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2014


 
30 June      Public policies in digital markets: reflections from competition enforcement en  
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  London  Chatham House Competition Policy Conference
 
21 May      Statement on new state aid rules for R&D and innovation and on the extended notification exemptions of state aid en  
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  Brussels  European Commission
 
15 May      Honing the instruments of EU competition control en  
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  St. Gallen  International Competition Law Forum
 
29 April      Introductory remarks on Motorola and Samsung decisions on standard essential patents en  
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  Brussels  European Commission
 
23 April      Keeping the global playing field level en  
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  Marrakech, Morocco  ICN 13th annual conference
 
10 April      Developments in EU competition policy en  
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  Athens  European Competition Day
 
09 April      Introductory remarks on new guidelines on state aid for environmental protection and energy for the period 2014-2020 en  
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  Brussels  European Commission
 
03 April      Fighting against cartels: A priority for the present and for the future en  
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  Brussels  SV Kartellrecht
 
02 April      Introductory remarks on two cartel decisions: Power Cables and Steel Abrasives en  
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  Brussels  European Commission
 
19 March      Introductory remarks on Bearings cartel en  
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  Brussels  European Commission
 
07 March      Competition policy and the global economy
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  Cape Town, South Africa  IBA 10th Competition Mid-Year Conference
 
21 February      Concurrence et croissance pour l’après-crise fr  
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  Paris  5ème Conférence New Frontiers of Antitrust
 
18 February      Competition Policy enforcement as a driver for growth en  
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  Bruges  Bruguel Workshop
 
11 February      Fighting for the Single Market en  
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  Brussels  European Competition Forum 2014
 
06 February      Opening a Path for Recovery: Competition in Financial Markets en  
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  London  University College London
 
05 February      Statement on the Google investigation en  
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  Brussels  European Commission
 
17 January      Competition policy for the post-crisis world: A perspective en  
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  Bruges   Global Competition Law Centre
 

2013


 
10 December      Statement on the Fentanyl case en  
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  Brussels  European Commission
 
09 December      Intellectual property and competition policy en  
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  Paris  IP Summit 2013
 
04 December      Introductory remarks on cartels in the financial sector en  
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  Brussels  European Commission
 
02 December      State aid Modernisation for an integrated EU energy market en  
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  Brussels  Eurelectric event
 
26 November      Structured dialogue en  
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  Brussels  ECON Committee of the European Parliament
 
21 November      Competition, innovation and growth: an EU perspective on the challenges ahead en  
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  New Delhi, India  Third BRICS International Competition Conference
 
14 November      Aides d'Etat en faveur du cinéma fr  
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  Brussels  European Commission
 
12 November      UBS European Conference 2013 en  
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  London  UBS European Conference 2013
 
11 November      Competition in the online world en  
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  London  London School of Economics
 
07 November      Antitrust damages in EU law and policy en  
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  Brussels  College of Europe GCLC annual conference
 
17 October      Competition among financial markets operators en  
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  Brussels  ECMI Annual Conference (National Bank of Belgium)
 
09 October      Statement on Aegean/Olympic Air merger en  
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  Brussels  European Commission
 
03 October      Competition policy in a larger EU en  
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  Vilnius  Lithuanian Presidency's European Competition Day
 
01 October      The Google antitrust case: what is at stake? en  
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  Brussels  European Parliament
 
27 September      Abuse of dominance: a view from the EU en  
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  New York, USA  Fordham Annual Conference
 
26 September      Competition and EU policy-making en  
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  Boston, USA  Harvard Law School
 
25 September      EU competition policy, relations with the US, and global business en  
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  Washington DC  Georgetown University Law Center
 
25 September      Banks in distress and Europe’s competition regime: On the road to the Banking Union en  
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  Washington CD  Peterson Institute
 
13 September      EU competition policy and innovation en  
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  Florence, Italy  IBA 17th annual competition conference
 
24 July      Introductory remarks on proposal for regulation on interchange fees for cards, Internet and mobile payments en  
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  Brussels  European Commission
 
03 July      Introductory remarks on new state aid rules for airports and airlines en  
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  Brussels  European Commission
 
01 July      Statement on CDS (credit default swaps) investigation en  
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  Brussels  European Commission
 
27 June      50 años de control de competencia en España es  
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  Madrid  Comisión Nacional de Competencia
 
19 June      Commission fines Lundbeck and other pharma companies for delaying market entry of generic medicines en  
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  Brussels  European Commission
 
14 May      Consumer-goods markets: A litmus test for competition policy en  
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  Brussels  ECR Europe Annual Conference
 
24 April      The evolutionary pressure of globalisation on competition control en  
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  Warsaw, Poland  ICN 12th annual conference
 
21 March      European and global perspectives for competition policy en  
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  Sydney, Australia  IBA 9th Competition Mid-Year Conference
 
20 March      Time for the Single Market to come of age en  
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  Melbourne, Australia  ANZSOG & EABC Competition Policy Conference
 
08 March      Remedies, commitments and settlements in antitrust en  
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  Brussels  Studienvereinigung Kartellrecht
 
06 March      Statement by Vice-President Almunia on Microsoft en  
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  Brussels  European Commission
 
27 February      Introductory remarks on Merger Ryanair / Aer Lingus en  
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  Brussels  European Commission
 
22 February      La concurrence au service de l'achèvement du marché unique fr  
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  Paris  4e Conférence Internationale Concurrences
 
01 February      State aid reform and the new Regional State Aid Guidelines en  
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  Brussels  Committee of the Regions
 
30 January      Introductory remarks on UPS/ TNT Express merger en  
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  Brussels  European Commission
 
11 January      Doing more with less – State aid reform in times of austerity: Supporting growth amid fiscal constraints en  
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  London  King's College
 

2012


 
20 December      Aprobación de los planes de reestructuración de del segundo grupo de bancos españoles que precisaban ayuda estatal: Banco Mare Nostrum, Banco Caja3, Liberbank y Banco CEISS es  
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  Brussels  European Commission
 
13 December      Statement on commitments from Apple and four publishing groups for sale of e-books en  
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  Brussels  European Commission
 
12 December      Introductory remarks on Hutchison 3G Austria/ Orange Austria merger decision en  
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  Brussels  European Commission
 
06 December      The role of competition policy in times of crisis en  
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  Brussels  29th Annual AmCham EU Competition Policy
 
26 November      Competition and personal data protection en  
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  Brussels  Privacy Platform event: Competition and Privacy in Markets of Data
 
02 November      Merger review: Past evolution and future prospects en  
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  Cernobbio, Italyh  Conference on Competition Policy, Law and Economics
 
24 October      Statement at the Midday press briefing on Commission's Statement of Objections sent to Microsoft Press room
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  Brussels  European Commission
 
22 October      The Economic and Monetary Union, the euro and the financial crisis en   es  
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  Barcelona, Spain  Barcelona Graduate School of Economics
 
18 October      Competition enforcement in the EU: Beyond the integration of Markets en  
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  Trier, Germany  Academy of European Law (ERA)
 
11 October      Reviewing the Commission’s Regional aid guidelines en  
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  Brussels  Open Days – 10th European week of regions and cities
 
08 October      Presenting the Competition Policy Work Programme for 2013/14 en  
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  Brussels  European Parliament, ECON Committee
 
02 October      Competition policy as a pan-European effort en  
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  Nicosia, Cyprus  European Competition Day
 
27 September      Better working markets at the service of growth en  
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  Warsaw  2nd International Competition Forum/ Warsaw
 
25 September      Presenting the State aid modernisation initiative en  
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  Brussels  EP workshop: State Aid Modernisation
 
24 September      New rules for finance: Putting the genie back in the bottle en  
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  Brussels  EP Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs
 
21 September      Clearance of merger Universal Music Group/EMI Music (press conference) en  
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  Brussels  European Commission
 
20 September      Competition enforcement in the knowledge economy en  
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  New York, USA  Fordham University
 
19 September      Perspective from the European Commission: Competition as a tool for sustainable recovery en  
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  Washington DC, USA  6th Annual Global Antitrust Enforcement Symposium
 
