The French Minister of Economics clears a merger in the sector of daily and weekly regional press with remedies, including bundling prohibition, editorial autonomy and commitments to exclude conglomerate effects (OuestFrance/Socpresse)

The operation By a letter dated 28 October 2005, the French Minister of Economy, Finance, and Employment, following the French Competition Council's opinion dated 11 October 2005, authorised the acquisition by the Société d'investissement et de participations (SIPA” or “the party”) of three press companies run by “Socpresse”. SIPA acquired an exclusive control on these companies (para. I). The markets The relevant markets have been defined by the Minister as the markets of the daily regional press (“PQR”), the weekly regional press (“PHR”), and the market of the free press of

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François Blanc, The French Minister of Economics clears a merger in the sector of daily and weekly regional press with remedies, including bundling prohibition, editorial autonomy and commitments to exclude conglomerate effects (OuestFrance/Socpresse), 28 October 2005, e-Competitions Bulletin Exclusive distribution, Art. N° 22743

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