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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 / Media Task Force - Media Pluralism@

The Future Role of Public Service Broadcasting

State Aid control - Tackling the Economic Crisis

 

December

 

*2009-12-25@‘–±È  

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*2009-12-25@‘–±È  

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*2009-12-25@‘–±È  

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*2009-12-25@JFTC  

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*2009-12-24@‘–±È   

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*2009-12-23@FTC

Bureau of Competition Director Issues Statement on FTCfs Closure of its Investigation of Consummated Hospital Merger in Temple, Texas

*2009-12-23@FTC

FTC Order Prevents Anticompetitive Effects from Agriumfs Acquisition of CF Industries

Agrium Must Sell Fertilizer Assets in Pacific Northwest and Northern Illinois

*2009-12-23@FCC

Chief Administrative Law Judge Issues Order Dismissing Program Carriage Complaint in TCR Sports Broadcasting Holding, L.L.P,d/b/a Mid-Atlantic Sports Network v. Comcast Corporation

Order

*2009-12-23@EC

State aid: Commission temporarily approves rescue of BayernLB's Austrian subsidiary Hypo Group Alpe Adria and extends in-depth investigation

*2009-12-23@EC  

State aid cases:

State aid: Commission temporarily approves urgent rescue aid for WestLB; opens in-depth investigation into bad bank 

State aid: Commission temporarily authorises the Netherlands to grant limited amounts of aid of up to 15,000 to farmers 

State aid: Commission temporarily authorises aid measures for Austrian bank BAWAG P.S.K.

*2009-12-23@EC

Mergers: Commission approves acquisition of asset management arm of Société Générale by Crédit Agricole 

*2009-12-23@EC

Mergers: Commission approves proposed acquisition of Océ by Canon 

*2009-12-22@CC

Rolling Stock Leasing Market Investigation: Notice of making of Order and Explanatory note to accompany the Order

*2009-12-22@CC

On 11 December 2009, the Competition Commission gave a presentation to a number of water companies, Ofwat, CCWater, Water UK, the Environment Agency, and the Drinking Water Inspectorate on the possible Competition Commission process in the event of any appeals by water companies against Ofwatfs recent price control determinations: Presentation Slides

*2009-12-22@BBC Trust @

BBC Trust gives provisional approval to Project Canvas

*2009-12-21@DOJ @

Comment: Joint Application of American Airlines, Inc., et al. under 49 U.S.C. ss 41308 and 41309 for Approval of and Antitrust Immunity for Alliance Agreements

*2009-12-21@EC               

Time up for Member States to tune TV rules to digital age - State of play on the implementation of the new Directive in EU Member States

AVMS Directive‚̍‘“à–@‰»‚ÌŒ»ó

*2009-12-21@EC             

State aid cases:

State aid: Commission temporarily approves €18 billion state guarantees for German bank Hypo Real Estate

State Aid: Commission approves Lithuanian short-term export credit insurance scheme 

State aid: Commission approves Polish bank recapitalisation scheme 

*2009-12-21@EC              

Antitrust: Commission launches public consultation on review of competition rules for motor vehicle sector

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*2009-12-21@CC              

Statement following CATfs judgment

h We are disappointed with the Tribunalfs decision. We take the matter of impartiality extremely seriously. We are now studying the judgment and its implications carefully to see if there are any grounds for an appeal.h / CC‚Ìmarket studies‚Ébias‚ª‚ ‚é‚Æ”»’è

*2009-12-21@CC              

CAT refers leased lines appeal to CC

*2009-12-21@JFTC              

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*2009-12-21@BBC Trust @             

Trust decision on fair trading appeal by IP Vision

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*2009-12-19@OPSI(UK)               

The Audiovisual Media Services Regulations 2009 (SI 2009/2979)(the 2009 Regulations)

European Communities Act 1972‚ÉŠî‚­‘[’ui‚È‚¨AŒã“ú‚±‚¿‚ç‚àFAudiovisual Media Services Regulations 2010 (SI 2010/419)(the 2010 Regulations)j

*2009-12-18@EC             

Merger cases:

Mergers: Commission approves proposed acquisition of MCE by Bilfinger Berger, subject to conditions 

Mergers: Commission clears proposed acquisition of Tronox titanium dioxide plants by Huntsman 

Mergers: Commission approves acquisition of Seara by Marfrig 

Mergers: Commission approves proposed acquisition of Mahag by Volkswagen

Mergers: Commission approves proposed acquisition of SBI Holding by Bominflot

Mergers: Commission approves acquisition of MPS Group by Adecco

*2009-12-18@EC             

Commission endorses the public financing of part of the development project for the Port of Piraeus in Greece

*2009-12-18@EC              

New Telecoms Rules enter into force  

EU Telecoms Reform: 12 reforms to pave way for stronger consumer rights, an open internet, a single European telecoms market and high-speed internet connections for all citizens

*2009-12-18@DCMS              

EU-wide standards for Audio Visual Media Services

*2009-12-18@Ofcom              

The regulation of video on demand services – Statement

The regulation of video-on-demand: consumer views on what makes audiovisual services gTV-Likeh – a qualitative research report

*2009-12-18@OFT             

OFT publishes research, and consults on guidance to the industry, as part of second-hand cars market study

*2009-12-18@JFTC signs_s13.gif             

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*2009-12-17@EC             

State aid: Technical modification to the Temporary Framework to further facilitate access to finance and encourage long term investment

*2009-12-17@EC            

State Aid: Commission approves Austrian short-term export credit insurance scheme

*2009-12-17@EC            

State aid: Overview of national measures adopted as a response to the financial/economic crisis

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*2009-12-17@EC            

Antitrust: Commission welcomes E.ON proposals to increase competition in German gas market 

*2009-12-17@EC            

Antitrust: Commission confirms sending Statement of Objections to alleged participants in bananas cartel in Southern Europe 

*2009-12-17@EC @           

Telecoms: European Commission urges German telecoms regulator to create better conditions for competition in the retail access market

*2009-12-17@EC            

A new digital strategy for Europe on the agenda of the Telecoms Council, 18 December 2009

Post-i2010 strategy: adoption of Council conclusions following a policy debate / A collaborative European approach on network and information security: adoption of a Council Resolution / Digital dividend: adoption of Council conclusions

*2009-12-16@FCC           

Options for a National Broadband Plan. Task Force Provides Framework for Final Phase in Development of Plan

News Release / Broadband Presentation / Genachowski Statement

*2009-12-16@FTC           

FTC Challenges Intel's Dominance of Worldwide Microprocessor Markets

FTC Charges Anticompetitive Tactics Have Stifled Innovation and Harmed Consumers

According to the FTCfs complaint, Intelfs anticompetitive tactics violate Section 5 of the FTC Act, which is broader than the antitrust laws and prohibits unfair methods of competition, and deceptive acts and practices in commerce

*2009-12-16@DOJ           

Press Release: Assistant Attorney General for Antitrust, Christine Varney, Issues Statement on European Commission Microsoft Settlement

*2009-12-16@EC signs_s13.gif           

Antitrust: Commission accepts Microsoft commitments to give users browser choice – Commitment decision

*2009-12-16@Ofcom             

Revised Broadcasting Code launched

The main revisions involve a clarification of parts of the Code to help broadcasters avoid compliance failures particularly in relation to audience competitions and voting, and the broadcast of sexual material.

The changes to the Code also incorporate the requirements of the European Audiovisual Media Services (AVMS) Directive which must be implemented by 19 December 2009.

