July 1995

Anticompetitive practices

The European Commission agrees to render public a report prepared by an independent group of experts concerning competition policy in the new trade order
DG COMP (Brussels)
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DG COMP (Brussels)
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International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT)
"Report of group of experts on competition policy in the new trade order"* The successful conclusion of the Uruguay Round negotiations in December 1993 and the gradual reduction of state imposed trade barriers has put the spotlight firmly on related areas which could have the effect of (...)

The European Commission adopts a negative decision under article 85(1) EC Treaty in a case regarding restraints on parallel trade between Member States (BASF Lacke + Farben)
DG COMP (Brussels)
"Agreement preventing parallel trade"* In line with its well-established policy of vigorously combatting agreements or practices which artificially divide the common market and thereby prejudice the basic aims of the European Union, the Commission adopted on 12 July 1995 a negative decision (...)

The European Commission approves a set of standard agreements notified by a Japanese electronics products manufacturer intended to create selective distribution system throughout Europe (Sony Pan-European Distribution Agreement)
DG COMP (Brussels)
"Selective distribution"* On 19 February 1993 Sony notified the “Sony Pan European Dealer Agreement” (PEDA) consisting of a set of standard agreements intended to create a selective distribution system throughout Europe for its consumer electronics products. The products covered by the PEDA are (...)

Mergers

The EU Commission approves, subject to remedies, a concentration between Swiss and Belgian airline companies (Swissair / Sabena)
DG REGIO (Brussels)
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European Commission - DG HR (Brussels)
"Mergers : summary of the most important recent developments"* The Swissair/Sabena concentration was authorised at the end of a phase 1 investigation on the basis of commitments given by the governments and companies concerned. Swissair purchased 49.5% of the shares with the Belgian State (...)

The EU Commission prohibits the creation of a joint venture intended to transmit satellite TV programs to cable TV operators and households receiving satellite TV on their own dish (NSD)
DG REGIO (Brussels)
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European Commission - DG HR (Brussels)
"Mergers : summary of the most important recent developments"* On 19 July 1995 the Commission prohibited the NSD joint venture following a five-month investigation of the case. NSD was intended to transmit satellite TV programmes to cable TV operators and households receiving satellite TV on (...)

State Aid

The European Commission adopts guidelines on employment aid
DG COMP (Brussels)
"The Commission adopts employment aid guidelines"* The persistent high unemployment rate within the Community remains the fundamental economic and social problem which the Community is faced with today. The development in the unemployment situation is characterized by an increased number of (...)

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