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Europe 2020: a new economic strategy

The Single Market Act

DG Competition Up coming events

State Aid reform / State Aid control - Tackling the Economic Crisis

Audiovisual and Media Policies – Regulatory Framework / Media Task Force - Media Pluralism@

European Competition Forum 2012

DCMS – Communications Review

 

June

 

2012-06-29@EC      

Merger cases:

Mergers: Commission approves acquisition of IBM's retail store solutions business by rival Toshiba

Mergers: Commission approves acquisition of joint control over Danish animal by-products company Daka by SARIA and Danish Crown

Mergers: Commission opens in-depth investigation into Hutchison's take-over of Orange Austria

State aid cases:

State aid: Commission consults on draft Communication on short-term export credit insurance

State aid: Commission temporarily approves public support granted to Danish FIH Erhvervsbank A/S ("FIH") and opens a formal investigation

 

2012-06-29@ ‘–±È    

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2012-06-29@ ‘–±È       

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2012-06-26@GC      

Judgment in Joined Cases T-360/09 E.ON Ruhrgas and E.ON AG and T-370/09 GDF Suez SA v Commission

Press release

The fines of €553 million imposed on GDF and E.ON for sharing the French and German markets for natural gas are reduced to €320 million for each company

The General Court confirms the main points of the decision but finds that the Commission committed an error as regards the duration of the infringement on each of the markets

2012-06-28@CJ       

Judgments in Case C-404/10 P Commission v Éditions Odile Jacob SAS and in Case C- 477/10 P Commission v Agrofert Holding a.s.

Press release

The Court defines the scope of the right of access to documents of the EU institutions in the context of merger control proceedings (The Commission may, subject to certain conditions, refuse access to documents relating to merger control proceedings without first carrying out a concrete, individual examination of those documents)

2012-06-28@OFT    

OFT issues statement of objections against Mercedes-Benz and five commercial vehicle dealers

2012-06-28@JFTC/Á”ïŽÒ’¡      

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2012-06-27@FCC       

News Release: FCC Resolves Comcast-NBCU Investigation

Comcast Consent Decree Stand Alone Broadband

2012-06-27@GC      

Judgment in Case T-167/08 Microsoft Corp. v Commission

Press release

The General Court essentially upholds the Commissionfs decision imposing a periodic penalty payment on Microsoft for failing to allow its competitors access to interoperability information on reasonable terms

2012-06-27@EC       

State aid: Commission approves restructuring aid for Air Malta

SA.33015 Air Malta plc.  

2012-06-27@EC     

Antitrust cases:

Antitrust: Commission re-imposes fines on Mitsubishi and Toshiba for gas insulated switchgear cartel following Court judgement

Antitrust: Commission fines producers of water management products € 13 million in sixth cartel settlement 

State aid cases:

State aid: the Commission opens an in-depth investigation into the compensation received by SNCM and CMN for the Marseille-Corsica sea link 

State aid: Commission finds contracts between Bizkaia and Habidite for construction modules factory in Alonsotegi (Spain) contain state aid 

State Aid: Commission authorises transitional free allocation of greenhouse gas emission allowances for the modernisation of electricity generation installations in Cyprus and Estonia 

State aid: Commission approves state support for Spanish Bankia/BFA 

State aid: Commission extends in-depth investigation on Alghero airport in Italy 

2012-06-27@EC/GC      

Antitrust: Commission welcomes General Court judgment in Microsoft compliance case 

2012-06-27@‘–±È    

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2012-06-27@‘–±È      

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2012-06-26@EC      

Mergers: Commission clears acquisition of US-based SPX' Service Solutions Business by Robert Bosch 

Mergers: Commission approves acquisition of computer distributor Altimate by rival Arrow

2012-06-26@EC      

Mergers: Commission approves acquisition of controlling stake in LCD panel producer Sharp Display Products by Taiwanese electronic company Hon Hai  

2012-06-25@BBC Trust      

BBC's "Arab Spring" coverage remarkable and generally impartial, but could have benefited from more breadth and context, Trust review concludes

The BBC's coverage of the "Arab Spring" was remarkable, given the challenges involved, and was generally impartial, according to the conclusions of a review published today by the BBC Trust.

2012-06-22@EC      

Mergers: Commission refers Spanish aviation fuel joint venture to the Spanish competition authority 

Article 9(2)(a) of the EU Merger Regulation

2012-06-22@Ofcom     

Ofcom response to article in The Times newspaper

This letter was sent to The Times for publication on 22 June 2012 from Colette Bowe, Chairman of Ofcom: eOfcom chieffs bid for top job at the BBC raises questions over conflict of interestf

2012-06-22@CC      

Private healthcare market investigation - issues statement

2012-06-22@‘–±È      

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2012-06-22@JFTC        

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2012-06-21@FCC        

Chairman Genachowski on The Supreme Court's Decision FCC v. Fox

FCC & USA v. Fox Tele. Stations, Inc. et al., No. 10-1293 (Sup. Ct.)

2012-06-21@DOJ       

Speech

Antitrust Enforcement and Media Industries: Competition and Beyond

fIn my time today, I hope to show how our efforts to protect competition have contributed to our free market and, however modestly, to our free society.f; eHowever, vigilant enforcement practices that protect the competitive process comfortably reside adjacent to the goal of promoting the widest possible dissemination of information from diverse sources.f

2012-06-21@CJ      

Judgment in Case C-452/10 P BNP Paribas and Banca Nazionale del Lavoro Spa (BNL) v Commission

Press release

The Italian scheme on realignment for tax purposes applicable to the banking sector, adopted in 2004, constitutes illegal State aid which must be repaid by the banking entities

That scheme includes a selective advantage, not justified by the nature of the tax system

2012-06-21@CJ AG Opinion     

Advocate Generalfs Opinion in Case C-89/11 P E.ON Energie AG v Commission

Press release

Advocate General Bot proposes that the Court of Justice should partially annul the judgment of the General Court concerning the breaking of a seal committed by E.ON Energie during an inspection in competition matters

The General Court did not exercise its unlimited jurisdiction when examining the proportionality of the fine imposed by the Commission for that infringement

2012-06-21@EC       

Restructuring the banking sector in the EU: A State aid perspective

Joaquín Almunia Vice President of the European Commission responsible for Competition Policy

Conference on State Aid in the Banking Market – Legal and Economic Perspectives - Frankfurt am Main 21 June 2012

2012-06-21@EC      

State aid: Commission invites comments on use of General block exemption Regulation – state aid modernisation

2012-06-20@JFTC       

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2012-06-19@Ofcom        

Ofcom publishes report on measuring media plurality

2012-06-19@BBC Trust     

BBC Trust review of Service Licences

Commentary on the Trust's review of service licences by David Liddiment, Trustee

2012-06-18@EC     

Antitrust: Commission makes legally binding commitments by Siemens and Areva concerning nuclear technology markets

2012-06-15@FTC Newly added!    

FTC Puts Conditions on Konkinlijke Ahold's Acquisition of Genuardi's Supermarkets

Ahold Required to Sell Genuardi's Store Outside Philadelphia, Penn., to McCaffrey's

2012-06-15@DOJ    

Speech

The Many Facets of International Cooperation at the Antitrust Division

2012-06-15@CC     

CC publishes draft guidelines for market investigations

2012-06-15@OFT     

OFT refers Ryanairfs minority stake in Aer Lingus to Competition Commission

The OFT has referred the completed acquisition by Ryanair Holdings plc of a minority stake in Aer Lingus Group plc to the Competition Commission for further investigation, due to competition concerns

2012-06-14@CJ     

Judgment in Case C-158/11 Auto 24 SARL v Jaguar Land Rover France SAS

Press release

In order to enjoy an exemption, quantitative selective distribution systems in the motor vehicle sector do not have to be based on criteria that are objectively justified and applied in a uniform and non-differentiated manner in respect of all applicants for authorisation

2012-06-14@JFTC     

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2012-06-14@JFTC     

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2012-06-18@EC     

Antitrust: Commission opens formal proceedings against Deutsche Bahn

2012-06-13@‘–±È     

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2012-06-12@EC     

State aid cases:

State aid: Commission clears state aid to an ultra-fast broadband network in Birmingham

State aid: Commission gives conditional approval to aid component in regulated electricity tariffs in France

State aid: Commission approves UK renewable heat incentive scheme for Northern Ireland

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

State aid: Commission opens in-depth investigation on Agrarmarkt Austria (AMA) marketing measures

2012-06-11@FTC     

FTC Puts Conditions on Johnson & Johnson's Proposed Acquisition of Synthes, Inc.

J&J Required to Sell System for Treating Distal Radius Wrist Fractures to Biomet, Inc.

