ACM: Conditions attached to newspaper delivery no longer necessary* On August 30, 2021, the Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM) decided to grant the request submitted by DPG Media to lift the conditions regarding the distribution of newspapers. These conditions were attached to the 2015 clearance of the acquisition of Mecom by publisher De Persgroep (both of them are now DPG Media). ACM concludes that these conditions are no longer necessary based on two developments. The newspaper industry has changed dramatically, and the two remaining newspaper distributors have signed agreements that offer better protection compared with
The Dutch Competition Authority grants a request to lift conditions imposed regarding the distribution of newspapers (DPG Media)
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