yˆêŽŸŽ‘—¿W|Headline 2006iŒã”¼jz

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

A New Start for Lisbon Strategy / State aid Action Plan

DG Competition Up coming events

Legislative Proposal for an Audiovisual Media Services Directive: Towards a modern framework for audiovisual content

bbc charter review - DCMS : timetable Finalised

Review of Public Service Broadcasting (PSB) Television - Ofcom

Future of the BBC

Single-Firm Conduct and Antitrust Law / Antitrust Modernization Commission 

 

December

 

*2006-12-29@FCC         @ 

FCC Approves Merger of AT&T Inc. and BellSouth Corp

News Release pdf

cf. 2006-12-28 AT&T Files Additional Proposed Merger Commitments

fsignificant public interest benefitsf[Deployment of broadband, IP-based video services‚É‚æ‚éincreased competition in the market for advanced pay television services, enhanced national security, better disaster response“™]‚Ɓfcompetitive effectsf[Special access competition‚É‚¨‚¢‚Älikely to have an anticompetitive effect]

*2006-12-29@FCC         @ 

FCC Media Bureau Posts Staff Reports and Studies on Media Ownership Webpage

News Release pdf

*2006-12-27@DOJ        @ 

Press Release: Justice Department Will Not Oppose Public Landfill's Proposal to Enter into a One-Year Contract to Provide Disposal Services

Business Review Letter: Southeastern Public Service Authority

*2006-12-27@FCC @       @ 

FCC Releases Report on 2005 Cable Industry Prices

Report pdf

fCable does face some competition from DBS, but our report reveals that DBS and cable do not seem to compete on price. In other words, the presence of a DBS operator does not have an impact on the price the cable operator charges its subscribers. Significantly, however, where a second cable operator is present, cable prices are significantly lower.f [Chairman Martin]

*2006-12-27@METI        @ 

¼‰º“dŠíŽY‹ÆŠ”Ž®‰ïŽÐ‚ɑ΂·‚é‹Ù‹}–½—ß‚É‚æ‚é’èŠú•ñI—¹‚ɂ‚¢‚Ä

*2006-12-27@‘–±È        @ 

u’ʐME•ú‘—–â‘èƒ^ƒXƒNƒtƒH[ƒXv‚ɂ‚¢‚Ä

*2006-12-27@‘–±È        @ 

uî•ñ’ʐMŽY‹Æ‚ÌŒoÏ“®Œü•ñi2006”N‘æ3Žl”¼Šújv‚ÌŒö•\

*2006-12-27@JFTC        @ 

“dŽq¤“XŠX“™‚̏Á”ïŽÒŒü‚¯eƒRƒ}[ƒX‚É‚¨‚¯‚éŽæˆøŽÀ‘Ô‚ÉŠÖ‚·‚é’²¸•ñ‘ pdf

*2006-12-26@‘–±È        @ 

u“d‹C’ʐMŽ–‹Æ‚É‚¨‚¯‚é‰ïŒv§“x‚݂̍è•û‚ÉŠÖ‚·‚錤‹†‰ïvŒŸ“¢€–ڈĂɑ΂·‚é’ñˆÄ‚ÌŒö•\

*2006-12-26@‘–±È        @ 

‚Q‚O‚P‚O”N‘ã‚̃P[ƒuƒ‹ƒeƒŒƒr‚݂̍è•û‚ÉŠÖ‚·‚錤‹†‰ïi‘æ‚X‰ñj”z•tŽ‘—¿

ƒP[ƒuƒ‹ƒeƒŒƒrŽ–‹Æ‚ÌŒ»ó‚Æ‹à—Z‹@ŠÖ‚©‚猩‚½ƒP[ƒuƒ‹ƒeƒŒƒr‹ÆŠEi“ú–{­ô“ŠŽ‘‹âsŽ‘—¿jA‚Q‚O‚P‚O”N‘ãi‚Q‚O‚P‚T”Nj‚̃P[ƒuƒ‹ƒeƒŒƒrŽ–‹Æi“ú–{ƒP[ƒuƒ‹ƒeƒŒƒr˜A–¿Ž‘—¿j A‚h‚o‚s‚u‚Ö‚ÌŽæ‚è‘g‚݁i‚m‚s‚sŽ‘—¿j “™

*2006-12-26@JFTC        @ 

‘å‹K–͏¬”„‹ÆŽÒ‚Æ‚ÌŽæˆø‚ÉŠÖ‚·‚é”[“ü‹ÆŽÒ‚ɑ΂·‚éŽÀ‘Ô’²¸•ñ‘iŠT—vj

E•ñ‘–{‘Ì

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*2006-12-25@METI       @ 

Î–ûŽ‘Œ¹ŠJ”­Š”Ž®‰ïŽÐŠ”Ž®‚ÉŒW‚éŽåŠ²Ž–ØŒ”‰ïŽÐ‚Ì‘I’èŽè‘±‚«‚ÌŠJŽn‚ɂ‚¢‚Ä

*2006-12-25@‘–±È       @ 

u“d‹C’ʐMŽ–‹Æ•ª–ì‚É‚¨‚¯‚鎖‹ÆŽÒŠÔÚ‘±“™‚ÉŒW‚éÂŒ •Û‘S‘[’u‚ÉŠÖ‚·‚éƒKƒCƒhƒ‰ƒCƒ“v‚ÌŒö•\

*2006-12-22@FCC      @ 

FCC Approves Transaction of GCI, Alaska DigiTel, and Denali

Order pdf

*2006-12-22@EC      @ 

Mergers: Commission opens in-depth investigation into proposed take-over of SIG by financial investment groups CVC and Ferd

*2006-12-22@EC      @ 

Commission takes 5 countries to Court of Justice for failure on EU rules to re-use public information – a resource worth up to €48 billion

*2006-12-22@‘–±È      @ 

u’ʐME•ú‘—‚̐V“WŠJ‚ɑΉž‚µ‚½“d”g–@§‚݂̍è•ûƒƒCƒ„ƒŒƒXEƒCƒmƒx[ƒVƒ‡ƒ“‚̉Á‘¬‚ÉŒü‚¯‚Ä iˆÄjv‚ɑ΂·‚éˆÓŒ©•åW

’ʐME•ú‘—‚Ì‘‡“I‚È–@‘ÌŒn‚ÉŠÖ‚·‚錤‹†‰ïi‘æ‚T‰ñj

*2006-12-22@‘–±È      @ 

“S“¹Œð’ʂ̈À‘S‘΍ô‚ÉŠÖ‚·‚és­•]‰¿EŠÄŽ‹Œ‹‰Ê‚ÉŠî‚­Š©i—vŽ|i‚g‚s‚l‚kE‚o‚c‚ejEŽQlŽ‘—¿i‚o‚c‚ejj

*2006-12-21@DOJ     @ 

Press Release: Antitrust Division Ends the Year with Second-Highest Level of Criminal Fines, More Merger Challenges

*2006-12-21@EC     @ 

State aid: Commission endorses €4.4 million (£3 million) aid to innovative regional equity platform for SMEs in the UKfs West Midlands 

State aid: Commission endorsed new German film fund – under 2001 Communication on state aid for cinema and audiovisual works  

State aid: Commission opens in-depth investigation into funding of Amsterdam broadband network 

State aid: Commission approves regional aid maps 2007-2013 for Austria, Finland, Spain, Sweden and the UK - cf. UK FAQ

State aid: Commission concludes that award of third Czech 3G mobile phone licences not an aid

Aide dfÉtat : la Commission conclut que Teracom, opérateur suédois de plateforme numérique terrestre nfa bénéficié dfaucune aide

cf. C 24 / 2004 - Digital Terrestrial Television in Sweden / *2004-07-14

*2006-12-21@EC      @ 

Competition Policy Newsletter [Autumn] published

MEMO: Risk capitalƒKƒCƒh‚ÌŠTà[standard/detailed assessment]AManfredi”»ŒˆAPSBŒˆ’è“™

*2006-12-21@EC     @ 

Direct Taxation: Commission requests Belgium to end discrimination against foreign charities 

VAT - Infringement proceedings against Austria, France and Italy 

Car taxation: infringement procedures against Denmark and Finland  

*2006-12-21@EC     @ 

Import of second-hand cars into Poland – Commission refers case to ECJ 

*2006-12-21@Ofcom     @ 

Requests from BT for specified exemptions and agreements to its Undertakings under the Enterprise Act 2002

*2006-12-21@CC     @ 

CC publishes final report on Classified Directories

Classified Directory Advertising Services: Final report

*2006-12-21@OFT     @ 

OFT names further trustees as part of the independent schools settlement

Exchange of information on future fees by certain independent fee–paying schools

*2006-12-21@JFTC/METI     @ 

u“K³‚È“d—ÍŽæˆø‚ɂ‚¢‚Ä‚ÌŽwjv‚̉ü’è‚ɂ‚¢‚Ä pdf

*2006-12-20@FCC signs_s13.gif    @ 

FCC Adopts Rules to Ensure Reasonable Franchising Process for New Video Market Entrants pdf

*2006-12-20@FCC    @ 

FCC Releases Report on 2005 Cable Industry Prices pdf

*2006-12-20@EC    @ 

Climate change: Commission proposes bringing air transport into EU Emissions Trading Scheme

*2006-12-20@EC    @ 

Competition: Commission re-adopts "alloy surcharge" cartel decision and fines ThyssenKrupp Stainless AG €3 168 000

*2006-12-20@EC    @ 

Commission examines the financing of Hessische Staatsweingüter by the Land Hessen – state aid

Commission approves aid for anti-pollution filters on heavy duty vehicles

The Commission launches a formal investigation procedure with regard to Germany for presumed State aid payments to the firms Bahnen der Stadt Monheim and Rheinische Bahngesellschaft

State aid: Commission concludes that the French tax scheme for "fiscal economic interest groupings" (EIGs) constitutes state aid

State aid: Commission opens formal investigation into sale of Bank Burgenland to Grazer Wechselseitige in Austria

State aid: Commission endorses specific economic and fiscal regimes in Canary Islands worth €7,135 million for period 2007-2013 

State aid: Commission authorises under conditions restructuring aid to Polish car manufacturer FSO 

State aid: Commission opens in-depth inquiry into proposed restructuring aid to Bison-Bial in Poland 

State aid: Commission endorses €76 million aid to Conergy for production plant of solar energy modules in Frankfurt (Oder), Germany 

*2006-12-20@EC signs_s13.gif    @ 

Mergers: Commission decides that Spanish measures in proposed E.ON/Endesa takeover violate EC law

cf.*2006-11-29

*2006-12-20@EC    @ 

Mergers: Commission approves Glatfelter take-over of Cromptonfs Lydney paper mill

*2006-12-20@EC    @ 

Mergers: Commission opens in-depth investigation into Ryanairfs take-over of Aer Lingus

*2006-12-20@EC    @ 

Mergers: Commission approves proposed acquisition of Scania by MAN

*2006-12-19@EC   @ 

Conference - "The Economic Case for Professional Services Reform"

*2006-12-19@EC   @ 

Direct Taxation: The European Commission proposes an EU-coordinated approach on exit taxation 

Direct Taxation: The European Commission proposes an EU co-ordinated approach on relief for losses incurred in other Member States (cross-border loss relief) 

Direct Taxation: The European Commission proposes an EU co-ordinated approach of national direct tax systems

FAQ 

*2006-12-18@FCC  @ 

Chairman Martin Statement on Decision of Commissioner McDowell in AT&T/BellSouth Proceeding pdf

*2006-12-18@EC   @ 

Draft Commission Consolidated Jurisdictional Notice - Comments received

cf.*2006-09-28

*2006-12-18@EC   @ 

Excise duties/ Minimum retail prices of cigarettes: Infringement proceedings against Ireland

*2006-12-18@OFT   @ 

Anticipated acquisition by MTRLaing Metro Limited of the London Rail Concession

*2006-12-18@BBC signs_s13.gif Newly added!   @ 

BBC Trust Issues First Set of Service Licences

*2006-12-18@‘–±È   @ 

V‚µ‚¢‹£‘ˆƒ‹[ƒ‹‚݂̍è•û‚ÉŠÖ‚·‚éì‹Æ•”‰ïi‘æ‚P‰ñj”z•tŽ‘—¿

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*2006-12-15@DOJ   @ 

Press Release: Antitrust Division Announces Amendments to its 2001 Merger Review Process Initiative - Changes Designed to Further Streamline Merger Review Process

*2006-12-15@FCC   @ 

2006 Quadrennial Regulatory Review - Review of the Commission's Broadcast Ownership Rules and Other Rules Adopted Pursuant to Section 202 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996

Order pdf

*2006-12-15@EC    @ 

gDelivering the State Aid reformh pdf

EVANS Lowri, Deputy Director General, DG Competition 

*2006-12-15@EC signs_s13.gif   @ 

Agreement on the state aid case with respect to the funding of ARD and ZDF

Žc‚é‚̓AƒCƒ‹ƒ‰ƒ“ƒh

cf.*2005-03-03 EC

*2006-12-15@EC   @ 

Mergers: Commission approves proposed acquisition of Berliner Bank by Deutsche Bank

*2006-12-15@EC   @ 

VAT and public bodies: Infringement proceedings against Ireland, Spain and Finland

*2006-12-15@Ofcom   @ 

Future Regulation of Participation Television

*2006-12-15@OFT   @ 

Competition Appeal Tribunal dismisses appeal against OFT decision to close competition investigation

*2006-12-15@JFTC  @ 

ŽO•H‚Ó‚»‚¤ƒgƒ‰ƒbƒNEƒoƒXŠ”Ž®‰ïŽÐ‹y‚Ñ“úŽYƒfƒB[ƒ[ƒ‹H‹ÆŠ”Ž®‰ïŽÐ‚É‚æ‚éƒoƒX‚Ì‘ŠŒÝOEM‹Ÿ‹‹‚ɂ‚¢‚Ä pdf

*2006-12-14@EC    @ 

Competition: Commission refers Hungary to Court for failure to abolish restrictions on cable TV services

1/3ˆÈã‚̐lŒû‚ɃP[ƒuƒ‹ƒeƒŒƒrƒT[ƒrƒX‚ð’ñ‹Ÿ‚·‚邱‚Æ‚ð‹Ö‚¶‚é–@—¥‚ªŽc‘¶i‹c‰ï‚ÌŽxŽ‚𓾂ç‚ꂸj

*2006-12-14@EC   @ 

Internal Market: Commission issues Communication on investment research

*2006-12-14@DTI signs_s13.gif  @ 

Government sets out proposals to preserve National Post Office network – state aid notification

*2006-12-13@SEC Newly added!  @ 

SEC Votes to Propose Interpretive Guidance for Management to Improve Sarbanes-Oxley 404 Implementation

*2006-12-13@DOJ  @ 

Press Release: Magazine Paper Producer Indicted on Price-Fixing Charge

*2006-12-13@MEP signs_s13.gif Newly added!  @ 

MEPs set new rules on TV commercials and product placement

Report ***I [Codecision procedure (first reading) majority of the votes cast] (A6-0399/2006)

*2006-12-13@EC  @ 

"The December European Council"

José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission

European Parliament, Strasbourg, 13 December 2006

*2006-12-13@EC  @ 

Internal Market: Commission acts to ensure full implementation of EU laws in Cyprus, Luxembourg, Sweden and Portugal - Directive on rental and lending rights / Company law Directives etc.

