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16.10.2013 State aid: Commission confirms that debt write-off for Slovak alcohol producer Frucona Košice is incompatible with EU rules
04.10.2013 Mergers: Commission clears acquisition of fruit juice bottler Pride Foods (Gerber Emig) by rival Refresco, subject to conditions
30.09.2013 Mergers: Commission approves acquisition of salmon processor Morpol by salmon farmer Marine Harvest, subject to conditions
07.06.2013 Mergers: Commission approves acquisition of Cocoa Ingredients Division of Petra Foods by rival Barry Callebaut
29.05.2013 Mergers: Commission approves acquisition of Belgian potato processor Lutosa by rival McCain, subject to conditions
15.05.2013 Antitrust: Commission confirms unannounced inspections in the sugar sector
14.05.2013 Speech by Joaquín Almunia: "Consumer-goods markets: A litmus test for competition policy"
12.04.2013 Mergers: Commission approves acquisition of Zijerveld & Veldhuyzen and Den Hollander by dairy cooperative FrieslandCampina, subject to conditions
19.12.2012 Commission authorises €2.66 billion state aid to Italian agricultural sector after May earthquakes
11.12.2012 Commission launches study on choice and innovation in food sector
03.10.2012 State aid: the Commission opens an enquiry into a French levy in the dairy sector ('taxe FranceAgriMer')
28.09.2012 Mergers: Commission clears acquisition of German dairy cooperative Milch-Union Hocheifel by rival Arla
28.09.2012 Mergers: Commission clears acquisition of UK dairy cooperative Milk Link by rival Arla, subject to conditions
13.07.2012 Antitrust: Commission sends statement of objections to suspected participants in North Sea shrimps cartel
04.07.2012 Mergers: Commission clears acquisition of Agricola by Forfarmers in animal feed sector
29.06.2012 Mergers: Commission approves acquisition of joint control over Danish animal by-products company Daka by SARIA and Danish Crown
06.06.2012 Mergers: Commission approves acquisition of beer brewer Starbev by international brewing company Molson Coors
24.05.2012 Report on the ECN activities in the food sector
16.05.2012 Mergers: Commission approves Südzucker's acquisition of control over ED&F MAN subject to conditions
11.05.2012 Mergers: Commission approves acquisition of Swedish dairy company Skånemejerier AB by Lactalis
08.05.2012 State aid: Commission launches major initiative to modernise state aid control
25.04.2012 State Aid: Commission orders Germany to recover incompatible aid for disposal of animal carcasses and slaughterhouse waste in Rhineland-Palatinate
18.04.2012 Mergers: Commission approves acquisition of Hungarian retail company Magyar Hipermarket by Groupe Auchan
04.04.2012 Mergers: Commission clears merger of fruit juice concentrate businesses of AGRANA and RWA
04.04.2012 Mergers: Commission clears acquisition of parts of AR Industrie Alimentari by Princes in food sector
30.03.2012 Competition policy for the post-crisis era
22.03.2012 Mergers:Commission approves acquisition of Gemeaz Cusin by Avenance Italia in foodservices
19.03.2012 Mergers: Commission clears acquisition of Hendrix by Forfarmers
21.02.2012 Mergers:Commission authorises creation of a joint venture between Senoble and Agrial in the dairy sector
10.02.2012 Mergers: Commission approves acquisition of Teeuwissen, Quintet, Jagero II and Bioiberica by Saria in the food and pharmaceutical sectors
08.02.2012 State aid: Commission orders Sweden to recover incompatible aid from property sale by Municipality of Vänersborg
11.01.2012 State aid: Commission opens investigation into French aid to Val'Hor