European Commission raids offices in sports broadcasting investigation

By |april 11th, 2018|Cartels, Competition policy, News, Rupert Murdoch, Sports|

The European Commission yesterday (10 April) raided the offices of a number of companies involved in sports broadcasting rights, including a unit of Rupert Murdoch's Fox, as part of an investigation into a possible cartel.

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Bozhidar Danev: Part of Bulgaria’s fuel sector lies in the grey economy

By |marec 6th, 2018|air quality, Bulgaria, Bulgarian Presidency, BusinessEurope, Cartels, demographic change, EU-Russia sanctions, fuels, human resources, infrastructure, monopolies, News, oil price, poverty, remittances, Roma, smuggling, Veselin Mareshki, Western Balkans|

Unusually low fuel prices in Bulgaria are probably the result of cartels, or contraband, Bozhidar Danev told EURACTIV.com in an exclusive interview, saying the authorities have  so far been unable or unwilling to address the issue.

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Power grid sale upsets Bulgarian, Czech governments

By |februar 28th, 2018|Bulgaria, Cartels, CEZ, corruption, Czech Republic, monopoly, News, offshore, scandal|

Bulgarian Prime Mininster Boyko Borissov said yesterday (27 February) he would not resign over an unfolding scandal involving the sale of CEZ Bulgaria to an obscure company, saying the sale was a plot to topple him while he was in Brussels for an EU su...

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German financial watchdog probing carmakers’ ‘cartel’

By |avgust 8th, 2017|Cartels, defeat devices, dieselgate, emissions scandal, News, VW|

Germany's financial regulator confirmed on Monday (7 August) it is investigating whether Volkswagen and Daimler failed to notify investors properly following reports that they informed cartel authorities of secret talks with other carmakers that could ...

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Cartel probe looms over German car industry

By |julij 24th, 2017|car industry, Cartels, Daimler, News, road transport, Volkswagen|

German carmakers faced a brewing scandal Monday (24 July) as suspicions grew they colluded illegally for decades, further damaging the industry's image and exposing it to massive financial risks.

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Irish insurance companies raided by Commission officials

By |julij 5th, 2017|Cartels, Insurance, Ireland, Leo Varadkar, Margrethe Vestager, News|

European Commission competition officials on Tuesday (4 July) raided the offices of a number of companies that provide motor insurance in the Republic of Ireland, as part of an ongoing investigation into allegations of anti-competitive behaviour.

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Commission fines car suppliers €155 million

By |marec 8th, 2017|Antitrust, car components, Cartels, Margrethe Vestager, News|

Germany's Mahle Behr, France’s Valeo and four Japanese firms (Panasonic, Calsonic, Denso, Sanden) were accused on Wednesday (8 March) of taking part in one or more cartels

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