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*
The ECJ declines to rule in the key Syfait case
On 31 May 2005, the European Court of Justice declined to issue a judgment on the substantive issues in the Syfait case.
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Compensation and deterrence? The passing on defence and the future direction of UK private proceedings
The passing on defence allows a defendant to argue that a claimant’s loss has been reduced or negated by the claimant having passed on to his customer (the indirect purchaser) all, or a proportion of, any overcharge resulting from the defendant’s actions.
No need to rule on validity of ineffective interim decision
For anyone recovering from procedure fatigue after reading the judgment of the Court of First Instance in Holcim v Commission (opposite) , the latest order in IMS Health v Commission (Case T-184/01) may cause a relapse.
A universal service in banking under competition law
France’s Conseil de la concurrence has given its opinion on the compatibility with competition law of a universal service in banking.
The role of economics under article 82
It is now accepted by almost everyone in Europe’s competition community that article 82 should concentrate on conduct that is harmful to competition and allow all competitors to compete freely, including those that already enjoy market power amounting to “dominance.” How exactly conduct is to be categorised as an “abuse” is still the subject of intense controversy, however.