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CMA looks to open up electric car charging market

The UK’s leading electric vehicle charge point provider has promised to end exclusivity agreements with three major service station operators, after the country’s antitrust enforcer identified competition concerns in the market.

17 November 2021

Bulgaria accuses Lukoil of unlawfully obstructing fuel imports

Bulgaria’s competition authority has accused Lukoil, one of the world’s largest energy companies, of abusing its dominance in the local fuel market by restricting its competitors’ access to pipelines connected to the country’s largest offshore oil terminals.

12 November 2021

Experts evaluate ICN's progress on its 20th birthday

As the International Competition Network celebrated its 20th anniversary on Monday, antitrust experts reflected on potential improvements that can be made and how the group has exceeded their expectations by unifying global competition enforcement.

29 October 2021

ACCC looks to tackle Google’s search dominance with choice screens

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has recommended introducing a mandatory choice screen to provide consumers with a selection of search engines to address Google’s dominance in the market.

28 October 2021

CMA launches market investigation into Motorola’s Airwave network

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority has launched a market investigation into Motorola’s Airwave network – the mobile radio network used by all emergency services in Great Britain – after a public consultation reinforced the agency’s concerns that the company may be earning excess profits.

25 October 2021

CMA set to scrutinise music streaming platforms in latest digital market study

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority has announced plans to study the country’s music streaming market, although it is yet to finalise the exact scope of its review.

19 October 2021

Taiwanese official says competition agency is not considering digital platform regulation

Taiwan’s antitrust enforcer does not think new ex ante competition regulation is needed to tackle concerns about digital media markets and will instead rely on the country’s existing regime to address any possible issues, a top official at the agency has said.

29 September 2021

Indian court accepts CCI commitment in Google complaint

The Competition Commission of India has accepted Google’s requests to ensure the confidentiality of investigative documents to end the tech company’s court challenge that accused it of leaking a 750-page report to the press.

29 September 2021

ACCC calls for enhanced powers to tackle Google’s ad tech dominance

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has said it needs more specific rules to address concerns about Google’s dominant position in digital advertising markets, after finding that competition in the sector is ineffective due to the technology company’s power.

28 September 2021

Khan outlines sweeping agency vision in memo to staff

Federal Trade Commission chair Lina Khan has told career staff and her fellow commissioners that she intends to broaden the scope of the agency’s mission far beyond that of previous administrations.

24 September 2021

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