IP/18/822  16-02-2018 - Mergers: Commission opens in-depth investigation into proposed merger between Praxair and Linde 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 16 February 2018 The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation to assess the proposed merger between Praxair and Linde under the EU Merger Regulation. The Commission is concerned that the merger may reduce competition in the supply of several crucial gases, like oxygen...
IP/18/821  16-02-2018 - State aid: Commission approves Belgian certificates schemes for renewable electricity and high-efficiency cogeneration in Flanders 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 16 February 2018 The European Commission has concluded the certificates schemes for renewable electricity and high-efficiency cogeneration implemented in Flanders (Belgium) to be in line with EU State aid rules. The two schemes contribute to reaching EU energy and climate goals whilst preserving competition.
IP/18/682  07-02-2018 - State aid: Commission approves six electricity capacity mechanisms to ensure security of supply in Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Italy and Poland 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 7 February 2018 The European Commission has approved under EU State aid rules electricity capacity mechanisms in Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Italy and Poland. The Commission found that the measures will contribute to ensuring security of supply whilst preserving competition in the Single Market.
MEMO/18/681  07-02-2018 - State aid: Commission approves six electricity capacity mechanisms to ensure security of supply in Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Italy and Poland - Factsheet 
European Commission - European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 7 February 2018 The European Commission has approved under EU State aid rules electricity capacity mechanisms in Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Italy and Poland. The Commission found that the measures will contribute to ensuring security of supply whilst preserving competition in the Single Market.
IP/18/670  06-02-2018 - Mergers: Commission approves Discovery's acquisition of Scripps, subject to conditions; rejects referral request by Polish competition authority 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 6 February 2018 The European Commission has approved, under the EU Merger Regulation, the proposed acquisition of Scripps by Discovery, both US based global media companies. The decision is conditional on full compliance with commitments offered by Discovery.
IP/18/664  06-02-2018 - Mergers: Commission to assess the acquisition of Shazam by Apple 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 6 February 2018 The European Commission has accepted a request from Austria, France, Iceland, Italy, Norway, Spain and Sweden to assess under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed acquisition of Shazam by Apple.
IP/18/663  06-02-2018 - Mergers: Commission approves the proposed acquisition of Abertis by Hochtief 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 6 February 2018 The European Commission has cleared, under the EU Merger Regulation, the proposed acquisition of Abertis by Hochtief. The Commission concluded that the merged entity would continue to face effective competition in the relevant markets. Abertis manages and operates toll road infrastructure.
IP/18/482  26-01-2018 - State aid: Commission opens in-depth investigation on Slovenia's new proposed commitments for Nova Ljubljanska Banka 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 26 January 2018 The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation to assess whether new measures proposed by the Slovenian authorities regarding the restructuring of Nova Ljubljanska Banka (NLB) sufficiently compensate for delaying the bank's sale beyond end 2017.
IP/18/445  25-01-2018 - State aid: Commission finds Irish National Asset Management Agency did not breach EU rules 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 25 January 2018 Following a complaint, the European Commission has assessed whether the Irish National Asset Management Agency (NAMA) has benefited from illegal State aid and whether it granted undue advantages to certain property developers.
MEMO/18/349  25-01-2018 - January infringements package: key decisions 
European Commission - European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 25 January 2018 Overview by policy area In its monthly package of infringement decisions, the European Commission ('Commission') is pursuing legal action against Member States for failing to comply with their obligations under EU law.