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17 Feb 12

Weekly Alert 17 February 2012

In the News

 
Cisco challenges Microsoft/Skype clearance Cisco Blog

Europe

 
Mergers Notified  
COMP/M.6509: GE/KGAL/Extresol-2 Notice
COMP/M.6507: Anglo American/De Beers Notice
Mergers Cleared  
COMP/M.6381: Google/Motorola Mobility Press release
COMP/M.6474: GE Healthcare/Microsoft/JV Decision
COMP/M.6436: Volkswagen Financial Services/D’Iteren/Volkswagen D’Ieteren Finance JV Decision
Mergers - Decision Published  
COMP/M.2416: Tetra Laval/Sidel Decision
Competition - general  
Case C-17/10: Toshiba v Úřad pro ochranu hospodářské soutěže

Press release

Judgment

Case C-360/10: SABAM v Netlog NV

Press release

Judgment

Joaquín Almunia speech: “Industrial policy and Competition policy: Quo vadis Europa?” Speech
Alexander Italianer speech: “Défis de la politique de la concurrente” Speech
State aid - general  
Case T-115/09, 116/09: Electrolux v Commission, Whirlpool Europe v Commission Press release
Case T-80/06, 182/09: Budapesti Erőmű Zrt v Commission

Press release

Judgment

Public procurement  
Public procurement: call for stakeholder expert group Documents
Reference to Competitiveness Council on lighter procedure Referral
Electronic communications  
BEREC speech on future of roaming

Speech

Hearing

Dutch wholesale rates proposal suspended Press release
Danish SMS pricing proposal suspended Press release
Radio Spectrum Policy Programme adopted Press release
Energy  
ACER consultation on Framework Guidelines on harmonised transmission tariff structures Consultation
Commission consultation on financial support for energy efficiency in buildings Documents
EU and India sign joint declaration on energy cooperation

Statement

Documents

Transport  
Consultation on State aid in the maritime sector

Press release

Documents

Siim Kallas speech: “Europe's railways: on track to the future” Speech
Siim Kallas speech: “European aviation: challenges, cooperation and the way ahead” Speech
Siim Kallas speech: “Europe and southeast Asia: transport partners for the way ahead” Speech
Financial services  
Agreement on OTC derivatives and market infrastructure regulation

Statement

FAQs

Consultation on supervision of financial conglomerates Consultation
Spanish State aid approved: guarantee scheme for credit institutions Statement

Germany

 
Federal Cartel Office  
HRS best price clause examined Press Release
Consultation on draft questionnaire for joint energy monitoring 2012 Press Release
FCO dialogue on bid rigging Press Release
One Equity Partners/Linpac RTP decision Decision
Electronic communications  
Amended Telecommunications Act passed Press Release

United Kingdom

 
Mergers - Full text decisions  
Shell/Rontec petrol stations Decision
Abellio Greater Anglia/Greater Anglia Franchise Decision
Public procurement  
Cabinet Office note on Pre-Qualification Questionnaires

Note

Annex

Electronic communications  
Telecommunications price control appeal – wholesale mobile voice call termination Determination
Everything Everywhere/BT dispute opened – Standard Interconnect Agreement Notice
Ofcom consultation: BT partial private circuit dispute Consultation
Ofcom consultation: BT’s charges for Ethernet services Consultation
Energy  
Ofgem slides on Offshore Transmission Enduring Regime Slides
Ofgem slides on TransmiT Decision Model demonstration Slides
Ofgem slides on Smarter Markets Strategy Slides
Financial services  
John Fingleton speech: “Competition in UK banking”

Speech

Presentation

Water  
Capstone/Bristol Water merger – no regulatory issues Bulletin
 
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