17 September      Speech at the CINDER (Internacional Center for Registration Law) Congress en  
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  Amsterdam, The Netherlands  CINDER
 
25 July      Statement on Antitrust and State aid issues en  
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  Brussels  European Commission
 
17 July      Statement on Microsoft non-compliance with the browser choice commitments en  
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  Brussels  European Commission
 
13 July      The New Portuguese Competition Law en  
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  Lisbon, Portugal  Conference organised by the Autoridade da Concorrência
 
22 June      Competition Policy in times of restructuring en  
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  London  Chatham House Conference
 
21 June      Restructuring the banking sector in the EU: A State aid perspective en  
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  Frankfurt am Main  Conference on State Aid in the Banking Market – Legal and Economic Perspectives
 
19 June      Presenting the Annual Competition Report for 2011 en  
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  Brussels  ECON Committee, European Parliament
 
15 June      Higher Duty for Competition Enforcers en  
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  Madrid  International Bar Association Antitrust Conference
 
08 June      Antitrust enforcement: Challenges old and new en  
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  St. Gallen  19th International Competition Law Forum
 
07 June      The State Aid Modernisation Initiative en  
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  Brussels  EStALI – European State Aid Law Institute, 10th Experts' Forum on New Developments in European State Aid Law
 
24 May      Overcoming the crisis: The role of finance en  
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  Sopot, Poland  Second European Financial Congress
 
21 May      Statement on the Google case en  
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  Brussels  European Commission
 
10 May      Europe’s banking sector after the crisis: Oversight, regulation and responsibility en  
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  Marrakech, Morocco  23rd World Savings Banks Institute Congress
 
08 May      State Aid Modernisation en  
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  Brussels  European Commission
 
05 May      Integrating payments in the EU: A new approach en  
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  Brussels  Conference on Card, Internet and Mobile Payments
 
18 April      International cooperation to fight protectionism en  
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  Rio de Janeiro, Brasil  11th Annual Conference of the International Competition Network
 
30 March      Competition policy for the post-crisis era en  
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  Washington DC, USA  Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice
 
08 March      Competition policy for innovation and growth: Keeping markets open and efficient en  
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  Copenhagen, Denmark  European Competition and Consumer Day
 
24 February      Restructuring EU banks: The role of State aid control en  
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  Brussels  CEPS Lunchtime Meeting
 
23 February      Modernising State aid control en  
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  Brussels  European Economic and Social Committee
 
02 February      Policy Priming Europe for Growth en  
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  Brussels  European Commission
 
01 February      Commission blocks proposed merger between Deutsche Börse and NYSE Euronext en  
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  Brussels  European Commission
 
24 January      Banking sector and State aid en  
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  Paris, France  The third Future of Banking Summit
 
17 January      Improving Europe’s competitiveness in the global economy en  
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  Brussels  The Friends of Europe
 

2011


 
14 December      A fair and open system for payments in the Single Market en  
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  Strasbourg, France  European Parliament
 
01 December      Unleashing Europe’s potential for growth: The role of competition policy en  
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  Brussels  Competition Summit 2011
 
24 November      Competition – what's in it for consumers? en  
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  Poznan, Poland  European Competition and Consumer Day
 
22 November      Work programme for 2012 en  
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  European Parliament  European Parliament, ECON Committee
 
11 November      Developments in State aid policy en  
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  Berlin  State Aid Round Table - BDI
 
21 October      Fuelling growth in Romania: The role of competition policy en  
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  Bucharest, Romania  Romanian Competition Council
 
21 October      The power of the markets, the role of public policy en  
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  Bucharest, Romania  Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies
 
12 October      Building Europe’s future payments market en  
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  Brussels  Next Generation Cards and Payments conference
 
06 October      Stoking growth in Europe: a time for bold decisions en  
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  Brussels  Polish Presidency Conference : Sources of Growth in Europe
 
04 October      The impact of the crisis State aid regime for banks en  
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  Brussels  European Economic and Social Committee
 
30 September      SGEI reform: Presenting the draft legislation en  
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  Bruges, Belgium  College of Europe
 
22 September      Public enforcement and private damages actions in antitrust en  
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  Brussels  European Parliament, ECON Committee
 
20 September      Presentation of Comission decision on HSH Nordbank and State of Play on State Aid rules to banks en  
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  Brussels  European Commission
 
16 September      New challenges in mergers and antitrust en  
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  Florence, Italy  IBA annual competition conference
 
15 September      State aid control as a resolution tool in the EU en  
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  Wrocław, Poland  Eurofi Financial Forum 2011
 
08 September      Policy Objectives in Merger Control en  
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  New York City, USA  Fordham competition conference
 
12 July      Competition policy in 2010 and the SGEI reform en  
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  Brussels  European Parliament
 
28 June      Improving Europe’s competitiveness in the global economy en  
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  London  BritishAmerican Business Conference
 
21 June      Las claves de la política de competencia en la estrategia europea es  
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  Madrid, Spain  Jornadas Anuales de la CNC
 
17 June      Beyond the banking crisis: another chapter in Ireland's history of resilience en  
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  Dublin, Ireland  Federation of International Banks in Ireland
 
16 June      Public services for a better Europe en  
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  Budapest, Hungary  The European Centre of Employers and Enterprises providing Public services
 
30 May      Fair process in the EU competition enforcement en  
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  Budapest, Hungary  European Competition Day
 
26 May      An integrated approach to State aid en  
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  Brussels  European State Aid Law Institute Conference
 
21 May      Commencement address at Suffolk University en  
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  Boston, USA  Suffolk University, Boston
 
18 May      A new decade for the International Competition Network en  
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  The Hague, The Netherlands  10th Annual Conference of the International Competition Network
 
16 May      Competition Policy Issues in Financial Markets en  
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  London  CASS Business School
 
12 May      Reform of EU State aid rules on the Services of General Economic Interest en  
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  Committee of the Regions, Brussels  Committee of the Regions
 
02 May      Reforming EU State aid rules on public services: The way forward en  
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  Brussels  European Policy Center
 
19 April      Staying ahead of the curve in EU competition policy en  
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  Brussels  Global Competition Law Centre
 
14 April      Cartels: the priority in competition enforcement en  
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  Berlin, Germany  15th International Conference on Competition: A Spotlight on Cartel Prosecution
 
13 April      Statement by Commissioner Almunia on the detergent powder cartel settlement en  
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  Brussels  European Commission
 
08 April      Recent developments and future priorities in EU competition policy en  
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  St. Gallen, Switzerland  International Competition Law Forum
 
22 March      SGEI reform and the application of competition rules to the financial sector: themes for dialogue with the European Parliament
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  Brussels  European Parliament
 
10 March      Merger Regulation in the EU after 20 years en  
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  Brussels  IBA Antitrust Committee and the European Commission
 
11 February      Taking stock and looking forward: a year at the helm of EU competition en  
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  Paris, France  Conference: “New Frontiers of Antitrust 2011”
 
02 February      Landesbanken and the EU competition rules en  
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  Berlin, Germany  9th Handelsblatt annual conference
 
26 January      Prohibition of the proposed merger of Olympic Air and Aegean Airlines en  
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  Brussels  European Commission
 
14 January      How competition policy contributes to competitiveness and social cohesion en  
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  Lisbon, Portugal  Europa 2011 - Regulação e Competitividade
 

2010


 
08 December      Press conference on LCD cartel, Visa and French chemists' association decisions en  
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  Brussels  European Commission
 
03 December      Converging paths in unilateral conduct en  
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  Management Centre Europe, Brussels  ICN Unilateral Conduct Worshop
 
01 December      Commission prolongs crisis framework with stricter conditions – trend towards less and better targeted aid continues despite crisis-related spike en  
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  Brussels  European Commission
 
30 November      Competition Policy: State of Play and Priorities en  
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  Brussels  European Parliament
 
29 October      Competition policy for an open and fair digital economy en  
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  Madrid, Spain  Second NEREC Research Conference on Electronic Communications
 
26 October      3rd Forum on Social Services of General Interest en  
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  Brussels  Belgian Presidency
 
