October 1996

Anticompetitive practices

The OECD holds a roundtable on competition issues related to sports
OECD - Competition Division (Paris)
Satellite television with dedicated sports channels considerably increased the market for sports broadcasts. Sports bodies and event organisers perceive that they have market power to influence competition among TV channels and the market for sports equipment. Sports federations and leagues (...)

Mergers

The European Commission approves the creation of a joint venture in the television and radio broadcasting sectors (Bertelsmann/CLT)
DG GROW (Brussels)
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DG COMP (Brussels)
"Mergers - Summary of the most important recent developments"* In the television/broadcasting sector, the European Commission decided on 7th October 1996 to declare the creation of the joint venture CLT-UFA compatible with the common market. CLT is the holding company of the CLT group which (...)

State Aid

Procedures

The EU Commission issues a report on the application of the agreement between the EC and the government of the USA on the application of their competition laws
DG COMP (Brussels)
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DG COMP (Brussels)
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World Trade Organization (Geneva)
"Report on the application of the agreement"* At the time of Council’s approval of the 1991 Agreement between the European Communities and the Government of the United States of America on the application of their competition laws, the Commission undertook to make an annual report to the (...)

The OECD holds a roundtable on judicial enforcement of competition law
OECD - Competition Division (Paris)
Key documents: Executive Summary with key findings, Detailled Summary of the discussion, Background note Executive summary, by the Secretariat Introduction An effective competition policy is a necessary element in the efficient operation of market economies, and the significance of (...)

Regulatory

The OECD holds a roundtable on application of competition policy to the electricity sector
OECD - Competition Division (Paris)
Key documents: Executive Summary with key findings, Detailled Summary of the discussion, Background note Liberalisation of this sector, underway in many Member countries, can have significant effects and can benefit consumers. Country contributions addressed several questions. Is structural (...)

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