IP/16/1911  27-05-2016 - State aid: Commission clears closure of lignite-fired power plants in Germany 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 27 May 2016 The European Commission has found German plans to grant €1.6 billion public financing for mothballing and subsequently closing eight lignite-fired power plants to be in line with EU state aid rules.
IP/16/1910  27-05-2016 - State aid: Commission clears €2.13 billion aid to alleviate social and economic impact of closing 26 uncompetitive coal mines in Spain 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 27 May 2016 The Commission has found Spanish plans to grant €2.13 billion for the orderly closure of 26 uncompetitive coal mines to be in line with EU state aid rules. The aid aims to alleviate the social and environmental impact of the mine...
AGENDA/16/1712  11-05-2016 - Thursday 26 May: The Commission adopts its monthly infringements package 
European Commission - European Commission - Upcoming events The news: On Thursday 26 May 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/16/1929  26-05-2016 - Mergers: Commission approves acquisition of building materials group Italcementi by HeidelbergCement, subject to conditions 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 26 May 2016 The European Commission has cleared under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed acquisition of Italian building materials group Italcementi by its German competitor HeidelbergCement. The clearance is conditional on HeidelbergCement selling Italcementi's entire business in Belgium.
IP/16/1904  26-05-2016 - State aid: Commission endorses UK National Broadband Scheme for 2016-2020 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 26 May 2016 The European Commission has found that the UK National Broadband Scheme for 2016-2020 complies with EU state aid rules. The scheme aims to connect as many homes and businesses as possible throughout the UK to high speed broadband.
IP/16/1907  25-05-2016 - Antitrust: Commission fines Pometon € 6.2 million for participation in steel abrasives cartel 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 25 May 2016 The European Commission has found that Italian abrasives producer Pometon S.p.A. breached EU antitrust rules by participating in a cartel to coordinate steel abrasives prices in Europe for almost four years.
IP/16/1900  24-05-2016 - Mergers: Commission approves AB InBev's acquisition of SABMiller, subject to conditions 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 24 May 2016 The European Commission has cleared under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed acquisition of SABMiller, the world's second largest brewer, by AB InBev, the world's largest brewer.
IP/16/1885  23-05-2016 - State aid: Commission finds Danish transmission system operator's contract with DONG Energy does not involve State aid 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 23 May 2016 The European Commission has found that a contract between the Danish transmission system operator Energinet.dk and DONG Energy for the supply of electricity at short notice did not involve any State aid.
IP/16/1840  19-05-2016 - State aid: Commission launches in-depth investigation into alleged aid to Belgian glass producer Ducatt 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 19 May 2016 The European Commission has opened an in-depth probe to assess whether financial support of in total over €40 million granted by the publicly-owned Flemish investment companies LRM and PMV in favour of Ducatt NV, a Belgian producer of glass for solar...
IP/16/1782  19-05-2016 - State aid: Commission clarifies scope of EU State aid rules to facilitate public investment 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 19 May 2016 The Commission has published guidance on when public spending falls within, and outside, the scope of EU State aid control. This guidance will help public authorities and companies to identify when public support measures can be granted without needing approval under...