November 1995

Anticompetitive practices

The European Commission fines Dutch companies for imposing a certification system in the crane-hire market (FNK, SCK)
European Commission - DG COMP
"Certification : The Dutch Crane-Hire Case"* In its decision of 29 November 1995, the Commission imposed fines (The immunity from fines resulting from the notifications by FNK and SCK in early 1992 was withdrawn under Articles 15 (6) by Commission Decision 94/272/EC of 13 April 1994, OJ L 117 (...)

Mergers

The European Commission approves, subject to conditions, a concentration creating the world’s largest packaging company (Crown Cork and Seal/Carnaud MetalBox)
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DG REGIO Regional and urban policy
"Mergers Summary of the most important recent developments"* The Commission authorised the proposed acquisition of Carnaud Metalbox S.A. by Crown Cork & Seal, Inc., subject to the fulfilment of divestiture commitments made by Crown in order to meet the competition concerns identified by (...)

The US Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals affirms a district court decision in concluding that the FTC’s proposed market definition for a hospital merger was an unreasonable approach (Freeman / Oak Hill)
Kentucky Department of Financial Institutions
The FTC brought suit seeking a preliminary injunction to prevent the merger of two hospitals in Joplin, Missouri, contending the transaction would have anticompetitive effects in violation of Section 7 of the Clayton Act. The City of Joplin, Missouri, a community of approximately 40,000 (...)

Procedures

The European Commission adopts a notice on cooperation between the Commission and national courts in the field of State aid
European Commission - DG COMP
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European Commission - DG COMP
"Notice on cooperation between the Commission and national courts"* It follows from Article 93(3) of the EC Treaty that Member States are under an obligation to notify all aid measures within the meaning of Article 92(1) to the Commission and may not put the aid measure into effect before the (...)

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