About: anti-trust

Transport 18-09-2018

‘Circle of five’ carmakers under EU cartel investigation

On the third anniversary of Dieselgate, the European Commission announced on Tuesday (18 September) that its anti-competition team is looking into BMW, Daimler and the VW group for allegedly limiting the roll-out of technology meant to clean up car emissions.
Competition 26-01-2018

F1 teams withdraw EU anti-trust complaint

Two Formula One motorsport teams have withdrawn a long-gestating anti-trust complaint with the European Commission, after the new commercial rights holder convinced them that changes will be made to the way the sport is run.
Agrifood 16-10-2017

Agrifood mergers bad for farmers, experts warn

Mergers in the agrifood sector squeeze farmers’ income and consolidate current models of food production, aggravating environmental and social fallouts, according to experts, who warn that they also create barriers for victims of industrial disasters seeking justice.
Competition 07-09-2017

The EU’s expanding view of mergers

The EU has stepped up its anti-trust game. But is looking at market share a flawed criterion to ensure consumers' interests? The forthcoming merger of eyewear giants Luxottica and Essilor will be telltale.
Competition 06-07-2017

Commission looks into three big mergers over alleged breach of rules

The Commission is looking into three separate merger cases involving Merck, General Electric and Canon, based on suspicions they flouted EU rules by withholding vital information or using intermediaries, Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said on Thursday (6 July).
Energy 30-05-2017

EU, Gazprom buy time to settle gas antitrust case

Gazprom and the European Commission need further talks to assess the Russian gas giant's compliance with EU competition law, they said after a meeting yesterday (29 May) in Brussels.
Competition 27-02-2017

EU set to block stock market mega merger

London Stock Exchange (LSE) said its proposed merger with Deutsche Börse AG was unlikely to be approved by the European Commission, leaving the stock market operators' third attempt at combining on the brink of failure.
Margrethe Vestager
Transport 19-07-2016

Commission imposes record cartel fine on truck producers

The European Commission has imposed a fine of almost €3 billion on truck makers MAN, Volvo/Renault, Daimler, Iveco, and DAF after they broke EU antitrust rules.
Energy 06-04-2016

Gazprom’s Schröder holds ‘friendly’ meeting with Juncker

Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker received today (5 April) Gerhard Schröder, the former Chancellor of Germany who now works for Gazprom. The Commission however insisted the two met as old acquaintances.
Facebook is facing legal challenges across Europe
Digital 13-11-2015

Don’t Regulate Internet Platforms, Embrace Them

Internet platforms such as Google, Facebook, and Spotify are creating an awkward quandary for regulators. They have grown rapidly and gained significant market share and yet they have an uncanny habit of creating terrific value for consumers and other players across the economy, writes Joe Kennedy.
US Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker met with EU Justice Commissioner Vera Jourová on 23 July in Brussels
Trade & Society 24-07-2015

Officials call for TTIP digital trade boost as US-EU tech tensions linger

United States Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker said during a visit to Brussels on Thursday (23 July) that European leaders need to do more to promote the EU-US Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).
Digital 02-04-2015

EU regulators probe Apple’s music streaming plans

The European Commission is scrutinising Apple Inc's dealings with record labels and digital music companies to find if they are trying to unfairly limit free, ad-supported rivals, the Financial Times reported, citing people familiar with the matter.
Competition 19-02-2015

Vestager: Commission ready to move forward with Gazprom probe

Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said that despite the Ukraine crisis, she will move forward with the two-and-a half year long probe into Gazprom.