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

Delrahim: failure to act fast could look “impotent”

Proponents of the consumer welfare standard must be vigilant to ensure that the largest companies “are minding the guardrails of competition”, the head of the Department of Justice’s antitrust division has warned.

Homeland security: The Tipline for 15 November 2019

Both US antitrust agencies are evaluating the role competition plays in national security. A Federal Trade Commission member said yesterday that concentration in the US defence supply chain could threaten national security. This comes following Department of Justice claims that a decision against Qualcomm’s licensing practices could also threaten national security. While assistant attorney general Makan Delrahim is recused from the Qualcomm litigation, he argued in favour of taking a more proactive approach towards maintaining the consumer welfare standard as the crux of US antitrust law.

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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