June 1998

Anticompetitive practices

The European Commission approves a license agreement between two Swedish brewers companies (Pripps/Tuborg)
DG COMP (Brussels)
"Pripps/Tuborg"* On 26.6.1998 the Commission approved a license agreement between Tuborg International A/S (“Tuborg”) and AB Pripps Bryggerier (“Pripps”) for Tuborg beer in Sweden, but only after the license had been made nonexclusive and a second licensee had been appointed. Pripps belongs to (...)

The EU Commission acknowledges the voluntary commitment offered by the EACEM to reduce stand by power use of TVs and VCRs for environmental purposes (European association of consumer electronics manufacturers)
National Shared Services Office (Dublin)
"EACEM scheme to reduce stand by power use of TVs and VCRs receives a comfort letter because of its environmental benefits"* The European association of consumer electronics manufacturers (EACEM) and sixteen of its members, all major manufacturers of televisions and video recorders, made a (...)

State Aid

The French Judiciary Supreme Court rules that the claimants had not demonstrated that the tax constituted new State aid and failed to submit argument on a possible existing aid (Huttepain Maine Aliments / Guyomarc’h Vertou / Nantes Sanders / Marcel Braud)
University Aix-Marseille
Background The French State had levied a special tax for cereal storage during the 1986-1987 and 1987-1988 campaigns. Various agricultural companies claimed the reimbursement of the tax before the national first instances courts on the basis of Article 88 (3). Some of these first instance (...)

Regulatory

The OECD holds a roundtable on relations between regulators and competition authorities
OECD - Competition Division (Paris)
Key documents: Executive Summary with key findings, Detailled Summary of the discussion, Background note Executive summary, by the Secretariat In the light of the written submissions, the background note and the discussion, the following points emerge: (1) A large and growing number of OECD (...)

The OECD holds a roundtable on competition policy and procurement markets
OECD - Competition Division (Paris)
Key documents: Executive Summary with key findings, Detailled Summary of the discussion, Background note Executive summary, by the Secretariat In the light of the background paper, the country submissions and the oral discussion the following points emerge: (1) Procurement - the purchase of (...)

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