SPEECH/14/713  23-10-2014 - Antitrust litigation – The way ahead 
European Commission - European Commission [Check Against Delivery] Joaquin ALMUNIA Vice President of the European Commission responsible for Competition Policy MLex seminar: Damages Litigation: A new frontier for Europe London, 23 October 2014 Ladies and Gentlemen: I am grateful to Robert McLeod for his kind invitation to your seminar.
IP/14/1190  21-10-2014 - Antitrust: Commission settles cartel on bid-ask spreads charged on Swiss Franc interest rate derivatives; fines four major banks € 32.3 million 
European Commission - European Commission Press release Strasbourg, 21 October 2014 (See also Statement by Commission Vice-President Joaquín Almunia.) The European Commission has found that four international banks, RBS, UBS, JP Morgan and Crédit Suisse, operated a cartel on bid-ask spreads of Swiss franc interest rate derivatives in the European Economic Area (EEA).
IP/14/1189  21-10-2014 - Antitrust: Commission settles RBS-JPMorgan cartel in derivatives based on Swiss franc LIBOR; imposes € 61.6 million fine on JPMorgan 
European Commission - European Commission Press release Strasbourg, 21 October 2014 (See also the Statement by Commission Vice-President Joaquín Almunia.) The European Commission has found that two international banks, RBS and JP Morgan, participated in an illegal bilateral cartel aimed at influencing the Swiss franc Libor benchmark interest rate between March 2008 and...
IP/14/1186  21-10-2014 - Antitrust: Commission sends Statement of Objections to Honeywell and DuPont regarding cooperation on new refrigerant used in car air conditioning systems 
European Commission - European Commission Press release Brussels, 21 October 2014 The European Commission has informed Honeywell International Inc. (Honeywell) and E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (DuPont) of its preliminary view that the cooperation they entered into in 2010, based on several agreements on the production of a new refrigerant for...
IP/14/1184  21-10-2014 - Antitrust: Commission seeks feedback on commitments from Skyteam airline alliance members Air France/KLM, Alitalia and Delta concerning transatlantic cooperation 
European Commission - European Commission Press release Brussels, 21 October 2014 The European Commission has invited interested third parties to comment on commitments proposed by Air France/KLM, Alitalia and Delta to address concerns that their transatlantic cooperation may harm competition for premium passengers on the Paris-New York route and for all passengers on...
STATEMENT/14/330  21-10-2014 - Statement by Vice President Joaquín Almunia on 2 cartel decisions concerning Swiss Franc Related Derivatives 
European Commission - European Commission Brussels, 21 October 2014 Statement Today the European Commission has found and sanctioned two distinct cartels in the financial sector. In these two decisions, we have imposed total fines of about 94 million euros on four major international banks who violated EU antitrust rules.
IP/14/1167  16-10-2014 - State aid: Commission approves restructuring aid scheme for Irish credit unions 
European Commission - European Commission Press release Brussels, 16 October 2014 The European Commission has found an Irish scheme aimed at restructuring the credit union sector to be in line with EU State aid rules. In particular, the Commission concluded that the scheme will strengthen the Irish financial sector, while limiting the risk...
IP/14/1161  15-10-2014 - State aid: Commission invites Ireland to update compensation arrangements for school bus scheme; closes in-depth investigation into Bus Éireann and Dublin Bus 
European Commission - European Commission Press release Brussels, 15 October 2014 Following an in-depth investigation the European Commission has concluded that arrangements to compensate state-owned Bus Éireann and Dublin Bus, the two principal bus companies in Ireland, for the operation of bus services across Ireland and for the transport of schoolchildren, were put...
IP/14/1160  15-10-2014 - State aid: Commission approves creation of British Business Bank 
European Commission - European Commission Press release Brussels, 15 October 2014 The European Commission has concluded that UK plans for setting up the British Business Bank (BBB), an integrated entity for managing SME access to finance programmes in the UK, are in line with EU state aid rules.
IP/14/1159  15-10-2014 - State aid: Commission orders Spain to recover additional aid granted through tax benefits for acquisitions of indirect shareholdings in foreign companies 
European Commission - European Commission Press release Brussels, 15 October 2014 After an in-depth investigation, the European Commission has concluded that a new interpretation of a Spanish tax scheme benefitting companies acquiring foreign shareholdings is incompatible with EU state aid rules.