Focus Antitrust - 26 September 2018
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European Commission sends Statement of Objections to Slovak rail company ZSSK for obstructing an inspection
The European Commission has informed Slovak rail company ZSSK of its preliminary view that the company obstructed a Commission inspection by giving incorrect information and deleting data from a laptop. The inspection was part of an investigation as to whether ZSSK may have entered into agreements aimed at shutting out competing rail passenger transport operators from the market. Click here.
European Commission invites comments on Transgaz commitments concerning natural gas exports from Romania
The European Commission is inviting comments on commitments submitted by Transgaz to address competition concerns regarding the free flow of natural gas from Romania. The commitments would aim to enable natural gas exports from Romania to other Member States, in particular Hungary and Bulgaria. Click here.
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The ECJ has dismissed an appeal by Agria Polska and others against the General Court’s dismissal of their appeal against a decision of the European Commission which rejected their complaint regarding parallel imports of plant protection products. Click here.
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Thumbs up – A company that embeds the Like button on its website can be considered a data controller jointly with Facebook
Companies that embed the Facebook “Like” button within their website pages can be considered as a joint data controller.