2012-06-08@OFT    

OFT publishes report on markets in remote communities across the UK

The Office of Fair Trading has published the findings of its consultation into markets in remote communities across the UK

2012-06-06@EC

New crisis management measures to avoid future bank bail-outs

2012-06-06@EC    

State aid: Commission temporarily approves increase of refinancing guarantee for Dexia SA and DCL and extends investigation

2012-06-06@EC    

Mergers: Commission approves acquisition of beer brewer Starbev by international brewing company Molson Coors

2012-06-06@EC    

Digital Agenda: Next Generation Internet Protocol takes off

2012-06-06@JFTC    

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2012-06-05@CJ   

Judgment in Case C-124/10 P Commission v Électricité de France (EDF)

Press release

The Court confirms the annulment by the General Court of the Commission decision declaring that a tax measure taken by France in favour of EDF constitutes State aid./The Commission erred in law by refusing, simply because the measure was fiscal, to consider whether the French State had acted as a private investor

2012-06-04@EC     

Statement by Vice President Olli Rehn on the Fourth European Commission/European Central Bank/IMF Review Mission to Portugal

2012-06-04@EC     

Digital Agenda – Commission puts on hold German telecoms regulator's plans to regulate high bandwidth leased lines

2012-06-04@EC     

Digital Agenda: new Regulation to enable cross-border electronic signatures and to get more value out of electronic identification in Digital Single Market

2012-06-05@EC   

Mergers: Commission approves acquisition of Dutch pipe systems manufacturer Wavin by Mexican PVC producer Mexichem

2012-06-01@FTC   

FTC Approves Energy Transfer Partners' Application to Sell Heritage Propane Express to JP Energy Partners, LP

Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved an application by Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. and Energy Transfer Partners, GP, L.P., requesting approval to sell their Heritage Propane Express business to JP Energy Partners, LP.

2012-06-01@EC     

State aid: Commission consults on draft Guidelines for broadband networks

2012-06-01@EC     

State aid: Overview of decisions and on-going in-depth investigations in the context of the financial crisis

2012-06-01@OFT   

OFT clears Nottingham newspapers merger

The OFT has cleared the acquisition of The Topper newspaper by the Daily Mail General Trust                                

 

May

 

2012-05-31@EC     

Twelfth issue of ECN Brief

Denmark: Aviation Legislation prevents Competition at Copenhagen Airport, etc.

2012-05-31@EC   

The EU gas market: the Commission calls on France to revise its system of regulated prices for non-household users

2012-05-31@EC   

Services Directive: Commission closes infringement proceedings against Greece – all Member States have now officially transposed the Directive

2012-05-31@EC   

Digital Agenda: Commission asks Court of Justice to fine five Member States for missing telecom rules implementation deadline

2012-05-31@EC     

State aid: Commission extends in-depth investigation into the orderly resolution plan of the Dexia group and temporarily approves prolongation of the refinancing guarantee to Dexia SA and DCL

2012-05-31@EC     

Observations on the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights and the future of the European Union

Viviane Reding Vice-President of the European Commission, EU Justice Commissioner

XXV Congress of FIDE (Fédération Internationale pour le Droit Européen) Tallinn, 31 May 2012

(The third case concerned the Hungarian media law where there were serious concerns, notably about the lack of independence of the new Hungarian media authority from the government. Here, the Commission was faced with the legal situation that the EU has only very minor competences with regard to the media. Press and radio are practically outside the scope of the EU Treaties, as is most media content. Only for the provision of cross-border audiovisual media services, certain minimum rules are included in the Audiovisual Media Services Directive. However, these rules do not include a legal requirement that each Member State establish an independent media regulator. The Commission had proposed such a rule in 2005, on my initiative. However, only Latvia, the Netherlands and the UK supported my proposal, while all other Member States rejected it as an undue interference with their national prerogatives. This is why the Commission could only insist on some marginal changes to the Hungarian media law where these were related to audiovisual media services. On the key issue, the independence of the media authority and its role vis-à-vis the written press, the Commission had no power. Certainly, Article 11 of the Charter provides for freedom of expression, freedom of information and freedom of the media. However, under Article 51 of the Charter, this only applies to national decisions where the Member State implements EU law. This was not the case for most of the articles in the Hungarian media law. One can argue that, even in this case, there was some complementarity between the EU Charter and national fundamental rights - Because, on 19 December 2011, the Hungarian Constitutional Court declared that certain provisions of the Hungarian media law unconstitutionally limited the freedom of the written press. Nevertheless, not all observers of this case were convinced that the matter had been fully resolved and that freedom of the media continues to be fully respected in Hungary. I personally will only trust this complementarity if I am assured that the judiciary in Hungary is and remains fully independent following the recent constitutional changes. The Commission will continue to monitor this very closely.)

2012-05-31@OFT   

CC formally clears water merger

2012-05-30@EC                                    

State aid: Commission opens in-depth investigation into potential state aid at Beauvais airport in France

2012-05-30@EC                                    

State aid: Commission opens in-depth investigation on 60 million public service compensation planned for Simet SpA

2012-05-30@EC                                    

State aid: Commission approves restructuring aid for the sale of Spanish Banco CAM to Banco Sabadell

2012-05-30@BBC Trust                                    

Trust approves improvements to BBC Complaints system

2012-05-30@‘–±È                                    

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2012-05-29@EC                                    

Vice-President Kroes to propose action on consumer choice and "net neutrality"            

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2012-05-29@EC                                    

Mergers: Commission approves acquisition of controlling stake in German glass producer Interpane by Japanese glass producer Asahi Glass

2012-05-29@FTC   

FTC Announces Final Agenda and Panelists for Workshop about Advertising and Privacy Disclosures in Online and Mobile Media

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2012-05-28@Ofcom                                   

Ed Richards and the BBC Director General post

2012-05-28@JFTC                                  

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2012-05-25@FTC                                  

FTC Approves Modified Final Order Settling Charges that Fresenius Medical Care's Acquisition of Liberty Dialysis Holdings Was Anticompetitive in Market for Outpatient Dialysis Clinics

Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a modified final order settling charges that Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGaA's acquisition of Liberty Dialysis Holdings, Inc. would have been anticompetitive in numerous local markets for outpatient dialysis clinics around the country

2012-05-25@EC                                   

Mergers: Commission approves acquisition of chemical company Solutia by Eastman

2012-05-25@EC                                   

Mergers: Commission approves acquisition of SCA Packaging by DS Smith, subject to conditions

2012-05-24@EC                                  

Antitrust: European Competition Network report shows competition enforcement across the EU benefits all parts of the food sector

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2012-05-24@GC                                    

Judgment in Case T-111/08 MasterCard, Inc and Others v Commission

Press release

The General Court confirms the Commissionfs decision prohibiting the multilateral interchange fees applied by MasterCard

2012-05-24@EC                                   

Antitrust: Commission welcomes General Court judgment in MasterCard case

The General Court rejected MasterCard's claims and upheld the Commission's findings of an infringement. In particular, the Court endorsed the Commission's view that inter-bank fees constitute a restriction of competition by effect. It rejected MasterCard's argument that such fees are objectively necessary to operate its system.

2012-05-24@CC                                   

CC to investigate metal packaging coatings merger

2012-05-24@FTC/DOJ                                   

Commission Approves Filing of Joint Amicus Brief with DOJ on Direct Purchaser Antitrust Issues

The Commission has approved the filing of a joint amicus brief with the U.S. Department of Justice in the matter of Ritz Camera & Image, LLC v. SanDisk Corporation, No. 12-1183 (Fed. Cir.).

2012-05-23@EC  Newly added!                                   

ECN resolution on protection of leniency material in the context of civil damages actions

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2012-05-23@CC                                    

CC finds more choice for consumers in pay-TV movies

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In its revised provisional findings published today as part of the Movies on Pay TV investigation, the Competition Commission (CC) finds that Sky Movies no longer provides Sky with a material advantage over its rivals in the pay-TV retail market.

2012-05-23@Ofcom                                   

Options for the future of commercial TV public service broadcasting licences

Ofcom has today published advice on future options for the public service broadcasting TV licences held by ITV, STV, UTV and Channel 5.

2012-05-23@‘–±È                                   

uƒfƒWƒ^ƒ‹•ú‘—Žž‘ã‚ÌŽ‹’®ŠoáŠQŽÒŒü‚¯•ú‘—‚̏[ŽÀ‚ÉŠÖ‚·‚錤‹†‰ïv•ñ‘‚ÌŒö•\

2012-05-22@EC                                    

State aid: Commission adopts rules on national support for industry electricity costs in context of the EU Emission Trading Scheme

2012-05-22@EC                                   

Mergers: Commission opens in-depth investigation into proposed acquisition of Inoxum by Outokumpu in stainless steel sector

2012-05-21@EC                                   

Statement of VP Almunia on the Google antitrust investigation

Joaquín Almunia Vice President of the European Commission responsible for Competition Policy

Press room Brussels, 21 May 2012

2012-05-21@EC                                  

New powers to shape the Telecoms Single Market: one year on

Neelie Kroes Vice-President of the European Commission responsible for the Digital Agenda

European Competitive Telecommunication Association (ECTA) Brussels, 21 May 2012

2012-05-18@FTC                                 

FTC Announces Final Agenda and Panelists for Workshop about Advertising and Privacy Disclosures in Online and Mobile Media

The Federal Trade Commission will host a one-day public workshop on Wednesday, May 30, 2012 to consider the need for new guidance concerning advertising and privacy disclosures in todayfs online and mobile environments.