25 October      Compliance and Competition policy en  
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  Brussels  Businesseurope & US Chamber of Commerce
 
21 October      Competition Policy: State of Play and Future Outlook en  
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  Brussels  European Competition Day, Belgium
 
15 October      Common standards for group claims across the EU en  
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  Valladolid, Spain  University of Valladolid, School of Law Valladolid
 
28 September      The past and the future of merger control in the EU en  
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  Brussels  Global Competition Review conference
 
17 September      Due process and competition enforcement en  
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  Florence, Italy  IBA – 14th Annual Competition Conference
 
07 July      Competition in Digital Media and the Internet en  
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  London, UK  University College London
 
28 June      Jornada conmemorativa del 30 aniversario del Consejo de Seguridad Nuclear es  
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  Madrid, Spain  Consejo de Seguridad Nuclear
 
14 June      Competition and Regulation: Micro-economic support for macro-economic recovery en  
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  London, UK  London School of Economics
 
10 June      New Transatlantic Trends in Competition Policy en  
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  Brussels  Friends of Europe Brussels
 
10 June      State aid rules can help Europe exit crisis en  
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  Brussels  European State Aid Law Institute
 
27 May      New competition rules for the car sector en  
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  Brussels  European Commission
 
19 May      First cartel decision under settlement procedure – Introductory remarks en  
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  Brussels  European Commission
 
12 May      Competition and consumers: the future of EU competition policy es  
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  Madrid, Spain  European Competition Day
 
05 May      Introductory remarks to European Parliament on review of Motor Vehicle Block Exemption Regulation en  
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  Brussels  European Parliament
 
05 May      Introductory remarks to European Parliament on review of Motor Vehicle Block Exemption Regulation en  
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  Brussels  European Parliament
 
29 April      Postal services: state aid aspects en  
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  Valencia, Spain  Second High-Level Conference on Postal Services
 
27 April      Cooperation and convergence: competition policy in the 21st century en  
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  Istanbul  International Competition Network Annual Conference Istanbul
 
20 April      Commission adopts revised competition rules for distribution of goods and services en  
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  Strasbourg   Press Conference (European Parliament)
 
16 April      Europe 2020: for competitive and sustainable industries - "The future of work, innovation and industries" en  
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  Bonn  Industriegewerkschaft Bergbau, Chemie, Industrie (IG BCE) Advisory Board
 
09 April      Competition, competitiveness, growth: a new impetus for the European Union en  
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  Parma  Confindustria Conference - "Liberta e Benessere – l'Italia al Futuro"
 
23 March      Competition v Regulation: where do the roles of sector specific and competition regulators begin and end? en  
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  Brussels  Center on Regulation in Europe (CERRE)
 
15 March      Los nuevos retos de la política de competencia de la UE. es  
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  Madrid, Spain  Comisión Nacional de la Competencia
 
09 March      EU Antitrust policy: the road ahead en  
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  Brussels  International Forum on EU Competition Law
 
18 February      Competition, State aid and Subsidies in the European Union en  
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  Paris, France  9 th Global Forum on Competition
 
15 February      La politique de la Concurrence de l'UE en 2010 et au-delà - "New Frontiers of Antitrust" fr  
  ALMUNIA Joaquín
  Paris, France  1ère Conférence annuelle de la revue Concurrences
 
04 February      Commission welcomes ENI's structural remedies proposal to increase competition in the Italian gas market en  
  KROES Neelie
  Brussels  European Commission
 

2009


 
16 December      Your Internet, Your Choice: Microsoft web browsers decision en  
  KROES Neelie
  Brussels  European Commission
 
09 December      Commission accepts commitments from Rambus lowering memory chip royalty rates - Opening remarks at press conference en  
  KROES Neelie
  Brussels  European Commission
 
03 December      Five years of sector and antitrust inquiries en  
  KROES Neelie
  Brussels  Competition 09 Summit
 
03 December      GDF Suez commits to open French gas market
  KROES Neelie
  Brussels  European Commission
 
28 November      Better targeted aid is the name of the game en  
  KROES Neelie
  London, UK  European State Aid Law Institute
 
25 November      Hungary and the EU: better together en  
  KROES Neelie
  Budapest, Hungary  Hungarian Competition Authority
 
18 November      Commission outlines conditions for state aid to KBC, ING and Lloyds en  
  KROES Neelie
  Brussels  European Commission
 
16 November      Why we need competitive markets en  
  KROES Neelie
  Delhi  Conference on "Competition, Public Policy and Common Man"
 
12 November      Market behaviour: the rules of the game en  
  KROES Neelie
  Amsterdam  Seminar of Algemene Pensioen Groep
 
11 November      Plastic additives cartels. Opening remarks at Press conference. en  
  KROES Neelie
  Brussels  European Commission
 
21 October      Consumer welfare: more than a slogan en  
  KROES Neelie
  Brussels  European Commission
 
19 October      Private Enforcement of State Aid rules en  
  KROES Neelie
  Brussels  European Commission
 
15 October      Setting the standards high en  
  KROES Neelie
  Brussels  Harvard Club of Belgium
 
08 October      Tackling cartels – a never-ending task / Anti-Cartel Enforcement: Criminal and Administrative Policy en  
  KROES Neelie
  Brasilia, Brazil  Brazilian Competition Authorities
 
07 October      Power transformers cartel busted; Microsoft web browsers case en  
  KROES Neelie
  Brussels  European Commission
 
05 October      Hoe het mededingingsbeleid een beter Europa tot stand brengt nl  
  KROES Neelie
  Brussels  Nederlandse Open Gespreksgroep
 
29 September      Lessons learned from the economic crisis - Address to Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs en  
  KROES Neelie
  Brussels  European Parliament
 
24 September      The Lessons Learned - 36th Annual Conference on International Antitrust Law and Policy en  
  KROES Neelie
  New York, USA  Fordham University New York
 
17 September      Commission Guidelines for broadband networks en  
  KROES Neelie
  Brussels  European Commission
 
11 September      Competition law in an economic crisis en  
  KROES Neelie
  Fiesole, Italy  13th Annual Competition Conference of the International Bar Association
 
09 September      Developments in competition policy en  
  KROES Neelie
  Brussels  European Economic and Social Committee
 
17 July      Commission Enforcement Policy and the Need for a Competitive Solution to the Crisis en  
  KROES Neelie
  Dublin, Ireland  Irish Centre for European Law
 
16 July      Good for Women and Good for Ireland en  
  KROES Neelie
  Dublin, Ireland  "Women for Europe" Event Dublin
 
08 July      E.ON and GDF gas market sharing, GDF commitments, Pharmaceutical Sector Inquiry Final Report en  
  KROES Neelie
  Brussels  European Commission
 
30 June      Did government interventions help in the crisis? en  
  KROES Neelie
  London  International Banking Conference of British Bankers Association
 
26 June      How can the EU contribute to a more prosperous future? en  
  KROES Neelie
  London  Chatham House Conference: "Competition Policy after the Credit Crunch"
 
23 June      Banks must reform and restructure Address at OECD en  
  KROES Neelie
  Paris   Forum: "The Crisis and Beyond: For a Stronger, Cleaner, Fairer Economy"
 
02 June      Review of Insurance Block Exemption Regulation en  
  KROES Neelie
  Brussels  Insurance Block Exemption Regulation Conference
 
13 May      Commission takes antitrust action against Intel en  
  KROES Neelie
  Brussels  European Commission
 
12 May      State aid decisions on Landesbanken en  
  KROES Neelie
  Brussels  European Commission
 
07 May      Cutting the price of phone calls – new termination rules en  
  KROES Neelie
  Brussels  European Commission
 
07 May      State aid decisions on Commerzbank, Hypo Real Estate and Northern Rock en  
  KROES Neelie
  Brussels  European Commission
 
28 April      The interface between Regulation and competition law en  
  KROES Neelie
  Hamburg, Germany  28 April, Hamburg, Bundeskartellamt conference on 'Dominant Companies – The Thin Line Between Regulation and Competition Law'
 
