jowell has announced the publication of the report of the independent review of the Welsh Fourth Channel Authority, S4C

*2004-07-21@JFTC

‘ć“ú–{ƒCƒ“ƒL‰»ŠwH‹ÆŠ”Žź‰ïŽĐ‚ƈź‰»Źƒ‰ƒCƒt•ƒŠƒrƒ“ƒOŠ”Žź‰ïŽĐ‚É‚æ‚é“ńŽČ‰„Lƒ|ƒŠƒXƒ`ƒŒƒ“ƒV[ƒgŽ–‹Æ‚Ì“‡‚ɂ‚ą‚Ä pdf

*2004-07-20@DOJ

U.S. and Plaintiff States v. Oracle: Plaintiffs' Closing Argument Presentation pdf

*2004-07-20@DOJ

Press Release: Department of Justice Antitrust Division Issues Statement on the Closing of its Investigation of UnitedHealth Group's Acquisition of Oxford Health Plans

Investigation Focused on Whether Merger of Two Insurance Plans Would Create Market or Monopsony Power

*2004-07-20@EC

Commission rules that France Télécom received illicit aid and orders that it be paid back to the state – State Aid

*2004-07-20@EC

Air transport: the Commission authorises rescue aid for the Italian airline Alitalia

*2004-07-20@EC

Commission decides not to oppose recorded music JV between Sony and Bertelsmann

M.3333 - SONY / BMG (4064) - Decision: Art. 8(2)

public text of decision pdf

main points: collective dominance (could facilitate tacit collusion) in the markets for recorded music, emerging market for online music, vertical relationship between record music and downstream TV and radio [single dominance]; cf. this JV does not include music publishing, manufacturing and physical distribution of records

*2004-07-20@EC

Legal framework to secure open Media Markets and the Independence of the Press, The Role of EU Competition Law pdf

Herbert UNGERER, Conference on Democracy and Human Rights in the EU, Opole, Poland, 05.06.2004

*2004-07-20@EC

Commission takes action to enforce gOpen Skiesh Court rulings

*2004-07-20@EC

Report of the Public Workshop on Spectrum Trading

Presentation pdf

hThe Commission should initiate action to oblige Member States to introduce spectrum trading and liberalisation through the use of appropriate binding measuresh (now the Framework Directive Article 9(3) uses the word gmayh)

*2004-07-20@EC

Passenger car taxation: public consultation on proposals for Community legislation

*2004-07-20@DCMS signs_s13.gif

Today the Secretary of States launches "What you said about the BBC"

A paper which summarises the main points put to DCMS during the BBC Charter review consultation and in the accompanying programme of survey research

Press Notice: Jowell Publishes Findings of Major Consultation on Future of BBC

cf. Timetable

*2004-07-19@EC

Copyright: Commission launches consultations on fine-tuning of legislation

*2004-07-19@EC

Public procurement – Commission acts to enforce EU law in Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Finland and Denmark

*2004-07-19@EC

Commission asks European Court of Justice to determine whether Ms Cresson breached her obligations as a Commissioner

*2004-07-19@DCMS

Creative Industries Forum On Intellectual Property Launched

*2004-07-16@EC

Professional qualifications: infringement proceedings against Luxembourg, the United Kingdom, Germany, Austria and Portugal

*2004-07-16@EC

Company law: Commission asks Germany to end discrimination against companies from other Member States

*2004-07-15@EC

Free movement of capital: Commission calls on Spain to apply Court of Justice ruling on privatisation law

*2004-07-15@CC

Annual Review and Accounts for 2003/2004

*2004-07-14@EC – State Aid issues

Commission approves Irish electricity supply scheme under the State aid rules

Commission approves Italian and French aid for Parmalat group suppliers

Formal investigation concerning State aid measures in favour of Czech bank Agrobanka

Commission enquiry on financing of digital terrestrial television (DVB-T) in Sweden

Commission enquiry into State financing of switchover costs to a digital terrestrial television (DVB-T) project in Germany