2012-05-18@FCC                                 

FCC's Final Plan for Retrospective Analysis

2012-05-18@‘–±È                                 

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2012-05-18@‘–±È                                 

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2012-05-18@‘–±È                                 

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2012-05-17@OFT                               

OFT acts to boost competition in outdoor advertising

Clear Channel and JCDecaux, two of the major outdoor advertising companies, have agreed to make changes to the way they enforce contracts with Local Authorities for advertising on bus shelters and information panels

2012-05-16@EC                                

Merger cases:

Mergers: Commission clears Angolan liquefied natural gas joint venture by BP, Chevron, Eni, Sonangol and Total

Mergers: Commission approves Südzucker's acquisition of control over ED&F MAN subject to conditions

2012-05-16@EC                                

State aid: Commission temporarily approves aid for the resolution of Greek T Bank

2012-05-16@BBC Trust                               

Trust publishes service reviews of Asian Network and Local Radio and approves DQF plans

2012-05-16@JFTC                                

Euƒzƒeƒ‹E—·ŠÙ‚Æ”[“ü‹ÆŽÒ‚Æ‚ÌŽæˆø‚ÉŠÖ‚·‚éŽÀ‘Ô’²¸•ñ‘viŠT—ª}j

Euƒzƒeƒ‹E—·ŠÙ‚Æ”[“ü‹ÆŽÒ‚Æ‚ÌŽæˆø‚ÉŠÖ‚·‚éŽÀ‘Ô’²¸•ñ‘viŠT—vj

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2012-05-15@CC                                

Final undertakings for Edinburgh airport sale

2012-05-15@Á”ïŽÒ’¡                                

ƒCƒ“ƒ^[ƒlƒbƒgÁ”ïŽÒŽæˆø˜A—‰ïiŽ‘—¿ŒfÚj

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2012-05-14@EC                                

Mergers: Commission approves joint venture between Freudenberg and Trelleborg in anti-vibration systems for automobiles sector

2012-05-11@EC                               

Mergers: Commission approves acquisition of electrical components and connectors manufacturer Thomas & Betts by ABB

2012-05-11@EC                               

Mergers: Commission approves acquisition of Swedish dairy company Skånemejerier AB by Lactalis

2012-05-11@EC                               

State aid: Commission approves ING's restructuring plan from 2009 anew and opens an in-depth investigation on later amendments to the plan

2012-05-11@OFT                              

OFT considers remedies in electrical wholesaling merger

The OFT is considering undertakings offered by Edmundson Electrical Limited to sell a branch in each of four local areas in England and Scotland to remedy competition concerns raised by its completed acquisition of Electric Center, formerly part of the Wolseley Group

2012-05-10@EC                               

Mergers: Commission approves acquisition of controlling stake in German windpark Borkum Riffgrund I by Boston Holding

2012-05-10@EC                               

Europefs banking sector after the crisis: Oversight, regulation and responsibility

Joaquín Almunia Vice President of the European Commission responsible for Competition Policy

23rd World Savings Banks Institute Congress Marrakech, 10 May 2012

2012-05-10@DCMS                               

Application process for new local TV channels launched

Bidding opens for operators to win local licences across the UK

2012-05-10@DCMS                               

Better video games age-rating system proposals

New system to give parents more confidence that children can only get suitable games

2012-05-10@BBC Trust                                

Trust publishes NAO report on the BBC's approach to managing the cost of its support functions

2012-05-10@BBC Trust                               

Local television funding contribution arrangements

2012-05-09@FTC                               

FTC Testifies on Efforts to Protect Consumer Privacy

Asks Congress to Encourage Industry to Continue Efforts on "Do Not Track" Tools

2012-05-09@DCMS                              

Measures to protect children announced

Government reveals further plans to prevent commercialisation and sexualisation of childhood

2012-05-09@Á”ïŽÒ’¡                               

uƒCƒ“ƒ^[ƒlƒbƒgÁ”ïŽÒŽæˆø‚ÉŒW‚éL•\Ž¦‚ÉŠÖ‚·‚éŒi•i•\Ž¦–@ã‚Ì–â‘è“_‹y‚Ñ—¯ˆÓŽ–€v‚̈ꕔ‰ü’è‚ɂ‚¢‚Ä

2012-05-08@EC                               

Antitrust: Commission sends statement of objections to Slovak Telekom and Deutsche Telekom

2012-05-08@EC                              

State aid: Commission launches major initiative to modernise state aid control

2012-05-08@EC                              

State aid cases:

State aid: the Commission clears 23 million EUR R&D aid to Novartis Italy for faster access to innovative vaccines in developing countries

State aid: Commission approves regional investment aid for Mondi in Poland and Masdar in Germany

State aid: Commission approves Spanish €10.95 million support for publishing culturally valuable books

2012-05-08@EC                               

Defending media freedom

Neelie Kroes Vice-President of the European Commission responsible for the Digital Agenda

European Parliament Seminar on Media Freedom in the EU Member States Brussels, 8 May 2012

2012-05-07@EC                             

Mergers: Commission approves acquisition of Dutch online retailer Flevo by Ahold

2012-05-07@EC                              

Digital Agenda: Commission adopts first report on the application of the Audiovisual Media Services Directive

f Media freedom and pluralism are essential features of democratic societies and explicitly recognised by the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union as an element of the right to freedom of expression and information. Notably when using the possibility of Article 4(1) AVMSD to apply stricter rules to the providers under their jurisdiction, Member States have to comply with these fundamental principlesf, eThese considerations also formed the basis of the discussions between the Commission and the Hungarian authorities on the new media legislation as regards the obligation of balanced coverage and the rules on offensive content. Some modifications were also agreed between the Commission and the Hungarian authorities on other provisions which could constitute an infringement of the AVMSD and/or the rules on free circulation of services and establishmentf; hybrid broadcast/broadband platforms

2012-05-04@EC                            

Antitrust: Commission consults on future of maritime transport antitrust guidelines

2012-05-04@EC                            

Internet Freedom

Neelie Kroes Vice-President of the European Commission responsible for the Digital Agenda

Re:publica conference "The European public on the Net" Berlin, 4 May 2012

2012-05-03@CJ                           

Judgments in Cases C-289/11 P Legris Industries SA v Commission and C-290/11 P Comap SA v Commission

Press release

2012-05-02@‘–±È @                           

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April

 

2012-04-30@DOJ                           

Press Release

National Express and Petermann to Sell Off School Bus Contracts in Texas and Washington to Resolve Antitrust Concerns

Divestitures Will Ensure Continued Competition for School Bus Contracts

2012-04-27@FTC                          

FTC Staff: Proposed Alabama Law Would Give Veterinarians More Choices in Providing Spaying, Neutering Services

Federal Trade Commission staff, in response to a request from Alabama Representative Patricia Todd, stated that a bill proposed in the Alabama legislature would give veterinarians more choices in serving consumers

2012-04-27@FCC                           

Innovation In The TV Bands: Channel Sharing

2012-04-27@EC                           

Mergers: Commission closes investigation after Compagnia Italiana di Navigazione abandons notified transaction

2012-04-27@EC                           

Fair trial rights: European Commission proposal giving citizens the right to information in criminal proceedings to become law

2012-04-27@Ofcom                           

Ofcom to extend Royal Mail safeguard cap to protect vulnerable consumers

Ofcom today proposed a cap on prices that Royal Mail can charge for Second Class large letters and small parcels

2012-04-27@‘–±È                            

u“d‹C’ʐMŽ–‹Æ–@‘æ30ð‘æ1€‚Ì‹K’è‚ÉŠî‚­‹ÖŽ~sˆ×“™‚Ì‹K’è‚Ì“K—p‚ðŽó‚¯‚é“d‹C’ʐMŽ–‹ÆŽÒiˆÚ“®’ʐM•ª–ì‚É‚¨‚¯‚éŽsêŽx”z“I‚È“d‹C’ʐMŽ–‹ÆŽÒj‚ÌŽw’è‚É“–‚½‚Á‚Ä‚ÌŠî–{“Il‚¦•ûv‚̍ô’è

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2012-04-27@JFTC                           

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

2012-04-27@‘–±È                           

u“d‹C’ʐMŽ–‹Æ•ª–ì‚É‚¨‚¯‚é‹£‘ˆ‚Ì‘£i‚ÉŠÖ‚·‚éŽwjv‚̉ü’è

2012-04-27@FTC                          

FTC Places Conditions on CoStar's $860 Million Acquisition of LoopNet

Commercial Real Estate Data Provider Required to Sell LoopNet's Interest in Xceligent and to Refrain from Conduct Hindering Other Providers

2012-04-26@CJ                           

DR and TV2 Danmark (Approximation of laws) [2012] EUECJ C-510/10

This reference for a preliminary ruling concerns the interpretation of Article 5(2)(d) of and recital 41 in the preamble to Directive 2001/29/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 May 2001 on the harmonisation of certain aspects of copyright and related rights in the information society (OJ 2001 L 167, p. 10), which provide for an exception to the exclusive reproduction right of the author in his work 'in respect of ephemeral recordings of works made by broadcasting organisations by means of their own facilities and for their own broadcasts'.