27 April      How competition policy benefits SMEs en  
  KROES Neelie
  Brussels  "Craft and SME Convention" of UEAPME (European Association of Craft, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises) at European Economic and Social Committee
 
01 April      MasterCard cuts fees en  
  KROES Neelie
  Brussels  European Commission
 
30 March      Competition, the crisis and the road to recovery en  
  KROES Neelie
  Toronto, Canada  Economic Club of Toronto
 
26 March      European Models for Economic Recovery en  
  KROES Neelie
  Washington, USA  Atlantic Council
 
26 March      Commissioner Kroes welcomes the European Parliament's cross-party support for damages for consumer and business victims of competition breaches en  
  KROES Neelie
  Brussels  European Commission
 
19 March      The forthcoming Broadcasting Communication; measures to promote broadband en  
  KROES Neelie
  The Hague, Netherlands  Education, Culture and Science Committee of the Dutch Parliament
 
17 March      The urgent need for leadership en  
  KROES Neelie
  Brussels  High-Level Conference on Industrial Competitiveness
 
14 March      Speech at Deutsche Bank conference, Frankfurt en  
  KROES Neelie
  Frankfurt, Germany  Deutsche Bank
 
13 March      Politique de la concurrence – au cœur de la relance économique fr  
  KROES Neelie
  Paris, France  Cercle des Européens
 
12 March      Many achievements, more to do en  
  KROES Neelie
  Brussels  International Bar Association conference: "Private and public enforcement of EU competition law - 5 years on"
 
04 March      Collective Redress – delivering justice for victims en  
  KROES Neelie
  Brussels  European Parliament
 
19 February      The return to long-term viability en  
  KROES Neelie
  Brussels  European Parliament
 
17 February      The Road to Recovery en  
  KROES Neelie
  Paris, France  OECD Competition Committee
 
09 February      Closing remarks at roundtable to discuss future of the Car Block Exemption en  
  KROES Neelie
  Brussels  European Commission
 
08 January      Avoiding the protectionist trap en  
  KROES Neelie
  Paris, France  Conference "Nouveau Monde, Nouveau Capitalisme"
 

2008


 
17 December      State aid for financing the real economy, merger approvals and Slovak Post - Introductory remarks at press conference en  
  KROES Neelie
  Brussels  European Commission
 
10 December      Collective redress in Europe en  
  KROES Neelie
  Brussels  Panel discussion organised by DHIK at the Representation of the Free State of Bavaria to the EU
 
08 December      The role of state aid in tackling the financial & economic crisis en  
  KROES Neelie
  Brussels  European Commission
 
05 December      EU state aid rules – part of the solution en  
  KROES Neelie
  Luxembourg  EStALI conference
 
02 December      State aid: Commissioner Kroes briefs Economics and Finance Ministers on financial crisis measures en  
  KROES Neelie
  Brussels  European Commission
 
28 November      Preliminary report of sector inquiry into pharmaceuticals – press conference en  
  KROES Neelie
  Brussels  European Commission
 
28 November      Preliminary report of sector inquiry into pharmaceuticals – public hearing en  
  KROES Neelie
  Brussels  European Commission
 
27 November      Achieving self-sustaining competition in telecommunications en  
  KROES Neelie
  Brussels  9th Annual ECTA Regulatory Conference
 
04 November      White Paper on Antitrust Damages Actions en  
  KROES Neelie
  Brussels  Discussion with Legal Affairs Committee of European Parliament
 
28 October      Preserving the competitiveness of European industry – the contribution of state aid policy en  
  KROES Neelie
  Brussels  The Centre
 
13 October      In defence of competition policy en  
  KROES Neelie
  Brussels  Conference "Competition policy, growth and consumer purchasing power"
 
06 October      Dealing with the current financial crisis en  
  KROES Neelie
  Brussels  Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee, European Parliament
 
06 October      Dealing with the current financial crisis en  
  KROES Neelie
  Brussels  European Parliament
 
01 October      Paraffin wax cartel and bank rescues en  
  KROES Neelie
  Brussels  European Commission
 
25 September      Exclusionary abuses of dominance - the European Commission’s enforcement priorities en  
  KROES Neelie
  New York, USA  Fordham University Symposium
 
19 September      Settlements in cartel cases en  
  KROES Neelie
  Fiesole, Italy  12th Annual Competition Conference
 
17 September      Making online commerce a reality - Closing remarks at Online Commerce Roundtable en  
  KROES Neelie
  Brussels  Online Commerce Roundtable
 
11 September      How Malta can get the most out of competition policy en  
  KROES Neelie
  La Valletta, Malta  European Commission
 
17 July      The way ahead for the Broadcasting Communication en  
  KROES Neelie
  Strasbourg, France  Broadcasting conference
 
11 July      New developments in European State Aid Policy en  
  KROES Neelie
  Berlin, Germany  Joint Conference BDI / Berliner Gesprächskreis
 
07 July      General Block Exemption Regulation for State Aid - Introductory remarks at press conference on adoption of General Block Exemption Regulation for State Aid en  
  KROES Neelie
  Brussels  European Commission
 
10 June      Being open about standards en  
  KROES Neelie
  Brussels  OpenForum Europe - Breakfast seminar
 
09 June      State aid for broadcasting en  
  KROES Neelie
  Cologne, Germany  Medienforum
 
27 May      State Aid and climate change – creating the right incentives for business en  
  KROES Neelie
  Brussels  Round Table on Environmental Protection and Climate Change
 
29 April      Audition devant le Sénat Français fr  
  KROES Neelie
  Paris, France  Sénat Français
 
22 April      Consumers at the heart of EU Competition Policy en  
  KROES Neelie
  Strasbourg, France  BEUC dinner
 
18 April      Competitiveness – the common goal of competition and industrial policies en  
  KROES Neelie
  Paris, France  Aspen Institute
 
03 April      Policy paper on compensating victims of competition breaches en  
  KROES Neelie
  Brussels  European Commission
 
28 March      EU & US antitrust policies – our shared belief in competitive markets en  
  KROES Neelie
  Washington D.C., USA  The American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law
 
26 March      Competition policy objectives en  
  KROES Neelie
  Brussels  European Parliament
 
27 February      Structural Reforms to the Energy Market en  
  KROES Neelie
  Brussels  European Commission
 
27 February      Decision to impose € 899 million penalty on Microsoft for non-compliance en  
  KROES Neelie
  Brussels  European Commission
 
20 February      Competition Policy challenges in 2008 en  
  KROES Neelie
  Paris, France  OECD Competition Committee
 
07 February      European Competition Policy in the age of globalisation – towards a global competition order? en  
  KROES Neelie
  Innsbruck, Austria  First Symposium of the Forschungsinstitut für Wirtschaftsverfassung und Wettbewerb (FIW)
 
23 January      Introductory remarks at joint press conference on Climate Action and Renewable Energy Package en  
  KROES Neelie
  Brussels  European Commission
 
16 January      Commission launches sector inquiry into pharmaceuticals en  
  KROES Neelie
  Brussels  European Commission
 
14 January      Europe's Payment systems after the MasterCard decision en  
  KROES Neelie
  Brussels  ERRT Conference (European Retail Round Table)
 

2007


 
19 December      Commission Prohibits MasterCard's intra-EEA Multilateral Interchange Fees - Introductory remarks at press conference en  
  KROES Neelie
  Brussels  European Commission
 
03 December      Key challenges and trends for Europe's retail payment systems en  
  KROES Neelie
  Brussels  EUROFI Conference, European Parliament
 
28 November      Flat Glass Cartel and Guidelines on Non-Horizontal Mergers - introductory remarks at press conference en  
  KROES Neelie
  Brussels  European Commission
 
19 November      Assessment of and perspectives for competition policy in Europe en  
  KROES Neelie
  Barcelona, Spain  Celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome
 
15 November      Helping Europeans get the best deal: a sound competition policy for well-functioning markets en  
  KROES Neelie
  Lisbon  2nd Lisbon Conference on Competition Law and Economics
 
09 November      Making consumers' right to damages a reality: the case for collective redress mechanisms in antitrust claims en  
  KROES Neelie
  Lisbon, Portugal  Conference on collective redress for European consumers
 
