Conditional clearance : The French Competition Authority clears, subject to a behavioural commitment relating to the diversity of the editorial contents, the creation of a monopoly in the press sector (La Dépêche du Midi, Journal Midi Libre)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. On April 13, 2015, the La Dépêche du Midi Group notified the acquisition of exclusive control of the company du Journal du Midi Libre ("the Operation"). By its decision of 4 June 2015, the Authority authorised the Operation at the end of a Phase I. This decision is particularly interesting in that it ratifies, subject to purely behavioural commitments and without opening a phase II, the creation of a monopoly on the markets for readership, advertising and classified advertisements in the regional daily press ("PQR") - excluding magazines - in the departments of Aude and Aveyron. Other markets were concerned, but in the absence of any overlap or competitive

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