*2006-12-13@EC  @ 

Internal Market: Commission acts to ensure nine Member States implement EU laws – Resale right Directive / Takeover bids Directive

*2006-12-13@EC  @ 

Commission takes steps to enforce EU telecom rules against France, Poland, Slovakia and Latvia

*2006-12-13@EC  @ 

Freedom of establishment: infringement procedures against Germany and Portugal

*2006-12-13@EC  @ 

Free movement of services: infringement proceedings against Austria – restriction of establishment for nationals from certain Member States etc.

*2006-12-13@EC  @ 

Professional qualifications: infringement proceedings against Germany – dentist

*2006-12-13@EC  @ 

Public procurement: Commission closes infringement cases against Austria, Germany and Italy 

Public procurement: Commission closes infringement case against the Czech Republic 

Public procurement: infringement proceedings against Austria, Germany, Greece and Poland 

Public procurement: infringement proceedings against Spain

*2006-12-13@EC  @ 

Posting of workers from the new Member States: the Commission calls on the Netherlands to put an end to unjustified restrictions

*2006-12-13@EC  @ 

Commission scrutinises Belgian law on supplementary health insurance provided by private sickness funds   

*2006-12-13@EC  @ 

REACH: Commission welcomes European Parliament vote on new EU chemicals legislation

FAQ

*2006-12-13@EC  @ 

European Commission proposes new measures to remove red tape hindering the development of railways throughout Europe

*2006-12-13@Ofcom  @ 

Switching broadband provider

*2006-12-13@Ofcom  @ 

Television appeals for donations

*2006-12-13@OFT  @ 

OFT training for Trading Standards proves an all round success

*2006-12-13@‘–±È  @ 

u‚l‚u‚m‚n‚ÉŒW‚é“d‹C’ʐMŽ–‹Æ–@‹y‚Ñ“d”g–@‚Ì“K—pŠÖŒW‚ÉŠÖ‚·‚éƒKƒCƒhƒ‰ƒCƒ“v‚̉ü³ˆÄ‚ɑ΂·‚éˆÓŒ©•åW

*2006-12-12@FTC @ 

FTC Challenges Terms of Johnson & Johnsonfs Proposed Acquisition of Pfizerfs Consumer Healthcare Business To Protect Competition

Divestitures of OTC Zantac, Cortizone, Unisom, and Balmex Eliminate Anticompetitive Problems

*2006-12-12@ECJ  @ 

Judgment of the Court of Justice in Case C-380/03 Germany v Parlement et Conseil

Press release / full-text

(tentative)"Recourse to Article 95 EC as a legal basis does not presuppose the existence of an actual link with free movement between the Member States in every situation covered by the measure founded on that basis. As the Court has previously pointed out, to justify recourse to Article 95 EC as the legal basis what matters is that the measure adopted on that basis must actually be intended to improve the conditions for the establishment and functioning of the internal marketh

*2006-12-12@CFI  @ 

Judgment of the Court of First Instance in Case T-95/03 Asociación de Estaciones de Servicio de Madrid et Federación Catalana de Estaciones de Servicio v Commission

Press release / full-text

 judicial review on Commissionfs decision - hdoes not give sufficient reasonh

*2006-12-12@CFI  @ 

Judgment of the Court of First Instance in Case T-146/03 Asociación de Estaciones de Servicio de Madrid et Federación Catalana de Estaciones de Servicio v Commission

Press release / full-text

judicial review on Commissionfs decision - hmanifest errorhŠî€ / ƒXƒyƒCƒ“‚ÌhypermarketŽQ“ü‘£i–@ŠÖ˜Aifled to the granting of State aidfj

*2006-12-12@ECJ @ 

Judgments of the Court of Justice in Cases C-374/04,C-446/04 Test Claimants in Class IV of the ACT Group Litigation

Press release / full-text

*2006-12-12@CFI  @ 

Judgment of the Court of First Instance in Case T-155/04 SELEX v Commission

Full-text

concept of an eundertakingf: Eurocontrol is not acting as an undertaking for the purposes of Article 82 when acting as a standardisation authority or financing research and development [‹@”\•ª‰ðpara.59-]

*2006-12-12@EC @ 

Commission assesses progress with reform to boost growth and jobs in the United Kingdom

Lisbon Strategy for Growth and Jobs: frequently asked questions

ˆÈ‰ºA‰Á–¿‘•]‰¿‚‚­

*2006-12-12@EC signs_s13.gif @ 

State aid: Commission adopts new de minimis Regulation, exempting aid notification below €200,000

State aid: Revised ede minimisf Regulation – frequently asked questions

*2006-12-12@EC @ 

Commission authorises increase in Dutch aid for the European Train Control System

*2006-12-12@EC @  

Competition: statement on investigation on the TFT/LCD industry

*2006-12-12@EC @ 

Why we need more consistency in the application of EU telecom rules

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

Telecom Italia Reception, Brussels, Brussels, 11 December 2006

*2006-12-12@EC @ 

European Commission presents package of new measures to improve protection of critical infrastructure in Europe

MEMO

*2006-12-12@EC @ 

Mergers: Commission approves acquisition of Aker Kvaernerfs pulp machine business by Metso, subject to conditions

*2006-12-12@EC @ 

Commission to act over EU energy markets

Competition: Commission has carried out inspections in the German electricity sector

*2006-12-12@EC @ 

Commission asks Court to impose fines on Italy and France over breaches of EU environmental law

*2006-12-12@EC @ 

Single European sky: Commission takes Greece to the Court of Justice

*2006-12-12@EC @ 

Rail competitiveness: Commission takes Portugal and Slovenia to the Court and sends reasoned opinion to Latvia

*2006-12-12@Ofcom @ 

Ofcom Publishes Draft Annual Plan 2007/8

*2006-12-12@OFT @ 

OFT has today signalled its intention to refer the supply of airport services by BAA to the Competition Commission for more detailed investigation

*2006-12-12@JFTC @ 

“ú”Vo…“¹‹@ŠíŠ”Ž®‰ïŽÐ‚ç‚ɑ΂·‚é“Ɛè‹ÖŽ~–@ˆá”½”í‹^Ž–Œ‚̏ˆ—‚ɂ‚¢‚Ä pdf

*2006-12-12@JFTC/‘–±È @ 

Œg‘Ñ“d˜bŽ–‹ÆŽÒ3–¼‚ɑ΂·‚éŒx“™‚ɂ‚¢‚Ä pdf

E•Ê“YŽÊ‚µ1`2iƒ\ƒtƒgƒoƒ“ƒNj

E•Ê“YŽÊ‚µ3`6iauj

E•Ê“YŽÊ‚µ7`10iƒhƒRƒ‚j

Œg‘Ñ“d˜bŽ–‹ÆŽÒ‚ªs‚¤L•\Ž¦‚ÉŒW‚é‘[’u

*2006-12-11@EC  @ 

State aid: latest Scoreboard reveals continuing shift towards horizontal objectives

*2006-12-11@EC @ 

Mergers: Commission approves proposed acquisition of Pfizer's consumer healthcare business by Johnson & Johnson, subject to conditions

*2006-12-11@Ofcom @ 

Ofcom announces proposals for the UKfs largest spectrum auction

*2006-12-11@OFT @ 

OFT sets vision for future in draft Annual Plan 2007-08

*2006-12-08@FCC@ 

Memorandum from FCC General Counsel Sam Feder to Commissioner Robert McDowell on participation of Commissioner McDowell in the Commission's decision on the AT&T/BellSouth merger proceeding

*2006-12-08@EC@ 

Commissioner Piebalgs welcomes Energy Regulators report on the Development of the EU Energy Markets in 2006

ERGEG report – insufficient unbundling, unequal powers of regulators, lack of enough regional integration, existence of regulated prices

*2006-12-08@EC@ 

Europe sees progress on Corporate Social Responsibility

*2006-12-08@EC@ 

Mergers: Commission opens in-depth investigation into Universalfs take over of BMG's music publishing business

¡‰ñ‚͏㗬i5[Universal, BMG, EMI, Warner, Sony]Ë4j

cf.*2006-07-14 Sony/BMG / cf. share [at retail level] from BBC News

*2006-12-08@EC@ 

Mergers: Commission approves proposed acquisition of AOLfs UK internet access business by Carphone Warehouse Group

*2006-12-08@Ofcom@ 

Ofcom launches new price comparison scheme

*2006-12-07@FTC signs_s13.gif   

FTC Provides Senate Testimony on Sports Programming and Cable Distribution

fclusteringf‚Ì”»’f

*2006-12-07@ECJ    

Judgment of the Court of Justice in Case C-306/05 SGAE

Press release / full-text

fcommunication to the publicf under the directive on copyright in the information society

*2006-12-07@EC  

State aid: Commission authorises aid scheme by French Agence de lfinnovation industrielle for BioHub R&D programme 

*2006-12-07@EC  

State aid: Commission opens investigation into restructuring aid to Polish company Odlewnia Zeliwa ŚREM 

*2006-12-07@EC  

State Aid: Commission authorises German regional investment aid scheme eInvestitionszulagengesetz 2007f

*2006-12-07@EC  

Commission authorises aid for anti-pollution filters on Italian buses

*2006-12-07@EC    

Public procurement: new Commission guidelines on defence contracts

Article 296 (eessential security interestsf)

*2006-12-07@EC signs_s13.gif   

Competition: Commission adopts revised Leniency Notice to reward companies that report cartels 

FAQ1 / FAQ2

transparent immunity threshold / discretionary marker system

*2006-12-07@Ofcom  

Ofcom sets Digital Switchover related licence conditions

*2006-12-06@FCC 

Remarks of Chairman Martin, Phoenix Center, US Telecoms 2006 Symposium

Speech / Presentation

*2006-12-06@EC   

The Commission adopts new rules on State aid in agriculture

exemption regulation and complementary notification guidelines

*2006-12-06@EC 

State aid: Commission approves €4.2 million investment aid to German shipyard Volkswerft Stralsund 

*2006-12-06@EC 

State aid: Commission launches probe for possible misuse of restructuring aid to Polish steel company Arcelor Huta Warszawa 

*2006-12-06@EC 

State aid: Commission asks Belgium to amend its aid scheme for R&D in the aeronautical sector 

*2006-12-06@EC 

Single European Sky: Commission harmonises air navigation service charges 

*2006-12-06@JFTC 

ŠOqŠC‰^‚ÉŠÖ‚·‚é“Ɛè‹ÖŽ~–@“K—pœŠO§“x‚ɂ‚¢‚Ä

E‹K§Œ¤•ñ‘

EŽQlŽ‘—¿W

*2006-12-05@ECJ 

Judgment of the Court of Justice in Joined Cases C-94/04, C-202/04 Cipolla-Macrino

Press release / full-text

Lawyersf minimum fee: Rules on free competition – ecit is the Italian Statecwhich exercises the power to take decisions on lawyersf minimum fees.f / Rules on freedom to provide services – justification [correlation, asymmetry, c]

*2006-12-05@EC 

Competition: Commission welcomes Court of First Instance judgment in Westfalen case (Dutch industrial gases cartel)

*2006-12-04@EC

Mergers: Commission opens in-depth investigation into proposed take-over of automotive starter battery business of the FIAMM group by VB Autobatterie

*2006-12-04@CPRC    

ŒöŠJƒZƒ~ƒi[u“Ɛè‹ÖŽ~–@‚ÌŽå—v‹K’è‚̐¬—§‚ÆŒ»s–@‚Ö‚ÌŽ¦´vu‰‰‹L˜^

 

November

 

*2006-11-30@EC   

20th anniversary of the UK-France electricity interconnector – introductory remarks

Neelie Kroes, European Commissioner for Competition Policy

Les Mandarins, Interconnector France Angeleterre (IFA), Calais, 30th November 2006

*2006-11-30@EC   

Securities markets - the post-trading Code of Conduct and competition

Neelie Kroes, European Commissioner for Competition Policy

City & Financial / ICMA conference, Brussels, 30th November 2006

*2006-11-30@CC   

Simplification and better public control: EU agrees its new financial rules

*2006-11-30@Ofcom     

International perspectives on communications: Ofcom hosts major conference and publishes book of essays by leading experts

