yˆêŽŸŽ‘—¿W|Headline 2008iŒã”¼jz

 

Institutional Reform of the European Union
A New Start for Lisbon Strategy / State Aid reform / Provisions on international relations in EU competition policy

DG Competition Up coming events

Audiovisual and Media Policies – Regulatory Framework

The Future Role of Public Service Broadcasting

 

December

 

*2008-12-30@EC signs_s13.gif Newly added!    

State aid: Commission approves first real economy crisis measures

*2008-12-30@EC Newly added!    

Antitrust: Commission confirms sending Statement of Objections to EdF on French electricity market

*2008-12-30@FTC Newly added!    

FTC Intervenes in King Pharmaceuticalsf Acquisition of Rival Alpharma Inc.

King Required to Divest Painkiller Kadian to Actavis to Restore Competition

*2008-12-25@‘–±È    

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*2008-12-24@FTC   

FTC Settles Price-Fixing Charges Against Two Separate Doctors' Groups

Physicians in Modesto, California and Boulder, Colorado Required to Modify Behavior to Protect Competition

*2008-12-24@FCC    

FCC Takes Steps to Implement "Analog Nightlight" Act

NPRM pdf

*2008-12-24@EC   

Telecoms: Commission clears amended nationwide Spanish broadband regulations; maintains concerns on lack of high-speed remedies

*2008-12-23@FTC  

Inverness Medical Innovations Settles FTC Charges That it Stifled Future Competition in U.S. Market for Consumer Pregnancy Tests

Consent Order Restores Competition From New Products

*2008-12-23@FCC  

FCC Reports Show Analog and Digital Coverage of TV Stations pdf

*2008-12-23@EC  

State aid cases:

State aid: Commission approves Italian recapitalisation scheme for financial institutions 

State aid: Commission approves modifications to UK financial support measures to the banking industry 

State aid: Commission approves German banking rescue aid for NordLB 

State aid: Commission approves state support for IKB

State aid: Commission approves Latvian support scheme for banks 

State aid: Commission approves Spanish guarantee scheme for credit institutions

*2008-12-22@ECJ

Judgment of the Court of Justice in C-487/06 P British Aggregates v Commission

Full-text

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*2008-12-22@ECJ

Judgment of the Court of Justice in Case C-549/07 Wallentin-Hermann

Press release / full-text

An air carrier may not as a general rule refuse to pay compensation to passengers following the cancellation of a flight on account of technical problems in the aircraft; Compensation may however be refused if the technical problems stem from events which, by their nature or origin, are not inherent in the normal exercise of the activity of the air carrier and are beyond its actual control

*2008-12-22@EC  

Mergers: Commission gives go-ahead for planned joint venture between Aéroports de Paris and the Nuance Group 

*2008-12-22@EC  

Mergers: Commission approves proposed acquisition of St1Avifuels by StatoilHydro and St1

*2008-12-22@EC  

Mergers: Commission clears proposed acquisition of British Energy by EdF, subject to conditions      

*2008-12-19@FTC

FTC Intervenes in Teva Pharmaceutical Industries' Proposed $8.9 Billion Acquisition of Barr Pharmaceuticals

Consent Order Requires Divestitures in Twenty-Nine U.S. Generic Drug Markets

*2008-12-19@FTC                                             

Subprime Credit Card Marketer to Provide At Least $114 Million in Consumer Redress to Settle FTC Charges of Deceptive Conduct

CompuCredit Corporation, a company marketing Visa and MasterCard credit cards to consumers in the subprime credit market, has agreed to reverse fees charged to eligible consumersf accounts to settle allegations that it violated federal law.

*2008-12-19@EC                                             

Mergers: Commission approves proposed acquisition of Continental by Schaeffler 

*2008-12-19@EC                                             

Mergers: Commission clears Teva's proposed acquisition of Barr subject to conditions

*2008-12-19@EC                                             

Mergers: Commission approves the proposed acquisition of Cominvest, Commerzbank's asset management business, by Allianz 

*2008-12-19@EC                                             

State aid: Commission authorises 104 million Italian film production tax incentives

*2008-12-19@EC @                                            

Quarterly report on the euro area: rapid, forceful and coordinated action is key to support the economy    

*2008-12-19@BERR                                               

Consultation on revisions to WEEE regulations launched

*2008-12-19@Ofcom                                              

Consolidated version of the Undertakings given to Ofcom by BT pursuant to the Enterprise Act 2002 pdf - Regulatory statement

*2008-12-19@Ofcom                                              

Review of Ofcom's Media Literacy Programme 2004-08

*2008-12-19@CC                                             

Tesco / Co-op store acquisition in Slough: Notice of Proposed Order and public consultation on the Proposed Order pdf

*2008-12-19@JFTC                                             

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*2008-12-18@DOJ                                            

Press Release: Justice Department Files Antitrust Lawsuit Against Microsemi Corporation - Lawsuit Seeks to Restore Competition in Markets for Semiconductor Devices Used in Critical Military and Space Applications

*2008-12-18@EC                                            

Mergers: Commission approves proposed acquisition of joint control over Taranto Container Terminal by Hutchison and Evergreen

*2008-12-18@EC                                            

Mergers: Commission clears proposed acquisition of SSTL by EADS

*2008-12-18@EC                                            

Mergers: Commission approves acquisition of Bradford & Bingley Assets by Banco Santander subsidiary Abbey 

*2008-12-18@EC                                            

Mergers: Commission approves joint venture between Sofinco and Banco Popolare in Italian consumer credit markets 

*2008-12-18@EC                                            

State aid: Commission approves state support for BayernLB 

*2008-12-18@EC                                            

State aid: Commission approves recapitalisation of Belgian KBC Group 

*2008-12-18@EC signs_s13.gif@                                           

State aid: Commission and German Länder render the activities of ARD and ZDF compatible with the Community rules while considering the interests of commercial operators - joint press statement

ƒhƒCƒc”Åpublic value test‚Ì“±“üF"the 'Drei Stufen Test' is an important example for the type of procedural safeguards needed to ensure effective control at the national levelAVƒT[ƒrƒX‚ւ̑ΉžFThe publicmission for ARD and ZDF's "Telemedien" [electronic information and communication services] is separately defined in the inter-State Treaty. This definition is expected to help public service broadcasters fulfill their role in the new media

*2008-12-18@EC signs_s13.gif                                            

State aid: Commission consults on draft notice on Simplified procedure for treatment of certain types of State aid

SAAP‚̈êŠÂ‚Æ‚µ‚āAsimplified procedure“±“ü

*2008-12-18@CFI                                            

Judgments of the Court of First Instance in cases T-211/04 & T-215/04 Government of Gibraltar v Commission – state aid

