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01 Jun 12

Weekly Alert - 1 June 2012


Mergers – Invitation to comment  
COMP/M.6503: LaPoste/Swiss Post/JV Notice
COMP/M.6497: Hutchison 3G Austria/Orange Austria Notice
Mergers – In-depth investigations  
COMP/M.6471: Outokumpu/Inoxum Press Release
Mergers – Cleared with undertakings  
COMP/M.6512: DS Smith/SCA Packaging Press Release
Competition - General  
Joaquín Almunia: “Statement of VP Almunia on the Google antitrust investigation” Statement
Joaquín Almunia speech: “Overcoming the crisis: the role of finance” Speech
Case T-111/08: Mastercard v Commission Judgment
Case T-344/08: EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg v Commission Judgment
ECN publishes report on competition enforcement in the food sector

Press Release


State aid  
Guidelines on Emmission Trading Scheme

Press Release


In-depth investigation into aid from Italy to Simet for bus services Press Release
In-depth investigation into aid at Beauvais airport in France Press Release
Public procurement  
Council debate on modernisation of public procurement rules Press Release
Case C-159/11: Azienda Sanitaria Locale de Lecce v Ordine degli Ingegneri della Provincia di Lecce Judgment
Austria and Poland receive reasoned opinions regarding defence procurement directive Press Release
Electronic Communications  
Roaming Regulation adopted Press Release
Neelie Kroes speech: “New powers to shape the Telecoms Single Market: one year on” Speech
BEREC consults on net neutrality documents


Quality of Service

IP interconnection

Differentiation practices

Explanatory paper

Five member States referred for not implementing telecoms legislation Press Release
France receives reasoned opinion regarding regulated prices Press Release
Poland receives reasoned opinion regarding third package Press Release


Competition - general  
Entega abused dominant position – electricity prices Decision
FCO establishes whistle-blowing website



Akzo Nobel/Metlac Report
Draft network plan consultation Press Release

United Kingdom

Competition - General  
Ryanair v OFT Judgment
Private motor insurance market study – provisional referral decision Consultation
Dentistry market study – provisional non-referral decision Report
Independent fee-paying schools – evaluation of intervention Report
Mergers - Referrals  
Akzo Nobel/Metlac Holding Press Release
Mergers – Full text decisions  
South Staffordshire/Cambridge Water Decision
Lion Capital/Cumbrian Holdings (certain assets) Decision
McGill’s Bus Services/Arriva Scotland West Decision
DCC Energy/Total Downstream UK (certain businesses) Decision
Competition Commission  
Movies on pay TV market investigation provisional findings

Press Release


Aggregates, cement and ready-mix concrete market investigation Notice
Competition Appeal Tribunal  
SRCL v Competition Commission Judgment
Draft Energy Bill published Bill
Electricity North West commitments accepted Decision
Ofgem Retail Market Review update Letter
Ofgem consultation on Western High Voltage Direct Current link funding arrangements Consultation
Ofgem consultation on OFTO enduring regime. Interested parties should submit comments by 17 July 2012 Consultation
DECC smart meter licence condition consultation Consultation
CAA policy update on price regulation review Update
Defra: water special merger regime call for evidence Call for evidence


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