A collection of essays prepared for the UK Office of Communications

*2006-11-30@CC   

Hamsard/Academy merger would reduce competition between live music venues in London

Hamsard 2786 Ltd / Academy Music Holdings Ltd: Notice & summary of provisional findings and Notice of possible remedies

*2006-11-30@CC   

CC opens up home credit market to competition

Home Credit: Final report

*2006-11-30@OFT     

The OFT has issued for consultation, final guidance on how it will give lenient treatment to companies and individuals who confess to cartel conduct

*2006-11-30@OFT   

The OFT and FSA have published an update report on their joint action plan pdf

cf.*2006-03-22

*2006-11-30@‘–±È   

“d‹C’ʐMŽ–‹Æ•ª–ì‚É‚¨‚¯‚é‹£‘ˆó‹µ‚Ì•]‰¿‚Q‚O‚O‚U@ŒöŠJƒJƒ“ƒtƒ@ƒŒƒ“ƒX@”z•tŽ‘—¿

*2006-11-30@JFTC   

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Ž‘—¿–ÚŽŸ / Ž‘—¿1-1 / ŽQlŽ‘—¿W / Ž‘—¿1-2 / Ž‘—¿2

*2006-11-29@EC  

Commission presents its recommendation on the continuation of Turkeyfs accession negotiations

*2006-11-29@EC  

Emissions trading: Commission decides on first set of national allocation plans for the 2008-2012 trading period

FAQ

*2006-11-29@EC signs_s13.gif   

Mergers: Commission informs Spain of preliminary assessment that Spanish Ministerfs measures in proposed takeover E.ON / Endesa violate EC law

cf.*2006-10-18

*2006-11-29@EC  

Competition: Commission fines producers and traders of synthetic rubber € 519 million for price fixing cartel

FAQ - Cartel

*2006-11-29@EC  

Commission recommends abrogation of excessive deficit procedure concerning France

*2006-11-29@Ofcom signs_s13.gif  

Ofcom International Communications Market Report

‰pA•§A“ƁAˆÉA•ÄA“úA’†‚Ì“¯ˆêŽ‹“_Šî‘bŽ‘—¿

*2006-11-28@EC        

Public Hearing on future Single Market policy

*2006-11-28@EC        

Commission decisions on national allocation plans - practical arrangements

*2006-11-28@EC        

Mergers: Commission approves proposed acquisition of AOLfs German internet access business by Telecom Italia

*2006-11-28@Ofcom        

Review of ITV Networking Arrangements 2006 – section 293 of Communications Act 2003

*2006-11-28@BBC        

Michael Grade resigns as BBC Chairman – to ITVfs Executive Chairman

*2006-11-28@‘–±È        

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Ž‘—¿‚Æ‚µ‚āAŽå—v‘‚Ì‹£‘ˆ•]‰¿‚̏󋵓™

*2006-11-27@EC        

Preparation of Eurogroup and Economic and Finance Ministers Council, Brussels, 27 and 28 November 2006

TaxationŠÖŒW‚Í—v’ˆÓ

*2006-11-27@EC         

Telecommunications: Commission asks UK regulator not to include inflated 3G auction costs in termination rates for mobile phone operators – Article 7 procedure

*2006-11-27@Ofcom        

Ofcom's Investigations Programme - Report on activity between 1 April and 30 September 2006

*2006-11-27@Ofcom        

Economic impact of spectrum use increases by 50 per cent in four years

*2006-11-27@‘–±È        

u“d‹C’ʐMŽ–‹Æ•ª–ì‚É‚¨‚¯‚é‹£‘ˆó‹µ‚Ì•]‰¿‚ÉŠÖ‚·‚éŽÀŽ{×–Ú‚Q‚O‚O‚Uv‚ÌŒö•\

*2006-11-27@‘–±È        

u“d‹C’ʐMŽ–‹Æ‚É‚¨‚¯‚é‰ïŒv§“x‚݂̍è•û‚ÉŠÖ‚·‚錤‹†‰ïvŒŸ“¢€–ڈĂɊւ·‚é’ñˆÄ•åW

“d‹C’ʐMŽ–‹Æ‚É‚¨‚¯‚é‰ïŒv§“x‚݂̍è•û‚ÉŠÖ‚·‚錤‹†‰ïi‘æ‚P‰ñj”z•tŽ‘—¿

Ž‘—¿‚Æ‚µ‚āA“d‹C’ʐMŽ–‹Æ‚É‚¨‚¯‚é‰ïŒv§“x‚ÌŒ»ó‚ɂ‚¢‚Ä“™

*2006-11-27@‘–±È        

ƒCƒ“ƒ^[ƒlƒbƒgã‚̈á–@E—LŠQî•ñ‚ւ̃vƒƒoƒCƒ_“™‚ÌŽ©Žå“I‘Ήž‚ðŽx‰‡‚·‚éŽæ‘g

*2006-11-24@EC        

Redundancies at Volkswagen in Forest/Vorst, Belgium – Meeting of the European Commission's Restructuring Taskforce

*2006-11-23@EC        

State aid: Commission endorses public service compensation for Swedish Posten AB

*2006-11-23@EC        

Competition: update on Microsoft's compliance with March 2004 Decision

*2006-11-23@Ofcom        

Ofcom seeks discussion on Next Generation Access

fenduring economic bottlenecksf‚Æ‚µ‚Ä‚Ìnext generation access networks‚̈µ‚¢

*2006-11-23@Ofcom         

Conditional access charges - consent in relation to notification requirements

cf.*2006-09-21

*2006-11-23@Ofcom        

Change to the law to allow the use of low power FM transmitters for MP3 players

*2006-11-22@FCC      

FCC Names Economic Studies to Be Conducted As Part of Media Ownership Rules Review

Public Notice

*2006-11-22@EC        

Commission confirms sending Statement of Objections to E.ON Energie AG concerning the breach of a seal

*2006-11-22@EC signs_s13.gif        

State aid: Commission adopts new state aid Framework for Research, Development and Innovation

FAQ

Tax incentives: Commission promotes an effective use of tax incentives for R&D

FAQ

*2006-11-22@EC        

State aid: Commission opens investigation into 2006 state guarantee for BAWAG-PSK

*2006-11-22@EC        

State aid: Commission opens investigation into a French tax credit scheme for video game creation

*2006-11-22@EC        

State aid: Commission opens investigation into financial support to DHL and Leipzig/Halle airport

*2006-11-22@EC        

State aid: ePoste Italianef - Commission endorses remuneration for distribution of postal savings books; opens investigation into distribution of postal bonds – referring to Altmark

*2006-11-22@EC        

State aid: Commission approves revised UK film tax incentive scheme

DCMS: British Film Test Gets Green Light

2005”N12ŒŽ\¿ŒãAECˆÏˆõ‰ï‚©‚çC³‚ð‹‚ß‚ç‚ê‚Ä‚¢‚½Œ‚ªÅIŒˆ’…

*2006-11-22@EC        

Statement of Commissioners Vladimír Špidla and Danuta Hübner on the redundancies at Volkswagen in Forest/Vorst

*2006-11-21@DOJ        

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

*2006-11-21@EC        

Mergers: Commission approves acquisition of Schwarz by UCB

*2006-11-21@Ofcom         

Ofcom statement on British Sky Broadcasting Group plc shareholding in ITV plc

*2006-11-21@Ofcom       

Review of the wholesale broadband access markets 2006/07

*2006-11-21@CC       

CC agrees interim separation measures in Stonegate/Deans merger inquiry

Stonegate Farmers Ltd / Deans Food Group Ltd: Signed directions & Interim undertakings

*2006-11-21@BBC        

Press Release: BBC Governors publish independent value for money studies – risk management [Audit Committee]

NAO: BBC publications

cf.*2006-07-07

*2006-11-21@‹à—Z’¡        

Šé‹Æ‰ïŒvR‹c‰ï“à•”“§•”‰ï‚ÌŒöŠJ‘ˆÄ‚ÌŒö•\‚ɂ‚¢‚Ä

Šé‹Æ‰ïŒvR‹c‰ïŠÄ¸•”‰ï‚ÌŒöŠJ‘ˆÄ‚ÌŒö•\‚ɂ‚¢‚Ä

*2006-11-21@‘–±È        

ƒ†ƒjƒo[ƒTƒ‹ƒT[ƒrƒX§“x‚ÉŠî‚­Œð•t‹à‚ÌŠz‹y‚ÑŒð•t•û–@‚Ì”F‰Â•À‚Ñ‚É•‰’S‹à‚ÌŠz‹y‚Ñ’¥Žû•û–@‚Ì”F‰Â@î•ñ’ʐMR‹c‰ï‚©‚ç‚Ì“š\

*2006-11-20@OFT        

Licencing Offshore Electricity Transmission Consultation

*2006-11-20@OFT        

The OFT has decided to accept the undertakings offered by Tetra Laval Group to address the competition concerns arising from the anticipated acquisition by Tetra Laval of part of Carlisle Process Systems from Carlisle Companies Inc.

*2006-11-20@OFT        

The OFT is consulting on changes to BAE Systems merger undertakings

‚©‚‚ĂÌremedy – undertakings‚̈ێ‚ɂ‚¢‚Ä

cf.*2006-02-09

*2006-11-20@‘–±È       

—LŠQƒTƒCƒgƒAƒNƒZƒX§ŒÀƒT[ƒrƒXiƒtƒBƒ‹ƒ^ƒŠƒ“ƒOƒT[ƒrƒXj‚Ì•‹y‘£i‚ÉŠÖ‚·‚éŒg‘Ñ“d˜bŽ–‹ÆŽÒ“™‚Ö‚Ì—v¿

*2006-11-17@EC signs_s13.gif      

State Aid reform: modernising the current framework pdf

EVANS Lowri, Deputy Director General, DG Competition 

London, King's College & European State Aid Law Institute 

SAAP4‚‚̒ŒA‚Æ‚­‚Érefined economic approach, ebalancing testf‚̉ðàiRisk Capital Guideline‚ɂ‚«Aframework on R&D&IjAeffective procedure‚Æ‚µ‚ÄRegional Aid‚Ìblock exemptionÌ‘ðÏA‚Ü‚à‚È‚­de minimis proposalAÅI“I‚É‚ÍGeneral Block ExemptionG@87ð1€‚́faidf‚Ì’è‹`‚ɂ‚¢‚ẮAfno discretion, no scope for balancing negative with positive effectsfG eselectivef—v‘f‚ðŽ‚½‚È‚¢tax‚Ö‚ÌŒx‰úŠ´A‰Á–¿‘‚É‚¨‚¯‚éƒGƒ“ƒtƒH[ƒXƒƒ“ƒg“™

cf.*2006-11-08

*2006-11-17@EC [Official Journal] signs_s13.gif      

Commission Directive 2006/111/EC of 16 November 2006 on the transparency of financial relations between Member States and public undertakings as well as on financial transparency within certain undertakings (Codified version) pdf

‚¢‚í‚ä‚éTransparency Directive‚̍ŐV”Å

*2006-11-17@DCMS       

The Government today responded to Ofcomfs announcement on food and drink advertising to children

*2006-11-17@Ofcom        

News Release: New restrictions on the television advertising of food and drink products to children

*2006-11-16@EC       

From Service Competition to Infrastructure Competition: the Policy Options Now on the Table

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

ECTA Conference 2006, Brussels, 16 November 2006

*2006-11-16@EC       

Competition Policy and Consumers

Neelie Kroes, European Commissioner for Competition Policy

General Assembly of Bureau Européen des Unions de Consommateurs (BEUC), Brussels, 16th November 2006

*2006-11-16@EC       

Financial services: Commission sets out vision for modernising EU investment fund market

FAQs

*2006-11-16@ECJ       

Judgment of the Court of Justice in Case C-357/05 Commission v Spain

Full-text

cf. Commission welcomes Court of Justice decision against Spain for not transposition of the Gas Directive

*2006-11-16@Ofcom       

The consumer experience of telecoms, internet and broadcasting services

*2006-11-16@Ofcom       

Ofcom assesses radio regulation and licensing

*2006-11-16@DCMS       

DCMS Publishes Digital Switchover (Disclosure of Information) Bill

*2006-11-16@OFT       

OFT refers merger of Mid Kent Water and South East Water to the Competition Commission

*2006-11-15@European Parliament/EC signs_s13.gif       

Votes - Recommendation for second reading: Evelyne Gebhardt (A6-0375/2006) - Services in the internal market@[‘æ“ñ“ljï] 

Services Directive reaches final stage - EP position prevails

MEMO: ewithout eroding the European social modelf; freedom to provide servicesf [not country of origin principle]; SGEI included [but evaluation process should not obstruct the performance of tasks assigned to SGEI]; non-economic services of general interest, electronic communications services, audiovisual services excluded

Commissioner Charlie McCreevyfs Statement on the vote in the European Parliament on the Services Directive

Charlie McCreevy, European Commissioner for Internal Market and Services

European Parliament Plenary Session, Strasbourg, 15 November 2006

DTI:

Big boost for business as EU trade barriers slashed

*2006-11-15@EC       

Competition: state of play on Microsoftfs compliance with March 2004 Decision

*2006-11-15@EC       

New pages on banking, insurance and securities

*2006-11-15@EC       

Culture contributes to 2.6% of EUfs GDP and employs at least 5.8 million Europeans, says a study published today in Brussels

*2006-11-15@Ofcom       

Dispute between Rapture TV and Sky about EPG charges

*2006-11-15@CAT signs_s13.gif      

Healthcare at Home v Genzyme Limited Neutral Citation: [2006] CAT 29 pdf

Competition Appeal Tribunal grants interim relief in its first judgment on damages in a private "follow-on" action

