The European Commission has issued a statement of objections against Microsoft for its failure to comply with obligations under a Commission ruling of March 2004.
The Claymore case highlights the dangers of an incomplete investigation
The recent judgment of the UK Competition Appeal Tribunal to set aside the UK Office of Fair Trading’s decision in Claymore Dairies Ltd /Arla Foods UK plc v OFT (supported by Robert Wiseman Dairies plc and Robert Wiseman and Sons Ltd) again highlights the need for regulators to be comprehensive, precise and robust when considering the available evidence in a case before making up their minds whether to uphold or dismiss a complaint about anticompetitive behaviour.
The Fenin saga still has some way to run
An advocate general’s opinion published earlier this month raises important questions about how state autonomy and the competition rules interact.
The French competition authority (conseil de la concurrence) has fined France Télécom (FT) €80m for abuse of its dominant position in the wholesale ADSL internet market.
The Competition Appeal Tribunal gets tough with pharmaceutical producer Genzyme
The Genzyme case centred on the pharmaceutical company’s supply of a drug called Cerezyme, which, until recently, was the only treatment for Gaucher disease, a rare inherited disorder.
Combining legal certainty and an economic ef fect-based approach
“That which is a law today is none tomorrow.” Such is the way the English philosopher, Robert Burton, conceived the legal order at the beginning of the 17th century.
The Norwegian competition authority has told the dairy producer TINE that it faces a fine of approximately €5.8m for infringing national competition legislation.
The German federal cartel office – the Bundeskartellamt – is curently examining complaints by German industry about the pricing policy of major national electricity providers.
The Economic Advisory Group for Competition Policy is an independent forum for academic economists nominated by DG Competition's chief economist.
Are special competition rules required?
On 1 July this year, the Dutch government announced that it would not propose a rule preventing retailers from selling goods below the purchase price.
Competition policy and abuses of a non-dominant position
By David Wood*
Yvert & Tellier enjoys a world reputation for its stamp catalogues and price tables.
A survey of recent developments in competition policy
By Celia Hampton*
The Commission fines AstraZeneca €60m
By Thomas Heide and Cameron Firth*