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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
  • 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

15.07.2016 Updated statistics on cartels pdf are available
29.06.2016 Commission re-adopts two amending decisions on heat stabilisers cartel
25.05.2016 Updated statistics on cartels pdf are available
25.05.2016 Press release: Commission fines Pometon € 6.2 millioon for participation in steel abrasives cartel
19.04.2016 Publication of the summary decision, opinion of the Advisory Committee and of the Final Report of the Hearing Officer and publication of the non-confidential version of the decision in case 40028  - Alternators and starters 
06.04.2016 Amended press release: Commission fines banks € 1.49 billion for participating in cartels in the interest rate derivatives industry 
06.04.2016 Press release: Commission fines Riberebro €5.2 million for participation in canned mushrooms cartel
04.03.2016 Publication for information purposes on the webpage of DG Competition of the summary decision of 27.01.2016 in case 40028 Alternators and starters 
27.01.2016 Press release: Commission fines car parts producers € 137 789 000 in cartel settlement
04.01.2016 Leniency fax number no longer working. Leniency applications only to be sent by e-mail to:comp-leniency@ec.europa.eu
18.12.2015 Publication of the summary decision, final report of the Hearing Officer and opinion of the Advisory Committee in case 40055 - Parking heaters
11.12.2015 Publication of the non-confidential version of the decision in case 39462 - Freight forwarding
07.12.2015 Publication of the summary decision, opinions of the Advisory Committee of 15.06.2015 and 22.06.2015 and the final report of the Hearing Officer of 22.06.205 in case 39563 - Retail food packaging
07.12.2015 Press release: Commission opens formal investigation in the biofuel sector concerning ethanol benchmarks
04.12.2015 Publication of the non-confidential version of the decision in case 39861 - Yen interest rate derivatives pdf
30.11.2015 Publication of the non-confidential version of the decision in case 40055 - Parking heaters pdf
05.11.2015 Publication of the summary decision, opinion of the Advisory Committee of 13.07.2015 and the final report of the Hearing Officer of 13.07.2015 in case 40098 - Blocktrains
04.11.2015 Press release: Commission sends statement of objections to suspected participants in electrolytic capacitors cartel
22.10.2015 Memo: Commission welcomes Court judgment confirming cartel facilitator's liability
22.10.2015 Publication for information purposes on the webpage of DG Competition of the summary decision of 24.06.2015 pdf in case 39563 Retail food packaging
21.10.2015 Press release: Commission fines suppliers of optical disc drives € 116 million for cartel
16.09.2015 Commission publishes updated explanatory note pdf on Commission inspections pursuant to Article 20(4) of Council Regulation No 1/2013
10.09.2015 Publication of the non-confidential version of the decision in case 40098 blocktrains pdf
09.09.2015 Memo: Commission welcomes General Court rulings upholding TV and computer monitor tubes cartel
05.08.2015 Communication from the from the Commission – Amendments to the Commission Notice on Immunity from fines and reduction of fines in cartel cases - Official Journal C 256, 5.8.2015, p.1
05.08.2015 Communication from the Commission – Amendments to the Commission Notice on the conduct of settlement procedures in view of the adoption of Decisions pursuant to Article 7 and Article 23 of Council Regulation (EC) 1/2003 in cartel cases - Official Journal, C 256, 5.8.2015, p. 2
15.07.2015 Press release: Commission fines cargo train operators € 49 million for cartel
24.06.2015 Press release: Commission fines producers and distributors €115 865 000 for operating retail food packaging cartel
24.06.2015 Press release: Commission sends statement of objections to suspected participants in car battery recycling cartel
17.06.2015 Press release: Commission fines parking heaters producer €68 million in cartel settlement
28.05.2015 Press release: Commission sends Statement of Objections to Riberebro alleging participation in canned mushrooms cartel
08.05.2015 Publication of the provisional non-confidential version of the decision in case 39258 airfreight pdf
21.04.2015 Memo: Antitrust: Commission confirms unannounced inspections in bioethanol sector
19.03.2015 Memo: Antitrust: Commission welcomes Court judgment upholding its bananas cartel decision
03.03.2015 Publication of the summary decision, final report of the Hearing Officer and opinion of the Advisory Committee in case 39780 - paper envelopes
02.03.2015

Publication of the summary decision, non-confidential version of the decision, opinion of the Advisory Committee of 17.10.2014 and final report of the Hearing Officer in case 39924 Swiss Franc Interest Rates Derivatives (CHF Libor)

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Publication of the summary decision, non-confidential version of the decision, opinion of the Advisory Committee of 17.10.2014 and final report of the Hearing Officer in case 39924 Swiss Franc Interest Rates Derivatives (Bid Ask Spread Infringement)

04.02.2015 Press release: Commission fines broker ICAP € 14.9 million for participation in several cartels in yen interest rate derivatives sector
23.01.2015 Publication of the summary decision EN and non-confidential version of the decision in case 39780 – paper envelopes.
23.01.2015 Publication of the non-confidential version of the decision in case 39965 canned mushrooms.