08 November      European state aid reform: what's in it for SMEs en  
  KROES Neelie
  Brussels  EPP-DE and UEAPME
 
08 November      A renewed commitment to competition policy in Europe en  
  KROES Neelie
  Brussels  Conference on the Place of Competition Law in the Future Community Legal Order
 
22 October      Introductory remarks on Microsoft's compliance with March 2004 antitrust decision en  
  KROES Neelie
  Brussels  European Commission
 
11 October      Global Europe – competing and cooperating en  
  KROES Neelie
  Frankfurt, Germany  Women in European Business" (WEB) conference
 
08 October      The Law and Economics of State aid control – a Commission Perspective en  
  KROES Neelie
  Berlin, Germany  Joint EStALI/ESMT Conference, "The Law and Economics of European State Aid Control"
 
03 October      Introductory remarks on Spanish bitumen cartel, Visa/Morgan Stanley and Sony/BMG joint venture en  
  KROES Neelie
  Brussels  European Commission
 
01 October      Building a competitive European energy market en  
  KROES Neelie
  Madrid  Madrid Energy conference
 
28 September      Improving competition in European energy markets through effective unbundling en  
  KROES Neelie
  New York, USA  Fordham Corporate Law Institute's Annual Seminar 2007
 
19 September      More competitive energy markets: building on the findings of the sector inquiry to shape the right policy solutions en  
  KROES Neelie
  Brussels  European Energy Institute
 
17 September      Introductory remarks on CFI ruling on Microsoft's abuse of dominant market position en  
  KROES Neelie
  Brussels  European Commission
 
15 September      Delivering Better Markets and Better en  
  KROES Neelie
  London  European Consumer and Competition Day
 
05 September      Beijing speech en  
  KROES Neelie
  Beijing, China  The University of International Business and Economics
 
17 July      Public hearing on preliminary findings of retail banking sector inquiry – opening remarks en  
  KROES Neelie
  Brussels  European Commission
 
04 July      Press conference on Telefónica decision – introductory remarks en  
  KROES Neelie
  Brussels  European Commission
 
30 June      What competition has done for Europe's citizens in the wake of globalisation en  
  KROES Neelie
  Paris, France  Nouvelle République – Colloque "Libéralisme vs protectionisme : pour une Europe ouverte mais pas offerte"
 
28 June      How best to complete the Single European Market for energy? en  
  KROES Neelie
  Brussels  International Federation of Industrial Energy Consumers
 
27 June      Introductory remarks at press conference on Ryanair/Aer Lingus decision en  
  KROES Neelie
  Brussels  European Commission
 
26 June      Competition Policy: Achievements in 2006; Work Programme in 2007; Priorities for 2008 en  
  KROES Neelie
  Brussels  European Parliament Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee
 
05 June      European Competition Policy in a changing world and globalised economy: fundamentals, new objectives and challenges ahead en  
  KROES Neelie
  Brussels  GCLC/College of Europe Conference on "50 years of EC Competition Law"
 
30 May      The International Competition Network – Achievements and Goals en  
  KROES Neelie
  Moscow  International Competition Network (ICN) Annual Conference
 
21 May      Two years into the SAAP - State of Play and prospects en  
  KROES Neelie
  Brussels  European State Aid Law Institute Conference
 
15 May      Broadband rollout and competition policy – what role for public funding? en  
  KROES Neelie
  Brussels  ‘Bridging the Broadband Gap’ Conference
 
11 May      European competition policy facing a renaissance of protectionism - which strategy for the future? en  
  KROES Neelie
  St. Gallen, Austria  St Gallen International Competition Law Forum
 
27 April      State aid and globalisation – the competition perspective en  
  KROES Neelie
  Würzburg  Informal Competitiveness Council
 
18 April      Commission decision to fine members of beer cartel in the Netherlands en  
  KROES Neelie
  Brussels  European Commission
 
12 April      Payment cards competition inquiry – preliminary results en  
  KROES Neelie
  Brussels  European Commission
 
30 March      More competition and greater energy security in the Single European Market for electricity and gas en  
  KROES Neelie
  Berlin, Germany  High-Level Workshop on Energy Organised By German Presidency
 
26 March      Fact-based competition policy - the contribution of sector inquiries to better regulation, priority setting and detection en  
  KROES Neelie
  Munich, Germany  13th International Conference on Competition and the 14th European Competition Day
 
23 March      Improving Europe's energy markets through more competition en  
  KROES Neelie
  Düsseldorf, Germany  Industrie-Club e.V. Düsseldorf
 
20 March      Developments in competition policy since October 2006 – and a look forward into 2007 en  
  KROES Neelie
  Brussels  European Parliament
 
08 March      Reinforcing the fight against cartels and developing private antitrust damage actions: two tools for a more competitive Europe en  
  KROES Neelie
  Brussels  Joint Commission/IBA conference on Cartel enforcement and Antitrust damage actions in Europe
 
19 February      Getting more from financial services markets: greater competition for a better deal for consumers en  
  KROES Neelie
  London  London School of Economics
 
09 February      Preliminary Findings of the Business Insurance Sector Inquiry en  
  KROES Neelie
  Brussels  European Commission Public Hear
 
05 February      A new European Energy Policy; reaping the benefits of open and competitive markets en  
  KROES Neelie
  Essen  Energy conference: E-world energy & water
 
31 January      Introductory Remarks on Final Report of Retail Banking Sector Inquiry en  
  KROES Neelie
  Brussels  European Commission
 
10 January      Final Report of Energy Sector Competition Inquiry - Press Conference en  
  KROES Neelie
  Brussels  European Commission
 
08 January      Key developments in European competition policy over the past two years en  
  KROES Neelie
  Paris, France  European American Press Club
 

2006


 
30 November      Securities markets - the post-trading Code of Conduct and competition en  
  KROES Neelie
  Brussels  City & Financial / ICMA conference
 
30 November      20th anniversary of the UK-France electricity interconnector – introductory remarks en  
  KROES Neelie
  Calais, France  Interconnector France Angeleterre (IFA)
 
16 November      Competition Policy and Consumers en  
  KROES Neelie
  Brussels  Bureau Européen des Unions de Consommateurs (BEUC)
 
30 October      A new energy policy for a new era en  
  KROES Neelie
  Lisbon  Conference on European Energy Strategy – the Geopolitical Challenges
 
25 October      Developments in competition policy for the second half of 2006 en  
  KROES Neelie
  Brussels  European Parliament Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee
 
13 October      Delivering on the crackdown: recent developments in the European Commission's campaign against cartels en  
  KROES Neelie
  Fiesole, Italy  European Institute
 
05 October      EC antitrust rules: an overview of recent developments en  
  KROES Neelie
  Athens  Hellenic Competition Commission
 
28 September      The need for a renewed European energy policy en  
  KROES Neelie
  London  OFGEM seminar on Powering the Energy Debate: Europe - Competition and Regulation
 
25 September      Market developments and future perspectives in the automotive sector en  
  KROES Neelie
  Brussels  European Council for Motor Trades and Repairs (CECRA)
 
21 September      The refined economic approach in state aid law: a policy perspective en  
  KROES Neelie
  Brussels  GCLC/College of Europe
 
15 September      Developments in anti-trust policy in the EU and the US en  
  KROES Neelie
  New York, USA  The Council on Foreign Relations
 
14 September      Industrial policy and competition law & policy en  
  KROES Neelie
  New York City  Fordham University School of Law
 
02 September      Cross-border mergers and energy markets en  
  KROES Neelie
  Cernobbia, Italy  Villa d’Este Forum on “Intelligence 2006 on the world, Europe and Italy”
 
12 July      Press conference on imposing penalty payments on Microsoft – introductory remarks en  
  KROES Neelie
  Brussels  European Commission
 
07 July      Aktuelle Herausforderungen in der Wettbewerbspolitik de  
  KROES Neelie
  Bonn  Bundeskartellamt
 
07 July      Aktuelle Herausforderungen in der Wettbewerbspolitik de  
  KROES Neelie
  Bonn, Germany  Bundeskartellamt
 
06 July      Competition policy in a Lisbon context – the State of Play en  
  KROES Neelie
  Berlin, Germany  German Bundestag - Europaausschuss
 