Review of procedures for handling broadcasting complaints, cases and sanctions

Through The Agreement between the BBC and the Secretary of State for Culture Media and Sport, the BBC is required to comply with certain "relevant enforceable requirements"

*2009-12-15@EC           

Mergers: Commission approves proposed acquisition of Ensys by RWE, Capiton and Gothaer

*2009-12-15@EC           

Mergers: Commission approves proposed acquisition of Alcan Packaging by Amcor, subject to conditions

*2009-12-15@EC           

State aid cases:

State aid: Commission finds aid towards measures taken by the Bavarian Animal Health Service (TGD) to be compatible with State aid rules

State aid: Commission endorses 33.8 million public R&D funding for Diehl Aircabin 

State aid: Commission approves public service compensation for Polish Post until 2011, subject to conditions 

State aid: Commission authorises Poland to grant a PLN 40.5 million loan for restructuring of pharmaceutical firm POLFA 

State aid: Commission prohibits Dutch energy tax exemption for production of ceramic products

State aid: Commission approves changes in Dutch social housing system 

State aid: Commission approves LBBW restructuring plan and impaired assets relief measure

Commission raised no objection to the public financing for new infrastructures in Ventspils Port but raises doubts on a concession price

State aid: Commission approves Latvian state guarantee to JSC Liepājas Metalurgs     

*2009-12-16@BIS(BERR) New!          

Principles on scientific advice to Government published for consultation

*2009-12-15@DCMS          

Publication of Video Recordings Bill

A fast track Bill to restore public protections around the supply and classification of age-rated films and video games is published today

*2009-12-14@EC          

State aid: Commission approves impaired asset relief measure and restructuring plan of Royal Bank of Scotland 

*2009-12-14@EC         

Mergers: Commission approves proposed acquisition of joint control of MET by Normeston and MOL

*2009-12-14@EC          

Mergers: Commission welcomes Oracle's MySQL announcement  

*2009-12-14@EC          

European Commission welcomes ratification of the WIPO Copyright Treaties

Today, the European Union and its Member States ratified the WIPO Copyright Treaty and the WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty, the so-called "Internet" Treaties. These Treaties were concluded to make the world's copyright laws 'fit for the internet'

*2009-12-11@EC         

Mergers: Commission approves proposed acquisition of Safilo Group by Hal

*2009-12-11@EC         

Mergers: Commission approves proposed acquisition of joint control over Bristol Airport by OTTP and Macquarie Group

*2009-12-11@EC         

Emissions trading: Commission takes new decisions on Estonian and Polish national allocation plans for 2008-2012

*2009-12-11@‘–±È         

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*2009-12-10@EC        

Antitrust: Commission welcomes IPCom's public FRAND declaration

*2009-12-09@EC        

Antitrust: Commission accepts commitments from Rambus lowering memory chip royalty rates

FAQs

Commission accepts commitments from Rambus lowering memory chip royalty rates

Neelie Kroes, European Commissioner for Competition Policy

*2009-12-09@EC       

Antitrust: Commission confirms surprise inspections in the pharmaceutical sector

*2009-12-09@Ofcom       

Draft Annual Plan 2010/11

*2009-12-09@CC       

Brightsolid / Friends Reunited: News release and Issues statement

*2009-12-09@JFTC signs_s13.gif Newly added!@       

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*2009-12-09@‘–±È       

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*2009-12-08@FTC      

FTC Files Comment with Federal Energy Regulatory Commission About How to Improve Transmission Line Planning

*2009-12-08@EC      

State aid: Commission approves Slovak bank support scheme

*2009-12-08@EC       

Telecoms: Commission endorses amended version of Austrian broadband access market definition

*2009-12-07@EC       

State aid: Scoreboard shows strong increase of aid in response to the financial crisis but Single Market intact

State aid: latest Scoreboard reviews Member States' action to fight economic crisis – frequently asked questions 

*2009-12-07@EC       

Telecoms: Commission approves Italian regulator's plans to boost competition in the Italian terminating segments of leased lines market

*2009-12-07@EC       

EU Telecoms: the Article 7 procedure, the role of the European Commission and the impact of the EU Telecoms Reform: Frequently Asked Questions 

*2009-12-07@DCMS      

Consultation published on free-to-air listed events

*2009-12-07@‘–±È      

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Patents: EU achieves political breakthrough on an enhanced patent system

*2009-12-04@EC       

Lisbon Treaty turns Committee of the Regions into subsidiarity watchdog

*2009-12-04@EC      

State aid: Commission authorises Romanian temporary aid scheme to grant compatible aid of up to 500 000 

*2009-12-04@EC      

Mergers: Commission clears proposed merger of Towers Perrin and Watson Wyatt, subject to conditions 

*2009-12-03@DOJ      

Speech: Welcome to the Workshops - Presented at the Horizontal Merger Guidelines Review Project's First Workshop by Assistant Attorney General Christine A. Varney

*2009-12-03@FCC      

Remarks of Commissioner Baker, "A Spectrum Management Framework", The Phoenix Center for Advanced Legal & Economic Public Policy Studies, 2009 Annual U.S. Telecoms Symposium

*2009-12-03@FCC      

FCC Announces Change in Filing Location for Paper Documents

Public Notice

*2009-12-03@EC signs_s13.gif@     

Changes after the entry into force of the Treaty of Lisbon

*2009-12-03@EC      

Antitrust: Commission accepts commitments by GDF Suez to boost competition in French gas market

FAQs

*2009-12-03@EC      

GDF Suez commits to open French gas market

Neelie Kroes European Commissioner for Competition Policy

Opening remarks at Press conference Brussels, 3 December 2009

*2009-12-03@EC      

Five years of sector and antitrust inquiries

Neelie Kroes European Commissioner for Competition Policy

Keynote address at "Competition 09 Summit" Brussels, 3rd December 2009  

*2009-12-03@CC      

CC Autumn Lecture 2009: Characteristics of a Good Competition Authority

*2009-12-02@EC     

Mergers: Commission approves proposed merger between Renesas Technology and NEC Electronics

*2009-12-02@EC signs_s13.gif     

State aid: Commission opens in-depth investigation into new tax based funding system for Spanish public broadcaster RTVE 

*2009-12-02@EC     

State aid cases:

State aid: Commission temporarily authorises France to grant limited amounts of aid of up to 15,000 to farmers 

State aid: Commission endorses 14.3 million aid for Volkswagen in Bratislava, Slovakia 

State aid: Commission opens in-depth investigation concerning Spanish modular housing company Habidite Alonsotegi 

State aid: Commission conditionally approves training aid of up to 57 million to Ford Romania

*2009-12-02@ECJ     

Judgment of the Court of Justice in Case C-89/08 P Commission v Ireland and Others

Full-text

cf. State aid: Commission welcomes Court ruling on excise duty exemptions for Alumina production ithe judgment of the General Courtj 

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*2009-12-02@Ofcom     

Request by Digital 3 and 4 Ltd (gD3&4h) and Channel Five Broadcasting Limited (gFiveh) for a determination by Ofcom of the price payable by Five for the use of reserved capacity on Multiplex 2

*2009-12-01@FCC    

Commission Seeks Comment on Comcast-CIMCO Application for Assignment or Transfer of Control and Establishes Process to Obtain Approval from Local Franchise Authorities.

