CASE COMMENTS : UNILATERAL PRACTICES – MONOPOLY – CROSS SUBSIDIES – COMMITMENTS – ACCOUNTING SEPARATION

Cross subsidies – Commitments: The French Competition Authority accepts and makes legally binding commitments from a company relating to separation of the accounting of its activities (Météo-France)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Aut. conc., Dec. n° 12-D-04 of 23 January 2012 relating to practices implemented in the sector of the provision of meteorological information to professionals, "Météo-France". The requirement for a clear accounting separation between the monopoly and competitive activities of public undertakings is the remedy generally advocated by competition authorities to limit the risks of cross-subsidisation (see Cons. conc., Annual Report for the year 2003, Thematic Study "Public monopolies in the competitive game", pp. 79 et seq.). The

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Anne Wachsmann, Cross subsidies – Commitments: The French Competition Authority accepts and makes legally binding commitments from a company relating to separation of the accounting of its activities (Météo-France), 23 January 2012, Concurrences N° 2-2012, Art. N° 45631, pp. 78-79

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