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Competition 24-07-2008

EU clears Porsche’s Volkswagen takeover

The announcement by the Commission on Wednesday evening (23 July) came as a blow to German trade unions and to the Land of Lower Saxony but it could give the luxury carmaker a helping hand in meeting the stringent new emissions targets planned by the EU.
Brexit 04-10-2007

Commission gives up on ‘one share, one vote’ reform

Internal Market Commissioner Charlie McCreevy has announced that he will be abandoning controversial plans aimed at making companies more accountable and efficient by awarding all shareholders equal voting rights.
Competition 14-02-2007

Germany set to lose Volkswagen ‘golden shares’

Germany's 'VW law', which protects Volkswagen from foreign takeovers and ensures a majority stake for public authorities and trade unions in Europe's biggest carmaker, has been labelled illegal by an advocate-general at the European Court of Justice (ECJ).
Euro & Finance 19-01-2005

Continuing consultation on clearing and settlement

The European Commission and financial market players are working together to improve the EU's clearing and settlement system. The existing complex and costly procedures leave the EU lagging behind other world markets in the highly competitive market of buying and selling equities.
Competition 03-03-2003

Germany likely to receive ‘warning letter’ from Commission on VW by 5 March

The Commission has decided to take action against Germany to clarify if the country's Volkswagen-law impedes plans for Union-wide takeover code
04-07-2001

Court of Justice might approve “golden shares”

Advocate General of Luxembourg-based Court of Justice accepts use of "golden shares" by Portugal, France and Belgium