Press release / full-text

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*2008-12-18@EC                                             

Commission launches public consultation on hedge funds 

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*2008-12-18@EC                                             

Commission calls on Member States to rule with a light hand while updating TV rules in 2009

Related FAQs 

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*2008-12-18@OFT  Newly added!                                            

OFT publishes restatement of its approach to 'failing firms' in merger reviews

*2008-12-18@BBC Trust/Ofcom                                            

Breaches of the Ofcom Broadcasting Code – Sanctions, statement by the Trust

BBC fined over radio shows

*2008-12-18@JFTC                                            

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*2008-12-17@CFI                                           

Judgment of the Court of First Instance in Case T-196/04 Ryanair v Commission

Press release / full-text

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*2008-12-17@EC                                           

Antitrust: Commission opens infringement proceedings against Slovakia to ensure compliance with Commission hybrid mail decision

*2008-12-17@EC                                           

Mergers: Commission clears proposed take-over of Martinair by KLM 

*2008-12-17@EC                                           

Mergers: Commission clears proposed merger between Campina and Friesland Foods, subject to conditions 

*2008-12-17@EC signs_s13.gif                                           

State aid: Commission adopts temporary framework for Member States to tackle effects of credit squeeze on real economy

FAQs

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*2008-12-17@EC                                           

Climate change: Commission welcomes final adoption of Europe's climate and energy package

Questions and Answers on the revised EU Emissions Trading System

*2008-12-17@EC                                           

Europe is the first region in the world with tangible commitments to fighting climate change

Stavros DIMAS, Commissioner responsible for environment

European Parliament vote on the Climate and Energy Package, Strasbourg, 17 December 2008  

*2008-12-17@Ofcom                                            

Children watching fewer TV adverts for less healthy foods, review finds

i‰ß‹Ž‚ÌŒoˆÜ‚©‚çiƒƒ‚jjBCAP introduced restrictions on techniques that may be used in promoting food and drink products, including HFSS products.

*2008-12-17@CC signs_s13.gif                                           

BAA airports investigation: News release and provisional decision on remedies

divestiture / airport regulation‚Ö‚Ìrecommendations

*2008-12-17@JFTC                                           

‰º¿–@ˆá”½sˆ×‚ðŽ©”­“I‚ɐ\‚µo‚½eŽ–‹ÆŽÒ‚̎戵‚¢‚ɂ‚¢‚Ä pdf

*2008-12-16@FTC signs_s13.gif                                           

FTC Sues Ovation Pharmaceuticals for Illegally Acquiring Drug Used to Treat Premature Babies with Life-Threatening Heart Condition

Unlawful Acquisition Resulted in Nearly 1,300 Percent Price Hike; Agency Asks Court to Require Company to Give Up Unlawful Profits

*2008-12-16@EC                                           

State aid: Commission approves Swedish rescue aid for Carnegie Bank

*2008-12-16@EC signs_s13.gif                                           

Commission decisions on the Lisbon Growth and Jobs Strategy

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*2008-12-16@CC                                            

Rolling stock leasing market investigation: News release and provisional decision on remedies

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*2008-12-16@BBC Trust                                           

Response to Scottish Broadcasting Commission's final report

*2008-12-16@JFTC    

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*2008-12-17@CC                                            

eCompetition policy and interesting times': Speech by CC Chairman Peter Freeman at the Competition Forum on 02 December 2008

eCompetition Commission's 60th Anniversary': Speech by CC Chairman Peter Freeman on 27 November 2008

*2008-12-12@DOJ                                           

Press Release: Investment Funds Will Pay Civil Penalties Totaling $800,000 for Violating Antitrust Premerger Notification Requirements

*2008-12-12@EC                                          

Climate change: Commission endorses Poznań declaration on reducing emissions from deforestation

*2008-12-12@EC                                          

State aid: Commission approves modifications to German financial rescue scheme

*2008-12-12@EC                                          

State aid: Commission approves Slovenian support scheme for credit institutions

*2008-12-12@EC                                          

Accounting: European Commission grants equivalence in relation to third country GAAPs

*2008-12-12@EC                                          

European Commission welcomes Switzerland to the Schengen area

*2008-12-11@FTC                                         

Sony BMG Music Settles Charges Its Music Fan Websites Violated the Childrenfs Online Privacy Protection Act

Company Will Pay $1 Million Civil Penalty

*2008-12-11@DOJ                                         

Press Release: Justice Department Requires Divestitures in Acquisition of National City Corporation by The PNC Financial Services Group - 61 Branches in Western Pennsylvania to Be Divested

*2008-12-11@ECJ                                         

Judgment of the Court of Justice in Case C-297/07 Bourquain

Press release / full-text

This interpretation intends to ensure that no one is prosecuted for the same acts in several Member States on account of his having exercised his right to freedom of movementiˆêŽ–•sÄ—j

*2008-12-11@ECJ                                         

Judgment of the Court of Justice in Case C-52/07 Kanal 5 and TV 4æŒˆÙ’è

Full-text

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*2008-12-11@EC signs_s13.gif                                         

State aid: Commission consults on draft Best Practices Code on state aid proceedings

Žè‘±‹K‘¥659/1999†‚ÉŠî‚¢‚Đςݏd‚Ë‚ç‚ꂽBest Practice

*2008-12-11@EC                                         

Antitrust: Commission confirms sending Statement of Objections to alleged participants in power transformers cartel

*2008-12-11@EC                                         

Collective redress in Europe

Neelie Kroes, European Commissioner for Competition Policy

Address at panel discussion organised by DHIK at the Representation of the Free State of Bavaria to the EU, Brussels, 10th December 2008

*2008-12-11@EC                                         

State aid cases:

State aid: Commission approves Dutch authorities' recapitalisation of SNS REAAL

State aid: Commission authorises France to grant 54.5 million aid for Iseult-Inumac R&D programme 

State aid: Commission endorses 28 million aid to Masdar for production of thin-film solar modules in Thüringen, Germany 

State aid: Commission opens in-depth investigation into proposed 52.7 million aid to Dell Products Poland 

State aid: Commission endorses 47 million aid to BVG in Poland 

State aid: Commission authorises 212 million German film support scheme 

*2008-12-11@OFT signs_s13.gif New!                                          

OFT publishes revised guidance on leniency

*2008-12-11@BBC  New!                                        

Press Release: BBC launches PSB partnerships

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*2008-12-10@DOJ                                        

Press Release: New Jersey Man Charged in Tomato Industry Probe with Racketeering, Money Laundering and Antitrust Violations

*2008-12-10@EC                                        

Mergers: Commission approves proposed acquisition of Hägglunds Drives by Robert Bosch

*2008-12-10@EC                                        

State aid case:

State aid: Commission approves Austrian support scheme for financial institutions

State aid: Commission closes in-depth inquiry into support to Italian public mining company Fluorite di Silius

State aid: Commission opens in-depth inquiry into €11 million sale of Greek Cassandra Mines to Ellinikos Xrysos

State aid: Commission opens in-depth inquiry into proposed €2.7 million restructuring aid to Przędzalnia Zawiercie

State aid: Commission authorises PLN 24 million (€ 6.2 million) aid to Polish foundry Odlewnia Żeliwa "Śrem"

*2008-12-10@EC                                         

Commission issues guidelines to get Mobile TV on Europeans' mobile phones

Legal Framework for Mobile TV Networks and Services: Best Practices for Authorisation – The EU Model [Model 1: extension of existing DTT rules to new services (e.g. Italy, UK); Model 2: gplain wholesale modelh; Model 3: gintegrated approachh [chave to find an agreement on the services before the granting of authorisation] (e.g. Austria)chintegrated approachh, seems to be particularly suited to guarantee the successful launch of mobile TV service]G ƒ}ƒXƒgƒLƒƒƒŠ[‚́hmay not be imposed on mobile TV at this stagehA‹£‘ˆ–@‚Ö‚Ì”z—¶‚àŽUŒ©‚³‚ê‚é

cf.*2007-07-18 g2007 Communicationh (COM(2007) 409)

*2008-12-10@CAT signs_s13.gif Newly added!                                          

Merger Action Group - Judgment

Merger Action Group v Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform

Case No: 1107/4/10/08 i[2008] CAT 36j

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cf.*2008-10-31 BERR

*2008-12-10@Ofcom                                         

Identifying appropriate regulatory solutions: principles for analysing self- and co-regulation - Statement

AVMS‚Å‚à“oê‚·‚éself- and co-regulation‚ɂ‚¢‚Ä

*2008-12-10@CC                                        

NuFarm/AH Marks inquiry: News release, notice of provisional findings, summary of provisional findings and notice of possible remedies

*2008-12-10@CC                                        

Joint OFT/CC merger guidelines review: transcripts of two economics roundtables published

*2008-12-10@‘–±È                                        

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*2008-12-06@EC signs_s13.gif                                       

State aid: Commission adopts guidance on bank recapitalisation in current financial crisis to boost credit flows to real economy

Introductory remarks:

The role of state aid in tackling the financial & economic crisis

Neelie Kroes, European Commissioner for Competition Policy

Introductory remarks at press conference, Brussels, 8th December 2008

For instance:

State aid: Commission authorises French scheme to inject capital into certain banks

*2008-12-05@EC signs_s13.gif                                       

New contacts for Member States: the Economic Crisis Team – state aid

*2008-12-05@EC                                       

EU state aid rules – part of the solution

Neelie Kroes, European Commissioner for Competition Policy

EStALI conference, Luxembourg, 5th December 2008

Banking Crisis/Recapitalisation‚ÆEuropean Recovery plan

*2008-12-05@EC                                       

Antitrust: Commission market tests commitments proposed by RWE concerning German gas market – Article 9 commitment decision

*2008-12-05@Ofcom                                        

Ofcom proposes a new range of wholesale prices for Openreach

*2008-12-04@EC signs_s13.gif                                      

Antitrust: Commission consults on review of rules for assessing horizontal cooperation agreements

*2008-12-04@EC                                      

Mergers: Commission approves proposed acquisition of Gamesa Energía's wind farm business by Iberdrola Renovables

*2008-12-04@EC                                       

State aid: Overview of national rescue measures and guarantee schemes

*2008-12-04@Ofcom  Newly added!                                      

Ofcom publishes Draft Annual Plan 2009/10

Promoting competition in pay TV

*2008-12-03@DOJ                                     

Press Release: Justice Department Requires Divestitures in Republic's Acquisition of Allied Waste - Settlement Preserves Competition in 15 Metropolitan Areas

*2008-12-03@EC signs_s13.gif                                     

Antitrust: consumer welfare at heart of Commission fight against abuses by dominant undertakings – Article 82 reviewi82ð”rœŒ^—”—pƒŒƒrƒ…[j

Œ‹‹ÇAƒKƒCƒ_ƒ“ƒXiƒRƒ~ƒ…ƒjƒP[ƒVƒ‡ƒ“j‚Æ‚µ‚Ä”­o / gspecial responsibilityh‚Ì•\Œ»‚ª•œŠˆAhconsumer welfareh‚̈µ‚¢‚ª‚â‚âŠÔÚ‚ɁAeffective competition gbetween firmshiŒã’i’ljÁjcÅV”»—á‚Ì—¬‚ê“™‚ðŽó‚¯‚½‚à‚Ì‚©‚Æ

*2008-12-03@EC                                     

State aid: Commission clears state aid to rescue and restructure Fortis Bank and Fortis Bank Luxemburg

*2008-12-03@EC                                     

Mergers: Commission clears acquisition of Fortis' Belgian and Luxembourg assets by BNP Paribas subject to divestment of BNP's Belgian consumer credit subsidiary

*2008-12-03@EC @                                    

Telecoms: Commission concerned over German regulator's failure to notify mobile termination rates

*2008-12-03@EC                                      

Environment: Commission proposes revised laws on recycling and use of hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment – WEEE / RHoS

*2008-12-03@CC signs_s13.gif                                     

Project 'Kangaroo': 'Video-on-demand' joint venture

News release, notice of provisional findings, summary of provisional findings and notice of possible remedies

Main test of provisional findings and appendices Newly added!

hcatch-up and archive content should be treated as part of the same marketh / ga loss of rivalryh at the wholesale and the retail level; remedyŠeŽí

cf.*2008-06-30 OFT/CC

*2008-12-02@FTC                                    

FTC Issues New Update of Horizontal Merger Investigation Data Report

Describes Transactions Occurring in Fiscal Years 1996-2007

*2008-12-02@EC                                     

State aid: Commissioner Kroes briefs Economics and Finance Ministers on financial crisis measures

*2008-12-02@EC                                    

Mortgage markets: Commission study shows varying national approach to regulation of 'non-credit' institutions

*2008-12-02@‘–±È                                    

u’nãƒfƒWƒ^ƒ‹•ú‘—‚݂̂̍đ—MƒT[ƒrƒXv‚Ì‘Šú“±“ü‚ÉŒü‚¯‚½—LüƒeƒŒƒrƒWƒ‡ƒ“•ú‘—Ž–‹ÆŽÒ“™‚Ö‚Ì—v¿ pdf

