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Cartels

What's new?

This section provides the latest news on the activities of DG Competition in the cartels field. It includes links to

  • recent press releases on important cases
  • recent reports on which DG Competition has launched a public consultation

and as from end July 2008 this section includes also links to

  • the non confidential versions of the decisions in the authentic language
  • publications in the Official Journal of the summary decisions, the reports of the Hearing Officer and the opinions of the Advisory Committee.

News

15.09.2014 Publication of provisional version of the non-confidential version of the decision in case 39801 – poiyurethane foam. This publication is for information purposes only and should not be considered as an official publication.
04.09.2014 Updated statistics on cartels pdf are available
03.09.2014 Press release: Commission fines smart card chips producers € 138 million for cartel
Statement by Vice-President Alunia on Smart Card Chips cartel
03.09.2014 Publication of the summary decision, final report of the Hearing Officer, opinion of the Advisory Committee and view of the representatives of the EFTA States and the EFTA Surveillance Authority in case 39922 - Bearings
25.06.2014 Press release: Commission fines three producers of canned mushrooms € 32 million in cartel settlement
10.06.2014 Press release: Commission sends Statement of Objections to ICAP for suspected participation in yen interest rate derivatives cartels
21.05.2014 Provisional publication of the non-confidential version of decision in case 39748 – Automotive wire harnesses
20.05.2014

Press release: Antitrust: Commission sends Statement of Objections to Crédit Agricole, HSBC and JPMorgan for suspected participation in euro interest rate derivatives cartel
Statement on the euro interest rate derivatives case