2012-04-26@EC                            

Digital Agenda - Commission queries Polish telecoms regulator's plans to limit access to fibre networks

2012-04-26@EC                           

EU law: Commission acts to ensure that European legislation is fully and properly implemented

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Free movement: Commission asks the UK to uphold EU citizens' rights

Internal energy market: national legislation in 5 Member States is still not fully in line with EU rules

2012-04-26@CC                           

CC publishes 2012/13 Business Plan

2012-04-26@JFTC                           

Š”Ž®‰ïŽÐƒGƒfƒBƒIƒ“‚ɑ΂·‚éR”»ŠJŽn‚ɂ‚¢‚āi—D‰z“I’nˆÊ‚Ì—”—pŽ–Œj

2012-04-25@EC                           

State aid: Commission adopts de minimis Regulation for services of general economic interest (SGEI)

2012-04-25@EC                           

State aid: Commission opens in-depth investigation on Spanish compensation for digital terrestrial broadcasters to free digital dividend

However, reaping the dividend requires making the 800 MHz band available for electronic communication services simultaneously by all Member States in the shortest possible timeframe (before 2015). To this end, countries where this band is used for other services, for example for broadcasting, like in Spain, have to reallocate these services to another frequencyc.

2012-04-25@EC                          

State aid: Commission opens in-depth investigation into potential state aid at Nîmes airport in France

State aid: Commission approves extension of French aid scheme for video game creation

State Aid: Commission orders Germany to recover incompatible aid for disposal of animal carcasses and slaughterhouse waste in Rhineland-Palatinate

State aid: Commission opens in-depth inquiries into preferential electricity tariffs granted by Romanian hydroelectricity generator Hidroelectrica to various companies

State aid: Commission temporarily approves Danish rescue aid to facilitate merger between Vestjysk Bank and Aarhus Lokalbank

2012-04-25@EC                           

Hungary - infringements: European Commission satisfied with changes to central bank statute, but refers Hungary to the Court of Justice on the independence of the data protection authority and measures affecting the judiciary

2012-04-25@JFTC                          

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2012-04-24@EDPS/EC                          

ACTA measures to enforce IP rights in the digital environment could threaten privacy and data protection if not properly implemented

2012-04-25@BIS  Newly added!                          

Private actions in competition law - a consultation on options for reform

The core reforms considered in this consultation are: Allowing the Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) to hear more kinds of competition cases and granting it additional powers to allow SMEs to quickly and cheaply challenge behaviour that is restricting their ability to grow. / Introducing an opt-out collective actions regime for competition law, which would enable consumers and businesses to collectively bring a case to obtain redress for shared losses / Promoting Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) to ensure that the courts are the option of last resort / Ensuring private actions complement the public enforcement regime, in particular by protecting the incentives provided for companies to whistle-blow on cartels

2012-04-24@Á”ïŽÒ’¡  Newly added!                          

uŒö‹¤—¿‹à‚ÉŠÖ‚·‚錤‹†‰ïv‚Ì’†ŠÔŽæ‚è‚܂ƂߌfÚ‚ɂ‚¢‚Ä

2012-04-24@‘–±È                          

“d‹C’ʐM•´‘ˆˆ—ˆÏˆõ‰ï‚Ì•½¬23”N“x”NŽŸ•ñ

2012-04-23@DOJ                          

Speech

Promoting Competition and Innovation Through Vigorous Enforcement of the Antitrust Laws on Behalf of Consumers

2012-04-23@DOJ                          

Press Release

Remarks as Prepared for Delivery By Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Antitrust Division Sharis A. Pozen at the Brookings Institution

2012-04-23@CC                          

CC approves Edinburgh Airport sale

2012-04-23@CC                          

CC varies FirstGroupfs bus undertakings in Scotland

2012-04-22@BBC Trust                         

Editorial Standards Committee finding on appeal by Siobhan Benita

due impartiality

2012-04-20@DOJ                         

Press Release

International Competition Network Launches New Initiatives on Enforcement Cooperation, Investigative Process and Working with the Courts

2012-04-20@FTC                        

International Competition Network Launches New Initiatives on the Investigative Process, Enforcement Cooperation, and Working with the Courts

FTC Commissioner Edith Ramirez Promotes Collaboration and Cooperation at ICN Conference

2012-04-20@CC                         

CC provisionally clears water merger

2012-04-20@‘–±È                         

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2012-04-19@CJ  Newly added!                         

Tomra Systems and Others v Commission (Appeal) [2012] EUECJ C-549/10_P

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loyalty rebate‚̃P[ƒX (The appellants' arguments that the Commission's Guidance (see paragraph 52 of this judgment) provides for a comparative analysis of prices and costs cannot invalidate that conclusion. As the Advocate General observes in point 37 of his Opinion, the Guidance, published in 2009, has no relevance to the legal assessment of a decision, such as the contested decision, which was adopted in 2006.) / not require the actual anti-competitive effects; effectively per se illegal; eone step forward, two steps backf

2012-04-19@EC                          

What does it mean to be open online?

Neelie Kroes, Vice-President of the European Commission responsible for the Digital Agenda

hShowing how many of the benefits of the Internet arise from features like its architecture, its unity, and its use for democracyh

2012-04-19@EC                          

Mergers: Commission approves Sony and Mubadala's takeover of EMI's music publishing business, subject to conditions

2012-04-19@EC                         

Mergers: Commission approves acquisition of medical device company Synthes by Johnson & Johnson

2012-04-19@OFT                        

British Airways to pay £58.5 million penalty in OFT fuel surcharge decision

The OFT has announced its decision that British Airways and Virgin Atlantic Airways engaged in anti-competitive practices in relation to the pricing of passenger fuel surcharges, and has imposed a fine of £58.5 million on BA.

2012-04-18@Ofcom  Newly added!                        

Ofcom evidence to the Leveson Inquiry

Evidence Ofcom submitted to the Leveson Inquiry on the future of press regulation, as requested by Lord Justice Leveson

2012-04-18@EC                        

Mergers: Commission approves acquisition of Hungarian retail company Magyar Hipermarket by Groupe Auchan

2012-04-18@EC                        

Mergers: Commission approves acquisition of Air Products Homecare by Linde

2012-04-18@EC                        

International cooperation to fight protectionism

Joaquín Almunia Vice President of the European Commission responsible for Competition Policy

11th Annual Conference of the International Competition Network Rio de Janeiro, 18 April 2012

2012-04-18@OFT                       

OFT refers local bus merger to the Competition Commission

The OFT has referred the completed acquisition by McGillfs Bus Services Limited of the Arriva Scotland West local bus business to the Competition Commission.

2012-04-17@JFTC                        

“sƒ^ƒNƒV[Š”Ž®‰ïŽÐ‚Ù‚©‚P‚TŽÐ‚ɑ΂·‚éR”»ŠJŽn‚ɂ‚¢‚āiVŠƒŽs“™‚ɏŠÝ‚·‚éƒ^ƒNƒV[Ž–‹ÆŽÒ‚É‚æ‚鉿ŠiƒJƒ‹ƒeƒ‹Ž–Œj

2012-04-16@FCC                        

Chairman Genachowski's NAB Show 2012, Las Vegas, NV

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2012-04-16@EC                       

The binding EU Charter of Fundamental Rights: Key trends two years later

Viviane Reding, Vice-President of the European Commission, EU Justice Commissioner

2012-04-13@EC                       

Digital Agenda: Commission queries French regulator's proposal to set higher wholesale prices for Free Mobile, Lycamobile & Oméa Telécom; starts investigation

2012-04-13@JFTC                      

Mergers: Commission opens in-depth investigation into the creation of a mobile commerce joint venture by UK mobile operators Telefónica, Vodafone and Everything Everywhere

2012-04-13@JFTC                      

“ú–{ƒgƒCƒU‚çƒXŠ”Ž®‰ïŽÐ‚ɑ΂·‚éR”»ŠJŽn‚ɂ‚¢‚āi—D‰z“I’nˆÊ‚Ì—”—pŽ–Œj

2012-04-13@EC                       

Digital Agenda: Commission consults on rules for wirelessly connected devices - the "Internet of Things"

2012-04-11@FCC                     

Bureau Seeks Further Comment On Foreign Ownership Policies

2012-04-11@FCC                     

"Announcement of News Apps Challenge"

2012-04-11@DOJ                      

Press Release

Justice Department Reaches Settlement with Three of the Largest Book Publishers and Continues to Litigate Against Apple Inc. and Two Other Publishers to Restore Price Competition and Reduce E-Book Prices

Prepared Remarks

Remarks as Prepared for Delivery by Attorney General Eric Holder at the E-Books Press Conference

Prepared Remarks

Remarks as Prepared for Delivery by Acting Assistant Attorney General Sharis A. Pozen at the E-Books Press Conference

2012-04-11@EC  Newly added!                     

E-books antitrust investigation

2012-04-11@OFT  Newly added!                     

