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.

A survey of recent developments in competition policy

By Celia Hampton*

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.

The Commission fines AstraZeneca €60m

By Thomas Heide and Cameron Firth*

Criminally uncompetitive

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.