Public Notice / Protective Order

*2009-12-01@EC signs_s13.gif    

European Commission welcomes the entry into force of the Treaty of Lisbon

*2009-12-01@EC    

Mergers: Commission clears proposed acquisition of Uttam Galva Steels by ArcelorMittal and the Miglani Family

*2009-12-01@CC    

CAT refers broadband appeal to CC

Under the 2003 Communications Act, if decisions by Ofcom are appealed to the CAT and include a price control matter, then this matter must be referred to the CC for determination

*2009-12-01@CC     

Review of ITV's contract rights renewal undertakings: Administrative timetable revised

*2009-12-01@‘–±È    

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November

 

*2009-11-30@DOJ          @                                    @        

Press Release: Justice Department Requires Divestitures in Stericycle Inc.'s Acquisition of MedServe Inc. - Divestitures Will Preserve Competition in Infectious Waste Collection and Treatment Services in Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and Oklahoma

*2009-11-30@EC          @                                    @        

Final steps for the first agreement on judicial cooperation in criminal matters between the European Union and Japan

*2009-11-30@EC          @                                    @        

Simulation technology could help prevent future financial crises

*2009-11-30@BBC Trust          @                                    @        

Trust finds breaches of Editorial Guidelines in Reef Television programmes broadcast on BBC Daytime

*2009-11-27@EC signs_s13.gif         @                                    @        

President Barroso unveils his new team

MEMO: Competition. Vice-President of the Commission Joaquín Almunia; DG Competition (COMP), Change for DG COMP: The state aid competencies currently in DG Transport and Energy (TREN) will move to DG COMP. / Digital Agenda Vice-President of the Commission Neelie Kroes; DG Information Society (INFSO); European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA). Change for DG INFSO The MEDIA Programme Unit INFSO A.2 moves from DG INFSO to DG Education and Culture (EAC).

*2009-11-27@EC         @                                    @        

Commissioner Joaquín Almunia appointed as new Commissioner-designate for Competition

*2009-11-27@EC          @                                    @        

Competition Policy Newsletter 2009-2: publication of forthcoming articles

*2009-11-27@EC         @                                    @        

Better targeted aid is the name of the game

Neelie Kroes European Commissioner for Competition Policy

Keynote address at conference organised by EStALI (European State Aid Law Institute) London, 27th November 2009

*2009-11-27@EC          @                                    @        

Telecoms: European Commission urges Polish telecoms regulator to take stronger action on mobile termination rates

*2009-11-27@OFT         @                                    @        

Apple agrees to improve terms and conditions

*2009-11-26@EC        @                                    @        

Mergers: Commission approves acquisition of Gatwick Airport by Global Infrastructure Partners

*2009-11-26@EC        @                                    @        

Antitrust: Commission confirms sending Statement of Objections to alleged participants in TV and computer monitor tubes cartels

*2009-11-26@EC        @                                    @        

Publication of the Memorandum of Understanding signed with Brazil

*2009-11-26@EC        @                                    @        

Digitised books, digital libraries and media literacy on the agenda at the Council of Ministers in Charge of Culture and Audiovisual Policy, 27 November 2009

*2009-11-26@DCMS         @                                    @        

Regional news pilot for Tyne Tees and Borders

*2009-11-25@EC        @                                    @        

Commissioners designate for the next Commission

*2009-11-25@EC       @                                    @        

State aid: Commission approves Swedish export-credit insurance scheme

*2009-11-25@OFT       @                                    @        

OFT disappointed by Supreme Court judgment

*2009-11-25@‘–±È       @                                    @        

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*2009-11-24@FTC      @                                    @        

FTC Order Sets Conditions for Panasonicfs Acquisition of Sanyo

Major consumer electronics manufacturers Panasonic Corporation and Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd. have agreed to sell assets related to Sanyofs portable nickel metal hydride (NiMH) battery business, including a premier manufacturing plant in Japan, as part of an agreement with the Federal Trade Commission that will preserve competition and allow the companies to proceed with Panasonicfs proposed $9 billion acquisition of Sanyo

*2009-11-24@EC      @                                    @        

Mergers: Commission approves proposed acquisition of Cargill's animal nutrition business in Spain and Portugal by Nutreco

*2009-11-24@EC      @                                    @        

Antitrust: Commission confirms inspections in Czech electricity sector

*2009-11-24@EC       @                                    @        

Antitrust: Commission closes formal proceedings against Qualcomm

*2009-11-24@EC        

European Commission welcomes European Parliament approval of sweeping reforms to strengthen competition and consumer rights on Europefs telecoms markets@   

*2009-11-24@EC        

Commission launches consultation on EU 2020: a new strategy to make the EU a smarter, greener social market                                @        

*2009-11-24@BBC Trust      @                                    @        

Trust announces new limits to Worldwide activity

Commercial Review‚Æ‚»‚ê‚É”º‚¤‘[’u‚¾‚¯‚Å‚È‚­AStrategic Review‚Ì’†ŠÔ•ñ‚à

*2009-11-23@EC     @                                    @        

Mergers: Commission approves proposed Euro TLX SIM joint venture between UniCredit and Banca IMI 

*2009-11-23@EC     @                                    @        

State aid: Commission temporarily authorises Germany to grant limited amounts of aid of up to 15,000 to farmers

*2009-11-23@EC     @                                    @        

Convergence in the electronic communications markets: challenges for the EU regulatory policies

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

CMT's II International meeting: "Regulation in a convergent environment" Barcelona, 23 November 2009  

*2009-11-20@EC      @                                    @        

Telecoms: European Commission welcomes EU Ministers' approval of broad reform to bring about a competitive single telecoms market

EU Telecoms Reform: 12 reforms to pave way for stronger consumer rights, an open internet, a single European telecoms market and high-speed internet connections for all citizens

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*2009-11-23@EC     @                                    @        

State aid cases:

State aid: Commission requests Spain to comply with Court judgment on recovery of incompatible aid under company tax schemes 

State aid: Commission requests information from Spain on recovery of incompatible aid from Magefesa group (Indosa-CMD) 

State aid: Commission approves revised Irish guarantee scheme for financial institutions

*2009-11-23@EC     @                                    @        

Free movement of capital: Commission calls on Italy to apply Court of Justice ruling on special powers in privatised companies  

*2009-11-23@EC     @                                    @        

Public procurement: Commission closes infringement procedure against France concerning direct award of concessions to public bodies, as provided for under the 'Sapin Law'

*2009-11-20@DCMS signs_s13.gif     @                                    @        

The Digital Economy Bill, introduced today, sets out Government plans to ensure the UK is at the leading edge of the global digital economy

Digital Economy Bill [HL] 2009-10

cf.*2009-11-04@EC / *2009-09-14@Ofcom

*2009-11-20@OFT     @                                    @        

OFT publishes full decision on bid-rigging in the construction industry

*2009-11-19@EC    @                                    @        

State aid cases:

State aid: Commission opens in-depth investigation into Portuguese regional investment aid for Petrogal 

State aid: Commission prohibits electricity price subsidies for Alcoa and orders partial recovery of aid already granted 

State aid: Commission authorises aid for revitalisation of degraded areas in Poland for the period 2007-2013 

State aid: Commission opens in-depth investigation into 49.6 million state guarantee in favour of Romanian chemical producer Oltchim

Commission approves state aid for purchasing low-carbon buses in England 

Commission authorises state aid for the Groningen airport runway extension 

Commission approves German aid scheme to promote use of hybrid buses in public transport

State aid: Commission approves 103 million capital injections for 'Mortgage and Land Bank of Latvia' 

*2009-11-19@EC    @                                    @        

Mergers: Commission approves proposed acquisition of Nortel's Enterprise Solutions business by Avaya 

*2009-11-19@EC    @                                    @        

Antitrust: Commission confirms sending of Statement of Objections to Standard & Poor's      

*2009-11-19@EC    @                                    @        

Commission adopts communication on releasing the potential of public private partnerships

*2009-11-18@EC   @                                    @        

State aid: Commission decisions on KBC, ING and Lloyds

FAQs‚Å‚Ü‚Æ‚ß‚Ä

*2009-11-18@CC    @                                    @        

'We are here in a very melancholy Situation': Financial crisis and competition policy - Speech by CC Chairman Peter Freeman to the David Hume Institute