*2006-11-15@JFTC       

Š”Ž®‰ïŽÐƒZƒK‚ɑ΂·‚銩‚ɂ‚¢‚Ä pdf

*2006-11-14@FCC      

Commissioner Adelstein Commends the Center for Media Democracy and Free Press for its Continued Study Regarding Video News Releases@pdf

cf.*2005-04-13

FCC Public Notice to Remind Broadcasters and Cable Operators of Video News Release (VNR) Requirements and Seeking Comment on VNR Use pdf

*2006-11-14@ECJ      

Judgment of the Court of Justice in Case C-513/04 Kerckhaert et Morres [æŒˆÙ’è]

Press release / official-text

‰Á–¿‘‚Ìfiscal sovereignty; Belgian tax legislation‚ɂ͍·•Ê‚È‚µ

*2006-11-13/14@Council/European Parliament signs_s13.gif      

Council:

2762nd EDUCATION, YOUTH and CULTURE Council meeting - Brussels, 13 and 14 November 2006 (provisional version) pdf

European Parliament:

Television in the digital age: MEPs adopt a new approach to product placement

News: TV: MEPs adopt new approach to product placement

Agenda / Commission de la culture et de l'éducation

*2006-11-14@EC signs_s13.gif      

Mergers: Commission approves merger of Gaz de France and Suez, subject to conditions

Mergers: summary of the remedies offered by GDF and Suez

fThe remedies are consistent with the preliminary findings of the ongoing energy sector inquiry which emphasizescf

cf.*2006-08-21

*2006-11-14@EC      

Free movement of capital: Commission opens infringement proceedings against Italy regarding the new regime for motorway concession in Italy

*2006-11-14@EC      

Commission reports on positive growth of rail interoperability

*2006-11-14@EC      

Working to ensure better quality of Commission impact assessments

*2006-11-14@Ofcom signs_s13.gif      

Review of Media Ownership Rules

Section 391 of CA 2003 requires Ofcom to review the rules at least every three years – no changes should be made at this stage

*2006-11-14@Ofcom      

New spectrum technologies to contribute £6.5bn to UK economy

*2006-11-14@BBC      

Press Release: BBC Trust holds first transition meeting

MEMO: fService Licencescexisting 27 servicesf; Executive Board‚ÌŽw–¼; Trust Unit [from Governance Unit]‚Ì‘gD

cf.*2006-11-16@BBC appoints first non-executive director

*2006-11-13@FCC     

FCC Grants Applications of Guam Cellular and Paging, Inc., Guam Wireless Telephone Company, L.L.C., and DoCoMo Guam Holdings, Inc. for Transfer of Control and Assignment of Licenses and Authorizations and Issues Declaratory Ruling that the Transaction Is Consistent with Section 310(b)(4) of the Communications Act

Order / Copps Statement

–³ü–Æ‹–‚ÌŠOŽ‘i“ú–{Šé‹ÆIj‹K§ŠÖ˜A

*2006-11-13@EC     

Mergers: Commission approves proposed merger between Nokia and Siemens

*2006-11-13@EC     

Internal Market: feedback statement on transparency in bond markets and other non-equity markets

*2006-11-10@EC    

Education, Youth Affairs and Culture Council, Brussels, 13-14 November 2006

On the audiovisual and media part of this Council, see MEMO/06/419

*2006-11-10@EC    

State aid: Commission orders Italy to suspend payment of aid to AEM Torino until it pays back previous illegal aid

*2006-11-10@OFT    

Anticipated acquisition by Schneider Electric (UK) Ltd of GET Group plc

*2006-11-10@‘–±È    

ƒ‚ƒfƒ‹Ž–‹Æ‚ÉŒW‚鐭ô•]‰¿‚ÌŽÀŽ{ó‹µ‚Ɖۑè pdf

*2006-11-10@‘–±È    

u“d‹C’ʐMŽ–‹Æ•ª–ì‚É‚¨‚¯‚é‹£‘ˆó‹µ‚Ì•]‰¿‚ÉŠÖ‚·‚éŽÀŽ{×–Ú‚Q‚O‚O‚UiˆÄjv‚ɑ΂·‚éˆÓŒ©•åW‚ÌŒ‹‰Ê

u—אڎsêŠÔ‚Ì‘ŠŒÝŠÖŒWv‚Ö‚ÌŒ¾‹y‘½‚µ

*2006-11-10@‘–±È    

“ú–{•ú‘—‹¦‰ï‚ɑ΂·‚镽¬‚P‚W”N“x‘Û•ú‘—ŽÀŽ{–½—߂̕ύX‚ɂ‚¢‚Ä‚Ì‘–±‘åb’k˜b

*2006-11-10@‘–±È    

’ʐME•ú‘—‚Ì‘‡“I‚È–@‘ÌŒn‚ÉŠÖ‚·‚錤‹†‰ïi‘æ‚R‰ñj‹cŽ–—vŽ| pdf

*2006-11-09@DOJ   

Credit Suisse First Boston v. Billing: Brief for the United States as Amicus Curiae

*2006-11-09@EC    

The modernisation of the Television without Frontiers Directive: Frequently asked questions

Prior to the vote in the Media&Culture Committee of the European Parliament and of the Council meeting of Audiovisual Ministers (both on 13 November 2006)

*2006-11-09@EC@ 

Mergers: Commission clears acquisition of Fisher by Thermo, subject to conditions

*2006-11-09@EC@ 

State aid: Commission concludes Czech steel producer Třinecké železárny received no illegal aid

*2006-11-09@EC@ 

Ferien von der Ordnungspolitikg?

Viviane Reding, Mitglied der Kommission verantwortlich für Informationsgesellschaft und Medien

Warum Europa offene Telekommunikationsmärkte und unabhängige Schiedsrichter braucht, Parlamentarischer Abend des Verbands der Anbieter von Telekommunikations- und Mehrwertdiensten (VATM), Brüssel, 8. November 2006

*2006-11-09@EC@ 

Commission adopts new rules for managing electricity cross-border trade in the EU

*2006-11-09@Ofcom@signs_s13.gif     

Consolidation of legislation: the Wireless Telegraphy Act

Wireless Telegraphy Act 2006 c. 36

Šî–{ŠT”O“™‚ð’è‚ß‚Ä‚«‚½Wireless Telegraphy Acts 1949, 1967 and 1998, Marine etc Broadcasting (Offences) Act 1967, Part 6 of the Telecommunications Act 1984 and certain provisions of the Communications Act 2003‚ªWireless Telegraphy Act 2006‚Æ‚µ‚Ä“‡

*2006-11-09@Ofcom@   

Conditions regulating Sexual Entertainment Services

*2006-11-09@“àŠt•{ @  

“Ɛè‹ÖŽ~–@Šî–{–â‘荧’k‰ïi‘æ19‰ñj

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*2006-11-09@‘–±È @  

ƒRƒ“ƒeƒ“ƒcŽæˆøŽsê‚ÌŒ`¬‚ÉŠÖ‚·‚錟“¢‰ïi‘æ‚P‰ñj”z•tŽ‘—¿

*2006-11-08@EC signs_s13.gif 

State Aid reform: where do we stand? Status of the State Aid Action Plan pdf

Lowri Evans, Deputy Director General, DG Competition

IBC Global Conferences, Brussels, 7th November 2006

reform 4‚‚̒ŒA2‚–ڂ́fa refined economic approachf: eAssessing the compatibility of state aid is fundamentally about balancing the negative effects of aid on competition with its positive effects in terms of common interest.f = balancing test

kreform‚ÌŒ»óF SAAP, June 2005; Decision and guidelines on SGEI, July 2005; Communication on aid to innovation, September 2005[economic analysis of market failures]; new Regional Aid Guidelines, October 2005; rules on short term credit insurance, December 2005; new Risk Capital Guidelines for SMEs, July 2006; new framework on R&D&I, November 2006[refined economic approach]; de minimis proposal, to be adopted in December 2006; best practices guideline[procedures], finalized internal proposal(first discussion with Members, summer 2007); draft new General Block Exemption, December 2006; Councilfs enabling regulation, 2007; re-visit the notice on cooperation between national courts and Commission; new notice on State aid in the form of guarantees and a Communication on direct business taxation, re-visit the rescue and restructuring guidelinesl

*2006-11-08@EC 

Competition: Commission re-adopts steel beams cartel decision and fines Arcelor €10 million

FAQ

*2006-11-08@EC    

Telecommunications: Commission welcomes readiness of German regulator for deeper analysis of the wholesale leased lines – Article 7 procedure

*2006-11-08@EC  

State aid: Commission approves regional aid map 2007-2013 for Germany

FAQ

*2006-11-08@EC  

State aid: Commission investigates proposed new Swedish CO2 tax reductions

*2006-11-08@‘–±È  

“ú–{•ú‘—‹¦‰ï‚ɑ΂·‚镽¬‚P‚W”N“x‘Û•ú‘—ŽÀŽ{–½—߂̕ύX@“Á‚É–k’©‘N‚É‚æ‚é“ú–{lf’v–â‘è‚É—¯ˆÓ‚·‚éŽ|‚ð•ú‘—Ž–€‚֒ljÁ

NHK:

ƒ‰ƒWƒI‘Û•ú‘—‚Ì–½—ß•ú‘—‚É‚¨‚¯‚é“d”gŠÄ—R‹c‰ï‚Ì“š\‚ɂ‚¢‚Ä

*2006-11-07@DOJ/FTC   

Press Release: Department of Justice/Federal Trade Commission Hearings on Single-Firm Conduct to Continue on November 15 - Session to be Held in Washington, D.C. to Focus on Exclusive Dealing

’…X‚Ɛi‚ñ‚Å‚¢‚邱‚Æ‚Ìremainderi‚³‚Á‚ς莑—¿‚ð’Ç‚¢Ø‚ê‚Ä‚¢‚È‚¢‚à‚̂ŁEÎj: 10ŒŽˆÚs‚́AUnderstanding Single-Firm Behavior, tying, exclusive dealing‚Æ‘±‚¢‚Ä‚«‚Ä‚¢‚é

*2006-11-07@EC   

The role of public service broadcasters in a vibrant and pluralist digital media landscape

Joint EBU-MTV's conference "From secret service to public service", Budapest, 3 November 2006

*2006-11-07@EC 

Mergers: Commissioner Kroes welcomes withdrawal of obstacles to Abertis-Autostrade merger and offer of full cooperation

cf.*2006-09-22

*2006-11-07@EC 

Mergers: Commission approves proposed acquisition of Mazeikiu refinery by PKN Orlen

*2006-11-07@EC 

Mergers: Commission approves planned acquisition of Intermagnetics by Philips

*2006-11-07@EC 

Mergers: Commission approves proposed acquisition by Thales of Alcatelfs rail and systems integration activities

*2006-11-07@EC 

gIfd rather switch it offh: High roaming charges are deterring Europeans from using their mobile phones abroad, says new EU survey

*2006-11-07@EC 

Clearing and settlement: Commissioner McCreevy welcomes industry's new Code of Conduct

Clearing and Settlement Code of Conduct

Charlie McCREEVY, European Commissioner for Internal Market and Services

Press Conference, Brussels, 7 November 2006

*2006-11-07@‘–±È               

u“d‹C’ʐMŽ–‹Æ‚É‚¨‚¯‚é‰ïŒv§“x‚݂̍è•û‚ÉŠÖ‚·‚錤‹†‰ïv‚ÌŠJÃ

*2006-11-03@FCC              

FCC Classifies Broadband Over Power Line-Enabled Internet Access as "Information Service."

New Release / Order

*2006-11-03@EC                

Telecommunications: Broadband markets in Luxembourg will be further opened to competition – Article 7 procedure

*2006-11-02@FTC Newly added!              

FTC Issues Staff Report on Enforcement Perspectives on Noerr-Pennington Doctrine

*2006-11-02@METI              

uŒg‘Ñ“d˜b‹@ŽY‹Æ‚̏«—ˆ‚Ì‚ ‚è•û‚ÉŠÖ‚·‚é‰Û‘è‚Æ•ûô‚ɂ‚¢‚āv‚ɑ΂·‚éˆÓŒ©•åW

*2006-11-02@‘–±È              

u‹£‘ˆ•]‰¿ƒAƒhƒoƒCƒUƒŠ[ƒ{[ƒhv‚ÌŠJÃ

*2006-11-01@Ofcom               

Ofcom Annual Lecture - David Currie, 1 November 2006

AVMSiTWFD‰ü³jAFuture of PSB – PSP‚ÉŒ¾‹yihWe can imagine a limited extension to the scope of the existing directive, to those things, like video on demand, which have always been regulated in the UK by self-regulatory schemes like ATVOD.hAhWith Government support we have recently begun to develop the PSP concept further and have involved a number of creative people from new media to help us understand what the PSP could do.hj

*2006-11-01@OFT             

Competition Appeal Tribunal upholds OFT decision in price fixing case

*2006-11-01@‘–±È             

uƒRƒ“ƒeƒ“ƒcŽæˆøŽsê‚ÌŒ`¬‚ÉŠÖ‚·‚錟“¢‰ïv‚ÌŠJÃ

 

October

 

*2006-10-31@DOJ            

Press Release: Justice Department Suspends Investigation of Entercom Communications Purchase of N.Y. Radio Stations From CBS Corporation - Entercom Plans to Sell Three Rochester Radio Stations to Eliminate Need for Further Justice Department Investigation and to Comply with FCC Ownership Rules

*2006-10-31@EC            

Competition: Commission has carried out inspections in the SRAM (Static Random Access Memory) sector

