Competition Policy Newsletter | Number 1 (2009)

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Publication Date 2009
ISSN 1025-2266
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  • The real economy — challenges for competition policy in periods of retrenchment | Bente Tranholm-Schwarz, Peter Ohrlander, Bruno Zanettin, Mercedes Campo and Georges Siotis
  • Competition and the financial markets: The role of competition policy in financial sector rescue and restructuring | Jürgen Foecking, Peter Ohrlander and Ernst Ferdinandusse
  • Competition and the financial markets | Stan Maes and Kamil Kiljanski
  • Implementing an effects-base approach to Article 82 | Lucas Peeperkorn and Katja Viertio
  • The new State aid temporary framework | Mercedes Campo
  • Consumers at the heart of EU competition policy | John Madill and Adrien Mexis
  • Preliminary results of Commission pharmaceutical sector inquiry raise competition concerns | Elena Kamilarova, Fabio Domanico and Alexander Riedl
  • Finding the appropriate response for competitive Next Generation Access Networks - Results of the first notifications under the Article 7 consultation procedure | Olivier Bringer and Iratxe Gurpegui
  • Single Euro Payment Area (SEPA): Self-regulation under competition scrutiny | Jean Allix, Dominique Forest and Dovile Vaigauskaite
  • From the stable to the table: the Commission’s coordinated approach to combating soaring food prices in Europe | María Aguado Ruiz and Alina Burea
  • The use of pricing analysis for market definition purposes: the Arjowiggins/M-real Zanders Reflex and Arsenal/DSP mergers | Daniel Donath


  • The E.ON electricity cases: an antitrust decision with structural remedies | Philippe Chauve, Martin Godfried, Kristóf Kovács, Gregor Langus, Károly Nagy and Stefan Siebert
  • Extension of postal monopolies: the Slovak law reserving hybrid mail delivery services to Slovenská Pošta infringedArticle 86 in conjunction with Article 82 | Thomas Brunhes


  • Commission imposes the highest-ever cartel fine ever (more than 1.3bn EUR) on four Carglass manufacturers | Sigyn Monke, Lorenzo Piazza and Stephan Simon
  • Bringing light into the dark: Commission fines long lasting “Candle Wax” cartel with more than EUR 676 million | Lars Albath, Cecilia Nilsson-Bottka and Rainer Wessely
  • The Banana Cartel decision | Vita Jukneviciute and Bjarke List


  • Mergers: Main Developments between 1 September and 31 December 2008 | Mary Loughran and John Gatti
  • Fuel for thought — StatoilHydro/ConocoPhillips (Jet) | Jérôme Cloarec, Dag Johansson, Philippe Redondo, Daniel Donath, Elzbieta Glowicka and Cyril Hariton
  • EdF/BE: Yin and Yang – why complementarity can be problematic | Miriam Driessen Reilly, Polyvios Panayides and Raphaël De Coninck
  • Friesland Foods/Campina: a merger between two Dutch dairy cooperatives approved with a set of comprehensive remedies | Miguel de la Mano, Patrick D’Souza, Gregor Langus, Martine Lissens, Szabolcs Lorincz, Jean-Christophe Mauger, Fabio Polverino, and Axel Specker
  • ABF/GBI Business: coordinated effects baked again | Andrea Amelio, Pablo Asbo, Miguel de la Mano, Ruben Maximiano and Viktor Porubsky

State aid

  • Commission and Germany agree on better control for the use of State aid in the broadcasting sector | Lukas Repa and Nóra Tosics
  • The first final decision involving a detailed economic assessment of R&D aid: the ITP case | Almorò Rubin de Cervin

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    • Competition cases covered in this issue
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