*2009-11-18@‘–±È   @                                    @        

•ú‘—•‹yŠî–{Œv‰æ‚̈ꕔ•ÏXˆÄ‚ÉŒW‚éˆÓŒ©•åW‚ÌŽÀŽ{|NHK‚̉q¯•ú‘—‚ÌŒ©’¼‚µ‚ɂ‚¢‚Ä

‘‡•ú‘—‚Q”g‚֍ĕÒ

*2009-11-17@DOJ   @                                    @        

Press Release: Justice Department Requires Divestitures in Cameron International Corp.'s Acquisition of NATCO Group Inc. - Divestitures Will Preserve Competition for Refinery Desalters in the United States

*2009-11-17@Ofcom    @                                    @        

Ofcom recommends reducing media ownership regulations

Removing the rules around local radio service and multiplex ownership and national multiplex ownership: For local services, this means that all local commercial radio stations could be owned by one operator in a local area, alongside the BBC local radio services; and Liberalising the local cross media ownership rules so that the only restriction is on ownership of all three of: a local radio station; local newspapers (with 50% or more of the local market share); and a regional Channel 3 licence.

*2009-11-17@BIS(BERR)   @                                    @        

Reappointment of John Fingleton as OFT Chief Executive

*2009-11-17@BIS(BERR)   @                                    @        

Supporting Science and Engineering in Government – updating guidelines on scientific analysis in policy making

*2009-11-17@BBC Trust   @                                    @        

Trust publishes findings on Thought for the Day and non-religious content on the BBC

*2009-11-17@BPO  @                                    @        

Å‹ß‚̃eƒŒƒrEƒoƒ‰ƒGƒeƒB[”Ô‘g‚ÉŠÖ‚·‚éˆÓŒ©‚ð’Ê’mEŒö•\

*2009-11-16@EC  @                                    @        

State aid: Commission approves amendment to Lithuanian crisis measure allowing small amounts of aid

*2009-11-16@CC  @                                    @        

The CC has published, for a second round of consultation, a further draft of the Groceries Controlled Land Order. This draft takes account of comments received during the first consultation round. The CC would welcome comments by 23 November 2009

Second notice of intention to make an Order (controlled land)

Explanatory note

Responses to controlled land consultation

*2009-11-13@EC @                                    @        

State aid: Commission approves Romanian state guarantee to Ford Romania

*2009-11-13@EC @                                    @        

State aid: Commission extends in-depth investigation into restructuring of Hypo Real Estate and finds state capital injections compatible

*2009-11-13@EC @                                    @        

State aid: good progress in talks on LBBW

*2009-11-13@DCMS  @                                    @        

David Davies publishes his review of free-to-air listed events

*2009-11-12@DOJ @                                    @        

Speech: Antitrust Doctrine, Competition Policy, and International Dialogue - Presented at the Fall Forum, Antitrust Section, American Bar Association by Deputy Assistant Attorney General Phil Weiser

*2009-11-12@DOJ @                                    @        

Speech: Updating the Merger Guidelines: Issues for the Upcoming Workshops - Presented at the Fall Forum, Antitrust Section, American Bar Association by Deputy Assistant Attorney General Carl Shapiro

‡•¹ƒKƒCƒhƒ‰ƒCƒ“‰ü’è‚ÉŒü‚¯‚ā|’P“ƍsˆ×‚É‚¨‚¯‚éŽsêƒVƒFƒA‚ւ̈ˋ’‚µ‚É‚­‚³i·•Ê‰»‚³‚ꂽ»•i‚ÌŽsê‚ðA‚»‚ꂼ‚ê‚Å‚Í‚È‚­L‚­‚Æ‚Á‚Ä‚¢‚邽‚߁jA”ƒ‚¢Žè‚ÌŒðÂ—́A‚»‚¤‚¢‚Á‚½‚Æ‚±‚낪‰Á•M‚̃^[ƒQƒbƒg

*2009-11-12@FCC @                                    @        

Commissioner McDowell's Remarks, "Questions to Ask Regarding Internet Regulation" at the Institute for Policy Communications Summit

*2009-11-12@EC @                                    @        

Mergers: Commission approves proposed acquisition of Segebel by Electricité de France (EDF), subject to conditions

*2009-11-12@EC @                                    @        

State aid: Overview of national measures adopted as a response to the financial/economic crisis

*2009-11-12@EC @                                    @        

Climate change: Progress report shows EU on track to meet or over-achieve Kyoto emissions target

*2009-11-12@JFTC @                                    @        

­•{‹K§“™‚Æ‹£‘ˆ­ô‚ÉŠÖ‚·‚錤‹†‰ïi’n‹…‰·’g‰»‘΍ô‚É‚¨‚¯‚éŒoÏ“IŽè–@‚ð—p‚¢‚½Ž{ô‚ÉŒW‚é‹£‘ˆ­ôã‚̉ۑè`‘“à”ro—ÊŽæˆø§“x‚É‚¨‚¯‚é˜_“_`‘æ‚Q‰ñj‹cŽ–ŠT—v

*2009-11-12@OFT @                                    @        

OFT launches market study into corporate insolvency

*2009-11-11@EC@                                     @        

Making it easier to obtain evidence in criminal matters from one Member State to another and ensuring its admissibility – Green Paper

MEMO

*2009-11-11@EC@                                    @        

Antitrust: Commission fines plastic additives producers €173 million for price fixing and market sharing cartels

*2009-11-11@CC@                                    @        

Stagecoach Group plc / Preston Bus Limited: Preston Bus to be sold

*2009-11-11@JFTC@                                    @        

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*2009-11-10@FTC@                                    @        

FTC and Department of Justice Sign Antitrust Memorandum of Understanding with Russiafs Federal Antimonopoly Service

*2009-11-10@EC @                                    @        

Antitrust: Commission opens formal proceedings against Thomson Reuters concerning use of Reuters Instrument Codes - The legal base of this procedural step is Article 11(6) of Council Regulation No 1/2003 and article 2(1) of Commission Regulation No 773/2004

*2009-11-10@EC@                                    @        

State aid: Commission opens in-depth investigation into Portugal's state guarantee for Banco Privado Português

*2009-11-09@DOJ@                                     @        

Press Release: Department of Justice Antitrust Division Issues Statement on the European Commission's Decision Regarding the Proposed Transaction Between Oracle and Sun

*2009-11-09@DCMS                                      @        

Consultation on rules governing product placement on UK television launched

The Government is seeking further views on whether to allow product placement in programmes made for UK television. A consultation, also asking what safeguards should be in place should the product placement rules be revised, is published today by Culture Secretary Ben Bradshaw – gWe are now considering the position.hiæ‚¾‚Á‚ẴRƒ“ƒTƒ‹ƒe[ƒVƒ‡ƒ“‚ł́Afagainst changing UK regulation to permitf‚ÅŒ‹˜_j

*2009-11-09@DCMS                                      @        

digital britain: attitudes to supporting non-BBC regional news from the TV licence fee

h Overall, most people said they would favour sharing the licence fee when asked to choose between this or spending it exclusively on the BBC, with almost two-thirds favouring this proposition.hi’nˆæƒjƒ…[ƒX‘½—l«‚̏d—v“x’²¸ip.29jFVery important – 37% ; Fairly important – 35%j

