Commission expert group warns against ‘killer acquisitions’ in platform economy

By |julij 10th, 2020|acquisitions, competition, EU, Europe, European Commission, Fitbit, Google, killer acquisitions, market tipping, mergers, News, platform economy|

The EU should consider imposing 'new obligations' on major platforms to report their merger and acquisition activities to the European Commission in order to avoid a culture of 'killer acquisitions,' a report produced for the EU executive has said.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Commission expert group warns against ‘killer acquisitions’ in platform economy

Commission charts new competition tool ‘fit for the digital age’

By |junij 12th, 2020|Carmen Avram, competition, EU, European Commission, Margrethe Vestager, News, Nicolas Petit|

A new competition tool 'fit for the digital age' is set to be unveiled by the European Commission before the end of this year, which has prompted stakeholders to begin analysing the wider impact that it could have on fostering competition across the EU...

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Commission charts new competition tool ‘fit for the digital age’

EU cuts red ribbon on beginning of digital services crackdown  

By |junij 3rd, 2020|competition, digital gatekeeper, digital services act, EU, European Commission, gatekeeping platforms, Margrethe Vestager, new competition tool, News, Thierry Breton|

The European Commission has launched public consultations on its long-awaited Digital Services Act package, and at the same time called for feedback on the possibility of a new competition tool to address market imbalances in different sectors, includi...

Komentarji so izklopljeni za EU cuts red ribbon on beginning of digital services crackdown  

Commission to contract €600,000 study on gatekeeping power of digital platforms

By |maj 11th, 2020|Amazon, Antitrust, Apple, competition, digital gatekeeper, digital services act, EU, European Commission, Facebook, Google, Margrethe Vestager, News, platform economy, platforms, social media, Technology|

The European Commission is to contract a study on the gatekeeping, or market-dominating, power of digital platforms in a bid to gather evidence which could feed into the upcoming Digital Services Act, documents seen by EURACTIV reveal.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Commission to contract €600,000 study on gatekeeping power of digital platforms

Commission to contract €600,000 study on gatekeeping power of digital platforms

By |maj 11th, 2020|Amazon, Antitrust, Apple, competition, digital gatekeeper, digital services act, EU, European Commission, Facebook, Google, Margrethe Vestager, News, platform economy, platforms, social media, Technology|

The European Commission is to contract a study on the gatekeeping, or market-dominating, power of digital platforms in a bid to gather evidence which could feed into the upcoming Digital Services Act, documents seen by EURACTIV reveal.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Commission to contract €600,000 study on gatekeeping power of digital platforms

‘New competition tool’ to feature in digital services act, Vestager says 

By |maj 5th, 2020|competition, Digital, digital services act, DSA, EU, EU policy, IMCO, Internal Market Committee, Margrethe Vestager, News, platform economy, Technology|

The EU's bid to regulate online platforms, the Digital Services Act, is likely to address a number of competition issues related to the digital economy, possibly through a new competition tool, the European Commission's Vice-President for Digital, Marg...

Komentarji so izklopljeni za ‘New competition tool’ to feature in digital services act, Vestager says 

Austria demands ‘greater flexibility’ of EU state aid law in letter to Vestager

By |april 23rd, 2020|Austria, competition, coronavirus, COVID-19, European Commission, health crisis, Martin Selmayr, News, State aid|

While EU member states are hardly allowed to support their companies financially in normal times, the coronavirus crisis has made state aid essential for the survival of most businesses. In a letter to Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, Austr...

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Austria demands ‘greater flexibility’ of EU state aid law in letter to Vestager

EU countries use looser state aid rules to uphold troubled firms

By |april 6th, 2020|competition, coronavirus, COVID 19 crisis, COVID-19, Margrethe Vestager, News, State aid|

Member states are making use of the new flexibility within EU state rules mainly to guarantee liquidity for all companies heavily affected by the economic fallout of the COVID-19 outbreak. EURACTIV has looked into the different schemes that have been a...

Komentarji so izklopljeni za EU countries use looser state aid rules to uphold troubled firms

Commission resists competition reform plans until 2021

By |marec 11th, 2020|competition, EU, industrial strategy, Margrethe Vestager, News, SME Strategy, Thierry Breton|

The European Commission will not look into the possibility of revising the bloc's competition rules until at least 2021, despite recent pressure from a group of EU member states.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Commission resists competition reform plans until 2021

US packaged foods juggernaut under EU antitrust probe

By |februar 11th, 2020|abuse of dominance, competition, Mondelez, News, restrictive business practices|

US consumer goods group Mondelez International is being investigated for suspected anti-competitive practices covering EU several member states, a European Commission spokesperson confirmed to EURACTIV.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za US packaged foods juggernaut under EU antitrust probe