02.04.2014 Press release: Commission fines producers of steel abrasives € 30.7 million in cartel settlement
02.04.2014 Press release: Commission fines producers of high voltage power cables € 302 million for operating a cartel
02.04.2014 Updated statistics on cartels pdf are available
25.03.2014 Memo: Commission confirms unannounced inspections in the sector of automotive exhaust systems
20.03.2014 Updated statistics on cartels pdf are available
19.03.2014 Press release: Commission fines producers of car and truck bearings € 953 million in cartel settlement
05.03.2014 Press release: Commission fines two power exchanes € 5.9 million in cartel settlement
29.01.2014 Updated statistics on cartels pdf are available
29.01.2014 Press release: Commission fines producers of foam for mattresses, sofas and car seats € 114 million in cartel settlement
27.11.2013 Press release: Commission fines four North Sea shrimps traders € 28 million for price fixing cartel
27.11.2013 Registration open for the European Competition Forum (11/02/2014) and programme available
04.11.2013 Demo on viewing electronic data during inspections
08.10.2013 Guidance for leniency applicants: delivering oral statements at DG Competition
04.10.2013 Publication of the summary decision, final report of the Hearing Officer and opinion of the Advisory Committee in case 39748 - Automotive wire harness
26.09.2013 Updated statistics on cartels pdf are available
10.07.2013 Press release: Antitrust: Commission fines producers of wire harnesses € 141 million in cartel settlement
22.04.2013 Press release: Commission sends statement of objections to suspected participants in smart card chips cartel
22.03.2013 Updated statistics on cartels pdf are available
09.03.2013 Publication of the summary decision EN in case 39966 – Gas insulated switchgear re-adoption
15.03.2013 Updated statistics on cartels pdf are available
01.03.2013 Press release: Commission sends second statement of objections to ENI and Versalis in synthetic rubber cartel after General Court judgment
08.01.2013 Publication in the Official Journal of the summary decision, final report of the Hearing Officer and opinion of the Advisory Commitees of 26.03.2012 and 19.03.2012 in case 39642 Freight forwarding
13.12.2012 Memo: Commission welcomes General Court judgments on appeals in calcium carbide cartel
05.12.2012 Updated statistics on cartels pdf are available
05.12.2012 Press release: Antitrust: Commission fines producers of TV and computer monitor tubes € 1.47 billion for two decade-long cartels
15.11.2012 Publication of the non-confidential version DE of the decision in case 38899 – Gas insulated switchgear. This publication is for information purposes only and should not be considered as an official publication.
01.11.2012 Publication in case 39611 – Water management products in the Official Journal of the summary decision, final report of the Hearing Officer and opinion of the Advisory Committee
Publication of the non-confidential decision en pdf . This publication is for information purposes only and should not be considered as an official publication.
25.10.2012 Save the date: European Competition Forum to be held in Brussels on 28 February 2013
22.10.2012 Publication of the non-confidential version EN pdf of the decision in case 39966 – Gas insulated switchgear re-adoption. This publication is for information purposes only and should not be considered as an official publication.
08.10.2012 Publication in the Official Journal of the summary decision, final report of the Hearing Officer and opinion of the Advisory Commitees of 26.03.2012 and 07.03.2012 in case 39452 mountings for window and window-doors
28.09.2012 Comission sends Statement of Objections to suspected participants in retail food packaging cartel
11.09.2012 Publication of the non-confidential version de en of the decisions in case 38589 - Heat Stabilisers. This publication is for information purposes only and should not be considered as an official publication
07.09.2012 Memo: Commission confirms inspections in the sector of maritime transport services
09.08.2012 Antitrust: Commission opens proceedings against suspected participants in several cartels for the supply of automotive wire harnesses
24.07.2012 Commission sends Statement of Objections to suspected participants in a cartel for the supply of computer CD and DVD drives
23.07.2012 Publication of the non-confidential version en fr pdf of the decisions in case 38866 – Animal Feed Phosphates
13.07.2012 Commission confirms unannounced inspections in the sector of thermal systems for cars
13.07.2012 Antitrust: Commission sends statement of objections to suspected participants in North Sea shrimps cartel
11.07.2012 Antitrust: Commission confirms unannounced inspections in the sector of plastic pipes and plastic pipe fittings used in the sewage industry
10.07.2012 Updated statistics on cartels pdf are available
27.06.2012 Commission re-imposes fines on Mitsubishi and Toshiba for gas insulated switchgear cartel following Court judgment
27.06.2012 Antitrust: Commission fines producers of water management products € 13.661 million in sixth cartel settlement
14.06.2012 Publication in the Official Journal of the summary decision, final report of the Hearing Officer and opinion of the Advisory Committee in case 38695 sodium chlorate (amendment)
23.05.2012 ECN resolution on protection of leniency material in the context of civil damages actions
21.05.2012 Publication of non-confidential version of the decision (en) (amendment) ) pdf in case 38695 – Sodium Chlorate
14.05.2012 Publication in the Official Journal of the summary decision, final report of the Hearing Officer and opinion of the Advisory committee and publication of the non-confidential version of the decision pdf in case 39600 - Refrigeration compressors
04.05.2012 Publication of non-confidential version of the decision) pdf in case 39605 - CRT glass bulbs
30.04.2012 Publication of non-confidential version of the decision (it) pdf in case 37956 – Concrete reinforcing bar
20.04.2012 Training of National Judges - Deadline extended to 31 May
18.04.2012 Publication of the provisional non-confidential version of the decision en fr in case 38866 – animal feed phosphates
28.03.2012 Antitrust: Commission fines nine producers of window mountings €86 million for price fixing cartel
28.03.2012 Antitrust: Commission imposes € 169 million fine on freight forwarders for operating four price fixing cartels
13.03.2012 Publication in the Official Journal of the summary decision, final report of the Hearing Officer and opinion of the Advisory Committees ((3 October 2011) & (10 October 2012) and publication of the non confidential version of the decision in EN , in case 39482 - Exotic fruit
13.03.2012 Publication of the non-confidential version of the decision [en] in case 38344 - Pre-stressing steel
18.02.2012 Publication in the Official Journal of the summary decision (19.10.2011), final report of the Hearing Officer (18.10.2011) and opinion of the Advisory Committee (18.10.2011) in case 39605 - CRT glass bulbs
30.01.2012 European Competition Forum on 2 February: webstreaming will be available
08.11.2011 Antitrust: Commission welcomes European Court of Justice judgements in copper tubes cartels
08.12.2011 Updated statistics on cartels pdf are available
07.12.2011 Publication in the Official Journal of the summary decision (23 June 2010), final report of the Hearing Officer (29 November 2011) and opinion of the Advisory Committees (18 June 2010 & 25 May 2010) in case 39092 - Bathroom fittings and fixtures
07.12.2011 Publication in the Official Journal of the summary decision (29 June 2011), final report of the Hearing Officer (19 November 2011) and opinion of the Advisory Committees (29 June 2011 & 25 June 2011) in case 38344 - Prestressing steel
29.11.2011 Register now: Commission to host first European Competition Forum on 2 February 2012
10.11.2011 Commission closes investigation of the International airline passenger services casepdf (39.419)
08.11.2011 Antitrust: Commission confirms unannounced inspections in the sector of bearings for automotive and industrial use
19.10.2011 Antitrust: Commission confirms inspections in suspected cartel in the sector of Euro interest rate derivatives
19.10.2011 Press release: Antitrust: Commission fines producers of CRT glass € 128 million in fourth cartel settlement
17.10.2011 Publication of the non-confidential version of the decision [en] in case 39.309 - LCD
17.10.2011 Updated statistics on cartels pdf are available
07.10.2011 Publication in the Official Journal of the summary decision (8 December 2010), final report of the Hearing Officer (30 November 2010) and opinion of the Advisory Committees (22 November 2010 & 3 December 2010) in case 39.309 - LCD
09.09.2011 Antitrust: Commission welcomes Court judgments in Italian raw tobacco cartel
13.07.2011 Antitrust: Commission welcomes Court judgment in the Elevators and Escalators cases
06.07.2011 Antitrust: Commission sends Statement of Objections to suspected participants in power cables cartel
21.06.2011 Publication in the Official Journal of the summary decision, final report of the Hearing Officer and opinion of the Advisory Committee of 19, 10 and 7 May 2010 in case 38511 - DRAM
09.06.2011 Memo: Commission confirms investigation into suspected cartel in the sector of seatbelts, airbags and steering wheels
09.06.2011 Updated statistics on cartelspdf are available
07.05.2011 Publication in the Official Journal of the summary decision, final report of the Hearing Officer and opinion of the Advisory Committee of 23, 21 and 10 June 2010
15.04.2011 Updated statistics on cartelspdf are available
13.04.2011 Publication of the non-confidential version of the decision en it fr es de pdf in case 39.181 - candle waxes
09.04.2011 Publication in the Official Journal of the summary decision, final report of the Hearing Officer and opinion of the Advisory Committee of 20 July 2010, 14 July 2010, 2 and 16 July 2010
13.04.2011 Press release: Antitrust: Commission fines producers of washing powder € 315.2 million in cartel settlement case
09.02.2011 Publication in the Official Journal of the summary decision, final report of the Hearing Officer and opinion of the Advisory Committee of 25, 24, 20 and 12 June 2008.
30.03.2011 Publication in the Official Journal of the summary decision, final report of the Hearing Officer and opinion of the Advisory Committee of 8 December 2009, 22 and 18 September 2009.