*2008-12-02@JFTC                                    

Œú¶˜J“­È‚ÆŒö³ŽæˆøˆÏˆõ‰ï‹y‚ÑŒoÏŽY‹ÆÈ‚Ƃ́u‰º¿•ÛŒìî•ñƒlƒbƒgƒ[ƒNv‚Ì‘nÝ‚ɂ‚¢‚Ä pdf

*2008-12-01@EC                                   

Mergers: Commission approves proposed acquisition of Porterbrook Leasing Company by Deutsche Bank, Lloyds Bank and BNP Paribas

*2008-12-01@EC                                   

Banking: Commission welcomes new industry rules on account switching

 

November

 

*2008-11-28@FTC                                  

Commission Approves Divestiture by Chicago Bridge & Iron Company, Extends Monitor Trustee's Term of Service for Six Months

The Commission has approved an application for proposed divestiture from Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. and Chicago Bridge & Iron Company (collectively CB&I)

*2008-11-28@CFI                                   

Judgment of the Court of First Instance in joined cases T-254/00,T-270/00 & T-277/00 Hotel Cipriani v Commission – state aid

Press release / full-text

general application‚Å‚Í‚ ‚邪A‘‰Æ•â•‚ÉŠY“–‚·‚é‚Æ‚µ“K—pœŠO‚à”ے肵‚½ƒRƒ~ƒbƒVƒ‡ƒ“Œˆ’èisocial security exemptionj‚ɑ΂·‚锽‘i|CFI‚̓Rƒ~ƒbƒVƒ‡ƒ“‚ðŽxŽ

*2008-11-28@EC signs_s13.gif                                   

Temporary framework for State aid measures to support access to finance in the current financial and economic crisis

‚Æ‚­‚ÉŽÀ‘ÌŒoÏ‚ւ̉e‹¿‚̑΍ô‚ÉŠÖ‚µA‘‰Æ•â•‹K§‰º‚ʼn½‚ª‚Å‚«‚é‚©iˆø‚«‘±‚«‹à—ZŽsê‚̈À’艻ôE87ð3€b‚Ì“K—p‚àŠÜ‚ށjG@Œ»sƒ‹[ƒ‹‚Ì‚È‚©A‚±‚¤‚¢‚¤•ûŒü‚̕⏕‚ÍŒ´‘¥”F—e‚Å‚ ‚é‚Ƃ̃KƒCƒhƒ‰ƒCƒ“’ñŽ¦

cf.*2008-10-13

*2008-11-28@EC signs_s13.gif                                   

Why Consumers behave the way they do: Commissioner Kuneva hosts high level conference on Behavioural Economics

QAs

*2008-11-28@EC                                   

Antitrust: preliminary report on pharmaceutical sector inquiry highlights cost of pharma companies' delaying tactics – sector inquiry

FAQs

*2008-11-28@EC                                   

Climate change: Poznań conference must shift negotiations on a new global climate deal into higher gear

Climate change and the EUfs response

*2008-11-28@Ofcom                                   

Ofcom International Conference

NEXT GENERATION - NET GENERATION: Managing competitive communications in a digital age

London, Thursday November 20th - Friday November 21st 2008

*2008-11-28@Ofcom                                   

ITV1 (Granada) in breach of political advertising rules

*2008-11-28@‘–±È signs_s13.gif                                   

•½¬23”NˆÈ~‚̐V‚½‚ÈBSƒfƒWƒ^ƒ‹•ú‘—‚ÉŒW‚éˆÏ‘õ•ú‘—‹Æ–±‚Ì”F’è‚ÉŠÖ‚·‚鐧“x®”õˆÄ‚ɑ΂·‚éˆÓŒ©•åW

•½¬23”NˆÈ~‚̐V‚½‚ÈBSƒfƒWƒ^ƒ‹•ú‘—‚ÉŒW‚éˆÏ‘õ•ú‘—‹Æ–±‚Ì”F’è\¿Žó•t‚ÉŠÖ‚·‚éƒXƒPƒWƒ…[ƒ‹‚Ì‘O“|‚µ‚ɂ‚¢‚Ä

MEMO: u‚a‚r•ú‘—‹y‚Ñ“ŒŒo‚P‚P‚O“x‚b‚r‚𐧓xãu“Á•Ê‰q¯•ú‘—v‚Æ‚µ‚Ä“‡‚µA‚»‚Ì•‹y­ô‚ðˆê‘̉»‚·‚évAu“Á•Ê‰q¯•ú‘—‚É‚¨‚¢‚ẮAˆêTŠÔ“–‚½‚è‚Ì•ú‘—ŽžŠÔ‘S‘Ì‚É‚¨‚¯‚é‘Ή¿‚𓾂čs‚¤L•ú‘—i—L—¿•ú‘—‚É‚æ‚ès‚í‚ê‚é‚à‚Ì‚ðœ‚­Bj‚ÉŒW‚é•ú‘—ŽžŠÔ‚̐è‚߂銄‡‚ª‚RŠ„‚ð’´‚¦‚é\¿‚ɂ‚¢‚ẮAŽü”g”Ž–î‚ðŠ¨ˆÄ‚µ‚ĉ”\‚ȏꍇ‚ÉŒÀ‚èAŽü”g”‚ðŠ„‚è“–‚Ă邱‚Æ‚Æ‚·‚évA“™

*2008-11-27@EC                                    

Collective Redress: Commission seeks views on settling large scale consumer complaints – Green Paper on Consumer Collective Redress COM(2008) 794 final

FAQs

Antitrust‚ɂ‚¢‚Ă͕ʁiæs‚µ‚Ä‹c˜_‚³‚ê‚Ä‚¢‚éi*2008-04-03 White Paper on damages for actions for breach of the EC antitrust rules, COM (2008) 165 finalj|‚ªAOFT‚̈µ‚Á‚½‹âs‚Ìexcessive charge“™‚ÍŽ‹–ì‚É“ü‚ê‚Ä‚¢‚é

*2008-11-27@EC                                   

State aid cases:

State aid: Commission approves Dutch emergency recapitalisation of Aegon

State aid: Commission authorises PLN 24 million ( 6.2 million) aid to Polish foundry Odlewnia Żeliwa "Śrem" 

State aid: Commission authorises 116 million Finnish film support scheme 

European Commission approves German hard coal state aid for 2008

*2008-11-27@EC                                    

Telecoms Council: Commission sees improved Council position on the EU Telecoms Reform as good basis for negotiations with the European Parliament

*2008-11-27@EC                                   

Telecoms: Commission welcomes French regulator's move to introduce competitive mobile termination tariffs

*2008-11-27@EC                                    

Commission takes court action to prevent excessive spot-advertising on Spanish TV

Ži–@Žè‘±‚«‚Ɉڍs

cf.*2007-07-10

*2008-11-27@EC @                                  

Free movement of capital: Commission calls again on Germany to apply a Court ruling on Volkswagen law

