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Single market information tool (SMIT) [EU Legislation in Progress]

Written by Cemal Karakas (1st edition), Competition and consumer protection in the single market are often undermined by measures such as price discrimination based on residency, geo-blocking of online audio-visual content, or limited cross-border parcel delivery. While many businesses do not cooperate with the Commission by e.g. disclosing their pricing structure, Member States often do … Continue reading

Google antitrust proceedings: Digital business and competition

Written by Cemal Karakas Google holds around 90% of the market share for internet search services in most European Economic Area (EEA) countries, and several companies have complained to the European Commission about Google’s market dominance. The European Commission has thus formally launched two separate investigations, one on Google’s comparison shopping and the other on … Continue reading

Digital Single Market and geo-blocking

Written by Tambiama Madiega On 6 May 2015 the European Commission unveiled its Digital Single Market Strategy with which, inter alia, it intends to remove barriers to e-commerce across Europe. One such barrier is ‘geo-blocking’, that is commercial practices that prevent or restrict customers from accessing or purchasing a product or a service online, thereby … Continue reading

The EU’s prominent antitrust cases [What Think Tanks are thinking]

Written by Marcin Grajewski The European Commission is pursuing a number of high-profile investigations in the competition area, highlighting the determination of the new team at the European Union’s executive to be a tough enforcer of antitrust laws. Last month, the Commission sent a Statement of Objections to Google, alleging the company has abused its … Continue reading

China: anti-trust probes targeting foreign firms

Written by Gisela Grieger Since 2013, China’s anti-trust regulators have drastically stepped up the enforcement of China’s competition law against foreign firms. Major EU and Japanese automobile companies have recently been heavily fined for alleged price-fixing and monopolistic conduct. Western media and business lobbies have claimed that Chinese anti-trust investigations have targeted foreign companies in … Continue reading

Arts and Culture: Is it about money and competitiveness?

A new support program for the cultural and creative sectors, Creative Europe was adopted by the European Council on 3 December 2013 and entered into force on 1 January 2014. It has two sub-programs (Culture and Media) and a cross-sectoral strand. It provides opportunities for cooperation between cultural and creative organisations from different countries and … Continue reading

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