Thursday, 4 April 2013
Spain’s National Competition Commission (CNC) has issued a €44.6 million fine against 15 stationery companies for participation in a 33-year cartel.
Wednesday, 6 March 2013
The European Commission has fined Microsoft for breaching commitments made in 2009 to give users of its software an easy web browser choice.
Wednesday, 27 February 2013
The European Commission has officially prohibited Ryanair’s third attempted hostile takeover of Aer Lingus.
Monday, 25 February 2013
Germany’s Federal Constitutional Court is considering whether to assess the lawfulness of the EU cartel fining practice and judicial review on the back of a request by Outokumpu.
Friday, 22 February 2013
Joaquín Almunia has called alleged price-fixing of Libor “one of the most irresponsible behaviours of the financial industry to this day” as the European Commission added Swiss franc interest rates to its probe.
Thursday, 21 February 2013
The European Commission is considering amending its patent-licensing rules to extend the definition of essential patents and to clarify the position on reverse settlements.
Wednesday, 6 February 2013
ICOMP, an association that groups antitrust complainants against Google, has alleged that the search engine achieved its market dominance through anti-competitive agreements.
Friday, 1 February 2013
After months of negotiations, Google has submitted a formal commitment offer to address the European Commission’s concerns that the company may be abusing its dominant position.
Thursday, 31 January 2013
The European Commission has accused drug makers Johnson & Johnson and Novartis of delaying market entry of a generic painkiller – the third so-called “pay for delay” case to trigger a statement of objections.
Wednesday, 30 January 2013
The European Commission has confirmed its prohibition of the €5.2 billion merger between United Parcel Service (UPS) and its Dutch rival TNT, two weeks after the companies announced they will abandon their tie-up because of DG Comp’s opposition.
Tuesday, 29 January 2013
Norway’s Competition Authority will examine Nordic conglomerate Orkla’s 5.2 billion Norwegian kroner (€700 million) acquisition of rival food manufacturer Rieber & Søn.
Monday, 28 January 2013
The European Commission has taken Bulgaria’s government to the European Court of Justice for allegedly assigning digital terrestrial television frequencies according to anti-competitive criteria.
Wednesday, 23 January 2013
The European Commission has imposed a €79 million fine on Telefónica and Portugal Telecom for agreeing not to compete against each other on the Iberian peninsula.
Monday, 14 January 2013
United Parcel Service (UPS) and TNT Express have abandoned their €5.2 billion merger after learning that the European Commission intended to block the deal.
Friday, 21 December 2012
The European Commission has closed an investigation of mining company Rio Tinto Alcan after the company submitted remedies.