Œ»Ý‚ÌVW–@C³ˆÄ‚Å‚àA–¢‚¾ˆá”½Ž–€‚ ‚è‚Æ‚Ì”»’f

*2008-11-27@EC                                   

Freedom of establishment and freedom to supply services: closure of a number of infringement proceedings

Including: France: putting an end to the ban on cross-promotion of commercial television programmesiuL•ú‘—ŽžŠÔv‚̐”‚¦•û‚ªV‹KŽQ“ü‚̏áŠQ‚Ɂj

*2008-11-27@EC                                   

Monopoly of collecting societies' activities: infringement proceedings against the Czech Republic and Hungary

*2008-11-27@EC                                   

Free movement of capital: Commission contests Greek law on investment in strategic companies

‚¨‚»‚ç‚­‚Í–¯‰c‰»Œã‰ïŽÐ“™‚̈µ‚¢

*2008-11-27@EC                                   

Direct taxation: The European Commission takes steps against the United Kingdom as regards the deductibility of cross-border pension contributions

*2008-11-27@EC                               

Direct taxation: The European Commission requests Portugal and Spain to change restrictive exit tax provisions for companies

*2008-11-27@OFT                               

OFT decides against further analysis of derivatives clearing market

*2008-11-26@EC                                   

The Commission launches a major Recovery Plan for growth and jobs, to boost demand and restore confidence in the European economy

*2008-11-26@EC                                   

Mergers: Commission closes investigation after BHP Billiton abandons proposed acquisition of Rio Tinto

*2008-11-26@EC                                  

Mergers: Commission approves proposed joint venture between Ericsson and STMicroelectronics

*2008-11-26@EC                                  

Antitrust: Commission opens German electricity market to competition

*2008-11-26@EC                                  

State aid cases:

Commission authorises Belgian aid scheme for modes of transport other than road  

Commission authorises Czech State aid to bus operators in Southern Moravia 

Commission declares Austrian State aid to Postbus compatible with the common market 

Commission investigates aid granted to Farm Dairy Flevoland in the Netherlands

Commission investigates into aid granted for TSE tests in Belgium  

*2008-11-26@CC signs_s13.gif                                 

'Merging is such sweet sorrow': Speech by CC Chairman Peter Freeman at the BIICL Mergers Conference on 13 November 2008

‰º‹L‚É‚à—‚߂āAU‚è•Ô‚èiNon-exhaustivej|pre-notification‚ª–³‚¢§“x‚ÌŒÀŠEicompleted merger‚ɑ΂·‚éremedyjAVƒKƒCƒhƒ‰ƒCƒ“APublic interest mergersiBSkyB/ITViCC‚ªspecial media provision‰º‚ŐR¸‚ðs‚Á‚½‰‚̃P[ƒXj, HBoS/Lloyds TSBiCC‚ւ̈ڑ—‚È‚µ‚ÅSecretary‚Ì”»’f‚ª‚­‚¾‚Á‚½ƒP[ƒXjŒãŽÒ‚ւ̔ᔻ‚Í‘½‚¢‚à‚̂́A gBoth cases, c show how the UK system is established to cope with mergers where the issues extend beyond competition.hjG Phase I‚ÆPhase II‚̃oƒ‰ƒ“ƒX‚ɂ‚¢‚Ä‚àŒ¾‹yi'well established Phase II authority is a big advantagefj

*2008-11-26@CC                                   

CC publishes new merger remedy guidelines

Merger remedies: Competition Commission guidelines

*2008-11-25@FTC                                  

FTC Launches Suit to Block Merger of CCC and Mitchell

Merger Would Leave Only Two Competitors in the Markets for Estimating and Total Loss Valuation Systems Used by Insurance Adjusters and Auto Body Shops

*2008-11-25@EC                                  

Mergers: Commission approves acquisition of MÁV Cargo by Rail Cargo Austria, subject to conditions

*2008-11-25@EC                                  

State aid: Commission approves Latvian state support for JSC Parex Banka

*2008-11-25@EC                                  

Antitrust: Commission confirms unannounced inspections at pharmaceutical companies    

*2008-11-25@OFT                                  

Following OFT action, Fitness First revises membership agreements

*2008-11-24@FTC                                 

FTC Petitions U.S. Supreme Court for Review of Appellate Decision in Rambus Matter

The Federal Trade Commission today filed a petition for certiorari with the U.S. Supreme Court seeking review of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuitfs April 22, 2008, decision in Rambus Inc. v. Federal Trade Commission

*2008-11-24@DOJ                                 

Press Release: Justice Department Will Not Challenge Formation of Consortium of Commercial Insurers - Proposal Could Result in Greater Competition for Large Commercial Insurance Policies

*2008-11-24@FCC                                 

Letter From Commissioner Adelstein to Chairman Martin Proposing Inquiry Into Portable People Meter (PPM) Ratings System pdf

*2008-11-24@CC                                 

Capita Group plc / IBS OPENSystems plc: Notice of adoption of initial undertakings published

*2008-11-24@EC signs_s13.gif                                 

The State Aid Action Plan: a roadmap for reform and recovery

Neelie Kroes, European Commissioner for Competition Policy

Conference on "The new approach to state aids - Recent reforms under the State Aid Action Plan and next steps", Brussels, 21st November 2008

Materials

i•ïŠ‡“I‚ȃvƒŒƒ[ƒ“jThe reformed policy framework – SAAP‚Ì‚¨˜bAThree-stream system: GBER – Standard assessment – Detailed assessment (Refined economic approach=Balancing test) / Economic analysis in practice: Some recent case experience|benefits of state aid (efficiency / equity) vs. cost of state aid (distortions) / Procedural Reform: The Road to Simplification – predictability, efficiency, transparency (enforcement notice – national courts, best practice code, simplified procedure, GBER) / New Challenges: The Financial Crisis|87ð3€b‚ÌŠˆ—p

*2008-11-21@EC signs_s13.gif                                 

Competition policy newsletter: special edition on the State aid reform pdf

*2008-11-21@EC                                 

State aid: consultation on draft guidance on aid for training and on disadvantaged and disabled workers

*2008-11-21@EC                                  

Mergers: Commission closely monitoring Dutch State plans as regards Fortis Bank Nederland and ABN AMRO Bank Nederland

*2008-11-21@OFT                                 

OFT to consider remedies offer in healthcare risk waste merger

*2008-11-21@BBC Trust/Ofcom signs_s13.gif                                 

Press conference - opening statement by Sir Michael Lyons, Chairman of the BBC Trust

