Unilateral Conduct

Slovakia council confirms telecoms fine

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The Council of Slovakia's Antimonopoly Office has confirmed a fine of more than €29 million against incumbent monopolist Slovak Telekom for abuse of dominance.

Jersey issues first dominance decision

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Jersey's Competition and Regulatory Authority has issued its first abuse of dominance decision, fining the Jersey government's Transport and Technical Services Department (TTS) £15,000.

French mobile phone insurer issues complaint

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French insurer CWI has complained to the country's Competition Authority about alleged anti-competitive practices in the sale of phone insurance by mobile telecoms companies SFR and Bouygues Telecom.

BAA appeals against airport sell-off

BAA appeals against airport sell-off

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UK airport operator BAA has launched an appeal at the Competition Appeal Tribunal, against a Competition Commission ruling that requires it to sell three airports.

French court authorises bundling

French court authorises bundling

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The Paris Court of Appeal has overturned a decision by the Commercial Court, allowing France Télécom to bundle its football channel Orange Foot with its high-speed internet services.

FTC draws line under Rambus fight

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The US Federal Trade Commission has formally dismissed its monopolisation case against technology company Rambus, following US court judgments in favour of the company.

US business questions Intel fine

US business questions Intel fine

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The US Chamber of Commerce has raised concerns about due process and fining levels in European Commission antitrust cases, following yesterday's record fine against technology company Intel.

Italy opens fresh energy investigations

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Italy's Antitrust Authority has opened abuse of dominance investigations of Iride and Hera, on suspicion that the companies have hindered new entrants to the gas and electricity markets by preventing customers switching suppliers.

Intel hit with record fine

Intel hit with record fine

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The European Commission has fined Intel more than €1 billion for abusing its dominance in the market for 'x86' central processing unit computer chips.

MPs demand pubs investigation

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A committee of UK members of parliament has today published a report demanding a Competition Commission investigation of whether the country's large pub companies push up prices for drinkers.