State Aid

EU reviews Thomas Cook subsidiary bailout

The European Commission is considering whether the German government’s anticipated €380 million bailout of Condor Airlines amounts to unlawful state aid.

Starbucks wins and Fiat loses at General Court

Apple state aid decision is “beneath the commission”, Ireland tells EU court

State aid recovery cannot fully restore competition, EU official says

Some experts criticise Sanders’s plan to “reinvigorate” FTC

Antitrust reform proposals by one of the top candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination drew scepticism from former enforcers and other experts.

To the left, to the left: The Tipline for 16 October 2019

Senator Bernie Sanders is seen as having pushed the field of Democratic presidential hopefuls further to the ideological left on a range of policy issues, including healthcare and tax. Earlier this week, the senator demonstrated he would not allow competitors such as Senator Elizabeth Warren out-flank him to the left on the topic of antitrust reform. However, the antitrust experts we spoke with are sceptical of implementing the drastic proposals in Sanders’s new antitrust platform.

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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