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UK street cleaners sweep through commission

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The UK's Competition Commission has approved a merger between Bucher Industries and Johnston Sweepers, two companies that make street cleaning equipment.

GCR hunts for favourite academics

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GCR is inviting suggestions for a feature that will profile prominent antitrust thinkers around the world.

Portugal recruiting a senior lawyer

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Portugal's Competition Authority has advertised for a 'lead legal advisor'. The post is akin to a lead general counsel position, say local sources.

Dolev leaving

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Tamar Dolev a senior official at Israel's competition authority is expected to announce soon that she is leaving for private practice.

Council's unusual order overturned

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The Paris Court of Appeal has suspended an unusual remedy employed by the Competition Council.

NMa announces ambitious plans

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The Netherlands's Competition Authority, the NMa, has revealed its priorities for 2006. It plans to tackle no fewer than four regulated sectors.

DG Comp returns deal to Denmark

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DG Comp is referring a joint venture back to a member state for review. The venture, Ferti Supply, will now be considered by Denmark's Competition Authority.

NMa begins second fast-track

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The NMa is using another fast-track resolution process to mete punishment to construction companies. The agency has charges against some 700 companies it wants to clear.

Swiss decision imminent on interchange fees

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Switzerland's Competition Commission is about to issue a ruling on credit card interchange fees, sources say. A final decision could be out by late October.

OFT defends consumer powers

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The UK's Office of Fair Trading re-applied for part of its job at the European Competition and Consumer Day.