As competition authorities around the world continue to respond to the coronavirus pandemic, the EU has announced a temporary framework to streamline state aid to businesses, while the UK and South Africa have relaxed rules on horizontal cooperation
Margrethe Vestager has said that the European Commission “will need to do more” to facilitate state aid to countries affected by the coronavirus pandemic, as Italy’s antitrust enforcer is investigating eBay and Amazon over the price of sanitation products.
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.
The Department of Justice has failed to establish that Sabre’s acquisition of Farelogix will substantially lessen competition, a Delaware federal court has ruled.
Prosthetic limb maker Össur must divest rival College Park Industries’ bionic elbow business to resolve concerns that a merger between the two companies would harm competition, the Federal Trade Commission has held.
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.
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