BBC Trust rejects local video proposals

cf. Ofcom BBC Local Video services would have negative market impact

Public value assessment‚É‚¨‚¢‚Ä‚àReach•s‘«‚ŃAƒEƒgG Market impact assessment‚ł́AƒAƒ“ƒP[ƒg‚©‚烂ƒfƒ‹‚ðì‚èAƒƒWƒXƒeƒBƒbƒN‰ñ‹A•ªÍEŠeƒXƒe[ƒNƒzƒ‹ƒ_[‚ւ̉e‹¿‚𑪒è

Editorial findings on Brand/Ross/Moyles

ˆê”ÊŠO•”§ì”Ô‘g‚̃Rƒ“ƒvƒ‰ƒCƒAƒ“ƒXƒtƒŒ[ƒ€ƒ[ƒN‚ ‚è

*2008-11-20@ECJ                                

Judgment of the Court of Justice in Case C-209/07 Beef Industry Development Society and Barry Brothers

Full-text

cf. Antitrust: Commission welcomes Court ruling in Irish beef case

ƒAƒCƒ‹ƒ‰ƒ“ƒhÅ‚Ù‚©‚ç‚̐挈Ù’èF ¶ŽY’²®‚ðs‚¤‹¦’è‚Í81ð1€ˆá”½‚Æ‚È‚é‚©”Û‚©iƒAƒCƒ‹ƒ‰ƒ“ƒh‹£‘ˆ“–‹Ç‚́u–Ú“Iv‚ª‚ ‚é–¾Šm‚Ȉᔽ‚Æ‚µAÙ”»Š‚ÍŠY“–‚¹‚¸‚Æ‚µ‚½j

*2008-11-20@EC                                 

State aid: Commission approves Belgian state guarantee for Fortis Bank 

*2008-11-20@EC                                 

State aid: Commission approves joint aid from Belgium, France and Luxembourg to rescue Dexia 

*2008-11-20@Ofcom                                  

The International Communications Market 2008 (November)

*2008-11-19@DOJ                                

Policy Document: Frequently Asked Questions Regarding the Antitrust Division's Leniency Program and Model Leniency Letters pdf

*2008-11-19@EC                                

State aid: Competition Commissioner Neelie Kroes hosts 21 November conference on recent reforms and next steps under the State Aid Action Plan

*2008-11-19@EC                                

State aid: Commission authorises support package for Greek credit institutions

*2008-11-19@EC                                

Mergers: Commission approves proposed acquisition of Fantuzzi by Terex

*2008-11-19@OFT                                

OFT refers completed Capita/IBS software merger to the Competition Commission

*2008-11-18@EC                                

Mergers: Commission approves proposed joint venture for breakbulk terminal services between DP World, Conti 7 and Rickmers at port of Antwerp

*2008-11-18@EC                                 

State aid: latest Scoreboard shows Member States moving towards better targeted aid

*2008-11-18@EC                                 

State aid: Overview of national rescue measures and guarantee schemes

*2008-11-18@EC                                

Audit firms: Commission consults on ways to help create more market players

*2008-11-18@EC                                

Environment: Commission proposes to improve implementation of environmental law

*2008-11-18@OFT                                

OFT clears Stella Artois/Budweiser merger deal

*2008-11-18@OFT                                

Cardiff bus engaged in predatory conduct against competitor, OFT decides

*2008-11-18@‘–±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‚S‚U‰ñj”z•tŽ‘—¿

‚¢‚í‚ä‚éƒlƒbƒg–@‚Ì‚¨˜b‚ ‚è

*2008-11-17@FTC                              

Commission Issues 2008 Report on U.S. Ethanol Market Concentration

The Commission has issued the report, g2008 Report on Ethanol Market Concentration.h

HHI‚𒲍¸‚·‚é‚悤’è‚ß‚½statute‚ÉŠî‚­‚à‚́B‚¢‚­‚‚©‚ÌŠÏ“_‚ÅŽsê‚ð‰æ’èAŽZo

*2008-11-17@DOJ                              

Press Release: Justice Department Issues Report on Telecommunications Symposium - Report Discusses Competitive Developments In Video, Voice Telephone and Broadband Services, Including Wireless Alternatives and Bundled Products

*2008-11-17@EC                               

Telecoms: Commission requests more market data before concluding on draft regulatory measures in the Slovenian mobile market

*2008-11-14@EC                             

State aid: Commission authorises Italian scheme for refinancing credit institutions 

*2008-11-14@EC                             

State aid: Commission approves Finnish support scheme for financial institutions

*2008-11-14@EC                              

Telecommunications: Commission raises serious doubts about proposed Spanish broadband regulation – Article 7 procedure   

*2008-11-14@EC                              

Telecoms: Commissioner Reding welcomes commitment of Italy's telecoms regulator AGCOM to further reduce mobile termination rates as an "important step in the right direction"

*2008-11-14@EC                               

The Commission launches a development appeal to the G20

h On the eve of the G20 summit in Washington, the European Commission is launching an appeal for development to be given a place in the new "Bretton Woods II" architecture.h

*2008-11-14@EC                             

Accounting: European Securities Committee votes to grant "equivalence" in relation to third country GAAPs

*2008-11-14@OFT                             

OFT decides not to refer travel brochure distributors merger

*2008-11-14@OFT                             

OFT issues warning to minicab firms regarding price fixing

*2008-11-13@ECJ                             

Judgment of the Court of Justice in Case C-214/07 Commission v France

Full-text

‘‰Æ•â••ÔŠÒ‚̖Əœ—vŒ‚Å‚ ‚éhabsolute impossibility of giving effect to a decisionh‚ɂ‚¢‚Ä

cf. State aid: Commission welcomes Court ruling on recovery of illegal aid

*2008-11-13@EC                            

State aid: Commission approves Dutch emergency recapitalisation of ING

*2008-11-13@EC                            

Anti-trust: Commission confirms unannounced inspections on biomedical analysis market

*2008-11-12@DOJ                           

Press Release: LG, Sharp, Chunghwa Agree to Plead Guilty, Pay Total of $585 Million in Fines for Participating in LCD Price-Fixing Conspiracies - LG to Pay $400 Million Fine, Second Highest Antitrust Division Criminal Fine Ever Imposed

*2008-11-12@EC                           

Air transport: Commission authorises rescue aid for Alpi Eagles

*2008-11-12@EC                           

Alitalia: the Commission adopts two State aid decisions 

cf. Background note on State aid to the air transport sector

*2008-11-12@EC                           

State aid: Commission extends scope of in-depth inquiry into proposed restructuring aid to PZL Hydral of Poland

*2008-11-12@EC                           

State aid: Commission finds that La Banque Postale in France did not receive aid as part of retirement pension financing reform for La Poste's state-payroll employees