OFT statement on reforms to the UK consumer protection regime

2012-04-11@‘–±È             

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2012-04-10@FCC                     

Announcement of New Initiatives to Combat Smartphone and Data Theft

2012-04-10@‘–±È                     

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2012-04-09@JFTC                      

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2012-04-05@FTC                    

Statement by FTC Bureau of Competition Director Richard Feinstein on the Court Ruling Granting a Preliminary Injunction in the OSF/Rockford Hospital Matter

Federal Trade Commission Bureau of Competition Director Richard Feinstein issued the following statement regarding the U.S. District Court ruling today granting the FTC's request for a preliminary injunction, pending a full administrative trial on the merits, in the case of OSF Healthcare System's proposed acquisition of Rockford Health System

2012-04-05@DOJ Newly added!                    

Speech

Contracts that Reference Rivals

2012-04-05@CC                    

CC to investigate oil distribution merger

2012-04-05@‘–±È                    

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2012-04-04@CoE  Newly added!                   

Recommendation CM/Rec(2012)3 of the Committee of Ministers to member States on the protection of human rights with regard to search engines

Recommendation CM/Rec(2012)4 of the Committee of Ministers to member States on the protection of human rights with regard to social networking services

ŒŸõƒGƒ“ƒWƒ“‹y‚ÑSNS‚Ɖ¢BlŒ ð–ñi‘OŽÒ‚́ARecommendation CM/Rec(2011)7 ga new notion of mediah‚àŽQÆj

2012-04-04@EC                   

Mergers: Commission approves acquisition of joint control over Polish insurer Warta by Talanx and Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance

2012-04-04@EC                   

Mergers: Commission clears merger of fruit juice concentrate businesses of AGRANA and RWA

2012-04-04@EC                   

State aid: Commission investigates potential state aid at Carcassonne airport in France

2012-04-04@England and Wales High Court (Chancery Division)  Newly added!                   

National Grid Electricity Transmission Plc v ABB Ltd & Ors [2012] EWHC 869 (Ch)

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cf. Judgment of the Court of Justice C-360/09 Pfleiderer

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2012-04-04@OFT                  

OFT refers oil distribution merger to the Competition Commission

The OFT has today referred to the Competition Commission the completed acquisition by DCC Energy UK Limited of a number of businesses previously owned by Total Downstream UK plc.

2012-04-04@OFT                  

OFT refers private healthcare market to the Competition Commission

The OFT has referred the market for privately funded healthcare services in the UK to the Competition Commission for further investigation.

2012-04-04@‘–±È                    

ƒGƒkEƒeƒBEƒeƒBEƒuƒ[ƒhƒoƒ“ƒhƒvƒ‰ƒbƒgƒtƒH[ƒ€Š”Ž®‰ïŽÐ‚ɑ΂·‚éu’ʐM‚̔閧v‚Ì•ÛŒì‚ÉŒW‚é‘[’uiŽw“±j

2012-04-04@‘–±È                    

ƒRƒlƒNƒgƒtƒŠ[Š”Ž®‰ïŽÐ‚ɑ΂·‚éu’ʐM‚̔閧v‚Ì•ÛŒì‚ÉŒW‚é‘[’uiŽw“±j

2012-04-03@EC                   

State aid: Commission opens in-depth investigation into a Belgian protection scheme for shareholders of financial cooperatives

2012-04-03@EC                   

State aid: Commission opens in-depth investigation into sale of Dexia BIL

2012-04-03@EC                   

Antitrust: Commission opens proceedings against Motorola

2012-04-02@EC                   

FTC Closes Eight-Month Investigation of Express Scripts, Inc.'s Proposed Acquisition of Pharmacy Benefits Manager Medco Health Solutions, Inc.

The Federal Trade Commission has closed its investigation of the proposed acquisition of pharmacy benefits manager Medco Health Solutions, Inc. by Express Scripts, Inc. Express Scripts, headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, and Medco, headquartered in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, are two of the largest PBMs in the United States

2012-04-02@EC                   

Mergers: Commission approves acquisition of French connector producer Deutsch by TE Connectivity

2012-04-02@EC                   

Mergers: Commission approves acquisition of Swedish maritime transport terminal Älvsborg by shipping conglomerate DFDS and terminal operator C.RO Ports

2012-04-02@BBC Trust                   

Trust publishes workplan for 2012/13

2012-04-01@‘–±È                  

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March

 

2012-03@JFTC Newly added!                  

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2012-03-30@US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit Newly added!                   

BRANTLEY v. NBC UNIVERSAL, INC.

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2012-03-30@EC Newly added!                  

Competition policy for the post-crisis era

Joaquín Almunia Vice President of the European Commission responsible for Competition Policy

2012-03-30@EC                  

Mergers: Commission approves acquisition of British Midlands (bmi) by IAG subject to conditions

2012-03-30@EC                  

State aid: Commission approves amendment to Commerzbank restructuring plan

2012-03-30@CC                  

NI Regulator refers gas price control to CC

2012-03-30@BBC Trust                  

Trust publishes appeal on Party Election Broadcasts allocation

2012-03-30@‘–±È                  

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2012-03-30@‘–±È                  

Œö‹¤Ž–‹Æ‚ÉŒW‚鐭ô•]‰¿‚Ì“_ŒŸŒ‹‰Ê

2012-03-30@‘–±È                  

u•½¬24”N“x‘–±È­ô•]‰¿ŽÀŽ{Œv‰æv‚̍ô’è

2012-03-30@‘–±È                  

“ú–{—X­Š”Ž®‰ïŽÐ“™‚Ì•½¬24Ž–‹Æ”N“xŽ–‹ÆŒv‰æ‚Ì”F‰Â“™

2012-03-30@‘–±È                  

u“Æ—§s­–@l‚ɑ΂·‚é‰ïŒvŠÄ¸l‚̊č¸‚ÉŒW‚é•ñ‘v‚̉ü’ù

2012-03-29@FTC                

FTC Testifies on New Framework for Protecting Consumer Privacy

Agency Tells Congress It Continues to Support Implementation of "Do Not Track" Tools

2012-03-29@FTC                 

FTC Testifies on Proposed Antitrust Exemption for Community Pharmacies

The Federal Trade Commission testified today before Congress about proposed legislation that would exempt independent pharmacies from the antitrust laws, saying that such an exemption is likely to reduce competition and innovation, and ultimately increase prices for health care consumers in the United States.

2012-03-29@EC                  

Antitrust: Commission welcomes General Court judgments in Telefónica case

Margin SqueezeŽO‘è‚ß

2012-03-29@GC                  

Judgments in Cases@T-336/07 Telefónica and Telefónica de España v Commission and T-398/07 Spain v Commission

Press release / full-text

The General Court confirms the fine of more than 151 million imposed by the Commission on Telefónica for having abused its dominant position in the market for access to broadband internet in Spain

In particular, Telefónica abused its dominant position in the Spanish wholesale market for regional and national access

2012-03-29@EC                 

Regulation on Over-the-Counter Derivatives and Market infrastructures – Frequently Asked Questions

2012-03-29@EC                 

EU Justice Commissioner Towards a stronger Single Market: How Justice means a green light for Growth

Viviane Reding Vice-President of the European Commission

Parliamentary Hearing at the Camera dei Deputati and Senate Rome, 29 March 2012 

contract law, data protection“™

2012-03-29@Ofcom                 

UK adults less concerned over internet despite privacy risks

Levels of concern about the internet have fallen substantially in the UK over the past six years, however some users are still willing to take risks over their internet security and privacy settings, new research by Ofcom reveals

2012-03-29@‘–±È                 

“Œ“ú–{“dM“d˜bŠ”Ž®‰ïŽÐ‹y‚ѐ¼“ú–{“dM“d˜bŠ”Ž®‰ïŽÐ‚Ì’ñ‹Ÿ‚·‚é“Á’è“d‹C’ʐM–𖱂̊—¿‹àŽw”‚̐ݒè‚ɂ‚¢‚Ă̈ӌ©•åW

2012-03-28@GC                

Judgment in Case T-123/09 Ryanair v Commission

Press release

The General Court confirms the decisions of the Commission, classifying the loan by the Italian State to Alitalia as illegal, but authorising the sale of its assets

2012-03-28@EJ AG                

Advocate Generalfs Opinion in Joined Cases C-553/10 P and C-554/10 P European Commission and Lagardère SCA v Éditions Odile Jacob SAS

Press release

 According to Advocate General Mazák, the Commissionfs approval of Wendel as purchaser of Editisfs assets in the Lagardère/VUP merger should be confirmed

In annulling that decision at first instance, the General Court committed numerous errors which should lead the Court of Justice to set that judgment aside

2012-03-28@EC                

State aid: Commission endorses public service compensation for UK Post Office Ltd

2012-03-28@EC                

Antitrust: Commission fines Czech energy companies Energetický a průmyslový holding and EP Investment Advisors € 2.5 million for obstruction during inspection

Antitrust: Commission imposes € 169 million fine on freight forwarders for operating four price fixing cartels

Antitrust: Commission fines nine producers of window mountings €86 million for price fixing cartel

2012-03-28@CC Newly added!                

