*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. "Europe has the means to develop [world] champions as long as it does not prevent concentrations of its companies against giants like Google or Facebook. We need to build up large European […]groups. This requires a change of approach on the part of the European Commission on the application of the competition rules". These words spoken by the current President of the Republic during an interview with the newspaper Les Echos on 26 June 2016 are exemplary of the idea that politicians have of the relationship between competition policy on the one hand, and the general interest on the other. The idea is widespread that the application of competition law in
CASE COMMENTS : EUROPEAN AND FOREIGN CASE LAW – MERGER CONTROL – MINISTERIAL AUTHORISATION – PUBLIC INTEREST CONSIDERATIONS – TEMPORARY SUSPENSION
Germany : The Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf by way of a temporary injunction suspends the Ministerial Authorisation for the takeover of a supermarket chain by its large competitor, who promised to preserve 16,000 precarious jobs at the target company (EDEKA, Kaiser‘s Tengelmann)
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