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Title: Commission confirms inspection in the car sector in Germany
Author: [European Commission: DG Communication]
Series/Date: Statement STATEMENT/17/4084 (20.10.17)
Source Origin: EU
Source Type: News
Notes: The European Commission confirmed in October 2017 that its officials carried out unannounced inspections at the premises of car manufacturers in Germany.
Source URL: http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_STATEMENT-17-4084_en.htm
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Keywords: European Union: Competition policy - Antitrust regulations - Industrial collusion - Carmakers | Automakers cartel - Volkswagen | Porsche | Audi | BMW | Daimler - German car | automobile industry - Diesel ban
Subjects:  6.2.a - Antitrust policy - Article 101
 7.11.a - Car industry
 11.5 - Transport and the environment
Geographic Indicators:  European Union
 Germany: External
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The inspection was related to concerns that several German car manufacturers may have violated EU antitrust rules that prohibit cartels and restrictive business practices. The Commission officials were accompanied by their counterparts from the German national competition authority.

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