State Aid

Flybe rescue is state aid, RyanAir alleges

RyanAir has joined calls for the UK government to share details of the “billionaire bailout” reportedly granted to failing airline Flybe, claiming any such loan is illegal state aid.

UK Conservative Party plans to scrap EU state aid rules

EU reviews Thomas Cook subsidiary bailout

Starbucks wins and Fiat loses at General Court

Trump economists reject rising concentration as indicating lack of competition

Economic advisors to President Donald Trump have rebuked research suggesting that increasing market concentration, profits and barriers to entry in certain sectors of the US economy are necessarily signs of decreased competition. 

Hot docs are more important in tech cases, DOJ counsel says

Business documents are especially important for antitrust cases in technology markets because enforcers have less experience assessing innovation competition than price or quality competition, a counsel to the head of the Department of Justice’s antitrust division has said.

Tommaso Valletti at GCR Live IP & Antitrust

A transcript of the keynote given by Tommaso Valletti, chief competition economist at European Commission, at GCR Live IP & Antitrust in Brussels on 13 March.

State aid recovery cannot fully restore competition, EU official says

Restoring effective competition to where it would have been in the absence of wrongful state aid “is never going to happen,” a European Commission official has said.

Almunia to stay the course on high fines

Joaquin Almunia, nominee for European competition commissioner, warned cartelists to expect no reprieve from high fines when he takes the helm at DG Comp.


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