Green light for MobilCom restructuring, but with strings attached

*2004-07-13@FCC 

FCC Adopts All-or-Nothing Rule to Replace Pick-and-Choose Rule

Report & Order

hThe current pick-and-choose rule implementing section 252(i) may discourage give-and-take negotiation because incumbent LECs may be reluctant to make significant concessions (in exchange for negotiated benefit) if those concessions become automatically available – without any trade-off to every potential market entrant."

cf.*2004-07-08@FCC

*2004-07-13@ECJ, EC 

Judgment of the Court of Justice in Case C-27/04 Commission v Council

Commission statement on the Court of Justice ruling relating to the excessive deficit procedure

*2004-07-13@ECJ 

Judgments of the Court of Justice in Cases C-262/02, C-429/02 Commission v France, Bacardi

French ban on indirect TV ads for alcoholic beverages constitutes a restriction on the freedom to provide services, but justified by the aim of protecting public health

*2004-07-13@EC 

Single European Sky: Commission proposes a Community licence for air traffic controllers

*2004-07-13@EC 

Internal Market: The Commission asks nine Member States to implement various EU laws

Directive 92/100/EEC and so forth

*2004-07-13@BBC 

BBC Governors launch new style Annual Report

NAO Review of the BBC's investment in Freeview

*2004-07-13@JFTC

ƒ}ƒCƒNƒƒ\ƒtƒgƒR[ƒ|ƒŒ[ƒVƒ‡ƒ“‚ɑ΂·‚銩‚ɂ‚ą‚Ä pdf

cf.*2004-07-09@DOJ

*2004-07-12@FCC

FCC Changes Rules to Promote Use of Unlicensed Broadband Service in Rural Areas

Order pdf

*2004-07-12@EC Newly added!

Council Joint Action 2004/551/CFSP of 12 July 2004 on the establishment of the European Defence Agency

*2004-07-12@Ofcom

Ofcom completes BT Together Investigation

analysis under margin squeeze (the equally efficient operator test, local calls disadvantage, the reasonably efficient new entrant test), bundling/tying, targeted pricing and increasing rivalsf costs

*2004-07-12@JFTC

Š”Žź‰ïŽĐƒXƒYƒPƒ“‚É‚æ‚鉫“ê–ò•iŠ”Žź‰ïŽĐ‚ÌŠ”ŽźŽæ“Ÿ‚ɂ‚ą‚Ä pdf

ˆă—Ă—pˆă–ò•i‚̉””„•Ș–ìk’P“ƍs“ź‚É‚æ‚é‹Ł‘ˆ‚ÌŽÀŽż“I§ŒÀF—L—ÍŽ–‹ÆŽÒ‚Ș•Ą”‘¶ĘAƒ†[ƒU[‚̉żŠiŒđÂ—́A‹Š’Č“Is“ź‚É‚æ‚é‹Ł‘ˆ‚ÌŽÀŽż“I§ŒÀF‚“x‚ɉǐ肟‚Ș»•i·•Ê“IAŒ§ŠOŽ–‹ÆŽÒ‚Ì‘¶ĘAƒ†[ƒU[‚̉żŠiŒđÂ—́AŽQ“üá•Ç‚Ì’á‚łlAˆê”Ê—pˆă–ò•i‚̉””„•Ș–ìk‹Š’Č“Is“ź‚É‚æ‚é‹Ł‘ˆ‚ÌŽÀŽż“I§ŒÀF‰żŠiŒđÂ—Í‚Ș‹­‚ąƒhƒ‰ƒbƒOƒXƒgƒAƒ`ƒF[ƒ“‚Ì‘¶Ęl

*2004-07-12@JFTC

•œŹ‚P‚T”N“xŒöłŽæˆűˆÏˆő‰ïˆÏ‘ő’ȍž•ń‘u’n•ûs­‚Æ’nˆæŒoÏ‚É‚š‚Ż‚é‹Ł‘ˆ­ô‚ÌŒ»ó‚Æ‚»‚Ì–â‘è“_v pdf

*2004-07-10@EC Newly added!

