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NMa loses key merger case

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Two electricity companies have had a Dutch merger decision overturned in court. Essent and Nuon have shown that the Netherland's competition authority lacked proof when it imposed conditions on Nuon/Reliant.

New Zealand CC recommends price regulation

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New Zealand's Commerce Commission has recommended to the relevant minister that termination rates between fixed-line and cellular networks should be regulated.

Denmark wants to remove block exemption

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Denmark's Competition Authority wants to end a block exemption protecting members of co-op chains.

FCA clears Finnish Standards Association

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The FCA, Finland's Competition Authority has closed an investigation of the Finnish Standards Association and its role in the concrete industry.

Lithuania investigates broadband market

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The internet-access market is being investigated by Lithuania's competition authority. The investigation is under national law. It is looking for possible abuse of dominance

Australia settles with eBay

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The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has reached a compromise with eBay over government sales tax.

Turkey shows text of new law

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Turkey's Competition Authority has issued a draft of proposed amendments to the national competition law. The draft is available on the authority's website.

EC concerned about Polish state aid

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The European Commission is said to be concerned about aid worth €593 million given to Polish shipyards.

Italy investigates grocery sector

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Italy's antitrust authority has launched another market study. This time it will be scrutinising the distribution of food.

INTERVIEW: Russ Damtoft and Elizabeth Kraus, US FTC

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Russ Damtoft and Elizabeth Kraus are part of the international liaison unit at the US Federal Trade Commission. They work closely with Randy Tritell (assistant director for international anti-trust). GCR asked them about their roles and what they observe happening in other regimes