AGENDA/16/3083  16-09-2016 - Thursday 29 September: The Commission adopts its monthly infringements package 
European Commission - European Commission - Upcoming events The news: On Thursday 29 September 2016, the European Commission will adopt its monthly infringements package. These decisions seek to enforce EU law across Europe so that citizens and businesses can benefit fully from the internal market.
IP/16/3161  22-09-2016 - Mergers: Commission clears acquisition of Vattenfall Europe Generation and Vattenfall Europe Mining by EPH and PPF Investments 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 22 September 2016 The European Commission has cleared the proposed acquisition of Vattenfall Europe Generation and Vattenfall Europe Mining by Energetický a Průmyslový Holding (EPH) and PPF Investments (PPF). The Commission found the deal would not adversely affect competition in the relevant markets.
IP/16/3141  21-09-2016 - State aid: Commission gives guidance on local public support measures that do not constitute state aid 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 21 September 2016 The Commission has found that five public measures for purely local operations in Spain, Germany and Portugal involve no state aid because they are unlikely to affect trade between Member States.
IP/16/3116  20-09-2016 - Antitrust: Commission fines ARA €6 million for hindering competition on Austrian waste management market 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 20 September 2016 The Commission has fined Altstoff Recycling Austria (ARA) €6 million for blocking competitors from entering the Austrian market for management of household packaging waste from 2008 to 2012, in breach of EU antitrust rules.
IP/16/3105  19-09-2016 - State aid: Commission authorises support for a highly efficient cogeneration power plant in Lithuania 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 19 September 2016 The European Commission has approved support for a Combined Heat and Power (CHP) plant in Vilnius, Lithuania, under EU state aid rules. The project will be financed by the European Investment Bank through the European Fund for Strategic Investments, EFSI, along...
IP/16/3104  19-09-2016 - State aid: Commission opens in-depth investigation into Poland's tax on the retail sector 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 19 September 2016 The Commission has opened an in-depth investigation into a Polish tax on the retail sector. The Commission has concerns that the progressive rates based on turnover give companies with a low turnover a selective advantage over their competitors in breach of...
IP/16/3085  19-09-2016 - State aid: Commission opens in-depth investigation into Luxembourg's tax treatment of GDF Suez (now Engie) 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 19 September 2016 The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation into Luxembourg's tax treatment of the GDF Suez group (now Engie). The Commission has concerns that several tax rulings issued by Luxembourg may have given GDF Suez an unfair advantage over other companies,...
IP/16/3017  15-09-2016 - Antitrust: Commission publishes initial findings of e-commerce sector inquiry 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 15 September 2016 The European Commission's preliminary report on its e-commerce sector inquiry confirms the fast growth of e-commerce in the EU and identifies business practices that might restrict competition and limit consumer choice.
MEMO/16/2966  15-09-2016 - Antitrust: Commission publishes preliminary report on e-commerce sector inquiry – frequently asked questions 
European Commission - European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 15 September 2016 Fact sheet: preliminary report on e-commerce sector inquiry. The European Commission has today published the preliminary report on the findings of its ongoing competition sector inquiry into e-commerce which was launched in May 2015.
MEMO/16/2994  08-09-2016 - Antitrust: Commission welcomes General Court judgments upholding its Lundbeck decision in first pharma pay-for-delay case 
European Commission - European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 8 September 2016 Today the General Court upheld the Commission's Lundbeck decision and ruled for the first time that pharma pay-for-delay agreements breach EU antitrust rules. In such agreements an original pharmaceutical manufacturer pays generics producers to stay out of the market.