*2006-10-31@DCMS            

Remote Gambling Fact Pack

*2006-10-31@METI           

ˆÚ“]‰¿ŠiÅ§Œ¤‹†‰ï‚̐ݒu‚ɂ‚¢‚Ä

*2006-10-31@JFTC            

Œö‹¤’²’B‚É‚¨‚¯‚é“üŽDEŒ_–ñ§“x‚ÌŽÀ‘Ô“™‚ÉŠÖ‚·‚é’²¸•ñ‘iŠT—vj

E•ñ‘–{‘Ì

*2006-10-31@JFTC            

•½¬18”N“xã”¼Šú‚É‚¨‚¯‚鉺¿–@‚̉^—pó‹µ‹y‚Ñ•‹yEŒ[”­‚Ì‚½‚ß‚ÌŽæ‘g

•½¬18”N“xã”¼Šú‚É‚¨‚¯‚éŒi•i•\Ž¦–@‚̉^—pó‹µ‹y‚яÁ”ïŽÒŽæˆø‚Ì“K³‰»‚Ö‚ÌŽæ‘g

*2006-10-30@DOJ           

Press Release: Justice Department Will Not Oppose Proposal by Standard-Setting Organization on Disclosure and Licensing of Patents

*2006-10-30@EC           

A new energy policy for a new era

Neelie Kroes, European Commissioner for Competition Policy

Conference on European Energy Strategy – the Geopolitical Challenges, Lisbon, 30th October 2006

*2006-10-30@EC           

The Internet – key to freedom, democracy and economic development

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

Internet Governance Forum, Athens, 30 October 2006

*2006-10-30@Ofcom           

Freeserve.com plc - BT's residential broadband pricing

*2006-10-30@‘–±È           

î•ñ’ʐMR‹c‰ï@î•ñ’ʐM­ô•”‰ï@ƒfƒWƒ^ƒ‹EƒRƒ“ƒeƒ“ƒc‚Ì—¬’Ê‚Ì‘£i“™‚ÉŠÖ‚·‚錟“¢ˆÏˆõ‰ïi‘æ‚R‰ñj”z•tŽ‘—¿

uƒRƒ“ƒeƒ“ƒc‚Ì—˜—p‚ÉŒW‚鏔ŠO‘‚Ì“®Œü“™v‚ ‚è

*2006-10-30@JFTC           

“úècŒšÞH‹ÆŠ”Ž®˜ðŽÐ‹y‚яZ—F‹à‘®ŒšÞŠ”Ž®‰ïŽÐ‚É‚æ‚铹˜HE“y–؏¤•iŠÖ˜AŽ–‹Æ‚Ì“‡‚ɂ‚¢‚Ä

“ú“S|”Š”Ž®‰ïŽÐ‹y‚яZ—F‹à‘®ŒšÞŠ”Ž®‰ïŽÐ‚É‚æ‚錚Þ”–”Š֘AŽ–‹Æ‚Ì“‡‚ɂ‚¢‚Ä

Š”Ž®‰ïŽÐ“ŒŽÅ‚Ù‚©‚QŽÐ‚É‚æ‚éWestinghouseƒOƒ‹[ƒv‚ÌŽŠ”‰ïŽÐ‚QŽÐ‚ÌŠ”Ž®Žæ“¾‚ɂ‚¢‚Ä

*2006-10-28@EC [Official Journal]    

Action brought on 30 August 2006 – Kingdom of the Netherlands v Commission (Case T-231/06)

OJ pdf

Žè‘±‚«ˆá”½A86ð2€”»’f‚ÌŒë‚èimisappraisal of facts, proportionality, etcj“™

*2006-10-27@OFT           

Completed acquisition by O2 UK Limited of the Link Stores Limited

*2006-10-27@JFTC           

‰¹Šy—p‚b‚c“™‚Ì—¬’Ê‚ÉŠÖ‚·‚鍧’k‰ïi‘æ3‰ñj‚Ì‹cŽ–˜^“™‚ÌŒö•\‚ɂ‚¢‚Ä

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EŽ‘—¿2 i“úŒoƒrƒWƒlƒX‚Q‚O‚O‚U”N‚XŒŽ‚S“ú†‹LŽ–j

*2006-10-26@FCC          

Speech by Chairman Martin to the 2006 ABA Administrative Law Conference pdf

Brand X case [Chevron deference], Biennial Review, unusual aspect of Section 10

cf.*2005-06-27 US Supreme Court

*2006-10-26@EC          

The Internal Market – Future Directions and Priorities

Charlie McCREEVY, European Commissioner for Internal Market and Services

Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS), Brussels, 26 October 2006

*2006-10-26@EC          

eLifelong learningf: a new education and training programme to build the Knowledge Society

*2006-10-26@EC          

Cultural heritage on line

*2006-10-26@DTI/EC          

Shareholder Voting Rights: European Commission Proposal for a Directive

*2006-10-26@‘–±È          

–L“‡ƒP[ƒuƒ‹ƒlƒbƒgƒ[ƒNŠ”Ž®‰ïŽÐ‚Ì“d‹C’ʐM–ð–±—˜—p•ú‘—‚Ì‹Æ–±‚ÉŒW‚é“o˜^ pdf

*2006-10-26@‘–±È         

Š”Ž®‰ïŽÐ‚`‚m‚`•‚i‚oƒGƒNƒXƒvƒŒƒX‚ÌŽ–‹Æ‰^‰c‚̏󋵂Ɋւ·‚é—X­–¯‰c‰»ˆÏˆõ‰ï‚Ö‚Ì•ñ pdf

*2006-10-25@EC          

State aid: Commission refers France to Court of Justice for failure to recover illegal aid

ailing company‚Ì‹~Ï‡•¹‚ÉŠÖ‚·‚é—D‹öÅ§‚ɂ‚¢‚Ä

*2006-10-25@House of Lords            

Judgments - Deutsche Morgan Grenfell Group Plc (Respondents) v. Her Majesty's Commissioners of Inland Revenue and another (Appellants) [2006] UKHL 49

EC–@ãˆá”½‚Æ‚³‚ꂽÅ§‚̍‘“à–@‚É‚¨‚¯‚éremedy‚ÌŽË’ö

*2006-10-25@Ofcom          

Channel sponsorship

ƒ`ƒƒƒ“ƒlƒ‹‚ւ̃Xƒ|ƒ“ƒT[ƒh‚ð‹ÖŽ~‚·‚é‹K’è‚ðŠO‚µ‚½Œ»sBroadcasting Codeicame into force in July 2005j‚̃Œƒrƒ…[iTWFD‚ōL•t—^‚ð‹Ö‚¸‚é”Ô‘g‚ðŠÜ‚Þƒ`ƒƒƒ“ƒlƒ‹‚̏ꍇ‚Ìjustification‚ð‚Æ‚­‚ÉŒŸ“¢[para.3.22]AŠ¥ƒ`ƒƒƒ“ƒlƒ‹‹ÖŽ~‚ÍŒp‘±jkCA 2003, Section 6, 319, 321; TWFD, Article 1, 10, 17l

*2006-10-25@Ofcom            

Review of the television production sector

code of practice‚ÌŒ»ó“™‚ðƒŒƒrƒ…[ / NB: last major review – Programme Supply Review [ITC, November 2002], time-based (rather than platform-based) approach, Codes of Practice and new media rights [netting-off, holdback, windowing framework], etc.

cf.*2006-01-10

*2006-10-25@‘–±È          

ƒCƒ“ƒ^[ƒlƒbƒgã‚̈á–@E—LŠQî•ñ‚ւ̃vƒƒoƒCƒ_“™‚ÌŽ©Žå“I‘Ήž‚ðŽx‰‡‚·‚éŽæ‘g

*2006-10-24@EC         

European Parliament adopts MEDIA 2007 pdf

*2006-10-24@EC           

State aid: Commission simplifies procedures for approving regional aid with new block exemption Regulation

FAQ

*2006-10-24@EC         

State aid: Commission prolongs specific state aid rules for shipbuilding

*2006-10-24@EC         

State aid: Commission approves regional aid maps 2007-2013 for the Czech Republic, Ireland and Lithuania

*2006-10-24@EC         

State aid: Commission opens inquiry into Francefs guarantee to Finnish electricity producer TVO

*2006-10-24@EC         

European Commission authorises rescue aid for Polish company C. Hartwig

*2006-10-24@EC         

Commission authorises two aid measures for Air Caraïbes to improve regional services

*2006-10-24@ECA/EC         

In its 2005 Annual Report, the European Court of Auditors reports considerable progress by the Commission in introducing its new accounting system, but found weak internal controls for the majority of EU expenditure, both within Member States and at the Commission, and a high incidence of errors in the underlying transactions

Presentation of the 2005 Annual Report to the Committee on Budgetary Control of the European Parliament

*2006-10-23@EC 3DTV         

3D TV-Conference

*2006-10-23@EC        

8 editors-in-chief of newspapers and magazines at European Commission to discuss the future of the print media

*2006-10-23@EC       

Provision of deficit and debt data for 2005

Euro area and EU25 government deficit at 2.4% and 2.3% of GDP respectively

*2006-10-20@FTC       

FTC Challenges Barrfs Proposed Acquisition of Pliva

Required Divestitures in Generic Drug and Organ Preservation Solution Markets Protect Consumers and Competition

*2006-10-20@FCC       

Annual Assessment of the Status of Competition in the Market for the Delivery of Video Programming

NOI pdf

*2006-10-20@EC         

Picture of competition in EU telecoms now virtually complete

*2006-10-20@EC       

Mergers: Commission approves proposed acquisition of Mercury by Hewlett Packard

*2006-10-20@CC       

CC rules against clinical waste merger

Stericycle International LLC / Sterile Technologies Group Limited: Notice & Summary of Provisional Findings and Notice of Possible Remedies

Northern Irish personal banking inquiry: Full provisional findings report published

*2006-10-19@FCC      

Commissioner Adelstein Commends New York Attorney General Payola Settlement With CBS Radio pdf

*2006-10-19@EC       

The Constitutional Treaty: The Way Forward

Margot Wallström, Vice President of the European Commission responsible for Institutional relations and Communication strategy

Notre Europe debate on "Plan B: how to rescue the European Constitution", Brussels, 18 october 2006

*2006-10-19@EC       

Mergers: Commission approves planned acquisition of Eneco Energia by Edison

*2006-10-19@Ofcom         

Radio Advertising Market Research

fanalyse which media appear to impose the strongest competitive constraint on the pricing of radio advertisingf; LŽå‚ɃAƒ“ƒP[ƒgASSNIPƒeƒXƒg‚ðŽÀŽ{

*2006-10-19@OFT       

Court of Appeal upholds OFT decisions in price fixing cases

*2006-10-19@BBC       

Press Release: Revised arrangements for prop provision & procurement for drama and entertainment tv programmes

*2006-10-19@‘–±È      

V‚½‚È‚a‚r•ú‘——pŽü”g”‚Ì—˜—p‚ÉŠÖ‚·‚é’ñˆÄ•åW‹y‚Ñà–¾‰ï‚ÌŠJÃ

*2006-10-19@‘–±È      

u‰q¯•ú‘—‚̏«—ˆ‘œ‚ÉŠÖ‚·‚錤‹†‰ïvÅI•ñ‘‚ÌŒö•\‹y‚шӌ©•åW‚ÌŒ‹‰Ê

*2006-10-18@EC signs_s13.gif       

Mergers: Commission opens infringement procedure against Spain for not lifting unlawful conditions imposed by CNE on E.ONfs bid for Endesa

cf.*2006-09-26

*2006-10-18@EC signs_s13.gif       

Postal services: Commission proposes full market opening by 2009

FAQ

fIn the event that remaining net costs of providing universal service need to be covered, Member States will be able to choose from a range of options, including, for example, state aids, public procurement, compensation funds and cost sharing.f

Report from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament on the application of the Postal Directive (Directive 97/67/EC as amended by Directive 2002/39/EC)

Report / Annex

fAccording to the Lisbon Strategy, the Internal Market must be made fully operational, while preserving the European social model, an element of which is the provision of effective and high quality Services of General Economic Interest (SGEI). This is a key component of the European welfare state.f

*2006-10-18@EC      

Mergers: Commission sends preliminary assessment to Italy on measures to block Abertis-Autostrade merger

*2006-10-18@EC      

Commission requests Court of Justice to oblige Greece to comply with 2002 Commission decision on illegal subsidies granted before 2002 to Olympic – State aid

*2006-10-18@EC      

Pharmacists from other Member States find it difficult to supply German hospitals

*2006-10-18@EC      

Commission paves the way for a 2008 launch of the European Institute of Technology

*2006-10-18@Ofcom      

Evaluating the impact of the Telecoms Review

Requests from BT for specified exemptions and agreements to its Undertakings under the Enterprise Act 2002

*2006-10-18@Ofcom      

Ofcom publishes summary of responses following its consultation on product placement

*2006-10-18@OFT      

Ryanair to give fairer contract terms

*2006-10-18@CPRC      

¤•i·•Ê‰»‚ƍ‡•¹‚ÌŒoÏ•ªÍ

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ƒP[ƒXŒŸ“¢F US v. Kimberly-Clark Corp. 1995; New York v. Kraft General Foods, Inc. 1995, Volvo/Scania, 1999

*2006-10-18@JFTC signs_s13.gif Newly added!      