Notice of Intention to make an Order (Access to Bus Stations)

2012-03-28@OFT               

OFT launches consultation on Competition Act procedures guidance

The OFT launched its consultation on proposals to strengthen its Competition Act (CA98) decision-making processes, through introducing a new system of decision-makers who are separate from investigation teams

2012-03-28@‘–±È New!               

uƒvƒ‰ƒCƒXƒLƒƒƒbƒv‚̉^—p‚ÉŠÖ‚·‚錤‹†‰ïvÅI•ñ‘‚ÌŒö•\

2012-03-27@DOJ Newly added!               

Press Release

Justice Department Requires Divestitures in Humana Inc.'s Acquisition of Arcadian Management Services Inc.

2012-03-27@CJ Newly added!               

Post Danmark (Article 82 EC) [2012] EUECJ C-209/10

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2012-03-27@EC               

State aid: Commission approves restructuring of Banco Portugues de Negócios (BPN)

2012-03-27@EC                 

Mergers: Commission opens in-depth investigation into proposed acquisition of control over Goodrich by United Technology in aviation equipment sector

2012-03-27@EC                  

State aid: Overview of decisions and on-going in-depth investigations in the context of the financial crisis

2012-03-27@Ofcom                 

Ofcom announces measures to safeguard the UKfs universal postal service

Ofcom today set out measures to ensure that UK consumers and businesses continue to benefit from a universally-priced, affordable postal service, six days a week

2012-03-26@FTC                  

FTC Issues Final Commission Report on Protecting Consumer Privacy

Agency Calls on Companies to Adopt Best Privacy Practices

2012-03-23@EC                 

Mergers: Commission opens in-depth investigation into proposed acquisition of EMI recorded music business by Universal

2012-03-23@EC                 

Mergers: Commission approves acquisition of Gemeaz Cusin by Avenance Italia in foodservices

2012-03-27@‘–±È                 

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2012-03-23@‘–±È                 

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2012-03-23@‘–±È                 

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2012-03-22@EC                 

Commission asks Bulgaria to ensure open and non-discriminatory access to digital terrestrial broadcasting infrastructure market

2012-03-22@EC               

Digital Agenda: Commission asks Court of Justice to fine Portugal over exclusion of companies from providing universal service

Digital Agenda: Commission refers Hungary to Court for failure to end special tax on telecom operators

2012-03-22@CC               

CC requires Stericycle to sell Ecowaste Southwest

2012-03-22@OFT                

Supporting consumers and economic growth underpin the OFT's Annual Plan

Supporting consumers and economic growth through difficult times remain central priorities, the OFT stated in its Annual Plan published today

2012-03-22@‘–±È               

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2012-03-21@FCC                 

FCC initiates review of exclusive contract prohibition between cable operators and their affiliated programmes

NPRM

We issue this Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (gNPRMh) to seek comment on (i) whether to retain, sunset, or relax one of the several protections afforded to multichannel video programming distributors (gMVPDsh) by the program access rules – the prohibition on exclusive contracts involving satellite-delivered, cable-affiliated programming; and (ii) potential revisions to our program access rules to better address alleged violations, including potentially discriminatory volume discounts and uniform price increases.

2012-03-21@GC Newly added!              

Judgment in Joined Cases T-50/06 RENV, T-56/06 RENV, T-60/06 RENV, T-62/06 RENV and T-69/06 RENV

Ireland v Commission, France v Commission, Italy v Commission, Euralluminia SpA v Commission, Aughinish Alumina Ltd v Commission

Press release

The General Court annuls the Commissionfs decision ordering the reimbursement of tax exemptions granted by France, Ireland and Italy for the production of alumina, which had been authorised by the Council - The acts of EU institutions must be consistent and comply with the principle of legal certainty

2012-03-21@EC Newly added!               

State aid cases:

State aid: the European Commission opens an investigation into the reduction of, or exemption from, a Danish tax on the protection of drinking water

State aid: Commission opens in-depth investigations in air transport sector in Belgium, France and Germany

State aid: Commission opens in-depth investigation into aid granted to Nürburgring racetrack in Germany

State aid: Commission approves Francefs plan to digitise its film heritage

State aid: Commission opens in-depth investigation into financing of arenas in Copenhagen and Uppsala

State aid: Commission approves pension relief and restructuring aid in favour of the Royal Mail Group

2012-03-21@EC  Newly added!              

State aid: Vice President Almunia and UEFA President Platini confirm Financial Fair-Play rules in professional football are in line with EU state aid policy

2012-03-20@EC               

Mergers: Commission clears acquisition of Bominflot's marine fuel business by Marquard & Bahls

2012-03-19@FTC              

FTC Approves Dow Chemical's Application to Sell Torrance, California, Chemicals Facility to Hager Pacific Acquisitions LLC

Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved an application by The Dow Chemical Company to sell a chemical production facility and associated property in Torrance, California, to Hager Pacific Acquisitions LLC

2012-03-19@FTC             

FTC Approves Healthcare Technology's Application to Sell SDI Health's Audit Businessess

Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved an application by Healthcare Technology Holdings, Inc., in which the company requested approval to sell two audit businesses of SDI Health LLC to inVentiv Health, Inc.

2012-03-19@DOJ              

Speech

Competition and Health Care: A Prescription for High-Quality, Affordable Care

2012-03-19@EC             

Mergers: Commission clears acquisition of Hendrix by Forfarmers

2012-03-19@OFT             

Boparan offers to sell Christmas pudding business to remedy OFT concerns over food merger

The OFT is considering undertakings offered by Boparan Holdings to sell a Christmas pudding manufacturing business to remedy competition concerns

2012-03-19@BBC Trust             

Statement from BBC Trust Chairman Lord Patten on the Director-General

2012-03-16@OFT             

Groupon to change practices following OFT action

The OFT has accepted undertakings from edaily dealsf company MyCityDeal Ltd, which trades as Groupon, to change some of its trading practices following an OFT investigation.

2012-03-16@‘–±È             

‰ä‚ª‘‚̃Cƒ“ƒ^[ƒlƒbƒg‚É‚¨‚¯‚éƒgƒ‰ƒqƒbƒN‚̏WŒvEŽŽŽZ

2012-03-19@CJ AG             

Judgment in Case C-162/10 Phonographic Performance (Ireland) Limited v Ireland, Attorney General

Press release

2012-03-19@CJ             

Judgment in Case C-135/10 Società Consortile Fonografici (SCF) v Marco Del Corso

Press release

2012-03-15@BIS  Newly added!            

Competition reforms to strengthen UKfs world class regime

A single Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), which will simplify and strengthen the competition landscape, was announced today by Business Minister Norman Lamb

New Decision Making Structure: Phase One: CMA Board, Phase Two: Independent Panels / erase of edishonestlyf

2012-03-15@CC              

CC responds to competition regime plans

2012-03-15@OFT              

OFT statement on creation of a Competition and Markets Authority

The OFT responds to the Governmentfs announcement that it plans to create a new Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), combining many of the functions of the OFT and the Competition Commission

2012-03-14@EC             

State aid: Commission consults on future film support rules

Consultation document: the draft Communication

2012-03-14@EC            

State aid: Commission approves two UK schemes easing SMEs access to credit

2012-03-14@CC              

Movies on pay TV Working Paper- Developments since our provisional findings & Revised timetable

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2012-03-14@CC            

CC clears in-flight catering joint venture

2012-03-14@BBC Trust            

BBC Radio 5 live Olympics Extra

2012-03-13@‘–±È           

ƒzƒƒCƒgƒXƒy[ƒX‚ðŠˆ—p‚µ‚½ƒGƒŠƒA•ú‘—‚̐§“x®”õˆÄ‚ÉŒW‚éˆÓŒ©•åW‚ÌŒ‹‰Ê‹y‚Ñ“d”gŠÄ—R‹c‰ï‚©‚ç‚Ì“š\

2012-03-13@‘–±È           

u•ú‘—ƒRƒ“ƒeƒ“ƒc‚ÌŠCŠO“WŠJ‚É‚¨‚¯‚éŽÀ‰‰‰Æ‚Ì•ú‘—ŽÀ‰‰‚ÉŒW‚錠—˜ˆ—ƒKƒCƒhƒ‰ƒCƒ“v‚̍ô’è

2012-03-12@FTC           

Using FACTA Remedies:

An FTC Staff Report on a Survey of Identity Theft Victims

2012-03-12@EC          

WTO confirms Boeing received billions in illegal subsidies from United States

2012-03-12@EC          

Commission proposes to improve common greenhouse gas accounting rules for forestry and agriculture

2012-03-09@EC         

State aid: Commission orders recovery of €642 million in unlawful aid paid to Sernam

2012-03-09@Ofcom         

Statement on fit and proper

Ofcom has disclosed minutes of Ofcom Board meetings where the issue of fit and proper in relation to BSkyB was discussed / eOfcom has a duty under the Broadcasting Acts 1990 and 1996 to be satisfied that any person holding a broadcasting licence is, and remains, fit and proper to do sof

2012-03-08@EC        

Competition policy for innovation and growth: Keeping markets open and efficient

Joaquín Almunia. Vice President of the European Commission responsible for Competition Policy

Competition and Consumer Day Copenhagen, 8 March 2012

2012-03-08@CC       

Aggregates market investigation - issues statement

2012-03-08@BBC Trust       

A "faster, simpler and easier to understand" complaints process: Trust consults on proposed changes

iA similar process applies for non-editorial complaints (including fair trading and TV licensing), which must first be considered by the Executive, followed by a right of appeal to the Trust.j

2012-03-07@GC Newly added!       

