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Your Weekly Digest | Issue 124

Valur Thrainsson
2 min read

Good morning,

Here below you find the most relevant articles on CompetitionFeed over the last week.


Axel Springer unit, others say Google still playing unfairly, want EU to act

Axel Springer’s (SPRGn.DE) price-comparison shopping service Idealo and 40 other European peers have accused Alphabet Inc’s Google (GOOGL.O) of tilting the playing field in its favor and urged EU antitrust regulators to enforce a ruling against the company. Read More.

Financial Times

Telecoms chiefs back overhaul of EU competition policy

Sector throws weight behind European Commission plan to create industrial champions. Read More.


Connected car prices may rise if Qualcomm wins antitrust case: auto makers

The cost of cars equipped with ultra-fast 5G wireless technology is likely to go up if microchip supplier Qualcomm Inc’s (QCOM.O) patent licensing practices fail to change, a trade group representing major automakers and two leading automotive suppliers said in court filings on Friday. Read More.


Exclusive: EU antitrust regulators say they are investigating Google's data collection

EU antitrust regulators are investigating Google’s collection of data, the European Commission told Reuters on Saturday, suggesting the world’s most popular internet search engine remains in its sights despite record fines in recent years. Read More.


Antitrust Law and Digital Markets: Who Has the Burden of Proof?

Given the increasingly visible role of digital services in the U.S. economy, there have been various proposals to change the way that digital services are scrutinized under antitrust, competition, and privacy laws. Read More.

CoRe Blog

Lessons and questions from Google Android- Part 2 – Tying in two-sided markets, anti-competitive effects and extra-territorial remedies

The very lengthy and complex Google Android decision provides us with lots of material for discussion. Read More.

Discussion Paper

On the Effectiveness of Price-Ceiling Regulations: The Case of Fluid-Milk Market in Israel

Bar-Nahum, Ziv, Israel Finkelshtain and Iddo Kan We integrate a differentiated goods oligopoly model with a political-economy model to assess the effectiveness of the partial price-ceiling policy in the Israeli fluid-milk market. Read More.

Journal of European Competition Law & Practice

Presumptions and Burden of Proof in EU Competition Law: The Intel Judgment

Cani Fernández
The rules of the burden of proof in European Union Competition Law were only included in a legal provision in 2003. This provision is Article 2 of Regulation 1/2003. Read More.

Working Paper

Pay-for-delay and the structure of Article 101(1) TFEU: points of law raised in Lundbeck and Paroxetine

Pablo Ibáñez Colomo
Pay-for-delay cases raise fundamental points of law, including the notion of (potential) competition and restriction by object. Read More.

Discussion Paper

Happily ever after? Vertical and horizontal mergers in the U.S. media industry

Annika Stöhr, Victoriia Noskova, Kunz-Kaltenhäuser, Philipp, Sophia Gänßle and Oliver Budzinski
This paper provides an economic analysis of recent vertical and horizontal mergers in the U.S. industry for audiovisual media content, including the AT&T-Time Warner and the Disney-Fox mergers. Read More.

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Valur Þráinsson
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