*2008-11-12@EC                           

Antitrust: Commission fines car glass producers over €1.3 billion for market sharing cartel

FAQs

*2008-11-12@EC                           

Mergers: Commission clears proposed acquisition of Applied Biosystems by Invitrogen

*2008-11-12@EC                            

Commission adopts proposal to regulate credit rating agencies

FAQs

Ši•t‚¯‰ïŽÐ‚Ì‹K§ˆÄi¤‹Æ“IƒCƒ“ƒZƒ“ƒeƒBƒu‚©‚ç‚Ì“Æ—§«‚ð’S•Û‚·‚éƒKƒoƒiƒ“ƒXAŠi•t‚¯‚ÌŽ¿AŠJŽ¦‚Ì“O’êA“o˜^§‚Ì“±“ü‚È‚Ç‚ª’Œ|¢ŠE‚Ìleading role‚ð‘_‚¤‚à‚́j

*2008-11-12@EC                           

The return of the curvy cucumber: Commission to allow sale of 'wonky' fruit and vegetables

*2008-11-12@‘–±È @                          

“ú–{•ú‘—‹¦‰ï‚Ì•ú‘—–@‘æ‚Xð‘æ‚Q€‘æ‚Q†‚Ì‹Æ–±‚̊‚Ì”F‰Â|‚m‚g‚jƒIƒ“ƒfƒ}ƒ“ƒhƒT[ƒrƒX‚ÌŠJŽn

ƒ”F‰ÂðŒ„‚PD –³—¿‹Æ–±‚ÌŽÀŽ{Œo”ï‚Ì“à–ó‚ɂ‚¢‚āA–ˆ”N“xA‚»‚ÌŽÀÑŠz‚ðŒö•\‚·‚邱‚Ɓ^‚QD —˜—pŽÒ‚âŠO•”Ž–‹ÆŽÒ‚©‚ç‚̈ӌ©E‹êî“™‚𓥂܂¦A–{Šî€‚𐏎žA“KØ‚ÉŒ©’¼‚·‚±‚Æ

*2008-11-12@‘–±È                           

 g’nãƒfƒWƒ^ƒ‹•ú‘—‚ւ̈ڍs‚𐄐i‚·‚邽‚߂̏•¬‹Æ–±h‚ð”F‰Â|“ú–{•ú‘—‹¦‰ï‚ɑ΂µu•ú‘—‹y‚Ñ‚»‚ÌŽóM‚̐i•à”­’B‚É“Á‚É•K—v‚È‹Æ–±v‚Æ‚µ‚Ä”F‰Â

*2008-11-12@‘–±È                           

Š”Ž®‰ïŽÐ•ú‘—‰q¯ƒVƒXƒeƒ€Š‘®•ú‘—‰q¯‹Ç‚Ì—\”õ–Æ‹–|’nãƒfƒWƒ^ƒ‹•ú‘—‚̉q¯—˜—p‚É‚æ‚é“’®’nˆæ‘΍ô

*2008-11-11@JFTC                          

—n—ZˆŸ‰”‚ß‚Á‚«|”»‘¢”Ì”„‹ÆŽÒ‚ÉŒW‚鉿ŠiƒJƒ‹ƒeƒ‹Ž–Œ‚ÉŒW‚鍐”­‚ɂ‚¢‚Ä pdf

*2008-11-10@EC                         

Mergers: Commission approves proposed acquisition of ILOG by IBM

*2008-11-07@EC                         

Telecoms Reform: Commission presents new legislative texts to pave the way for compromise between Parliament and Council

Full-text of amended proposals

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*2008-11-07@EC                         

gTalking our way out of trouble: How media can combat intoleranceh — we are all responsible for the quality of the media

*2008-11-07@EC                        

State aid: Commission approves €45 million aid to increase broadband availability in rural Germany

*2008-11-07@BBC                         

Press Release: The Russell Brand Show - broadcast apology: BBC Management statement

*2008-11-06@EC                       

State aid: Commission agrees on terms for recovery of aid granted to Polish shipyards in Gdynia and Szczecin and conditions for viable future activities

FAQs

*2008-11-06@‘–±È   

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*2008-11-05@EC signs_s13.gif                      

Press Release: Yahoo! Inc. and Google Inc. Abandon Their Advertising Agreement - Resolves Justice Department's Antitrust Concerns, Competition is Preserved in Markets for Internet Search Advertising

*2008-11-05@EC                      

State aid: Commission approves Danish liquidation aid for Roskilde Bank

*2008-11-05@EC signs_s13.gif                      

State aid: Overview of national rescue measures and deposit guarantee schemes

*2008-11-05@EC                      

Antitrust: Commission confirms unannounced inspections in the cement sector

*2008-11-05@EC                      

Accounting standards: Commission adopts consolidated text of IFRS applicable in the EU

*2008-11-05@EC                      

Accounting standards: Commission welcomes IASB guidance on the application of fair value measurement when markets become inactive

*2008-11-05@Ofcom                      

Statement: Spectrum Commons Classes for Licence-Exemption

*2008-11-04@FCC                     

FCC Approves, With Conditions, Sprint-Nextel/Clearwire Transaction

News Release pdf

*2008-11-04@FCC                     

FCC Approves, With Conditions, Verizon Wireless-ALLTEL Transaction

News Release pdf

*2008-11-04@FCC                     

FCC Adopts Rules For Unlicensed Use of Television White Spaces

News Release pdf

*2008-11-04@EC signs_s13.gif                     

State aid: Commission consults on revised rules for state funding of public service broadcasting

FAQs

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*2008-11-04@EC                    

State aid: Commission approves Spanish fund for acquisition of financial assets from financial institutions

*2008-11-04@CC                    

CAA publishes CC Stansted Airport charges report pdf

Stansted price control review: Final report published

 

October

 

*2008-10-31@EC                     

Mergers: Commission clears proposed acquisition of M-real's Graphic Paper Business by Sappi 

*2008-10-31@EC                    

Mergers: Commission clears proposed acquisition of Cherry by ZF 

*2008-10-31@EC            

Mergers: Commission clears proposed acquisition of N&W Global Vending by Barclays and Investcorp

*2008-10-31@EC    

Mergers: Commission approves proposed acquisition of ExxonMobil's Iberian subsidiaries by GALP, subject to conditions

*2008-10-31@EC    

State aid: Commission approves Dutch guarantee scheme for financial institutions

*2008-10-31@EC    

State aid: Commission authorises French scheme for refinancing credit institutions

*2008-10-31@BERR signs_s13.gif Newly added!    

