EU warns of competition concerns over LSE’s $27 billion bid for Refinitiv

By |junij 23rd, 2020|Competition policy, London Stock Exchange, Margarethe Vestager, News|

European Union antitrust regulators on Monday (22 June) warned about the possible anti-competitive effects of the London Stock Exchange's $27 billion bid for data and analytics company Refinitiv as they launched a four-month investigation into the deal.

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Google vs EU: a decade-long saga goes to court

By |februar 12th, 2020|Competition policy, European Court of Justice, Google, Margrethe Vestager, News|

Google and the EU have a big day in court Wednesday (12 February) as the search engine giant enters a new phase of a legal saga that began a decade ago.

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Bulgaria mulls re-opening of the Gazprom probe

By |februar 3rd, 2020|Bulgaria, Competition policy, Gazprom probe, Margrethe Vestager, News, Southern gas corridor, Turkish Stream|

Because of Bulgaria's discontent, Gazprom risks a re-opening of the antitrust case the European Commission had led against the Russian gas export monopoly over suspected abuse of its dominant position in the Eastern European market, EURACTIV.bg has lea...

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Is Bulgaria’s Belene nuclear plant in line with EU competition law?

By |januar 16th, 2020|Belene, Bulgaria, Competition policy, corruption, Kadri Simson, Magrethe Vestager, News, nuclear energy, Thierry Breton|

A Bulgarian lawyer has sent an eight-page letter to the European Commission pointing to various alleged violations of EU competition rules relating to the oft-delayed Belene nuclear power plant, EURACTIV Bulgaria reports.

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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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