Competition weekly news summary
Friday, February 04, 2011

Conferences and Speeches

  • "Landesbanken and the EU competition rules"
    9th Handelsblatt annual conference Strategies for Savings Banks and Landesbanken, Berlin, Joaquín Almunia
    2 February 2011
    "I can see no reason why the burden of restructuring Landesbanken should be transferred wholly onto taxpayers; there must be a rational and fair way to share the burden with shareholders."
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  • Commission seeks opinions on the future for collective actions in Europe
    4 February 2011
    The Commission has launched a public consultation on collective redress in the EU. Current EU law provides for the possibility of pursuing collective actions for injunctions in the field of consumer law, but the national legal systems vary considerably concerning financial markets, competition, environmental protection, and other areas of law. The situation is even more diverse among Member States when several consumers or businesses want to seek damages in the same case. The Commission’s public consultation will therefore attempt to identify common legal principles that should underpin collective actions across the EU.
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  • Call for proposals: Training of national judges in EU Competition Law and judicial co-operation between national judges
    4 February 2011
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State aid

  • Overview of national measures adopted as a response to the financial/economic crisis
    3 February 2011
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