The European Commission has cleared the proposed acquisition by Dutch telecommunications operator KPN of sole control over Germany's third largest mobile phone operator E-Plus. The Commission has found that the transaction would not raise any competition concerns in either the German or Dutch mobile telephony markets or in any other related markets.
A two-day conference on the progress of the eEurope+ action plan in the EU Candidate countries began in Slovenia yesterday. The conference is being hosted by Minister Pavel Ganfar and Information Society Commissioner Erkki Liikanen on behalf of the Slovene Government and the European Union respectively.
High-level representatives of the European publishing industry will meet Enterprise and Information Society Commissioner Erkki Liikanen, European Commission officials and Members of the European Parliament in a one-day event in Brussels on 5 March 2002 to exchange views on policy issues affecting the publishing industry.