General Court overturns commission in Greek casino case

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Differing entrance fees imposed on casinos by the Greek government do not confer an unfair advantage on those that are allowed to charge less because everyone pays the same rate of tax, the EU General Court (GC) has ruled.

Collective negotiation by self-employed is anti-competitive, confirms AG

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Collective bargaining by self-employed workers in principle falls outside the “Albany exemption” enjoyed by conventional employees, but such tactics may be justified in circumstances where they indirectly improve the conditions of employees, says an Advocate General from the European Court of Justice (ECJ).

Lithuania mulls insurance company’s commitments

One of Poland’s largest insurance companies has drawn up a series of proposals to win favour from Lithuania’s Competition Council after the watchdog challenged its acquisition of a competitor.


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