26 June      Speech by Commissioner Kroes before the Korean Competition Forum en  
  KROES Neelie
  Seoul, Korea  Korean Competition Forum - Fourth Annual Bilateral Meeting
 
23 June      Competition policy - 2005 review, 2006 outlook en  
  KROES Neelie
  Paris, France  Conference 'Concurrence 2006'
 
20 June      Competition Policy: Achievements in 2005, Work in 2006, Priorities in 2007 en  
  KROES Neelie
  European Parliament, Brussels  European Parliament
 
19 June      Competition law and its surroundings – links and new trends en  
  KROES Neelie
  Vienna  European Commission
 
17 June      Public hearing on preliminary findings of retail banking sector inquiry – opening remarks en  
  KROES Neelie
  Brussels  European Commission
 
14 June      Closing Remarks at Public Discussion on Article 82 (abuse of dominance) en  
  KROES Neelie
  Brussels  DG Competition
 
12 June      Challenges to the integration of the European market: protectionism and effective competition policy en  
  KROES Neelie
  London  Competition Law Association
 
06 June      Tougher competition in retail financial services: a threat or a promise? en  
  KROES Neelie
  Brussels  Eurofi
 
06 June      The Green Paper on antitrust damages actions: empowering European citizens to enforce their rights en  
  KROES Neelie
  Brussels  European Parliament Workshop on damages actions for breach of the EC antitrust rules
 
25 April      Competition policy as a promoter of the Single Market en  
  KROES Neelie
  Brussels  The Kangaroo Group
 
24 April      Competition in the aviation sector: the European Commission’s approach en  
  KROES Neelie
  Leiden  International Institute of Air and Space law (IIASL)
 
21 April      Less and better state aid for growth and jobs – the new rules on research, development and innovation, and risk capital en  
  KROES Neelie
  Graz  Informal Competitiveness Council
 
15 March      Introductory remarks on ‘Mergers in the Internal Market’ en  
  KROES Neelie
  Strasbourg  European Parliament
 
09 March      Competition in the energy sector: preliminary results of the Commission’s inquiry and next steps in anti-trust enforcement en  
  KROES Neelie
  Brussels  Brussels First Annual Seminar and Conference on Energy Law and Policy
 
09 March      More private antitrust enforcement through better access to damages: an invitation for an open debate en  
  KROES Neelie
  Brussels  Academy of European Law conference "Private enforcement in EC competition law: the Green Paper on damages actions"
 
02 March      Strengthening the European Creative Industries in the Light of the i2010 Strategy en  
  KROES Neelie
  Vienna  Austrian Presidency Expert Seminar
 
01 March      What’s Wrong with Europe’s Energy Markets? en  
  KROES Neelie
  Vienna  Energy Sector Inquiry Conference
 
16 February      Towards an Efficient and Integrated European Energy Market – First Findings and Next Steps en  
  KROES Neelie
  Brussels  European Commission
 
31 January      Competition Policy’s Contribution to Growth and Jobs en  
  KROES Neelie
  Brussels  EP Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee
 

2005


 
29 November      Commissioner's opening speech to the European Parliament Juri Committee en  
  KROES Neelie
  Brussels  European Parliament
 
21 November      Better Regulation of Professional Services en  
  KROES Neelie
  Brussels  UK Presidency Seminar
 
21 November      Better Regulation of Professional Services en  
  KROES Neelie
  Brussels  UK Presidency
 
17 November      Innovation from a Business Perspective: the State Aid Aspects en  
  KROES Neelie
  Brussels  European Commission
 
21 October      One Year In: Continuity, Concentration and Consolidation in European Competition Policy en  
  KROES Neelie
  Fiesole, Italy  IBA’s Ninth Annual Competition Conference
 
17 October      Damages Actions for Breaches of EU Competition Rules: Realities and Potentials en  
  KROES Neelie
  Paris, France  Cour de Cassation
 
23 September      Preliminary Thoughts on Policy Review of Article 82 en  
  KROES Neelie
  New York, U.S.A.  Fordham Corporate Law Institute
 
22 September      Enhancing Actions for Damages for Breach of Competition Rules in Europe en  
  KROES Neelie
  New York, USA  Harvard Club
 
15 September      European Competition Policy – Delivering Better Markets and Better Choices en  
  KROES Neelie
  London  European Consumer and Competition Day
 
03 September      Competition must drive European competitiveness in a global economy en  
  KROES Neelie
  Cernobbia, Italy  Villa d'Este Forum
 
15 July      Services of General Economic Interest en  
  KROES Neelie
  Brussels, Belgium  Press Conference given in Commission Pressroom
 
14 July      The State Aid Action Plan – Delivering Less and Better Targeted Aid en  
  KROES Neelie
  London, UK  UK Presidency Seminar on State Aid
 
24 June      Competition Law and the Liberalisation of the Polish Market en  
  KROES Neelie
  Warsaw, Poland  Dutch-Polish Chamber of Commerce Conference
 
21 June      Competition Policy – Past, Present and Future en  
  KROES Neelie
  Brussels, Belgium  Meeting with Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs, European Parliament
 
14 June      Reforming Europe’s State Aid Regime: An Action Plan for Change en  
  KROES Neelie
  Brussels, Belgium  Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr/University of Leiden: Joint conference on European State Aid Reform
 
06 June      The Competition Principle as a Guideline for Legislation and State Action – the Responsibility of Politicians and the Role of Competition Authorities en  
  KROES Neelie
  Bonn, Germany  12th International Conference on Competition
 
13 May      Competition in a Globalised World en  
  KROES Neelie
  Sofia, Bulgaria  53rd Liberal International Congress
 
12 May      Competition in the European Union – the Case for Romania en  
  KROES Neelie
  Bucharest, Romania  European Institute of Romania
 
27 April      Towards a pro-active competition policy in favour of innovation en  
  KROES Neelie
  The Hague, The Netherlands  Conference: Promoting Innovation and Competitiveness - a transatlantic dialogue
 
07 April      The First Hundred Days en  
  KROES Neelie
  Brussels, Belgium  40th Anniversary of the Studienvereinigung Kartellrecht 1965-2005, International Forum on European Competition Law
 
10 March      Taking Competition Seriously – Anti-Trust Reform in Europe en  
  KROES Neelie
  Brussels, Belgium  International Bar Association / European Commission Conference: "Anti-trust reform in Europe: a year in practice"
 
17 February      Regulating for Competition and Growth en  
  KROES Neelie
  Paris, France  OECD Global Forum on Competition
 
07 February      Building a Competitive Europe – Competition Policy and the Relaunch of the Lisbon Strategy en  
  KROES Neelie
  Milan, Italy  Bocconi University
 
03 February      Effective Competition Policy - a Key Tool for Delivering the Lisbon Strategy en  
  KROES Neelie
  Brussels, Belgium  Introductory statement at EMAC Open Meeting of Coordinators
 

2004


 
09 December      Introductory remarks at press conference on Choline Chloride cartel and EDP/ENI/GDP merger decisions en  
  KROES Neelie
  Brussels, Belgium  Press conference
 
28 October      A reformed competition policy: achievements and challenges for the future en  
  MONTI Mario
  Brussels, Belgium  Center for European Reform
 
22 October      Competition for consumers' benefit en  
  MONTI Mario
  Amsterdam, The Netherlands  European Competition Day
 
07 October      International Antitrust - A Personal Perspective en  
  MONTI Mario
  New York, USA  Fordham Corporate Law Institute
 
28 September      Speech to the European Parliament en  
  KROES Neelie
  Brussels, Belgium  European Parliament Selection Committees
 
21 September      Energy liberalisation: moving towards real market opening en  
  MONTI Mario
  Brussels  European Commission, DG Competition
 
17 September      Private litigation as a key complement to public enforcement of competition rules and the first conclusions on the implementation of the new Merger Regulation en  
  MONTI Mario
  Fiesole, Italy  IBA - 8th Annual Competition Conference
 
