SPEECH/14/608  19-09-2014 - Some highlights from EU competition enforcement 
European Commission - European Commission [Check Against Delivery] Joaquin ALMUNIA Vice President of the European Commission responsible for Competition Policy IBA 18th Annual Competition Conference Florence, 19 September 2014 Ladies and Gentlemen: I would like to thank Michael Reynolds for his kind invitation to address one more time the expert audience of the...
IP/14/1012  16-09-2014 - State aid: Commission approves €86.6 million French aid for SuperGrid research programme to develop innovative energy transmission networks 
European Commission - European Commission Press Release Brussels, 16 September 2014 The European Commission has concluded that the aid granted by France to the Supergrid Institut pour la transition énergétique for a research project aimed at developing a new generation of long-distance energy transmission networks complies with the EU rules on State aid.
IP/14/1011  16-09-2014 - State aid: Commission approves regional aid map 2014-2020 for Belgium 
European Commission - European Commission Press release Brussels, 16 September 2014 The European Commission has approved under EU state aid rules the Belgian map for granting regional investment aid between 2014 and 2020. The map is based on the new regional aid guidelines adopted by the Commission in June 2013 (see IP/13/569).
IP/14/1010  16-09-2014 - State aid: Commission approves regional aid map 2014-2020 for The Netherlands 
European Commission - European Commission Press release Brussels, 16 September 2014 The European Commission has approved under EU state aid rules the Dutch map for granting regional investment aid between 2014 and 2020. The map is based on the new regional aid guidelines adopted by the Commission in June 2013 (see IP/13/569).
IP/14/1009  16-09-2014 - State aid: Commission approves Italy's regional aid map 2014-2020 
European Commission - European Commission Press release Brussels, 16 September 2014 The European Commission has approved under EU state aid rules the Italian map defining areas eligible for regional state aid between July 2014 and December 2020.
IP/14/1008  16-09-2014 - State aid: the Commission initiates two in-depth investigations into the exceptional and temporary support package for the restructuring of FagorBrandt and Mory-Ducros 
European Commission - European Commission Press release Brussels, 16 September 2014 The European Commission has initiated two separate in-depth investigations in order to establish whether the loans and other measures granted by France to FagorBrandt and Mory-Ducros are compatible with EU state aid rules.
IP/14/997  12-09-2014 - Mergers: Commission approves acquisition of hazelnut company Oltan by Ferrero 
European Commission - European Commission Press release Brussels, 12 September 2014 The European Commission has cleared under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed acquisition of the hazelnuts trading and processing company Oltan by Ferrero International S.A. of Luxembourg.
SPEECH/14/592  12-09-2014 - EU competition policy and sectoral challenges 
European Commission - European Commission [Check Against Delivery] Joaquin ALMUNIA Vice President of the European Commission responsible for Competition policy 41st Annual Conference on International Antitrust Law and Policy Fordham, New-York, 12 September 2014 Introduction Ladies and Gentlemen: It is a pleasure for me to be part, once again, of Fordham’s competition conference...
IP/14/1004  11-09-2014 - Mergers: Commission approves acquisition of Sky Deutschland and Sky Italia by BSkyB 
European Commission - European Commission Press release Brussels, 11 September 2014 The European Commission has authorised under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed acquisition of Sky Deutschland AG and Sky Italia S.r.l. by Sky Broadcasting Group plc ("BSkyB") of the UK.
MEMO/14/528  11-09-2014 - Antitrust: Commission welcomes Court judgment confirming that MasterCard's payment card interchange fees are anti-competitive 
European Commission - European Commission MEMO Brussels, 11 September 2014 The European Commission welcomes today's judgement by the European Court of Justice in the MasterCard case (case C-382/12P). The judgment confirms that MasterCard's inter-bank fees for cross-border payment transactions in the European Economic Area (EEA) restrict competition in the Internal Market, in breach...