Peter Mandelson gives regulatory clearance to Lloyds TSB merger with HBOS

public intervention noticeiEA2002 Section 42j‚ŏˆ—‚ÌŒF Section 58(2D)‚ª’ljÁ‚³‚ê‚Ä‚¨‚è(2A|2C‚ÍCA2003‚ŒljÁ‚³‚ꂽmediaŠÖŒW‚Ìpublic interest cases)A‚»‚ê‚ÉŠî‚­”»’fithe interest of maintaining the stability of the UK financial systemjG ‚½‚¾‚µ‚±‚̃P[ƒX‚ł́ABank of England, FSA“™‚̈ӌ©‚à“¥‚Ü‚¦‚½‚¤‚¦‚ŁAOFT‚̈ӌ©‚ð—e‚ꂸiSection 45(6)‚Ì”äŠrt—ʁjG ‚È‚¨A‹£‘ˆ‚ÉŠÖ‚·‚éOFT”»’f‚͎󂯓ü‚ꂪŒ´‘¥i46(2)jj

cf.*2008-09-18 OFT

cf. Broadcasting & Cross-media Mergers – another public intervention notice‚Ì—á [BSkyB/ITV]

*2008-10-31@METI Newly added!                                        

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*2008-10-30@DOJ                                        

Press Release: Justice Department Requires Divestitures in Verizon's Acquisition of Alltel - Divestitures in 100 Cellular Marketing Areas Will Preserve Competition for Consumers of Mobile Wireless Services Throughout 22 States

*2008-10-30@FCC                                        

Media Bureau upholds arbitrator finding that Time Warner Cable discriminated against MASN by refusing MASN carriage in North Carolina

Order pdf

*2008-10-30@EC                                        

State aid: Commission approves Portuguese support scheme for financial institutions 

*2008-10-30@EC                                        

State aid: Commission approves Swedish support schemes for financial institutions

*2008-10-30@EC                                        

Antitrust: Commission inspection of incumbent telecom operator in Poland Telekomunikacja Polska S.A.  

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*2008-10-29@DOJ                                      

Press Release: Statement of the Department of Justice's Antitrust Division on its Decision to Close its Investigation of the Merger of Delta Air Lines Inc. and Northwest Airlines Corporation

*2008-10-29@EC                                       

Austrian Airlines: Commission offers its assistance – state aid

*2008-10-28@FTC                                      

FTC Announces Public Workshops for Next Year on Resale Price Maintenance

Series of Events to be Held Between January and March 2009; Public Comments Sought

*2008-10-28@EC                                       

Mergers: Commission opens consultations on review of Merger Regulation

*2008-10-28@EC                                       

General Information:

State aid: what is possible under EU rules – an overview

State aid: frequently asked questions concerning EU rules

Speech:

Preserving the competitiveness of European industry – the contribution of state aid policy

Speech by Commissioner Neelie Kroes

European Commissioner for Competition Policy

*2008-10-28@EC                                      

State aid: Commission approves German support scheme for financial institutions

*2008-10-28@Ofcom                                      

The View From Here - The Future of Public Service Broadcasting in the Nations and Regions

Stewart Purvis, Partner, Content & Standards, Ofcom

One day event presented by South West Screen and Ofcom. Supported by SWRDA., Arnolfini, Bristol, 28 October 2008

*2008-10-28@Ofcom                                      

BBC urged over PSB

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*2008-10-27@EC                                      

Europe's Telecoms Incumbents: Friends or Foes of a Single Telecoms Market?

Viviane Reding. EU Telecoms Commissioner

CEO Summit of the European Telecommunications Networksf Operators Associations, Venice, 25 October 2008

Œ»‰º‚Ì‹à—Zó‹µ‚ðŽó‚¯‚Ắg‹K§ŠÏh‚ɂ‚¢‚āA‘‰Æ‚Ì‹K§‚ª•s\•ª‚Æ‚¢‚¤”Žš‚ªŠi’i‚ɍ‚‚Ü‚Á‚½‚Æ‚¢‚¤ƒhƒCƒc‚̐¢˜_’²¸‚ɐG‚ê‚‚Â"It is certainly not over-regulation that has caused the financial crisis!h‚ÆŒ¾‹y

*2008-10-24@EC                                     

Mergers: Commission approves proposed acquisition of IKON by Ricoh

*2008-10-24@EC                                      

State aid: Commission consults on three year extension of film support criteria

*2008-10-24@OFT                                     

OFT approves eup-front entrantf remedy in Air France KLM/VLM merger

*2008-10-24@‘–±È                                     

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*2008-10-24@‘–±È                                     

u“d‹C’ʐMƒT[ƒrƒX‚ÉŒW‚é—¿‹à­ô‚݂̍è•û‚ÉŠÖ‚·‚錤‹†‰ïvÅI•ñ‘‚ÌŒö•\

*2008-10-23@FTC                                    

FTC Moves to Block CCSfs Proposed Acquisition of Rival Newpark Environmental Services

Deal Would Reduce Competition for Waste Disposal Services Provided to Offshore Oil and Gas Exploration and Production Companies

*2008-10-23@EC                                    

Telecoms: Commission calls on Belgian telecoms regulator to impose more effective regulation on fixed telephone calls

*2008-10-23@OFT                               

Green product standards should work with competition - OFT

*2008-10-22@CFI signs_s13.gif                                       

Judgment of the Court of First Instance in joined cases T-309/04, T-317/04, T-329/04 & T-336/04 TV 2/Danmark v Commission

Press release / full-text

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*2008-10-22@EC signs_s13.gif                                       

Mergers: Commission revises Remedies Notice and amends Merger Implementing Regulation

*2008-10-22@EC                                       

Antitrust: Commission opens consultations on review of block exemption for liner shipping consortia

FAQs

*2008-10-22@EC                                       

State aid cases:

State aid: Commission approves 35 million Spanish aid to ITP for development of Trent 1000 aircraft engine 

State aid: Commission endorses remuneration for distribution of postal bonds by "Poste Italiane" 

State aid: Commission requests Hungary to end indemnity in favour of Postabank's buyer, Erste Bank 

State aid: Commission approves 90 million in French R&D aid to personalised medicine programme "ADNA"

*2008-10-23@OFT signs_s13.gif                                

OFT makes announcements on newspaper and magazine distribution sector

*2008-10-22@METI                                      

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*2008-10-21@FTC                                      

Commission Approves Final Consent Order in Matter of Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGaA/Daiichi Sankyo Company, Ltd.

Following a public comment period, the Commission has approved a final consent order in the matter concerning Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGaA/Daiichi Sankyo Company, Ltd.

*2008-10-21@DOJ                                      

Press Release: Department of Justice Will Not Challenge Consortium's Proposed Radio Frequency Patent-Licensing Arrangement - Proposal Could Result in Greater Access to Technology and Lower Costs

*2008-10-21@EC                                      

State aid cases:

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