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Agrifood 16-09-2019

Agriculture DG loses state aid oversight to boost competition rules

In an unexpected move, Commission President-elect Ursula von der Leyen has decided to move state aid competences in farming and fisheries from two directorates-general, Agriculture and Maritime affairs and fisheries, to DG Competition.
Digital 23-04-2015

The Google case shows why competition policy in the digital economy needs to change

The European Commission’s antitrust case against Google is the latest in a series of attempts to prevent tech giants from monopolising EU markets. But past cases against Intel and Microsoft illustrate the need to review the EU’s outdated competition policy, argues Diego Zuluaga.
Competition 19-08-2013

EU antitrust officials trapped by Belgian April spoof news

In a request for information regarding new investments at Charleroi airport near Brussels, the European Commission refers to the construction of a second runway, a false news story published by a Belgian website as a 1 April spoof.
Competition 23-06-2011

The end of the EU cartel leniency programme

A recent European Court of Justice ruling is a potential blow to a key programme protecting anti-cartel whistle-blowers in the European Commission's competition department, argues Andreas Geiger of Brussels law firm Alber & Geiger.

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