—X­–¯‰c‰»ˆÏˆõ‰ï‚É‚¨‚¯‚éˆÓŒ©•\–¾‚ɂ‚¢‚Ä

“àŠt•{Ý’u–@‘æ58ð‘æ8€‚ÉŒ¾‹y

*2006-10-18@JFTC/METI      

u“K³‚È“d—ÍŽæˆø‚ɂ‚¢‚Ä‚ÌŽwjv(‰ü’茴ˆÄ)‚ɑ΂·‚éˆÓŒ©•åW‚‚¢‚Ä pdf

*2006-10-17@FCC     

FCC Denies Petition Regarding Viacom and Infinity Radio

Order pdf

FCC/Viacom‚ÌConsent Decree‚ɑ΂·‚éˆÓ‹`\‚µ—§‚Ä

*2006-10-17@FCC    

FCC Denies Application for Review of Radio X Broadcasting Corp., Bayamon, Puerto Rico

MO&O pdf

*2006-10-17@EC signs_s13.gif      

State aid: Commission to propose to the Council simplification of exemption procedures for certain types of state aid

SAAP‚ÉŠî‚­‘[’u

*2006-10-17@EC     

Competition: Commission takes Sweden to Court for failure to end broadcasting services monopoly

*2006-10-17@EC       

Mergers - New format in which merger notifications and reasoned submissions should be delivered (Form CO/Form RS)

*2006-10-17@EC     

Completing the last mile of the Single Market for Postal Services

Charlie McCreevy, European Commissioner for Internal Market and Services

Conference – Delivering Postal Liberalisation on Time, Brussels, 17 October 2006

*2006-10-17@EC     

Public Sector Accounting Reform: aligning private sector rigour with public sector specificities

*2006-10-17@EC     

Direct taxation: Commission requests Greece to end discriminatory taxation of dividends from foreign companies

*2006-10-17@EC     

Commission requests Ireland and Poland to end discrimination of foreign charities

*2006-10-17@EC     

Capital gains tax: Commission opens a second infringement procedure against Spain

cf.*2004-12-09 C-219/03

*2006-10-17@EIB/EC     

EIB supports a pathfinder PPP in the UK waste sector, in Cornwall

*2006-10-17@Ofcom     

The Conditions regulating Premium Rate Services

*2006-10-17@‘–±È     

‹K§‰e‹¿•ªÍi‚q‚h‚`j‚ÌŽŽs“IŽÀŽ{ó‹µ

*2006-10-16@EC      

Competition: Commission requests Greece to adopt new framework for broadcasting services

‚¢‚í‚ä‚é‹£‘ˆŽw—߂̍‘“à–@‰»–â‘èiC-299/04”»Œˆ‚ðŒo‚Ä‚Ì‘[’uk‰p•¶‚Å‚ÍReport on Competition Policy 2005‚©‚çlj

*2006-10-16@EC    

RFID: Why we need a European policy

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

EU RFID 2006 Conference: Heading for the Future, Brussels, 16 October 2006

Radio Frequency Identification Devices (RFID): Frequently Asked Questions on the Commissionfs Public Consultation

*2006-10-16@EC    

Excise duties: Commission provides free on-line access to excise registration numbers (SEED-on-Europa)

*2006-10-16@EC    

Le Commissaire Louis Michel salue lfattribution du Prix Nobel de la Paix à Muhammad Yunus, le père du micro-crédit

*2006-10-16@‘–±È    

î•ñ’ʐMR‹c‰ï@î•ñ’ʐM­ô•”‰ï@ƒfƒWƒ^ƒ‹EƒRƒ“ƒeƒ“ƒc‚Ì—¬’Ê‚Ì‘£i“™‚ÉŠÖ‚·‚錟“¢ˆÏˆõ‰ïi‘æ‚Q‰ñj”z•tŽ‘—¿

ƒRƒ“ƒeƒ“ƒc‚Ì—˜—p‚ÉŒW‚郋[ƒ‹‚ÌŒ»ó“™iŽ„“I•¡»‚ÉŠÖ‚·‚é’˜ìŒ –@‰ü³ŒoˆÜAƒAƒƒŠƒJ’˜ìŒ –@EƒtƒFƒAƒ†[ƒXiƒx[ƒ^ƒ}ƒbƒNƒX‘i×ƒTƒ}ƒŠ[jj

*2006-10-13@FCC      

Commission Seeks Comment on Proposals Submitted by AT&T Inc. and BellSouth Corporation

Public Notice

Letter From Chairman Martin Concerning Next Steps for Review of AT&T/Bell South Transfer of Control Application

Letter Concerning the AT&T/BellSouth Merger

DOJ‚É‚æ‚éSLCƒeƒXƒg‚ðŒo‚āA¡“x‚ÍFCC‚É‚æ‚épublic interestƒeƒXƒg‚Ö

*2006-10-13@EC      

Competition: Commission statement on Microsoft Vista

*2006-10-13@EC    

Delivering on the crackdown: recent developments in the European Commission's campaign against cartels

Neelie Kroes, European Commissioner for Competition Policy

The 10th Annual Competition Conference at the European Institute, Fiesole, Italy, 13th October 2006

*2006-10-13@EC    

Commission approves a prolongation of UK aid encouraging movement of intermodal containers by rail

*2006-10-13@EC    

Competition: Commission opens infringement procedure against Malta for maintaining import monopoly for petroleum products

*2006-10-13@EC    

State aid: Commission approves regional aid maps 2007-2013 for Luxembourg and Malta

*2006-10-13@EC    

State aid: Commission endorses Dutch state guarantees scheme worth up to €900 million for equity financing and loans to SMEs

*2006-10-13@EC    

Environmental impact assessment: Commission to take legal action to improve implementation in Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania and Slovenia

*2006-10-13@‘–±È     

u“d‹C’ʐMŽ–‹Æ•ª–ì‚É‚¨‚¯‚é‹£‘ˆó‹µ‚Ì•]‰¿‚ÉŠÖ‚·‚éŠî–{•ûj‚Q‚O‚O‚U`‚Q‚O‚O‚Wv‚ÌŒö•\‹y‚сu“d‹C’ʐMŽ–‹Æ•ª–ì‚É‚¨‚¯‚é‹£‘ˆó‹µ‚Ì•]‰¿‚ÉŠÖ‚·‚éŽÀŽ{×–Ú‚Q‚O‚O‚UiˆÄjv‚ɑ΂·‚éˆÓŒ©•åW

*2006-10-13@JFTC     

Š”Ž®‰ïŽÐƒoƒ[‚ɑ΂·‚é”rœ‘[’u–½—߂ɂ‚¢‚ā@pdf

uˆá”½sˆ×‚ÌŠT—vv‚̐}

*2006-10-12@FCC     

FCC Issues Inquiry for Annual Report to Congress on Video Competition

*2006-10-12@FCC     

FCC Takes Steps to Allow New Low Power Devices on Vacant TV Channels

*2006-10-12@EC     

Internal Market: Commission acts to ensure 16 Member States implement EU laws

*2006-10-12@EC    

Free movement of services: Commission inquires into restrictions on the provision of certain gambling services in Austria, France and Italy

fStudy of Gambling Services in the Internal Market of the European Unionf‚©‚ç|Compatibility of National Measures with Art. 43, 49 EC TreatyiJustification by the ECJ: maintenance of the public order, consumer protection, social order, financing of social activities, etc.k‰Á–¿‘Ù”»Š‚É‚¨‚¯‚éJustification‚à—ñ‹“liŽQl”»—á Case C-243/01 Gambellij; Proportionalityj, Taxation, ¡Œã‚̃VƒiƒŠƒI•ªÍiƒx[ƒXƒ‰ƒCƒ“A‰Á–¿‘§“xdŽ‹AEU“à“‡dŽ‹j

*2006-10-12@EC     

Free movement of capital: Commission calls on France to modify its legislation establishing an authorisation procedure for foreign investments in certain sectors of activity

*2006-10-12@EC     

State aid: Commission opens an investigation into the proposed reform of the French Post Office workersf pension fund

*2006-10-12@EC     

State aid: Commission concludes BT and Kingston have received no aid through UK property tax

fcorrectly applied to BT and Kingston by the VOA.f

*2006-10-12@EC     

Direct taxation: Commission requests Poland to end discriminatory taxation of foreign lotteries

*2006-10-12@EC     

EU telecoms rules: 9 new infringement cases opened, while 8 cases go into the second round

New round of infringement proceedings in electronic communications: What are the issues?

*2006-10-12@EC     

Free movement of capital: Commission closes case against Italy regarding law on investment in energy companies

cf.*2005-08-02 Case C-174/04

*2006-10-12@EC     

Commission takes action against Member States breaking the tobacco sponsorship ban

‘“àŒÀ’è–@‚Å‚àfcross-border effectsf

*2006-10-12@EC     

Public procurement: Commission closes infringement cases against Austria, Czech Republic, Denmark and United Kingdom

Public procurement: infringement proceedings against Germany and Slovakia

Public procurement: Commission requests Spain to modify Valencia town planning law

hAlcatelh judgment

*2006-10-12@EC     

Professional qualifications: Commission acts to ensure correct implementation of EU law in France and Luxembourg

*2006-10-12@EC     

Second Railway Package: Commission sends Reasoned Opinions to 13 Member States

*2006-10-12@EC     

EU audit regulation and international cooperation

Charlie McCREEVY, European Commissioner for Internal Market and Services

FEE (Fédération des Experts Comptables Européens) Conference on Audit Regulation, Brussels, 12 October 2006

*2006-10-12@CC     

Competition not working for Northern Ireland personal banking customers

Northern Irish personal banking inquiry: Summary of Provisional Findings and Notice of Possible Remedies

*2006-10-12@OFT      

OFT publishes criteria for competition casework

*2006-10-12@DCMS/BBC@     

Tessa Jowell announces final eight BBC Trust Members

Press Release: New BBC Trust to represent the public interest

*2006-10-12@‘–±È     

uƒfƒWƒ^ƒ‹‰»‚̐i“W‚Æ•ú‘—­ô‚ÉŠÖ‚·‚é’²¸Œ¤‹†‰ïvÅI•ñ‚ÌŒö•\

MEMO: uŽÀŽ¿Žx”zŠî€‚Ì“±“ü‚͐Td‚ɍl‚¦‚邱‚Æ‚ª“K“–vuw“Ɛè“I”Еz‚ðs‚¤‚±‚ƂƂȂ邨‚»‚êx‚Ì—L–³‚ɂ‚¢‚āA‚»‚̊‚𖾊m‚É‚·‚邱‚Æ‚ª–]‚Ü‚µ‚¢vu•ú‘—ŽŠ”‰ïŽÐ‚ÉŠÖ‚·‚é“KŠi«Šm•Ûvu‚b‚rƒvƒ‰ƒbƒgƒtƒH[ƒ€Ž–‹Æ‚𐧓xãˆÊ’u•t‚¯AŠ—v‚Ì‹K—¥‚ð‰Û‚·‚±‚Æ‚ªl‚¦‚ç‚ê‚évuŽ–‹Æ‚𕹂¹s‚¤ê‡A•K—vÅ¬ŒÀ‚Ì‹K—¥‚Æ‚µ‚āc·•Ê“IŽæˆµ‚¢‚ð‹ÖŽ~‚·‚邱‚Æ‚ª•K—vvuŒg‘Ñ’[––Œü‚¯‚Ɂcw“Æ—§ƒT[ƒrƒXx‚ªŽÀŽ{‚Å‚«‚é‚悤A–@‰ü³‚ðŠÜ‚ސ§“x®”õ‚ðs‚¤‚±‚Æ‚ª•K—vv

*2006-10-11@DOJ     

Press Release: Statement by Assistant Attorney General Thomas O. Barnett Regarding the Closing of the Investigation of AT&T's Acquisition of BellSouth - Investigation Concludes that Combination Would Not Reduce Competition

*2006-10-11@EC    

gPublic-Private Partnerships; How to make them work?h

Danuta Hübner, Member of the European Commission responsible for Regional Policy

Seminar "Private - public partnership - how to make them work? PPP - challenges, obstacles and opportunities", Scottish-Polish House, Brussels, 11 October 2006

*2006-10-11@EC     

Creating a Single Market for European Financial Services: The role of industry

British Bankersf Association 10th Annual Supervision Conference, London, 11 October 2006

fat the cross-roads of competition and prudential supervisionf

cf.*2006-09-12

Europe at the leading edge in Financial Services

Financial Times The Banker Awards Dinner, London, 10 October 2006

Both by Charlie McCreevy, European Commissioner for Internal Market and Services

*2006-10-10@FTC     

Should Municipalities Provide Wireless Internet Service? FTC Staff Report Provides Guidance to Promote Competition - Improving consumer access to broadband Internet service is an important goal for federal, state, and local governments

*2006-10-10@DOJ Newly added!     

U.S. v. McClatchy and Knight-Ridder: Plaintiff United States's Motion and Memorandum for Entry of Final Judgment

*2006-10-10@EC     

Speech for the Hearing with the Joint Parliamentary Committees of the Italian Parliament

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

Hearing with the Joint Parliamentary Committees of the Italian Parliament, Rome, 10 October 2006

*2006-10-10@EC     

Draft proposal for a Council Regulation amending Council Regulation (EC) No 994/98 of 7 May 1998 on the application of Articles 92 and 93 of the Treaty establishing the European Community to certain categories of horizontal state aid

*2006-10-10@Ofcom      

Final Assisted Areas map published - and good news for Areas left out – State aid rules

*2006-10-10@Ofcom      

Review of wholesale digital television broadcasting platforms

*2006-10-10@BBC Charter Review signs_s13.gif     

Royal Charter for the Continuation of the BBC - October 2006

*2006-10-10@BBC signs_s13.gif     

Press Release: PVT for BBC On-Demand Services (BBC iPlayer): additional information and extended timetable

fJSG is responsible for: Agreeing the potential relevant markets for the assessment after considering advice from Ofcome; Fair Trading Statement of Policy and Competitive Impact Codes to be adopted by BBC Trust, the guidelines to be adopted and published by BBC Management on Fair Trading and Competitive Impactf

cf.*2006-09-18

*2006-10-09@Ofcom   

Regulating TV advertising of food and drink to children

*2006-10-09@OFT signs_s13.gif    

OFT clears merger between NYSE and Euronext

Anticipated merger between NYSE Group, Inc. and Euronext N.V

Žù—vŽÒ“Á«‚ÉŠî‚¢‚ȁX‚ÌŽsê‚Å”»’fiLSE‚ð‚ß‚®‚é—lX‚Èbid‹y‚Ñ‚»‚ê‚ÉŠî‚­”»’f‚ɐG‚ê‚È‚ª‚çj

*2006-10-06@FTC   

Commission Approves Issuance of Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2006-2011

Staff Submits Comments on Pharmacy Benefit Managers to Virginia House of Delegates

*2006-10-06@FCC     

FCC Grants Transfer of Control of Fox Television Stations, Inc. from K. Rupert Murdoch to Fox Entertainment Group, Inc.

