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Focus Antitrust - 21 September 2016

In The News

European Commission publishes preliminary report in e-commerce sector inquiry

The European Commission has published its preliminary report as part of its ongoing sector inquiry into e-commerce.  The report identifies a number of business practices which the Commission considers may raise competition concerns and indicates that the Commission may open case specific investigations to ensure compliance with the EU competition rules.  Click here.

European Commission fines ARA €6 million for abuse of dominance in Austrian waste management market

The European Commission has fined Altstoff Recycling Austria (ARA) €6 million for abusing a dominant position, by blocking competitors from entering the Austrian market for management of household packaging waste.  The fine was reduced by 30% to reflect ARA's cooperation with the Commission.  Click here.


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  • The European Court of Justice has dismissed an appeal by Panasonic against the General Court judgment on the cathode ray tubes cartel.  Click here.
  • The General Court has dismissed an appeal against the European Commission's decision to accept commitments from Thomson Reuters in relation to its investigation into the use of Reuters Instrument Codes. Morningstar, Inc. had appealed the decision.  Click here.
  • The European Court of Justice has dismissed an appeal by Fapricela against the European Commission's pre-stressing steel cartel decision.  Click here.

This article was written by Paul Stone.

For more information please contact Paul on +44 (0)20 7203 5069 or paul.stone@crsblaw.com.

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