Action brought on 7 June 2004 by Microsoft Corporation against the Commission of the European Communities pdf

fthe conditions required by the European Courts before a dominant undertaking is obliged to license its intellectual property rights are not met in the present casef; ea speculative foreclosure theory according to which the widespread distribution of media functionality in Windows mayclead tocf but it is einconsistent with the Commission Decision regarding AOL/Time Warnerf

cf.*2004-03-24@EC

*2004-07-09@DOJ

U.S. v. Microsoft: Joint Status Report on Microsoft's Compliance with the Final Judgments

cf. JFTCfs MS case - As to OEM licenses, gPlaintiffs have not reached a conclusion whether the non-assertion provision violated the Final Judgmentsf requirement that Microsoft license Windows to the 20 largest OEMs epursuant to uniform license agreements with uniform terms and conditions.f Plaintiffs are satisfied, in any event, that Microsoftfs prospective removal of the non-assertion provision adequately resolves any concerns relating to the non-assertion provisionfs consistency with the Final Judgments.h

*2004-07-09@EU

g1000 discussions for Europeh on the new Constitution

*2004-07-09@EC

European Commission and Philip Morris International sign 12-year Agreement to combat contraband and counterfeit cigarettes

Statement on the Anti-Contraband and Anti-Counterfeit Agreement with Philip Morris

Michaele Schreyer, European Commissioner for Budget Press Conference, Brussels, 9 July 2004

*2004-07-09@JFTC

‘æ‚S‰ń’˜ì•šÄ”Ì‹Š‹c‰ï‚ɂ‚ą‚Ä pdf

*2004-07-08@FCC 

FCC Adopts All-or-Nothing Rule to Replace Pick-and-Choose Rule pdf

all-or-nothing rule that requires a requesting telecommunications carrier seeking to adopt terms in another carrierfs interconnection agreement to adopt the agreement in its entirety, taking all rates, terms, and conditions from the adopted agreement

*2004-07-08@FCC

FCC Expands Spectrum Leasing Rules and Speeds Processing to Create Additional Opportunities for Access to Spectrum Through Secondary Markets pdf

*2004-07-08@EC 

Access to content and the development of competition in the New Media market- the Commissionfs approach

Speech by Mario Monti, European Commissioner for Competition Policy

Workshop on access to quality audiovisual contents and development of New Media, Hotel Hilton, Brussels, 8 July 2004

cf. sector inquiries: the sales of sports rights to 3G mobile operators (launched in January 2004), content provision over the Internet (planned for the second half of the year)

*2004-07-08@Ofcom   

Wholesale Mobile Voice Call Termination charge controls - request for consent

*2004-07-08@CC 

NEG / Greater Anglia inquiry: Statement of issues pdf

cf.*2004-05-27@OFT

*2004-07-07@FTC

FTC Testifies on its Initiatives to Protect Competitive Markets for Gasoline

*2004-07-07@FTC

FTC Reinstates Complaint of Unfair Methods of Competition Against Unocal

application of Noerr-Pennington Doctrine;

cf.*2003-11-26@Administrative Law Judge Dismisses Complaint Against Unocal for Alleged Anticompetive Practices Related to Carb Gasoline

cf.*2003-03-04@FTC Charges Unocal with Anticompetitive Conduct Related to Reformulated Gasoline

*2004-07-07@EC

Aid for Alstom approved, subject to conditions

cf.*2004-05-28@EC

*2004-07-07@EC 

Commission condemns Belgian architectsf fee system

*2004-07-07@EC 

Commission adopts new rules governing aid to firms in difficulty

New guidelines set forth Commission approach to saving companies in difficulty

cf.*2004-01-09@EC Draft

*2004-07-07@EC 

Commission fines Tetra Laval for providing incorrect information in Sidel acquisition

*2004-07-07@EC 

La Commission demande à la France de lever l'interdiction de publicité télévisée pour l'édition et le cinéma

*2004-07-06@Ofcom

Ofcom sets out long-term approach to further development of broadband

*2004-07-05@EC

Commission extends probe into paper board and tubes JV between Sonoco and Ahlstrom

*2004-07-05@EC

Speeches and articles by Philip LOWE:

The Role of the Commission in the Modernisation of EC Competition Law, UKAEL Conference, London, UK, 23.01.2004