*2009-11-06@EC                                    @        

State aid: Commission approves Belgian short-term export-credit insurance scheme

*2009-11-06@‘–±È                                    @        

•½¬21”N10ŒŽu’ʐME•ú‘—ŽY‹Æ“®‘Ô’²¸v‚ÌŒ‹‰Êi‘¬•ñj

*2009-11-06@‘–±È                                    @        

’nãƒfƒWƒ^ƒ‹ƒeƒŒƒr•ú‘—‚ÉŠÖ‚·‚éZ“§“x’²¸‚ÌŒ‹‰Ê

*2009-11-06@‘–±È                                    @        

‘’n•ûŒW‘ˆˆ—ˆÏˆõ‰ï‚ɑ΂·‚éR¸‚̐\o‚ɂ‚¢‚Ä

VŠƒŒ§’mŽ–‚©‚çA“Æ—§s­–@l“S“¹ŒšÝE‰^—AŽ{Ý®”õŽx‰‡‹@\‚ɑ΂·‚éA–k—¤VŠ²ü’·–ìEã‰zi‰¼ÌjŠÔAã‰zi‰¼ÌjE•xŽRŠÔA•xŽRE‹à‘òŠÔHŽ–ŽÀŽ{Œv‰æi‚»‚Ì2j‚Ì”F‰Â‚ɂ‚¢‚āA‘’n•ûŒW‘ˆˆ—ˆÏˆõ‰ï‚ɑ΂µA‘“yŒð’Ê‘åb‚ð‘ŠŽè•û‚Æ‚µ‚āAR¸‚̐\o

*2009-11-05@FCC                                   @        

FCC Consents with Conditions to AT&T Acquisition of Centennial Communications Corp. Licenses and Authorizations

Order

*2009-11-05@EC @                                  @        

Telecoms: Commission invites Dutch regulator to bring calculation method for setting fixed termination rates in line with the EU approach

*2009-11-05@EC @                                  @        

Agreement on EU Telecoms Reform paves way for stronger consumer rights, an open internet, a single European telecoms market and high-speed internet connections for all citizens

*2009-11-05@Ofcom                                   @        

How people assess online content and services - An exploratory qualitative research report for Ofcom by DUCKFoOT Research Ltd.

*2009-11-05@CC                                   @        

BAA Airports: Notice of acceptance of purchaser undertakings

*2009-11-04@EC                                   @        

Mergers: Commission approves proposed acquisition of joint control by CEZB and JAVYS of newly created joint venture JESS

*2009-11-04@EC                                   @        

Antitrust: Commission market tests proposed commitments by EDF to increase competition in the French electricity retail market – Article 9 (commitment)

*2009-11-04@EC                                   @        

State aid: Commission opens in-depth investigation into support measures for German savings bank Sparkasse KölnBonn

*2009-11-04@EC @                                  @        

Observing Audiovisual On-demand Services in the European Union: market and regulatory issues

‰Á–¿‘‚É‚¨‚¯‚éfnon-linear servicesf‚̍‘“à–@‰»iŠT”O‰»j‚̏󋵁AŽsê‚ÌŒ»‹µAŒ©’Ê‚µ‚È‚Ç

*2009-11-04@DCMS @                                  @        

Consultation launched on re-classification of television producers - Consultation on potential reclassification of production companies owned by Channel 3 licence holders

hThe proposed change, set out in the eDigital Britainf report earlier this year, would give production companies which are wholly owned by Channel 3 broadcasters independent status, and enable them to supply content under the quotas.h

*2009-11-03@FCC                                  @        

Remarks of Commissioner Copps, Media Ownership Public Interest Group Panel

Media Ownership Workshop - Public Interest Group Panel

Washington, DC - 11/3/09

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

webcast

2“ú‚ÌScholarsf PanelŽQÆ

*2009-11-03@EC                                   @        

Antitrust: Commission consults on draft guidance for Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) Direct Debit scheme

FAQs

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*2009-11-03@Ofcom                                  @        

Changes to the Broadcasting Code rules for promotion of Premium Rate Services (PRS)

*2009-11-02@FCC                                   @        

Remarks of Commissioner Copps, Media Ownership Workshop Scholars' Panel

hpublic interest once again gets favorable mentionh; gto incorporate citizen input into our deliberationsh

*2009-11-02@OFT                                  @        

OFT refers Friends Reunited merger to the Competition Commission

 

October

 

*2009-10-30@EC                                 @        

State aid: Commission approves temporary prolongation of guarantee granted by Belgium, France and Luxembourg on Dexia's debt

*2009-10-30@EC                                 @        

State aid: Commission closes investigation into Hungarian intra-group interest taxation

*2009-10-30@EC                                 @        

Mergers: Commission refers examination of the planned acquisition of Keolis and EFFIA by SNCF and CDPQ to Francefs Competition Authority

*2009-10-30@CC                                 @        

Rolling Stock Leasing Market Investigation: Notice of intention to make an Order

*2009-10-30@‘–±È                                 @        

•W€ƒeƒŒƒrƒWƒ‡ƒ“•ú‘—“™‚Ì‚¤‚¿ƒfƒWƒ^ƒ‹•ú‘—‚ÉŠÖ‚·‚é‘—M‚Ì•W€•ûŽ®‚̈ꕔ‰ü³ˆÄ“™‚ɑ΂·‚éˆÓŒ©•åW‚ÌŒ‹‰Ê‹y‚Ñ•ú‘—Ž–‹ÆŽÒ‚Ö‚Ì—v¿|’nãƒfƒWƒ^ƒ‹•ú‘—‚É‚¨‚¯‚éu‹Ù‹}’nk‘¬•ñv‚Ì“`‘—‚̍‚‘¬‰»

*2009-10-29@EC                                @        

Antitrust: Commission steps up infringement procedure against Slovakia for not implementing Commission hybrid mail decision

*2009-10-29@EC                                @        

State aid: Commission opens in-depth investigation into Hungarian aid for Audi 

*2009-10-29@EC                                @        

State aid: Commission approves changes to Danish short-term export-credit insurance scheme 

*2009-10-29@EC                                @        

State aid: Commission authorises Danish NOX tax reduction for cement industry; opens in-depth investigation into waste tax exemption

*2009-10-29@EC                                @        

State aid: Commission refers France to Court for failure to recover illegal aid from Arbel Fauvet Rail

*2009-10-29@EC @                               @        

Telecoms: Commission calls on Italian telecoms regulator to ensure that new separation arrangements for Telecom Italia and Telecom Italia's commitments endorsed by the regulator promote and do not jeopardize effective competition   

*2009-10-29@BBC Trust                                @        

Trust agrees 25 per cent cut in BBC senior management pay bill

*2009-10-28@EC signs_s13.gif@                               @        

State aid: Commission closes investigation into financing regime of Austria's public service broadcaster ORF

Clearer public service remit and ex ante test

*2009-10-28@EC signs_s13.gif@                               @        

State aid: Commission approves restructuring package for Northern Rock

*2009-10-28@EC                                @        

State aid: Commission and Italy work together to adjust two helicopter research projects to EC Treaty rules 

*2009-10-28@EC                                @        

State aid: Commission requires Spain to abolish tax scheme favouring acquisitions of other European companies

*2009-10-28@EC                                @        

State aid: Commission closes investigation into public financing of ferry shipping services in Scotland

*2009-10-28@EC @                               @        

European Commission wants airwaves freed-up by move to digital TV to work for swift economic recovery

FAQs

*2009-10-28@JFTC signs_s13.gif@                               @        

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*2009-10-27@EC                               @        

Mergers: Commission clears Belgacom's acquisition of BICS and BICS' purchase of certain assets from MTN 

*2009-10-27@EC                               @        

Mergers: Commission approves proposed acquisition of The Pepsi Bottling Group by PepsiCo 