MO&O pdf

‘Ž‘“™‚É”º‚¤Š—L•ÏXF newspaper/broadcast cross-ownership prohibition, local ownership rule‚Ì—áŠO“K—p‚̈ێidiversity‚𗝗R‚Ɂj

*2006-10-06@CoR/EC     

Will EU baulk at the Balkans? Is it switched on for broadcast revolution? Rehn and Reding to address CoR plenary session (11 October)

TWFD‰ü³’ñˆÄ‚ɂ‚¢‚Ä‚à‹c˜_

*2006-10-06@Council   

Declaration by the Presidency on behalf of the European Union on freedom of the press in Iran

*2006-10-06@EC     

Public workshop on the Review of the EU Regulatory Framework for electronic communications networks and services including revision of the Recommendation on relevant markets

*2006-10-06@EC   

Cohesion policy 2007-2013: Danuta Hübner launches guide to innovation for growth and jobs

Danuta Hübner welcomes the adoption by the Council of new cohesion policy guidelines

The Community Strategic Guidelines on Cohesion 2007-2013

*2006-10-06@EC   

Commission supports new civil society initiatives to promote Dialogue and Debate on EU issues – Plan D

*2006-10-06@EC   

Making sense of today's media content: Commission begins public media literacy consultation

*2006-10-06@OFT   

OFT accepts undertakings from Johnston Press on Northern Ireland farming titles

*2006-10-06@‘–±È   

Ú‘±ƒ‹[ƒ‹‚ÌŒ©’¼‚µ‚ÉŠÖ‚·‚é’ñˆÄ•åW

*2006-10-06@‘–±È   

u‘–±ÈŠŠÇ‚ÌŽw’蓝Œv’²¸‚Ì–¯ŠÔŠJ•ú‚ÉŒü‚¯‚Ä‚ÌŒv‰æv‚ÌŒö•\

*2006-10-05@ECJ AG Opinion  

Opinion of the Advocate General in the case C-292/04 Meilicke

Press release / full-text

compatibility of German provisions on the taxation of dividends; ea limitation of the temporal effects of a judgment (AG Tizzano, on 10 November 2005 – first opinion) may only be ordered exceptionally, where there is a risk of serious economic repercussions and there was objective, significant uncertainty regarding the implications of Community law provisionsf

*2006-10-05@ECJ  

Judgment of the Court of Justice in Joined Cases C-232/05 Commission v France

full-text

242ðino suspensory effectj - ethe procedure laid down by French law and applied in the present case cannot be considered to allow the himmediate and effectiveh execution of Decision 2002/14f

*2006-10-05@ECJ  

Judgment of the Court of Justice in Joined Cases C-290/05_C-333/05 Nádasdi

Press release / full-text

Hungarian registration duty – a heavier burden

*2006-10-05@ECJ  

Judgment of the Court of Justice in Case C-140/05 Valesko

Press release / full-text

Austrian legislation limiting an exemption, on a transnational basis, for cigarettes imported form Slovenia is compatible with Community law (Directive 69/169, read in conjunction with the Act of Accession)

*2006-10-05@EC 

EU Policy on Corporate Governance and Company Law

Charlie McCreevy, European Commissioner for Internal Market and Services

Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA), London, 5 October 2006

the results of the study on one share one vote principle will should be published next spring; eOn that basis, we might propose a Recommendationf

*2006-10-05@EC  

EC antitrust rules: an overview of recent developments

Neelie Kroes, European Commissioner for Competition Policy

Hellenic Competition Commission, Athens, 5th October 2006

Article 82 review – eI expect to announce next steps early next yearf; Green Paper on Antitrust damages – ecit is clear that we cannot simply borrow solutions from other countries, such as the US. We need a European solution to a European problem, because here Europe really can add valuef

*2006-10-05@Ofcom 

Changing the law to allow the use of low power transmitters for MP3 players

*2006-10-05@OFT

Anticipated acquisition by Harrah's Entertainment Inc of London Clubs International plc

*2006-10-04@CFI 

Judgment of the Court of First Instance in Case T-193/04 Tillack v Commission

Press release / full-text

OLAF‚©‚ç‰Á–¿‘“–‹Ç‚É“`‚¦‚ç‚ꂽî•ñ‚ÉŠî‚«A“–ŠYƒWƒƒ[ƒiƒŠƒXƒg‚̏î•ñŒ¹‚ªbreach of professional secrecy and bribery‚Ì‹^‚¢‚ÅŒö‘i‚³‚ꂽƒP[ƒXinon-binding legal effect, not a sufficiently direct causal link‚Æ”»’fjF eBrussels as Bad as Burma: European Court Undermines Freedom of the Pressf by Brussels Journal

*2006-10-04@EC       

Telecommunications: Commission requests more market data before assessing draft regulatory measures for the German wholesale leased lines markets – Article 7 procedure

*2006-10-04@EC     

State aid: Commission recommends that France withdraw the unlimited state guarantee for the French Post Office

*2006-10-04@EC     

Competition: Commission renders commitments by music publishers and collecting societies legally binding

*2006-10-04@EC     

New strategy puts EU trade policy at service of European competitiveness and economic reform

*2006-10-04@EC     

Auditors' liability: Commission publishes independent study on economic impact of current rules

*2006-10-04@EC     

SWIFT: EDPS preliminary findings on the role of the ECB

*2006-10-04@‘–±È     

w“d‹C’ʐMŽ–‹Æ‚É‚¨‚¯‚é•´‘ˆˆ—“™‚̏«—ˆ‘œx‚ÌŒö•\‹y‚шӌ©•åW‚ÌŒ‹‰Ê

*2006-10-04@‘–±È     

uŽs’¬‘º‡•¹–@’苦‹c‰ï‰^‰cƒ}ƒjƒ…ƒAƒ‹iŠî–{•ÒEŽÀ–±•ÒjviŽs’¬‘º‚̍‡•¹‚ÉŠÖ‚·‚錤‹†‰ïj

*2006-10-04@BBC     

BBC to review media buying - a statutory review which is required to satisfy the BBC's obligations under the EU Public Procurement Regulations

*2006-10-03@FTC     

FTC Intervenes in Formation of ULA Joint Venture by Boeing and Lockheed Martin - To Protect Competition, While Allowing Unique National Security Benefits, Commission Requires Parties to Adopt Non-Discriminatory Terms in Order to Proceed with Launch Vehicle Joint Venture

*2006-10-03@ECJ     

Judgment of the Court of Justice in Case C-475/03 Banca popolare di Cremona

Press release / full-text

IRAP‚ÌVAT“K‡«

*2006-10-03@ECJ     

Judgment of the Court of Justice in Case C-452/04 Fidium Finanz

Press release / full-text

ˆæŠOŽ–‹ÆŽÒ‚É‚æ‚éfour freedomŽå’£

*2006-10-03@EC     

"Music online: new content and services for the digital age" pdf

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

1st Music Publishers' EU Congress, Brussels, 3rd October 2006

*2006-10-02@EC    

The European Social Model is based on Solidarity, Social Justice and Human Rights

*2006-10-02@EC     

Antitrust: A new Block Exemption Regulation in the field of air transport

*2006-10-02@EC    

Competition: Commission revises Block Exemption for IATA passenger tariff conferences

FAQ

*2006-10-02@EC    

Mergers: Commission approves planned acquisition of O.Y.L by Daikin

*2006-10-02@EC    

Internet Governance: Commission welcomes move towards full private-sector management by 2009

*2006-10-02@OFT    

OFT has adopted a new structure that is arranged by markets rather than legislation

*2006-10-02@BBC    

BBC publishes new research on daily life in the 21st century

*2006-10-02@‘–±È    

“d‹C’ʐMŽ–‹Æ•´‘ˆˆ—ˆÏˆõ‰ïi‘æ‚V‚R‰ñji‹cŽ–ŠT—vE‰ï‹cŽ‘—¿j

*2006-10-02@‘–±È    

î•ñ’ʐMR‹c‰ï î•ñ’ʐM­ô•”‰ïƒfƒWƒ^ƒ‹EƒRƒ“ƒeƒ“ƒc‚Ì—¬’Ê‚Ì‘£i“™‚ÉŠÖ‚·‚錟“¢ˆÏˆõ‰ïi‘æ‚P‰ñj

*2006-10-01@EC    

Airline passenger data – European Commission statement on negotiations with the United States

 

September

 

*2006-09-29@EC    

Mergers: Commission approves proposed acquisition of Banksys and Bank Card Company by Atos Origin

*2006-09-29@EC    

Mergers: Commission approves proposed acquisition of Cogas electricity and gas retail supply business by Electrabel Nederland

*2006-09-29@EC    

Competition: Commission calls for comments on effects on competition of information exchange in liner shipping markets

*2006-09-29@EC signs_s13.gif    

Competition: Commission and other ECN members co-operate in use of leniency to fight cross border cartels

Competition: the European Competition Network launches a Model Leniency Programme – frequently asked questions

Competition: Commission proposes changes to the Leniency Notice – frequently asked questions

ECN

for esoft harmonisationf, for eone-stop shopf

*2006-09-29@OFT    

OFT welcomes introduction of European Model Leniency Programme

*2006-09-29@‘–±È      

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*2006-09-29@‘–±È      

’ʐME•ú‘—‚Ì‘‡“I‚È–@‘ÌŒn‚ÉŠÖ‚·‚錤‹†‰ïi‘æ‚Q‰ñj

”ŠO‘‚àŠÜ‚߁A’ʐME•ú‘—–@‘ÌŒn‚ÌŠTŠÏŽ‘—¿‚ ‚è

*2006-09-29@JFTC    

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

*2006-09-28@DOJ    

Press Release: Justice Department Dismisses Antitrust Lawsuit Against Exelon Corp. and Public Enterprise Service Group Inc. - Exelon Abandons Efforts to Acquire PSEG

*2006-09-28@ECJ    

Judgment of the Court of Justice in Case C-282 and 283/04 Commission v Netherlands

Full-text

golden shares of KPN and Dutch Post – related Findlaw News

*2006-09-28@EC signs_s13.gif     

Mergers: Commission launches public consultation on consolidated guidance concerning jurisdiction in merger control

*2006-09-28@EC    

State aid: Commission investigates proposed new Danish CO2 tax reductions

*2006-09-28@EC    

The need for a renewed European energy policy

Neelie Kroes, European Commissioner for Competition Policy

OFGEM seminar on Powering the Energy Debate: Europe - Competition and Regulation, London, 28th September 2006

fthe results of the sector inquiry will come in Januaryf, fItfll be a parallel production alongside my colleague Andris Piebalgsf report on progress on liberalisation of the energy marketsf

*2006-09-28@OFT    

OFT invites nominations for trustees as part of the agreed resolution of the independent schools investigation

*2006-09-28@‘–±È    

­ô•]‰¿Œ‹‰Ê‚Ì•½¬19”N“x—\ŽZ—v‹“™‚Ö‚Ì”½‰fó‹µiŠT—viPDFjE–{•¶j

*2006-09-27@EC    

Commission presents results of Eurobarometer on consumer protection in the Internal Market

*2006-09-27@CFI Newly added!    

Judgment of the Court of First Instance in Case T-117/04 Werkgroep Commerciële Jachthavens Zuidelijke Randmeren

Full-text

state aid – standing‚Ì–â‘è

*2006-09-27@CFI    

Judgment of the Court of First Instance in Case T-168/01 GlaxoSmithKline Services v Commission

Press release / full-text

ˆã–ò•i—¬’Ê‚ð‚ß‚®‚éVertical agreement–â‘è|—¼¬”s‚É‚È‚Á‚Ä‚¨‚èA˜_“_‘½‚µ

*2006-09-27@CFI    

Judgment of the Court of First Instance in joined cases T-44/02 OPPO and others Dresdner Bank v Commission

Press release / full-text

*2006-09-27@EC/CFI    

Competition: Commission welcomes Court of First Instance judgments in Sodium Gluconate cartel case

*2006-09-27@EC/CFI     

Competition: Commission welcomes Court of First Instance judgments in Citric Acid cartel case

*2006-09-27@Ofcom      

Ofcom publishes outcome of TV access services review

‚¢‚í‚ä‚鎚–‹•ú‘—“™

*2006-09-27@JFTC        

ˆã—×pˆã–ò•i‚Ì—¬’ÊŽÀ‘Ô‚ÉŠÖ‚·‚é’²¸•ñ‘iŠT—vj / •ñ‘–{‘Ì

*2006-09-26@FCC       

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

News Release / Report pdf

‚Æ‚­‚Éwebsite rule‚Ì–¾Šm‰»

*2006-09-26@FCC       

FCC Revises Childrenfs Television Obligations for Broadcasters

News Release / Order pdf

*2006-09-26@ECJ Newly added!   

Partial renewal of the Members of the Court of Justice of the European Communities and entry into office of new Members of the Court of First Instance of the European Communities

*2006-09-26@EC signs_s13.gif     

Mergers: Commission rules against Spanish Energy Regulatorfs measures concerning E.ONfs bid for Endesa

Free movement of capital: Commission calls on Spain to modify the law amending the functions of the Spanish electricity and gas regulator

ECMR21ðˆá”½iproceedingk’Ê’m‹`–±l, conditionsk43ðE56ðˆá”½ðŒ‚Ì•t—^ljA¥³‘[’u‚Ísecond stage‚ցiblog‚àŽQÆj

*2006-09-26@EC        

State aid: ePoste Italianef - Commission endorses €2.4 billion public service compensation for 2000-2005; opens investigation into interest rates for funds collected as of 2005

*2006-09-26@EC        

Commission rejects Dutch investment aid for Holland Malt B.V.