Competition policy and competitiveness of European economy, Round table dinner hosted by Peter Skinner, Brussels, Belgium, 03.11.2003

Foreword to the 4th edition, Global merger notification handbook, 07.11.2003

Cooperation between the competition authorities in the EU, Law in transition, Journal (EBRD), 15.11.2003

EU Competition practice on predatory pricing, Introductory address to the Seminar Pros and Cons of Low Prices, Stockholm, Sweden, 05.12.2003

brief and precise explanation of gpredatory pricingh in EC

Implications of the recent reforms in the antitrust enforcement in Europe for National Competition Authorities, Italian Competition/Consumers day, Rome, Italy, 09.12.2003

Current issues of EU Competition Law - The new competition enforcement regime, NORTH WESTERN JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL LAW AND BUSINESS, 31.12.2003

*2004-07-05@DCMS signs_s13.gif

Culture Secretary Tessa Jowell has given the BBC just under four months to redefine the remit for its online services, following the publication today of the findings of a major independent review

Independent Review of BBC Online

BBC:

The Graf Report on the BBC's Online Service - statement by the BBC Board of Governors

BBC responds to Graf report into bbc.co.uk

hmarket impacth perspective; BBC will report to this review within four months

*2004-07-05@OFT 

OFT has today referred the market for the supply of domestic bulk liquefied petroleum gas to the Competition Commission

*2004-07-05@OFT 

The Rail Regulator has closed his investigation into complaints by P Way Services Limited and Suretrack Rail Services Limited regarding the supply of safety critical personnel on the London Underground network

*2004-07-02@EC

First review of markets in new regulatory framework for electronic communication planned for the end of 2005

*2004-07-02@OFT

OFT has published the report of its investigation of the London Stock Exchange's issuer fees pdf

*2004-07-01@DOJ

Press Release: Statement by Assistant Attorney General R. Hewitt Pate Regarding the Oracle Trial

*2004-07-01@FCC 

Broadcast Localism: Issued a Notice of Inquiry Regarding Broadcaster Service to the Needs and Interests of Their Communities.

NOI pdf

seek comment on whether the incentives inherent in market forces are sufficient to encourage broadcasters to air community-responsive programming; network-affiliation rules, payola, sponsorship identification are referred to

*2004-07-01@EC 

Commission urges Member States to speed up opening of electricity and gas markets

 

from the former half of the year 2004 signs_s13.gif

 

*2004-06-29@BBC

BBC launches its vision of the future and manifesto for action – Charter Review

Future of the BBC

cf.*2003-12-11 DCMS launch of phase 1

*2004-06-25@EC

Provisional consolidated version of the draft Treaty establishing a Constitution for Europe pdf

*2004-06-18@EU 

Taoiseach announces EU agreement on a new Constitutional Treaty for Europe

IGC 2003 – Meeting of Heads of State or Government, Brussels, 17/18 June 2004 19/6/2004 ( English ) Nr: CIG 85/04 pdf

Discussions on a New Commission President Adjourned until after IGC

*2004-05-12@EC

Commission defines approach for promoting high-quality services of general interest

White paper on services of general interest COM(2004) 327 pdf

Green paper -*2003-05-21 EC

Commission confirms the shared responsibility of the Union and its Member States by referring to the draft Constitutional Treaty and defines the guiding principles such as maintaining high levels of quality, ensuring cohesion and universal access, respecting diversity etc.;

Commission concludes horizontal framework legislation at this moment but considers to clarify the legal framework for the financing of public service obligations and the selection of undertakings with a service of general interest and also considers to develop a systematic approach to social and health services of general interest

*2004-02-25@US Supreme Court

Postal Service v. Flamingo Industries (USA) Ltd. 540 U.S. ---- (2004) pdf

Postal Service is, in both form and function, not a separate antitrust person from the United States but is part of the Government and so is not controlled by the antitrust laws; the fact that the Postal Service operates some nonpostal lines of business beyond the scope of its mail monopoly and universal service obligation does not alter this conclusion; 302 F. 3d 985 reversed [insisted that limited immunity from antitrust liability].

 

EU Presidency 2004: The Dutch EU Presidency

Logo EU 2004

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