Competition weekly news summary
Friday, October 22, 2010

Conferences and Speeches

  • Competition Policy: State of Play and Future Outlook
    European Competition Day, Brussels, Joaquín Almunia
    21 October 2010
    "I am convinced that our administrative system complies with due process requirements at least at the same level than those based in the judicial principle. Our checks and balances, from transparency to the role of the Hearing Officers, are adequate. But as I said several times in previous speeches, every time I will consider that our procedures, and the rights of the parties, can be improved without putting at risk the fulfilment of our own responsibilities, I am ready to introduce such changes."
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  • Commission approves acquisition of RBS assets by Banco Santander
    15 October 2010
    The Commission's investigation showed that the acquisition by Santander will not raise any competition concerns, in particular because the latter presently only has a relatively limited share of the commercial banking market in the UK and the overlaps resulting from the acquisition are low.
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  • Results of Stakeholder Survey on competition policy
    18 October 2010
    DG Competition has published the results of the first comprehensive survey of stakeholders about their views on DG Competition's activities.
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