*2009-10-27@EC                               @        

Mergers: Commission approves proposed acquisition of PepsiAmericas by PepsiCo 

*2009-10-27@JFTC                               @        

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*2009-10-26@EC                              @        

State aid: Commission authorises temporary Italian interest rate subsidies for green products 

*2009-10-26@EC                              @        

Telecoms: Commission asks Danish regulator to reconsider regulation of terminating calls to premium rate services – Article 7 procedure

*2009-10-26@EC                              @        

Telecoms: Commission calls on Slovenian telecoms regulator to review its broadband market analysis – Article 7 procedure 

*2009-10-26@CC                              @        

The significance of economic evidence in competition cases: Speech by Peter Freeman, Chairman of the CC, at this year's Beesley lecture series

Kovacic and Shapiro (2000)ACase C-501, 513, 515, 519/06 P GlaxoSmithKline v Commissioniconsumer welfare, para.49j‚Ö‚ÌŒ¾‹y

*2009-10-26@BBC Trust                              @        

Trust to review BBC ALBA

*2009-10-23@FCC                             @        

Commission Seeks Input on Empowering Parents and Protecting Children in an Evolving Media Landscape

NOI / News Release

*2009-10-23@FCC                             @        

FCC Announces Release of Report on Barriers to Broadband Adoption by the Advanced Communications Law & Policy Institute.

News Release

*2009-10-23@EC                             @        

DG COMP Submission to the OECD session of 19-22 October 2009

Discussion on Corporate Governance and the principle of competitive neutrality for State-owned enterprises, Roundtable on the application of Antitrust law to State-owned enterprises, etc

*2009-10-23@EC                             @        

State aid: Commission opens in-depth investigation into aid package for German HSH Nordbank AG

*2009-10-23@EC                             @        

Mergers: Commission clears proposed acquisition of Schering-Plough by Merck

*2009-10-23@BBC Trust                            @        

Trust review leads to an extra £25.5m for BBC children's services

*2009-10-23@‘–±È                             @        

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*2009-10-23@JFTC signs_s13.gif                            @        

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*2009-10-22@FCC                            @        

Commission Seeks Public Input on Draft Rules to Preserve the Free and Open Internet

NPRM / News Release

*2009-10-22@EC                            @        

State aid: Commission approves Cypriot scheme to support credit institutions 

*2009-10-22@EC                            @        

Rural development: first wave of approvals of national/regional proposals for using funding from CAP Health Check and European Economic Recovery Plan 

*2009-10-22@EC                            @        

Mergers: Commission approves proposed acquisition of Iberdrola's stake in SAGGAS by RREEF Fund 

*2009-10-22@EC                            @        

Mergers: Commission approves proposed acquisition of Baxi by Remeha 

*2009-10-22@EC                            @        

European Commission launches reflection on a Digital Single Market for Creative Content Online

*2009-10-22@CC                            @        

CC clears Eastbourne bus merger

Stagecoach Group plc / Eastbourne Buses Limited: Final report

*2009-10-22@OFT                            @        

OFT publishes response to CAMRA super-complaint

*2009-10-21@FCC                           @        

Media Bureau Announces Agenda and Participants for November 2, 3, and 4 Media Ownership Workshops and Seeks Comments in the 2010 Media Ownership Quadrennial Review Proceeding

Public Notice

*2009-10-21@Ofcom                           @        

Ofcom gives Consent to BSkyB for Ryder Cup Coverage – Listed Events

*2009-10-21@CC                            @        

BAA Airports: Notice of proposal to accept purchaser undertakings and public consultation on the proposed undertakings and Notice of acceptance of interim undertakings published

*2009-10-21@BBC Trust                            @        

BBC Trust - Question Time appeal outcome

h This carries the clear implication that the Trust should not attempt to take upon itself the role of editor-in-chief. In practice this means not intervening in editorial decisions relating to individual programmes before they have been broadcast.h / gTo do so would undermine the editorial independence of the BBC – something we are strongly committed to preserve. Until it is broadcast, the content of Thursdayfs Question Time is entirely a matter for the Director-General acting as the BBCfs editor-in-chief, and we have impressed upon him his duty to ensure the programme is fully compliant with the law and with the BBCfs published editorial guidelines. Once the programme has been broadcast, any member of the public who feels it breaches the guidelines can make use of the established BBC complaints process to make their case."h

*2009-10-20@EC                            @        

Commission consults on the measures necessary for a new EU framework for Crisis Management in the Banking Sector 

*2009-10-20@EC                            @        

Competition: Commission's Online Roundtable on Music opens way to improved online music opportunities for European consumers 

*2009-10-20@EC                           @        

Mergers: Fortis Bank Nederland and ABN AMRO Bank Nederland - Commission grants extension of deadline for implementation of remedies

*2009-10-20@BBC Trust signs_s13.gif                          @        

Trust rejects BBC proposal for online federation of public service broadcasters

iˆê•””²ˆjTrust concerns: cgThe proposed public service activities were of considerable strategic significance but it was not clear whether they were the best way of increasing the public value of iPlayer for the benefit of licence fee payers. This issue ought to be re-assessed in the course of the broader ongoing strategic review, in which the BBC Trust and Executive are looking at the post-switchover world of 2012 and beyond to develop a clear strategy for what kind of BBC could best serve the public, and best support the media sectorh ; h The degree of co-operation envisaged between major UK content producers would need to be looked at in terms of its possible effects on competition.h

*2009-10-19@EC                          @        

European Commission puts challenges of books digitisation for authors, libraries and consumers on EU's agenda

*2009-10-19@EC                          @        

Securities income: Commission recommends simplified procedures for claiming cross-border withholding tax relief

*2009-10-19@EC                          @        

Private Enforcement of State Aid rules

Neelie Kroes, European Commissioner for Competition Policy

State aid conference Brussels, 19th October 2009

private enforcement‚ÉŠÖ‚·‚é2006”NƒŠƒ|[ƒg‚̃Aƒbƒvƒf[ƒg‚ðì¬’†ANotice‚̈Ӗ¡‚Í“ñ“_iƒRƒ~ƒbƒVƒ‡ƒ“‚ƈقȂè”ñ’Ê’m‚¾‚¯‚Å‚àrecovery‚Å‚«‚éAdamage action‚ª‚Å‚«‚éjAŠÄ¸l‚ɃŠƒXƒN‚É‹C‚¢‚Ä‚à‚ç‚¢‚½‚¢

*2009-10-19@EC                          @        

Mergers: Fortis Bank Nederland and ABN AMRO Bank Nederland - Commission grants 24 hour extension of deadline for implementation of remedies

*2009-10-19@JFTC                          @        

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u–{Œ¤‹†‰ï‚ł́C‰ß‹Ž‚É‚à•ú‘—•ª–ì‚Ì‹£‘ˆ­ô‚ÉŒW‚é‹c˜_‚ðs‚Á‚Ä‚«‚½Bð¡‚Ì‹ZpŠvV“™‚É‚æ‚èC“–ŠY•ª–ì‚̏‚É‘å‚«‚ȕω»‚ª¶‚¶‚Ä‚¨‚èCV‚½‚È‹£‘ˆ­ôã‚̉ۑ肪¶‚¶‚Ä‚«‚Ä‚¢‚é‚ƍl‚¦‚ç‚ê‚éB‚æ‚Á‚āC’ʐME•ú‘—‚Ì—Z‡‚̐i“W‰º‚É‚¨‚¯‚鑍‡“I‚È–@‘ÌŒn‚ÌŒŸ“¢‚ªi‚Þ’†C–{Œ¤‹†‰ï‚É‚¨‚¢‚Ä‚àC‹£‘ˆ­ôã‚ÌŠÏ“_‚©‚猟“¢‚ðs‚Á‚Ä‚¢‚­•K—v‚ª‚ ‚é‚ƍl‚¦‚Ä‚¢‚éBviŽ––±‹Ç‰ñ“š‚æ‚èj@