08 July      Access to content and the development of competition in the New Media market- the Commission's approach en  
  MONTI Mario
  Brussels, Belgium  Workshop on access to quality audiovisual contents and development of New Media
 
02 June      Comments to the Speech by Hew Pate en  
  MONTI Mario
  Brussels  European Commission and the United States Mission
 
29 April      Proactive Competition Policy and the role of the Consumer en  
  MONTI Mario
  Dublin, Ireland  European competition day
 
27 April      State Aid Enforcement in Context: competitiveness, economic reforms and enlargement en  
  MONTI Mario
  Brussels, Belgium  The Mentor Group - Forum for EU/US Legal-Economic Affairs
 
22 March      Antitrust e regolamentazione nell'industria delle comunicazioni elettroniche principi e prospettive it  
  MONTI Mario
  Castel dell'Ovo Napoli, Italy  Seminario organizzato dall'Autorità per le Garanzie nelle Comunicazioni
 
28 February      Convergence in EU-US antitrust policy regarding mergers and acquisitions : an EU perspective en  
  MONTI Mario
  Los Angeles, USA  UCLA Law First Annual Institute on US an EU Antitrust Aspects of Mergers and Acquisitions
 
26 January      Remarks at the European Regulators Group Hearing on Remedies en  
  MONTI Mario
  Brussels, Belgium  Public hearing on remedies under the new regulatory framework for electronic communications networks and services
 
16 January      The New EU Policy on Technology Transfer Agreements en  
  MONTI Mario
  Paris, France  Ecole des Mines
 

2003


 
10 December      Competition and Regulation in the Telecom Industry - The way forward en  
  MONTI Mario
  Brussels, Belgium  ECTA Conference
 
09 December      Il consumatore, operatore e beneficiario della politica comunitaria di concorrenza it  
  MONTI Mario
  Rome, Italy  Giornata della Concorrenza
 
01 December      New developments in State Aid Policy en  
  MONTI Mario
  Brussels, Belgium  British Chamber of Commerce
 
20 November      The New Shape of European Competition Policy en  
  MONTI Mario
  Tokyo, Japan  Inaugural Symposium of the Competition Policy Research Center "How Should Competition Policy Transform Itself?"
 
13 November      The relationship between CAP and competition policy: Does EU competition law apply to agriculture ? en  
  MONTI Mario
  Helsinki, Finland  COGECA Conference Helsinki Fair Trade
 
06 November      Recent developments in European air transport law and policy en  
  MONTI Mario
  Brussels, Belgium  European Air Law Association 15th Annual Conference
 
28 October      Comments and concluding remarks en  
  MONTI Mario
  Brussels, Belgium  European Commission, DG Competition, Conference on the "Regulation of Professional Services
 
27 October      Intervening against Government restraints on Competition : Reflections from the EU expertise en  
  MONTI Mario
  Washington DC, USA  Lewis Bernstein Memorial Lecture Department of Justice
 
24 October      EU competition policy after May 2004 en  
  MONTI Mario
  New York, USA  Fordham Annual Conference on International Antitrust Law and Policy
 
06 October      Applying EU Competition Law to the newly liberalised energy markets en  
  MONTI Mario
  Rome, Italy  World Forum on Energy Regulation
 
04 October      Concurrence Economique et Réglementation Politique fr  
  MONTI Mario
  Paris, France  Cercle Europartenaires
 
22 September      La Concurrence Déclaration de M. Monti sur Alstom fr  
  MONTI Mario
  Salle de Presse, Breydel, Brussels  European Commission
 
15 July      Competition and Regulation in the new Framework en  
  MONTI Mario
  Brussels, Belgium  Public Workshop on the "Electronic Communications Consultation Mechanism" Provided for by Art. 7 of the Framework Directive 2002/21/EC
 
23 June      Introductory Remarks for the ICN Capacity Building and Competition Policy Implementation Working Group en  
  MONTI Mario
  Medrida, Mexico  Second ICN Annual Conference
 
19 June      New challenges for State Aid policy en  
  MONTI Mario
  Brussels, Belgium  European State Aid Law Forum
 
12 June      A time for change ? - Maritime competition policy at the crossroads en  
  MONTI Mario
  Antwerp, Belgium  European Shipper's Council Antwerp
 
10 June      Les entreprises publiques et les règles communautaires relatives à la concurrence fr  
  MONTI Mario
  Paris, France  Commission d'enquête de l'Assemblée Nationale sur la gestion des entreprises publiques
 
26 May      Contribution of competition policy to competitiveness of European business en  
  MONTI Mario
  Dublin, Ireland  Institute of European Affairs
 
10 April      European Competition Policy : Quo Vadis ? en  
  MONTI Mario
  Brussels, Belgium  XX. International Forum on European Competition Policy
 
04 April      Competition enforcement reforms in the EU : some comments by the Reformer en  
  MONTI Mario
  Washington, USA  Georgetown University Washington
 
21 March      Competition in Professional Services, New Light and New Challenges en  
  MONTI Mario
  Berlin, Germany  Bundesanwaltkammer Berlin
 
21 March      Competition in Professional Services: New Light and New Challenges en  
  MONTI Mario
  Berlin, Germany  Bundesanwaltskammer
 
14 February      Competition enforcement and the interests of consumers - a stable link in times of change en  
  MONTI Mario
  Athens, Greece  European Competition Day in Athens
 
06 February      The new legal framework for car distribution en  
  MONTI Mario
  Brussels, Belgium  Ninth Annual European Automotive Conference: Car retailing at a crossroads
 

2002


 
05 December      The integration of European capital market infrastructures and competition law en  
  MONTI Mario
  Brussels, Belgium  Association of Private Client Investment Managers and Stockbrokers (APCIMS)
 
22 November      Les réformes en cours en matière de concurrence : mise en perspective fr  
  MONTI Mario
  Brussels, Belgium  Cercle Fédéraliste européen
 
07 November      Merger control in the European Union : a radical reform en  
  MONTI Mario
  Brussels, Belgium  European Commission/IBA Conference on EU Merger Control
 
31 October      EU Competition Policy en  
  MONTI Mario
  New York  Fordham Annual Conference on International Antitrust Law & Policy
 
14 October      L'evoluzione della regolamentazione comunitaria nel settore delle communicazioni it  
  MONTI Mario
  Naples, Italy  Seminario di stidio sulla regolamentazione Autorità per le Garanzie nelle Communicazioni - Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II
 
28 September      Analytical Framework for Merger Review en  
  MONTI Mario
  Naples, Italy  International Competition Network Inaugural Conference
 
17 September      A Global Competition Policy ? en  
  MONTI Mario
  Copenhagen, Denmark  European Competition Day in Copenhagen
 
11 September      The fight against Cartels Summary en  
  MONTI Mario
  Brussels, Belgium  EMAC
 
08 July      Getting competition in local access en  
  MONTI Mario
  Brussels, Belgium  
 
16 June      Competition Policy in the Candidate Countries - the accession negotiations and beyond en  
  MONTI Mario
  Vilnius, Lithuania  8th Annual Competition Conference between the Candidate Countries and the European Commission
 
16 June      Competition Policy in the Candidate Countries - the accession negotiations and beyond en  
  MONTI Mario
  Vilnius, Lithuania  8th Annual Competition Conference between the Candidate Countries and the European Commission
 
04 June      Review of the EC Merger Regulation - Roadmap for the reform project en  
  MONTI Mario
  Brussels, Belgium  Conference on Reform of European Merger Control, British Chamber of Commerce
 
21 May      Effective competition in the railway sector : a big challenge en  
  MONTI Mario
  Brussels, Belgium  UNIFE Annual Reception
 
06 May      La Governance Europea it  
  MONTI Mario
  Rome  Convegno dell'Associazione Giovani Classi Dirigenti delle Pubbliche Amministrazioni
 
07 March      The single energy market: the relationship between competition policy and regulation en  
  MONTI Mario
  Rome, Italy  House of Deputies 10th Commission on Productive Activities, Commerce and Tourism
 
