Time to intervene on behalf of innovation in Europe’s smart car market

By |november 4th, 2019|Competition policy, Margrethe Vestager, microchips, News, Nokia|

After taking action to prevent anti-competitive practices by chipmakers, the European Commission should do the same in the smart car sector, writes Brian Scarpelli.

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EU ready to act alone on digital tax if no global deal in 2020

By |september 30th, 2019|Competition policy, digital tax, EU digital tax, GAFA, Margrethe Vestager, News, Paolo Gentiloni, transatlantic relations|

European Union commissioners-designate said the bloc should agree on a digital tax if no deal on the matter was reached at a global level by the end of next year, ramping up pressure on multinationals accused of paying too little.

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Trump takes aim at Vestager: ‘She hates the US’

By |junij 27th, 2019|Amazon, Apple, Competition policy, Donald Trump, EU top jobs, Facebook, Google, Jean-Claude Juncker, Magrethe Vestager, News, transatlantic relations|

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday (26 June) suggested the European Union was out of line in "suing" US technology companies like Facebook and Alphabet Inc's Google, saying legal action against those firms should be the purview of the United States.

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Champions grow through competition

By |maj 15th, 2019|Competition policy, European Single Market, future of EU, News|

Instead of letting governments picking ‘champions’, the EU should strengthen the single market, invest more in innovation and “assertively” pursue fair and equal trade policies, argue Dutch ministers Eric Wiebes, Sigrid Kaag and Mona Keijzer.

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Big fat Greek lignite sale burns EU climate policies

By |februar 1st, 2019|coal phase-out, coal power, Competition policy, DG competition, Greece, lignite, News|

While other EU countries, such as Germany, announce plans for coal phase-out within the next 20 years in compliance with their Paris Agreement commitments, Greece’s future appears locked in carbon for decades to come, write Demetres Karavellas and Nikos Charalambides.

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Factcheck: Did EU gas liberalisation rules put Bulgaria’s national security at risk?

By |december 20th, 2018|Boyko Borissov, Bulgaria, Competition policy, corruption, EU infringements, factcheck, gas market, mafia, Margrethe Vestager, monopolies, News, Temenujka Petkova, Third energy package, Tomislav Donchev|

Bulgarian minister Temenuzhka Petkova has said her country preferred paying a multi-million euro fine rather than follow a Commission injunction. Such a reform, in her words, would have threatened the country's national security. EURACTIV checked the f...

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Vestager: We would have preferred to close the Bulgaria gas case without a fine

By |december 17th, 2018|BEH, Bulgargas, Bulgaria, Bulgartransgas, Competition policy, gazprom, infringement procedure, Margrethe Vestager, News, Overgas, Third energy package|

The Commission imposed on Monday (17 December) a multi-million fine on Bulgaria’s BEH for blocking access to key natural gas infrastructure in the country. Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said the fine could have been avoided, had Sofia decided to follow another negotiation strategy.

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Commission to fine Bulgaria over gas market distortions

By |december 12th, 2018|BEH, Bulgaria, Competition policy, gas market, gazprom, Gazprom probe, Margrethe Vestager, News, Overgas|

The European Commission will fine Bulgarian Energy Holding as early as this month for hindering rivals’ access to key gas infrastructure, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday (12 December), based on information from three sources familiar with the dossier.

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Spanish, Belgian companies face charges of ethanol benchmark rigging

By |avgust 30th, 2018|Competition policy, ethanol, News|

Spanish ethanol producer Abengoa and Belgium peer Alcogroup have been charged by European Union antitrust regulators with rigging ethanol benchmarks and are likely to face fines next year, two people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday (29 August).

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EU to slam Google with record fine ahead of Juncker US visit

By |julij 17th, 2018|Android, Competition policy, Donald Trump, Google, Jean-Claude Juncker, News, trade wars|

Google is set to face a record-busting EU antitrust fine this week over its Android mobile operating system but rivals hoping that an order to halt unfair business practices will help them may be disappointed.

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