*2009-10-16@EC                         @        

Mergers: Commission approves acquisition of Spring by Adecco 

*2009-10-16@EC                         @        

Mergers: Commission approves acquisition of certain E.ON power plants and drawing rights by Electrabel

*2009-10-16@EC signs_s13.gif                         @        

State aid: Commissioner Kroes expresses concerns that New Opel aid is conditional on choice of Magna/Sberbank

*2009-10-16@EC @                        @        

Telecoms: Commission urges Ofcom to take stronger action on fixed termination rates – Article 7 procedure  

*2009-10-16@CC                         @        

Statement following Competition Appeal Tribunal's judgment - Barclays Bank PLC v Competition Commission

*2009-10-16@‘–±È                         @        

“d‹C’ʐMŽsê‚̊‹«•Ï‰»‚ɑΉž‚µ‚½Ú‘±ƒ‹[ƒ‹‚݂̍è•û‚ɂ‚¢‚Ä

*2009-10-16@‘–±È                         @        

ƒgƒ‰ƒqƒbƒN‚©‚ç‚Ý‚½‰ä‚ª‘‚̒ʐM—˜—pó‹µ

*2009-10-15@FCC                        @        

Recommended Decision of Chief Administrative Law Judge in Wealth TV Carriage Complaint Case Against Four MVPDs

Recommended Decision

*2009-10-15@EC signs_s13.gif                        @        

Antitrust: European Competition Network publishes report on leniency convergence

*2009-10-15@Ofcom                         @        

UK adultsf media literacy - 2009 interim report

*2009-10-15@Ofcom                        @        

Reviews of the financial terms for the Channel 3 and Channel 5 licences

*2009-10-15@OFT                        @        

OFT launches market studies into advertising and pricing practices

*2009-10-14@FTC                       @        

FTC Order Prevents Anticompetitive Effects from Pfizerfs Acquisition of Wyeth - Preserves Competition for Animal Vaccines and Other Animal Health Products

*2009-10-14@DOJ                       @        

Testimony: Prohibiting Price Fixing and Other Anticompetitive Conduct in the Health Insurance Industry - Statement of Christine A. Varney Assistant Attorney General before the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate

*2009-10-14@DOJ                       @        

Report: Charting the Future Course of International Technical Assistance at the Federal Trade Commission and U.S. Department of Justice (10/2009)

*2009-10-14@FCC                        @        

Comments Sought on Broadband Study Conducted by The Berkman Center for Internet and Society

Public Notice 

Next Generation Connectivity: A review of broadband Internet transitions and policy from around the world

*2009-10-14@EC                       @        

Antitrust: Commission paves way for more competition in ship classification market by making IACS' commitments legally binding  

*2009-10-14@EC                       @        

Mergers: Commission approves acquisition by E.ON of certain Electrabel power plants and drawing rights

*2009-10-14@EC                       @        

State aid cases:

State aid: Commission endorses Finnish temporary tax incentives for productive investment 

State aid: Commission approves Dutch Green Funds Scheme for environmentally-friendly investment projects

Commission authorises state aid for the voluntary redundancy scheme of Olympic Catering 

*2009-10-14@EC                       @        

European values in the new global governance

José Manuel Durão Barroso, President of the European Commission

Opening of the Brussels office of the European Jewish Congress, Brussels, 14 October 2009

*2009-10-14@BBC Trust                      @        

Progress on network news coverage of the nations

*2009-10-13@DOJ                      @        

Press Release: Justice Department Requires Divestitures in AT&T's Acquisition of Centennial - Divestitures in Eight Cellular Marketing Areas Will Preserve Competition for Mobile Wireless Customers in Louisianna and Mississippi

*2009-10-13@EC                      @        

State aid: Overview of national measures adopted as a response to the financial/economic crisis

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*2009-10-09@EC                     @        

Competition: Commissioner Kroes signs Memorandum of Understanding with Brazil

*2009-10-09@EC                     @        

Mergers: Commission approves proposed acquisition of Iberdrola's stake in BBG by RREEF Fund

*2009-10-09@Ofcom                     @        

Proposed Variation to and Exemption from BTfs Undertakings under the Enterprise Act 2002 related to Fibre-to-the-Premises and Fibre Integrated Reception System

*2009-10-09@JFTC signs_s13.gif@                    @        

u•s“–—õ”„‚ÉŠÖ‚·‚é“Ɛè‹ÖŽ~–@ã‚̍l‚¦•ûvi‰ü’èˆÄj“™‚ɑ΂·‚éˆÓŒ©•åW‚ɂ‚¢‚Ä

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*2009-10-09@JFTC                     @        

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*2009-10-09@‘–±È                     @        

u“d‹C’ʐMŽ–‹Æ•ª–ì‚É‚¨‚¯‚é‹£‘ˆó‹µ‚Ì•]‰¿‚ÉŠÖ‚·‚éŠî–{•ûjiˆÄjv‚ɑ΂·‚éˆÓŒ©•åW

*2009-10-08@DOJ                     @        

Speech: Striving for the Optimal Balance in Antitrust Enforcement: Single-Firm Conduct, Antitrust Remedies, and Procedural Fairness - Remarks as Presented at the The Council on Foreign Relations by Assistant Attorney General Christine A. Varney

MEMO: 82ð‚Ƃ̍·ˆÙ`fspecial responsibilityf‚Ì‘¶Ý, erecoupmentf•s—v“™‚ÉŒ¾‹y

*2009-10-08@EC                    @        

Tackling cartels – a never-ending task

Neelie Kroes European Commissioner for Competition Policy

Anti-Cartel Enforcement: Criminal and Administrative Policy – Panel session Brasilia, 8th October 2009 

MEMO: gEach fine must always relate to a companyfs turnover in the affected product or services and the severity and duration of the offence.h

*2009-10-08@EC                    @        

State aid: Commission authorises temporary Polish scheme allowing limited amounts of aid to boost real economy

*2009-10-08@EC signs_s13.gif                    @        

State aid: Commission recalls rules concerning Tier 1 and Tier 2 capital transactions for banks subject to a restructuring aid investigation

*2009-10-08@EC                     @        

Telecoms: Legal action against Germany, the Netherlands and Sweden closed while Belgian must-carry rules case goes to Court

”ä—ጴ‘¥ˆá”½i"but Belgium maintains that its laws conform to EU telecom rules.hj

*2009-10-08@EC                     @        

Commission ends legal action after Italy and Estonia comply with EU advertising rules

AGCOM et.al. have modified national advertising rules

*2009-10-08@EC                    @        

The Commission opens infringement proceedings against Belgium concerning its gas transit system

*2009-10-08@EC                    @        

Public procurement: Commission requests United Kingdom to review contracts for the provision of housing services awarded by Glasgow Housing Association without competitive tender

*2009-10-08@EC                    @        

Europe's Magazines and the new media – way ahead

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

FAEP Gala Reception "Empowering citizens – the magazine media" Brussels, 7 October 2009

hTo measure is to know.h gWe need this monitoring tool because of continuing political concern about media pluralism expressed in the European Parliament and in civil society.h gWe of course do not want a harmonizing directive on ownershiph gwe need the monitoring of freedom of the media and of media pluralism.h

*2009-10-08@CC                    @        

CC rules against Ticketmaster / Live Nation merger

Ticketmaster / Live Nation: Notice of provisional findings, provisional findings report and notice of possible remedies published