*2006-09-26@EC        

Commission approves public financing for six regional airports in Ireland

*2006-09-26@EC        

Commission authorises Czech state aid for research and development in transport

*2006-09-26@EC        

Green light for Czech state aid to compensate inland waterway transport operators

*2006-09-26@EC        

Presentation of Bulgaria & Romania accession report

José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission

European Parliament, Strasbourg, 26 September 2006

*2006-09-26@EESC        

"The European Social Model and the challenges facing Bulgaria"

*2006-09-26@Ofcom        

Communications Market: Special Report - SME Engagement with Digital Communications Services

*2006-09-26@Ofcom        

Qualified applicants for spectrum auction

*2006-09-26@‘–±È       

ƒfƒWƒ^ƒ‹‰»‚̐i“W‚Æ•ú‘—­ô‚ÉŠÖ‚·‚é’²¸Œ¤‹†‰ïi‘æ‚Q‚T‰ñj”z•tŽ‘—¿ | Žæ‚è‚܂Ƃ߁iˆÄj‚ɂ‚¢‚Ä

*2006-09-25@EC       

"Market developments and future perspectives in the automotive sector"

Neelie Kroes, European Commissioner for Competition Policy

Conference organised by the European Council for Motor Trades and Repairs (CECRA), Brussels, 25th September 2006

*2006-09-25@EC      

Competition: Commission welcomes Council agreement to end exemption for liner shipping conferences

FAQ

*2006-09-25@‘–±È Newly added!      

‚m‚g‚j‚Ì•Û—Lƒ`ƒƒƒ“ƒlƒ‹”‚݂̍è•û‚ÉŠÖ‚·‚錟“¢‰ï‚ÌŠJÃ

*2006-09-22@FCC      

Public Comments filed after Voluntary Remand to FCC of Fox Television Stations, Inc. and CBS Broadcasting Inc. v. FCC

*2006-09-22@EU Competitiveness Council/EC      

Preparation of the Competitiveness Council of Ministers, Brussels, 25 September 2006

*2006-09-22@EC      

Mergers: Commission approves proposed merger between Abertis and Autostrade

*2006-09-22@EC      

Mergers: Commission approves proposed acquisition of ALL3Media by Permira

*2006-09-22@EC      

Mergers: Commission approves proposed acquisition of Cardinal Health by Alliance Boots

*2006-09-22@EC      

Commission and European Federation of Accountants co-host Public Sector Accounting Conference 

*2006-09-22@EC      

Ombudsman: EU subsidies and lobbying should be transparent

*2006-09-22@CC/CAT Newly added!      

CC:

CC welcomes CAT backing pdf

CAT:

Stericycle International LLC; Stericycle International Limited; Sterile Technologies Group Limited v Competition Commission

Case No: 1070/4/8/06 Judgment pdf

CC‚É‚æ‚émonitoring trustee”C–½‚ÍEnterprise Act 2002E81ðiinterim orderj‚͈͉̔º‚É“ü‚é‚©

*2006-09-21-22@GCLC@        

Third Annual Conference - Economic Analysis of State Aid Rules

state aid rulesŠe‹Ç–Ê‚É‚¨‚¯‚éŒoÏ•ªÍ‚̍vŒ£EŒÀŠE|Equity/Efficiency

*2006-09-21@EC          

The refined economic approach in state aid law: a policy perspective

Neelie Kroes, European Commissioner for Competition Policy

GCLC/College of Europe Conference, Brussels, 21st September 2006

fIfm delighted that state aid has now found its rightful place on the map of academic economistsf; economic approach‚̈Ӌ`|support our wider policy objectives, draw the line between a priori problematic cases and those which give less reason for concern; next concrete target: Environmental Protection

*2006-09-21@EC          

Mergers: Commission clears planned acquisition of Cleanaway Holdings Limited by Veolia ES, subject to conditions

*2006-09-21@EC          

Distance Selling Directive: state of play and public consultation

*2006-09-21@Ofcom            

Provision of Technical Platform Services

fOfcom considers that incremental revenues derived by a TPS customers from using TPS are a reasonable proxy of incremental benefits received.f

cf.*2005-11-02

Conditional access charges – request for consent in relation to notification requirements

*2006-09-20@EC         

Commission sees the United Kingdom as just on track to correct its excessive deficit by end of the 2006/2007 financial year

*2006-09-20@EC          

State aid: Commission presents for consultation new draft rules on de minimis subsidies – under SAAP

FAQ

*2006-09-20@EC         

Commission fines copper fittings producers €314.7 million for price fixing cartel

*2006-09-20@EC         

Mergers: Commission opens in-depth investigation into Glatfelter take-over of Cromptonfs Lydney paper mill

*2006-09-20@Ofcom signs_s13.gif         

Assessing Indirect Impacts of the EC Proposals for Video Regulation

“K—p”͈͂ɂ‚¢‚āAECˆÏˆõ‰ïmimeo‚Ö‚ÌŒ¾‹y‚ ‚èiat viij; Value Chain Analysis: IPTV[VODž‚Ý], Mobile Multimedia, Online Games

*2006-09-20@OFT         

OFT takes court action against mail order company in the Netherlands

*2006-09-20@CPRC         

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*2006-09-19@FCC        

Draft 2003 "Review of the Radio Industry".

Report pdf

*2006-09-19@ECJ        

Judgments of the Court of Justice in Cases C-506/04, C-193/05 Wilson

Press release / full-text

qualification of professionals

*2006-09-19@ECJ        

Judgment of the Court of Justice in Case C-356/04 LIDL Belgium

Press release / full-text

misleading comparative advertising

*2006-09-19@EC        

Mergers: Commission clears Toshibafs planned acquisition of Westinghouse Electric UK and BNFL USA Group subject to conditions

*2006-09-19@EC        

Mergers: Commission approves planned creation of joint venture by Lactalis and Nestlé

*2006-09-19@EC        

Mergers: Commission clears proposed acquisition by voestalpine of Profilafroid and Société Automatique de Profilage

*2006-09-19@DCMS signs_s13.gif Newly added!                

BBC's New Royal Charter Sealed

Royal Charter for the Continuation of the BBC - September 2006

Related information: BBC Trust

*2006-09-19@‘–±È       

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*2006-09-18@EESC       

Europe needs the strategic goal of a diversified energy mix

*2006-09-18@BBC/Ofcom signs_s13.gif  

BBC:

Press Release: Market Impact and Public Value Assessments start on BBC iPlayer

Ofcom:

Ofcom begins Market Impact Assessment of the BBCfs new on-demand proposals

iPlayer‚ÉŠÖ‚·‚éPublic Value Test‚ÌŠJŽniŒ‹‰Ê‚͐V”N‰“ª‚ÌŒ©ž‚݁jkBBC‚É‚æ‚éƒT[ƒrƒXÚ×’ñŽ¦APublic Value Test‚̘g‘g‚Ý’ñŽ¦: Public Value Assessment(BBC Trust Unit); Market Impact Assessment(Ofcom(under terms agreed by a JSG)) – Identification of relevant markets(primary and secondary), —Ꭶ‚Æ‚µ‚ÄŠeƒvƒ‰ƒbƒgƒtƒH[ƒ€‚Ì•ú‘—ŽsêAƒIƒ“ƒfƒ}ƒ“ƒhŽsêAPVRŽsêi‹£‘ˆ–@‰º‚ÌŽsê‰æ’è‚Ƃ̈ٓ¯‚ɂ‚¢‚Ä‚àŒ¾‹yj; stakeholder‚ÉŒ»ÝA«—ˆ‚ɂ킽‚Á‚Ẳe‹¿ƒpƒuƒRƒ; cost/benefitƒŠƒXƒg‚ÅŒ‹‰Ê‚ðŽ¦‚·—\’è; MIA clock stops on 18 Decl

cf.*2005-10-25; consultationŒ‹‰Ê

*2006-09-18@BBC       

Joint press release: BBC and Arqiva take major step towards Digital Switch Over

*2006-09-15@EC       

Developments in anti-trust policy in the EU and the US

Neelie Kroes, European Commissioner for Competition Policy

The C. Peter McColough Series on International Economics, The Council on Foreign Relations

New York, 15th September 2006

*2006-09-15@EC       

Non-Horizontal Mergers Guidelines: Ten Principles pdf

*2006-09-15@‘–±È       

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*2006-09-14@DOJ      

Speech: Criminal Enforcement of Antitrust Laws: The U.S. Model - Presented at the Fordham Competition Law Institute's Annual Conference on International Antitrust Law and Policy by Assistant Attorney General Thomas O. Barnett

*2006-09-14@EC      

Industrial policy and competition law & policy - Embracing open markets and renouncing protectionism

Neelie Kroes, Member of the European Commission in charge of Competition Policy

Fordham University School of Law, New York City, 14th September 2006

*2006-09-14@EC      

State aid: Commission endorses French public funding of €100 million for Eurocopter R&D project for new Franco-Chinese helicopter

*2006-09-14@EC       

Draft Community framework for state aid for research and development and innovation – under SAAP

cf. gbalancing testh: para.11, 19-20 of SAAP: State Aid Action Plan 2005-2009, COM(2005) 107 final, 7.6.2005

*2006-09-14@Work Foundation       

Willingness to Pay for the BBC during the next Charter period

*2006-09-13@DOJ      

Speech: Interoperability Between Antitrust and Intellectual Property - Presented at George Mason University School of Law Symposium Managing Antitrust Issues in a Global Marketplace by Assistant Attorney General Thomas O. Barnett

iTunes‚ð—á‚ɁAfinteroperabilityf‚ðÚà

*2006-09-13@CFI     

Judgment of the Court of First Instance in Case T-210/02 British Aggregates v Commission

Press release / full-text

harmonisation‚È‚µ‚̗̈æË‰Á–¿‘‚ÌŠÇŠËjustification‚ ‚èiselective‚ ‚è‚ÌŽå’£‚Í‹p‰ºj

*2006-09-13@EC     

How can investors and companies work together to improve governance and create long term shareholder value

Charlie McCREEVY, European Commissioner for Internal Market and Services

Active Investors Conference, Brussels, 13 September 2006

*2006-09-13@EC     

Competition: Commission fines 14 companies a total of €266.717 million for price fixing of road bitumen in the Netherlands

FAQ

*2006-09-13@EC     

State aid (legislation):

State aid: Commission approves regional aid maps 2007-2013 for a first group of Member States

State Aid: Commission Guidelines on National Regional Aid for 2007-2013, breakdown for first group of Member States

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State aid (decision):

Commission approves changes to social aid for Martinique

Aid for restructuring SNCM: Commission extends investigation procedure

European Commission approves Austrian aid scheme for combined transport

*2006-09-13@CC     

Competition Commission publishes essays by Professor Paul Geroski

Essays in Competition Policy

*2006-09-12@ECJ    

Judgment of the Court of Justice in Case C-131/03P Reynolds Tobacco and Others v Commission

Full-text

i*2002-10-31 EC Commission files civil money laundering action against R. J. Reynolds; *2006-04-06 AG Opinion j

fthe principle of a civil action, in the name of the Commission, against certain American cigarette manufacturersf‚ª230ð‚Ìreview‘Ώۂł ‚é‚©”Û‚©i‚¿‚Ȃ݂ɁAUS District Court‚Ìjudge‚Ípendingiact of state doctrine‚Å”»’f‰ñ”ð‚ÌŠÏ‘ª‚ ‚èjj|Žè‘±‚«ŠJŽnŒˆ’è‚Ílegally binding‚Å‚È‚­A‘ΏۂɂȂç‚È‚¢

*2006-09-12@ECJ    

Judgment of the Court of Justice in Case C-196/04 Cadbury Schweppes et Cadbury Schweppes Overseas

Press release / full-text

tax evasion‘΍RŽè’i‚Æ‚µ‚Ă̑Ó–«‚ðŠm”F‚·‚é‚Æ‚Æ‚à‚ɁAfmotive testf‚É”½‘Î

cf.*2006-05-02 AG Opinion

*2006-09-12@ECJ Newly added!

Judgment of the Court of Justice in Case C-479/04 Laserdisken

full-text

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*2006-09-12@EC signs_s13.gif    

Financial sector: Commission acts to improve supervisory approval process for mergers and acquisitions

Related speech:

Improving the supervisory approval process for mergers and acquisitions

Proposal for a Directive improving and clarifying the procedure and criteria for the prudential assessment of acquisitions and increase of shareholdings in the financial sector

Charlie McCREEVY, European Commissioner for Internal Market and Services

Brussels, 12 September 2006

ŠÖ˜AŽw—߂̈ꊇ‰ü³ˆÄifsound and prudent managementf‚𖾊m‰»EÚ×‰»ireputation, experience, soundness“™jjG ‚³‚ç‚ɁAstock exchanges, investment firms“™‚ɑ΂·‚éregulation‰ü³‚àŽ¦´

*2006-09-11@FCC   

Office of Engineering & Technology Announces Projected Schedule for Proceeding on Unlicensed Operation in the TV Broadcast Bands

Public Notice pdf

*2006-09-11@EC   

For the first time the National Parliaments will be directly informed by the European Commission about all policy initiatives

*2006-09-11@OFT   

Eurex Clearing AG

*2006-09-11@“àŠt•{ Newly added!   

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*2006-09-11@ƒ„ƒ}ƒg‰^—A   

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*2006-07-05@EFTA SA Newly added!