IP/16/2341  27-06-2016 - Mergers: Commission approves acquisition of Starwood Hotels & Resorts by Marriott 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 27 June 2016 The European Commission has cleared the acquisition of Starwood Hotels & Resorts by Marriott International, both of the US. The Commission found that the takeover would not adversely affect competition in Europe.
AGENDA/16/2122  07-06-2016 - Thursday 16 June: The Commission adopts its monthly infringements package 
European Commission - European Commission - Upcoming events The news: On Thursday 16 June 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/16/2184  13-06-2016 - State aid: Commission approves German investment aid to paper manufacturer Hamburger Rieger and opens investigation into German aid to polymer processer REHAU 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 13 June 2016 The Commission has assessed public support for two investment projects in Germany under new provisions of the 2014 EU regional aid rules. These ensure that support to large companies is granted for projects that bring genuine innovation, which needs to be...
IP/16/2163  09-06-2016 - Mergers: Commission approves Sysco's acquisition of Brakes 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 9 June 2016 The European Commission has cleared under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed acquisition of Brakes, the largest UK food distributor, by Sysco, the largest US food distributor. The Commission found that the takeover would not adversely affect competition in Europe.
IP/16/2161  09-06-2016 - Antitrust: Commission welcomes entry into force of new rules to boost card payment transparency 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 9 June 2016 The European Commission welcomes the entry into force on 9 June 2016 of new rules to make the costs of payments with debit or credit cards more transparent to retailers and consumers and allow them to make efficient choices.
MEMO/16/2162  09-06-2016 - Antitrust: Regulation on Interchange Fees 
European Commission - European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 9 June 2016 The Regulation on Interchange Fees for Card-based payment transactions entered into force in June 2015. It is aimed at addressing the widely varying and excessive hidden interchange fees which are an obstacle to the Single Market and a barrier to innovation.
IP/16/2034  03-06-2016 - State aid: Commission clears Belgian postal service compensation for bpost 2016 to 2020 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 3 June 2016 The European Commission has found Belgian plans to compensate the incumbent postal operator bpost with €1.3 billion for providing postal services of general economic interest between 2016 and 2020 to be in line with EU state aid rules.
IP/16/2007  02-06-2016 - State aid: Commission opens in-depth investigation into support for the Portuguese railway maintenance company EMEF 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 2 June 2016 Following a complaint, the European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation to assess whether public measures in favour of the state-owned Portuguese railway maintenance company EMEF gave the company a selective advantage over its competitors, in breach of EU state aid...
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...