*2009-10-07@BBC Trust                    @        

Trust partially upholds fair trading complaints against the BBC

talkSPORT‚Ì‘i‚¦ibroadcast rights to the FA Cup matchesjF partially upheld; Trust/Executive‚»‚ꂼ‚ê‚Ìduties‚ɏƂ炵‚ÄŒŸØAƒvƒƒZƒX‚É‚à‚Á‚Æ’ˆÓ‚µ‚ă`ƒFƒbƒN‚·‚ׂ«‚Å‚ ‚Á‚½‚Æ”F’è^BESA‚Ì‘i‚¦iBBC Learning sitesjF partially upheld; “K—pƒKƒCƒhƒ‰ƒCƒ“‚ª2007”NˆÈ~Šg‘債‚Ä‚¨‚èicompetitive impact principle assessment‚Ì—v‹jA‚»‚ꂪ‚È‚³‚ê‚Ä‚¢‚È‚¢‚Æ‚Ì”F’è

*2009-10-07@FTC                   @        

Commission Order Restores Competition Eliminated by Carilion Clinicfs Acquisition of Two Outpatient Clinics

Hospital Must Sell All Clinic Assets Acquired in 2008

*2009-10-07@DOJ                   @        

Speech: Antitrust Federalism: Enhancing Federal/State Cooperation - Remarks as Prepared for the National Association of Attorneys General Columbia Law School State Attorneys General Program by Assistant Attorney General Christine A. Varney

*2009-10-07@FCC                   @        

Prepared Remarks of Chairman Genachowski, "America's Mobile Broadband Future" at International CTIA WIRELESS I.T. & Entertainment, San Diego, CA

*2009-10-07@EC                   @        

State aid: Commission approves temporary additional aid to German Landesbank WestLB 

*2009-10-07@EC                   @        

Mergers: Commission clears proposed acquisition of Pražská teplárenská, a.s. by International Power Opatovice, a.s., EnBW AG and the City of Prague 

*2009-10-07@EC                   @        

Antitrust: Commission fines producers of power transformers 67.6 million for market sharing cartel

FAQs

*2009-10-07@EC                   @        

Antitrust: Commission market tests Microsoft's proposal to ensure consumer choice of web browsers; welcomes further improvements in field of interoperability  

*2009-10-07@European Parliament                   @        

"Subsidiarity is key to the welfare of our citizens", EP President Jerzy Buzek tells CoR plenary session

*2009-10-07@BBC Trust                    @        

Public to have their say on standards at the BBC – Consultation: Editorial Guidelines

*2009-10-07@JFTC                   @        

ƒeƒŒƒr—pƒuƒ‰ƒEƒ“ŠÇ‚̐»‘¢”Ì”„‹ÆŽÒ‚ç‚ɑ΂·‚é”rœ‘[’u–½—ß‹y‚щے¥‹à”[•t–½—߂ɂ‚¢‚Ä 

*2009-10-06@EC                   @        

Antitrust: Commission market tests commitments proposed by Svenska Kraftnät concerning Swedish electricity transmission market

*2009-10-06@EC                   @        

Antitrust: Commission confirms surprise inspections in the pharmaceutical sector

*2009-10-05@EC                  @        

State aid: Commission approves French short-term export-credit insurance scheme

*2009-10-05@EC                  @        

Antitrust: public consultation on revised draft Block Exemption Regulation for insurance sector 

*2009-10-05@EC                   @        

Telecoms: Commission raises serious doubts about Austrian broadband market definition 

*2009-10-05@JFTC                  @        

Š”Ž®‰ïŽÐ“ú—§ƒfƒBƒXƒvƒŒƒCƒY‚É‚æ‚éR”»¿‹‚̎扺‚°‚ɂ‚¢‚āi‚s‚e‚s‰t»ƒfƒBƒXƒvƒŒƒCƒ‚ƒWƒ…[ƒ‹‚̐»‘¢”Ì”„‹ÆŽÒ‚É‚æ‚鉿ŠiƒJƒ‹ƒeƒ‹Ž–Œj

*2009-10-03@EC                 @        

Statement of President Barroso at the joint Press point with Vice President Wallström on the outcome of the Irish Referendum

José Manuel Durão Barroso, President of the European Commission

*2009-10-02@EC                 @        

Mergers: Commission clears proposed acquisition of Delphi Corporation by General Motors

*2009-10-02@EC                 @        

Mergers: Fortis Bank Nederland and ABN AMRO Bank Nederland - Commission grants further extension of deadline for implementation of remedies

*2009-10-02@EC                 @        

Antitrust: Commission confirms sending Statement of Objections to three members of oneworld airline alliance

*2009-10-02@EC                 @        

State Aid: Commission approves Dutch export-credit insurance scheme 

*2009-10-02@EC                 @        

Telecoms: European Commission welcomes Irish steps to more broadband competition 

*2009-10-02@CC signs_s13.gif                 @        

CC renews competition test recommendation

Groceries remittal: Final decision published

*2009-10-01@JFTC                 @        

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’n‹…‰·’g‰»‘΍ô‚É‚¨‚¯‚éŒoÏ“IŽè–@‚ð—p‚¢‚½Ž{ô‚ÉŒW‚é‹£‘ˆ­ôã‚̉ۑè`‘“à”ro—ÊŽæˆø§“x‚É‚¨‚¯‚é˜_“_`i‘æ‚P‰ñj

*2009-10-01@‘–±È                @        

u“d‹C’ʐMŽ–‹Æ•ª–ì‚É‚¨‚¯‚é‹£‘ˆó‹µ‚Ì•]‰¿2008v‚ÌŒö•\‹y‚Ñ“d‹C’ʐMŽ–‹Æ•ª–ì‚Ì‹£‘ˆó‹µ‚ÉŠÖ‚·‚éŽl”¼Šúƒf[ƒ^‚ÌŒö•\i•½¬21”N“x‘æ1Žl”¼Šúi6ŒŽ––jj

*2009-10-01@FTC                 @        

FTC Seeks Public Comments on the Future of the News Media in the Internet Age

hThe workshops on Dec. 1-2, 2009 will consider a wide range of issues, such as Internet-related changes in advertising and the way people receive news, ideas for reducing costs and restructuring news organizations, potential for-profit and non-profit models for journalism, and the evolving competition among news organizations.h

*2009-10-01@EC                 @        

State aid: Commission partly authorises German tax law on risk capital, subject to amendments

*2009-10-01@EC                 @        

The Digital Single Market: a key to unlock the potential of the knowledge based economy

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

EDiMA's White Paper on Policy Strategy for the Development of New Media Services 2009-2014 – Launch Breakfast Event Brussels, 1 October 2009

*2009-10-01@OFT                  @        

OFT consults on exceptions to duty to refer

‚b‚b‚Ö‚Ì•t‘õ‚̍ٗʓI—áŠO‚ðŽ‚ÂOFT‚̃KƒCƒhƒ‰ƒCƒ“ƒAƒbƒvƒf[ƒgi\•ª‚ȏd—v«‚ª‚È‚¢ê‡ide minimisjA‘z’荇•¹‚ª\•ª‚ɐis‚µ‚Ä‚¢‚È‚¢ê‡AÁ”ïŽÒ—˜‰v‚ª•¾ŠQ‚ðã‰ñ‚Á‚Ä‚¢‚éê‡A–â‘è‰ðÁ‘[’u‚ðŽó‚¯“ü‚êA•t‘õ‚µ‚È‚¢ê‡j

 

September

 

*2009-09-30@EC               @         

State aid: Commission approves public financing worth 59 million for broadband project in the French Hauts-de-Seine department 

*2009-09-30@EC