26 February      What are the aims of European Competition Policy en  
  MONTI Mario
  Madrid, Spain  European Competition Day
 
22 January      EU Policy towards fiscal state aid en  
  MONTI Mario
  The Netherlands  Seminar on "State Aid and Tax" - Universiteit Nyenrode
 
18 January      The Commission notice on merger remedies - one year after en  
  MONTI Mario
  Paris  CERNA (Centre d'économie industrielle, Ecole des Mines de Paris)
 

2001


 
26 November      Does EC competition policy help or hinder the European audiovisual industry? en  
  MONTI Mario
  London  British Screen Advisory Council
 
14 November      Antitrust in the US and Europe : a History of convergence en  
  MONTI Mario
  Washington DC  General Counsel Roundtable - American Bar Association
 
11 October      Competition and Consumer: the case of Pharmaceutical Products - Opening Speech en  
  MONTI Mario
  Antwerp  European Competition Day
 
05 October      Market definition as a cornerstone of EU Competition Policy en  
  MONTI Mario
  Helsinki  Workshop on Market Definition - Helsinki Fair Centre
 
27 September      Competition Policy and the Enlargement of the European Union en  
  MONTI Mario
  Berlin  Friedrich Ebert Stiftung
 
11 September      Defining the boundaries: competition policy in high tech sectors en  
  MONTI Mario
  Barcelona  UBS Warburg Conference Europe 20/20
 
09 July      The Future for Competition Policy in the European Union (Extracts): Merger control: Issues highlighted in the context of the GE/Honeywell Merger; Antitrust and financial services: clearing and settlement arrangements en  
  MONTI Mario
    Merchant Taylor's Hall
 
04 July      International co-operation and technical assistance: a view from the EU en  
  MONTI Mario
  Geneva  UNCTAD 3rd IGE Session
 
18 June      Enforcement of competition policy - case for the accession negotiations and for developing a real competition culture en  
  MONTI Mario
  Ljubljana  7th Annual Competition Conference between Candidate countries and the European Commission
 
11 June      Content, Competition and Consumers: Innovation and Choice en  
  MONTI Mario
  Stockholm  European Competition Day
 
01 June      Effective Private Enforcement of EC Antitrust Law en  
  MONTI Mario
  Florence  Sixth EU Competition Law and Policy Workshop
 
21 May      Competition in the New Economy en  
  MONTI Mario
  Berlin  10th International Conference on Competition - Bundeskartellamt
 
29 March      The EU Views on Global Competition Forum en  
  MONTI Mario
  Washington  ABA meetings
 
26 March      EC antitrust policy in the pharmaceutical sector en  
  MONTI Mario
  Brussels  Alliance Unichem conference
 
24 March      Services of General Interest in Europe en  
  MONTI Mario
    Editorial published in Europäische Zeitschrift für Wirtschaftsrecht (EuZW), volume 6/2001, page 161
 
02 March      Competition in the e-Economy (excerpts) en  
  MONTI Mario
  Bruxelles  The New Economy in Europe : its potential impact on Eu enterprises and policies
 
26 February      Competition and Sport the Rules of the game en  
  MONTI Mario
  Swissotel Brussels  Conference on "Governance in Sport" - European Olympic Committee - FIA - Féderation Internationale de l'Automobile - Herbert Smith
 

2000


 
30 November      Competition Policy in the Communications Sector en  
  MONTI Mario
  Brussels  Conference "regulation and Liberalisation of European Telecoms"
 
27 November      The application of Community competition law by the national courts en  
  MONTI Mario
  Trier  Europäische Rechtsakademie - "Towards the Application of Article 81(3) by National Courts"
 
09 November      Competition in a Social Market economy en  
  MONTI Mario
  Freiburg  Conference of the European Parliament and the European Commission on "Reform of European Competition law"
 
20 October      European Competition Policy for the 21st Century en  
  MONTI Mario
  New York City  The Fordham Corporate Law Institute - Twenty-eighth Annual Conference on International Antitrust Law and Policy
 
17 October      Discours d'ouverture fr  
  MONTI Mario
  Paris  Deuxième journée européenne de la concurrence
 
17 October      Nouveaux enjeux pour la politique européenne de concurrence fr  
  MONTI Mario
  Paris  Commission des Affaires étrangères de l'Assemblée Nationale
 
07 October      Europa, Regioni, Competitività it  
  MONTI Mario
  Capri  Convegno "Riformare le istituzioni per un Paese più competitivo"
 
28 September      Telecommunications between Regulation and Competition en  
  MONTI Mario
  Barcelona  Universitat Internacional Menéndez Pelayo
 
22 September      Increasing competition in leased lines - the benefits for Europe's businesses and consumers en  
  MONTI Mario
  Brussels  Telecommunications Sector Inquiry on Leased Lines Public Hearing
 
18 September      Competition and information technologies en  
  MONTI Mario
  Brussels  'Barriers in Cyberspace' - Kangaroo Group
 
15 September      The main challenges for a new decade of EC Merger Control en  
  MONTI Mario
  Brussels  EC Merger Control 10th Anniversary Conference
 
12 September      Competition and Media en  
  MONTI Mario
  Nijenrode  University of Nijenrode
 
11 September      Cartels Why and How? Why should we be concerned with cartels and collusive behaviour? en  
  MONTI Mario
  Stockholm  3rd Nordic Competition Policy Conference
 
10 July      Il programma della Commissione per un'economia europea competitiva e creatrice di occupazione it  
  MONTI Mario
  Roma  Convegno del CNEL
 
26 June      A European Competition Policy for today and tomorrow en  
  MONTI Mario
  Washington  Conference jointly hosted by the Brookings Institution, the Antitrust Section of the American Bar Association, and the District of Columbia Bar Association
 
23 June      Cooperation between competition authorities - a vision for the future en  
  MONTI Mario
  Washington DC  The Japan Foundation Conference
 
12 June      Competition Law Reform en  
  MONTI Mario
  London  CBI Conference on Competition Law Reform
 
09 June      European competition policy and the citizen en  
  MONTI Mario
  Lisbon  European Competition Day
 
11 May      "Who will be in the driver's seat?" en  
  MONTI Mario
  Brussels  Forum Europe Conference
 
11 May      Competition Policy Reform en  
  MONTI Mario
  Brussels  UNICE Conference on Competition Policy Reform
 
08 May      Presentation of the XXIXth report on competition policy en  
  MONTI Mario
  European Parliament  Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs
 
17 April      Sport and Competition en  
  MONTI Mario
  Brussels  Excerpts of a speech given at a Commission-organised conference on sports
 
30 March      The Community's State Aid Policy en  
  MONTI Mario
  Brussels  Conference of the 16 Ministers of Economic Affairs of the German Länder
 
28 March      Liberalizzazioni e Concorrenza it  
  MONTI Mario
  Roma  Commissioni Congiunte Bilancio, Industria e Affari Costituzionali del Senato
 
20 March      I servizi pubblici locali nel quadro della politica di concorrenza comunitaria it  
  MONTI Mario
  Milano  Convegno organizzato dalla Fondazione Montedison su « Le liberalizzazioni e le privatizzazioni dei servizi pubblici locali »
 
02 March      Modernisation of EU Competition Rules - Launch of the Competition Act 1998 en  
  MONTI Mario
  London  
 
13 January      Speech given at the formal introduction ceremony of the new President of the Bundeskartellamt en  
  MONTI Mario
  Bonn  Festveranstaltung Präsidentenwechsel Bundeskartellamt Bonn
 
11 January      Modernising Community Competition policy : State Aids and Antitrust en  
  MONTI Mario
  Brussels  Meeting of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs of the European Parliament
 

1999


 
22 November      Concorrenza e regolazione nell'Unione europea it  
  MONTI Mario
  Roma  Convegno dell'Autorità Garante della Concorrenza e del Mercato
 
19 November      Competition Policy and Financial Services en  
  MONTI Mario
  Frankfurt  European Banking Congress 1999
 
29 October      Strengthening the European Economy through Competition Policy en  
  MONTI Mario
  Tokyo  Institute for International Monetary Affairs
 
  
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