British Aggregates v Commission (State aid) [2012] EUECJ T-210/02_RENV

·‚µ–ß‚µRF CommissionŽxŽ‚Å‚Í‚È‚­Aannul the decision‚ɁiÙe‚ÅŽè‘O‚Ü‚Å‚ ‚èjB

2012-03-07@EC       

Hungary: Commission continues accelerated infringement procedure on independence of the data protection supervisor and measures affecting the judiciary and asks additional information on central bank's independence

Hungary – infringements: Commission takes further legal steps on measures affecting the judiciary and the independence of the data protection authority, notes some progress on central bank independence, but further evidence and clarification needed

2012-03-07@EC       

State aid: Commission authorises France and Italy to grant aid to Eurocopter and Agusta Westland for the development of a new generation of civil helicopters

2012-03-07@Ofcom       

Ofcom sets wholesale charges for Openreach

2012-03-07@‘–±È         

ÐŠQŽž‚É‚¨‚¯‚éî•ñ’ʐM‚݂̍è•û‚ÉŠÖ‚·‚é’²¸Œ‹‰Ê

2012-03-06@CJ Newly added!       

Advocate Generalfs Opinion in Case C-551/10 P Éditions Odile Jacob SAS v European Commission

Press release

2012-03-05@FTC       

FTC Testimony Outlines Agency's Work to Protect Consumers, Promote Competition

In testimony before the U.S. House Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government, the Federal Trade Commission summarized the agency's FY 2013 budget request and described its ongoing work to promote competition and protect American consumers

2012-03-05@FTC      

FTC Action Preserves Competition in the Market for Desktop Hard Disk Drives Used in Personal Computers

The Federal Trade Commission will require Western Digital Corporation to sell assets used to manufacture and sell desktop hard disk drives to Toshiba Corporation as part of a proposed settlement that resolves charges that Western Digital's proposed acquisition of rival Hitachi Global Storage Technologies Ltd. would likely have harmed competition in the market for desktop hard disk drives used in personal computers.

2012-03-05@CC       

OFT refers completed acquisition by VPS Holdings Limited of SitexOrbis Holdings Limited

2012-03-05@CC       

Notice of acceptance of undertakings from Centrica plc and Centrica Storage Limited  

2012-03-05@OFT       

OFT statement on IAG/bmi merger

The OFT announced that it has decided not to make a request to the European Commission for a UK review of the proposed acquisition by International Airline Group (IAG) of bmi from Lufthansa.

2012-03-05@‘–±È       

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2012-03-02@GC Newly added!      

Judgment in Joined Cases T-29/10 Netherlands v Commission@and T-33/10 ING Groep NV v Commission

Press release

Private Investor – capital injection

2012-03-02@Ofcom      

Draft Revised Northern Ireland Equality Scheme for Ofcom

2012-03-02@CC       

CC consults on variations to FirstGroupfs bus undertakings in Scotland  

2012-03-02@JFTC          

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2012-03-01@EC       

Antitrust: Commission closes investigation in pharmaceutical companies AstraZeneca and Nycomed

2012-03-01@EC       

Antitrust: Commission opens proceedings against MathWorks

2012-03-01@Ofcom      

Review of Unexpectedly High Bills

2012-03-01@OFT       

OFT announcement on newspaper and magazine distribution

The OFT has announced that, following a prioritisation assessment, including consultation with trade bodies and companies in the sector, it will not be carrying out an update review of the newspaper and magazine distribution sector

 

February

 

2012-02-29@BBC Trust         

Trust publishes final BBC syndication policy

2012-02-28@GC Newly added!      

Land Burgenland v Commission (State aid) [2012] EUECJ T-268/08

2012-02-28@‘–±È      

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2012-02-27@EC     

European films 'The Artist' and 'The Iron Lady' scoop seven Oscars

2012-02-27@EC     

Internal energy market: national legislation in 8 Member States still not in line with EU rules

2012-02-24@FTC    

FTC Seeks Public Comment on Cardinal Health, Inc.'s Application to Sell Nuclear Pharmacy Assets to Patient Care Infusion, LLC

The Federal Trade Commission is seeking public comment on an application by Cardinal Health, Inc., which is requesting approval to sell former Cardinal Health nuclear pharmacy assets to Patient Care Infusion, LLC.

2012-02-24@EC     

Mergers: Commission approves acquisition of Philips' branded colour TVs business by TPV

2012-02-24@EC 

Restructuring EU banks: The role of State aid control

Joaquín Almunia, Vice President of the European Commission responsible for Competition Policy

2012-02-23@White House    

We Canft Wait: Obama Administration Unveils Blueprint for a gPrivacy Bill of Rightsh to Protect Consumers Online

Press release

Memo: eGrant the FTC Direct Enforcement Authorityf; gThe Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights applies to commercial uses of personal data. This term refers to any data, including aggregations of data, which is linkable to a specific individual.* Personal data may include data that is linked to a specific computer or other device. For example, an identifier on a smartphone or family computer that is used to build a usage profile is personal data. This definition provides the flexibility that is necessary to capture the many kinds of data about consumers that commercial entities collect, use, and disclose.h; *This definition is similar to the Federal Governmentfs definition of gpersonally identifiable informationh: [I]nformation that can be used to distinguish or trace an individualfs identity, either alone or when combined with other personal or identifying information that is linked or linkable to a specific individual. The definition of PII is not anchored to any single category of information or technology. Rather, it requires a case-by-case assessment of the specific risk that an individual can be identified.

2012-02-23@FTC    

Remarks of FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz (As Prepared for Delivery)

White House Privacy Event

2012-02-23@EC    

Modernising State aid control

Joaquín Almunia Vice President of the European Commission responsible for Competition Policy

European Economic and Social Committee – plenary meeting Brussels, 23 February 2012

2012-02-22@FTC   

FTC Approves Final Orders Settling Charges that Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc.'s Proposed Acquisitions of Dermatology Businesses from Sanofi and Johnson & Johnson were Anticompetitive

Following public comment periods for both transactions, the Federal Trade Commission has approved final orders settling charges that Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc.'s (Valeant) two proposed acquisitions of dermatology businesses – one from Sanofi and one from Johnson & Johnson – would have been anticompetitive and in violation of Section 7 of the Clayton Act and Section 5 of the FTC Act

2012-02-22@FCC   

Chairman's Remarks on Cybersecurity at Bipartisan Policy Center

2012-02-22@EC @  

Statement by Commissioner Karel De Gucht on ACTA (Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement)

''I am glad to say that this morning my fellow Commissioners have discussed and agreed in general with my proposal to refer the ACTA agreement to the European Court of Justice.

We are planning to ask Europefs highest court to assess whether ACTA is incompatible - in any way - with the EU's fundamental rights and freedoms, such as freedom of expression and information or data protection and the right to property in case of intellectual property.h

2012-02-22@EC   

State aid cases:

State aid: Commission approves support measures for Hungarian bank FHB

State aid: Commission approves aid for closure of three coal mines in Romania

State aid: Commission opens in-depth investigations in air transport sector in Germany and Austria

State aid: Commission authorises 18 million public financing for new ferry terminal in Lithuania

2012-02-22@CC   

CC consults on postal price control appeal rules

2012-02-21@DCMS   

Government and football bodies tackle discrimination

2012-02-21@CC   

Construction joint venture threatens competition

2012-02-20@EC  

European Company Law: what way forward?

