EU calls for comments on restricted Romanian gas exports

The European Commission has invited responses to Transgaz’s proposed commitments, which seek to address competition concerns raised by the enforcer and enable the exporting of natural gas from Romania to other member states.

Uber may appeal against Singapore’s remedies and fines on Grab deal

Singapore’s competition authority has fined Grab and Uber S$13 million (€8 million) for Grab’s acquisition of Uber’s southeast Asian business and reiterated its remedy proposals for the deal, but the ride-hailing companies dispute the enforcer’s market definition.

Brazil settles with freight forwarding company

Brazil’s antitrust enforcer has signed cease-and-desist agreements with global transport carrier DSV Logistics and its subsidiary UTi Worldwide in the freight forwarding cartel probe. 

  • DG Comp asks Amazon retailers if they access rivals’ data

    The European Commission’s questionnaire in its probe of Amazon for potential misuse of data includes asking retailers if they can access certain data on their competitors through Amazon marketplace, and if Amazon has competed with the merchant in selling its products.

  • Google hit by Android fine in Turkey

    Turkey’s competition authority has fined Google 93 million Turkish lira (€12.6 million) for allegedly abusing its dominant position in the market for licensable mobile operating systems by insisting that mobile device makers pre-install its search app and other software.

  • France fines medical waste company for high prices

    France’s Competition Authority has fined a medical waste treatment company €199,000 for abusing its dominant position in the Corsican market by raising prices “abruptly, durably and significantly”.

Former FTC chair outlines challenges for progressive antitrust

Advocates for more progressive antitrust enforcement have reshaped the debate around competition law, but they will need to overcome a century of antitrust debate to make lasting change, William Kovacic has said.

FTC deputy: evidence does not support breaking up tech giants

While the rapid growth of technology companies has been a hot-button antitrust issue for the past several years, the deputy director of the Federal Trade Commission’s bureau of competition has said there is not enough evidence to support breaking them up.

The Irish Question

Ireland’s close relationship with multinational companies has agitated the European Commission, which accuses it of offering anticompetitive state aid. Hettie O’Brien looks at whether the small nation can afford to lose its corporate allies

We must raise awareness of damages actions, state aid official says

A European Commission official has admitted the incentives for damages actions in state aid are “a bit of an issue” and encouraging such actions remains a challenge for the commission. Janith Aranze at GCR Live State Aid

Colombia appoints new head of competition

Colombia’s president Iván Duque has named Andrés Barreto González as the new head of Colombia’s competition authority, the Superintendence of Industry and Trade.

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