December 3, 2019

 President Donald Trump (L) and French President Emmanuel Macron (R) Source: AA 26/07/2019

France became the first country in the EU to adopt a 3% tax in July of 2019 on digital services. Italy followed suit with a similar tax, effective 2020. According to Tax Foundation, Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Poland (suspended for the moment), Slovenia, Spain, Turkey, and the United Kingdom have all either announced or publishe...

July 24, 2017

The Washington Post reported that the City of Madrid requested the La Comisión Nacional de los Mercados y la Competencia (CNMC) to look into Uber's pricing practices. In particular to investigate whether the new airport transport service provided by Uber violates Spanish fair competition laws on the basis that they are below the cost of providing the service. 

July 6, 2017

GE Faces Probe for Misleading EU Over $1.7 Billion Deal

The Commission has sent three separate Statements of Objections to Merck and Sigma-Aldrich, General Electric an

d Canon alleging they breached EU merger rules: General Electric, and Merck and Sigma-Aldrich by providing incorrect or misleading information; Canon by implementing a merger before notification and clearance.

The current investigations are limited to the assessmen...

June 30, 2017

For details read here https://arstechnica.co.uk/business/2017/06/murdoch-renews-sky-takeover-bid-five-years-after-failed-plan/

June 28, 2017

For details see http://money.cnn.com/2017/06/27/technology/business/google-eu-antitrust-fine/index.html

June 9, 2017

On 9 June 2017, the Ninth Amendment to the German Act against Restraints of Competition (Gesetz gegen Wettbewerbsbeschränkungen) entered into force. 

PDF copy in English can be found here. 

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