Consultation on the future of European company law: Frequently Asked Questions

2012-02-20@Å‚Ù  

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2012-02-17@ECJ     

Statistics concerning judicial activity in 2011: new record in the number of actions brought before and disposed of by the three judicial organs of the Court of Justice of the European Union

Increased efficiency and significant internal reforms have not, however, completely absorbed the increase in caseload

2012-02-17@EC    

State aid: Commission approves guarantee scheme on liabilities for merging banks in Denmark

2012-02-17@EC     

Hungary – state of play on infringement procedures

hThe Commission has also received today the answers by the Hungarian government to the administrative letter on the independence of the judiciary sent by Vice President Reding and on the letter sent by Vice President Kroes on the media law.h

2012-02-17@‘–±È    

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2012-02-16@FTC    

FTC Report Raises Privacy Questions About Mobile Applications for Children

Says Mobile Apps Offer Opportunities But Lack Information on Data Being Collected

2012-02-16@CJ   

Judgment in Joined Cases C-72/10 Marcello Costa and C-77/10 Ugo Cifone

Press release / full-text

EU law precludes national betting and gaming legislation requiring a minimum distance between betting outlets, where the aim is to protect the market position of existing operators

2012-02-16@CJ   

Judgment in Case C-360/10 Belgische Vereniging van Auteurs, Componisten en Uitgevers (SABAM) v Netlog NV

Press release / full-text

The owner of an online social network cannot be obliged to install a general filtering system, covering all its users, in order to prevent the unlawful use of musical and audio-visual work:

Such an obligation would not be respecting the prohibition to impose on that provider a general obligation to monitor nor the requirement that a fair balance be struck between the protection of copyright, on the one hand, and the freedom to conduct business, the right to protection of personal data and the freedom to receive or impart information, on the other

2012-02-16@OFT   

Competition in UK Banking

John Fingleton gave a speech at a seminar entitled 'A competitive banking sector: Challenges in a post-crisis environment' organised by MLex in association with Lloyds Banking Group

2012-02-16@JFTC  

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2012-02-15@EC 

Digital Agenda: Commission welcomes step forward for wireless broadband with adoption of Radio Spectrum Policy Programme

2012-02-14@ECJ

Judgment in Case C-17/10 Toshiba Corporation and Others v Úřad pro ochranu hospodářské soutěže

Press release / full-text

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2012-02-14@ECJ 

Judgment in Case C-204/09 Flachglas Torgau GmbH v Germany

Press release / full-text

2012-02-14@EC 

State aid: Commission consults stakeholders on state aid rules for the maritime sector

2012-02-13@DOJ  

Press Release

Statement of the Department of Justice's Antitrust Division on Its Decision to Close Its Investigations of Google Inc.'s Acquisition of Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc. and the Acquisitions of Certain Patents by Apple Inc., Microsoft Corp. and Research In Motion Ltd.

2012-02-13@CFI  

Judgment in Joined Cases T-80/06 and T-182/09 Budapesti Erőmű Zrt v Commission

Press release / full-text

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2012-02-13@EC   

Digital Agenda: Commission suspends discriminatory Danish SMS price regulation and starts an in-depth review

Digital Agenda: Commission suspends Dutch proposal to raise wholesale rates for fixed & mobile telephony and starts an in-depth review

2012-02-13@EC 

Mergers: Commission approves acquisition of Belgian chemical company Taminco by equity fund Apollo

2012-02-13@EC   

Mergers: Commission approves acquisition of Motorola Mobility by Google

2012-02-10@DOJ

Press Release

Justice Department Requires Mill Divestitures in International Paper's Acquisition of Temple-Inland

2012-02-10@EC  Newly added!

COMMISSION STAFF WORKING DOCUMENT

Guidance Paper on state aid-compliant financing, restructuring and privatisation of State-owned enterprises

2012-02-10@EC

Mergers: Commission approves acquisition of Teeuwissen, Quintet, Jagero II and Bioiberica by Saria in the food and pharmaceutical sectors

2012-02-10@EC

Industrial policy and Competition policy: Quo vadis Europa?

Joaquín Almunia Vice President of the European Commission responsible for Competition Policy

New Frontiers of Antitrust 2012 – Revue Concurrences Paris, 10 February 2012

2012-02-10@OFT

Principal agent relationships in competition policy

John Fingleton speech at New Frontiers of Antitrust, Assemblée nationale, Paris on 10 February 2012

2012-02-10@‘–±È

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2012-02-10@‘–±È

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2012-02-10@‘–±È

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2012-02-09@DOJ

Press Release

Justice Department Dismisses Antitrust Lawsuit Against Deutsche Börse and NYSE Euronext

2012-02-09@DCMS Newly added!

Consultation on the role of independent producers and independent production quotas in local TV

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport is consulting on potential changes to the regulatory framework that applies to independent producers in the context of local TV.

2012-02-09@Ofcom

Draft Determinations to resolve disputes between each of Sky, TalkTalk and Virgin Media and BT regarding BTfs charges for Ethernet services

2012-02-09@Ofcom

Consumer switching - A consultation on proposals to change the processes for switching fixed voice and broadband providers on the Openreach copper network

2012-02-08@EC

State aid: Commission approves Austrian support scheme for renewable energies "2012 Green Electricity Act"

State aid: Commission orders Sweden to recover incompatible aid from property sale by Municipality of Vänersborg

State aid: Commission refers Italy to Court for failure to recover incompatible aid from Italian metal producers

State aid: Commission investigates potential state aid at La Rochelle airport in France

2012-02-08@OFT  

OFT considers remedies in builder's merchants merger

The OFT is considering an offer by Jewson Limited to sell a branch in each of 22 local areas to remedy competition concerns raised by its completed acquisition of Build Center

2012-02-08@BBC Trust   

BBC News Channel and BBC Parliament are performing strongly and becoming more popular, Trust review concludes

2012-02-08@DCMS  

Revealed: How parents control childrenfs access to adult media

A new online survey conducted by the website ParentPort reveals that, of those parents surveyed whose children watch films at home, 40% had allowed their children to watch a film classified above their age.

2012-02-08@BBC Trust/ParentPort  

ParentPort: Revealed - how parents control children's access to adult media

2012-02-07@EC

Mergers: Commission clears acquisition of joint control of Maxam by Advent and a group of individuals

2012-02-07@EC 

Antitrust: Commission confirms unannounced inspections in the electricity sector

2012-02-07@CC 

Alpha Flight Group / LSG Lufthansa merger inquiry: News release

2012-02-07@OFT 

The Economics of Compliance

2012-02-07@BBC Trust

Trust publishes BBC criteria for allocation of Party Political Broadcasts

2012-02-06@EC

State aid: Overview of pending decisions and on-going in-depth investigations in the context of the financial crisis

2012-02-06@CC 

South Staffordshire Plc / Cambridge Water PLC merger inquiry: Issues statement; News release

2012-02-06@‘–±È 

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2012-02-03@England and Wales High Court (Chancery Division)  Newly added!

Football Association Premier League Ltd & Ors v QC Leisure & Ors [2012] EWHC 108 (Ch)

2012-02-03@Ofcom  Newly added!

Ofcom evidence provided to the Leveson Inquiry

Evidence provided to the Leveson Inquiry by Ed Richards, CEO; Colette Bowe, Chairman; and Philip Graf, now former Deputy Chairman of Ofcom

2012-02-03@OFT

OFT considers remedies in petrol forecourt merger

The OFT is considering undertakings offered by Shell UK Limited (Shell) in relation to its completed acquisition of 253 petrol stations from Rontec Investments LLP (Rontec).

2012-02-03@JFTC Newly added!

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2012-02-03@‘–±È

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2012-02-03@‘–±È

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2012-02-03@‘–±È

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2012-02-01@FCC                

Chairman Genachowski Statement on Comcast

2012-02-01@FCC                

NEW gDIGITAL TEXTBOOK PLAYBOOK,h A ROADMAP FOR EDUCATORS TO ACCELERATE THE TRANSITION TO DIGITAL TEXTBOOKS

Fact Sheet, Digital Textbook Playbook

2012-02-01@EC                

TREATY ESTABLISHING THE EUROPEAN STABILITY MECHANISM (ESM)

TREATY ON STABILITY, COORDINATION AND GOVERNANCE IN THE ECONOMIC AND MONETARY UNION

2012-02-01@EC                 

Mergers: Commission blocks proposed merger between Deutsche Börse and NYSE Euronext

FAQs

2012-02-01@CC               

CC welcome CAT verdict on BAA Stansted Appeal

 

January

 

2012-01-31@FCC               

FCC Reforms, Modernizes Lifeline Program for Low-Income Americans

2012-01-31@EC               

Antitrust: Commission opens proceedings against Samsung

2012-01-31@Ofcom              

Spectrum Review

A review of the management of the spectrum currently used for point to point fixed links and other services that share this spectrum

2012-01-31@CC               

Notice of release of Arriva Southern Counties from its 1995 undertakings relating to bus services in Mid and West Kent

2012-01-30@EU?  Newly added!              

Agreement on strengthening fiscal discipline and convergence

Communication by euro area Member States

2012-01-30@DOJ              

Press Release

Remarks as Prepared for Delivery by Acting Assistant Attorney General Sharis A. Pozen at the Briefing on Department's Enforcement Action in Auto Parts Industry

2012-01-30@DOJ              

Press Release

Yazaki Corp., DENSO Corp. and Four Yazaki Executives Agree to Plead Guilty to Automobile Parts Price-Fixing and Bid-Rigging Conspiracies

2012-01-30@EC              

EU Data protection reform and Cloud Computing

Neelie Kroes Vice-President of the European Commission responsible for the Digital Agenda

gFuelling the European Economyh event, Microsoft Executive Briefing Centre Brussels, 30 January 2012

2012-01-27@FTC             

FTC Sues to Block Omnicare's Bid to Buy Rival Pharmacy Provider PharMerica

Deal Would Lead to Higher Costs for Medicare Patients and Taxpayers, Agency Alleges

2012-01-27@EC             

Antitrust: Commission opens a probe into transatlantic joint venture between Air France-KLM, Alitalia and Delta and closes proceedings against eight members of SkyTeam airline alliance

2012-01-27@EC             

Antitrust: Commission closes procedural case against Servier

2012-01-27@OFT