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Germany: FCO to hold press conference on Facebook decision

The Bundeskartellamt will hold a press conference on Thursday, February 7, 2019 at 10am (GMT+1) to conclude its Facebook investigation. The president of the Federal...

Germany: Fine imposed on bicycle wholesaler ZEG for vertical price-fixing

Bonn, 29 January 2019: The Bundeskartellamt has imposed fines totalling around 13.4 million euros on the bicycle wholesaler ZEG Zweirad-Einkaufs-Genossenschaft eG (ZEG), Cologne, and...

Germany: Bundeskartellamt sees need for action on comparison websites

On Wednesday, December 12, the Bundeskartellamt presented the results of its sector inquiry into online comparison websites. The inquiry into a large number of...

New merger control guidelines for transaction value thresholds in Austria and...

July 2018 CPI Europe Column edited by Anna Tzanaki (Competition Policy International) & Juan Delgado (Global Economics Group) presents: New merger control guidelines for transaction value thresholds in Austria and...

Germany: Potato processors fined for cartel activities

Germany’s Federal Cartel Office has fined two potato and onion packaging companies €13.2 million (US$15.8 million) for participating in an eight-year price fixing cartel....

Data Accumulation and the Privacy-Antitrust Interface: Insights from the Facebook Case...

Posted by Social Science Research Network Data Accumulation and the Privacy-Antitrust Interface: Insights from the Facebook Case for the EU and the US  By Giuseppe Colangelo...

EU: Ryanair lodges complaints with German and EU Competition authorities

Ryanair has lodged competition complaints with the German Bundeskartellamt and the European Commission (EC) regarding the “obvious conspiracy playing out in Germany between the...

EU: Vestager warns against using algorithms for price collusion

Europe's antitrust chief warned companies against using algorithms to block rivals or form cartels, saying she may slap heftier fines on them if they...

Germany: Lufthansa may lease aircraft from Air Berlin

The Bundeskartellamt has cleared the wet-lease agreement on 38 passenger aircraft between Lufthansa and Air Berlin. The agreement was proactively notified by the parties...

Germany: Regulator clears HERE stake purchases by Intel

Germany's Federal Cartel Office said on Tuesday it had approved stake purchases in German digital mapping firm HERE by US chip maker Intel and...

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