IP/14/926  13-08-2014 - State aid: Commission approves Abanka's restructuring plan 
European Commission - European Commission Press release Brussels, 13 August 2014 The European Commission has concluded that the restructuring plan of the Slovenian bank Abanka Vipa (Abanka) is in line with EU state aid rules. The Commission has found, in particular, that the restructuring plan will enable Abanka to become viable in the...
MEMO/14/507  13-08-2014 - State aid: Overview of decisions and on-going in-depth investigations in the context of the financial crisis 
European Commission - European Commission MEMO Brussels, 13 August 2014 In 2008/2009, the Commission adopted a temporary state aid framework to enable Member States to deal with financial problems in systemic banks, as well as support access to finance for real economy firms.
IP/14/922  12-08-2014 - Antitrust: Commission sends Statement of Objections to Bulgarian Energy Holding for suspected abuse of dominance on Bulgarian wholesale electricity market 
European Commission - European Commission Press release Brussels, 12 August 2014 The European Commission has informed Bulgarian Energy Holding (BEH) of its preliminary view that territorial restrictions on resale contained in BEH's electricity supply contracts with traders on the non-regulated Bulgarian wholesale electricity market may breach EU antitrust rules.
IP/14/905  05-08-2014 - Antitrust: Commission consults on the functioning and future of the Insurance Block Exemption Regulation 
European Commission - European Commission Press release Brussels, 5 August 2014 The European Commission has issued a questionnaire to seek the views of stakeholders on the functioning and the future of the Insurance Block Exemption Regulation (IBER), which exempts certain agreements between companies in the insurance sector from EU antitrust rules.
IP/14/902  04-08-2014 - Mergers: Commission clears acquisition of parts of Rolls-Royce by Siemens 
European Commission - European Commission Press release Brussels, 4 August 2014 The European Commission has authorised under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed acquisition of Rolls-Royce's aero-derivative gas turbine business, compressor activities and aftermarket services as well as Rolls Royce's 50% stake in Rolls Wood Group, both of the UK, by Siemens of...
IP/14/901  04-08-2014 - State aid: Commission approves resolution aid for Portuguese Banco Espírito Santo 
European Commission - European Commission Press release Brussels, 4 August 2014 The European Commission has found the resolution plan of the Portuguese Banco Espírito Santo S.A. (BES), including the creation of a Bridge Bank, to be in line with EU State aid rules.
IP/14/899  01-08-2014 - State aid: Commission approves Greek financing of ELTA for transitory period (2013-2015) for universal postal service; opens in-depth investigation for 2016-2020 
European Commission - European Commission Press release Brussels, 1 August 2014 The European Commission has found direct subsidies granted by Greece to the state-owned postal incumbent Hellenic Post (ELTA) for the delivery of the universal service during a two-year or three-year transitory period (from 2013 until 2014 or 2015) to be in line...
IP/14/896  31-07-2014 - State aid: Commission concludes that Belgian crystal producer Val Saint-Lambert received incompatible State aid; authorises the sale of some of its assets 
European Commission - European Commission Press release Brussels, 31 July 2014 The European Commission has concluded that certain aid measures that the Walloon Region granted to Val Saint-Lambert SA (VSL) have conferred on the company an undue economic advantage over its competitors, in breach of EU State aid rules.
IP/14/883  29-07-2014 - State aid: Commission approves restructuring aid for LOT Polish Airlines 
European Commission - European Commission Press release Brussels, 29 July 2014 The European Commission has concluded that restructuring aid of PLN 804 million (around €200 million), which Poland plans to grant to its national flag carrier LOT, is in line with EU state aid rules.
IP/14/870  23-07-2014 - State aid: Commission approves restructuring aid for Greek Piraeus Bank 
European Commission - European Commission Press release Brussels, 23 July 2014 The European Commission has found the restructuring plan of Greek bank Piraeus, including the integration of several Greek banks, to be in line with EU state aid rules.